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Villa Edda

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8 beds, 2 baths, pool, tennis and wifi for exclusive use in the nature

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Massimo

Hello, my name is Max and I am 48 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 9 years.

Massimo purchased this villa in 1980

Why Massimo chose Lecce province

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.


Galatina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • 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 8
  • 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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Villa Eda

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 5, have spent 3 weeks at Villa Eda in Galatina. We enjoyed every minute of it ! The house is beautiful and very well equipped. The brand new swimming pool is fantastic and on top of this there is a tennis court which we enjoyed at the end of sunny and warm afternoons, as well as during the evening. Our host Massimo is so welcoming ! Upon your arrival he offers fruits, vegetables, juices and wine as well as several specialities from Puglia. Massimo is taking care of his guests, in a very gentle and discrete manner.

Galatina is ideally placed in the Salento area (south of Puglia). Beaches can be reached in less than 30 minutes drive on either side: the sandy beaches near Gallipoli (or a bit north Porto Cesareo) on the west coast, or Otranto on the Adriatico sea, more rocky but spectacular ! The extreme south (Santa Maria de Leuca) is also very beautiful. Wake up early in order to avoid the crowds.

Our stay in Villa Eda is one of the most exciting as well as relaxing experience we have had for our family holidays.

Highly recommended !

Anne and Alain from Paris.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the air of authenticity that is breathed in the villa and in the Salento. Yours is a special family and I wish you the best. Regards Massimo
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Elegante ed accogliente villa nel cuore del Salent

  • 5 of 5

Un grazie alla famiglia Giurgola che ci ha ospitati la settimana di Natale e Capodanno che di solito non occupano.

Il Sig. Massimo è stato gentilissimo nell' accoglienza omaggiandoci con un ricco cesto di benvenuto.

Per il resto possiamo confermare che gli spazi ed i servizi all' interno ed all' esterno sono come descritti. Ci è mancato poco a fare il bagno in piscina visto che era aperta per un ritardo nell' arrivo della copertura invernale; era bellissima e pulitissima ma l' acqua troppo fredda per rischiare.

Ad un km da Galatina è localizzata bene per poter raggiungere facilmente Lecce, Otranto e Gallipoli che abbiamo visitato.

Da non perdere il centro storico con la basilica di Santa Caterina e la deguastazione del pasticciotto da Ascalone.

Speriamo di ritornarci per il posto e l' accoglienza!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! Non siamo e non saremo perfetti ma facciamo di tutto per rendere felici i nostri ospiti.
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The sky is always blue

  • 5 of 5

From the first moment (arriving late and tired) Massimo welcomed us warmly in Piazza San Pietro in Galatina and in three minutes we arrived at the villa. We were immediately struck by the spaciousness and ambience of the villa.We were charmed by the decoration of the villa and we felt in an atmosphere of holiday from the start.The private pool and the tennis court have given hours of endless pleasure and enjoyed the villa so much that we rarely venture far.However we visited the wine cellars of Salice Salentino, the magnificent Cathedral of Lecce and the beautiful village of Specchia. Exquisite pasticciotto and ice coffee with almond milk.There are a lot of good quality baby equipment and 2 kitchenettes one internal and one external.We could not have asked for a better holiday and would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Edda is a beautiful place to stay. It was fabulous to have the visit of the owner's aunt who spoiled us with baked goods, fruits and vegetables.

Galatina is a fantastic little local town! Altogether a very peaceful , calm area of Italy. Happy times away with the family.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday between the countryside and the sea

  • 5 of 5

Today last day in villa Edda; is exactly as described, very clean and immaculately maintained. It is in an enclosed garden which makes it ideal for a family holiday. There is ample parking and two locking gates. The pool has an automated cleaning device so is pristine and the covered garden terrace is so luxurious. It is furnished with a dining table and chairs, recliners and deck chairs. The house has been restored and refurbished very tastefully, retaining most original features but also adding all mod cons. Everything worked which does not always happen in a holiday home! Massimo is delightful to meet and is very helpful. We drove to visit nearby Galatina and some coastal resorts. The house is so comfortable and easy we ate at home. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

Galatina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Mar 31 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $272.37

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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.
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