Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Tiled entrance courtyard with mature plum and newly planted kumquat and lemon trees, in gravelled beds set with flowering shrubs and a cascading herb garden.
Beautiful pool enclosure with shady gazebo and barbecue area for al-fresco poolside dining.
Solid timber sun loungers and poolside bathroom enhances the relaxed leisure area
Villa Azzurra is located in a quiet location in Torre san Gennaro, a typical Puglian holiday village, benefiting from seafront ice cream parlours,cafes, shops, restaurants and pizzeria.
Torre san Gennaro also has a first-aid centre,supermarket, butchers (in season) and a year round fresh bakery, and fresh fish landed daily in the harbour are sold at the quayside and fismongers.
Villa Azzurra is within 5 minutes walking distance from sandy uncommercialised beaches along Torre san Gennaro beachfront leading south to Lido Preseppe, or, just a few minutes walk in the other direction leads one to Campo di Mare where there are more developed lidos, with parasols and beach recliners for hire, and the convenience of beach bars and vendors selling fresh food and typical local snacks.
Campo di Mare has 5 sheltered protected bays with shallow waters and sandy beaches, ideal for small children.
Complimentary beachside showers provide the comfort of washing off sea water or sun creams before returned from a day at the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre san Gennaro 350 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||350 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 20 km, Nearest railway: San Pietro Vernotico 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Air-conditioned Villa Azzurra has been recently completely restructured and refurbished , and sleeps up to 5
Bedroom 1 is equipped with ceiling fan, a king size bed, and has ample storage with solid wood bedside lockers, wardrobe and drawer unit.
Bedroom 2 also has a ceiling fan and a solid antique pine bedside drawer unit, and wardrobe storage.
Shuttered windows in both bedrooms overlook the front gardens.
Bedroom 2 has the option of a double, twin or even triple single bed configuration. (for triple single option, one standard single is replaced with a bunk bed unit)
Modern fully tiled bathroom with integrated massage shower, toilet, sink, bidet, and vanity mirror and has plentiful towel storage.
Kitchen is fully fitted and excellently appointed with all necessities and dining facilities for homemade meals enjoyed in.
The living area has solid wood and leather sofa and armchairs, with DVD/CD player, large wall-mounted flatscreen TV with satellite.
A selection of DVDs are provided on arrival, or choose from our DVD library list with over 300 titles available.
The house is air-conditioned, boasts a solid wood stove for cosy winter breaks and benefits from modern fitted insect screens on all windows and doors. Free Wifi is installed for pur guests
Books, games and jig-saws are also available.
|Further details outdoors|
Entering the front gate to Azzurra finds one in a walled tiled entrance, with a mature pear tree for you to help yourself to the sun-ripened fruit in season. Indulge in the aroma of freshly picked herbs from the cascading herb garden.
Landscaped garden contains newly planted lemon, kumquat and palm trees in graveled beds containing flowering shrubs and bougainvillea.
A bay hedging screens the shady alfresco dining area and barbecue beside the sparkling waters of the private pool.
Villa Azzurra is the perfect place to spend long lazy days relaxing poolside on the cushioned timber sun-loungers, or to relax with a glass of wine on a warm, balmy evening by the illuminated pool and subdued garden lighting after a day exploring the beautiful Salento and Puglian regions.
25% deposit required to secure your booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before holiday start date. £300 OR €400 refundable security deposit payable.. this is returned following a satisfactory check out.
A welcome basket, all bed linen, and also hand, shower and pool towels are included in the rental rates.
Apart from any special requests listed below, there are NO extra charges.
Mature English speaking babysitter facility available.
Winery tours and wine tastings can be arranged.
Cookery lessons available in Villa, with local ingredients and regional recipes... please arrange if poss, prior to you arrival
Private chef can be arranged to prepare selected menus for you in your Villa... please arrange if poss, prior to you arrival
Boat fishing trips (tackle supplied) and/or scenic boat excursions available (picnics optional) - weather permitting
Free WiFi internet access for guests staying at this property..
Travel cots (including bedding) and high chairs available ( must be reserved at time of booking)
Wall mounted safe for secure storage of documents and valuables.
Bicycle hire can be arranged on request subject to availability
Front gate intercom, assistance from English speaking managers who live nearby.
Smoking outside only please
The Puglia/Molise region
Holiday in Puglia, a wonderful, unspoilt region of Southern Italy, to enjoy a taste of the real Italy with fantastic cuisine, historic centres. Dry and sunny, rich in history and abounding with olive groves and vineyards.
If you want to experience traditional Italy then Puglia is the place for you.
Warmth both from the sunshine and the locals hospitality, tranquil olive groves, superb cuisine and wine. Historic centres and other cultural locations to explore. Local festivals, dancing and music (don't miss the tarantalla!) and local foods to try. Everything you could want from a holiday in Italy.
Villa Azzurra is ideally situated to explore the whole region of Puglia. Close to Lecce, the Florence of the South, and to the Port of Brindisi, head north and inland for the historic centres of Ostuni (the White City), Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie and others all within an easy drive. Further north (about an hours drive) you will find the Fasano Zoo Safari Park and Alberobello, (home of the Trulli), Castel del Monte and Castellana Grotto. Head south for the port of Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca on the tip of the heel, where the Adriatic meets the Ionian and Aegean seas. South west for Gallipoli and and many other beautiful towns/cities and beaches. There is no shortage of things to do and see, or you could simply relax by the pool or on the beach!
