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Puglia sea view holiday home very near the beach: self-catering Villa Morocco - Le Palme

Elisabetta Bernardini

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Elisabetta Bernardini

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Puglia sea view holiday home very near the beach: self-catering Villa Morocco - Le Palme

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Salve Villa Rental Photos and Description

Lovely sea view villa close to the beach with 3 independent properties & garden

Villa Morocco is a beautiful, recently renovated Mediterranean villa, surrounded by a mature, extensive, and luxuriant garden. The villa stands in a magnificent sea view location between the coast villages of Pescoluse and Torre Pali. Villa Morocco is very close (only 1500 metres) to the wonderful local White sand beaches and crystal-clear Ionian sea, and is conveniently situated for sightseeing as it is quite near (just 7 kilometres) to the highway, thus making the tourist towns easy to reach. The villa is shaded by tall pine trees and in its grounds there are also olive, citrus and fruit trees, flowers and rose bushes, and the aromatic plants of the Mediterranean bush. The villa is built around a large inner court with potted plants and it is divided into self-standing, completely independent properties. Each property has two doors, (one leading to the patio and one to the inner court), its own private outdoor areas (large shaded patio, roof terrace) in addition to the villa garden, and a covered parking space inside the gates. From the villa and the grounds you can enjoy delightful sea views.

SEASIDE AND COUNTRYSIDE AND SIGHTSEEING: The location of the villa is quite special: it is a house in the country, but at the same time it is really near the beach (only 1500 mt) and is also close to the highway (just 7 km) and to the coast road (900 metres). You can enjoy the peace and quiet of a country retreat as well as spectacular sea-views but you can also get to the beach in a matter of minutes and to the highway in less than a quarter of an hour. Thus the villa combines the charm of a “masseria” (ancient farm house), surrounded by a very large, mature garden, with the convenience of a seaside accommodation and with the advantage of being extremely well-located for sightseeing as the highway is so near. The extensive grounds of the villa include a pine wood and an olive grove, palms and oleanders, citrus and fruit trees, a little kitchen garden with season produce and a herb patch. Before their arrival, guests will receive a file with some information on restaurants, shops, beach lidos, places worth visiting etc.

LONG, FINE SAND BEACHES & CLIFFS and CAVES: Salve’s coast is mainly composed of long fine sand beaches, all with Blue flag status. There are lidos where you can rent beach umbrellas, etc alternating with “free” beach. The beaches are very clean and the sea is warm and clear. It is safe for young children as the sea bottom slopes gently down.

Going towards S. Maria di Leuca the shore becomes rocky. At the “Porticciolo” beauty spot (9 km from the villa) you can see the first caves, sunbathe on the cliff and dive into the sea.

The boat tours from the crystalline Ionian sea to the sapphire blue Adriatic are a fantastic way of seeing the caves. From S. Maria di Leuca to Otranto, the wonderful coast road is right over the reefs, with spectacular inlets like “il Ciolo”, etc.

The coast is enchanting also on the Ionian side, from Leuca to Gallipoli and Taranto. The magnificent nature and marine reserve of Porto Selvaggio (nature trails in the pine forest) and the splendid reefs of Torre Uluzzo are at 45 minutes’ drive from the villa.

TOURIST TOWNS & SUMMER FESTIVALS: Salento is one of the most beautiful parts of Puglia. Within easy reach from the property you can find the splendours of Baroque art, Norman castles, Roman amphitheatres, frescoes and mosaic floors in churches. Don’t miss the wonderful Lecce, Gallipoli, Galatina, Otranto but also S. Maria di Leuca, Presicce, Alessano, Specchia, Maglie etc are certainly worth a visit. Last but not least, all the landscape is rich in artistic details: Saracen watch-towers, dry-stone walls, the embattled towers of the fortified farmhouses…

Salento is also famous for its delicious food and wine and for its festivals, which take place almost every week in summer and which range from classical music to Lecce’s international rock festival, from the famous “Night of the Taranta” (the heady song and dance “pizzica”) to all the very enjoyable events celebrating typical food and drink (sagre). The people from Salento are wonderfully hospitable and these festivals are a really agreeable part of the holiday.

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Details for Le Palme 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Le Palme stands in the right wing of the villa. It is comfortably furnished with handmade wooden furniture and some antiques. The fully-equipped kitchen is separate.The bathroom with shower enclosure is between the two comfortable bedrooms. Air conditioning is available, as well as the pleasant option of the ceiling fans that, together with the villa's very thick stone walls and the wooden shutters (mosquito nets on all doors & windows ), ensure coolness and let you enjoy the scent of the sea breeze and of the Mediterranean bush. Try the delicious taste of season fruit, and enjoy cooking or barbecuing with the vegetables and herbs of the garden. The stone-paved patio right outside the sitting-room is fantastic for al-fresco dining under the cool shade of the vine-bower or for just relaxing looking at the olive grove and at the charming seascape. You’ll love the outdoor shower next to the patio and the roof-terrace, perfect for an evening drink, enjoying the marvellous view of the sea
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elisabetta Bernardini (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian

About Elisabetta Bernardini

My husband Patrizio and I live in Udine, a town between Venice and the border with Austria. I grew up here and I went to university at Ca’ Foscari in Venice. I am a teacher, and I work in a secondary school here in Udine.

