Stunning villa with pool and games room - Ref:110019

Large luxury villa with pool in the stunning Puglian countryside located in the Valle d'Itria between the towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo. Family friendly with lots to keep the children occupied. Sleeps 13 plus 3 babies in travel cots.

CIS NUMBER: TA07301391000019205

This lovely villa, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and set on two floors, has everything you need for a perfect family or large group holiday. A real home from home.


Entering from the veranda to:

Main lounge: This spacious room with barrelled ceiling has 2 large sofas, arm chair, coffee table and soft lighting.  There is a bookcase which also contains local tourist information together with a Bose speaker. Internet is provided free of charge.

An arch leads to:

Dining area: The dining table, which seats up to 12 people is great for large groups to share food together.  If you require more seating, a small bistro table is available for a further 2/3 people.  There is a sideboard which holds crockery and serving plates, etc, together with a wine rack.  French doors lead out to the veranda at the front of the property.

Kitchen area:  The kitchen is well equipped with a full size oven, gas hob, extractor fan, full size dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer, double sink, toaster, kettle and Nespresso capsule coffee maker.  We also provide some coffee capsules on arrival free of charge.   From the kitchen, French doors lead out to the kitchen balcony at the back of the property where there is a gate and a path round to the pool.

Leading from the dining area/kitchen a small hallway to:

Bedroom 2:   This bedroom has a large comfortable double bed with bedside tables and lamps. Nearby there is a full size single bed with bedside table and a lamp.  There is a large chest of drawers with mirror above and wardrobe with hanging space for clothes.  The window looks out to the front of the property and has privacy shutters and mosquito nets. There is a fan should you wish to use one.

** It is also possible to fit a travel cot for a baby in this room if you require as well.

Bathroom 2:  There is a shower, wash hand basin with feature mirror and light above, bidet and WC. The window has a mosquito net.

Bedroom 3:  This bedroom has a large comfortable double bed with bedside cabinets and lamps.  Nearby there is a full size single bed with bedside cabinet and a lamp.  There are two large chests of drawers and a small wardrobe for hanging clothes and a full length mirror.   The window looks out of the back of the property and a has privacy shutters and mosquito nets.  There is a fan should you wish to use one.

Leading from the lounge area is a small hallway to:

Bedroom 1:  This bedroom has a large double bed with bedside table and lamps, double chest of drawers with mirror above and nearby hanging space.  There is a large comfortable stool at the foot of the bed.  There is a fan should you wish to use one.

** It is also possible to fit a travel cot for a baby in this room if you require as well.

Bathroom 1:  There is a shower, wash hand basin with mirror and light above, bidet and WC. The window has a mosquito net.

A door leads from the hallway to the landing:

Study area: The huge landing area has a large desk and office chair should you need to work or if children need to study during their stay.

Stairs lead down to the hallway where you will find:

Bedroom 4: This room has a large double bed with bedside cabinets and lamps, there is a dressing table with mirror and drawers and hanging space nearby for clothes.  The window has a mosquito net and there is a fan should you wish to use one.

Bathroom 3: There is a shower, wash hand basin with mirror and light above, bidet and WC. There is a large cupboard for storing toiletries with a chair nearby.  The window has a mosquito net.

Bedroom 5:  This room has 3 full size single beds with bedside cabinets and lamps in between.  There is a double wardrobe with dressing table.  The window has a mosquito net and there is a fan should you wish to use one.

From the hallway a door leads to:


This huge open plan area is split into 3 parts.

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE:  This has a very long leather sofa and armchair from which you can watch TV on the large flat screen, play a DVD, there is also an Xbox for your use.  There is a large selection of books and board games.

POOL TABLE AREA:   All our guests love the pool table and nearby you will also find a darts board and a table football game.

TABLE TENNIS AREA:  There is a full size indoor table tennis table with plenty of space to play.  Nearby you will find a number of toys and ride-ons aimed at the under 5's and the badminton set for outside.

LAUNDRY AREA:  Behind the table tennis area is a small laundry area and it is here you will find the washing machine, iron and ironing board and a large sink.  The doors by the table tennis table lead outside to an area where there is a washing line for drying clothes.  There is also another large fridge/freezer for guests use.  


