At Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca, the finibus terrae (Engl.: end of the earth) of the ancient world, the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet.
Below the white faro (lighthouse), which stands there stoically marking the 'end of the earth', and directly at the steep coast, lies our wonderful small holiday home, appropriately named Casa Finis Terrae.
This house is a pajare, to which annexes were added over the course of time. Typical for this kind of house is its façade – field stones fitted without the use of mortar. The pajare in general are strongly reminiscent of the trulli in the area around Cisternino. In the Salento, however, the small round houses were built without the conical roofs so typical for the trulli.
Surrounded by a garden with rich Mediterranean flora, this quaint house offers a lot of space for you to enjoy the sweet life in the sunny south to the full and to take delight in the breathtaking panorama of the two seas.
Casa Finis Terrae sleeps up to 6 persons in three bedrooms.
One of the bedrooms is in the pajare and, therefore, round. Besides the double bed, there is a wardrobe in this quaint room with skylight. One of the other bedrooms is furnished with two single beds, which can be arranged next to each other, if desired. The third bedroom is also furnished with a double bed. This room has a door leading straight out into the open.
The living room with sofa, SAT-TV and even a fireside is the centerpiece of the house. From here you access the bathroom, the kitchen and the bedrooms.
The kitchen offers everything an 'Italian' hobby cook needs. There is a large 4-burner gas stove, an oven, a dishwasher and a refrigerator with freezer compartment.
There are two bathrooms in the house; the larger one with shower, WC and bidet, the smaller one with shower and WC.
Apart from Casa Finis Terrae, there is another holiday home on the spacious premises, small Villino al Faro. The houses are, however, some distance apart. They have got separate accesses of the property and are screened from each other’s view in such a way that privacy is guaranteed.
On the large terrace in front of the house, you can enjoy evening meals together at the rustic wooden table, your holiday read in the hammock or simply the view of the sea. Upon request on the terrace in front of the bedroom with access of the garden there is a small jacuzzi on your disposal.
From the kitchen you access the roofed part of the terrace, which is where you find the washing machine as well as an old stone oven.
The garden is green and blooming with a variety of Mediterranean plants – ranging from pines to olive trees and hollies to various species of cactus.
Casa Finis Terrae is furnished with SAT-TV, washing machine, outdoor shower, stone oven, 2 sun loungers, fireside, air conditioning and free WLAN. The jacuzzi is available upon request and for a fee.
Parking: You can park your car on the fenced premises.
The lighthouse and Santuario di Santa Maria di Leuca with the large and lovely piazza are in the immediate vicinity of the house.
At bathing resort Marina di Leuca, 1 km off, light golden sandy beaches invite you to spend time there and in the sea. You can reach them within few minutes by car or on foot walking down the stairs of the cascade below the piazza.
That is where you also find various bars, restaurants and stores which are open year-round.
The heart of the Salento beats at Lecce, university town and capital of the province – you should allow for enough time when visiting this pearl of the Baroque.
Take your time to discover the historic Old Town, which is off limits to cars. During the day, the sunlight adds a special glow to the golden yellow limestone façades, in the evenings, floodlights make them appear as if being bathed in some charming stage lighting.
A prospering cultural scene, good shopping facilities and an excellent gastronomy are further advantages to be mentioned.
More information about the town Santa Maria di Leuca
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.|
|19.09.20 - 03.10.20||Holiday home (4 pers.) 750 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|03.10.20 - 07.11.20||Holiday home (4 pers.) 565 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|07.11.20 - 19.12.20||Holiday home (4 pers.) 550 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|19.12.20 - 02.01.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 565 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, final cleaning included.
Optional extra services for a fee:
- Bed linen and towels: € 15 per person and week (Please note down when booking!)
- Air conditioning with heating system: € 50 for up to 50 kWh, then € 0,30 / kWh (charged on the spot)
- Jacuzzi: € 50 per week (charged on the spot)
Onsite, a deposit of 150 Euro is due upon arrival.
Minimum stay & days of arrival/departure:
- 1 week from May to September; arrival and departure only on Saturdays
- 4 days from October to April: arrival and departure flexible
- Surcharges for bookings by the day: for 4 days 10% of the rental price; for 5 days 5% of the rental price