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Beautiful Southern Italian Hideaway with Very Private Swimming Pool



Updated: 14-Nov-2016
Very private villa,with own pool and close to many Blue Flag Beaches all Within a 5 Mins Drive

Our trulli has its own private swimming pool set within its own grounds. Tartaruga sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The property is centered around the domed trulli room, offering a wonderful mix of old and new (all bedrooms are private.) There is a fitted kitchen and shower room, with a detached second bathroom and toilet which is ideal for showering down after a day at the beach. The grounds cover approx. 2 acres which are planted with olives, almonds, vines and soft fruits. We are just a very short drive from the center of beautiful Ostuni and its fabulous restaurants & bars and only 10 minute drive to some of the loveliest beaches Italy has to offer.All this with the added benefit of being located within the quite countryside.There is a barbecue area, beautifully shaded dining area and two roof terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside ideal for enjoying an evening drink while watching the sun go down.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi we are Jon and Karen Gooderham, we live in rural Suffolk with our two children, Harry and Olivia our two dogs.

Karen and I met in a job center in Surfers Paradise, Australia whilst we were both travelling and that was 30 years ago!

We have a excellent Anglo-Italian team, who carry out the change overs and maintain the pool and grounds, David and Costanza do a fantastic job and they are always on hand if needed.

We hope you like our little bit of Southern Italy and decide to come for a stay.

If you have any questions then please feel free to ask.

01359 259351 - (after 6.00pm)

07901847593 Any time


Thank you for looking;we hope you like what you see.

All the best. Jon and Karen G.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jon Karen, just a quick mail to let you know we are just back from thoroughly enjoyable week in Puglia . Its a wonderful part of the world. The house was fab and had everything we needed to hand. No issues at all and no need to contact David at all.
May 2015
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Peaceful Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou for a lovely holiday in your house .

The house is in a very good position in the country but near to Ostuni the town and not far from the beach.

The house is well maintained and the caretakers are very helpful and friendly.

The pool is lovely, the house is clean and has everything you need .

The owners are very helpful and gave good information about the house .

This is the third time we have been to this house and I'm sure we will return again.

Thank you Jon and Karen for the use of your house.

Janet and Graham

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet & Graham Thank you for this lovely review...Its great to know you you both had a good time at Trulli Tartaruga,Ostuni and the surrounding area really is something special.Connie and Dave take pride in their work and I will be sure to pass on you comments to them. Thanks once again,all the best J&K
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Lovely private trulli very close to Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

Trulli Tartaruga is tucked away off the main road between Ostuni and Carovigno, about 30 mins from Brindisi. It sits in several acres of private land - fruit and olive trees. Inside, it's well equipped, very clean and secure, and outside it has a great BBQ area and pool (we had a minor issue with umbrellas for the sun lounger, which was fixed immediately). We found it an excellent base for both Ostuni and because (Torre S Leonardo being very good, and Costa Merlata).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private villa exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for my family and I. You cannot see another villa from the back porch, such privacy was really appreciated. The pool area is a great size. Cooking outside on the BBQ is a pleasure and eating with the fan on takes the edge of the heat away (Just get some citronella candles!).

Supermarkets are within easy driving distance stocking everything you need, and taxi firms available for trips into ostuni when you want a nice dinner. Ostuni itself is a beautiful town that deserves a good time to explore and discover.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philippa Thank you so much for the lovely review,its great to know our guests have had a most enjoyable time at Tartaruga and to know the house was perfect for you. Karen and I hope to accommodate you again if you you ever to return to the Puglia region. All the best Jon & Karen
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  • 4 of 5

Very helpful owner and the property has everything you need for a relaxed and pleasant stay. If you like to eat out then a car is essential. Whilst we had asked so were aware, please be advised that the 2nd bathroom is not integral to the house so, in practical terms, this is a one bathroom property at night time! Owner's local representatives were very helpful both with providing initial groceries for our late arrival and with a minor medical problem one of our party had. Definitely recommend this property if you are looking for peace and quiet a little of the beaten track.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy - Thank you for your review,Karen and I so pleased you all had a good time and liked the house and the area. All the best Jon & Karen G
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clean comfortable and very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Very peaceful area. Spotless well appointed house, but a car is absolutely necessary because of location. Jon and Karen provided great service and all was as they said it would be. Lovely clean pool. Really good local information was provided as well as local contacts in case of issues or incident. Overall a most enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A for sure fabulous location for families and friends who enjoy a bit of everything, its near to everything without being in the town.

we were unlucky with the weather but there was plenty to do.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina Di Ostuni at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary


The best (blue flag) beaches in the region are just a 10 minute drive away. The caves in Castellano are huge and very impressive. There are an abundance of fantastic restaurants in the area from romantic cave restaurants in the historic centre to fabulous fish restaurants on the beach.