FRONT VERANDA: By the main entrance under the arches you will find an outdoor sofa for 3 people and 2 armchairs with a coffee table for relaxation.  Nearby there is a bistro table with 3 chairs.

POOL: The pool measures  10m x 5m and is entered via the steps at the shallow end.  At the deep end you will find a button that activates a water jet for the "never ending pool" feature.  We supply floats for the pool so everyone can have fun in the pool. Surrounding the pool we have 13 comfortable sun loungers together with outdoor coffee.  Nearby there is a outdoor shower.

** On request pool safety fencing can be erected with two access gates with key to keep children out of this area. The price is £60 per stay, which is for the time to erect it and take it down again at the end of your stay.  Please request this at time of booking.

AL FRESCO DINING:  The outdoor dining area under the gazebo which seats up to 12 people, is situated next to the pool area.   It is easy to bring the bistro table into this area for another 3 people.

OUTDOOR KITCHEN: Next to the al fresco dining  area under another gazebo is the large outdoor kitchen with BBQ,  purpose built pizza oven, gas hob, double sink and small cooling refrigerator nearby.  We also have for outside use a kettle, toaster, blender, crockery and utensils.  There is plenty of cupboard storage. Attached to the outdoor kitchen is the bar with 3 bar stools. 

PARKING: There is space for 2 cars under a shaded gazebo next to the villa and further parking for another 3 cars on the driveway.

LAND: The property sits in the middle of approximately 1 acre of land.  Near to the villa there are plants, shrubs, trees and flowers with  a large patio and driveway.  The property has an electric gate with either a fence or dry stone walls at its boundaries.

LIGHTING:  Lights automatically come on at night around the pool area, house and driveway, allowing you sit out and enjoy the evening under the stars!

OTHER INFORMATION: The property has mosquito nets on all the windows.  There is an alarm at the property. Hairdryers are available.

BABY FRIENDLY: Free of charge for guest use we have 3 travel cots, 2 high chairs, a changing mat, a baby bath, a microwave sterilising unit and a portable play pen, which allows you to put your baby down outside without worrying.  There is a play mat with toys for the very young.

HOME FROM HOME:  On arrival you will find plenty of extras included in the price to help you get your holiday off to a great start; herbs and spices, salt, pepper, olive oil, tea, Nespresso coffee capsules and sugar.

We include dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, sponges, cloths, cleaning materials, kitchen roll, serviettes, pump soap in all bathrooms and toilet roll.

We also offer a small welcome pack on arrival with our compliments.

LINEN:  The price includes linen, towels and pool towels in the price.

A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE: We can also arrange a private cook, cookery lessons, wine tour, olive oil tour and tasting, ½ day private yacht adventure, book restaurants and taxis.


The towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo are approx. 5 minutes drive away and have excellent restaurants, shops, café/bars and of course ice cream parlours.

The UNESCO town famous for its streets of Trulli, Alberobello is a must see and is a 20 minute drive away.

The are lots of beaches to explore, the nearest being approx. 25 minute drive away.  Why not visit both the Ionian and the Adriatic coasts and see the beauty of both!

The caves at Castellana Grotte are fascinating, visit the ruins of Egnazia, enjoy the water park nearby or drive to Lecce and soak up the atmosphere. 

Come and discover the beauty of Puglia, we look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

Baby Friendly

Changing mat


High chair


Child pool



Travel cot





Family friendly

Baby friendly

Groups of Friends

Child Friendly

Indoor Entertainment

Board Games

DVD Player

Games console

Pool Table

Table Football




I-Pod/Bluetooth Docking Station

Stereo System

Table Tennis



5 ring hob

Nespresso Coffee capsule machine




Washing machine

Coffee Machine





Other Amenities

Alarm system

Games Room


Mosquito screens

Tom Tom / GPS available

Central Heating


Iron & ironing board

Safety deposit box

Washing Machine

Outdoor Facilities


Covered Parking

Pizza Oven

Table football


Outdoor kitchen

Pool bar

Table Tennis



Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool


Pool shower

Nearby Activities


Dark Skies for Stargazing

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

Scuba Diving






Spa Treatments


Nearest Airport


Property Type







Elderly Friendly Properties

Start Date End Date

We accept payment by bank transfer or UK cheque.  We do not accept PayPal or credit cards.


