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Supercharming seafront property with infinity pool 50mt to the sea for 17 people

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

6-8 Bedrooms 3-4 bathrooms for 13/17 people 50 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, near the beautiful beaches of Seccheto (3 minutes on foot - it's just 150 mt), Cavoli (5 minutes on foot) Fetovaia (five minutes by car).

Villa Montecristo sits along the main road: this ideal location, so close to the beach and the village nearby, entails that - mostly during peak season - there is car passage especially when people go to and come back from the sea.

Villa Montecristo is an ancient charming Tuscan house with a spectacular sea view overlooking the isles of Montecristo and Pianosa, the bay of Seccheto and the ridge of Fetovaia.

Since 2017 Villa Montecristo offers a unique and stunning pool carved out in a ancient granite quarry, entirely made of stone: its infinity edge makes you feel like you are swimming in the open sea while you are swimming in the pool!

The Villa 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!

The nearest village is Seccheto, to be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot.

For further information and photos don't hesitate to contact us!

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Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Fiammetta

My name is Fiammetta (on the left in photo), I am 33 years old and I am a 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 (if well educated :)

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 50 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!

In 2014 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.

In July 2017 we made perhaps the biggest improvement ever: a spectacular and unique infinity swimming pool entirely built in the antique Roman granite quarry behind the house, to be published shortly in the major architectural magazines.

What makes this villa unique

A big garden with dining area facing the sea, a unique contemporary infinity pool carved into an ancient Roman granite quarry, the best beaches of the island and the village at walking distance, a 100 squared meters huge sitting room, Napoleon's traces, seventeen beds... What else?! :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Montecristo is very cute, the garden was super for children, the beach is very near and it was not many people on the beach, it was great!

Everything was very good orginisied. We are happy about our holiday and would like to come some time back :)
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Campo nell'Elba in Province of Livorno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Villa - Ground floor. With bathtub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Villa - First floor, with bathtub and shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Villa - First floor (No bathtub, shower only)
    Bathroom 4 - dependance - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Dependance bathroom with bathtub
    Pool shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower near the pool
    Garden shower - Outdoor Shower , In the garden, between oleanders and fig tree
    Garden Shower nr. 2 - Outdoor Shower , In the former vegetable garden
  • The Property has four bathrooms. The main villa has two bathrooms with shower/bathtubs and one bathroom with shower. The dependance has one bathroom with bathtub.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Dependance
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Dependance
  • The rooms have ancient tiled floors and are furnished with XVIIth and XIXth century antiques. The main villa has two double rooms, three twin rooms and one triple room. The dependance has two twin rooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you want to celebrate a special occasion or simply taste a typical tuscan meal, we can organise a catering service at Villa Montecristo from one of the best restaurant of the Island. We'll be glad to give you more information!


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Supercharming seafront property with infinity pool 50mt to the sea for 17 people
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful, stunning, special and a happy house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Montecristo it was secluded enough that we didn’t annoy the neighbours with our music, but also stunning and breathtaking with plenty of room for everyone to relax. Two beaches are walking distance and beautiful, the village has everything you would need , all again a tiny walk away.

We didn’t want to leave the house as such a beautiful house. There were 17 of us and we ate outside every night and opened the front gate to watch the sea.

The pool is incredible, really difficult to put in words how stunning it was (we rent a lot of homes and villas and this one certainly was incredible) all correspondence was clear and precise . If your not Italian then it seems a bit of a faff to have to pay deposit, cleaning, electric, water and sheets and towels. But this is how it mostly works anywhere in Italy, so don’t be put off , the house is so worth all the little extra bits that need to be done. If I could go back every year I would. The family trust people to look after all the stunning art and furniture which we did. I’m not sure I could rent it out if mine!!! Amazing beautiful relaxing stunning fabulous. Thank you for a great stay

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolle Yogawoche in Seccheto in einem wunderbaren Haus direkt am Meer

  • 5 of 5

wir (13 Personen) waren im Mai 2018 für eine Woche in der Villa Montecristo. Die Villa hat viele hübsche Details und einen wahnsinnig schönen Pool. Die Lage ist perfekt und die Aussicht grandios. Die Küche grosszügig und die Räume hübsch eingerichtet. Ein weiteres Plus, der riesige Umschwung um das Haus herum. Viele lauschige Plätze laden zum verweilen ein. Die Lage unmittelbar zum Strand von Seccheto extrem schön. Die Leute auf der Insel Elba sind alle super nett. Auch die Vermieterin Fiametta ist für Fragen jeder Zeit ansprechbar. Wir fühlten uns alle in der Gruppe sehr wohl in diesem Haus. Ich werde wieder kommen und vermisse die kleine Oase auf Elba bereits jetzt schon...

