La Chanca

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

La Chanca is a located within a large rural estate in the heart of Puglia, just 9km inland from Monopoli’s beaches. The villa is a chic, comfortable home hailing from the 16th-century, complete with the original domed trulli which are found only in this region. 

As you arrive at the villa you will not fail to notice the charm and beauty of the original external walls and the pretty conical roofs. The owners have lovingly restored these aspects of the home to make sure La Chanca blends seamlessly into the local landscape. 

Indoors, the attractive 400-year-old stone work continues and natural light pours into the spacious, white-washed rooms. The interiors however are modern and elegant; alongside the period features, fireplaces and original materials you will find a sleek steel kitchen, top quality furnishings and contemporary bathrooms. Care has been taken to provide everything you need to make your stay here relaxing and amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and TVs with streaming services. 

The villa is all set on one floor, with the living spaces on one side and the bedrooms on the other. The main living area is a large open-plan room which incorporates a sitting area, vast dining table and flows through in to the kitchen. With doors on to the garden this is the perfect space for coming together as a group over an evening meal or a glass of wine. If the kids would prefer a little space for themselves then there is also a second living room with a TV.

When you wish to retire for the evening you have a choice between four gorgeous bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each room is accessed independently from the garden giving guests a little added privacy. 

One of the best features of La Chanca is the incredible garden which is a huge 50,000 m2! With a lovely climate and views over the surrounding, this is a little oasis where you are sure to spend plenty of time. In the garden there is a private saltwater pool, an outdoor kitchen and bar plus lots of sitting and dining spaces. 
Though you the villa enjoys a rural location, the closest village is just 2km away and can be reached by car or a 20-minute walk (along country roads). In the village there are a few places to eat as well as a post-office, shop and deli. 

The nearest town is Monopoli, which is 9km away by car and has everything you could need for your Italian escape. This pretty seaside town has a great range of beaches; the main beach is Cala Porta Vecchia which backs on to the old town walls but there are lots of other beaches, from small swimming coves to sweeping sandy beaches offering water sports such as kite surfing, diving and snorkelling. Monopoli is a historic town with a picturesque harbour and a number of fascinating places to visit, such as the imposing castle built in the 1500s and the breathtaking cathedral. Additionally, there are lots of shop, markets, bars and restaurants in town. 

If you would like to visit the enchanting town of Polignano a Mare then it is just 17km away by car, while the famous trulli town of Alberobello is 15km away. 

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What you should know…

  • Each of the four en-suite bedrooms is accessed independently from the garden, which offers added privacy to guests.
  • An extra single bed can be added in to one of the spacious bedrooms to accommodate an additional ninth guest if needed. Please enquire for more details.
  • The closest village is within walking distance (along the side of the road) but we recommend bringing a car to visit the nearby towns and the stunning coastline. Parking spaces available.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Electric Car Charger Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

Property Licence Number: IT072030B400035064

Villa Interior (350 m2)

- Open-plan living space with garden access, sofas, armchairs, fireplace, dining table seating 8
- Adjoining fully-fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, kettle and Nespresso machine 
- Sitting room with sofa and TV
- 2 x bedrooms each with independent access, double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers and WCs
- Bedroom with independent access, double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment and WC
- Bedroom with independent access, double canopy bed and en-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment and WC
- Bathroom with shower and WC 

Outside Grounds (50,000 m2)

- Salt-water swimming pool (75m2, depth: 1.4m)
- Extensive garden with lawns and olive trees
- Poolside deck with sun loungers and umbrellas
- Gazebo with dining table seating 20 guests
- Al-fresco kitchen with barbecue and wood burning oven
- Panoramic rooftop 
- Furnished roof terrace
- Outdoor sofas
- Hammocks
- Trampoline
- Bar with ice-maker 
- Outdoor shower
- Parking 
- Electric car charging points (Porsche Destination Charging Station)


- Wi-Fi 
- Air-conditioning
- TVs with Netflix and Disney+
- PlayStation console
- Toys, board games
- Pool table
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers 
- Alarm system and video intercoms


About the surrounding area of La Chanca
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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This lovely family villa is perfectly placed for a holiday unwinding in the countryside and visiting little trulli villages. Or, if prefer a holiday made up of beach days, visits to bustling towns and cocktails as the sun goes down then that is possible too. Due to Puglia’s diverse landscape and wealth of attractions you can do as much or as little as you like here!

The villa is enveloped by typical Mediterranean scrub forests and centuries old olive trees in a rural area, creating the perfect environment for lazy days in the pool and dining al-fresco with a view. If you would rather dine out or need to pick up some bread for breakfast, then the nearest village is just 2km away and can be reached on foot (along the side of a road) or by car. 

There are also plenty of larger towns within easy reach of La Chanca, including Monopoli which is 9km away. Monopoli is an ancient seaside town with a charming harbour plus lots of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Seafood is the speciality here and you can either enjoy dinner at a little harbour-side restaurant or pick up some fresh fish from the market if you would prefer to cook yourself. Monopoli is also where you will find the closest beaches to the house. There are small sandy coves, beaches offering a vast range of water sports and boat trips and of course the gorgeous main beach Cala Porta Vecchia which is right next to the old town walls. Heading further inland, there are some amazing historic buildings to discover, such as the huge Castello Carlo V which was constructed in the 16th-century when the town was occupied by Spanish settlers. Visitors can explore the towers, dungeons and halls of this incredible castle and take in equally impressive views of the sea from the top. The Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia is another one of the main attractions and is actually one of the oldest cathedrals in all of Italy, as building began in 1107! 

