Villa Ponderosa - Luxury villa with private pool in Puglia - Ref:110090
Immerse yourself in the countryside with stunning views of the Valley D’Itria situated up near the Acquedotto Pugliese, whilst enjoying all the comforts of Villa Ponderosa. Around the infinity pool you will find comfortable sun loungers, a romantic sail bed for two, huge outdoor sofa, al fresco dining and of course plenty of shade from the sun. Two comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, free wifi, air-con – sleeps up to 5.
After passing through the electric gates of Villa Ponderosa the driveway leads to the parking area, where there is enough space for 4 cars.
The views of the surrounding countryside and nearby towns are stunning.
A short pathway leads to the entrance door and inside you will find:
KITCHEN / LIVING SPACE
The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, oven, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, double sink, Nespreso capsule coffee maker, toaster, kettle and plenty of pots and pans and crockery for your use.
The dining table seats 6 and nearby in the cupboard you will find plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans to cook delicious food.
There is a comfortable sofa which seats a max of 3 people and a single armchair nearby.
There is a TV and free wifi internet available. Here you also find the X box which will of course play DVD's on the TV too.
The views from here of the surrounding countryside are stunning.
Leading from this area are all the other rooms:
Large comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, two double wardrobes, both with hanging space and one with a set of drawers. There is a dressing table with drawers and mirror above and a TV nearby on the wall with internal DVD player. A lovely relaxing room with air-con with a function of super silent at night. The window looks out onto the side of the property and has mosquito nets
A door leads to:
The bathroom contains large shower cubicle, wash hand basin with mirror and light above. WC and bidet attachment. There is a heated towel rail and two large storage cabinets. The window looks out onto the side of the property and has mosquito nets
Two single beds, bedside cabinets with lamps, two double wardrobes, both with hanging space and one with a set of drawers. A cabinet houses the iron and ironing board etc. The room also has air-con. The window looks out onto the side of the property over the gazebo area and has mosquito nets
It is also possible to make this room as a double bed - if you would like to see a photo, please ask.
We have a Z bed suitable for a child. Giving accomodation for 5 people.
The bathroom contains large shower cubicle, wash hand basin with mirror and light above. WC and separate bidet. There is a heated towel rail and two large storage cabinets. The window looks out onto the front of the property and has mosquito nets
A lot of attention and care has been paid to the outside living space by the owners to give a contemporary feel whilst maintaining the charm of the area. The countryside views are fabulous.
The infinity pool measures 10m x 4m and is 1.45m deep. It is accessed via the steps in the shallow end. Surrounding the pool is a huge patio on which you will find 4 comfortable sun loungers with tables nearby, a romantic sail bed for two and a large umbrella for shade.
Great for showering off after you come out of the pool, or just for cooling off in.
ALFRESCO DINING / GAZEBO AREA
Dine al fresco under the gazebo at the table that seats 6. Sit on the rattan outdoor sofa which seats 8 with coffee table nearby. For those of you who like to cook outdoors there is the huge stainless steel kitchen unit/ gas BBQ just ready waiting for you to use.
The plants and shrubs are well established and make a lovely back drop to the gazebo whilst at the front you have an amazing view.
The property is set in approx. 8000 sqm of land, where you will find fig, almond, olive trees and lemon trees which you are free to wander around and of course pick the fruit.
Why not relax in the hammock which lies in a quiet spot at the back of the property between two trees.
As stated before there is plenty of parking.
The Villa is well lit at night outside and the pool looks stunning.
All windows have mosquito nets.
There is air-con in both bedrooms and also a fan should you wish to use it.
Iron, ironing board and hairdryer all available for guest use.
There is an alarm which is easy to use.
Villa Ponderosa is a wonderful place to relax but if you fancy venturing out, the surrounding countryside and the Acquedotto Pugliese where there is a pathway for walkers and cyclists are all there to be explored, right on your doorstep.
NEAREST SHOP / CAFÉ / RESTAURANT
Five minutes in the car will take you to Bar Galante. You can also walk here easily through the lanes from Villa Ponderosa and it will take approximately 15 minutes to do so. The Café/Bar/Shop is open 7 days a week and serves great coffee and cornetti for breakfast. Hot freshly prepared food is available at lunch times to take away and bread baked every day. In the evenings they have a variety of hot food and the deli is really good. Just up from the shop is a new restaurant called Sale E Pepe which serves typical local food.
The towns of Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica are all just over 10 minutes drive away where you will find everything you need for your stay. There are some excellent restaurants, with prices to suit all budgets. At the property you will find a detailed house book of what to do/see whilst on holiday. We suggest some places that are off the beaten track and are always happy to make further suggestions when you are here.
We also can offer a private cook, olive oil tour and tasting, private cookery lessons and a ½ day sail boat charter.
