Apartment Apartment in a 16th Century Fortress
Rocca Spagnola Via Pietro Toseli, 58018 Porto Ercole, Italy –
Excellent location – rated 10.0/10! (score from 9 reviews)
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Apartment 'Santa Barbara' is an elegant two story residential unit within the prestine and exclusive Tuscan National Heritage monument.The unique site with the superb histrorical complex sits magnificently, in a dominant position,on top of a promontory,with deep bluffs dropping strait down to the sea on all site, except to the north,there overlooking the picturesque village underneath. Originally founded by the Republic of Siena in mid 15th century, was subsequently expanded and further fortified starting A.D. 1557 during the Spanish occupation of Tuscany. La Rocca is then the perfect place for either a solitary and peaceful retreat, ideal for honeymoons, as well as excellent for family holiday and for the practice of dynamic marine enterprices -with sailing opportunities to various well known destination such as the Iland of Giannutri and Giglio and further north Elba and the to the full Tuscan Achipelago.The apartment La Santa Barbara (the former 'gun power room') with it's organic, original, unpredictable form and layout is a captivating, dwelling, one of a kind, situated a unique enviroment.
The fortress sits within a walking distance to a rocky beach just below the promontory or to the working well protected Marina inside the small gulf, crowned by the village waterfront. Further on, just outside the built up area, one can find the grand Marina di Cala Galera, hosting a fleet of international imposing yachts and cruisers well in keeping with the glamour of the place and its nautical vocation.Inside the village one can find a number of restaurants that offer the opportunity to sample excellent Tuscan cooking and wines. Numerous bars,along with fish-markets, grocery stores, shops,boutiques. The accomodation features a large double height vaulted main space (4,40m at center) broken diagonally by a modern and stunningly architect design mezzanine,master built in a Douglas Fur robust timber frame well in keeping with the severe character of the setting and its aura of intimate strength. The property offers very confortable accomodation for four with one spacious twin room at the first floor, accessible from the strairs landing, and opposite the adjacent bathroom.
Languages spoken: English, Hungarian, Italian
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Closest Landmarks *
Monte Argentario6 miles
Uccellina Park14 miles
Maremma Regional Park18.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Bar del porto Cafe/Bar0.6 miles
Spar Supermarket0.6 miles
Bar Panoramico Cafe/Bar0.1 miles
La gatto e la volpe Restaurant0.2 miles
Pizzeria Pirate Restaurant0.2 miles
Porto Ercole Market0.7 miles
Natural Beauty *
Spiaggia della Feniglia Ocean/Sea2.5 miles
Parco dei uccelli Mountain6.2 miles
Closest Airports *
Marina di Campo Airport55.8 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Street parking
- Secure parking
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Washing machine
- Wardrobe or closet
- Free toiletries
- Toilet paper
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable channels
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Pay-per-view channels
- Socket near the bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
- Tile/Marble floor
- Interconnecting room(s) available
- Ironing facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Bottle of water
- Diving Additional charge
- Windsurfing Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Private apartment in building
Outdoor & View
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- Garden view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Refundable damage deposit
A EUR150 damage deposit is required 7 days before arrival (about USD166.40). This deposit will be fully refunded 7 days after check-out, as long as there isn't any damage to the property.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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This property doesn't offer cribs.
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Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
A damage deposit of EUR 150 is required. The host charges this 7 days before arrival. That's about 166.40USD. This will be collected by bank transfer. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.