Featured in a Conde Nast roundup of the 25 best villas in Europe, this small Tuscany villa for two with a private pool is a firm favourite for couples who want to enjoy the Tuscan coast.

In a quiet hillside position, opposite the ancient hill village of Ameglia, this cottage has beautiful views both of the Magra estuary and of the Apuan marble mountains, as well as a swimming pool and furnished patio from which to survey it all.

Approached up a narrow country lane, there is a delightful atmosphere of peace and quality here. This jewel of a retreat, dressed in stone and ivy, has just the right furnishings for a relaxing holiday.

Nice little touches

  • This little house has its own private pool
  • Boat rides leave from nearby Bocca di Magra to explore hidden coves
  • Perfect as a quiet base to explore the Cinque Terre

Good to know

  • The last section of the road to the house is steep and narrow - best to hire a small car
  • The bathroom is on the ground floor, not on the same floor as the bedroom


Steps away from the panoramic pool, entrance to the cottage is through french doors into a sitting room whose white walls seem to expand the space and whose warm hardwood floors, fireplace and comfortable sofa add the welcoming touches one delights in finding in a home away from home.

This room opens into an stylish well-equipped eat-in kitchen, which in turn leads out to a delightfully cool furnished pergola.

Also on the ground floor is the bathroom with separate shower. Stairs from the living area lead up to a double bedroom with a sweet upper terrace that is furnished with sunbeds and umbrella, just the place for that short afternoon snooze.

While the mountain village views from this upper terrace are charming, those from the wooden decked pool are breathtaking, with the mountains changing their hue throughout the day.


Villa Type

  • Private pool
  • Recommended
  • Romantic retreat
  • Walk to village
  • No car needed

Villa Details

  • Swimming pool 8x4 metres
  • Air conditioning in the bedroom (extra cost)
  • Wifi fast internet
  • Furnished outdoor pergola
  • Pool towels provided
  • Portable barbecue under the pergola
  • Fireplace - wood provided

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower
  • Hairdryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee maker (italian moka)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle


  • Dvd player
  • Final cleaning included
  • Heating (extra)
  • Cd player
  • Television


  • Swimming pool 8x4 metres


  • Sailing, canoeing, kite-surfing nearby
  • Boat trips from bocca di magra along the coast
  • Jeep trips into the marble quarries available

What's included

  • Final cleaning
  • Sheets and towels

Extras on request

  • Extra cleaning available
  • Extra linen change available on request


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Where is Casa Guelfi?

Getting here

  • Pisa airport 50 mins
  • Pisa airport 1hr 30 mins by train
  • Genoa airport 1hr 30 mins

Around Casa Guelfi

The owners, who live with two friendly labradors in the pink house below the pool, are out most of the time, but when they are at home they are charming hosts.

The house is situated on the edge of the woods from where you can take lovely walks in an area of Roman remains.

A 5 minute walk will take you up to the village of Ameglia for a breakfast coffee or light meal in the restaurant in the piazza. Ameglia has a 10th Century castle, picturesque houses, a bakery and a small grocery store.

A 10 minute drive leads to Bocca di Magra, with the owner's restaurant on esturary, overlooking the mountains and the sailing boats in the small port. You can also see what the local fishing boats bring in, hire a beautiful yacht or take boat trips to Lerici, Portovenere or the Cinque Terre.


  • Bar and restaurant in ameglia, walking distance
  • Bocca di magra 5 mins
  • Roman ruins of city of luni 10 mins
  • Lerici 15 mins
  • Portovenere 45 mins

From € 153 per day

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