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Casa Mare Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
For the discerning independent traveller who is looking for just that bit extra, this is a unique opportunity to experience the ex-pat lifestyle while holidaying in Puglia. Casa Mare is owned by English residents in Italy who are now making their spacious, well-equipped home available for your exclusive use for just a few weeks each year. Benefiting from beach location, 12x6m solar heated swimming pool, air-conditioning, free Wifi internet and all the comforts of home (including cats) all in the heart of Puglia. Cas Mare is ideally located both to relax and to explore Puglia and the heart of the Salento. Discover the warmth of the mezzo-giorno, both the climate and the people. Explore the local markets, experience the freshest produce and local specialities, the excellence of the local cuisine and wine. The Puglia Chef is on hand too, to provide catered meals - traditional Pugliese style - if required. A welcome basket awaits your arrival, complete with local delicacies, wine and so
For the discerning independent traveller who is looking for just that bit extra, this is a unique opportunity to experience the ex-pat lifestyle while holidaying in Puglia. Casa Mare is owned by English residents in Italy who are now making their spacious, well-equipped home available for your exclusive use for just a few weeks each year. Benefiting from beach location, 12x6m solar heated swimming pool, air-conditioning, free Wifi internet and all the comforts of home (including cats) all in the heart of Puglia. Cas Mare is ideally located both to relax and to explore Puglia and the heart of the Salento. Discover the warmth of the mezzo-giorno, both the climate and the people. Explore the local markets, experience the freshest produce and local specialities, the excellence of the local cuisine and wine. The Puglia Chef is on hand too, to provide catered meals - traditional Pugliese style - if required. A welcome basket awaits your arrival, complete with local delicacies, wine and so much more. Our extensive visitor guide, together with concierge service, will ensure you get the best from your visit to Puglia.
Casa Mare is available between 1 April and 30 September.
Check in time 16:00, check out time 10:30 (flexible if no arrivals due on your check out day)
Owner / caretaker is on the property in separate self-contained apartment - available on request to help make your holiday special.
Further details indoors
Airconditioned three bedroom villa. Large spacious rooms all fully equipped to a high standard. The living room has sea views and is equipped with large flat screen tv and entertainment centre, satellite tv with some English speaking channels (subject to availability). An extensive range of DVDs and english books are available, as well as board games and jigsaw puzzles.The two spacious master bedrooms each have a large matriomonial beds and an optional extra single bed (one room can be three single beds if required). The third bedroom is a full size double room has a standard double bed. All bedrooms have ample storage space and are equipped with hairdryers. All bed linen and towels included. Baby cots, linen and high-chair available on request.The full size kitchen is fully equipped with everything a keen cook requires. Meals can be provided if you don't want to cook yourself. Note: the shower room is an outside shower room, near the pool.
Further details outdoors
12m x 6m solar heated swimming pool, cleaned and maintained daily. Ample sun loungers and other garden / patio furniture available. We provide lilos and other pool toys too.Large patio area by the pool, with bourganvilla covered gazebo providing a shady spot to relax/siestaThe outside verandah looks out over the lawn, patios and pool and has sea views. Perfect for alfresco dining. There is an additional al-fresco eating area with large marble table under a leafy arbour, perfect for long lunches.Extensive vegetable and fruit gardens with produce available seasonally.
Location description from owner
The Puglia region
Holiday in Puglia, a wonderful, unspoilt region of Southern Italy, to enjoy a taste of the real italy with fantastic cuisine, historic centres, long, hot, sunny summers. Rich in history and abounding with olive groves and vineyards, if you want to experience traditional Italy, Puglia is the place for you. Warmth, from the sunshine and the local people, hospitality, tranquil olive groves, superb cuisine and wine. Historic centres and other historic builidings 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.Casa Mare 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 Fasano Zoo Safari 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 boot where the Adriatic meets the Ionian. 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!Local activities include swimming, tennis, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, go-karting. Other activities include wine-tasting, olive-oil tasting, cookery lessons, italian lessons, artisan and market tours. We work with a mult-lingual local Italian events co-ordinator who can organise just about anything and make your holiday really special.If you are looking for bright lights, night clubs, fish and chips, all day breakfasts and karaoke on the beach - this is not for you.If you are looking for sunshine, peace and quiet, rest and relaxation, local life, local culture, great food and wine, history and the warmth of the local italians you have found your holiday destination and your holiday villa!
