Testimonials

What a magnificent experience! We will miss this view and the wonderful people who make this house sing. We can’t wait to return and until then we shall dream about the food and the sunsets.

Los Angeles, USA

Rashida Jones

Cala Grande, Monte Argentario

Cala-Grande

Cala Grande

Porto Santo Stefano

We have loved being back at Cala Grande – three years of the Pandemic conspired to keep us from the Argentario, but we returned and happy to see all is as we remembered.

Los Angeles, USA

Donna Langley

Cala Grande, Monte Argentario

Cala-Grande

Cala Grande

Porto Santo Stefano

Beautiful estate. Fantastic wedding – delighted daughter & magnificent staff. We have had a wonderful time. Grazie Infintissime.

UK

Robert and Elizabeth Rice & family

Cala Grande

Cala-Grande

Cala Grande

Porto Santo Stefano

First, a thank you Hamish and Carolina for organizing luxe courier service for the iphone and T shirts that we managed to leave behind. It was very sweet of Julia to bring them back with her – please will you send her our grateful thanks.

So far as next year is concerned, we’d love to take Gli Ulivi again but because of the timing of school holidays, can’t go until after July 24th so for us the earliest date would be July 27 – August 3. Could that work?

London, UK

Lucy Heller

Lucy Heller

Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario

Gli Ulivi

Porto Santo Stefano

Delicious ocean swims. Soulful meals. Wonderful, kind people looking after us. Beautiful surroundings. Lifelong memories. Grazie Mille!.

Napa, California

Cristina and Lee Hudson

Cala Grande, Monte Argentario

Cala-Grande

Cala Grande

Porto Santo Stefano

Grazie Mille Per Tutti! This place is a dream and our visit has been beyond marvellous. The best staff/hospitality. Thank you!

Napa, California

Marissa Sanchez

Marissa Sanchez

Cala Grande, Monte Argentario

Cala-Grande

Cala Grande

Porto Santo Stefano

Nous avons été enchanté d’avoir vecu 3 semaines dans un endroit aussi idyllique et dans une Maisonnette aussi magnifique.

Brussels, Belgium

Julie Van Kalck

Le Cannelle, Monte Argentario

Thank you Carolina for organising Francesco the cook – he was wonderful! We are having the nicest time here and love the house so much! We leave early tomorrow and wondered where to leave the key? Thank you for the loveliest holiday!

New York, USA

Anna Hargraves Hall

Near Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario

Isola Rossa

Isola Rossa

Porto Santo Stefano

Carolina has also spent several days over a number of years helping us find a property to buy on Argentario. She kindly drove me to numerous properties which she had found on our behalf. They were very much in line with our requests, and we are now very excited and happy to have bought a property which Carolina found for us.

London, UK

Barbara Prideaux at work in her artist's studio

Barbara Prideaux

Monte Argentario

My family and I have had enjoyed seven wonderful summers in Argentario renting villas through Isola Rossa. Our experience of six years at Villa Le Cime was second to none. The Villa is perched above Porto Ercole and has beautiful views out to sea. Sitting on the large spacious terrace next to the verdant garden and swimming pool, enjoying an Aperol spritz with delicious canapés prepared by the villa’s wonderful chef Anna, is one of the highlights of my year.

The Villa itself is very spacious and beautifully designed. The gourmet meals prepared by Anna are enjoyed at a beautiful covered outdoor table, which is decorated differently every evening. Cooling off in the swimming pool after a day at sea is very special, as pools are hard to find in this region. Whilst getting to know the area, Carolina, very kindly offered to show me all the highlights of Argentario. As a family we are now in love with this slice of paradise.

London, UK 

Barbara Prideaux

Barbara Prideaux

Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario

Villa Le Cime, Porto Ercole

Villa Le Cime

Porto Ercole

Dear Carolina, siamo sull aereo di ritorno. È stata una vacanza perfetta come poche. La location è stata una componente importante. Le volevo dire che la villa è veramente splendida, tutto ha funzionato benissimo. Il personale con Lisa e team sono stati attenti e bravissimi. Tra l’altro Lisa cucina benissimo. Non siamo usciti a cena una volta e non ci siamo pentiti. E, last but not least, la sua gentilezza e attenzione ad ogni dettaglio hanno contribuito in maniera fondamentale. Personalmente, io sono esigente quando vado in vacanza in posti “impegnativi” e questa esperienza e’ stata positiva al 100%. Grazie di tutto e speriamo sia l’inizio di una serie di bellissime vacanze. A presto.

California, USA

Paolo Jelmoni CCO BK Medical

Paolo Jelmoni

Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario

Villa-Le-Palme

Le Palme

Porto Ercole

My family and I were lucky enough to enjoy an excellent two week stay at Villa Aurora in April. The villa is hidden away at the top of a hill overlooking Porto Ercole and the views from the terrace overlooking the marina and beaches are simply stunning and are so captivating.

The villa itself has been lovingly renovated and the accommodation is very comfortable which has excellent bathroom facilities. The best part however, was the warmth and hospitality of the owners, care takers and the local residents of Monte Argentario. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel so welcome. A real treat. Thank you to everyone for making our holiday such an enjoyable and memorable experience. We will be back!

Hong Kong

A grateful UK family

Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario