OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Modern Villa with pool, sea view and mediterranean garden

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


About the property

Villa in Torre a Mare, Bari, Puglia, Italy

Private and modern Mediterranean summer villa, located in the best area to explore most famous Apulia's sites. A gorgeous pool, a panoramic sea-view and a charming rock garden, with a 200 year old mulberry tree, makes Villa Isabella a wonderful retreat from the stress of daily life. Cool and contemporary, it is packed with comforts: three en-suite double rooms, air conditioning, cleaning service, Wi-fi, TV, Security services, three outdoor eating areas - two at ground level and one at roof level - with barbeque and a ventilated sun deck where relax and watch stars. The villa can comfortably host a family or three couples due to its well-planned layout that preserves privacy and freedom for each double room. The villa embodies dynamic spaces for continuous enjoyment; choices are made between a luxury sunlight garden, a sheltered patio, or the quiet and cool interiors. During your day you can choose to enjoy the sunny and seductive pool, where you can easily bring out breakfast and lunch from the adjoining fully equipped kitchen; or you may decide to spend your day at the roof terrace, overlooking the surrounding countryside and the sparkling blue sea. Mediterranean herbs and cactus planted at the roof garden will immerse you in the energizing and rich atmosphere of summer. Interiors of Villa Isabella are designed and decorated with the aim of maximizing the light of Puglia and to provide you with comforts. Local Puglia's stones used for the outside areas and Tuscan handmade “cotto” tiles placed at the interiors, merge seamlessly with contemporary lines and rustic-chic elements, striking the perfect balance between modern comfort and ageless charm. The main entrance leads into a white, open concept living and dining area, with a sofa and a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining table. Two bedrooms lead off from the dining area have their own communication with the outdoor and swimming pool areas. All doors and windows have wrought iron grills and mesh screening to allow windows to be left open but keep insects out. Villa Isabella lies 100 meters from the coast and 5 minute drive, or 15 minute walk, from the charming fishing village of Torre a Mare. The location of villa Isabella and its high quality of spaces offers you chances not only to relax but also to plan one day trips to gorgeous UNESCO places, like Alberobello and Matera, or outstanding natural areas as the Torre Guaceto natural reserve and Polignano a Mare.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bari in Metropolitan City of Bari

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 : Toilet, sink, walk in shower Bathroom 2 : Toilet, sink, walk in shower Bathroom 3 : Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet Outdoor Shower : next to the pool (with cold and hot water)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have a super king size bed with an en-suite, air-conditioning, large wardrobes and linens.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pool: The pool is open from mid-April through to the end of September , it is not heated, its temperature reaches 28 degrees during the summer months. The house has Wifi. All doors and windows have wrought iron grills and mesh screening to allow windows to be left open but keep insects out. Outside: Parking for two cars, two adult and one child bicycle, barbecue. Iron, washing machine, air conditioning, heating, Wi-fi, and TV. Utility Room: Contains a modern washing machine. Shelves to store food and drinks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen & towels are provided & changed once a week. Daily cleaning facilities are available and can be organised according to your needs. Other: Terraces/outside Three terraced areas: -Front garden: covered patio with lounge and dining area; -back garden: shaded area with dining table, lounge chairs next to the pool; -roof terrace with dining area, lounge area, sun deck, and a herb garden.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Modern Villa with pool, sea view and mediterranean garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
st genis les ollières

Maison très confortable, idéalement située au sud de Bari pour visiter les Pouilles.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons apprécié les différentes terrasses, la piscine, le modernisme des chambres et bien sur l'accueil de Michele et de Maria. Nous étions 3 couples d'amis et nous avons passé 15 jours à profiter de cette superbe région. Il ya 4 poissonneries à proximité de la maison , une boulangerie qui fait de super spécialités, et le joli village de Torre a Mare!

