Maremma Estate is a stunning, 32 acre (13 hectares) estate located in ancient, Etruscan country, on the borderland of northern Maremma, and four kilometers from the charming village of Castellina Marittima. The Estate is situated within the wide, wild, and environmentally protected Il Terriccio Nature Reserve and includes four homes constructed from stone. The original farm structure dates back to the 18th century and today reflects a comprehensive and meticulous renovation by the current owners, with guidance from a well-known Tuscan architect.
The estate offers its guests a 12 acre (five hectares) garden, designed and implemented by the internationally well-known architect Paolo Pejrone and his colleague Franco Brugo. The expansive garden includes fruit plants of many different Mediterranean cultures and a superb, fully equipped swimming pool area. This area includes a large solarium, a spacious pool (with a shallow end for children), a patio with sun beds and chairs, a one-floor building hosting a changing room, a well furnished kitchen, a fitness room, and a bathroom. Nearby on the lawn is a large, stone-made barbecue allowing for dining out al fresco with a hearty Tuscan meal and a glass of world renowned wine from Lupicaia-Castello del Terriccio.
All the villas on the estate are completely independent of each other so as to ensure optimum privacy for the guests. They also have unrestricted views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the main islands of Tuscany; Elba, Capraia, Gorgona and the French island Corsica. The villas can be booked together to accommodate up to 32 guests, or separately (sharing the pool between them). All four villas have a south-facing patio covered by flowers, an ideal place for relaxing and admiring the view, sunbathing or dining al fresco. The villas are different in size and layout, but all offer laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, Satellite TV, and bathrooms with soaps, hairdryer and towels. An Internet Key is available upon request.
Please be advised, in order to enure a quality environment and optimum vacation experience for all guests, a signed "Code of Conduct" (outlining a few, simple rules) will be required from all guests.
The property is overlooked by an experienced resident housekeeper, Guilio, and his wife, Marinella. Giulio oversees the maintenance of the villas and garden, and Marinella, who is known for her cooking skills, coordinates and does maid services for the guests. A valet is also available on demand.
Included in the rental price: Three hours cleaning in middle of the week, gas, electricity, bed and bath linen, pool and garden maintenance, final cleaning
Not included in the price: Telephone, Internet, central heating.
WiFi internet available as of May 2012.
Available upon request at additional cost: Welcome dinner, chef service, extra maid service, extra valet service, breakfast, airport transfers, concierge service, custom tours, wine tours, cooking lessons, sailboat with captain (request in advance)
*Please note, local laws require guests to dispose of trash daily. If not done, a daily penalty will be deducted from the security deposit.
Villa descriptions are as follows. To rent a single villa, please see additional listings under "Maremma Estate" on our website.
Villa I consists of two levels and can accommodate four guests. The entrance leads into a living area with sofa, chairs and fireplace. From here is access out on to a patio, which faces the sea and is furnished with a table and four chairs. The cozy kitchenette is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. The two double bedrooms offer queen beds and en suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower.
Villa II consists of two levels and can accommodate up to 10 guests. The ground floor entrance leads to a family room with Satellite plasma TV, large living room with fireplace and large windows with views over the valley. The dining room seats up to 12 guests and the fully equipped kitchen (with all necessary appliances and utensils) has a table seating 10 guests. Also on the ground floor are laundry facilities and a guest bathroom. On the first floor are the five double bedrooms (with either a queen bed or two twins), all with en suite bathrooms.
Villa III consists of three floors and can accommodate eight guests. The ground floor entrance leads into a family room with Satellite, plasma TV, a large living/dining room with fireplace and large windows with views over the valley. The dining table has seating for up to 10 people. The kitchen is fully equipped (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, utensils) and has a breakfast table seating 10 guests. Adjacent is a guest bathroom. Below are the laundry and ironing facilities. On the first floor are four double bedrooms (with either a queen bed or two French beds), all with en suite bathrooms.
Villa IV consists of two floors and can accommodate up to 10 guests. On the ground floor is a living room with fireplace and Satellite TV, a dining room with seating for 10, a well equipped kitchen, and guest bathroom and two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The mezzanine level hosts a master bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub. On the first floor are the remaining two double bedrooms (one with queen bed, the other with two twin beds) with en suite bathrooms. The laundry and ironing facilities are located on the lower levels of the villa.