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Villa Lividonia charming villa with beautiful gardens and private pool


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Villa Lividonia charming villa with beautiful gardens and private pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Porto Santo Stefano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa sleeps 10. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Villa Lividonia was designed to accommodate both indoor and outdoor life. Built in natural stone, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers unforgettable views over the sparkling blue Mediterranean and Tuscan archipelago.

With five comfortably furnished bedrooms, four bathrooms, Villa Lividonia invites its guests to sit back and enjoy their stay. Whether you have lunch under the pergola after a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a relaxing drink watching the sunset after a day spent exploring the Maremma countryside, we feel Villa Lividonia will not only be like a second home for you, but also a splendid setting in which to enjoy your summer holiday.

Argentario and Porto Santo Stefano

The peninsula of Argentario is connected to the mainland by three strips of land one of which is man made and the other two are natural sand. The beautiful lagoon of Orbetello lies between them protecting an infinite variety of birds. There are two small towns on the peninsula, Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. You reach Villa Lividonia about 2km along the Via Panoramica. The town provides every necessity to make your holiday a success: all kinds of shops, supermarkets, hairdressers, beauty salons, etc. Between Porto Ercole and P.S:Stefano there is a brand new Spa, an eighteen hole golf course and a Polo field. Should you wish to vary your swimming you can choose to go to the public beaches of the Feniglia or the Giannella, the two sandy strips that connect Argentario to the mainland.

Porto Ercole

Monday is market day in Porto Ercole, the summer resort on the East coast of Argentario. A stroll through the market or a walk up to one of the Spanish fortifications that guard the small harbour is a pleasant way of spending a morning before going for a swim on the Feniglia Beach. There you can also hire bicycles and ride deep into the umbrella pine tree forest and, with a picnic, choose your own private bit of sandy beech.

In Porto Ercole you will find pretty little boutiques full of local colour and shops with the latest fashions, supermarkets and beauty salons and a warm hearted welcome from its inhabitants. To the night birds it offers any number of good bars and night clubs along its waterfront and by the yacht Marina.

The Island of Giannutri and Giglio

There are daily ferries going to these two islands of the Tuscan archipelago. Giglio, the larger one of the two, has an enchanting miniature harbour surrounded by candy coloured houses. From there you can take a bus or a taxi to go to Giglio Castello, the village built at the very top of the island, where you can have lunch washed down with the famous Giglio wine.

To the more energetic we advise a return to the harbour on foot: a lovely walk with magnificent vistas of the coast.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Alex (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Villa Lividonia charming villa with beautiful gardens and private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our extended family , all twelve of us met up here in May of this year for two weeks. We all absolutely loved the house, it's very spacious , spotlessly clean and very well maintained. If you like to entertain as we did it is fantastic and it's amazing eating dinner on the patio watching the most brilliant sunsets. The pool is great and enclosed so extremely safe for the kids and the pool bar will keep the adults happy too. The garden is really beautiful and full of colour and there is a built in BBQ which was a great hit with us. I could not recommend this house enough for families or couples. The owner is more than helpful and great for advice on local sites of interest and restaurants. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful old works charm

  • 5 of 5

Words fail me to describe the house and settings , family and friends flew in from 4 corners of the world for a few weeks break.

Fantastic house in magnificent settings in beautiful sculptured mature gardens , reluctantly left the house to go to co -op for supplies but otherwise was extremely content to stay in villa , fantastic facilities for cooking monumental dinners in the evening , loved the local wine and food.

Bliss, will be back again, the most relaxing holiday I have had in ten years. Great to recharge the batteries.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Magical, picture postcard Tuscan villa.

  • 5 of 5

I have travelled all over Italy on many occasions. We are of Italian heritage, so our expectations are set very high.

The Villa and the views were breathtaking. The accommodation was perfect for adults our 4 young boys. The kitchen was surprisingly well stocked, with spices and oil when we arrived. I love to cook and the kitchen had all the cooking utensils you need.

We had dinner at some lovely local restaurants on the mountain, you don't even have to go down to the local town but its worth the drive or walk.

The large supermarket, down in the town is well stocked and there is a local fish market , which was a little expensive but was super fresh. The local produce of the area was incredible, which made cooking all the more better. The local ricotta was to die for, i would have it every morning.

We took a boat trip, which was spectacular, the Captain was a great guy, who began cooking our Marinara sauce the second we boarded the boat at the local mariana, the lunch that he gave us was by far the best meal I had the whole time i was in Italy, he actually had a local fishing trawler pull up alongside and the crew tossed fresh octopus over to us, which he incorporated into the sauce. It was 500 Euros for 9hrs, for 8 persons. We would have paid 800.

The beach , which was a 15 min drive , was also very enjoyable , the kids had a great time and the Lido was great for lunch.

The cliffs in front of the Villa were a little precarious for the children but good swimmers would have a ball.

The local town of Porto Stefano was beautiful and make sure you try every ice cream shop you can , its worth it.

The group of shops just below the villa are really good, if you run out of anything, there is a little mini market and across from there is a bar, where you can buy your morning croissants and coffee ,the guy in there is super helpful, he helped me find the boat.

There is a menu in the house of local attractions and services , which Alex needs to update.

All in all, it was a perfect week spent in one of the most beautiful places ion the world.

We would return and we will recommend the house to others.


  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

A great place, a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Lividonia. If one loves Italy and Toscany then this is probably the place to be. We've been visiting around and discovered Sienna and Firenze and a lot of those beautiful villages that Toscany hosts.

Monte Argentario is rather isolated - and driving around is not that easy as roads are rather narrow and parking quite limited. We miss a bit to have an easier access to the sea but of course the swimming pool is just staying there and we didn't miss swimming. Also the access to the sea close to the villa allows diving from rocks in a wonderful sea.

The villa itself is absolutely great. We've appreciated particularly the spirit that stays with it. It is not only a "villa for rent", it is a real and old family villa that is offered to you the time of your stay. It contained all that we needed.

Located on the heights of Porto Santo Stefano, the villa receives the air of the sea and despite a very warm summer sun, we had a very nice stay from that stand point. The villa is nested in the vegetation that protects it from the direct sun rays. The outside living-room, that includes a long table, has an outstanding Virginia creeper that shadows it all day and has allowed us to have also outstanding sunset on the sea and Elba island. Marvelous.

A more recent villa would certainly have more sophistication (climate control) but villa Lividonia has really a unique spirit.

The listing description was accurate and all the property clean and well arranged, maintained.

Alex, the owner, has provided us all recommendations that we required to get to the best restaurants (useful if you don't speak Italian) and helped making reservations at different activities (renting boats, ...).

As I wrote above, it is required to go by car for activities outside the villa. But staying at the villa is of course very nice. Porto Santo Stefano is 10mn drive from the villa and it will offer all you need for daily shopping (grocery store, etc.). It is possible to walk to the haven also, but it takes 20mn on the way forth, 30mn back (it climbs a lot).

We miss our vacations at Lividonia, hope we can return next year as there is a lot to discover and a 2 weeks stay wasn't enough. Would the budget allow it ...

A great thanks to Alex.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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A very special place....

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lividonia is indeed a very special place I truly feel to recommend. The breathtaking views of the Med, the wonderful coulors of the ever blossoming garden, the warm and familiar county house stile interiors, have given my friends and I the opportunity to properly chill out and catch up together. We have also ventured in the beautiful and still unspoiled surrounding that the south of Tuscany can offer. Altogether a remarkable experience I’m looking forward to repeat very soon

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This house was better than in the pictures. Beautiful gardens, lawn, pool with view of the sea and great poolside bar. House is tastefully decorated, cozy and chic - the owner provided restaurant recommendations in the nearby port towns but we loved the house so much we bought fresh fish at the markets and cooked outdoors most nights. Rented a boat in Santo Stefano for a day on the sea, weather is beautiful and the place is very relaxing. The whole coast is gorgeous and close to Rome. A real gem and great vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
153 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Porto Santo Stefano
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended

Monte Argentario is connected to the mainland by two natural Feniglia and Giannella. These tombolos offer you miles of sandy beaches where you may swim, dive or wind surf.

Monte Argentario has nature reserves, pine wood forests, vineyards, olive groves, picturesque towns, medieval villages perched on hilltops, Etruscan and Roman ruins.

Porto Santo Stefano, where the villa is near by, is situated in a picturesque bay offering you a large variety of restaurants, boutiques and shops. The port is divided into old and new port, and it is the heart of the touristic and fishing boat activities, and from here the ferries connect the promontory to the islands of Giglio and Giannutrin.

If you decide to explore the area you can go to the Tuscan Maremma, Isola Elba, drive or catch a train to Rome, go to the Termal Bath Saturnia, a spa resort with its hot sulphur swimming pools, Pisa, Pitigliano, San Gimigliano, Florence, etc.,all these excursions can take a day trip.

Golf: 20 min drive away is the Argentario Golf Club situated in a protected oasis surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation,in which every hole is different from the other, offering unique and extraordinary scenery.Surrounded by cork forests and centenary olive trees, hares, squirrels and deer, one can admire an amazing and pure environment. Maremma’s beautiful slopes, the sea and the lagoon, set the scene of a unique environment with a mild climate that allows golf to be played all year long.

The eighteen-hole golf course was designed by architect David Mezzacane,with the extraordinary collaboration of Baldovino Dassù. The greens are almost all small, with a light breeze that contributes to a mild temperature and adds a variable to the game,which on this course requires both precision and strength. The entire area, including the grass of the course, is certified “Agri Cert” eco bio compatible and everything used to maintain it is absolutely natural.


Rates & Availability

From £2,830 Per week

Porto Santo Stefano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee £115
Notes - We require a 50% deposit on booking followed by 50% 90 days before period of rental and a Euro 800 security deposit.
- Following inspection damages will be deducted from the security.
- Towels, pool towels and linen are included and will be changed weekly. Linen is changed and the pool is cleaned weekly.
- Electricity and water are included in the price
- Heating in the winter is an extra cost.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Porto Santo Stefano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The villa features 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom where if you wish you can put together, 1 twin bedroom and two marble decorated bathrooms. On the lower ground you have a 1 double bedroom with a small shower room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The swimming pool is fenced off with a gate preventing child access. We also have a cooking service for those who want to experience true home-made Tuscan cuisine. Fish and meat dishes will be served by our experienced staff under the vine covered pergola. We also have a professional barman if you wish to entertain your guests by the bar at the pool.

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