Frangipani is a luxury and rather unique construction. It was built in 2015, designed by an architect in the style of Salento’s traditional "pajara houses".
The exterior resembles an old stone house, which respects the typical architecture and landscape of the area. Nevertheless, it was built in compliance with "A-class” energetic/insulation/ecological standards.
There are two constructions in the property, Frangipani main house and The Depandance (a detached small house in the olive tree grove, which is not available for rent).
The property comprises 1.6 HA (16,500 sqm) peaceful olive tree grove, located west of Sannicola, just minutes away from Salento’s beautiful coastline and cultural attractions.
Frangipani is used by the owners as their own holiday escape and is occasionally rented to selected tenants (in this sense we do not rent the property to "group of friends" but to referenced families only).
a single floor and elegantly furnished stone villa with a combination of antiques and modern design furniture.
Frangipani consists of a large living-room (>50 sqm) including an open kitchen, a dining area with an old wooden dining table with Kartell Plexiglas chairs, two white sofas, satellite TV, fireplace and large windows, one giving a picturesque view of the olive grove and the other leading to a large patio and the pool. The living room gives access to a nicely decorated toilette/washing room and a storage room (incl. washing machine, microwave and an extra fridge).
The living-room leads to the large front patio (a 90 sqm covered area) equipped with a furtrher additional external kitchen, a large sofa, wooden Adirondack chairs, and a large dining table for up to 14 people).
From the living room a glass door leads to a corridor, then to four double bedrooms (two of them with direct access to a further rear 20sqm covered patio) and two other bathrooms (one en-suite to the master bedroom the other serving the other three rooms).
Please note that only three rooms will be made available as standard to the tenants, as one is kept closed by the owner for storage purposes. Special requests to make available the fourth room and the may be considered, but a "per-night supplement" will apply.
All windows are double glazed and equipped with mosquito nets.
The villa is equipped with top quality appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge and freezers, toaster, kettle and air conditioning
The villa’s front patio leads to the garden and the beautiful sand color 12x5 mt private pool (including a 2x5 mt low-water beach to sun-tan). The pool has a diamond shaped floor (depth 120 to 270 cm) and is equipped with a diving-board on one side. It is surrounded by a natural white stone flooring with a generous space for long-chairs to sun-bath.
Frangipani is included in a 16,500 sqm (1.6 HA) old olive trees grove where you will actually hardly hear a sound, other than birds and crickets. The property is surrounded by a beautiful hand built stone-wall, made by local carpenters with an old technique and high standards to respect the area’s carachteristic landscape.
The villa is also equipped with a large external cooking area with separate one-fire boost cooker, a large basin, a barbecue and also a professional round 120 cms diameter pizza oven. Use of the pizza oven is possible but instructions/guidance from the housekeeper is needed.
The property is located in an olive grove in the countryside between the villages of Galatone and Sannicola (actually closer to the latter). There you can find all shops one may need, a post offices, two banks and supermarkets for groceries.
Guests can very easily reach both sandy beaches and rocky coastline, North and South of Gallipoli within about 10 minutes driving.
For a drink, shopping, etc guests may want to drive to Gallipoli, Nardo', Galatone, Galatina (all within 10 minutes) or even Lecce (25 mins driving), a pearl for the lovers of the baroque architechture, where they will likely return many many times, to take advantage of a great nightlife, shopping, culture, food opportunities.
Frangipani is looked after by Livio and Carmela, a trusted couple who live in the proximities.
Livio is the 'master of the garden' and will provide guests with the fresh available garden vegetables from the villa's very own vegetable garden. He also takes care of general maintenance and cleans the pool once a week (included in the rates, in the periods when the pool is open). Carmela is the housekeeper and is able to prepare unbelievably good typical local dishes for the guests upon request and reimbursement of the costs incurred (this has to be agreed and settled directly with her).