|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Entering from the main door, an hallway (with large built-in wardrobe and bathroom entrance) departs toward the large open-space, which is divided by an half wall (1.20mt) into:
- Bedroom with queen-size bed, armchair, stone fireplace, and window with view toward the valley and sea;
- Living room with diner table, sofa-bed (1 adult sleeping) and armchair, TV and SatelliteTV connection, large French window to the patio, built-in fully furnished kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and kettle.
Apart: One bathroom with shower cubicle; One terrace with table and chairs for outdoor living.
Located in the pedestrian centre of Castagneto Carducci (C.C.), two garden apartments with amazing view toward valley and sea. Parking 1 min walking. Each apartment has own terrace for dining and independent entrance. They can be rented separately or together as they are in same house. The properties are high-standard furnished, have a big garden with patios and BBQs. C.C. is a small and charming village centered around DellaGherardesca castle, in the heath of Maremma, with great heritage of ancient Etruscan and Italian renaissance culture. It offers a choice of excellent restaurants, wine bars, wine shops, museum and crafts market. The closest beach of Marina di Donoratico (8km) offers water-sports facilities including beauty farm 'Tombolo' with thalasso therapy. Wines and olive oil can be purchased directly from producers along the world famous 'road of wine' from C.C. to Bolgheri (10km). Local Festas and food festivals are organized throughout the countryside from April to November.
Weekly prices are intended only for full weeks starting on Saturdays. Booking can be made through the website or by mail. In this last case, it is confirmed once a deposit of 150 euro (per week) has been received. The balance has to be settled either by bank transfer one day before the arrival, or in cash to the local representative on the arrival day. Local representative will show the apartment and provide the keys.
Flexible changeover day during low season. Arrival and departure any time conditional on availability of previous and next let. Changeover day on Saturday during high season (June-September).
We had a wonderful holiday in this charming apartment which had everything that we needed for a relaxing holiday. It has superb views from the terrace over the vineyards and olive groves towards the sea. A perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. The village also has plenty of good places to eat. Booking was very straight forward and the agent extremely helpful. Beautiful beaches are just a short drive away and Florence is close enough for a day trip. Would recommend this apartment highly.
A fortnight in the peacefully located Ester provided us with an excellent base on the edge of an attractive medieval town in the Tuscan Coast wine region. Castagneto Carducci was conveniently placed for our visits to Florence (by train) and Siena (by car), though we booked B&B accommodation for the visits to these great cities. We selected March for our stay as we prefer our travels to be out of season, even if most of the local restaurants had yet to open.
Ester was well presented on our arrival. It has plenty of space for a couple and is very well equipped for self catering. The décor and furnishings suggest the owner has good taste. We liked the French windows which lead on to a terrace from where there is a splendid view over olive groves and vineyards towards the sea. Electric radiators provide efficient heating. The apartment has a bathroom of adequate size and a large shower area with interesting features!
Overall we enjoyed complete relaxation with no interference from the radio, telephone, TV (available if wanted) or internet though wi-fi is available in the town. We spent quite a lot of time reading, completely switched off from the pressures of retired life at home! For us this was a really excellent choice enhanced by the helpful advice of the owner beforehand. Those grandparents who may like to holiday with their children and grandchildren could occupy Ester whilst the latter could be next door in Peter. There is an inter-connecting door and flexibility over the garden use. A car is essential and there is free parking within a couple of minutes walking.
We stayed at the apartment Ester in September 2013. The owner showed us the apartment and was very nice. Ester is big and comfortably furnitured with a well-provided kitchen and a big shower. Nice view from the terrace on the sea. Village is also very sweet. Perfect holiday! It is advisable to have a car.
We had a wonderful holiday here. The apartment had everything we needed and was clean and well-maintained. The location is very good. Castagneto Carducci is a lovely village with good restaurants, bars and cafes. Other interesting towns and the coast are within easy driving distance. The owner was very helpful and we hope to visit again in the future.
we had a wonderful time in Castagneto and loved it very much to stay in the comfortable appartment Ester. The last time I stayed in Castagneto was in the year 1985 and I was so surprised that there was only a little change in the lovely old village I remembered. The location of the house and appartment is perfect because there is a lovely view to the west, to the coast, to romantic sunsets and to the sea. If you are able to talk Italien language it is no problem to find contact to the people of Castagneto, to the barista, to the old wine dealer near the fountain, to the old ladies sitting in front of their houses.
We loved everything! We loved the apartment - especially our terrace and the sea view, we enjoyed every minute of it! And felt we really were in Italy. We loved Castagneto Carducci - one of many charming towns in Tuscany. We loved Tuscany - for its landscape, its small towns on the hills, its historical monuments, its vineyards (and the wine of course), for its lovely beaches (Maremma!). So we'll be back! Thanks, Barbara&Rudolf