Casale degli Ulivi is a typical Tuscan farmhouse (a "casale") set in Maremma, one of the most renowned areas in Tuscany for its mild weather, the fair sea, its little hills where the wines "Morellino di Scansano" and many others are produced.
The Casale was built with ancient stones, wood and wrought iron, as well as its decorated gate and the wide stony access path, leading to the villa, the swimming pool and the park with the football pitch as well. The park is adorned with olive trees (more than 100!) and typical plants belonging to the Mediterranean scrub.
Porticoes with elegant table and chairs surround the whole villa, whose entrances are 2: one on the ground floor, the secondary one allows the direct access to the suite on the first floor.
The infinity pool is in front of the villa and next to the useful and well equipped gazebo, used as relax area.
Just next to one of the sides of the property is an area with barbecue and a stony pizza oven.
Inside the park, the property owner lives in a small isolated dependance about 20 m away from the villa, to guarantee a prompt service to guests but at the same time enough privacy. The whole property is surrounded by a high hedge, and the owner's dog (German Shepherd) is kept safe in a separate paddock in the property area, close to the park entrance.
Ground floor: it is composed by a hall with a storage closet, and a wide area with a double living room: a large arch made with bricks separates the living room - relax area from the dining room.
The first one has 3 comfortable sofas and a armchair surrounding an ancient stony fireplace, a 50'' flat TV, and elegant woody furniture. On one side of the living room is a staircase leading to a loft with another armchair, perfect for listening to music or reading a book...
The dining room has a large library and a table for 10-12 people. The kitchen, well equipped, spacious, leads to a storage room. From the door on the back you can reach the external covered portico equipped with table for 10-12 people and a flat TV (in other words, a small external dining room). Moreover the portico is just next to the pizza oven and the barbecue so this space is absolutely perfect for lunches or dinners during the summer.
Between the dining room and the kitchen is a corridor: from here you can access to a double bedroom with closet and television plus a small single sofa bedroom with Tv and small wardrobe. Lastly you will find a large bathroom with shower and sauna.
First floor: a stony staircase leads to the sleeping area on the first floor. The master bedroom is really large, composed by a double bed, a wide chest of drawers, flat tv, 2 separated closets, a complete bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower. A small staircase leads on a loft with a chaise longue and a small library: of course it can be used as a relax area.
Next to the master bedroom is a complete bathroom with hydromassage shower and a second bedroom spread over two levels: the first one with a single bed, tv, wardrobe and desk, the higher one with a "futon" double bed. The room is particularly suggested for children/young adults.
A door separates the children room from the suite (which can be accessed from the external staircase). The suite is composed by a small kitchenette, a complete bathroom with shower and washing machine, a small open space with tv and double sofa bed. A wooden staircase leads to the loft with a second double bed. The suite can host up to 4 people.
Basement room: From the living room on the ground floor guests can access a wide basement room, with a laundry room, a complete bathroom with shower, a small gym area.
Casale degli Ulivi is an ideal accomodation for every kind of vacation, from a relaxing until a dynamic stay, from a small family to a large group of friends. The Maremma area is absolutely strategic for any kind of activity: sunbathing (with the nearby beaches, equipped or free), sporting such as horse riding (only 800m) or golf (Argentario Golf, 18 holes), hiking (with trekking and visits to nearby islands), culinary experience in the villages where you can taste local specialties and delicious wines.
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (except in low season) and bigger portions (up to 12 people) can be requested as well.
Included in the price: Utility bills: water, gas and electricity; park and pool maintenance; Wi-fi Internet connection; air conditioning; daily maid service (Monday - Saturday). Linen change is included for stays longer than 1 week.
Excluded from the price: Final cleaning (€ 200,00 to pay cash); extra services on request; additional guests (from the 8th to the 12th - € 45,00/day); winter heating (lump-sum price € 40,00/day).
Security deposit: Customers are required to pay in advance € 1.000,00 security deposit by bank transfer, which will be returned within 7 days after the departure of the client deducted from eventual damages or other extra services.
APE energy certification level: G 395,39 kWh/m2 per year
Parking: 3 external parking places.
Casale degli Ulivi is set a few kilometers away from Capalbio, a nice hamlet famous for its fascinating medieval atmosphere and where many vips decidded to build their vacation villa...Some parts of its old walls still surrounds the hamlet; the medieval castle is set in the center of Capalbio, and the church of San Nicola dates back to the 12th century!
Among the streets of the hamlet tourists can eat typical Tuscan food and above all taste the best wines of the region (Morellino di Scansano, Bolgheri...). The coast and Monte Argentario, Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano are a few kilometers away: splendid white sandy beaches and insets makes this coastal area a real paradise even for divers.
From Porto S. Stefano boats leaves for Giglio Island, a real gem in the Mediterranean sea.
Along the coast is also the WWF natural park which measure about 410 hectares, rich in flora and fauna, with protected species.
For SPA lovers Saturnia (40 minutes by car) is an excellent place to stay: there is a wellness and beauty center, even a Golf course.
The closest tows and amenities: Borgo Carige and Capalbio, where is the train station (Rome 1h 30', Pisa 2h), bus station, shops (supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias, weekly market...).
The major touristic spots: Monte Argentario 20 km, Livorno and Pisa about 190 km, Siena and Chianti area 130 km, Rome and Rome Airport 130 km, Grosseto 55 km, Florence 205 km.
Air conditioning (bedrooms)
Mosquito nets (whole house)
Towels and dishes
Sauna and hydromassage
3 parking places
Small football pitch
Gazebo with table and chairs
Private swimming pool (7 x 14 m)
Table tennis table
Pool and garden maintenance
Maid service (5 hours/day)
Cots and baby beds (on request)
Cooking lessons (on request)
Trails and horse riding
Oil and wine tasting (on request)
Trips to the surrounding islands (on request)
Additional amenities include: maintenance services, ironing set, staff available, coffee machine, extra bed, walking tours, no elevator.TripAdvisor property ID 1915719...Read more
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