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Heated infinity pool, tennis, free wifi,garden,games,a/c, peace,joy and serenity

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathooms, pool, tennis court in a genuine and loving atmosphere

With its 6 beds+4, free wi fi, heated infinity pool, tennis, minivolley, badminton, darts, soccer, bicycle, infrared sauna and a wonderful garden, Villa Edda is an optimal solution for couples, families or groups of friends looking to enjoy a holiday in the heart of the Salento Greece, staying in a cool and comfortable home in a genuine atmosphere, amiable and sincere.

Followed by a detailed description of the interior and exterior.

Is accessed by a main gate: right, left and back lawn, flowers and tall trees surrounding the mansion with all 'exterior, fireplace, tennis court, indoor and outdoor kitchen, a wonderful new heated infinity pool 12 x 5, with children's pool and hot tub area in which to get carried away by the pleasant calm waters for more relaxation in a natural setting of palm trees and Mediterranean maquis; hammock, lounges and deck complement the 'furnishing of outer space; news from next Summer, a wellness area with infrared sauna, emotional showers, waterfall, with water blade, with horizontal water jets and a relaxation area where you can taste a herbal tea and read a magazine; available to guests bicycles for exploring the nearby countryside, the crypt of Sant 'Anna, the pine forest of the horses with the' adjoining stables, the historic centers of the neighboring municipalities, sport facilities for tennis, mini volleyball, badminton, darts, table football and games for children.

Built of local stone with thick walls and vaulted the villa star is made up of a large atrium around which there is a large air-conditioned living room with fitted kitchen, a double sofa bed ( double bed with two beds ), LED TV, satellite channels, cinema, sports, programs for kids, a blue ray dvd player, a speaker wireless Internet, a hi fi system with CD player, bluetooth, usb; free wi-fi available in structure, station for laptop, three bedrooms, one double and two doubles(convertible into double), in large comfortable sofa bed hallway, two spacious fully tiled bathrooms and come with accessories and glass showers, complimentary toiletries, environmentally friendly, four showers including 3 internal and external; present in every local mosquito nets and radiators for heating. The large veranda overlooking the riot of greenery is equipped for you to live pleasant moments of reading and relaxation lunches and dinners. Surrounded by nature with an unparalleled air to outside and inside, Villa Edda allows you to relax ... a house to dwell in and unwind in a quiet spell away from our everyday life a few centuries. 1-minute drive and you will be in Galatina where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the city's beauty, of all the famous Basilica of St. Catherine in the old town full of courtyards and small shops, and the church of Saints Peter and Paul tied to the tradition of the "Taranta".

Two kilometers away is the wonderful Poetry Park, a journey through the most famous verses of literature, in the shade of the pines, with the background cicadas to remind us that it is summer. We spent a day in July in Sogliano Cavour along the Mediterranean paths of the Poetry Park, the pinewood area of ​​this Salento hinterland, among the most beautiful, offering a unique and fascinating cultural journey, halfway between mind and body. Among wild plants of blackberries, fig trees and holm oaks of the Mediterranean, in this green lung on the road that connects the village to Corigliano d'Otranto, there are several posts that collect the poems of the classics of literature on fixed stands. Scattered here and there even cultural houses that encourage the exchange between readers called to donate a book so that the poetry becomes sharing in a place that aims to promote just this: the meeting, exchange, culture. But the Park of Poetry is also a public space open to children and sportsmen who can take advantage, the first of an area equipped with a playground, the latter of special gymnastic paths.

Nearby, 10 min., you will find Lecce with the charm of the Baroque; the municipalities of Salentine Greece, the 'linguistic island ellenofona of Salento, which speaks a dialect known as neo-greek griko; to 20 min. the spectacular Gallipoli with its dunes, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the legendary nightlife; to 30 min. Otranto with its millenary history, natural bridge between East and West; to 40 min. Santa Maria di Leuca with its nineteenth-century villas. More generally Villa Edda will give you the ability to watch, taste, touch and experience the Salento.

The private infinity pool, which arguably has the best views from the property, is heated during the months of April, May and October. It has internal and external lights so provides lovely night-time bathing.

The villa is for exclusive use and the stay during the months of June, July, August and September is weekly with arrival and departure on Saturdays; in the remaining months it is possible to book short stays with arrival and departure every day.

(Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, bed, kitchen and bath linen, pool/beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area.

Reservation and payment online or PAY STRUCTURE - you do not need any advance payment; FREE cancellation).

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More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Massimo

Hello, my name is Max and I am 49 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 11 years.

Massimo purchased this villa in 1980

Why Massimo chose Galatina

Villa Edda is a wonderful villa, immersed in the green of the Salento countryside where my children spent the beginning of each summer season. Even on the hottest days, the bedrooms are always fresh thanks to the construction features of the house, the stone from Lecce, and the vaulted ceilings. 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

This dwelling features all the modern commodities and services to live it in every season ( cooling with air conditioning and heating with radiators ). There are many spaces (a large living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 sofa beds and three bathrooms, one of which is located near the swimming pool ) for being used by many people. It is ideal for families with children or friends wanting to spend time together, maybe by cooking on the barbecue in the garden. Still, the house’s kitchen has everything needed and a good household equipment such as an oven, a dishwasher, a fridge with freezer. Chatting and dining under the large and cosy veranda, or sit around the pool while listening to some music or reading a book. You will fully live each moment ,maybe by walking along the country lanes under a starry night.


