NEW!

NEW in our portfolio

Price From € 3500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests, although all rooms are on the same level.
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Casa Maiora


A soothing palette of natural colours and materials reflects the staggering beauty of the Puglian landscape that surrounds this inspiring single-storey contemporary villa with its stunning tiled pool


The approach to Casa Maiora is through a Puglian landscape rich in colour. The deep red of the soil, the bright blue of the sky and the various greens of olive trees and cacti are a potent foil to the soft and gentle tones and materials of this contemporary four-bedroom property.

With an architectural nod to the great villas of mid-century America, echoed in the LA vibes of the beautiful tiled pool and its setting, the property is a celebration of simple lines and the occasional curve, while the openings and light pay tribute to North Africa. Whether inside, outside, or in the spaces in between, guests’ comfort has been at the forefront of every design decision.

Materials have been carefully chosen with a tactile palette of wood, stone, poured concrete, marble, linen and terracotta. Guests are drawn outside to shaded comfort, up sculptural stairs to the roof, and along poured concrete walkways and elongated steps down to the pool. The villa is the definition of barefoot luxury, and the simple design of the four bedrooms gives guests everything they need to switch off and to properly relax.

The villa is a five-minute drive from Carovigno, with its shops, bars and restaurants, and just moments away from the Torre Guaceto National Park on the Adriatic coast. Guests can explore its rocky coastline and the beautiful and interesting towns and villages that dot this part of Southern Italy, before returning to the discreet comfort of this beautiful villa.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

The villa has three double bedrooms and one twin. All the rooms have the same beautiful stone floor used throughout the rest of the property and are simply decorated in muted colours with raw plaster walls, linen curtains and bedding, shelves and bedside tables sculpted from single blocks of wood, and Crittall-style windows and doors. The twin room and the principal bedroom are located on the living room and kitchen side of the property, while the other two doubles are in the attached annex, overlooking the pool. Bedroom one The principal bedroom has a door leading to a private outdoor bathroom with a large poured concrete bath and an overhead shower. There is also an indoor en-suite. Bedroom two The twin room has a small built-in desk with a vintage wooden chair. There are rustic wooden shelves and a built-in hanging space, the modern lines softened by the natural materials. There is a separate bathroom. Bedroom three This bright and spacious room overlooks the olive groves and the pool. It has its own en-suite as well as a private outdoor shower with a gravel soakaway. Bedroom four Also overlooking the olive groves and the pool, this beautiful en-suite bedroom with long, low windows on two walls, has its own private courtyard bathroom with a large, poured concrete tub and a shower overhead.

Bathrooms

The indoor bathrooms have basins and vanity units made from poured concrete in a soft vanilla colour. Following simple lines, they come with hi-spec fixtures and fittings. Two of the double bedrooms also have private outdoor bath tubs with showers while the third has a private outdoor shower. There is another outdoor shower for pool use.

Kitchen

The kitchen is the perfect fusion of form and function, built using beautiful and tactile materials. Surrounded on three sides by Critall-style windows and doors, guests can access the outside dining table and seating area as well as the covered portico, the annex and the pool. The long marble-topped island houses an electric hob and has bar stools on one side so guests can sit chatting to those cooking. The kitchen is expertly equipped with all the appliances, gadgets and tableware that guests might need. The rustic wooden dining table is in an open-sided ‘room’ adjoining the kitchen, open to the views yet protected from the heat of the sun. A built-in poured-concrete bench takes up the length of the wall behind the dining table, and is wide enough to properly lounge on as a daybed. Comfy cushions mean guests can relax with nothing more to distract them than the view, the chatter of family and friends, and the lure of delicious local produce. Guests can also relax on the sofa behind the dining table or on loungers beside the pool. Whether it’s glorious solitude or social connection that guests seek, there is ample space for everyone.

