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Stunning villa in olive groves - private pool and expansive sea views. FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom (for 7 ) detached villa , large verandah - living and dining areas

Beautifully appointed detached villa in 0.6ha (1.5 acres) with bright and spacious 3 bedroom/2 bathroom accommodation.The open plan living area is well furnished and sliding doors lead out to a large verandah which makes the most of the expansive sea views - ideal for alfresco dining. Full air-con/heating is installed

The pool area is really special with shady palm trees(illuminated at night) ,a covered shaded area, 6 sun lougers with deep cushions for perfect relaxation ! It would grace any small hotel but it is all yours!

Comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen with quality utensils,washing machine and dishwasher as well as high grade furnishings make this a real 'home from home'.

We have added mosquito screens to all bedroom windows so, if you prefer, you can sleep with the windows open rather than running the air conditioning.

In addition to the palm trees around the pool the garden includes some olive, fig and lime trees. Help yourself in season!

This is not a mere rental investment - stripped out on every changeover day. It is a comfortable home where we simply ask guests to replace any provisions they use with similar quality.

Welcome packs can be organised on request

Not many people take the trouble to send a review to this website but we invariably receive fantastic feedback from guests about the character of the area and the quality of the villa

TODDLERS - there is an internal staircase from the living area to the lower bedroom and a flight of stone steps from the verandah down to the pool area . These may be considered unsafe for toddlers

More Details

Peter or Helen Sears
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Peter or Helen Sears

Helen and I had this villa built in 2008 because of its wonderful sea views and quiet position amongst olive groves

I am a retired chartered surveyor but we now run a small business called Tea Tree Ltd wholesaling toiletries

I am a bit of a sports fanatic - cricket rugby and golf mainly. Helen loves horse riding and we are both keen skiers and walkers with our black labrador Billy

Peter or Helen Sears purchased this villa in 2008

Why Peter or Helen Sears chose Salve

We looked around many Med locations keen to find a property with sea views and were recommended southern Puglia by a barman in Tuscany ! We feel lucky to have found this plot just as building work was about to commence in an area where new builds are extremely restricted

We loved the sea views, the quiet position among olive groves and the large gardens giving plenty of space for our private pool

The Green Flag beach at Pescolouse is an easy walk away

What makes this villa unique

The lovely weather from April to October encourages outside living and the huge verandah ,with both dining and living areas, makes the most of the sea views. It really is idyllic at night with the pool area lights on and the moon reflecting on the sea !

Local restaurants are mostly family run and serve fabulous sea food pizzas and pastas very inexpensively. Nice local wines are from 8 euros in restaurants and 3 in the supermarkets

There are many beautiful historic towns and villages in the area to visit and the coastline is renowned for its amazing caves

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr and Mrs Sears

This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely property and, once again, we had a lovely holiday in September. At the end of a private track it is in a very peaceful location. The fantastic pool area and veranda make for a really relaxing break and the furnishings both inside and out are stylish and very comfortable. There are lots of interesting places to visit nearby and some of the caves along the Adriatic coastline are spectacular. The beach just down the road at Pescoluse is also sandy and safe. We hired a boat for half a day from the harbour at Torre Vado which was great fun. We have stayed in many holiday villas over the years and this is certainly one of the best. Highly recommended!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Salve in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The main bathroom serves two bedrooms and has a shower over the bath ( with glass screen ) as well as a vanity unit with shaver point The other is an en suite with bath, separate shower cubicle and vanity suite Both have bidets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom to the lower level has an en suite with bath and separate shower cubicle. All bedrooms have plenty of storage space and mosquito screens to the windows Mosquito screens have been fitted to all bedroom windows so you can sleep with them open and the air conditioning off !
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a covered pergola within the pool area to provide some relief , if needed , from direct sunlight . The palm trees also provide shaded areas


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Stunning villa in olive groves - private pool and expansive sea views. FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.8125 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location. Very comfortable indeed with lovely large outdoor shaded dining and sitting room area. Peter and Helen were great to deal with. Loads of restaurants around but heaving in Mid July. Recommend heading into Specchia or Salve for dinner to escape the coastal crowds. We arrived at a lovely beach club (Le Cinque Vele) on day 1 only to find it was completely full and we had to reserve beds and umbrellas at least a day before. Worth the effort though. Loved La Cozza for dinner- cool vibe beside the beach. Would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send in a review - especially such a nice one ! Yes .. its a busy time of year - we love May June and September when the weather is generally lovely and the whole area has calmed down ! Helen and I are so pleased you enjoyed the villa itself and the holiday as a whole Best wishes Peter Sears
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Lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Never got round to writing our review until now as forgot I hadn't done it. Stayed there last summer (2016) and had a wonderful time. Peter and Helen were so helpful when booking our accommodation and once at the villa Leo was so lovely to us and gave lots of advice about the local area. The location is so quiet and peaceful and it really did give us the break we needed! The villa is lovely and homely and doesn't feel like a standard holiday let! Would recommend highly!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah thank you so much for taking the time to send in a review - and such a lovely one ! Helen and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We love the place too ! Peter
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Perfect chilling experience

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Villa ll Dryoldo (Sept 2016) * our second in the last 2 years.We just love the place! lt was immaculately clean when we arrived with lovely furnishings both indoors and on the veranda. Alfresco meals overlooking the sea and the large pool area really relaxing. After a busy time at home, we needed a chill and this is the ideal location.We did visit Lecce ond atranto with their spectacular architecture and we also hired a small boat from Tore Vado for half a day - fascinating coves along the coastline and crystal clear water.We hope to return next year.

The cost of living is so low there. Inexpensive restaurants and supermarkets selling lovely local meats and cheese at a fraction of UK prices !! And prosecco at under 3.5 Euros....Heaven !!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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superb stay at il dryoldo

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful,position and outlook to the sea with superb pool area. Good variety of local restaurants. Villa clean and well presented on arrival. Would recommend property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful - comfortable with great views

  • 4 of 5

Our second visit and a really relaxing holiday again. Lazy days round the pool, great sun downers on the terrace followed by dinner at MiMi's in San Gregorio watching the sun go down. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Very Chilled Break

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several times before & it never ceases to meet our requirements. The villa is fully kitted out for all requirements & the pool area is the best we've been to. There is plenty to see in the area & we would definitely recommend hiring a boat & exploring the coast line. Looking forward to going again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

An unspoilt rural location set amongst olive groves in an elevated position enjoying expansive sea views , just 1 km away from kilometres of sandy beach with shallow swimming in crystal waters and Green Flag award.

The area is not for those seeking Irish bars, huge supermarkets, a hot nightlife - or indeed many Brits !

However there are many family run restaurants nearby always offering a warm welcome and fresh seafood,pastas and authentic oven baked pizzas to die for !

Bike and boat hire, tennis and horse riding are all within a quick drive ( you do need a car ) . Nearby towns and villages err on the 'shabby chic' but most boast historic central piazzas, churches and municipal building.

Slightly further afield the ancient towns of Otranto, Lecce and Gallipoli are 'must visits' during your stay.

We would also recommend a drive along the east ( Adriatic ) coastline from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto with its steep cliffs, dramatic views and pretty marinas


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Salve, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include all costs such as electricity. Linen replaced and villa cleaned half way through 2 week holidays
Pool cleaned regularly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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