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LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

Susan Howard and Michael Foley

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Speaks English, Italian
People19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

People19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday villa in Fasano - Villa Silvana

Privacy and seclusion are assured in this hillside magnificent Villa

Villa Silvana is the epitome of an exclusive villa holiday offering the very best for its distinguished guests. It has a hilltop position allowing incomparable views over the Adriatic turquoise sea and white beaches, with its natural rustic garden and inviting 7- 14m swimming pool, with an abundance of outdoor spaces for al fresco dining and relaxation.

Where within a few minutes drive you can Breakfast in a Baroque city, lunch in a restaurant built inside caves and enjoy dinner in a cobbled white village in the hills.

Original art and period furniture contrast with tiled floors and pale walls, creating a serene romantic atmosphere adding a touch of luxury to your holiday.

Converted from an old Masseria, Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Guests can enjoy tranquillity and privacy, where modern comfort blends with the traditional Pugliese setting.

Villa Silvana comfortably accommodates 19 people and is perfect for all large parties of family and friends. allowing enjoyment of entertaining together or with enough space to be able to take a quiet moment for those who need it.

The main house comprises of a stunning large Italian family kitchen, a large saloon with four chesterfield sofas and a log burning stove, both these rooms have French doors that lead out on to the delightful terrace with dining table and seating for 20 people.

Also on this level are two beautiful appointed large master bedrooms, (one with two double beds) and two twin bedrooms. Their are two family bathrooms with bath and shower also on this main level (All master bedrooms have either sofa or lounge chairs and flat-screen televisions,separate italian sky and entertainment systems)

On the lower level is a studio room including another Master bedroom with king-size double bed and a small twin bedroom, off this main room, both rooms share a beautifully appointed kitchen and a sweet bathroom with shower. This section of the house is particularly nice because of its open plan lay out and comfortable studio living and dining space

At the top of the house is further sleeping accommodation, composed of a lovely bedroom with three single beds and a forth Master bedroom with a large king size bed, plus a small kitchenette and another family bathroom with bath and shower.

The villa has an internal marble staircase that allows you to reach all rooms from inside and as the villa is on terraced land, set into the rock of the hillside, you may also access all of it many levels from outside too.

All terraces of the Villa have the most incredible views and huge outside living spaces with separate pagodas, barbecues dining areas and even private sunbathing areas.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Howard and Michael Foley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English, Italian

About Susan Howard and Michael Foley

My name is Michael I am an artisan from Southern Ireland, I am a plaster and carpenter by trade but I like to work with all materials. My wife, Susanna is a makeup artist in the British and American film industry, we have been living in Puglia now for more than 10 years and we have a beautiful daughter Isabella

We have always been great fans of Italy travelling here for work and pleasure over the years, but many reasons led us to Puglia. Originally we were drawn to the Heel of the boot, because of the lure of adventure and to explore its undiscovered secrets, but then Susan worked on a movie with the famous Italian director and actor Roberto Benigni and all her colleagues after the jobs was finished, advised her to visit Apulia, as it is the favourite destination for Italian tourists

It’s so hard to explain to other’s why you feel so passionate about another land, maybe it is the fact that Puglia feels like the rest of Italy did 50 years ago or somewhere you can escape the stress of life nowadays or its probably Puglia’s seductive wildness, clear blue sea and unspoilt coastline, we were desperate for this after leaving behind the grey miserable skies and being overworked in my mundane job as site manger for a huge London company.

Susan sometimes still works as a makeup artist but mainly stays at home with our little girl and paints and exhibits her artwork and I have set up a small company with local Italian friends and artisans.We are enjoying one of the best lifestyles and quality of life that there is.

The foundation of our local society is the family and community; its very obvious to us our italian friends close family ties and we’re very privileged to be included in so many families here, friends are never slow to break into song or dance when the mood strikes them. For sheer vitality and passion for life, Italians have few equals and, whatever Italy can be accused of, it’s never plain or boring living here, its just wonderful

Susan Howard and Michael Foley purchased this villa in 2003

Why Susan Howard and Michael Foley chose Fasano

Why Villa Silvana?