Living rooms

The large living room mixes cosy with airy and is a comfortable space in which to relax away from the heat of the summer or, as easily, with the warmth of a fire lit in the concrete hearth, in the cooler months. The walls bounce the soft light around and, in a reflection of the kitchen, three out of four have large windows and doors to the outside, while the fourth wall has shelved alcoves. An L-shaped poured-concrete bench sofa stretches round two walls with squishy linen-covered seat and back cushions. It’s big enough to accommodate several guests sleeping off the excesses of a delicious holiday lunch, or as an extensive book nook. There is a second seating area, again with a built-in bench with soft linen cushions and a coffee table, under the timber and bamboo portico. Accessed through one of the glass doors of the living room, the sofa looks like it is an extension or a reflection of one side of the sofa in the living room. Here, the floor is poured concrete, as opposed to the stone tiles of the indoor spaces, and there is a small square aperture behind which throws light onto the space.

Other rooms

There is an outdoor kitchen too, with an BBQ, Pizza oven, electric hob, a drinks fridge, a sink and a large wooden dining table, all under a pergola.

Facilities


Cleaning

An every other day cleaning service is included in the rental price, while bed linen and towels are changed every four days, including ones for pool use. The pool is cleaned and the garden maintained on a regular basis

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer

Accessibility

This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests, although all rooms are on the same level.

Outside

Casa Maiora is a single-storey property that blends beautifully into its environment. Approached through olive groves and surrounded by warm-coloured stone walls, with aloes, cacti and Mediterranean planting offering shade, fragrance and interest, the villa is accessed through electric gates. There is plenty of car-parking space and an ancient olive tree marks the entrance to the house as well as the traditional stairs that lead up to the roof. Careful landscaping is respectful of the property’s position. A blend of gravel and concrete, rich red earthy colours and the gentle vanilla shade of the villa walls, the clear blue sky and the acqua pool that is lined in attractive pale brown tiles, make for a harmonious mix. There is flow from inside to out, via covered walkways and a dining room wide open to the view on one side. Visual attributes aside, the feel of the materials, the fragrant planting and sound of the pool and nature have all been carefully considered in the external design of the property.

Notes

Availability & Pricing


NEW!

NEW in our portfolio

weekly prices
from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 € 3500
from 1 April 2023 to 30 April 2023 € 4000
from 1 May 2023 to 31 May 2023 € 6000
from 1 June 2023 to 30 June 2023 € 8500
from 1 July 2023 to 31 August 2023 € 11300
from 1 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 € 8500
from 1 October 2023 to 31 October 2023 € 6000
from 1 November 2023 to 31 December 2023 € 4000
Price on request.
Cleaning, every 2 days, is included in the rental price.

Security deposit: EUR 1000,00 to be paid before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Arrival & Departure Check in time: from 15.00 to 21.00 Check out time: 11.00 am

Leisure & Activities


Activities

The Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and the breathtaking coastline of the Adriatic is on the doorstep, as well as a wealth of pretty towns and villages full of delightful restaurants and stunning Baroque architecture. For a round of golf, the nearest course is San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, less than 40km away.

Specials

We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Casa Maiora in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, massage therapist, yoga instructor and tourist guide.

Happenings

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Casa Maiora is a five-minute drive from Carovigno, a small town with a good selection of shops, bars and (Michelin) restaurants. Close too, is the magical white city of Ostuni (9km), where the Itria Valley becomes Northern Salento. Head to the famous trulli villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo, or discover the restaurants, maze of small streets and market stalls of Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica. For sea seekers, the villa lies close to the crystal clear water and rocky coves of the Adriatic and, in particular, the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve. Further north is Polignano a Mare (60km), a town built on limestone cliffs where its famous viewpoint, the Balconata sul Mare, offers incredible sea views and is home to high-octane cliff-diving competitions. Head to coastal Monopoli (53km) with its Baroque castle and cathedral, or head down the coast to Lecce, otherwise known as the Florence of the south (70km) and cited as one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Italy and heralded for its Baroque splendour.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi [BDS] (20km) and Bari [BRI] (50km). Train The nearest train station to the property is at Carovigno. There is car rental available at the station. Road The motorway exit closest to the property is at Carovigno.

Distances

Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve (3km); Ostuni (9km); Ceglie Messapica (19km); Cisternino (26km); Martina Franca (31km); Locorotondo (34km); Monopoli (53km); Alberobello (58km); Polignano a Mare (60km); and Lecce (68km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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