IMPRESSIVE, RARE UNUSUAL RESIDENCE WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

Susan Howard and Michael Foley

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Sleeps19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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IMPRESSIVE, RARE UNUSUAL RESIDENCE WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

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Privacy and seclusion are assured in this hillside magnificent Villa

Villa Silvana is the epitome of an exclusive villa holiday offering the very best for its distinguished guests. It has a hilltop position allowing incomparable views over the Adriatic turquoise sea and white beaches, with its natural rustic garden and inviting 7- 14m swimming pool, with an abundance of outdoor spaces for al fresco dining and relaxation.

Where within a few minutes drive you can Breakfast in a Baroque city, lunch in a restaurant built inside caves and enjoy dinner in a cobbled white village in the hills.

Original art and period furniture contrast with tiled floors and pale walls, creating a serene romantic atmosphere adding a touch of luxury to your holiday.

Converted from an old Masseria, Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Guests can enjoy tranquillity and privacy, where modern comfort blends with the traditional Pugliese setting.

Villa Silvana comfortably accommodates 20 people and is perfect for all large parties of family and friends.

It is easily separated or can be used as a whole family house, allowing enjoyment of entertaining together or with enough space to be able to take a quiet moment for those who need it.

The main house comprises of a stunning large Italian family kitchen, a large saloon with four chesterfield sofas and a log burning stove, both these rooms have French doors that lead out on to the delightful terrace with dining table and seating for 18 people.

There is a wonderful family bedroom with king size bed and double bed, plus another bedroom with two twin beds and a family bathroom with bath and shower. Further living and sleeping areas include, a Master bedroom with a large king size bed and a twin bedroom with two single beds and another family bathroom with bath and shower (All master bedrooms have a sofa and separate dining areas and flat-screen televisions and entertainment systems)

On the lower level there is a attractive living area with a Master bedroom with king-size double bed and a small bedroom, off the main room, with two twin beds, a beautiful appointed kitchen and a sweet bathroom with shower. This section of the house is particularly nice because of its open plan lay out and comfortable studio living and dining space

At the top of the house is further sleeping accommodation, composed of a lovely bedroom with three single beds and a forth Master bedroom with a large king size bed, plus a small kitchenette and another family bathroom with bath and shower.

The villa has an internal marble staircase that allows you to reach all rooms from inside and as the villa is on terraced land, set into the rock of the hillside, you may also access all of it many levels from outside too.

All terraces of the Villa have the most incredible views and huge outside living spaces with separate pagodas, barbecues dining areas and even private sunbathing areas.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Susan Howard and Michael Foley

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My name is Michael I am an artisan from Southern Ireland, I am a plaster and carpenter by trade but I like to work with all materials. My wife, Susanna is a makeup artist in the British and American film industry, we have been living in Puglia now for more or less 10 years and we have a beautiful little daughter Isabella

We have always been great fans of Italy travelling here for work and pleasure over the years, but many reasons led us to Puglia. Originally we were drawn to the Heel of the boot, because of the lure of adventure and to explore its undiscovered secrets, but then Susan worked on a movie with the famous Italian director and actor Roberto Benigni and all her colleagues after the jobs was finished, advised her to visit Apulia, as it is the favourite destination for Italian tourists

It’s so hard to explain to other’s why you feel so passionate about another land, maybe it is the fact that Puglia feels like the rest of Italy did 50 years ago or somewhere you can escape the stress of life nowadays or its probably Puglia’s seductive wildness, clear blue sea and unspoilt coastline, we were desperate for this after leaving behind the grey miserable skies and being overworked in my mundane job as site manger for a huge London company.

Susan sometimes still works as a makeup artist but mainly stays at home with our little girl and paints and exhibits her artwork and I have set up a small company with local Italian friends and artisans.We are enjoying one of the best lifestyles and quality of life that there is.

The foundation of our local society is the family and community; its very obvious to us our italian friends close family ties and we’re very privileged to be included in so many families here, friends are never slow to break into song or dance when the mood strikes them. For sheer vitality and passion for life, Italians have few equals and, whatever Italy can be accused of, it’s never plain or boring living here, its just wonderful

Susan Howard and Michael Foley purchased this villa in 2003

Why Villa Silvana?

Mainly because it has been lovingly restored by us, this is not just a business, this is not just a holiday home, and this has been our passion and our romance with this stunning country and beautiful region of Puglia. We want to share it with others and mainly because we have tried very hard to meeting the high standards of quality and we really want to guarantee you a great holiday

The residence has breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and valley and Villa Silvana truly has a prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy, art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa.