A little further along the coast is another brilliant town which is rather popular with visitors. Polignano a Mare is 17km away from the villa and is a must-visit location known for having some of Italy’s most photographed beaches. It is a good idea to set off early to beat the crowds if you would like to try to take a snap of the mesmerising Cala Porto beach for yourself. If this main beach does get a little busy then why not try visiting the smaller Ponte dei Lapilli or you could take an organised boat tour down the coastline to experience the beauty of the beaches from the sea. The boats will often stop off at scenic swimming spots and take you in to little coves which cannot be reached by foot. 

The town centre also has plenty on offer such as historic churches, museums and galleries which are great for visiting to cool off in the heat of the day. Poetry lovers will also be happy to know that there is a poetry trail to follow which weaves its way through the atmospheric streets of the town. 

To see a different side of Puglia why not visit Lama degli Ulivi Botanic Garden which is in the hills, 9km from the villa. At the gardens you can see a range of native plants on display plus some 3000 species of flowers and plants from around the world. As well as the plant life, the site also has two historic churches decorated with well-preserved frescoes, the ruins of an oil mill and some magical caves. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bari


Nearest Airport 2 Brindisi


Nearest Ferry Port Brindisi


Nearest Train Station Monopoli


Nearest Village Antonelli


Nearest Shop Antonelli


Nearest Restaurant Antonelli


Nearest Bar/Pub Antonelli


Nearest Tennis Monopoli


Nearest Golf San Domenico Golf


Nearest Beach Porto Rosso



Puglia, located in the picturesque heel of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula, is a region that captivates visitors with its unique charm and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a diverse landscape of sun-soaked coastlines, rolling vineyards, and historic towns, Puglia offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, architectural wonders, and vibrant traditions.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

La Chanca is located in Puglia in the South of Italy. This area is loved by families due to the countless child-friendly beaches and welcoming towns to discover. 

There is lots to see and do in Puglia; one great place to visit with little ones is Zoo Safari in the town of Fasano which is a 20km drive away. This vast park is a zoo and a theme park in one location so everyone in your party is sure to enjoy this trip. Inside you will find a theme park filled with a huge range of rides, a safari zone and a zoo with over 50 species of animals. On site there are also a number of places to eat and drink. 

This villa is also in the perfect spot for visiting one of Puglia’s best loved attractions - the Grotte di Castellana. This is an extensive cave system is 90-million-years-old and is only 10km away! In order to explore these huge, awe-inspiring caves, you can follow trails of varying lengths depending on the ages and abilities of your group. A local guide is on hand to explain all of the fossils and cave formations as you walk around.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Trampoline
  • Board games
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Yoga Available
  • Waiter service Available

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

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome dinner
- Champagne and fruit on arrival
- Daily Breakfast (prepared with fresh ingredients from the organic garden and served from 8:30 am to 10:30 am) and waiter service
- Maid service (every day from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm) 
- ICEA certified organic products from our gardens
- Toiletries 
- Garden and pool maintenance 
- Concierge service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Pizza chef
- Cooking classes
- Yoga and pilates classes
- Personal trainer
- Massages
- Babysitting
- Laundry and ironing services
- Grocery shopping service
- Tennis and paddle at the partner facility (less than 5 minutes drive away)

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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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, and mid-week change on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday also included.
Pool towels included? Yes, and mid-week change on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday also included.
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.
Pool heating charge? Extra €100 per day, payable locally during all other periods. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax is included.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair and cot are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs A single sofa bed can accommodate a ninth guest on request. Please refer to the 'Features' Tab for full details.
Other Ts and Cs Please note home security devices may be installed at the villa, please enquire for further information.
Property Licence Number IT072030B400035064

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £24,311
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £19,449
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 £15,559
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £15,559
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £19,449
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £24,311
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £19,449
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 £15,559

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €28,891
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €23,113
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 €18,490
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €18,490
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €23,113
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €28,891
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €23,113
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 €18,490

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $31,550
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $25,240
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 $20,192
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $20,192
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $25,240
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $31,550
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $25,240
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 $20,192

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Grazie mille for a 5-star stay!

    on 18/05/2024

    Spectacular property immersed in century-old olive trees in pure nature and tranquillity. The inside of the villa reflects a farmhouse chic style, combining traditional elements with modern comforts. A stunning infinity pools overlooks the many hectares of olive and fruit trees.

    Owner Chiara will satisfy every request and Mina, along with Chef Anna will make you feel right at home with their bright smiles and delicious cooking.

    If you're looking for a truly authentic stay immersed in the beauty and peace of the Valle d'Itria, this property checks all the boxes!

    Grazie mille for a 5-star stay!

  • Unique experience

    on 26/06/2021

    Enchanting place and unique and exciting experience.

  • Fantastic!

    on 05/06/2021

    A fantastic place where you live a dream in RELAXATION. Truly a top-level Resort. Advised.

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