Palazzo La Gemma is a luxury villa rentals in Umbria, Italy.
On a hilltop high in the hills of Umbria is a small, luxurious country house with huge bedrooms, magnificent views and first-class cuisine. Palazzo La Gemma is a splendidly restored palazzo looking out over an idyllic, rustic scene that has changed little since the original owners gazed out from their villa’s romantic balconies in the late 17th century.
Here in the most poetic of Italian landscapes the good life still reigns. If yours is a larger group, there is also Villa Piccola Gemma, a lovely self-catering villa for 8.
Indulge yourself to your heart’s content in this small luxury hotel. Swim in the sublime panoramic pool, unwind with massage or pamper yourself with aromatic beauty treatments in the spa, relax in soft sensuous robes in your spacious suite. Then dine on Umbria’s outstanding food and wine served at the hotel’s private, romantic restaurant, and sleep deeply between fine cotton sheets on your over-sized bed. This hotel will soothe your soul and kindle your spirit.
INTERIOR DETAILS Eight of the hotel’s exquisite rooms are decorated in colors influenced by the 15th century painter Piero della Francesca, and their names are inspired by Italian operas and their characters.
La Boheme, with its warm terracotta-tinted walls, fabulous views of the countryside, a jacuzzi and a canopied super-king-sized bed, is perfect for honeymooners. La Traviata is an extraordinary suite painted pale corn yellow with delicate green decoration; it comprises the bedroom with super-king-sized 4-poster bed, an adjoining dressing room, and a large en suite bathroom. Every bedroom and sitting room is delightful, luxurious, and unique, with large windows to let in the glorious sunshine of Umbria. Most beds are super-king-size; some are four-posters, while others can be separated into twin beds. Most bathrooms have twin basins, a bidet, a power shower and a separate tub, all of the highest quality.
EXTERIOR DETAILS The palazzo is surrounded by nearly 55 acres of park, with gardens and a 40 ft. outdoor panoramic swimming pool. The in-house spa can provide a health consultant or personal trainer and offers a range of massages and beauty treatments. Along the ridge above the palazzo is a forest track where you can walk or ride on horseback, enjoying views as far as Monte Acuto and Monte Subasio (above Assisi.) If you would like the services of an excellent, English-speaking trekking and mountain biking guide, we can contact Giovanni in San Sepolcro.
Spa, massage room - SPA TREATMENTS: Revive your body, mind and soul , Personal trainer and Gym Aqua Fitness, YOGA Classes & Meditation, WATSU, PILATES, Foot Bath Ritual & Pedicure, Make Up, Facials
Activities on property:
We would like to inform you of some of the activities that are available during your stay at Palazzo La Gemma. If you are interested, please book in advance.
Please note: Any activities or courses arranged by Palazzo La Gemma and subsequently cancelled less than 48 hours of the intended activity, are subject to a 15% administration fee. If the facility requires a cancellation fee on top of the 15% above, Clients are required to cover this.
Major international airports:
Perugia 35 minutes
Florence 90 minutes
Rome 120 minutes
From March and November 2013
From April and October 2013
From May to September 2013
Electricity, Gas, Water
Estate manager 7 days a week
Chef 7 days a week
Morning and evening waiter 7 days a week
Morning and evening maids: Room maids work 7 days a week from 7am to 2.30pm and from 7pm to 10pm for evening turn down
Extra hours can be organized at Euro 18.00 x hour
Swimming pool maintenance
Bed linen (changed daily)
Household linen, bath and pool towels (changed daily)
Free pool towels - changed every day
Daily buffet breakfast
The swimming pool, exclusively for your private use, is available from at least the period of May 1st to September 30th 2012, and maintained by Palazzo La Gemma. One staff member stays overnight in the main building or in a separate one in proximity to Palazzo La Gemma Kitchen is used by staff only Food and Beverage costs (up to a maximum of 30 guests)
From € 15.00 to € 25.00
From € 35.00 to € 55.00
Three Course Gourmet Dinner
Four Course Gourmet Dinner
Five Course Gourmet Dinner
Basic Flower Decoration
(Beverage excluded) Security deposit Palazzo La Gemma will hold credit card authorization, taken at the time of booking, to the value of 20% of the total holiday/event price, to serve as a security deposit against any damages caused by its clients to the interior or exterior of the property. It is Palazzo Terranova owner or its representative to check the accommodation with the client on the day of departure and in the unlikely event of any damage, to agree and settle any recompense due on the spot. Palazzo Terranova is not responsible for any loss, damage and/or expense caused by its clients. In the event of a dispute or if Palazzo Terranova owner or its representative only discovers damage caused by its client once the client has departed the property, he should contact the client no later than 10 working days.
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One of our staff will respond immediately to your email informing you about the availability of the property
Along with the email response you’ll get a link to make payment of 30% for deposit by credit card, PayPal or wire
Once we receive your payment the property will be booked exclusively for you.
