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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove - Trulli Vistas

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

2 bd, 2 bath Trulli w/POOL & lrg eat-in kitch - Ostuni Martina Cisternino Ceglie

10M X 5M IN-GROUND POOL - Pool is open May throughout October

NEW in 2018 - London LUTON direct to Bari with WizzAir

NEW in 2017: LHR to Brindisi DIRECT with British Airways (Tue and Sat only)**

LIVERPOOL to Bari with Ryanair

TrulliVistas - Beautifully restored 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (yes, 2 bathrooms) hilltop trulli with pool, WIFI & stunning rural views. Trulli retains most of its original features including fireplace, stone arch ways, floor cistern etc. All windows are fitted with screens.

Tranquil countryside setting in nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees yet Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica -- and Ostuni beaches -- are all only minutes drive away.

Master Bedroom Suite has sitting area with fireplace.

Large eat-in kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining.

Additional outdoor pergola with plenty of cushions for chillouts and cocktails whilst watching the sun set.

**** if your dates are unavailable, please contact us about alternative trulli in the area ************

Facilities:: 10M x 5M in-ground Pool.

WIFI, DVD player w/ TV monitor, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, fridge, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Rooms: - Master Suite with sitting area, DVD/monitor and en-suite shower room, WC and bidet.

- Bedroom Two: Double bed opening to patio (can be two singles).

- Second Shower Room: with WC and bidet.

- Large Eat-in Kitchen with comfortable seating for four.

- Shaded pergola with outdoor dining furniture: table, chairs, umbrella. Sun loungers X4 and additional

outdoor chairs (X4). Beach umbrella and cool box provided.

Linens and Towels provided.

Hilltop setting amongst nearly a hectare of almond and olive trees.

POOL IS OPEN and available for use MAY through OCTOBER

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 30 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues


Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to seculded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Recent guest Brian, from Texas, writes in his family's review:

'We have rented using VRBO in many countries including Australia, U.K., France and Portugal to name but a few. The Trulli property is clearly our favorite and it was extremely difficult to leave.'

Please read through our reviews for more information. Thank you.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

NEW FOR 2016: RyanAir from Manchester to Brindisi direct (Mon and Fri only)

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). From Manchester, Ryanair. Easyjet now flies LGW to Brindisi. Via London City Airport, Alitalia NEW in 2014: AirBerlin from Gatwick (Spring/Summer only)

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich. Eurowings from Hamburg

AUS: Eurowings (de Vienne à Bari)

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

AUS: Eurowings (from Vienna to Bari)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

HUN: WizzAir (Budapest)

POL: WizzAir (Warsaw)

More Details

Glenn & Steve
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Glenn & Steve

We are both passionate about Puglia . . . it's cuisine & wine, the beaches and abundant sunshine. Having tired of London's grey skies, we divide our time between the UK and Italy.

But probably more important than what we can say about ourselves is what guests say, these excerpts taken from reviews that guests have posted about us and our house manager, Annie:

“The owners are caring about their customers in a way, which was for us outstandnig and rarely to be found!”

“ Annie, the house manager, welcomed us to the property and provided helpful information to ensure we had a great time.”

“Annie, the manager is available for help and advice about the local area and Glenn (the owner) was extremely responsive to all queries.”

“To Glenn and Steve: a big "thank you" again for the all helpful advice and good company.“

“Glenn and Stephen make you feel safe and welcome as soon as you arrive and the whole point of this kind of accommodation, is to leave you feeling of having lived as a local.”

“Glenn, Steve, Annie were all lovely. It was a wonderful experience.”

“From the moment we booked we had several email exchanges with Glenn, who gave us great information on places to visit. When we arrived there was a bottle of Prosecco and flowers from him and Steve to congratulate us on our marriage, which was so thoughtful. Annie who checked us in and out was also very helpful and friendly - great to chat to.”

“All in all Glenn and Steve have created an idyllic holiday home for families and couples that we will definitely be returning to.”

“ We hired bikes from Ostuni which were delivered and collected (details provided by Glenn and Steve) and we ambled our way through the countryside, passing farms, and stopping off for a picnic and the odd bit of lunch time drinking.”

“Thanks to Glenn and Steve for all their help and advice leading up to the holiday, especially the recommendations on restaurants.”

Glenn & Steve purchased this villa in 2010

Why Glenn & Steve chose Ostuni

Idyllic hilltop setting oozing with original character.

Mature gardens set amongst an olive and almond grove.

Poolside shaded pergola situated for exceptional sunsets (and sundowners)

Nearby 23km walking & cycling path

Guests who return to TrulliVistas year-in and year-out . . . three, four and even six times!

