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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Hillside Location, Spectacular Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury 150 sqm villa, 30 ft lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, aircon, sleeps 6

Recently refurbished to an impeccably high standard, Villa Carlotta is a spacious hillside home perched some 400m above sea level, with spectacular uninterrupted views to the sea. At the end of a private road, this villa offers perfect luxury with its 30 ft atmospheric open living area with 6 large stone arches around a raised and open central stone hearth, chic Italian cream leather sofas, travertine stone dining table & matching coffee table, romantic luxury bathroom with oversize roman spa, mosaic surround, rain shower, *his & hers* stone washbasins,

This property is on one level with multiple access to the 100sqm patio terrace which has a large covered dining area and is a perfect spot for relaxing in the gentle sea breeze or eating mouthwatering fresh food from the BBQ. The private solar heated swimming pool and sun bathing terraces offer absolutely stunning panoramic sea views and complete seclusion due to its location some 30m from the villa amidst the mature terraced garden. A large games room leading off the courtyard with competition-standard Garlando air hockey table and table football plus a Sony PS3 games console with large flatscreen TV and beanbags provides hours of fun for young and old.

What makes Puglia special : Put simply, Puglia remains one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Puglia, ancient Apulia, is a land of sun, sea, vines, and olive groves, and has a wealth of natural, historical and cultural heritage that makes it one of the most exciting areas of Italy. Like most visitors before you, once discovered you will fall in love with the people, the food and wine, the beaches, the whitewashed “Trulli” towns and the rolling countryside with its olive/orange/lemon groves and vineyards. Puglia is right there at the heart of it all yet is still unspoiled by the ravages of mass tourism. It is a place where the local shopkeepers and the villagers still smile as they greet you. With over 300 days sunshine each year it has a slower but endearing pace of life with the siesta as part of the daily routine. After a long lazy lunch and a glass of “Primitivo”, the silence falls until late afternoon when the cobbled streets come to life and there is a hubbub in even the smallest villa

Food and local cuisine: Puglia’s micro-climate produces some of Italy’s tastiest food, for years appreciated only by the locals, but now a hot destination for gourmet travelers. Puglia produces much of Europe’s pasta, presses most of Italy’s olive oil, catches the bulk of the country’s fish and is the sixth biggest wine-making region in the world. Specialities of the region are orecchiette, the small ear-shaped pasta, braciole al sugo (stuffed veal parcels in a fresh tomato sauce), puree di fave (broad bean puree) and cheese lovers will be in their element with the selection of fresh mouth watering ricotta and mozzarella, burrata (Puglia’s famous cheese with a creamy interior) provolone and Cacioricotta. Fresh fish is in abundance and you will see a selection of oyster, mussels, octopus and even sea urchin dishes on most menus. Pugliese people love to share their wonderful cuisine and most restaurants serve a range of antipastas giving you the opportunity to sample all these delicious dishes

General Information: Puglia gets close to 300 days sunshine a year with the warm weather starting in April and going right through until the end of October. The hottest months are July and August but with two seas around the area the air does not feel too oppressive during these months, especially at Villa Sofia which benefits from a gentle sea breeze at all times. Spring and autumn is glorious- sunny and warm with wild flowers in abundance. Italians are unashamedly devoted to celebrating everything Italian - religion, food, wine... and they show it with festivals, filling the summer nights, celebrating everything from classical music to grapes. These family orientated events provide great free outdoor entertainment and gives you an insight into the wonderful hospitable Pugliese people. Puglia is something authentically Mediterranean and very Italian, come and find out for yourself and see why more people are recommending it.

Further notes on accommodation: Villa Carlotta is a 150 sqm independent villa set in its own garden with its own private drive accessed through electric gates and its own private solar heated swimming pool and private outside entertainment areas. Due to its spectacular hillside location, the villas in the area are necessarily arranged on terraces which means that there is another villa with its own postal address and separate access arrangements, part of which is indeed situated directly above (and connected to) Villa Carlotta. This is actually a very typically layout for this part of Italy and can be seen clearly from some of the photos included on the website.


We have arranged access for our guests to the exclusive Coccaro Beach Club, Coccaro Golf Club and Masseria Torre Coccaro AVEDA Spa. These private facilities are normally available only to guests who stay at the 5* boutique hotel Masseria Torre Coccaro which is regarded as the best in Puglia. You will need to make a reservation - so simply ring the relevant number in the information pack and inform them that you are a guest at Villa Carlotta. There are guest charges for some services (watersports, green fees, golf carts, spa treatments, etc.) so please check current rates when you call.