Elisabetta Bernardini purchased this villa in 2003

Why Elisabetta Bernardini chose Salve

My husband and I love Salento, not only for the natural beauty and cultural wealth of its civilization, which is a bridge between the East and the West, but also for the wonderful people who live in this territory. We had been coming here on very enjoyable holidays for a few years when we decided to look for a house to buy. So, in summer 2003 we travelled all around Salento looking at houses, villas, trulli etc. On a sunny day in late August we drove uphill among the Mediterranean bush and the olive trees to visit an old “masseria” which was on sale – it was love at first sight! We immediately decided to buy it and it became Villa Morocco. We think the whole area where the villa is situated is really beautiful - set in a timeless landscape but so close to the ever-changing beauty of the sea. Maybe part of its charm is due to its being a very ancient inhabited site (the Messapic city of Cassandra) – or perhaps to the benevolent spirits that local legends say dwell here …. after all, the villa is quite close to the famous “Cave of the Fairies”!

What makes this villa unique

We love the beautiful shape of the villa, standing proudly on the rock, the sunny court with old cotto tiles, the ancient garden with the tall trees and the flowering shrubs. We enjoy sitting on the terrace and looking at the sea, listening to the crickets’ song in the cool breeze of the evenings or watching the swallows dart against the deep blue sky of the luminous mornings. We also love the variety of the plants of the garden, the Mediterranean bush and the pines behind the villa, the olive grove, the fruit trees and the prickly pears to the south. To us it’s still a great pleasure to cook or barbecue with the oil from our ancient olive trees, each one well known in its individual shape, to pick lemons or figs, to go in the kitchen garden to get some tomatoes and herbs for a quick salad. We love coming home from the sun-drenched beach and have a shower outdoors in the cool, scented shade of the garden…

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour à LE PALME. Le calme, les superbes couchers de soleil sur la mer, l'indépendance de chaque petite maison avec son jardin d'oliviers, reliées à une cour qui fait voyager encore plus au sud. Le charme et la gentillesse des hôtes. L'ITALIE comme on l'imagine. Une prestation de haut niveau. Un séjour inoubliable."
Aug 2009
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Le Palme
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
Salem, OR, USA

A lovely villa in a tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Morocco in mid-October and it was lovely. The setting is so peaceful among fruit and olive trees. Our villa was well equipped and the bottle of wine and olive oil left for us was especially appreciated. We enjoyed the roof-top terrace with views out to the Sea and while we were there the sunsets were magnificent. We were fortunate to be the only guests so we had the entire place to ourselves, but even if other guests had been there, the layout is such that everyone has lots of space and privacy. We highly recommend Villa Morocco for a relaxing week in this very special part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Beach and the base for exploring Salento region

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 2 children, 7 and 10 years old and we spent a great week in Le Palme. We appreciated very much:

1) Owners. Elisabetta and Patrizio were personally very interested in our well-being and helped with recommendations for exploration of the region and simply were very nice people. They speak excellent English and French.

2) Property localisation. The house is located in a peaceful area, in a wonderful garden with olive grove, just a short drive from sandy beach (very few people at the beginning of May and very good swimming place for children). It is also not far away from many nice seafood restaurants. Fresh lemons right from the garden were our everyday delight. Children particularly enjoyed a regular guest - very intelligent neighbours dog.

3) Surrounding region. The holiday house is well located to explore the whole Salento region (Leece, beautiful cost ride to Ostuni, Gallipoli, walking in Parco Naturale di Porto Selvaggio). Also Brindsi airport is just at 1.5-hour distance. The property is best found using TomTom navigation.

We will keep an excellent memory of our holidays this year and would highly recommend this holiday house.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Villa Morocco / Le Palme

  • 5 of 5

Now, when it's raining, we are remembering those sunny days in Villa Morocco. There was everything as we had been wishing to be: nice house with cosy rooms and good kitchen, beautiful terrace with the peaceful view to the olive garden and to the sea. Driving from hill down to the beaches, which were many, was allways delightful. Swimming in warm water and walking along the sand was the everyday joy.

Driving along the coasts of both sides of Salento is something you can not forget: many different towns (the most interesting place is Lecce) and villages, views, foods (seafood in Torre Pali at Stella del Mare!), peoples, who are gentle and helpful.

We have been renting many houses in Italy and Le Palme in Villa Morocco has been the best for us (a finnish retired couple). Il extra abbuono e stato Patrizio (il proprietario), chi era gentilissimo e ha parlato italiano con me!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Ein wunderbares Plätzchen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit im "Le Palme" und haben die Ruhe und die umgebende Natur sehr genossen.

