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Historic Villa with pool 10' to sea gardens,6 bedrooms,WiFi, last m. price June

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Il Salento Villa '700 with pool, citrus, close the sea, 6 bedrooms Wifi, A/C, BBQ

"Il Giardino degli Aranci", belonging to the XVIII th Century, is a charming rural historic "Masseria" in Salento, south Apulia region, 45 km far away from Lecce, the Baroque Capital. Located in the noble village of Spongano, Il Giardino degli Aranci has been published - December 2016- in one of the most important books of Historic Houses in Salento. Due to its characteristics, cured in furnishings, full of suggestive corners, it offers to those who experience an intimate and romantic atmosphere. It has 270 square meters indoor and about 850 square meters of outdoor with citrus gardens and private pool, It's a real "corner of Paradise". Air Conditioning, WiFi, two gardens, complete outdoor furniture with tables, one for 10 people and another for 4 people for breakfast and other tables in gardens with chairs, barbecue, high chair for baby, cot, armchairs, sofas. Very close to the sea of Castro Marina and its beautiful little medieval town up, just 10 minutes driving, it's located in the center of Spongano, an historic little village, The Salento region, said "the board of Apulia" for its level extension, is considered 0 at risk for earthquakes, as described in the charts in Google. The Orange Garden, totally restored and renovated, respecting the original architecture, has 6 double bedrooms for 10 + 2 people and 5 private bathrooms en suite . Very well equipped with all comforts, private pool, WiFi, air conditioning, Barbecue, high chair for baby, cot, heating for the winter, ancient stone fireplaces, living area inside and outside, is the ideal house to comfortably accommodate groups of families with children. It has 6 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms en suite. One of these rooms, indeed, the Suite Bouganville, is a suite with 1 large double bedroom and an adjoining living room annex but reserved by the door, with two single beds sofa ( the 6th bedroom). The Villa is located at the top of an hidden alley of the central street, (that makes it very private and reserved ) and with all the facilities and amenities at a few steps . All the rooms of the house are very well furnished and equipped, with original stone fireplaces. Going out from the house, within walking distance, there are super markets, boulangerie, coffee shop, bank, drug store, grocery, restaurants, pizzeria, bar, squares, etc.

Two "secret gardens", that's typical of the Salento houses, with citrus, orange and mandarin groves, prickly pears, pomegranate, apricot and figus tree, bougainvillea and other native plants. One, very big, in front of the kitchen, where the dinner area with tables and chairs and the pool is set and the other, " a secret garden", where all the bedrooms overlooking. The original ceilings in stone forming star-shaped and arch. The kitchen inside, designed in an old fireplace, includes table for 8 people, chairs, 1 high chair, cooker with 4 rings, double sink, oven, dishwasher, plenty of more services of plates, cups, glasses, pots, dishes, large platters, teapots, coffee pots mocha and everything to make the stay of the numerous families very comfortable . The washing machine with dryer is in a separate compartment. The living room inside with library, TV sat, DVD, has an original fireplace. The decor is a rural chic Salento style, typical of the farmhouse, with some ethnic appeal. The swimming pool is set in the local stone and located in one of the two citrus groves, in front of the kitchen. The garden has table for dinner, 1 table with chairs for 10 people, plus another for 4. a big barbecue. Near the pool, a comfortable external living with sofa and chairs and other tables with chairs to enjoy the warm summer salentin evenings, poolside. Dry stone walls, typical of the Salento country, surrounding the villa, making it very safe even for children. Big terrace on the first floor, with suggestive view on the roofs and the cathedral, where the double bedroom "Menta ", with bathroom ensuite, is set. Leaving the villa in a few steps you can reach the two main squares, admiring the Baroque churches, the baronial Castle and other monuments of the place. The house has no a private Park but no problem to find it in the streets near the house, free. To reach the sea of Castro Marina there are about 10 minutes driving through delicious country lanes, shortcuts for paved roads, or 30 minutes walking in country lanes surrounded by the country in a mediteranean spot of green rich of olive groves, preackly pears, figus, grapes, blackberries, between the old stone walls so typical and beloved of Salento. Castro Marina, considered the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, has well and comfortable equipped beaches of rock and many free beaches on the crystal clear sea. From Spongano it's very easy to reach other villages as Diso, Marittima, Surano. You can go walking or by car. Castro Marina has the medieval village at the top with its fortified Castle where there is an historical museum to visit, its small Romanesque cathedral, shops, restaurants, and a spectacular view across the coast to Santa Cesarea Terme. Driving from Castro Marina to the long beautiful coastal road , in twenty minutes you arrive to Otranto, enchanting medieval town which is "The Oriental door " as it is the first town to see the sun. Before Otranto, through Santa Cesarea Terme, a renowned Central Spa, Porto Badisco, which according to legend was the landing of Aeneas fled from Troy in flames, you reach the beautiful white beaches of Alimini, with the Caribbean Sea.

