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Puglia sea view holiday rental villa with WiFi and AC very near Salento beaches - Sydney

Salve, Lecce, Italy
  • Villa430 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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

Villa Morocco is a beautiful, recently renovated and well maintained 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. The villa is very close (only 1500 metres) to the beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear Ionian Sea (blue flag). The famous cliffs and caves are also near, just 9km away. Villa Morocco 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.


Elisabetta Bernardini

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Calendar last updated:
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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…


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, made of wood in the local style, with reading lamps on both sides. Over the bed there is an azulejos decoration. In the bedroom there is a walled-in wooden wardrobe, 1mt wide, with two drawers. In the living room there is also a sofa-bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • The bathroom has a shower enclosure and a mirror with azulejos decoration. The tiles are of lavic stone. There ia an extra outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      inverter system
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      central heating
                    • Internet
                      wireless connection
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      bed linen
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable sofa-bed (seats 3 people), with spring mattress. Double bed.
                    • Parking
                      There is a private parking place, shaded, inside the property
                    • Towels Provided
                      3 towels ( large, medium and small) for each guest
                    • Washing Machine
                      Access to washing machine (shared: in the garage/laundry room in the inner court of the villa). Private drying rack.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nescafé Dolce Gusto espresso coffee machine. It makes very good espresso coffee, cappuccino, and many other drinks. We provide a few complimentary pods (other pods can be bought at the supermarket).
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes, cutlery and glasses for 10. Coffee cups, mugs & bowls for 6. 2 moka pots, teapot, sugar bowl. Steel pots, non-stick pans, bowls, salad rincer, pasta drainer, corkscrew, juicer, a tray, etc
                        • Dishwasher
                          A few complimentary dishwasher pods provided on arrival.
                        • Kitchen
                          The open-plan wooden kitchen is in the living room. It is for the exclusive use of the apartment Sydney
                        • Oven
                          electric oven; oven dish and baking tray.
                        • Pantry Items
                          coarse and fine grained salt, sugar, spices, 1 bottle of water on arrival.
                        • Refrigerator
                          fridge and freezer
                        • Stove
                          4-ring hob. Please use the gas-lighter (in the drawer) or the box of matches (on the shelf).
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              extendable handmade wooden dining table with 4 chairs inside, and round wooden table with 4 chairs in the shaded patio right outside the living room.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Some books and guides to the area.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD and CD player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite dish and decoder.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen, HD ready
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys in the garage
                                • Video Library
                                  There is a video library in the garage, with DVDs, also for children, in Italian, English, French and multi-lingual.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Right outside the living room there is a stone.flagged patio, shaded by a wisteria bower, looking onto the garden of the villa. Private, stone-flagged sea-view terrace in the garden of the apartment.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Private garden as well as the extensive grounds of the villa (10.000 m2) which include an olive grove, a pine wood, palms, oleanders, Citrus and fruit trees a little kitchen garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      camping barbecue


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • 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

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • A security deposit of €150, in cash, will be asked on arrival and will be returned on departure provided there are no damages and no extra cleaning is necessary. Electricity, water, gas, Internet Wi-Fi, final cleaning and laundry are included in the price. Air conditioning or heating are optional extra costs (€40/ €50 per week). 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 fruit trees: apricots, plums, grapes, oranges, tangerines, lemons. In the Mediterranean inner court of the villa there are terracotta pots with herbs.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              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.

                                                              22 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Amanda A.

                                                              Apartment Sydney was spotless when we arrived, and owner Elisabetta had left us a gift of regional wine and extra virgin olive oil made from the groves within the grounds of the villa - fantastico! We were given a warm Italiano welcome by Silvanna, a lovely local lady who showed us around the apartment and made sure we had everything we needed.

                                                              The apartment is one bedroom and fairly small, however it is easily sufficient for two people. There is plenty of outside space set on three levels, so lots of opportunity for eating al fresco or simply lounging around in the Salento sun. Each apartment is very private, so even when other guests are there, you are rarely aware of their presence. The grounds surrounding the Villa are full of mature plants including lemon and lime trees, plus, of course, a beautiful olive grove. Fantastic to wander around after a hard day's sight seeing or trip to the sea!

