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Calimera: old house in the old town 13 km away from the sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 courtyards, roof-terrace, vaulted ceilings and barrel of 4: 50m; 90 sq.m.

the house is immersed in the silence of a quiet town of Salento, in a typical court chianche closed by a gate. Children and animals are safe.

the house is located in the historic center, and was renovated enhancing the architectural features (the star beams and high ceilings, ancient floors, the courts) while creating 2 bathrooms and modern kitchen and equipped. It 'a house furnished with antique family furniture and recycled objects decorated. The house is particularly cool and breezy, thanks to thick walls and thermal insulation, and especially bright, rare feature in the old Salento mansions. And 'inhabited in the year by the owner, then furnished with attention to detail, comfortable and equipped with everything you need. Guests will feel at home, not in an anonymous holiday home!

There are two bedrooms (one double bed, two single beds) with 2 bathrooms both with shower, and a comfortable sofa bed in the living room (double bed) can accommodate two people. Kitchen with oven, small appliances, dishwasher and washing machine, ADSL wi-fi, TV with Raisat modem, DVD player, and especially a library with books, DVDs and CDs available to guests

The two private courts allow outdoor living, among plants and flowers, dining and cooking on the BBQ, while the roof-terrace you can laze in the shade of the gazebo cannizzo, on the sofa or chaise longue, reading or contemplating the view ...

The shops are very close: in front of the house is a market, to 100mt excellent fish. little further away are the oven, grocers and a supermarket. We are in the center of a small village of Salento Greece, during the summer you will be welcomed by numerous street parties, where the pinches and good food are the main characters!

More Details

francesca ragusa
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017


Calimera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9.00 / Check-out: 9.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • in the first bedroom there is a double bed, private bathroom and access to the courtyard. in the second bedroom there are two single beds, one of which is on a mezzanine. Also this room has direct access to a small bathroom and the entrance courtyard of the house
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Calimera: old house in the old town 13 km away from the sea
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Le Coudray

Très bien

  • 4 of 5

Maison paisible et agréable, qui a une âme. Région magnifique et riche et variée.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Laurance !
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Excellent séjour. La maison de Francesca est parfaite pour l'immersion totale. Bémol pas la clim.

  • 4 of 5

La maison est exactement celle qui est représentée sur abritel. Propre et très bien aménagée. Cependant 3 choses nous ont dérangé :

1 - le manque de clim en août est trop difficile 30 degrés dans la maison pour dormir c'est trop compliqué. Les gros ventilateurs sont trop haut ce qu'il fait que nous les sentons pas. Nous avons racheté un petit ventilateur qui a très bien fait son travail.

2 - la wi fi ? Aucune connexion pendant les 3 semaines du coup des difficultés à communiquer avec Francesca.

3 - le parasol avait été cassé avant notre arrivé. Pas été remplacé du coup ont à du en racheter 1.

Malgré ces 3 désagréments c'est un très beau séjour et je reviendrai avec plaisir mais hors saison pour que les nuits soit plus fraîches.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire. Malheureusement, Juillet a été particulièrement torride. Si normalement j'arrive à garder dans la maison une temperature de 10° de moins grâce aux ventilateurs au plafond, à la protection thermique, cette année en fait il n'a pas toujours été possible ( que 5° de différence). Quant au réseaux wi-fi qui n'a pas marché, j'observe que ce problème n'a jamais été signalé à Tania, la voisine chargée de l'accueil, du ménage et dépanner en cas de besoin. Ce locataire n'a visiblement même pas lu le cahier de la maison où sont notés les numéros téléphoniques de l'assistance, et de Tania! En fait, dès qu'on a su de la panne, nous avons appelé le service assistance et le lendemain tout marchait. Pour terminer: "le parasol cassé" . Dans le "cahier de la maison" il est écrit que 2 chaises de plage sont à disposition. Aucun parasol est mentionné.
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Liebevoll eingerichtet, gut ausgestattet, bequem

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung liegt in Calimera. einem Städtchen mitten im Salento. Calimera ist eher nüchtern und etwas herunter gekommen. Die Bewohner sind ausgesprochen freundlich, in der Nähe der Wohnung ist alles, was man einkaufen muss, fußläufig zu erreichen. Auch eine Bar (im italienischen Sinn) und eine Trattoria liegen in der Nähe. Die Wohnung ist schön eingerichtet, lediglich der vordere Teil ist etwas ungemütlich. Der Innenhof ist wunderbar, ebenso eines der Bäder. Die Betten sind bequem, die Küche sehr gut ausgestattet.Nicht alle Elektrogeräte haben direkt funktioniert, die Eigentümerin hat jedoch schnell und hilfsbereit für Abhilfe gesorgt. Für einen Urlaub dort ist ein Auto unbedingt erforderlich, da Calimera nichts bietet und die Busverbindungen eher reduziert sind.

