Relais Vedetta is a small luxury B&B near the medieval village of Scarlino, southern Tuscany. Set atop Poggio La Forcola, acres of woodland and the relais' vast olive grove surround this little gem which enjoys wonderful views of the countryside and the fresh sea air which carries over the Gulf of Follonica. This gorgeous boutique bolthole, formerly the family farm, has been restructured by owner Anna Barberini, with her ancestors in mind, and each of the 6 beautifully appointed suites has a distinct philosophy and style. Today, relaxed guests can enjoy the sea views from the outdoor swimming pool set amongst the olive trees.
Beautiful, charming, humourous, romantic, this chic retreat is an inspirational gem full of personality, history and style and in keeping with the natural surroundings, they have taken great care to make sure they are as eco-friendly as possible using rain-water where possible, solar-power energy for heating water and locally-sourced materials for building.
The gorgeous new lake-style swimming pool at Relais Vedetta affords wonderful sea views, while guests can relax in the aero-therapy corner and enjoy the south-facing location. This Chic Retreat is just 4km from Scarlino with its medieval churches and walls and is close to the beautiful beaches of Versilia and it is a great area from which to explore Etruscan archeological sites such as Vetolonia and Roselle. Close to the coast, kite-surfing, sailing and other water sports are on offer, as well as scuba-diving and Relais Vedetta has large sun umbrellas which guests can reserve on the beach.
Golfers have the choice of 2 courses and nature lovers will be in heaven, with bird-watching at the WWF protected natural oasis in Orbetello and the Maremma National Park 50 km away. Guests can order a relaxing in-room massage, or for the more active traveller, tennis can be arranged in Follonica.
The relaxed ambience of Relais Vedetta means breakfast is not rushed and for those who prefer to lie in, is served until late morning and uses organic locally sourced produce from the surrounding farms. Homemade biscuits and home grown seasonal fruits are all available in the living room for peckish moments. In the evening, for those who enjoy the sea breeze gently floating up to the portico of the villa, Chef Beatrice will offer a carefully prepared refreshment service and every night, a gourmet Sunset Happy Hour which includes exquisite interpretations of local dishes accompanied by wines from the DOC cellars of the Maremma. Each dish is prepared freshly at Relais Vedetta. For an exploration of the regions delights, take an aeno-gastronomic tour of the area.
Each of the 7 individually decorated suites in Relais Vedetta tells a story. The Flirtatious Libertine, The Unstoppable Explorer, The Fickle Prima Donna, The Upstanding Maremann Gentleman, The Poliedric Artist and The Young Lady of Good Family; all of the suites have a distinct personality and there is something for everyone, from the adventurers among us to the homely, from steadfast lovers to caddish bachelors. An image of these exuberant characters is set on each wall from which the thoughtfully designed rooms take their inspiration and style and high-tech comfort blend together in the spacious rooms, all with breathtaking views of the countryside & the sea.
Step into the lives of these 6 characters, their rooms scattered with belongings, from the explorer's well-travelled suitcases to the young lady's pristine white bustier. Decorated to their tastes, and with luxury & comfort in mind, rooms have soft inviting furniture, large beds with an impressive choice of pillows from goose-feather and latex memory-form to aloe or mallow scented! Suites range in size from 27 to 40 sq metres and some have private terraces and gardens or are Mansard rooms. Bathtubs are as interesting as the rooms, some with stone steps for climbing in and rooms have gorgeous olive-scented L'Erbario Toscano toiletries. These rooms exude character & history without becoming pastiche and are styled to perfection.
All rooms come with air-conditioning, bathrobes, mini-bar, professional hair-dryer, flatscreen TVs with Satellite & Sky, iPods filled with music as requested to sit in the iPod docking stations and for those who want to bring their pet along, suites with gardens or terraces have kennels or cushions, bowls and even quilts. Relais Vedetta is also available for exclusive rental.
Delxue Romantic with Sea or Garden View
The furniture is a mix of antiques and objects of design, silk curtains frame the wide windows overlooking the sea in front of Elba Island. The rooms are dedicated to ancient relatives of the owner and they have original names like The Unstoppable Explorer, The Poliedric Artist and the Fickle Prima Donna. The bathrooms are with bath tubs in local stones and basin with different shapes, and are illuminated by natural light. All the most modern technologies are at disposal to complete a holiday of relax and quietness: TV LCD 32" full HD with Sky, Ipod Docking Station, safe, professional hair dryer and an incredible set of towels and pillows.
Delxue Romantic with Private Garden
The furniture is a country chic style, silk curtains frame the door-windows that open onto the garden overlooking the medioeval village of Scarlino. The suite is dedicated to the Land Lady: the Domitissa. The bathroom is with bath tubs in glass mosaic and is illuminated by natural light. All the most modern technologies are at disposal to complete a holiday of relax and quietness: TV LCD 32" full HD with Sky, Ipod Docking Station, safe, professional hair dryer and an incredible set of towels and pillows.
Prestige Suite with Private Terrace
The furniture is a mix of antiques and objects of design, silk curtains frame the wide door-windows that open onto private terrace or garden overlooking the sea in front of Elba Island. The rooms are dedicated to ancient relatives of the owner and they have original names like The Young Lady from a Good Family, The Upstanding Maremman Gentleman. The bathrooms are with bath tubs in local stones and basin with different shapes, and are illuminated by natural light. All the most modern technologies are at disposal to complete a holiday of relax and quietness: TV LCD 32" full HD with Sky, Ipod Docking Station, safe, professional hair dryer and an incredible set of towels and pillows.
Executive Suite with Private Terrace
The furniture is a mix of antiques and objects of design, silk curtains frame the wide door-windows that open onto private terrace of 20sm overlooking the sea in front of Elba Island. The room is dedicated to the ancient uncle of the owner and it has the original name of The Flirtatious Libertine. The bathroom is with bath tub in mosaic stones and the basin is in "pietra serena" with a fountain shape, and is illuminated by natural light. All the most modern technologies are at disposal to complete a holiday of relax and quietness: TV LCD 32" full HD with Sky, Ipod Docking Station, safe, professional hair dryer and an incredible set of towels and pillows.
How to get there?
By car from the Aurelia variant take the exit Scarlino which you will find on the main road A12 Genova-Fiumicino
Set your navigator at: Latitude 42° 54” North, Longitude 10° 49” East
BY train the nearest station is Follonica at only 10 km
Pisa: Galileo Galilei airport -150 kms Rome: Fiumicino and Ciampino airports - 200 and 230 kms Florence: Leonardo da Vinci airport - 170kms
30% of deposit through credit card is required to confirm the booking
Payment must be made 7 days before arrival.
Cancellation fee is 30 % of total charge if cancelled up to 15 days before arrival.
Check-in time: 14:00:00
Check-out time: 12:00:00
Early check-in: yes, subject to availability
Late check-out: yes, subject to availability
Pets are welcomed at €15,00 per day. We provide free pillow and bowls under request.
Towel for the swimming pool and beach included
playing golf in the fresh sea air & bird watching in Orbetello
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Relais Vedetta include breakfast and all taxes. An extra childrens bed is free for children up to 2 years old. Older children will cost EUR 60 per day. For exclusive rentals, a deposit of EUR 2500 is required and there is a last day cleaning supplement of EUR 200.
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