What makes this villa unique

Countryside setting for tranquility, relaxation and re-charging. Yet ideally located for easy exploration of Puglian hilltop towns: Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Ceglie Messapica.

Further afield, easy excursions for Alberobello, Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli and Matera.

Nearby 23km walking & cycling path

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Puglia and how well organised the trulli was. The little touches were fantastic like having cling film, olive oil, coffee, tea, salt, fly swats, dishwasher tablets, washing detergent, umbrellas (luckily not needed), liquid soap etc etc – I know these sound minor but it’s just less things to think of when you get somewhere.

The area is fantastic and only 15 minutes to so many different towns and villages. We really enjoyed the food and wine and it was really nice to be in an area full of Italians rather than English! We enjoyed everywhere that we visited and every restaurant we ate in all for different reasons. Sometimes it may have been better food but at other restaurants it may have been a better atmosphere but all in all we had no bad meals at all. We also thought the value was excellent in this area too – where else can you go to a Michelin starred restaurant and eat for €100!

Thank you also for sorting out the few minor issues we had so quickly. Also can I say that Annie was fab – very helpful and good recommendations about local shops and restaurants etc. your local mini market has the best focaccia….

We left a really long message in your guest book – we love reading other people’s recommendations so hope these help other people’s time in Italy too.

Thank you again for a great holiday
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a NON SMOKING property. PETS are not permitted in our property under any conditions. Don’t ask, this is a firm NO PETS policy.
  • INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Facilities fees are included in the rental rate.
  • POOL – No children under the age of 12 permitted in pool without your adult supervision. Pool rules will be supplied before your arrival for review
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Suite w/sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double or can be two singles as well
  • Master Suite - attached sitting area (with fireplace) and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - Double bed, which may also be two singles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can provide a travel cot for toddlers upon request


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Beautiful hilltop Trulli w/POOL, set in almond and olive grove - Trulli Vistas
average rating of 4.9344263 based on 69 reviews

Just like heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as billed. The facilities were super, it was comfortable, quiet and very relaxing. We knew what we wanted, in terms of ambience and standards and we were not disappointed. Excellent outdoor living and cool night time sleeping. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin. It is always rewarding for us sharing our small slice of heaven with guests. We hope you have opportunity for a return visit . . . as you experienced, there's so much to see or do (or do nothing!) Glenn & Steve
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More than ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10-day break in this beautifully renovated Trullo. Annie, the house manager, welcomed us to the property and provided helpful information to ensure we had a great time. A fifteen minute walk to the local family run minimarket where you could buy freshly prepared dishes to take away as well as having a fantastic selection of homemade focaccias. The weather was fabulous and consequently we made full use of the spacious outside areas relaxing poolside, in the pagoda and always al fresco dining. Beautiful sunsets and views over the olive and almond grove. Freshly picked figs and almonds for breakfast were a novelty. Plenty of seating areas indoors should the weather have turned.

We visited the wonderful nearby towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica as well as venturing further afield to the magnificent city of Lecce. Spoilt for choice for eating out which we did most of the time. We were never disappointed. Wonderful food and wines. Lots of recommendations and information within the Trullo and Annie was always available should anything further be required (she was a godsend sorting out our parking fine payment on our behalf!).

A stunning coastline which we should have visited more but we just loved getting home to the Trullo after a day of sightseeing to chill out by the pool. The gorgeous scent of the lavender filled the air adding to the pleasure of a relaxing swim.

We would love to return one day and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending to family and friends.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ecstatic you so enjoyed TrulliVIstas and the surrounding area :) Thank you and do hope that you have opportunity to return! Yes, we are so fortunate to have Annie to look after our guests when we are not nearby and to look after our guests. Our local mini-market is a real find . . . so pleased you enjoy the home cooking as much as we do. Glenn & Steve
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Very relaxing week in a gorgeous trulli!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week in this beautiful Trulli. The property more than lived up to our expectations, in fact exceeded them, being even better than it looks in the images. The pool is stunning, it is hard to tear yourself away from the pagoda overlooking the pool and gardens (great place to watch the sunset) and the terrace is a lovely place to eat at any time of day. The property is very clean and well-equipped, much more so than other places we have visited. A dishwasher and washing machine are welcome features.

