"An elegant villa with spacious surrounds, right by the sea : a unique location."
Villa Cyrene is perfect for a large group of friends or family to holiday in luxurious comfort in such an incredible spot in Punta Licosa. The uniqueness of this location is not to be underestimated. A gatehouse marks the entrance into the estate at Punta Licosa. Exclusive and private, very few villas have been allowed within its six kilometres, which has been owned by this noble family for over 400 years. 4km or so down the private driveway brings you to the sea and this beautiful villa. A UNESCO protected nature reserve and part of the famous Cilento Marine Park, the area is an idyllic slice of uncontaminated nature.
Just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, with its very own stretch of the Cilento marine reserve, the luxury Villa Cyrene nestles amongst Mediterranean pines, alongside the ancient ruins of a Roman fort, a castello by the sea and the Belmonte family chapel. Offshore and close by lies the tiny island of Licosa, with its picturesque lighthouse.
The luxurious Villa Cyrene is an imposing, traditional stone house, which was a former hunting lodge, and, in times gone by, the resident family guests used to visit to hunt wild boar, quail and other game, in the surrounding woods. Set in its own extensive grounds, there seems to be endless space around Villa Cyrene, just for this glorious villa. Perfect for outdoor living, its fabulous terraces, with cushioned seating, rattan comfy chairs and dining areas, stretch along the back of the villa and is a great spot to catch up with friends and family and spend quality time in total tranquility. Glimpses of the sea can be seen through pines and from the garden, which blossoms with perfumed jasmine, honeysuckle, bougainvillea and other shrubs. A separate, palm-covered gazebo in the garden of Villa Cyrene provides a wonderful shaded “outdoor living room” – an idyllic place to relax and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine, or a cocktail or two. Just sink into the rattan sofas and chairs, take in the spectacular sea views and listen out for the melodic tune of the lighthouse siren!
Back through the garden, into the little lane heading towards the sea, the charming pool of the villa sits in yet another garden, sheltered on one side by the remains of a Roman ruin, and on others by hedges.
Beach within 10 minute walk
Chef service available
For large groups
Near the beach
Refundable security deposit - amount advised at time booking.