The apartment is on the ground floor of a quiet residential complex, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, with a view of the sea and the picturesque old hilltop village of Capoliveri.
It is away from traffic and idea for couples or families.
Accommodation Summary : The living room has a sofa-bed, television, dining table and chairs. French doors lead to the patio which is furnished with table and chairs for guests to have meals "al fresco" and deck-chairs to sit back and relax in the sun. The kitchen area has fitted cupboards and worktop, hob with cooker hood, refrigerator with freezer compartment, kettle and toaster. In addition, an iron, ironing board and hair-dryer are also provided for guests.
The main bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and french doors leading to the service patio. The small bedroom has bunk beds. Lots of storage space. The bathroom is fully equipped with a shower cubicle, WC, bidet, bathroom cabinet and wash basin with mirror. Although simply furnished, the apartment is well-equipped and has everything you may need. And... if it hasn't, just ask the owner, who lives nearby and will do her best to help.
Outside facilities include shared barbecue and car-parking space.
Changeover day: Saturday from 1 May to 30 September; flexible thereafter.
Minimum one-week stays during most of year. Check with owner for shorter periods.
Rates include water, gas, electricity and final cleaning.
Conditions: 30% payable on confirmation of booking (payable by bank transfer in Euros).
Balance payable on day of arrival.
NO CLEANING CHARGES
NO BREAKAGES DEPOSIT
Linen and towels available by arrangement.
On arrival guests are offered a Welcome Pack of basic items PLUS a bottle of Elba's famous wine.
English-speaking owner always available to provide further information and assistance if required.
Do not hesitate to contact me (Lynn) for any further details you may require.
Beaches, and nearby towns Besides the magnificent Lido di Capoliveri beach there is a wide variety of other nearby beaches to choose from: sandy, rocky, secluded, all with crystal clear water.
The quaint little hilltop town of Capoliveri (only 4 km from the apartment) is a hive of activity in the summer months, particularly in the evening, and well worth a visit. It is perhaps one of the most spectacular and characteristic spots on the whole island, offering views over the rest of the island, Corsica, the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa and the mainland.
And if you want to visit any of these islands, why not take advantage of the many boat trips which will take you there and back in just one day, some of which offer fantastic views of underwater flora and fauna in glass-bottom boats.
Porto Azzurro, only 3 km from the apartment, is a delightful old fishing village, that is now a harbour and fashionable resort, where there is plenty of nightlife.
Bars and restaurants Numerous excellent bars and restaurants on the beach and in the little towns of Capoliveri and Porto Azzurro, where you can enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the bay or dive into a plate of mussels "alla marinara". And if you prefer a pizza, we recommend "Pizzeria Giuseppe" in Porto Azzurro for the best pizza in Italy!
How to get to Elba British Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair, Easyjet and many others all operate regular flights to Pisa and Rome Airports from the UK and various other European countries.
From the airport it is possible to hire a car from one of the major hire-car companies (www.europcar.com – www.hertz.com – www. avis.com – www.maggiore.com)
From Pisa or Rome. it is just a straight drive along the motorway and "superstrada" (dual carriageway) to Piombino harbour.
Alternatively, it is possible to take a train from Pisa or Rome to Piombino Marittima harbour. There is a frequent and very efficient ferry service (as many as 50 crossings a day in the high season) to the island ports of Portoferraio and Porto Azzurro. The crossing takes approx. 1 hour.
If you prefer to hire a car on your arrival on the island, the owner will be pleased to provide further information on request.
It is also possible to from Pisa airport to Marina di Campo airport on the island.