Mainly because it has been lovingly restored by us, this is not just a business, this is not just a holiday home, and this has been our passion and our romance with this stunning country and beautiful region of Puglia. We want to share it with others and mainly because we have tried very hard to meeting the high standards of quality and we really want to guarantee you a great holiday

What makes this villa unique

The residence has breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and valley and Villa Silvana truly has a prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy, art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa.

Also an important note is that we have incomparable local knowledge and we can help you with everything you need, where you'd like to visit, and what you'd like to do, through living here for ten years we have cultivating a large and growing network to provide you with the real Puglia that the casual tourist simply won't find

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Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

Fantastica esperienza

  • 5 out of 5
Posto e persone fantastiche, la villa ha ogni comodità! Capace di ospitare anche venti persone, per non parlare dell'igiene, impeccabile, cosa molto importante nelle strutture alberghiere! Ah, e non potete assolutamente perdervi le delizie tipiche del posto, preparate da una cuoca fantastica tanto quanto lo sono i suoi piatti! Veramente una vacanza da ricordare e da rifare !
  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

we had a wonderful week .warmly recommended .

  • 5 out of 5
we were a large family including small children.the rooms are very nice decorated and the kitchen is well equipped
thank you Sue and Michael for your hospitality .. .
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

GREAT VILLA! FANTASTIC HOLIDAY!

  • 5 out of 5
A beautiful villa, in a lovely area, that accommodated sixteen of us comfortably. It was clean & very well equipped.
The pool area was spacious & comfortable for all with luxurious sunbeds.
The owners were quick to respond to any queries & were extremely helpful.
The private chef is a must!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

Outstanding Villa and warm, genuine hospitality.

  • 5 out of 5
We can't thank you enough for a wonderful two weeks in your beautifully appointed and lavish villa. As four families holidaying together, the unique layout of Villa Silvana allowed for terrific fun times together over meals and by the pool but also for quiet private times when appropriate.

A real enhancement to our experience was your genuine interest in our best possible experience of the Villa and local services available to use. All of your recommendations and bookings made kindly on our behalf were outstanding.

We'll definitely be back and can't recommend your lovely villa highly enough.

I'd be only too happy to provide more comment directly to anyone wanting more information.

Cheers and thank you again.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

Perfect for our family

  • 5 out of 5
We were a group of 15 (10 adults and 5 children between the ages of 7 and 11). The villa was perfectly suited to our requirements, loads of space for everyone, lots of seating, pool loungers aplenty, loads of cutlery, plates, etc etc. The property is really child friendly and the kids had an amazing time playing football, swimming in the pool and working their way through the huge DVD library. I didn't meet the owners as I wasn't involved in any of the booking, but I did have some contact by e-mail prior to arrival and they couldn't have been more helpful and responded quickly. The parents had peace of mind that the property was clean, free of any breakables and safe. There is loads to do in the area (and everything seems to be 20 mins away) and the cove/beach at Polignano de Mare was a particular favourite. On a practical note, there is a large supermarket nearby, a few pizzerias, as well as a minimart within walking distance, which sells all the essentials. Lena, who cooked for us one night was also brilliant. We would highly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Villa with panoramic sea views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p410405
-3490728776
Fasano Brindisi area
5

Beautiful, peaceful, luxurious property

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic break here and I would highly recommend it!!The house was in an excellent location with beautiful views from the top of the hill. The whole house has been done and maintained to a very high standard - each room is very comfortable, clean and decorated well. We really enjoyed the private swimming pool and spent much of our time relaxing out here - surrounded by trees and great views. The owners were lovely, and very helpful...they speak both English and Italian, gave us lots of recommendations, and are also living nearby so that was really helpful for us.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Fasano, Cisternino and Monopoli
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
SS55
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Savelletri, Capitol and Torre Canne
Car: necessary

Particularly thanks to its endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. villa Silvana in its prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy of Puglia, which has a landscape that is dripping with History from roman times onwards which is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals and the baroque exuberance of some towns are testament to the Spanish legacy. But if there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out it's the imposing castles and mystical Trulli that are built all over the province.

Here the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much this region has to offer.

