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IDEAL FOR FAMILIES OR LARGER GROUPS OF FRIENDS, ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SMALLER GROUPS

Eric and Lu Van Wesenbeeck

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay nights

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Eric and Lu Van Wesenbeeck

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IDEAL FOR FAMILIES OR LARGER GROUPS OF FRIENDS, ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SMALLER GROUPS

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Martina Franca Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 16. Trullove is a magnificent trullo villa with unique 18 x 7 m infinity swimming pool. Surrounded by over 20 acres of olive groves and fruit orchards, Ideal for families and larger groups of friends, as it consists of tastefully furnished 6 cone trulli, 2 lamie and a separate villetta, giving all members of the family or group their own space. Trullove is also available for smaller groups. Ask our prices!

Surrounded by over 20 acres of sunbaked olive groves and fruit orchards, Trullove is a magnificent trullo complex that has recently been restored using ancient stone masonry techniques. Ideal for families and larger groups of friends, the property sleeps up to 16 people, as it consists of tastefully furnished 6 cone trulli, 2 lamie with barrel-vaulted ceilings and a separate villetta, giving all members of the family or group their own space. A unique 18 x 7 metre infinity edge private swimming pool incorporates a 4 metre children’s dipping pool. Lovely shaded drystone walled travertine terraces and patios with padded stone seats, sun loungers and umbrellas transform the garden and pool area into splendid open-air lounges, creating an enchanting place to relax. The house is located in a quiet country lane that leads up to Monte Trazzonara, so the area benefits from a gentle breeze year round, making it a pleasant place to unwind, even in the hottest summer months.

Eric and Lu Van Wesenbeeck (Owner)
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p68488o
+32 477-662965
Martina Franca Tarent
5

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 16, staying in Trullove in August 2012 and August 2013. 16 People means 4 families with kids from 1 to 16. What can I tell: It was like 'Paradise on Earth'. The house, the pool, the surrounding...
A lovely swim in the morning - then cycling (yes we brought our bikes!) with the kids to the mini-market at the fuel-station for a 1st coffee, getting lovely buns for the breakfast at the huge stone table in front of the house. Then you could decide: Stay at home (And we felt like home!) and spend a relaxing day at the magnificent pool or discover all the beautiful towns in the neighborhood. We went cycling (find the way along acquedotto Pugliese!) went to the Adriatic beaches near Ostuni and Monopoli or Pulsano on the Ionian Sea. Martina Franca, Ceglie, Ostuni... so many lovely towns to visit, Don't forget to go to Bari, Lecce or Matera... There are many good restaurants in the area - so no problem if you don't want to cook. But it was the house that made us feel like home: A perfect kitchen with everything to need for preparing a dinner for 16!. Everything was tidy and clean and decorated with love. The place is large enough to give enough privacy for everyone but you have inside and outside the opportunity to sit and eat together. One night we had our personal chef preparing a fantastic dinner. So lt was like paradise on earth. And what you can feel: It is not like staying in a hotel or ordinary holiday home. It is the home of Lu and Eric and they share it with you.
We can highly recommend the place and will definitely come again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thaks for this nice review after all these years Albert. We love to hear from you now and again! Happy new year! Lu and eric
business
Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p68488o
+32 477-662965
Martina Franca Tarent
Hawaii
5

Heavenly Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Trullove is more than a private resort in the middle of fields of ancient rocks and olive tree groves. It is more than bright stars with air that is soft and clear. It is very much a private estate/home lovingly created and designed by Eric and Lu, who have become our very good friends.

The property is a miracle. It is ancient trulli, that Eric and Lu has carefully renovated, according to Italian law to preserve its historic integrity while creating a space that is beautiful, modern, and extremely comfortable. I loved the rich meditation colors used in what we called the “honeymoon cottage.”

The property is large enough that we were able to enjoy a 17-day vacation with our entire family, which numbered between 8 and 16 at any given time. The modern kitchen and great room allowed us to spend a lot of time together while at the same time gave us privacy and freedom to “do our own thing.” This is important when you have guests aged between 5 and 81. This would also be an amazing place for a business retreat.

Zohar, the caretaker, was really friendly and gave wonderful advice on how to spend our days. Eric has written a travel book on Puglia which we kept by our side and constantly referred to. During the day we walked the streets of many nearby villages, shopped in open-air markets, and took home fresh seafood to prepare in the beautifully appointed kitchen at Trullove. Though a bit of a drive, don’t miss Matera and Lecce.

We usually ate dinner at Trullove, having purchased our foods at the markets and grocery stores at Ceglie Messapica or Martina Franca. Our hosts were very generous and fully stocked each fridge with very nice wines, which we enjoyed very much.

