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Amazing 10 Bedroom Villa with Pool on the Historic Appian Way

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Enjoy an luxurious, historic villa located on the secluded ancient Via Appia.

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the year to visit Villa Cappelli with the dollar/euro exchange rate being the most favorable in over 10 years!!

The Villa promises you an unforgettable, authentic stay in a truly undiscovered part of Italy. Relax and immerse yourself in Italian indulgence — the food, the people, the fun.

The Villa sits majestically on the ancient Via Appia in the town of Terlizzi, just northwest of Bari in the region of Puglia.

No one is quite sure when the villa first sprung up but some historians believe the garden to have once been a 13th century monastic garden. The “farm” buildings on the property probably date to the 14th and 15th centuries. While the newest additions were probably built in the 17th or 18th centuries, one peculiar location in the villa is believed to be pre-Christian.

The land, filled with fossils from 10 million years ago, is covered by ancient olive groves, vineyards, and fruit trees. The entire villa is completely enclosed by an 18 ft. wall and features a formal half-acre garden planted almost exclusively with citrus trees, roses and lavender.

While steeped in history, the villa also features modern conveniences like free WiFi, a fully stocked kitchen, plus cooking and cleaning services.

Relax in comfort with plenty of room for all your friends and family. There's over 10 bedrooms and 6 full baths for up to 20 guests. You can enjoy lots of common rooms and spread out to enjoy the entire 22,000 sq ft (2000 sq m) structure. Everyone will find their favorite space, with reading rooms, an enormous full kitchen complete with a wood-burning brick oven, an extraordinary large terrace with magnificent views, and a loggia that overlooks the luxurious 40x20 ft pool (12x6 metres), and a huge monastic garden full of citrus trees and fresh herbs. You also find Villa Cappelli is conveniently located close to many major attractions. ​

You can rent the villa by the day, week or longer. It is also available for private functions, parties, banquets, conferences and feasts.

During your stay, you'll have use of a washer, fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave and more. Maid service as well as shopping and cooking services are also available to make your stay extra enjoyable.

We've had a range of guests enjoy the villa from all over the world, including members of the British royal family, Bob Tuschman of The Food Network, world famous photographer Paul Freeman, stage and TV director Scott Ellis, reality TV star Fredrik Ekland and the music group Elbow.

So whether your looking to relax with family or go exploring with friends, you can create the perfect holiday here at Villa Cappelli.

We have a small apartment on the premises, so we are always available to ask any questions and provide concierge services. We are fluent English, Italian and the local dialect, and know the area well, so we can help with any concierge services you might need, from cooking and cleaning to van rentals and dinner reservations.

You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else.


Keywords: Villa, Masseria

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 22000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Can smoke outside or in the kitchen....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

  • Garden Room: 1 queen

    Ancient stone room with private bathroom...moreless

  • Courtyard Room: 1 queen

    Ancient stone room with private bathroom near courtyard....moreless

  • Guard Room: 1 queen

    Ancient stone room near villa entrance....moreless

  • Lavanda: 1 queen

    On first floor off terrace. Shares bathroom with Primavera....moreless

  • Primavera: 1 queen

    On first floor off terrace. Shares bathroom with Lavanda....moreless

  • Princess: 1 queen

    Features a private bathroom and views of the olive grooves....moreless

  • Lupa: 1 queen

    Shares a large bathroom with Romulus & Remus....moreless

  • Pompeii: 1 queen

    Great views on top floor. Shares bathroom w/ Gemini & Appia....moreless

  • Gemini: 2 twin/ single

    Great views on top floor. Shares bathroom w/ Pompeii & Appia...moreless

  • Romulus & Remus: 2 twin/ single

    Shares a large bathroom with Lupa....moreless

  • Appia: 1 queen

    Huge room on top floor. Shares bathroom w/ Gemini & Pompeii....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (9), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1). All towels and linens provided. Extra beds can be brought in if you are past capacity. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

