Ostuni Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms - sleeps 6/8
Beautiful stone built 2 storey villa with integral traditional trullo. Upper floor has 2 super kingsize bedrooms with a/c and fitted wardrobes. A fully tiled bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin. Comfortable, relaxing lounge with leather reclining suite, log burner, 40' LCD TV, Sat, DVD player and DVDs, Internet WiFi access, games & books, leading to covered veranda with table & chairs & terrace with table and seating overlooking large private pool, pool shower, olive, almond and fruit trees, small vineyard, gardens and stunning view of shimmering ancient olive groves. Enchanting trullo bedroom with two alcoves and small fitted wardrobe from stairs from lounge leading down to large kitchen/dining/lounge area, (a dream for foodies to cook all those local delights), fitted units, large fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle & toaster and extensive range of utensils. CD player/radio. 2nd bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and washing machine. Kitchen opens onto sun drenched patio with large pergola, dining table, BBQ & swing. Perfect for enjoying those tasty evening meals from local produce and a glass of locally produced wine. Mosquito screens throughout the villa.
Area Attractions: Places of interest to visit in the area include: Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and visitors centre, Castellana Grotto, Fasano Zoosafari, Fasano aquapark, Carrisiland & Aquapark and Egnazia (ancient Greek ruins). There are also caves and rock hewn sanctuaries along the coast and in the hills.
Gargano Penninsula with its mountains and beaches.
UNESCO town of Alberobello (trulli town), the baroque architecture of Martina Franca and Lecce (Florence of the south) and many ancient hill towns with beautiful winding streets and lazy piazzas. Watch the locals doing their 'passegiata' in the evenings.
There are fresh local produce markets almost every day of the week at one of the local towns. Puglia is known for its gastronomia - fresh fish, fresh vegetables, home made pasta, olive oil and delicious wines.
Many excellent restaurants to choose from specialising in local fresh produce, seafood and wines.
Cycles can be hired and there are cycle routes to follow.
Ferries to Greece and places around the Adriatic
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Elaine and Martin Phizacklea
We are retired business people from the Lake District in England who like the good things in life. We found Puglia offered a relaxed lifestyle with excellent fresh, local produce and wine (Rick Stein thinks so too!). Finding Villa Maria just completed the picture and we fell in love straight away. We want our guests to feel the same way we do when they come here and welcome them personally. We are available to offer any advice or assistance necessary.
Elaine and Martin Phizacklea purchased this villa in 2007
Why Elaine and Martin Phizacklea chose Ostuni
We are very proud of Villa Maria. It was built with much thought and love and is very comfortable and welcoming with a huge, well established garden and large swimming pool. It is very spacious but also welcoming and extremely well equipped, especially for foodies! It is set amongst ancient olive and almond groves way into the horizon which you can admire whilst relaxing on the private veranda enjoying the local wines.
What makes this villa unique
Whilst the villa is set amongst olive groves it is only 5 minutes from the famous Ostuni (Citta Bianca) and Ceglie Messapica (older then Rome). The local towns are all within easy driving distances, as are the Adriatic and Ionian coastline (10 & 20 mins respectively) The airports of Brindisi and Bari are both easily accessible (25mins & 1 hr away). There also golf courses within driving distance too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I would like to say a big thank you for a wonderful holiday. You must be so proud of your villa. I would also like to apologise, but I realised on our return to the airport that we didn't complete your comments book for guests. If I had remembered I would have put in about the lovely meal that you put on for Phil's birthday. The food and service you gave us was excellent, very good value for money considering the amount of food and dishes that you had done.
I know some people may be put off about being in a remote area, but I think this is a bonus and it is still only 5 minutes from Ostuni and Ceglie. The peace, quiet and tranquility of your villa is 5*, as is the hospitality and furnishings. We have stayed in many villas and your villa is ranking top in Europe. I have told many people about it on my return. We have discussed it and we will return, maybe not next year but definitely the year after. We have a lot more to see and do in the area and take advantage of your villa. Again a big thank you for your hospitality and privilege of renting your villa. 5*