Along the Etruscan coastline, 1 hour south of Pisa, near Marina di Bibbona, 100 m to the sandy beach.
Elegant villa with pool in a beautiful estate immersed in pinewoods and with private beach access.
|Prices||€ 9450 - 15000 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
Elegant family mansion on the famous Bolgheri coastline
Set in a beautiful Tuscan seaside pine forest, Villa Tomboli is ideal for a great family stay. The estate belongs to an ancient Florentine family. A five-minute walk through the villa's private grounds takes guests to a locked gate at the edge of a sandy beach. This marvellous stretch of land which runs along the famous Maremma coastline lies one hour south of Pisa very close to the famous village of Bolgheri which The New York Times ranked 11th out of 44 places to go in 2009.
This is what the New York Times wrote: "Four words: George Clooney was here. The Italian coast of Maremma, a raw landscape of pebbled beaches in southern Tuscany, has, for some years, been the summer playground of Italian and English aristocrats. But now the beau monde is all abuzz about Mr. Clooneys visit; he rented the 16th-century Montepergoli villa in the village of Bolgheri. And Bulgari is reportedly looking at the coastline for a resort. A clubby waterfront bar in San Vincenzo, or the two Michelin-star restaurant next door, Gambero Rosso, which the estimable food critic of Le Figaro, François Simon, once called his favorite restaurant in the world."
Unspoilt beaches fringed with dunes are backed by hillsides covered in Mediterranean scrub and olive groves, crested by charming hill-top villages. The reclaimed flatlands where cattle used to roam herded by the local cowboys have today largely been given over to well-husbanded vineyards yielding some of the most prestigious vintages in Italy (Sassicaia, Ornellaia). These are the surroundings of Villa Tomboli, an elegant beach house only 100 m from the sandy beach with a private pool.
The beach is reached by a path leading through a beautiful pineta (umbrella pine-tree wood) belonging to the estate. Guests are given their private key to the beach. The walk itself is lovely, with pines, dunes, shrubs, and succulents typical of this seacoast. In the dunes behind the beach stands a cabana for picknicks, with table, fridge, sunbeds, and a shower. The housekeeper can prepare the picknick hampers while the caretaker will take care of bringing it to the beach.
The villa's garden, pergola, terraces, lawns and pool provide a variety of spaces for outdoor living. You will love the huge teak-floored terrace to the rear of the villa, equipped with comfortable chairs, sofas, loungers - it even has a pine tree growing through it providing shade in addition to a covered terrace for dining al fresco.
Inside, Villa Tomboli was rennovated 2008 to a very high standard and is a model of modern technology with computer controlled air conditioning, heating and lighting, along with many other modern conveniences and yet it keeps the atmosphere of a gracious seaside. The house develops over three floors, each bedroom has its own bathroom. There is plenty of space inside to enjoy games and conversation in the evening.
Although the setting is very private (4 acres of grounds), there is a 2-bedroom apartment with its own access and its own garden (Casa Limona / also featured in our portfolio) that is available for rent separately, located in the south looking basement of the Villa Tomboli. Also on the grounds is the housekeeper's cottage. She has worked for the family for many years and provides daily maid service. On the ground floor of the housekeeper`s cottage is another small rental (Casa Pineta / also featured in our portfolio).
Villa Tomboli is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, playgrounds and sports facilities. You can visit the surrounding hilltop towns and Pisa, Castagneto Carducci, Massa Marittima, Volterra, Elba, Florence are in daytrip distance.
What you should know: In July and August the nearby camping grounds have music every evening from 9 pm to midnight, which can be heard from the houses.
Activities & Places of Interest
It is here that Bolgheri DOC wines are produced - world-class wines such as Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso and Ornellaia as well as numerous others of the highest quality. This "Eldorado of Italian wine" as it has been called, is the result of nature's generosity, the climate and the talent of its wine makers. Bolgheri has become one of the most interesting and gifted areas in the whole universe of wine thanks to some illuminated personages, among such as Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the oenologist Giacomo Tachis and the Marchesi Piero and Lodovico Antinori. The experimental use of "international" grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and the constant research for innovation and quality has attracted the interest and support of the best world wine critics such as Veronelli, Marvin Shenker and well know national and international wine producers.
Where there is great wine there tends to be great food and the Gambero Rosso, voted the best restaurant in Italy and with 2 Michelin stars, is in one of the seaside resorts along the coast.
Massa Marittima: Here, in one of Etruria's oldest and most prosperous communities, the same minerals that were extracted 2,500 years ago are still being mined. The first miner's code in Europe was drawn up here in 1310. Three years earlier, the graceful Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was completed. Decorated with three orders of arches and slender columns supported by lion-headed capitals, it stands on a steep flight of stairs above the square that contains Massa's medieval buildings, an architectural grouping characteristic of 13th-century Tuscan cities: the travertine Palazzo Pretoria of 1230 with its escutcheons of former mayors, the Palazzo Communale, formed of three crenelated tower-houses and decorated with frescoes, among them a Lorenzetti Madonna.