  • Courtyard Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Garden Room Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Is downstairs, so have to be comfortable with stairs....moreless

  • Guard Room Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Princess Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Lupa and Romulus & Remus bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Shared bathroom with suite of Lupa and Romulus & Remus....moreless

  • Lavanda and Primavera Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Shared bathroom with suite of Lavanda and Primavera...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Shared but you do NOT go through a bedroom to get to it....moreless

  • Pool Bathroom: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Can be used by suite rooms if don't want a shared bathroom....moreless

  • Contact us and we can explain which rooms have shared or private bathrooms and share floor plans if anything is confusing. All bathrooms are modern with all the amenities you'd expect from a bathroom. Towels, shampoo and soap provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sits majestically on the ancient Via Appia overlooking ancient olive groves, 7 miles from the Adriatic Sea, buildings on the property probably date to the 14th and 15th centuries, large common rooms, huge dinning room available, huge party spaces available, enclosed by an 18 ft. wall so totally private, a formal half-acre garden, reading rooms, chef and maid service available, and lots of beautiful points of interests a short drive away...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A sharing library for all to enjoy....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping pong for all!...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games and cards for lots of fun!...moreless

  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    To be used with DVD player....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    A variety of DVDs from kids to action to comedy....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Most guests enjoy meals under our loggia. Very large parties or groups can enjoy meals in our beautiful new, large event space (subject to availability)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 40 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The "room" really consists of some small free weights and a bench. Many guests love short rides or runs through the nearby countryside, and we have bikes available for rent....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    If using the telephone for long distance calls, additional charges will apply for use....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    A minor charge per load for use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi throughout....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Chef and cooking available for any and all meals....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Stove-top Italian coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you need to cook up delicious meals, or better yet, let us cook it up for you!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Tons of plates and utensils for every meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Don't worry about doing dishes....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Small freezer that comes with fridge....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full, well-stock kitchen with an industrial stove and oven, a full refrigerator and freezer, pots, pans, and all the tools you need to make amazing meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small microwave great for anything that needs a quick reheating....moreless

  • Oven:

    Large industrial gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics available. We ask you restock anything you use during your stay. Also, we can shop for you before your arrival if you'd like some items on hand....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full large refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Industrial stove with six gas burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    While we do not have boat, we can help you find a boat rental if you'd like....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill up some delicious meats for your meals. Terlizzi, the near by town, is famous for its butchers....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    There is a public tennis court in town, but we have no racquets, so you'll need to bring your own...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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7 night min stay

$6,577

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $557.34
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Looking to rent on a per room basis? Contact us for more information and availability. Several rooms available for summer 2016.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bari, Italy
Terlizzi BA, Italy
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Terlizzi or Molfetta
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

We are here to help make your stay extra special. Here are just a few ideas on what you can do with us:

• take a culinary tour with us including cooking classes

• help harvest our extra virgin olive oil

• take a bike tour (we can provide bike rentals and guides)

• enjoy all the nearby 'must sees' like Castel del Monte, Polignano a Mare, Gravina, Matera and more

• Find your roots. We can help you find out more about your ancestors providing transportation to their town and a translator.

• Have your wedding here or renew your vows

• Have a business retreat.

• And more!

Just ask. We're here to help.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We discovered a crumbling villa near our family's hometown in Puglia, Italy. The 22,000-square-foot property lacked doors, windows and running water, but it had a vineyard and groves of almond, olive, and fruit trees that were among the finest in the region. From the moment we stepped foot on this property, we felt that we needed to restore its soul. In the process, it ended up restoring ours.