Groups of Friends
4 ring hob
Nespresso Coffee capsule machine
Iron & ironing board
Safety deposit box
Under floor heating
Dark Skies for Stargazing
|Start Date||End Date||Weekly Rate (£)||Nightly Rate (£)|
|01 May 2023||26 May 2023||1,250||250|
|27 May 2023||30 Jun 2023||1,490||270|
|01 Jul 2023||28 Jul 2023||1,690||335|
|29 Jul 2023||08 Sep 2023||1,850||370|
|09 Sep 2023||29 Sep 2023||1,490||230|
|30 Sep 2023||03 Nov 2023||1,290||220|
A deposit of 50% is payable by bank transfer or sterling cheque to secure the booking,with the remainder payable 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday.
- All bookings are subject to a contract
- The breakage deposit of £500 pounds is payable with your final payment and will be refunded within 7 working days once it has been confirmed there have been no breakages/damages
- The villa will be cleaned, beds made up with fresh linen and clean towels. Each person is provided with a pool, bath and hand towel
- You will already find toilet paper, pump soap, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, washing up liquid and cleaning materials, sponges and cloths to get your stay off to an easy start.
- Included in every rental on arrival is a few assorted Nespresso coffee capsules, tea and sugar.
- A local shop is 5 minutes drive away is open 7 days a week
- BABIES - Available free of charge is a travel cot, high chair and changing mat.
5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY WITH A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN JULY AND AUGUST.
This was our second villa through Puglia Holiday Rentals - the last being in 2019 before Covid. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Ponderosa - the pool and the house have been amazing! The walks along the acquedotto Pugliese are stunning! Martina Franca is a beautiful town, as is Locorotondo and Cisternino. GOODO restaurant in Locorotondo was amazing!
Fabulous villa, outside area & pool. Wonderful views & especially the sunsets. Comfortable and general well equipped, Ponderosa has it all. We had a relaxing holiday and will definitely return. Lots to do in the area and great restaurants to dine at. Jackie, Barbara, & Brian made sure that our pre-stay & holiday was seamless. Overall, we had a fab holiday and unrivalled experience, one to be repeated. Thank you.
This was our third stay at Ponderosa. That speaks for itself. The views and outside space are stunning! We had a couple of issues while we were there (nothing to do with the property) and Barbara, our host, was exemplary every time. She responded quickly and gave us great advice. It is reassuring to have someone on hand who is so effective. Booking through PHR was, as always, very easy and straightforward and Jackie is so knowledgeable about all the properties on their site and the area generally. Thanks all!!
We had a wonderful holiday staying in Villa Ponderosa. The villa was absolutely fabulous inside and out, had everything we needed, the outside space was perfect with the infinity pool and the lovely covered seating area. Everyone at PHR were great, giving good advice on local amenities and places to visit, they are there at the end of the phone if you need them at any time. Thank you all for making our holiday the best.
Our second holiday here, the last one being 2019. We had booked for 2020 then Covid struck! We finally got here this June. Our last review about the villa and the location still stands. If anything, some things in the area, the local mini market and Sale e Pepe are even better! Great food, typical Italian, pizzas or butchery. We ate there 4 times in 13 days! This review is more about the high standard of service from PHR and also the understanding of the villa owners. PHR deal with guests on a personal level, not just a 9-5 service. They respond quickly and really do care! We were so disappointed when our booking in 2020 could not go ahead. Jackie responded to my email with a phone call so we could go through the options. Long story short, the owners were happy to defer the booking, despite not being contractually obliged to do so, to a date to suit us as and when we could travel. Huge relief. Sadly the next booking was halted in 2021 and again no problem deferring. Jackie rang us and made sure we were happy with everything. We finally got there! We were a little apprehensive…would it be as good after 3 years? Wow yes!! It was as beautiful as ever and certain things had been renewed or replaced. The owners clearly take great care to keep this place in top condition. The pool is the best we have ever known. It is just glorious and we spent a lot of time in there during our first week as it was very hot. The outdoor space is just amazing and we never tired of sitting there relaxing, swimming or just looking at the amazing views. We took a gamble before we went and booked for next year as we were concerned it was getting booked up. Thank goodness we did! We cannot wait to go back again. I would like to add that despite many visits to Puglia, we have never before stayed at the same villa more than once! The local villa managers Barbara and Brian are just brilliant. We had a very warm welcome and they are so helpful with local info etc. Despite our early 2 am departure they came to check us out and see us off. We cannot recommend the PHR team and this villa enough. Thank you all.
Wonderful Villa in a quiet location with superb views. Brilliant walking and cycling route from the property. Safe salt water swimming pool. The only downside is the lack of rubbish disposal and re-cycling, which means a drive of 3 miles and only after 6pm when your bin is full!
The Villa is lovely and Barbara and Brian are always on hand with information and help if needed. We stayed for two weeks and although we ate out quite a few times it was lovely to stay in and enjoy the amenities. The outside space is great and having the pool was a bonus as it was very hot. The views from the Villa are amazing. Everywhere is in easy access so lots of days out but also enjoyed days just spent relaxing by the pool. The only negative comment would be the potholes in the access road to the Villa - just drive slowly.
