Two of Two: The Small Dammusi
each for up to 4 guests
Small or piccoli, as it is customary to call the children of the house, but only to distinguish them from the large dammusi. These houses are not small at all in fact; they can accommodate up to four people.
Built in the mid-1970’s, a few years after the Large Dammusi, they follow the exact same design of the Pantescan dammusi, traditional and unique houses of this island.
The large central room and its recognizable high vaulted ceiling circulates warm air upwards and keeps the house very cool in summer without the need of artificial cooling – it contains everything you need for daytime activities: the dining table, living area with sofas, bookcases lined with our favorite books, the very ones that my children and I have chosen to keep here on the island.
From this central area you can access the two bedrooms: one with a double bed and the other with two twins, and the kitchen with all of the utensils (useful for some and useless for others) for cooking on your holiday. If something is missing in the kitchen, just ask me. It may be in the kitchen of the house where I live even in winter.
Each house includes two bathrooms, both with showers.
I have also furnished these houses with a slightly Spartan simplicity to aid in the lightness of a holiday. These days, I have enriched them with special details that make them more welcoming, following in the footsteps of my parents who created these houses to share with their friends.
From the large French doors in the living area and the master bedroom, which help to ventilate the rooms well, you can access u passiaturi, the terrace overlooking the sea partially shaded by cannizzo, the canopy of sun-dried reeds.
Here, the stone corned bench table is ideal for lunch or breakfast in the shade. The terrace includes outdoor cushions corresponding with the colors of each house, director’s chairs, deck lounge chairs, a charcoal barbecue and external shower to rinse off the salt water after a dip in the sea.
Each dammuso has its own “scacciapensieri”, a sort of mobile dreamcatcher used to keep negativity away.
They are all unique and one of a kind, made by a dear friend of mine by weaving together with beautiful thoughts, the found objects she collected on beaches around the world: seashells, sun-dried sticks, hermit crab houses, fishing hooks, Neptune’s lost trident, sea urchins, and pieces of colored glass polished by the breaking waves on the shore.
They represent our sense of living here, of feeling good, and appreciating this place in front of the sea as the place of our soul.
They are also our wish for each of you, that here you can drive away worries and negative thoughts, perhaps following the reflection of a ray of sunlight refracted by a piece of blue glass.
Le Case del Principe
a magical place to be experienced!