Villa Ariosa

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach

Just a stone’s throw away from the sea, Villa Ariosa is a rustic holiday house located near a small harbour town on the slopes of Mount Argentario on Italy’s west coast.

From the outside, its Mediterranean terracotta façade echoes the sun-baked beach below, while its expansive interiors are artfully dotted with vintage furniture and old-school collectables. The semi-detached house has its own garden spread across multiple floors and is framed with trees, set in the nook of gently sloping grounds.

Spread across three floors, it invites guests to immerse themselves in its romantic charm. A large living area with plenty of seating options offers modern comfort, while direct views of the azure sea highlight its idyllic position. In the evening, curl up in front of the open-hearth fireplace to reach the state of total relaxation. The rustic-chic dining area retains some original features and décor, such as typical Italian ceramics and display cabinets, allowing you to travel back in time with a lovely frisson of historical role-playing. The five bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests are scattered across each level, offering larger friend groups and families enough space to enjoy privacy when needed. For an extra fee, a double sofa-bed can also accommodate a further two guests.

Due to the property’s period features such as the terraced garden, stone steps and precious furnishings, Villa Ariosa’s old-world beauty is best appreciated by families with older children and friend groups seeking a charismatic holiday.

When you’re ready to leave this stunning oasis, the well-known fishing village Porto Santo Stefano is virtually at your doorstep. Head down to walk through its cobbled alleyways and enjoy a magical lunch at one of the many sun-soaked terraces before strolling around the port. The two nearby beaches, Pozarella and La Soda located only a short walk away from the villa will allow you to swap your bed for a lush backdrop when in search of an afternoon-siesta spot.

One of the Tuscany’s major towns, Grosseto is only 45km away and includes notable highlights that can all be explored in one day. Its old town is enclosed by a 16th-century hexagonal wall, while the Romanesque cathedral and an archaeological museum with Etruscan artefacts are also worth a visit. From here, you’re only a short drive away from the Maremma Regional Park also known as the Uccellina Park – a protected wildlife area full of wild beaches, forest trails and thrilling landscape combining salt marshes with mountains and open plains.

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What you should know…

  • This villa comfortably sleeps eight guests, whilst an extra two guests can be accommodated on a double sofa bed at an additional cost. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details and enquire should you require the 10-guest price.
  • Due to the villa’s period features, some of the garden walls are low and unprotected and there are several sets of stairs - children should be supervised when outside.
  • The romantic, open-hearth fireplace is the only heating option in the villa
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Villa Interior (200m2) 

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living room with fireplace and TV
- Dining room
- Kitchen with oven, dishwasher, gas hob, toaster and electric coffee machine
- Single bedroom
- WC 
- Exit to the terrace

First Floor

- Double bedroom
- Single bedroom
- Family bathroom with a bath, shower, WC and bidet 

Lower Ground floor

- Large living room with double sofa-bed and dining table
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with WC and shower
- Bathroom with WC and shower
- Exit to the terrace

Outside Grounds

- Terraced garden with lawn and flowers
- Terrace
- Garden lounge furniture
- Outdoor dining table and chairs
- Barbecue
- Parking spot for two cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Open-hearth fireplace
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ariosa
Walk to Beach Watersports Sailing Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding Boat Trips
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Villa Ariosa sits on a paved road dotted with other holiday houses and thanks to its elevated position and terraced grounds, it’s hard to feel anything but a sense of serenity when gazing out over the saturated, otherworldly blue of the sea below.

The pretty seaside town Porto Santo Stefano is the ideal central point from which to explore the beautiful bathing spots and landmarks of Tuscany’s Province of Grosseto. Overlooking the harbour, the town’s ancient Spanish fortress built in the 17th century to control the port during the Spanish occupation hosts regular exhibitions. At the main square Piazza dei Roni, you can find many terraces overlooking the sea and spend some time people watching with a glass of Italian Sangiovese. If you visit the port in the afternoon, you can also witness the fishermen arrive at the docks and land fresh fish from their boats.

Thanks to its prominent connections to nearby islands and the mainland, you can hop on a boat tour to the famed Isola del Giglio. The island is one of the seven others that form the Tuscan archipelago, and it houses the remains of a Roman villa of Domitius Ahenobarbus, as well as a dream-like lighthouse. With a small town centre and plenty of picturesque swimming spots, it’s the ideal choice for a day trip on a sunny day.

When you’ve had enough of the sea and swimming for a while, take advantage of the beautiful natural landscape around and drive to the summit of Monte Argentario. At an altitude of 273 metres, you can find an 18th century-style monastery Noviziato Padri Passionisti with many relics of St. Paul, offering breathtaking views of Argentario below. A little bit higher at the altitude of 645 metres above sea level lies the summit Argentario Punta Telegrafo. From here, you can see all the way to the islands of Giglio, Giannutri and Montecristo. 

