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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Hillside Location, Spectacular Sea Views

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ideally situated entirely on the upper level

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Tastefully restored to its former glory as the summer retreat of the Mayor of Fasano, this extremely spacious luxury villa offers contemporary living to the very highest standard. Set in 2 acres of secluded terraced gardens, Villa Francesca is perched on the edge of the Selva hills 400m above sea level and benefits from uninterrupted views over the olive groves to the sea beyond. Enclosing this stunning villa is an expansive south facing L shaped veranda with traditional stone arches, perfect for relaxing in the Puglian sunshine or dining ‘al fresco’ Italian style. The fully air conditioned interior offers an incredible 40 ft open plan living area inter-connected by stone arches with stone floors, chic Italian leather sofas, marble dining table seating 10 people, masseria-style stone fireplace, marble bathroom with jacuzzi. The private heated swimming pool set in an enclosed garden courtyard has paved terraces offering multiple living & dining areas with spectacular sea views.


General: Puglia gets close to 300 days sunshine a year with the warm weather starting in April and going right through until the end of October. The hottest months are July and August but with two seas around the area the air does not feel too oppressive during these months, especially as the property is located above the coastal plain. Spring and autumn is glorious- sunny and warm with wild flowers in abundance. Italians are unashamedly devoted to celebrating everything Italian - religion, food, wine... And they show it with festivals, filling the summer nights, celebrating everything from classical music to grapes. These family orientated events provide great free outdoor entertainment and gives you an insight into the wonderful hospitable Pugliese people. Puglia is something authentically Mediterranean and very Italian, come and find out for yourself and see why more people are recommending it.

Activities: Whether you prefer soaking up the sun, shopping, sightseeing, enjoying culture or something more active, the area has much to offer. Beautiful architecture, ancient castles and Baroque churches can be found in all the local towns and eating is an activity in itself as the region is a food and wine lovers paradise . With over 400 miles of coastline, Puglia has a huge selection of sandy beaches and coves (all of which have blue flag status). For golfers Puglia has five major courses. The 5* 18 hole par 72 San Domenica Golf resort and spa near the fishing village of Savelettri, is the closest (just 7km) and newest. For children there are lidos with children's facilities, and a major tourist attraction is the Zoo Safari Park of Fasano. For classical music lovers there is the famous Itria Valley Festival in Martina Franca towards the end of July, and the newly-reopened Bari Opera house is fantastic. All sorts of music and theatre festivals abound in the summer in the nearby towns.

Distances and other information: Under 50 minutes -Bari Airport. Under 40 minutes - Brindisi Airport. 10 - 15 minutes - Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano/Zoo Safari, beaches. 15 -25 minutes- Martina Franca, Ostuni, Polignano al Mare, Castellana Grotte, the ancient site of Egnazia and the Marine Nature reserve of Torre Guacheto. Further afield, but all making easy day trips - Matera, a town of 13th century cave dwellings, the 'sassi' used in the film 'The Passion' , and churches with medieval wall frescoes - Lecce, famous for its unique architecture and known as the 'Florence of the South' - the Norman cathedral towns of the Bari coast - Laterza, the 'Grand Canyon of Puglia' - Taranto, with its atmospheric historical centre - the list goes on... We do recommend that you hire a car to ensure you explore the area and get the most from your Puglia holiday, this is easy to arrange in advance from the airports.

Further notes on accommodation: Villa Francesca is a 250sqm independent villa set in its own garden with its own private drive accessed through electric gates and its own private swimming pool and private outside entertainment areas. Due to its spectacular hillside location, the villas in the area are necessarily arranged on terraces which means that there is another villa with its own postal address and separate access arrangements, part of which is indeed situated directly below (and connected to) Villa Francesca. This is actually a very typically layout for this part of Italy and can be seen clearly from some of the photos included on the website.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Cot & High Chair available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    air conditioned, with twin beds...moreless

  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    two oversized leather single bed settees....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    air con with luxurious cream leather bed & en-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    air con with luxurious cream leather bed & en-suite bathroom...moreless

  • The modern, spacious, fully air conditioned bedrooms are tastefully furnished, with contemporary cream leather beds in bedroom 1& 2 and twin beds in bedroom 3, specially-selected high-quality bed linen and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes with generous hanging space. All bedrooms have wonderful views either to the sea, the Selva hills or overlooking the courtyard swimming pool and are fully air conditioned, in addition the windows have wooden shutters inside and out with built in mosquito screens in bedroom 1 & 2 so that they can be left open at night if you prefer to enjoy the fresh gentle sea breeze. In addition there are two oversized single bed settees in the living room which when pushed together make a very large double All linen and towels are changed weekly....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    en-suite access to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Opulent large marble bathroom with jacuzzi, Jack and Jill hand basins with top of the range fixtures and fitments, toilet, bidet and a large walk in shower. Second family bathroom with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles, large walk in shower, toilet and bidet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • On one level, this property has a spacious entrance lobby with stone arches and stone floor that leads to an impressive 40ft open plan living space, which interconnects to a large open plan kitchen/dining area with a large travertine stone table seating 10 and a full range of modern kitchen appliances - hob, oven, dishwasher, oversize fridge/freezer and a delightful bean-to-cup coffee machine! - and there is a separate utility room with washing machine/tumble drier. Further stone arches lead to the bedrooms and bathroom. At the other end of this amazing living space is a comfy seating area with chic Italian sofas, satellite 42” & DVD, iPOD/iPAD docking station, open masseria-style fireplace (with free logs for the cooler months or for romantic evenings) and double doors that lead to the L shaped veranda, which is ideal for evening cocktails or watching the stunning sunsets across the Adriatic. Other luxury touches include a large Jotul wood-burning stove with double doors...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,914
High Season
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,448
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,984
Low Season
Oct 29 - Dec 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,718
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,914
Low Season
Jan 5 - Apr 29, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,718
Early break
May 1 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,984
High Season
May 28 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,448
Peak season
Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,914
High season
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,448
mid season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,984
low season
Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,718

