About this listing
A large terrace overlooking the sea. A house in symbiosis with the colors, the scent and sound of the waves. Almost like a ship, docked on land. And only a few steps from the town of Cavo.
The house is located on the beachfront street that runs South from Cavo and has been the summer home of my family since a time when Elba was largely undiscovered by tourists. They chose this place as their oasis of peace, a shelter from the stress of daily life. It was the perfect balance of natural beauty, accessability and comfort.
The house has a large living room that opens out onto a terrace, a separate kitched equipped with a dishwasher, three large light and airey bedrooms as well as two bathrooms. In addition, on the ground floor there is a garage (2.3 meters wide but PLEASE NOTE THE HEIGHT--1.9 meters!!), another room where beach equipment can be left and a shower that can be used when returning from the beach.
The terrace and the two large windows in the living room make the sea view enjoyable all day long every day of the year. From sunrise to sunset, from the doldrums of summer to the storms of winter, the water’s continuously changing shades of blue and green offer an unforgetable spectacle.
The house has heat and is comforable in periods other than just the summer. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi, but only seasonally, from March 15 to November 15.
The entire house is at the disposal of guests.
Interaction with guests
It is a pleasure for me to meet my guests when they arrive, and I am happy to help them during their stay. When I am not on the island there is person whom guests may contact for any help they may need or problems they encounter.
Other things to note
Distance from the sea: 20 meters (30 seconds by foot)
Distance from the center of town: 200 meters (3 minutes by foot)
Distance from the Elba airport: 35 kilometers
Beaches that can be reached on foot:
1) Spiaggia di Cavo (Cavo Beach) – cabanas, beach chairs, bar, restaurant
2) Spiaggia del Frugoso (Frugoso Beach) in front of Topi Island – bar, one should choose between here or Cavo Beach according to where the wind is coming from.
3) Cala delle Alghe (Seaweed Cove) is a charming natural swimming pool that is best in the afternoon and at sunset. Unfortunately there has been considerable erosion and much of the beach has washed away so the cove is only enjoyable if there are not too many people, though one can also use the nearby rocks.
Beaches that can be reached by Car:
1)Cala Seregola (Seregola Cove) at Capo Pero – sand sparkles due to minerals, bar
2) Spiaggia di Topinetti (Topinetti Beach) – Black sand!
Valgono le consuete regole del rispetto reciproco e dell'educazione.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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Sono una giornalista, nata in Toscana dove poi ho scelto di vivere. E' la mia terra, che non mi stanco mai di scoprire in tutte le sue espressioni. La famiglia mi ha trasmesso l'amore per le cose belle, i valori della tradizione e i segreti della nostra cucina. Le esperienze professionali in giro per l'Italia mi hanno portato a condividere tutto ciò con una fitta rete di amici e con quanti, sempre più numerosi, hanno voglia di conoscere la mia regione.
I am a journalist and was born in Tuscany, where I have chosen to remain. It is my homeland and I never tire of seeing it in new and different ways. My family passed on to me an appreciation of beautiful things, the value of tradition and the secrets of our cuisine. My professional experience, traveling throughout Italy, has made me want to share all of this with a close network of friends and a growing number of others who want to experience and understand my homeland better.