Villa Talamone is a spectacular 4 bedroom villa overlooking the sea near Grossetto. Originally built to protect the coast against invasions, this villa underwent a complete restoration and has become the ideal rental for a unique vacation in Tuscany.
Tucked away in a magical corner of Southern Tuscany, on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, a short distance from many sites of historical interest, and surrounded by the authentic natural wonders of the Maremma Natural Park, stands the impressive Villa Talamone, a historic Spanish tower erected to protect against the Saracen invasions. After a complete restorati...on, the villa has become the ideal rental property for an extraordinary holiday on the Tuscan Coast. You begin to see the villa before you arrive. It is located on private land closed off by an electronic security gate. Magnificent agave cacti align the path to the front door, creating a romantic and exotic atmosphere.
Villa Talamone is a wonderful villa with 4 bedrooms. On entering the front door, to the right is a dining area with fireplace, and two double bedrooms with independent bathrooms: one with a bathtub; the other with a shower. Continuing on, along the entrance corridor and to the left of the dining room, we find a fully equipped modern kitchen. At the end of the corridor there is a third bedroom with private bath, with bathtub and shower.
At the end of this corridor there is a staircase which leads to the first floor. Here we find a large air conditioned living room with fireplace, where one can relish a magnificent 180° panorama. This living-room is furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas at one end, and an antique wooden dining table which can seat up to 8 people at the other. From this living-room, one has access to a splendid terrace which is divided into two areas: dining on one side and deckchairs for relaxation and sunbathing on the other. The view from the terrace is spectacular. It captures Porto S. Stefano and the hills of Mount Argentario; Talamone, with its charming walled town; the hills of the Uccellina Natural Park; as well as the islands of Giannutri, Giglio and Montecristo, a famous marine park.
On returning to the open space on the ground floor, there is a small staircase which leads to the lookout tower. This, too, has been restored, and is divided into two floors. The lower level has a bedroom with fireplace; the upper level has a sitting room, dressing room, small bathroom with shower, and terrace with a splendid panoramic lookout. It is a perfect place to sit and bask in the sunshine, take a dip in the swimming pool, or to enjoy the company of good friends and a glass of wine around the barbecue after sunset. From the tower a path leads to the sea and a sunbathing deck. The villa is air conditioned (living-room and guests house), equipped with satellite television and Wi-Fi internet. Every window has mosquito screens and every bedroom has ceiling fans.
Villa Talamone was featured in the latest James Bond film entitled, “Quantum of Solace”, a sure sign of a classy accommodation!
Our Personal Opinion:
Wonderful villa located in front of the sea. Highly recommended for who is searching for a luxury property with all the facilities.
The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
Weekly price: High season: 12.000,00 € - Low season: 10.000,00 €. It is also possible to rent the main villa (4 bedrooms) together with the guests house (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) for a total capacity of 12 guests for an extra price of 3.000,00 € in High season and 2.000,00 € in Low season.
Included in the Price: Final cleaning; wi-fi Internet connection; utility bills (except for heating); exclusive use of Torre di Talamonaccio, comprising 4 double bedrooms with ceiling fans and bathroom; entryway, lounge with fireplace on the ground floor, living room with air conditioning and a 32” LCD TV satellite with DVD; the Guest House (on request) comprises 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower, living room and air conditioning system all over the house; daily cleaning 1 person 4 hours a day, 6 days a week for housekeeping (2 extra hours for The Guest House); cleaning and maintenance of the garden and swimming pool, three times a week; supply and changing of bedding, bath and pool towels on Saturday and Wednesday. The rental also includes the use of the outside areas, of the private 6m x 4m swimming pool, and direct access to the seaside, the private rock beach is shared with only another villa.
Excluded from the Price: Heating; catering services for the preparation of lunch and dinner; extra housekeeping (€ 25/person per hour); additional bed linens and towels; other laundry or ironing services.
Security Deposit: A € 1000,00 security deposit is payable to the agency or upon arrival in either cash or check. It will be returned after check-out in full, subject to deduction for damage caused and/or payment for additional services.
Overall rating:4.4 / 5.0based on 1,031 reviews and 369 properties
Villa Talamone - Stunning Seaside Villa Talamone, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The villa is located in the beautiful area called the "Argentario" in Southern Tuscany, near to the Maremma Natural Park. The villa offers guests spectacular views of the hills of Mount Argentario, Porto S. Stefano, the hills of the Uccellina Natural Park as well as the islands of Giannutri, Giglio and Montecristo, a famous marine park. The has direct access to the seaside, the semi-private rock beach is shared with only another villa.
Distances from major International Airports
Pisa - 180 km
Florence - 170 km
Rome-Fiumicino - 150 km
Distances from major tourist attractions
Volterra - Its alabaster, its “Balze” and its museums - 140 km
San Gimignano and its Towers - 130 km
Last updated on August 15, 2014
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