Maramai, now a charming country house, used to be a small farm with 3 separate buildings. It is named after the Tuscan farmer’s family who lived there until the early ’70s. The ground floor of the main house was used for storage while cattle were tethered in the vaulted room. The family would live on the second floor and the central room with the big chimneypiece used to be the kitchen.
The other tall building – we call it the dépendance – was used for drying tobacco, a major crop in the region (a typical Italian cigar is called “toscano”), and the small elongated building behind, now the pool house, used to be a pigsty.
The house was renovated between 2000 to 2003 and transformed into a comfortable country house with modern facilities that could be lived in all year round. The ground floor is light and spacious with many doors opening onto the garden. A remarkable massive stone table under a pergola of vine is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
The living room with fireplace on the upper floor used to be the farm's kitchen. A door leads to the original outdoor stairs which have been kept even though indoor stairs were added. The house was given a special flair by mixing and matching traditional rustic furniture from Brasil, Mexico and India.
The house comfortably sleeps 9 plus a further person on the sofabed in the dépendance. The house can be rented without the dépendance at a reduced rate for a maximum of 7 guests.
Meet the owners, and see more of the house and the surrounding estate on this VIDEO.
- Household help included
- Welcome dinner
- First shopping
- Baby equipment
- Hifi stereo
- Satellite TV
- Internet access
- Parking Private parking with shade
Floorplan of the villa
Living room with sofa bed
Hall with fireplace and comfortable armchairs
Large living room with French windows on 2 sides
Dining room/ kitchen with French window onto terrace
First Floorgarden :
Living room with open fireplace and TV
2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
1 single with bathroom
About 2 acres melting into the surrounding fields
Terrace behind the house with pergola for dining outdoors
Swimming pool 11 x 5 m with artificial waves. Depth of pool: min. 1m max. 1,50m.
Map & Getting there
Maramai lies in immediate vicinity of 2 villages whith all the necessary shops, but from the house all you can see are fields, olive groves and vineards.
- Montepulciano 7 km
- Pienza 14 km
- Cortona 18 km
- Cetona 30 km
- Arezzo 40 minutes
- Siena 1 hour
- Orvieto 1 hour
- Perugia 1 hour
- Florence 1 ¼ hour
- Rome 2 hours
- Pisa 2 hours
After exploring Venice and Rome for a week, our wonderful stay at Maramai ended this 25th wedding anniversary trip with family and friends. Maramai was absolutely tranquil, beautiful, and a great break from the crowded, touristy areas of Italy. While we stayed here, we returned across Tuscany & Umbria to Siena, Assisi, Cortonoa, Arezzo, Florence, and the heart of Montepulciano. Each city was as beautiful as they were unique in their own sense. We enjoyed our home-cooked meals with the fresh pasta, bread & olive oil. Our stay here at Maramai was overall our favorite fromm all our Italian travels. Everything from sitting poolside in the evening to making our own flower arrangements and listening to the wide variety of chirping birds. Maramai was the perfect escape for all of us. Grazie Mille to your family and Anna and Ersilia.
J.A., USA, North Carlina, June 2009
Fantastic scenery and food. Fabulous place to spend a holiday with our son and daughter and their families before our son and his family emigrate to New Zealand. Best wishes.
M.T., UK, 29th August 2009
We are here celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary with our children and friends. Your home has made our milestone a truly memorable holiday. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves. The house far exceeds the publicity, we will recommend it to our friends.
Lorraine, Richard, Sarah & Andrew, New York, August 2005
Nous venons de passer une semaine très agréable à Maramai. La maison est décorée avec beaucoup de goût , chaque pièce est ravissante et l’ensemble à beaucoup du charme. La piscine et le jardin sont aussi des endroits très agreables et nous en avons profité jusque tard dans la nuit : qu’il était agréable d’observer les étoiles dans la fraicheur de l’eau! La région nous a dévoilé ses charmes: Montepulciano, Assise, Pienza et aussi la magnifique église de San Biagio. Hier soir, notre dîner à „La Grotta“ a été délicieux et parfait: une merveilleuse façon de conclure ce charmant séjour.
Anne et Jacques-Etienne Grandjean, France Août 2008
We can wholeheartedly say that our holiday was fantastic! The vacation home was really more than we expected. It was amazing and fabulous. We had a great time relaxing at the pool and enjoying the environment. Who would not love waking up in the morning and looking out onto the vinyards. Also, Anna, the housekeeper was truly fantastic. We really enjoyed her authentic tuscan meals. All in all, we can say that we had an amazing time at Maramai, but a little bit too short.
With kind regards
Ch.V., Belgium, July 2008
Mid season 2
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* Low season : 01 January 2013 - 30 March 2013, 02 November 2013 - 31 December 2013
* Mid season : 30 March 2013 - 18 May 2013, 28 September 2013 - 02 November 2013
* Mid season 2 : 18 May 2013 - 29 June 2013, 31 August 2013 - 28 September 2013
* High season : 29 June 2013 - 31 August 2013