Populonia Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 bedroom, 1 bath with incredible views of the sea
Prepare to be swept up to another time. Villa de Stefano is a family owned villa and property. The landmark villa was built in 1923 by Barone de Stefano and offers stunning vistas overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Elba Island.
The two bedroom, one bath apartment located on the villa's 'Noble Floor' is furnished with original antiques. Enjoy a glass of wine on one of the two balcony's and enjoy the sweeping views of the Mediterranean. The apartment features a fully appointed kitchen with all modern conveniences to include a dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment has retained all of the original architectural details during the recent restoration project. The apartment also includes an outdoor seating and dining area on the villa's main terrace.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
About Bea Bryan
The land the villa was built on has been in my family since the 1600s. My great-grandfather built the villa in 1923. Most of my cousins in my generation have been married on the estate, including myself.
Why Bea Bryan chose Populonia
The villa was the summer home of my great-grandparents. And when they passed away, my grandmother and her sisters divided the villa into apartments. My apartment is on the 'noble floor.' The main bedroom in the apartment was my grandmother's bedroom, therefore we call it Nonna Alba's room. The second bedroom was the former bedroom of my great aunt, therefore we call it Zia Cicci's room. The villa was recently restored, was the setting for an Italian mini-series and featured in Casa magazine.
What makes this apartment unique
My great-grandfather built a chapel in the 1950's. There are also pre-war (world war II) bunkers on the estate as well as an active olive grove. Our beach is a semi-private rocky beach accessible by car only by family members or guests of the villa (which in part explains its semi-private status as no beach is truly private in Italy). There are walking paths throughout the estate and one that leads to a sandy beach.