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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mooie, ruime villa met zwembad . Alles was aanwezig wat op de site vermeld stond. Prachtige vakantie gehad
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.
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
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
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!.
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.
What a beautiful house, wonderfully equipped and immaculately presented. Jackie & Sheree helpful as ever. A family relaxing holiday!
Beautiful area, countryside, beaches, lovely old cities. Helpful agents. Thanks a lot.
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
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.
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.