Salento has about 450 km of sea coast and to go to the opposite coast on the Ionian Sea, the time driving is about 40- 45 minutes and reach the old town of Gallipoli.

In this part of Salento you can enjoy of food and beverage and have wine tasting in the rinomate cellars or having oil tasting visiting major mills that produce extra virgin olive oil. There are many festivals that celebrate the Saints Masters with spectacular lights, the brilliant lights of many colors which recover all the streets of the villages. You can have also cooking class during periods of April, May, September, October to explore the taste and secrets of our renomate cooking. It 's a land rich in history and tradition where time seems to stand still. A magic land to live and to love.

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Property Manager
Patrizia Carrone
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Patrizia Carrone

My name is Patrizia, my roots are in this land I call magic, as my website "salentomagico." After 32 years of living abroad and then to Milan, I decided one day to come back here, among these wonderful people, simple, hospitable to relive the atmosphere of other times that I have always carried in my heart. Married, a beautiful doughter, Valeria, I have been travelling for 33 years for the Mediaset Group in Milano in the advertising and marketing Communication. The decision to come back in my Salento was the necessity to have a life surrounded by nature, the big and old olive groves, the scent of orange blossoms and flavors, the tastes of genuin food. A carribbean sea at only 10' far away.... My partner follows me excited. We bought a farm and other historic homes, we have restructured and we thought to let to know this land to the world by providing our home and according to direct our guests the best in tourist itineraries, cultural and gastronomic was our best and heartfelt mission.

Patrizia Carrone purchased this villa in 2011

Why Patrizia Carrone chose Lecce province

So charming and intimate...with "secret gardens", what the most charming typical Salentin houses have, perfect located in the middle of the village but at the top of an alley so hidden and reserved and with so much green around....Actually published in December 2016 in one of the most beautiful book of Historic Maisons " Case nel Salento", - Grifo Editor...that's a confirmation of my choise and makes me proud of it !

What makes this villa unique

In the historical center. The old stones and architecture with star ceiling and arch ceilings, so rich of history, so charming! The gorgeous view from the terrace in the old roofs and the old cathedral. All the amenities and facilities at a few steps. So near to reach the enchanting sea of Castro Marina, Marittima, Andrano, Santa Cesarea Terme, Otranto!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Patrizia I wanted to leave a note to thank you for your warm welcome. We had a lovely time in your beautiful villa which you have refurbished to very high standards. Even though it was 'only' April the children enjoyed the pool and we were able to eat out in the wonderful garden a few times. Thanks again for your hospitality and all the good advice so we could make the most of our stay.

I would not hesitate to recommend your villa for a holiday - spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished, well equipped. A great location too, a short walk to the caffeteria and the shops. We also enjoyed the beautiful cities of Castro (a few kms away), Galipolli, Lecce and Otranto. Wish we had had more time to see them all! Thanks again and arrivederci!

Elizabeth Mary.

