There is a gelightful sorprise in store for you on arrival at Villa Bea, you park and ascend the steps to the first of several spacious terraces and gardens that surround this most gracious home, and pause, turning around. There it is, the commanding view. Spreading before you like a wide skirt. To the North you see the dense cluster of Capalbio ending with its distinctive medielval tower, in between there is the broad expense of neighbouring farms growing again and raising cows and ships, and then the sea. The distinctive bulk of the Monte Argentario accents the view of the horizon. This is a view that encourages relaxation and contemplation and you have just arrived.
Villa Bea is a tranquil, spacious retreat within an hour and a half from Fiumicino Airport in Rome and favoured as it is by an exceptional position within walking distance to charming and lively villages. You can reach three of few Tuscan sandy beaches in les than 20 minutes by car.Once there you can settle into a beach club for a day of surf and sand, complete with sunbed, umbrella, cabana for changing and lunch/bar service. It is beach-going as only the Italians would have conjured it. Villa Bea is a complete refurbishment and expansion of an old stone farmhouse, only its central structure is still remaining. maximazing the advantage of a panoramic hillside, Villa Bea offers its guests a range of opportunities to come together as a group while offering space and privacy as needed. The grounds have been beautifully developed for both intimacy and expansiveness, a combination not alway easy to achieve. The gardens and terraces are numerous, inviting the enjoyment of the out-of-door. There are lawns for playing ball and rolling around. And there is always a captivating view.
The casual elegance of the property itself is well-adapted to multi-generational family groups, adults, friends and multiple familie alike. Children of all ages are welcome, and the accompanying adults can have comfort, stay relaxed and entertained both at home and while exploring the surrounding provinces. This is an unspoiled Tuscany offering visitors a fresh take on a fable and fabulous land.
Private gated entrance with drive to parking area below house.
Upper terrace and garden with broad expanse of lawn edged with cherry, prune and apricot trees.
Tented dining terrace for 10-10 guests.
Lower loan with al fresco pavilion; seating area plus dining table for 16 in front of working fireplace, wood-fired Tuscan barbecue.
Pool area (16 x 4 1.5 - 3.2 m in depth) with shade umbrellas, sunbeds and spectacular view.
Side garden with wisteria shaded pergola, small table for two.
Kitchen barbecue and adjacent covered laundry.
Main house upper level:
External stair case from ground floor landing opens to terrace.
Spacious living room with double doors opening to small balcony; large working fireplace; TV with satellite and Sky movies, DVD, CD player; seats for 14.
Formal dining room accomodates at least 16; three double doors (screened) open to surrounding terrace and lead to entrance stairs.
Kitchen pantry with passthrough to kitchen.
Full kitchen (7 gas burners, large oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, icemaker) reached from terrace.
Azzurra double bedroom (queen) with door (screened) open to side garden; en suite bath (shower) up six stairs.
Rosa double bedroom (twins can combine) with working fireplace, TV, door (screened) opens to side garden; private bath (tub with held-hand shower, partition).
Main house garden level:
Lucrezia double bedroom (queen) with two doors to garden and direct access from entrance landing; en suite bath (shower stall).
Fiori triple bedroom (twins can combine plus single) with direct access from entrance landing; en suite bath (shower stall). (Three stairs separate single beds and bath from twins).
Righe double bedroom (twins can combine) with working fireplace and a conservatory with cafÃ¨ table for writing; reached directly from garden; en suite bath (shower stall and large whirlpoll bath) with towel warmer.
Verde double bedroom (queen) with working fireplace, TV; reached directly from the garden; en suite bath (shower stall and large whirlpool bath) with towel warmer.