Villa Ecologica

Villa Ecologica is a spacious and elegant, ecologically built villa for holidays with view on Spoleto in Umbria. It is an excellent location for holidays of larger groups to enjoy eachother's company in a peaceful environment. The vicinity of the medieval town of Spoleto is very practical.

"The countryside is beautiful, the weather mild and sunny, the companionship warm and familiar."

There are 5 bedrooms, each with bathroom. The villa has a private garden, set in the midst of an olive grove with several donkeys who keep the grass cut short (the donkeys are fenced in and not close to the villa).

This vacation villa is part of a group of houses where the owners live and there is a small apartment for 2 that remains closed in highseason to ensure the privacy of the guests of the main villa. The owner speaks English. Part of the property has been turned into a beautiful studio where she can organise yoga classes, stress releasing treatments and flower therapies. The owners do use the pool, but give high priority to the privacy of guests.

This is a very special vacation villa for groups or a few families together who love animals (there are donkeys and a few cats), like nature and want to live in respect of nature. Anybody interested in yoga, stress relieving treatments and other alternative relaxing body therapies could take some classes at this ecological holiday villa. This is not included in the price. Read our blog post to know a bit more about this. 

This holiday apartment is situated at 10 minutes driving from Spoleto in Pontebari. One can walk (2.5 km) to shops, a restaurant and a bar. Montefalco is at 20 minutes driving. Other distances: Assisi and Terni 40 minutes, Perugia 50 minutes, Norcia 45 minutes, Rome airports 2 hrs.

There is wifi and a washing machine for general use.

For a walk to the top of Monteluco in Spoleto read our blog. Spoleto is a lively little town. Read more about it in this blog post.

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Ecological villa with view on Spoleto in UmbriaThe ecological vacation villa is set up as follows:

Ground floor: entrance in the living area with lovely wooden furniture all hand made, with the sitting room (with fire place) on the left and the dining room to the right, all in one spacious open area. The large kitchen (with ample working space, a big oven, 5 pit cooker, dishwasher and a lot of storage space) has a big glass sliding door and is situated behind the dining area. A door in front of the kitchen gives access to the private terrace and garden, where guests can relax and dine together under a stunning pergola of wild roses. In the hallway one finds a small guest bathroom. The back of the house has a bedroom suitable for wheelchair users, with its own bathroom.

First floor: there is an internal staircase as well as an external one, leading up to the first floor of this ecological villa. The first floor has 4 bedrooms, all doubles that can also be made up as twins. Each bedroom on the first floor has a spacious wooden platform with one or two single beds, ideal for children to sleep on.

The ecological villa has a private garden and terrace with wooden good quality garden furniture. The owner has her own private terrace at the other side of the villa. Around the pool (oval, 6m x 12m x 1.40m) the guests have sun beds, also made in wood. The pool is fenced with a thick hedge and has two small gates that can be closed. There is ample parking out of sight of the house (one can always drive up to the house to load or unload).

The villa has been built using ecological materials and with the latest building technologies for energy efficiency. The roof is a ventilating roof, heating is through wall panels, where new materials were needed, wood and stone have been used. The result is a villa with extremely comfortable feel about it and done with modern attractive furnishings, also where possible ecological (the mattresses are, for example, made from natural latex).

There also is a cosy apartment on the same premises, in case more room space is needed.

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The prices of the ecological vacation villa in Umbria are:

Unit Medium

08-01-2017 - 30-06-2017

26-08-2017 - 22-12-2017

High

01-07-2017 - 25-08-2017

Final cleaning
Villa Ecologica   € 1,800.00 € 2,200.00   € 200.00

Prices are not inclusive of final cleaning and utilities. Gas for heating in the colder months is not included either. Towels, bedlinen and kitchen linen are included, guests will have to bring their own towels for use at the swimming pool.

Upon request a dog can be accepted, but it has to be friendly with other animals (the donkeys). One pays euro 50 extra for a dog.

Change-over day is flexible, also in high season, but minimum stay in high season is one week. Outside high season minimum stay is 4 days.