Thank you Pat. I truly enjoyed my stay here and felt you have put together a most exceptional property. I also appreciated your personal attention and help in our request . I will be happy to be a reference for you. Samuel B.
Sep 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Spongano in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Very well decorated, all with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Citronella bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fiore d'Arancio Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lavanda bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite Bouganville bedroom has an annex room used as living
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Menta bedroom on terrace - first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , bedroom annex of the Suite Bouganville with 2 single bedsofa
  • High standard decorated, air conditioning, all with reserved bathroom en suite. The house is from 10 to 12 people sleeping, depending from the season. 8 people in autmn, spring and winter time. 10 people with additional of 2 persons in summer time. We have the possiblity to have 4 single beds. The other are double extra large beds. Cot on request.Spacious rooms with bathroom ensuite except one room (Citronella), which has exclusive bathroom in front of the door. all the rooms have restored ceilings of 1700 and offer a very intimate and romantic atmosphere. The bedrooms have access to the "secret garden" which is the second garden in the middle of the house or on the big terrace
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: 5 double bedrooms, each with bathroom en suite, plus another room ( the 6th) in the suite Bouganville with 2 single bed sofa annex to the big double bedroom with original fireplace. WIFI, air conditioner, heating for winter. Details: Main body has 3 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms reserved, kitchen, living, corridor, gardens, terrace. The annex dependance in the ground floor in the second garden (the "secret garden") has 3 bedrooms: 1 is the suite Bouganville (1 double bedroom and annex bedroom/living with 2 bed sofa and reserved bathroom), 1 double bedroom (Lavanda) with reserved bathroom. All with comfortable cabinets. All the bedrooms enjoy the view of the second garden which can be accessed from inside the house with orange and fruits trees, (the "secret garden"). The house is equipped with every comfort: WiFi, heating, air-conditioning, space for washing machine and dryer, barbecue. One living inside with TV, DVD, library. Outside: Exclusive villa for each family or group of friends who rent it with private and exclusive use of pool.Two gardens , one interior garden where the bedrooms overlooking and another in the front of the kitchen, each with fruit trees, citrus, orange, clementine trees, fig, prickly pear, apricot, olive tree, bougainvillea and vegetation typical of Salento. Table for lunch/dinner with chairs (10 places), other 2 tables, each with 4 places. Barbecue. Swimming pool with jacuzzi 7 meters x 3,50. Tables for breakfast in the gardens. Corner for conversation with comfortable sofa and armachairs with a low table by the pool, sun beds for sunbathing by the pool. 2 outdoor showers and citrus trees for shade and 2 big umbrellas. "Luminarie" (coloured lights typical of Salento) in the gardens for the evening and other lights. Barbecue near the kitchen

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

A beautifully kept villa in a quiet village.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was more than we could've hoped for!

We were 8 adults and 2 young toddlers.

Bedrooms were all ensuing and very comfortable, kitchen was well equipped and a comfortable lounge for the children to sit in when it was too hot outside.

The annex was perfect for the young family.

Plenty of outdoor space the gardens and pool were well maintained and provided plenty of shade with nice patio furniture and sun beds.

Spongano was a delightful village with supermarket, bakery, cafes and a couple of restaurants and pizzerias all within walking distance.

Patrizia the owner was so helpful and text each day to make sure we were ok and booked up anything we needed restaurants, a boat trip in Castro Marina and recommended the best beaches in the around.

Salento is a beautiful area, we were sad that we only had one week to explore. We hired cars which were essential for the beaches.we recommend Otranto, a boat trip to the caves at Castro Marina, Coco Loco for a 'Caribbean '

Beach experience, Bagno Lucia for a wonderful lunch and beach.

Just remember to budget for utilities that are added on at the end of your holiday. The meters were read together at the beginning and end of our stay.

Thank you Patrizia for a wonderful stay and looking after us and we would recommend a stay here to family groups of all ages.

We look forward to visiting again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous stay in Spongano

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in  Patrizia's beautiful villa in Spongano which she has refurbished to very high standards. We want to leave a note to thank Pat and Robi for their warm welcome. Even though it was 'only' April the children enjoyed the pool and we were able to eat out in the wonderful garden a few times. Thanks again for all the good advice so we could make the most of our stay. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa for a holiday - spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished, well equipped. A great location too, a short walk to the caffeteria and the shops. We also enjoyed the beautiful cities of Castro (a few kms away), Galipolli, Lecce and Otranto. Wish we had had more time to see them all! Thanks again and arrivederci!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Minsk
5

Best holidays ever

  • 5 of 5

We drove 2500 km to get there and it worthed it!

Never thought that holidays in a small Italian town can be so fantastic! Enchanting villa always in blossoms was what we really seeked for. Perfect location for those who would like to devote their time to their soul. Beautiful surroundings and friendly smiling people everywhere...

It is essential to take a car - it gives a lot of opportunities to discover the beauty of the region ;)

The seaside is marvellous - both Ionian and Adriatic. Spend days swimming!

Many thanks and kisses to Patrizia!!! Beautiful woman, the kindest host and a truthful guide. Ask her to show the best places.

Great thanks from the team of Animation studio Vipline!

