Le ArcateIT1500

Castro Marina · Puglia

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  • The unrivalled sea views
  • Direct access to the shore
  • The Air conditioned bedrooms
  • 1 Mile from restaurants and shops
  • Upgrading to cook service


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Salento exclusive seafront villa – Positioned a few steps away from a rocky shore on the Adriatic sea, just a short walk from Castro Marina’s town centre, its shops, restaurants and beautiful seafront promenade, Le Arcate is a typical Apulian holiday villa affording spectacular sea views; an ideal setting to enjoy Italy’s slow pace of life.

A series of large terraces overlooking this rocky stretch of coast provide the ideal outdoor living space to unwind, dine al fresco or just soak up the inspiring scenery all around. A long archway creating a very Mediterranean look is the architectural hallmark of this property, hence its name. Built in the Seventies and modernised in more recent years, Le Arcate is simply furnished with traditional Italian furniture and boasts lovely vaulted ceilings and cool ceramic floors. Enclosed by the typical Apulian dry-stone walls is the lovely Mediterranean garden featuring a profusion of agaves, palm trees and colourful bougainvillea. Among them is a charming guest cottage, with its own terrace and lawn, ideal for families with children.

The location of this villa is simply perfect; within a mile or so you have Castro Marina, which is a lively seaside resort with an array of restaurants, shops, an attractive hilltop old town featuring an ancient castle and a Romanesque cathedral. Just a few minutes’ drive from Le Arcate is also Puglia’s most famous sea cave; so called for its ragged stalactites and stalagmites, Grotta Zinzulusa offers visitors a mesmerizing spectacle of shimmering lights and colours among the rock pools where you can even swim! Dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and sandy beaches can be found all along this rugged stretch of Adriatic coast. Further north, within half-an-hour's drive along the scenic coastal route is Otranto, a charming historic port town. If you happen to visit during the summer months, you will enjoy the festive lights, the gastronomic delicacies and the lively atmosphere so typical of Salento.

Insider Tips

Le Arcate is a wonderful seafront villa built at the end of the '70s and still retains all the charm and flavour of a traditional family summer property. It is well furnished with old, traditional style furniture and is well equipped for a family holiday with children. The stunning sea view you enjoy from all terraces and the direct access to the sea makes this villa a unique jewel of the Salento coast. Those fond of sea, sunshine and good food will absolutely love this villa! The villa is located in Castro, a small but delightful historical town consisting of a hilltop town centre and a beautiful Marina. Grotta Zinzulusa is one of the highlights of the area and can be reached either by boat or by car in a few minutes' drive from the villa. Another lovely place to visit is the Cutura botanic garden, one of the largest and most famous in Europe.


Ground floor:
Fully equipped winter kitchen/ breakfast room, French doors to large covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities and built-in charcoal BBQ. 
Traditional summer kitchen/breakfast room, only accessed externally via French doors from the covered terrace.
Dining room (TV), French doors on main terrace, sea views.
Large living room, French doors to terrace, sea views.
Shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), French doors to main terrace, sea views.
External stairs leading to car port on higher level and to guest house on lower level.

First floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, French doors to private terrace, sea views, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, French doors to private terrace, outdoor seating.
Shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, French doors to private terrace, sea views, ensuite shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), air conditioning.
Shower room, walk-in shower, WC.

GUEST COTTAGE (all on one floor):
Double bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, French doors to private covered terrace, door leading to children bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Children's bunk-bedroom (2 x 0.80m) connected to double bedroom above.
Double bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, door leading to children's bunk-bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Children's bunk-bedroom (2 x 0.80m) connected to double bedroom above.
Kitchenette, French door to covered terrace.

Large terraced grounds, planted with mature Mediterranean trees and shrubs, lawn areas. Direct, gated access from the bottom of the garden to seashore (public). Terraces with outdoor dining facilities and sea view. Parking for 4/5 cars.


Included: 3 hours maid service daily. Winter heating. Beach towels.

Extras: Additional maid service €8 per hour. Cook service on request. No internet at this villa. A local tourist tax may apply.


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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Castro Marina under 1.5 km
  • Grotta Zinzulusa 4 km
  • Santa Cesarea Terme 6.5 km
  • Poggiardo 9.5 km
  • Otranto 20 km
  • Ugento | Santa Maria di Leuca 29 km
  • Airport
  • Brindisi 96 km
  • Bari 220km
  • Harbour / Ferry
  • Otranto 20km
  • Santa Maria di Leuca 30 km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Shops under 1.5 km
  • Beach
  • Otranto 19 km
  • Activity
  • Tennis (Diso) 5 km
  • Acaya Golf Club 60 km
  • Attractions
  • Grotte Zinzulusa (caves) 4km
  • Grotte Romanelli (caves) 4km
  • Aragonese Castle in Castro Marina 4km
  • Masseria Gattamora & Retrogusto Michelin restaurants Castro Marina 4km
  • Otranto castle & cathedral 20km
  • Santa Maria di Leuca lighthouse & Sanctuary 28 km

Special Conditions

Minimum 2-week rentals 2000 refundable cash security deposit required

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