Also an important note is that we have incomparable local knowledge and we can help you with everything you need, where you'd like to visit, and what you'd like to do, through living here for ten years we have cultivating a large and growing network to provide you with the real Puglia that the casual tourist simply won't find

Sleeps19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 15 (10 adults and 5 children between the ages of 7 and 11). The villa was perfectly suited to our requirements, loads of space for everyone, lots of seating, pool loungers aplenty, loads of cutlery, plates, etc etc. The property is really child friendly and the kids had an amazing time playing football, swimming in the pool and working their way through the huge DVD library. I didn't meet the owners as I wasn't involved in any of the booking, but I did have some contact by e-mail prior to arrival and they couldn't have been more helpful and responded quickly. The parents had peace of mind that the property was clean, free of any breakables and safe. There is loads to do in the area (and everything seems to be 20 mins away) and the cove/beach at Polignano de Mare was a particular favourite. On a practical note, there is a large supermarket nearby, a few pizzerias, as well as a minimart within walking distance, which sells all the essentials. Lena, who cooked for us one night was also brilliant. We would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL, LUXURIOUS PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic break here and I would highly recommend it!!The house was in an excellent location with beautiful views from the top of the hill. The whole house has been done and maintained to a very high standard - each room is very comfortable, clean and decorated well. We really enjoyed the private swimming pool and spent much of our time relaxing out here - surrounded by trees and great views. The owners were lovely, and very helpful...they speak both English and Italian, gave us lots of recommendations, and are also living nearby so that was really helpful for us.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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SPACIOUS AND LUXURIOUS. BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED.

  • 5 of 5
The villa is beautifully furnished and renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It is spacious and welcoming with delightful artwork and majestic furniture. The rooms are warm and inviting giving the guest both privacy and collective engagement. The swimming pool is immaculately clean as are all the common areas, kitchens and bathrooms. The location is stunning with views over the coastal plain to the east. The villa is privately situated and quiet allowing for the odd passing vehicle. Sunrise welcomes the guest on all the terraces and the swimming pool is a sun- trap until well into the late afternoon. The villa is well appointed with kitchens and bathrooms allowing privacy even for high guest numbers ( 15 males in our case ) All in all a delIghtful and enjoyable home. Wanted to stay longer of course. Thank you Michael and Susannah! Hope to return to the Villa Silvana very soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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VACCATION BETTER THAN EXPECTED

  • 5 of 5
When we first arrived to Villa Silvana we thought it was stunning. The pictures from the website simply didn't do the place its justice. The bedrooms were fresh and larger than we thought they would be. The main kitchen was great! We were a family of 10 adults and 9 children and we had no problem making dinner for all of us. We used the BBQ as well which was grand! The view from the main dinning area is faboulus!
The pool was great, fresh and clean. We even had some night-swim since the pool could be lit up.
There's a nearby (2 min walk) super market where we went to by some fresh bred in the morning. In the evening we bought some fresh meat from the nearby butcher (also 2 min walk). A large super market was only a 5 min drive from Villa Silvana.
The closest beach was approximately a 20 min drive. Many of Apulia attractions were not far away, including Alberobello with its trulli houses.
Susanna and Michael were great hosts and most helpfull. We couldn't possible have been more happy with any other hosts.
Staying at Villa Silvana was a real treat and we would definitely like to go there again some time!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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WONDERFUL VILLA WITH GENUINE SURROUNDINGS.

  • 4 of 5
Perfect place to stay when you are a big family/group traveling together. 3 floors, each with great terrace. Nice poolarea. Big livingroom inside and dinnertable outside for 20 people. Smal shop just 10 minutes to walk. Rent a car and go to many beautiful small villages by the sea. Crystal clear water both sith sandy and rocky shores. Surrondings with ollive trees and vineyards. Good cusomer service, realy nice couple taking care of the property. I would recommend it to all my friends!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
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HEERLIJK VERBLIJF !

