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Villa with Large Pool in 2.5 acres. Beautifully Renovated. Wi-Fi.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 177,604 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy - Perfect Location for Exploring Unspoilt Puglia's Lovely Towns and Resorts

Casa Settembre is a luxury villa in a rural location. Totally renovated. There are two large airy bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, sitting room and two bathrooms. Large 12m x 6m pool. Thick walls make it cool in summer and cosy in winter. Full central heating and wood burning stove. Set in 2.5 acres of orchard, gardens and woodland, it is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday and for exploring this fascinating region of Italy. The beautiful Baroque town of Martina Franca is about 10 minutes drive away and there you will find fantastic restaurants, an impressive cathedral, a vibrant market and excellent shops. The magical trulli capital, Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 20 minutes drive. Casa-Settembre is midway between lovely beaches on the Adriatic coast and sandy beaches in the Gulf of Taranto, on the Ionian Sea. International airports, Brindisi and Bari both about 60 minutes away. Guests in this villa have exclusive use of the private pool whilst they are on site.

The villa has two trulli and is extremely comfortable and well equipped. There is Wi-Fi, television with Sky, DVD player and DVD library.

More Details

Owner
John Messer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About John Messer

We are a recently retired couple with a grown up family and grandchildren living in England.

Susie is a painter and John says he is a gardener and as Puglia is 'the garden of Italy' both of us find plenty of opportunity to hone our skills.

John Messer purchased this villa in 2006

Why John Messer chose Tarent

We moved to live permanently in southern Italy in 2006 and chose Puglia for its friendly people, delightful trulli, peaceful rural life and wonderful beaches. We love it here. The local wines from Salento and Maduria as well as the fresh fish, cheese and meats and the abundant, local vegetables and fruit of our area are delicious. The famous, regional dish of fave and cicoria is not to be missed!

With easy flights into the two main airports of Bari and Brindisi we often see our family, two grown up sons and two grandchildren. Our grandchildren can never wait to be here. We are not quite sure if we are the attraction or the pool is!

Our property is on a plateau, the Murge, well above the summer baking plains of Taranto and Fasano so we invariably have a gentle, cooling breeze.

What makes this villa unique

Our property is very peacefully and conveniently located. The loudest sound is usually the gentle peal of cow bells. Although in the country, we are five minutes by car from one of the loveliest towns, Martina Franca with its many restaurants, shops and cafes. The villa has cool, tiled floors throughout, two trullo cones and high barrel vaulted ceilings to keep you cool. Clean white walls, crisp white sheets and fluffy white towels help to keep guests comfortable. The villa has been renovated to a very high standard and is very well equipped. Our secure parking, boule court under shady trees, outdoor table tennis and a bigger than usual private pool, means that we offer our guests the best facilities. We have two and a half acres of orchard, gardens and woods to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quotes from our visitors' book 2013.

'Casa Settembre has been the perfect place to relax, unwind, and forget our hectic lives back in the UK. John and Susie are wonderful hosts - unobtrusive, yet always welcoming when we had a question. We would highly recommend Casa Settembre to any of our friends wanting to explore this wonderful part of Italy' (Alison, Chris, Rebecca and Ben)

'We have stayed in many villas over the years and this has been voted the best by the whole family. It has everything you need to make a lovely, relaxing family holiday including excellent hosts!' (Liz, Mark, Isaac and Esme)

'We have had a wonderful two weeks. We have done less exploring than we first planned, preferring the immediate and tranquil surroundings of Casa Settembre. We cannot fault it. The swimming pool is magnificent.' (Steve, Clare, Henry and Felix)
Jan 2008
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Amenities

Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 177604 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Wash Basin, Hip Bath with shower over
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wash basin
  • White tiled, modern shower with wc, bidet, washbasin. Blue bathroom with hip bath, shower attachment, wc, wash basin and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 + cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large and airy with king size double bed. Bedroom 2 large double room with twin beds. Single occasional armchair/sofa bed. Cot available on request. Crisp, white cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Swimming towels also provided. Very comfortable rooms with ample storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa has been renovated to a very high standard. Very safe and secure with gated parking. Suitable for children. Very thick trullo walls help to keep the interior cool in summer and cosy in winter. Full central heating. This is a no smoking site. Owners on site to offer guidance and advice if needed. This is a peaceful, luxuriously appointed villa, perfect for exploring Puglia. Outside: Large 12m x 6m private pool and sun terrace, extensive orchards and woods. Barbecue, patio dining, sun loungers and chairs, access to roof area. Outdoor table tennis and boule court under shady trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Crisp, white cotton sheets and fluffy towels provided weekly. Beach/pool towels also provided weekly.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with Large Pool in 2.5 acres. Beautifully Renovated. Wi-Fi.
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5

"Trulli" Lovely

  • 5 of 5

As an architecture buff, I have always wanted to visit Puglia and stay in a trullo. After visiting nearly every other region of Italy, my husband and I finally made it to Martina Franca and a week long delightful visit to the home of John and Suzie Messer. We arrived early evening on a Saturday to a very warm welcome from our hosts. There were some start-up items in the fridge as well as a bottle of wine and loaf of homemade bread.

