"Alberi" Villa with splendid sea view
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
“Alberi” is a delightful ground floor apartment in a charming villa offering a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mola, the mountains of Porto Azzurro, the picturesque old hilltop town of Capoliveri and the Italian mainland. The apartment, surrounded by pines, palm trees. olive groves and typical Mediterranean vegetation, is away from traffic and ideal for couples or families with children. The spacious lounge is furnished with a 4 seater settee, a double pull-out sofa-bed, wall-mounted 32" TV, writing desk, dining table and chairs. Large patio doors lead on to a paved pergola, complete with sun-loungers, deck-chairs and table and chairs for meals "al fresco" or for quietly relaxing overlooking the sea. The open kitchen area has fitted cupboards and worktops, hob with 4 gas rings and cooker hood, refrigerator with freezer compartment, kettle and toaster. In addition, an iron, ironing board and hairdryer are also provided for guests.
Air conditioning is available on request.
The main bedroom has a double bed, and has recently been refurnished with wardrobe, dressing table and bedside tables with lamps. Large glass doors lead on to the patio from where there is a view of the sea and surrounding countryside. The second bedroom has twin beds or, on request, a double bed.
The tastefully tiled bathroom is fully equipped with a large shower cubicle, WC, bidet, bathroom cabinet and wash basin with mirror.
Garden facilities include an extendable table and chairs, sun-loungers and barbecue. There is also a "leisure corner" furnished with low table and chairs where guests can sit and admilre the view during their own private happy hour! The garden area is fully enclosed and gated and ideal for children and/or dogs.
On the golden sandy beach of Lido di Capoliveri (just a short distance from the apartment - approx. 700 m), there are several bars, cafès, pizza- bars, and restaurants where you can take time off from sunbathing and swimming and enjoy a meal of tasty sea-food, genuine lasagne, superb pizza or a bottle of Elba's white wine. The beach also caters for a variety of water-sports: scuba diving, surf, kayak, canoes, sailing.. A mini-market at the end of the beach will supply all day-to-day needs (anything from postcards and beach-balls to fresh bread and Parma ham) and also provides a variety of meals to take away (roast chicken, lasagne and various local specialities etc.).
If you feel like some evening entertainment, try taking a stroll in one of the harbour towns where you can enjoy delicious Italian ice-cream while looking at the beautiful yachts moored in the harbour. And if you do decide to come without a car, you can always rely on a taxi to bring you home to a welcoming well-lit patio where you can enjoy a cool evening drink overlooking the glittering lights in the distance.
Mini-market (on the beach) approx. 700m. from the apartment.
Nearest supermarket, petrol stations, bank, etc. just 1.5 km from the apartment.
Other supermarkets, shops, restaurants, pharmacies and other amenities in Capoliveri and Porto Azzurro all within a distance of 2 - 3 km.
Remember that the main advantage of an island holiday is that you are never far from a beach - in fact you are surrounded by them!. The Capoliveri area alone has over 25 for you to choose from so that you can enjoy a different scenario every day, and all only a few minutes from the apartment. All in all, the perfect holiday location for families, children, couples looking for some quiet relaxation - in fact, for anyone.
The owner provides detailed directions on how to get to the apartment, but if required, will come and meet guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di Capoliveri 700 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 80 km, Nearest railway: Piombino Marittima 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- Spacious lounge 4 seater settee, double pull-out sofa-bed and TV
- Well-equipped kitchen area
- Recently re-furnished double bedroom
- Smaller bedroom with twin beds (or double bed if preferred)
- Apartment sleeps maximum of 6
- Bathroom with large shower cubicle, bidet, WC, wash-basin, etc.
- Washing machine
- High chair and/or travel cot provided FREE OF CHARGE
- Free internet Wi-FI
- Absolutely spectacular sea view with mountain backdrop!
|Further details outdoors|
- Very spacious pergola/patio/ enclosed garden area complete with garden furniture, BBQ, etc.
- Parking right outside the apartment
The Tuscany region
What better way to spend a holiday than on the Isle of Elba? The apartment is ideally situated within easy reach of all the Capoliveri and Porto Azzurro beaches.
It only takes minutes to arrive at any of the picturesque beaches in the area (most of which offer umbrella and sun-bed hire facilities).
