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SELF-CATERED HOLIDAY HOME IN PUGLIA, ITALY, NEAR BEACHES

Mark

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Mark

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2014
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SELF-CATERED HOLIDAY HOME IN PUGLIA, ITALY, NEAR BEACHES

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Galatina - Giardino Segreto

Giardino Segreto in historic centre with private garden and roof terrace

This recently renovated 17th century property was once part of the neighbouring monastery and the 13-foot high garden wall remains one of the oldest surviving structures in town dating back 1000 years. The property is located in a secluded courtyard. You will find tranquillity in the historic centre of Galatina surrounded by beautiful Baroque and Romanesque architecture. This townhouse features all of the modern conveniences: 5-burner gas stove, convection oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and washing machine. The kitchen also has direct access to a patio with herb garden which expands into a private fruit grove with orange, clementine, pomegranate and lemon trees. The master bedroom has a balcony, en suite bathroom with shower and tub, and air conditioning. There are a total of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a living room with large flat screen LED TV and extensive DVD library. The kitchen is well equipped for mastering Italian cooking (classes available).

GALATINA RESTAURANTS:

La Tana Del Lupo - This tiny restaurant is just a minute walk from the house. It only has about 4 tables and feels as if you are dining in the home of the owner. There isn’t a menu. Instead, Francesco and his wife Iole will just start bringing you food and wine the moment you sit down. (Via Del Balzo, 26)

Rosticceria Pizzeria - The best place for thin crust pizza. Just a few minutes from the house outside the historic centre, this small take out place offers some of the best (and cheapest) pizza available anywhere. It's a great option if you want to stay home and watch a DVD. (Corso Maria D'Enghein, 47)

LECCE RESTAURANTS:

Le Zie (Lecce) – Located just outside the historic centre near the Santa Croce basilica, this restaurant was once the chef-owner’s home. She converted it into a simple dining room serving traditional Pugliese meals. It’s been written up in several international travel magazines and the pictures of Francis Ford Coppola are a testament to it's growing popularity. You need to buzz the door when you arrive and it’s closed on Sunday and Monday. (Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19)

Alle Due Corti – Located in the historic centre of Lecce, this small, family-run restaurant has been rightfully mentioned in the New York Times for its authenticity. (Corte dei Guigni 1)

OTHER REGIONAL RESTAURANTS:

Le Macàre - Extraordinary food and flawless service. The attention to detail is impressive and every course memorable. It's difficult to show restraint when everything on the menu is so great: +390833282192 (Via Mariana Albina 140, Alezio)

Gustavo Braceria (Galatone) - It's ideal to visit in the summer when all tables are outside in front of the restaurant, but the fresh and local food is fantastic any time of year. It's prix fixe dining at it's best. +393456155711 (Strada Statale Salenina Gallipoli, Galatone)

Le Stanzie (near Cutrofiano) - Located in an ancient masseria in the middle of the countryside, this restaurant doesn't have a menu, but they just start bringing the antipasti as soon as you sit down...and the traditional Pugliese dishes just keep coming. Be sure to walk around the grounds after dinner and explore the caves under the building where olive oil and wine were once stored. +393401088978 (Strada Statale 476, between Cutrofiano and Supersano)

Loquita (Santa Maria di Leuca) - If you are planning a drive to the tip of the heal, this is a perfect place to stop for lunch. Fresh seafood and a fantastic view of where the Ionian and Adriatic seas meet. +390833758394 (Via Sciesa - Marina di Leuca)

La Maruzzella (near Santa Maria al Bagno) – This seaside spot is a must for lunch. You may have to wait a while before the busy staff notice you standing on the steps, but it’s worth the wait. The spaghetti vongole is perfect in its simplicity and the white wine is simply served in plastic cups. This place is very popular for its raw sea urchin (ricci), but other favourites include grilled octopus and fried calamari. (Via Cristoforo Colombo, Sannicola 73017)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2014

About Mark

I discovered Puglia on holiday in 2007 and immediately connected with the landscape, climate, warmth of the people, rich history, and deep appreciation for great food.

Mark purchased this house in 2007

Why Mark chose Galatina

I love the baroque architecture of the historic centre, as well as the fact that the community has a very active social calendar with festivals all year long. The large, private garden is also a very rare feature in the historic centre.

What makes this house unique

The key benefit of this property is that there is a great deal of space, peace and privacy, yet it's located in the historic centre of a beautiful town with all of the convenience of nearby restaurants, shops and markets.

Why HomeAway

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
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Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

A must for anyone wanting to visit Puglia!

  • 5 out of 5
Mark, We have had a wonderful two weeks at your beautiful apartment. It has been furnished with great attention to detail - echoing the Salento Style! It had everything one could possibly want to make a great holiday. The wifi and gps (loaded with places of interest, supermarkets and restaurants) were invaluable. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen was outstanding - a foodies dream! We had breakfast in the garden most mornings, having picked fresh mulberries and oranges to juice. It was a little oasis in the Centro Storico.
The apartment is in a great location - it is so convenient to reach the surrounding towns, Otranto, Lecce, Gallipoli & Santa Maria di Leuca.
We have particularly appreciated your restaurant recommendations, including your more recent additions. We tried most of them over the last two weeks, some even twice. La Maruzzella (near Santa Maria al Bagno) and Loquita (near Santa Maria di Leuca) and Le Zie (Lecce) were the standouts!
After a long day out, we loved the opportunity to relax and watch a movie or two with the home theatre you have installed.
We have been so impressed with Puglia that we will definitely be returning. Two weeks was not enough time to even skim the surface......
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

A Perfect Home in Beautiful Galatina

  • 5 out of 5
There is so much to love here. Beginning with Mark's beautiful Giardino Segreto and the millions of tiny details that give it a sense of luxury, but more importantly, a true sense of home. This, combined with the amazing people of Galatina, made our stay in Puglia unforgettable.

