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Glenn & Steve

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, polish

Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove

51 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Tarent Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 bd, 2 bath Trulli w/POOL & lrg eat-in kitch - Ostuni Martina Cisternino Ceglie

10M X 5M IN-GROUND POOL - Pool is open May through October

** NEW in 2016: Manchester to Brindisi direct via Ryanair (Mon and Fri only)**

Beautifully restored 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (yes, 2 bathrooms) hilltop trulli with pool, WIFI & stunning rural views. Trulli retains most of its original features including fireplace, stone arch ways, floor cistern etc. All windows are fitted with screens.

Tranquil countryside setting in nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees yet Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica -- and Ostuni beaches -- are all only minutes drive away.

Master Bedroom Suite has sitting area with fireplace.

Large eat-in kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining.

Additional outdoor pergola with plenty of cushions for chillouts and cocktails whilst watching the sun set.

Facilities:: 10M x 5M in-ground Pool.

WIFI, DVD player w/ TV monitor, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, fridge, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Rooms: - Master Suite with sitting area, DVD/monitor and en-suite shower room, WC and bidet.

- Bedroom Two: Double bed opening to patio (can be two singles).

- Second Shower Room: with WC and bidet.

- Large Eat-in Kitchen with comfortable seating for four.

- Shaded pergola with outdoor dining furniture: table, chairs, umbrella. Sun loungers X4 and additional

outdoor chairs (X4). Beach umbrella and cool box provided.

Linens and Towels provided.

Hilltop setting amongst nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees.

POOL IS OPEN and available for use MAY through OCTOBER

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 30 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues

(SEE BELOW FOR AIRLINES SERVICING BARI or BRINDISI)

Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to seculded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Recent guest Brian, from Texas, writes in his family's review:

'We have rented using VRBO in many countries including Australia, U.K., France and Portugal to name but a few. The Trulli property is clearly our favorite and it was extremely difficult to leave.'

Please read through our reviews for more information. Thank you.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

NEW FOR 2016: RyanAir from Manchester to Brindisi direct (Mon and Fri only)

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). Easyjet now flies LGW to Brindisi. Via London City Airport, Alitalia NEW in 2014: AirBerlin from Gatwick (Spring/Summer only)

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich.

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Glenn & Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, polish

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Puglia and how well organised the trulli was. The little touches were fantastic like having cling film, olive oil, coffee, tea, salt, fly swats, dishwasher tablets, washing detergent, umbrellas (luckily not needed), liquid soap etc etc – I know these sound minor but it’s just less things to think of when you get somewhere.



The area is fantastic and only 15 minutes to so many different towns and villages. We really enjoyed the food and wine and it was really nice to be in an area full of Italians rather than English! We enjoyed everywhere that we visited and every restaurant we ate in all for different reasons. Sometimes it may have been better food but at other restaurants it may have been a better atmosphere but all in all we had no bad meals at all. We also thought the value was excellent in this area too – where else can you go to a Michelin starred restaurant and eat for €100!



Thank you also for sorting out the few minor issues we had so quickly. Also can I say that Annie was fab – very helpful and good recommendations about local shops and restaurants etc. your local mini market has the best focaccia….



We left a really long message in your guest book – we love reading other people’s recommendations so hope these help other people’s time in Italy too.



Thank you again for a great holiday
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 59 reviews
Glen Mills , PA
5

On a scale from 1-10 this is 1000!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think there is enough space for me to write about how wonderful our stay was at TrulliVistas. Let me start by saying that the communication with the owners from the beginning was excellent! All the pictures you see on the web site are exactly (well really more awesome) then what is shown.

The day we arrived the owner somehow remembered that it was my birthday. There was a beautiful birthday cake with pink candles, and a bottle of prosecco waiting for us in the refrigerator!!! The stay was simply perfect from beginning to end. We were even lucky enough to meet Glenn and have a few cups of coffee and delightful conversation with him.

The trulli is beautifully decorated, sparkly clean, filled with information on places to visit, and just a wonderful place to unwind after a full day of sight seeing. I can only imagine how wonderful the in ground pool is in the summer. I also need to mention their property manager Annie. Annie is a delight and always available in case something happens at the Trulli. In this case, it was us setting of the alarm and having security show up. We didn't speak Italian, and the security officer didn't speak English...but Annie did at 10:30pm!

I would 100% stay here again, or perhaps at another property that the owners have in the area if we have a larger group.

Thank you Glenn for making this a memorable vacation in Puglia XOXO

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you RIta! It was a treat getting to meet you and swap stories over a few cups of brew :) And we are so pleased that you were able to celebrate your birthday WEEK at TrulliVistas and that our home appears to have exceeded your expectations. We do hope you have the opportunity to return to Puglia in the not-too-distant future, if you can fit a return visit in between all your other travel plans . . . you are a true 'traveller' vs tourist and a globetrotter after my own heart. Glenn (and Steve and Annie).
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5

Hat Trick Visit - Even Better Than First Two

  • 5 of 5

So we returned for our third visit this year - you only have to read our first two visit reviews from 2013 and 2014 to understand why - to find Glenn and Steve had made some subtle but beneficial upgrades including new small armoir, bench seat in kitchen with storage, and a great coffee maker! Enjoyed getting together again with Glenn and meeting Steve for the first time - great fun. Went to the markets in Martin Franca and Ostuni for the first tiime - thoroughly recommended for great produce and just the shear experience of local life. This year we stayed for two weeks and it was even better as a result. Totally relaxing. Have already booked again for two weeks in July 2016! About says it all really.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian & Judith . . . thank you so much. It really means alot to us that you enjoy TrulliVistas as much as we do. We are really chuffed that you have found a place that you not only love but a place that you choose to return to year after year -- we appreciate your trust in us immensely. Look forward to seeing you again in 2016. Glenn and Steve
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5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our week at TrulliVistas. The location is stunning, off of a charming country lane and right next to the bike path. The bike path is a terrific amenity. We were planning to rent mountain bikes but thw weather was marginal so instead we ran and walked on the path every day. The house, pool and grounds are beautiful. We loved the location because it was rural, private and quiet yet it was well situated for day trips - and there are tons of day trip options. There are a lot of tourist brocheres and maps at the house which were very helpful. Don't miss the MiniMart about a mile away which has fabulous home made focaccia daily. Glenn, Steve, Annie were all lovely. It was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Myrnie . . . and so glad you discovered our 'secret' mini-market!!! It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your stay at TrulliVistas and hope you have opportunity to return some day. It was a pleasure meeting you both! Glenn
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London
5

Stunning trullo set in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

This really is such a beautiful trullo and it was the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing honeymoon. The kitchen was very well stocked with utensils, crockery, etc. We loved having breakfast at the table (it was quite warm enough to sit in the patio outside). It was chilly in the evenings, so we made great use of the wood-burning stove in the master bedroom - very cosy. The lounge area by the pool was fantastic for sundowners (which we did even if the sun wasn't shining! The garden is large, as is the pool. The surrounding countryside is very pretty - lots of olive groves and other trulli. We went walking and running on the new cycle aqueduct that runs just outside the trullo which is a great way to see the countryside on foot. From the moment we booked we had several email exchanges with Glenn, who gave us great information on places to visit. When we arrived there was a bottle of Prosecco and flowers from him and Steve to congratulate us on our marriage, which was so thoughtful. Annie who checked us in and out was also very helpful and friendly - great to chat to. My husband and I would highly recommend a stay in this property. Thanks again Glenn, Steve and Annie!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that TrulliVistas was a memorable part of your honeymoon and hope you will return to celebrate an anniversary in the not too distant future. Glenn & Steve
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Beautiful Italian Countryside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in the region previously we knew what it had to offer. We had not, however stayed in a trulli before and it completely exceeded our expectations. The house itself is stunning and full of character whilst having every modern home comfort you could possibly need. The kitchen is amply equipped with plenty of space and the bedrooms are large and airy with extremely comfy beds. Everything is spotless and well maintained. Although it was too early for the pool it was lovely to sit under the pergola enjoying the late spring sunshine. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with olive trees in the surrounding fields. There's a cycle path/track next to the property which is perfect for a walk or bike ride. The towns of Martina Franca, Ostuni, Cisternino & Ceglie are easily accessible by car and all have excellent restaurants and cafes. We also visited the caves at Castellana Grotte which are a must. There is so much to see in the region and Trulli Vista is perfectly located for days and evenings out. Oh and not to forget Annie who met and guided us to the trulli on our arrival. Having lived in the area for many years Annie was full of invaluable information and handy hints. All in all Glenn and Steve have created an idyllic holiday home for families and couples that we will definitely be returning to.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! A pleasure to have you stay at TrulliVistas and hope to see you again soon.
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Beautiful and relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The trulli provides great holiday accommodation with all the facilities you would need. Its location provides sufficient privacy without feeling totally isolated. Other trullis are dotted across the landscape and there is a cycle path (Puglian Aquaduct) near the property. Local towns, such as Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ostuni, can be accessed easily and quickly, and the coast is not too far away either. The pool and pergola provide the perfect place to relax and read, in or out of the sun, and we spent the vast majority of the holiday outdoors. The evening sunsets and views are lovely, and it's great to return to the trulli after sightseeing and exploring. Assistance from Annie and the owner Glenn is very friendly, helpful and efficient. The property has earned its excellent reviews and we would very happily return and recomnmend to friends. A wonderful holiday and first trip to Italy!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your first trip to Italy and our trulli and Puglia delivered on your family's expectations. So glad you had a great time. G&S
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Car: necessary

Our romantic trullo with pool & two lamia sits on a rural countryside hilltop in the Valle d'Itria amongst a grove of olive & almond trees, and is ideally placed for easy access (less than 10km) to Martina Franca, Ceglie, Cisternino & Ostuni. Ostuni's beaches are accessible in about 25 minutes by car. The property has 180-degree views of the surrounding hills and valleys, dotted with trulli, masseria and local vineyards -- where you can visit and taste the locally produced wines. Local amenities e.g. supermarket, restaurants, bars are only short drives (or bicycling!) away. Martina Franca hosts an internationally-reknowned music festival (13 July - 4 Aug '13) and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Alberobello, is a 15km drive passing through the beautiful city of Locorotondo. The Adriatic, westward to the white beaches of Campomarino, is about an hour's drive. Lecce, the beautiful baroque jewel, makes for a perfect day trip. Brindisi Airport: 40 min Bari Airport: 1 hr 10min

Other Activities: Beaches, wine tasting, great Puglian restaurants, site-seeing

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Rates & Availability

Ostuni Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 22 2016 - Jun 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,058
 
 
5 Nights 18 to 23 June SPECIAL
Jun 18 2016 - Jun 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
$223
 
 
High Season
Jun 23 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,005
 
 
Shoulder High
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,392
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payments can be made in Euros or £ Sterling. Rates are net any transfer costs you may occur
POOL IS OPEN MAY thru OCTOBER
- A refundable deposit of 250 Euro is payable on arrival in cash.
- Linens and towels are included.
- Extra cleaning can be arranged at additional cost. Please enquire.
- Bookings remain provisional and are not secure until payment is received in full.

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Amenities

Tarent Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Suite w/sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double or can be two singles as well
  • Master Suite - attached sitting area (with fireplace) and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - Double bed, which may also be two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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