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Enchanting Trullo Villa with Natural Rock-Pool & Waterfall, 5 Minutes to Beach



Updated: 25-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Refresh the soul in this beautiful protected area of the Mediterranean

Just few minutes walk from the stunning shores of the Ionian sea, this fairy-tale Trullo will enchant and enthral you: relax and unwind in beautiful natural stone and wood interiors; wander around the enchanting sun-filled gardens, natural rock formations and gentle meandering paths; sit under the shade of the silver olive trees; and take a dip in the Trullo’s natural rock water pool with waterfall and mesmerizing hidden grotto.

Set in one acre of olive grove and fig orchards, the Trullo’s idyllic private grounds boast a natural rock/plunge pool and waterfall, perfect for those early morning karma dips to refresh the soul. With sun all day long, the sweet smelling canopy of olive and fruit trees provide natural shade and tranquility.

Stroll leisurely to the sea (a delightful mix of sand and rocks) and pass by the Palude del Capitano Natural Park. The nearby Agriturismo (also within walking distance) provides locally farmed food and specialty cheeses. If you prefer to eat at home, the fully equipped kitchen, outdoor barbeque and wonderful old oak table on the patio provide the perfect setting for outdoor dining.

Situated at the edge of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano Natural Park, and 1km south of the white sand beach of Sant’Isidoro, the Trullo forms part of the protected portion of the Mediterranean.

The interiors of the Trullo have been stunningly converted to sleep a maximum 6 in two double bedrooms and option to convert the ample living room into an extra third bedroom (sofa bed).

The fully equipped kitchen has a wood-burning oven for central heating and fresh roasted chestnuts in the winter.

The rest room is set in a hamm’am style annex just off of the living room and is equipped with luxury rain shower and deep stone bath for a rejuvenating Moroccan bathing experience.

Both the living room and kitchen open out on to a large stone patio for yet more opportunity to relax, refresh and recharge. Take an evening ‘aperitivo’ on the roof terrace and watch the sunset over the sea.

For things to do around the Trullo, Sant’Isidoro is just a kilometre away and has a regular fruit and vegetable market as well as two or three well-stocked supermarkets. There are also a number of patisseries that sell the familiar “pasticciotto” (a boat shaped pastry with custard cream inside). If you travel the south along the coast you will find Santa Caterina with it’s exclusive marina and assortment of trendy and traditional bars and restaurants.

Nardò, 8 kilometres inland, is a full-on medieval town for the discerning antiquarian, and perfect purveyor of the local savoury snack of choice, the “rustic” (mozzarella and tomato in a puff pastry wrap). It’s here you will also find probably the best pizza south of Napoli at Ciro’ Pizza...

For your vacation needs we can help with everything you require, from car or bike hire, to restaurant or historic/culinary tour recommendations. To make use of the huge selection of beaches along the Ionic and Adriatic coasts we are also at your service for tips for snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing and sailing opportunities.


Please note that the natural rock pool is open and unguarded. The deepest section can range from 1.6m to 1.8m (and sometimes a little more depending on sea level on the day). For this reason we are unable to take bookings from families with children younger than 12 years old. For families with older children we stress that you must be present at all times and take full responsibility for the safety of your children in the garden and around the pool. We apologise in advance for any bookings we decline but every year we read of terribly sad holiday incidents involving children near water and must be clear on this issue. Thank you.

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About the Owner

Siobhain McConnell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)



  • 4 of 5

A beautiful reconstruction of a traditional Trullo, very thoughtfully designed with plenty of character and charm. Set in a very tranquil and calm area. Really lovely and unusual garden with natural rocks and beautiful natural rock pool - where the brave can cool off! The whole garden is very beautifully and romantically lit at night.

The trullo itself is very well and comfortably furnished with everything you require for a self catering holiday. Directly opposite is a nature park where you can take some lovely walks, which lead you onto the coastline with some beautiful little isolated bathing coves and rock pools. You can even walk to two very nice bar/restaurants. Very slightly further afield the local village has a couple of very good seafood restaurants ( only open weekends out of season). Sabina the owner is utterly charming and delighted to help with recommendations and booking tours.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant stay for our honeymoon, in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks during August for our honeymoon. The house itself is beautifully designed and decorated, combining the character of the old trullo with all the modern comforts that we needed to make our stay perfect. The outside area was spacious, with lots of areas to relax, and a dip in the rock-pool made for a very refreshing wake up each morning. The owner Sabina was incredibly helpful, recommending restaurants, beaches and towns for us to visit, and went out of her way to make reservations anywhere we planned on going. We hope to visit again, and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trulli Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional visit to this property, which more than met our expectations in every way with its astonishing natural beauty . The photos cannot express the peace and tranquillity of this location transporting us away into a different world. With the weather in Puglia exceptionally hot, the natural aquifer where the crystal clear fresh water comes from below ground at a constant 18 degrees was essential .Forget swimming pools this is a unique and wonderful addition to the property with its olive grove to relax in in the shade.The architecturally designed house with its quirky opening roofed bedrooms is amazing and well appointed making the stay very comfortable.

