Classic Charm in Fabulous 18th Century Designer Villa w Pool on Tuscany Coast

City: Porto Ercole Beds: 5 | Baths: 3.5 | Sleeps: 10

  • Beautiful Pool in a Tuscan Olive Grove

        Beautiful Pool in a Tuscan Olive Grove

  • View of the House from the Park

        View of the House from the Park

  • Beautiful Pool, Beautiful View,Great Deck Beds

        Beautiful Pool, Beautiful View,Great Deck Beds

  • Enter In!

        Enter In!

  • Living Room with Fireplace

        Living Room with Fireplace

  • An

        An

  • Artistic Living

        Artistic Living

  • Upstairs Sitting Room

        Upstairs Sitting Room

  • In the Library

        In the Library

  • A Good Corner for Breakfast

        A Good Corner for Breakfast

  • But Lunch in the Shade of the Pergola

        But Lunch in the Shade of the Pergola

  • The Entry Room

        The Entry Room

  • Bedroom with Sea Views,. Beds can be made as kings

        Bedroom with Sea Views,. Beds can be made as kings

  • Large bed in Master Bedroom

        Large bed in Master Bedroom

  • Another Guest Room. Beds may be made up as kings

        Another Guest Room. Beds may be made up as kings

  • A Bathroom with Glass Shower

        A Bathroom with Glass Shower

  • The Blue Bedroom

        The Blue Bedroom

  • Another New Bathroom

        Another New Bathroom

  • The Orange Room may be Made as King

        The Orange Room may be Made as King

  • Bathroom with Tub and Shower

        Bathroom with Tub and Shower

  • Brand new state of art Kitchen, plus pantry

        Brand new state of art Kitchen, plus pantry

  • Olive-studded Hillside as seen from a Window

        Olive-studded Hillside as seen from a Window

  • Dining under the Pergola

        Dining under the Pergola

  • The Harbour at Porto Ercole

        The Harbour at Porto Ercole

  • And fabulous outdoor living under the Pergola

        And fabulous outdoor living under the Pergola

  • Beautiful Mediteranean garden

        Beautiful Mediteranean garden

  • More comfortable outdoor relaxation

        More comfortable outdoor relaxation

  • A Garden  Detaiil

        A Garden Detaiil

  • Cool waters

        Cool waters

  • The view of olives and sea from a Bedroom window; and the sea is less than 5 minutes away

        The view of olives and sea from a Bedroom window; and the sea is less than 5 minutes away

  • An enchanted garden?

        An enchanted garden?

  • Rent a boat and visit the Islands

        Rent a boat and visit the Islands

  • Sunset in the Garden

        Sunset in the Garden

Property Details

  • Category: Villa
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 3.5
  • Sleeps: 10

For a fabulous Italian Beach holiday , this is it. If you are debating between a visit to Italy's historic cities and towns, like Rome, Florence and Siena, and taking a fabulous beach holiday with family or friends, here is the solution. You can have it all!

This fashionable but incontestably comfortable vacation home is a magical discovery for unforgettable vacations on one of Italy's most fashionable coastal resort towns. But this isn't just a beach town; Argentario's old castles, forts and Renaissance streets, speak with the voice of history that attracts us all to Italy. Porto Ercole, on Monte Argentario, a peninsula south of Grosseto in Tuscany, is full of Renaissance charm and history. Caravaggio, for instance, washed-up dead on Porto Ercole's shores 400 years ago. There are four historic forts which remind us of past wars and that the Spaniards held control in the 16th century, leaving their influence in the architecture and the people.

But it is also a stylish resort whose ports play host to fabulous yachts and the jet-setters who fill it today. You will enjoy strolling the charming and active harbours, dotted with excellent seaside restaurants, cafes, bars, and gelaterias, and the incredible beaches and shores. The house comes with a reserved spot for two people with umbrella and chairs, as well as parking, at a chic beach cove with a sandy beach, terraced lawns, snorkeling, and the possibility to rent canoes and pedal boats (and additional chairs, etc.). You can rent a motorboat, or you can take the ferry to the charming island of Giglio just off the coast, where you can swim on pristine beaches, have a delicious lunch and stroll more historic streets of this Castle-Fort Island.

