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"Villa Azzurra" Private Pool,DISCOUNT AVAILABLE Oria Countryside, Brindisi Prov

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Oria, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - Newly renovated, Very Spacious, Private Villa With Pool And Olive Grove. 4 Bedrooms/4 Baths, WiFi

Villa Azzurra is a newly renovated property. Sleeps 8 persons. It is 250 sq. meters in size and has a very airy spacious feel. The independent villa is set in a lovely walled garden on an acre of land. It is approached through electric gates with audio screening inside the villa. It is situated about 3kms from the delightful medieval town of Oria and very close to the Sanctuary of San Cosimo, both can be seen clearly from the villa. Al fresco living is really the Pugliese way of life especially in the summer months. The villa has a large covered verandah to the front with plenty of seating and dining facilities. There is a further terrace a couple of steps down from the pool terrace adjacent to one of the olive groves. On this terrace there is a very large wooden gazebo 7mtrs x 5mtrs. This provides shelter for numerous very comfortable lounging areas, another dining area and an outdoor kitchen. There is a wood burning pizza oven and an open barbecue along with a marble surfaced preparation area and sink. All this area is well lit for cooking and eating under the stars. The very large saline pool is 13x5 meters and entered from the Roman steps, which are also great for sitting/lying on. The depth is 1mtr 40cms throughout, perfect for a decent swim and teaching your children to swim. There are 8 luxury white resin rattan sun beds with extra -soft cushions; these are dotted around the paved patio surrounding the pool. There are also 8 turquoise sun beds, which can be taken to the beach or used as extras for up to 12 guests. The pool and surrounding area can be lit for evening swimming. Close to the pool there is an outdoor shower, which can also be used when returning from the beach as well as a full 4th bathroom in the outhouse. At night the pool area provides a fabulous spot to enjoy a Prosecco or local Primitivo - pre or post dinner -whilst watching the spectacular sunsets!

More Details

Owner
Gaynor Geraghty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, Italian available only through our representative.
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Gaynor Geraghty

Gaynor and I live in a country area outside the market town of Selby, N. Yorks. We have one child who is a musician.

We have been holidaying in Puglia over the past 13 years and really love the area. We enjoy the ancient inland towns and cities and beautiful seaside towns and villages.

We particularly like Oria as a centre to visit for restaurants,markets and history. The people are helpful and friendly.

We bought our villa as a shell and have lovingly had it developed into a beautiful 4 bed property with a pool.

We have made friends with local people and would hope that anybody staying in the villa would enjoy their stay and holiday as much as we always do. Gaynor and Ray Geraghty

Gaynor Geraghty purchased this villa in 2013

Why Gaynor Geraghty chose Brindisi

The property is in a charming location in the countryside 3 kilometres S.W. of Oria. We recognised the potential of the property as a holiday home close to the city and with good access to motorway routes to other centres and seaside areas.

The airport at Brindisi is less than half an hour away whilst the airport at Bari is one hour and a half's drive to the property.

The food and wine are excellent and are cheaper than many other areas in Italy.

We love this area because of the wonderful Medieval and historic towns, fabulous beaches and nowhere is too far away to visit. The Villa has been transformed from a basic shell to what we now feel is a beautiful property that has exceeded our wildest dreams.

Staying at Villa Azzurra will provide an experience that will give you a true taste of the "Dolce Vita".

What makes this villa unique

The villa is in its own grounds of one acre containing 100 olive trees and other trees and plants.

It is in a quiet and peaceful location so that everyone staying there can relax and chill out by the pool enjoying the lovely climate. The outdoor kitchen and dining areas provide further options to enhance your holiday and this includes a full sized pizza oven and built in barbecue next to a huge wooden gazebo.

The drive into Oria takes about five minutes. The villa is equipped to a high standard with all new facilities to enjoy. It also has a very large lounge dinner plus a second large lounge downstairs allowing guests to have their own space when required. This makes it and ideal property for a number of families and or guests of varying ages.

There are many things to do on our doorstep, including visiting ancient towns and cities both inland and at the seaside.

There is safe off road parking for up to 4 cars inside the grounds of the villa.

The local Primitivo red wine is manufactured just 7 kilometres from our villa and local white wines are grown and readily available at very cheap prices!

The property provides a very tranquil and restful experience for its guests.

We have enjoyed many fabulous sunsets from the terraces and verandah at night.

