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Jan Hollingsbee

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Lovely countryside trullo with PRIVATE SOLAR HEATED POOL & Wifi

37 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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Beautiful three bedroom Trullo with private solar heated infinity pool & Wifi

Trullo Olivia sits in an acre of it's own grounds surrounded by olive, almond and cherry trees. Situated on a hilltop a few kilometres from Alberobello, the magnificently renovated trullo is in a peaceful location with beautiful views all around. Outside the trullo boasts a private 50 sq.metre kidney shaped solar heated swimming pool on the extensive private terrace and gazebo area. The barbeque sits underneath an arbour with sun loungers, occasional tables and hammocks ensuring guests enjoy lazy days in the beautiful Italian sunshine.

The main cone of the trullo forms the lounge with comfortable leather seating, leading to the dining alcove and fully equipped kitchen. One of the three attractive and comfortable bedrooms enjoys an ensuite shower room with the remaining two bedrooms sharing the unusual yet completely functional shower room built into the original oven.

Trullo Olivia is in a very rural position in the Itria Valley but only 5km from Alberobello the main town of the trulli region where there are many shops, banks, bars and superb restaurants. It sits on a quiet road with virtually no passing traffic so very safe especially for families with young children.

The views across the valley are stunning and from the trullo walking is a pleasant pastime.

There are many local towns to visit apart from Alberobello - Locorotondo, Martina Franca and further afield Ostuni & Lecce. All these towns have wonderful historic centres. The Adriatic Coast is around a 30 minute drive where there are many beaches public & private.

There are wonderful caves at Castellana, the amazing cave houses at Matera and zoo safari at Fasano - something for everyone. Or of course as many guests do just laze around the pool totally relaxing.

There are guide books and lots of information in the trullo to assist our guests during their stay.

Chris who lives and works in Alberobello takes care of the day to day running of Olivia. He is very friendly and informative about the local area, meets all guests on arrival in Alberobello, accompanies them to the trullo and is available throughout the holiday should he be needed.

Complementary Wifi is available inside and outside the trullo.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan Hollingsbee (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

Lovely countryside trullo with PRIVATE SOLAR HEATED POOL & Wifi
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
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Delightful trullo ideal for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely rural location, a well-renovated trullo house and a lovely pool. It is some 3 km from Alberobello in the heart of the still unspoilt Puglia countryside. From the house you can easily visit many of the beautiful old towns around and which merit a visit. You also have petrol and food on the edge of Alberobello which is convenient.

The house has all the facilities you need for a holiday home. It suits 4 or 5 perfectly but any more and the lving and kitchen area is a bit tight. That is the downside of the trullo architecture!

The pool area and terraces are perfect. We spent most mornings and lunchtimes around the pool and then explored the area in the late afternoon. The kids loved the pool and the terrace is conveniently located right next to the kitchen.

The house was clean and well-maintained overall and well-managed by a friendly and efficient local English-speaking company.

We would certainly not hesitate in booking again.

The Ash family

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Trulli amazing

  • 5 of 5

The trullo and the service provided were both exceptional.

From the moment we enquired, Jan was extremely helpful, recommending flights and the car hire. Additionally, Jan contacted me just before our trip to check we had everything in place, and if we needed any assistance when we got to the trullo. We were met by Natalie at a nearby petrol station where there is also a supermarket if needed. Natalie drove a separate vehicle guiding us to the trullo - the ride to the trullo was beautiful with all the countryside to see.

On arrival, we were welcomed by the trullo’s garden, which offered beautiful views, a nice swimming pool accompanied by sun loungers, a BBQ (which came in useful!!), and cherry trees that had cherries ready to eat.

The trullo slept six people comfortably and had all the amenities that we required. The design of the trullo also meant the temperature was cool inside despite the high temperatures outside. Some nice touches included board games to play, a variety of books and DVDs and a travel guide that recommended local places to visit - of which there were many.

Overall; trulli wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Lovely Trullo in a beauitful part of the world

  • 4 of 5

The Trullo has been lovingly restored to a high standard. All the creature comforts of home are available and then some... including fly screens on the windows and doors to keep the mozzies away!! The Trullo was cool even without air conditioning, keeping it locked up in the heat of the day and opening up in the evening when the breeze came through worked a treat. Also, the ceiling fans did a wonderful job keeping you cool when sleeping. The hot water was hot and bedding clean and comfortable. The pool and outdoor space is perfect for lazy days and lovely evenings spent watching the sky change colour or enjoying a bbq. We loved the pool being heated, making it very inviting to swim. Also the pool has a very deep end and we loved diving competitions. The surrounding fields and country side are wonderful to explore and provided a lovely backdrop for many family photos. Trullo Olivia is private, with only one neighbour nearby and is a short drive into Alberobello - a must see. A car is a must and make it a little one because the roads are not generous in size. Jan and Bob were very helpful when booking, providing clear directions from the airport to the meeting point. They also provided a folder FULL of information on the area and recommendations for places to eat and visit. There is also a guest book with hints and tips from previous holiday makers. All very helpful and much appreciated. Overall, we very much enjoyed Pulgia, mostly staying in the Trullo region but found the Sassi of Matera the highlight of our visit. It is a remarkable part of the world and well worth a visit if you have the time. Matera is an easy drive only one hour away from Trullo Olivia. To ensure we got the most out of our visit we did a wonderful tour with Antonio Manicone from Matera Tour Guide. He and his wife offer tours in English or Italian for a very reasonable price. Worth every Euro!!! Look him up if you want to appreciate and understand the history of the Sassi of Matera, you won't regret it. Ostuni and Monopoli were also favourites of ours as were the mussels in The Anchor (La Anc??? in Italian) restaurant in Capitolo just south of Monopoli on the coast road. We recommend Trullo Olivia for it's beauty and for the wonderful job the hosts do in making your stay enjoyable. Thank you Jan and Bob.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful landscape and setting

