The villa is self -catering offering luxurious accommodation in a rural setting.
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Great Villa in a Unique Area
We were met by Anita on arrival, felt very welcome and were shown where everything was and how things worked. We found the house clean, comfortable and very secure. Water and wine were already in the fridge. We were pleasantly surprised to have the house cleaned weekly which included a change of bed linen, clean towels and tea towels. When the oven was used and became hot the ignition to the hob failed so take/buy a box of matches.
The supermarket in Alberobello was only a five minute drive away and catered for all our needs. It was great to have the basics already in the house e.g. loo rolls, washing up liquid etc.
We spent some time reading all the info. provided about good local restaurants and places to visit and were not disappointed.
Although Il Gelso is situated in a rural area it is very close to a road which does get busy during the rush hour and agricultural traffic during the day.
Il Gelso is a very good place to kick off from to explore Puglia which grew on us the more we explored and is certainly the place to unwind and switch off. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Alan and Dianne - Sept. 2018
Beautiful Villa with AMAZING pool
Beautiful villa - we stayed in August 18 - it has everything you would ever need - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and dining room and lounge area - and while the inside of the villa is great, modern and spacious, it is the outside space that is the best thing about the villa - the swimming pool is huge and we loved the salt water pool and our kids loved playing in it. There are lots of different places to sit outside and chill and it is incredibly private.
The owners too deserve a mention - really helpful and friendly; recommending and booking restaurants for us and lovely to deal with. You do really need a car but it was easy to book a taxi into Alberobello and it is really beautiful place with lots of restaurants and shops. The only downside to this villa is we had to leave !
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A lovely location and beautiful house
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Il Gelso. The house is as nice as it looks in the photos and is in a very peaceful location while being only a 5 minute drive from Alberobello. The outside area is the best thing about this property, the pool is big, surrounded by a lovely garden area which is extremely private. We didn't notice the salt water aspect of the pool when swimming but did appreciate the lack of a chlorine smell and found it stayed very clean during our stay, which was very pleasant. The house feels cool even when it is very warm outside and we did not miss not having air conditioning, but made use of the fans provided instead. There are plenty of lovely places to visit throughout Puglia and therefore a car is necessary to appreciate the local area. Anita and Tino were very helpful and charming, nothing was too much trouble, and they were easily available when we had any questions. The house was very well equipped with quality items, and was very clean and well maintained. We would be hapy to recommend this property and this area to other people.
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Fantastic family villa
We enjoyed a fantastic week at Il Gelso at the end of July.
The property is beautiful and very well maintained. The outside area is especially lovely, with lots of space and places to relax, as well as the fabulous pool.
We were a party of 5, including 2 teenage boys and a 6 year old girl, and due to the layout of the whole property, everyone was able to unwind and enjoy each other's company, without being on top of each other.
We know and love the area well, so didn't feel the need to go exploring , and to be honest, didn't really want to leave the pool. We particularly enjoyed evenings outside with the BBQ and a bottle of local wine!
The local amenities and pretty town of Alberobello were just a few minutes drive away.
Anita and Pino were always available, and very helpful throughout our stay.
All in all, it was a fabulous week!
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This is a wonderful place to stay. Our party consisted of 3 married couples and the villa was very perfect in every way for us and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it. The villa is as good, if not better than it looks in the photograph's. It is a great base for exploring the area but it was so nice just relaxing by the pool it was hard to tear yourself away from it. Anita was very helpful during our stay and booked taxi's for us on a few occasions when we went into Alberobello for dinner in the evenings. The local restaurants that Anita recommends are excellent and great value.
Beautiful and Well-Equiped Villa
This was a lovely rental property that was beautifully renovated and was extremely well equipped. The owners, Anita and Pino were very welcoming and nothing was too difficult. We loved the villa layout which was perfect for the four of us, however there were sometimes fights for the linked bathroom between our grown up children! The outside pool area however, was just perfect. Outside was very private and we enjoyed this space throughout the day with covered eating area, a lovely barbecue pit, a comfy seating area and plenty of sun loungers. The pool was great and although we had some reservations over the fact that it was salt water, we never noticed this other than to note that we didn’t always smell of chlorine, which was lovely.
If we were to find fault we would have preferred a proper double bed in the master bedroom rather than two singles that push together; you can never get away from the lump in the middle! We also had an issue with traffic being rerouted due to roadworks and this made the country road beside us busier. It was only an issue because it was warm at night and we needed to keep doors and windows open as there was no air-conditioning. Our final comment would be that we are always nervous when having to make bank transfers to pay for villas as this affords the customer no protection and opens you up to fraud and abuse; Anita puts your fears at bay very quickly once contacted, but it would be a shame if they are losing any potential customers because of this.
That all said, this was overall a fantastic stay and one of the nicest villas that we have had the pleasure of staying in, thank you!
The villa is situated in the beautiful country side of Alberobello Puglia.Approx 2km from the town .The area offers a diversity of cultural and social activities.Alberobello is a world heritage site,Capital of the Trullo.A beautiful town with a great choice of excellent restaurants and bars.The villa is situated within easy reach of other towns of interest Martina Franca,with elegant Baroque architecture, and great shopping. Locorotondo famous for its white wine,with a Centro Storico(old town). Ostuni known as The White City sits on a hillside overlooking the sea. Castelana Grotto a fine example of stalactites and stalagmites.A must is the historic town of Lecce with fine examples of Baroque Byzantine and Roman architecture.The coast offers something for every one from long sandy beaches to rocky coves and caves,also a nature reserve.Puglia is an agricultural area with some of the most fantastic olive groves and vine yards, yielding some fine wines and rich olive oil. 'Buon Appetito'