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Villa Magnolia, 800mt to sea, 3 km to Castro, 20 km to otranto, Salento, Puglia



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Villa, Marina di Andrano, 800mt to sea, 3km to castro, 20 km to Otranto, Salento, Puglia, private but not secluded, Pool, WiFi, A/C, Sky Tv, Private parking inside villa

The villa is near Marina di Andrano 800 mt to the crystalline sea, 3 km to Castro, (Capri of the south) and 5 km to the spa and natural caves of S. Cesareo Terme, and also the golden beaches of Otrantois only roughly 20 mins away. The garden is hidden behind the villa, with white pool, fruit trees, vegetable patch for our clients , secular pine tree offering shade to the dependence, and large walnut tree for shaded parking inside the villa but opposite olive grove with further parking. Completely enclosed by wall and surrounded by olive groves. The villa is in a strategic position, each day you can easily reach a different beach, choosing from the most beautiful or visit all places of interest in Salento. It is near the Spa Santa Cesarea for beauty treatments especially mud massages!!. Free WiFi in the whole structure, Sky tv in main house and sat tv in dependance which has natural shade under a beautiful pine tree and has musical diffusion in all of garden. Gas barbecue area and dining table for 10 for dining 'al fresco' in the evening. Area relax in all of the garden. Garden lights on 'crespullari system. There is A/C in every room, including Kitchen and lounge and gas central heating for winter time. We also have dehumidifiers for those who do not prefer A/C. The kitchen is very well stocked with most types of 'robots' especially for smoothies etc , nespresso coffee machine, perculator coffee or standard 'italian moka, sandwich maker, frothy milk machine for capuccino, mickey mouse singing toaster, especially appreciated by little ones, various dinner services with relative platters for formal dining, and polybicarbonate glasses etc for pool for safety. Toddlers pool on request and various 'lylos' for pool available. Bicyles for the little ones supplied and cots available on request. Maid comes mid week for a couple of hours to offer a quick 'tidy up' and gardender 3 times per week to clean garden and pool. Linen, bathrobes, towels and beach towels supplied and for holidays of more than 1 week, linens changes every saturday. All first necessities for next morning supplied, it helps if you arrive late. Shampoo, balsamo, and shower gel in bathrooms are supplied to help our clients with weight problems on flights. All free of charge.

A more regular maid service, chef or local 'massaia' available on request, price on request.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Scottish and decided 8 years ago to make this wonderful land my home. The light, the perfumes in the air, sea at your doorstep and sun!! The people are simple, hospitable and offer a taste of past times.The flavours of genuine food, normally home grown. This is a true holiday for the body and soul and I try to offer touristic, gastronomic and cultural itineraries for my guests to share this fabulous land.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for a month with two young children, and also had visits from friends. We had a lovely stay at this beautiful villa and garden, and can truly recommend this to others. Great service, great place. We can really recommend hiring the in-house cook! When we arrived there was dinner prepared and basic food already in the fridge, such a nice welcoming. Very well equipped house and gardens. The area is also beautiful, and the food is great. Nice beaches and cities not far away. We would like to come back!

I found the announcement on internet and was totally blown away by the beauty of the place and the gorgeous villa when I arrived with my husband and two teenage daughters. The place is really well maintained and clean. There is a gardener and a cleaning lady who come twice a week. The house is very well equipped , barbecue with a separate"summer kitchen" by the pool, bicycles, towels, sheets etc. Probably what really made our stay special and the best holiday ever were the friendliness of the local people and especially of the owner , Linda. We have travelled around the world and I have lived in several foreign countries but I have never met anyone as wonderful as her. When we arrived she had cooked a wonderful dinner. The fridge was so full we didn't have to buy anything for the next day. My daughters totally fell in love with her and said they have never met anyone like her. Also the whole area is beautiful. You can go diving in the caves, rent a boat, visit idyllic little towns and villages or enjoy delicious local food. Fabulous, best holiday we have ever had!

Chose Andrano and Magnolia based on TA reviews and we were not disappointed.

The villa is splendid to look at and live in. Very smartly fitted out, rustic style building but with every comfort and mod con, such as wifi, pool, bikes. Beautiful and peaceful garden with lots of space for several outdoor settings.