Why the Owner Chose Terlizzi BA, Italy:
This town, this entire part of Italy in fact, is so real, so amazing, so untouched, it just feels like you are transported back in time. A simpler time. Where it’s all about family. It's all about natural, locally grown food (nothing is ever eaten out of season). It’s all about slowing down and enjoying life. While very private and secluded, the villa is just a quick drive to many big towns, including the capital city of Bari. And there are several great day trips you can do in the morning (Polignano a Mare, Castel del Monte, etc.) and be back in time for a great lunch by the pool with friends and family, old and new.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You can take amazing walks along the ancient Via Appia, enjoy some great food at the villa and in town (Terlizzi is renowned for its butchers and grilled meat), or just sit by the pool with a good book and great view. Sitting on top of a hill, you always have amazing views of the surrounding countryside from the villa. We have connections throughout the town and the region, so we can direct you to the best spots to make your stay extra special. And with enough notice, we can set up all kinds of activities. We also speak fluent Italian and English and a bit of French, so we are always available to help with any translating or guidance. When you're all done, at the end of the day, you can enjoy a glass of limoncello or grappa and play a round of Scopa, our favorite Italian card game.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

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  • Enjoy an luxurious, historic villa located on the secluded ancient Via Appia.

    Enjoy an luxurious, historic villa located on the secluded ancient Via Appia.

  • Sleep in total comfort.  All linens provided. Sleep like a king or queen.

    Sleep in total comfort. All linens provided. Sleep like a king or queen.

  • Enjoy ancient stone bedrooms from the 1200s.

    Enjoy ancient stone bedrooms from the 1200s.

  • Relax in comfort in one of our 11 bedrooms. With views of olive grooves & more.

    Relax in comfort in one of our 11 bedrooms. With views of olive grooves & more.

  • Large, fully-stocked kitchen with an industrial stove and oven, island, & more.

    Large, fully-stocked kitchen with an industrial stove and oven, island, & more.

  • New large room perfect for special events & meals. (subject to availability)

    New large room perfect for special events & meals. (subject to availability)

  • An ancient and historic bedroom just off the vegetable garden.

    An ancient and historic bedroom just off the vegetable garden.

  • Large rooms as well, all with their own unique amenities.

    Large rooms as well, all with their own unique amenities.

  • Great views and plenty of room for everyone.

    Great views and plenty of room for everyone.

  • Rooms feature ancient, historic features where we were able to preserve them.

    Rooms feature ancient, historic features where we were able to preserve them.

  • Or have a special event poolside. Cooking and cleaning services available.

    Or have a special event poolside. Cooking and cleaning services available.

  • Access to a gorgeous terrace off some bedrooms.

    Access to a gorgeous terrace off some bedrooms.

  • A pool with lots of room for sun-bathing, grilling, & relaxing.

    A pool with lots of room for sun-bathing, grilling, & relaxing.

  • Relax in comfort with 9 Queen size beds & 4 twins.

    Relax in comfort with 9 Queen size beds & 4 twins.

  • Soak up the Puglia sun poolside or enjoy a day trip to tons of nearby sites

    Soak up the Puglia sun poolside or enjoy a day trip to tons of nearby sites

  • Lots of room for entertaining & meals with a beautiful outside loggia area.

    Lots of room for entertaining & meals with a beautiful outside loggia area.

  • Access to new bar right next door. Enjoy coffee or a drink with the locals.

    Access to new bar right next door. Enjoy coffee or a drink with the locals.

  • Lots of common areas as well for friends and family to relax together.

    Lots of common areas as well for friends and family to relax together.

  • Large bathrooms so you won't feel cramped like in most European places.

    Large bathrooms so you won't feel cramped like in most European places.

  • Transport yourself to a dream world & wake up to an ancient courtyard every day.

    Transport yourself to a dream world & wake up to an ancient courtyard every day.

  • Carefully and thoughtfully restored rooms with lots of attention to every detail

    Carefully and thoughtfully restored rooms with lots of attention to every detail

  • Plenty of space for kids (or adults) to play and relax.

    Plenty of space for kids (or adults) to play and relax.

  • Beautiful new bathrooms with all the modern amenities.

    Beautiful new bathrooms with all the modern amenities.

  • Want to host a special event? Ask us about the bar & event space next door.

    Want to host a special event? Ask us about the bar & event space next door.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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