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Villa 'Casa Blanca' Set on an Acre of Private Land

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Villa near Cutrofiano, Lecce, Puglia - Set in the Idyllic Salento Peninsula

Villa 'Casa blanca' is in beautiful grounds and set back from the road. It is ideal for a peaceful private stay but also only 2 miles from both Cutrofiano and Collepasso. The coast is nearby, the closest beach being in Galipoli only 15 mins drive away. Other cities such as Otranto are a short distance from the villa, as are ancient caves, the tip of the boot, Santa Maria de Leuca and the baroque jewel Lecce. At the front of the property is a patio covered by a grapevine whilst the back citrus garden contains lemons, limes, oranges, figs and pomegranates. Behind the garden is a small olive grove.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Rory (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why Rory chose Lecce province

We really fell in love with Italy from the first time we visited


based on 14 traveler reviews

Villa 'Casa Blanca' Set on an Acre of Private Land
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

Lovin'' Puglia

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly as described by Rory- very clean, a lovely pool area and plenty of outside secure space , both in and out of shade. It was very hot while we were there, so the many shaded spots were in high demand , as were the ceiling fans! Contact with Rory was easy as all emails were responded to quickly and in a helpful manner. Dave met us at the house and showed us around. We spent the week exploring the area- Cutrofiano itself was great at night. We were lucky enough to be there for the concerts in the square - amazing entertainment for €3!!! And as for pizzeria Mauro!!! Delicious.!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa - a perfect base for exploring

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Villa Casa Blanca (we are a family of four with two boys aged 14 and 11). The villa was easy to find due to the superb directions and we were greeted on arrival by Dave who is very friendly and helpful. A great welcome pack awaited us with all the essentials and a bottle of local wine. The villa is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It's bright and spacious and set in lovely grounds with a citrus orchard to the rear and a patio area at the front with BBQ, table and chairs - perfect for outdoor breakfast or evening meals as there is outside lighting. It was brilliant having the pool and outdoor shower (both areas spotlessly clean). All the beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of linen and towels provided. The nearest town is Cutrofiano ( a couple of minutes drive) where you can find supermarkets, shops, post office and restaurants. Maglie and Gallipoli are worth a visit and Lecce is a must (beautiful, stunning architecture)! We also spent a lovely evening at the port in Brindisi. The beaches we visited were beautiful with white sand and warm crystal clear sea. We loved the area and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa Casa Blanca as a fantastic place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa, and got to see the beautiful surrounding towns and villages. The beaches are some of the best in Europe! Best Regard Rory
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Fantastic vial i

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Rory's villa, it is in a great location, accessible to both coasts in 30 - 40 mins. Rory is a great host and made sure everyone was ready for us as well as an amazing welcome fridge of bread, milk, water and other treats. Dave who lives nearby was very helpful when we needed him but that wasn't much. The pool is just right and big enough for a play and dip. Our kids are 15 and 19 and it was great for even them. After a day at the beach it was lovely to come back to. The garden area is lovely and there is a great outside space to relax, sunbathe and eat. We explored the nearby towns. They come alive after 8pm and we experienced some alarming cultural celebrations in various places while we were there. It does very busy at the beaches in the middle of August with Italians visiting from all over so get to them early. The coastal areas are also stunningly beautiful with warm, clear and clean sea. All in all, I recommend both Rory as an owner and host and his villa as well as the area of Puglia.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf our family (and Dave!), please accept our gracious thanks for this review. We really want to ensure that guests enjoy their stay and we are very happy that you have done so. It is also fantastic to hear that you explored the area, as Salento has some of the best beaches in Italy. It does get busy in August, but that is also when the villages really come alive in the evenings with plenty of festivities. We would love for you to come and stay with us again some time. Best Regards Rory
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A once in a blue moon opportunity

  • 5 of 5

we were not disappointed with this lovely villa, set in a truly rural setting with great access to beaches and the pool was great !

we had two wonderful weeks of hot sunny weather and witnessed a blue moon.

would love to go back soon.

thank you Rory

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do come back and visit any time. There are many more beaches in the area to explore! Best Regards Rory
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Our Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I wanted a remote location private but with access to local amenities and attractions. With our own car, the drive from the UK was long and we were able to spread it out. The drive was well worth on arrival the Villa is everything it is described as, with a new pool that was superb. The rooms are spacious and the whole villa is very well located giving us privacy but a short drive or walk into town. We were able to visit many towns and places of interest and had fantastic weather. A great place for early morning running and seeing the real Italy. The villa and location did not disappoint. we will Definitely be coming back. Thank You to both Rory and Dave. The flowers and bubbly were a most appreciated touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee, Thank you very much for the feedback. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and especially glad that you enjoyed the new pool. We really try and add new things every year, so hopefully you will be back to check out our updates next year. Best Regards Rory
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Great villa in fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location to explore southern Puglia, including the beautiful and creative city of Lecce, national park on the west coast and Castro on the east.

Gardens and pool were perfect for relaxing and cooling off and we used the BBQ cooking up fresh fish from the market in nearby Gallipoli.

Villa Casa Blanca had everything we needed for a late Spring stay, and it was an unexpected bonus to have a welcome pack from Dave who met us at the villa and was very helpful showing us round when we arrived. Thank you for letting us stay - we have already recommended the villa to a friend!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and hope to welcome you back again some day.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Jack n Jill, Cutrofiano
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Corigliano D'Otranto
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Lecce-Maglie Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We can organise Italian cooking lessons on request.


Only 15 minutes to the Ionian coast (Gallipoli) and 25 minutes to the Adriatic coast (Otranto). The Salento peninsula has the largest number of unspoilt beaches in Italy.


45 minutes from Brindisi airport (Ryanair from Stansted). 120 minutes from Bari airport (Ryanair from Stansted, BA from Gatwick).


3km from Cutrofiano, 3km from Collepasso, 18km from Gallipoli. Situated in Salento, the 'high heel of Italy’s boot', in the very south-east of the country, within the larger region of Puglia (or Apulia as it is sometimes called in English).

Further Details:

This is a perfect area for cycling, as it is extremely flat. We have two adult bikes for use at the property. Please enquire as part of your booking


Rates & Availability

Cutrofiano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 16
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Xmas & New Year 16-17
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan-Mar 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr-Jun 17
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 17
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 17
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 17
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $195

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% of the total cost of your holiday will be required to secure the reservation. Total cost should be paid no later than 8 weeks before start of your holiday. Upon receipt of full payment we will provide you with a comprehensive information pack containing local information, directions and contact numbers of people and services. A refundable security deposit of £150 is payable payable when total payment is due, to cover loss/non return of keys, damages, breakages or extra cleaning.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cutrofiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with modern walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Living room with double sofabed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Please let us know in advance if a high chair or cot is required. Outside: Front patio with grapevine covering, back patio in walled citrus garden. Private outside shower, BBQ, dining furniture at front with parasol, dining furniture at back with parasol. Extra parasol for beach provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, inc beach towels and linen are provided and included in the cost. Extra linen is provided during your stay. If further cleaning is required during your stay, please contact us.

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