BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP TRULLI W/POOL, SET IN ALMOND AND OLIVE GROVE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP TRULLI W/POOL, SET IN ALMOND AND OLIVE GROVE

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2 bd, 2 bath Trulli w/POOL & lrg eat-in kitch - Ostuni Martina Cisternino Ceglie

10M X 5M IN-GROUND POOL - Pool is open May through October

Beautifully restored 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (yes, 2 bathrooms) hilltop trulli with pool, WIFI & stunning rural views. Trulli retains most of its original features including fireplace, stone arch ways, floor cistern etc.

Tranquil countryside setting in nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees yet Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica -- and Ostuni beaches -- are all only minutes drive away.

Master Bedroom Suite has sitting area with fireplace.

Large eat-in kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining.

Additional outdoor pergola with plenty of cushions for chillouts and cocktails whilst watching the sun set.

Facilities:: 10M x 5M in-ground Pool.

WIFI, DVD player w/ TV monitor, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, fridge, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Rooms: - Master Suite with sitting area, DVD/monitor and en-suite shower room, WC and bidet.

- Bedroom Two: Double bed opening to patio (can be two singles).

- Second Shower Room: with WC and bidet.

- Large Eat-in Kitchen with comfortable seating for four.

- Shaded pergola with outdoor dining furniture: table, chairs, umbrella. Sun loungers X4 and additional

outdoor chairs (X4). Beach umbrella and cool box provided.

Linens and Towels provided.

Hilltop setting amongst nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees.

POOL IS OPEN and available for use MAY through OCTOBER

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 30 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues

(SEE BELOW FOR AIRLINES SERVICING BARI or BRINDISI)

Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to seculded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Recent guest Brian, from Texas, writes in his family's review:

'We have rented using VRBO in many countries including Australia, U.K., France and Portugal to name but a few. The Trulli property is clearly our favorite and it was extremely difficult to leave.'

Please read through our reviews for more information. Thank you.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). NEW in 2013: via London City Airport, Alitalia NEW in 2014: AirBerlin from Gatwick (Spring/Summer only)

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich.

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The four of us all loved staying at your trulli! You and Steve have done a

wonderful job making it homey and charming. Every day was an adventure....but we

found time each day to walk in the 'neighborhood' ---picking figs, grapes,

almonds. The late afternoon sky always provided a fantastic sunset, and the

evenings were equally spectacular.

The pool was enjoyed by all....especially Donny, who started and ended each day

with a dip. We walked to the mini market a few times, and found it to have

wonderful cheeses, salami, produce, bread...and wine! We cooked quite a

bit....but enjoyed many of the restaurants in Ceglie and Martina Franca.

A bit too much time was spent driving to Puglian towns (in no special

order--)--Ostuni, Ceglie, Locorotondo, Fasano, Savalettri, Costa Merlata, Oria,

Alberobello, Porto Cesare (great market!), Polignano al Mare, Lecce...and we got

caught in a flash flood/wild hailstorm on our was to Salentina.

But each day, we made sure that we returned to the trulli in time to open a

bottle of wine, take a swim, a walk, or just enjoy the sunset. All in all---Steve and Glenn--we loved loved our time in Puglia at your trulli.

We cannot thank you enough!
Sep 2012
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Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove
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Ostuni Brindisi
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5

EVEN MORE TOTALLY RELAXING THIS YEAR!

  • 5 of 5
So one year ago we stayed at this wonderful place, and a look at the review written back then would seem to Indicate it could not really get any better on our return - but it did. Here's just a few of our new experiences - discovering the delightful taste of the fresh locally caught shrimp found at the supermarket in Ostuni (engage the fish counter man and you will learn a lot about the local products available), seeing the attractions in Matera and Alberobello, and actually getting to meet Glenn (what a delightful, engaging man). And still we found enough time to relax around the trullo itself and enjoy the pool - these being the main reasons that this is our favorite vrbo property, and why we keep coming back. FYI the place is still much more beautiful than the website photos illustrate. I am also happy to report that even though this was World Cup time I never switched the tv on once - and permission had been granted. There are enough visual delights from the patio and purgola. So there we were at the end of our stay sitting in Bari airport wondering what could be better than a week in Glenn and Steve's trullo - two weeks of course, by missing out the hotels before and after our stay - good as they were trullo living is just so much more relaxing. Within two days of leaving we had re-booked for two weeks next year, and got flites booked as well. Think that pretty much sums up our feelings about this wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you J & B ....We are extremely privileged that you have found your 'spot' in Puglia and especially at our Trulli. We attempt to make every guest experience a special one and it pleases us beyond words that you have decided to once again choose our Trulli for your holiday next year, this for your third year in a row...and for an extended stay. Plenty more to explore...If you can drag yourselves from the pool! :) Grazie and see you next year
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TRULY MAGICAL

