Об этом жилье
Villa Li Mennuli (Almond Trees) combines the best of Pugliese tradition with all the benefits of clever modern design. The thick honey-toned limestone walls, peaked chimneys and interior courtyards are complemented by bright interior spaces filled with colourful contemporary furniture and a sprinkling of antiques. The rooms open onto terraces with retractable awnings that in turn lead to a large and impeccably maintained garden planted with herbs and roses, pistachio, myrtle and almond trees. A rooftop terrace with 360-degree views, a lovely swimming pool with submerged benches (available from mid of May until the end of September) , a hot tub are among the many features that make Li Mennuli an ideal holiday retreat. 15 minutes' drive to sandy beaches rated among the best in Europe.
Normally we rent the whole house in summer time and we move to a little cottage (50 mt from the villa).
We decided to start with a winter experience hosting people that wish to experiment a new formula sharing the house with us making available 2 bedrooms (1 double room - 1 bunk bed) with shared bathroom and our summer cottage equipped with heating system.
The idea was born from the consideration that the tourist flow is precisely concentrated in the summer months only, but the beauty of the area and the climate temperate in the autumn and winter months, suggests that hospitality should be extended and encouraged in other periods.
But not only. We hope to develop the promotion of Salento area not only as a place to visit in all months of the year, but experience live- over the landscape heritage, art and architecture, material culture - the work - that will attract the traveler rather than a tourist, wishing an emotional holiday. Our guests will be able to develop a feeling of peace and tranquility, approching to the earth of our region, its rhythms, and will feel part of the territory and people of Salento.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's owner Francesco and Maria, who speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and lives in the villa during winter time with their three friendly dogs and three cats. Guests are provided with all the products of the owner's vegetable garden. Satellite TV (SkyTV channels, in original language) and DVD player. Good quality (9 Mbit) wireless Internet connection.
Airports: Brindisi, 60km; Bari, 150km. Railway station at Brindisi, 45km. Carport for three cars.
It is possible to rent on a weekly basis or for the week end.
Check in not before 3 pm., check out not later 10 am.
A photo slideshow of the villa can be viewed at YouTube: type Li Mennuli.
Our guests can share all the common spaces such as: living room, kitchen, garden, veranda and roof top.
Общение с гостями
We live in the house with our animals and share our knowledge abour our regions and tips about restaurants, activites, shops and other hidden secrets.
They can have, if wished, the possibility to have lunch or dinner with us at home or go to a restaurant that we will care to suggest.
The strenghten point is the chance to have different practical experiences connected with the tradition of the territory (courses and touristic trip) organized by us in every detail depending on the preferences of the guests.
Другие важные подробности
The activities to do while staying, are:
•cooking classes (hand made pasta and bread, Apulian traditional cuisine)
•"pizzica" classes (tipical dance of Salento),
•ceramic work, and papier-mâché
•art glass processing
•visits to companies producing dairy products and tasting,
•tours of wineries producing wine Primitivo and, when is the right time (November/December), guests can take part in the olive harvest.
Each course will be quoted on demand according to the number of people.
У этого хозяина Строгие правила отмены бронирования
Отмените за 30 д. дней до поездки и получите полный возврат. При отмене в течение 30 д. перед поездкой вы получите 50% цены за ночь, а также — полную сумму сборов.
Francesco: I was born in Rome and my father was from Apulia. 12 years ago I decided to leave the "big city" and move back where my roots are, choosing a different life style in close contact with nature and my animals. No regret, I can guarantee it. Maria: I was born in Manduria but I lived in Bari for 23 years owing to my job. In 2009 I moved back to Manduria and we decided to live together in this..."paradise"! We have 3 dogs and 3 cats that are our children and we enjoy this lifestyle taking care of our guests for some months during the year. Our house is always opened to our friends and people that want to join us in the peaceful country.
We love nice food and wine, music and fitness in the open air.
During these years we hosted a lot of people coming from different part of the world and we established close relationship that last to this day.
Our motto is: Our house is your house!