Tuscany has long attracted visitors. Even in the early days of travel, with the popularisation of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and 19th centuries, Tuscany’s principal cities were firmly in the sights of travellers. The latter were attracted by the jaw-dropping history and art that the region boasts as well as by the beauty of both its rural landscapes and incredible architecture. The same factors attract visitors to Tuscany today just as much as they did back then.
However, those holidaying in Tuscany in the 21st century are arguably more spoilt today when it comes to accommodation. Hotels, agriturismi, and B&Bs are all popular choices. However, we think that those opting to stay in villa rentals in Tuscany have the opportunity to enjoy an even more authentic stay in this beautiful region of Italy.
We think that this selection of 10 villa rentals in Tuscany will surprise you. It includes Tuscany villas to suit all tastes, group sizes, and budgets. So, forget any preconceived ideas you may have. Check out the 10 villa rentals in Tuscany below, which will give you a flavor of the enormous variety of Tuscany villas available for your next holiday in Tuscany.
This 11-bedroom Tuscany villa can sleep up to 22 guests comfortably. Many visitors to Tuscany visit as part of a larger group. And self-catering accommodation certainly offers incredible value for money in these cases. In fact, for larger groups, Villa Daniela even has the option of extending the accommodation to sleep over 30 guests if needed.
The first on our list of the top 10 villa rentals in Tuscany, it well deserves the top spot. Guests will be thoroughly spoilt during their stay. This Tuscany villa combines the benefits that a villa rental offers (such as privacy and space) with many of the perks that you typically only expect to receive in a hotel such as a complimentary breakfast and daily maid service.
Many visitors will perhaps have the impression that all Tuscany villas look alike. Holidaymakers tend to imagine the picture postcard stone Tuscany villa surrounded by rolling hills and with a scattering of cypress trees. And yet, nothing could be further from this picture than Villa Terme. This contemporary Tuscany villa truly offers the very best of 21st-century living.
Not only do guests have 5 spacious bedrooms to enjoy but they also have a private pool to relax in too. But not only that. Visitors also get to enjoy their own private gym and spa area too. This boasts a hydromassage pool, sauna, Turkish bath, and relaxation beds. And, since it is a modern design, it can also accommodate those with mobility issues or disabilities.
This beautiful 4-bedroom Tuscany villa is situated near the popular town of Cortona. Cortona was made famous by the book Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes and by the subsequent film that followed. Cortona is a stunning town but it does attract over 2 million visitors each year so the location of Villa Cortona, in the heart of the countryside is a lovely contrast to the hustle and bustle of the town itself. It’s certainly not isolated though. The villa is situated less than a kilometre from the nearest village which can easily be reached on foot. This Tuscany villa is a slice of luxury in the heart of the region.
A beautiful Tuscany villa sleeping up to 16 guests in 7 bedrooms, Villa Ronco is the perfect villa in Tuscany for large get-togethers of family and friends. It’s also extremely family-friendly. Its large swimming pool is fitted with a safety alarm giving families with young children peace of mind. But not only that.
There is also an outdoor play area with a swing and slide for little ones to enjoy. Authentically furnished with a fascinating selection of antiques that the owner has carefully sourced over the years, this is the perfect Tuscany villa for a relaxing but authentic breakaway.
Villa Volterra is the perfect example of a Tuscany villa that has successfully combined the most idyllic rural setting with the most cutting-edge contemporary design. We love the juxtaposition that the prestigious architectural firm involved in its design has essentially created. Sleek modern lines and floor-to-ceiling windows have created a truly modern space that nevertheless sits comfortably in the rolling hills near Volterra.
Villa rentals in Tuscany don’t have to just be suitable for larger groups or families though. La Capanna is the perfect proof of this. This 2-bedroom Tuscany villa is ideal for a couple or small family. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean guests miss out on the perks that a larger villa rental offers. You’ll still have a swimming pool to enjoy on-site, incredible views to savor, and a private garden, perfect for al fresco dining.
Tuscany villas are often nestled in the idyllic Tuscan countryside but this is not always the case. Cassina Rossa is a prime example. This 3-bedroom Tuscany villa is in the heart of the popular seaside town of Forte dei Marmi. It’s the perfect option for beach lovers. An easy cycle to the beach, those staying here even get complimentary beach passes included in their stay. And at night, you’re just a short walk away from restaurants too.
Once a former 16th-century convent, Villa Conti has been completely renovated and restored to an incredibly high standard. At the same time, the owners have successfully retained the charm and beauty of the original building. With an exquisite interior and outside spaces to match, Villa Conti ticks all the boxes. It’s the perfect example of just how luxurious a Tuscany villa can be. For a start, surrounded by 160 acres of beautiful rolling hills, it enjoys stunning views over the Tuscan countryside.
But not only that. It has also been equipped with all the mod cons guests could wish for. These include both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, private gym, and billiards room. And, like Villa Terme, this Tuscany villa rental is also suitable for wheelchair users. We’re always delighted when everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy a stay in a villa, irrespective of their needs.
We couldn’t resist including another luxury villa in our selection of our top 10 villa rentals in Tuscany. Villa Antico is certainly another absolutely beautiful luxury Tuscany villa rental. It has been meticulously restored to an incredibly high standard. Inside, its rooms are adorned with high-quality furnishings and sumptuous fabrics.
And outside, the setting is simply idyllic. Its location adjacent to the River Pesa offers a genuine oasis where guests can relax in the sunshine listening to the sound of the stream that runs through the grounds. Guests can choose to top up their sun tan by the pool or at the riverside beach area. What is more, whilst some Tuscany villas tend to rent every week, this luxury villa in Tuscany is also available for short stays of just 4 nights or more throughout most of the year.
Villa Benedetta is another Tuscany villa that is situated near Tuscany’s fabulous beaches rather than inland. Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 spacious bedrooms, it is set within an acre of grounds. It’s all too easy to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere thanks to the incredible peace the setting enjoys.
And with your private pool and beautiful views of the Renaissance fortress of Porto Ercole in the distance, there is perhaps little incentive to ever leave! But Villa Benedetta is within an easy 5-minute walk of the heart of Porto Ercole. Here holidaymakers will discover a plethora of shops, bars, and restaurants as well as a lively nightlife scene.