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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cisternino, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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Umberto P
1 review
“Apulia The richest archaeological region in Italy along with Sun, Sea, Food”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Visiting Apulia is visiting one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy and also enjoying of the nice weather, extraordinary seasides, one of the best seafood menu but overall enjoying the hospitality of their people and Vila Apulia Pool embraces and meet all your requirements and expectations. Just from the beginning at the booking and the arrival you'll find out that everything turn out to work just fine. The hospitality of their owners, the facilities and amenities are great. The view and atmosphere from the house are quite a dream place and the distance to go out and visiting the site-seeing and the archaeological sites around are short and pleasant. We really enjoyed our stayed and hopefully could repeat it next season. We recommend it

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Liked best: The Villa and the Lamia
Liked least: Such a short stayed
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Paul W
1 review
“A lovely house in an excellent location”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is a lovely house with a superb view over open countryside, within easy walking distance (20 minutes) of the beautiful town of Cisternino, and within a short drive of at least five other equally stunning towns, all offering superb food. The house is very well furnished and equipped and we particularly appreciated the large pool, which overlooks two picturesque unrenovated trulli houses. We visited as a family group of three couples. The two bedrooms in main house are one above the other (which has four double beds), and open plan to the living area, so it may be less suitable for groups who know one another less well, but would be ideal for a family with children; the smaller house has a raised bed with a steep ladder, so the occupants need to be reasonably fit. We had a wonderful week here, and cannot praise highly enough the support we received from Francesca and Stefano, the local hosts, and Pascal, the owner.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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cordianoe...
Marino, Italy
1 review
“Stunning property with the best views”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Friends of us suggested to visit Apulia. We came across this villa online and we loved the look of it. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. The reality was even better! We were received by Francesca and Stefano and they treated us very kindly. The pool wasn't heated, but that didn't matter much. The salt water treatment was also a nice plus for we are allergic to chlorine. The house itself is simply amazing. The architecture and furniture are all very original. The open space gave us the feeling of being in a very special house. We also enjoyed talking to the neighbors, Roberta and Ursula who invited us for diner once. I can only highly recommend this villa. We will be back! Elio

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Liked best: everything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Gregory V
Tbilisi, Georgia
1 review
“Had a wonderful vacation”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This rental consisting of two villas is just perfect for two related families with kids vacationing together. Villas are designed and furnished with impeccable taste. Everything is at its own place, new and functioning. Pool is wonderful - clean, well maintained. We could not get out kids from there. Instructions left by the owner direct tenants to right places - restaurants, wine bars etc. Beach was arranged for us by Pascal well ahead, and we've been expected and served well there too. Housekeeper was always somewhere close, and throughout two weeks there wasn't a single occasion when we did need him and could not find him.
Cisternino, Fasano and other small towns are fun for sightseeing, dining or wandering around.
Basically, we had a relaxing and quite memorable vacation.
Pascal, thanks!

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Liked best: Being in a countryside close to the beach and still close to small towns.
Liked least: South Italian heat.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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BRANDONSH...
Rome, Italy
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“Best Stay in Puglia!!!!!!”
Reviewed 9 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This is an absolute must if you are going to the Puglia area. At first I was a bit skeptical, because we were a group of families and we had never stayed in a place like this before ( usually hotels) but the property more than exceeded our expectations. We were greeted upon arrival and the place looked exactly like the photos as advertised ( rare). Since we are Americans, we always use air conditioning, but there is no need here since the property is on top of a hill and there is a constant fresh breeze blowing. The interior has a special open style design, but there weren't any problems with privacy even though there were 8 of us. Our favorite point about the place is the pool, simply awesome. I would highly recommend anyone coming to Puglia to stay here and enjoy the real, authentic Italy!!

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Liked best: The Pool
Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
9 Aug 2013
Dear Mr. Shaw,
thank you very much for your positive feedback. We hope to have you again as our guests in the future. Best, Pascal
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cccedinbu...
edinburgh
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fab house in a fab area.”
Reviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Funky, stylish new property built with a nod to traditional architecture with large infinity pool and a great view across trulli and olive trees. Great, and very helpful neighbours, and very helpful gardener cum handyman.

We had a great, relaxing, sunny holiday here. It is about an hour's drive from both Brindisi and Bari airports. You will need a car as the nearest restaurants and shops are about 20 mins walk away, but only 5 mins in the car. Most of the local restaurants are great and really cheap - we struggled to spend EUR20 per head for 20 courses including drinks anywhere in the region.

You're about a 20 min drive from places like Alberobello and Martina Franca which are well worth visiting. The nearest beaches are also about 20 mins away and they are sandy with lovely blue sea, but the prettier beaches are more like an hours drive away. Also about an hour away is Polignano a mare which is also well worth a visit.

Cisternino itself is probably the coolest of the local towns as it is very much unchanged by tourism and has a much more relaxed vibe than the more obvious tourist spots. Be sure to head to Bar Fod in the afternoon for great ice cream, but be warned that all the other bars and shops close between midday and 7pm ish. Also make sure you try Padre Peppe after your meal - it is the local digestif made from walnuts. I'm already looking for anyone nearby that can supply me - but on holiday head to Bar Fod again, order the Padre Peppe and watch the world go by in the town square.

We loved our time here and will definitely come back!

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Liked best: The infinity pool. And the food. And the drink...
Liked least: In my perfect world the town would be 5 min walk away. But hey, we got the views instead
Travelling group: Young Children
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Esther942
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Hidden gem in Cisternino for a unique holiday near the beach”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

On arrival we were welcomed by our local host Stefano. He didn't speak much English, but we managed and the information on the brochure we received on arrival was of great help. The house itself is set in beautiful surroundings, with impressive views and boasts a well sized swimming pool which we made good use of. We loved the design of the interior, clean lines, with a fresh feel. Initially we worried about having enough privacy in the living space, but it turned out really well. The design meant that the children slept in the lower bedroom in large comfortable double beds, and we were upstairs, in a comfy bed with an adjoining bathroom, with bath and overhead shower. The evenings were surprisingly cool, and we even had to use the blankets. We enjoyed spending time at the house, and by the pool and since it is situated near the beach we took trips there as well as going further afield to explore the surrounding area. The house is comfortable and spacious enough that we were very happy to stay in and cook, but when we felt like exploring, there was enough to do in the surrounding area to take trips out. Convenient also to have the little 'Lamia' house attached next door for two families travelling together. All in all a peaceful hidden gem.

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Liked best: The airy feel of the property, the pool and the location
Liked least: We expected to get beach towels on arrival but these were not available
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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