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STUDIO APT, 2-4p, sea-view, pool

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STUDIO APT, 2-4p, sea-view, pool

4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
Sergio is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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The space

Newly stylish and renovated villa situated in a peaceful and panoramic cliff over the Zinzulusa Cave, Castro, Salento, Lecce, South of Italy.
Castro is named “the pearl of the Salento region”: the crystal clear “bandiera blu” water, the history of the old town castle and the magnificent bay quickly explain the reason of this name.
The villa has been renovated in the respect of the original builder's idea (my father) and of the local materials and traditions. It overlook the sea from a 40 meters cliff and has a private way down to the sea (not really comfortable with babies, but doable for adults)

The villa consists in three completely separated and independent apartments, divided by two doors.
Locking these two doors the three apt can be rented separately.
The independence and privacy of customers is guaranteed for each apartment.
The villa can also be rented in the whole; in this case we can just unlock those two doors, and the whole villa is available for one big family or group of friends.
In this case the total capacity of the villa is 18 persons.

This apartment is perfectly organized with a kitchen, a bathroom, one main room divided into a living room and an open bedroom, and an outside sea-view area shadowed by an huge umbrella for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The main room is equipped with a sofa-bed and with table and chairs that can also be used outside.
The total capacity of this apartment is 4 persons.
The apartment is fully equipped with built-in wardrobes, TV, WIFI, washing machine, oven, microwave and fridge.
The set of dishes is handmade in the tradition of the Salento ceramic, and it is made for our house.


The sea-view stunning over the cliff pool, is a out of the ground pool, 1m25 dept, 4m lenght, 2m5 large. It is located in the closest-to-the-sea part of the garden, and you can have an idea of the location in the pictures. The area around the pool is equipped with chairs and sun bed for sunbathing.
NOTE: the pool is available from Mai to September

there is a Barbecue area but it is reserved to the Main Apt

there is enough space to park up to 5 cars, in the garden

Near the swimming pool there is a private access to the sea. This way down is very steep and difficult for babies under the age of 6.

- the final house cleaning is INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- towels, naps & co. are all INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (just please indicate the correct number of people to prepare all the beds)
- CATERING: at 250m from our place you have a delicious hotel restaurant that can prepare your dinners and organize as well a home delivery if you organize a party, price are very reasonable, the taste is fantastic!
- TRAVELLING: you have two main airports: BRINDISI (1h away) and BARI (2h30 away). By train you have the main station in LECCE (50km), but you can arrive with a local train to POGGIARDO (10km) or by bus to Castro directly


“LI FUNNI” traditions

- in the early morning, going up to the old Castro downtown (by car or walking) and buy fresh “cornetti caldi alla crema” and the newspaper for the breakfast
- in Lecce, Piazza S. Oronzo, having a “rustico” at the Café Alvino
- in Castro Marina main square, having a caffé at Luigi’s Speran Bar, overlooking the Castro Bay
- in the Zinzulusa square, during the summer, having a traditional “caffé con latte di mandorla” at “Signora Pina’s bar”

- “caffé con le mandorle”
- the “rustico” or the “calzone” (but the rustico is exclusively from Salento): the two of them filled with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese
- the “cornetto caldo alla crema” fro breakfast
- the “orecchiette” (“con le cime di rapa”, or “con le polpette”)
- the “gnummareddhi”
- the “pezzetti di cavallo” (this is horse meat, maybe not for everybody)

- Visit of the Zinzulusa Cave, 0.5 km
- Gallipoli fish market, 35 km
- Gallipoli: visit to a “frantoio ipogeo” - an underground lamp oil factory to two centuries ago, 35 km
- Giurdignano: visit to DOLMEN & MENHIR, 20 km
- Tricase: the “Vallonea three”, from the XII century, the legend sais that Federico II and 100 knights found repair during a storm under this huge three, 15 km
- Lecce: visit of the “barocco” downtown and the cartapesta shops, 50 km
- Sagre: a “sagra” is a typical local fair, dedicated to a particular product (example pasta, or fish, etc. etc.) and during the fair you can taste many typical dishes at exceptionally low price (ex 4eur for a pasta), and there are activities, “pizzica” shows (traditional dance) and so on around
- Porto Miggiano / Castro / Santa Cesarea: Rent a boat and visit the caves and cliffs around, 2 km

