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Charming villa near Alberobello and the Apulian coast

Villa Melinda

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About The Experience
Spending holidays in original Trulli houses is the best way to enjoy your stay in Puglia. Relax and rejuvenate at this typical Apulian villa. Explore the nearby charming towns and the Castellana Grottos that were formed over 90 million years ago! And when the sun goes down, you’ll want to dine alfresco. Grill fresh fish in the stone barbecue area and make a toast to the sunset.
Location Description

You’ve dreamed of places like Alberobello or Ostuni in Puglia. Nestled in the verdant countryside just 4.3 miles away from Alberobello, Villa Melinda awaits you. It is in a complex of 4 authentic Trulli houses that features a pool, an outdoor stone barbeque, open-air gazebos and exquisite gardens. Exclusive rental of all 4 trulli houses on the property is possible. The complex is situated in the heart of the Itria Valley, which connects Alberobello to the other towns of Cisternina, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Messapica, Fasano, and Ostuni. These towns in the Itria Valley all have stunning historical centers characterized by whitewashed houses and flowering balconies that overlook narrow, tangled streets.

Nearby Attractions: The opera festival of Valle d’Itria is held each summer in July and August.

Torre Guaceto (WWF Oasis): 58 km /36 miles
Bari (airport): 52 km /32.3 miles
Ostuni (The white town): 35 km /21.7 miles
Cisternino (One of the most beautiful villages in Italy): 26 km/16.1 miles
Polignano a Mare (The gem of the Adriatic): 26 km /16.1 miles
Martina Franca (Hometown of “festival della valle d’Itria”): 25 km/15.1 miles
Monopoli – train station: 15 Km /9.3 miles
Beach: 10 km /6.2 miles
Alberobello (Train Station): 8 km /4.9 miles
Castellana Caves: 1 km /0.6 miles
Exterior Description
Villa Melinda is a magnificent stone villa. The olive tree grove is doubtless a flagship of this property. The villa has a private infinity swimming pool (80 m2). The pool area is equipped with lounge chairs and is surrounded by a stone BBQ area and an extraordinary outdoor kitchen. This outdoor kitchen, which can be left open or closed depending on guests’ needs, can host up to 10 people and includes a wide table and 10 chairs. Next to the outdoor kitchen, guests can lounge in a spacious, covered veranda, which is tastefully furnished with a table, chairs and sofas.
Interior Description
Villa Melinda comfortably hosts up to 8 people in elegant style. The villa is decorated with period furniture, local craft products, pillows and tablecloths embroidered by the expert hands of Apulian embroiderers. There is a sitting room with an antique stone fireplace, a living area with comfortable double-bed sofa and TV, and a large table with ten chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, an electric oven, microwave oven, a tea kettle, an Italian coffee maker and an electric coffee machine. The kitchen opens up onto a veranda furnished with a table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining. There is a laundry room with a washing machine, sink, iron and ironing board. There are three double bedrooms. The first double bedroom (190cmx160cm) has an ensuite bathroom equipped with a shower, sink, toilet and hairdryer. The second and third bedrooms each have a double bed (190cm x 160cm). The second bathroom has a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower, hairdryer and hair straightener. The third bathroom has a sink, toilet, bidet, washing machine, shower, hairdryer and hair straightener.
Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Mid-week Cleaning: €150
  • Mid-week linen change: €150

Please Note:

  • This property is located in the same estate as Trullo Rosina, and Trullo Gianna.
  • There is air conditioning in the sleeping area and in the outdoor kitchen.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Aug-05-2023 - Aug-12-2023 $8,261
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating - Weekly Charge: 300 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Late Arrival Fee (Payable upon Arrival): 50 EUR

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

My husband and I along with our guests found the house and surrounding property to be perfect. The second kitchen allowed us to enjoy outdoor dining every evening, the pool and landscaping were lovely, the bedrooms and bathrooms were well designed, and having the laundry was a convenience we were specifically seeking. WiFi worked well, both kitchens were extremely well outfitted with anything we needed. It was charming architecturally, and offered numerous places to sit and relax either on one's own or as a group.
Enjoyed Most:
The location was ideal, on the northern end of Val d'Itria, consequently felt more remote and not in an area all built up. Having said this, it was easy to drive anywhere for short day trips, or in the case of Alberobello, in a few minutes. The cherry trees were full of fruit during our stay the last week of May... mmmmm. We harvested some every day.
Enjoyed Least:
Beds were kind of firm.
Surrounding Area:
We liked the feeling of remoteness, seeing mown hayfields, old Trulli farms scattered in the rolling hills, clusters of poppies and abundant wild flowers, picturesque towns to visit.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Alberobello was about 15 minutes drive away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Alberobello gets crowded with tourists so try going at non-peak times. Locorotondo isn't far, it's charming and worth a visit. Matera is a longer distance and should be on the itinerary, plan plenty of time for it. Everything closes in the afternoons so plan accordingly. When renting a car, go as small as practicable, the house is located on an extremely narrow country lane flanked by stone walls on both sides. Kind of scary driving until we got used to it.
Used our phone with google maps and the street address.
Check In Out:
Complete smooth and professional.

Alicia, June