Beautiful apartments with stunning postcard views and a pool\whirpool dominating the valley. Casual luxury within Tuscan hills and at the heart of Tuscan winemaking.
Wonderfully located and fully furnished apartments with stunning views of tuscan hills.
Private hillside pool and whirpool (summer only) that dominate 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 our own farm animals.
Both apartments have incredible views and a private external gazebo\patio. Air conditioning, dishwasher, coffee machine, 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 available at the pool house. We supply linens and towels for a party of four. Extra towels and pool towels should be brought by 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.
Property pool and whirpool
Biological Crop Garden
Trails (woods and lake)
Interaction with Guests
I live in the main villa next to the seperate apartments most of the year. When I am here, I am always available to guests for suggestions, restaurant bookings or as a guide through the property trails.
This is a real Tuscan Postcard experience. Scenery, food, wine, clean air and nice weather. Both the sea and the countryside are close.
You NEED a car. There is no public transportation near the premises.
Please no smoking inside the apartments.
As said car is necessary. 1 km of uneven road to enter property. Not difficult but if you come with a Porsche you might have some problems. Parking is right next to the apartment.
Children welcome, but If you have small children please be aware this is a very clean location, but it is still on rural premises. Surroundings might not be suitable for small children running around unwatched.
Guests are welcome to pick up any of our crops they wish to cook, such as tomatoes, zucchini or eggplants. Please use on personal basis only, not as a supermarket.
We will be glad to suggest restaurants, places to visit and activities, and I am here to take you for a walk in the woods if you like.
The pool is open from June to September. Diving and loud activities are not permitted on all of our premises. Outside guests are not allowed.
Swimming, hiking and visiting our rural premises is at your own risk.
Hunting season goes through mid autumn to the end of winter.
Feel free to contact me for any question or general information.
Salvatore's apartments (we were in both of them) are a great way to experience Tuscany. The views, pool, and property were beautiful. Salvatore was willing to give us advice on restaurants in the area and even call in for a reservation for us. Each apartment was clean and nicely appointed, and the beds were very comfortable. For me the shower was a bit too small, but that didn't make too big of a difference.
There are a few things that I think everyone should know going into renting these apartments that aren't obvious from the description. First, wifi isn't available inside the apartments. Instead you need to sit in a certain area close to Salvatore's house where there is a wifi signal. There are chairs and a table there, and it was actually nice to need to make an effort to do this, which added to the relaxing nature of this experience. Next, while there was a vast selection of TV channels via the satellite, most didn't come in and at times we were unable to find even a single channel. Lastly, it takes about 10 minutes to drive to the house and apartments from the street on a windy and sometimes scarily tight driveway. After a few times we were pros, but it was intimidating at first especially in the dark. While these 3 things might be seen as drawbacks, in the end they probably lead you to enjoy the remoteness and beauty of the property and Tuscany as a whole.
Salvadore hat uns am Tor empfangen und uns zu seinem traumhaften Anwesen (ein knapper Kilometer Schotterweg abwärts) geleitet. Erwartet hat uns eine kleine (Schlafsofa für die Kinder in der kleinen Wohnküche), sehr saubere und mit herrlichem Marmor ausgestattete Wohnung in einem Nebengebäude mit zwei Wohnungen. Ein wirklich herrlicher Blick und eine märchenhafte Stille am Abend waren ebenso fantastisch wie der wunderbare Pool zu Füßen der Hauptvilla. Salvadore und seine Frau waren sehr freundlich und zurückhaltend. Salvadore erzählte viel über die Geschichte des Anwesens und gab wertvolle Tipps. Wir haben den Aufenthalt (3 Nächte) sehr genossen.
Salvatore ist ein sehr zuvorkommender und netter Mensch. Die Beschreibung der Unterkunft ist korrekt und die Unterkunft selbst wunderschön.
Salvatore and his family are mazing hosts- at a gorgeous place hidden in the trees on the hill.
They pampered us with fresh vegetables and eggs, gave us amazing tipps where to eat and what to do in the area.
The area is quite bumpy and hilly so be prepared to drive around a bit. But it's totally worth it!
Such a lovely family and special place. Thank you so much!!!
Salvatore and his wife were wonderful hosts and we had an excellent holiday! The views from our terrace and from the pool were amazing and the appartment well equiped.
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.
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.
This host has 16 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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 start a new life.