A little further north, Grosseto is the provincial capital of the Maremma region and can be reached in about 45 minutes. Main highlights include the Cathedral of San Lorenzo with a famous painting Madonna delle Grazie dating back to 1470, 16th-century city walls and an archaeological museum with Etruscan objects alongside a plethora of charming trattorias and cafés.

Intrepid travellers and those who wish to extend their trip can hop on a ferry from Civitavecchia to the Mediterranean island Corsica. The journey takes around five hours, making it a great option for a weekend stay.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

(143 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa

(197 km)

Nearest Town Porto Santo Stefano

(3.7 km)

Nearest Beach

(250 m)

Nearest Restaurant

(2.6 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo Stefano Terminal Traghetti

(3.5 km)

Nearest Golf Argentario Golf club

(7.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3 km)

Region

Tuscany, located in the heart of Italy, is a region that encapsulates the very essence of the country's rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. Known for its rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and historic cities, Tuscany is a destination that beckons to travellers seeking an authentic Italian experience. 

Chill next to your pool and fire up the barbeque or head into Tuscany’s cultural centres and nourish your mind – this is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

While the generously sized terraces and garden offer enough space for children, the villa’s close proximity to two beaches and the seaside town of Porto Santo Stefano means there’s plenty of activities to be discovered behind its stone walls. 

Pack their favourite snacks, inflatable floats and snorkelling gear and start your day with a short walk to Pozarella or La Soda. Both beaches feature a wild mix of pebbles and sand, meaning that the water is azure clear – perfect for diving for oddly shaped rocks and swimming in the shallow water enveloped by shoals of tiny fish. Thanks to only being a 5minute walk away, you can head back to the villa to prepare a tasty lunch and enjoy an afternoon siesta in the garden. If your little ones aren’t tired enough for a nap under the pine trees, take the bus or drive to Porto Santo Stefano to escape Italy’s blazing lunchtime heat. A promenade lined with seafood restaurants, cafés and gelato shops offers an ideal alternative to your time-tested meals.

Many boat tours and excursions operate from the port to take you and your young pirates around the coast and include stops for snorkelling, photographs and a lunch of freshly caught fish on the deck. Alternatively, you can also hire a private motorboat and create your own itinerary.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Change of Linen/Towels Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Change of linen/towels

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-May to mid-September. 3 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-May to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair is available on request.
Other Ts and Cs This villa comfortably sleeps eight guests, whilst an extra two guests can be accommodated on a double sofa bed at an additional cost. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details and enquire should you require the 10-guest price.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £2,025
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - £2,207
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - £2,418
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - £3,487
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - £3,531
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - £2,940
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £2,425
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - £2,275
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £2,029
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £1,158 £1,314 £1,470 £1,781
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £1,094 £1,242 £1,389 £1,683
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £1,385 £1,571 £1,757 £2,130
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 £1,094 £1,242 £1,389 £1,683
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - £1,683
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - - £1,907
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £2,130
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - £2,264
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - £2,481
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - £2,731
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - £3,225
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - £3,265
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - £2,731
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - £2,264
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - £2,130
Sep 20th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - £1,907
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £1,094 £1,242 £1,389 £1,683

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €2,229
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - €2,429
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - €2,661
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - €3,838
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - €3,887
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - €3,236
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €2,669
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - €2,504
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €2,233
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €1,275 €1,446 €1,618 €1,961
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €1,205 €1,367 €1,529 €1,853
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €1,524 €1,729 €1,934 €2,345
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 €1,205 €1,367 €1,529 €1,853
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - €1,853
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - - €2,099
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €2,345
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - €2,492
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - €2,731
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - €3,006
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - €3,550
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - €3,594
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - €3,006
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - €2,492
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - €2,345
Sep 20th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - €2,099
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €1,205 €1,367 €1,529 €1,853

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $2,395
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - $2,610
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - $2,860
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - $4,125
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - $4,177
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - $3,477
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $2,869
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - $2,691
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $2,399
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $1,370 $1,554 $1,738 $2,107
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $1,294 $1,469 $1,643 $1,991
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $1,638 $1,858 $2,079 $2,520
May 3rd 2025 - May 10th 2025 $1,294 $1,469 $1,643 $1,991
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - $1,991
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - - $2,255
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $2,520
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - $2,678
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - $2,935
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - $3,230
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - $3,815
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - $3,862
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - $3,230
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - $2,678
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - $2,520
Sep 20th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - $2,255
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $1,294 $1,469 $1,643 $1,991

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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