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A charming country house in the hills with view over a green valley

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms facing a large terrace on top of a green valley

Tre Acque is a charming country house, nestled in the hills with a large terrace in front and all along the house with a panoramic view over the green valley of 'Tre acque'. The house is surrounded by pine trees and Mediterranean bush, the typical Tuscany canopy. It is a point of departure to reach some of the most beautiful beaches of Elba as Biodola, Scaglieri, Forno, Campo all'Aja, Procchio, Magazzini, Capo Bianco, from 1 km up. From the house with a little longer drive you can reach many other beautiful beaches either natural or equipped with beach clubs and restaurants nearby the sea, as Fetovaia, Capo S.Andrea... where the nature changes and becomes wilder and very sunny and dry. It can be amusing to change beach every day. You may ramble on foot trough the many beautiful path, some of them run into roman ruins, sail or kayaking in the Gulf of Procchio and in the various beautiful beaches of the islands. You can also do a day trip with special ferryboat to visit the other wild and interesting islands of the group: Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio, Giannutri. The cultural life is very alive in the island: concert in the magic village of Campolofeno, litterary and journalism prizes in Marciana and other villages. You can also visit the emperor Napoleon's exile homes in San Martino, close to the house, and in Portoferraio. In summertime every sunday there are feasts in the villages with markets and typical tuscan food.

Portoferraio, Marina di Campo and Porto Azzurro are lovely for snacks, restaurants and shopping.

The closest supermarket with free parking is in the small village of Carpani,just before Portoferraio, 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk.

The terrace has a large dining table with benches and barbecue, protected by a roofing. In a corner there is an outdoor shower to refresh coming from the beach and just beside the shower there is a little greenhouse with hangs where you can let dry beach towels and bathing suits.

All the rooms are accessible from the terrace. The house is composed by a main building, which comprehends: an eat in kitchen, living room with radio, tv, DVD player, wifi rooter, launderette with washing machine at the ground floor and at the first floor a master double bedroom,a big bathroom with bath tub and shower, a two beds bedroom, one of this is a little shorter( 10 years old child) ; a separate building with a three beds bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a small entrance with a closet; a small separated extension with a double room, that uses the bathroom with shower just nearby.

There are 2 cots and 1 high chair for babies.

More Details

Maria Adele Serra
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Maria Adele Serra

I'm the oldest of five sister and we own this property in Elba, inherited by a very dear aunt.

I'm psychologist and psychotherapist and I work in the Direction of Social Policy of Genoa municipality.

I'm married with a daughter 26 years old.

I spend many pleasant holidays in Island of Elba, where I have many dear friends, coming to Elba every holidays.

Why Maria Adele Serra chose Elba

The country house "Tre acque" belongs to my family since forty years. When I was a teen ager, I spent there there holidays with my aunt and uncle and then with friends, some of them coming to Elba sailing. One summer I went back from Elba to Portofino on a sailing boat.

Then I spent there fantastic holidays with my family and friends with sons and daughters.

The house is very quiet, plunged in the mediterranean bush but nearby there are villages with cafes and restaurants and the joyful crowd of summer evenings.

What makes this cottage unique

The country house is very fresh and quiet and it is very pleasant to have a shower and a relax on the terrace, watching the beautiful view on the green valley of Tre Acque after being at the sunny and crowded beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful surprise! Owner exquisite and more than helpful, the staff that greeted us was nothing short of fantastic! It is a real Tuscan farmhouseWhat a beautiful surprise! of unique beauty, situated in a quiet and reserved and equipped with every comfort! In short, we could not come at a better house than this: above all expectations. The photos do not do justice to this lovely place and this wonderful home !!! Thanks Maria Adele and the people who welcomed us!
Aug 2015
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Portoferraio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , There is a shower
  • Bathroom 1 Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet Bathroom 2 Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , There are 2 cots that can be moved in the bedroom desired
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , This bed room is in a small house beside the main one.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This bedroom is in another little house just beside the 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms with bathroom, 1 uses the bathroom with shower of room 3) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed (1), 1 Cot if necessary Bedroom 2 Single Bed (1 normal length and 1 bed 1,50 meter length for a child) Bedroom 3 Single Bed (3) Bedroom 4 Double Bed or 2 Single bed The bedroom 4 is a little detached and uses the bathroom of bedroom 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The bedroom 4 it's detached from the whole building and is served by the same bathroom of bedroom 3. Outside: The house is surrounded by lawns. Outdoor dining table, barbecue, easychiars. The house can be heated. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying rack inside and on the terrace, washbasin, iron, ironing board, toys for the beach, 1 extra refrigerator Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens Provided, Towels Provided ( € 13/person), Housekeeper Optional Final cleaning indispensable (€150). The house must left not clean but in perfect order (extra charge € 50) Other: In front of the house there is a big sunny and shady terrace between pines with a view on the valley and faraway the sea and a meadow with a large table with benches and chairs to dine in the open air.


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(5 traveler reviews)

A charming country house in the hills with view over a green valley
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Island with beautiful beaches

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay at Elba Island. The place is very quiet and away from everything and that's what we were looking for. Obviously one needs a car as the next village Portoferraio, a nice ancient harbour where you could shop everything, is 8 km away. By car we love to have a trip around the Island to discover beautiful beach, every day different. But the nearest, Biodola, is one of the best in the world: I suggest to wait sunset there, it’s beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location da favola

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato presso questa meraviglia ai primi di settembre.

