Fantastic base for an Italian holiday

We are a family of five and we really enjoyed our stay at Villa Rosa. From the first email every communication with Debbie and Bob was informative, friendly and professional. The instructions they provided to the villa were clear and straightforward. Upon arrival we...

July 25th 2011

We are a family of four and had a great, first visit to Puglia. The Villa Rosa was a good anchor for our many travels around the area. The owners, Debbie and Bob, could not have been more helpful - both before and during our stay. All descriptions online of the villa...

We had a great time

We had a great time in Villa Rosa. The Welcome Basket was wonderful and had a great variety of the local foods, and saw us through our first meal and breakfast which was very good. Meatballs, wine, olive oil - fantastic. Local area was very quite as we think we put it...

Central in Puglia very fine villa

We arrived in the evening at the villa and enjoyed a very warm welcome by the owners. The villa is situated very central in Puglia, ideal for trips to nearby villages and towns. We have stayed in many villas before but this one was the best equipped we came across so...

The perfect holiday

What a wonderful house in such a wonderful part of Italy! I found Bob & Debbie's villa in Casalabate near perfect (and infinitely better than an experience in Tuscany last year). They have created a holiday home that is both warm and inviting, while still practical...

Très belle maison avec une piscine

  Très belle maison avec une piscine 10X5 bien orientée. Maison bien équipée intérieur (cafetière expresso, lave vaisselle, clim...) et extérieur (parasols géant, bains de soleil de qualité, matériel complet pour la plage). La piscine est spacieuse et magnifique. Les...

Discovering wonderful Puglia

If you have ever thought about visiting Puglia then my advice is to book this villa now. All the financial arrangements beforehand were handled in a polite and professional manner and any questions we had were immediately answered. Instructions on how to get there...

Perfect Puglia

This was our third visit to Villa Rosa and we are already planning to return next year. We have fallen in love with the villa and indeed with the whole of the Salento region! Once again the welcome package was amazing and means you can immediately relax and start to...

Eine kleine fiene Villa

Wir waren zu zweit mit Hund in der gemütlichen blitzsauberen Unterkunft,. Der Pool ist einfach super, Die Gastgeber Debbie und Bob sind äußerst freundlich und sofort zur Stelle. Aber sehr diskret. Von der Unterkunft aus kann man wunderschöne Ausflüge machen.Das kleine...

Home away from home

This was our second stay at Villa Rosa. The villa is located close to towns, both big and small, and restaurants that are either a short walk or a short drive away. We found an excellent pizzeria in Torchiarolo- Nonna Lisa's. We have high standards when it comes to...

Villa Rosa, Seaside holiday town and a pool!

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About Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa, Puglia Holiday Villa in a seaside village, with a heated pool

Welcome to Villa Rosa, Puglia, located in the seaside village of Casalabate and just five minutes walk from the Adriatic coast. Villa Rosa is 30 minutes from the Port of Brindisi, 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Lecce, the Florence of the South, ; and within easy reach of places like Alberobello, Otranto and Gallipoli. This tranquil villa provides a peaceful haven for the perfect holiday all the year round.


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Villa Rosa is a two bedroom (sleeping 4 – 6), detached villetta, standing in its own walled, private gardens and surrounded by mature trees. Completely refurbished and fully equipped, with the added benefit of air-conditioning in both bedrooms and in the living area, Villa Rosa is the perfect place to relax at any time of the year. Parking is available in a private garage which gives direct access to the pool area and to the villa. Alternative parking is available on quiet roads to the front and rear of Villa Rosa.

Whether you want to relax by the private, solar-heated swimming pool, explore the Port of Brindisi, the historic towns of Lecce, Ostuni, Otranto and many others, visit “Trulli Country” or simply enjoy La Dolce Vita the way the Italians do, Villa Rosa is the place for you. Situated in the heart of the Salento but still close enough to explore the Itria Valley, Bari and other parts of Puglia, this is the perfect location to combine exploring Perfect Puglia and relaxing!

The private swimming pool (10m x 5m), heated by the heat of the Puglia sun, is surrounded by sun drenched patios, with sun loungers, lilos and other pool toys. At the end of the courtyard there are walled flower beds abundant with bougainvilla and other flowering shrubs. The lemon tree will provide freshly picked lemons for your G&T or freshly made lemonade for the children! The local farmers’ market, within easy walking distance, provide a cornucopia of fresh produce and local delicacies. Should you tire of the sunshine, wander by the house to the rear gardens where a number of trees (including tangerine, pear and pine trees!) provide a shady retreat. The patio here provides a perfect cool and shady setting to relax and enjoy lunch. The front gardens have been extensively planted with flowering shrubs.

