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Villa with private pool, in Casalabate, Puglia, next to the Adriatic

Bob and Debbie Lane

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Bob and Debbie Lane

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Villa with private pool, in Casalabate, Puglia, next to the Adriatic

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Casalabate Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Villa Rosa is a two bedroom (sleeping 4 - 6) detached villa, standing in its own walled, private gardens and surrounded by mature trees, and with private swimming pool, located in a Italian holiday village on the edge of the Salento region of Puglia. Furnished and fitted to a high standard, with air-conditioning and fully equipped, Villa Rosa is the perfect place to relax at any time of the year, and it's an ideal base from which to explore the Salento region and other parts of Puglia.

The villa has walled, gated gardens to the front of the villa and a sunny patio area with private swimming pool to the rear. With gates both sides of the villa and a child gate available for the rear patio doors, small children can play safely in the front gardens with their access to the pool restricted.

Villa Rosa is a self-catering villa that benefits from having the English owners living close by. Having lived in Puglia for more than nine years theya re abel to help and advise you whenever you need it.

Activities: During your holiday, between relaxing by the pool and sight-seeing, if you want to experience more of the real Puglia we can arrange Wine Tours, Olive Oil Tours, Cookery Lessons, Artisan and Market tours, an introduction to Italian or, if you are feeling more energetic, Kite-Surfing, Wind-Surfing, Snorkelling, Scuba-Diving, Horse-Riding, Tennis, Golf, Bicycle Trekking, Nature Reserve Walks. Please check our website or ask us for more details.

More Information: For more information and more photos please visit our website,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Bob and Debbie Lane (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Bob and Debbie Lane

We are an English couple who have travelled extensively often working abroad. Before moving to Puglia we lived in Berkshire in Southern England in a small town. We lived a hectic life revolving mainly around work ..... no wonder we opted out of the rat race and retired early when the opportunity presented itself!

Bob and Debbie Lane purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bob and Debbie Lane chose Casalabate

We had holidayed in Puglia in 1999 and returned in the Spring of 2005, renewing our love affair with Puglia, Having recently sold our business we made the major decision to sell up in the UK and retire early, looking for a complete change of lifestyle. We found it. From a frenetic working life to the warmth of the mezzo-giorno and the warmth and hospitality of the Southern Italians, Puglia provides us with the opportunity to take the time to enjoy our retirement. Villa Rosa was bought with the plan to make it a dedicated holiday rental in mind.

What makes this villa unique

There are many large villas with pools but not so many smaller two-bedroom villas that have private pools. With two bedrooms, sleeping 6, Villa Rosa is ideal for smaller families or couples who want the privacy and peace of a self-catering villa, especially one with a pool, and do not want to holiday as part of a larger group.

Located in Casalabate Villa Rosa is perfect for a relaxing seaside / pool holiday and also as a base to explore the Salento Region and Puglia. Our own home is five minutes drive from Villa Rosa and we are on hand to help with anything you may need.

Together with our fantastic events organiser, Ylenia, we can arrange almost any sort of activity or day trip, making sure you discover and understand the real Puglia. We've even hosted a wedding here at Casa Mare, and had several honeymooners choose Casa Mare as the place to be.

Our long term aim is to eventually move into Villa Rosa, we love it so much, and it is the ideal size for a couple or small family!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Villa with private pool, in Casalabate, Puglia, next to the Adriatic
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews
London, UK