Abbiamo scelto questa casa perché ci sembrava perfetta per passare la nostra vacanza di famiglia (eravamo 7 adulti e 3 bambini)e cosi è stato.

La casa è veramente meravigliosa; si arriva,si parcheggia la macchina,e ci si rilassa all'aria aperta.

Nonostante sia in una zona tranquilla da ogni caos cittadino,in pochi minuti si possono raggiungere spiagge,negozi,ristoranti,tutto quello di qui si puo aver bisogno.

Abbiamo passato veramente un bella vacanza,mangiando all'aria aperta,passeggiando tra gli alberi e rilassandoci lonati dallo stres cittadino.

In conclusione,consiglio vivamente questa location a chi vuole passare le proprie vacanze nell'assoluto relax,in una zona molto tranquilla ma non per questo troppo lontana dalla civiltà.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sono felice che tu e la tua famiglia abbiate passato le vacanze che desideravate al casale delle Tre Acque, immerso nella tranquillità della campagna ma vicino alle bellissime spiagge e ai caratteristici e animati paesini dell'Elba, disseminati di stuzzicanti negozi, snack bar, ottime gelaterie e ristoranti.
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Charming & relaxed hollidays

  • 4 of 5

We (2 families) spend wonderful 2 weeks on Elba with perfect weather, very nice and different beaches and food. It's a nice and quiet house a bit offside of the turism, which we liked. We found a clean and nearly fully equipped house and friendly "caretakers". The big and terrace is wonderful, the trees around gives you shaddow as much as you like. The only thing we missed, was something against the mosquitos (maybe some more safty guards for the windows could help). I'm pretty shure, we will come back and enjoy again!

Our Tip: if you don't like crowded beaches try out one of the 150 beaches (often a bit hidden) around Elba, which you can find on "beach maps" sold there.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed so much your staying in my family country house in the beautiful island of Elba. About mosquitos, which is a problem in the whole island, I will do next year, beside the table that are in each room, a disinfestation on the outside area. I really hope you will come again !
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Una affascinante casa colonica all'Elba

  • 5 of 5

La casa si trova in un contesto ambientale suggestivo: è immersa nella macchia mediterranea: quindi tanti profumi e visite inaspettate (è persino arrivato trovarci un rospetto per la gioia dei nostri bambini). Abbiamo trovato la casa pulitissima e dotata di ogni comfort, letti comodi e cucina molto ben attrezzata, anche con la lavastoviglie. Spazi esterni godibilissimi e ampi, con la possibilità di mangiare sempre all'aperto. Casa sempre fresca, anche nei giorni più caldi. La posizione della casa consente di raggiungere comodamente tutte le spiagge di Portoferraio, di Procchio e, con qualche minuto in più di macchina, di Marciana. Ultima cosa, una ricca biblioteca di classici e non solo per leggere nei momenti di relax, che ci ha consentito di percepire la storia di chi, prima di noi, ha abitato questa casa. Insomma una vacanza perfetta.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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una meraviglia!!!

  • 5 of 5

Proprietaria squisita e molto più che disponibile, il personale che ci ha accolto è stato a dir poco fantastico! Si tratta di un vero e proprio casale toscano, di una bellezza unica, situata in una zona tranquilla e riservata e dotata di ogni comfort! Insomma non potevamo capitare in una casa migliore di questa: superiore a qualunque aspettativa. Le foto non rendono giustizia a questo luogo incantevole e a questa casa meravigliosa!!! Grazie Maria Adele e ai ragazzi che ci hanno accolto!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Cinzia! Il tuo commento mi ha fatto un piacere enorme e sono felice che abbiate passato una splendida vacanza!
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Nearest Airport
138 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
44 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
77 Kilometres
Nearest Train
319 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Biodola, Scaglieri, Forno,10 minutes drive, 30/40 minutes walk.

Hotel Hermitage, Biodola: barbecue soirèes, dancing, swimming pool, golf, tennis court.

Procchio: Hotel del Golfo: tennis classes, swimming pool, just behind the beach.

La Guardiola, Campo all'aia, beach restaurant, sailing club.

Marciana alta, Poggio: medieval villages up on the mountain with good, panoramic restaurants.


Little airport in Acquabona, island of Elba, big airport is in Pisa 100 Km drive.


Going to Piombino for the ferry boat to Portoferraio, you reach the beautiful long beaches of S.Vincenzo and Baratti.

Up on the hills, near Venturina, just before turning for Piombino, you can find Volterra, a rich roman town, in a very particular and charming location, with etruscan, roman, medieval buildings and churches.

Further Details:

Portoferraio has been planned and builted by Cosimo de'Medici and then belonged to the Gran ducato di Toscana, ruled by the Duke of Lorena and so you can admire Medicean fortress, Lorena castles, the two villas that belonged to Napoleon during his exile but also the ruin of romans villas in beautiful natural location. So nature and history are melted in a beautiful way.


Rates & Availability

Portoferraio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
full summer
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $163.42
Extra guest $54.47
Pet Fee $54.47
cleaning $163.42

Booking Notes:
You should make a money transfer as indicate by the sitel.
Changeover day is on Saturday.
The guest shall arrive around 5 pm and leave the house at 10 am on Saturday to make possible house cleaning.
Sheets and towels cost € 10/person.
The security deposit of 150 € for eventual damages must be given to the house keeper and will be give back after your departure, less the cost of eventual damages. The expenses of sheets and towels must be given directly to Gabriella, the house keeper, that will wait for the guests together with her husband Piergiorgio. They will be available for any problem occurring during the holiday.
The autumn, winter, spring price include heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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