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Villa Morellino is located in the Maremma, near the town of Scansano on the
southwest coast of Tuscany. Named for the region’s superior red wine, Villa
Morellino is a recently restored country house with a hilltop position and
distant view of the Mediterranean Sea. The villa accommodates 10 people and
consists of 5 bedrooms, each with bathroom. With its many welcoming spaces
inside and out, Villa Morellino is an ideal place for a gathering of
friends (perfect for couples), family reunion or private getaway.
The Maremma is still remarkably off the beaten track for both Italian and
non-Italian tourists, despite its many attractions. Ancient traditions flourish
and authentic Tuscan culture lives on.
The well-known coastal town of Scansano is a 10 minute drive from the house and
is well respected for its art exhibitions, food festivals and excellent
restaurants. Grosseto, at just 18 km, is one of the principal cities of this
area. The Maremma is an ideal spot for enjoying the beautiful well-preserved
beaches of the Tuscany coastline and the renowned harbor of Punta Ala. Rome,
Florence, Pisa and Siena, world famous for their artistic heritage and stunning
beauty, are within good striking distance. The Natural Uccellina Park and Marine
Argentario Park are remarkable in their natural and unspoiled beauty. Their
sandy beaches are only 30 minutes away.
This villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package:
Tuscan dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a welcome sight after
a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and relax. You will find
the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for heating. The dinner is also
suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically consists of a pasta al forno, a
vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included. No
changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to
shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list
consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit,
eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be
adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
The Villa Morellino estate measures 18 hectares (45 acres) in size. With its
views over the vineyards, olive groves and pasture, it gives a truly authentic
feel of the gentle Maremma countryside. The swimming pool (not fenced) to be
completed in spring 2009 will measure 10 m x 4m and will be located in a
panoramic position approximately 50 meters from the house.
Pool opening dates in 2010: May 14 - September 25.
Much thought has been given to providing a comfortable environment inside and
out. Off of the living room and accessed through French doors, is a large
outdoor patio furnished with comfortable couches for relaxing and enjoying the
view. Another set of French doors in the kitchen leads to another exterior
patio with large table (12 people) for al fresco dining. Behind the kitchen
there is another garden space with pizza oven, BBQ, table and chairs for 8
The inside features stylish and inviting interiors decorated with antiques and
typical Tuscan style furniture.
Villa Morellino is located between Scansano, home of the famous Morellino wine,
and the Argentario coast and offers a perfect compromise for those seeking a
peaceful countryside experience at only a 30 minutes drive to the seaside. You
can enjoy the beach and blue water during the day and revel in the breezy
freshness of the countryside in the evening.
The Villa Morellino is accessed along 400 meters of unpaved road.
ACCOMMODATION: 330 sq meters
1 patio with two
comfortable sofas leading to the living room
1 living room with
working fireplace and large French doors (screened) opening onto the garden
1 large kitchen with
dishwasher and dining table for 10; French doors (screened) lead to another
patio with a large table (12 people) for al fresco dining
1 garden space behind
the kitchen with BBQ, pizza oven, table and chairs
1 master bedroom, en
suite bathroom with shower; easily accessible for guests with walking
difficulties (bathroom is 320 x 210 cm with a shower of 95 x 90 cm)
4 double bedrooms, each
with en suite bathroom with shower (one of the bedrooms has an additional
bed). Bathroom sizes: 2 bathrooms are 190 x 190 cm with shower of 70 x 70
cm, 1 bathroom is 230 x 150 cm with shower 70 x 70 cm, the fourth bathroom
is 320 x 150 with shower 100 x 75 cm. All bedrooms on this floor can either
be made up as one queen (matrimoniale) bed or two twin beds.
Amenities: Dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, drip coffee machine,
satellite TV/DVD, fast internet access, BBQ, pizza oven, telephone (local calls
only), parking for three cars. There are screens in all of the bedrooms,
bathrooms, living room and kitchen.
Included in the price:
Daily housekeeping (three hours/day), bath linen change on Wednesday and
Saturday, bed linen changed on Saturday, utilities except for
heat. Also included is a first dinner and basic grocery shop.
Supplemental costs to be paid on the spot:
final cleaning (150 Euros), pet cleaning (60 Euros/week), heat is metered, security deposit (Euros 1000) utility
deposit for heat (350 Euros from October to April)
Babysitter, cook service, transfer service, extra house cleaning (10
Euros/hour), laundry service (10 Euros/hour), babybed, wood for fireplace, late
arrival (7pm to 9pm)
Rental prices 2010
PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS. You will be
charged the equivalent in US dollars.
June 26 - August 28
April 3 - 10
May 1 - June 26
August 28 - October 2
December 18 - January 8 '10
|EUROS € 3500/week
All other weeks
Plus $35 booking fee
For more than 3 children please inquire. The locally grown estate products can
be purchased directly on site.
A well behaved dog is accepted. Please note that, as with many of the large
countryside properties, there is an entrance gate to the estate but a fence does
not enclose the property. There are two small resident dogs that live in a
separate enclosed area of the grounds.
Scancano - 6 km (shops, post office, urgent care, etc)
Restaurant - 3 km
Bus stop to Grosseto - 900 m
Grosseto (train station) - 18 km
Pitigliano - 30 km
Capalbio - 40 km
Siena - 70 km
Orvieto - 80 km
Florence - 125 km
Rome - 120 km
Horseback riding - 800 m
Tennis - 18 km
Spa, Golf - Saturnia 30 km
Golf - Argentario 30 km
Golf - Punta Ala 90 km
Argentario beaches - 30 km
ABOUT THE AREA
The success of the Morellino wine is highly recognized. It was granted DOCG
status in 2007 which is the highest level of appellation in the Italian system.
This honor is reserved for products with outstanding merit. Many wine cellars
and shops dot the Scansano area and welcome guests to sample their excellent
wine and other typical local products.
The Maremma is famous for its butteri, cowboys who until recently rode horses to
manage the distinctive Maremma cattle. Butteri still saddle up for festivals and
other special occasions, and horseback trekking is readily available for
A beach of fine sand stretches along the coast. The water is clean and usually
warm enough to swim in from mid-may to October. The islands of Giglio and
Giannutri can be reached by daily ferries.
The Maremma also has a rocky part to its coastline, composed of peninsulas where
the hills extend to the sea, interspersed with beautiful bays, many of them
ideal for swimming.
Castiglione della Pescaia
is probably the best known
of the fishing village beach resorts. Vast pine forests border many of these
beaches and there are still a few undrained marshes now protected as wildlife
parks, the most famous of which is the
These areas teem with wildlife, most notably a wide range of spectacular bird