Baia dei Turchi

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Brucoli

  • 13 Sleeps
  • 7  Bedrooms
  • 6  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A fabulous sea-front family villa with something for everyone

Baia dei Turchi is a stylishly decorated, modern villa with luxuriant gardens, calming sea views, a fabulously positioned heatable infinity pool, sea-front sauna, sea-front hot tub, hammam, fitness centre and daily cleaning... all just a couple of minutes’ walk from a little beach. We fell in love with Baia dei Turchi the moment we walked through the door and we are sure you will too. It certainly ticks all the boxes…

"Baia dei Turchi is perfect in every way, a fantastic villa. We loved it and so did our guests. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the pool and hot tub were used on a daily basis. The view from the pool is simply amazing. We had 13 adults in our group and it was a perfect fit. It never felt crowded and the table on the back terrace was the perfect size for our group meals. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms are beautiful. We loved everything about it." NL, US, July 2019

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  13
  • Bedrooms  7
  • Double beds  5
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Single beds  1
  • Bathrooms  6
  • ... of which en suite  5
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Garden gate beach/sea access 
  • Heatable infinity pool (LxW in m) ² 12x6
  • Air conditioning ³
  • Heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Wine chiller 
  • Tumble dryer 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • USB wall sockets 
  • Tablet 
  • Sonos wireless music system 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Ice machine 
  • Sauna 
  • Hammam/steam room 
  • Gym 
  • Hot tub 
  • Shopping service 
  • Masseur 
  • Personal trainer 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 3 hours a day from Monday to Saturday
² there is an extra charge of €525 per week for heating the pool, if requested, payable in advance
³ in the bedrooms, kitchen and fitness room
in each room (perfect for charging phones and tablets, etc.)
includes Sky Movies

Pool open all year round.

 

Inside: Baia dei Turchi is distributed over three floors. One enters on the ground floor, which is home to a light, spacious living and dining area with open fireplace, comfy sofas and a day bed. Large glass doors provide direct, seamless access to the pool terrace and gardens. Also on this floor is a fully equipped kitchen, a small guest bathroom and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. A few steps lead from near the living area down to two double bedrooms with sea views and access to the garden. One has an en-suite shower room, the other a shower room next door. Heading back to the ground floor, a spiral staircase takes one up to the first floor and the splendid master double bedroom, which features a large sea-view window and an en-suite bathroom with two-person Jacuzzi hot tub and chromotherapy shower. Accessed from the master bedroom is a study with garden view which may be made up as a single bedroom on request (please note that this is only really suitable for a child as the occupant would share the master bedroom's en-suite bathroom). The remaining bedrooms, a double-twin with en-suite shower room, and a double with en-suite bathroom with tub, are located on the lower ground floor in a separate apartment. The lower ground floor is also home to a pampering hammam including a steam room, chromotherapy lighting, a hydro-massage shower and an internal water feature, all dressed in Moroccan tadelak. Just around the corner, passing through a relaxing tea area, is the fitness centre with treadmill, mirrored walls and a multi-gym.

Outside: the terraces and gardens are large, well furnished, and have plenty of areas for dining and relaxing. The focal point is undoubtedly the delightful heatable infinity pool, which looks out over the gardens and the hot tub Jacuzzi and out to sea. Exploring the gardens, you will soon come across the sea-view sauna and, beyond that, a small garden gate that leads, via a short road, down to the small pebbly-sandy beach.

 

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The heatable pool, open fire, central heating, hammam, sauna and hot tub make this property ideal all year round.

Please note that the single bedroom is a study accessed via the master bedroom. It is only really suitable for a child as the occupant would share the master bedroom's en-suite bathroom. Please request in advance if you would like this room to be made up as a single.
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