LARGE FAMILY HOUSE BY THE SEA IN TUSCANY WITH PRIVATE POOL

John Moorehead

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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LARGE FAMILY HOUSE BY THE SEA IN TUSCANY WITH PRIVATE POOL

Porto Ercole area Villa Rental Photos and Description

10 acre garden and exceptional views

Bocca d'Oro is situated in the foothills of Monte Argentario, a mountain promontory with long sandy beaches and a rocky coastline in southern Tuscany. Most years you can swim right up to the end of October. Apart from providing a wonderful variety of seaside activities, it is well-placed for visits to Siena and Florence, or, nearer at hand, the Etruscan tombs of Tarquinia. The house itself has fine views of the sea and the mountain and, with 10 acres of land, it is a completely private place and yet only five minutes from the sea and the unspoilt village of Porto Ercole with its pretty harbour, restaurants, bars and cafes. Sleeping up to 14 people, it is suitable both for families or smaller groups (when the rent is reduced but all 8 bedrooms are still available). There is plenty of space both inside and on the wide expanse of the terrace surrounding it. The hillside garden is planted with cypress, pine and olive trees, and in a sheltered spot among these is the swimming pool.

One of the features of the house is the large terrace which surrounds it and is planted with olive, pine and lime trees. Here you can eat out either under a pergola of vines or at another table which looks out towards the sea. There are outside lights for the evenings both on the terrace and the swimming pool. Also a ping-pong table, badminton court and a barbecue.

Only five minutes drive from the house is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Tuscan coast where you can swim in most years right up to the end of October. Extending from the Argentario in a 6 kilometre crescent to the mainland, it has all the beach facilities including bars, restaurants, wind-surfing, water and jet skiing. Behind the beach is a magnificent pine forest with deer and other wildlife. Bicycles can be hired to ride through the forest and one can stop at various places along the way to swim - see photographs.

Airports: Pisa is 2 hours drive from the house, Rome Fiumicino 1.5 hours, Rome Ciampino 2 hours

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is to thank you for our stay at your house in Porto Ercole. It was truly wonderful for all of us to be there. We familiarized ourselves with some of the works of your father, and in this way we came to look at the house with different eyes. We very much enjoyed being in a lived-in house (rather than a nondescript holiday resort). Actually we felt not as tenants but as guests. The swimming pool was a hit (even though the weather was a little cool some of the time), and so was the badminton court. And Giovanna's cooking is simply superb! On behalf of all of us I send you a BIG BIG THANK YOU!
May 2013
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John Moorehead

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Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
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Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
London, UK
5

Enchanted April - A book group trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5
There were 9 of us in the group and we had a holiday that exceeded all our expectations. We had plenty of room - it was easy to be together or alone - whatever we wished. We loved the beautiful terrace in the early morning to enjoy the spectacular view. We loved the terrace at other times of the day too!!. The gardens were beautifully kept and were laden with pots of flowers, vines and stunning trees.
As a book group we also enjoyed the fact that there were books in every room of the house - and they were themed by genre! A book lovers dream!
Our stay was way too short and we have all come away wanting more - always an accolade to a good holiday. We would definately come back either as a group or as individuals with our own families.
The only comment I would make is dont have a big vehicle like we did - a 9 seater!! We managed but would have preferred to use more smaller vehicles. This is really nothing to do with the villa as it was our bad not theirs!! Ciao!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
+44 02077220238
Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
4

The property was very much as expected .

  • 4 of 5
We were three generations and had a lovely holiday. The older generation remembered the father of the owner and loved pouring through the extensive collection of books, some of which were written by him. The house had a warm comfortable feel and we were well looked after by the helper who came most days. The children loved the pool and we liked Porte Ercole with its many bars and restaurants. We enjoyed walking down to the town and back on the last evening. The owner was very helpful and sent us lots of useful information concerning the house and local area.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
+44 02077220238
Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
London, United Kingdom
4

GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 4 of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely house in Porto Ercole. We were three families and it housed us all perfectly. The villa is a wonderfully relaxing place and has lots of different seating areas and space for adults and kids to holiday happily together. The badminton court was a big success.

We hired a cook for our evening meals. She was recommended by the owner and produced the most delicious food for us and the children every evening. She doesn't speak any English but we did somehow manage to communicate.

