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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Majesi. The house was comfortable and welcoming - we slept soundly at night and woke up refreshed and content each morning. Lino, the owner, was a truly pleasant man to meet, and a fabulous homeowner. All the (minor) problems that occurred were quickly and efficiently solved, and we knew throughout our stay that we were in safe hands.
By far, our favourite amenity was the swimming pool. It is exceptionally large and the salty water was cool and a wonderful relief from the sometimes sweltering summer heat. At night, the lights in the pool added a cool vibe to our night time swims.
The garden was beautiful and green, full of wildlife and with a wonderful countryside view from the shade of the house. We spent some stormy afternoons sitting on the porch, watching the lightning and thunder play its part in the cycle of nature.
We visited many towns nearby, inclusing Casarano (5 mins), Lecce (30 mins), Gallipoli (20 mins), Leuca (30 mins), and Otranto (40 mins), and we were given the chance to explore and discover the difference between English and Italian life. The food, everywhere we went, was scrumptious (not much of a surprise!). However, we do suggest that you keep in mind that these towns don't properly come to life until around 7pm, so you can enjoy the sun and the swimming pool in the Villa until then.
Once again, such a beautiful, tranquil and simply exquisite place to spend a relaxing summer holiday. Perfect for family bonding and getting a taste of Southern Italian life!
The apartment and view is exactly as the pictures show. The weather was hot when we were there (a group of 6 women) so we used the outdoor space a lot. The view to the old town is gorgeous especially magical as the sun sets. The apartment is in a residential area above a working boatyard - so you do expect a certain amount of activity and noise but it was not bothersome. The furnishings are basic but the apartment was spotlessly clean. Luigi was waiting when we arrived and went out of his way to be as helpful as possible.