Alice's Retreat

Marina di Grosseto, Grosseto
+39 329 631 4478
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€570 - €714
per night
€4000 - €5000
per week

Kick off your shoes and slow down – a peaceful retreat immersed in nature, and the beach is just a few steps away


5 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€570 - €714 per night

€4000 - €5000 per week

The Experience

A dirt path leads through maritime pines and wildflowers to a simple beach house. The air is scented with wild herbs and, steps away, the beach. This remote stretch of white sand is only reachable on foot, so you’ll rarely see another soul – a rarity in trendy Maremma.

Interiors are understated – white washed walls adorned with abstract paintings by Alice’s mother. The master bedroom perches above the rest of the house, catching those breathtaking views. In the kitchen – cool marble and everything you need to prepare a feast, gather everyone round the table under the vine covered pergola.

A truly peaceful place for outdoor living – doze on the porch, set up camp on the beach or cycle to Castiglione for an aperitivo. Nearby, there’s kite surfing, horseback riding, bike trails and the Etruscan village at Populonia; though soon, you’ll be longing to return for sunset swims and long evenings under a black sky bright with stars.

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We think you'll love

  • The incredible beach side location – it's just 30 steps from the porch to the sea
  • The outdoor showers – for a post-swim rinse!
  • Younger guests will love the ping table and trampoline, and there are beach toys and bikes for guests to use
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You should know

  • There are no other houses nearby and the nearest town is 5km away
  • This place is about simple beach living – great for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of one of Italy’s most popular destinations


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €570
Weekly price
from €4000
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From €5705 beds5 bedrooms


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Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Winter & July.


A secluded beach house immersed in the aromatic Mediterranean brush, 20 steps from the beach. Artist Alice and Alessandro have created a unique and meditative haven of simplicity, silence, and regeneration. Rent a boat, take daily swims, long beach walks or cycle, hike, horseback ride in nearby Maremma Park Reserve. Nearby Castiglione provides everything - shops and restaurants. Absolutely divine.

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The neighbourhood

Tucked away between pine woods and the sea, the house feels remote, yet it’s just 5km from ancient Castiglione della Pescaia, with its shops, restaurants and bars. To the south, Marina di Grosseto is a 5km cycle along the coast. Head to ‘Parco della Maremma’ reserve for hiking and biking trails through the pines to secluded coves. Grosseto station is 15km away by pre-arranged transfer or bus.

Local points of interest from Alice & Alessandro

  • Marina di Grosseto is wedged between the Parco Naturale della Maremma and another nature preserve. It has a wide array of seafood restaurants and beachfront bars. There are numerous biking and walking trails, and the marina offers sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.
  • Massa-Carrara has a wide and wild variety of landscapes, from the elegant and sought-after beaches of Versilia to the high mountains of the Apuane, with steep mountains made almost entirely of white marble forming steep green valleys.
  • Rusellae was an important ancient town of Etruria (roughly modern Tuscany), which survived until the Middle Ages before being abandoned.The impressive archaeological remains lie near the modern frazione or village of Roselle (Italian: [roˈzɛlle]) in the comune of Grosseto.
  • Saracen towers dot the shoreline, beacons of the one-time danger along the coast. Now they provide beautiful backdrops to sun-worshippers. Off-shore in the distance is the outline of the island of Elba, where Napoleon was exiled following his defeat.
  • Manciano, a pretty hilltop town in the Maremma, has a well-maintained old town with a castle on top that was built in 1188. Also Pitigliano is a truly unique village - the town is dubbed "la citta' di tufo" for the rock that it not only is built of, but rests on.
  • Parco dell'Uccellina, here you can rent bikes or go for wonderful hikes, explore old abandoned monasteries or chill on beautiful natural beaches.


Alice & Alessandro

The retreat is special to Alice, an illustrator. The house belonged to her mother, a painter, and she has spent summers here by the sea. Now her two boys do the same, and it is their favourite place on earth. She and husband Alessandro, an art dealer, were even married here. The family live in Rome and spend a few weeks here each year. The friendly neighbour greets guests on arrival.