Amenities

Oria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite to Master bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite to bedroom 2 downstairs.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is in the outhouse and includes a washbasin.
  • House Bathroom. This designer bathroom features an extremely large walk in shower. The shower unit can be adjusted to suit your height. It has waterfall and rain shower features. There is a bidet, toilet and bespoke washbasin and floating unit. Bathroom 2 is ensuite and features walk in shower with large fixed rain shower head with a removable hand held attachment. It also has a toilet bidet and bespoke washbasin unit. Bathroom 3 is en-suite and features walk in shower with large fixed shower head and a removable hand held attachment. It also has a toilet bidet and wash basin. 4. Full bathroom situated in an outer building. It has a walk in shower, toilet and hand wash basin. All 4 bathrooms feature top quality Italian tiles in the local Lecce stone colour. They are also equipped with large bathroom LED lit mirrors. A further outside shower is provided for you convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 Lge. Dble wardrobes, 2 bed cabs, 2 chests of drawers.
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds are large 2lge dbl w.robes 2 b cabs 1 ex lge chest draw
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 2 twin/ single , 2 large sing beds 1 large double wardrobe 2 bedside cabinets
    Bedroom 4 upstairs - 1 double , Bed small double 1 tall wrobe, 2 bed cabs tall chest in hall
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed with ensuite and french windows to external balcony with table and chairs views over garden, open countryside and san Cosimo. Four floor to ceiling sliding wardrobes with loads of storage space. 2 bedside cabinets 1 tall medium chest of drawers and 1 large. Bedroom 2: downstairs 2 large twin beds with en-suite. Four floor to ceiling sliding wardrobes with loads of storage space. 2 bedside cabinets 1 extra long chest of drawers. Bedroom 3: 2 large twin beds. 1 floor to ceiling sliding double wardrobe. 2 bedside cabinets. 1 tall chest of drawers in shared area. Situated next to house bathroom. Good views of Sanctuary San Cosimo. Bedroom 4: 1 small double bed 1 tall double mirrored wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets and 1 tall chest of drawers in shared area. This bedroom has fantastic views to the beautiful city of Oria. The bedroom is situated next to the house bathroom. 4 hairdryers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: 13x5 meter swimming pool with outside shower, a large verandah, a lower patio with a solid wood shaded area of 7x 5 meters with dining and lounging facilities adjacent to an out door kitchen, pizza oven, barbecue, sink and marble preparation area. It can be fully lit up for evening use. A number of very pleasant areas planted with local Mediterranean shrubs and plants and herbal areas for use in cooking. 8 luxury sun beds, large umbrella, dining table with 4 chairs and a further dining table with 8 chairs plus numerous other chairs and a bench. There are two olive groves with 100 olive trees, palms and cacti. The property is very well maintained, the pool has a pool robot that cleans it and is checked and maintained by our local representative. Parking for up to 4 cars. Utility Room: Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility area containing a washing machine and large drinks fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The prices shown include cleaning of house before and after rental and provision of pool and bathroom towels and linen for 8 persons weekly. Laundry charges apply for additional guests. A welcome pack of food, is provided. Beach towels can also be provided. Lounge 2. 22 x 18 ft lounge on lower floor, Floor to ceiling 3mtr wardrobes for storage, flat screen T.V. DVD player. Large leather sofa with bedding storage incorporated. Sofa easily converts to a very comfortable double bed.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Didn't want to leave.....

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic villa and perfectly located for visiting the region of Puglia, somewhere new to us, and my Italian in-laws. We have stayed in many villas, and this is without doubt the best, so well equipped and blissfully peaceful! The lovely Mike met us on arrival, and he was a great help assuring us that he was at the end of the phone should we need him - we didn't, as there were no problems at all. We had a real mix of days at the beach (only 30 mins away), along with visiting the many towns/villages in the surrounding area (Ostuni, Otranto, Gallipoli, Alberbello, Martina Franca). We also enjoyed the pizza oven (a great success!) and the pool was very welcome on the many hot days we had. We had a mix of ages in our group (14- 77) and we all enjoyed it equally. Highly recommended, we look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review, thank you so much. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay so much and appreciated all the efforts our team put in to make our guests holiday memorable and as perfect as it can be. We were very pleased to note you enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of the villa and had fun using the pizza oven. It is often a favourite with our guests. Puglia really is a hidden gem! As you say villages, towns and coast are easily accessible and make for a very interesting and varied holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Everything you could possibly want!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2-week break at Villa Azzurra. We are a family of five adults and we were accompanied by a couple with two small children. The layout of the villa was ideal as the downstairs bedroom and living area provided privacy (and sound proofing!) for the young family. There’s plenty of room both inside and out. We were surprised at just how spacious it was. We would echo the previous comments about how well equipped the kitchen is. If you enjoy cooking you’ll find pretty much everything you’ll need. The wood-fired barbeque and pizza oven were well used, with an enormous supply of dried olive wood on hand. Although there are a great number of lighting options outside, we particularly enjoyed switching out all of the lights and lying back on the pool loungers to view the stars in almost complete darkness! There are beautiful beaches on both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts within easy reach. For the fit (and the brave) we would recommend a visit to Grotta della Poesia, which is on the other side of Lecce. There you can dive from a rock arch (not too high) into a pool of crystal clear water, and swim back under the arch into the open sea. Overall, a holiday not to be forgotten!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous villa far surpassed our expectations.