The price includes all utilities, linen, towels, pool towels and the final clean when you leave.

The kitchen is well equipped and you will already find herb/spices, olive oil etc ready for your use.

There is a small welcome pack on arrival and we also supply some capsules for the Nespresso coffee machine to get you started.


At an extra cost of £60 per stay we can supply safety fencing with two gates at either end for the pool should you require it. Please state when booking you require it.



We operate flexible arrival and departure days providing this doesn't leave a gap we cannot sell.

Holiday in a perfect villa

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in a fantastic villa. This villa had everything that a family of varying ages needed. Obviously, the swimming pool was a great success, but the older children (and adults!) loved the games room and the infants had lots of toys to play with. On the catering side, we had all the equipment we needed. I would thoroughly recommend this villa for the perfect family holiday. Thank you Jackie and Barbara for making our week special. Nothing was too much trouble.

K BurbridgeAug 2022
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. It sounds like you had a fab time and everyone was catered for. Villa Tracey is a great property for large groups of friends and family.
Spacious and comfortable with an amazing outdoor space

We loved our time there. We had 6 kids of ages ranging 4 to 15 and they were always entertained with the pool, the pool table and the table tennis table. The proximity to Martina Franca, which is so beautiful, is fantastic for shopping and eating out. We absolutely loved it.

Colm McColeJul 2022
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. We are pleased to hear you loved the property. All our guests rave about the entertainment at the property, including making their own pizzas. We hope to welcome you back again.
Delightful, tranquil spot

A haven of peace and tranquillity, away from the hubbub, but within very easy reach of wonderful towns. This spacious villa is equipped with everything we needed and is perfect for large groups. Lots of fun was had swimming, playing pool and ping pong. The owners have tastefully furnished and decorated it, whilst keeping it practical and comfortable at the same time. Great place to recharge one's batteries and recuperate.

ShaniOct 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. What fabulous weather you have had, 23 degrees! The villa is very well equipped especially if you have babies. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Beautiful villa!

I stayed at Villa Tracey for 5 days in early October this year, with a group of 4 friends. Just not long enough!

The Villa is excellent - spacious, airy and with everything anyone could possibly need. The beds and pillows were really comfortable.

There was a lovely outdoor seating area conveniently by the front door, which was where we spent most of our time when not out and about.

The pool is a good size, and I was sorry that, due to the time of year, we didn't make more use of it. Beside the pool is a BBQ and huge outdoor covered kitchen/dining area, which again, I'm sorry we couldn't have made more use of.

The basement games/leisure room is amazingly well equipped, with full-size table tennis table, pool table, table football, darts, punch-bag and boxing gloves, as well as a huge flat screen TV and DVD player.

A pity my grandkids hadn't been with us - they'd have had a ball. A big 'thank you' to Jackie, for organising everything so well, and for all her help and advice about the local area - places to see, taxis, restaurants, etc.

Brilliant short break. I'd go back tomorrow if only I could!

Diana HoustonOct 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. It is great to hear how you enjoyed your stay and we are sorry you had such a busy schedule you didn't get to use the property to its full extent. This October the weather has been fabulous. Next year bring the grand children, I'm sure you will have a ball! It is always a pleasure to help our guests make the most of their stay in Puglia.
Superb mini break

Stayed at Villa Tracey in October. Relaxing and well maintained villa and comfy beds and bed linen. Stay made even better by the input of Jackie who was able to give key recommendations for things to do and where to eat even down to the booking. Having never been to Puglia before pleasantly surprised by the food, wine quality and local towns/scenery. Olive oil tour a must. Would recommend the area and the villa and this rental company for something a bit different.

Christine KennedyOct 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. We are passionate about Puglia and it is always a pleasure to guide you to the places that interest you, especially when it comes to food and wine. We hope to welcome you back again sometime!
A luxurious villa that provides for all your needs

A beautifully and thoughtfully constructed and decorated villa Large bedrooms and ideal for big groups of friends or family with high quality linens. Enough to entertain even the most busy of minds! The games/ entertainment space is awesome and will keep young and old alike busy during the hottest part of the day.

