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Private heated pool, full A/C, free Wifi, near beaches, no extra charges!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, close to the Adriatic Sea

With a private solar heated swimming pool, Villa Rosa is located in a Italian holiday village on the edge of the Salento region of Puglia. Villa Rosa has two bedrooms (sleeping 4 - 6), and is located in its own walled, private gardens and surrounded by mature trees. Villa Rosa is fully equipped with everything you might need. There is air-conditioning in both bedrooms and in the living area. All utility costs and unlimited wifi are included in the rental price. There are no hidden extras.

Villa Rosa has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Villa Rosa is the perfect place to relax at any time of the year, and it's an ideal base from which to explore the Salento region and other parts of Puglia.

The villa has walled, gated gardens to the front of the villa and a sunny patio area with private swimming pool to the rear. With gates both sides of the villa and a child gate available for the rear patio doors, small children can play safely in the front gardens with their access to the pool restricted.

Villa Rosa is a self-catering villa that benefits from having the English owners living close by. Having lived in Puglia for more than nine years they are able to help and advise you whenever you need it.

Activities: During your holiday, between relaxing by the pool and sight-seeing, if you want to experience more of the real Puglia we can arrange Wine Tours, Olive Oil Tours, Cookery Lessons, Artisan and Market tours, an introduction to Italian or, if you are feeling more energetic, Kite-Surfing, Wind-Surfing, Snorkelling, Scuba-Diving, Horse-Riding, Tennis, Golf, Bicycle Trekking, Nature Reserve Walks. Please check our website or ask us for more details.

More Information: For more information and more photos please visit our website,

More Details

Bob and Debbie Lane
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Bob and Debbie Lane

We are an English couple who have travelled extensively often working abroad. Before moving to Puglia we lived in Berkshire in Southern England in a small town. We lived a hectic life revolving mainly around work ..... no wonder we opted out of the rat race and retired early when the opportunity presented itself!

Bob and Debbie Lane purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bob and Debbie Lane chose Casalabate

We had holidayed in Puglia in 1999 and returned in the Spring of 2005, renewing our love affair with Puglia, Having recently sold our business we made the major decision to sell up in the UK and retire early, looking for a complete change of lifestyle. We found it. From a frenetic working life to the warmth of the mezzo-giorno and the warmth and hospitality of the Southern Italians, Puglia provides us with the opportunity to take the time to enjoy our retirement. Villa Rosa was bought with the plan to make it a dedicated holiday rental in mind.

What makes this villa unique

There are many large villas with pools but not so many smaller two-bedroom villas that have private heated pools. With two bedrooms, sleeping 6, Villa Rosa is ideal for smaller families or couples who want the privacy and peace of a self-catering villa, especially one with a pool, and do not want to holiday as part of a larger group.

Located in Casalabate Villa Rosa is perfect for a relaxing seaside / pool holiday and also as a base to explore the Salento Region and Puglia. Our own home is five minutes drive from Villa Rosa and we are on hand to help with anything you may need.

Together with our fantastic events organiser, Ylenia, we can arrange almost any sort of activity or day trip, making sure you discover and understand the real Puglia. We've even hosted a wedding here at Casa Mare, and had several honeymooners choose Casa Mare as the place to be.

Our long term aim is to eventually move into Villa Rosa, we love it so much, and it is the ideal size for a couple or small family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Check out the Guest Comments on our Web Site
Nov 2007
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Casalabate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For cancellation terms and conditions please check with owner or read the Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The bedroom has air-conditioning and ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The bedroom has air-conditioning and ceiling fan.
  • Both bedrooms benefit from air-conditioning and ceiling fans and have ample storage units. Each bedroom has 1 superking bed with high quality orthopedic mattress and one single bed. Baby cot and high chair available on request, prior reservation required. Hairdryers, bathroom and beach/pool towels, bed linen and hotel type toiletries for first night provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will be personally welcomed by Bob and Debbie, the English owners of Villa Rosa. We can provide concierge services as/when required. A comprehensive Welcome Basket is provided, including local products and produce, starting on your exploration of Puglia food and wine. We can also stock the fridge and freezer in advance. Please request pro-forma shopping list/ Puglia Chef menu if you require either of these services. Payment for shopping/freezer dinners is due on arrival. Free WiFi internet access included, no data limitations. The washing machine is in the separate laundry room. Parents of small children should be aware that the 10m x 5m swimming pool is situated in the rear courtyard and is not enclosed. However we have provided child safety gates across the rear patio doors accessing the courtyard, the pool area and front gardens are separated by gates. Lilos and pool noodles, balls provided.


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Private heated pool, full A/C, free Wifi, near beaches, no extra charges!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 reviews
London, UK

Perfect Puglia

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Villa Rosa and we are already planning to return next year. We have fallen in love with the villa and indeed with the whole of the Salento region! Once again the welcome package was amazing and means you can immediately relax and start to enjoy your holiday - it not only includes the essentials like milk, cheese and cold meats but an incredibly generous amount of delicious local wines, homemade limoncello and lemonade, pasta, snacks and even your first meal, made by the local Puglia Chef. Bob and Debie, the owners work so hard to ensure your holiday is perfect. We arrived late at night due to flight delays but Bob was still there to meet us with a friendly greeting - he'd even put our wine in the fridge to chill! This year we once again took advantage of Bob and Debbie's wide range of local contacts and enjoyed some amazing days out. We went wine and food tasting, visited a beautiful local masseria for an alfresco lunch and an afternoon around the pool. We made salsa with a local family and ended up being invited by them first to a local festival and then to a meal at their house! This is typical of the friendly welcome we received from the locals. The food and wine in the area is wonderful and there are loads of local markets and restaurants to explore. If you wanted to just chill out by the pool or on the many nearby beaches then that is very easy to do too, or explore gorgeous local towns and cities like Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli and ( a new discovery this year) Squinzano. I really can't recommend this villa more highly, unlike some other places we have visited there is no false advertising, what you see on the website is exactly what you get, or no, actually it's far better than that! The ultimate compliment I can give is that part of me wants to keep this villa and the Salento region to myself - it's so unspoiled. But Bob and Debbie deserve to have people beating down their doors to stay here. We certainly cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests come back again ... it is like having friends visit us. So happy you enjoyed your holiday, it was a pleasure having you here and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
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South of England

