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apulia | villa serenita

Villa Serenita is set in one of the most picturesque landscapes in Apulia, close to the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca and only 40 minutes drive from the closest International Airport, Brindisi.

The whole of central Apulia is renowned for its fine fresh food and wines and the beaches of both the Adriatic and Ionian seas are only 30 minutes drive away.

The owners have very cleverly introduced North African influences to the interior and exterior: the irregularly designed beach pool has infinity aspects over the garden and the pergola covered outside living areas lead seamlessly from the villa to the surrounding landscaped garden.

Apulia enjoys the climate of the Southern Mediterranean but its privileged geographical position between two coastlines ensures that summer temperatures remain comfortable.

The region's varied landscapes of striking natural beauty, its magnificent coastlines boasting sandy beaches to match any in the Mediterranean and wild rocky headlands have forged its reputation as an unbeatable year-round destination for visitors in search of sun, culture, cuisine and lazy living.

Apulia sets itself apart from other better-known parts of Italy in many ways, not least of which is the region's very own trullo. Trulli are cone-shaped dwellings built since the 18th century with immensely thick walls offering protection against the summer sun and whose unique architectural design has been used to stunning effect in the conversion of these ancient dwellings into villas which have become very popular as holiday homes.

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LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN:

The large open plan living room/kitchen is separated by a double sided open fire place. The living room, furnished with ethnic furniture from Bali, Brazil and India has an Indian marble triptych applied to one wall. The kitchen is equipped with the most modern appliances.

BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS:

Bedroom One:

Double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and ethnic inspired furnishings from around the world. French doors lead to the pool area.

Bedroom Two:

Double bedroom attractively furnished with a set of French doors leading outside to the garden. Bathroom shared with Bedroom Three.

Bedroom Three:

Twin bedroom and bathroom with both bathtub and shower facilities.

OUTDOORS:

Landscaped gardens of exotic plants encircle the villa and beach pool, with panoramic views over the surrounding olive groves. Ideally situated next to the outside sitting area (close enough for guests to enjoy aperitifs while keeping an eye on the barbecue), the outdoor dining/kitchen area has a wooden table from India covered with 2 centimeter thick glass, outside sink, preparation bench and built-in barbecue. Salt-water swimming pool measures 14 x 4 meters. An outdoor music system is wired to provide background ambiance.
[+] distances
  • Alimentari, grocery store is 1 kilometer
  • Ostuni is 7 kilometers
  • Ceglie Messapica is 8 kilometers
  • Cisternino is 9 kilometers
  • Adriatic beaches are 13 kilometers
  • Martina Franca is 18 kilometers
  • Locorotondo is 30 kilometers
  • Alberobello is 35 kilometers
  • Brindisi Airport is 40 kilometers
  • Bari is 90 kilometers
  • Lecce is 125 kilometers
  • [+] included in the price
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • One set of bath towels and cotton bed linen; guests are invited to launder pool towels as required
  • Maid service for one hour two times per week
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Complimentary selection of essentials for breakfast the morning after arrival: tea, fresh coffee, milk, fruit juice, fresh seasonal fruit, bread, butter, marmelade, sugar, pasta, farmer's home made salsa or sugo, olive oil, vinegar, one bottle red wine, one bottle white wine, water, cheese, bacon, eggs, fresh tomatoes and onions
  • Pool dates: April through October
  • [+] additional costs to be paid on the premises
  • Chef: available at EUR 15 per hour
  • Food shopping: available at EUR 30 per hour plus food costs
  • Babysitting: available at EUR 15 per hour
  • Total body massage: available at EUR 50 per hour
  • Horse riding tour: available starting at EUR 30 per hour
  • Manicure or pedicure: available at EUR 25
  • Bicycle rental: available at EUR 10 per day
  • Sailing or bicycle tours: available, please inquire upon booking
  • Refundable security deposit: EUR 650 to be paid upon arrival and refunded upon departure less any unpaid expenses