Well equipped kitchen and plenty of space to entertain The outside area is well thought out and eating al fresco is easily achieved with BBQ and pizza oven and a big outdoor kitchen.

The pool has a deep end which my husband thought was a great idea and a shallow end for the little swimmers.

The feel of the house is lovely and we really enjoyed our stay here. The house is close to Martina Franca where there are some amazing eateries.

The management team of Jackie, Sheree and Barbara are extremely helpful and will assist with almost everything.

They have a full list of activities that they can book for you including wine tour, 0live oil tour, a cook, a boat trip etc etc. Jackie is a wealth of knowledge on the local areas, where to eat and where to go. Highly recommend this villa.

P O'DuchonOct 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review. Villa Tracey is a great space for large groups of friends and family to come together for a great holiday with lots of things to do apart from of course the lovely pool! We hope to welcome you back again!
Perfect Villa for a large family holiday, but you need to have cars as it is in the country

We were a party of 10 adults and 3 children all under 1 year old.

This accommodation worked well for us with the Grandparents having the two bedrooms downstairs and the others with babies had the 3 bedrooms upstairs.

We were attending a family wedding but needed to get to the Puglia region early as flights did not work for the wedding weekend. We have never been to this region of Italy before but there are some beautiful towns to visit. Do your homework on what you want to see.

Cars are essential if you stay at this villa.

The letting Agents are very helpful and accommodated our requirements well and answered all emails promptly They offer a meet and greet, which is some way from the airport but they send out very good directions.

The accommodation is a private home that is let out and has everything you need for a large party, the kitchen and dinning area inside are well equipped and set out.

There is an outside kitchen with hob and pizza oven which is worth trying. (a tip is to put your pizzas onto foil as getting them in and out of the oven is not easy. Keep your pizza bases separate too or use oiled foil to separate them as they stick).

The pool is a good size and there is a covered outside dinning area. Plenty of sunbeds and pool towels are provided. There is also a laundry room in the basement / games room area.

We were happy staying here.

Michael LSep 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. All our guests love the pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen. Kids really love getting stuck in as well as the adults. It is always a pleasure to help our guests make the most of their stay in Puglia and we hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Ticked all of our boxes

We were a party of 3 families; 6 adult and 4 children. We were welcomed by Barabara; who is an amazing lady; who thinks of everything. From the minute we arrived we were impressed by the quality, facilities, size and location of Villa Tra Cey. Our favourite part of the villa had to be the outdoor kitchen; we didn't really eat out as we loved sourcing the food and cooking it between us. The Martina Franca location is very central and only 15 minute drive from Aberobello. We're all eager and hopeful to return; we couldn't fault anything about the holiday; including the information and correspondence with Jackie at Puglia Holiday Rentals.

Claire SykesSep 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey We are pleased "it ticked all the boxes," especially as you had 3 babies to cater for. There is so much to do at Villa Tracey that often our guests don't venture very far but choose to relax in the comfort of the surroundings. We hope to welcome you back again.
A great stay!

Lovely property exactly as described in the advertising.

Impeccably clean and the meet and greet by Barbara was very welcome given that we were quite late having been held up by the car hire people.

The supply of games and floats, etc for the pool was very much appreciated by our grandchildren.

The initial visit by the chef to demonstrate pizza making was a great success and allowed us to make our own for the rest of the week.

The only minor disadvantage was a long trip for supplies from the local supermarket but a small price to pay for such a lovely stay.

RaymondAug 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you found the property as advertised and enjoyed using the pool floats. Our guests love our pizza chef evening, especially the little ones who get to make their own. We are a bit puzzled by the long trip to the supermarket though, our nearest supermarket is just over 5 minutes drive away and is listed in our house book. We hope to welcome you all back again sometime.
prachtig verblijf

Mooie, ruime villa met zwembad . Alles was aanwezig wat op de site vermeld stond. Prachtige vakantie gehad

D. De BeuleJul 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. We are pleased you found it as advertised and had everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Brilliant time here @ Villa Tracey

The accommodation was perfect, we wouldn't change a thing, a great space for 2 large families to enjoy. The occasional thunder and lightning storms were very exciting especially for the young children who have never experienced these before. Enjoyed trips our to Alberobello and Ostuni as well as the beach @ Castelanna Maria. All well worth the trip. Great local wines and cheese. Loved the pizza oven. Massive thank you to Barbara who has been a fantastic host and has been on hand for everything we have needed.

