$1247 / night
Total guests, Nights

Masseria Gelso Bianco - Your farmhouse in Puglia! – Home 4466220 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Masseria Gelso Bianco - Your farmhouse in Puglia! – Home 4466220

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Masseria Gelso Bianco is a real farmhouse that has been lovingly restored to create a stunning holiday home as well as an outstanding retreat. The Masseria is neither hotel nor bed & breakfast but a country home that blends both rustic and contemporary style and offers the unique experience of living in a trullo, found only in the area of Puglia.

There are four double bedrooms and one single room, all with private enormous bathrooms and each named after "a" vegetation found in the Pugliese landscape: the Agave, the Artichoke (il carciofo), the Fig (il fico), the Pomegranate (il melograno) and the Prickly Pear (il fico d'india). Each room is slightly different with its own sense of design, layout and precious decor.

L'Agave is our master suite set in the center of the property with its own large trulli cones. With several stunning arches the room is spacious and the bathroom includes double sinks and an incredible full bathtub. From this room you can have a private access to the main living room and center of the property as well as to the second cozy kitchen for the morning breakfast.

Il Carciofo is a comfortable junior suite set next to the main kitchen with a richly colored bathroom and a super large glass shower.

Il Fico is set adjacent to the communal living room and has the largest bathroom on the property (just as big as the entire bedroom).

Il Melograno is a loft space also attached to the main living room. The bed sits in the loft in a Trullo in the oldest cone of the whole property while an easy set of stairs led to the bathroom and foyer below.

Il Fico d'India is a smaller room with a divan bed on the top deck of the Masseria with spectacular views over the entire property and the town of Alberobello and a pretty lovely outdoor area almost suspended up in the sky; this is a glorious space for irresistible wine sessions at sunset.

Please note that two (Il Carciofo and Il Fico d'India) of the five bedrooms open out onto the patio rather than inside the house while the other three are connected all together inside the house.

The property features also 6 bathrooms (one for each bedroom plus one connected to the main kitchen) and 2 kitchens one of which is a fully equipped food laboratory which used as an international kitchen and cooking class (private to the guests).

Because we believe that you are carrying serious expectations in regards to the gastronomy of the region we have selected some local cooks and chefs! In fact local mamas would be immediately available to arrange an unforgettable dining experiences in the most authentic and stylish way as well as conducting engaging and well-structured cooking classes for everyone on site! This is your time to relax and our responsibility to pamper you.

If you are interested in any of our quite sophisticated culinary immersions, please let us know and I'll be delighted to provide you with additional information.

Of course this is Southern Italy and you should really spend most of your time "al fresco" exploring the gorgeous countryside as well as relaxing and indulging within the spacious and comfortable outdoor spaces. Please make sure to jump in the stunning 11mt long pool which we will heat for you in the chilly days!

Oh, how extraordinary is to sit among hundred years old olive trees to read your books or spend some peaceful time with your dear ones! Also, if there is any fruit in season don't miss the chance to collect so much bounciness.

The Masseria features iconic elements of local architecture, including 11 trulli cones (such a rare thing for a property) and throughout the restoration process, every detail has been given careful attention creating an atmosphere that is reflective of the region and refined in its design, what a beauty!

The property is located only 3 km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello with restaurants, markets, bar and shops only a few minutes away. We can be reached in approx 1 hour from both international airports of Bari or Brindisi. Also please know that the property is located only 20 minutes driving from the sea which means that you can set yourself in a the most tranquil setting and away from any traffic or congested area along the shores.

Puglia is also about immersing yourselves in the local life. Let us seduce you with the opportunity of having access to a wide range of additional services and adventures that we have top range aluminum and/or carbon bikes can be available and delivered to the property for the time of your holiday so that you can wonder around in total freedom while enjoying the poetry of the pristine countryside that surrounds the Masseria. Also we can arrange fantastic wine sessions at the property with a certified sommelier as well as Olive Oil Massage sessions to be enjoyed among the olive trees.

Furthermore we would recommend not to miss the chance to have one of the local ladies (extraordinary cooks) from the nearest town come over and prepare an elegant and fresh morning breakfast to start the day with the right energy (at an additional fee of 100,00/day).

Our rates include all linens and towels, a 2 weekly maiden service for the entire property (additional daily services can be quoted on request), free Wi-Fi throughout the property, an Apple IPAD for the daily and complementary concierge service that will be available for you without any hesitation.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 6 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($879.05) €750.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Antonello Losito S.
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Calendar last updated:
17 Jan 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, Italian





Very Good
14 reviews

Very Good

“Quiet, Natural Beauty”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2021

Look no further. This property is designed to please. Everything -- from linens to windows, amenities to furniture choices -- was selected with great care. The love of its owner shows through in every… More

“A dream holiday in Puglia”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

A group of seven friends stayed at Gelso Bianco in September 2013 and we are coming back again this year. Needless to say, we had an amazing time. The villa (a traditional trulli with all the mod cons… More

“Fantastic property with a lovely pool”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2014

Had a fantastic week in Gelso Bianco. The villa was beautiful and the pool and surrounding area lovely to spend a week relaxing in. Our party was five couples all around the age of 30 and four bedroo… More

“Fabulous property, bad experience with owner”

Reviewed 4 May 2013

It's taken me nearly a year to post this review of our experience related to the owner of this property. I regret the delay, but it took a long time to convince myself that I needed to keep it sh… More

Response from the owner I would like to formally protest about the comments made by this guest. Firstly if the guest was so unhappy, I don’t understand why they are only now writing a review. Secondly, in response to their unhappiness with how the payment was handled, they were not charged any money at all for their stay in this property. Since their stay was completely free it seems unfair that they should make this complaint, especially when they admit that the villa is very beautiful. Lastly, the guest makes frequent reference to a travel company called Southern Visions, which had nothing to do with the booking of the villa. The owner privately rents this holiday home and not through this travel company.

“My soul was refreshed at Masseria Gelso Bianco.”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

Masseria Gelso Bianco is a little piece of Heaven on earth. The moment I arrived, I immediately felt the stress of life being lifted off of me. Antonello and the entire staff made me feel not only at … More

“Our best vacation in years!”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2012

The Gelso Bianco is a combination of luxury and peace. It is a fantastic place. Our vacation was wonderful and I strongly recommend this to tourists who would like to visit the region for the first ti… More

“Puglia at it 's best”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2011

Top villa with all the necessary luxury you need... All very spacious, very nice bathrooms all ensuite ... Outside area very relaxing and calm... spacious with great swimmingpool! Ideally situated vil… More

“Fantastic experience!!”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2011

We had a fantastic week at Il Gelso Bianco!! The Masseria with its trulli has been restored to a very high standard and it is confortable, quite and well located. We enjoyed the produce from the veg… More

“a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2011

a beautiful setting with nice pool and especially a lot of authenticity ! superb for children and for romantic evenings under the stars. I recommend the house to everybody.

“Spectacular, relaxing, well-organized, delicious and lovely”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2011

Antonello and Laura made this experience special and unforgettable. Gelso Bianco has been beautifully restored and this area in Puglia is beautiful. Biking, Cooking and Relaxing rounded out the stay n… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Antonello Losito (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Antonello Losito (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Antonello Losito the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Antonello Losito (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Antonello Losito (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Antonello Losito (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Antonello Losito (the owner) a message.

If Antonello Losito (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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