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Villa Glaucos, unique Ocean view location for a truely relaxing & prvt vacation

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private, quite area, close to beach, 3 bedroom, 4 baths, 2 kitchn, whirlpool,

Beautiful Villa, for families or large group. It sits on top the sea cliffs of Calone, over looking Monte Cristo and is located in the wild and beautiful Calamite National park!

The view is breathing taking to say the least! Gorgeous sunrise & sunsets and beautiful evenings under the Milky Way all in a very private and quite area to enjoy!

Villa Glaucos is a beautiful piece of architecture with stones, wooden beams, glass with sun light and ocean view in almost every room!

It is a historical place and once the home of famous free-diver, Jacques Mayol, with posters and objects re-telling his life and career and offers a unique chance for all free-diving fans to see and relive the Big Blue!

All rooms are fresh and bright and lots of space to put your stuff, all spaciously spread out that lead to a large dinning room, with sofas, pillows and the main place where people relax and unwind together. Eating outside on our large veranda overlooking, Monte Christi and snow caped mountains of Corsica,,makes everything taste better and at night you can sip wine under the stars while rejuvenating your body in our whirl-pool!

Outside there is a large customize grill and wrap around terrace you can enjoy. Also out door shower.

In general the Villa has two large comfortable bed rooms (4-5 pers) with 4 private baths & 2 kitchens

and 1,5 large * basement economy- rooms (4 pers) with one window! V-G sleeps total: 8-9 pers.

* Note: basement (in detail) 1.5 bed room + large bathroom + washer. First room with bunk bed (two pers) with large shared bath-room, shower & wash machine, a sliding door separate's connecting second room, with queen size bed (2 pers),,etc and only window!

We recommend the basement area for the "youth" to sleep in.

The Villa & beautiful grounds are situated on 3.5 hectare and is surrounded by vine yards, lemon and olive trees. All which you can explore or just relax in a hammock under the pine trees. Private trail (200 m) that leads to a secluded cove & small pebble beach with clear and calm water.

Public beach is 600 m away and into town is 10 min by car.

Water sports & activities (free-diving, yoga, ping-pong,,etc are offered at Villa Glaucos, speak with jean-Jacques or go to ( )

More Details

Jean-Jacques Mayol
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Italian, Swedish, Danish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Capoliveri on Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Glaucos - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , good size, sun light and view!
    Guest - Toilet , guest toilet and hand wash.
    Big Blue, large space with wash machine. - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , basement shared bath room with wash machine.
    Japan, romantic Island Sun set view! - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Inspired from the orient.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Glaucos, nice, cosy and quite back room with hillside view! - 1 Large Double Bed , Nice, quite and cozy back room, with hill side view!
    Jac's loft, and favorite room, with a seagull view! - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Unique sleeping area with stunning Sea, Island view! Enjoy!
    Big Blue, First room with bunk bed (two pers) . - 1 Large Double Bed , Dive down into two large and cool basement "budget" rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
They say Wilderness is true luxury! V-G has a lot to offer in this sense. The Sea and Nature is all around you. During the morning the soft sunlight will give you all the energy and vitamins you need and at night you will experience starry nights and hear nothing but the soft sound of breakers below.


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Villa Glaucos, unique Ocean view location for a truely relaxing & prvt vacation
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

An unforgettable time at Villa Glaucos

  • 5 of 5

We are a family from Switzerland, 2 adults and 2 children (14 & 12 years), who spent 2 wonderful weeks at Villa Glaucos. The villa was perfect for us, located on the top of cliff and it was very quiet.

The location is outstanding! From the huge terrace you have a breathtaking view over the sea and the island Montecristo. From sunrise to sunset, we enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere and at night, we could see the sky full of stars.

The outdoor area was well equipped with a shower, which worked very well and a barbecue grill. The whirlpool was fantastic, relaxing at sunset and watching the sailing boats passing by. The pool was very clean. There was enough space to eat outside or to relax in the comfortable couches.

