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Beautiful Villa in Ostuni, Puglia with Private 12m x 6m Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Villa in Ostuni, Puglia, Italy - Countryside Location 3kms from Ostuni

Our beautiful 3 bedroom villa is set in an acre of land boasting olive, fig, hazelnut, chestnut and an abundance of fruit trees. The villa is in the quiet and secluded district of Lamacoppa, just 3kms from the picturesque hillside town of Ostuni, known locally as the ‘White City’. A selection of beaches are only 15kms away. The villa offers a good level of comfort for up to 6 people whilst retaining the charm and rustic features typical of the area. Outside there is a roof terrace, a covered veranda ideal for eating al-fresco style, a family sized BBQ and a traditional working pizza oven with a further outdoor table and chairs seating 6. The villa has air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and heating throughout. Set in-front of the villa is a 12m x 6m luxury swimming pool with jacuzzi, diving board, poolside bar and shade sail area.

Steve Moody
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Steve Moody

Villa Gemelli is owned by myself, Steve Moody, and my wife Jackie. We have twins of 17, Louis and Scarlett, and the villa is named after them, Gemelli is Italian for twins. Jackie and myself run our own finance business in Ringwood, Hampshire and bought Villa Gemelli in 2004.

Steve Moody purchased this villa in 2004

Why Steve Moody chose Ostuni

We picked the location as we wanted somewhere peaceful and tranquil that we could go and chill out, to get away from our very busy life in the UK. We find this each time we stay at the villa but also have the convenience of only being a 5 minute drive from Ostuni and a 20 minute drive from a wide range of beaches. Ostuni, known as the White City, has a vast range of restaurants, bars and shops and in our opinion is still 'real' Italy. The area is still relatively unspoilt by tourism, unlike Northern Italian cities.

What makes this villa unique

The main benefits, other than the location and the weather, are the private 12m x 6m pool, poolside bar, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout, a fantastic wood burning pizza oven, a Turkish steam shower and a very well equipped kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On arrival we were greeted by an impressive welcome pack and the villa had everything we needed and more. The kitchen had plenty of crockery and utensils which were ideal for all the outdoor dining we did. The Pizza Oven was fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed making the pizza's from scratch with our two children. We stayed for one week at Villa Gemelli and made our own pizza's on 3 evenings, had a BBQ on 2 occasions and dined out in the wonderful White City twice. Dining at the villa was truly a family affair and no-one was left slaving away over the cooker on their own as the outdoor dining facilities meant that you could cook and still be with the family. After a wonderful meal we'd head across the villa grounds to the cocktail bar where we would see out our evening under the stars and the lights of the pool – a great way to spend an evening !

The villa is set in large grounds in a peaceful location yet only 5 mins drive from the wonderful town of Ostuni. The large swimming pool was great for the kids, particularly the diving board which was a real novelty, and the quality of the loungers was as good as it gets.

We enjoyed our trips to the White City with it's quaint winding streets, the array of bars and restaurants as well as some wonderful shops. We travelled to Lecce and had a great day out and visited the local beaches as recommended by Steve & Jackie.

A thoroughly great week was had by all !

This review was placed on Tripadvisor in July 2014

Our family spent two very relaxing weeks at Villa Gemelli. The whole experience from initial booking right the way through to the end of our stay was brilliant, firstly with Steve and then his excellent team in Ostuni. The villa itself was well equipped and comfortable, but the outside space made the holiday. The pool, Steve's bar and grounds are fabulous. We also had great fun making our own pizza in the oven. A wonderful place that we would highly recommend.

This review was placed on Tripadvisor in September 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fitted bathroom with Turkish steam shower, wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There are air conditioning units throughout the villa which also provide heating. The villa is very suitable for children with games, toys and bikes supplied. There are also three adult bikes at the villa for those that enjoy cycling. Outside: The private swimming pool is 12m x 6m with diving board and jacuzzi. There is also a poolside bar, shade sail area, solar heated shower, sun loungers for 6 guests as well as two separate dining areas. The villa also has a pizza oven, a family barbecue and a roof terrace with further table seating for 6. There is also a table tennis table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedding and linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly with all linen and bedding changed.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful villa in a fantastic location, loved the large pool and poolside bar!

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We spent a week at Villa Gemelli in June and had some beautiful weather. We made full use of the pool, bar, BBQ and pizza oven. The air conditioning was very welcome in the evenings. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 10 Tage in dem Haus und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Angefangen von dem freundlichen Empfang durch die Hausbetreuung über die wohlgefüllten Lebensmittelkörbe zur Begrüßung war es ein wundervoller Aufenthalt. Höhepunkt war der Abend an dem wir den Pizzaofen nach der Anleitung von Steve benutzt haben. Das war ein Erlebnis.

Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig aber man ist in wenigen Minuten in Ostuni.

In dieses Haus würden wir immer wieder gerne zurückkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Costa Merlata
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Both walking and cycling tours are available locally, as are traditional Puglian cookery classes.


Villa Gemelli is located near to many beaches, some with bars and facilities, others with nothing but warm sea and sand. The nearest beach is a 15-20 min drive. It is important to understand that this side of Italy’s coast line offers both small coves and bays as well as long stretches of beach.


The two nearest airports are Brindisi, a 30 minute drive and Bari, a 75 min drive. We would recommend hiring a car for your stay as the nearest town, Ostuni, is only 3kms away but is a good 60 min walk.


The stunning town of Ostuni is 3kms away and sits like a white beacon on 3 hills east of Martina Franca. The seemingly disordered tangle of narrow cobblestone streets recalls a North African Arab medina, an ideal place to get agreeably lost. There are a plethora of restaurants and bars just off the Piazza della Liberta, heading upwards towards the Sombre brown stone of the 15th century Gothic Cathedral.

Further Details:

Puglia or Apullia as it is sometimes known, is the heel of Italy's boot and is bordered by two seas, the Adriatic to the East and the Ionian to the South. Italy's deep south is little known to foreign visitors but those that do visit are regarded with an unforgettable experience. Uplifting natural beauty and a near tropical sea combine with the strange conical-roofed stone houses, the Trulli, unique to Puglia. The region is a food and wine-lover's paradise, no matter how hard you try; it is difficult to eat badly. A proportion of Italy's fish is caught off the Puglian coast and locally grown fruit and vegetables can be found on many a street corner. In addition Puglia has 23 D.O.C. wine regions, the best know being Salice Salentino. Puglia is something authentic and extremely Italian. It is a land of an unbelievable variety of colours. Here you will find rich red earth, tall dark green pine forests, silvery green olive groves and bright green scattered vineyards; glowing white towns, grey natural Baroque churches and ancient castles and buildings. The average daytime temperatures in July/August are about 32 degrees and a little less in June and September. With two seas around three sides of the area, the air does not feel too oppressive during the summer months. With sunshine for most of the year and olive groves which stretch along a beautiful coastline, it boasts one of the cleanest seas in Europe. Italians have long made it their favoured holiday destination and now with more cheap flights from the U.K. it is rapidly becoming a hot destination for gourmet travellers who are looking for something different to the better known holiday destinations. Visit oil and wine making Fattorias, see beautiful Greco-Roman cities and mysterious ancient Trulli. Enjoy wonderful local cuisine and rich strong wines which are becoming known throughout Europe.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ostuni, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July, Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct, Nov, Dec 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% non refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
During the peak season, June - September, the changeover day is Saturday. We are flexible about this outside peak season. Arrival time will typically be 4pm and departure time 11am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We will consider discounts for long rentals of 3 weeks or more, please contact us for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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