The trullo is just as I margined, spacious yet cozy, very nicely furnished with a well-equipped kitchen. The bed is especially comfortable and the surroundings quiet and picturesque. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit chilly so we were unable to enjoy the beautiful pool nestled in the large garden behind the house. However, the sun was warm and we made good use of the garden for reading and relaxing. John and Suzie are very knowledgeable about the region and love living there. They offered great suggestions for hikes, historic sights, cafes, and restaurants in the nearby town and beyond.

The charming old city is only a ten minute drive away and it is easy to while away a few hours wondering through the winding streets and alleyways... many wonderful photo-ops and very friendly townspeople. We felt very "at home" and thoroughly enjoyed both the quiet and privacy of our stay as welll as sharing quality time with John and Suzie who are themselves well-travelled and great story tellers with a warm sense of humor. We highly recommend a stay ar Casa Settembre.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great having you to stay in our guest trullo. We very much enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for coming all the way from America to visit Puglia. We have had many American guests but you were the first from Kansas City. Yes, we feel the same about Puglia, it really is interesting, friendly and beautiful and the architecture here is unlike any other region of Italy. We are glad that you enjoyed all your visits and we hope that you come back soon.
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great relaxing holiday, the villa gardens and pool were fantastic and the owners John and Susie where lovely and very helpful. Martina Franca is a lovely town with plenty of good restaurants and great atmosphere when it comes alive at night.

Tom Stewart

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, Martina Franca is such a vibrant town isn't it. There's always something going on. We love living here. It really is a slice of paradise.
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Martina Franca - Villa Settembre

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely spotlessly clean and spacious trulli run by a wonderful couple originally from England (John & Susie). The place is little out of the town but close enough for a quick drive in to see the sights and take in the old town which is beautiful. A good central base for the whole of Puglia too. The place is tranquil with its own pool and entertainment so is fabulous for a restful break should you decide to just relax instead. Highly recommended if your standards are high for accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it really is a great place to unwind, isn't it? Sky blue sunny skies, clear sparkling water in the pool, quiet corners of tranquility - it all adds up to peace, perfect peace. Who could want for anything more? So glad you enjoyed staying here. We'd really love to see you again.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Italy and we chose to do a 2 centre holiday.

We visited Rome for a couple of days, crazy but excellent. Then we wanted a week of relaxation.

And if you are looking for shear relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life then John and Suzies Trulli is absolutely the place.

The Trulli is gorgeous, loved it.We wanted to stay in one of these traditional houses, and we were not disappointed.

It is a home from home. Everything you need for a great holiday is provided.

A really well equipped kitchen, again, everything you need. The living area is very comfortable we a great choice of books(one of which I have since purchased since I came home)

We spent a lot of time by the beautiful pool, and If you are traveling with children you will struggle to tear them away from here. It's a great size with a diving board to boot!!

John and Suzie are the perfect hosts, always there if you need any support about the local area, or suggestions for restaurants etc. Genuinely lovely people(with some great bread making skills, thank you)

We had such a wonderfully relaxing holiday in your Trulli, thank you.

If you are reading this review and considering going to John and Suzies Trulli, we absolutely recommend you do. You can't fail to come away relaxed and wanting to move to Italy.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a relaxing holiday and enjoyed staying at Casa Settmbre. We think that Puglia really is a very special area and clearly you did too. We still have guests swimming in the pool (mid October) in this little slice of paradise. Thank you for leaving the villa so clean and tidy. Come back soon!
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A wonderful, countryside oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful week on this property. The traditional style vacation home was immaculate and well equipped with everything we needed. There was much attention to detail and we felt like we were at home! John and Suszie were gracious hosts and very helpful when asked about exploring the area. We are so grateful we found this little jewel. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really was such a pleasure to have you here. Come back anytime. Enjoy the rest of your exploration of Puglia. Best wishes, John and Susie
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Amazing villa in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

A stunning villa, absolutely perfect for a family holiday or a trip with friends. Beautiful location too, nice and rural and the nearby town was a fun day out as well.

