Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3549: Villa Nuba, Apartment
apartments on the outskirts of Perugia, Umbria
19 February - 25 March, 5 weeks
Our apartment two bed, one bath apartment, was in an old farmhouse on the edge of Perugia in Umbria, Italy. It felt like we were in the country but we were right next to the city. The location was very nice, safe, close to everything and private (secured gate at the entrance to the property)- we liked our apartment and the location very much.
We walked to a nearby bakery/coffee shop every day for wonderful fresh pastries and espresso drinks. There was a good grocery store within a few blocks. Great restaurants, both fine dining and pizza restaurants, were within a 10 - 15 minute walk.
The building is an old farmhouse in excellent condition. The owners live in the main part of the house and the three apartments are along one side. The property is on a quiet street off the main road, secured by a gate and surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The apartments are well separated from the owner's home and each apartment has its own entrance.
Each apartment has a private outside sitting area. They all share a pool.
Our apartment was clean and nicely furnished. The furniture was in good shape, the kitchen was well-equipped and the bathroom had a luxurious bathtub. We had enough chairs and table space to seat 10 people.
The beds were comfortable and large. There was only one bathroom but it was very nice.
Our kitchen was well-equipped with good quality cookware and dishes. We had Italian and American style coffee makers, a hot water machine for tea, toaster, convection/microwave oven and a gas stove. We cooked most of our meals there and enjoyed doing so. My only suggestion to a guest would be to bring your chef and paring knive from home. The ones provided were not great.
Problems or Bonuses
We had a wonderful time! We stayed five weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. The best surprise was how easy it was to visit other towns in Umbria and Tuscany using public transportation. There were buses and trains to everywhere we wanted to go and tourist offices with plenty of advice and maps - in English!
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We booked directly with the owner.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We recommend this rental to others and plan to stay there again ourselves.
Things to do in this area
Magic Pizza, 10 minutes away by foot, was great. The bakery/coffee shop just next to it was a daily stop for us. Since I love to cook, we shopped for food from local merchants including the man with the vegetable truck who stopped at the gas station just up the road, the produce vendors at the market in town, the Saturday pig sandwich truck near the bus stop and the Saturday flea and produce market at the end of the Mini Metro line. This was a wonderful trip for eating but not as good for shopping - the dollar's value against the euro was very poor.
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