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Seaside beach villa, heated swimming pool, free WiFi. A/C

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


About the property

Beach and Pool! Spacious villa with all amentieis including free WiFi and A/C

This seaside villa, benefiting from a beach location, swimming pool, air-conditioning and all the comforts of a family home provides a peaceful haven for a relaxing holiday in the Salento region of Puglia. Casa Mare is a spacious three bedroom (sleeping 8), detached villa, standing in it’s own walled, private gardens just a stones throw from the clear blue Adriatic sea and an unspoilt beach. Completely refurbished and fully equipped, with the added benefit of air-conditioning, a 12m x 6m solar heated swimming pool, free wi-fi internet, flat-screen tv and Satellite TV, (and the Casa Mare cats), Casa Mare is the perfect place to relax at any time of the year. Whether you want to relax by the pool or on the beach, explore the Port of Brindisi, the historic towns of Lecce and Otranto or simply enjoy La Dolce Vita the way the Italians do, Casa Mare is the place for you.

The private, solar heated swimming pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days, or for the more energetic for swimming lengths! The pool is surrounded by patio and has lawn area and flower beds close by. Behind the pool you will find a bougainvilla covered gazebo. perfect for a shady siesta or evening aperitivi. Relax with a glass of wine, star-gazing on balmy summer nights. There is an outside bar near the gazebo and swimming pool. The lemon tree will provide freshly picked lemons for your G&T or freshly made lemonade for the children!. Other fruit trees provide freshly picked fruit subject to seasonal variations. Local markets mean you can always get the freshest produce.

The Puglia Chef is on hand too, to provide catered meals - traditional Pugliese style - if required (additional costs apply).

An extensive library of English books, CDs, videos and DVDs, together with jigsaw puzzles and board games are provided for your entertainment. Casa Mare has all the home entertainment facilities you might require, including large flat screen TV, tv programmes and films available via media server, DVD player.

All the bedrooms are full-size spacious rooms, one, with ensuite bathroom, has a super-king bed (or twin beds) and one single, one with a queen sized bed and one single, and the third with a standard double bed. Also available are 2 baby cots (with bed linen provided) and 1 high-chair. All bedrooms have ample storage and are equipped with hair-dryers.

On your arrival at Casa Mare you will find a Welcome Basket, including specially sourced local products, home made goodies such as lemonade, limoncello, marmalades, chutneys and pickles – there’s always everything you need for a light supper and continental breakfast on your first evening / morning, including a freshly cooked meal from the Puglia Chef. You will be personally welcomed by Bob and Debbie, the English owners. During your stay, Bob and Debbie will be on hand in their apartment beneath the villa, providing a concierge service when you need it, but promise not to intrude on your holiday. As one guest put it “They are there when you need them, invisible when you don’t.” Bob and Debbie are available during your holiday to help in anyway to make your time at Casa Mare special and memorable. They can make restaurant recommendations and reservations for you, provide directions to places you want to visit, arrange boat trips, etc. But rest assured, you will be left in peace to enjoy your holiday at Casa Mare. Before you arrive, if you wish, we can shop for you and stock the kitchen. We can arrange with Val and Mino, from the Puglia Chef, for lunches and dinners to be catered for you if required.

Activities: During your holiday, between relaxing by the pool and sight-seeing, if you want to experience more of the real Puglia we can arrange wine tours, olive oil tours, cookery lesson, artisan and market tours, an introduction to Italian or, if you are feeling more energetic, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, snorkelling, scuba-diving, horse-riding, tennis, golf, bicycle trekking, nature reserve walks. please ask us for more details.

Stressed? Need to Relax?

Feeling jaded, stressed, in need of a holiday? Take a look at our Puglia “Well-being” Week, Available in May, early June and late September to take advantage of the warm sunny weather without it being too hot. Take advantage of this vacation and you will go home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

We will create a tailored package for you whether you want just a little yoga, beach and pool time and pampering or you want something more strenuous. There will be time as well to explore Puglia and our special area, the region of Salento, either independently or as part of one of our Puglia Experience days.

Getting Married?

Are you planning on getting married? Have you chosen your wedding venue yet? If not then you should really consider a Puglia wedding venue, especially in May, June or September. The days will be warm and sunny but not too hot for your special day.

Whether you want to get married in a spectacular palazzo, at Casa Mare, in a masseria or some other Puglia wedding venue, every thing will be arranged for you. From the formalities to the flowers, a relaxing couples spa afternoon and wedding beauty services in the lead up to your wedding. You can take a wine tour before the big day and choose the wines and prosecco, pink or white, for your reception.