We were a family of 6 adults and 3 children travelling to visit family and relax.

The owners were attentive and helpful with advice and recommendations even before the holiday.

On arrival, we were met by Mike, the owners representative who was also helpful and friendly. The welcome pack was very welcome.

The villa was clean, well kept and very well equipped. There was nothing missed. The pool area was superb and the pizza oven was an added bonus. the children loved making their own pizza.

The villa is very secure and secluded, perfect with 3 noisy boys, No neighbours to disturb.

Outside and in, there is plenty of room for 9 people and we were never on top of each other.

We visited the local towns and restaurants and were within easy reach of the beach.

Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday. Hope to see you again soon

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you thought the Villa Azzurra was fantastic. We have also passed on your very positive comments to our team regarding the cleanliness and excellent service our representative at the Villa provides. Everyone appears to be wowed by the pool area and of course the pizza oven. We are also pleased you found the villa convenient for the lovely towns and of course fabulous beaches. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Taunton, Somerset, UK
5

Villa Azzurra - Truly Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a truly fantastic week at Villa Azzurra with my family. It was an exceptional experience and we all loved our stay there. The planning stages were smooth, professional and very friendly, with great help from Gaynor and Ray. Although we arrived at the villa later than expected, Mike was there to meet us and he was so friendly and extremely helpful and he was always available throughout the week if needed. The villa itself is just amazing, huge, very clean and very well equipped and furnished. We were a group of 8, which was 3 couples and 2 close friends and the bedroom layout was just perfect. It was a glorious week with the weather which meant that the outdoor area was used all of the time, especially the pizza oven and the BBQ, both of which were used several times. The pool is lovely and the outdoor furniture very comfortable. The location of the villa is great too, less than 30 minutes drive to some lovely beaches and many really good restaurants too just 10 minutes away in Oria. There is also a great Pizzeria a 15 minute walk away which also has entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Italian Line Dancing is something to see and do! It was a wonderful and relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a glowing and comprehensive review of your stay at our Puglian villa! It gives us great satisfaction to know that all the hard work put in by our team and us is appreciated by all the guests who come to stay. We will try to keep up the high standards of cleanliness at the villa and active support for the guests both before and during their stay! Do feel free to return to Villa Azzurra in the near future and join our growing band of fans who reward us time after time with 5 star reviews. We are considering line dancing lessons as part of our package but that is in the future ! Watch this space!
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Lancashire
5

Villa Azzurra Rating 5 star *****

  • 5 of 5

Dates of Stay 13/5/17 to 20/5/17

We arrived in Brindisi on the Saturday afternoon and after getting detailed phone instructions on how to get to the villa from Mike who was waiting for us on arrival it was pretty much straight forward .

The drive only takes about 40 minutes if you know the way, but add a little longer for getting a bit lost the first time around.

The Villa is in a beautiful position just outside Oria facing out on to the open countryside and on entering through the main gate and seeing the drive with each side having rows of Olive trees you know straight away you have come somewhere special.

The first outside impressions of the villa is what a wonderful place and on entering inside and being shown round by Mike we were impressed by the quality furnishings and layout

Firstly the Villa is well equipped with everything you need for a family holiday even down to having bikes to ride round the beautiful countryside with, or using the inflatables in the pool with the kids.

We even had a go with the outside Pizza oven where the wood is provided ,which was a great way to spending an evening dining al-fresco on the terrace.

The position on the villa is ideal for exploring Puglia in the car as most places are in easy reach including the 3 nice beaches along the coast which take 30 to 40 mins.

There are numerous nice restaurants in easy reach of the villa all having their bit of Italian charm and wonderful food.

Overall if you are looking for a great family holiday Italian style and mixing with the locals you will not be disappointed staying at Villa Azzurra.

I would thoroughly recommend renting this villa for family's and adults alike.

The only negative I have to say about the villa was 1 week was not enough, hopefully we will return next year.

