|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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. All windows are fitted with screens.
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:
NEW FOR 2015: Easyjet from London Gatwick to Brindisi (starts April)
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)
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!
The trulli provides great holiday accommodation with all the facilities you would need. Its location provides sufficient privacy without feeling totally isolated. Other trullis are dotted across the landscape and there is a cycle path (Puglian Aquaduct) near the property. Local towns, such as Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ostuni, can be accessed easily and quickly, and the coast is not too far away either. The pool and pergola provide the perfect place to relax and read, in or out of the sun, and we spent the vast majority of the holiday outdoors. The evening sunsets and views are lovely, and it's great to return to the trulli after sightseeing and exploring. Assistance from Annie and the owner Glenn is very friendly, helpful and efficient. The property has earned its excellent reviews and we would very happily return and recomnmend to friends. A wonderful holiday and first trip to Italy!
die unterkunft im sehr geschmackvoll restaurierten trulli war comfortabel und ruhig. der aussenbereich mit großem pool, terrasse und liegeplatz war wirklich ein traum. die umgebung bot alles, was man sich von süditalien erwartet, wunderschöne ortschaften, sehr gutes essen (trotzdem sehr billig), kultur und nette menschen.
die betreuung von annie war herzlich und fürsorglich. glenn, der besitzer besuchte uns und versicherte sich an ort und stelle, dass alles in ordung sei und wir unseren urlaub genießen können.
alles in allem, ein gelungener urlaub, danke an glenn und annie!
We very much enjoyed our stay at this pretty trulli - our first experience in one of these historic dwellings and our first time in Puglia. The pool area and pergola were great and really enhanced the R&R aspect of our stay, much needed as this was the third week of our Italian "tour". The main bedroom in the trulli was a delight - almost like sleeping in a little chapel! Had we had more time and energy we would have hired bikes to make the most of the cycle trail, conveniently situated next to the property but the area was great for exploring the fascinating towns nearby and for sampling the numerous good restaurants. We were very well looked after by Annie, the manager of the trulli who was very helpful regarding recommendation of good restaurants, supermarkets etc. It was also great to meet Glenn who was happy to take on board a few suggestions we made which would have further enhanced our stay, including the provision of more wardrobe facilities for the second bedroom. As there were only 2 of us using the property, this was not a problem but would be for a couple staying.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.