Puglia seaside villa with pool and tennis - Set amid splendid, manicured lawns in the Puglia region of Southern Italy, Palma Adriatica is a beautiful seaside villa with private tennis court, within a short walk of village shops, restaurants and a lively marina. Tastefully furnished in a Mediterranean style, this villa is spacious, light and airy offering the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with plenty of outdoor space for playing; the large swimming pool is at the heart of two acres of grounds, surrounded by tall palm trees, maritime pines and the typical Mediterranean flora providing a pleasant shade during the hottest hours of the day. After a lazy day, you can work up an appetite with a game of tennis on the private court, then choose one of two delightful pergolas for an al fresco barbecue.
This villa offers the rare opportunity of a village location, a lovely sandy beach and promenade only a few hundred metres away. Leave the comfort of your private villa for a stroll among the few shops and restaurants of this lido to experience Italy's genuine beach lifestyle. A quick stop for breakfast with cappuccino and pasticiotti is a must, as you head to the beach, where well-equipped beach clubs await for a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of San Cataldo. Within a five-minute drive is the WWF protected area of Le Cesine; a holiday destination for many celebrities, featuring two of the best beach clubs along the coast (namely Cesine beach and Ultima Spiaggia).
Today many fortified towers, originally built to defend the coast from pirates, identify some of the most renowned marinas, such as Torre Rinalda, Torre Specchia and Torre dell'Orso. A 15-minute drive will take you to the magnificent Baroque city of Lecce, offering trendy restaurants and elegant boutiques. Another gem along the southernmost strip of the Adriatic coast is the walled town of Otranto, historically known as the “gateway to the East” for its strongest links with the Greeks and the Byzantine Empire. Still off the beaten tracks of mass tourism, the old town with its winding lanes and quaint vaulted shops preserves much if its original charm. The Aragonese castle is at the heart of the town and its turrets and ramparts offer the best view of the beautiful marina. Many concerts and festivals animate the Apulian summer evenings throughout Salento; be sure not to miss local displays of pizzica and taranta folk dancing.
I think this type of accomodation is the best because it meets a variety of holiday requirements: it's perfect for those fond of the sea, for those who love to relax and for those who love arts and culture. It's is also ideal for those who appreciate good cuisine. In fact, within 12 miles of the villa along the coast, you can find a wide selection of restaurants to suit the needs of most demanding palates. The cities of Lecce and Otranto are a must and if you like seafood, Carlo Sanna, I Marangi and I Pesciolini restaurants are the best. In front of the villa there is a very simple but extremely good little restaurant called Mario's, offering also a take-away service.
Large living room, (TV/CD), fireplace, French door to garden.
Second living room, French door to garden.
Dining room, fireplace, French door to garden.
Fully equipped kitchen/ breakfast room.
Double bedroom (sofabed), ceiling fan, ensuite shower room, WC.
Living room, French doors to terrace, outdoor furniture.
4 x double bedrooms (1.60m), air conditioning, ceiling fan, French doors to terrace, ensuite shower rooms, WCs.
Family suite - double bedroom (1.60), air conditioning, ceiling fan, French doors to terrace, adjoining twin bedroom (accessed only through the double, 2 x 0.80m), air conditioning, ceiling fan, French doors to terrace, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom (0.80m), air conditioning, ceiling fan, French doors to terrace.
ANNEX - service room for staff only:
Double bedroom, (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
(This rooms is lower standard than the others so it would be ideal for staff and it is used by the villa staff during the day).
Large mature grounds, lawn areas, palm & maritime pine trees shrubs. 2 x large covered terraces, outdoor dining facilities, portable gas BBQ and built-in BBQ. 16m x 7m pool (depth: 1.30m to 3.50m, ladders). Pool house, indoor shower and WC, double outdoor hot shower. Private tennis court. Outdoor dining facilities by the pool house. Ample parking for 4/6 cars.
Included: 4 hours maid service daily (Mon-Fri). WiFi internet. Telephone (local calls only). Pool towels.
Extras: Additional maid €8 per hour. Air conditioning in 1st floor bedrooms €100 per week. Winter heating €100 per week. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Lido in San Cataldo 5 minutes' walk
- Lecce 10km
- Otranto 32km
- Gallipoli 45km
- Brindisi 48km
- Bari 169km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Otranto 32km
- Shops | restaurant 300 metres
- Shops | restaurant Lecce 10km
- Sandy beach & clubs 400 metres
- Cesine 5 minute drive
- Ultima Spiaggia 5 minute drive
- Tennis on site
- Horse riding 1.5km
- Acaya Golf Club 3km
- Surf and kite surf beaches 8km
- San Cataldo
- Lecce Roman theatre | Baroque buildings | Castle 10km
- Kalos Archaeological Park Caprarica di Lecce 20km
- Grotte della Poesia 20km
- Otranto walled town | Castle | Cathedral 32km
- Salento in Miniatura Theme Park 35km