P.S. The wine is delicious!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Olga, thank you for the beautiful words and thank you to choose your stay in my house. You were fantastic guests , joyful and excited and so ordered ...! I sincerely thank you and I really hope to have you back again here or in the new house that I'm finishing . A hug to all the team and a kiss to you in particular . sincerely Pat
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

We really had great time staying in Patrizia's house. Location is beautiful. The property is very well maintained. Patrizia is very responsive and helpful, supporting in everything.

To summarize --- we had an excellent vacation. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Me and my husband thank you very much and it has been a pleasure to have people so excellent as you are. We wish to have you again here in Salento.... maybe in the new house...ready soon ! Our best regards Pat and Robi
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Tewkesbury
4

Lovely house in Spongano

  • 4 of 5

A beautifully presented house, just as described by the owner, Patrizia. The accommodation was excellent and layout of the gardens and pool perfect for two families sharing. Patrizia was extremely helpful both before we arrived and during our stay, including advice on where to go locally (markets, boats, beaches, restaurants even the best route for a local run in the olive groves) - nothing was too much trouble.

We enjoyed Castro (both beach side and the old town up the hill), Gallipolli (a must visit), Lecce, Magli, Otranto and Poggiardo where we went for the market on Wednesday - do it first Wednesday and stock up on nice food. The boat trip was excellent including a lovely lunch (as good as any restaurant) and worth following up with a self drive trip on a motor boat (same owners - Patrizia can arrange.

Fresh pasta is available round the corner, fresh bread and pastries five minutes in the opposite direction and best supermarket five minutes drive away (where you can get local lemon sausages.

All in all a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the extended family

  • 5 of 5

We were 13 People in the house. From the one year old baby, to grandmother of 71. Five children and eight adults stayed togheter for one week in the villa. The house were perfect for our extended Family. Spacious bathrooms and bedrooms, and lovely gardens. Deliciouse colours and Furnitures. We loved it.

Some days we went to the Beach, one day we took a boat from Castro and visited all the Caves at sea. But some days we just stayed in the villa, sunbathing, swimming in the pool and just relaxing.

Spongano is a small village, but with all you need. Gocery shop, beauty saloon and small bars. Just outside the village, there are beautiful olive groves, an excellent place for exercise.

Our hosts, Patricia and Roberto were helpful and friendly. In this part of Italy, almost nobody can speak English.But Patricia were most helpful, booking boats, restaurants etc.

The only minus were the relatively small refrigiator, hence the amounth of people who stayed in the house. We needed to cool down water, beer, wine and coke. And it practically filled the frigde. No Space for Food left. But this were the only minus for a wonderful house, in a wonderful part of Italy with wonderful hosts. We will really recomend the Spongano villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cris, Thank you very much for your nice words and nice review. I will certainly treasure of useful tips to improve the welcome and comfort of my guests. You are a beautiful family and me and Roberto was happy to meet you and having you guests in our home. We sincerely hope to have you back here again, maybe in the new home that we are going to finish. Pat and Robi
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June last m. price available
3 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,684
for 7 nights
£1,684
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Very High Summer
23 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,358
for 7 nights
£2,358
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,611
for 7 nights
£2,611
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,537
for 7 nights
£3,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
High August
19 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 7 nights
£3,285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,769
for 7 nights
£1,769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
October Warm Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,516
for 7 nights
£1,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£3,537
for 14 nights
£1,769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £673.75

PLEASE NOTE : Changeover Day: Saturday but we can be flexible, depending by the season,
NOTE: Price is for 10 people. Up to 10 add € 12 per night per person.
Above rates for months :March, April, May, September, October, December, are for 8 people. Up to 8 add € 12,00 per person per night.
Extra charge: € 230 for Final cleaning (cleaning with sanitizing, professional laundry, garden, pool) use unlimited of WiFi, Cable TV, TV sat. DVD)
€ 800,00 security deposit refundable
Cot or extra bed € 30 per week extra.
Extra charge: All of the utilities at own consumption costs calculated according to the decree national law for the short transient leases. (Gas € 1.00 per mc3; Water € 2.90 per mc3; Electricity € 0.50 kWh) after the meter reading that will be done upon arrival, along with the owner and again, before departure.
Important: to follow the daily disposal of waste according to local rules and differentiated type. Otherwise it will be withheld from the deposit an additional amount for the additional costs of disposal waste. The house is found by the tenants in the best possible condition as well as at the web site. Please leave in order and to follow the rules that will delivered upon arrival.
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out before 10 a.m.

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