Vistas like this don’t come free—but in this case, they are surprisingly affordable.
Imagine waking up to the sunrise over the azure sea from your sky-high private terrace, lounging in a hammock with a light ocean breeze washing over you, and exploring from your home base a rocky coastline almost too beautiful to be real. It sounds like a five-star experience with a price tag to match, but believe or not, this paradise of a stay can be yours for a measly $88 per night.
There is a catch, of course, in that you do have to fly to one of the lesser traveled but still stunningly beautiful parts of Italy (what a drag, right!?).
Located in the far south of the Salento peninsula (AKA the heel of Italy’s boot), the town of Marina Serra is known for its rugged beauty—think natural pools and enchanting caves made for snorkeling. Right on the edge of the beach town’s majestic cliffs is La Salentina, a breezy four-bedroom villa with a large terrace for dining, lounging, and admiring the never-ending sea views.
Inside, the home boasts an open living space and kitchen with sleek finishes and modern appliances. Four bedrooms decked out in bright colors sleep nine comfortably (so call your friends!). A winding concrete and stone staircase connects the home’s two levels.
Should you want to fall sleep under the stars, the terrace comes with plenty of chaise loungers, along with a covered dining table, outdoor sink and barbecue, and outdoor shower. Additionally, a small rooftop deck with additional lounge chairs is the perfect secluded spot for an afternoon nap.
As the listing points out, this heavenly and affordable hideaway is also ideally located less than four miles from the nearest train station, seven miles from the nearest beach, and (most importantly) 0.1 mile from the nearest bar.
Who’s ready to start planning a summer vacation to La Salentina?