Torre San Gennaro
Casa Mare is mid way between Lendinuso and Torre San Gennaro. Both are Italian holiday villages and within walking distance of Casa Mare. During the season there are often open air shows and local dancing. Both have restaurants, pizzerias, gelaterias etc. Torchiarolo is a small town and has everything you need including a great family run trattoria (excellent food, superb wine).Lendinuso is walking distance from Casa Mare and has a wonderful bakery/corner store open all year and a great butchers (seasonal) as well as markets, geletaria, pizzeria and other entertainment in the season. Torre San Genarro is also close by, half an hours walk or 5 minutes by car. Live entertainment in the season offering small supermarket, bakery, cafe-bars, restaurants and beaches. Nearby towns have supermarkets, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, post office, bank and hairdressers. Also some great restaurants and cafe-bars. Large hypermarkets, Auchan and Ipercoop, within 20 minutes drive.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.2 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 3 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 26 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Oct 2007. Located in Province of Brindisi, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £975 to £1590.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Aug 2016.
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– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“An unforgettable villa in an unforgettable place”
Review of Casa Mare, May/June 2013 In spite of a glowing description, all too often villas booked through the internet fall short of expectations. But Casa Mare far exceeded them. First impressions count, and to walk from hot sunshine through the large villa gate to discover a beautiful shaded pergola, the air filled with the scent of jasmine, the hint of blue water sparkling through the leaves, set the scene perfectly. The villa is large, light and airy and very pretty. The three bedrooms have masses of wardrobe and drawer space, the kitchen is particularly well equipped and the solar powered hot water never runs out. In the sitting room there is a treasure trove of books, games, DVDs and most important of all the Black File. We used this hive of information every day and found it invaluable. The television is larger than most people possess in their own homes and picks up just about all the English channels (including children’s) one could need. There was the promise of a Welcome Basket awaiting us – but we didn’t expect a delicious dinner also to be there. What a relief with two tired little children, and much needed by the four of us adults too after a long day of travelling. The garden is a delight, with a large shady terrace in front of the villa and so many areas for basking in the sun – always a glass in hand! Plenty of shady areas too. To one side, the fruit and vegetable garden produces more than most green grocers in England. The star of the garden is the large, warm, enticing blue pool, with plenty of sitting areas and loungers all around. The pool is constantly maintained and cleaned to the highest standard. There are also masses of pool toys for the children. We chose this villa originally because we wanted a sandy beach close by. It is so close that you can hear the gentle waves lapping on the sand when you lie in bed, no road to cross. We swam in the sea, built sand castles and enjoyed a sundowner most evenings. We explored the whole local area. Southern Italy doesn’t have the sophistication of more northern Italy and this is reflected in the fact that the cost of living is so much cheaper here. Everywhere there are glorious olive groves, charming little villages and towns, excellent little shops filled with delicious fresh food (a 15 minute walk along the beach to Lendinuso is a must for breakfast croissants and fresh rolls in the mornings) and there are some delightful restaurants close by that are not over priced. Puglia wine is in profusion with gutsy reds and mouth watering rosés to match the best and most expensive in Europe. Talking of wine, we went on an extremely interesting wine tasting trip for a day with Paola and Donna. We enjoyed it so much we have arranged to have some wines shipped to England. Do not miss a visit to historic Leccé, about 20 minutes away once you are familiar with the road. Do not miss Torre San Genaro either (20 minutes walk) with dancing and singing in the square in the evenings for young and old alike, and a delicious inexpensive pizza at the White Bar. Finally, Debbie and Bob Lane, the owners, are on the spot to act immediately if anything is required. They could not have been more charming, and never, ever intruded. We were very grateful for their advice and suggestions on several occasions. Our children adored their cats in the garden, though they never came into the villa. All reviews must have a downside: this is one of the few places left in Europe that remains unspoilt, with wonderful sunshine and charming, friendly people everywhere. The downside is that one day it will be discovered by tourist developers and follow the same pattern as many other similar parts of Europe. Get there quick before that happens!
We love to here when our guests have really enjoyed themselves and discovered the real Puglia! Thank you. Just a comment about the availability of English TV - the channels vary depending on the time of year and even the weather.
“The villa was luxurious, and we received a very warm welcome- Couldn't be better”
Warm greeting and welcome. Above usual help when we needed it ( and we did) - such a support. Food wonderful - local produce and recipes cooked by the local chef which was also very good value. Welcome basket very useful and lovely contents. Place clean and pool and hot tub just what we ordered! The beds all very comfortable, good mattresses, which I haven't had at any other villas we have stayed in. Beach just outside gates and the area was quiet when we went but although our Italian is none existent, the locals were friendly. Not a touristy area!! A car definitely needed. Loved the cats, and their antics- we will miss them! Thankyou very much to Debbie, Bob and The Puglia Chef for making our stay so easy and enjoyable.
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