Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca, the finis terrae (end of the earth) of the ancient world, is where 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 a wonderful holiday home we arrange for and quite appropriately named Casa Finis Terrae.
The house is a pajara, enlarged by annexes 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 found in the area around Cisternino. In the Salento, however, the small round houses have not got the conical roofs so typical for the trulli.
Surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with rich, varied flora, this quaint house offers a lot of space for you to enjoy the 'sweet life' in the sunny south to the full, delighting in the breathtaking panorama of the two seas lying at your feet included.
Casa Finis Terrae sleeps up to 6 persons in three bedrooms.
One of the bedrooms is in the pajara and, therefore, round. This fancy room with skylight is furnished with a double bed and a wardrobe. The twin beds in one of the other bedrooms can be arranged next to each other to form a double, if desired. The third bedroom is also furnished with a double bed and offers direct access of the outdoor area.
The living room with sofa, SAT-TV and fireside is the centerpiece of the house, from where you access the bathroom, the kitchen and the bedrooms.
In the kitchen with, amongst others, large 4-burner gas stove, oven dishwasher and refrigerator with freezer compartment an 'Italian' hobby cook can prepare delicious specialties.
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 lie, 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 Casa Finis Terrae, you can gather round the rustic wooden table and enjoy evening meals together, relax in the hammock with your holiday read or simply enjoy the view of the sea. Upon request and at an extra charge you can use the jacuzzi (with a view of the sea!) on the terrace in front of the bedroom which opens onto the outdoor area.
The kitchen opens onto the roofed part of the terrace, which is where you find the washing machine as well as an old stone oven.
The surrounding garden is green and blooming with a variety of Mediterranean plants – ranging from pines and olive trees to hollies and various species of cacti.
Furnishing of Casa Finis Terrae includes 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 impressive Santuario di Santa Maria di Leuca with its large and lovely piazza are located in the immediate vicinity of the house.
Small, well-tended beaches are found at bathing resort Marina di Leuca, 1 km off. To get to the town's beaches and harbor you can either take the car or walk there by descending the stairs of the cascade below the piazza.
Various bars, restaurants and stores open year-round are also found at Marina di Leuca.
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, they appear to be bathed in charming stage lighting by the floodlights.
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.|
|24.04.21 - 26.06.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 750 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|26.06.21 - 10.07.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 865 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. ---|
|10.07.21 - 31.07.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 1.040 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. ---|
|31.07.21 - 21.08.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 1.690 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. ---|
|21.08.21 - 28.08.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 1.570 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. ---|
|28.08.21 - 04.09.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 1.170 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. ---|
|04.09.21 - 18.09.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 870 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|18.09.21 - 02.10.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 750 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|02.10.21 - 06.11.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 565 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|06.11.21 - 18.12.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 550 EUR||Surcharge 5th/6th pers. 30 EUR|
|18.12.21 - 08.01.22||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.
The surcharge 5th/6th person is valid per person per week.
Optional services at extra charge:
- Bed linen and towels: € 15 per person per week (Please note down when booking!)
- Air conditioning with heating system: € 50 for up to 50 kWh, any further kWh € 0,30 / kWh (charged on the spot)
- Jacuzzi: € 50 per week (charged on the spot)
A deposit of 150 Euro is due onsite, upon arrival.
Minimum stay & days of arrival/departure:
- 1 week from May to September; arrival and departure only on Saturdays
- 4 nights from October to April: day of arrival and departure flexible
- Surcharges for bookings by the day: for 4 nights 10% of the rental price; for 5 nights 5% of the rental price