The Fasano / Lamia di Olimpia area

Villa Silvana's apartments are ideally situated for exploring Puglia's beautiful architecture, wonderful tourist attractions and the interior landscapes.

Art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa

There is an abundance of delightful towns all within close proximity to Villa Silvana. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festa's, weekly market days and charming old centers dating back hundreds of years.

Only a few kilometers, down the hill, is Fasano, a beautiful ancient town which was subject to the Knights of Malta for many years. The hills (Selva di fasano) are a naturally wooded area rich in oak trees and perfect for stunning country walks.

A few kilometers drive into the interior are the towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo and Alberobello.

Ostuni is an exquisite town known as the 'White City' because of its white washed streets surrounded by medieval walls, a visit is highly recommended. Martina Franca is a town with a tangible Moorish flavour, it has a medieval center adorned with some of the most subtle examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.

Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small charming towns, with whitewashed historic centers both obviously influenced by the Greeks. Also you can view the Valle d'itria from here, where some of puglias prettiest landscapes can be seen.

Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has capture the heart and soul of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, there is over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings, standing out against the bright blue sky, they create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale, it is impossible to see anything like it, anywhere else in the world.

Also just a few kilometers away is the zoo-safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy, where 1000's of animals can be observed, kept free, in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages.

If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.

Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.

There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Fasano, Brindisi area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 5 nights
From
£500
£3,500
 
 
Early Spring
1 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 5 nights
From
£500
£3,500
 
 
Late Spring
1 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 5 nights
From
£540
£3,780
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,900
for 7 nights
£3,900
 
 
Peak Season
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,200
for 7 nights
£4,200
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£2,857
for 5 nights
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Notes Prices are for the property per week in Sterling.
There are Discounts for long lets in any season.
Guests may arrive on any day of the week. Arrival times are no earlier than 5 pm.
Check-out is no later than 12 am on the departure date.
We require a 25% deposit to hold your booking and full payment nearer to your arrival date.
Please read our full terms and conditons on villasilvana.net

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fasano in Brindisi area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Our bathrooms can become a retreat where the day’s stresses of hot sand beaches and sea salt are easily forgotten. In the morning, our bathrooms can revitalize your spirit, making for a great start to the day. Whether our bathrooms are small or large, you will have a space that rejuvenates and refreshes you. So therefore we provide everything you would want to find in your bathroom like Egyptian cotton bath towels, bath robes, slippers, toiletries(shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and hand soap- Crabtree and Evelyn) Obviously all the sanitary necessities and good showers plus the little extras like bath foam and a beautiful candle and a good book.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • Villa Silvana stays cool and fresh in the summer and stays cozy and warm with log burning stoves in the winter, making visits pleasurable all year round.The Villa have been fitted with the highest quality specifications from the utilities through to the finest quality Italian linens, where modern comforts blend with traditional pugliese settings. All our bedrooms are safe, peaceful places to relax and sleep, they each have a good selection of unique antique furniture and guests can expect memory foam, tempur style mattresses on all beds for added comfort, plus finest quality Italian bed linen, pool towels, hairdryer, ironing facilities, DVD entertainment system, with an extensive choice for all ages, Plasma TV, Italian Satellite and a good selection of board games and books and a full guide book of everything there is to see and do in the area with restaurant guides, local tips and all the information you need for enjoying your stay.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 40 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The jewel in the crown of Villa Silvana are the grounds, offering a feast of perfumes and colours, and the large blue mosaic swimming pool (14x7). There is a delightful seating area with water jets inside the pool for cooling off, and it is completely private and secluded but still has wonderful views. Both the pool and gardens have been designed to blend sympathetically with the land and are planted in typical Puglian style; wild and natural rather than formerly landscaped. Most importantly the pool is only for Villa Silvana guests so it is always quiet and relaxing. Surprisingly even the noonday sun is never too much because of its fantastic hilltop position; the heat is always tempered by the gentle winds whispering in over the Atlantic, allowing you to laze on the many pool loungers, under the palm umbrellas all day long. The property has discreet cleaning staff, waitress service, chef who can offer some amazing menus, plus excellent Concierge /House Manager
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