Osborn familiesJul 2019
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How lovely to hear you wouldn't change a thing. Time after time our guests who come as large groups enjoy the space that Villa Tracey offers both inside and out. We hope to welcome you back again.
Just like a real home!

I couldn't be happier after my stay here in Villa Tracey. Just a slice of heaven on earth, really. I shall miss my morning swims, haven't slept so well in a very long time. Should say a big thank you to my Sis Julie and hubby Richard for inviting us to this WONDERFUL place. This villa is so well appointed, just like a real home. Many thanks

J HiltonJul 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you found the property home from home and slept so well.
Perfect Villa for Family Holiday

We were a mixed age group of 7 people and from the moment we were met by the lovely Barbara the whole experience was faultless. Villa Tra Cey had everything we could possibly need and more, to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The whole villa inside and out was perfectly clean, with well appointed bedrooms & bathrooms, comfortable beds, lots of chill out space, and a kitchen so well equipped we had a job to keep one of our party out of it. The outdoor space was fantastic, with more than enough comfortable sun loungers for all, and plenty of comfy shaded areas for those of us that needed it. The pool was a delight to swim in with easy access and very well maintained. We practically lived in the outdoor kitchen/bbq and dining space near the pool. A perfect spot for eating and also for all those "pre dinner drinks & sun downers" we just had to have whilst admiring the superb views surrounding the villa. We found some absolute gems of local restaurants serving local dishes and wines in Locorotondo and Alberobello, made a visit to the I Pastini winery (large purchases made) and even went to the Aquapark Egnazia at Monopoli. All great fun, nearby and very easy to get to. We were lucky enough to have the amazing Lucrezia cook for us the most beautiful dinner one night. Words do not describe how delicious her food was, all local and served with huge pride but also eaten with great gusto. Loved it! From first booking to check out the service provided by Jackie and Barbara has been excellent and we highly recommend! Grazie mille da tutti noi

