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Private villa panoramic view from pool and terraces,robust wifi all areas (rare)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Selva di Fasano,Puglia, Italy - Peaceful Location, 15mins drive to the Beach

The villa is very well situated with easy access to the surrounding coastal and hilltop towns, you'll be amongst the elite holiday homeowners from Bari who choose this area in the hilltops to have their second homes.

A gastronomers delight, discover the hidden temporary restaurants amongst the olive groves and vineyards in the local villages that are set up for the summer. Take long strolls then back to your private villa where you can watch the sun setting behind the hills with uninterrupted views.

Within a 10 min drive is Locorotondo, a historic hilltop town with a remarkable circular design with whitewashed houses and a large ‘cantina’ selling excellent local wine and a great selection of wonderful affordable restaurants. In the summer from mid-July until the end of August each weekend the town hosts a variety of world renowned international jazz and hip hop stars for free live performances with mostly local people in a wonderful outdoor setting.

Also very close by is the historic town of Alberobello a UNESCO heritage site is a unique and fascinating place to explore the thousands of trulli which are architecturally unique to this part of the country. (A must see).

Within 25 minutes is Martina Franca an elegant baroque town, Cisternino also famous for its gastronomy, and set up high upon a hilltop is the town of Ostuni known as the ‘White City’ as it glows day and night.

Nearby is Castellana Grotte famed as the most spectacular limestone caves in Italy, the archaeological ruins of Egnazia, and a Zoo Safari Park, ideal family fun.

Selva the local village has bars and restaurants that all come alive in spring, you'll find local specialities and is just a short stroll up the hill from the villa.

If its the beach you want then it's a 15-20 minute drive back down the hill to Savelletri, a small fishing village with an abundance of beachside restaurants, (you must try the locally caught fish served raw) and miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches and coastal restaurants every 100 metres. So much to do and see and so little time.

Alternatively sit at home and soak up the atmosphere poolside.

More Details

anthony carenza
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About anthony carenza


we are a young married couple who live between London and Puglia. We have recently bought this villa and love staying here every opportunity we get. My wife Maria is a costume maker and I am a hairdresser working in my own salon in London.

We are keen travellers and love eating out so this is area is perfect for us because of it's central location. Discovering this area and continuing to make improvements to our villa has become our new hobby and we count the moments before we can return from London. My family is originally from Turi which isn't far down the road so you could say I'm getting back to my roots and I'm lucky to have family so close by.

We love meeting new people and sharing our local knowledge and have all the time in the world to make your stay at our special place a memorable one.

anthony carenza purchased this villa in 2016

Why anthony carenza chose Selva di Fasano

The villa is completely detached and set down a private road with very little thoroughfare traffic which adds to its tranquility and privacy. Enjoy absolute frontline undisturbed jaw dropping views over Pirro Valley and the stunning forest all whilst swimming in your private pool or lounging on your sunbeds on private terraces whilst watching the sunset each night. Local shops, bakeries, butchers and farms sell amazing locally produced wine cheeses and breads, also top quality locally reared organic meat (from the local farm Macellerie Lisi). I guarantee home is where you'll you want to be with the villa providing a fully equipped kitchen and all the desired necessities in house.

What makes this villa unique

The villa couldn't be more centrally located just kilometres from stunning historic local villages.

Must see villages: Alberobello, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Ostuni.

A 15-20 minute scenic drive down the hill are the splendid beaches and seafood restaurants.

Walking distance from the villa there are local country restaurants, some set underneath grapevines and olive trees all selling locally produced wine and olive oil, then just a short walk back up the hill there is a local sleepy village that awakens in the spring and has great bars, coffee shops, supermarkets and botanical gardens.

We also have robust wifi 7MB (very rare) and a VPN which is accessible in all parts of the villa because of outdoor routers (also very rare) which will allow you to watch all your TV subscriptions (Sky Go, Netflix, BBC) on your personal laptop or the I Mac provided

Added security with a tall exterior wall surrounding the villa, also parking for a car within the villa with electric gates, more parking outside.

