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Villa Edda

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 beds, 2 baths,heated infinity pool,tennis and wifi for exclusive use in Apulia


LE Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both large and tiled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The sofa bed has a pull out bed
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • In two of three bedrooms, the header and headboard are made out of wrought iron; in three bedrooms LED TV and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Guests will be welcomed with a fruit and vegetable season basket and a bottle of wine from a famous wine cellar. During your stay you are also welcomed with ready meals of ever living Salento cuisine.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Lovely family villa, great outdoor space suitable for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first fortnight of Sept 2017. The wonderfully warm weather was matched by the welcome from Massimo who is never more than a text or phone call away. We have stayed in many villas throughout Europe but have never before experienced the generosity shown to us by Massimo. On arrival there was a well stocked fridge, pantry and fruit basket. Massimo often popped in and brought local sweet and savoury pastries.

There is a lovely pool with plenty of sun beds around it. The full size tennis court, with rackets and balls supplied, was regularly used by all of us. Villa Edda is in an ideal position to visit both coastlines about thirty minutes drive to each.

Highly recommended by the Woodhouse family and friends and a villa we would love to return to.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, I am very happy that you really enjoyed your stay at the villa. I always do my very best to please my guests and make their holidays a great experience. I really do hope to see you back next year. Thank you for being such great guests. Massimo G.
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Fantastic family holiday - we will be returning!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults spent a fantastic five days in april in villa Edda. This charming rural house conversion has been completed to a very high standard – combining original features with top quality accommodation. This villa is superbly equipped – both inside and out. We made full use of the large infinity pool just opened, tennis court, hammocks, sun loungers and pizza oven. The kitchen has absolutely everything needed to make full use of the fabulous local ingredients - a supermarket within a few minutes drive provided us everything we needed to try out some of the tempting recipes we found. The bedrooms are light, spacious and airy –with top quality beds and linen. Should you wish to stay in there are DVDs, PS4, games for all ages, a comprehensive library of books, a workstation with a laptop – the owners have thought of everything! If you can be tempted to leave the villa there are many sights to see within a short drive – the nearby town of Galatina was a favourite with the old town with a beautiful square, great coffee and ice cream; to definitely try pasticciotto at Ascalone and coffee with almond milk . Gallipoli and the beach are also within an easy drive. We left with some lovely memories – determined to return for a longer holiday! Highlights were home-made pizzas, fabulous local food and wine, the bright days and warm and the lovely surroundings of this beautiful villa. Something for all the family with the reassurance of support from the owner and neighbours if needed – perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"True valuable Experience"

  • 5 of 5

Villa is spacious, decorated with taste, perfectly equipped with everything you could wish for. The hosts are so welcoming and helpful - amazing, really! It's location is very quiet and very private, yet close enough to the coast and very interesting villages around. There is a beautiful pool, a garden, a tennis and soccer field, darts, a small children's playground with miny volleyball, basketball, badminton, a small playground for the kids, a barbecue area, ... All is so perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bella, spaziosa e con una meravigliosa piscina

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati in questa villa per una settimana, la villa è molto ampia con 3 camere da letto di cui due con volte a stella, una zona living con volte a stella un divano letto e 2 bagni. Troviamo poi una grande cucina/sala da pranzo con piano cottura, forno, lavastoviglie, una piccola biblioteca, giochi per adulti e bambini, impianto stereo, un grande tv con sky.

All'esterno è poi presente un giardino con prato inglese, grandi alberi, fiori e piante aromatiche, una fantastica piscina a sfioro, un campo da tennis, una veranda ed un pergolato ottimi per pranzare/cenare d'estate utilizzando il camino ed un piano cottura posto all' esterno. La bellissima villa e il giardino sono ben curati, il posto è molto tranquillo e dista appena 2 minuti dal primo centro abitato Galatina.

La consiglierei per famiglie e gruppi di amici in quanto il grande spazio, il giardino, la piscina ed il tennis sono ottimi per divertirsi e rilassarsi.

Una mensione particolare al proprietario Massimo che si conferma una persona squisita con un grande senso dell' accoglienza.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soggiorno fantastico!

