About the property
- Villa4144 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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, 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 sits along the main road: this ideal location, so close to the beach and the village nearby, entails that - mostly during peak season - there is car passage especially when people go to and come back from the sea.
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Seccheto
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 carved into 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?! :)
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Tolle Yogawoche in Seccheto in einem wunderbaren Haus direkt am Meer
wir (13 Personen) waren im Mai 2018 für eine Woche in der Villa Montecristo. Die Villa hat viele hübsche Details und einen wahnsinnig schönen Pool. Die Lage ist perfekt und die Aussicht grandios. Die Küche grosszügig und die Räume hübsch eingerichtet. Ein weiteres Plus, der riesige Umschwung um das Haus herum. Viele lauschige Plätze laden zum verweilen ein. Die Lage unmittelbar zum Strand von Seccheto extrem schön. Die Leute auf der Insel Elba sind alle super nett. Auch die Vermieterin Fiametta ist für Fragen jeder Zeit ansprechbar. Wir fühlten uns alle in der Gruppe sehr wohl in diesem Haus. Ich werde wieder kommen und vermisse die kleine Oase auf Elba bereits jetzt schon...
Una piscina da sogno
Villa Montecristo è una splendida casa immersa nella macchia mediterranea elbana, circondata da lentischi e fichi d'India, a due passi dal mare e dal pesino di Seccheto. La casa è ampia, con un gigantesco salone dai soffitti alti, una caratteristica cucina con tavolo in marmo e sei stanze da letto con tre bagni grandi ed eleganti. La sua bellezza è pari alla sua comodità: in pochi passi si è al mare, e con qualcuno in meno e si accede alla scenografica piscina a sfioro ricavata da una cava naturale di granito. Di giorno quindi è speciale per dei bagni refrigeranti e di sole tra le rocce; la sera, grazie alla suggestiva illuminazione, si presta a nuotate notturne sotto una volta di stelle. Ma la cosa migliore è l'atmosfera di serenità e pace che tutta la casa trasmette: ero stata in vacanza qualche anno fa e devo dire che è addirittura migliorata, grazie alla presenza della piscina che permette di isolarsi e rilassarsi anche nei periodi di alta stagione quando l'isola è invasa dai turisti.
Le sere sotto al porticato sono qualcosa che chiunque dovrebbe provare: per me è una vacanza che non stanca mai!
non sai quanto siamo felici di leggere le tue gentili parole e di sapere che hai passato una (altra) bella vacanza a Villa Montecristo! La piscina è stata un'innovazione importante e impegnativa, ma siamo davvero contenti che ne sia valsa la pena e che tu abbia potuto usarla sia di giorno che di notte, per una nuotata "sotto una volta di stelle"!
Speriamo di poterti accogliere di nuovo in futuro!
Overall a great house to spend relaxing and calm holidays. A lot of space, amazing outdoor pool & very close to the beach. We were in total 12 persons - 6 of them children. We had enough space indoor and outdoor and enjoyed our stay very much. Also the little town, the beach as well as the restaurants, food markets etc. were reachable within a few minutes by foot. Thus I can recommend this house very much and I am sure that it won't be the last time we have been there.
thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending Villa Montecristo to other travelers. We enjoyed guesting you as much as you enjoyed your stay. I hope your next stay is just around the corner!
What to say... Simply perfect
Wonderful experience in an enchanting surround. We were 4 italian families with 3-7 years old kids and the house perfectly suited them too. The house.... beautiful as you see in the picture, all very clean, kitchen well furnished for 17 and much more people, landlord very nice persons. We will come back!
thank you very much for your kind words about Villa Montecristo. I am happy you loved the house and your children did it too.
I hope to guest you again soon!
glamour, comfort and......history
Just fantastic! Elba" s sea has nothing to envy to Sardinia"s, Corsica" or even Capri"s.
And being myself a Napoleon"s fan I very much appreciated the very many memoriabilias of napoleonic era inside the villa, in addition of course of all the comfort provided by the owner and her family and the extreme good taste of the furniture. But we were particuraly struck by the sensational swimming pool carveed in the rocks overlooking the house and with a view embracing the whole of Seccheto bay and stretching the panorama from the sland of Montecristo to Corsica. We surely will be back for a longer stay.
thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Villa Montecristo. I I am so glad that you loved our unique swimming pool as well as the emerald sea nearby and that you felt and appreciated the historic atmosphere of the house (which, as well as the whole island, has a strong connection to Napoleon due to his stay in 1814).
We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Urlaub in einem wunderschönen Haus
Der großzügige Besitz mit seinem einladenden Garten und dem spektakulären Pool lassen keinen Wunsch offen. Sehr stilvolle Einrichtung mit Traumküche. Das Meer ist in 5 Minuten zu erreichen und die Straße stört überhaupt nicht. Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und werden sicher wieder kommen!
thank you for your very positive review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Montecristo!
I hope to guest again you and your beautiful family in the future.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Final cleanings, water, electricity, heating and, if needed, linen 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.