An extensive library of English books and DVDs, together with jigsaw puzzles and board games are provided for your entertainment. Villa Rosa also has a media server with a film and tv programme library for you to choose from.

Puglia Holiday Villas - self catering villas with a differenceOn your arrival at Villa Rosa you will find a Welcome Basket, including specially sourced local products and produce and home-made goodies, to get you started on your first evening in Casalabate. A welcome meal freshly prepared by a local chef will also be waiting for you.

You will be personally welcomed by Bob and Debbie, the English owners of Villa Rosa. There is a comprehensive guide in the villa with lots of information about the villa itself, the local area, places to visit and things to do. Bob and Debbie are available during your holiday to help in anyway to make your holiday at Villa Rosa special and memorable. They can make restaurant recommendations and reservations for you, provide directions to places you want to visit, arrange boat trips, etc. But rest assured, you will be left in peace to enjoy your holiday at the Villa Rosa.

Before you arrive, if you wish, we can shop for you and stock the kitchen.

We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Rosa and to Puglia.
Ciao, Bob and Debbie


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Property Type: Villa (detached)
Catering: Self-catering
Floor Area: 100 m²
Location Type: Near the sea, village
Theme: Away from it all, family
General: Accepts credit card, activities guide, air conditioning, area guide, catering service available, ceiling fans, concierge service, hair-dryers, heated pool, linen provided, local maps, tourist information, local restaurant guide, paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries – hotel style, towels-bathroom and beach
Garage Parking: Private garage parking with direct access to pool area and villa
Alternative Parking: Safe on street parking on quiet roads to the front and rear of Villa Rosa
Kitchen: Coffee maker, cooking utensils, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, iron and board, microwave, oven, spices, washing machine
Living Room: Air conditioning and ceiling-fan, fireplace, comfy seating, tv, dvd player, dvds, books, games/puzzles
Dining: Al-fresco dining on the patio overlooking the pool, dining area with ceiling fan and french doors opening onto the pool area, high chair, available on request ; pre-booking required
Bathrooms: 1
Bathroom Notes: Spacious tiled bathroom with large shower cubicle
Bedrooms: 2 sleeping 4 / 6
Bedroom Notes: Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Each bedroom has 1 superking bed and 1 single bed; beds have orthopaedic mattresses.
Ample storage in large wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside lockers. Hairdryers provided in both bedrooms. Bed linen supplied, bathroom towels, pool and beach towels supplied. First night toiletries.
Travel cot available – please request at time of booking
Entertainment: Books, dart board / darts, DVD library, DVD player, games – all ages, radio, table football, TV with media server (films and TV programmes). The TV is set up to stream television programmes from a number of different countries.
Internet Access: Unlimited free Wifi internet included
Outside: Barbecue – gas, garden, road parking, patio, sun loungers, swimming pool, tables / chairs
Swimming Pool: Private, 5m x 10m, solar heated swimming pool, cleaning included
Suitable For: Children welcome, suitable for elderly / infirm, wheelchair accessible, pets considered, smoking outside
Notes Free internet access is available via wifi network.Concise directions to the villa or a suitable meeting place will be provided. You will be met by the owners and taken to the villa where we will show you around and answer all your questions.Welcome Basket provided including local products and produce, to get you started on your arrival.
Services Available: Concierge services, welcome basket included. Housekeeping service optional (additional charges).
Activities / Attractions: Beachcombing, beach lido clubs, bird watching, cycling, diving, festas / local events, fishing, golf, hiking, horse riding, kite surfing, nature reserves, restaurants, ruins, sailing, scenic drive, sightseeing, snorkelling, theme park, walking, water parks, wind surfing, winery tours, zoo safari park
Local Services: ATM/ bank, baby sitting, churches, cinemas, fitness centre, groceries, hospital, laundry, markets, massage therapist, medical services, museums, post office, restaurants


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Explore the Area

Once you have settled in your thoughts will probably turn to exploring the neighbourhood. Casalabate is a small, friendly holiday town, most of the houses are holiday homes belonging to local Italians from the towns of Squinzano and Trepuzzi. In the heat of the summer they close up their winter homes and take up residence in Casalabate.

