About the property
- Villa2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
The villa is self -catering offering luxurious accommodation in a rural setting.
A beautiful and luxurious villa with salt water swimming pool. The villa ' ILGelso' is set in a large private garden. There is a spacious paved patio surrounding the beautiful salt water pool. There are two gazebos on the patio, one for dining al fresco, the second has built in seating where you can sit and watch the sun go down. Perfect for those warm balmy evenings.
The Trullo has been lovingly restored maintaining many of the original features. Furniture is stylish with a relaxed elegance. IL Gelso has beautiful spacious rooms throughout. The accommodation comprises of a large master suite with en suite, french doors leading out onto the patio. 1 Double bedroom with its own dressing room and access to the Jack and Jill bathroom. A twin room with separate dressing room and access to the J & J bathroom. A beautifully appointed lounge with views onto the pool. A spacious comfortable dining room. The kitchen is very well equipped with top of the range equipment.
The villa is perfect for groups of friends or families looking for stylish luxury
Extra interests for children: Zoo Safari in Fasano a great day out for children, with animals a funfair and a theatre
Castellana Grotto underground caves . Believed to be amongst the largest in Europe,. Interesting for all the family.
Egnazia , Ruins of a Roman encampment and port
Matera , Cave dwellings which were inhabited by the Troglodyte's The place where Mel Gibson filmed the Passion
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- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is a wonderful place to stay. Our party consisted of 3 married couples and the villa was very perfect in every way for us and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it. The villa is as good, if not better than it looks in the photograph's. It is a great base for exploring the area but it was so nice just relaxing by the pool it was hard to tear yourself away from it. Anita was very helpful during our stay and booked taxi's for us on a few occasions when we went into Alberobello for dinner in the evenings. The local restaurants that Anita recommends are excellent and great value.
Beautiful and Well-Equiped Villa
This was a lovely rental property that was beautifully renovated and was extremely well equipped. The owners, Anita and Pino were very welcoming and nothing was too difficult. We loved the villa layout which was perfect for the four of us, however there were sometimes fights for the linked bathroom between our grown up children! The outside pool area however, was just perfect. Outside was very private and we enjoyed this space throughout the day with covered eating area, a lovely barbecue pit, a comfy seating area and plenty of sun loungers. The pool was great and although we had some reservations over the fact that it was salt water, we never noticed this other than to note that we didn’t always smell of chlorine, which was lovely.
If we were to find fault we would have preferred a proper double bed in the master bedroom rather than two singles that push together; you can never get away from the lump in the middle! We also had an issue with traffic being rerouted due to roadworks and this made the country road beside us busier. It was only an issue because it was warm at night and we needed to keep doors and windows open as there was no air-conditioning. Our final comment would be that we are always nervous when having to make bank transfers to pay for villas as this affords the customer no protection and opens you up to fraud and abuse; Anita puts your fears at bay very quickly once contacted, but it would be a shame if they are losing any potential customers because of this.
That all said, this was overall a fantastic stay and one of the nicest villas that we have had the pleasure of staying in, thank you!
Perfect villa in ideal location
We stayed in Il Gelso for 1 week in mid July. From initial booking Anita was great with information etc. I was concerned that I couldn't pay by PayPal so I rang her and we discussed it, and she put my mind at ease.
When we arrived the villa was immaculate. As other reviewers have said, it's better in reality than the photos; and that's saying something.!
It is ideally located approx 1.5 miles outside Alberobello on a country road. It is very peaceful, yet convenient to the shops, restaurants etc in the town. I took walks along some of the adjoining country lanes in the evening and it was so picturesque.
All the furnishings and equipment in the villa are top notch, including excellent, free wifi coverage.
The outdoor area around the pool is ideal for BBQ's and the pool itself is a good size. Our 3 boys (9, 11 and 13) loved it.
Great location for exploring Puglia. We visited the caves at Castellana, Ostuni, Lecce and Polignano a Mare. The beaches are good, but not spectacular on the Adriatic coast and are a 25 min drive.
Anita and Pino were excellent hosts, offering great recommendations for restaurants etc.
I would definitely recommend this villa.
Family Holiday, Lorraine F.
We have just returned to Ireland after spending 12 wonderful days in Il Gelso. This villa is everything and more than the pictures show. We were a family of five with three young adults in their early 20s. This is a place to truly relax and get to see the wonderful area of Puglia. Anita and Pino are exceptional owners and were so helpful from the moment we made our booking. We have been booking our holidays through VRBO for years and we would have to say that the owners of this property are the kindest, friendliest and most professional we have dealt with. This villa will not disappoint. We really hope we can return some day.
Amazing week in a beautifully & tastefully decorated luxury villa. Anita & Pino are incredibly welcoming, friendly & helpful, advising on super places to eat & visit. They have thought of everything you need for a relaxing & peaceful stay. IL Gelso is quite frankly a magical place to stay, the only downside was a week was not long enough!
I found Il Gelso on HomeAway about a year ago and was immediately drawn to it because of the stunning pictures and fantastic reviews across the board that it has received. I have to say that it doesn't disappoint in any way at all, the place itself and location is just fantastic. So close to Alberobello, yet beautifully set in the wonderfully rustic Puglia countryside.
It really looks better than the pictures when you arrive, the attention to detail, the gorgeous pool, kitchen and bedrooms are just fantastic and the outside area for al fresco dining is so atmospheric in the evenings. Anita and Pino are so helpful and welcoming and only a call away should you need them.
I would absolutely recommend il Gelso to anybody looking for an authentic family Trullo experience. Just fantastic!
p.s Apologies for such a late review
The villa is situated in the beautiful country side of Alberobello Puglia.Approx 2km from the town .The area offers a diversity of cultural and social activities.Alberobello is a world heritage site,Capital of the Trullo.A beautiful town with a great choice of excellent restaurants and bars.The villa is situated within easy reach of other towns of interest Martina Franca,with elegant Baroque architecture, and great shopping. Locorotondo famous for its white wine,with a Centro Storico(old town). Ostuni known as The White City sits on a hillside overlooking the sea. Castelana Grotto a fine example of stalactites and stalagmites.A must is the historic town of Lecce with fine examples of Baroque Byzantine and Roman architecture.The coast offers something for every one from long sandy beaches to rocky coves and caves,also a nature reserve.Puglia is an agricultural area with some of the most fantastic olive groves and vine yards, yielding some fine wines and rich olive oil. 'Buon Appetito'
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Bookings require 25% deposit. The balance plus a £200 / 250 euro security deposit to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. The security deposit is returned within ten working days of leaving the property, subject to inspection. Easter week 2014 £1600 Gas Electricity and water are included in the rental rate ( fair usage policy applies)All services are metered