Buganvillee stands in the left wing of the villa. It is comfortably furnished with hand made wooden furniture and an antique sideboard. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with the modern conveniences. The bathroom with shower enclosure is between the two comfortable bedrooms. Air conditioning is available, as well as the pleasant option of the ceiling fans that, together with the villa's very thick stone walls and the wooden shutters (mosquito nets on all doors & windows ), ensure coolness and let you enjoy the scent of the sea breeze and of the Mediterranean bush. Enjoy picking fruit and herbs from the garden and cooking and barbecuing. The large patio right outside the sitting-room is fantastic for al-fresco dining under the cool shade of the vine-bower or for just relaxing looking at the olive trees and at the charming seascape. You’ll love the outdoor shower among the olive trees and the roof-terrace, perfect for an evening drink, enjoying the wonderful sea view.
Villa Morocco is a beautiful, recently renovated and well maintained Mediterranean villa, surrounded by a mature, extensive, and luxuriant garden. The villa stands in a magnificent sea view location between the coast villages of Pescoluse and Torre Pali. The villa is very close (only 1500 metres) to the beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear Ionian Sea (blue flag). The famous cliffs and caves are also near, just 9km away. Villa Morocco is conveniently situated for sightseeing as it is quite near (just 7 kilometres) to the highway, thus making the tourist towns easy to reach. The villa is shaded by tall pine trees and in its grounds there are also olive, citrus and fruit trees, flowers and rose bushes, and the aromatic plants of the Mediterranean bush. The villa is built around a large inner court with potted plants and it is divided into self-standing, completely independent properties. Each property has two doors, (one leading to the patio and one to the inner court), its own private outdoor areas (large shaded patio, roof terrace) in addition to the villa garden, and a covered parking space inside the gates. From the villa and the grounds you can enjoy delightful sea views.
SEASIDE AND COUNTRYSIDE AND SIGHTSEEING: The location of the villa is quite special: it is a house in the country, but at the same time it is really near the beach (only 1500 mt) and is also close to the highway (just 7 km) and to the coast road (900 metres). You can enjoy the peace and quiet of a country retreat as well as spectacular sea-views but you can also get to the beach in a matter of minutes and to the highway in less than a quarter of an hour. Thus the villa combines the charm of a “masseria” (ancient farm house), surrounded by a very large, mature garden, with the convenience of a seaside accommodation and with the advantage of being extremely well-located for sightseeing as the highway is so near. The extensive grounds of the villa include a pine wood and an olive grove, palms and oleanders, citrus and fruit trees, a little kitchen garden with season produce and a herb patch. Before their arrival, guests will receive a file with some information on restaurants, shops, beach lidos, places worth visiting etc.
LONG, FINE SAND BEACHES & CLIFFS and CAVES: Salve’s coast is mainly composed of long fine sand beaches, all with Blue flag status. There are lidos where you can rent beach umbrellas, etc alternating with “free” beach. The beaches are very clean and the sea is warm and clear. It is safe for young children as the sea bottom slopes gently down.
Going towards S. Maria di Leuca the shore becomes rocky. At the “Porticciolo” beauty spot (9 km from the villa) you can see the first caves, sunbathe on the cliff and dive into the sea.
The boat tours from the crystalline Ionian sea to the sapphire blue Adriatic are a fantastic way of seeing the caves. From S. Maria di Leuca to Otranto, the wonderful coast road is right over the reefs, with spectacular inlets like “il Ciolo”, etc.
The coast is enchanting also on the Ionian side, from Leuca to Gallipoli and Taranto. The magnificent nature and marine reserve of Porto Selvaggio (nature trails in the pine forest) and the splendid reefs of Torre Uluzzo are at 45 minutes’ drive from the villa.
