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A beautiful luxurious villa (trullo) with salt water pool . Free wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The villa is self -catering offering luxurious accommodation in a rural setting.

A beautiful and luxurious villa with salt water swimming pool. The villa ' ILGelso' is set in a large private garden. There is a spacious paved patio surrounding the beautiful salt water pool. There are two gazebos on the patio, one for dining al fresco, the second has built in seating where you can sit and watch the sun go down. Perfect for those warm balmy evenings.

The Trullo has been lovingly restored maintaining many of the original features. Furniture is stylish with a relaxed elegance. IL Gelso has beautiful spacious rooms throughout. The accommodation comprises of a large master suite with en suite, french doors leading out onto the patio. 1 Double bedroom with its own dressing room and access to the Jack and Jill bathroom. A twin room with separate dressing room and access to the J & J bathroom. A beautifully appointed lounge with views onto the pool. A spacious comfortable dining room. The kitchen is very well equipped with top of the range equipment.

The villa is perfect for groups of friends or families looking for stylish luxury

Extra interests for children: Zoo Safari in Fasano a great day out for children, with animals a funfair and a theatre

Castellana Grotto underground caves . Believed to be amongst the largest in Europe,. Interesting for all the family.

Egnazia , Ruins of a Roman encampment and port

Matera , Cave dwellings which were inhabited by the Troglodyte's The place where Mel Gibson filmed the Passion

More Details

Anita Cecere
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The most gorgeous house we have ever stayed in. We had an amazing, relaxing time. Thank you for being such warm welcoming hosts. Our highlights were Matera, Polignano a Mare, Martina Franca and Ostuni.We had two great dinners at Gli Ulivi round the corner.

We will be recommending to our friends and hope to come back again one day
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Martina Franca in Province of Taranto

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • The bathrooms are spacious with modern top of the range fixtures and fittings. Large walk in showers. The Jack and Jill bathroom has two basins
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • We have furnished all the rooms in a stylish comfortable manner mixing old with new to give a relaxed ambience The bedrooms are a master suite en suite a double and a twin The double beds are large and the two singles can be made into a double if required .There are also cots and a childs bed . Linens and towels are provided along with pool towels which are changed on a weekly basis for guests staying longer than one week. Extra linen changes can be arranged if required at an additional charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free Wi-fi Included in the kitchen is a coffee machine, kettle, juicer and a toaster. The microwave is available on request. There are two hairdryers Central heating is available in the cooler months at an extra charge. Pool towels are provided, change weekly. A docking station for your I Pod is available. English to Italian adapter available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

A beautiful luxurious villa (trullo) with salt water pool . Free wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Perfect villa in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Il Gelso for 1 week in mid July. From initial booking Anita was great with information etc. I was concerned that I couldn't pay by PayPal so I rang her and we discussed it, and she put my mind at ease.

When we arrived the villa was immaculate. As other reviewers have said, it's better in reality than the photos; and that's saying something.!

It is ideally located approx 1.5 miles outside Alberobello on a country road. It is very peaceful, yet convenient to the shops, restaurants etc in the town. I took walks along some of the adjoining country lanes in the evening and it was so picturesque.

All the furnishings and equipment in the villa are top notch, including excellent, free wifi coverage.

The outdoor area around the pool is ideal for BBQ's and the pool itself is a good size. Our 3 boys (9, 11 and 13) loved it.

Great location for exploring Puglia. We visited the caves at Castellana, Ostuni, Lecce and Polignano a Mare. The beaches are good, but not spectacular on the Adriatic coast and are a 25 min drive.

Anita and Pino were excellent hosts, offering great recommendations for restaurants etc.

