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 a truly idyllic location, only ca. 700 m from the sea and surrounded by a few other houses. The more than 5,000 m² property is lush with Mediterranean plants and offers enough space for you to recharge your batteries and to really unwind. 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.
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, visitors from far and near are fascinated by its impressive Baroque buildings and the traditional Pizzica dance.
The ground level house offers a lot of space for up to six persons and includes three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very spacious living room with open kitchen. It is sided by two roofed verandas, where you can relax after a long day at the beach, unwind or simply enjoy your holiday read.
Each of the three bedrooms is furnished with a double bed. Two of the bedrooms as well as the large living room of the villa offer direct access of the veranda. The living room includes an open, very appealingly designed kitchen with dining area as well as a cozy sofa corner with TV and fireside.
The kitchenette is equipped with refrigerator, gas stove with oven as well as drip brewer.
The two bathrooms of Villa Portoselvaggio are equipped with shower cabin, WC and bidet each. There is also a washing machine.
The villa’s ample premises are quite picturesquely enclosed by palm trees; a small well adorns the long driveway. Children in particular have enough space here to roam and romp about. Parking is available on the fenced premises.
Shopping facilities as well as an Italian pizzeria are about 1 km off. Should you love to cook out in the open, then use the grill in the garden and let the day fade away while enjoying the warmth of the Italian evening sun.
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.
Gallipoli 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.)*|
|27.07.19 - 31.08.19||Holiday home (4 pers.)* 1.265 EUR|
|31.08.19 - 05.10.19||Holiday home (4 pers.)* 620 EUR|
|05.10.19 - 02.11.19||Holiday home (4 pers.)* 515 EUR|
|02.11.19 - 21.12.19||Holiday home (4 pers.)* 495 EUR|
|21.12.19 - 04.01.20||Holiday home (4 pers.)* 515 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
* A possible 5th and 6th person, respectively, are charged 30 Euro/week each during travel periods 01.09.2018 - 29.06.2019 and 31.08.2019 - 04.01.2020, 55 Euro/week each during travel period 29.06. - 31.08.2019.
Deposit: € 150 (due upon arrival)
Optional and not included in the rental price:
- Costs for heating are charged on the spot according to use.