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Big and supercharming seafront property 50mt to the sea for 17 people!

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 22 nights


About the property

6-8 Bedrooms 3-4 bathrooms for 13/17 people 60 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 along the road near the beautiful beaches of Cavoli (5 minutes on foot) Fetovaia (ten minutes by car) and Seccheto (3 minutes on foot - it's just 150 mt). Villa Montecristo is an ancient charming Tuscan house with a spectacular sea view overlooking the isles of Montecristo and Pianosa and on the bay of Fetovaia. Villa Montecristo 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!

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

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Fiammetta

My name is Fiammetta (on the left in photo), I am 32 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 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!

If you want to lazely soak up sun there are four sunbeds at your disposal in the south garden that are just waiting for you…

Since three years 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: from there we have a wonderful view on the bay and no-one could disturb!

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 on Seccheto on Tuscan Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 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 ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , First floor
    Garden shower - Outdoor Shower , In the garden
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , In the dependance
    Garden Shower nr. 2 - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , In 2014 we created another outside shower in the garden
  • Bathrooms have been restored in 2008 and one new bathroom with shower built at the first floor. In 2015 we built new showers/bathtubs in two bathrooms.
  • 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 tiled floors and are furnished with XVIIth and XIXth century antiques.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Perth, Western Australia

Villa Montecristo a Dream location on Elba

  • 5 of 5

My 50th birthday was to be a special family ocassion and my husband booked Villa Montecristo on Elba as we had 15 in our party arriving from Australia. On arriving at the villa the first impression was of a beautiful Tuscan garden with olive trees citrus beautiful summer flowering trees and a view from the garden over the sea that you always hope will be there as you imagined it when booking. From the front terrace we could see lazy yachts off the coast and below us the best swimming bay on the island. Even though the main road sweeps around the cliff between the villa and the water it adds to the atmosphere as the passing parade is always good to watch from the privacy of the large terrace. A few minutes walk leads to the beach and clear emerald green and blue waters. The local cafe is great spot for breakfast and coffee and the bakery is superb just up the road. There is an excellent seafood restaurant within minutes from the villa and also a pizzeria. The villa itself is beautiful, full of antiques and interesting artefacts relating to Napoleon and his influence on Elba. The rooms of the villa are large and welcoming. There is plenty of room in the house and gardens to find your own quiet spot. With so many people in the villa we also used the dependance - a separate building with two lovely twin rooms overlooking the water complete with full bathroom and equipped kitchen. The owners of Villamontecristo could not have been more helpful and caring in ensuring our holiday was a success. The housekeeper and caretaker were always a text message away and extremely friendly and helpful. The villa was beautifully clean and all linen supplied professionally laundered. For my birthday dinner celebration the owners found a superb chef who came to the house to prepare a stunning Tuscan feast. The villa kitchen is wonderful to cook in for enthusiasts who love to buy the local produce at the market in Marina di Campo 10 minutes away. If you don't have a car the local bus service runs regularly around the island. I dream of returning to Villa Elba and fully recommend a visit. We stayed for 2 weeks and it started to feel like home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Ferien in einer fantastischen Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir (9 Erwachsene, 6, Kinder) verbrachten 41 herrliche Ferientage in einem wunderschönen Haus auf einer sehr schönen und interessanten Insel. Die Beschreibung des Hauses und des Gartens auf der HomeAway Website verspricht wirklich nicht zuviel. Der Kontakt mit der Vermieterin (Mrs. Fiammetta Parodi) war sehr herzlich und kompetent. Auch die Verwalterin (Mrs. Maria) war sehr zuvorkommend und hat uns bei Fragen gerne und unkompliziert weitergholfen. Vielen Dank!

Das Haus und der Garten mit schöner Meersicht sind sehr familienfreundlich. Wandern, schwimmen, biken, gemütliche Restaurants, alles haben wir genossen.