Please note that there will be a tourism tax to pay. This tax is not included in the rental price above. Currently this tax is Eur 0,80/person/night for a maximum of 4 nights (if you stay longer, the amount remains the same) and children until 14 years of age do not have to pay. Mind that if your stay is in two calendar months, you'll have to pay the 4 nights twice.

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20/28 May 2016 - from the owner's guest book:
We had a wonderful time here and enjoyed the two grand meals Elisabetta prepared for us. The countryside is beautiful, the weather mild and sunny, the companionship warm and familiar. We hope to come again, and leave with fond memories and new acquaintances.
Peg, Dick and Sam Burhoe from Boston

2014:

Dear Saskia and Sylvia,

Everything about our stay at Villa Ecologica was superb. To start with Saskia and Sylvia at villainumbria.com were the best agents we have worked with. They advised us very well over choice of villa and helped us extend our booking, and add another apartment.  

We were a party of three families and 12 people and the villa itself was ideal. The pool and garden were a delight and the location, on a hill in the country outside Spoleto, gave us Umbrian countryside, but easy access to the city. Spoleto is a great little city, too. Finally our hosts Elisabetta and 'Big Al' could not have been more welcoming or generous - from providing us with beach towels to arranging for us to have a full Umbrian meal served in the garden.  

Regards, Mike England

A fine location, not easy to find. We’ve spoken about it with Elisabetta.

Tip: maybe a route description from Spoleto would be ideal. A little bit uncomfortable was the washing machine in the shed where we couldn’t get in once. Your website, your information about Umbria, your help and so on was a nice experience. We never had to wait long for an answer, everything was arranged in no time, super!

Ineke Holland

2013:

Hi, 
We had a wonderful and happy stay at Villa Ecologica in Umbria. Alterno was so helpful showing us the way to the supermarket. A peaceful location, very eco-friendly and all we required at the house and pool. Beautiful views, nice people.

Thank You, Karen from Ireland

2012:

Hi again!

Wonderful property and surrounding gardens and land, fantastic pool, great base for various Umbrian trips, lovely, very helpful owner.  11 out of 10!

All the best
Nick - UK

From the guestbook of the villa:

August 2012

We had a wonderful holiday in the house, by the pool and visiting lovely places in Umbria! Thank you for a very nice time.
Fam. D.B. & Fam R.

A wonderful place to stay to get the best out of relaxation and seeing the amazing towns of Umbria. Great holiday!
Maggie, Beckenham UK

Sept/Oct 2012
“Dixon Family Reunion”
Families from Scotland, America and Australia gathered here under the Umbrian sun for an amazing week. Blessed with great weather for the week we all enjoyed this fabulous location and Villa. From the moment Elisabetta picked us up from the Spoleto station she was a great host and advisor. Three generations sharing the beautiful spot together – what more could we ask for… Local food in Norcia to restaurants up the road from the villa, the charm of the area really hit us. We sampled Sagrantino grapes from sun drenched slopes and vineyards to local meals and specialities. Thank you Elisabetta for a week of memories and happiness!  

Wow!!!
Simon and family

From 2010:

Hello Willemijn and Saskia,

I'd like to report that we had a fantastic holiday at Villa Ecologica. The weather was lovely, the area extremely beautiful and we have made some nice daytrips to Spello, Rome, Spoleto, Assisi and the Marmore waterfalls. We really didn't want to go back home. Our children (9 and 12 years old) had a great time. They have already asked if we can go back to this Villa next year. Our response was that there is a chance. Elisabeth is a top hostess. We could always go to her if we needed some information.

In short everything was first-class!!!! We will make sure to spread some very good words about villainumbria.

Regards, L.P.

From 2009:

Dear Saskia and Willemijn,

Our holiday is already over for quite a while, but I would still like to thank you for your professional, but personal approach in helping us deciding which house to rent. We, two families with in total 7 members, had wonderful days in the Villa Ecologica near Spoleto.

The Villa was much better then we expected from the pictures. It is very large and has all the comfort one needs to really relax and enjoy a holiday.

The garden is quiet and well taken care of. The pool was extremely clean and good to swim in. The owner was very friendly and helpful whenever we had some questions.