The Isle of Elba is the largest of the seven islands in the Tuscan archipelago (most of which now enjoys National Park protected status) and only 10 km from Piombino harbour on the Italian mainland. It covers an area of 223 sq. km and is renowned for being the greenest island in the Mediterranean, with spectacular mountains alternating with woodland areas, hills covered with typical Mediterranean vegetation sloping down to crystal clear sea and vineyards which produce the famous “Elba Bianco” wine. In short, a paradise not only for nature lovers and sun-bathers, but also for horse riders, mountain bikers and trekkers who can explore the mountain trails and even climb the island's highest peak (Mt. Capanne, 1018 metres). For the less energetic a cable car will take you to the top in the summer months.
There are many places to visit on the island, including the Summer and Winter residences of Napoleon Bonaparte, where he was exiled in 1814, the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Etruscan and Roman remains and traces of Norman and Saracen invasions in various parts of the island. Elba is also renowned for its minerals and a visit to the old mines at Capoliveri, Rio Marina and Porto Azzurro is warmly recommended.
Many visitors like to combine a holiday on the Island with a few days sightseeing in Florence (only about two hours from Piombino), Pisa or Siena, Lucca or the Garfagnana district.
The quaint little hilltop town of Capoliveri (only 2 km from the apartment) is a hive of activity in the summer months, particularly in the evening, and well worth a visit. It is perhaps one of the most spectacular and characteristic spots on the whole island, offering views over the rest of the island, Corsica, the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa and the Italian mainland. And if you'd like to take a closer look at any of these islands, you can take advantage of the many organized day trips, some of which offer fantastic views of underwater flora and fauna in glass-bottom boats.
And, if you are feeling even more adventurous, try a session at the Diving Centre on Capoliveri beach which organizes short "expeditions", ideal for scuba-divers and anyone with an underwater camera.
On 14 July, Capoliveri celebrates the “Festa dell'Innamorata”, one of the Island's most fascinating legends which recounts the sad story of two young lovers. In the first decade of May, the “Festa del Cavatore” (Miner's Festival) is held in honour of the island's ancient mining traditions, while on the last Sunday in September, the annual Wine Festival is held, when the town's “rioni” (districts) re-propose the historical setting to re-enact old peasant traditions and challenge each other in creating outstanding pageantry, all centred around the main theme of harvest-time. A prize is awarded for the best reconstruction.
Porto Azzurro, only 3 km away, was once a delightful old fishing village, and is now a tourist harbour and fashionable resort, where you will find plenty of nightlife.
In addition to the above, you may like to diversify and try one of the following:
- A guided tour of the nearby Monte Calamita disused mines;
- A boat trip to one of the islands in the Tuscan Archipelago (Pianosa, Capraia, Giglio, etc.);
- A guided tour of Monte Calamita Bike Park;
- Enjoy an underwater view of local flora and fauna from the glass-bottomed Nautilus motor-boat;
- Visit the island's Mineral Park (Elba is famous for its wide variety of minerals);
- Take a trip by cablecar to the top of Mount Capanne (1019 m.) from where you have a magnificent 360° view of the surrounding islands
- Visit the Elba Aquarium;
- Visit Napoleone's residences on the Isle of Elba (2014 is the Bicentenary of Napoleon's exile on Elba).
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29 Jun 2014
"Ideale per chi vuole stare tranquillo e immerso nella natura"
Location al piano terra immersa nel verde molto bella, tranquilla e riservata. I proprietari che abitano al 1°piano sono persone molto gentili e garbate. Ampio e comodo spazio esterno. La spiaggia pi… More
7 Oct 2013
"The perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the bounties of Alba, bring a car"
The apartment is close to both local beaches and the town of Capoliveri. But with the heat, the hills and the narrow bendy road (and somewhat crazy drivers), we ended up driving most everywhere. There… More
1 Sep 2013
"Parfait pour se reposer et profiter de l'ile"
Au rez de chaussée d'une maison. Les propriétaires sont à l'étage, mais ils sont d'une discrétion exemplaire tout en étant à l'écoute des besoins et de bon conseil pour vis… More
18 Aug 2012
"A Hidden Gem"
This villa is absolutely ideal for anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing getaway. The villa has the most amazing views of Porto Azzurro and Capovileri and we enjoyed many an evening having a BBQ and sam… More
2 Aug 2012
"Very good self catering apartment"
We stayed 2 weeks with our dog and the place was very well located with a fantastic view of the Porto Azzurro Bay, east facing so sunshine in the morning and more shade in the afternoon. Very good out… More
Many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at "Alberi". Regarding your observations: the TV no longer "screeches" as we have installed a new one; the shower curtain is changed with each new guest; a WiFi connection will shortly be installed. Regarding your final observation about a swimming pool, etc. this all depends on permission from the local council which, so far, has been refused due to the need to save water. We hope that you will stay with us again some time in the future
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