About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
A beautiful holiday home consisting of four authentic Trulli with private pool
In this pristine landscape, we can accommodate up to 10 guests very comfortably, i.e. two persons per bedroom.
The main building which has four Trulli and two extensions, includes:
- one main room with an American-style kitchen
- a dining area and a living room with a large flat screen TV
- a large master bedroom, followed closely by a spacious bathroom
A door connects the main building to the "Trullo" part of the house where there are:
- 3 further bedrooms
- a bathroom
- another smaller kitchen/dining room
Separate to the main building, although still attached, is a little "maisonette" which includes a bedroom with an on-suite bathroom, a kitchenette with a dining table and chairs, along with a wardrobe and sofa bed. Originally the rabbits' and chickens' quarters back when our grandparents worked the markets twenty ago, this part of the villa has now been converted into a lovely quiet private "maisonette" for a couple travelling with a big group of friends or a nanny staying with a large family for instance.
- Accommodates - 10 (max 12 on sofa bed)
- Bedrooms - 5
- Bathrooms - 3
- Swimming pool (10m x 5m) with loungers and 2 large parasols
- Pool house with toilet & changing area
- Hammocks - 2
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Linen, towels and pool towels
- Ovens - 2
- Microwave oven
- Flat screen TV (42'')
- Large private parking
- Outside terrace
- Heating during winter
- Water, gas, electricity
- Caretakers in the grounds (absolute discretion and clear separation if no extra services are required)
There is no public transport in the area, so a car is essential, both to get to and from the airport and to get around during your stay.
- Welcome upon arrival - keys, tour of the house, tips
- Weekly cleaning - change of linen and house cleaning
- Welcome pack (local food and drink)
- Local support 24/7
- Wi-fi access
Extra services upon request (ask for price list):
- Cook - local food (breakfast, dinner, etc.)
- Food shopping service
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Baby sitter
- Pool life guard (certified)
- Swimming lessons (certified)
- Daily/extra cleaning
- Massage and manicure at home
- Food pack from our land - olive oil, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, almonds, wine, plums, figs, etc.
Puglia is very well connected to many airports across the country as well as Europe; you can either fly directly to Brindisi or Bari or fly there via Milan, Rome and other Italian cities with Alitalia.
Puglia (Apulia) is now served by British Airways, Easyjet, Lufhansa, Air Berlin, Ryanair and many more. You also have a choice between two airports, Bari and Brindisi (closer to the villa).
Marielise and Stephanie
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Marielise and Stephanie
Hi, we're Marielise and Stephanie, we're half Italian-half British, and passionate about languages and travelling. Our family are fortunate to own this beautiful Trullo in Puglia where our paternal family is from. On behalf of them, we will be taking care of renting our home. We speak 4 languages fluently (English, French, Italian, Spanish, and some Portuguese and Dutch) so don't hesitate to contact us in any of those languages :) "Trullo Maria Leo" is a family villa passed down from generation to generation throughout the past few centuries. The name of the trullo was chosen in honour of our dear nonno Leonard'Antonio and nonna Maria who lived there for nearly 60 years and, to this day, still love it very dearly. Now, they (and the rest of the family) are keen to share their beloved home with other people and invite them to marvel at the beauty and charm of it. We hope you will love and enjoy this family home as much as we have and we are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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A great Trullo in a fantastic setting
We loved our stay in the Maria Leo Trullo. The villa is a great combination of old trulli and a new extension. Plenty of room for a group of 10 adults although you do have to go through the twin bedroom to get to one of the double rooms. Oviously this is great if you have a couple of young children. The other rooms are all separate and the annex is entered from a separate external door so is great for a little more privacy. We were two families and my two nieces loved the annex, which has two 4' wide beds.
A car in a must but it is only a short drive into Cisternino. Well worth a visit for a couple of nights during your stay. Starve yourself if you are going to the butcher/restaurants as you will get a huge meat feast.
Thank you Mark for this lovely note - we are very pleased that you enoyed your stay!
Till next time :)
Authentic Southern Italy in a nutshell
Great setting in the countryside, only 5 mins drive from the beautiful town of Cisternino. There is a great sense of space at the Villa with ample parking and well-maintained grounds to walk around. The pool was a decent size, very clean and well lit at night. The Villa itself was lovely with 5 decent bedroom sizes, very clean and a modern kitchen area. The veranda over-looking the pool is a great area to entertain and eat in with good barbeque facilities on the grounds. It was great having the caretaker living beside the villa as he was very responsive and on hand to deal with any issues immediately. There was an excellent selection of local restaurants to choose from. OffTopic in one of the main squares was a very friendly, tasty experience. Zio Petro was a unique dining experience and Il Capricco was probably the most authentic Italian restaurant in the area. It is a bit off the beaten track in terms of location (about 5km from Cisternino) but definitely worth the visit a few times as the food, wine and Ice Cream is fabulous and all locally produced. Cisternino is well located as a base to take day trips to some of the other towns in the area such as Martina Franca, Alberobello and Ostuni and is only a 35min drive from some beautiful places on the coast like Monopoli, San Vito and Poligano a mare. Plus the beaches are only 20 mins drive and are really worth it. Eating out is superb value if you avoid the obvious tourist places and you seldom feel like you are being ripped off in this part of Italy.
Thank you very much for this lovely review Fergal! We were delighted to host you at our villa and hope you will visit the region again soon.
All the best to you all,
Attractive trulli set in lovely grounds
This spacious villa , with trulli, is ideal for family groups and it's setting in attractive gardens, overlooking olive groves, offers total privacy. There is also a large pool with loungers and by the pool, under an olive tree, is a hammock which is ideal for relaxation. Within twenty minutes there are lots of different hilltop towns which offer a wide range of restaurants with delicious food and unspoilt central squares and numerous walk ways. It's a very attractive area and villa and we would recommend it to others.
Thank you for this very nice review Jill! I am really pleased that you enjoyed the villa and surroundings, as well as the region. We hope you'll visit again soon.
All the best,
Fabulous villa in perfect location!
We were two families spending a week in Puglia and this was the perfect place for us to stay. The villa is spacious with plenty of room for children to play and relax, for grown ups to cook and eat, and for all of us to enjoy the beautiful pool and its gorgeous setting. We toured the region - 20 minutes to a variety of beaches, 10-20 minutes to some spectacular towns, and near so many great restaurants. We even took a tour of a local olive producer (at Masseria Brancati), which was fabulous, and went for an afternoon at the nearby waterpark. Zio Riccardo was charming and helpful, on hand for anything we needed but unobtrusive (although we would have happily invited him for dinner). Stephanie and Riccardo couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you for a beautiful week :-)
Thank you so much for your lovely message! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the Trullo and would love to welcome you again one day soon :-) Arrivederci! Take care, Stephanie & the family
Cisternino is known to be one of the Valle d'Itria most enchanting, historic towns. The small and utterly charming old town centre has remained virtually intact for centuries, with its whitewashed houses, narrow streets, historic churches and elegant central 'piazza'. There are also several panoramic view points where visitors can enjoy the surrounding countryside, its rolling hills, dry stone walls and white conical trulli scattered all across the region. The nearby beaches also provide a large variety of fun activities for adults and children alike.