Julie ElkingtonJul 2019
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you found our service faultless and the property well equipped. We too love the outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, especially the bar area for making cocktails. We hope to welcome you back sometime.
We stayed at Villa Tracey for a week for my sister's wedding. What a lovely villa. Such a peaceful location and had everything we could ask for. Even 'The Hoff' called around and loved how the villa looked. Barbara was so helpful and welcoming and made us feel at home. We only wished we could have stayed for longer. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Beautiful area and so close to Martina Franca and Locorotondo. We are all devastated we are back home. Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Stunning villa and stunning welcome.
Melissa RobertsAug 2018
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. How wonderful to hear that David Hasselhoff came to the villa during the wedding week in Puglia! We always try to exceed our guests expectations and look forward to welcoming you back.
Villa Tracey - Fabulous Villa for an amazing family holiday
We booked this villa for a family holiday to celebrate two special birthdays. Our party included three families, three generations of seven adults and three children. From the initial contact with Jackie at Puglia Holiday Rentals right up until departure, we could not have asked for a better or more professional service. The villa had everything a large group could possibly need to ensure that everyone was able to relax and enjoy the many facilities the villa had to offer. Everyone was well catered for from the large screen TV including Sky to watch the world cup, table tennis, snooker table, punch ball, the toys for the small children and the amazing swimming pool. The swimming pool and outside lounging area were fabulous and very well used as we had amazing weather. In particular, we enjoyed the outside kitchen and the large table for "Al Fresco" dining. We had several BBQ's, made Pizza and as a special treat we had the wonderful Lucrezia come and cook a fantastic meal for the actual birthday celebrations. The property was spotless when we arrived and was very well maintained. The kitchen was well appointed and everything we needed was there. The pool man came several times to ensure the pool was cleaned and in perfect condition for our stay. The area around Villa Tracey is amazing. We enjoyed eating out and visiting the many special towns just a short drive away. We went to Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica, Locorotondo & the beautiful Cisternino. Each town was special and we had some amazing meals with lovely friendly service. We particularly enjoyed our meal at Osteria Bell'Italia in Cisternino, so much so that we went back for our last night in Puglia. We did a wine tour & tasting at I PASTINI and an Olive Oil tour & tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia. Both were extremely good, very informative and the owners gave very interesting presentations in English. Both tours had been recommended by Jackie and are well worth doing. We also had a day at the AcQuapark Egnaizia which was great fun for all but especially the children big and small. We had a day at the beach too which was fabulous. We did quite a lot in our two weeks, but also feel that there is still a great deal to see and do in the Puglia and would love to return one day. A special mention must be given to the wonderful Basia, who could not have been more enthusiastic, helpful or friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and anything we asked she had the answer.
M CassieJul 2018
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Thank you for your 5 star review for Villa Tracey. Villa Tra-Cey really is packed out with things to do, lots of comfort and a great outdoor space with pool. We even supply floats for the pool! By booking direct not only do you save £££'s on the service fees the middle men charge you, you get to talk to us about your needs for a holiday rental, so that we can match the property to you. It is important to us that you choose the right property so that you are over the moon with your choice and have a fantastic time in Puglia.
Séjour parfait ! - Villa Tra-Cey
Super séjour... Nous étions 13 à séjourner dans cette magnifique villa et nous sommes ravis de nos vacances. La maison était parfaite pour notre groupe. Très bien équipée, nous n'avons manqué de rien, si ce n'est d'un peu plus de temps pour vraiment en profiter à fond !! Un petit coin de paradis, à peine 10 minutes des commerces. Barbara et Jackie ont été à nos petits soins. Nous recommandons vraiment cette propriété. Nous reviendrons surement ! Merci ! Céline and Co
Celine and CoJul 2018
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It was a pleasure to meet you all and to hear how you had enjoyed discovering Puglia. Thank you for your 5 star review. We at Puglia Holiday Rentals want all our guests to have a fabulous time.
Stunning Villa

We stayed at Villa Tra Cey for a week at the beginning of May this year. The villa was absolutely beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. There were 8 of us in total being 6 adults and 2 children. The service we received from Jackie was also excellent. We did have a couple of issues with the hot water and each time Angelo (the maintenance man) was there within a matter of minutes. Jackie did also advise us that they would be having a new boiler installed after our stay to ensure the problems did not reoccur. She booked trips and restaurants for us and it really felt like nothing was too much trouble. The pool and games room in the villa were great and we found a prefect mix of chilling out at the villa and going out exploring the local towns. The outside kitchen area was also great and we used this nearly all week. I would not hesitate to go back to this villa if we visited the area again and thanks to Jackie for all of her help. A real pleasure to find such good service these days!!

