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 9 acres of gardens and managed woodland offer rare privacy twined 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 or sun/shade bathing on the terraces around the swimming pool and BBQ. Enjoy a drink while watching the spectacular sun set from the roof of either house, which provide further outside “rooms”, wonderful either by day or night. Private parking for up to five cars.
|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|
|General||CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Huge English library, each bedroom has plentiful wardrobe space. Terracotta tiles 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 either terrace or BBQ by the pool under the pines and stars followed by 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.
Southern Italy region
Basilicata is the unknown treasure of southern Italy. In this one spot it comes down to the sea on wild and beautiful Costa di Maratea. History and excursions - 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.
We are in easy day trip distance from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Riace bronzes in Reggio Calabaria. Paestum, the Cistercian monastery at Padula and Diamante are half-day visits and vast national parks stretches into the mountainous interior to both the north and south.
Along our bit of coast there are rocky inlets and beaches, picturesque fishing ports and hill towns and lots of pasta and sea food eating, coffee drinking, ice cream eating dolce vita. Our local town, Maratea, has lovely shops and cafes if you get sick of staring at our view and browsing through the library, floating in the pool or staring at the blue, blue sky.
you can dive or hire a boat but snorkaling is just as rewarding as the water is increadably clear.