TOURIST TOWNS & SUMMER FESTIVALS: Salento is one of the most beautiful parts of Puglia. Within easy reach from the property you can find the splendours of Baroque art, Norman castles, Roman amphitheatres, frescoes and mosaic floors in churches. Don’t miss the wonderful Lecce, Gallipoli, Galatina, Otranto but also S. Maria di Leuca, Presicce, Alessano, Specchia, Maglie etc are certainly worth a visit. Last but not least, all the landscape is rich in artistic details: Saracen watch-towers, dry-stone walls, the embattled towers of the fortified farmhouses…
Salento is also famous for its delicious food and wine and for its festivals, which take place almost every week in summer and which range from classical music to Lecce’s international rock festival, from the famous “Night of the Taranta” (the heady song and dance “pizzica”) to all the very enjoyable events celebrating typical food and drink (sagre). The people from Salento are wonderfully hospitable and these festivals are a really agreeable part of the holiday.
Top Traveller Review
The best stay in Salento!
About the Owner
About Elisabetta Bernardini
My husband Patrizio and I live in Udine, a town between Venice and the border with Austria. I grew up here and I went to university at Ca’ Foscari in Venice. I am a teacher, and I work in a secondary school here in Udine.
Elisabetta Bernardini purchased this villa in 2003
Why Elisabetta Bernardini chose Lecce province
My husband and I love Salento, not only for the natural beauty and cultural wealth of its civilization, which is a bridge between the East and the West, but also for the wonderful people who live in this territory. We had been coming here on very enjoyable holidays for a few years when we decided to look for a house to buy. So, in summer 2003 we travelled all around Salento looking at houses, villas, trulli etc. On a sunny day in late August we drove uphill among the Mediterranean bush and the olive trees to visit an old “masseria” which was on sale – it was love at first sight! We immediately decided to buy it and it became Villa Morocco. We think the whole area where the villa is situated is really beautiful - set in a timeless landscape but so close to the ever-changing beauty of the sea. Maybe part of its charm is due to its being a very ancient inhabited site (the Messapic city of Cassandra) – or perhaps to the benevolent spirits that local legends say dwell here …. after all, the villa is quite close to the famous “Cave of the Fairies”!
What makes this villa unique
We love the beautiful shape of the villa, standing proudly on the rock, the sunny court with old cotto tiles, the ancient garden with the tall trees and the flowering shrubs. We enjoy sitting on the terrace and looking at the sea, listening to the crickets’ song in the cool breeze of the evenings or watching the swallows dart against the deep blue sky of the luminous mornings. We also love the variety of the plants of the garden, the Mediterranean bush and the pines behind the villa, the olive grove, the fruit trees and the prickly pears to the south. To us it’s still a great pleasure to cook or barbecue with the oil from our ancient olive trees, each one well known in its individual shape, to pick lemons or figs, or some aromatic herbs in the cotto pots. We love coming home from the sun-drenched beach and have a shower outdoors in the cool, scented shade of the garden…
Security deposit: € 150, in cash, returned on departure after checking there are no damages and that no extra cleaning charges are required.
Electricity, gas, water & internet WIFI included in the final price.
Optional extras: Air Conditioning (€40/ week) or heating (€50/ week).
Flexible arrival & departure dates in Spring and Autumn season
(24 traveller reviews)
The best stay in Salento!
Although the description on VRBO was detailed and with many photos, it did not do the property justice! The villa was beautiful and in a perfect location for the quiet relaxing time we were looking for. The hostess Elisabetta has created a bit of magic in Salento, the accommodations were ideal & the grounds lovely. Our suite was ready for us with coffee, tea, wine, snacks and olive oil pressed from the trees on the property. We had booked in for 1 week, but now that we have found this little Eden, next year we will stay much longer. I'm already planning!!!
This was our second stay at the premises. We already knew the village of Torre Pali, the beaches and the surroundings. We again enjoyed the house and the beautiful garden, a good place to recover from daily hassles. The house was clean and well maintained, the facilities were excellent, service was friendly and personal. We loved viewing the sea on the roof at sunset. Definitely recommendable! Returning to the village of Torre Pali with its quiet beach, friendly people, nice café and small restaurants and shops, felt like coming home.