But your holiday doesn't stop here, because Porto Ercole is exquisitely located just over an hour to Siena and Arezzo, and less than 2 hours from Florence and Rome. When you have had enough sun and sea, just take a day trip to one of Tuscany's many treasures from your home away from home. This could be your holiday of a lifetime, or the place that you will decide to return to year after year.

An Italian Artist and her New York Art and Antiques Dealer husband took on the restoration of her family's historic, three-story 18th century farmhouse on a magnificent Olive Estate to create the perfect family vacation home, the results are splendid. The house has original beautifully polished, terracotta floors, high ceilings and beautiful proportions. The villa sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms plus a bed-sitting room suitable for a child. In addition to the Master bedroom, all other bedrooms may be made up as a king bed or as two twin beds. There are three bathrooms all with tub/showers, plus a half bath. The kitchen has everything that you could wish for! Dishwasher, microwave, full stove and oven, and plenty of room to cook great family meals. There is a large living room with fireplace for fall and winter evenings, a charming sitting room, plus upstairs den. There is also a separate dining room with antique table. And as you might expect, antique furnishings abound through-out.

Added to the indoor comforts, are what one most desires in a Mediterranean Holiday, and that is comfortable outdoor living. Under a wisteria-covered pergola there is plenty of casual outdoor seating with upholstered cushions and pillows, and not one but two dining tables and chairs to seat 14. If you are not looking for shade, there is a well furnished terrace, too, surrounded by cyprus, lavender and rosemary and at the end of the garden, a refreshing pool. The house comes with 12 hours of maid service per week. A cook is possible on request.

Availability


Rates

StartEndDailyWeekly
03/06/201707/09/2017€1,330.00€7,450.00
08/09/201731/10/2017€975.00€5,950.00
01/11/201716/12/2017€848.00€4,950.00
17/12/201708/01/2018€975.00€5,950.00
09/01/201831/05/2018€848.00€4,950.00
01/06/201808/09/2018€1,277.00€7,450.00
09/09/201805/10/2018€1,020.00€5,950.00
06/10/201824/07/2019N/A€4,950.00
06/10/201806/04/2019€848.00N/A
07/04/201924/07/2019€475.00N/A

Amenities

  • Communications
  • Internet Connection
  • Entertainment
  • TV
  • Included Services
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Service (included)
  • Blender
  • Boating
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Crib
  • Cycling
  • Deck
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Games
  • Garden
  • Golf Nearby
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron and Board
  • Lanai
  • Linens Provided
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lounge/Common Area
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Smoking
  • Ocean nearby
  • Oven
  • Paragliding
  • phone
  • Pool (private)
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • Scuba/Snorkel
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • VCR Player
  • Walking
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
  • Water Skiing
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Other Amenities
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Outside Amenities
  • Patio
  • Private Pool
  • View And Location
  • Ocean View
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Property
Beautiful Pool in a Tuscan Olive Grove
Classic Charm in Fabulous 18th Century Designer Villa w Pool on Tuscany Coast
Category: Villa
City: Porto Ercole
Baths:
Sleeps: 10
Classic Charm in Fabulous 18th Century Designer Villa w Pool on Tuscany Coast Villa -
AM
Beautiful home in a great location
Posted on: 13/08/2016

The pictures of this designer home do not do it justice. The layout is great for a large group, affording privacy for all. It is a great spot for a large group, with a wonderful outdoor covered patio for dinners with adjacent space for socializing and relaxing. the large yard has a nice pool for enjoying the countryside with a view to the sea. My favorite part was the dinners on the patio with the master chef Roberto. You can rent vespas down the street and take them around the hillside above the property and around town. The agent was very helpful in helping us arrange transportation, chef, train and other logistics.


