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Living RoomPrivate (stone) beach
Entire villa
8 guests
3 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The lights on the right of the cover picture are the ones of our family house in Forno. The village is located at the end of the Biodola bay on Elba island. This home was built by boat by my grand-mother, a painter who had fallen in love with the place. We manage it for the family. It is located at the limit of the national park, and hence still only accessible by boat or by foot today. It has a private (stone) beach just below the house, and easy access to a small sand beach close to the house.


Cable TV
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)


12 Reviews

Ossian User Profile
September 2017
The place is wonderful! Of season when we were there it's a bit isolated. But the scenery and nature is extraordinarily! Philippe is very nice!
Cristina User Profile
August 2017
The view of the sunset from this surprising property was simply gorgeous. On top of that, we saw a meteor shower from the roof and an amazing fireworks display from the balcony. In addition, we were swimming in the sapphire waters daily and renting a pedal boat to have an excus…
Costantino User Profile
June 2017
one of the most beautiful house in the island. Stunning view from the terraces. Great host. Overall very very satisfied
Daniel User Profile
May 2017
This place is truly fantastic. You are going to wish you had booked more time when you have to leave. Philippe was a pleasure to work with. My emails and texts to him were replied very quickly with very helpful information.
Family User Profile
October 2016
I probably should write a really bad review for "Follow the light", because like this I could make sure that it will available, whenever we want to go back to it. But truth is, it is a wonderful place. Sure, the house and most of its equipping is not up to today's standards. But…
Rupert User Profile
September 2016
Can we go back... tomorrow.... ! like home from home. We have rented also over Elba for the past 15 years, with similar properties with sea access such as this house. The location of this house says it all..... The house is nice.. and accomodating with good space... a bit outdate…
Alexia User Profile
May 2018
Si vous cherchez une maison au calme, au milieu de la nature et avec accès directe dans l'eau cristalline, vous l'avez trouvé ! La maison de Philippe est une maison de vacances de rêve avec une vue sur une jolie baie qui est fabuleuse ! Nous y avons passé d'excellentes vacances…

Hosted by Philippe

London, United KingdomJoined in June 2016
Philippe User Profile
12 Reviews
I currently live in London with my wife and our 3 children. My grandmother built our family home in Tuscany about 60 years ago. She was a painter, who fell in love with the beautiful light of this place and decided to paint from there for several months per year. My siblings and …
Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Toscana, IT, Portoferraio, Italy

Small private stone beach below the house. Super nice small white sand beach at 250m of the house. Another small beach at 5 min walk. Very large white sand beach at 10 min walk. Excellent restaurant i…

Getting around

By private car or by taxi or by bus from the harbour; by foot within the Biodola bay

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