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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Ostuni, Puglia

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCastle Dentice di Frasso11 min drive
  • Popular LocationQuarry Amphitheatre San Giovanni11 min drive
  • Popular LocationPiazza della Liberta16 min drive
  • AirportBrindisi (BDS-Papola Casale)37 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    3 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view

Family-friendly holiday home with water park and outdoor pool
Santa Caterina is a distinctive and beautiful holiday home that has been restored with a rare appreciation of the simplicity and charm of the original ‘saracen’ trulli. What sets this house apart from others is the outstanding view of the sea over olive groves, the attractive garden veranda and the stylish yet simple interiors. The spacious garden, quiet courtyard and the generous swimming pool are perfect for outdoor living.

Situated between the two historic cities of Ostuni and Carovigno, it is in an ideal location for exploring all the delights of the Puglia area.

The house is equipped for relaxing in the shade and eating outside, whether on the roof terrace, the courtyard or veranda. Serious cooking is also possible with a proper selection of pans, utensils and local cook books. There is a BBQ in the garden.

Despite the heat in July and August the fact that the house stands at 300m means that there is often a sea breeze.

The original two bedrooms are light and airy high vaulted rooms with their own bathrooms and air conditioning. Recently we have added a third room to the side of the house - in the old style - that is used as a third bedroom or a second sitting room.. It has its own bathroom and air conditioning.

Santa Caterina is a distinctive and beautiful holiday home that has been restored with a rare appreciation of the simplicity and charm of the original ‘saracen’ trulli. Saracen trulli have the same vaulted interiors as those with the conical roofs but the roof is either domed or flat. Our lovely trulli was improved about 100 years ago by the addition of a more imposing front elevation. In the restoration from a ruin 10 years ago the windows were added and the two trulli joined with a stone arch to create the kitchen/dining area and the sitting room. Since then we have added a further bedroom in the local style.

All the bedrooms are light and airy high vaulted rooms and two have their own shower room with toilet, bidet and sink - all have air conditioning.

The kitchen includes a gas hob and electric oven as well as a proper range of saucepans and implements. The crockery is from Grottaglie with a classic local design. There is a designer Italian dining table and chairs in the kitchen - fine for 4 or 5 but the table can easily be altered to take 8 in comfort.

The sitting room has a comfortable Danish sofa and plenty of other seats with Moroccan influenced cushions.

The veranda has a stone table with large stone benches (and cushions). It is covered to provide shade from the midday sun and is also a perfect place to dine in the warm summer evenings. On the roof terrace there is also a stone sofa as well as a table and chairs – perfect for romantic dining.
On the other side there is a quiet courtyard with a curved stone seat framed by bougainvillea. The courtyard also has a dining table and chairs suitable for up to 8 dining.

The individually designed swimming pool is entered from large steps from one side (the first being very wide and only a few cm deep for children to play on) and on the other there is a sunken seating area. The pool is 10m x 4m and the depth runs from 1m to 3m.

Around the property there are no other buildings close. The garden of the property is large and there is also an orchard adjoining which can be used by residents. The land around is otherwise either olive or almond groves. The track to the property is a dead end with a group of three villas further down on the opposite side of the road. There is therefore no traffic danger or noise.

Santa Caterina has been carefully designed to create high quality accommodation in a visually stunning setting.

N.B. This property is less suitable for small children who cannot swim as the pool is only fenced on one side. There is an alarm for a child in the form of a wearable wrist sensor further details below.

Accommodation includes...
• Welcome pack which includes enough for a simple supper and breakfast (including two bottles of wine)
• Weekly Linen change - beds made for you of course
• Linen, Towels and Pool Towels
• Electricity, Water, Gas for cooking
• Swimming Pool with Loungers
• Covered seating area
• Second dining area - seating for up to 8
• Barbecue
• Television & DVD player
* WiFi - hi speed unlimited included
• Bose sound system
• Private Entrance and Parking
• Washing and Ironing Facilities
Accommodation details...
• Master suite double bed and en suite shower room
• Second Bedroom with en suite shower room with space for an extra bed. This bed is a narrow single but is suitable for an adult or child. This is NOT a cheap Zbed but a Danish designer creation. The two singles can be made up as a double.
• Third bedroom can made up as a sitting room with coffee tables and two large comfortable sofas. This would be done automatically if there were 4 or less occupants. It has its own bathroom with WC, basin and shower enclosure (complete with radio).
• All mattresses have memory foam toppers
• Kitchen/Dining room with seating for 4 -8
• Kitchen equipped with hob & oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
• Washing machine
• Sitting room with comfortable sofa (converts to full size double bed but we do not usually allow more than 7 people + baby), other seating and original fireplace.
• Television & DVD player
• Sound system
• iPod player
• Private parking and gates
• Swimming Pool with sun loungers
• Hammocks
• Covered dining area
• Secluded sitting area beside house
• Barbecue facilities
• Roof terrace with stone sofa as well as table and chairs
• Wonderful views from the roof, the pool, the dining area.
Children facilities include:
• Cot available together with high chair
• Car seat (2x)
• Buggy
• Child's swing
• Other useful items including a couple of toys, plastic plate, cutlery and a potty.
For the pool safety the gate can be closed but the fence can be circumvented by walking round the other way - out into the car parking area and back across part of the garden, or climbing over the wall around the stone table on the veranda. For this reason we have a device that a child can wear all day ( like a watch) and that, if wetted, causes a very load alarm to sound in the house.