Lovely villa in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Rosa first two weeks of July. It's a lovely villa, with a fantastic pool and outside living area. We spent most days relaxing by the pool in two weeks of beautiful Italian sunshine. The villa is fully equipped and a good size, making an excellent base for exploring the region. The towns of Brindisi and Lecce are within 30 minutes drive and well worth a visit. Casabalate is a very small seaside resort, but has everything to hand including a lovely pizza restaurant, which we visited several times.

Debbie and Bob the owners were excellent hosts and on hand nearby ,providing a delicious welcome basket on arrival, full of local produce.

Thank you both, we hope to return

Richard, Melanie and Isabelle

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

Even better this year!

  • 5 of 5

We love this villa so much we were back again this year! I've raved before about the amenities and the wonderful hosts, Bob and Debbie, what I really admire is they don't rest on their laurels but always seek to improve the villa each year. This time we enjoyed the beautiful newly paved patio area outside, access to British (and other international) TV channels and a brand new ceiling fan in the sitting room that kept us cool during the day. Best of all there is now air conditioning in both the bedrooms that we made use of at night. We are now counting the days until we can return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central in Puglia very well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the evening at the villa and enjoyed a very warm welcome by the owners. The villa is situated very central in Puglia, ideal for trips to nearby villages and towns. We have stayed in many villas before but this one was the best equipped we came accross so far! More than that, there is off course the famous welcome basket with lots of typical puglian and home made products (by Debbie!). We also did the wine tour with Debbie and Bob. We tasted one of the nicest red wines ever. Furthermore, our children liked the pool area very much, the water was still quite cold in early may, but they didn't care. You'll have absolute privacy in the back garden. We finished our week with a nice wine with Debbie and Bob. They are the most welcoming and friendly owners and will do anything to make your stay a pleasant one. Strongly recommended by us!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rosa is a wonderful villa ideally situated to discover the whole of Puglia. We spent our days exploring from the north to the south of the region coming home in the afternoons/evenings to topple into the fabulous pool and relax beside it. Debbie and Bob were friendly, professional, generous and helpful from the time we made initial contact to our departure. The welcome pack was amazing and had many unexpected treats which we enjoyed throughout our week. In addition, Debbie organised a wine tour for us, which turned out to be one of our highlights. We highly recommend this villa especially for people wanting to combine a cultural experience with a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that guests enjoyed their stay at Villa Rosa and love welcoming back return guests. Next year (2016) the pool at Villa Rosa will have solar heating and their will be air-conditioning in both bedrooms.
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Fantastic base for an Italian holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and we really enjoyed our stay at Villa Rosa. From the first email every communication with Debbie and Bob was informative, friendly and professional. The instructions they provided to the villa were clear and straighforward. Upon arrival we were surprised by the generousity of the welcome basket which meant that we were well provided for our first night. The villa itself is well stocked and the pool is magnificent! We found that both the guide book and the guest book in the villa were rich sources of detail about local beaches, restaurants and surrounding towns and villages and we found that this really informed our visit to Puglia. This is a top notch holiday home and Puglia is a fascinating region that should be visited before it becomes any more developed.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always it's great to hear when our guests have enjoyed their holiday at Villa Rosa and we especially appreciate the comments about the Villa guide. We will be working on the guide (and our website) throughout the forthcoming winter to make sure both are up to date and comprehensive!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Acaya Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
S. Pietro Vernotica or Squinzano
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
S613 Brindisi - Lecce
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Casalabate, Puglia (Apulia) on the Adriatic coast in southern rural Italy, is a small Italian community where the Italians holiday! A car is essential to visit Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni and other wonderful historic places as well as our local communities. There are restaurants and pizzerias in Casalabate itself, a small supermarket, butcher and fishmonger, fruit and veg store, deli/bakery and the Sunday market offers a wealth of local produce and products.

Villa Rosa is the ideal location for a seaside holiday, complemented with private 10m x 5m swimming pool, surrounded by patio with solid wood sun-loungers. Relax in the Puglia sunshine, soak up the local culture, explore the Salento, spend the day on a nearby beach. However you want to spend your holiday time, this Puglia villa is the place to do it.

Eating out in local restaurants is a wonderful experience or for a change have the Puglia Chef cook authentic local Puglia cuisine and deliver it to your door. Relax on the patio under the Puglia night skies and enjoy a delicious meal and local wine.

Take an escorted, chauffeur driven wine tour to discover the fantastic variety of Pugliese wine. It's a fun day out and you can buy wine for your holiday and to take home.

The English owners have lived in Puglia for over nine years and are close at hand to offer help and advice when needed. They are able to help you to arrange activities and discover parts of Puglia and the Salento that you would not find on your own.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.2

Prices are for the villa, max. occupancy 6, per week in UK Pounds. The rental rates are inclusive of all utilities, a/c, linens / towels and the final clean. No nasty surprises!
25% deposit to secure booking, balance due 12 weeks before arrival. Security Deposit is due 1 day before arrival
Payment by bank transfer, debit/credit card or Paypal. Security deposit of £250 by debit/credit card or Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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