Die kleine Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und die Appartments sind -mit persönlicher Note- gut ausgestattet.Da sie durch einen grossen Innenhof voneinander getrennt sind,hat man viel Privatsphäre.

Zu den wunderbaren Stränden zwischen Pescoluse und Torre Pali sind es mit dem Auto nur rund 5 Minuten.Auch als Ausgangspunkt zum Besuch der Sehenswürdigkeiten des Salento ist dieser Ort gut geeignet.Der Kontakt mit den Eigentümern vorab per email und in unserem Fall auch vor Ort war sehr nett und informativ.Die von ihnen zusammengestellten Tipps und Informationen waren wirklich hilfreich..

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Wish we were there!

  • 5 of 5

We (two Swedish couples, 70+) stayed at Le Palme in September 2011. Everything was beyond all expectations!

Elisabetta's husband welcomed us and made us feel at home at once. Unfortunately we did not listen to his instructions as attentively as we should have done, which resulted in our locking ourselves out, twice! Sorry about that, Patrizio! What luck you had not gone back home to Udine!

The property had everything we needed. It was very well maintained and considerately equipped. It was obvious that everything had been done to make guests feel comfortable and at ease.

We enjoyed lengthy breakfasts on the patio and we sat there late at night listening to the crickets. When we could pull ourselves away from the villa, we visited Santa Maria di Leuca, Specchia, Alessano, Otranto, Gallipoli, Lecce. We regret we did not go swimming more – the sea was clean and delightfully warm.

The file of information we received immediately after booking was most helpful, full of useful facts on the villa and the neighbourhood. We turned back to it several times during our stay.

The directions to reach Villa Morocco were accurate and easily understood.

Thank you, Elisabetta and Patrizio, for your hospitality. We keep telling our friends about our stay in your beautiful and comfortable Puglian villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

La Palme

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in September 2011. The description and pictures give an accurate idea of what the property is like. The property itself is well equipped and furnished. The grounds and views are delightful and Elizabetta's directions and information were both accurate and informative. We loved the area; there is a lot to see and the beaches are endless. We went to the local beach at Torre Palli where the sea was warm and shallow and the sand fine. Personally I think the beaches in this area would be great for small children as they are so shallow. The food locally is excellent and good value for money. Portions are generous and we had good meals at some of Elisabetta's recommendations including Paradiso Pizzaria which is very near to the Villa. I would certainly recommend this rental to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Torre Pali
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Gallipoli (9 holes) or Lecce (18 holes)
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ruggiano - Salve
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1500 Metres
on the coast road on in the parallel uphill road
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Car: necessary

The territory is characterised by the beauty of nature (blue-flag, crystal-clear sea, fine sand beaches, cliffs and caves, luxuriant vegetation) and by its artistic wealth. Elegant Lecce, the “ little Florence of the South”, charming Gallipoli, rightly named “beautiful city” in ancient Greek, Otranto’s mosaics and many small towns with splendid baroque architecture are within easy reach. Don’t miss a drive along the breathtaking coast-road from Leuca to Otranto, the fifth most scenic road in Europe. The territory is also famous for its delicious food, its summer festivals and the warm hospitality. The climate is typically Mediterranean. The warm weather begins in May and continues till mid-October. The hottest months are July and August. In the Italian holiday-season, June to mid-September, the coast villages and beach-lidos are open, there are people and summer events. May, September and October are also beautiful, with warm days and desert beaches, and are perfect for sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

From €64 Per night

Salve Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early June
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Last week of July
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Last week of August
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn season
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 17 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150
Final cleaning & laundry €100
Notes Security deposit: € 150, in cash, returned on departure after checking there are no damages and that no extra cleaning charges are required.
Electricity, gas, water & internet WIFI included in the final price.
Optional extras: Air Conditioning (€40/ week) or heating (€50/ week).
Flexible arrival & departure dates in Spring and Autumn season

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Salve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , hot/cold water extra outdoor shower
  • The mirror decoration is of Algarve azulejos. Hair dryer and towels provided. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , cot on request
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , pull-out third bed
  • The bedrooms furniture is solid wood, hand made in the local style, the master bedroom also has some antiques.The master bedroom bed is European king size, 160 cm wide and 200 cm long, the single beds in the second room are 80 cm wide and 200cm long. In both rooms there are bedside tables with reading lights, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and wooden shutters at the windows for coolness. The master bedroom looks on a small private garden with citrus trees. The second bedroom looks on the Mediterranean inner court of the villa.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The instructions of the appliances are in a folder labelled “Welcome to Morocco”. Before their arrival guests will receive a file with detailed information about the villa and the grounds. If you wish to use the Internet, please indicate it in the booking form and we will also provide the code for the wireless connection (no extra charge). The garden has many fruit trees: apricots, pears, grapes, oranges, tangerines, lemons. In the Mediterranean inner court of the villa there are terracotta pots with herbs.

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