I would definitely recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Holiday, Lorraine F.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to Ireland after spending 12 wonderful days in Il Gelso. This villa is everything and more than the pictures show. We were a family of five with three young adults in their early 20s. This is a place to truly relax and get to see the wonderful area of Puglia. Anita and Pino are exceptional owners and were so helpful from the moment we made our booking. We have been booking our holidays through VRBO for years and we would have to say that the owners of this property are the kindest, friendliest and most professional we have dealt with. This villa will not disappoint. We really hope we can return some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing week in a beautifully & tastefully decorated luxury villa. Anita & Pino are incredibly welcoming, friendly & helpful, advising on super places to eat & visit. They have thought of everything you need for a relaxing & peaceful stay. IL Gelso is quite frankly a magical place to stay, the only downside was a week was not long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

I found Il Gelso on HomeAway about a year ago and was immediately drawn to it because of the stunning pictures and fantastic reviews across the board that it has received. I have to say that it doesn't disappoint in any way at all, the place itself and location is just fantastic. So close to Alberobello, yet beautifully set in the wonderfully rustic Puglia countryside.

It really looks better than the pictures when you arrive, the attention to detail, the gorgeous pool, kitchen and bedrooms are just fantastic and the outside area for al fresco dining is so atmospheric in the evenings. Anita and Pino are so helpful and welcoming and only a call away should you need them.

I would absolutely recommend il Gelso to anybody looking for an authentic family Trullo experience. Just fantastic!

p.s Apologies for such a late review


  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Trullo Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4 adults and one infant. The Trullo had been recommended by a friend and we can only confirm their recommendation that it was a great place to stay for a holiday.

We booked the Trullo direct with the owner, Anita. Everything was without problem and the communication prior to and leading up to out stay was excellent. Anita confirmed the facilities available, which included washing machine, full kitchen equipment, towels etc so that we were able to travel light. We were provided with direction on how to get to Alberobello and Anita met us at a pre arranged meeting place and took us to the villa. We were late arriving but this was not a problem to her.

The Trullo was excellent. Very clean and well appointed. We had a young infant (2yrs) and there were cots available to chose from which Anita sorted on our arrival.

There was a welcome pack which included bread, water and wine which was appreciated on arrival.

The beds were comfortable and there was wifi available. There was initially a problem with the wifi but Anita and Pino sorted things out straight away so there wasn't a problem getting access to the internet.

Everything was explained to us on arrival, layout, alarm system, lights etc.

The Trullo has a lovely swimming pool which Pino keeps clean and in very good condition.

There is a BBQ which we used on several occasions and also a gas oven and hob for cooking.

The outside space was large. A lovely patio with two sheltered areas for shade, eight sun beds and a dining table and chairs for outdoor dining. All were well maintained.

Throughout our stay both Anita and Pino were very helpful. It helped greatly that they were living in the town and they were always available to provide assistance and advice if and when required. They were lovely people.

The Trullo itself is located on the outskirts of Alberobello so a car is a necessity. We had hired a car so that wasn't a problem. The Trullo is ideally located to be a base for visiting the towns of the area. All within an hour drive. This was our first visit to this part of Italy and we felt that staying at Il Gelso enhanced our experience. It was both relaxing and central which suited our needs.

We would definitely recommend staying at Il Gelso to our friends or anyone who is planning a visit to this area.

For us definitely a 5 star rating

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (children 11, 15, 17) stayed for a week and had a brilliant time. The trullo is equipped to a high standard and the outside space is exceptional. The pool was used several times every day.

Local cuisine is great value and quality.

I have no hesitation recommending this property.

The Tame Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bari or Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Gioia del Colle
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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'


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Martina Franca, Puglia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May- June
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August- Sept
27 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Bookings require 25% deposit. The balance plus a £200 / 250 euro security deposit to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. The security deposit is returned within ten working days of leaving the property, subject to inspection.

Easter week 2014 £1600
Gas Electricity and water are included in the rental rate ( fair usage policy applies)All services are metered

On booking a 25% deposit is required to confirm the dates. The balance along with the security deposit will become due 8 weeks prior to the holiday. All terms and conditions are stated in the booking form.

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