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A non-refundable deposit of thirty percent (30%) of the total rental cost has to be paid to us to secure the reservation, within 5 days of confirmation. Once we receive the deposit, your provisional reservation will be a definitive reservation. (For bookings of Chalets in Zermatt or Villas in Greece and Bali the deposit to pay is 50%).
The balance of the total rental cost must be paid not less than eight weeks prior to the arrival at the villa.
We are entitled to treat the booking as cancelled if the payment fails the balance on time and the cancellation policy set out below will apply.
Once we have received your deposit, we will confirm your booking by sending you a voucher. Please check this carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the voucher seems to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later.
A binding contract between you and the Owner will come into existence on receipt of your deposit.
Once the rental charge is fully settled and the Booking Form fully completed, we send you the Accommodation voucher along with the Directions how to reach the property and the useful contact telephone numbers.
Methods of payment:
Payments are received in Euros, by Bank transfer and credit cards through Paypal with Visa, Mastercard & Amex. Please be aware if you pay with credit card you will be subject to a surcharge of 3%.
Alterations/Cancellations by the Owner
In the unlikely event of a significant change or cancellation of the booking by the Owner, we will inform the client as soon as possible. If requested and if available we will try to arrange alternative accommodation of a similar type, price, standard and location. Alternatively, the client will receive a full refund, but we will not be liable to pay cancellation charges on the travel arrangements or for any other loss.
Luxury Villa Rentals Italy acts only as agents for accommodations and assumes no responsibility for property loss or damage, nor liability for injury, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect in any vehicle or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying the passengers to or from their accommodations. If for any reason beyond its control including force majeure, or the sale of the house, Luxury Villa Rentals Italy is forced to cancel the booking made by the client or his agent, best efforts will be made to offer another property of equivalent standard with which the client will be in agreement. If the price of the alternative property is less, the difference will be refunded to the client, but if the price is higher the client must pay the difference. If however, no agreement can be reached, both parties are entitled to cancel. Luxury Villa Rentals Italy will refund to the client only the rental price paid; no other amounts will become due.
Cancellations by You
Any cancellation by the client (for whatever reason) must be in writing (Including email or fax). The effective date of cancellation is the date we receive written notification. If the client cancels after the deposit has been paid, it will lose the deposit.
If the client cancels after the balance has been paid, it will lose both deposit and the balance.
We strongly recommend that the client takes out insurance to cover any cancellation.
All clients must be insured against holidays risks. Their signature on the booking form is a declaration that the client has a travel insurance and cancellation cover. On the Booking Form the client have to include the name and address of the insurance company and the policy number.
Security and Valuables
Any valuables left at the villa are left at own risk. Neither we nor the Owner are responsible for any loss. When provided, burglar alarms must be activated, safes used and proper care be taken against theft and burglary. It is essential and your responsibility to ensure all doors, shutters, windows are closed and locked when leaving the villa, or when by the poolside/in the grounds. No refund can be given should the client decide to vacate the property as a consequence of a burglary; unless it can be proven that the Owner has failed to inform the client of anti-burglary systems in the villa.
A security deposit is required to cover the cost of any damages or breakages to, or at the property, any additional cleaning, the cost of telephone and/or other services/utilities that are not included in the rental price. This amount will be payable by the client direct to the Owner in cash in Euros at the arrival.
The cost of utilities and/or other services used by the client or any damage caused by the client will be deducted from the security deposit and the remaining balance will be returned to the client by the Owner at the departure from the villa. If the security deposit paid by the client is not sufficient to cover the cost of such utilities and/or services or damage, the Owner is entitled to recover any additional costs from the client.
It is a client's responsibility to make sure the client deals with the arrangements for the security deposit. We can take no responsibility for any loss in relation to the security deposit.
The Owner reserves the right to make deductions from the security deposit for any extra cleaning, over the number of hours committed to departure cleaning, and to claim against the client for damage or loss, the cost of which exceeds the security deposit.
Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday (unless otherwise agreed):
- arrival times: between 3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.. For late arrivals after 7:30pm hours there could be foreseen an extra charge of 50 Euros. After 22:00 hours it will be not possible to arrange a check in.
- departure times: before 10.00 a.m. (unless otherwise agreed):
- any delays or variations must be communicated at least 48 hours before arrival. No refund will be given if the guest is unable to take up residence of the property on the expected day or at the scheduled time owing to travel problems. The same rule applies to early departure
Cleaning and order
The houses must be delivered and left clean and in order. Crockery and other equipment of the house (chairs, blankets, etc.) must not be used or transported out of the house. Candles and oil burners are not permitted inside the house and must be used with great care on paved terraces. After delivery, repairs of breakdowns caused by the Clients and those of ordinary maintenance (plugging of toilets. and basins, damages to equipment and furniture and to the property, stains on mattresses and bed covers, broken crockery) will be charged to the Clients and the amounts will be deducted directly from the security deposit. In uncertain circumstances the person in charge will keep the whole of the security deposit and will return any balance together with receipts for the expenses met for repairs carried out after the departure of the Client.