  • 5 of 5
Ons verblijf in Villa Silvano was werkelijk fantastisch ! Onze groep bestond uit musicalartiesten van 18-49 jaar. Ook twee kinderen genoten met volle teugen. De villa beschikt over alle comfort en elkeen kan zich even terugtrekken of deel uitmaken van het groepsgevoel. Het zwembad is heerlijk en het vergezicht op de zee indrukwekkend. Het huis is voorzien van al het noodzakelijke en heel verzorgd. Kleine details tonen aan dat de gastheer en dame (die bijzonder vriendelijk zijn) alles in het werk stellen om de gasten te plezieren. In de omgeving zijn tal van mogelijkheden voor een kleine uitstap en het leven is er erg goedkoop. Dit verblijf is een echte aanrader.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Fasano, Cisternino and Monopoli
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
SS55
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Savelletri, Capitol and Torre Canne
Car: necessary

Particularly thanks to its endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. villa Silvana in its prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy of Puglia, which has a landscape that is dripping with History from roman times onwards which is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals and the baroque exuberance of some towns are testament to the Spanish legacy. But if there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out it's the imposing castles and mystical Trulli that are built all over the province.

Here the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much this region has to offer.

The Fasano / Lamia di Olimpia area

Villa Silvana's apartments are ideally situated for exploring Puglia's beautiful architecture, wonderful tourist attractions and the interior landscapes.

Art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa

There is an abundance of delightful towns all within close proximity to Villa Silvana. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festa's, weekly market days and charming old centers dating back hundreds of years.

Only a few kilometers, down the hill, is Fasano, a beautiful ancient town which was subject to the Knights of Malta for many years. The hills (Selva di fasano) are a naturally wooded area rich in oak trees and perfect for stunning country walks.

A few kilometers drive into the interior are the towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo and Alberobello.

Ostuni is an exquisite town known as the 'White City' because of its white washed streets surrounded by medieval walls, a visit is highly recommended. Martina Franca is a town with a tangible Moorish flavour, it has a medieval center adorned with some of the most subtle examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.

Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small charming towns, with whitewashed historic centers both obviously influenced by the Greeks. Also you can view the Valle d'itria from here, where some of puglias prettiest landscapes can be seen.

Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has capture the heart and soul of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, there is over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings, standing out against the bright blue sky, they create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale, it is impossible to see anything like it, anywhere else in the world.

Also just a few kilometers away is the zoo-safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy, where 1000's of animals can be observed, kept free, in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages.

If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.

Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.

There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend

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Fasano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
 
 
Mid Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,650
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £500.00
Notes Prices are for the property per week in Sterling.
There are Discounts for long lets in any season.
Guests may arrive on any day of the week. Arrival times are no earlier than 5 pm.
Check-out is no later than 12 am on the departure date.
We require a 25% deposit to hold your booking and full payment nearer to your arrival date.
Please read our full terms and conditons on villasilvana.net

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fasano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Computer Available
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Our bathrooms can become a retreat where the day’s stresses of hot sand beaches and sea salt are easily forgotten. In the morning, our bathrooms can revitalize your spirit, making for a great start to the day. Whether our bathrooms are small or large, you will have a space that rejuvenates and refreshes you. So therefore we provide everything you would want to find in your bathroom like Egyptian cotton bath towels, bath robes, slippers, toiletries(shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and hand soap- Crabtree and Evelyn) Obviously all the sanitary necessities and good showers plus the little extras like bath foam and a beautiful candle and a good book.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
  • Villa Silvana stays cool and fresh in the summer and stays cozy and warm with log burning stoves in the winter, making visits pleasurable all year round.The Villa have been fitted with the highest quality specifications from the utilities through to the finest quality Italian linens, where modern comforts blend with traditional pugliese settings. All our bedrooms are safe, peaceful places to relax and sleep, they each have a good selection of unique antique furniture and guests can expect memory foam, tempur style mattresses on all beds for added comfort, plus finest quality Italian bed linen, pool towels, hairdryer, ironing facilities, DVD entertainment system, with an extensive choice for all ages, Plasma TV, Italian Satellite and a good selection of board games and books and a full guide book of everything there is to see and do in the area with restaurant guides, local tips and all the information you need for enjoying your stay.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 40 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
The jewel in the crown of Villa Silvana are the grounds, offering a feast of perfumes and colours, and the large blue mosaic swimming pool (14x7). There is a delightful seating area with water jets inside the pool for cooling off, and it is completely private and secluded but still has wonderful views. Both the pool and gardens have been designed to blend sympathetically with the land and are planted in typical Puglian style; wild and natural rather than formerly landscaped. Most importantly the pool is only for Villa Silvana guests so it is always quiet and relaxing. Surprisingly even the noonday sun is never too much because of its fantastic hilltop position; the heat is always tempered by the gentle winds whispering in over the Atlantic, allowing you to laze on the many pool loungers, under the palm umbrellas all day long. The property has discreet cleaning staff, waitress service, chef who can offer some amazing menus, plus excellent Concierge /House Manager
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