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Delightful Mediterranean Villa with Pool and designed garden with sea view

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Villa in Torre a Mare, Bari, Puglia, Italy

Private and delightful Mediterranean summer villa, completely restored by its owners in 2014. A charming rock garden with a 200 year old mulberry tree, a gorgeous pool and a panoramic sea-view from the roof terrace makes Villa Isabella a wonderful retreat from the stresses of daily life. Cool and contemporary, it is packed with comforts: three en-suite double rooms, air conditioning, a daily cleaning service, Wi-fi, TV, Security service, three outdoor eating areas - at ground level and at roof level - with barbeque and a fresh, ventilated, sun deck. The villa can comfortably host a family or three couples due to its well-planned layout, preserving privacy and freedom for each double room. The villa embodies dynamic spaces for continuous enjoyment. from a luxury sunlight garden to a sheltered patio, to the quiet, light and cool interiors. During your day you can choose to enjoy the sunny and tranquil back garden with its seductive pool. Here you can easily bring out breakfast and lunch from the adjoining fully equipped kitchen. You may also spend your day on the roof terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside and the sparkling blue sea, enjoying the Mediterranean sun and a fragrant herb-planted garden enriching your meals. Interiors of Villa Isabella are designed and decorated with the aim of maximizing the luminous qualities of the Puglia sun and bringing the outside in. Local Puglia's stones outside and handmade “cotto” tiles inside, 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 a 5 minute drive, or 15 minute walk, from the charming fishing village of Torre a Mare. Puglia’s landscape is a patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, woods and fields outlined by whitewashed dry-stone walls. The entire region is renowned for its nature, good food, and its jagged coast. All very accessible from Villa Isabella.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish

6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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
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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: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ein Traum!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine tolle Familienwoche zu sechst (3 Paare) in der wundervollen Villa Isabella, die keine Wünsche offen lässt.

Super gepflegt, extrem sauber, sehr liebevoll und grosszügig eingerichtet - man hat dort einfach an alles gedacht!

Die Betten sind bequem, die Küche ist komplett, es gibt eine Waschmaschine und Pool, Terrasse und Dachterrasse (mit Meerblick) sind noch schöner als auf den Fotos.

Die Villa liegt ganz in der Nähe von Torre a Mare und man kann mit den vorhandenen Fahrrädern seine täglichen Einkäufe erledigen. Für grössere Einkäufe gibt es in der Nähe (10 Minuten mit dem Auto) das Bariblu Einkaufszentrum.

Man kann Ausflüge nach Polignano a Mare, den Trulli von Alberobello, Bari und vieles mehr von dort aus machen. In Torre a Mare gibt es natürlich auch gute Pizza und viel leckereres Eis :-)

Wir haben uns super wohl und sicher gefühlt und unsere gemeinsame Zeit in der Villa Isabella absolut genossen.

Beide Autos (und 4 Fahrräder) stehen innerhalb der Grundstücksmauern und eine Alarmanlage ist ebenfalls vorhanden.

Michele, der Vermieter, hat uns mit dem Fahrrad an der Küstenstrasse abgeholt und zur Villa geführt und dort alles erklärt. Er war jederzeit erreichbar und hat unsere Fragen immer beantwortet - vielen Dank dafür an Michele und auch an Angelica, die uns verabschiedet hat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein Traum!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine tolle Familienwoche zu sechst (3 Paare) in der wundervollen Villa Isabella, die keine Wünsche offen lässt.

Super gepflegt, extrem sauber, sehr liebevoll und grosszügig eingerichtet - man hat dort einfach an alles gedacht!

Die Betten sind bequem, die Küche ist komplett, es gibt eine Waschmaschine und Pool, Terrasse und Dachterrasse (mit Meerblick) sind noch schöner als auf den Fotos.

Die Villa liegt ganz in der Nähe von Torre a Mare und man kann mit den vorhandenen Fahrrädern seine täglichen Einkäufe erledigen. Für grössere Einkäufe gibt es in der Nähe (10 Minuten mit dem Auto) das Bariblu Einkaufszentrum.

Man kann Ausflüge nach Polignano a Mare, den Trulli von Alberobello, Bari und vieles mehr von dort aus machen. In Torre a Mare gibt es natürlich auch gute Pizza und viel leckereres Eis :-)

Wir haben uns super wohl und sicher gefühlt und unsere gemeinsame Zeit in der Villa Isabella absolut genossen.

Beide Autos (und 4 Fahrräder) stehen innerhalb der Grundstücksmauern und eine Alarmanlage ist ebenfalls vorhanden.

Michele, der Vermieter, hat uns mit dem Fahrrad an der Küstenstrasse abgeholt und zur Villa geführt und dort alles erklärt. Er war jederzeit erreichbar und hat unsere Fragen immer beantwortet - vielen Dank dafür an Michele und auch an Angelica, die uns verabschiedet hat.

Herzlichst von N. & Co.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in touristically unspoiled area

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully designed villa in a touristically unspoiled area, furnishedin a stylish but cosy manner. The villa Isabella is an extremely well equipped house, offering high standards also with regard to security. It is offering a lot of atmosphere in the outdoor area, thanks to a small but beautiful garden. The outdoor area is beautifully lightened during the night, even the roof terrace, which offers wonderful sounds of the sea, and the pool, inviting to go swimming in late hours. It is close to attractions like Bari, Trani, Alberobello, Matera and even Ostuni. In the morning, we did shopping tours by bike, buying fresh fish and bread just around the corner along the coastline. Then we had breakfast on the roof terrace, which is equipped with modern lounge furniture and enjoyed the day at the pool or in the garden before we went exploring the country during the evening hours. The Villa Isabella is highly recommendable and was far beyond our expectations. Thank you Michele for reacting so quickly and positively to our special wishes. Once again we know why we love this country and its people so much.

Renate, Wolfgang and kids, Austria

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bari Palese at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : bari at 12 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : bari at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 100 Metres

Special interest holidays:

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

Coast/Beach:

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).

Travel:

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

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
30 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 

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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • 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

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)

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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.

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