  • 5 of 5
We loved the classic simplicity of this stylish and comfortable restoration of a traditional building which has retained many of it original features including the fireplace, stone archways and floors. An elevated position secures you the privacy and open views needed to create the sense of a real escape. The garden is beautifully designed and maintained and brims over with lavender, Oleander, etc and is generally a riot of colour and scent in the Summer. Most of the time we were just happy to lounge and read books either by the private pool or under the light shade of the pergola made supremely comfortable with an array of cushions. Day and night it was a perfect and hard to drag ourselves away from the pool. But you must because there are castles and cathedrals galore here – in an area well known for its architecture, history, cuisine, wine and welcoming people.

The countryside is gently rolling in these parts and perfect for cycling and hiking. We were there in June and the wildflowers were at full tilt. This villa is right next to the new cycle route through Puglia which passes over a roman viaduct. We hired bikes from Ostuni which were delivered and collected (details provided by Glenn and Steve) and we ambled our way through the countryside, passing farms, and stopping off for a picnic and the odd bit of lunch time drinking.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Steve and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your first trip to Puglia and that our trulli really fit your needs for equal parsing of R&R, cycling and exploring the area's points of interest. Thank you for your kind words....We endeavor to make each of our guest's experiences positive and memorable, so we especially glad that it sounds like you really enjoyed yourselves!
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DISAPPOINTING

  • 2 of 5
Our expectations were high based on past reviews and glossy photos on various websites. As it transpired, we felt let down as the deficiencies of this property detracted from our experience in this stunning area of Southern Italy. Our impression was that the owners, who reside in the UK, had created a slick product five years ago, but little has been done since and so the trulli is very tired. The main outside dining setting sheds rusty flakes of the ground. The terrace tiling has a tile snapped off at the edge which is a hazard. The garden and gravel is adorned with weeds, except the area immediately around the pool that seems to be cared for. The rosemary at the base of the terrace tree is blighted by large dead clumps. The free standing fan in the bedroom is disgustingly dirty being caked in greasy dirt. The kettle was revolting. However the biggest issue for us was the actual accommodation. If it is rainy or windy or cold then there is no where to sit comfortably inside. This was a major problem for us. It is not ideal to sit at the kitchen table in an upright chair for a glass of wine and some cheese after a day touring. Further, be aware that it is not practical to walk to the pool or cabana without shoes. This was annoying as if inside barefoot, to go to the pool shoes were necessary.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valuable feedback. We do try to make each and every guest experience at least meet . . . if not exceed . . . their expectations. In your case, it appears we may have disappointed and we are sorry for that. Of course, we cannot control the weather and it appears this may have affected your stay . . . but I would have thought you would have gotten acquainted with our 'Snug' (Photo: Master Bedroom Suite Seating Area) for a glass of wine on a rainy evening. Many of our previous guests have written that this is one of their favourite rooms to relax and unwind inside.You may have heard the locals all talking about the '20 year rain' we've had in the Spring.(and disappointing as much of the Puglian lifestyle is based outdoors . . . and in flip flops (even around the pool or at the beach). This has made weeding a particular troublesome topic for all this year. Many words have chosen by previous guests to describe their holiday experience at TrulliVistas . . .. but 'hazardous' has never been one of them. Our guests who preceded your stay have a five-year old and a 18-month aged child, and they have already booked their wedding/wedding party at TrulliVistas. Similarly, the guests who arrived immediately after your stay have already booked in for 2015, which will be their third stay with us. Given we communicated at least a dozen times, trying to track a medical item that you left in Sicily -- and eventually retrieved on your behalf and personally delivered to you -- we wish you would have made any disappointing features known to us during your stay. I can assure, sometimes things do go amiss and in the past we have been more than able to rectify these small nusances either from home or through our property agent, who we know you were in contact with over several days of your stay about your package. At the end of the day, despite a trulli which contrary to your belief has been, for example, completely re-painted inside and out on a regular basis, we are very sorry that our home was probably just not the right one for you this time.
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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove
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TRUELY FANTASTIC TRULIL!