More Details

Maura Watson
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Maura Watson

We fell in love with Puglia in 2005 for its fabulous food and perfect weather and the lovely old fortified masseria amidst the ancient olive trees and vineyards around Fasano and bought the mayor’s summer residence in the Selva Hills above the town as our dream holiday home from which to enjoy the Italian way of life. So when the opportunity arose in 2011 to re-furbish another spacious villa within the same 2 acre private hillside estate, we grabbed it with both hands and set about realising the perfect romantic retreat so that we could use it for visits from our own extended family and also let it out for others to share the dream.

Maura Watson purchased this villa in 2011

Why Maura Watson chose Laureto

The villa location itself is amazing, hidden away at the end of a private road which winds its way up to the very top of the hill to surprise you with the most incredible views over the olive groves towards the blue sea beyond – views which you can enjoy every day from the main rooms, from the outside dining terrace and from the private heated pool and surrounding sun terraces. The Fasano area is now very fashionable with many A-list celebrities buying houses or getting married nearby, and is the ideal base for exploring the lovely old ‘white towns’ of Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo dotted around the famous Valley of Itria. There is always lots to do and a great choice of restaurants serving excellent food.

What makes this villa unique

We have totally re-furbished the property from the ground up with the help of our Italian architect to create a unique luxury villa in the contemporary Puglian style with design references to the ancient stone Masseria farmhouses nearby. The villa is very spacious and airy and is finished throughout in marble, travertine, stone, Bisazza tiles and Venetian glass. We have installed every luxury that we could think of - including full air conditioning, broadband wi-fi, large flatscreen TV and DVD, oversize spa bath, designer rainshower, luxury linen, stylish leather italian furniture, bean-to-cup coffee machine, separate laundry, en-suites for all bedrooms. There are multiple outside entertainment and dining areas around the house and overlooking the private heated pool which is set nearby in a secluded forest setting with panoramic views of the sea. Many of our guests have said that it is the perfect place to unwind,

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely vacation - this is such a pretty place and we are thinking about coming back.

Family Stegemann (Germany)
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Laureto in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , luxury family bathroom with large spa bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack & Jill en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower
  • • Large luxury family bathroom is 4.0 x 3.5 metres finished in natural stone, travertine and glass mosaic tiles. Oversize 3 sq metre sunken spa tiled in Bisazza glass mosaic with travertine and local stone surrounds, easily acommodating two persons with overhead rain shower, recessed into natural stone and glass mosaic walls with glass shelving. Separate flexible spray for hair and body wash. Twin designer heated towel rails. Multiple recesses for romantic candles and overhead star-effect fibre optic lighting system. Separate 'His and Hers' washbasins in natural stone with full height mirror behind. Wall-hung toilet and bidet. Separate area with dressing table, chair and full height mirror behind. • Second bathroom (Jack & Jill) has shower, toilet and sink, travertine tiled walk-in shower with Thermostatic shower mixer and separate flexible hair and body spray, vertical Telo designer towel rail. En-suite access from bedrooms one and two.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , air conditioned.and en-suite access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , air conditioned and en-suite access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , air conditioned and en-suite access
  • Bedroom 1 with large built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobe, king-size cream leather bed. Access to Jack and Jill en-suite. Large window with inside shutters opening onto terrace with sea view . Fully air-conditioned. Separate dressing table with large mirror above and hair dryer. . Bedroom 2 has large built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobe & double cream leather bed,. En-suite access to luxury family bathroom. Large fixed window with inside shutters overlooking small enclosed yard with ventilation window above. Fully air-conditioned. Separate dressing table with large mirror above and hair dryer. Bedroom 3 is irregularly shaped with max dimensions of 3.8 x 3.5 metres including built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobe & twin white metal single beds with natural rattan headboards which can be joined together to form double bed if preferred. Access to Jack and Jill en-suite. Window with inside shutters opening onto terrace with view sea view.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully air-conditioned lounge & dining Room (open plan with stone arches) 30 foot x 18 foot (9.3 metres x 5.5 metres) – plus recessed stone alcoves beyond. Natural travertine stone dining table 8 cream leather chairs,Italian cream leather sofas seating 6 persons. Central raised stone hearth with feature gas living flame burner and remote control. Natural travertine stone coffee table. Large (42 inch) flat screen TV, DVD Player/Satellite connection, iPOD/iPAD docking station, underfloor heating. Open-plan Kitchen (13ftx8ft) leads off the dining room through a stone arch. built-in gas hob/separate electric oven with grill, full size dishwasher & fridge/freezer, automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine, microwave, kettle, toaster. Worktops are tiled in distinctive local tiles with ample storage units above and underneath. large walk-in cupboard for food storage directly off the kitchen.Separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, & ironing station with steam generator.