You can see the exact location of Villa Rosa, the local beaches and other amenities on the map below. Zoom in to see more detail, zoom out to see all the pinned amenities. Drag the cursor around to move to different locations on the map. You can also click on the map pins in the list below to move the map to show the location of the selected pin.

There are also three butchers on via Trepuzzi, not shown on the map, open in July and August. The first is just past Ciritorno-Fritto Bar and the pharmacy on the right hand side of the the road. The other two are further down via Trepuzzi, also on the right hand side.

Bahia Negra Lungomare Nord, 100, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Restaurant on the Adriatic Sea. Mixed reviews from our guests, generally good but service can be haphazard when they are busy. 405 metres walk from Villa Rosa.
Bar Carlo Via Squinzano, 12, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Bar and Café, also general provisions, deli counter and fresh bread. 1.09 km walk from Villa Rosa
Cashpoint / Bancomat Via Squinzano, 3, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Next to the newsagent you can find a convenient cashpoint / ATM / bancomat machine
Ciritorno - Fristo Bar Via Trepuzzi, 230, 73100 Casalabate, Lecce LE, Italy Fast food (mainly fried), pizza in the evening; drinks, terrace overlooking the Adriatic. Good reviews on Google 1km walk from Villa Rosa
Exotic Beach Via Pesce Scheggia, 43, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Free sandy beaches, beach lido with sunbeds/sun umbrellas for hire and bar. 1.67km walk from Villa Rosa
Fruit and Veg Via Squinzano, 10, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Fruit and Vegetables, local produce available daily. High season only
Fruit and Vegetables Via Lungomare Nord, 9, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Every Sunday morning, year round. Every day in the high season 960 metres walk from Villa Rosa
Grocery Store Via Lungomare Nord, 103, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Groceries, fresh bread, deli counter. Open daily in the high season. Open Sunday all year. 375 metres walk from Villa Rosa
Hotel Perla Via Lungomare Nord 67-69, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Open all the year round, hotel restaurant, separate pizzeria. Coffee, aperitivi served to the front of the hotel overlooking the Adriatic. 262 metres walk from Villa Rosa
Jolly Mare Pescheria Piazza Lecce, 11, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Get fresh fish and seafood every day in the high season. Sunday only rest of the year
Lido Q70 Via Trepuzzi, 86, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Small lido with sunbeds / sun umbrellas for hire and bar. Free sandy beaches either side. 1.6km walk from Villa Rosa
Mar de Plata Via Lungomare Nord, 61, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Bar, trattoria. Open all day / evening in the season. Drinks, snacks, lunch, dinner. Pizzas in the evening. On the edge of the Adriatic. 350 metres walk from Villa Rosa
Marulli Bar / Café , Via Lungomare Nord, 47, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Pasticceria (fabulous) / Gelateria / Café / Bar. All day and every day in the high season. Open Sunday morning all year round. Great cocktails, sea views, ideal for people watching! 505 metres walk from Villa Rosa
Newsagent / Beach Toys Via Squinzano, 2, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy newspapers, magazines, beach and pool toys
Parco degli Ulivi Via Lit.Nea Salentina Nord, 124-128, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Restaurant / Pizzeria. Open every day all the year round. It's a huge place, if you go early you may be the only people there! 400 metres walking distance from Villa Rosa
Pharmacy / Farmacia Via Trepuzzi, 230, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Local chemist, pharmacy (Farmacia). High season only
Rosso Pepe Via Squinzano, 3, Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Italy Trattoria / Pizzeria. Great Pizzas! Open lunch / dinner every day in the high season. Open for dinner on Friday / Saturday year round. 1km walk from Villa Rosa
Sun Beach Via Pesce Scheggia, 7, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Sandy beaches, free beach and also Sun Beach Lido club. 1.27km walk from Villa Rosa
Supermercato Valentino Piazza Lecce, 11, 73100 Casalabate LE, Italy Supermarket with deli counter and bakery. Open all day, every day. Stocks good wines. Also a bar / gelateria. 960 metres walk from Villa Rosa.
Villa Rosa Via della Murena,38, Casalabate, LE 73100

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The rental rates for Villa Rosa are displayed in sterling (GBP). We do accept payments in other currencies at the exchange rate prevailing at the time of booking. Payment can be by direct bank transfer, debit or credit card or with a Paypal account. Prices shown include all utilities, bed-linen, towels, internet, welcome basket and the final clean. There are no hidden extras.

