Front entrance to apartmentLounge area for the exclusive use of guests
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Villa Isla, in the exclusive village of Selva di Fasano is close to beaches, key tourists sights & local services. Both airports are less than an hour drive away. One of the best bakeries & butchers is located here.

Whilst Villa Isla is physically attached to the main house occupied by the owners of the property - it has it's own separate entrance & operates as a stand alone self-contained apartment. Villa Isla is suited to couples, singles, business people & families with young children.

The space

Whilst Villa Isla is physically attached to the main house that is occupied by the owners of the property, it has it's own separate and exclusive access points and operates as a stand alone self contained apartment. This means that unlike other B&B, staying at Villa Isla affords you the space, facilities, security and privacy of your own apartment. At the same time you have at your disposal, the assistance and travel information from the experienced owners. There is also car parking space available for guests. If transport to and from airport, restaurants, places of interest is required, it can be arranged for a fee.

Guest access

It is a fully self contained apartment with all the facilities including laundry etc

Interaction with guests

Most happy to provide suggestions of where to eat, places to visit and location of supermarkets, shops etc.


House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


9 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Helen User Profile
March 2017
Excellent host with a very well furnished apartment. Exceeded our expectations and they made sure it family enjoyed our weekend away.

Laura User Profile
December 2016
This place was amazing. You could not ask for a more family friendly apartment (toys! trampoline!) or more kind and attentive hosts. Kathleen and John made this the best Air BnB experience we have had thus far; and we have stayed at least 20 Air BnB rentals. The apartment is immaculate and more spacious than it looks in the photos. The kitchen is very well equipped. It does not feel like you are in a basement because there are large windows. Even the linens and towels are very high quality. They provided us with basic groceries, a welcome gift for our two children (we were there over Christmas), and even made us a dinner reservation at a nearby restaurant. The also took great care of our dog while we day tripped. The apartment's central Puglia location is ideal for day trips. It is 30 minutes or less to Polignano, Alberobello, Locorotonda, Ostuni and the amazing cave at Castellana. It is 1.5 hours to Matera and 1 hour to Lecce. The beach is 15 minutes away and the safari park is a 10 minute drive. You couldn't ask for a more central location. If you are looking to take advantage of the beach, I definitely recommend visiting in summer or early fall. If you are more into the culture and history, spring and fall would be ideal.

Rick User Profile
September 2016
Absolutely the best AirBNB we have stayed in. Kathleen and John were amazing hosts, extremely friendly, and a wealth of knowledge on the area! The location of their home is ideal for visiting the Puglia region, just minutes from ZooSafari, which our kids loved, and a short drive north to Bari or south to Lecce. Its central location is perfect for multiple day trips in the area. The apartment was extremely clean and well maintained. Our hosts had provided water, milk, bread, cereal, prosciutto, and other necessities for our breakfast, as well as preparing the apartment for our late arrival after a long drive. Kathleen and John went above and beyond what we expected! Our kids loved playing with the foosball table and jumping on the trampoline, and our small dachshund was loved roaming the garden and the well maintained yard. This will absolutely be our fisrt choice to stay on future trips to Puglia!

Paola Chiara User Profile
September 2016
Kathleen and her husband John are a lovely couple. the house is in a lovely area surrounded by gardens and prestige ancient villas; what Katheleen and her husband furnished for us in the house is amazing: fruit, milk, wine, beer, fresh bread every morning, eggs, prosciutto..e much more. The house is equipped with everything, nothing is missing. we were like in our family..lovely. the place is wonderful and a good starting point to visit many areas of cultural interest and enjoy the beaches of the nearby seaside resort of the area. definitely we will be back. thanks for everything!
Kathleen User Profile
Response from Kathleen:
Thank you Paola, it really was a pleasure to host you, Vincenzo and your two beautiful daughters. We loved meeting you and hope we will see you again, as you will be very welcome. Ben, our dog, is missing the girls, who were really good playing with him and throwing his ball, which he loves. Thanks again for your lovely review, Kathleen
September 2016

Daniela User Profile
August 2016
Il soggiorno è stato meraviglioso, abbiamo avuto modo di conoscere due splendide persone, amanti dei bambini e degli animali. La pulizia era estrema, come la disponibilità. Kathleen si è persino offerta come dog sitter, e la nostra cagnolina se ne è innamorata. La cucina super attrezzata e tutti i confort di una casa all'avanguardia, ha completato il tutto.

Carmine User Profile
August 2016
il soggiorno presso Villa Isla è stato perfetto. L'accoglienza di Kathleen e John (e del simpaticissimo e giocherellone Ben) è stata calorosa e piena di attenzioni per noi e per i ragazzi. Non capita spesso di trovare una casa così accogliente e ben organizzata, con ogni ben di Dio disponibile (compresa una bella bottiglia di vino di accoglienza, delle birre, burro, formaggio e acqua nel frigo, oltre a tutto il necessario per la colazione). Ogni mattina al risveglio una bella pagnotta di pane caldo e dei fragranti panini ci attendevano all'ingresso di casa. Kathleen e John sono stati estremamente affettuosi pur nel rispetto della loro e della nostra privacy e senza mai nemmeno lontanamente scadere nell'invadenza, anzi. John si è prodigato per accompagnarci il prim giorno per una spesa e per indicarci la strada per lo zoo safari di Fasano, molto vicino comunque. La possibilità di parlare inglese ci ha sicuramente aperto una porta in più ma sono sicuro che i due padroni di casa sono così gentili con tutti. La location è perfetta, tranquilla e senza alcun rumore, fresca e piena di verde e profumi di fiori e alberi. A poca distanza tutte le mete più belle della valle d'Itria. Noi abbiamo soggiornato solo due notti e siamo stati a Alberobello, Cisternino (ottima la carne alla griglia ovinque in questa zona), poi allo zoo Safari e alle grotte di Castellana. Al rientro siamo stati ad Ostuni. Nessuna di queste mete dista più di 30 minuti e anche solo 10 (Fasano, per esempio). Torneremo sicuramente da Kathleen e John e suggeriremo la loro Villa Isla ai nostri amici e parenti. Grazie di cuore!

Selva di Fasano, ItalyJoined in July 2016
Kathleen User Profile
I retired 8 years ago from work in Financial Services Sector in London. I have been married for 45 years, have three children and two granddaughters. My husband and I now spend several months a year in Selva with our very friendly black Labrador dog Ben. We are looking forward to…

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