Tout pour passer de très bonnes vacances

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Idyllic Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a place! We got there late in the evening tired and hot, and found a beautiful calm oasis to enjoy our holiday in. Maria was so helpful and kind, full of good advice, nothing seemed too much trouble. Highlights of the villa are its high quality, multiple places for outdoor eating/relaxing, and the pool - a real hit with the kids and adults alike. The surrounding area is charming and rustic, the locals are friendly and the food is great. Further afield there is plenty of historical and natural beauty to enjoy. We spent 2 weeks there, I am already looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Villa Isabella is an oasis of peace and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

Set on a quiet residential lane , this detached villa is beautifully designed with an abundance of outside space . The roof terrace is lovely for catching the sea breezes and viewing the Adriatic ( approx. 100m away). The pool is a constant depth and the pool area is well designed with split level sunbathing areas and a 10 seater table with huge parasol for maintaining some shade. The front of the house has a large shady veranda with another table and chairs and sofas so there is a choice for outside dining and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful with unusual cacti, an ancient Mulberry tree and while we were there full of lavender and Bougainvllea which attracted some beautiful butterflies. There are even fresh herbs in the roof garden area which we used when we barbequed. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of cooking utensils and tableware. All 3 bedrooms are a good size each with a good sized shower room and plenty of wardrobe and storage space and comfortable beds. The air conditioning was a must as temperatures reached the high 30s while we were there. There is an efficient security system and a safe so our personal items could be left in the villa when we went out for the day. The local fishing village, Torre a Mare, is good for a few restaurants and cafes if you don't want to travel too far.The Crema Croissants were amazing at the Mistral cafe washed down with a cappuccino. The little supermarket there was well stocked but we also did a few bigger shops at the Iper Simply supermarket at the Bariblu shopping complex which is very large and you can get just about anything there. Free parking. We visited some other local towns . Our favourites were Polignano a Mare ( we went late afternoon and had dinner there twice), Monopoli , Ostuni and Alberobello which is a must for seeing the quirky Trullis. Try to get off the main highway as the countryside on the quieter roads is much prettier. The bikes were a nice touch but as there were 4 adults and only 3 adult bikes , we only used once when myself and my husband rode them into the local village early one morning. Michele and Maria , the owners, were very helpful and were there for our arrival and check out. Angelika who maintained the pool was also lovely and friendly. If you go to the Torre Guaceta, try not to end up on the nudist beach as we did ! Unless of course you intend to. Sadly we saw no flamingos and found the best beach only as we were leaving. You cannot swim at the Zone A beaches

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 11 days at the Villa Isabella, Maria and Michele were extremely helpful before we arrived and even more helpful on arrival, perfect hosts. Angelica was also very helpful and extremely friendly. The apartment is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. There are some beautiful places to visit, one of our favorites was Matera and Monopli coming in a close second. The food was superb and the Italian people very friendly, would highly recommend a visit.

thank you Maria, Michelle and Angelica

from Michelle, Jasper, Anne, Sam and Jack

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, we are very pleased you enjoyed your staying at Villa Isabella! Thank you for your kind words, your comfort and enjoyment are what we work for. As I mentioned at your arrival, our aim is to offer relaxing moments and great time when living the Villa. Puglia is a wonderful land, its simplicity and unspoiled villages makes it a perfect place to recharge batteries and get energy back home. Genuine food contributes to make the staying even more enjoyable! Should you consider to go back to Puglia would be nice to hear from you. Best wishes, Maria
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

Villa Isabella

  • 5 of 5

We were three friends staying at Villa Isabella towards the end of June.

The Villa is modern and finished to a high standard. There was everything we needed at the villa, and lots of extras - shampoos, soaps, hair dryers, lots of coat hangers, a safe, a washing machine. And an excellent security system. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, and there was even a herb garden!

The pool was easy to access ( Roman steps) and was very well maintained. The roof terrace was a delight with far reaching views and the sound of the sea. The perfect place for an aperitif before going out for an evening meal.

Th villa is very well located being only 25 mins from airport and within a very short drive of lots of interesting places to visit. We would recommend Alberobello and Monopoli.

Michele was extremely helpful both before and during our stay. He gave us lots of local information, answered all of our enquiries and even arranged a basic shop before our arrival so that we did not have to rush out to the supermarket.

Angelica came twice a week to make sure we were alright and to change the linen. She was so cheerful and very keen to help.

