Apartment Alex - Tuscany Charme

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Campagna Nord, Sassetta, Tuscany 57020, Italy
Salvatore
Your host, Salvatore
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The Space

Wonderfully located and furnished apartments with stunning views of tuscan hills.
Private hillside pool (summer only) that dominates the valley. Private lake and incredible trails in the woods. Charme and relax guaranteed.

15 minutes from the sea-side and a step away from top Italian cuisine and wine tasting opportunities, apartment Veronica and apartment Alex are private small and romantic locations that lie in my property, next to the main villa where me and my family live most of the year. The views here are simply stunning, the air is calm and the only noise you will hear could be a deer at night getting closer to get a drink by our lake. I work in the property myself, and I have done all the best into turning this property into a little gem inside the tuscan hills, in an area called Alta Maremma. We have our crops, our vineyards and soon enough we will get our own horses running around.

Both apartments have incredible views and will have a private external gazebo which is being built now (you will not see it in the pictures yet, but you will see the views you get from the apartments). Air conditioning, kitchen amenities, electric heating are standard.
Both apartments have a living room with a kitchen corner and a sofa that turns into a double bed, a main bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. Table is for four. External table for four too. Kitchens have a four piece gas stove, a dishwasher and a small electric oven. Washing machine is outside and in common with the other apartment. We supply linens and towels for a party of four. Extra towels and pool towels should be brought to you. Our rooms are non-smoking but you can enjoy your cigar on your private patio, so don’t worry.

Our location is very strategic, since we lie between the sea and the inner hills of the Tuscan Maremma. Some of the things you could do within a 15 minute drive (yes, a car is needed, we are not in NY) are:
dine with some of the best seafood in Italy in San Vincenzo, where a couple of starred Michelin restaurants lie just on the beaches, making dining a most romantic and wonderful experience.
dine in many different restaurants (from luxury to rural), where you can taste specialties like wild - hog and tortelli maremmani.
go wine tasting and get the chance to try His-Majesty-The -King-Of-All-Wines Sassicaia, mentioned in a dozen of Hollywood films. The podere of San Guido where Sassicaia is Made is only 12 km away.
visit Sassetta, our nearby medieval town with it’s alleys and friendly people, and why not visit just some 4 or 5 medieval towns just a jump away.
go for some sunbathing on our wonderful beaches including Baratti, a small and beautiful gulf surrounded by Sea Pines and dominated by the town of Populonia, dating seven centuries before Christ.

Not enough? Jump in your car and drive:
40 minutes to get to Livorno
30 minutes + ferry to get to Elba island, best place in Italy for scuba diving and snorkeling
1 hour to enjoy Pisa
1 hour for Siena
1 1\2 hour for Florence
many other places to see and things to do, as summer time (especially) livens up with Town Festivals all over the place

Don’t want to move?
enjoy our private property trails to go hiking and pick up some mushrooms (avoid the toxic ones though...)or stop and relax by our waterfalls
dive in our pool, and get a drink from our poolside house
pick up some of our crops by yourself, such as natural zucchini, eggplants, tomatoes, pepperoni, basil, etc... and start cooking
read a book in 3D scenery
enjoy sunset by our lake or take a walk in our vineyards

It will be my pleasure to have you as a guest, because the first time I saw this place it kidnapped me from Milan and I started to restore it. Sharing my efforts with other people and seeing them happy and enjoying a wonderful time in Tuscany is the best I can ask for.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $112
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Wunderschöne Wohnung, tolle Ausstattung, tolles Pool, schöne Landschaft und Umgebung, toller Ausblick. Sehr sauber, sehr ruhig, Ausgesprochen netter zuvorkommender und unauffälliger Gastgeber. Wir haben es sehr genossen und würden jederzeit wieder kommen.

    September 2013
  • We had an amazing stay at Salvatore's place. He is a very gracious and kind host. The property is simply stunning, with a wonderful view of the countryside, an extremely calming atmosphere with a stunning pool to enjoy also. Our 5 year old son loved it especially. Salvatore was kind enough to take him on his evening run of rounding the goats and collecting the eggs from he chickens! This was his special treat! The vegetable garden was a gem and has great vegetables and herbs. We picked a few for our salads and meals and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful hideaway. It's the perfect place to relax. I wish that one day we can return.

    August 2013
  • We stayed in Salvatore's place for 2 weeks of our honeymoon in June 2013. He and his family is lovely, they are kind and generous and helpful in all ways. Meeting them to get the keys and a tour was a breeze, there was parking and plenty of room for the two of us. We cooked about half our meals and spent the other half touring the little towns around Sassetta (you need a car). The guest house was spotless, tastefully furnished, well equipped, and cool (air conditioned, but we found we didn't need it). The resident goats were a nice treat, as were the chickens that provided our breakfast a few mornings. If you want to relax and take nice long walks on the property up in the hills, or drive down and spend the day in town or at the beach, or make small excursions to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena, Volterra, Florence, all are in reach (1-2 hours drive away). We would not hesitate to recommend the Alex or Victoria apartment (we stayed in both) and will definitely stay there again.

    June 2013
  • It was (email hidden)! From the road you can´t see anything, which means its a hidden home in the woods far away from curious people. When you enter the property it welcomes you with that smell of Mediterranean stone pines.

    The first impression when you enter the Apartment is the very tasteful furniture, the new kitchen and bathroom and yes there is a dishwasher!

    Salvatore did show us around very friendly - he is such a warm person - we got wine and italian sweets as welcome gift aswell as vegetables from the little vegetable garden.

    From the Apartment you have an astonishing view over the land, you can go for hiking or just chill on the big pool with yakuzi.

    Sometimes in the morning you can watch the deer or visit the goats.

    We had some luck, because the days we stayed there was the vintage time, so we helped out and after this, we were invited for lunch with the hosts and enjoyed the best vegetable lasanga and cheese cake ever.

    Very, very nice stay!

    We will definitly return.

    September 2012
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Former Businessman in Detroit and then in Milan, Tuscany has become my passion. I look forward to having many guests to enjoy my property, along with it's beautiful scenery and relaxing opportunities. After all I left the mess for this reason in the first place. In love with a new rural way of life, it is never too late to (email hidden).
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