Perfect Puglia

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Villa Rosa and we are already planning to return next year. We have fallen in love with the villa and indeed with the whole of the Salento region! Once again the welcome package was amazing and means you can immediately relax and start to enjoy your holiday - it not only includes the essentials like milk, cheese and cold meats but an incredibly generous amount of delicious local wines, homemade limoncello and lemonade, pasta, snacks and even your first meal, made by the local Puglia Chef. Bob and Debie, the owners work so hard to ensure your holiday is perfect. We arrived late at night due to flight delays but Bob was still there to meet us with a friendly greeting - he'd even put our wine in the fridge to chill! This year we once again took advantage of Bob and Debbie's wide range of local contacts and enjoyed some amazing days out. We went wine and food tasting, visited a beautiful local masseria for an alfresco lunch and an afternoon around the pool. We made salsa with a local family and ended up being invited by them first to a local festival and then to a meal at their house! This is typical of the friendly welcome we received from the locals. The food and wine in the area is wonderful and there are loads of local markets and restaurants to explore. If you wanted to just chill out by the pool or on the many nearby beaches then that is very easy to do too, or explore gorgeous local towns and cities like Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli and ( a new discovery this year) Squinzano. I really can't recommend this villa more highly, unlike some other places we have visited there is no false advertising, what you see on the website is exactly what you get, or no, actually it's far better than that! The ultimate compliment I can give is that part of me wants to keep this villa and the Salento region to myself - it's so unspoiled. But Bob and Debbie deserve to have people beating down their doors to stay here. We certainly cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests come back again ... it is like having friends visit us. So happy you enjoyed your holiday, it was a pleasure having you here and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Fantastic base for an Italian holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and we really enjoyed our stay at Villa Rosa. From the first email every communication with Debbie and Bob was informative, friendly and professional. The instructions they provided to the villa were clear and straighforward. Upon arrival we were surprised by the generousity of the welcome basket which meant that we were well provided for our first night. The villa itself is well stocked and the pool is magnificent! We found that both the guide book and the guest book in the villa were rich sources of detail about local beaches, restaurants and surrounding towns and villages and we found that this really informed our visit to Puglia. This is a top notch holiday home and Puglia is a fascinating region that should be visited before it becomes any more developed.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always it's great to hear when our guests have enjoyed their holiday at Villa Rosa and we especially appreciate the comments about the Villa guide. We will be working on the guide (and our website) throughout the forthcoming winter to make sure both are up to date and comprehensive!

July 25th 2011

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four and had a great, first visit to Puglia. The Villa Rosa was a good anchor for our many travels around the area. The owners, Debbie and Bob, could not have been more helpful - both before and during our stay. All descriptions online of the villa are accurate, and it's very nice to have the beach towels, dvds, games, and very extensive quide books provided with the house. We cooked a lot with local produce and fish. The kitchen is well stocked. The welcome basket is wonderful, full of fresh food and fun treats. The villa is quiet at night for sleeping and very sunny in the day for the pool.

We loved the fun-filled Sun Beach in town, full of Italian families and walked the promenade very night eating gelato. Day trips to Lecce and Oria were beautiful with delicious lunches. Do the drive from Otranto to Leuca, spectacular. With very little Italian, we managed well everywhere. The people here are much friendlier than in some other more crowded areas of Northern Italy. Need a car. Thank you Debbie and Bob!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very helpful review, with lots of useful information for other visitors to Puglia. We're always happy to hear that guests have enjoyed Puglia!
London, UK

Discovering wonderful Puglia

  • 5 of 5

If you have ever thought about visiting Puglia then my advice is to book this villa now. All the financial arrangements beforehand were handled in a polite and professional manner and any questions we had were immediately answered. Instructions on how to get there were clear and easy to follow and the villa is a short and straightforward drive from Brindisi airport. The villa itself is fantastic: clean, cosy and comfortable. As other reviewers have mentioned it is superbly well-equipped – the only thing we added to the kitchen was an extra large lemon squeezer to tackle the huge fresh lemons growing in the back garden! Bob and Debbie (the owners) were so kind and helpful. They gave us our privacy but we always knew they were there to offer help and advice – I think this level of service would make this a particularly good villa to rent if you were a first- timer to the region, or even to Italy. Casalabate itself is small seaside resort but we there is a good restaurant and shops 5 minutes walk from the villa and many more a short drive away. We were amazed at how reasonable prices were and we also enjoyed using the wonderful, cheap local produce to cook our own meals. Puglia itself is amazing. The Salento region is not glamorous or upmarket but it has beauty and enormous charm. We needed our Italian phrasebook as few people speak English but the locals were always friendly and helpful. We alternated between relaxing and enjoying the fantastic pool or nearby beaches and visiting towns in the area. In particular we fell in love with Lecce which is a must see. I cannot believe this area is not full of tourists from all over the world, I have a feeling in the future it will be! So do yourself a favour and go there now whilst you can still have the feeling of discovering a new and wonderful part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Puglia is still unspoilt, and as the review says, not full of tourists. This is an opportunity to experience the real Italy.

The perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house in such a wonderful part of Italy! I found Bob & Debbie's villa in Casalabate near perfect (and infinitely better than an experience in Tuscany last year). They have created a holiday home that is both warm and inviting, while still practical and managed with great efficiency (and the complete privacy of the villa is a plus). The pool is divine, and a short drive will get you to any number of gorgeous beaches, including one that was perfect for early morning romps with my dogs (Lido Exotica, 3 min up the road, turning left - go very early and it's all yours). The town itself is no great shakes, but the weekend market is pleasant (and do try the local cheese...very good). More importantly, it is very easy to get to many different locations of interest: I did the Salento peninsula and coast to Otranto one day; the Valley of the Trulli another; and Lecce anytime. Only improvement they could make was a little more air/con in the bedrooms, but it's a small detail. The welcome basket was a really great touch as well - something other holiday rentals tend to omit. Thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Edenbridge, Kent

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Rosa. The villa is located close to towns, both big and small, and restaurants that are either a short walk or a short drive away. We found an excellent pizzeria in Torchiarolo- Nonna Lisa's.

