When we first looked at this property, my husband and I were worried that it might be too good to be true--but it turned out to be just as perfect as it seems. The gardens are plentiful and lovely, and we would walk out to clip herbs from the plants (rosemary, sage, bay) to use for dinner. The pool is bigger than we expected, and very private. There is plentiful outdoor seating, and as the sun's direction changes over the course of the day there's always a new shady spot to move to.
As for location, the house is halfway between Locorotondo and Alberobello, which means you always have a market day nearby, as well as well-supplied supermarkets--but you still feel nestled in the countryside instead of adjacent to a busy town.
Stable, fast internet, comfortable bed, and exceptionally responsive hosts. We felt very well taken care of. We'd definitely come stay here again.