Die Raumaufteilung ist besonders auch Wunderschöne Ferien in einer für Familien mit kleinen Kindern sehr gut geeignet: Es sind 8 Schlafzimmer vorhanden. Zu je 2 Schlafzimmern gehört eine Nasszelle mit WC/Bad oder Dusche. Die Küche ist sehr gut und zweckmässig ausgestattet.

Ein kleiner Nachteil: Die sehr schönen antiken Möbel, Stühle und Sessel im Wohnzimmer sind teilweise nicht mehr ganz so stabil und etwas heikel und verlangen eine etwas sorgfältigere Behandlung als man es sich vielleicht zu Hause gewohnt ist.

Alles in allem ist die Villa Montecristo ein sehr empfehlenswertes einzigartiges Ferindomizil für Gruppen oder Familien mit 12 bis 16 Personen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear L. Guttinger, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your positive words, I am so pleased that you and your big family enjoyed your recent stay at Villa Montecristo and that you loved the Island and its many activities! Your comments are very much valued and our committment to investing in our property will continue this winter with renovations: i.e. we are going to buy new dining room chairs, the ancient ones we have are beautiful and have done their job, but it's time to replace them, as you kindly suggested :) We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Montecristo in the future!
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Soggiorno Elba

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montecristo non è solo una casa bellissima. È una dimora storica che ti cattura e dove si respira un'atmosfera particolare. Siamo stati benissimo. Il giardino consente di vivere appieno la vacanza persino quando non si esce. Inoltre è vicinissima alle spiagge di Seccheto e Cavoli. È stata una vacanza bellissima anche grazie alla scelta dell'abitazione e alla gentilezza dei proprietari che hanno sempre risposto a qualsiasi nostra richiesta.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per queste belle parole e per i compimenti alla casa che ci lusingano e ci danno la carica per cercare di fare sempre meglio! Sono molto felice che Villa Montecristo vi abbia dato la possibilitá di trascorrere una bella vacanza in famiglia e vi ringrazio personalmente per averne avuto cura durante il vostro soggiorno. Spero di avere modo di ospitarvi ancora in futuro e che abbiate fatto il pieno di caldi raggi di sole e mare turchese per affrontare l'inverno! :)
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Wonderful week in the Villa Montecristo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa. It was perfectly organized . The house is beautifully situated between the two most beautiful beaches of the island ( Seccheto and Cavoli ) . We stayed with several families for a week at the villa. The children played on the terrace and we have every night prepared very delicious dinner which we enjoyed in the sunset . The villa is highly recommended and we will definitely come back again .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Montecristo in the near future.
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Perfekter Aufenthalt!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus lässt kaum einen Wunsch offen: Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll mit einem guten Mix zwischen Alt und Neu, die Küche ist komplett eingerichtet, die Terrasse mit Blick auf das Meer ein Traum, Platz ist mehr als genug vorhanden, die Lage zwischen zwei zu Fuss erreichbaren Badebuchten könnte nicht besser sein. Kurz, wir haben uns äusserst wohl gefühlt in der Villa Montecristo!

Der Kontakt zu Fiammetta (Besitzerin) war sehr herzlich und unkompliziert.

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Thank you for your positive comments and for recommending Villa Montecristo to other travelers. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Elba! I hope your next stay is just around the corner!
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feels like home

  • 5 of 5

It's the third time we have been to Villa Montecristo. We always come in a big group with many children. And what should I say: we really love it, in every detail. We like it so much that we will always come back. it´s beautiful outside and inside, nice and old and cosy. If you like aseptic, fully tiled holiday apartments: don't come. If you like a tasteful, nice and cosy and really large house and garden close to a very nice and tiny Elba village: enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vera, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property and for your amazing comments which are very much valued! We work hard to make our guests feel like home at Villa Montecristo and I am so glad to see those efforts pay off on your last stay. Our commitment to investing in our property will continue this winter with important renovations you’ll find on your next visit! We Thank you and your beautiful family again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Elba!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September special offer
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October special offer
15 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
November - December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
January - March 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
15 night minimum stay
April 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
22 night minimum stay
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

Final cleanings, water, electricity, heating and, if needed, heating 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 by bank's transference.
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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