About this listing
1 bedroom + 1 studio/living room - sleeps 5
The apartment is located in the charming old centre of Rio Elba, a quiet village on the Eastern part of Elba. It is the perfect location to relax and to explore the island. Upon entering, there is a big living room, that has two sofa-beds (one single, one double), and a double bedroom. On the other side of the house, there is a bathroom with shower and a fully-equipped kitchen, with a dining table.
The apartment is extremely fresh, even in the hot summer months.
The apartment is right in the center of the old village, close to amenities such as restaurants and bars but in a very quite street.
Surrounded by nature and perched on a hill at about 170 meters above sea level, Rio Elba is among the most ancient villages of the island, its origins date from the Bronze Age, and preserves various traces of its past which include marine archaeological finds. Because it is a bit apart from the touristy West-side of the island, it offers a relaxing holiday far from the stress of daily life. At the same time, West Elba can be easily reached both by bus or by car.
The village is close to many beautiful beaches, including well-known Ortano bay, 3 km away, and Nisporto and Nisportino, 4 km away, A little above the town, on the road that crosses Mount Volterraio, you can admire what remains of the castle of the same name, built in the year 1000 on top of a rocky spur and enjoying a marvellous panoramic vista over the bay of Portoferraio, spectacular at the time of sunset.
Rio Elba is just 3 km away from Rio Marina, the nearest of Elba ports to the mainland (Piombino). Direct ferries reach Rio Marina both in summer and winter in just 35/40 minutes.
In addition the surroundings offer many "alternative" activities, such as:
- hiking, with trails departing right from Rio Elba
- biking - the whole island is an excellent biking destination
- diving - Elba is one of the best places in Mediterranean for diving, and the eastern part of the island the best.
The house comes equipped with bed-linen and towels.
You'll have the place entirely to yourself so make yourself at home!
I hope you will enjoy the apartment and treat it like your home.
Please, if you arrive later than expected we would kindly ask you to advise us.
Please, no smoking inside the apartment.
We found everything we needed in the apartment and it was in a great location - wonderful picturesque village with very friendly locals!
The appartment is just lovely. If it wasn't for Elba we would have just stayed inside all day long!
Luca made everything clear from the beginning. He even helped us on how to get to Elba cheap and easily.
His mother gave us the keys and made us feel home in a second.
Our stay in Luca's apartment was fantastic. The village of Rio Nell'Elba is quiet and picturesque and a great base for exploring the island (with the aid of a car or scooter). Luca's recommendation to go to Topinetti beach was great - we ended up going twice in our 5 days. Well equipped apartment for self catering and basics can be purchased in the town square. We also were lucky enough to arrive on market day (Tuesday morning) and did some great shopping there. One of our favorite AirBnB experiences -- it was truly hard to leave!
This apartment was gorgeous and so Italian and unpretentious. The views...amazing. Luca was so helpful and accomodating. Elba is amazing and perfect for a summer get away. You do need a scooter or car however, to make the most of the beaches and sights. We were so sorry to leave.
We, a family of three, had a very nice and quiet stay in Luca's appartement. Rio Elba is not touristic and seems to us very authentic Italian. The appartement is well equipped and nicely decorated. Our contact with Luca was always very quick and friendly. It is good to have a car, because buses do not operate often, but one should not be afraid of driving narrow, winding streets in the hills. I can recommend the appartement.
Beautiful, light, very clean with a warm atmosphere and well looked after apartment! The photos display it very well and most of all realistically! In addition the flat is excellently equipped with dozens of pots and pans and glasses and so on. As if the owner lives there most of the time himself!
Lovely apartment in the small mountain village Rio Nell' Elba. 5 Minutes cardrive to the next beach. The check-in and out was as easy as could be.
We also loved it so much because it isn't so touristy and we almost felt like we were citizens of the village. Our children loved it too and we were sad to leave it.
My husband wants to buy it! :)
The appartment is a gem! A real flat in an old traditional building with plenty modern comforts. Rio N'ell Elba is a lovely mountain village far off the beaten track - you will meet many more real "elbanians" than tourists in its steep and narrow streets.
Luca is a truly remarkable host, very caring and a great organizer. Whenever we needed anything he was always there with a helping hand or good advice (he even organized to have a travel baby bed shipped to the appartment). We would love to come back!
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About the Host, Luca And Friends
We are a group of friends that would like to make your stay in our properties as pleasant as possible. Having traveled and lived in many countries, we recognise the many advantages of a home stay when travelling...