David HignettJul 2017
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very pleased to say we have resolved the small issue with the hot water and all our guests are very happy and clean :-)) We always try to do our best for our guests and it is a pleasure to tell you about the off the beaten track places to visit as well as where to eat with the locals. It was a pleasure to have you all and we hope you come back again in the near future.
The perfect family holiday home
This is a stunning villa, we had the most beautiful 2 week holiday here, we have a large family with 5 children ranging from 2-18 years old. This accommodated all ages with actives at the villa or in the surrounding towns to keep all the kids happy! The food is amazing, with towns very close by perfect for going out to dinner in the evenings, the beach being only 30 minutes away was great. The property was greatly equipped, very child friendly. Would love to return next year, would highly recommend it!!
RosieannaAug 2016
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We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tracey and hope you return again sometime.
It ticked all the boxes
It ticked all the boxes and more. We were a family party of eight adults and six children celebrating the two seniors' 50th wedding anniversary. The Villa was superbly appointed and nothing was found wanting. Originally advertised as sleeping only 13, another mattress with pillows and sheets was provided to satisfy our total complement of 14 and easily accommodated as appropriate in one of the large bedrooms. Our group of 14 comprised: First family - the parents/grandparents (2); Second family - two parents one child aged 6; Third family - two parents and two children aged 9 and 7; Fourth family- two parents and three children 11, 10 and 8. All appeared comfortably separated and at no time were we tripping over each other. There was plenty of seating for everyone in the villa, in the veranda, the sun beds round the swimming pool and in the covered eating area outside. The weather temperature varied between 29 degrees and 26 degrees and we had two thunderstorms. The highlight of the holiday was undoubtedly the swimming pool especially for the children who had great fun with the armchair and lilo floats and the underwater water jet against which they could improve their swimming strength (the never ending pool). Another highlight was to have a traditional Italian meal provided by a local lady, Lucrezia. Delicious! Another highlight was to use our skills with the pizza oven in the outside cooking area adjacent the outside covered eating area which adequately accommodated our 14. Villa Tra-Cey lies in between Martina Franca and Locorotondo and is about a one hour drive from Brindisi or Bari airports. Because it is off the beaten track, Jackie Lear, the Puglia Holidays Rental representative, gave us sat-nav and clear instructions to rendezvous at the local Simone petrol station and Itria Caffe before the final couple of kilometres. She provided us with excellent customer service. Each morning we collected scrumptious croissants from the cafe. The property was beautifully clean on arrival and appeared well maintained. It was also very secure with electronic gates. The £750 damage cover was promptly returned despite our accidentally breaking two tumblers and a wine glass. The large amount is understandable for the equipment at risk: there is a full size snooker table with green baize in the games room in the basement and a very large TV with electronic games equipment. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Villa Tra-Cey.
Doug and FamilyJun 2016
Excellent villa providing everything we required.
When booking a villa over the internet we are cautious. Happily we can recommend this company for efficiency and helpfulness. There were no problems of any significance and we have no hesitation in saying you will not be disappointed with either the villa or the management. Our thanks to Jackie & Sheree for their help and useful suggestions
Peter & Gill CharkinAug 2015
Beautiful place to stay.

Even though the weather was half and half sunny, we enjoyed our stay very much this October.

It was wonderful, especially for two families with lots of children - everybody was HAPPY!!!

Thanks for all the great supplies and the beautiful place to stay.

.Oct 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We love October, less people at the sea and lovely sunny days you've had. We are pleased you found it a beautiful place to stay.
The villa was spotlessly clean

We all had a wonderful stay at Villa Tra-Cey which totally lived up to our expectations.

I was slightly worried about booking it over the internet but your efficiency and promptness at getting back to me, by either email or telephone, alleviated that anxiety.

The Villa lived up to its description and photos on the website. We loved having the outside kitchen and ate all our meals out there.

The Villa was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. We really could not fault it and was the perfect size for 11 of us.

Lots of helpful information both before our arrival and when we arrived and you were very prompt at meeting us at the garage.

Thank you for looking after us so well and making our holiday in Puglia such a success.

We very much hope to return one day and I shall recommend you and your company.

Best wishes

.Aug 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. We always try to help you make the most of your stay by helping you choose the places to visit and of course to eat!
5 Bedroom villa with pool in Puglia

It was the Wyld family second visit to Puglia in the last three years . Our last visit was with friends staying just outside Ostuni.

Villa Tra-Cey lived up to all expectations and more. There were 11 of us in the party and at no time did we feel on top of each other.

We had a lovely airy bedroom with shutters which enabled us to sleep in.

A fabulous villa which was very well equipped and we loved the outdoor kitchen area and living area.

Situated too in the most lovely part of Puglia, with rich soil and of course the Trulli houses.

We will be back.

Love The Wyld's

The Wyld'sJun 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review. It was great to meet you all and are pleased the villa lived up to your expectations. We hope you come back for a 3rd visit to Puglia!
A great time had by all

Very chilled by the pool and enjoying very leisurely breakfasts, lunches and dinners sampling local wines and wonderful produce from the markets at Cisternino and Martina Franca.

We visited Alberobello and the wonderful trullo houses and ate Pizza in a wonderful restaurant. Enjoyed a meal at Garibaldi's in Martina Franca, very authentic cuisine from Puglia.

WE MADE PIZZA. It was very interesting and challenging experience, but so glad we did it.

Sad to be going home after such a great week! Wonderful house, fab pool all in all exquisite! Thank you.