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Trullo Olivia was very pleasant. The sorroudings are very quit and extremely beautiful. The pool and garden was great and everything worked excellent in terms of logistics and interactions with the owners. There is plenty to do, experience and eat close by. The house it self is very beutiful and authentic albeit nice standard up to date.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great holidays!

  • 5 of 5

We went to this fantastic part of Italy which is on top of beautiful beaches, rich of so many treasures (cavern, old cities, white villages, etc...). We did visit the region on a daily basis and were so happy to come back to the trullo for a great stay! The trullo is well located in the countryside of the Alberobello city (Trulo's HQ!). For a family trip (3 adults and 2 children), the trullo is perfect: quiet location, fully equipped and comfortable! Do not hesitate to swim or enjoy a BBQ party. Alison will welcome you and will provide you good plans (restaurants, etc...).

Jan (the owner) will take care of you! Thank you Jan for the local wine! ;-)

Thank you Jan and Alison for these great holidays!

See you soon and be sure that we will share this good plan with our friends, family, etc...!

François

PS: I definitely advice you to go the restaurant "Gli Ulivi" Cda popoleto, 15 (local food - best pizzas (take away option as well) and very good traditional dishes). You will meet local people and the owner can speak French and English!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Magical trullo in alberabello

  • 5 of 5

From enquiring about availability the owners Jan and Bob were very helpful. You can email them and get a reply quickly. Travel arrangements to get to the villa were really good. We were met by Chris who took us to the villa and showed us around.. We went with son, daughter , their partners and our 10 month grand daughter, Jan had supplied travel cot, high chair, and baby bath. The vill was clean, well presented, the small kitchen had everything you would need, I baked bread every day, there was a good sized BBQ in the grounds, enough cutlery,glasses plates etc. Wi if is free and you can pick this up from around the pool area, the pool starts off shallow and gets very deep to allow for diving, a bit cold for us but the weather was on the cool side when we stayed, if hot there are fans in each bedroom. The lounge has a good sized TV with plenty of adult and child DVDs. The bedrooms are all very good size with net and bars over windows for insect control and security. Our party found it quite funny on rainy nights you'd get millapeads in the bathroom and quaint tiny scorpions that are not a threat at all, just less than a centimetre but great to see. The villa is very central, supermarket near by

, but you are pretty much away from it all, there is one villa near by,but that's it, just fields of olive trees and beautiful nature, loved our holiday, would book again in an instant. Photos are true, well maintained, Alberabello near by and great for restaurants, although we cooked 6 out of 7 nights and used the BBQ. So much to see and do couldn't do it all in a week.

Thanks Jan

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Bari / Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Puglia stretches from the stiletto of Italy's heel to the spur further up the boot and has a sunny Mediterranean climate. The region is very 'Italian' and boasts over 50 million olive trees producing 10% of the world's olive oil. It is also the largest wine producing area with vineyards in abundance.

Trullo Olivia is situated in Capo di Gallo, a few km from Alberobello, the main town of the Trulli region. Home to around 1400 Trulli clustered together forming narrow cobbled streets; there are many excellent restaurants, bars and shops selling local handicrafts.

Alberobello lies in the picturesque Itria valley and is a facinating town to explore, market day is a must. Locorotondo and Martina Franca a short drive with Ostuni a little further away. The rocky Adriatic coast is around 20 km to the east with small sandy inlets, crystal clear water and many wonderful seafood restaurants overlooking the sea. The Ionian coast is around 50 km away and has long sandy beaches worth exploring

Other Activities: bird watching

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Rates & Availability

Martina Franca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Low
Jan 7 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Mid
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,755
 
 
High
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Peak
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,926
 
 
High
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Mid
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,755
 
 
Low
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Breakage waiver $46
Pet Fee $39

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Amenities

Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Trullo Olivia enjoys two shower rooms serving the three bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from an ensuite with bedrooms 2 & 3 sharing the interesting and unusually shaped but completely functional shower room built into the trullo's original oven. Instant hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - An attractive room with double doors opening onto the terrace. A king size bed and an excellent en suite shower room. Ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 - A spacious room with king size bed and window onto the terrace. Ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 - A twin bedded room which can be arranged as a double with super king size bed as the high quality singles are designed to zip together. Ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The Trullo has been equipped to a very high standard with comfortable beds and good quality furniture throughout. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with good quality china, cutlery, knives, pans, ovenware, dishes and glassware, There is crisp white bedlinen throughout , bath sheets, hand towels and pool towels are included. All linen is changed weekly.In the lounge we have a flat screen tv with freeview, c.d player and ipod docking station. There is a good library of books, dvd's, and games which are very popular, especially if there is a rainy day. There is an excellent central heating system for cooler months and hot water on demand. A travel cot and high chair are available. All doors and windows have wrought iron grills and mesh screening to allow windows to be left open but keep insects out.

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