For Americans, it is important to understand that the pace of life is very different in Puglia. Best shopping and visiting takes place early in the morning and then late afternoon. The towns sleep between noon and 4. Do your sight seeing while the locals are up and around. Otherwise, you can miss meeting some of the friendliest people. Also, make sure you reserve a couple of days to stay at Trullove to enjoy the huge Olympic sized infinity pool. We also enjoyed eating the prickly pears, picking tomatoes, cooking on the barbeque and eating at the amazing outdoor marble slab table.

We miss Puglia and Trullove, a beautiful experience. We highly recommend this paradise and hope to return someday.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p68488o
+32 477-662965
Martina Franca Tarent
Hawaii
5

Heavenly Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Trullove is more than a private resort in the middle of fields of ancient rocks and olive tree groves. It is more than bright stars with air that is soft and clear. It is very much a private estate/home lovingly created and designed by Eric and Lu, who have become our very good friends.

The property is a miracle. It is ancient trulli, that Eric and Lu has carefully renovated, according to Italian law to preserve its historic integrity while creating a space that is beautiful, modern, and extremely comfortable. I loved the rich meditation colors used in what we called the “honeymoon cottage.”

The property is large enough that we were able to enjoy a 17-day vacation with our entire family, which numbered between 8 and 16 at any given time. The modern kitchen and great room allowed us to spend a lot of time together while at the same time gave us privacy and freedom to “do our own thing.” This is important when you have guests aged between 5 and 81. This would also be an amazing place for a business retreat.

Zohar, the caretaker, was really friendly and gave wonderful advice on how to spend our days. Eric has written a travel book on Puglia which we kept by our side and constantly referred to. During the day we walked the streets of many nearby villages, shopped in open-air markets, and took home fresh seafood to prepare in the beautifully appointed kitchen at Trullove. Though a bit of a drive, don’t miss Matera and Lecce.

We usually ate dinner at Trullove, having purchased our foods at the markets and grocery stores at Ceglie Messapica or Martina Franca. Our hosts were very generous and fully stocked each fridge with very nice wines, which we enjoyed very much.

For Americans, it is important to understand that the pace of life is very different in Puglia. Best shopping and visiting takes place early in the morning and then late afternoon. The towns sleep between noon and 4. Do your sight seeing while the locals are up and around. Otherwise, you can miss meeting some of the friendliest people. Also, make sure you reserve a couple of days to stay at Trullove to enjoy the huge Olympic sized infinity pool. We also enjoyed eating the prickly pears, picking tomatoes, cooking on the barbeque and eating at the amazing outdoor marble slab table.

We miss Puglia and Trullove, a beautiful experience. We highly recommend this paradise and hope to return someday.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review Dan and Terri.
business
Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p68488o
+32 477-662965
Martina Franca Tarent
Mechelen
5

Villages of townlets

  • 5 of 5
We (a group of 6 friends) spent an unforgettable week at Trullove at the end of September this year (2014). The site is located on top of a (small) mountain, isolated but yet not far from 2 historical villages. There is nothing that could surpass its atmosphere : a complex with the picturesque and comfortable trulli cone house - houses typical of the whole valley and region (Unesco heritage) - in the midst of a wealth of flowers, fruit and olive trees and located right in the heart of Puglia, a region rich with history.
Not only did we enjoy the peace and quiet of this location but we also stretched our legs making a few cycling trips. Either we went on one of the signposted cycle routes (Alberobello, Locorotondo, Cisternino), or we ventured on routes we had mapped ourselves. On our return to 'our Trullove home' a dip in the large swimming pool was always our reward.
As we were on holiday we preferred eating out (though the kitchenettes in our trulli houses were excellently equipped). Within reasonable driving distance there are plenty of not at all expensive but still classy restaurants with honest food, typical of the region.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Ideal For Families Or Larger Groups Of Friends, Also Available For Smaller Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p68488o
+32 477-662965
Martina Franca Tarent
5

Gorgeous Trulli

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week at the trulli in August. The grounds and pool are simply stunning. The house, with its trulli cones and beautiful stone walls is remarkably spacious. We created some delicious meals with the produce we bought at the local markets and ate al fresco at the stone table outside. Perfect!
The caretaker, Zohar, is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Shelley.
Zohar and we loved having you as guests on our property.
We hope to see you back in the future!!!

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Amenities

Martina Franca Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 5 bathrooms : 2 bathrooms in main trulli building, 2 en-suite bathrooms in the 2 lamie and 1 en-suite bathroom in the villetta.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 4 bedrooms with double bed in main trulli building, 2 bedrooms with double bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds in the lamie and 1 bedroom with double bed in the villetta.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Swimming Pools:
  • Private Pool

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