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Design Palazzo near Otranto with garden and pool ideal for groups or families

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms/4 bathrooms villa with a very big private pool.

Beautiful, charming new palazzo in Giurdignano, 10 minutes from Otranto. The summer nights are normally cool and dry, full of pleasant scents. The silence of the place is quite impressive even in the busiest August nights. The large courtyard is adorned with a beautiful design pool. Here, all the house guests gather at sunset for drinks or dinner.

Part of the charm of this house is the construction that reflects the style of an Old Masseria. The Milan based architect reproduced the same design of Masserias using all local stone and material. It has a loft style living room with a fire place and a big table that can sit 14 people plus a table outside of the same size. Hanging on the walls large art works belonging to the private collection of the owners and many design objects. There are 2 main bedrooms on the same floor with 2 bathrooms. In the basement, usually very cool during the hot summer evenings, 3 extra double bedrooms with a bathroom. It can then sleep 11 people.There is private use of the pool.

The house is located in a village with 1700 people and is placed at the center of a vast olive tree area, it is 10 minutes by car from the beaches and the port and town of Otranto. It is famous for the presence of megalithic monuments dolmen or menhir, of the archeological site called ’Le Centoporte', of several criptas, of which the most famous the church-cripta of San Salvatore, of two hipogean tombs of the eneolitic period (II millennium B.C.). The house is situated in the center of town, next to the lovely piazza with a church and other historic palaces and walking distance from supermarkets, bakery and newstands and bars.

More Details

Owner
Priscilla Daroda
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

Why Priscilla Daroda chose Giurdignano

It is a very modern and comfortable house and it has a very nice style. The pool is very big and ideal for families with children.

What makes this villa unique

The house is in the very quite town of Giurdignano but it has all the services you need at walking distance: bakery, supermarket, restaurants and bars. It is a small town and has beautiful surroundings with many paths in the olive trees fields where to go for jogging or bike or walking tours. There is a beautiful path in the olive trees that goes up to Otranto through the Valle dell'Idro. The house is very confortable and ideal for families or group of friends because the pool and outside is big and there are 2 floors. You can also park 2 cars inside the property. It is very modern but with local furniture and the kitchen is very well equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Palazzo bis for a week and really loved the house. A renovated old country house, beautifully furnished with local and recuperated furniture in Salento style, decorated with modern art and complete with pool, outdoor kitchen, kitchen, living room, fireplace, and many bedrooms and bathrooms. The rooms each have showers and comfortable beds. The kids enjoyed it immensely. The house was fully equipped and had all comfort we needed (including the welcome package of fruit and wine in the fridge when we arrived). Location is perfect, close to the supermarket and center of the Giurdignano village. The place is ideally located to explore the beaches and beauties of the Salento region. Only minus: closest ATM is in Otranto, about 10 minutes drive.
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Giurdignano in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathrooms have been totally renovated in 2016 with very modern and stylish design.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • During the winter months the top floor with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is ideal. During the warmer months 3 extra bedrooms in the basement with 3 double beds and one large bathroom very well decorated. Ideal for July and August. All the rooms have windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can organize that a cook comes home to cook or teach local cuisine. We also can organize that yoga teachers come to the house to teach and also massages.

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
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Design Palazzo near Otranto with garden and pool ideal for groups or families
average rating of 4.0 based on 17 reviews
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A nice comfortable and spacious house

  • 4 of 5

A nice, comfortable and spacious house perfect for a family

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easter holidays in Puglia

  • 5 of 5

beautiful confortabile and clean home for a family, very warm welcome, fantastic atmosphere and great location near Otranto. The housekeeper Daniele so charming and helpful. Good traditional food and fabulous bread. Cant wait to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Puglia

  • 5 of 5

Hi Priscilla !

Best place in the world...it was our fifth stay in Giurdignano. Next year again ?!

Two weeks from 18.7. to 1.8.2015 ! How much is it ? We get a special price ?

Gracie !

Dirk

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful hidden place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Palazzo!

We love the house, it is very comfortable and nicely decorated. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and bathroom ensuite. They provide towels for the bathroom and also for the swimmingpool. The open plan kitchen is well equipped and provided everything to serve a lunch or diner...with a nice set table in the garden.

The garden with pool is in real much bigger than you would expected from the photos. There is a lot of space to play for our three children, in and around the house, safe because of the walled garden and swimmingpool that has a small wall around so the children can't fall in the pool by mistake.