"The house is beautiful, contemporary yet antique..."
Posted on: 24/01/2016

 The house is beautiful, contemporary yet antique - antique without being precious. I love the location, beautiful beaches, small hill towns, and glamour at Il Pelicano. Perfect vacation!


"The house and the place are gorgeous."
Posted on: 18/02/2016

 The house and the place are gorgeoous. The people are lovely. We fell in love with Tuscany and Porto Ercole. Thank you for such a wonderful fortnight! All the best from Moscow!


"Une région qui mérite."
Posted on: 24/01/2016

Un bonheaur partagé pendant 5 jours et un cuisinier sympa et competent. Une région qui mérite.


" Two weeks here has given us the intense pleasures of the very best of Italy!"
Posted on: 24/01/2016

 Two weeks here has given us the intense pleasures of the very best of Italy! Beautiful garden, sea, beaches, and of course the delicious food prepared by Roberto! It was a delight to get to know Porto Ercole and the Corsini family, with lovely music in house, garden or square. We all had an amazing time. We will be back!


"Wonderful home, great space..."
Posted on: 18/02/2016

 Bravo, Wonderful home, great space, love the wild boars. A little different from our Las Vegas grounds. Thank you, grazie!


"...we were captured by the beauty of it all."
Posted on: 24/01/2016

 It seems that the conjuction of Jupiter and Venus was the Star of Bethlem, we saw that gigantic star from the garden everyday: pro-baby showing us how fortunate we are! The house is wonderful! Many thanks. Coming from so far away (Colombia, Washington, NY, two families) we were captured by the beauty of it all. Mamma Wild Boar and kids visited yesterday, quite a treat! Grazie!


"A wonderful time at Uliveto!"
Posted on: 24/01/2016

 A wonderful time at Uliveto! And a wonderful time getting to know a region new to us! Couldn't have been better. A special thanks to Roberto for some wonderful dinners (& spectacular left-overs for lunch!) and to Nina for her help! A la prossima volta! 


lauracutler
Exactly what I was looking for..... a treasure of a house and property.
Posted on: 16/07/2015
Villa Uliveto in Porto Ercole is an absolute gem..... we had a team event there (sailing regatta) and the house was perfect for us. We travel with a team chef, who loved the kitchen and found everything she needed at the grocery store/butcher/fishmonger locally. The housekeeper, Nina, is fantastic. Marianne, who oversees the house locally, was incredibly helpful and got back to me very quickly any time I had a question. We thoroughly enjoyed our team dinners every evening under the wisteria-covered pergola, and even named the 3 cats who have adopted the house and live outside. We did see groups of the wild boar who live up on the hillside, in the evenings, and found them fascinating to watch. If you are looking for a lovely, beautifully and tastefully decorated, well-equipped and very comfortable home to have a family-style holiday (ie not fancy or Four Seasons-ish), then Uliveto is for you. And for American visitors who appreciate ice, a drip coffee maker and a dryer, all are there. (Though do not use the washer and dryer at the same time - it draws too much power. Patience....or use the drying rack outside if it is nice day.) I cannot tell you about the TV or anything as we never turned anything like that on once. There is internet, and also a Bose speaker thing for an iPod or Nano, which we found more than adequate for music. Go to Porto Ercole. Stay at Uliveto. You will be happy you did.
Response
I am so happy to hear that our beloved "Uliveto" was the right place for you and your time there a success. Thank you for writing so eloquently about it. I can add nothing more.

Miguelsilvap
Amazing place
Posted on: 26/03/2016
We usually rent houses in the summer for two or three families. This is one of the most beautiful we have been in. Close to Porto Ercole and therefore close to all the beaches in the islands and to the ports, but surrounded by hills, the house is absolutely amazing. If you want to live in an Italian villa, with a lot of family flavor, this is the place to go. It has many different places to sit and read, a pool that is not too close to the house, and lots of spaces covered with a pergola and its cool shadow. The kitchen is big but the barbeque area is bigger still so the option of cooking outside in the summer is always better, Wild boars visit the place at night. Doesnt get better than this.
Response
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.I am so happy that you enjoyed your time. The owners, who care greatly about this historic family property , take pride in constantly improving it, but of course the idyllic country setting, and the beautiful sea, add its own charms. Thank you again.

