La Maddalena Bassa

Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto

A heavenly setting for this very private feeling white cottage with its own small pool, amazing views and a short scramble down to the sea


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Where else would you find a mountain surrounded by ocean attached to the mainland by a strip of land, and a magical view of two islands? Monte Argentario is the most spectacular piece of coastline along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Escaping the tourist crowds of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, Isabella and Roberto named their paradise La Maddalena after the striking ancient watch tower at the edge of the property. It’s a huge adventure to get here: the road twists and turns through hills strewn with brush, broom, cypress and pine to a steep rugged track and a breathtaking arrival. You’re high above the crashing waves in a wild landscape, with stunning sea views. You stay in a stone cottage, beautifully restored and there’s not another building in sight. The inside is simple, cosy and well-equipped with terracotta floor tiles and mosquito nets over beds. Bask in your own sparkling pool and private outdoor space, be adventurous and scramble downhill for 15 minutes to a private pebble beach and clear waters. Impossible to leave? There are pine forests to explore, coves to swim, seafood to delight in, and ferries to the Isle of Giglio.


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-8pm Saturday
Check out
9.30am-9.45am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 1 week. House can be also rented by small group (from 2 people onwards).
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €290
Weekly price
from €2000
Damage deposit
Extra beds available. 15% discount for couples in low season (May and September).
1 House for 6
From €2906 beds3 bedrooms


Beautiful, serene place and a comfortable villa. If you want to chill this is the place to be.

Hugh, Canterbury

La Maddalena Bassa is a wonderful and very peacful place. Remote but still close to everything we needed to make our holiday perfect. Many thanks to Roberto and Isa for their warm hospitality, we will come back for sure!

Marco, Zurich

The villa's position is so stunning, very isolated and restful. We lovely going down to the cove like mountain goats, and being rewarded by a swim in the sea. The pool is perfect for a family with youngish children, and the views are mesmerising.

Helen, London

A truly wonderful place. The pool it is an absolutely magical spot both day and night, although it feels a bit odd at first as it is kind of a massive paddling pool but, within seconds, you get used to it. Many different options for where to sit in the sun and in the shade with amazing views from all of them. Note that you only get limited quantities of dishwasher tablets and toilet paper so stock up before arrival Possibly the best place we've stayed at.

Mark, Brighton

A glorious location, endlessly breathtaking views from terrace or poolside whatever the time of day. A very warm welcome from the owners who have created a simple yet chic holiday house which takes full advantage of the sun, sea and lush palm filled garden. A small corner of paradise.

Bridget, Oxford

This place is truly a slice of paradise, and lives up to every expectation. Thank you for having us to stay.I love the way you've done the place, so stylish but also very relaxed. And the views are just to die for. Watching the moonlight reflect on the sea last night was sublime. And we were intrigued by the menus on the wall in the kitchen from Whitby and Ripley. We know both Ripley and Whitby well so that made us feel right at home! Our boys have literally not stopped smiling since we drove onto the island yesterday. Suranjith's been great and made us feel very welcome.


You must think us stark staring mad! How could we avoid having a lovely time at such a perfect and glorious place? Thank you very much indeed. A genuinely different and precious location. The girls bounced around and happily entertained themselves whilst we read, ate and gazed out at the sea doing as little as possible. For that alone we should thank you. I think I read four books, three of which are on your shelves. We particularly enjoyed how you have arranged the property - simple and easy to relax in but also charming to look at, very comfortable and a pleasure to remember.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabella Melodia

  • La Maddalena is the ideal choice for those who need a relaxing time in an isolated location surrounded by nature in a romantic atmosphere. It's really a special place to stay, mentioned by The Times (2016) among of the top 50 secret villas in the Medd.
  • The fishing village of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, both within a short (15-20 minutes) drive of the property, offer wonderful waterside restaurants where you can watch the sun set while feasting on freshly caught fish and superb Tuscan wine.
  • The Feniglia, an amazing long fine sandy beach in a natural park, is about 15 minutes from Porto S.Stefano. Here you can rent bicycles and run the pine forest that separates the lagoon of Orbetello from the sea, and arrive in the wildest part of the beach.
  • If you prefer sun umbrellas and sunbeds, the two edges of the beach are equipped for this, you can also rent small sailboats or simply relax and enjoy the best spaghetti with local clams at the best beach restaurant "Braccio”.
  • The ancient village of P.Ercole is a picturesque sea village rich in towers and medieval fortresses. Daily trips to the medieval towns of Tuscania, Capalbio, Magliano, Pitigliano are advisable or by ferry to the crystal waters of the Island of Giglio
  • or you can organise a daily trip to one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Pisa …. and come back home in the evening. But normally our guests never move from home because here they find everything they need.