We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you Michele and Angelica.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of five, stayed at Villa Isabella in mid August. We had an amazing time! The villa lies outside the village of Torre a Mare and only a 10 minute drive south of Bari. Husband and daughter took the bicycles to Torre a Mare in the mornings to buy our breakfast at the local bar and have coffee Italian style!

The villa is very modern and spacious. The rooms all have a double bed and their own bathroom. The kitchen has all necessary facilities. There are two parking spaces available so we could even have brought friends! The villa has a fabulous roof terrace and the pool is perfect for kids. The villa is located on a small road (bring a sat nav!), 50 m from the sea side. The sea was warm and very clear – perfect for an afternoon swim. Not a place to stay all day as it is rocky and hot but as the villa is so close you can enjoy both.

The owners, Maria and Michele, were very helpful both before and during our stay. We rented a car and explored the area, visiting local beaches with organised facilities, the grotte, and the local villages such as Bari, Albero Bello, Monopoli and Polignano. A favourite was San Vito and lets not forget the outlets! The kids loved the Indiana Park climbing experience! The Villa is perfectly located for day trips in the area and only a 20 minute drive to the airport!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0


Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Maria


Maria purchased this villa in 2015

Why Maria chose Bari

For its valuable effects on mind and body. Its garden rich of flowers and cacti has a regenerating effect on spirit. The private layout of the property joined with its pool, garden and different solutions to help you relaxing makes a striking combination on wellbeing.

After resting at the villa I always enjoy a visit to Polignano a Mare or Ostuni delighting myself with the amazing food of local restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

.Quality of spaces and comforts.

Peace and tranquility enriched by energizing flowers and exotic plants.

Few hours away from not to be missed Apulia's locations.


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Bari Palese
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Bari (old town with Saint Nicholas's Basilica), Torre a Mare, Polignano a Mare, Castellana Grotte, Alberobello, Ostuni.


Rocky beach at 100m from the villa; the water is very safe and the area is brilliant for rock pooling and catching small crabs. Sandy beaches available at 500 mt. or near Torre a Mare village (2 km).


Villa Isabella is situated 100 meters from the seaside.

From Bari: 15 km, 20 min

From Bari airport: 27 km, 25 min

From Brindisi airport: 103 km, 70 min


25 km to Polignano a Mare- a charming medieval town located on a sheer cliff overlooking sea. Beautiful beaches. For a truly special experience, eat at the Grotta Palazzese – this "summer cave" with its views over the Adriatic was carved out of the rocks by a local lord to create a party venue in the 1700s.

35 km Monopoli with white sand beaches;

39 km to Castellana Grotte- Series of underground caves, 3 kilometres long and 71 meters deep. The caves include long underground passages and deep c

Further Details:

The local village is called Torre a Mare, you can easily walk there (20 minutes) or reach the village by car. Two bicycles are available, a great way to accomplish any local shopping. Here there are is a small super market, a number of restaurants and cafes.

Along the sea front there are a number of fishmonger shops. There is also a large shopping mall, Bariblu, where you have a large supermarket and other fashion shops.

If you would visit the area in the beginning of May it is worth visiting the local traditional festival Patronale di San Nicola (Festival of San Nicola) in Bari on the 9th of May. It includes a historical and religious procession through the city with hundreds of spectators.

Cusine - This region, with its 800 km (497 mi) of coast and two seas, offers a great variety of fish specialties; Among the quality products, awarded with the labels DOP (Denomination of Protected Origin) or RGI (Regional Geographical Indication), are Altamura bread, famous for its crispness; and the famous wines and extra-virgin olive oil.

The hallmark of all region is an homemade pasta, orecchiette.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bari, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 2
12 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
24 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A bank transfer of 30 % of staying is needed to hold the booking.
70% of payment is due 4 weeks before arrival date.
cancellation fees: nil if cancelled 8 weeks before arrival, 30% if cancelled before 4 weeks of arrival, 70% if cancelled before 1 week of arrival, 100% if cancelled within 7 days of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on a Saturday from June to September; out of season we can arrange something else if required.

30% to hold the booking. 100% of rent one mon th before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.