La Maddalena Bassa

Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto
Self-catering


A heavenly setting for this very private feeling white cottage with its own pool, amazing views and a short scramble down to the sea

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

Where else would you find a mountain surrounded by ocean attached to the mainland by a strip of land, and a magical view of two islands? Monte Argentario is the most spectacular piece of coastline along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Escaping the tourist crowds of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, Isabella and Roberto named their paradise La Maddalena after the striking ancient watch tower at the edge of the property. It’s a huge adventure to get here: the road twists and turns through hills strewn with brush, broom, cypress and pine to a steep rugged track and a breathtaking arrival. You’re high above the crashing waves in a wild landscape, with stunning sea views. You stay in a stone cottage, beautifully restored and there’s not another building in sight. The inside is simple, cosy and well-equipped with terracotta floor tiles and mosquito nets over beds. Bask in your own sparkling pool and private outdoor space, be adventurous and scramble downhill for 15 minutes to a private pebble beach and clear waters. Impossible to leave? There are pine forests to explore, coves to swim, seafood to delight in, and ferries to the Isle of Giglio.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 1 week. House can be also rented by small group (from 2 people onwards).
Closed
January/February.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €400
Weekly price
from €2800
Damage deposit
500,00 Euro
Surcharges
Extra beds available. 15% discount for couples in low season (May and September).
1 House for 6
From €4006 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

A glorious location, endlessly breathtaking views from terrace or poolside whatever the time of day. A very warm welcome from the owners who have created a simple yet chic holiday house which takes full advantage of the sun, sea and lush palm filled garden. A small corner of paradise.

Bridget, Oxford

This place is truly a slice of paradise, and lives up to every expectation. Thank you for having us to stay.I love the way you've done the place, so stylish but also very relaxed. And the views are just to die for. Watching the moonlight reflect on the sea last night was sublime. And we were intrigued by the menus on the wall in the kitchen from Whitby and Ripley. We know both Ripley and Whitby well so that made us feel right at home! Our boys have literally not stopped smiling since we drove onto the island yesterday. Suranjith's been great and made us feel very welcome.

Jennifer

You must think us stark staring mad! How could we avoid having a lovely time at such a perfect and glorious place? Thank you very much indeed. A genuinely different and precious location. The girls bounced around and happily entertained themselves whilst we read, ate and gazed out at the sea doing as little as possible. For that alone we should thank you. I think I read four books, three of which are on your shelves. We particularly enjoyed how you have arranged the property - simple and easy to relax in but also charming to look at, very comfortable and a pleasure to remember.

Chris

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabella Melodia

  • La Maddalena is the ideal choice for those who need a relaxing time in an isolated location surrounded by nature in a romantic atmosphere. It's really a special place to stay, mentioned by The Times (2016) among of the top 50 secret villas in the Medd.
  • The fishing village of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, both within a short (15-20 minutes) drive of the property, offer wonderful waterside restaurants where you can watch the sun set while feasting on freshly caught fish and superb Tuscan wine.
  • The Feniglia, an amazing long fine sandy beach in a natural park, is about 15 minutes from Porto S.Stefano. Here you can rent bicycles and run the pine forest that separates the lagoon of Orbetello from the sea, and arrive in the wildest part of the beach.
  • If you prefer sun umbrellas and sunbeds, the two edges of the beach are equipped for this, you can also rent small sailboats or simply relax and enjoy the best spaghetti with local clams at the best beach restaurant "Braccio”.
  • The ancient village of P.Ercole is a picturesque sea village rich in towers and medieval fortresses. Daily trips to the medieval towns of Tuscania, Capalbio, Magliano, Pitigliano are advisable or by ferry to the crystal waters of the Island of Giglio
  • or you can organise a daily trip to one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Pisa …. and come back home in the evening. But normally our guests never move from home because here they find everything they need.