Inside, the kitchen was well equipped. The rooms are large enough and stylish furnished. At the walls, you will find wonderful pictures of Jaques Mayol, the legendary apnea diver and father of the owner Jean-Jaques Mayol. We have been very impressed.

The WLAN worked well throughout the house.

There is a small cove under the cliffs, reachable by a small trail. It is like a private place to go to swim or snorkeling with the fishes. Absolutely fantastic!

The Owner, Jean-Jaques, gave us a warm welcome. He is extremely friendly and helpful. He lives near to the house and offers different courses in Yoga, free diving, and snorkeling.

If you like to go to another place or beach, you will find the next public beach in Innamorata, ca. 15 min to walk. Or you can make a see sight tour and walk to the mines, Calamita Miniere di Capoliveri. The region is a wonderful place to make mountain bike tours.

We highly recommend this beautiful house to all seeking an extraordinary holiday!

Thank you Jean-Jaques for the unforgettable time in your house AND we will come back in October.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a dream-like villa!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 people, and stayed at villa for 5 nights. The villa was very clean and all rooms are super fashionable! You can feel the beautiful ocean world even in the rooms. the view from the villa is amazing,too! You can see some islands on the ocean.

It was also nice that there is a beautiful small beach just below the villa. we could walk down to the beach whenever we want, and there is always no one down there!! It is quiet at night time, and you could watch lots of stars and wild bows, if you are lucky!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chiharu for your kind words, it was a great pleasure to have everyone here and I look forward to teach free-diving to your next group this summer as well! We stay in touch and enjoy your beautiful spring Sakura! Salute, JJ
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  • 5 of 5

Herrlicher Blick, traumhafte Villa. Jean Jaques ist ein toller, freundlicher und immer hilfsbereiter Gastgeber. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steff, Happy you liked staying with us. Next time I hope to play ping-pong against your family-team! Be well for now, JJ
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Juste exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Un endroit calme, simple, exceptionnel. Une vue dont on ne peut se lasser, toutes les ingrédients sont réunis pour passer de magnifiques vacances? LA maison est très bien équipée, le summum étant l'accès à une petite crique par un petit chemin à pied (5mn de marche) pour profiter d'une eau cristalline, éloigné de tout.

De nombreuses possibilités de randonnées, course à pied, VTT au départ de la maison.

Elbe, une destination magnifique.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Olivier, Thanks for your words and taking the time to put your thoughts in writing. It was my pleasure to both meet you and to be your host. I'm very happy to to see the French are finding their way over to Elba! Hope to see you again, enjoy the rest of summer! Salute, JJ
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A review from a Swedish family

  • 1 of 5

+ Fantastic seaview!


We had followed the landlord's contract, which stated to throw away garbage as soon as possible according to the very complicated waste sorting instructions and keep doors closed at night. Nevertheless, we discovered a rat under the sink in the kitchen. When contacted the landlord, we did not get any attention, landlord was being stressed because he had other commitments and instead accused us to cause the problem and that it was our responsibility to ourself remedy and pay for remediation!

Hidden issues:

1) There has been drainage stench throughout the house and outside which has led to places like basement and patio on some occasions being unbearable to stay on.

2) Dirty and worn out bed sheets and towels

3) In the advertisement there is stated to be two large and comfortable bedrooms but the fact is that one of the bedroom the mattresses was way bigger than the bedside which made the bed very uncomfortable to sleep in. The bed on the basement was in good condition but the stench from the drainage at the basement was more noticeable than elsewhere in and around the house.

4) The advertisement states 200m to secluded cove which can easily be perceived as the ocean is easily accessible which is misleading. A very steep and bad path down the cliffs leads to a cliff where the last bit needs climbing down from a reinforcing iron to reach the ocean. To reach the very beach, you need to swim/walk in the water. Caution should be issued for families with children and elderly people, there is a risk of getting hurt.