Wer also bereit ist, zu den Stränden zu fahren (ca. 20 Minuten Fahrtzeit) und ein ruhiges Feriendomizil sucht, ist hier richtig.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Birgitt thanks for your feed back and for appreciating the quick solution to electric problem with dishes washing machine. Unfortunately, it was blocked by food left by previous guests, and not properly checked as It should have been... we will be more careful ! Yes, at the first glance, the entry courtyard's first part, does not appear so good: I have to share it and deal with my neighbor, a local archaic lady, and I cannot impose my style... My strategy is improve courtyard's beauty with plants and cleanness hoping to contaminate her step by step ! On the other hand, she is an ideal caretaker of the property ( at night, in summertime, I usually leave open doors and I feel safe..) helpful and very kind despite the appearance...
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Beautifully furnished flat with lots of plants and a beautiful backyard and terrace

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time in Francescas beautiful flat in Calimera. It is designed and furnished amazingly and makes you feel home right away. The kitchen and flat is equipped with everything you need and there was even a parasol that we could take with us to the beach. Also, Francesca has prepared an info folder that contains all the information that you need during your stay (Beaches, Restaurants etc.)

The only problem we had, was that the beds in the smaller room were incredibly hard. Our friends said that it felt like sleeping on a wooden board and not a mattress. The main bed was really comfortable though and there is also a sofa bed (which we didn't use).

The backyard, terrace and frontyard are filled with plants and it really is a small oasis in the middle of Calimera.

Calimera itself is not the most exciting place, but there are some really good restaurants and the people of Calimera are extraordinarily friendly. Also you can reach beautiful Lecce, lovely beaches and other small towns in 10-30 minutes by car.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have read about the beds in the small bed room: I'm very sorry. Kids have usually slept there, and I never had complains. I understand that these beds are too hard for adults, so I will change it. I must thanks you for criticism, as It helps me to improve guest's confort, and for your positive global appreciation!
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very good

  • 5 of 5

Great place, very cosy. We had e wonderfull time

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks, I'm happy you've felt so good!
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Beaucoup de charme!

  • 4 of 5

Accueil chaleureux et maison typique des villes des Pouilles, avec cours et terrasses enchevêtrées. L'intimité est pourtant respectée. On a l'impression d'entrer dans un vrai lieu de vie, avec livres, cd, cuisine et plantes. On sent que la propriétaire aime les voyages et le mobilier qui a une âme. C'était délicieux de prendre le petit déjeuner dans la cour fleurie! Bonne situation avec de superbes villes (Lecce, Otrante, Gallipoli) et des plages à quelque 30 minutes de voiture. Tous les villages des alentours organisent des fêtes l'été, avec stands et concerts de tarentelle. Seul bémol : les moustiques très voraces la nuit.

Bénédicte et la famille

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Bénédicte pour votre gentille présence et les mots d'appréciation sur ma maison... oui, c'est un vrai lieu de vie que j'aime partager soit avec mes amis soit avec les hôtes pour leur donner un petit plus magique, si possible, grâce aux livres, à la musique, aux fleurs... quant aux moustiques, hélas, vous avez raison. il me faudra leur déclarer une vrai guerre !
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
San Foca, Torre dell'Orso, Roca, Le Cesine,
Car: necessary

We are in the center of a small town in the Salentine Greece, close to many small towns that preserve harmonious town centers, magnificent baronial palaces, and Baroque churches. Among the best known: the famous Melpignano- for the Notte della Taranta, Zollino, Vernole, Martano, Castrignano dei Greci, Maglie, Carpignano, Corigliano d'Otranto with its famous castle, the village of Acaya ...

We are 13 km from the Cesine beach with the protected oasis from the WWF, about the same distance to the Alimini lakes and the coast of Roca, San Foca, Torre dell'Orso, San Andrea, Otranto ...

The Santa Cesarea Terme are at 40mn by car ..

Calimera you eat well everywhere (we mark the tavern by Pupi), but I particularly love in Melpignano The tavern Rocco, the pizzeria Castrì 'from Penga' or Santa Maria di Leuca The Santa Barbara - overlooking the sea ! and the Wolf's Lair in Galatina.

other addresses precious you will find them in the house.

Tania, fidatissima and responsible neighbor, x is available every need.

on the coast, Roca, do not forget a bath in the wonderful cave of Poetry!

In Salento you will find precious little masterpieces: the underground chapel of Santa Cristina in Carpignano, the church of Our Lady of the Snow in the countryside of Galugnano, the chapel of St. Stephen in Soleto ... The floor mosaic from the Byzantine school of the cathedral Otranto and the frescoes in the cathedral of Galatina, a masterpiece of Norman 400 are missed


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie $42.9
Pet Fee $0

Le tariffe calcolate si intendono per 2 persone, per una settimana (scontate per soggiorni più lunghi) Per ogni ospite ulteriore si deve calcolare 15€ a persona a notte.
la spesa opzionale per l'uso della biancheria e degli asciugamani si intende di 15€ per persona: somma da versarsi direttamente cash all'arrivo alla signora Tania, la mia vicina di casa che si occupa dell'accoglienza degli ospiti, della consegna delle chiavi, delle pulizie e del sostegno caso di qualsiasi necessità

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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