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What Oliver loves…
- Vivaciously restored 19th century home brimming with local flavour and original touches
- Sublime outdoor living and dining potential with a roof terrace offering panoramic views
- Privacy and seclusion, whilst being a few moments from the beach
- The famous sandy beach of Baie Verde is only 20 minutes away
- Stunning villages and towns such as Gallipoli, Specchia and Lecce will make wonderful day trips
Casa Leonardo is a vivaciously restored nineteenth century home styled with panache and discreet charisma, offering a sumptuous abode set in private gardens in the beautiful heel of Puglia. Indoor and outdoor living interplay seamlessly and elegantly, with this flat-roof home, executed in local stone and timber.
The gardens are immaculately styled whilst being natural. A stylish covered veranda, adorned with billowing white cotton curtains offers an ideal space for an evening drink, or breakfast after a refreshing morning swim. There is a charming brick-built outdoor kitchen and oven, sumptuous stone banquettes adorned with marina blue soft furnishings, lanterns and a chic dining space. There is a further lower level dining space with ample seating, whilst the lawns are lusciously verdant, dotted with palms trees and foliage
Nine guests can be accommodated across four bedrooms and four bathrooms, two of which located in separate small trulli. The interiors at Casa Leonardo are vibrant, with a Scandinavian freshness and vivid white palette. The exposed timber ceilings, quaint rustic appeal and stable-doors make for a chic, yet cosy, ambience. A pretty antique dresser, sedate rocking chair and dining table for eight as well as television corner create a warming environment for the family or group to gather at the end of a busy day.
The charming open plan kitchen retains the same understated, natural feel, together with a pastel blue Smeg fridge, exposed stone walls and original fireplace and original timber doors. Artfully un-polished, the curved and winding corridor walls are in keeping with this unique building which is faithful to its original structure.
It's less than a five-minute drive to the coast where you can be swimming off the rocks in crystal clear waters with the locals or just drive a little further north to some of Puglia's most beautiful sandy beaches, including the famous Baia Verde.
Stunning local towns to explore include historic Taviano with its stunning architecture and excellent restaurants and the incredible island town of Gallipoli with its narrow flower-filled lanes, great market and amazing views.
In this stunning part of southern Salento, Casa Leonardo is a home brimming with local style and original charm, faithful to the environment and surroundings, executed with simplicity and hallmarked by quality, in a private setting, ideal for connecting as a family or group.
What you should know…
- Low passage ways and ceilings in some parts add great character to this beautiful home
- Two of the bedrooms are located in two separate buildings/trulli
- For the ninth guest, one of the beds could be a single sofa bed in the living room or there is a bunk-bed above the double in one of the trulli
Main House + Trullo 1 + Trullo 2
- Open plan living room with single sofa bed, dining space and kitchen
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer
- Open fireplace
- One bedroom with bunk beds
- One double bedroom with garden access
- 2 shower rooms
- Utility room with washing machine and sink
Small Trullo 1
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Small Trullo 2
- One double bedroom with a single bunk bed above the double, with en-suite shower room and fridge
- Lawns (4600m²)
- Roof terrace
- Private pool
- Lower dining terrace with dining furniture
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor shower
- Patio with views
- Garden furniture, built-in banquettes
- Private parking
- Air conditioning in living room only
- Hair dryer
- Washing machine
Casa Leonardo is nestled just a five-minute drive from the coast, just south of Gallipoli, in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy.
There are many restaurants towards the coast and also some excellent choices in the historic town of Taviano, only 4km away. Admire the beautiful architecture and this town full of history and be sure to try some of the local Salento wine that this area is well known for.
The nearby coastline (3km) offers crystal-clear waters and a rocky coastline, ideal for snorkelling as well as swimming. Further north, there are sandier beaches and longer stretches, including the wonderful Baia Verde (15km), just south of Gallipoli, where you will find clear shallow waters which are ideal for children as well as great nightlife as the day draws to a close.
Gallipoli (16km), meaning beautiful city in Greek is a summer escape known for being surround by water on all sides, with a longstanding fishing history and seafood featuring heavily in the cuisine. The centro storico is stunningly pretty, with winding alleyways, artisan boutiques and endless eateries.
Around forty minutes south, visitors will reach Santa Maria di Leuca (38km), Puglia's southern-most tip, where you can watch the boats in the marina or even take a trip out to see local caves along the dramatic coastline.
Other noteworthy places to visit include Specchia (28km), one of Italy's prettiest villages as well as the great city of Lecce with its great shops and well as historic sights.
The region is known for its olive oil production, as evidenced by the surrounding stretches of olive groves as well as its distinctive white-washed hill towns, centuries old farmland and kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
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There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime.
And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.
Families will love Casa Leonardo's proximity to the beach. The local stretch of coast has crystal-clear waters which are ideal for scuba-diving as you swim from the rocky ledges. There is a lovely walkway along the coast where you can enjoy the amazing views and a lovely new playground.
Further north, the beaches become sandier and the famous beach, Baia Verde, just south of Gallipoli, has lovely gentle shelving waters and white sand.
Families should also head to Marina di Pescoluse, around half an hour south, where you again can find amazing sand and clear waters; a great place for families to spend a day.
Kids may also enjoy watching the boats in the marina in Santa Maria di Leuca, forty minutes away, or taking a boat trip to see the stunning caves around the southern coastline.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Bicycles Provided
- Fenced Grounds
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
- Bike hire
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||5.30 pm.|
|Departure time||By 9.30 am.|
|Energy costs included?||Included in the rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Linen and bath towels are included. Pool towels available on request.|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior arrangement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €100 per pet per stay, payable locally applies.|
|Changeover day||Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Strictly no smoking inside the villa.|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|Heating costs included?||Included in the rental price.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open from mid April to mid October, subject to weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).|
|Other Ts and Cs||Air conditioning is in the living room only.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Nov 17th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020||£1,239|
|Jun 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||£2,116|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||£2,632|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£3,149|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||£3,458|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||£4,077|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||£4,129|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||£5,161|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£5,626|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£4,181|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£2,736|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 7th 2020||£2,220|
|Sep 7th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020||£1,910|
|Sep 21st 2020 - Sep 28th 2020||£1,704|
|Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 5th 2020||£1,600|
|Oct 5th 2020 - May 20th 2021||£1,239|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Nov 17th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020||€1,358|
|Jun 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||€2,320|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||€2,886|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€3,452|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||€3,791|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||€4,470|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||€4,527|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||€5,658|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||€6,168|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€4,583|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€2,999|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 7th 2020||€2,433|
|Sep 7th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020||€2,094|
|Sep 21st 2020 - Sep 28th 2020||€1,868|
|Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 5th 2020||€1,754|
|Oct 5th 2020 - May 20th 2021||€1,358|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Nov 17th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020||$1,501|
|Jun 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||$2,564|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||$3,189|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$3,815|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||$4,190|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||$4,940|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||$5,003|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||$6,253|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$6,816|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$5,065|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$3,314|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 7th 2020||$2,689|
|Sep 7th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020||$2,314|
|Sep 21st 2020 - Sep 28th 2020||$2,064|
|Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 5th 2020||$1,939|
|Oct 5th 2020 - May 20th 2021||$1,501|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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