Spoleto is a nice old town with, to our positive surprise, not that many tourists.

The families N & M from Germany

Dear Saskia & Willemijn,

We came back to Israel yesterday, after a wonderful vacation. We had great time in Villa Ecologica - it was very spacious, well equipped and made us feel just like at home !!! Moreover, we had a great pleasure of making the reservation with the excellent service of yours.

Thanks again, Adi & family

Hello, 

The families Bruninx-Jorissen and Jorissen-Jans got a fantastic time in Villa Ecologica during our 2 weeks stay (10 -27 July)! This house is truly  the best experiences in the 5 years that we travel to Toscany and Umbria. As we both have disabled children (one in a wheelchair and one with severe autism) it is so important to have an environment where they (we) feel at home and Villa Ecologica certainly answered that need.

The house itself, the rooms, the kitchen, the pool area, everything is adapted to give everybody (and also disabled children) an unforgettable holiday feeling in a breath-taking environement.

And we want to give  special thanks to the owners of the villa, who live nearby, but who were so discrete that you won't notice them unless you needed them.

Elisabeth and here husband did their utmost best to help us to solve small practical issues on the spot. And not to forget the tasteful vegetables, olive oil and wine we got from them...

Highly recommended! 

Erwin

Good day,

Our stay in the Villa Ecologica has been a pleasure.

The vIlla is very large and there is everything you need for 16/16 people. We were with 5 adults and 5 children. The kitchen is large with enough pots, pans, plates etc. This is not always the case in large houses. Up to three times we got fresh figs from the owner.

Elisabetta also gave us a lot of information about activities in the area. With the children we ended up not using her tips, but we suppose for other people it'll be very welcome. Temperary negative aspect - if we need to mention one - would be that we had problems with the umbrella of the dining table. It was broken. We ended up moving the table to different spots in the morning and in the evening to be able to sit in the shade of the large chestnut tree.

The bleating of the donkeys may disturn somebody, but we thought it added to the charm of the place.

A small advise: some lights around the pool (now only in the pool) would guarantee wonderful evenings around and in the pool. Elisabetta, though, pointed out to us that there are some very strict rules that she needs to follow to be able to rent out. One of these concerns the lights near the pool. We understand her point of view.

Elisabetta and Altero had a lot of respect for our privacy. They were never at the pool together with us, which for us wouldn't have been necessary.

Spoleto also is a good basis to explore parts of Umbria.

Regards, Kris

We had an almost perfect holiday here. The only bad thing is that it was too short!!! Thank you Elisabeth for the beautiful house, on this very special place and thank you for this wonderful week!

We loved to go to "L'Osteria del Matto". Very delicious and special!

Karin & Detlef

We enjoyed our stay in Villa Ecologica. The villa has everything we need: confortable rooms and bathrooms, a fantastic kitchen, great pool and excellent environment. We will surely recommend this villa to our families and friends!

Thanks for this week,

Nele & Chris - Sofie & Tom - Elke & Koen - Tom

From before 2009:

Dear Willemijn,

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ecologica near Spoleto, only praise.

The house is brand new, very comfortable, everything one needs is there, all very clean, every room its own bathroom, fantastically well equiped kitchen so well suited to foodies.

Swimming pool and garden lovely.

The owners are very helpful and friendly, sometimes a bit uncertain of their role. They make use of the swimming pool now and then but it is certainly not an inconvenience. It would be good to know that they are there (for gasts who care for even more privacy).

Kind regards, Nienke

Hello,

We would like to thank you for the superb holiday we had in the fantastic villa ecologica. We are recommending the villa everybody. Hope to see you next year!

Yours sincerely, Hans, Renate, Lisa, Floor and Lotte

The down payment is 30% of the rental sum. The rest should be paid one month before arrival. The security deposit is 400 euro.

In Italy the tourism tax has been introduced. Each town can decide independently whether to apply this tax. It is important to keep in mind that the prices on our website do NOT include the tourism tax. Where we received confirmation from house owners that they have to ask for this tax, it is written underneath the price table.

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