The surrounding area was wonderful with lots to do. We loved the beach and exploring the islands as well as early evening drinks in the port. Lots of good restaurants in the area which were great with the children.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
+44 02077220238
Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
Ocean Shores, WA U.S.A.
5

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this home in September 2009. It is a wonderful house to base a Tuscany trip. It is close to the Mediterranean and also to such great cities as Rome, Florence and Siena. It is also close to great Etruscan villages such as Sorano and Sovana, both great spots for hiking.

The house itself has views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. The kitchen is great for cooking meals and the terrances provide wonderful places to eat the great Tuscan food. There are pots in the kitchen that can cook pasta for 20!

And let's not forget the books that are everywhere and all in English. Some are written by the original owner of the house. The house is clean and taken care of by a wonderful housekeeper. There is also a gardener who takes care of the pool.

If you don't want to cook in the great kitchen, then Porto Ercole, the nearby village, has great restaurants. And if you would like a day trip, then take the ferry to my most favorite place in all of Italy, the island of Giglio.

I would recommend this great Tuscan house to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
+44 02077220238
Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
London
5

Fantastic Time!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time in your house in Porto Ercole.

It was beyond expectations!

We had breakfast with 14 people every morning, played badminton competitions in the afternoon and looked at classic films at night.

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful house.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large family house by the sea in Tuscany with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p409564
+44 02077220238
Porto Ercole area Monte Argentario
Hawi
5

In love with Italy, your villa and Porto Ercole!

  • 5 of 5
I can’t begin to tell you what a fantastic time we had at your villa. I did not want to leave. Everything was so sweet and so comfortable. You really helped make my dream come true. We had such a good time cooking together, watching the sun rises, playing badminton and such. Loved the town of Porto Ercole. We found our favorite place for cappuccino's and drinks. We rented motor scooters and bikes. The weather was beautiful the whole time we were there. Thank you so so much.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Porto Ercole (our local village) five minutes drive, Orbetello (the nearest station) 15 minutes. Further afield but all within reach of the Argentario lie the main Tuscan towns: Siena, where the historical Palio race is held (1.5 hours), Florence and Orvieto (2 hours) and Tarquinia, home of the Etruscan tombs (45 minutes). Porto Ercole is dominated by two 16th century Spanish forts and has a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. On the other side of the mountain is the village of Porto San Stefano, from where ferries sail daily to the local islands of Giglio and Giannutri. There are several tennis courts in the area and a championship golf course 10 minutes from the house. Further away, an hour's drive, are the sulphur springs of Saturnia. And nearer at hand the lagoons around Orbetello where you can go boating.

Other Activities: wind-surfing, water and jet skiing,bicycling, island-hopping,fishing,golf,tennis,walking'horse-riding

Golf: There is an excellent championship 18-hole golf course in a beautiful setting within 10 minutes drive of the house.

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Availability & Rates

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Porto Ercole area Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€4,750
 
 
Rate 6
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,950
 
 
Rate 7
Sep 21 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Rate 8
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
January 1 2015 -March 31 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€400
€2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€400
€2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are in euros per week
30% of the rent payable on agreement and the balance with a 300 euro returnable deposit against telephone costs, electricity in excess of 200KW per week and any breakages 6 weeks before arrival.
The house sleeps a maximum of 14 people. For each additional person above that number there will be a charge of 10% of the weekly rent.
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Amenities

Amenities

Porto Ercole area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Apart from the four bathrooms which are all decorated with beautiful patterned tiles made in the local foundries, there is one separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms with double beds, 3 with twin beds and 1 single. Every bedroom has either a sea or mountain view.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
Notes:
The kitchen has plenty of room and includes: two fridges with deep freeze compartments, large oven, two hobs, a dishwasher and lots of cupboard and shelf room. Utility Room: Washing machine/ironing board, double sink for hand-washed items. The large L-shaped living room leads directly on to the terrace and includes a dining area at one end. There is Satellite TV and a video recorder with over 200 films, including some cartoons for children, as well as an upright piano and a library of English books. Towels and linen included and is changed once a week by the cleaner who comes to the house 4 days a week. We are able to find you a cook (a very good one) who will prepare evening meals but this will be at your expense.
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