Whether you love the beach or the hills, the museums or the vineyards, this Tuscany villa near Montiano is the one for you! Spend days relaxing at the nearby Maremma coast, or unwind at one of the pools on this private rental estate. Venture into Grosseto for some of the Tuscany sights, and then return to this self catering accommodation for the local red wine Morellino di Scansano. We recommend using the private gym on the property, then settling down in the Turkish bath and enjoying a gourmet meal. If that is just too relaxing for you, use the mountain bikes, included with this Tuscany vacation rental. The hills of Montiano are spectacular,... especially at sunset.
(600 m2) Standing at the top of a hill surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the sea, this pink villa, situated over three levels, is located inside a private estate. Outdoor facilities include a private park with a large 7x12 meter swimming pool and a separate 4x8 meter children’s pool. The pools are open from mid-April to There are terraces surrounding the outside of the villa, a balcony with pergola, an outdoor solarium with garden furniture, pizza oven, and barbecue, and a Gazebo. Mountain bikes are available for free use, and there is private parking.
Ground Floor/Middle Level: Entry into the villa leads into a spacious living room, furnished with curved sofas and tile floor. The room contains a satellite TV, stereo, Internet connection, fireplace, and safe, and there is a small bathroom with toilet and sink. A terrace is at one end of the room, and the other end leads into the large dining room, with seating for up to 16 persons. There is an entrance to the portico from the dining room, and the entrance to the kitchen is at the opposite end. In the wood, marble, and tile kitchen you will find all 6 burner gas cook-top, oven, and dishwasher. There is a walk-in pantry connected to the kitchen, and a balcony with pergola just outside the door.
Lower Level: This level is reached from the living room, and has a large living hall, with an adjoining room for dinner parties. A fully-equipped gym/fitness room and Turkish steam bath are nearby, as well as a ‘relaxing room.’ There is also a billiard table. There are two bathrooms on this level with toilet, sink, and shower. The laundry facilities are here, and the household staff has their private apartment down here.
First Floor/Upper Level: The first floor contains 6 bedrooms with 160 cm queen-size beds. All have ensuite bathroom facilities, with shower, sink, toilet, and hair dryers. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have private terraces, while bedrooms 1, 4, and 5 have attached sitting rooms. Each bedroom has either a closet or a large wooden wardrobe.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Extra Bed Available: Upon request
* Housekeeping Available: 20 Euro per hour, not available on Sunday
* Chef Available: 40 Euro per person, not available on Saturday or Sunday
Additional amenities include: pool table, free parking on premises, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, bike, independent villa, air conditioning - whole house, outside area - private.
We had a great time in the villa. The villa is very secluded and quiet, creating an oasis for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the area as well.
Anna and Felice keep the place very clean and orderly all around. The views were fabulous we enjoyed the sunsets and the stars many nights. The pools were the best feature of the property - especially the children's pool for our kids The pictures of the pool do not do it justice.
The kitchen was functional, but small if we had had another family besides our two families of four. As it was, it was fine. There needs to be instructions for the appliances, including the washing machine, Satellite TV (plenty of sex channels, but short on children's shows), and the AC. While Anna and Felice were great hosts, they do not speak English so be prepared to meet them halfway with Italian.
We loved the access to the beach of Castiglione della Pescaia and the southern Tuscany town of Pitigliano, the hot springs Saturnia, and island Monte Argentario. The villa was located fairly closely to the SS1 so getting to other cities was fairly easy.
Katherine's review of Il Salottino
Left on 10/31/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | Katherine
The view was wonderful, the place overall was wonderful, but the greatest asset of Il Salottino is the caretakers, Anna and Felice. They were kind, generous, and several times went out of their way to make our stay even more enjoyable.
I personally enjoyed the spaciousness. With 12 people there it never felt crowded. We all had a place to convene or places to sit and read or play games.
We had really hoped for a great kitchen. It was cramped if several people wanted to work in there at the same time. It was poorly laid out and the oven and the grill were unusable as the controls were broken.
I loved Grosseto. Since I had been in Italy many times I was not interested in traveling every day to a new destination as many of my villa mates were. But every day my husband and I would go to the Grosseto centro, sit at the Internet cafe, go shopping, have lunch at the terrific cafe in the cathedral square, then go back to the villa for the afternoon. Simple but, for us, perfect!
Debra's review of Il Salottino
Left on 07/31/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | Debra
Our experience at Il Salottino was wonderful. The view, the pool, the landscaping, the accommodations, and the caretakers were all superb!
The pool, the vegetation, the view, and the peace and quiet.
The bedrooms were a bit warm at times.
The small towns we visited were quite interesting. We especially enjoyed eating at the small restaurants in the towns we visited.
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