Felt very secure, very comfortable and very welcome. The owner, Linda, greeted us, explained everything including tips on the region, restaurant, beaches etc and introduced us to Annarita and Donato who both helped make our stay enjoyable. Linda had prepared a fabulous meal of regional dishes plus stocked up with butter, fruit, vegetables, home made jams, preserves - this was just to help us settle in but could have fed us for several meals.

We took advantage of the option to have Annarita come in and prepare a dinner one night which was fabulous. Lots of seafood and antipasti. All delicious.

As with any stay there will always be the odd niggle but what sets a place apart is how quickly and graciously they get sorted. Linda and team were great. All the things like beds, linen, kitchen wares etc were very good.

We just loved our stay in Salento and could go on for ages about all we saw and experienced but this review is about the villa so will stop here.
Nov 2014
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful stay in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday at this lovely villa in Salento. The house was spotless, amazingly well equipped with the most beautiful reception rooms, gardens and swimming pool. All 6 of us (parents, 2 daughters and their partners) found the place quite stunning. The garden had several places for dining and relaxing and the outside eating area beyond the pool, with its own music system and little kitchen, made for some very special evenings.

The garden terraces and pool were all kept in first class order by a very nice gardener and the house was cleaned half way through our stay to a very high standard.

Linda , the owner of the villa, is a delightful hostess and she had prepared a delicious feast for us on our arrival, complete with prosecco, wine and grappa! The food was incredibly welcome after a longish car journey and it was so nice to meet Linda and get all her useful tips about local restaurants, towns and beaches. Linda looked after us extremely well throughout the entire 10 days and she is obviously regarded with great fondness by all the local restaurateurs and shopkeepers, as when we mentioned her name we were treated especially well.

We would definitely recommend this villa to a friend or relative, and would love to stay there again if we return to this gorgeous part of Italy.

Thank you Linda for a super time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, this is an absolutely fabulous review and for which I thank you very very much. I am delighted you had a good time and I also would recommend you as quests to any future host, you were polite, fun and treated my house with great respect. Thank you again. Linda
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great villa to explore southern Puglia

  • 5 of 5

We - 3 couples - stayed in the villa for a week in the middle of August.The house itself is superb with 3 comfortable bedrooms, all with bathrooms. The kitchen/dining room area is large and very well equipped. The pool area around it is also great. A gardener comes and keeps the pool clean.

You can explore the countryside from the house, there are some very pretty towns and villages within a short drive.

And on top of it all, the host, Linda, is the most attentative host you can wish for. When we arrived there was dinner waiting for us with prosecco and wine, we had unlimited supply of coffee. She gave us ideas where to go to eat, to shop, to swim in the sea - it made the stay even more memorable.

Cannot recommend the villa highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh I don't know how to thank you for such a great review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and are recommending to others and Giorgio the gardener was also most pleased you mentioned him! Take care Linda
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Beautiful villa, wonderful host, perfect pool!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 weeks at Linda's fabulous villa with our family, aged from 4 to 72. Linda is the most wonderful host: so welcoming, so quick to respond to all our many questions, and full of knowledge of the area. Her villa is fantastic - just like walking into a home with a brilliantly stocked kitchen (unlike many hosts, Linda packs her villa with all sorts of food and supplies to get you started - it really does have everything you could possibly need). Beautifully decorated, comfortable, and the garden and pool are wonderful. Lovely warm water, fruit and veg to pick, toys and games for the kids. We arrived hot and sweaty after a long day to find to our surprise that Linda had laid on a fabulous meal for us, and Prosecco chilling in the fridge....what a godsend! I would totally recommend this villa and the wonderful and unique Linda!! Also big thanks to her lovely team who keep the villa and garden spotless. x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for a wonderful review! When one receives a review like this, it feels like all our efforts are wothwhile. Delighted you like the villa and had a great Holiday. Take care Linda
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Magnifique maison et séjour fabuleux fin octobre.