A car is essential for seeking out the best restaurants locally, as this is a remote area some distance from large towns such as Gallipoli, but the local restaurants serve some of the best wine and seafood of Italy. You have to try the specialities of the region such as octopus and sea urchins.Very much an Italian seaside resort with casual family dinning in the seafront restaurants which are a few kilometres away.

Go visit and find this for yourself

Thanks Sabine for your kind hospitality

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are lovers of Puglia and ,over the years,have stayed at a number of different Trulli's ,which,have all been interesting ,this Trulli's ,however,exceeded very expectation ..The house was unique ,having been restored by its architect owners to the highest standard with many creative and quirky features both inside the villa and throughout the grounds.

The natural pool which is formed into the rocks ,fed by springs,crystal clear ,was fantastic and an early morning dip was a great way to see start very day.

Close to a small supermarket for essentials and road side fruit and vegetables stalls have a wonderful variety of produce for delicious lunches and dinners which we enjoyed on the beautiful terrace of the Trulli's gardens .Local wines are inexpensive and very very good.

Five minutes to the beaches with small tavernas and delicious fresh sea food and within easy car distance of the cultural locations that should not be missed .The nearby farm house restaurant is a must for dinner but prepare to loosen your belt a few notches after,delightfull staff and food to die for.

The owner ,Sabina was delightful and helpful in offering advice and suggestions on any questions we had which were not many as everything is so easily laid out in the house.

A most wonderful week, totally relaxing and the ideal house and gardens to recharge ones batteries .

Our thanks for a Trulli wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The trullo is completely magical. The restoration project undertaken by the owners has resulted in a beautiful and unique place to stay. The interior has been really thoughtfully put together and is restrained enough so that the beauty of the natural stone and shape of the building prevail. The details are functional and fun, particularly the bedroom pully system to open wooden skylights. It was something we loved to do each morning!The land it stands on has so many angles to explore and wherever you are on the property the view is great. We had a wonderful week there and the owner, Sabina was really helpful with advice about the surrounding area.

We'll definitely return one day!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trulli Charming

  • 5 of 5

Anne and I stayed at Sabina's trullo for a week in the spring of 2016.

The description of the property does not go far enough. Luigi and Sabina have created a truly enchanting setting, rich in architectural detail, and stocked with all the creature comforts we could have ask for. The property was a wonder to explore or simply to sit and enjoy. The house is exactly as described and would be very comfortable for the two couples or a family. The property is situated in a secure tranquil setting, a short drive from shopping, bars, restaurants and beaches.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the visit was being invited into Sabina and Luigi's lives. Not only did they provide outstanding service and quality advice, they took the time to personally introduce us to some of the local culture.

Grazie Mille Sabina

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bahia del Sol

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi (BDS) at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sant'Isodoro at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Acaya Golf at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nardo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : SS101 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Sant'Isodoro at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sant'Isodoro (Beautiful sand beach) at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

The trullo is located inside the beautiful national park of Il Capitano and next to the protected natural area of Grotta di Sera Cicora with beautiful natural rock formations, water pools and beach area. Within a few minutes walk you can also find natural, locally farmed food at the local Masseria (farm house) with specialty hand made cheeses and traditional restaurant.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Oct - 07 July 2017
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
08 Jul - 28 Jul 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul - 04 Aug 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
05 Aug - 18 Aug 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug - 25 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug - 15 Sept Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sept - 20 Oct 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
21 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 25 May 2018
24 Dec 2017 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 25-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Morrocan Style Bathromm - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Natural stone deep bath
  • The bathroom is a hamm’am style room equipped with a luxury rain shower and deep natural stone bath for the perfect Morroccan bathing experience.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Stone Circular Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Sleeps 2
  • Elegant Hand-Painted Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Sleeps 2
  • The first trullo double bedroom is a circular cone shaped room in natural restored stone. A circular light well at the top of the cone fills this stunning stone room with an abundance of natural light whilst still maintaining a cool freshness from the thick stone walls. The second double boasts elegant four poster bed and hand painted wall mural by famous dutch artist. Another natural light well fills the room with an abundance of natural light whilst maintaining cool temperatures during the summer months. A third double bedroom is possible with the converted living room space which has built in full width partition doors providing full separation and privacy from the other rooms.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • For all your vacation needs we can help you with everything you require, from car or bike hire, to restaurant or historic/culinary tour recommendations in the area. To make use of the huge selection of beaches along the Ionic and Adriatic coasts we are also at your service for tips for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing and sailing opportunities.

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