Galatina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Camera da letto 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • 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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastique vacances en famille - nous reviendrons

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes restés six jours dans cette villa de rêve.

La maison est très agréable et bien située. Elle possède tous les équipements nécessaires. La terrasse est très spacieuse et bien aménagée. La piscine est magnifique et grande.

Massimo est un très bon hôte, toujours disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Il nous a réservé un accueil chaleureux. Il nous a donné beaucoup d'informations sur les endroits à voir, les sorties à faire. Nous étions comme à la maison. Nous conseillons vivement cette location. L'eau est fraîche en Avril, mais Les plages de Gallipoli sont magnifiques, en particulier green Bay et "Punta Suina". Nous conseillons aussi la visite de la magnifique Parc Naturel de Porto sauvage. Un grand merci à Massimo.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de dire au revoir ... Vous avez eu la chance avec le temps .... après avoir quitté le temps était mauvais. J'espère vous voir bientôt. Merci encore
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Absolutely great!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure for us to stay at that villa. It is not brand new, but this is what it makes so beautiful. We rented many houses in Italy and France until now, but this was definitely one of our nicest experiences, not only because of the nice and fully equipped villa with different sport facilities and the spacious garden but also because of the friendliness and generosity of the owner.

We definitely can recommend to rent this villa. It is a very good starting point for trips especially to Lecce or Gallipolli, but also to the nice beaches of the adriatic or the ionic sea.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Mr Mathias and family for having left your contribution on Hwners and for describing in words so flattering our home. We are very happy to know that we have been able to give you so much sympathy and courtesy so that your stay in Salento is even more enjoyable. We therefore hope to come back soon to make us company for a new exciting vacation here in Villa Edda. Greetings Famiglia Giurgola
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Absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have stayed in many properties in various countries in Europe and the USA, this Villa is in a class of its own,the standard of everything inside and outside the Villa is just superb. The owner is great, meeting us at the city and guiding us to the Villa, the welcome hamper was very generous as was the various fruit / vegetables which appeared on the door step from time to time. We had a marvelous time in Salento the weather was just beautiful and I would really recommend a trip to Otranto and Gallipoli.

Finally I must mention Ascalone Cafe for a "pasticciotto", Notaro bakery and L'Artigiana to order superb land or sea dishes to take away, great value for money.

Thanks again to Massimo for the privilege of staying in their wonderful property, I am sure we shall return at some time in the future.

Elisa and friends

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are very glad you were happy with everything and thank you for your compliments was a pleasure. Best regards Famiglia Giurgola
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Un meraviglioso ritorno in villa!

  • 5 of 5

Come promesso al proprietario Massimo, con mia moglie ed i tre figli siamo ritornati in villa dopo averci soggiornato a Capodanno.

La dimora è luminosa e pulita. Tutto è in ordine e disposto in modo razionale. Le tre camere, i due bagni completi, la cucina e le due zone living offrono comodità assoluta sino a sei persone. Utile quando non c' è molto vento il piano cottura esterno; utilizzato spesso il barbecue a legna in giardino in prossimità del pergolato organizzato con un bel tavolo e sedie in legno bianco.

Che dire possibilità di fare sport come nuoto, tennis, calcetto, pallavolo, pallacanestro, babington, freccette ed allo stsso tempo avere i tuoi spazi per oziare su un' amaca o chaise longue sotto il sole, al tramonto o al fresco sul prato sotto una palma o pineta è stato il massimo. Ognuno in famiglia ha avuto i suoi spazi e tempi per trascorrere una settimana fantastica.

Ho riposato molto e visitato poco... comunque la posizione nel cuore del Salento la pone vicino alle mete più visitate.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect home. perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Delightful place. An oasis of calm but plenty to do around the area. Massimo and family wonderful hosts. Not far from coasts on each side. Lovely local restaurants. Beautiful gardens and pool. Everything you could possibly look for!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara! It's true the location is strategic to visit all of Salento and the peace of the place helps. A greeting to you and your friends.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent amazing 11 days in villa Edda this year in June. The host of villa Massimo did everything, that our holidays would be smooth and relaxing. By the way, we found in villa everything what could be required, starting from kitchen equipment and finishing with unexpected games and different activities for children. The environment around the villa was comfortable, cozy and blooming. Thanks a lot, Massimo, for your care!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to have known you; you were the first guests from your beautiful country. We will always give our guests the best Thanks Darius!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary

1.5 kilometers from Galatina, rich in history, art and culture; in the heart of Salento between the municipalities of Salentine Greece; between Gallipoli and Otranto, Lecce and Santa Maria di Leuca




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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