  • 5 of 5

J'ai passé 10 jours dans la maison magnifiquement superbe (et oui! Que de superlatifs!) de Linda. J'étais toute seule avec ma petite-fille de 4 ans 1/2 et je ne me suis pas sentie isolée une minute. La météo était superbe. Natation tous les jours dans la piscine de bonne dimension (je suis une nageuse et j'avais peur que la piscine soit un peu petite, mais non! ). Découverte des environs sans la foule mais avec le soleil. Que demander de plus? Ma petite-fille a adoré Linda. Mais quand je dis adoré, c'est vraiment adoré! Je recommande cet endroit merveilleux à quiconque a besoin de calme, grand air et soleil.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Cathy, what can I say, you have written a wonderful review. I'm so happy you liked the villa and enjoyed yourself. Come back anytime!! BUT you must bring your grand daughter!!! Take care Linda
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Fabulous Villa & Hostess!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Linda's villa. The location, near Andrano, was perfect for us as we had friends staying in Marina di Andrano -- and it was a great jumping-off point for all sorts of day trips: Castro, Santa Cesarea, Otranto, Tricase, Poggiardo, Specchia, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca. We were often home by late afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the outdoor dining areas, and the beautiful garden/grounds. Linda is a knowledgeable and attentive hostess, and she responded quickly to our every need or inquiry. It was a real pleasure to get to know her! Thank you, Linda, for an exceptional stay in Salento!

Marsha & Crew

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marsha, what can I say, it is a wonderful review and I thank you for having invited me to dinner and to share an evening during your holiday. You were perfect guests and I could tell you really appreciated my house. You are welcome anytime and hope this holiday has left you very fond memories. Take care Linda
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fantastico! non c'e' paragone!

  • 5 of 5

We just left Linda's lovely house--just this morning--and wanted to write immediately! Our time in the house was amazing and we couldn't have imagined a better week in the Salento.

The beautiful house and the location provide a wonderful blend of access to the sea and beaches, and the privacy of our own private pool. The area is perfect for folks who are searching for a true Italian vacation experience--in the area, you find everything you need--restaurants, produce providers, specialty stores of quality, etc. (Linda also left an invaluable booklet that provided information on all the important places and the places near and dear to her heart!)

Regarding the house itself, we truly felt as if a friend had left us her home for the week--Linda has thought of all the details and has provided for every need and in numerous numbers. (For example, extra towels, multiple settings for dinners, tablecloths, all the extras and more. It was truly like walking into your own home every day.) Every room in the house has been arranged for every need. (This is not one of those Spartan-like rental homes if that is what you are looking for...thankfully!)

We highly recommend the area and Linda's villa if you are interested in seeing the true Salento. I could imagine that at any time of the year, the house would be perfect. Linda is an amazing host and it's clear that she truly enjoys providing an unforgettable experience for her visitors, from the start of the stay (and the amazing dinner she prepared) to the end. We were very sorry to have to leave.

Peter & Angela

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good gracious, what can I say, its a fabulous review and reflects everything I try to do to make my guests confortable, I'm quite overwhelmed. I thank you immesely and am delighted to have had you as guests. Thank you Peter and Angela. Take care Linda
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From the Owner

I bought the villa because it was private but not secluded, near the sea, and full of all the typical fruit trees and an emormous walnut tree offering natural shade. When I open the french doors from the lounge and enter the garden it just makes me feel 'great'. But what is fabulous here is the locals, their kindness, their hospilatity, you ask directions and the next moment you are having coffee in their house!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : brindisi at 70 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : brindisi at 65 Kilometres Nearest Golf : acaya golf club at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : castiglione at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : lecce at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La pescheria at 900 Metres Nearest Beach : cocciabamba at 800 Metres Car: necessary


800 mt to the sea, Adriatic coast, nearest sandy beach 3 km.


Nearest Airport Brindisi roughly 70 KM, nearly all dual carriageway roughly 50 min.

Port Brindisi roughly 45 min.

Bari airport roughly 2 hours.

Car is essential.


Village of Andrano 2 km, marina 800 mt, Poggiardo medieval village, fantastic flea market wed. 8 km. 3 km to Castro Marina and the medieval little town of Castro, on the Adriatic sea of rock. 2km to Diso and Surano, Marittima, charming old villages. 20 km to the historical village of Otranto. 8 km to the historical village of Specchia. 40 km to the historical village of gallipoli and 50 km to the beautiful and historic Baroque Lecce, the capital town).