5) The public beach is approximately 1.5 km away after measurement with GPS, not 600m as stated in the advertisement!

6) The landlord did not respect our privacy and came unannounced on several occasions, worked out gardening next to the house in early mornings, very disturbing when we were awakened. We felt supervised and that we were not for ourselves.

7) Very hot in the property, no ventilation in the house, mosquito nets were missing in all rooms in addition to basement plan, which in turn lead to many mosquito bites despite mosquito repellent. A warning for lack of cold and lots of mosquitoes should have been in the advertisement.

8) We experienced the atmosphere as very unpleasant and that the landlord was not accommodating about the rat in the kitchen, after consulting with family and HomeAway we decided to check out one day earlier.


A disappointed Swedish family

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atemberaubender Ausblick, Erholung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage der Villa Glaucos ist einfach wunderschön. Wir konnten uns an diesem Meerblick gar nicht sattsehen und er ist fest in unseren Köpfen eingebrannt. Auch den Duft der Pinien und des wilden Rosmarins habe ich noch immer ein wenig in der Nase.

Wir (Familie mit zwei Teenagern) wollten einfach nur eine Woche absolute Ruhe und relaxen. Das haben wir bekommen. Natürlich kann man Wandern, Mountainbiken, Tauchen, Schnorcheln, Stand-Up-Paddeln... . Die Bucht direkt am Haus erreicht man über einen abenteuerlichen, schmalen Pfad. Der nächste Strand ist über die Straße bergauf und bergab zwar notfalls auch zu Fuß erreichbar, aber Autofahren fanden wir weniger anstrengend.

Das Haus ist in Top-Zustand, sehr sauber und gepflegt. Der Vermieter Jean-Jacques extrem hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Matratzen waren bequem und die Küche ausreichend ausgestattet. Auf der Terrasse gibt es jede Menge äußerst gemütlicher Liegestühle und Sessel von guter Qualität. Besonders geschätzt haben wir die Hängematten rund ums Haus. Zur besonderen Freude der Kids war das Internet auch in den Außenbereichen voll verfügar. Der Whirlpool und eine Außendusche sorgten für Abkühlung.

Als wir da waren, wurde noch eine nagelneue Tischtennisplatte geliefert, mit der wir viel Spaß hatten.

Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt es in Capoliveri, unten am Strand sind eine Strandbar und ein Restaurant, die beide vernünftiges Essen servieren.

Hinweis: Die Schlafzimmer stehen je nach Anzahl der Personen zur Verfügung. Die Anfahrtsstraße ist NICHT für Sportwagen oder tiefer gelegte Fahrzeuge geeignet.

Wir würden sofort wiederkommen, wenn es uns wieder einmal nach Elba zieht.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nathalie, Thanks for your kind words, you guys were great and I'm happy you found what you were looking for at Villa Glaucos. I hope to see you all again! Salute, JJ
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Marina de Campo
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Porto Ferriaio
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Aqua Bona
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Porto Ferriaio
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Elba was home to Jacques Mayol from the movie,The Big Blue! You can stay at Villa Glaucos and take Free-Diving, Yoga courses with Jean-Jacques Mayol!

V-G is a living "Apnea Museum" where you can re-live J-M life and Free-Diving career, a must see for free-diving fans !!

Elba has over 100 beautiful beaches, coves and secluded inlets to discover.

Elba is famous for its Minerals! There are many places one can walk to or pay to find and collect "stones". (pyrite, Elbaite,,etc)

Wine production has come back with many good red & white's and tours are available.

Many good Sea food restaurants!

Mountain / road bike is very good with bike rental shops all over.

Tours bus / hike to visit old Roman dwellings / ruins in the hills, very scenic.

Road trips are a must as the coast line very scenic, scooter is a great way to enjoy it!

Monte Capanne (1.120 m) with Cable car ride a must do! View of many islands in the blue!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Capoliveri, Tuscan Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Price range 4
30 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Price range 5
27 Aug 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Price range 6
10 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £143.56
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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