Relais Vedetta - Tuscany, Italy
About this Chic Retreat
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.
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.
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.
Rates at Relais Vedetta include breakfast and all taxes. An extra childrens bed is free for children up to 8 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. A babysitting service is available on request.
* Rates in EUR
Cancellations made rom 7-3 days prior to arrival, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Within 2 days of arrival, 50% of the total cost will be charged. Within 24 hours of arrival, 100% of the total cost will be charged.
- Nearest Airport: Pisa.
- Distance from Airport: 1.5 hours.
WONDERUL SUMMER - JULY 2013FOUR NIGHTS
- DELUXE ROMANTIC SUITE with sea view at € 1.290,00 for 2 people.
- PRESTIGE TERRACE SUITE with sea view at € 1.480,00 for 2 people.
- DELUXE ROMANTIC SUITE with sea view at € 2.140,00 for 2 people.
- PRESTIGE TERRACE SUITE with sea view at € 2.455,00 for 2 people.
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- Untill late Buffet Breakfast with organic and local home-made products
- Tea, fresh fruit and cakes in the afternoon
- Consuptions from the mnibar in the room
- Internet WI-FI
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