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Supercharming seafront property with infinity pool 50mt to the sea for 17 people

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 22 nights


About the property

6-8 Bedrooms 3-4 bathrooms for 13/17 people 50 m from the sea (150 mt beach)

Surrounded by pines, oleanders, rosemary's and Mediterranean bush, Villa Montecristo sits in the south west coast of the Island at 50mt from the sea along the main road near the beautiful beaches of Seccheto (3 minutes on foot - it's just 150 mt), Cavoli (5 minutes on foot) Fetovaia (five minutes by car). Villa Montecristo is an ancient charming Tuscan house with a spectacular sea view overlooking the isles of Montecristo and Pianosa, the bay of Seccheto and the ridge of Fetovaia.

Since 2017 Villa Montecristo offers a unique and stunning pool carved out in a ancient granite quarry, entirely made of stone: its infinity edge makes you feel like you are swimming in the open sea while you are swimming in the pool!

The Villa is lavishly furnished with antiques, paintings and prints; it is characterized by a wide beamed ceiling drawing room with granite stairs and wood gallery. The spacious garden has tree shaded and sunny areas; there is also a thatch covered terrace ideal for eating outside. The rooms have tiled floors and are spacious and furnished with 19th century antiques. Both the living room and the kitchen have doors leading into the garden.

During spring and summer we have two showers in the garden (cold water only) perfect for cooling after a long day on the beach!

The nearest village is Seccheto, to be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot.

For further information and photos don't hesitate to contact us!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Fiammetta

My name is Fiammetta (on the left in photo), I am 33 years old and I am a lawyer in Genova, Italy.

Since I was a young child I used to spend my summer holidays in our family house in Elba that I love with all my heart. Since 2007 I manage rentings and I try to do all my best to make our guests feel at home at Villa Montecristo and to make them feel as I feel when I go there: relaxed and happy!

My mother, Cristina (on the right in the photo) is the owner of the house: she is a professional paintings restorer and an amateur painter and ceramist. She loves Villa Montecristo as me, and we both really enjoy to go there ofter to make house-keeping works as painting, fixing small things, gardening etc. The Villa is big and ancient, so there's always something to be improved and we never get bored there. For sure we two are the men of the house!

We love cooking (especially at Villa Montecristo, where we have a fully equipped kitchen and lot of time!) and animals, dogs especially, that are always more than welcome (if well educated :)

Fiammetta purchased this villa in 1850

Why Fiammetta chose Elba

Villa Montecristo belongs to my mother's family (the Mellini's, an acient roman nobiliar family) since XVIII century: it is a charming tuscan villa and it is furnished with ancient furniture.

In 1814 Emperor Napoleone Bonaparte spent few nights there, in the double room at the ground floor (that so we call 'Napoleon's room'), and he left two iron camp beds that we converted in two tables in the sitting room. In the whole house you can feel Napoleon, as my great grand father, my grand father were (and my father is) Napoleon's heirlooms collectors.

By the way, even if the house has an ancient history and a glorious past (if only it could speak I am quite sure it would have many things to tell…) it also has a present! The Villa sits about 50 meters from the sea: at just three minutes on foot there is Seccheto’s beach, and Seccheto village (and its shops) is less than five minutes walking; Cavoli’s beach, known as the most beautiful beach on the island, is less than ten minutes on foot, so you can have ready at hand almost everything you need!

The Villa and its garden are big enough for many people, so everyone can find his own quite spot to read a book, to sleep, to work, to have a glass of wine by watching the sunset on the sea in Fetovaia’s bay. But there’s also a terrace area with two long garden tables where we use to have lunch and dinner all together, eating Italian typical meals we cooked in the afternoon with fresh organic food or, why not?, to enjoy a great barbecue!

In 2014 we renovated a garden belt behind the house with a granitic table and a bench for solitary people that want to be alone with theirself to work or to meditate in a peaceful spot.

