The La Noa Residence

puglia, italy
6 bedroom - 4 bath
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Travel dates:
€297 - €410 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This delightful Puglia property is close to a quiet sandy beach and sleeps up to 14 + 2 across 4 spacious apartments, making it suit a large family or set of friends travelling together. The home itself is stylish, fun and simple, with gorgeous outdoor spaces. Enjoy the kids playing in the enclosed courtyard, or take them for a cooling dip in the nearby shallow beach of Porto Cesareo. The property is simple and kitted out for a relaxing stay, with plenty of space, and sensational local food and wine nearby. Babysitters can be provided, and if you don’t feel like cooking, a cook from the village will happily come to prepare fresh, delicious meals.

Why Kids Love it

Kids love this property - whether it be to chase geckos in the courtyard, play for hours on a beach, collect shells or pick fruit from trees. Spend time watching the fisherman at Porto Cesareo pull in their catch, or checking out the local goats, from whom fresh cheese is made. The local pizza and ice-cream is a must. Even in August, the weather is not uncomfortably hot as there is always a breeze, making it suitable even for babies. Bedrooms with single sofa beds or double beds will suit children best; 2 cribs are available. Some toys and books for smaller children are provided.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. The house has internet access. There are some stone steps around the property where little ones will need to be watched. One apartment on the first floor has a non-child-friendly roof terrace, which is closed. The hosts confirm that a child cannot access this area alone. The courtyard basin is not deep and small children cannot climb into it. The owners can provide cribs, toddler chairs, toys for the beach and children’s cutlery. Fans are included but there is no air conditioning. A cleaning lady comes after 1 week to change the sheets. If requested she can also come more often to clean the rooms and the bigger kitchen in the courtyard.

About the Location

The residence is 10 minutes’ drive from Porto Cesareo in the province of Lecce on the west coast of Puglia. Porto Cesareo itself, a protected marine area, has clear flat turquoise waters and a sandy beach as well as high quality fish taverns and affordable pizzerias. It is roughly 30 minutes from the beautiful baroque town of Lecce and 45 minutes from Otranto. Brindisi airport is 45 minutes’ away, while Bari is 100 minutes away. There are several small supermarkets 10 minutes away. Fruits and vegetables can be bought on the way to Porto Cesareo, sold by farmers from the area. Cars are not allowed in the inner courtyard, making it safe for the kids to play. Car rental essential for this rural area.

Accommodation Details

The building is comprised of 4 spacious apartments, each with 1 or 2 double bedrooms, a kitchenette and living area, and some with a private terrace. In total, there are 6 double beds, 4 single sofa beds and 2 cribs for babies. There is a big shared courtyard with shady pergola and a small water basin to cool your feet and for kids to splash in. Set in a rural location, it is an ideal place to relax with breezes making it pleasant even in the height of summer.

Style Notes

Simple Italian chic. While a unique set up, this slice of Puglia is a paradise vacation spot, with original stone walls, shaded terraces and flower-filled gardens. Simple, maybe even spartan inside, the outside space more than makes up for it. We love the easy-living charm, the palm trees and the shaded spots under the arches in the garden.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 16
6 full / double
4 sofa bed (single)
Crib
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Medium
Sophie M.
Member since March 02, 2017
We are a german-italian couple, living in Bruxelles. For 15 years we have been traveling to Puglia as often as possible and a few years ago we started to restore the old Masseria La Noa. We enjoy the sun there, the joy of life of the locals, the friendliness to families with children and of course, the good food.

Puglia, Italy

Meadows, beaches and sun-ripened figs

It’s no surprise that Puglia is beloved by Italian tourists: with pristine sandy beaches, hilltop towns filled with Baroque churches and meadows of wildflowers and olive groves, it’s a sensational vacation spot. Down on the heel of Italy, it’s known for its ‘peasant food’ - simple dishes bursting with the sun-ripened flavors of local figs, olive oil, tomatoes and peppers. Entertain the kids with gelato and beaches, then explore some of the area’s special treats, including the limestone caves of the Grotte di Castellano and the eerie UNESCO-listed Castel del Monte. The town of Alberobello is also well worth a visit for trullo-spotting - the town has over 1,500 of the region’s classic cylindrical houses that you can't see anywhere else in Italy.