Villa Ligeia - - Private villa
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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
The Costa di Maratea is rightly famed for it's wild beauty and the Villa Ligeia arguably has the best view across the Gulf of Policastro. Our two houses and 9 acres of gardens and managed woodland offer rare privacy twinned with easy access to the fun and life of Italian dolce vita in Maratea and Sapri.
Most bedrooms have their own terrace, and there are four different dining areas in and around the houses. Lounge around or read in either living room, on one of the terraces, in the hammocks in the woods. Sunbathe on the terraces around the swimming pool and BBQ. Enjoy a drink while watching the spectacular sunset from the roof of either house, which provide further outside 'rooms', wonderful either by day or night. Private parking for up to five cars.
The two houses, built in the 1960s/70s, are modernist masterpieces by the Italian architect Alberto Ponis.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cersuta 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 220 km, Nearest railway: Maratea 4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Huge library of books in English, each bedroom has plentiful wardrobe space. Terracotta tile floors throughout. Most bedrooms have their own terrace with fab view. Full kitchens with washing machines in both houses, dishwasher in main house.
|Further details outdoors|
Terraced gardens and managed woodland cascade down the hillside from the road to the sea. You can swim in the pool looking out over the bay or follow one of the paths down through the woods to swim in the sea (experienced swimmers only). Siestering in the hammocks under the pines is a lovely experience with the sound of the Mediterranean lapping the shore beneath you. Sunset drinks on the terrace of either house or either roof, or by the pool. Lunches and dinners on the main terraces of either house or enjoy a BBQ by the pool. After dinner gaze at the stars and spot meteorites, or go for a midnight dip.
Folder on house and local amenities available.
Cooking, cleaning and baby sitting available.
Welcome meal available for first night.
Gardener/handyman near at hand.
English speaker available to help out.
About this location
The Basilicata region
Basilicata is the unknown treasure of southern Italy. In this one spot it reaches down to the sea on the wild and beautiful Costa di Maratea. The rugged shoreline is dotted with C15th watchtowers against the Saracen pirates and the ruins of hill top villages, abandoned once the Saracen threat was gone - challenging visits for the fit and athletic.
The location of villa means those interested in archaeology and art can make day-trips to many historic sights: north to Pompeii and Herculaneum under the Vesuvius volcano, south to the Riace bronzes in Reggio Calabaria. Fun, half-day trips include to Paestum, with its ancient Greek temples and buffalo mozzarella factory, to the Cistercian monastery at Padula and to Diamante. For walkers and lovers of nature vast national parks stretch into the mountainous interior to both the north and south.
Along our bit of coast there are rocky inlets and beaches, and picturesque fishing ports and hill towns. The many restaurants in the area offer excellent pasta, pizza, sea food and regional specialities. In the town squares you can enjoy watching the passers by while drinking coffee or eating ice cream - the famous Italian dolce vita. Our local town, Maratea, has lovely shops, markets and cafes if you need a break from gazing at our view and browsing through the library, floating in the pool or staring at the blue, blue sky.
In Maratea port you can hire a boat to go diving or to explore the coast from the sea. The Mediterranean snorkaling is a pleasure as the water is increadably clear.
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5 Nov 2012
"Another glorious holiday"
We were lucky enough to visit the villa for a second time this past October half term.I think we had an even more relaxing visit this time than when we visited in the height of summer. October was tot… More
3 Oct 2012
"Breathtaking scenery in lovely villa"
Cannot stop recalling the beauty of this setting in Cersuta. Had never been to this part of the world but will return. The villa has stunning views and is super well-equipped. We cooked each night and… More
11 Apr 2012
"Villa Ligea: Breathtaking, idyllic, perfect holiday destination!"
Villa Ligea is simply a stunning family-owned home with a wonderfully romantic history. Situated in the Costa di Maratea in unspoiled southern Italy, the property offers both solitude and privacy in t… More
13 Feb 2012
"Unbeleivable - the classic Bond Villa in a completely unspoilt location"
If you get the chance you ought to go here - especially if you have difficulty finding anywhere that sleeps more that 6 in comfort. This villa has an astonishing circular guest cottage that will easil… More
10 Feb 2012
"Unique, beautiful and never to be forgotten."
If you love Italy you will adore Maratea, a port and a hill town which seems to have been created from an opera scene. If, like us, you also like to share these enjoyments with friends and family you … More
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