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Stunning property nestled away in vineyards overlooking the expansive inky ocean! If you want to get away from everything, forget time, eat delicious seafood and unwind this is the place to go! The house is impeccably clean, stylish and comfortable for adults and children. I highly recommend staying here!
It's all about the view. Standing on the terrace, the seascape takes your breath away. I say standing because the waist high hedge spoils the view if you are sitting down; I am short, it's true but my completely respectable height husband confirmed the problem. I suppose it is there to stop infants hurling themselves into the abyss (although surely good parenting could control that?) However, this is sheer nit picking on my part because I love to relax in comfort and look at the sea. And what a sea! You also get two islands to gaze at plus all the comings & goings of the sea faring craft, perfection.
It's also about location and isolation. OK, not real, proper isolation because Monte Argentario is small and tourism prospers. In fact, it is 5 minutes from the main town on the "island that isn't an island" but you wouldn't know that because this is that rarest of beasts in Italy ... peaceful. Hardly any neighbours; the owner's house is quietly & invisibly placed nearby and there seemed to be another house below to the left, invisible but slightly audible. That is the equivalent of absolute silence anywhere in Italy. And of course because of Argentario's curious geography it doesn't suffer from the abominable coastal railway that plagues all other seasides in Italy.
Inside, the house is surprisingly spacious for a little place. Our party of two plus Gelert the Welsh Terrier never felt cramped nor fell over our belongings. There's a ton of wardrobe space in the bedroom, the bed is more than usually comfortable and there's an AC unit, although we didn't need to use it. The bathroom is a good size & has a nice shower with good water pressure. In the main room, the large sofa is blissfully comfortable (some rental places have the worst cheap furniture but not here) and you can still see that fab view from inside, on the comfy sofa.
For Brits, it is a bit light on kitchen utensils & crockery etc. We are used to having more stuff but it isn't like that in Italy, cooks are clever and use fewer gadgets. There isn't a microwave, which might bother some folks but not us. The fridge is spacious and there's a dishwasher too. The oven is modern, clean and simple but if you don't use the BBQ and pizza oven every evening then you don't deserve to be in Italy!
Being bijou, there are no further rooms to review but it is worth restating that the house has Tardis-like qualities. Also, the owner made us a delicious crostata (apricot jam tart), yum! We will be back asap