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato a Villa Edda e questa esperienza ha superato le nostre aspettative. Sin dai primi contatti, il nostro soggiorno è stato molto ben organizzato ed abbiamo notato la grande disponibilità del proprietario. Ma, arrivati sul posto, ci siamo resi conto di persona della grande generosità, disponibilità e gentilezza che Massimo ha dimostrato per qualsiasi nostra esigenza. Nonostante siamo abituati a viaggiare è la prima volta che troviamo un senso di ospitalità e cortesia cosi grandi. Con discrezione ci ha omaggiati per due mattine con brioches fresche ed altri prodotti del forno. Ci ha indicato, sin dal primo giorno, i posti dove mangiare meglio e dove comperare le cose di cui avevamo bisogno. Anche il giorno della partenza ci ha fatto un regalo che ci ricorderà sempre del tempo trascorso in Villa Edda. Consigliamo fortemente questa struttura per tutti coloro che desiderano avere la propria privacy, lontano dalla folla, in un angolo di paradiso. Ma, tutto questo è arricchito dalla grande cortesia, disponibilità e gentilezza di Massimo.

Un forte ringraziamento da tutti noi.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So far so good

  • 5 of 5

L'inizio della nostra vacanza è stato solo un assaggio della disponibilità, della generosità e della presenza discreta di un perfetto padrone di casa che nel corso della settimana non ha mancato di sorprenderci con le prelibatezze tipiche.

Una villa dotata di ogni confort, troppo poco il tempo per poterla " vivere" quanto meriterebbe!!! Il parco esterno, curato nei minimi dettagli dal prato, alle aiuole fiorite, dal barbecue alla piscina, al campo da tennis è stato per noi e i nostri figli, di ritorno dalla spiaggia, un'oasi di relax.

Abbiamo trascorso una settimana indimenticabile e salutare Massimo, la Puglia e soprattutto Villa Edda è stato faticoso.

Un grazie di cuore alla mamma di Massimo che ci ha omaggiato dell'olio di Galatina dop.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gentile Rossella, grazie per la recensione, la descrizione della dimora rende benissimo l' idea dei servizi e dell' atmosfera che si respira ma siamo particolarmente felici che, sopratutto, l’accoglienza e l’ospitalità siano profondamente impresse tra i tanti piacevoli ricordi che conservate del vostro viaggio nel Tacco d' Italia. Saluti dal sottoscritto e da mia madre Edda. Massimo
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
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About Massimo

Hello, my name is Max and I am 49 years old.

Born and living in Galatina collaborate, together with my relatives in the management of the family business that deals with 25 years of treatment and coating of metals. I'm a sports guy, I love football, swimming and being in touch with nature.

This passion has strongly influenced the choice of family homes to the sea and in the countryside.

He began my father who found this house built in local stone in the middle of a beautiful red earth burned by the sun and it was love at first sight.

From that moment began the great adventure, that even today, we are involved with the rest of the family, in trying to bring back to the heyday, this beautiful farmhouse. I am a sociable and friendly person. I really like the music, good food (I can cook quite well), I love the spices and fine wine.

Married and father of Julia and Joseph twins of 11 years.

Massimo purchased this villa in 1980

Why Massimo chose LE

Villa Edda is a beautiful house surrounded by green countryside of Salento, where the family will spend the winter weekend and the 'beginning and end of each summer season. For the features of construction, Lecce stone and vaulted ceilings, the rooms are always cool even on the hottest days while for each local heating is provided with radiators. Pleasant and joyful are the moments for children and adults. A piece of heaven where you can spend a serene holiday without giving up joy and fun, by participating in the countless events organised around the communes of the Greek Salento.

What makes this villa unique

The dwelling is equipped with every comfort and amenities to live in every season (cooling with air conditioning and central heating, wi-fi, LED TV with satellite programs with cinema, channel list for adults only, sports, children's programs, PS 4, games for children and adults, computer post, 2 large living areas with comfortable sofa beds, 3 bedrooms, 2 with vaulted ceilings and 2 bathrooms with shower and courtesy of environmentally friendly products) and is equipped with spaces that lend themselves to different kinds of companies: families with children or friends who want to spend their time together while cooking at the wood-burning fireplace in the garden or stove outside to the veranda (at home the kitchen is equipped with all you need, with appliances such as stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer), chatting and dining under the wide and welcoming patio available to the home or around the pool listening to music or reading a book. Would you live each moment maybe walking along country lanes under a starry sky.

The house is equipped with every comfort and service to live it in every season. June, July, August and September for exclusive use; in the remaining periods, on request, possibility of daily stays in bed formula giving breakfast in two rooms with private bathroom.(Max two rooms, one with two seats and one with three seats).


Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Acaya Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
160 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Anima & Cuore
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Galatina is the belly button of the Salento. From here, it is very easy to reach all the best destinations for fully enjoying your holiday. Just to mention some:

1. At least see the sunrise one at Otranto, which is the first sunrise in Italy. We mainly watch it on January 1, but also in summer. It is very charming because of the crystal-clear view of the Albanian mountains.

2. Eat a "rustico". Typically from the Salento, the "rustico" is one of the most popular dishes among locals and tourists. Every summer, it turns out into a feast of fry food that can be found in every bar and fry shop of the Salento.

3. Visit Lecce and admire the beauty of its Duomo at night: the lights, the atmosphere, and the bell tower.

4. Eat a "bruschetta alla sagre" prepared with the "Ricotta Scante" with anchovies on top. Taste it to believe it. Go dive from the Poesi di Roca and the nearby cliffs, only for daredevils.

6. Watch the sunset at Porto Cesareo or at Gallipoli. Sunrise has to be seen at the Adriatic side.

7. Sip a mojito in a small wooden bar at the beach and enjoy the peace of the moment.

8. Go to the Maldives of the Salento, with crystal-clear water and a fabulous beach.

9. Visit an evening dancehall at the beach, a gem of the Salento summer nightlife.

10. Make at least one stop at the Notte della Taranta. In August, there are more than 15 of these festive nights. You have to try it at least once: let yourself go to the rhythm.

11. Spend the whole day at the beach: breakfast, a packed lunch, and even an afternoon with a nap included. Return after having watched the late sunset. This is relaxation!

12. Eat a "pittule salentine" (doughnut). This is a typical autumn dish, but reinvented in Salento style.

13. A must: choose to visit the Ionian or Adriatic, depending on where the wind blows. Just wake up and pick the one you want.

14. Walk through Lecce’s alleys at night. To many, it is more beautiful than during day.

15. Eat in a typical trattoria in the centre of the Salento’s inland. Be conquered by the generosity of these dishes and the humbleness of the trattoria’s owners.

16: Eat linguini with sea urchin in a seaside restaurant and let yourself cuddle by its scents.

17. Go visit the basilica of Santa Caterina.

18. Drink ice coffee with almond milk, but be careful: it might create a habit.

19. Listen to the stories of the small villages’ senior citizens: they narrate the stories of their youth while comfortably sitting at their doorstep.

20. Go visit Otranto’s cathedral.

21. Listen to a live concert on an outdoor location in the centre of Lecce: summer is pretty and has to be lived in downtown.

22. Visit Santa Cesarea Terme and admire the beautiful villas making up the centre.

23. Eat the original pastry of Ascalone.

24. See the world-renowned illuminations of the Festa di Santa Domenica in Scorrano.

25. Visit the cave of Bauxite of Otranto

26. Visit the Soffio Cave, a gift from nature in S. Maria di Leuca.

27. Eat some "frisella", a typical snack food with tomato and basil.

28. Visit the village of Specchia: one of the most beautiful villages of Italy.

29. Visit Acaya and its castle.

30. Eat watermelon at the beach.

31. Walk through the old town of Otranto, between the small white houses and the city walls.

32. Eat and drink at the Gusto di Maglie market.

33. Let the kids play in the water all day long.

34. Take a tour to Lecce’s churches; one even more beautiful than the other.

35. Visit Castro.

36. Taste some "Christmas" ice cream in Lecce.

37. Visiot the Notte della Taranta in Melpignano.

38. Togo Bay Beach

39. Dance until sunrise in the Dancehalls of Mamanera.

40. Eat shrimps in a seaside restaurant.

41. Walk at the beach during the first hours of the morning, when everything is quiet and peaceful.

42. Visit the heel of the boot: Santa Maria di Leuca.

43. Eat squid meatballs at "La Sagra de lu Purpu" in Melendugno.

44. Enjoy a summer downpour at the beach.

45. Enjoy water group dances.

46. Plunge into the Ionian Sea at Selvaggio Harbour.

47. Visit and taste some good Salento wine in a winery.

48. Do a "ronda" (a circle street dance to popular Salento music).

49. Go bathing in Ciolo and many others... Thanks to God, the Salento is a magical mix of earth, sun, and sea. It is unique for its history, its enotourism culture, its arts, and its traditions. Enjoy your stay!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $307.01

Cancellazione GRATUITA; PAGA IN STRUTTURA non serve alcun pagamento anticipato.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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