Book now for 2019 and pay 2018 prices

Date From Date To Weekly Rate (GBP)
1 April 31 May £725.00
1 June 30 June £925.00
1 July 31 August £1050.00
1 September 30 September £925.00
1 October 2017 31 October 2017 £850.00


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Making a Booking

We’ve tried to make the booking process as simple and efficient as possible. Click on Book Now button or use the Availability Calender below. Click on your Arrival Date and then the Departure Date. You will see the total rental cost for the dates requested for up to 6 people.

December 2018
Available Fully booked
On the Booking Form you will be able to enter your contact information and the number of guests in your party. Please use the message box to tell us if you need a baby cot and/or high-chair and to let us know of any other special requests.

We always confirm booking requests as quickly as possible, usually within an hour or so. It might take longer if we are not at home when you make the request. We will always answer within 24 hours. Replies will come from an email address ending in or If you receive emails from any other source please let us know

We take bookings strictly in the order they are confirmed. Villas can book early, especially those with swimming pools and for July and August. Often they are booked as much as 14/15 months in advance.

When we confirm your booking we will then hold the dates for you for 7 days while you make your deposit payment. Payments can be made either by bank transfer, credit card or Paypal. When the deposit is paid your booking is secured. The balance is payable 12 weeks before the beginning of your holiday. We will send you a reminder a few days before the payment is due. If you book less than 12 weeks in advance then payment if full is required to secure the booking.</p><p>At any time during the booking process and afterwards we are always happy to answer questions and provide any additional information you might require. Please check our terms and conditions below for cancellation policy and other information.

The formal bit!   Again we have tried to keep it simple ……

  1. Your booking will be reserved for one week from request, while you arrange payment of the deposit.
  2. Booking reservations not confirmed / deposit not paid within one week from request will be cancelled.
  3. 25% deposit required on confirmation of booking, If booking is made within 12 weeks of the letting the whole of the rental payment is due to confirm the booking. If the booking is made before 30th November in the preceding year 10% deposit is required to confirm the booking, 15% payable on 31st January If booking is made prior to 12 weeks of the letting the balance is due 12 weeks before booking start date.
  4. Cancellation more than 12 weeks before booking start date – 10% of full rental retained.
  5. Cancellation between 8 to 12 weeks before booking start date – 50% of full rental retained.
  6. Cancellation less than 8 weeks before booking start date – no refunds.
  7. Refundable security deposit, £250 / €300 to be paid 1 day before booking start date. Our preferred payment method for the security deposit is by credit card or Paypal The refundable security deposit will be returned to you within 3 days of the end of your holiday. Any breakages / excessive cleaning charges may be deducted from the security deposit.
  8. The number of people occupying the property may not exceed the number on the booking confirmation. Maximum occupancy for Casa Mare is 8 and for Villa Rosa is 6.
  9. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.
  10. Please ensure you have a European Health Insurance Card or adequate travel insurance to cover any medical emergency.
  11. Guests agree to keep the property and all fittings, furniture, equipment and other contents in or on the property in a like state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the letting and will make good (or arrange with us to make good) any damage, breakage or loss that may occur during the period of letting.
  12. Unless otherwise stated, the rental of the property includes rates, insurance of the property and electricity/gas.
  13. Check in after 4pm, Check out 10:00 am (we will be flexible if there are no guests arriving on your departure day). The time lapse is to allow the property to be inspected between lets to ensure everything is in good order.
  14. No smoking in the villas. Smoking allowed only in the garden/outside of the villas. Please dispose of cigarette buts carefully. If this is not strictly adhered to it will lead to a deduction from the deposit.
  15. Guests are asked to leave the property clean and tidy and to ensure that they take all belongings with them. On changeover days there is only time for a superficial check and a general clean. We rely upon the goodwill of our guests whose co-operation we greatly appreciate. Should the property be left in a poor condition, requiring more intensive cleaning, then this will be charged at £10.00 per hour and deducted from the security deposit.
  16. The security deposit will be returned to the guest within 7 days of the return of the keys to the owner less any deductions in accordance with the conditions listed above.
  17. To manage your booking we store personal data both online and offline. Please review our Privacy Policy. To conform with the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (EU) (2016/679) you will be required to accept our Privacy Policy either by email or online
  18. Completion and return of this booking confirmation/payment of deposit will be deemed an acceptance of these terms and conditions.


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