Villa Calipso is an amazing villa with a panoramic view on the bay of Santa Maria di Leuca, surrounded by the typical landscape of Salento, Mediterranean shrub and emerging rocks.
The outdoor area of the villa, overlooking the sea, is split on several terraces, whereas the indoor is divided in 2 levels, each with an independent access from outside (given there is no inner staircase from one to another). The interior décor is smart and features precious flooring throughout, so that the overall environment is very bright and airy.
Upper floor: spacious living/dining room with wide window overlooking the sea, furnished with sofas and 8/10-seat dining table; from here one can exit on to a beautiful shaded and sea-view terrace, equipped with garden sofas and 6/8-seat table; going back inside in the living room, one goes, on one side, to the fully-fitted kitchen with pantry/laundry room, and on the other to the sleeping area; here a corridor serves 3 bedrooms, of which 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with bathtub) and 2 twin bedrooms (one of which with an additional single bed) sharing the shower room accessible from the corridor. Lastly, both from the living and from the kitchen, one can exit onto another covered verandah on the rear of the house, also provided with 8/10-seat dining table.
Going down the outdoor stone staircase, walking across a vast sea-view terrace, one gets to the lower level: a small living room with sofas makes way to the 3 bedrooms, one of which is a big twin bedroom with 2 queen-size beds (2mt*1,40mt) and an en-suite shower room, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and another double bedroom using a shower room accessible from the corridor. N.B.: the twin bedroom with the 2 queen-size beds and one of the double bedrooms are more on the inside part of the building, so that they receive natural light only through some vasistas windows placed in the living room; in a similar way, the respective shower rooms have no windows and are provided with ventilation system.
Outdoor, there are various sea-view sitting corners and the two vast terraces on the upper level, shaded and equipped with garden furniture.
The villa itself is not fenced off, but it is located in a vast private property that is enclosed and comprises other independent villas, well distant to one-another for maximum privacy, guaranteed also by the natural pattern of the landscape made of several terraces overlooking the bay of Santa Maria di Leuca.
DistancesSea: the beaches of Santa Maria di Leuca at 1,4 km; the wonderful beaches so-called “the Maldives”, in the locality of Pescoluse, at 8,5 km.
Town centre&shops: 1,2 km (Santa Maria di Leuca) with port where you can rent boats for trips in the coves by the turquoise sea water.
Restaurants: 900 mt
Otranto (renowned for its beautiful Cathedral and its beaches): 50 km
Gallipoli (the last outpost of the Magna Grecia): 45 km
Lecce (the capital of the Baroque): 68 km
Acaya Golf Club (18 holes): 74 km
Brindisi (airport): 108 km
Bari (airport): 218 km
The whole upper floor has air conditioning, while in the lower floor air conditioning is only in the living room, given that the other innermost rooms are naturally cooler. The 2 twin bedrooms on the upper floor also have a ceiling fan. All bathrooms are provided with hairdryer. TV with SKY decoder in the living/dining room; Wi-Fi, shading curtains in the bedrooms and in the living rooms; fully-equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher, small appliances, washing machine; BBQ; Bluetooth Hi-Fi amplifier in the dining room; high chair; cot; outdoor shower with hot water; 6 deck-chairs; table tennis; 4 bicycles for excursion in the surroundings. FYI: The water comes from the public main, but given it is gathered into a big water tank, it is advisable not to drink it (it is good however for cooking purposes). Disabled access only on the lower level. Covered parking spot for one car + 4 uncovered spots.