Nestling amid the verdant hills of the Argentario Peninsula, overlooking the bay of Porto Ercole and the Tyrrhenian Sea, this beautiful family villa is surrounded by extensive private parkland offering countless opportunities for hiking and cycling, as well as practising any type of water sports and sailing among the exclusive Tuscan archipelago. Mainly designed for outdoor living, this villa provides ample space for dining al fresco under a large covered terrace and bedrooms with direct access to either garden or balcony.
All around the villa is a magnificent, ten-acre Mediterranean parkland which is a delight to explore; it encompasses palm trees, holm-oaks, myrtles and maritime pine trees. On a lower terrace sits a lovely swimming pool with an impressive vista over the valley and sea. Monte Argentario is the exclusive setting of Villa Maior; once a verdant island, this is now a peninsula linked to the Tuscan mainland via two long strips of sand enclosing the Orbetello lagoon. Everything here is close at hand. Over the years, the harbour towns of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano have become highly fashionable amongst wealthy Italians, yacht and luxury villa owners. Excellent fish restaurants, boutiques and beachfront promenades attract visitors all year round.
The panoramic route (Strada Panoramica) runs along the contour of the region affording striking views over high cliffs, bays, rocky coves and islands. From Porto Santo Stefano you can take ferries to the small, unspoilt island of Giannutri and to Isola del Giglio, renowned for its quaint fishing harbour, its hilltop fortress and unique sea life which makes it a paradise for scuba divers! Cycling and hiking route maps for all abilities are available from the Local Tourist Office, a perfect way to discover the beauty of the region whilst keeping fit.
“This is a villa ideally placed to explore the Mount Argentario and its magnificent bay. Enjoy the views of the sea from the villa's elevated position. Porto Ercole is listed among the 'Borghi più belli d'Italia' (Italy's most beautiful villages) and is well known for its excellent food, wine and beautiful beach. The cuisine is very good in many restaurants and on beach clubs as well.”
Living room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace.
Fully equipped kitchen/ dining room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace, outdoor dining facilities, built-in BBQ.
Double/ twin bedroom, French door to terrace, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom, French door to terrace.
Separate bathroom, WC.
Single bedroom, French doors to garden.
2 x double/ twin bedrooms, French door to balcony, sea view, ensuite shower rooms, WCs.
Double bedroom, French door to balcony, ensuite shower room, WC.
Approximately 10 acres of terraced grounds planted with mature trees and shrubs, ample lawn areas. Covered terrace, outdoor dining facilities, built-in BBQ. Pool terrace, private 9m x 5m pool (depth: 1.10m, steps & ladder). Football pitch (shared with sister property Villa Minor - IT1509, located between the two villas and audible from both). Ample parking for over 5 cars. Please note: the discreet caretakers live in a cottage within the grounds and they will be availble to help if needed.
Included: 2 hours daily maid service Mon - Sat. ADSL internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Air-conditioning (by meter 0.60 per kwh). Additional maid service 10 per hour. Winter heating 40 per day. Cook service on request. A local tourist tax payable locally may apply.
About The Location
- Porto Ercole just over 1.5 km
- Orbetello 5km | Porto Santo Stefano 12km
- Talamone 30km | Capalbio 30km
- Grosseto 48km | Saturnia 60km
- Castiglione della Pescaia 80km
- Punta Ala 95km
- Rome Fiumicino 140 km
- Pisa 210 km
- Perugia 215 km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Cala Galera Harbour in Porto Ercole 2km
- Porto Santo Stefano (ferries to Isola del Giglio & Giannutri islands) 14km
- Isola del Giglio 1hr 45 mins by boat
- Porto Ercole over 1.5km
- Golf course 5km
- Tennis courts 5km
- Spa centre 5km
- Horse riding Giannella 10km
- Spanish Fortress in Porto Ercole 1km
- Forte Stella (fortress) 1.4km
- Forte Filippo (fortress) 2.7km
- Convent of Passionist Fathers 12km
- Spanish Fortress Porto Santo Stefano 14km
- Ansedonia Archaeological Park 18km
A refundable cash deposit of 2000 is required upon arrival at the villa