Castagneto Carducci: An enchanting medieval village built around the Gherardesca Castle. In 1907 the name of this municipality was changed in honour of poet Giosuè Carducci who spent a year here with his family. The medieval castle has been enriched in time and offers stunning views of the valley. Each spring Castagneto is the venue for a major gourmet festival which attracts enthusiasts from all over Italy.
The Parks of the Val di Cornia: The parks stretch along the coastal strip opposite the Island of Elba. The various archaeological and natural sites of the Parks make this area an interesting alternative to the traditional tourist destinations: a place where nature and archaeology converge to let you discover the charm of the "Toscana Minore". More information on www.parchivaldicornia.it
Everyone knows the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the city of Pisa is not just the Tower, nor the marvellous Piazza dei Miracoli . Some of the less-visited attractions include one of Pisa’s oldest churches, San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno located in the middle of a magnificent garden by the river Arno. The Sinopias Museum with its magnificent collection of fresco sketches. Don’t miss a walk on Le Piagge, a tree-lined boulevard running along the river , beginning at Ponte della Vittoria and ending at Ponte delle Bocchette. It is very popular among the locals, Le Piagge makes for a nice off-the-beaten-path walk in Pisa, and a perfect way to discover Pisa away from the crowds of the main sites. More information on www.pisaunicaterra.it
An excellent Spa - The Tombolo Talasso Resort belonging to the Antinori family - lies in the next village. There is a sports club with olympic sized pool, tennis courts, volley ball court. 4 golf courses can be reached from here. The most famous, the 18 hole Punta Ala golf club is at a 50 minute drive. The area is excellent for biking. Many champions come here to do their training. You can hire bicicles in the next village. Windsurf/Sailing/Boat Rental (catamaran, canoe, pedalo, sailing boat) in the nearby sea side resort Cecina, lessons for children and adults.
Villa Tomboli 12
1 large living and dining room
1 morning and evening terrace
6 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
1 single (mezzanine) with bathroom
Second floor (mansard):
1 playroom for children
1 kitchen corner
1 bathroom (WC and shower)
Private pool (14 m x 7 m; depth 1,40 m) with sunbeds, a shower and a toilet
Landscaped garden with irrigated lawns, planted with local trees, shrubs and herbs
Large wooden deck in front of living room with comfortable chairs and dining table
The beach is reached through a pine grove belonging to the estate. In the dunes behind the beach stands a cabana for picknicks with table, fridge, sunbeds and a shower. You can leave your beach equipment here during your stay as the cabana can be locked.
Weekly rates in €
|Villa Tomboli||07 Jan 2017 - 08 Apr 2017
04 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
|08 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 04 Nov 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
|06 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
09 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
|10 Jun 2017 - 09 Sep 2017
12 PAX 12
|9450 EUR €||10850 EUR €||12000 EUR €||15000 EUR €||Calendar||Request BookingVilla Tomboli|
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Pool size: 14 x 7 m / opening dates: beginning of May - end of September.
Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 2nd birthday: free of charge.
Pets not allowed.
Extra services available only on request (domestic help, Tuscan meal on your first evening, cook), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:
- Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour.
- Extra set of towels: EUR 15.
- Extra set of bed linen: EUR 20.
- Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip: A delicious dinner served in the evening of your arrival, prepared by the cook of the estate. The cook is paid EUR 15 per hour on the basis of time spent shopping, cooking and cleaning plus grocery purchase costs payable upon presentation of a note of time spent and shopping receipts. We will provide a list of menus at the time of booking.
- Cook for lunch and dinners during your stay (Monday - Friday): Lunch and dinner prepared by the cook of the estate (who lays the table). The cook is paid EUR 15 per hour on the basis of time spent shopping, cooking and cleaning plus grocery purchase costs payable upon presentation of a note of time spent and shopping receipts. You should expect to be charged a minimum of 4 hours per meal and you may be asked for a float depending on the level of expenses incurred. The cook will give you receipts of the shopping and the hours spent cooking. If guests are more than 6 people the cook will need help for serving and cleaning. The kitchen help will be charged extra with EUR 12 per hour. Dinners should be booked 2-3 days in advance and are not possible on Sundays.
Security deposit, groceries for breakfast, electricity and air conditioning, heating, wood for fireplace, telephone to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 3500.
- Visitor`s tax: municipality charges each person above 14 years of age a daily EUR 0,50 visitor’s tax from June 1st to September 15th. You will be asked to pay this tax upon arrival, the owners will then proceed to pass it on to the municipality.
- Groceries need to be paid extra (no charge for preparation of the breakfast).
- Electricity and air conditioning: electricity consumption (including air condition) free up to 300 kwh per week, the excess will be charged at EUR 0,35 per kwh.
- Heating (if required): metered.
- Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
- Telephone: metered.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, gas, Internet WIFI connection, breakfast service from Monday to Saturday, maid service (6 hours house cleaning per day 6 days per week from Monday to Saturday), final cleaning, pool cleaning service all included in the price. Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
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