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10% discount, 2 weeks in July!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with pool set in a hectare of olives and almond

Situated on the edge of San Michele Salentino in the heart of the Salentino region of Puglia, this is a former farm buildings that has been extended and updated to provide a lovely modern home. The spacious, barrel-vaulted entrance hall gives access to two double bedrooms, both with air-conditioning. A short corridor through the thick original wall leads to the family bathroom and the air-conditioned en-suite master bedroom. A large air-conditioned lounge with French window access to a shady terrace overlooking the swimming pool, a spacious kitchen and a utility room complete the accommodation.

Outside there is a 10m x 5m swimming pool adjacent to the terrace. The property stands in 10,000 square metres of trees, mainly olive and almond but also fig, pomegranate and quince ("cotogni" in Italian, hence the name of the road).

The house is about a mile from the centre of San Michele Salentino, a small town but with all necessary facilities including shops, banks and eating places.

Within easy reach are the Adriatic Coast 30 minutes to the north and, a little further, the Ionian Coast to the south. As a break from the beaches the World Heritage Site of Alberobello, the Baroque architecture of Lecce and the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Ceglie, Cisternino and Francavilla Fontana are short drives away.

We provide a welcome pack, including a sample of our own olive oil, to get you up and running and a detailed guide to all aspects of your stay.

More Details

Maria Demkowicz
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Maria Demkowicz

We are early retirees from York (Neil a solicitor and Maria a Facilities Manager) who love the pace of life in Puglia and moved to Italy for winter sunshine. In summer we travel and make Villa Filomena available for others to enjoy.

We love good food and outdoor life, both of which are guaranteed in the south of Italy.

Maria Demkowicz purchased this villa in 2012

Why Maria Demkowicz chose San Michele Salentino

Villa Filomena is a country house to the Italians yet is on the edge of town. We are, therefore, in peaceful surroundings but not isolated. There is a pleasant walk into town along quiet backroads and other walking routes in the immediate vicinity.

We always wanted to make our own olive oil and the trees on our land provide much more than we can use. We are also amply supplied with almonds, figs and pomegranates. Most Italians grow vegetables on their country plots; we don't do so because we aren't able to tend them in summer and so we have planted gardens instead.

The house is cool in summer but warm in winter (thanks to underfloor heating that you won't need!). It has spaces for sunbathing and al fresco dining as well as shade when necessary.

What makes this villa unique

The original property was a stone "lammia", probably an animal or tool store for farming use. You can see the evidence of this in the thickness of the walls surrounding the entrance hall. The later additions provide the living areas that we enjoy today, which we have renovated and updated since we bought the property.

Tranquil and yet convenient for town and wider explorations this is a lovely place in which to relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Michele Salentino in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Family bathroom (includes washing machine, Italian style!)
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Adjacent to the pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , At front of house
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning. Bedroom 1 has its own en-suite shower room. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the family bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...


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(2 traveller reviews)

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10% discount, 2 weeks in July!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Puglia many times before and were looking forward to our stay. Villa Filomena way exceeded our expectations .

Prior to our arrival communication with Maria was excellent and the property manager was great too. She was waiting for us on our arrival and was always just a phone call away.

The photographs of the villa really don't do it justice. It is much bigger than we imagined it to be. All the rooms are well furnished and finished to a high quality. The kitchen had everything that we needed and more. We loved that we didn't need to buy water but could use it straight from the 'special' tap. The outside space was wonderful with a fantastic pool that we spent many glorious hours chilling around. The local town was friendly with lots of places to eat. The information in the villa was helpful too. We discovered some places we hadn't visited before.

We had some problems with the air con (caused by an electrical storm) but these were solved as quickly as possible and we couldn't have asked for more.

We would have no hesitation recommending the villa and would happily return on our next visit to Puglia.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It is only our second year of letting and it's good to know that we are getting it right. I agree the photos need updating, you are not the only person to say so and we are hoping to do that next year. We will be delighted to welcome you back to our little piece of paradise any time. All the best Maria
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Magnificent villa filomena!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 3 adolescents and the whole family adored villa filomena!!! The house is fully equipped, there is even more than in our own house. There is a big swimming pool and we liked a lot the led lights in the evening. The region is magnificent. We would recommend to rent a scooter and visit all nice villages in the neighborhood. The restaurants in the village are cheap. I hope we will have the opportunity to go back to villa filomena. In the meantime we will definitely recommend this house to our family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Michele Salentino, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Villa Filomena
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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