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My husband, 16 year old daughter, her 15 year old friend, and I stayed for five nights at this beautiful apartment in the Monte Argentario area. The apartment, in a complex called Le Canelle, is on the beach (very unique in this area). The owner, Paola, met us in Porto Santa Stefeno to show us the route to the apartment (it is about a 15 to 20 minute drive). It is best to get groceries before you leave town as there are no grocery stores at Le Canelle. Paola showed us everything we needed in the apartment, including where laundry facilities are, where her little boat is, the outdoor shower for showering after you swim in the ocean, and all of the details of the apartment itself. The apartment was easily large enough to accommodate the four of us. It is spotless. It felt very private to us because it is the last apartment in the complex and the terrace is very private. The beds are comfortable. The view is incredible. You hear the waves of the ocean. There are two outdoor sitting areas, one being the terrace, with the loungers, and the other being the balcony, which also has two lounger chairs. We spent hours swimming in the sea and if you don't want to leave the apartment, you can easily enjoy your days swimming, snorkeling and sunning on Paola's beautiful terrace. If you do want to explore Monte Argentario, I can't say enough about how enchanting the area is. The local towns are so picturesque. The panoramic views of the ocean at every turn take your breath away. I highly recommend exploring the beautiful town of Orbetello. Best gelato at La Logge, and stunning sunsets over the lagoon. Forte Stella in just outside of Porte Ercole is worth a visit (check the hours first at the tourist bureau in Porte Ercole). This is a stunningly beautiful and unique area. It is not overrun by tourists; it seemed undiscovered to us (at least undiscovered to English-speaking tourists). And stay at Paola's beautiful apartment! She is a lovely woman, who truly cares that her renters enjoy themselves and are comfortable in her gorgeous apartment.