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pretty house in ALTA MAREMMA
pretty house in ALTA MAREMMA
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Nice apartment of 50 mq.
From the bedroom you look out over the landscape of Maremma and the sunset, in the distance you can see the coast of Castiglione della Pescaia and Follonica (on a clear day the Argentario peninsula and the island of Elba); from the kitchen you look towards the fortified town.

The space

The apartment has kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, guest room (passing), attic with roof window and balcony entrance.

We are inside the medieval village of Roccastrada - 480 Mt above sea level - which has an enviable position, it is a balcony overlooking the territory of Siena and Grosseto towards the sea and Mount Amiata.

The house is functional and in winter heated by gas heater and wood burning stove, that make warm and welcoming the home environment; it is an apartment furnished in a simple way and maintains a character of hospitality and local tradition, oriented to the rustic style.
From the room, as from the skylight of the attic, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset in the evening light on the landscape of Maremma.

Interaction with guests

This is the country house of my family, we live in Florence and we have on site a trusted person for cleaning, check in and out. However, we are always available on the mobile phone.

Other things to note

Internet is present but it is a little slow


Amenities
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $12 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $42
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Cancellations

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Christoph User Profile
July 2017
We had a great week in Roccastrada in Simona's house. The house is less than 5min from the historic centre and located in quite neighborhood. The furniture is antique and creates a special and enjoyable atmosphere. Though old, everything works fine! There is a small terrace which we used extensively to enjoy the nice weather & to have a glass of the fantastic local vine. We have not met Simona (she lives in Florence) but the communication worked very well and she organised our stay perfectly. Her friend welcomed us warmly and was very helpful throughout the week as was Simon's neighbor (thanks to both!). Roccastrada is off the main tourist routes and relaxed and nice village. We found all we were looking for: great food, nice bars & shops and most of all very kind and friendly locals. We are looking forward to come again:)

David User Profile
April 2014
We in enjoyed our Roccrastrada 7 day stay in Simona's apartment. As it is a bit more rustic than a city apartment, it felt more like a family country cottage. Simona lives in Florence but was available to us by phone or by (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) when wifi was available. The wifi signal was strongest in the hallway. Through her neighbor, also called Simona, we were made to feel very much at home. While Roccastrada is not very close to the more popular tourist oriented Hill towns of Tuscany, it is centrally located for auto day trips to those areas. We also discovered several beautiful non- tourist oriented hill towns nearby. We appreciated Simona's hospitality and recommend her Airbnb apartment.

Flore-Anne User Profile
August 2013
We spent three perfect days in this pretty house and had exactly the stay we dreamed of. Simona's mother welcomed us very nicely, and gave us anything we needed including precious pieces of advice concerning the best beaches near by. After 4 days discovering the beautiful cities of Pisa and Firenze, running from a cathedral to another , we were glad to reach the gorgious landscapes of the Grossetto's region, far from tourists and near the sea. The village of Roccastrada is a quiet place, peaceful, pretty, and near many places to visit ( Sienna, San Gimigniano, Montereggioni, island of Elsbe, Massa Maritima..and obviously the sea! ) You can have a good typic meal in one of the few sweet restaurants or go to the supermarket and cook at home. We felt really happy, enjoying a real Tuscany's experience. Great memories!

Sue User Profile
April 2013
We didn't meet Simona but she responded to emails and text messages very quickly, speaks good English and was very friendly. The friends who let us into the apartment didn't speak English but were friendly and helpful. The apartment is un-renovated, in a nice old building. The main bedroom is large, with lovely views. There was plenty of clean linen to make up our own beds. The kitchen is small but homely, and has a lovely wood stove which was good on cold nights (as well as a modern gas stove).The bathroom is very narrow with old appliances and a rather awkward shower, but clean and with plenty of hot water. The second bedroom was also the passage way to the bathroom and loft, and shared with the washing machine and cleaning cupboard. Not ideal for a couple and we ended up sleeping on the sofa bed in the loft instead. The loft has a low ceiling so you can't stand in there, but it was a good space for sleeping. Roccostrada is not a tourist town, but the old town is lovely, and there is a good restaurant Its convenient for visiting Sienna and the surrounding countryside.
Simona User Profile
Response from Simona:
Sue, thank you so much for your comments, also very useful in improving our apartment. You were our first guests and it was very important to have your impression. Good luck to you and your family. Bye
April 2013

Martina User Profile
August 2017
Oltre ad averlo fatto privatamente ringrazio Simona,e chi è con lei,anche pubblicamente x ciò che ci ha (URL HIDDEN) casetta,seppur risulta piccola, è molto accogliente e può ospitare una intera famiglia con figli...e se avete animali che vi accompagnano lei è ben lieta ad aspitarvi, noi eravamo in due con un labrador.....grazie ancora Simona.....
Simona User Profile
Response from Simona:
Grazie Martina! Perdonami se nella recensione ti ho chiamato Sofia ..... ho fatto confusione con il cognome ; ) scusa ancora a presto !
August 2017

Sofia User Profile
July 2017
Un soggiorno rilassato e familiare. Ci sembrava proprio la "nostra" casa delle vacanze. Simona e Andrea con la splendida Melissa ci hanno accolti come vecchi amici , disponibili e di ottima compagnia . Aspettative assolutamente superate! Bel paese, itinerari gradevoli per la bici e per le passeggiate. Al mare in poco più di 40 minuti . Spiagge belle e pulite. Torneremo, magari con qualche giorno in più a disposizione

Marangolo User Profile
April 2017
La casa di Simona, nonostante sia piccolina e appena fuori dal paese, è perfetta per chi cerca una vacanza riposante. Noi siamo andati con cane, gatto e bimbo di un anno e ci siamo trovati benissimo! Roccastrada è un paesino tranquillo ma in un'ottima posizione dalla quale si può raggiungere in poco tempo il mare e i luoghi più suggestivi della Maremma.

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Simona User Profile

Ciao! Io, Brendan e la nostra gatta Cice amiamo il nostro luminoso appartamento a Firenze. Quando dobbiamo spostarci lo mettiamo a disposizione del popolo di Airbnb. Gestiamo anche una casa di famiglia nella bella Maremma (a Roccastrada). Utilizziamo il sito da anni per viaggiare ed ospitare persone provenienti da tutto il mondo. Questo ci ha permesso di fare varie esperienze molto belle ed interessanti.

Hello! I, Brendan and our cat Cice love our sunny apartment in Florence. When we move we make it available to the people of Airbnb. We also menage a family house in Maremma (Roccastrada town). We have used Airbnb in the recent past, both to travel and to host people from all over the world and we have had many great and interesting experiences.

Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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