About this listing
Beautiful and spacious apartment (150 sm, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room) inside an old villa directly on the beach. The villa is located in a unique position, in one of the most beautiful and incontaminated coastlines of Italy.
Beautiful apartment located in a unique position inside an old charming villa on the beach, near Donoratico (Tuscany - Italy), with private park and beach, surrounded by pine trees. Sleeps 8 people (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room with fireplace, large outdoor deck for dining).
The villa, which belonged to the Gherardesca, one of the oldest nobility families in Italy, is situated directly on the beach in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. It has a private park and beach which are very safe and make it an ideal place for families with children; The villages of Donoratico, Castagneto Carducci and San Vincenzo, with plenty of shops and restaurants, are only a few minutes away, driving along nice country roads. Marina di Donoratico can also be reached with a 15 minutes walk on the beach. Siena, Pisa, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano and many other beautiful destinations are less then 1 hour away.
The rate varies depending on the season (from 100 to 300 Euro per night).
During low season (mid September - beginning of May) special arrangement can be made for weekends or long period rentals
Villa Emilia is located on a privileged spot right in front of the beach in one of the most beautiful parts of the Italian coast, in Tuscany near Castagneto Carducci. The area offers many attractions: miles of beautiful beaches, the famous Tuscany hills and landscapes, Etruscan settlements and monuments, fine wines and food.
Siena, Firenze, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano and many other beautiful spots are all in the range of a one hour drive. The roads and paths near Castagneto are very peaceful and ideal for bicycling and trekking.
The two large villas on the beach were built built in 1927 by Gaddo Della Gherardesca and named after his two daughters, Emilia and Margherita. The Gherardesca is one of the oldest families in Italy; one of their ancestors is the famous Conte Ugolino, which Dante mentioned in his poem.
Villa Emilia has been completely renovated during the last 15 years and divided in luxury apartments, some of which are used by the owners while others are available for rent.
Villa Margherita is still owned by a descendant of the Gherardesca family.
1.Maximum occupancy is 8 people. Any breach of this rule will have the immediate effect of considering the renting contract null, without reimbursement.
2.Arrival and departure times: arrival time is on Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. It is allowed to arrive earlier, park the car and use the beach, but the apartment will not be available until 4pm, to allow time for cleaning. For the same reason, departure time is is on Saturday before 10 am.
(website hidden) is forbidden to park in front of the villa. Guests are allowed to bring a maximum of two cars inside the gate, which must be parked in the space under the pine trees near the gate. It’s allowed to stop in front of the apartment for the time necessary to load/unload the car.
(website hidden) is forbidden to cook outside, using a barbecue or similar devices
5.Guests are kindly requested to refrain from noisy activities between 2pm and 4 pm, and between 10pm and 8am.
6.The only things belonging to the apartment that can be taken to the beach are those that can be found inside the room by the beach. It is forbidden to take any object from the apartment to the beach.
(website hidden) the end of your stay, the apartment must be left in perfect order and cleanliness. The optional cleaning service is intended for normal conditions of use.
8.Garbage: garbage must be taken to the containers that can be found along the street, before the bridge over the railway. Before leaving, please remember to carry any garbage to the containers.
9.Sand: please try to avoid bringing sand into the apartment and in particular into the drains (sink, shower, and bathtub).
10.Bed sheets and towels: this service is offered as an option. Please remember to book it in advance in case you are not bringing your own sheets and towels.
About the Host, Andrea
I'm an electronic engineer and software consultant (specialized in Business Intelligence).
My work is currently mainly in Milan, so I decided to list my Arezzo apartment on Airbnb, since I don't need it for myself.
The other apartment listed (villa on the beach) is also in Tuscany, near Donoratico / Castagneto Carducci.
In my spare time I like to play soccer and tennis, ride my motorbike and play guitar.