About the property
- Villa753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Lovely sea view villa close to the beach with 3 independent properties & garden
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
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- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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, or some aromatic herbs in the cotto pots. We love coming home from the sun-drenched beach and have a shower outdoors in the cool, scented shade of the garden…
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was our second year staying at the villa, and Elizabetta did not disappoint! Everything is clean and readily available (including washing machine). The layout is very comfortable and the location is ideal for us, with the most beautiful sandy beaches only minutes away. Silvana the housekeeper is a delightful young woman and a real gem who rescued us when we locked ourselves out. Elizabetta & Silvana...see you next year!
English: we, older couple, spent 2 weeks in the apartment Le Palme in Villa Morocco.
A perfect place, really, you can believe every review ad the description of the owner.
For dutch readers I will make my review in Dutch.
Nederlands: Wij waren 2 wekenlang de enige bewoners van de villa. In appartement Le Palme.
Samenvattend zou ik op een schaal van 10 een royale 9 scoren. Vanaf het begin, de informatie van de eigenaar (Elisabetta Bernardini) en het directe contact, liep alles feilloos. Het huis zelf ligt afgelegen, op een heuvel, niet ver van zee. Een auto is absoluut noodzakelijk. De omgeving is geweldig. Niet aangeharkt, maar juist heel authentiek. Nergens hoogbouw, overal olijfgaarden, bloemen en weggetjes met stapelstenen. We waren er in mei en dan is alles vrij van toeristen en andere drukte. Het huis is schitterend, met enorm veel ruimte en privacy. De nachten zijn donker en volkomen geluidloos. De eerste buren op zeker een kilometer afstand. De weg naar de kust 5 minuten, naar de betere lido’s 10 minuten. Het appartement Le Palme is ruim en comfortabel, zeker als je met z’n tweeën bent. Ruime slaapkamers, redelijke woonkamer, de keuken overcompleet, oven, vaatwasser etcetera, wel een beetje een pijpenla. Maar het buitengebeuren is fantastisch. Superruime terrassen, elk appartement een eigen groot dakterras met uitzicht op zee. Echt geweldig. De service is verder ook heel goed, Silvana is makkelijk bereikbaar en lost snel kleine probleempjes op. In de zomer zal het hier wel warm zijn,maar de voorzieningen daarvoor zijn goed, schaduwplekken, buitendouche en meestal een frisse wind. Wij hadden in mei wisselend weer, veel zon temperaturen rond 22 graden. Lees verder de andere reviews, iedereen scoort 5 uit 5. Terecht.
Lovely Villa and perfect location
We are a family with twins of 4 years old, we spent a great week early September in Le Palme!
The setting is so beautiful among fruit and olive trees. The villa was well equipped and cosy. We enjoyed the roof-top terrace with views out to the Sea and while we were there the sunsets were magnificent.
The layout is such that everyone has lots of space and privacy. The beaches and location are excellent and relatively quiet in September. We highly recommend Villa Morocco for a relaxing week in this very special part of Italy.
Perfect for rest and relaxation
Perfect for a get away from it all holiday. The apartment is equipped for all essential needs. The grounds are stunning. The beaches in the locality are excellent and relatively quiet in June. The owner speaks excellent english and was helpful throughout the whole booking process and stay. Highly recommended
it was lovely and elizabetta and silvana were very friendly and helpful
A lovely villa in a tranquil setting.
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.
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. April, May, September and October are also beautiful, with warm days and desert beaches, and are perfect for sightseeing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Security deposit: € 150, in cash, returned on departure after checking there are no damages and that no extra cleaning charges are required. The quote for the expenses includes: final cleaning & final laundry, electricity, gas, water, internet etc Optional extras: Air Conditioning (€40/ week) Cauzione: € 150 in contanti, che verranno ritornati alla partenza, dopo aver controllato che non ci siano danni e che non siano necessarie pulizie extra. La quota delle spese include: pulizia e lavanderia finali, consumi, internet. Extra opzionali: aria condizionata (€40/settimana)