Bob and Debbie, who personally manage their two Puglia Villa Holidays rental properties, both located in the Salento, first visited Puglia in 1999. They fell in love with the area and considered buying a holiday home but it wasn’t possible at that time. On a second holiday in May 2005, they rediscovered Puglia and their love for this ancient land. By December 2005 they had sold their UK home and bought two houses in the Salento. One to live in and one to rent. Taking early retirement, with no pensions at that time, they knew they had to be able to generate some income. Villa Rosa in Casalabate was the first rental property and boosted by its success they converted the semi-basement area of their own home, Casa Mare, and began renting the villa.

If you would like to know more about Puglia Villa Holidays rental properties then click here for Casa Mare, and here for Villa Rosa.

Casa Mare, on the Adriatic Coast, between two seaside villages

Casa Mare a Puglia Villas Holiday rentl, book direct with owner at

Casa Mare, on the Adriatic Coast, with a swimming pool, perfect for your Puglia Villa Holiday. 20 minutes from Brindisi Airport (BR07401891000003195)

Villa Rosa in a typical Salento Seaside town

Salento seaside town villa - rent direct from the owners at

Villa Rosa, a two-bedroom villa with pool, located in the Salento seaside town of Casalabate, midway between Lecce and Brindisi (LE07507991000004976)

With 16 years of rental experience, both Bob and Debbie enjoy meeting new and returning guests and have made some very good friends who return year after year. Their aim is to provide a holiday experience with all the comforts of home and to provide a “concierge service” to help guests get the most from their vacation in Puglia.

By booking directly with the owners you can avoid the, often very expensive, additional charges added by online travel agencies like Airbnb,, TripAdvisor and VRBO. With a 60 day before arrival, 100% refund cancellation policy, flexible arrival and departure days, flexibility on changing booked days you can book with confidence.

Casa Mare and Villa Rosa can be booked on the dedicated Puglia Villa Holidays – My Villa Italy website, but do check here for any booking discount offers first.