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Stunning villa with private pool and expansive sea views



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
3 bedroom (for 6 ) detached villa , spacious open plan living and large verandah

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 and a hammock 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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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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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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: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grantham, Lincs, UK

Comfort & relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a week at this villa in September this year (2014) and just loved every minute.

The property itself was immaculate when we arrived and it has been furnished to a high standard both inside and out.

The sea views are lovely and the evenings we had with our friends on the veranda were so relaxing.

The pool area is great and we had a couple of bar-b-que's during our visit.

We also did a little sightseeing and some of the historic towns nearby are beautiful. We hired a small boat from Torre Vado Marina for half a day which again was a lovely experience.

All in all, a really comfortable and relaxing holiday in a high quality villa helped by uninterrupted sunshine!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have been on holiday to villa "ll Dryoldo" and we just love it! we enjoyed

beautiful weather (mid-September) and enjoyed visiting the lovely towns of Gallipoli, Lecce and


rn the villa itself the beds are very comfortabre, the air conditioning efficient and the furnishings

both inside and on the lovely veranda are to an unusually high standard'

Both bathrooms are well appointed and the kitchen really has everything you need'

The main attraction is the superb area around the swimming pool which was itself perfectly

maintained with water as clear as crystal'

There are lots of restaurants in the area serving delicious and inexpensive food and the wine is for

nothing comPared to the UK!

The owners, Peter and Helen, were very helpful before our visit and was Leo, who looked after the

villa, when we were there.

Highly recommended - we will be back!

Sally and Andrew Mitchell

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castrignano at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pescoluse at 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • 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 ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • 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 !


  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • 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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