Accommodation at I Limoni Studios: A Convenient and Serene Retreat
The apartment we rented this year is at I Limoni Studios in Collepepe. The location is incredibly convenient – just off the E45, 5 minutes from Marsciano where there are many shops and a weekly market, and within easy reach of everything and everyone we wanted to visit. Having easy access, a secure location, and not having to worry about driving down a dark and unfamiliar road at night is important to us. The property is gated so parking is secure. There are 3 buildings on the property: the owners’ villa, a building that contains a smaller one-bedroom apartment, and a third building that contains our larger one-bedroom apartment as well as a very spacious, very elegantly furnished 3-bedroom apartment on the ground floor.
A Welcoming Owner and Beautiful Gardens Limoni Studios
The property is quite spacious and the gardens are meticulously maintained by Antonella, the owner. Because she and her husband Paolo live on-site, there’s always someone around if you have a problem, have a question, need to borrow something, or just want to chat. Antonella speaks perfect English and is an agronomist – in other words, she’s a farmer who knows her stuff, which explains the beautiful gardens. There’s a saltwater pool with plenty of green space as well as a shaded area under umbrella pines, a beautiful gazebo, AND your own terrace.
A Comfortable and Well-Equipped Apartment
Our apartment, the larger of the two one-bedroom units, is accessed via an interior stairway. There’s a nice-sized foyer and a huge laundry room with a washing machine, drying racks, and an iron and ironing board. There’s also a large storage closet for luggage and cleaning supplies. The bedroom is large as well, with 2 wall-to-wall armoires to hold all your clothes as well as extra pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels. There’s access to the terrace from the bedroom, as well as a window with both interior and exterior shutters. There’s a fan with a mister option in both the bedroom and the living room.
The kitchen is a nice size, with a good-sized refrigerator and freezer, an oven, and a 4-burner gas cooktop. There’s also a small terrace off the kitchen. We arrived to find the kitchen stocked with bread, jam, fresh milk in the fridge, 2 bottles of water, coffee, sugar, salt (fine and coarse!), vinegar, and Antonella’s own olive oil. There are plenty of dishes and cookware, and anything we needed was happily supplied by Antonella. (One day when we were having guests, we borrowed some prosecco glasses and an extra-large bowl for serving).
The bathroom is a nice size with a sink, bidet, toilet, and tub/shower combination. There’s also a window for ventilation.
The living room is spacious, and the sofa converts to a bed. There’s also a table with 4 chairs and a cabinet for storage. We were using one of the chairs for our laptop to watch TV, and when Antonella realized that, she insisted we let her bring us a coffee table instead. There is also access to the terrace from the living room.
A Picturesque Terrace and Breathtaking Views Limoni Studios
For us, the best part of this apartment is the terrace. It faces west but never gets too hot because of the row of umbrella pines shading it. If the sun is too bright, there are two large umbrellas, one at each end of the terrace. One umbrella shades 2 comfortable lounge chairs, and the other one shades a large table for 6. There’s also a top-of-the-line Weber grill and a bag of charcoal on the terrace. The views are towards Marsciano, overlooking the valley and the incredible sunsets we had almost every night.
Affordable Pricing and Inclusive Amenities
We were very pleased with the price we got for our two months here, but I’m not sure if Covid had anything to do with the great rate or not. In 2019, we paid for our utilities separately, but at I Limoni, all utilities are included, as is internet. We had no trouble streaming movies. Linens are changed weekly and laundered by the owner, and maid service is offered at an additional charge.
We hope to return to this apartment again next year and would highly recommend it. I don’t have any interior shots, but the photos on the website are beautifully done and accurately represent the property.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Sama Abbadi, and I am a passionate individual with a deep love for traveling and writing. These two passions intertwine in my life, shaping my experiences and fueling my creative spirit, The thrill of discovering new destinations, immersing myself in different cultures, and embracing the unknown is what drives me. From the captivating streets of bustling cities to the serenity of untouched natural landscapes, I find inspiration in every corner of the globe. Each journey I embark on is an opportunity to broaden my horizons, challenge my perspectives, and gather stories to share with others.