Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Saia is spread over two floors and two sections connected by a covered walkway. The main entrance takes one into a spacious living area with creamy stone flooring, comfy sofas and armchairs, a TV, and a pair of large sliding windows opening out onto a panoramic lounge and dining terrace above the pool. To the right of the living area is the sleek, contemporary kitchen-diner, which also opens out onto the al fresco dining area. Heading back through the living area, a door leads outside, where there is a shower room with wc and a flight of steps. Go down, and one arrives at the pool area. Head up, and one comes to the main sleeping quarters: three bedrooms, each accessed independently from a covered walkway. The first, the master double has an en-suite shower room and its own large terrace with views over the pool, the gardens, the surrounding countryside, and, in the distance, the sea. The middle bedroom is a double with en-suite shower room and its own shady terrace to the side. The third bedroom is also a double. It has an en-suite WC, an external shower and a little private terrace. Back in the entrance hall of the main building, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor, which is home to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with French beds, and a bathroom with tub. Both bedrooms have access to a terrace from which a path leads up through the gardens to the pool area.
Outside: most of your waking hours at Saia will be spend in two main areas outside. The first is the extensive terrace accessed from the kitchen, hallway and living area. Here there is a large, shaded al fresco dining area, offering views over the pool, the surrounding countryside and out to sea. The second is the pool area itself, flanked by three old olive trees and a stretch of lawn on one side, and wooden decking, aromatic plants and cacti on the others. Paths of local stone fan out from the pool area, connecting the communal al fresco areas to the private terraces of the bedrooms and delimiting the low-lying shrubbery and rock gardens that surround the house. One path leads to a viewing point, whose wide-open vistas take in the olive and citrus-planted plain stretching into the distance and out to sea.