Description:Villa Isabella – Porto Ercole – Tuscany Coast n7 Bedrooms (4 double, 2 single, 1 triple) nThe property. The house, built in the 1960s, is located at less than one kilometer from Porto Ercole and sits on 5.000 square meters of ground, overlooking the beach “Le Viste”. It is built on 2 levels, each one with an independent entrance. The access drive, flanked with cypresses, takes to the parking area, from where the terraces can be accessed through staircases. These two large terraces, equipped in summer with chairs and tables for eating, offer a magnificent panoramic view on the sea, from La Rocca fortress, the Feniglia beach, the Ansedonia peninsula, the small island (l’Isolotto) to the Avoltore point.The house is surrounded by a large garden on different levels, covered with typical Mediterranean flora with oleanders, geraniums, pines, oaks and agaves. Stone steps at both sides of the garden allow an easy access to the beach below. nLike the garden, the house is also built on different levels. From the living/dining room area, surrounded by the terraces, a few steps take down to the three double bedrooms on the upper floor. Each bedroom has a separate bathroom (one with a bathtub, the other two with a shower), built-in closets and ceiling fans. The living room, furnished with many comfortable sofas and decorated with ancient and ethnic objects, has a fireplace and a small patio full with green plants, which is the highlight of this space. The dining area, equipped with a large dining table, can accommodate up to 12 people. The terrace facing the dining area is equipped too with two long tables for the same number of people, sheltered under a marquee. From the dining area one can access to the kitchen, the service bathroom and a storage room. On the other side of the kitchen, a spiral staircase takes to the lower level of the house. This floor includes 1 double bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, 2 single bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom, and 2 more bathrooms, as well as a storeroom equipped with washing machine and refrigerator. nLocation. Porto Ercole is located on the East coast of the Monte Argentario, in Southern Tuscany. This small fishing harbor is now one of the most exclusive vacationing places in Italy, next to the modern marina of Cala Galera, which makes it an ideal area for boating. Two 16th-century Spanish fortresses and the old village overlook the harbor. nDistances: Airport of Rome Fiumicino 150 km, Rome 165 km, Orbetello 11 km, Porto Ercole 1 km, Cala Galera 4 km, Feniglia beach 7 km.
Description:If you are debating between a visit to Italy's historic cities and towns, like Rome, Florence and Siena, and taking a fabulous beach holiday with family or friends, here is the solution. You can have it all! nThis fashionable but incontestably comfortable vacation home is a magical discovery for unforgettable vacations on one of Italy's most fashionable coastal resort towns. But this isn't just a beach town, Argentario's old castles, forts and Renaissance streets, speak with the voice of history that attracts us all to Italy. Porto Ercole, on Monte Argentario, a peninsula south of Grosseto in Tuscany, is full of Renaissance charm and history. Caravaggio, for instance, washed-up dead on Porto Ercole's shores 400 years ago. There are four historic forts which remind us of past wars and that the Spaniards held control in the 16th century, leaving their influence in the architecture and the people. nBut it is also a stylish resort whose ports play host to fabulous yachts and the jet-setters who fill it today. You will enjoy strolling the charming and active harbours, dotted with excellent seaside restaurants, cafes, bars, and gelaterias, and the incredible beaches and shores. The house comes with a reserved spot for two people with umbrella and chairs, as well as parking, at a chic beach cove with a sandy beach, terraced lawns, snorkeling, and the possibility to rent canoes and pedal boats (and additional chairs, etc.). You can rent a motorboat, or you can take the ferry to the charming island of Giglio just off the coast, where you can swim on pristine beaches, have a delicious lunch and stroll more historic streets of this Castle-Fort Island. nBut your holiday doesn't stop here, because Porto Ercole is exquisitely located just over an hour to Siena and Arezzo, and less than 2 hours from Florence and Rome. When you have had enough sun and sea, just take a day trip to one of Tuscany's many treasures from your home away from home. This could be your holiday of a lifetime, or the place that you will decide to return to year after year. nAn Italian Artist and her New York Art and Antiques Dealer husband took on the restoration of her family's historic, three-story 18th century farmhouse on a magnificent Olive Estate to create the perfect family vacation home, the results are splendid. The house has original beautifully polished, terracotta floors, high ceilings and beautiful proportions. The villa sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms plus a bed-sitting room suitable for a child. In addition to the Master bedroom, all other bedrooms may be made up as a king bed or as two twin beds. There are three bathrooms all with tub/showers, plus a half bath. The kitchen has everything that you could wish for! Dishwasher, microwave, full stove and oven, and plenty of room to cook great family meals. There is a large living room with fireplace for fall and winter evenings, a charming sitting room, plus upstairs den. There is also a separate dining room with antique table. And as you might expect, antique furnishings abound through-out. nAdded to the indoor comforts, are what one most desires in a Mediterranean Holiday, and that is comfortable outdoor living. Under a wisteria-covered pergola there is plenty of casual outdoor seating with upholstered cushions and pillows, and not one but two dining tables and chairs to seat 14. If you are not looking for shade, there is a well furnished terrace, too, surrounded by cyprus, lavender and rosemary and at the end of the garden, a refreshing pool. The house comes with 12 hours of maid service per week. A cook is possible on request.