Property was well looked after and we had no problems whatsoever. If you're looking for somewhere to escape to then this is ideal!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed this lovely part of Itay. Yes, we think that Puglia is Paradise.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Martina Franca
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Savelletri
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Martina Franca
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Taranto
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Martina Franca
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lido Azzuro
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lovely beaches and lidos either on Adriatic coast - about 20 miles away, or Ionian Sea, again about 20 miles away.

Travel:

Car essential. Two international airports, Brindisi or Bari, both within easy distance. Car hire available from either and car can be collected from one and dropped off at the other. Some guests find flights to Rome or Naples more convenient and drive from there.

Distances:

The centre of Martina Franca is about 3 miles away. It is a beautiful Baroque town where you can sit with a coffee or a wine and watch the world go by. There is a magnificent cathedral, excellent restaurants and lovely shops. Alberobello, a must, is about 10 miles away. There are wonderful walks through the Bosco delle Pianelle nature reserve 6 miles away.

Further Details:

Martina Franca boasts small supermarkets, fruit, vegetable stalls, pizzerias and a wide range of restaurants in town as well as excellent shopping for stylish Italian clothes and shoes. One can dine in any one of the many restaurants in Martina Franca cheaply and extremely well. For example the top end restaurants, with food all locally sourced, will cost around €30 per head including a litre or two of the wonderful, local Primitivo wine. One of the best pizzarias in Italy serves piazza by the metre with a choice of three flavours on it and charges around €10. Good fun and great for children. There is a weekly enormous, bustling market on Wednesdays full of every conceivable type of goods; clothes, shoes, meat, vegetables, fish and dairy goods. There is a beautiful, newly renovated hotel and restaurant a few minutes drive or walk up the road. For those who enjoy exploring the historic centres of the local hilltop towns or a visit to the vast Pianelle Forest is a must. The forest is particularly wonderful in Spring and Autumn. We can provide maps and compasses. Sturdy shoes are essential. You can hire bicycles from the visitors' centre for just €3.50 per hour. Abandoned farmsteads and ancient trulli, alongside caves that were inhabited by stone age man and more recently local brigands, can be discovered along the tracks. A large water park is about ten minutes drive away. There is a really good go-kart track which is also about ten minutes drive away. To explore the enchanting Valle D'Itria electric bicycles, with a maximum speed of 25 kph, can be hired in Martina Franca. Cycle hire and horse riding are available for the more energetic. The whole area is steeped in history, mystery and legend.

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Rates & Availability

Martina Franca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,924
 
 
Mid C
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$163
$1,152
 
 
Low
Sep 24 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$894
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,666
 
 
Low A
Jan 9 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
$894
 
 
Easter
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,280
 
 
Low A
Apr 8 2018 - May 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,023
 
 
Mid A
May 27 2018 - Jun 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,280
 
 
Mid B
Jun 17 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
High
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,924
 
 
Mid C
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,152
 
 
Low
Sep 24 2018 - Dec 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$894
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$193
$1,280
$5,121
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

CASA SETTEMBRE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your reservation will be confirmed on receipt of your deposit. Your deposit confirms that all persons intending to occupy the villa accept these terms and conditions.
REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT A refundable security deposit of €200 will be required to cover damages and/or any additional water or cleaning requirements. This is conditionally refundable and cash should be paid on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection. Any defects found on arrival must be reported to the owners within 24 hours or you may be held liable. The villa must be checked on your departure and any damage or excessive cleaning required will be deducted from the security deposit.
WATER Water is scarce in Southern Italy. It is not advisable to drink it from taps as it is topped up by tanker, rural aqueduct and rainwater from the roof. Please, therefore, use water wisely.
LIABILITY We accept no responsibility whatsoever for personal injury, loss or damage to persons or personal effects however caused. Please supervise children and young people in the grounds and do not allow them to climb the steps to the roof terrace or use the pool unsupervised.
SWIMMING POOL Use of the swimming pool is strictly at your own risk. No liability will be accepted for injuries, illness or accidents howsoever caused as a result of its use. For your own peace of mind, please do not allow children to use or play near the swimming pool unsupervised. No glass or sharp objects of any kind are allowed in the pool area. Plastic cups/glasses are available. Please remember that the pool has a deep area. Guests are asked to avoid the use of sun creams prior to using the pool.
SECURITY During your stay or whenever you leave the property, for your own security, you are expected to ensure that the front door and the back door are locked, all windows closed and the gates locked. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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