Gas Bar-b-q, washing machine, spare fridge, dishwasher and A/C.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"stunning location with beautiful views. Quiet, clean and immaculately maintained property. Lovely hosts who provided to all our needs. Definitely recommended"-Sam & family

"Thanks so much for the use of your lovely villa. The villa, the pool, terrace, the setting and view are wonderful. We had the most fabulous holiday." Andy & family

"The villa is beautifully positioned on the side of a shallow valley with distant views south to various hiltop towns, and is truly a home from home."- David & Diana- Famham, Surrey
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Selva di Fasano in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Ideally do not climb up on the edge of the pool where there is a big drop. Running around pool is dangerous too.
  • Please treat the Imac as you would your own, avoid wet or dirty fingers on keyboards. Thank you
  • I love people who water my plants, keen gardeners welcome.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower on the terrace by the pool hot and cold water
    Main Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 1 bthrm, includes large shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This bathroom is ensuite to bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main bedroom,this room can be split into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom 15 metres away from main villa
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6, there are 3 separate double bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, can be joined to make a king size. Bedroom 3 has king size bed.
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on the property: Outside the large panoramic sun terrace accessed from the main house furnished with a big-table and chairs and sofas for al- fresco dining. In the swimming-pool area there are day beds and a large gazebo for protection from direct sun. On the same level as the terrace there is the swimming pool (10x5m and 1-2.5m deep). There is car parking for 1 car in the villa and another one outside. The garden is totally enclosed by a brick wall. Towels/Linen All towels including pool towels and linen are included.


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Private villa panoramic view from pool and terraces,robust wifi all areas (rare)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely stunning, luxurious, peaceful villa

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED the villa, we had the good fortune to meet Anthony and have him around for a few days so he was available with answers to all our questions! He is a wonderful host, extremely helpful but unobtrusive. The villa is blissfully peaceful with the most stunning views. The pool is the perfect size, depth and temperature. The villa was really well equipped - nothing missing, there was even a second fridge for all the beer and wine! There is AC in the living room and one of the bedrooms but we only used it in the living room (even though there was a 40 degree heatwave while we were there). We have only one slightly negative comment which is that the third bedroom (with the en-suite) is completely separate from the villa. This was fine for us as we were with our 2 kids (7 & 11) and our sister and brother in law who took the 'outside' room. It was also extremely hot in their room which wasn't ideal in the heatwave! But within 24 hours Anthony produced an additional fan! You do need a car which was fine for us as we love to be off the beaten track and the local shops/restaurants are within a five minute drive. You don't get such tranquility without being a bit more inaccessible! Anthony recommended some places for us to go and we did go out and about (as we were with kids) but if you want to just chill for a week it's perfect for that too. We were there for two weeks and honestly could have moved in for six months!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Bruce, Loved having you and the family and so happy you had a relaxing time. Take care and you're always welcome. Regards Anthony
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Amazing location off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the villa. It's location is fabulous, the grounds well kept, the house is superclean with thoughtful little touches. Anthony, the host, is super nice, always available for whatever questions we had and he gave us lots of great recomendations for shopping, food and day trips.

We had a great time during the 2 weeks we stayed there!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claudia and Erik, it was a pleasure having you guys and thank you for being super relaxed guests. I look forward to perhaps seeing you guys again.
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A beautiful and cool villa where my family had an amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Anthony the owner was so helpful and lovely - telling us the best places to eat, the right beaches to visit and even taking us out on a boat trip.