Alexey L
A great stay
Posted on: 30/04/2016
Very friendly service and remarkable stay in a house of history. Great location and atmosphere. Not far from the beaches, but recommend bike or car.
Response
Dear Alexey, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Of course bikes are great on the island, and we are always happy to organize rentals as we did for you. We also recommend a car. There is so much to see and do in the area that it would be a shame to miss.

daveexplorer
A true taste of Tuscany by the sea
Posted on: 07/05/2016
A perfect place to call home in a classic Tuscan setting of Olive Trees. Ideal for a family reunion as 8 to 10 adults can have a comfortable time. Half way between Rome and Florence.
Response
So glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is important to us our our home meets your expectations, and that the service that we provide adds to your stay.

Wynaendts
Excellent :We would return in a Heart Beat
Posted on: 03/09/2014
 Excellent
Review Submitted: 30 August 2014 Date of Stay: July 2014
Marvelous location and spectacular setting. The house is magnificent. Beautifully decorated, in a remarkable setting with every possible amenity. We would return in a heart beat.
Response

Thank you so much for taking time to write  this review. More than anything we are happy that you had a wonderful holiday and we are glad that you appreciated this lovely house  and beautiful Porto Ercole. Certainly there are  few better choices for a perfect holiday at the Italian seaside.   We do hope that you will be back soon.


Sydney Australia
Lovely Villa
Posted on: 27/03/2012

 Thank you for such a great week. We've had a lovely week in your beautiful villa
July- Aug 2011 Sydney Australia


To Uliveto and its family!
Posted on: 27/03/2012

 The house is lovely with the garden, olive trees, the pool and the hills. The greatest thank you. Arrivederci!"


Superbe vacances!
Posted on: 27/03/2012

 "Superbe maison, super jardin, beau temps, bonne cuisine, jolie piscine, la mer est bleue et les gens sont heureux. Superbe vacances!


From Helsinki, Finland May 2011
Perfect!
Posted on: 27/03/2012

 "This place is just amazing. We couldn't imagine the better place for our holiday and Nonna's 60th birthday. Grazie mille!


Peter63 New York, New York
Fantastico!
Posted on: 27/03/2012

We had a wonderful stay at Uliveto. The house and grounds exceeded our very high expectations--the photos, lovely as they are, do not do the home, or the setting, justice. The house is very thoroughly and thoughtfully, and exceedingly tastefully, appointed. Marianne, the local property manager, couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Porto Ercole (I almost hesitate to say) was refreshingly void of tourists, at least when we were there.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Response

 We are absolutely delighted to hear . Thank you for writing!


Dave C. Sydney, Australia
A taste of Tuscany by the sea
Posted on: 27/03/2012

 A perfect place to call home in a classic Tuscan setting of Olive Trees. Ideal for a family reunion as 8 to 10 adults can have a comfortable time. Half way between Rome and Florence.

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
 

Response

 So glad that you enjoyed it. Do come back!


Reviews for L'Uliveto
Posted on: 09/12/2011

"Superbe maison, super jardin, beau temps, bonne cuisine, jolie piscine, la mer est bleue et les gens sont heureux.
Superbe vacances
Belgium,Juillet 2010

We had wonderful 3 weeks here! The cook Roberto is EXCELLENT! and Mary Ann was very helpful and so kind.
UK, Sept 2010

"To Uliveto and its family!
The house is lovely with the garden, olive trees, the pool and hte hills. The greatest thank you. Arrivederci!"
Germany, Oct 2010

"This place is just amazing. We couldn't imagine the better place for our holiday and Nonna's 60th birthday. Grazie mille!
from Helsinki, Finland May 2011

"Wonderful....no other words can describe this place except PERFECT
From Hong Kong, July 2011

Thank you for such a great week. We've had a lovely week in your beautiful villa
From Australia, July- Aug 2011 Sydney Australia