We have high standards when it comes to self catering accommodation and can honestly say that Villa Rosa lived up to and beyond our expectations. The house is well maintained and kitted out with all the amentities you could possibly want. The Welcome Basket is very welcome indeed and a very thoughtful gesture on behalf of the owners Bob and Debbie. Both Bob and Debbie are on hand if you need anything at all and are very obliging.

The pool is very inviting and a fun way to spend afternoons. The pool toys and swimming aids are handy if you have children who enjoy a splash about.

The gardens, both in the front and back of the property, provide a wonderful oasis. We enjoyed leisurely breakfasts sitting in between tangerine and lemon trees while butterflies fluttered by.

Some beautiful towns e.g. Otranto and Ostuni are about an hour and thirty minutes drive away. The university town of Lecce, about 30 minutes away, boasts beautiful baroque architecture. The Byzantine church in Otranto is a must see.

We enjoyed interacting with some very friendly locals and brushed up on our Italian. We enjoyed staying in the Villa and Casalabate so much that we are already planning our next trip.

This Villa cannot be recommended enough and we are so pleased to have found such a lovely place to enjoy our trips to Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guest return for second (or more) visits!


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Acaya Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
S. Pietro Vernotica or Squinzano
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
S613 Brindisi - Lecce
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Casalabate, Puglia (Apulia) on the Adriatic coast in southern rural Italy, is a small Italian community where the Italians holiday! A car is essential to visit Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni and other wonderful historic places as well as our local communities. There are restaurants and pizzerias in Casalabate itself, a small supermarket, butcher and fishmonger, fruit and veg store, deli/bakery and the Sunday market offers a wealth of local produce and products.

Villa Rosa is the ideal location for a seaside holiday, complemented with private 10m x 5m swimming pool, surrounded by patio with solid wood sun-loungers. Relax in the Puglia sunshine, soak up the local culture, explore the Salento, spend the day on a nearby beach. However you want to spend your holiday time, this Puglia villa is the place to do it.

Eating out in local restaurants is a wonderful experience or for a change have the Puglia Chef cook authentic local Puglia cuisine and deliver it to your door. Relax on the patio under the Puglia night skies and enjoy a delicious meal and local wine.

Take an escorted, chauffeur driven wine tour to discover the fantastic variety of Pugliese wine. It's a fun day out and you can buy wine for your holiday and to take home.

The English owners have lived in Puglia for over nine years and are close at hand to offer help and advice when needed. They are able to help you to arrange activities and discover parts of Puglia and the Salento that you would not find on your own.


Rates & Availability

From £650 Per week

Casalabate Villa Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
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Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
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Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
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Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £10
Notes Prices are for the villa, max. occupancy 6, per week in UK Pounds. The rental rates are inclusive of all utilities, a/c, linens / towels and the final clean. No nasty surprises!
25% deposit to secure booking, balance due 12 weeks before arrival. Sec. Deposit in the week before arrival
Payment by bank transfer, debit/credit card or Paypal.
Security deposit of £250 by debit/credit card or Paypal

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Casalabate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have been newly furnished and have ample storage units. Each bedroom has 1 superking bed with high quality orthopedic mattress and one single bed. Baby cot and high chair available on request, prior reservation required. Hairdryers, bathroom and beach/pool towels, bed linen and hotel type toiletries for first night provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will be personally welcomed by Bob and Debbie, the English owners of Villa Rosa. We can provide concierge services as/when required. A comprehensive Welcome Basket is provided, including local products and produce, starting on your exploration of Puglia food and wine. We can also stock the fridge and freezer in advance. Please request pro-forma shopping list/ Puglia Chef menu if you require either of these services. Payment for shopping/freezer dinners is due on arrival. Free WiFi internet access included, no data limitations. The washing machine is in the separate laundry room. Parents of small children should be aware that the 10m x 5m swimming pool is situated in the rear courtyard and is not enclosed. However we have provided child safety gates across the rear patio doors accessing the courtyard, the pool area and front gardens are separated by gates. Lilos and pool noodles, balls provided.

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