You would like to get to know Italy from a completely different perspective? You are not keen on crowds of people on the beaches, but prefer to enjoy pure nature? You want to see coasts where the rocks are washed by the crystal clear, turquoise colored sea?
Then you will feel completely at ease at holiday home Portoselvaggio on the border of the nature reserve Porto Selvaggio. The villa with its dazzling white façade is found in truly idyllic location, only ca. 700 m from the sea and surrounded by a few other houses. The over 5,000 m² property is lush with Mediterranean plants and offers enough space for you to recharge your batteries and to really unwind.
The small town of Nardò with its lovely historic "centro storico", which is about 5 km off, used to be an important center as early as the times of the Messapii and the Romans. Nowadays, its impressive Baroque buildings and traditional Pizzica dance fascinate visitors from far and near.
The ground level house with lots of space for up to six persons includes three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very spacious living room with open kitchen. It is sided by two roofed verandas.
The three bedrooms are furnished with a double bed each. Two of the bedrooms as well as the large living room offer direct access of the veranda. The living room includes a cozy sofa corner with TV and fireplace and an open, very appealingly designed kitchen (incl. refrigerator, gas stove, oven, drip coffee machine) with dining area. There are two bathrooms (shower cabin/WC/bidet each) at Villa Portoselvaggio. A washing machine is found in one of the bathrooms.
On the veranda you can relax after a long day at the beach, unwind or simply enjoy your holiday read. If you love 'outdoor cooking', use the grill in the garden and let the day fade away while enjoying the warmth of the Italian evening sun.
The villa’s ample premises are quite picturesquely bordered by palm trees; a small well adorns the long driveway. Children in particular have enough space to roam and romp about. Parking is available on the fenced premises.
Every now and then in summer, Sig. Boccarella, the friendly, but tactful owner, stays at the small house which is located somewhat apart on the same property.
Shopping facilities as well as an Italian pizzeria are about 1 km off.
From the villa, it is a ca. 15-minute walk through pine woods down to the wild-romantic coast of the nature reserve. Here, on the west coast of the Salento, you find rocky and steep coastal sections as well as gently sloping sandy beaches. Nature reserve Portoselvaggio covers a wide coastal stretch of more than 400 ha between Torre dell’Alto and Torre di Uluzzo.
A stepped path takes you from the pine woods, past former trulli, to a lovely sandy bay. Diving goggles are an absolute must-have at this coastal section – crystal clear water in various shades of blue makes swimming and snorkeling an experience you never forget.
At the two nearby, former fishing villages of S. Caterina (ca. 2 km) and S. Maria al Bagno (ca. 5 km) you meet with a special kind of atmosphere. S. Maria al Bagno can be traced back to the times of the Roman Empire for its thermal springs and harbor. A small sandy beach in the bay invites you to go for a swim. Marvelous late 19th century summer residences add a charming atmosphere to these places even today.
And then there is Gallipoli. It is easy to recognize from afar due to its location on a headland stretching far out into the sea. The town located about 15 km south of the holiday home became internationally known in the 17th and 18th centuries for its export of lamp oil. Today its picturesque Old Town fascinates visitors.
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Holiday home (4 pers.)||Surcharge 5th/6th pers.|
|30.03.24 - 18.05.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 515 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|18.05.24 - 22.06.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 620 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|22.06.24 - 27.07.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 815 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 55 EUR|
|27.07.24 - 31.08.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 1.265 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 55 EUR|
|31.08.24 - 07.09.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 900 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 55 EUR|
|07.09.24 - 28.09.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 620 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|28.09.24 - 02.11.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 515 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
The surcharge 5th/6th person is valid per person per week.
Deposit: € 150 - due upon arrival
Optional & not included in the rental price:
- Heating: charged on the spot in case of/according to use