The villa was spotlessly clean and totally comfortable. We loved his taste in furniture and art - very cool! All adding to an amazing holiday experience. Our teenage girls loved hanging by the pool listening to funky tunes on the sound system. There's so much to see and do in the area we will definitely be returning. We highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Views, super outside space

  • 4 of 5

We had a really relaxing time at this well equipped villa, the views from the outside space are stunning as is the outside space. It is a little difficult to find and a detailed instruction from the main road would benefit. Anthony is a great character and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your review and a very big thank you to your party for looking after my garden during your 2 week stay. Best Anthony
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One of the most Amazing places i have visited.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with a lovely pool surrounded by a large terrace with lounger's and sofa's to take in the amazing view. Lots of shaded area, for those who need it .In the beautiful furnished house all amenities that anyone would need. This was truly one of the most wonderful places I have visited.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria and I are so happy to hear you loved the place so much.Thank you for taking great care of the place and leaving it so immaculate. Regards Anthony
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Valley View Villa Selva fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Valley View Villa in July 2016, we had such a fabulous stay here, Anthony and Maria were amazing hosts, incredibly accommodating, guiding us towards the best beaches and restaurants.

We would not hesitate to recommend Valley View Villa, it is a paradise haven of tranquility, we absolutely loved it.

We felt right at home here, we stayed in the guest suite which was a real treat for us, beautifully decorated, with its own ensuite, located tucked away and hidden from the main house at the bottom of a beautifully landscaped pathway.

Valley View Villa is a contemporary villa set in the countryside of Selva di Fasano, it has been lovingly restored with all the modern comforts yet retaining the original soul of the original property, high on a hilltop with sweeping views of Selva di Fasano, this villa has glorious gardens and an idyllic terrace, making the most of the spectacular vista, the gleaming lap pool with its inviting sun loungers an ideal companion to soak up the rays. Inside, the main house is elegantly decorated in a neutral palette with crisp, clean lines.

This indulgent setting is perfectly poised for an idle, hedonistic getaway.

We cannot wait and look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thanks for great review and I'm glad you loved it so much.Look forward to seeing you both again and thanks for leaving the place spotless.You're welcome back anytime. A
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Il Principe del Mare Ristoro
Lovely location, you will need to book on sunny days, full of locals, try the local delicac...
Zoosafari Fasanolandia
Lido Bosco Verde
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Brindisi or Bari
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
stazione di Fasano
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Savelletri,Torre Canne
Car: necessary


With over 400 miles of coastline, Puglia has a huge selection of sandy beaches/coves (all of which have blue flag status) and there are plenty of activities for water sports enthusiasts. A 15 minute drive from the villa and you will find an array of small sandy beaches and coves - Savelletri, Torre Canne, Capitolo, Ghiacelotto all must see beaches.


45 mins from Bari Airport, 35 mins from Brindisi Airport. RyanAir fly from Stansted to both Bari and Brindisi, British Airways fly from Gatwick to Bari, and Al Italia fly into Brindisi via most main Italian airports. Blu-Express offer cheap flights from Rome to Bari. Car hire is essential.


Within 15 mins drive is Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano/Zoo Safari,and local beaches. Within 25 mins is Martina Franca, Monopoli, Ostuni, Polignano al Mare, Castellana Grotte.

Further afield- Matera, a town home to 13th century cave dwelling 'sassi', many with original cave wall frescoes.Only 90 minutes to Lecce, famous for its unique baroque architecture and known as the 'Florence of the South'.

Further Details:

There is no limit to the amount of activities you can do in the region whether you prefer soaking up the sun, shopping, sightseeing or something more active.

Beautiful architecture, ancient castles and Baroque churches can be found in all the local towns and eating is an activity in itself as the region is a food and wine lovers paradise. With over 400 miles of coastline restaurant choices are endless.

Puglia gets close to 300 days of sunshine a year with the warm weather starting in April and going right through until the end of October.The hottest months are July and August but with the high elevation the air does not feel too oppressive during these months, especially as the property is located on a hillside. Spring and autumn is glorious- sunny and warm with wild flowers in abundance. Italians are unashamedly devoted to celebrating everything Italian - religion, food, love,they show it with festivals, there's almost one a week in the summer celebrating everything from classical music to grapes.These family orientated events provide great free outdoor entertainment and gives you an insight into the wonderful hospitable Pugliese people. Puglia is something authentic and very Italian.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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