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $663.44
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Quoted Weekly Rate includes – Wi-Fi; Weekly Cleaning; Exclusive Use of Pool (Apr 1st to Oct 31st); Aircon & Pool Heating in Peak Season; Luxury Linen, Towels & Pool Towels; Weekly Linen Change; Refreshments on arrival. Additional charges - Aircon outside peak season (if required) £150 per week; Gas for pool heating & central heating outside peak season (if required) as per meter


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

55 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bari/Brindisi
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Laureto
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Brindisi
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Savelletri
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Fasano
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Fasano
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Laureto
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Savelletri

Car: Necessary

The Selva hills overlook the Fasano plain, an area of ancient olive groves, beautiful at any time of the year but particularly stunning in Spring when the groves are filled with red and yellow blossom. For beach lovers, miles of unspoiled, virgin coastline is right on your doorstep, from rocky coves - ideal for snorkelling - to long stretches of white sand and crystal-clear water. For the gourmand, fresh fish and seafood restaurants are in plentiful supply in the many fishing villages dotted along the coastline and if you are feeling energetic, there are a selection of superb golf courses in close proximity including the 5* San Domenica course near the small fisherman village of Savelletri. The Italians love socializing and have made an art form out of it. The nearby historic hill top towns, within easy driving distance, buzz with activity, as the locals take their evening ‘Passegiata’ and in the summer provide free street entertainment & music to enjoy.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We fell in love with Puglia in 2005 for its fabulous food and perfect weather and the lovely old fortified masseria amidst the ancient olive trees and vineyards around Fasano. So when we heard that the mayor’s summer residence in the Selva hills above Fasano was coming on the market, we jumped in and bought it on the spot – and then spent five challenging years renovating it to the highest luxury standard for our own use. Recently, we have decided to make it available for others to enjoy as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Selva di Fasano BR, Italy:
The most compelling reason for buying this property was the location. It is perched right on the edge of the hillside overlooking olive groves and has the most breathtaking panoramic sea view that you could never tire of. It is also very central and close to the hill towns - Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo - so there is always lots to do and see and a great choice of restaurants serving excellent food.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We wanted to create a beautiful holiday home to match the spectacular location. The sheer space and luxury throughout which includes full air conditioning, wi-fi, marble bathroom with hydromassage jacuzzi, large heated swimming pool overlooking the sea, luxury linen, multiple outside entertainment and dining areas overlooking the pool and romantic gardens, makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • ideally situated entirely on the upper level

    ideally situated entirely on the upper level

  • Dining terrace with sea view overlooking the pool

    Dining terrace with sea view overlooking the pool

  • Open plan dining area with seating for 10

    Open plan dining area with seating for 10

  • Enjoy a pre dinner drink on one of the many terrace

    Enjoy a pre dinner drink on one of the many terrace

  • Opulent marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath

    Opulent marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath

  • Light and airy open kitchen with breakfast bar

    Light and airy open kitchen with breakfast bar

  • Masseria style flooring throughout

    Masseria style flooring throughout

  • South facing L shaped dining veranda

    South facing L shaped dining veranda

  • wonderful uninterrupted seaview

    wonderful uninterrupted seaview

  • Spectacular panoramic view from the pool

    Spectacular panoramic view from the pool

  • walk in rain shower

    walk in rain shower

  • golf at exclusive Torre Coccaro

    golf at exclusive Torre Coccaro

  • heated private pool with spectacular sea view

    heated private pool with spectacular sea view

  • stunning sea facing terraces to relax and dine

    stunning sea facing terraces to relax and dine

  • 40ft open plan living area

    40ft open plan living area

  • Dine with a picture perfect backdrop to the sea

    Dine with a picture perfect backdrop to the sea

  • Jacuzzi bath

    Jacuzzi bath

  • Open style kitchen

    Open style kitchen

  • Romantic bedroom with luxury linen

    Romantic bedroom with luxury linen

  • Comfy seating area for 8

    Comfy seating area for 8

  • stylish teak loungers around the heated pool

    stylish teak loungers around the heated pool

  • complete seclusion amidst romantic garden

    complete seclusion amidst romantic garden

  • Jack and Jill wash basins

    Jack and Jill wash basins

  • Exclusive Torre Coccaro Beach Club

    Exclusive Torre Coccaro Beach Club

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2016

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