  • 5 of 5
Its our 3rd stay at this location. Its just perfect. Everything you need for self catering accommodation and it really has the wow factor outside. Great pool (bit chilly for me but I'm a wimp!) Loads to do in surrounding areas. Check out Martina franca, we're getting married there next year its so special!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: It makes us happy that you chose to return to our trulli, now for the third time! And a wedding next year . . . fantastic!! Let us know how we can help. . . and congratulations!!!
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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove
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Ostuni Brindisi
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PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Wer einen wunderbaren Urlaub mit viel Entspannung, köstlichem Essen und Wein in einem liebevoll eingerichteten,gut ausgestatteten und sehr gemütlichen Trulli in einer schönen Umgebung verbringen will, ist hier genau richtig. Den ganzen Tag am Pool liegen und den Sonnenuntergang in der Pergola zu genießen ist genauso schön wie die Gegend mit den Orten Ostuni und Cisternino zu erkunden oder ans naheliegende Meer zu fahren. Absolut Empfehlenswert!!!
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with good wine and food in a well equipped and decorated Trulli this should be your first pick! You can simply relax at the pool and pergola and watch the sunset or discover the nice area with its beautiful cities of Ostuni and Cisternino or visit the nearby beaches. Owners and persons on site are very friendly and helpful.
Absolutely recommendable!!!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Danke & Thank You Feli and Kai. There are some pretty spectacular sunsets to be seen from the pergola and we're glad you were able to soak these up, along with Puglia's wonderful wine and cuisine. When you're next needing some well earned rest and relaxation, please return . . . we would love to see you again. Glenn and Steve

Thank you & Danke Feli und Kai. Es gibt einige ziemlich spektakuläre Sonnenuntergänge, von der Pergola gesehen werden, und wir sind froh, dass Sie in der Lage, diese genießen, zusammen mit Apulien wunderbare Wein und Küche waren. Wenn Sie das nächste benötigen einige wohlverdiente Ruhe und Entspannung sind, wenden Sie sich bitte zurück. . . wir würden uns freuen, Sie wieder zu sehen. Glenn und Steve
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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove
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Ostuni Brindisi
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LOVELY PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
The trulli was perfect and a great experience for us, a family of 4. Great location in a quiet countryside, with comfortable furnishings, well equiped kitchen, and high-quality linens. Central heating was a huge plus (when the outside temperature was in the 50s!). Martina Franca has many great places to eat, and a fun place to be for the "passegiata". Be sure to visit other nearby towns, Lecce, the caves at the Castellana Grotto, and Matera. Puglia is beautiful and so unspoiled by the tourists. Special thanks to Mimmo for his help during (and after) our stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your family Christmas in Puglia and in our trulli. I always recommend Matera as an excellent day's excursion from our trulli. Matera, along with Lecce, are two of our favourite spots. Have a fantastic 2014. Glenn & Steve
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Car: necessary

Our romantic trullo with pool & two lamia sits on a rural countryside hilltop in the Valle d'Itria amongst a grove of olive & almond trees, and is ideally placed for easy access (less than 10km) to Martina Franca, Ceglie, Cisternino & Ostuni. Ostuni's beaches are accessible in about 25 minutes by car. The property has 180-degree views of the surrounding hills and valleys, dotted with trulli, masseria and local vineyards -- where you can visit and taste the locally produced wines. Local amenities e.g. supermarket, restaurants, bars are only short drives (or bicycling!) away. Martina Franca hosts an internationally-reknowned music festival (13 July - 4 Aug '13) and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Alberobello, is a 15km drive passing through the beautiful city of Locorotondo. The Adriatic, westward to the white beaches of Campomarino, is about an hour's drive. Lecce, the beautiful baroque jewel, makes for a perfect day trip. Brindisi Airport: 40 min Bari Airport: 1 hr 10min

Other Activities: Beaches, wine tasting, great Puglian restaurants, site-seeing

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Ostuni Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 7 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Shoulder High
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Low Season
Nov 9 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payments can be made in Euros or £ Sterling. Rates are net any transfer costs you may occur
POOL IS OPEN MAY thru OCTOBER
- A refundable deposit of 250 Euro is payable on arrival in cash.
- Linens and towels are included.
- Extra cleaning can be arranged at additional cost. Please enquire.
- Bookings remain provisional and are not secure until payment is received in full.
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Amenities

Ostuni Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Suite w/sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double or can be two singles as well
  • Master Suite - attached sitting area (with fireplace) and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - Double bed, which may also be two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Golf ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
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