Bari International airport is approx 1.15 hours drive south away. Brindisi international airport is approx 40 mins away. Some previous guests have flown into other airports, such as Naples and enjoyed the drive to Ostuni from there.

We are very flexible with our change over days - We have found sometimes its cheaper to fly in & out mid week.(depending were you are flying from.)

Further Details:

It is in a fantastic position for exploring the region. The local town, Ostuni is just 5 minutes away by car. This is the jewel of Puglia. Here you will find wonderful restaurants, bars and a big market in the historic old town. There are countless stunning towns to visit nearby from Ostuni and Martina Franca to the 'Florence of the South', Lecce.

Rainy days for kids, there’s a big ten pin bowling / amusement arcade on the road out of central Ostuni to Pilone. There is also a fabulous Zoo safari with huge funfair / theatre in Fasano. In Monopoli there is a ‘play planet’ – indoor play centre for kids. Not my idea of a picnic but the kids love it and they serve great pizza!

Guided tours are available in English. Eating out Puglia is known as the breadbasket of Italy due to the wonderful supplies of oil, pasta and fresh fruit and vegetables it produces. Locals will boast that the best is kept in Puglia.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 28 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The rental price is based on a max of 4 people. We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of booking,with the balance being due 8 weeks before departure. We also ask for a fully refundable security deposit of £250.This can be in the form of a separate cheque and would remain un-cashed unless needed. If not needed it will be returned very shortly after your stay.
I advise DO NOT use the book it now tab,I would advise contacting us direct...bellissimoholidays@googlemail.com....Owners Direct are now charging a service fee..WE DO NOT CHARGE A SERVICE FEE..The price to see on our rates page is the price you pay...

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Any booking which is cancelled (for what ever reason) at short notice would be non refundable, unless we can re-let the dates booked. Sorry. Last minute booking offers are always considered, so if there is availability and you fancy a break then please contact me. Short stays always considered, please ask. We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance being due 8 weeks before departure. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • diving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 1 with WC, shower, bidet and sink. Bathroom 2 (detached but very close to the property.) with WC, bath, shower and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 with bunk bed (6ft length).


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Trulli Tartaruga is made from local Italian stone which allows the interior of the Trulli to be kept cool through those long warm summer days. Trulli Tartaruga can be found towards the end of a country lane surrounded by traditional ,small scale Italian,olive and almond farmers.You will be holidaying in the Italian countryside whilst being very close to the white city of Ostuni and the wonderfully uncrowded beaches of the Puglia region. Peace, quiet and relaxation at Trulli Tartaruga whilst having all aspects of modern living on your door step.Welcome to the very lovely area of Puglia and Trulli Tartaruga. If you would like to have a chat about Taratruga then please feel free ring to ring me on 07901 847 593 or email...bellissimoholidays@googlemail.com Outside: Our Trulli has its own private swimming pool which is not over looked and is set within its own grounds. The grounds extend to 2 acres and is planted with mature olive, almond and fruit trees. There is a BBQ area which is situated on the patio which in turn overlooks the swimming pool.This is a wounderfully social area and is ideal for those evenings spent sampling the great local beverages while dinner is being prepared on the BBQ. The swimming pool measures 30ft x 10ft.Then deep end is 6ft with the shallow end bing only 3ft deep.There is an underwater ridge all the away around the side of the pool,thus making exiting the pool from any area much easier. There are two roof terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside ideal for enjoying an evening drink while watching the sun go down (guests use the roof terrece at their own risk.) Utility Room: There is a washing machine for guests in the second bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are supplied, please note that beach towels are not provided. Our Italian housekeeper, Connie, ensures a full and through clean is carried out between guests. David looks after pool and ensures it is cleaned twice weekly. Other: All bedrooms are private,much of the property is open plan and centred around the domed room which offers a wonderful mix of old and new. The covered veranda leads off the kitchen thus making dining alfresco very easy and a must on thoses warm evenings.

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