Torre Pali im Oktober
Schöne Ferienwohnung Buganvillee in ruhiger Lage mit guter, nicht mehr neuer Ausstattung, aber schnellem Service (nur italienisch/über Eigentümerin auf Englisch). Pkw erforderlich. Küste im Oktober fast menschenleer (95% aller Geschäfte geschlossen), leider schöne Strände verdreckt/ungepflegt. Mücken (und Wespen) auf großer Terasse und in Wohnung sind aber leider nur mit permanenter Chemie zu bändigen!
Pleasant holidays in Salento
My husband and I had very pleasant holidays in the apartment Bouganvillee in the well maintaint Villa Morocco situated in a wonderful garden.The description the owner sent us was very accurate and the organisation was perfect. Especially the terrace and the kitchen were wll equipped. Near by restaurants and the beach were well described and there are a lot of places in Salento worth visiting.We recommend the Villa Morocco to our friends and we are sure to come back. Dr.Susanne and Frank Mesche, Germany
Un oasi naturale
Siamo stati a Villa Morocco due settimane a luglio. Sicuramente il caldo clima estivo ha esaltato l'ottima impressione che ci ha fatto questa casa: perché sostanzialmente ci siamo proprio "sentiti a casa", L'ottima accoglienza dei proprietari Elisabetta e Patrizio, discreta ma sempre attenta alle esigenze degli ospiti, l'abitazione curata ed accogliente, lo splendido giardino che oltre ad allietare la vista e l'udito con il canto delle cicale e dei grilli offre agli ospiti i frutti e le verdure di stagione ci hanno lasciato un ricordo indelebile della nostra bella vacanza.
La struttura offre un buono standard di servizi, l'appartamento scelto "Le buganvillee" è in ottime condizioni e abbiamo trovato tutti i servizi "promessi".
Nelle vicinanze inoltre si trovano splendide e bianche spiagge o si può fare qualche tuffo dalla costa rocciosa. Completa l'ottima ospitalità di questa bella terra i molti ristoranti presenti nei dintorni che offrono la cucina tipica salentina.
Il nostro viaggio di 1200 km è stato sicuramente premiato dalla struttura scelta e dalla sua collocazione nel territorio salentino.
Ci sentiamo senza esitazione di consigliarlo a tutti, famiglie, coppie e giovani.
Se potessi tornerei subito
Nonostante la settimana di Pasqua sia stata alquanto piovosa, ho un ricordo incantevole della vacanza. Villa Morocco è un posto delizioso, arredato con cura, pulito, circondato da alberi da frutto (si possono fare delle ottime limonate raccogliendo per esempio i limoni dagli alberi nel cortile), glicini e fiori vari. Dalla villa si vede anche il mare e, nelle giornate migliori, si può tranquillamente mangiare fuori o sotto un pergolato.
Ma oltre a questo, quello che ha colpito sia me che mio marito è stato la disponibilità e gentilezza dei proprietari, Elisabetta e Patrizio, sempre pronti a dare una mano e consigli sia su dove mangiare che su dove comprare dell' ottimo pesce fresco da fare poi sulla griglia.
I paesi vicini hanno tutti un centro, anche se piccolo, molto caratteristico dello stile barocco salentino. Il meglio conservato è forse Patù con la sua deliziosa piazza sulla quale si trova anche un buonissimo ristorante tipico "da Gino".
Le spiagge sono lunghe e sabbiose e sembrano l'ideale per una vacanza estiva. Essendo noi andati ad aprile, abbiamo solo passato lì qualche ora senza poter fare il bagno.
In ogni caso Villa Morocco è il posto ideale sia per chi vuole fare una vacanza al mare ma senza soggiornare nel caos degli alloggi turistici lungo la costa, sia per chi ama vivere di più la vita in campagna e godere del sole e del paesaggio sotto un albero di limoni o un ulivo!