                                                              Local beaches are easily accessible - just a five minute drive, or twenty minute walk away. Torre Pali is the closest, and offers a small selection of cafes, restaurants and shops on the beachfront. Our favourite was Pescoluse near Torre Vado, 10 mins drive from the villa. With its vast, expansive white sandy beaches and crystal clear, shallow waters, it's hard to remember you're actually in Southern Italy and not the Caribbean! There are plenty of beach bars and cafes nearby which all have a relaxed, laid back feel typical of the area.

                                                              We visited several larger towns in the region including Gallipoli, Lecce and Tricase/Porto Tricase - all well worth a visit. Our absolute favourite had to be Leuca, right on the southernmost tip of Salento. Boat trips around the caves of Leuca are available in abundance, and we took a two-hour excursion around the peninsula where we were able to swim inside some of the caves - an experience not to be missed!

                                                              Salento is often described as 'the Cornwall of Italy', and this is so true. If you love rugged, unspoilt coastlines, white sandy bays surrounded by crystal clear sea, and friendly, unpretentious locals who can't do enough to make visitors feel welcome, then this is for you! Apartment Sydney occupies a prime location to enjoy the region. We hired a car from Brindisi airport, and found this to be the best way to explore the many local beaches and towns. Owner, Elisabetta, is wonderful and quick to respond to any queries we had prior to, and during, our stay. I would highly recommend a visit, the perfect Italian retreat!

                                                              Two very nice weeks in Villa Morocco

                                                              Three reasons why we enjoyed our stay in Villa Morocco. First, the location. A quiet place up in the hills with a splendid view on the sea. The beaches at close hand. We loved Torre Pali, a small fisherman's village with its friendly café Luna Rossa, next to the beach. Secondly, the site: a beautiful garden, full with the smell of see pines. Enough space and privacy for all apartments. Thirdly, the hospitality of Elisabetta and Patrizio. They create a relaxing atmosphere in which they make you feel at home.

                                                              Excellent very clean and well equipped.

                                                              JulieSouth Gippsland

                                                              Great wiFi coverage close to beaches and Torre Pali where we enjoyed good Fritta Misto and wonderful gelato

                                                              Peaceful and charming Appartment called Sydney. Highly recommended for a couple - young or older

                                                              Bellezza, discrezione e cordialità

                                                              Cristina B.

                                                              Villa Morocco è incantevole e l'appartamento Sydney è la sua bomboniera. Comodo per due persone, confortevole, ben arredato e rifinito nei dettagli e con un meraviglioso spazio esterno con tavoli, sedie e sdraio. Immerso in un bel giardino e nel silenzio assoluto, rotto solo dal fruscio del vento tra gli alberi.

                                                              Elisabetta e suo marito ci hanno subito messo a nostro agio ed erano sempre presenti e disponibili per qualsiasi necessità con discrezione e gentilezza.

                                                              La villa è vicina sia alla spiaggia, che ai negozi e ai ristoranti, anche se è consigliato un mezzo proprio per muoversi.

                                                              Il Salento è magnifico in tutti i suoi aspetti: panorami, spiagge, persone, città e paesini, cibo e ... pizzica, che adoro!

                                                              Che dire? Dobbiamo ritornare!

                                                              Cristina e Guido

                                                              Bellissimo il Salento e il suo mare

                                                              LUCIANO G.

                                                              Casa molto accogliente e dotata di ogni comfort. Proprietari gentilissimi e molto esperti dei luoghi... Ci hanno dato ottimi suggerimenti per spiagge e ristoranti.

                                                              Luciano Roberta Pietro

                                                              Jolie maison correspondant tout à fait aux photos et à la description, très bien équipée.

                                                              ANNIE L.

                                                              Nous avons été très bien reçus par Elisabetta et son mari, en français. L'appartement était impeccable. De plus eau,vin, huile d'olive,biscuits étaient prévus pour nous.Tout était bien expliqué, le fonctionnement de la maison, les endroits où faire les courses,les restaurants,les lieux à visiter... Rien ne manquait, l'appartement est très bien équipé. Tout était parfait!


                                                              Salve, Lecce, 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

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                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              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) Flexible arrival & departure dates in Spring, early and Late Summer, and Autumn season

                                                              22 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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