- Andrando: riding school, 10 km
- Castro: tennis court, 1 km
- Tricase harbour: sailing class (during the summer), 15 km
- Tricase: farm activities for kids at “masseria nonno Tore” (during the summer), 15 km
- Castles: in this region almost every village has an old castle to visit ;)
- Castro: the Oaks forrest, 1 km
- Beaches: kids loves beaches, and south of italy is full, particularly near Otranto, 20 km, and near Gallipoli, 35 km


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM


9 Reviews

Daniela User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Isabella/Arturas User Profile
September 2016
We spent 5 nights in Sergio's studio apartment and had a great time! The studio is clean, has amazing views and is in a brilliant location. Shops and restaurants are close by, and it's easy to drive (or walk) to all of the beautiful beaches. It was very peaceful and like a paradi…
Gerald User Profile
September 2015
We found the studio to be as advertised. Keep in mind you are renting an “apartment”. We were received by a pleasant Italian woman who spoke no English whatsoever. She gave us an initial tour and presented a “rule book” which put us off. The rules are rather draconian. For e…
Sergio User Profile
Response from Sergio:
Dear Gerald, I have been in the short termal rental for 13 years as of today, and have hundreds of happy customers. It can happen to have a problem with the apt or with a rule of the apt, and we are here to receive your feedback and to correct our offer for the next guest. But opening the door of your beloved house to a complete unknown guest, and in response receive no communication, no answers, and rude behavior with the person helping with the house (Cinzia) is absolutelly the kind of bad experience that I would like to never repeat. Now ... lets address your problems one by one: 1) Maintenance of the pool: The main responsible of the water level is Cinzia. But if a guest play a lot with the water and goes under the level of the pump, that is a damage that is responsibility of the guest. 2) Two towels: for your information with AirBnB we do not have to supply you with towel, lines, and so on. This is a service that we provide to our guests free of charge together with final full cleaning of the house. In anycase, you just write me a message or ask to Cinzia and we are happy to provide your with beach towels. 3) One set of sheets, no blanket and only two pillows: again, with a just a short message, we are happy to provide your more sheets, blanket of pillows. We are not a 4 stars hotels, but we can answer very quickly if your need anything. 4) No salt and pepper shakers, No corkscrew to open a bottle of wine: this is normally in the apt. Probably after the summer rentals things got mixed in the three apartements, and with just a message we can solve the problem. 5) Only two rolls of toilet papers: we do not have to provide toilet paper. But we understand that after a long trip, you may have an urgency, therefore we provide some rolls for urgent needs. Hope they were enough ;) 6) Responsibility for Trash: yes, this is normal, you are in a villa, and have to take out the trash. Concerning the "daunting rules" we completelly agree with you, rules for recycling are complicated also for us, but you get used quickly. In conclusion, I think that most of those problems were no problems, and a little message through the efficient AirBnB system would have solved them. Communication is important for you as a guest, but also for us, as we are giving acces to our properties. In anycase thank you for your feedback, it will be used to have a better experience for the next guest. BR Sergio
September 2015
William User Profile
May 2015
Sergio is very experienced in hosting vacationers. He responds quickly and is very knowledgable. His studio is part of a 2 story wonderful unit that sits on a gorgeous cliff above the Grotto Zinzulusa (Cave...) and has a wonderful scenic view of the Adriatic. You will love it her…
Alex User Profile
May 2015
The location IS amazing - it is right on the edge of a cliff with a steep rocky path down to the sea (not suitable for swimming for children as the ad states and it's a hike back up so be prepared!). It is private and secluded and a short drive from castro (quite a long walk and …
Marion User Profile
September 2016
La maison de Sergio est vraiment superbe! La vue est magnifique et cest tres agreable de pouvoir se baigner dans la mer en contre bas (même si l'accès n'est pas totalement évident)! Nous avions loué le studio qui a été refait tres récemment avec gout! Malheureusement nous n'avo…
Antonia User Profile
September 2014
La descrizione nell'annuncio era fedele al 100% e la posizione della casa è stupenda. Cinzia l'incaricata dal Sig. Sergio è senz'altro una persona disponibile e nel limite delle sue possibilità ha cercato di risolvere alcuni problemini che si sono presentati. La connessione int…

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Sergio User Profile
156 Reviews
Sergio is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are a couple of italians, and we lived in Paris in this apt for three years. We are sharing our nest with our guests since 2002. We hope you'll take care of it as it would be yours, and we wish this apt to be your home in Paris!!!
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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