In July 2017 we made perhaps the biggest improvement ever: a spectacular and unique infinity swimming pool entirely built in the antique Roman granite quarry behind the house, to be published shortly in the major architectural magazines.

What makes this villa unique

A big garden with dining area facing the sea, a unique contemporary infinity pool harvested in an ancient Roman granite quarry, the best beaches of the island and the village at walking distance, a 100 squared meters huge sitting room, Napoleon's traces, seventeen beds... What else?! :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Montecristo is very cute, the garden was super for children, the beach is very near and it was not many people on the beach, it was great!

Everything was very good orginisied. We are happy about our holiday and would like to come some time back :)
May 2015
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Seccheto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Villa - Ground floor. With bathtub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Villa - First floor, with bathtub and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Villa - First floor (No bathtub, shower only)
    Bathroom 4 - dependance - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Dependance bathroom with bathtub
    Pool shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower near the pool
    Garden shower - outdoor shower , In the garden, between oleanders and fig tree
    Garden Shower nr. 2 - outdoor shower , In the former vegetable garden
  • The Property has four bathrooms. The main villa has two bathrooms with shower/bathtubs and one bathroom with shower. The dependance has one bathroom with bathtub.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , First floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , First floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Dependance
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Dependance
  • The rooms have ancient tiled floors and are furnished with XVIIth and XIXth century antiques.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you want to celebrate a special occasion or simply taste a typical tuscan meal, we can organise a catering service at Villa Montecristo from one of the best restaurant of the Island. We'll be glad to give you more information!


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Supercharming seafront property with infinity pool 50mt to the sea for 17 people
average rating of 4.742857 based on 36 reviews

Excellent holidays with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very well equipped. We were not missing anything. Due to the fact the villa is covered by trees, air conditioning is not necessary.

The owner supported us very well, including impeccable driving instructions and all the details on the closest beaches, shops and restaurants.

The swimming pool is incomparable to what we saw so far. It gives a very nice view on the sea, mainly in the evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Ferien in einer fantastischen Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir (9 Erwachsene, 6, Kinder) verbrachten 41 herrliche Ferientage in einem wunderschönen Haus auf einer sehr schönen und interessanten Insel. Die Beschreibung des Hauses und des Gartens auf der HomeAway Website verspricht wirklich nicht zuviel. Der Kontakt mit der Vermieterin (Mrs. Fiammetta Parodi) war sehr herzlich und kompetent. Auch die Verwalterin (Mrs. Maria) war sehr zuvorkommend und hat uns bei Fragen gerne und unkompliziert weitergholfen. Vielen Dank!

Das Haus und der Garten mit schöner Meersicht sind sehr familienfreundlich. Wandern, schwimmen, biken, gemütliche Restaurants, alles haben wir genossen.

Die Raumaufteilung ist besonders auch Wunderschöne Ferien in einer für Familien mit kleinen Kindern sehr gut geeignet: Es sind 8 Schlafzimmer vorhanden. Zu je 2 Schlafzimmern gehört eine Nasszelle mit WC/Bad oder Dusche. Die Küche ist sehr gut und zweckmässig ausgestattet.

Ein kleiner Nachteil: Die sehr schönen antiken Möbel, Stühle und Sessel im Wohnzimmer sind teilweise nicht mehr ganz so stabil und etwas heikel und verlangen eine etwas sorgfältigere Behandlung als man es sich vielleicht zu Hause gewohnt ist.