The other safety point is the roof. The outside staircase is rudimentary and the parapet on the roof fairly low so we do not allow small children up the stairs. There is of course a rope rail so that it is fine for all but toddlers.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Edmund Probert


English, German

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Theme parks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots are available on request at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed GBP 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Ostuni, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Quarry Amphitheatre San Giovanni and L'Ulivo Che Canta are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Castle Dentice di Frasso and Ostuni Cathedral. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Castle Dentice di Frasso - 11 min drive
  • Quarry Amphitheatre San Giovanni - 11 min drive
  • Piazza della Liberta - 16 min drive
  • L'Ulivo Che Canta - 18 min drive
  • Ostuni Cathedral - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Ostuni Station - 11 min drive
  • Brindisi (BDS-Papola Casale) - 37 min drive


  • Belvedere BistroPizzeria - 5 min drive
  • Work Imperiale - 5 min drive
  • Olympo Ristopizza - 6 min drive
  • Dissapore Ristorante di Andrea Catalano - 6 min drive
  • Art Café La Loggia - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Does Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view ?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view ?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view located?

This family-friendly Ostuni holiday home is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Castle Dentice di Frasso and Quarry Amphitheatre San Giovanni. L'Ulivo Che Canta and Piazza della Liberta are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 47 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
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4 - Good 11%
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5/5 Excellent

A perfect Puglia vacation spot
The accommodations were great. The kitchen is a little small but workable. The pool was great, especially given the heat. Close to Ostuni and other great towns in Puglia. Quiet location, which was good for morning walks.
Stayed 21 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

A perfect place to retreat
The villa was perfect for our group. Having the pool and the covered eating area made for some very memorable dinners overlooking the sea and sunsets. Our first impression as we drove up was isolation however it was very close to everything by car and we enjoyed having the privacy. We booked for two weeks and the first week was wonderful with beautiful warm weather but during the second week it was cool and rainy and for a group of 6 adults it was not as enjoyable but still beautiful. Apparently, as we heard from the locals the cold weather we had was unusual for October. Would highly recommend this Villa.
Stayed 14 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful house
This house is cozy and homey as well as clean and spacious. It has a cool roof top patio with a nice sitting area. Great for enjoying the view and the sea breeze. The pool is very enjoyable after a long day of exploring Puglia. It is a quick drive to Ostuni aka "The White City" and to other sites like Alberobello and the beach. The owner, Edmund, is lovely and very thorough and understanding. He is always available to help and/or answer any questions. We recommend this house to anyone visiting the area.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely holiday retreat
A perfect home from home to truly relax
Stayed 14 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Quiet and comfortable
Edmund and family have a wonderful, quiet and comfortable home in the dry and warm part of Pulgia near Ostuni. What a retreat and treat for my wife, children and me. The interiors are a great blend of personal and comfort. There's a great view of the sea from the roof. We were also so lucky to see the full moon rise. It's close by car to the many small towns around. We especially enjoyed Ostuni, Lecce and Alberobello. Well worth the trips. I highly recommend the location and experience.

5/5 Excellent

Santa Caterina; Bellissimo
We were a small party of 3 adults, and really enjoyed this lovely villa. It was exactly as described on the website and was an excellent base for exploring the numerous local sites of interest. A great place to come back to and relax beside the pool.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Rural relaxation
While only a few minutes from Ostuni or Carovigno, this home feels rural and away from it all. It is precisely as pictured. While the kitchen is generally well stocked, it’s a bit tight for doing a lot of prep work or making gourmet meals (if that’s your thing). There is however a nice grill, with a great view, outdoors. The owners have put together a fantastic list of resources, suggestions and recommendations for the local area.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing in Puglia
Fab outdoor areas. Great view, both from pool & roof. Minor problems resolved swiftly. Like a ‘tardis’ looks small from the outside but readily housed our family of 6 in comfort. Thanks Edmund!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic family break
We had a fantastic week in Ostuni and this property provided perfect base to explore local towns and beaches. Perfect size fore four adults and two children, in a very secluded and secure environment. On first arrival it felt very remote however we soon settled in to rural lifestyle with only 10 min drive to nearest supermarket and Ostuni. Very highly recommend for a relaxing holiday

5/5 Excellent

Five nights in Ostuni at Santa Catarina
Three friends and I spent 5 nights at Santa Catarina on the outskirts of Ostuni and enjoyed our stay very much. It was a little tricky getting there and the road to the house a bit rough but it was all worth it once we arrived. The property has a wonderful view of the sea and the outdoor living space is lovely. The weather did not cooperate while we were there so we never got to spend a lot of time out there or use the pool - maybe next time. The 3 bedroom/3 bath house was perfect for our group. The hospitality was great -there was a welcome pack with wine, pasta, fruit, milk, coffee, tea and more. Very thoughtful. We enjoyed our stay at St. Caterina and hope the weather is better should we ever return.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019