From the Owner
“My husband and I love Salento, not only for the natural beauty and cultural wealth of its civilization, which is a bridge between the East and the West, but also for the wonderful people who live in this territory. We had been coming here on very enjoyable holidays for a few years when we decided to look for a house to buy. So, in summer 2003 we travelled all around Salento looking at houses, villas, trulli etc. On a sunny day in late August we drove uphill among the Mediterranean bush and the olive trees to visit an old “masseria” which was on sale – it was love at first sight! We immediately decided to buy it and it became Villa Morocco. We think the whole area where the villa is situated is really beautiful - set in a timeless landscape but so close to the ever-changing beauty of the sea. Maybe part of its charm is due to its being a very ancient inhabited site (the Messapic city of Cassandra) – or perhaps to the benevolent spirits that local legends say dwell here …. after all, the villa is quite close to the famous “Cave of the Fairies”!”
Activity and Interests
The territory is characterised by the beauty of nature (blue-flag, crystal-clear sea, fine sand beaches, cliffs and caves, luxuriant vegetation) and by its artistic wealth. Elegant Lecce, the “ little Florence of the South”, charming Gallipoli, rightly named “beautiful city” in ancient Greek, Otranto’s mosaics and many small towns with splendid baroque architecture are within easy reach. Don’t miss a drive along the breathtaking coast-road from Leuca to Otranto, the fifth most scenic road in Europe. The territory is also famous for its delicious food, its summer festivals and the warm hospitality. The climate is typically Mediterranean. The warm weather begins in May and continues till mid-October. The hottest months are July and August. In the Italian holiday-season, June to mid-September, the coast villages and beach-lidos are open, there are people and summer events. April, May, September and October are also beautiful, with warm days and desert beaches, and are perfect for sightseeing.
From the Owner
“We love the beautiful shape of the villa, standing proudly on the rock, the sunny court with old cotto tiles, the ancient garden with the tall trees and the flowering shrubs. We enjoy sitting on the terrace and looking at the sea, listening to the crickets’ song in the cool breeze of the evenings or watching the swallows dart against the deep blue sky of the luminous mornings. We also love the variety of the plants of the garden, the Mediterranean bush and the pines behind the villa, the olive grove, the fruit trees and the prickly pears to the south. To us it’s still a great pleasure to cook or barbecue with the oil from our ancient olive trees, each one well known in its individual shape, to pick lemons or figs, or some aromatic herbs in the cotto pots. We love coming home from the sun-drenched beach and have a shower outdoors in the cool, scented shade of the garden…”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Local Maps
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- CD Player
- DVD Player ...
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- 67 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, extra shower outdoors
- The bathroom mirror has an azulejos decoration. Besides the bathroom shower enclosure there is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water,.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, cot on request
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, extra bed in the passage
- Passageway - 1 Single Bed, extra bed in the passageway
- The bedrooms furniture is solid wood, hand made in the local style. The master bedroom bed is European king size, 160 cm wide and 200 cm long, the single beds in the second room are 80 cm wide and 200cm long. There is an extra bed in the passage. In both rooms there are bedside tables with reading lights, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and wooden shutters at the windows for coolness. The master bedroom looks on the olive grove and the sea. The second bedroom looks on the Mediterranean inner court of the villa.
- Balcony ...
- Beach Towels
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- 6 garden chairs
- Max. occupancy: 5
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- A security deposit of €150, in cash, will be asked on arrival and will be returned on departure provided there are no damages and no extra cleaning is necessary. Electricity, water, gas, Internet Wi-Fi, final cleaning and laundry are included in the price. Air conditioning or heating are optional extra costs (€40/ €50 per week). The instructions of the appliances are in a folder labelled “Welcome to Morocco”. Before their arrival guests will receive a file with detailed information about the villa and the grounds. If you wish to use the Internet, please indicate it in the booking form and we will also provide the code for the wireless connection (no extra charge). The garden has fruit trees: apricots, plums, grapes, oranges, tangerines, lemons. In the Mediterranean inner court of the villa there are terracotta pots with herbs.