Set between the villages of Palizzi and Brancaleone and approached via a long sandy lane Villa La Buntessa with its 3 guest houses is set in a lush sub-tropical garden leading on to the beach beside the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by terraces and garden, with hammocks under the shady pergola it is the perfect place to relax. With masses of space for kids its ideal for large families or friends to have fun as there is room enough for everyone to have their own space and yet hang out together.
Kid friendly with crib, high chair, toys, games and books. The main house is set in the middle of the property, and has 2 bedrooms plus a sleeping area with two beds for kids, a bathroom and a large open plan living space with fabulous Italian kitchen sitting area with sky TV and eating area. Outside, the veranda for al fresco meals leads onto the terrace with loungers overlooking the garden and sea. Behind the main house is the orchard with various fruit and fig trees plus a vegetable garden with ' help yourself' in season tomatoes, aubergine, peppers, zucchini, basil and rosemary.
To the left of the main house is the boat house overlooking the sea and beside the blue terrace it has a double bedroom with red cement bath tub! A large living area with another double bed and a large shower/wet room. Above is a roof terrace with breath taking views over the whole bay. To the right is the barrakka, again overlooking the sea with a double bedroom and shower room. Beside it on the blue terrace shaded under bamboo and bougainvillea is a long table seating up to twenty ideal for BBQ dinners whilst gates and a low wall give directly on to the beach. The pretty wooden house is situated behind the orchard and has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Villa La Buntessa is situated between the villages of Spropoli and Galati/ Capo Spartivento, where there is a beautiful lighthouse on the point, visible from the beach. A lighthouse has stood here since pre-hellenic times.
In Galati there is an excellent butcher, a cafe, a village shop, a pizza restaurant and a traditional Italian 'mama and papa' restaurant. The small seaside towns of Palizzi and Brancaleone are nearby, both a less than ten minute drive away, with supermarkets, train stations, shops, restaurants, etc. There is a great Tuesday market in Palizzi, and in Brancaleone a vibrant lido with beach cafes and a dive school. All the small coastal towns have their 'gelateria' usually also selling the delicious pasticcini for which southern Italy is famous. The local calabrese cuisine is unique, the local wines strong and delicious, the local people as warm and friendly as the climate which is also unique, with an average 326 days of sunshine a year, owing to the proximity to Africa, yet cooled by soft breezes wafting in across the Ionian Sea from Greece, so it is never stiflingly hot.
Keywords: House with 3 Guest Houses