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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Hillside Location, Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 4.806452 based on 33 reviews
Guelph, Ontario

Terrific villa

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to begin when describing this lovely home. The view across the valley to the sea is gorgeous, and we loved starting the day enjoying that view from the terrace with our breakfast. The villa is well appointed and maintained, and the photos are quite accurate. We loved the master bathroom with the huge tub and great shower. Nice appliances in the kitchen, and the gas fireplace was cozy on a couple of cool nights. It felt so spacious with decks on several levels, so you can follow the sun or shade, depending on which suits you.

Maura is a delight to deal with. So helpful, and provides you with excellent directions, and a really informative binder explaining the house and surrounding area. We took it with us on a number of day trips, as her directions for scenic routes were great. She also provides an arrival basket with some goodies to get you going, which we really appreciated as our arrival was around 8 pm, and she was there to greet us. She also set up a car rental for us, and the rental agent Elena provided us with transport to and from the airport. This was such a wonderful service to provide.

We would highly recommend this vacation property to anyone visiting Puglia, and found the location so convenient to sightseeing the area.

Thank you Maura for making our trip so enjoyable.

Mary and Rick 👍😎

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning villa with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at Villa Carlotta and had the best time. The villa is spacious and well equipped. We loved the outdoor kitchen and used the gas BBQ to cook swordfish steaks and tuna whilst overlooking the swimming pool. The view from the villa is amazing and we never tired of gazing across the olive groves and out to sea. Make sure you visit the caves, Ostuni, Locorotondo and Polignano. Finally a big thank you to Maura who went out of her way to make sure we had a fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great size, facilities and position

  • 5 of 5

Cool place to stay for a hot week! Great facilities although the internet could be better. Well presented, with everthing we needed. Maura did a a very useful welcome with good info on local restaurants, beaches and places to visit. Safe and secure.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England

Excellent week in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

One of the busiest week's holidays we've had in a long time - there's so much to do in this area. And when you need a bit of relaxation, this villa is a great place to enjoy it! Very well specified, quiet patios and pool area, and fantastic views. Many thanks to Maura too, who ensured everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury in the Puglian hills

  • 5 of 5

From the moment the automatic gates opened the place impressed. Fantastic view from the terrace over the valley to the sea - I never tired of that view and a great breakfast spot. The villa was extremely well-appointed and had everything for a home away from home. Although that said my home doesn't have a fabulous pool or games room!. We had a great stay and Maura was very welcoming, helpful and responsive. We are very happy to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. Everything you need is there. The view is great, so are the sun terraces. We stayed at the end of April and were able te swim everyday because of the heated pool, which is not large but suited our needs and also has a terrific view. The children loved the gameroom as well. There is lots to do in the area if you can drag yourself away from the house :-)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
San Domenico, Savelletri
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Carlotta is in close proximity to many of Puglia’s famous hilltop towns, each with their own character and historical centres quite unspoilt by new development. Within 10 minutes is Fasano, a modern town with a range of banks, supermarkets, restaurants, Locorotondo, a town of remarkable circular design and famous for white wine, Alberobello a UNESCO heritage site and a unique and fascinating place to explore its thousands of trulli. For the gourmand, fresh fish and seafood restaurants are in plentiful supply in the many fishing villages dotted along the coastline and for beach lovers, miles of unspoiled, virgin coastline is right on your doorstep, from rocky coves to long stretches of white sand and crystal-clear water. Other local towns worthy of a visit are Martina Franca, an elegant baroque town that hosts Puglia’s famous outdoor musical festival, and the ‘”White City’ Ostuni with its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. The famous Fasano Zoo Safari nearby provides good family fun, or why not spend a day exploring the internationally famous limestone caves at Castellana Grotte which is just 30 minutes away by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Laureto, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Quoted Weekly Rate includes – Wi-Fi; Weekly Cleaning; Exclusive Use of Solar Heated Pool (Apr 1st to Oct 31st); Aircon in Peak Season, Luxury Linen, Towels & Beach Towels; Weekly Linen Change; Refreshments on arrival. Additional charges - Aircon outside peak season *29/6 to 30/8 (if required) £150 per week; Gas for central heating outside peak season ((if required) as per meter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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