If you are looking for sunshine, peace and quiet, rest and relaxation, local life, local culture, great food and wine, history and the friendliness of the local italians you have found your holiday destination and your holiday villa!
Villa Azzurra is within 5 minutes walking distance from small sandy uncommercialised beaches. There are more beaches and small coves as you travel north and south from Torre san Gennaro, southLendinuso. Campo di Mare, Bar Benny Lido, Sun Beach and Exotic beach have beach bars / restaurant sand sun loungers etc available for hire during the season. Campo di Mare has 5 sheltered protected bays with shallow waters and sandy beaches, ideal for small children. Torre Chianca is approximately 15 minutes drive south f and has a very nice beach, very popular with Italian holiday makers.
Also within walking distance is Genaro's, a bar/gelateria/pizzeria with dancing outside on the beachfront piazza. Caslablanca a restaurant/pizzeria standing out on pillars above the surf.
Order your own menu in Bar Felix (24 hrs notice required) or Zia Annas, a butchers restaurant where you can select from the meat display for them to cook fresh.
Torre san Gennaro/Campo di Mare boast other eateries, pizzerias, bars and gelaterias also an excellent bakery and pasticceria, butchers, supermarkets, shops and daily, locally grown fruit and vegetable stalls in season.
Torchiarolo is the nearest bigger town with supermarkets, post office, bank, bars, pizzerias, gelateria, hairdressers, massage and fitness centre etc.
Within twenty minutes drive there are three hyper-market shopping centres, IperCoop, Conad and Auchan, also stunning Lecce with its baroque architecture to the south and also the port city of Brindisi historically the second biggest port of the Roman Empire to the north.
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18 Jun 2013
"Beautiful villa in idyllic location"
Villa was well equiped and perfect for a lovely stay, the hosts had thought of everything and even took us to the supermarket !
Not much was open in the village at this time, but was very serene and beautiful. Lovely beach, and few nice bars. Relaxing and beautiful.
Can thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting a nice re treat or I'm sure a bit later in the season would be fab for couples/families wanting a bit of entertainment but not full on Ibiza!
17 Jun 2013
"Amazing villa, beautiful pool, sandy beaches, and superb hosts."
This is a 5 star vacation rental. The place has been totally renovated just two years ago. Everything is brand new and super clean. The beds are so comfortable, with beautiful linens and nice blankets. The towels are fluffy and the bathrooms are spotless. The pool is divine, with lounge chairs, umbrella and cushions to fully enjoy your poolside experience. There is a nice BBQ built in, and there is a beautiful outdoor table for dining al fresco. The kitchen is fully equipped for making any meal you could desire. The owners/hosts provide a nice welcome basket and info binder on the area. The owners/hosts were also available anytime for us and gave us great suggestions to have pizza, seafood and even a real Sunday Italian dinner. It was our fourth time in Puglia and by far the best villa we have ever stayed at. We want to go back ASAP. Book early, book often! This is a five star villa whereby the owners/hosts put a lot of love and care into the property as if they would live there themselves. You won't be disappointed. The property is 5 mins walk to beautiful beaches, coffee bars, pizzerias, and grocery store. It has a lovely planted herb garden that we were free to use. The villa had lovely plants and interlock brick patio areas. The sat TV even has BBC news to keep us in touch with the outside world. We loved this amazing villa, the hosts were superb, the pool was beautiful and we have fond memories of our walks on the sandy beach. A wonerful vacation villa!
21 May 2013
"The best holiday ever"
We stayed in Villa Azzura for 14 days and it was magnificent. The villa is very clean and well equiped and the beach is just a five minute walk from the vila. The owners are extremely nice and are always ready to help you with whatever you may need - they are even prepared to arrange all kinds of activities for you - such as sailing on a boat, private cook that comes to the villa and prepare you a meal of your choice etc. We will stay in Villa Azzura again for sure.
Ines, Lara, Tomaz
21 May 2013
"High standard,bright, peaceful with welcoming hosts"
Property is of a very high standard, recently converted with good attention to detail. The air conditioning in the main area was wonderful though in general with plenty of fly screen protected windows and doors as well as ceiling fans the house was always airy and cool.
Good location within walking distance of Torre San Gerano. We stayed out of season and though not much open at night Richard and Noirin gave us some very good restaurant recommendations. Good location to tour as easy access to the autostrada but we mainly meandered along the yellow roads which were surprisingly good and in May hardly shared with another car.
13 May 2013
"Great rental home, perfect for small family or two couples, emmaculate and new."
Location is in residential, rural neighborhood very convenient central location to cover large area of Puglia. We drove to fabulous places like Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli and the coastal areas nearby, stopped in many small towns with great castles and unforgettable ancient churches. Don't miss Leuca, on the southern tip of Italy, all of these places were 30-90 minutes drive. Local farmers markets and the weekly fish market in Gallipoli are fantastic and fun. The home has great little kitchen where we cooked a number of meals using local ultra fresh seafood and items from the farmers markets. The home also has a great pool and sun area, very private and secure. We will go back someday!
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