Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday villa in Campo nell'Elba - Villa Montecristo
6-8 Bedrooms 3-4 bathrooms for 13/17 people 60 m from the sea (150 mt beach)
Surrounded by pines, oleanders, rosemary's and Mediterranean bush, Villa Montecristo sits in the south west coast of the Island at 50mt from the sea along the road near the beautiful beaches of Cavoli (5 minutes on foot) Fetovaia (ten minutes by car) and Seccheto (3 minutes on foot - it's just 150 mt). Villa Montecristo is an ancient charming Tuscan house with a spectacular sea view overlooking the isles of Montecristo and Pianosa and on the bay of Fetovaia. Villa Montecristo is lavishly furnished with antiques, paintings and prints; it is characterized by a wide beamed ceiling drawing room with granite stairs and wood gallery. The spacious garden has tree shaded and sunny areas; there is also a thatch covered terrace ideal for eating outside. The rooms have tiled floors and are spacious and furnished with 19th century antiques. Both the living room and the kitchen have doors leading into the garden.
During spring and summer we have two showers in the garden (cold water only) perfect for cooling after a long day on the beach!
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- children welcome
- pets considered
My name is Fiammetta (on the left in photo), I am 29 years old and I am trainee lawyer in Genova, Italy.
Since I was a young child I used to spend my summer holidays in our family house in Elba that I love with all my heart. Since 2007 I manage rentings and I try to do all my best to make our guests feel at home at Villa Montecristo and to make them feel as I feel when I go there: relaxed and happy!
My mother, Cristina (on the right in the photo) is the owner of the house: she is a professional paintings restorer and an amateur painter and ceramist. She loves Villa Montecristo as me, and we both really enjoy to go there ofter to make house-keeping works as painting, fixing small things, gardening etc. The Villa is big and ancient, so there's always something to be improved and we never get bored there. For sure we two are the men of the house!
We love cooking (especially at Villa Montecristo, where we have a fully equipped kitchen and lot of time!) and animals, dogs especially, that are always more than welcome!
Fiammetta purchased this villa in 1850
Why Fiammetta chose Campo nell'Elba
Villa Montecristo belongs to my mother's family (the Mellini's, an acient roman nobiliar family) since XVIII century: it is a charming tuscan villa and it is furnished with ancient furniture.
In 1814 Emperor Napoleone Bonaparte spent few nights there, in the double room at the ground floor (that so we call 'Napoleon's room'), and he left two iron camp beds that we converted in two tables in the sitting room. In the whole house you can feel Napoleon, as my great grand father, my grand father were (and my father is) Napoleon's heirlooms collectors.
By the way, even if the house has an ancient history and a glorious past (if only it could speak I am quite sure it would have many things to tell…) it also has a present! The Villa sits about 150 meters from the sea: at just three minutes on foot there is Seccheto’s beach, and Seccheto village (and its shops) is less than five minutes walking; Cavoli’s beach, known as the most beautiful beach on the island, is less than ten minutes on foot, so you can have ready at hand almost everything you need!
The Villa and its garden are big enough for many people, so everyone can find his own quite spot to read a book, to sleep, to work, to have a glass of wine by watching the sunset on the sea in Fetovaia’s bay. But there’s also a terrace area with two long garden tables where we use to have lunch and dinner all together, eating Italian typical meals we cooked in the afternoon with fresh organic food or, why not?, to enjoy a great barbecue!
If you want to lazely soak up sun there are four sunbeds at your disposal in the south garden that are just waiting for you…
Since three years we renovated a garden belt behind the house with a granitic table and a bench for solitary people that want to be alone with theirself to work or to meditate in a peaceful spot: from there we have a wonderful view on the bay and no-one could disturb!