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Una piscina da sogno

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montecristo è una splendida casa immersa nella macchia mediterranea elbana, circondata da lentischi e fichi d'India, a due passi dal mare e dal pesino di Seccheto. La casa è ampia, con un gigantesco salone dai soffitti alti, una caratteristica cucina con tavolo in marmo e sei stanze da letto con tre bagni grandi ed eleganti. La sua bellezza è pari alla sua comodità: in pochi passi si è al mare, e con qualcuno in meno e si accede alla scenografica piscina a sfioro ricavata da una cava naturale di granito. Di giorno quindi è speciale per dei bagni refrigeranti e di sole tra le rocce; la sera, grazie alla suggestiva illuminazione, si presta a nuotate notturne sotto una volta di stelle. Ma la cosa migliore è l'atmosfera di serenità e pace che tutta la casa trasmette: ero stata in vacanza qualche anno fa e devo dire che è addirittura migliorata, grazie alla presenza della piscina che permette di isolarsi e rilassarsi anche nei periodi di alta stagione quando l'isola è invasa dai turisti.

Le sere sotto al porticato sono qualcosa che chiunque dovrebbe provare: per me è una vacanza che non stanca mai!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara Martina, non sai quanto siamo felici di leggere le tue gentili parole e di sapere che hai passato una (altra) bella vacanza a Villa Montecristo! La piscina è stata un'innovazione importante e impegnativa, ma siamo davvero contenti che ne sia valsa la pena e che tu abbia potuto usarla sia di giorno che di notte, per una nuotata "sotto una volta di stelle"! Speriamo di poterti accogliere di nuovo in futuro!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great house to spend relaxing and calm holidays. A lot of space, amazing outdoor pool & very close to the beach. We were in total 12 persons - 6 of them children. We had enough space indoor and outdoor and enjoyed our stay very much. Also the little town, the beach as well as the restaurants, food markets etc. were reachable within a few minutes by foot. Thus I can recommend this house very much and I am sure that it won't be the last time we have been there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandro, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending Villa Montecristo to other travelers. We enjoyed guesting you as much as you enjoyed your stay. I hope your next stay is just around the corner!
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What to say... Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience in an enchanting surround. We were 4 italian families with 3-7 years old kids and the house perfectly suited them too. The house.... beautiful as you see in the picture, all very clean, kitchen well furnished for 17 and much more people, landlord very nice persons. We will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Silvia, thank you very much for your kind words about Villa Montecristo. I am happy you loved the house and your children did it too. I hope to guest you again soon!
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glamour, comfort and......history

  • 5 of 5

Just fantastic! Elba" s sea has nothing to envy to Sardinia"s, Corsica" or even Capri"s.

And being myself a Napoleon"s fan I very much appreciated the very many memoriabilias of napoleonic era inside the villa, in addition of course of all the comfort provided by the owner and her family and the extreme good taste of the furniture. But we were particuraly struck by the sensational swimming pool carveed in the rocks overlooking the house and with a view embracing the whole of Seccheto bay and stretching the panorama from the sland of Montecristo to Corsica. We surely will be back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Germano, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Villa Montecristo. I I am so glad that you loved our unique swimming pool as well as the emerald sea nearby and that you felt and appreciated the historic atmosphere of the house (which, as well as the whole island, has a strong connection to Napoleon due to his stay in 1814). We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Marina di Campo
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Portoferraio (LI) - Isola d'Elba
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Golf Club Elba Acquabona
Nearest Train
49 Kilometres
Piombino (Li)
Nearest Motorway
56 Kilometres
Piombino (Li)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Villa Montecristo sits in the southern coast of the Isle of Elba, at 50 meters to the sea, along the main road, betweeen the beautiful beaches of Seccheto (three minutes on foot), Cavoli (five minutes on foot) and Fetovaia (five minutes by car), at walking distance from the nearest village (five minutes)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Campo nell'Elba, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years Eve 2019
31 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January - March 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2019
23 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's Eve 2010
30 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £438.23
Pet Fee £17.53

Final cleanings, water, electricity, heating and, if needed, linen expenses are not included in the weekly rate.
Security deposit is Euros 500,00 and it will be given back within two weeks from the end of the holiday.
In case the property would be rented for private events the security deposit is Euros 1000,00 instead of Euros 500,00.
Cancellation policy applied as per attached rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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