Home Santo Estate - Villa Opera and Villa Preciosa

Santo Estate - Villa Opera and Villa Preciosa

Monteroni Arbia, Tuscany, Italy
  • Sleeps 36
  • Bedrooms 20
  • Baths 12
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • View

Cook, cooking classes, wine tasting upon request.


Santo Estate - Villa Opera and Villa Preciosa is the combination of two villas located on the sane Estate 300 metres from ech other which combined can accommodate up to 36 people.


Villa Opera is truly a work of art. Located in the center of a large working estate where they still produce grains, it\'s a large and grand villa rental surrounded by gardens and forest, including centuries-old cypress trees. A traditional 2-story stone structure originally built as a nobleman\'s hunting lodge, the villa is divided into two levels, each with a completely separate entrance. Altogether Villa Opera is an immense 670 square meters, almost 7000 square feet. The main entrance is at ground level and the upstairs is by an external stone staircase. Interiors have been fully renovated and modernized without compromising the traditional Tuscan features of terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, and archways. The villa consists of a fully-equipped kitchen, 3 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, a family/TV/game room, 12 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. The large terrace, equipped with table and chairs for dining al fresco, overlooks the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The large pool is in a sunny location with the same breathtaking views of the rolling hills. Just 10 minutes away from Monteroni d\'Arbia where you\'ll find restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, a supermarket and sports complex with tennis courts.

Villa Opera is a huge and grand villa of almost 7000 square feet. It\'s on a large working estate in the central Tuscan countryside just 3 kilometers from the charming medieval village of Vescovado di Murlo where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, and a bar. The ground floor level is approximately 3500 square feet. The first large living room is divided by arches into several alcoves for conversation centers. The other living room has a cozy fireplace and is equipped with a stereo. There\'s a formal dining room and a more informal breakfast room, with a family room besides with TV and game table. The kitchen is very well-equipped with modern appliances including a 6 burner stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and clothes washer. Two half baths complete this level. A grand wooden staircase leads to the upstairs wing, which is approximately 1000 square feet. It includes 3 queen bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 single bedrooms, and 4 full bathrooms with shower, of which one is ensuite. The external stone stairway takes you to the main upstairs wing which is approximately 2500 square feet in area. The spacious and lovely living room has TV and VCR. The large terrace is approximately 350 square feet and is equipped with table and chairs for eating outdoors. The view of the gardens and countryside is beautiful from here. Also on this level are 4 queen bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower and tub, and 1 bathroom with shower only.


In the heart of the beautiful and enchanting Tuscan landscape lies a charmingly restored villa to rent with its very own patron saint; Saint Stefano. The Chapel of Santo Stefano is connected to Villa Santo and offers its support and guidance for those so inclined. Comprising of three floors, the property is enriched with superb views of the rolling hillside, a lovely private garden and a refreshing pool (open from May 1 to September 30). For relaxing with a good book or dining outside Al Fresco, there is a large patio equipped with table and chairs. Nearby is the village of Monteroni d\'Arbia offering a variety of shops, markets, banks, restaurants and cafes.

The ground floor of Villa Santo offers a comfortable living room with TV and a half-bath with washing machine. The well equipped kitchen includes an oven, stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and traditional Italian wood oven. There is also a room with a French bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. The first floor is comprised of six pleasant bedrooms, three queen beds and three with twin beds. For sharing there are three bathrooms with shower. The second floor, or attic, has a single bed and an ensuite bathroom with tub. Rental prices include a final cleaning, a baby cot and babysitting services. Chef services are available upon request and there is an additional cleaning fee of 50 Euros for pets.

Tuscany is a land rich with history, culture and medieval beauty. Many of us venture to this enlightened land for inspiration and the hope that somewhere, somehow we might rediscover a tiny spark of the essence that makes us human. We leave behind our reliance on machines and the material world and embark upon a journey requiring only absorption, stillness and the appreciation of beauty. A day spent awash in fragrant pines and stately cypress provides enough elixir for most of us to just marvel at the world around us. Tuscany\'s pace is slow and relaxed and is meant to be inhaled with verve and gusto. So go, and enjoy!

Cooking classes can be organized upon request. Please ask us for details.




TM, Denver, Colorado.

This is a beautiful Villa! The antiques and paintings are spectacular! Great views, very comfortable! This was a wonderful setting for our wedding!

CW, Williamston, MI

It was a dream vacation rental. We will definitely plan to return. The views, the cooks were fantastic!

FP, Toms River, NJ

We thought the Villa was wonderful! Everything worked well. The people were lovely, the view from the pool over the hills of Tuscany was fantastic! The location close enough to Siena was perfect and it was an easy drive to Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano as well as Florence.

PJ, Fort Myers, FL

The Villa was wonderful! We loved it!

AV, Concord, CA

Property was even better than advertised. The property and stay were fantastic!

EDR, Seattle, Washington

The combination of Villa Opera and Villa Santo on the same estate could not have been better for our group of 40 people! The villas were very comfortable and the views superlative. Thanks!



Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Family room, Terrace.


Bedroom 1 - Queen

Bedroom 2 - Queen

Bedroom 3 - Queen

Bedroom 4 - Queen

Bedroom 5 - Queen

Bedroom 6 - 2 Twins

Bedroom 7 - 2 Twins

Bedroom 8 - 1 Single

Bedroom 9 - 2 Twins

Bedroom 10 - Queen with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 11 - 2 Twins

Bedroom 12 - 1 Single

Bedroom 13 - Queen with bathroom esnuite

Bedroom 14 - Queen size bed

Bedroom 15 - Queen size bed

Bedroom 16 - Single bed

Bedroom 17 - Twin bedroom (can be made into a Queen)

Bedroom 18 - Twin bedroom (can be made into a Queen)

Bedroom 19 - Twin bedroom

Bedroom 20 - Single bedroom with bathroom ensuite

King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm.


Full bathroom with tub - 2

Full bathroom with shower - 10

Separated Toilet - 3

Total number of Toilets - 15


Price for Santo Estate - Villa Opera and Villa Preciosa

Select your dates

Extra Charges

1 - Heating : on usage (about 120 Euro/day)
2 - Pet : 50 Euros/wk
3 - Over 22 for dinner or party : 250 Euros extra cleaning
4 - Italian Tourist Tax : 3.50 per person/per day
5 - Extra bed : 10 Euro per person per night

Security Deposit

Euros 2,500



  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 1
  • Constructed: 1700s
  • Remodeled: 2000


  • Pets
  • Children


  • Crib
  • Pool 12 X 6 m
  • Linens
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • View


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • WiFi Internet


  • Caretaker
  • Cook on request
  • Gardener
  • Maid on request : 20 Euros/hr


  • Area: Rural
  • Car recommended: Yes
  • Walk to Town: No
  • Town: Siena - 20 km
  • Airport: Florence - 1 hr
  • Train: Siena - 20 km
  • Parking: on site
  • Attraction: many


Location: Monteroni Arbia, Tuscany, Italy

The marker indicates the general area of the property


Request more info