The trulli is within easy driving distance of many Puglian towns and villages. Annie, the manager is available for help and advice about the local area and Glenn (the owner) was extremely responsive to all queries. We would highly recommend Trulli Vistas to anyone looking to get away from it all in a beautiful setting. We are planning to return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice. Exceeding expectations is always rewarding for guests . . . and especially meaningful for us as owners. Do hope you have opportunity to return in the not-too-distant future. Glenn & Steve
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Cambridge, U.K. & Toowoomba

Returning Is Such Sweet Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

So this was the fifth straight year we have spent our summer holiday at this wonderful Trullo - as Glenn reminded us "wood" is the fifth anniversary gift! And after busy holiday trips to the U.S., Scotland and Mexico earlier in the year what a pleasure it was to come back and relax in this amazingly tranquil place. Swimming in the pool, reading under the Pergola and eating and drinking local foods and wines on the patio - outdoors is the place to be here. Still love buying fresh produce from the markets in Ostuni and Martina Franca. So anything new this year? Plenty. A new supermarket in Ostuni - Famila - that provides more choice and has an excellent selection of breads, and next to it a wonderful wine shop well stocked and very friendly and helpful staff on-hand to answer questions and offer free tastings. Also for the first time we had family - Rebecca and Paul - join us for a long weekend so they could see first hand why we keep coming back and they get it now. As always Annie was tremendous from the moment of her welcome to answering all our questions during our stay- wonderful lady. To Glenn and Steve: a big "thank you" again for the all helpful advice and good company. This Trullo has everything we need for our summer holiday - no surprise then that another two weeks in July next year is already booked.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome Brian & Judith. And so happy you were able to share some of your holiday and what you've come to love about TrulliVistas with some of your family. See you next year! Glenn, Steve (and Annie) x
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Picturesque, peaceful and unique

  • 5 of 5

The only way to believe the beauty of this place is to experience it first hand.

Although my husband and I went on our 10th anniversary trip alone, we plan on coming back next year with our two boys, aged 9 and 3.

The setting is ideal. A hilltop view and cool breezes make simply being at the property just as attractive as visiting the many old, picturesque towns within a 7km radius.

The pool is a wonderful option to the Adriatic, which is a short 15min drive.

Glenn and Stephen make you feel safe and welcome as soon as you arrive and the whole point of this kind of accommodation, is to leave you feeling of having lived as a local. The place oozes passion and soul.

We went to a few incredible restaurants nearby and on other days, we shopped at local markets and cooked out under the stars, by the pool, eating al fresco.

The house itself has an other worldly charm, staying cool both day and night. The surrounding gardens are enchanting, with endless lavender bushes, flowering cacti and olive, pomegranate and almond trees.

It's is "Trulli" one of the most beautiful spots we have ever been to and would recommend it to anyone considering a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ania and Janis! We anticipated you would like TrulliVistas . . . and now confirmation!! So glad you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to meet the little guys in the not-too-distant future. Enjoy your Canadian summer! G&S
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A fantastic holiday in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We have now returned from a lovely fortnight in the Trulli and had a fabulous time. A truly relaxing place to stay with everything provided for an enjoyable holiday. Spent lots of time relaxing at the Trulli in the grounds and made plentiful use of the pool. Annie was on hand to help and met us on arrival and took us to the Trulli. The weather was great and we managed to get out most days to explore the wonderful towns and villages around, our favourite of which was Locorotondo about 15 minutes drive away. The Trulli is ideally situated for exploring the area with the coast and numerous beaches about 30 minutes away. Finally whilst we did a small amount of cooking at the Trulli, we enjoyed several memorable meals out eating local produce cooked superbly - all in all a truly memorable holiday and a great way to celebrate my wife 50th Birthday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andy. It makes us really pleased that your family had a fab time. Yup, the food is pretty incredible :) Glad TrulliVistas provided you the relaxing base for your holiday. Glenn, Steve (and Annie)
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Car: necessary

Our romantic trullo with pool & two lamia sits on a rural countryside hilltop in the Valle d'Itria amongst a grove of olive & almond trees, and is ideally placed for easy access (less than 10km) to Martina Franca, Ceglie, Cisternino & Ostuni. Ostuni's beaches are accessible in about 25 minutes by car. The property has 180-degree views of the surrounding hills and valleys, dotted with trulli, masseria and local vineyards -- where you can visit and taste the locally produced wines. Local amenities e.g. supermarket, restaurants, bars are only short drives (or bicycling!) away. Martina Franca hosts an internationally-reknown music festival (13 July - 4 Aug '13) and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Alberobello, is a 15km drive passing through the beautiful city of Locorotondo. The Adriatic, westward to the white beaches of Campomarino, is about an hour's drive. Lecce, the beautiful baroque jewel, makes for a perfect day trip. Brindisi Airport: 40 min Bari Airport: 1 hr 10min

Other Activities: Beaches, wine tasting, great Puglian restaurants, site-seeing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payments can be made in Euros or £ Sterling. Rates are net any transfer costs you may occur
- A refundable deposit of 250 Euro is payable on arrival in cash.
- Linens and towels are included.
- Extra cleaning can be arranged at additional cost. Please enquire.
- Bookings remain provisional and are not secure until payment is received in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.