The place is so relaxed, that you almost forget that it is situated in one of the best area's of Italy. There are lots of things to see and do and everything within one hour ride, like Lecce, Gallipoli, Leuca and Santa Cesarea. The village Giurdignano has supermarkets, bakerys and some nice restaurants within walking distance.

Priscilla and Damiano are amazing hosts and were very flexible when we decided to stay longer, we didn't want to leave the house and wanted to explore more of Puglia...see you again next year!

I would like recommend the house to everyone who likes a holiday in a stylish environment within a typical laidback and authentic atmosfere that Puglia has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect accomodation to enjoy beautiful Salento

  • 4 of 5

First of this is perfectly located to visit salento and its beauties like Lecce, Otranto and the beaches. Most sights are max half an hour drive or you can bike to Otranto and it's beaches. The house is well appointed with an equipped open plan kitchen that invites to cook the wonderful local produce which I strongly recommend.befrooms are spacious, the only disadvantage is that they are in the basement which I bet make them very cool in the hot season, but a little humid in spring when I went. Swimming pool is large and water temperature good. You feel secluded and quiet despite being in a village with all facilities. Enjoy breakfast with cappuccino and bocconotti at the local bar in the main square and mix up with locals

There is also a very helpful caretaker easily available

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what we expected...

  • 1 of 5

We recently stayed here and although this Palazzo is very nice on the surface with its design touches there are many hidden issues.

1. The pool does not have a shallow-end therefore it is not child-friendly/safe.

2. There is an issue with ants, they are everywhere!

3. We found mold in the bathrooms and bedrooms.

4. Sleeping downstairs is cool, but not comfortable as everything feels wet from the high moisture levels.

5. The town where this is located offers nothing and is far from what one would expect of Southern Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed to read this review because our house is very popular and has an occupancy of almost 80%. - the pool has been designed like this and the pictures are very clear, we have never said there were fences and so it is the responsability of the client; - ants: I don't like to spray strong DDT because most of our renters have children. If you are accurate and clean the ants don't come. if you leave food all over and dirty barbeque and dirty diapers everywhere ants are there. I am flexible, if people prefear DDT I can have somebody spray the whole outdoor and they have to them be aware of the children. - the rooms in the basement are very confortable and clean and nicely decorated. If the weather is wet they can get humid, but there is no other way we can do that. I checked and there is no mold, but I know they complained also about the heat so it is better to decide. i hope all is clear and I am very helpful with my guests and we always try to do our best The town is a typical salentino town and maybe people should try to find out before coming what Salento is all about...
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Giurdignano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Lecce
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Lecce
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Lecce
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Giurdignano
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Otranto
Car: necessary

Giurdignano is located very close to Otranto which is a very interesting town on the sea famous for its cathedral and its beauty. The beaches of Otranto, Alimini and Baia dei Turchi are just 15 minutes away and the town of Giurdignano is situated among old olive trees in the countryside. It is a very quiet and friendly village and it has nice churches, Frantoio Ipogeo and many dolmens and Menhirs spread in the country side. It has nice small restaurants, bars and supermarkets and is very well situated because only 30 minutes from the bigger town of Lecce or 15 minutes from Maglie but very close to the beaches.

quote: We had a fantastic holiday in Palazzo! We love the house, it is very comfortable and nicely decorated. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and bathroom ensuite. They provide towels for the bathroom and also for the swimming pool. The open plan kitchen is well equipped and provided everything to serve a lunch or diner...with a nice set table in the garden. 

The garden with pool is in real much bigger than you would expected from the photos. There is a lot of space to play for our three children, in and around the house, safe because of the walled garden and swimming pool 

that has a small wall around so the children can't fall in the pool by mistake. 

The place is so relaxed, that you almost forget that it is situated in one of the best area's of Italy. There are lots of things to see and do and everything within one hour ride, like Lecce, Gallipoli, Leuca and Santa Cesarea. The village Giurdignano has supermarkets, bakerys and some nice restaurants within walking distance.

Daniele, the housekeeper is amazing and very flexible when we decided to stay longer, we didn't want to leave the house and wanted to explore more of Puglia...see you again next year!

I would like to recommend the house to everyone who likes a holiday in a stylish environment within a typical laid back and authentic atmosfere that Puglia has to offer."

Other Activities: sailing, yoga, golf, sightseeing, biking.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £131
Pet Fee £43.67
Damage Deposit £436.66

The rates vary if you only use the main floor and not all the house.
The final cleaning fee is 150 euros
Electricity will be paid separately based on consumption (0,42Euro KWH)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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