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Beautiful secluded Villa near San Vito Dei Normanni

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Updated: 05-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Villa near San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia, Italy - Private Pool in a Peaceful, Secluded and Stunning Countryside Location

This beautiful air conditioned villa comes with private swimming pool and is set in over 2 acres of olive grove together with walnut, fig and fruit trees. Set in the quiet secluded countryside between the towns of Carovigno and San Vito Dei Normanni the heart of Puglia, yet ideally situated a short distance from all local amenities including many shops and restaurants. The villa offers a high level of comfort for up to 6 people and includes lounge, dining kitchen, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. There is a large covered veranda with table and seating for al fresco dining during the long summer months. The swimming pool area includes sun loungers, BBQ and dining area, hot and cold shower and WC. There are many beaches within a short drive of the villa. The beaches of Torre Guacetto and Panatagianni are 10 minutes away and have long fine sandy beaches and beautiful clear sea. Historic towns including Ostuni, Alberobello and Lecce are within easy driving distance.There are 5 golf courses within a 1 hour drive.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John Ainscough
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2017

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (ranging from age 9 to 69) spent a fantastic couple of weeks at the beautiful Villa Maresca. Everything was as described and better!

Lots of lazy days were spent by the pool, which is an excellent asset to this Villa, with the covered outdoor area providing some welcome shelter from the summer heat.

The Villa is in an excellent location for exploring the surrounding area and local beaches,but a car is essential.

Communication with the owner was prompt and the agents in San Vito were very helpful.

We would certainly recommend Villa Maresca....just looking at the photographs on this site makes me smile and want to go back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very private. Extremely comfortable beds

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Puglia and having been numerous times to Tuscany, Umbria and Sicily, we knew we wanted to be in a location that was close to the beach but also with good access to some of the towns we wanted to see in the evenings.

Villa Maresca certainly fulfilled on this score, and despite wanting lazy days in the sun by the pool, we did get to see some gorgeous towns and had some great meals out - some recommended in John and Caroline's info pack!

The Villa itself is compact, but perfectly laid out for a summer stay where most of the time you are outside, yet easily caters for 6 (we were 4 for the first few days and then 5). It is very well supplied with cooking utensils and crockery and cutlery including those all important plastic glasses for drinks by the pool.

Set down a quiet lane off the main road, it was very secluded, with one neighbouring house that was empty until the last 2 days, so we really did feel as though we were away from the rat race.

But the best thing about the Villa is that the beds are really comfortable! All too often we have found that the beds in rental villas are of low quality and we come home having not slept well. But at Villa Maresca, we slept like logs!

If we have one criticism, it is that the Villa did not have wifi. It did have 4G coverage in parts of the veranda, and it may be that broadband is not available there, given its relative remoteness from the main road.

However, all in all we had a great time and would definitely go back there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the villa had everything that we needed, the pool was fantastic.

Local shops and restaurants were only 5 minutes away.

Plenty of places to go to for both adults and children.

Would certainly return, the photos do not do it justice.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a great villa for a young family. It is spacious, clean, well-equipped nicely furnished and very accessible. The pool and outside areas are particularly special and we had days on end splashing around and resting in the large covered outside area. The villa is really well located for trips to the beach, the nearby safari zoo and the towns and cities of the region. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is fabulous - surrounded by olive groves and fig trees. It is a peaceful and quiet location and is a well maintained and clean villa with a good size pool. It is within easy access of some beautiful places to visit and close to the beach if you want a change from the pool. Facilities in the area are good including restaurants and there is lots to do for children and adults alike. We had a great holiday and the weather was perfect. Would thoroughly recommend it as a holiday home and region to visit. Vic, Neil & Family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this beautiful Villa. The pool was perfect for us and 2 children <7 so clean and with wonderful views to the fruit trees. You need a car as you cannot walk to restaurants or shops but the two towns are a 5 min drive away and have everything you need. We would definitely go back again !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torre Guacetto at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary


Villa Maresca is located within a short drive of many local beaches. Some ‘Lido’ include bars, restaurants and facilities, others are quiet coves with warm clear sea and fine sandy beaches. The nearest, Torre Guacetto is a 10 minute drive away.


The nearest airports are Brindisi which is a 15 min drive away and Bari which is a 60 min drive. Ryan Air fly direct from Stansted to each airport on alternate days. Flights are also available with British Airways and Alitalia. Options to fly to Pescara, Naples or Rome are also available. Car hire is essential. Local directions will be given with booking and our local agent will provide a meet and greet facility including escorting guests to the villa.


San Vito Dei Normanni is a 5 min drive away, Carovigno is a 10 min drive. Both with shops, supermarkets, banks and very good restaurants and pretty piazzas.

The historic town of Ostuni (the white city) is 15 mins away from the villa and is great for evening shopping. Alberobello a 40 min drive and is known for it's famous trulli.

Lecce is approx 50 mins drive away and is known as the Florence of the South with it's baroque architecture.

Further Details:

All the local towns have open markets on most days and are ideal for buying fresh local produce. There are also plenty of local supermarkets and banks with ATM machines. The Puglia area is well known for it's food and wine and has many excellent restaurants in each of it's towns including a Michelin star restaurant in Carovigno. With the Adriatic Sea to the East and the Ionian Sea to the South the air is not too oppressive during the hot summer months. The average temperatures during the summer are around 30 to 35 degrees.

The region of Puglia has long been a favoured holiday destination to the Italians, known for its natural beauty of vast olive groves and vineyards with white towns, ancient castles and baroque churches. Not forgetting the trulli (strange conical dwellings) which are unique to Puglia. This is a wonderful part of Italy and is still unspoilt with friendly and helpful people. Once you have visited this region you are sure to return.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
6 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
25 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 30% non refundable deposit is payable within 7 days of booking with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A £250 breakage deposit is required to be paid by cheque at the time of the remaining balance and this will be returned upon satisfactory property inspection on day of departure.

Changeover Day:
During peak season the normal changeover day is Saturday.
This can be flexible on request.

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown per week in UK Pounds. Long weekends or short breaks prices on application. Prices for long term stay are available on application.
A £250 breakage deposit cheque is required at the time of the final balance and this will be returned upon satisfactory property inspection on day of departure.
There will be an additional charge for electricity consumption above €75 per week and this will be charged at €0.65 per unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Outdoor Shower, Outside Toilet and Shower also available
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower, WC and bidet. Outside there is also a wc, shower and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed side tables.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed side tables.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds, chest of drawers.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds, chest of drawers.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has air conditioning which can be set to cold or hot. There is a log burner located in the kitchen for use in winter months. A welcome pack will be provided for guests on arrival. Outside: Outside, the long drive leads to the 2 acre quiet and secluded property. The large covered veranda with table and seating for al fresco dining also includes separate comfortable seating for relaxing in the shade during the long hot summer days. The beautiful private swimming pool is surrounded by a large paved area with sun loungers and further table and chairs. Large 3m umbrellas are located around the pool if and when required. There is also a family sized BBQ for guest use and an outside hot and cold shower, WC and basin. The whole area can be lit at night for evening bathing. Private parking is available for several vehicles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Mid week linen and towel change is available at extra cost. Please note pool towels are not included.

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