We have a wonderful 2 weeks at the lovely Villa Ponderosa, highlights have included At least 2 swims a day in the beautiful salt water pool! Several walks along the Acquedotto Pugliese (turn left out of the gates and at the end of the track you can take the path in either direction). Eating out at Sale n Pepe (just next door to Bar Galante and an easy walk at night - with a torch!) and Bina Ristorante in Locorotondo (beautiful town). Food and service were great. Eating in (a lot). Found a butchers in Martina Franca called Antichi Sapori (great meats), a fishmongers in Locorotondo and the Saturday market in Martina Franca for fruit and veg (also on Wednesday). Thanks to Barbara for the recommendations. We've been really impressed with the villa (we ended up spending A LOT of time here). It is really well equipped and we couldn't fault anything. Great showers, excellent idea to have two fridges and the air-con was a blessing. Barbara thanks for your top tips on restaurants, markets, parking and for your warm welcome!
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Ponderosa. The villa is immaculate, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The surrounding countryside/views are beautiful. We enjoyed splitting our time between exploring the local area and lazing by the pool. The walk along the old aqueduct was really lovely. Barbara and Brian were so helpful and friendly and we especially appreciated the restaurant recommendations and the help with reservations. The service we had from Jacqui and Sheree before we travelled was also excellent especially with all the uncertainty about travelling this year. We hope to be back soon!
This is a top notch 2 bedroom villa with a fabulous pool area in a countryside location with beautiful views.
It was spotlessly clean on arrival and had everything we needed for a 2 week holiday. We enjoyed exploring the nearby towns either daytime for markets or in the evenings for food. Each town was different, with something different to experience. Beach was an easy 20-30 minutes drive. A car is essential. As is mosquito spray.
Puglia Holiday Rentals offered the best customer service of any villa rental we have ever stayed both before we arrived (with property info/directions etc) whilst we were there. Check in/out was seamless. A brilliant holiday all round, we'll be back!
We had a very happy week at Villa Ponderosa. The villa worked well for our children, 3 and 18 months, having not had a villa holiday with young children I was apprehensive but the space worked well, and the pool was great, the 18m old spent a lot of happy hours on the steps!
The outside space was great and the views are breath-taking. The villa itself was super clean and very well appointed.
Jackie and Sheree was so helpful with my questions prior to our arrival and provided everything we needed for the kids. The location is great to visit Ceglie, Martina Franca and Cisternino.
The local shop and restaurant were great too. Highly recommend this villa to all!
Thank you Jackie and Sheree.
Jackie was really helpful with the booking and very knowledgeable of the local area and all it has to offer. The villa is quite simply stunning. A big pool, a great outdoor area overlooking the countryside and a large shaded seating and dining area with a beast of a BBQ! The are numerous towns within 20 mins drive which was great for exploring the local area but not feeling like you have to sit in a car for hours. There is a historic viaduct which has been converted into a walking/cycling route 2 minutes walk away from the villa with spectacular views. The villa itself was large, clean, fitted to a high standard and had all the basic amenities; olive oil/coffee/spices etc. We will definitely be returning to the villa as it ticks all the boxes. Thank you Jackie
This villa is utterly fantastic.
It is hard to write something original after all the other reviews but they are all true and Villa Ponderosa is just wonderful. It has all been so well thought through...the quality of the workmanship, the design that is bright and airy and modern yet sits so beautifully and authentically in its hillside location.
Inside is immaculate, tastefully furnished and comfortable and perfectly equipped. The outside space is just stunning. We spent so much time in the lovely pool, relaxed for hours on the comfortable sofas, reading or just never tiring of the beautiful views in every direction.
The local Bar Galante was visited each day for lovely breakfast pastries and we bought many supplies from the amazingly equipped shop attached, including home cooked Italian dishes and brilliant deli products. It is just minutes by car and literally only a mile away, a lovely 15 minute stroll. The pizzeria too, Sale e Pepe, was great and very welcoming.
Our favourite towns were within easy reach, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Ostuni and the gorgeous coast all so accessible from the villa. We also took advantage of some of the extras offered by PHR. Lucrezia came to cook us a fabulous Italian meal...she was just so friendly and happily explained the many different dishes and ingredients. And there were MANY dishes! A brilliant experience that we all enjoyed. Also a good trip was had to the olive oil experience in Martina Franca. An extremely interesting and thorough tour which we all enjoyed.
We cannot recommend this beautiful villa and PHR highly enough. We have rented a few in the area over the years and this is by far the best for quality and location. We were there for ten glorious days and had the surprise of a mid stay clean which was a real treat.
The team do a brilliant job, as does the pool chap who came regularly to ensure the pool was always sparkling. Jackie and Sheree look after a lot of properties yet their attention to detail, knowledge of those properties and indeed the whole area is second to none. They answer emails almost by return, no matter what time you send them and make their guests so welcome. They are so good at what they do and we will certainly recommend them to anybody visiting this beautiful part of Italy. A truly memorable holiday, thank you both.