.May 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. It's great fun to make pizzas at the villa and all our guests say the children like to get stuck in too. We are pleased you found all in all "exquisite."
Villa Tracey - we had a lovely week

Dear Jackie the house was perfect and the pool was warm! The games room was fantastic for the kids but also for the adults. Thank you for your kind and good service

.Apr 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you found the pool warm and made good use of it. All our guests rave about the games room.
We felt so at home

What a wonderful villa and the perfect place to celebrate my 40th birthday with all the family! The games room has had plenty of use and lots of fun. I want to stay here in this wonderful location and will be back for sure.

.Apr 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed celebrating your 40th birthday at Villa Tracey, it is a great place for large groups of friends and family to come together.
Such a lovely week at Villa Tracey

We were quite lucky with the weather so were able to use the pool area and outside kitchen.

The setting is just fantastic and the kids have had a brilliant time playing in the garden (land) and exploring.

We explored the area and had some lovely trips our but just enjoyed being here. The Italian meal here via the private cook was wonderful, a real treat and the olive oil tasting a really great experience. A really wonderful holiday!

.Mar 2013
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed using the pool in March. There is lots to explore in Puglia and we are pleased you enjoyed some of our suggestions.
Thank you for a great holiday.

Perfect spacious house for all 10 of us. The weather has been great - we had a bathe in the pool and the sea on both sides of Italy. Also thanks for the great help and assistance from Jackie - with anything! Has been super with the Italian cook in the house, wine and olive oil tasting. Hope to come back!.

.Oct 2012
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Thank you for your 5 start review of Villa Tracey. All out guests rave about our private cook service.
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!

To the owner, you have a beautiful house that we enjoyed to the full.

Being foodies we enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor kitchens, which were the best equipped we've known.

The pool area was relaxing with the right amount of sun and shade and we enjoyed the almonds very much. We're tempted to come back when the persimmon are ready!

We leave with some skill in table tennis and having played on the Xbox for the first time, again thanks. Jackie's service was fantastic, We loved the little snippets of local information and enjoyed the wine tasting.

We are sad to be leaving but thinking already about when we can come back. Thank you.

.Sep 2012
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Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you found it the best equipped property you have known. We try to make Villa Tracey a home from home. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
Villa Tracey

What a beautiful house, wonderfully equipped and immaculately presented. Jackie & Sheree helpful as ever. A family relaxing holiday!

.Jul 2012
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Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. It was a pleasure to have you come and stay at one of our properties again. We hope to see you again next year.
Villa Tracey

Beautiful area, countryside, beaches, lovely old cities. Helpful agents. Thanks a lot.

.Jun 2012
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Thanks for your 5 star review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
WHY DIDN'T WE BOOK 2 WEEKS? Maybe next time.

Leaving after a family holiday! The villa and all it's amenities served us very well (eleven of us ranging from 3 to 70 years old). We all had fun and enjoyed ourselves very much and meal times were the highlight of the day; we are all keen cooks and there was plenty to satisfy us - BBQ, pizza, oven, etc. It was really lovely to be able to all get around the large table and enjoy good food, wine and conversation. The area is really lovely and the trullis unique. Blessed with great weather, we are all returning sun kissed to our various homes (Singapore, Manchester, Cumbria and Northampton!). Thank you so much for the professional and friendly dealings from booking through to oil tasting and wine tasting. We were well looked after. In particular, thank you to Jackie for being there for anything we required. Anne Natthas on behalf of the family

Anne NatthasJun 2012
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Thank you for your 5 star review and your kind words. We hope to welcome you back again.
We love the villa and the region

We have had a brilliant holiday shared with our great friends MC and the Colonel. We have barely left the pool kitchen which is a wonderful feature. Thanks so much to the management team for our welcome and to Rosy who has been superbly helpful. We can't wait to return.

Rusty & DexySep 2011
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Again, it was lovely to meet you all and to hear how you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tracey.
This holiday has been absolutely fantastic!

The villa was a superb place to share our holiday. Apart from the villa being beautiful, it was very well equipped and spotlessly clean; it is a credit to the owners and management team. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends, family, etc. I hope to come back soon.

The Colonel and MCSep 2011
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Thanks for your 5 star review of Villa Tracey. We are pleased you found it spotlessly clean.