Apulia exclusive seafront villa with pool – Ideally located a few steps away from a rocky shore on the Adriatic sea, just a short walk from Castro Marina’s town centre, Zaffiro Blu is an impressive Salento holiday villa with private pool, affording unrivalled sea views; an ideal setting in which to unwind and enjoy Apulia's relaxing seaside life. Bright blue shutters create a striking contrast with the typically Mediterranean whitewashed exterior of this substantial villa built in the Seventies. Features include arched windows and generous terraces on different levels for those all-important sea views, as well as rare advantage of direct access to the rocky seashore.
Picture yourself enjoying your holiday meals al-fresco under the gazebo or the covered terrace, taking an invigorating swim in the pool or simply relaxing as you bask in the sunshine and soak up the surrounding beauty. The paved Mediterranean garden surrounding this villa is small, yet lovingly tended and planted with palm trees, colourful oleanders, agaves and flower beds. The location of this villa is just perfect; within a mile or so you have Castro Marina, which is a lively seaside resort with a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes and a picturesque old town set on the hilltop above the marina.
Just a few minutes’ drive from Zaffiro Blu 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 are a typical sight 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.
Castro is a small but gorgeous seaside town divided into two parts: there is a lower town by the sea and the port called Castro Marina and an old, historic town called Castro Alta. One of Salento's most famed attractions is Grotta Zinzulusa, reachable both by sea, with a boat service departing from Castro Port or by car, following the scenic route towards Santa Cesarea Terme. Its stalactites and stalagmites will impress children and adults alike. I would also reccommend a visit to one of the largest and oldest botanical gardens in Europe, called la Cutura. Close to Castro are also the splendid towns of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca.
Large open plan living/dining room, open fireplace, large French doors to covered terrace, outdoor dining facilities, sea view.
Small TV room (TV), sea view.
Kitchen/ breakfast room, French door to terrace.
2 x double/twin bedrooms (2 x 0.80m), air conditioning, ensuite shower room, WC.
Lower ground floor (pool terrace level):
Billiard room, wine cellar.
Pool house, shower room, WC, changing room, French door to pool terrace, sea view.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m)(TV), air conditioning, French door to private balcony, sea view, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m), air conditioning, French door to front terrace, sea view, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m), French door to terrace, sea view, ensuite shower room, WC. Grounds:
Large terraced grounds planted with mature trees, oleanders, shrubs, flower beds. Covered terraces, outdoor dining facilities, charcoal BBQ. Lower level pool terrace, 12.5m x 5.20m pool (depth: 1.20m x 2.50m, Roman steps, Jacuzzi). 2 gazebos. Direct access to rocky beach and sea. Parking for 4 cars.
Included: 2 hours maid service 3 times per week. Air conditioning. Winter heating. Telephone (for local calls only). WiFi internet. Extras: Additional maid service €7 per hour. Cook service. 9 metre-long rubber dinghy boat hire with/without skipper (€500-€700 per day). A local tourist tax payable locally may apply.
About The Location
- Poggiardo 9.5km
- Tricase 14.5km
- Maglie 20km
- Otranto 20km
- Ugento & Santa Maria di Leuca 29km
- Gallipoli & Lecce 48km
- Brindisi 96km
- Bari 220km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Otranto 20km
- Santa Maria di Leuca 30km
- Castro Marina 1km
- Otranto Sandy beach 19km
- Acaya Golf Club 60km
- Tennis court Diso 6.5km
- 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