What ever you want to do on your holiday in Puglia we are happy to make it a Puglia Perfect time. We look forward to wishing you Ben Venuti in Puglia.

More Details

Bob and Debbie Lane
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Bob and Debbie Lane

We are an English couple who have travelled extensively often working abroad. Before moving to Puglia we lived in Berkshire in Southern England in a small town. We lived a hectic life revolving mainly around work ..... no wonder we opted out of the rat race and retired early when the opportunity presented itself!

Bob and Debbie Lane purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bob and Debbie Lane chose Lindinuso

We had holidayed in Puglia in 1999 and returned in the Spring of 2005, renewing our love affair with Puglia, Having recently sold our business we made the major decision to sell up in the UK and retire early, looking for a complete change of lifestyle. We found it. From a frenetic working life to the warmth of the mezzo-giorno and the warmth and hospitality of the Southern Italians, Puglia provides us with the opportunity to take the time to enjoy our retirement.

What makes this villa unique

The location of Casa Mare makes it a perfect place to relax and enjoy Puglia. Sea views from the verandah and from the living room with the constant sound of the sea in the background are a reminder, if you need one, of how close the sea and beach are. Waking up to summer sunshine, the blue of the pool and the blue skies are a perfect way to start the day.

With two holiday seaside villages in walking distance we love to stroll to one or the other for a morning coffee or late afternoon aperitvi, picking up any shopping at the same time.

Eating out on the verandah or at the large shaded table in the garden somehow makes even the best food and wine taste even better.

Together with our fantastic events organiser, Ylenia, we can arrange almost any sort of activity or day trip, making sure you discover and understand the real Puglia. We've even hosted a wedding here at Casa Mare, and had several honeymooners choose Casa Mare as the place to be.

For families with young children the environment is perfect, a safe beach, a garden to play in and our cats to amuse them.

Whether you are a families or extended family, groups of friends, or for a romantic holiday, Casa Mare is a perfect location in Perfect Puglia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Lindinuso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is an outdoor bathroom close to the swimming pool.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The family bathroom has recently been modernised and extended to include a full size walk in shower. One bedroom now offers an ensuite bathroom (new for 2016) There is also an outside bathroom with shower, basin and toilet close to the swimming pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , single bed is optional; cot on request (with mattress/linen)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , With ensuite. Can be three singles, cot on request
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, ample storage space and are equipped with hair-dryers. All bed linen and towels included.Two baby cots and linen available on request. Bedroom two has an ensuite bathroom with shower.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lawn and borders to the front of the villa, sea views to the left and swimming pool to the right as you look out from the veranda. The pool is surrounded by patios. Wooden garden recliners with thick cushions, patio tables/ chairs provided. The 12x6m pool is heated by solar panels and has a solar bubble cover to help retain heat at night, The pool is cleaned and maintained daily. There is a bar area complete with sink near the pool.The bourganvilla covered gazebo, with hammock and sun loungers, provides a shady area for siesta or to simply relax with a glass of wine and star-gaze in the soft summer nights. The property is enclosed by walls all around and accessed via double gates. Venture out of the gates and you will see the Adriatic Sea just 30 yards away. Beach chairs provided. The beach here is sandy, small and uncommercialised. Free unlimited WiFi Internet access, SKYPE friendly. Washing machine is in the outside bathroom.


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Seaside beach villa, heated swimming pool, free WiFi. A/C
average rating of 4.888889 based on 38 reviews

Lovely villa with a large pool and close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Casa Mare. We were made so welcome by Debbie and Bob and the huge welcome basket including a meal for the first evening was very generous. The villa is well equipped and extremely comfortable. The large pool area is ideal for lazy days in the sun but the beach is so close that you are spoilt for choice between the pool and the sea. The villa is ideally placed for visiting Otranto, Monopoli, Gallipoli, and Alberbello, all of which are beautiful and worth the drive. We enjoyed the daily visits from the Casa Mare cats. Thank you for a lovely holiday

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are always very happy when our guests enjoy staying at Casa Mare. And we love it when guests explore Puglia and begin to love it as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon.
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The villa is absolutely lovely. It is comfortable, very spacious and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa. It had everything we needed and more. It's set in a peaceful walled garden with lots of seating areas and a fantastic pool. A very relaxing place to stay.

