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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian

Charming apartment with a beautiful garden and sea view in Tuscany

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Porto Santo Stefano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Great location, near the city centre, wonderful and quiet garden with sea view

The apartment is renovated and furnished with great care. Ideal for a couple with two adult children, or eventually two couples (but consider that the second room is smaller and has twin beds) a bathroom in the master bedroom with a great shower and a second bathroom with bathtub. Beautiful and very large garden with sea views. Located at the top of Porto Santo Stefano, away from the main road but with basic services, restaurants and shops at few minutes walking. The center is within walking distance with a nice (about 15 minutes) but difficult steps. By car (private parking garage with direct access to the appartment, I get in with a big car but for some guests it is difficult to get it) you can visit, in addition to the beautiful beaches of the archipelago and, throughout the wonderful countryside of the Maremma, with its picturesque medieval villages such as Capalbio, Pitigliano, the spa Saturnia, good food, wine, olive oil.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian

Reviews

3.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming apartment with a beautiful garden and sea view in Tuscany
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
3

Nice but noisy place

  • 3 of 5

The appartment is well suited for2 adults and 2 children. The terrace and garden are great and the location in the village is OK. The entrance road is steep and narrow as is the parking space in the garage but not too difficult to cope with. The noises and rumour however coming from the neighboring appartments above already starts at 6 AM which is not our normal holiday wake-up time. The property is on the ground floor of an appartment building and therefor not the place for people who are looking for a quit time.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Moscow, Russia
5

Unforgettable vacations

  • 5 of 5

It was unforgettable summer vacations for sure!

The house is very comfy, tastefully furnished and it's big enough for 4 adults.

Very close to the beach, wonderful sea-view from the terrace, flowers all-over in the garden. Mini-market is in a few steps down the street.

Giuseppe (the owner) was very friendly. He gave us many useful advices about what we had to see in Maremma area and in Porto S.Stefano, of course. Btw Porto S.Stefano is located close to Rome, Florence, Siena, Pienza. So if you will come here by car, you'll discover all the most interesting attractions in Tuscany region.

A few words about Italy. It's amazing country, where live very hospitable people. I will definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Great location, beautiful view, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I (both 30 years old from San Francisco and Washington DC, respectively)had spent a week in Capri and Ravello in 5 star hotels and I was a bit worried that renting an apartment might be a letdown. It certainly was not, as we loved this apartment. The inside is clean, modern, full of light, impressive bathrooms. The terrace and garden are enormous and the view beautiful. We loved the market just around the corner for prepared vegetables and sweet cherry tomatoes, and the neighborhood butcher had great eggs, veal and pork chops. We cooked most nights, also getting fresh seafood from the fishermen's market. The steep walk down to the water, where the bars and restaurants are, is about 10 minutes if you find the shortcut through the parking lot, and about 15 on the way back up. The apartment is very well situated if you have a car, and we took several great day trips to Siena, Pitigliano and Porto Ercole.

A few notes for very picky travelers. There is no air conditioning and the apartment can get a bit warm at night but there is usually a nice breeze so while you can't crank up the AC and put on extra blankets, you should be able to sleep as comfortably as we did. We kept the windows and doors open much of the day to enjoy that lovely breeze.

One final good comment--the owner (Giuseppe) was EXTREMELY quick to answer any emails we sent with questions or concerns. Within 5-10 minutes we usually had a response--whether it be about the oven or the great sound system.

We would definitely come back to this apartment, we would always bring a Smart car, we would plan to cook half of the evenings, and we might even stay longer than a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Hertfordshire
5

A real Italian holiday

  • 5 of 5

This appartment is in an ideal location to explore the surrounding area. I loved the modern decor and the views. I felt like a real Italian when I visited the coffee shop (a few steps away) for breakfast each morning. The local restaurants are all good and the steep walk up-hill afterwards helped to work off my food. The fish stall in the harbour sells the freshest fish to BBQ back at the appartment. We took the ferry to Giglio for a lovely day out. We sampled a variety of local beaches and further afield we visited the hot springs at Saturnia which we were suprised to find were free! The owners were very helpful and the property was clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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1

a bad experience

  • 1 of 5

Dear customers, please remember to bring with you a spry anti mosquitoes , no mosquito-nets on the windows so we have been bitten by a dozen mosquitoes per night . No air conditioning so you’re obliged to stay with open windows all day & night (July hot week +30-35°C). Unfortunately we found a very dirty apartment, cobwebs a little everywhere, infested by insects of various types (spiders, small armadillos, ants, mosquitoes ... ), the second day of our “nightmare” we have found a 2-inch cockroach who had taken refuge in a new shoe of my wife placed near the bed where we slept: this has finally ruined our holiday. In all the corners of rooms there was a lot of Baygon white powder, so we also had to breathe in a not-healthy environment for all the holiday. During our week we also suffered the theft in the garage, nothing of dramatic but the adapter shuko connecting the plug of the washing machine was gone, for the true there was another available in the apartment, so the washing machine was ok w/o other problems. Last … The backyard that is proudly well described, really speaking is a desert w/o grass and at my opinion not maintained by months.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
totobar
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Porto Santo Stefano
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Argentario
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Orbetello Scalo
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
il veliero
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Caletta
Car: recommended

The Monte Argentario is a great Italian location all year long.

During the summer you can choose many wonderful beaches or reach the 'Giglio' island in 40 minutes of boat.

There are many interesting ancient villages like 'Capalbio' , 'Pitigliano' or the terms of 'Saturnia'.

The countryside Maremma, is famous for the view, food, olives oil and wine.

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Rates & Availability

Porto Santo Stefano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,010
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $224
Mandatory final cleanig $56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Porto Santo Stefano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Great shower modern design
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , modern design
  • Philippe Starck's bathroom fixtures in both bathroom. Main bathroom has an extra large shower with window on the garden. Second bathroom has has a bathroom tub no window.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 sofa convertible in two single or 1 double bed
  • The main bedroom has a french window to the garden one Large Double Bed (200x160 cm) two bedside table one closet and a private bathroom, modern design with extra large shower and one window to the garden. The second room is smaller, has also a french window to the garden, one closet, one very small desk with chair and 1 sofa convertible in two single bed of 185x80 cm each (with confortable mattress), we suggest the second room for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide linen for one double bed and two single, one big and one small towel for each person each week. As usual in Italy the private parking is small (I get in with a large car 4,75 meters x 1,93 but some guests find it difficult to get in). In case you stay during the winter, the heater works with gas and it is not included. It costs 75 euro per bottle (one week for a normal use).

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