We particularly miss Anna, Lucia, and Regina, the sandy-toned cobble streets, the olive trees along the roads of the Salento, and the emerald waters of Torre Lapillo. But we know we will be back and hope that when we return, we'll spend it again in this beautiful home.
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

Outstanding Holiday Villa

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic stay in Mark’s lovely house in Galatina. Quiet location but only a couple minutes walk to the action. Beautiful walled in garden out back with a patio and barbeque. The kitchen was outstanding and fully equipped. Master bedroom and bath were spacious and the bedroom was air conditioned, which is great to insure a sound night sleep even in the heat of summer. The living room had a video projection system and a DVD library for movie night. Galatina is a vibrant city, with families, and young and older people out and around town. The town’s people were very friendly and helpful to us. They made us feel like part of the community.
The house is located near several local dinning establishments including Tana Del Lupo and Tre Grazie, and just a short walk to the lively family pizza place, Zona Franca. Roughly equidistant between both coasts allows one to select the leeward beach for great experience. Lots of coastal and interior day trips to be made, exploring small and larger towns along the way. A number of very good wineries to visit and sample local wines and olive oils are close by. The house, Galatina and Puglia all exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to return.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

Our holiday in Galatina

  • 5 out of 5
We had a perfect holiday in a perfect house. Everything was just like it was promised in the pictures! We liked the interior very much and the equipment was fabulous, there were even capsules for the nespresso machine, so that we could enjoy our first cup of coffee immediately.
The recommendations from the owner were very helpful and the places we have been to were all worth visiting.
We were very sad that we had to leave already after one week and we would love to come back.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great week at Mark's lovely town house. The accommodation is nothing short of beautiful. Wonderful kitchen, vaulted dining area, high quality interiors and we were amazed at the size of the orchard! Mark has made the place very special and it was just lovely spending evenings cooking, relaxing and chilling out. Galatina is beautiful and we were lucky to be there for the festival of Saints Peter and Paul, when the whole town is lit up and comes to life. It was a great base to explore the coast down to the South, Gallipoli, Lecce and - my favourite place - Otranto. You must see the mosaic floor in the cathedral. A truly historic wonder.

Mark, thank you so much for sharing your marvellous place with us. I hope maybe one day we will come back for more.

Miles and Ben
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407601
Galatina Lecce province
5

Fantastic place to visit Puglia from

  • 5 out of 5
Puglia is a fantastic region to visit: sunny weather, wonderful blue sky, whites villages, historic cities, great food and wines... and this place in Galatina is fantastic: superb renovation in the center of the historical city, great attention to details, making your stay easy and relaxing. Also, Galatina, is close to fantastic cities like Lecce, coastal villages like Gallipoli, many masseria around, and Trulli villages less than 1h drive away. The owner gave us very precise details on great restaurants (from pizza place to gourmet places), places to visit and directions to get there. Puglia is a very authentic region, with a great historical legacy. I recommend this property and this region to couples, but also family (I was travelling with a baby). Access from Brindisi airport is very easy, and you can get a parking authorisation very easily... If you enjoy the magical combination of a historical region, good food&wine, sun (and limited tourist presence), don't look anywhere else: this is the right region and this is the right place!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
SS101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Gallipoli
Car: recommended

Puglia (aka Apuglia and Apulia) combines warm weather, beautiful architecture, and the freshest food available in Italy. Most of Italy's wine, pasta and produce comes from this region. You can spend days exploring the small, winding streets of Galatina, but don't miss the nearby island fortress town of Gallipoli. The long stretch of sandy beaches south of Gallipoli called the Lido are perfect for relaxing in the sun. Visit the city of Lecce to see the Piazza Duomo, Roman amphitheatre and the famous Baroque Santa Croce Basilica. The Adriatic port town of Otranto has a stunning historic centre with a view of the Albanian coast in the distance and the Otranto Cathedral with a 700 square foot mosaic of the tree of life covering the entire floor. Continue south to the tip of the peninsula toward Santa Maria di Leuca for a drive that rivals the Amalfi coast. There are many fantastic seaside restaurants, or pack a picnic and stop along the way. The bridge grotto at Gagliano is a particularly great place to stop for a swim.

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Rates & Availability

From €140 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Galatina, Lecce province

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Winter 2014/2015
29 Nov 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€540
for 3 nights
From
€180
€950
 
 
April 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
€720
for 4 nights
From
€180
€1,000
 
 
May 2015
2 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
June 2015
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 
 
July 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
August 2015
1 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
for 7 nights
€1,600
 
 
September 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
October 2015
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
€560
for 4 nights
From
€140
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Galatina in Lecce province

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • There are two full bathrooms upstairs and one half bathroom (sink and toilet) on the ground floor. The master bathroom has a large glass-enclosed shower with marble tile, separate bath tub, and skylight. The guest bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower and is accessible by bedroom 2 and bedroom 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a shared bath with bedroom 2.
  • The beds in the master bedroom and guest bedroom are European king size beds that are 160 cm wide and 200 cm long. The master bedroom has stone floors, a large balcony overlooking the garden, and en suite bathroom. Air conditioning is available in the master bedroom. The bedroom 2 has antique tile floors and stone vaulted ceiling with a small balcony overlooking the courtyard and also has a large floor standing fan. Bedroom 3, also with air con, overlooks the patio and garden. All rooms have access to the roof terrace and all bed linens and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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