Des Kelly

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Des and party. We were delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay at Villa Azzurra and the local area. We agree the position of the villa is lovely and also within easy reach of beautiful Oria, other medieval towns and cities as well as the numerous and beautiful sandy beaches. Everyone who has stayed at the villa has thoroughly enjoyed the pizza oven and had great fun trying to make pizzas and socialising and relaxing under the gazebo. We are so pleased you enjoyed using the bikes to explore the lovely countryside and that you all enjoyed our lovely pool. We will be more than happy to welcome you back next year. Thank you. Gaynor and Ray
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5

Fab villa -even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We (two families) stayed here during the recent heat wave. It was too hot for us to do much sightseeing but fortunately the villa and it's pool were so comfortable that it wasn't a problem. We had a fabulous holiday here, the owners and their representatives put a lot of effort to make it a special place to stay and it really shows. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ristorante Pizzeria Tre Archi
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
84 Kilometres
San Domenico Golf Savelletri
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Manduria
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E90 / SS7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tre Archi
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
San Pietra in Bevana
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Conveniently located between the Adriatic coast 25 mins drive and Ionian 30. Both have fabulous white sandy beaches some with full facilities. The beaches are safe for children. Torre Guaceto on the Adriatic coast is a blue flag nature reserve.The Ionian beaches at Punto Proscutto and San Pietra in Bevana are very special and two of our favourites. We often go to the seaside town of Porto Cesareo with its fantastic water front gelateria and our favourite restaurant "Al Gambero" excellent seafood

Travel:

The property is 30 minutes 43kms from Brindisi airport and about 95 minutes 140kms from Bari airport. There are daily flights provided by Ryanair, Easyjet, BA and Alitalia. There is also a port at Brindisi that offers ferries over to Greece. Although there are train stations nearby, which will give you some great day trips, car hire is really essential in order to explore this rich, un-spoilt and varied region of Italy.

Distances:

MOTORWAY -10KMS, 15 mins

ORIA -3.5KMS, 5mins

FRANCAVILLA FONTANA –12KMS, 15mins

MANDURIA -8KMS, 10mins

SAN PIETRA IN BEVANA -21KMS, 25mins IONIAN COAST

PUNTO PROSCIUTTO -26KMS, 30mins ,,

PORTO CESAREO - 47KMS, 45mins ,,

GALLIPOLI - 64KMS, 64mins ,,

MARINA DI LEUCA - 107KMS, 85mins ,,

TORRE GUACETO - 50KMS, 40mins ADRIATIC COAST

PILONE - 44KMS, 45mins ,,

LECCE - 48KMS, 49 mins

OSTUNI - 36KMS, 45mins

ALBEROBELLO - 88KMS, 80mins

MARTINA FRANCA - 45KMS, 55mins

Further Details:

Puglia is best known for its fresh Mediterranean produce, amazing olive oil, fruit, vegetables and pasta as well as incredible meat inland and stunning seafood on the coast. The wine is gorgeous, from the excellent Primitivo di Manduria (red) to the superbly quaffable Prosecco (fizzy) and one of our favourites, Leverano (Vecchia Torre white). Villa Azzurra is 3 klms (5 minutes in the car) from the delightful historic town of Oria with its cobbled streets, wonderful restaurants and bars and vibrant market. This stunning medieval town has history around every corner. Puglia is famous for its unique tiny conical trulli buildings and the magnificent Masserias – fortified farmhouses. However, it is largely undiscovered by the rest of the world.If you want to experience true Italy at its best (and eat some of the most delicious food of your life) then you are in the right place! We provide a detailed information pack to our guests, full of recommendations of our favourite local restaurants, local market days, the best local beaches and lots of activities for children like the fabulous safari theme park in Fasanoland (great for adults and children alike). The property is the perfect place to relax and do nothing but if you are interested in seeing Puglia we leave top tips in our file. You will need two days to explore Oria alone with its Frederic 2nd (13th century) castle and palace, extraordinary Jewish quarter dating back to 500AD and exquisite churches. Oria is less 'discovered' than many other parts and as such remains more 'Italian' and much cheaper than many other areas. The restaurants are really fantastic and very reasonable.Beyond Oria are towns and cities galore to explore. In the summer months there is nightly entertainment in both the Medieval town of Oria and the Baroque town of Francavilla Fontana. Entertainment takes the various forms of music and dance, as well as Medieval games in Oria in August with plenty of fireworks!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturday but other days may be considered.
Towels and bedding are included in the rental price stated in the weekly rates for up to 8 guests. There is an additional reasonable charge of £100 for more than eight guests. A welcome pack is included at no extra charge. A £300 refundable security charge will be refunded within 10 working days of your departure, providing that no damage has been caused.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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