March newsletter- up to 25% discounts on 2015 holidays

This newsletter, will be slightly different in that I wanted to do a roundup of current villa availability, and rather than expiring on a given date all discounts will be valid as long as availability lasts. At the moment I am … Continue reading

January newsletter- special offers for 2015 holidays

First of all a belated Happy New Year to everyone reading this!  I fully intended to get this newsletter out at least a week ago, but have been very busy with people coming over to look at property to buy. … Continue reading

Favourite villas in Puglia sleeping up to 6+ people

The number of holiday villas in Puglia, particularly those sleeping 2-6, has increased at least ten fold in the 9 years that I have been here. The main holiday villa websites are packed to the gunnels with offerings and it … Continue reading

Favourite Villas in Puglia sleeping 8+, but you need to book early!

Requests for villas sleeping 9+ people, for 2015, started arriving in September. In Puglia, though, there is a great shortage of these. There is an embarassment of Trulli sleeping four people and plenty of  3 bedroomed villas, though slightly less … Continue reading

Villa Delle Ginestre – from good buy to holiday villa ready for rentals

from poolOne of the challenges of project managing the restoration of a holiday villa and then equipping it – is to keep, not only the owners, but also all future holiday makers, firmly at the forefront of your mind while making choices and decisions.

Outdoors spaces are important, and a shaded area for dining, an outdoors kitchen with gas rings, sink and barbecue and, space permitting, another shaded area for lounging, all add to the desirability of the rental. A pool is pretty much essential. Continue reading

June news and summer special offers

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Boat trips

This is the first newsletter  since the April one – apologies to all subscribers but we have been very busy organising all of our planned activities for the summer, and also I have been helping some people to find and buy a house, get quotes for the necessary work and so on. In both cases I have definitely come  up against the less pleasurable aspects of life in the South of Italy, namely  the need to do constant ‘salti mortali’  (death leaps) to overcome layer upon layer of bureaucracy, red tape, and a, shall we say, flexible, attitude to  time keeping or the need to make any decisions whatsoever within a set time frame!

PORTO ghiacciolo sunbedsNo matter, nothing that a quick trip to the beach every so often can’t resolve and some of the lovely visitors whose holidays we have organised in this period have provided definite moments of  light relief! Continue reading

April News

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The weather has been glorious here for the last couple of weeks and it is now warm enough to lie on the beach in a bikini though the water is still very cold. There have been a spate of last minute holiday requests from people desperate to get away from the lousy weather elsewhere but , although some have made it, the flights to Puglia often get more expensive at the last minute, rather than cheaper so, in an ideal world, you want to be booking at least three weeks ahead. Continue reading