Alles in allem ist die Villa Montecristo ein sehr empfehlenswertes einzigartiges Ferindomizil für Gruppen oder Familien mit 12 bis 16 Personen.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear L. Guttinger, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your positive words, I am so pleased that you and your big family enjoyed your recent stay at Villa Montecristo and that you loved the Island and its many activities! Your comments are very much valued and our committment to investing in our property will continue this winter with renovations: i.e. we are going to buy new dining room chairs, the ancient ones we have are beautiful and have done their job, but it's time to replace them, as you kindly suggested :) We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Montecristo in the future!
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Soggiorno Elba

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montecristo non è solo una casa bellissima. È una dimora storica che ti cattura e dove si respira un'atmosfera particolare. Siamo stati benissimo. Il giardino consente di vivere appieno la vacanza persino quando non si esce. Inoltre è vicinissima alle spiagge di Seccheto e Cavoli. È stata una vacanza bellissima anche grazie alla scelta dell'abitazione e alla gentilezza dei proprietari che hanno sempre risposto a qualsiasi nostra richiesta.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per queste belle parole e per i compimenti alla casa che ci lusingano e ci danno la carica per cercare di fare sempre meglio! Sono molto felice che Villa Montecristo vi abbia dato la possibilitá di trascorrere una bella vacanza in famiglia e vi ringrazio personalmente per averne avuto cura durante il vostro soggiorno. Spero di avere modo di ospitarvi ancora in futuro e che abbiate fatto il pieno di caldi raggi di sole e mare turchese per affrontare l'inverno! :)
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Wonderful week in the Villa Montecristo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa. It was perfectly organized . The house is beautifully situated between the two most beautiful beaches of the island ( Seccheto and Cavoli ) . We stayed with several families for a week at the villa. The children played on the terrace and we have every night prepared very delicious dinner which we enjoyed in the sunset . The villa is highly recommended and we will definitely come back again .

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Montecristo in the near future.
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Perfekter Aufenthalt!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus lässt kaum einen Wunsch offen: Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll mit einem guten Mix zwischen Alt und Neu, die Küche ist komplett eingerichtet, die Terrasse mit Blick auf das Meer ein Traum, Platz ist mehr als genug vorhanden, die Lage zwischen zwei zu Fuss erreichbaren Badebuchten könnte nicht besser sein. Kurz, wir haben uns äusserst wohl gefühlt in der Villa Montecristo!

Der Kontakt zu Fiammetta (Besitzerin) war sehr herzlich und unkompliziert.

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Thank you for your positive comments and for recommending Villa Montecristo to other travelers. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Elba! I hope your next stay is just around the corner!
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feels like home

  • 5 of 5

It's the third time we have been to Villa Montecristo. We always come in a big group with many children. And what should I say: we really love it, in every detail. We like it so much that we will always come back. it´s beautiful outside and inside, nice and old and cosy. If you like aseptic, fully tiled holiday apartments: don't come. If you like a tasteful, nice and cosy and really large house and garden close to a very nice and tiny Elba village: enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vera, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property and for your amazing comments which are very much valued! We work hard to make our guests feel like home at Villa Montecristo and I am so glad to see those efforts pay off on your last stay. Our commitment to investing in our property will continue this winter with important renovations you’ll find on your next visit! We Thank you and your beautiful family again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Elba!
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Marina di Campo
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Portoferraio (LI) - Isola d'Elba
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Golf Club Elba Acquabona
Nearest Train
49 Kilometres
Piombino (Li)
Nearest Motorway
56 Kilometres
Piombino (Li)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Villa Montecristo sits in the southern coast of the Isle of Elba, at 50 meters to the sea, along the main road, betweeen the beautiful beaches of Seccheto (three minutes on foot), Cavoli (five minutes on foot) and Fetovaia (five minutes by car), at walking distance from the nearest village (five minutes)


Rates & Availability

Seccheto Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September special offer
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nightly Rate
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 21 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 24 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
October special offer
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
November - December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Eve 2018
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
January - March 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 8 2018
15 night minimum stay
Flat fee
April 2018
Apr 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
22 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23.55
Refundable damage deposit $588.86

Final cleanings, water, electricity, heating and, if needed, heating expenses are not included in the weekly rate.
Security deposit is Euros 500,00 and it will be given back within two weeks from the end of the holiday.
In case the property would be rented for private events the security deposit is Euros 1000,00 instead of Euros 500,00.
Cancellation policy applied as per attached rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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