Two families with teens stayed in June from the U.S. for 5 days. This villa in Giardino is one of two for rent on a property with a larger villa where the owners live. The villa is on a slope so the main living space and bedrooms and one bath are on the US first floor. The kitchen, additional bath and a very small bedroom are downstairs in the basement which opens with French doors to the garden. The kitchen room is large with a large table but it's just an efficiency kitchen. The master bedroom has a view of the plain looking out towards the ocean. The two other rooms upstairs are suitable and open onto the front porch. Note - the fourth bedroom is very small with a double bed that fills the room and is subterranean - so not the equivalent of the upstairs rooms. It does have access to the large bathroom downstairs. It opens onto the kitchen which is also downstairs - which had the advantage of being cooler in the summer. The property was nicely situated and the pool was so lovely to come home to in the evening. We brought drinks and snack out there in the evening. The owners live in the villa on the property and were very hospitable the few times we saw them at the pool. Capablio is nearby for dinner and exploring. Several beach options only 15 minutes away. We explored Monte Argentario, rented bikes along the beach trail, and visited local hill towns. Amazing gelato in nearby Capablio Scalo 10-15 minutes down the road - also a new large and nice supermarket in that town. This property is great if you want to be near the ocean but still want that "Tuscan" feel of staying in the hills because it's literally in the first mound of hills from the ocean heading inland. I wouldnt recommend it if you want a villa to hang out in all day but it served as a wonderful spot for touring the area.
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A perfect retreat for families, friends or couples.
Paradisiac view, just a few miles from Capalbio or Porto Santo Stefano, very kind owners.
The villa we are staying (4 bedrooms/3 full baths) has all the appliances and amenities to make your stay comfortable.
The rooms are small for American standards, but this is a place where you do not spend time inside. The pool is perfect, the yard is large, very well kept, with flowers and trees.
Ms Vesta, the estate owner/manager, is an adorable young Italian lady that welcomed us with fruits, marmalade, and vegetables from her garden.
We have also a local maid, a real nice woman from the nearby village of Giardino, to remake the bed and the kitchen (not included in the renting price).