Further Details:

Tennis, Termal Spa, bike tours. Boats tours during summertime, and renting boat, school scuba diving in Castro. Dancing school for learning "Pizzica". Wine tasting in the most remote cellar. Possibility of personal massage at home, yoga, reflexology, ayurveda. Spa in Santa Cesarea Termal Spa. 2km to the coffee shop,. bank, supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants and pizzerias . Local shops in the villages are closed Sunday afternoon.15 km to the main commercial Spongano and 3km to the charming village and the crystalline waters of Castro Marina , Santa Cesarea Terme , Marittima and 20 km to Otranto and reach the beautiful beaches both of rock or sand . The house is within 2 km from the main square of the village with restaurants and pizzerias. Close to the medieval villages of Castro , Otranto , Gallipoli. Plants in the crystal clear waters of Serra Alimini you can indulge in various activities : sailing, diving, boat trips along the coasts of Salento , walks through the olive groves . In the evening you can visit various festivals in neighbouring villages with the beautiful lights, a unique show ! Or dine in the many restaurants, ' trattorias ' of nearby villages with typical local cuisine from land and sea. Possibility to rent scooters, play tennis, all water sports, scuba diving, rent boats to explore the caves along the Adriatic coast , sailing tours, sightseeing , walking and running among ancient olive groves around the village, shopping in the craft of pottery , ceramics, elegant drapes . Local markets . Inland you can visit underground presses , charming old towns , beautiful baroque churches, parks and museums. The beautiful town of Maglie , just 15 miles away , offers a cultural and historical beauty but also a shopping centre where you can find quality major fashion brands made in Italy!! . A 40 -minute drive, you can reach Lecce , the capital , the beautiful Baroque town cSalento is a region where excellent wines and olive oil are produced.


Rental rates

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15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
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6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
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12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Final cleaning euro 150

PLEASE NOTE : changeover day : saturday

Rental charge: 50% deposit to secure booking only by bank transfer. Bed linen and towels provided in price 1 SUPPLY per week. Pool cleaning 2 times per week. Sat to clean garden and cut lawn. FORBIDDEN TO USE ANY CREAM IN THE WATER IN THE POOL.
Extra charge:
Final cleaning, laundry, WIFI, cable TV Euro 150. Security deposit: € 500 per week payable on your arrival and refundable after departure and a control of the house within 7 days from departure by bank draft Euro 200 per week extra for longer periods . The meter reading will be done together .
Extra charge : all the costs of the house paid on cunsumption, following National companies rate Electricity euro 0.27) after the reading that will be made on arrival on delivery of the property and again before departure.
Cot added for child or bed added for child Euro 100 per week FOR RENTING.
The house is delivered in the best possible condition and you are kindly and agree to all of the rules of the house before arriving
PLEASE NOTE each child is counted as an individual occupant.
Price is calculated for 6 persons
Changeover Day: Saturday
Arrival time 17h00, checkout time 10h00.
Notes on prices:
Swimming pool closed from 1 nov till 1st april.
During festive season Christmas tree and festive crockery.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The kitchen is my pride and joy offering all modern cons which one would not expect in a holiday home, but has a vegetable patch for our guests, immagine, getting up in the morning and helping yourself to a fig or eating tomatoes just freshly picked. Relaxing around the pool listening to your favorite music, or just nipping down to the local fish shop and throwing it onto the barbecue for lunch. A holiday full of emotion.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • all bathrooms have large walk-in showers, bathrooms 1st and 2nd bedroom, also have bidets. All have sinks.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed and possibility of cot or single bed extra, bathroom next door, 2nd bedroom double bed and ensuite, 3rd bedroom after the pool, double bed with ensuite.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Inside the main house 2 bedrooms , 1 with en-suite and 1 with bathroom next door, the 3rd bedroom is in a dependence after the pool, with double bed and ensuite. All rooms have A/C and WIFI, the dependence has SAT TV. Outside: Pool is white, 4 x 8 mt. Outside main lounge couches, to the right outside lounge breakfast area under gazebo, walkway to pool, has child-proof barrier, barbecue separate from dining area, vegetable patch and fruit trees for clients consumption, automatic watering system, dining 'al fresco' area relax after the pool, shaded area to sit with coffee table at the pool, 6 loungers with shaded headboard. Portable baby inflatable pool, inflatable games for pool, including inflatable rings with 'pants' for children and table tennis on request. cCrockery and polybicarbonate glasses for pool, flippers, and general games for pool. Inflatable pool for toddlers, cots, highchair and potties. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is included, bathrobe, main towel, hand towel, bidet, towels for pool, towels for beach, maid comes mid holiday to tidy/clean and to change all linen. Gardener comes twice per week to water flowers and tidy garden and sat. to cut grass etc. Other: Large American kitchen with dining for 8/16, large lounge with 4 couches, sky tv and Christmas tree during festive season. Festive dinner ware

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