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Villa With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ceglie Messapica, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes To Beach

Villa Cinzia Maria is a charming villa surrounded by its own private gardens, pool and olive grove. The property is completely enclosed so you can be sure that your children can wander in the grounds and play with the many toys and games available and still be perfectly safe. Enjoy a dip and cool off in the pool or just relax on the hanging chairs or covered seating areas located around the garden. Inside you will find a comfortable lounge with flat screen TV and DVD player, an open fireplace, a dining area with seating for six, and a well stocked bookcase; the covered terrace also has a table seating six for al fresco dining. For the cooks among you there are ample utensils for preparing family meals for cooking in the kitchen or on the outside brick built BBQ. The long corridor leads to three double bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twins. All the bedrooms have bedside tables and ample storage space. Air conditioning. There is also a games room.

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Speaks English, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About David

About the owner

I live in England with my partner and 2 miniature Dauschaunds. Both my children are grown up. We spend all of our holidays in Italy where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

Why David chose Ceglie Messapica

The area is surprisingly green and very heavily wooded with small hill top towns all with their own character. Outside of August when the Italians are on holiday, the area is largely unspoilt and you won't find a McDonalds or Starbucks! The locals are incredibly helpful and have that precious commodity - time - to help you. Here the Italians celebrate their local saints during August and each town hosts a variety of entertainers local and international throughout the month. It feels different and you will experience a Southern European way of life and you are only 45 minutes from Brindisi airport.

What makes this villa unique

Unique benefits of the property

Your house is private but not isolated and the gardens are secluded and you will enjoy far reaching views across the gently sloping land all around the property. Being only 5 kms from Ceglie you can access all the conveniences of the town and could dine out in a different restaurant every night during a month's stay from the very cheap and simple to Michelan star excellence! The property has central heating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful property, fully enclosed grounds, great veranda, quiet setting but near Ceglie town (plenty of eateries from basic pizza to fine dining). Large and airy rooms. Elderly parents loved the bedroom with ensuite. Thanks.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

We thoroughly recommend the above property. We stayed for a fortnight in August and found the property to be spacious and very clean. Good facilities and well equipped. Authentic countryside residence with olive, almond and fig trees.

Our group totalled nine in total with room for all comfortably; four adults and five children. We all loved the pool, outside shower and patio area, many an evening was spent barbequing and enjoying the warm evenings. Fantastic veranda with enough seating for our large party.

Local town of Ceglie Messapica great for food shopping and eating out.

Local beaches (approx 30 mins away)
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower. Mosquito net on window
  • There are two bathrooms One with walk in shower, basin, bidet and wc. You will find the washing machine here. The other bath, shower, toilet, basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , May be a twin room. Mosquito net on window.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room. Mosquito net at window
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Larger than average with seating area. Mosquito screen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 ( 3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with king sized beds, 1 bedrooms with twin bed, 2 extra beds which fit easily into the large bedrooms. These are full beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Very spacious bright rooms, large bedrooms and comfortable lounge diner. Excellent outside space with massive BBQ area and outside sink. Full bed reclining loungers adjacent to pool. Free Wi Fi and Play Station 3 with games includes Blu Ray DVD new for 2015 Very quiet countryside retreat but only a 5 minute car journey into town. Rental inclusive of electricity, cleaning,,laundry, bath and beech towels. A meet & greet service and a welcome pack on arrival. Outside: Notes:Our swimming pool is semi-sunk (approx 0.5m from the ground) and measures 5m long x 3 metres wide. The depth is approx. 1.2m. Our house book is packed full of information of what to do and where to go. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality linen, bath & hand towels and pool towels are included. Weekly linen change and weekly clean is included. Additional cleaning can be provided at extra charge. Other: A games room with table football, Wi games consult, board games and play station 3 with games. A covered veranda with large table for al fresco dining seat 10 Free Wi Fi New for 2015 Play Station 3 with a number of Games includes Blu Ray DVD.


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Villa With Private Pool
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Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at this villa in August for a week's holiday, with our four children and nanny. The owner, David, was very friendly, cheerful and obliging and responded immediately to any requests we had. He provided extremely useful write-ups on the area regarding sightseeing tips, restaurant and beach recommendations etc....we didn't even need a guide book! All the recommendations we followed were excellent. The villa is exactly as shown on the photos (interior is nicely decorated, pool is very clean, villa was extremely clean upon arrival and David kindly provided a very thoughtful welcome basket in the kitchen). The biggest plus point in our opinion was the location, set in a beautiful olive tree plantation area (wonderful to go for early morning/evening jogs). Temperatures were very high so the air conditioner in the bedroom area proved to be a godbless. The children very much enjoyed the babyfoot in the games room. The fruit trees in the garden were also lovely, we enjoyed the fresh figs. It is very peaceful and the security of the villa is very good ( strong, metal entrance door, all windows have metal bars...making a break- in very difficult). The local PAM supermarket in Ceglie Messapica provided everything we needed but eating out proved to be so good and cheap that we would advise against stocking up much the kitchen (make a visit to nearby Villa Kaila for their fantastic pizzas and risotto...beautiful setting and very reasonably priced). The location of the villa is perfect for exploring the region, quite centrally located with regard to visiting Alberobello (beautiful but touristic), Martina Franca (lovely town), Ostuni (stunning) and the further away Lecce (well worth the grip), Gallipoli (lovely beaches but avoid the castle visit, proved to be disappointing and not worth the money), Sassi di Matera (spectacular, not to be missed). The nearby town, Ceglie Messapica, has excellent and cheap restaurants as it is less touristic than other towns like Alberobello. Beaches are very crowded in August, we discovered a private beach club close to Monopoli called Lido Tamerici (60 euros for 2 sunbeds and umbrella but well worth it...excellent restaurant on site). We also visited the cow farm in Ceglie Messapica which sells local cheese produce called Masseria Seppunisi (many mozzarella varieties....make sure you try the creamy straciatella...). All in all we would highly recommend the villa and this region for a holiday

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback on both the Villa and region. We are always so pleased when we receive feedback like this making what we do so worthwhile. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. Look at our latest Villa. Owners 8396750
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Perfect rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous relaxing fortnight at the villa. Its located a little off the beaten track which offered privacy and peace and quiet (apart from the odd tractor and the noise of the crickets !). The owners met us in the local village and directed us to the house and explained how everything worked. It is exactly as described on the advert. There were plenty of towels and bed linen and the rental involved a mid stay clean. The welcome pack was much appreciated as we'd had a late flight and did not have the opportunity to buy supplies. There was a minor issue whilst we were there but was dealt with promptly by the owners. Although the pool isn't olympic sized it was perfect for cooling off as it was extremely hot. The nearest town is around 15 mins drive away an offers a taste of Italian rural life and is very cheap to eat out.. As we had a late flight home on our departure date the owners allowed us to stay on at the villa until the early evening which made a massive difference to the final day. I would definitely return to this property as it very quickly felt like home. Thank you to David and Andrew for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet Olive groves

  • 3 of 5

Nice place, lovely location.....if you like

Olive and fig trees. Cool off in the pool and watch the stars in the evening

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday in Puglia

  • 5 of 5

The villa was set amongst olive groves and although there were neighbours you felt as if you were in a rural retreat that was very private. The garden was pleasant, with different spots to relax under the trees, we all enjoyed picking the figs and almonds from the trees. The villa was comfortable and suited our family very well, the veranda provided a good chill out zone for the evenings and sitting around the pool during the day was very relaxing. Although small the pool provided plenty of opportunities for entertaining the youngsters.

The villa was clean with all the amenities we needed. Most importantly our hosts were very welcoming and helpful, they were always ready to help out and responded

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was peaceful and secluded, ideal for escaping the busy town.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very welcoming and gave us plenty of information to make the best of our stay. The property was clean and well maintained with plenty of outside space and seating. We enjoyed the festival in ceglie Messapica which included a procession and music. Alberobello was an amazing sight with all the Trulli worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday - August 2015

  • 5 of 5

I wouldn't normally review a stay or a trip but given the quality of holiday we have just had I felt I had too.

The place was excellent and just as shown and described on the website. The garden is great for kids with plenty of nooks to explore and they had a great time harvesting olives and almonds. The place itself is lovely and a great place to be and is well maintained and very clean and the welcome pack was comprehensive (a welcome change from so many).

The owners were fantastic. The information they provided prior to arrival was comprehensive and provided great reviews and suggestions on things to do and places to go. Also whenever we needed anything they provided first class support.

I would recommend this place to anybody as it is the fiirst time we have been made to feel like house guests and not paying guests.

If you have kids the beach at Lido Bizzarro is great and Fasanoland is absolutely brilliant (you can get on great rides without a queue!). Also the little 3 wheel taxi ride round the old centre of Ostuni is an absoluute must.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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There are many public and private beaches within a 15 minute drive and we can give you the information of where to go depending on what you like. Sailing and wind surfing are available on the Adriatic coast - 30 minutes distance.


The nearest airports are Brindisi and Bari which are approximately a 45-minute and a 1 hour 10 minute drive away respectively. Ryanair flies daily to both to Brindisi and Bari airports from London Stansted airport.

British Airways flies to Bari from Gatwick from late March to late October. Other airlines also fly from a number of UK airports to Brindisi and Bari but usually via Rome or Milan.


A car is essential and car hire is available at both airports and can usually be booked on line. 10 minutes drive to the nearest town.

Further Details:

Local Interests: Nearby towns worth a visit are: Ostuni with its famous old town with its white painted houses high upon the hill, the UNESCO world heritage site of Alberobello, renowned for the cone shaped 'trull', Fasano with it's fantastic view out to sea and the zoo safari for young and old to enjoy, Taranto with its fabulous seafood restaurants, shops and promenade, Cisternino peaceful town, Locorotondo famous for its white wine. Bari for those luxury names like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Other places of interest include the caves at Castellana Grotte and the Sassi di Matera - houses carved out of rock and which were inhabited until the 1950s. Not forgetting the miles and miles of coastline. Shopping: Puglia is famous for its wine, olive oil, pasta, cheeses which can be bought locally and to suit all budgets. For those of you who have a taste for fashion you can find designer names in clothing, footwear and leather goods. There is also a market in Ceglie Messapica every Saturday morning, selling things old and new. You need to get up early as its over by 1pm. Celebrations: For an event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary, a local caterer will cater for parties from 10 - 100, and who will supply, marquees, waiters, etc. If you want something a little special we can also arrange for cakes, wine, champagne, balloons, flowers to be delivered to the property at any time during your stay. We can also organise wine and olive oil tasting and an evening of dining and dance at a local masseria. Additional Information: Our “House Book” will provide you with information on where to go and what to do both locally and in the region generally so that you and your family have a memorable stay at Villa Chinza Maria. There is a Bowling Alley just a five minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Bird Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summers Here
16 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Sun
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Break
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit & Final Payment

A deposit of 50% is payable by bank transfer or sterling cheque to secure the booking,with the remainder payable 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday.

We do not accept credit cards.

Cancellations: A minimum of 8 weeks cancellation notice is required, and must be made in writing. Refunds will only be made if the property is successfully re-let to cover the cancelled period.
The breakage deposit of £250 pounds is payable with your final payment.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure days are flexible. The accommodation will be ready for you by 4.00pm on your day of arrival and we would ask you to vacate the property by 10.00am on your day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based in sterling

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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