Debbie and Bob are great hosts and were on hand whenever we needed advice or support. They provide a really generous welcome basket which was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great facilities

  • 5 of 5

The villa met all of our expectations (from owners description and previous reviews). A lovely beachside location, a stone's throw from a secluded beach with crystal clear waters. The villa has a fabulous heated pool which meant that we could swim very comfortably in May. Inside, every room is spacious and extremely well equipped. The owners gave us a much appreciated welcome basket which included some lovely local produce. They were always around to give us any advice re restaurants, places to visit, local tips etc. A fabulous holiday for my families' celebration of my husbands 60th birthday.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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100% perfect

  • 5 of 5

The villa owners ensure that your stay is perfect from start to finish. Way before you arrive the communication is excellent - you can ask any questions and they will be answered very promptly. Exceptional customer service and you feel that they really do care about your stay. The villa description is fully accurate and so when we arrived we already felt at home. Lots of books, games, puzzles, maps and phrase books ensure that you feel that the villa is a home from home. Highlights are the super pool, proximity to the beach, well stocked kitchen, WONDERFUL welcome basket with cereal, bread, home made sauces, chutneys and limoncello along with items in the fridge such as butter, milk, beer and water, meatballs in tomato sauce and cheeses... There are plenty of places within the garden to sit in full sun or shade, with beach chairs/umbrella and pool inflatables available as added extras. The Casa Mare cats are a delight and we enjoyed learning their names and personalities. Walking along the beach to Lindinuso in the mornings for fresh bread, fruit, veg and meat was perfect - all of the villagers we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend if you want a relaxing and non commercialised environment to soak up the Puglian sun.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Mare and look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Fabulous villa, pool and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Impressive welcome pack ,including a meal, set the tone for these brilliant hosts. Really high spec villa and lovely huge pool. Plenty to see in the locality but if, like us, you just want to laze around, this is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Casa Mare. My husband and I came with my son, daughter in law and 2 grandchildren (5 and 7). It only took us 30 minutes to drive from the airport. The villa is very spacious, clean and well equipped. The welcome basket was much appreciated, as we had enough for our first meal, and did'nt have to go out shopping. The pool was warm enough for the boys to stay in for hours, even though the weather at the end of May was not very hot. It was very good to have the pool cleaned and covered every night, and to have an ample supply of towels. Although our boys managed well, the shallow end of the pool was over the head of the 5 year old. Bob and Debbie were always on hand for queries, but otherwise we hardly saw them, so felt quite private. The boys also loved the hammock, and had a lot of fun with the cats.

Although the beach is quite narrow, we appreciated the rock pools, and snorkelling over the seaweed, where we saw lots of fish.

We did most of our food shopping in the iper coop at Brindisi (excellent), but got very good bread from the local bread shop. We also went a lot to the Gelateria Vittoria in Squinzano which had delicious ice creams and cakes. we also had a good meal in the restaurant in Via Castello in Messagne.

My husband and I had interesting trips to Otranto, Galatina, Lecce and Porto Cesareo, and there were many other towns we would have liked to explore.

Overall, a very successful holiday, with something for all the family.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
San Pietro Vernotico/Squinzano
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Lido Cipolla
Car: necessary

Close to Lecce, the Florence of the South, and to the Port of Brindisi. The historic centres of Ostuni, San Vito dei Normanni, Cisternino, Ceglie and others are all within an easy drive. Fasano Zoo Safari and Alberobello, home of the Trulli, the port of Otranto, Gallipoli and and many other beautiful towns/cities are all within 1 hours drive.

Escorted, chauffeur driven wine tours can be arranged. Also many other activities and tours with a local English speaking Italian guide,

There is a Water Park near Gallipoli. Lendinuso is walking distance and has a wonderful bakery/corner store open all year and a great butchers (seasonal) as well as markets, geletaria, pizzeria and other entertainment in the season. Torre San Genarro is also close by, half an hours walk or 5 minutes by car offering live entertainment in the season, a small supermarket, bakery, cafe-bars, restaurants and beaches. Nearby towns have supermarkets, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, post office, bank and hairdressers. Also some great restaurants and cafe-bars.

The small towns of Torchiarolo and Squinzano are both a short drive from the villa and offer every amenity. Farmers markets on most days of the week with fabulous local produce. There are large hypermarkets within 20 minutes drive.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

No end of holiday cleaning charge. Typical Puglian meals freshly cooked and delivered to you at Casa Mare, available on request.
Welcome Basket, Bed Linen, Bath and Pool towels included. Free Wifi. No end of rental cleaning charge. No additional costs.
Booking is held for 7 days while 25% deposit is paid. Balance is due 12 weeks before arrival. Refundable security deposit 1 day before arrival, refunded day after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund