Villa Eterea

PUGLIA

Selva di Fasano

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 5  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A ravishing contemporary villa with sea views and heatable infinity pool.

Occupying a supremely panoramic position and looking out over vast swathes of Puglia’s Adriatic coastline, Villa Eterea offers refined living in a peaceful setting, one restaurant within walking distance and both beaches and numerous charming towns close at hand.

"I rate Villa Eterea 5 stars. The owner was wonderful, so helpful and charming! The chef/housekeeper was also lovely and the house was tidy." JD, US, October 2019

Villa Eterea in the press:
The Sunday Telegraph, September 2017

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Double beds  3
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  5
  • ... of which en suite  5
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook ²
  • Heatable infinity pool (LxW in m) ³ 10x3
  • Gym 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Tumble dryer 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • USB wall sockets 
  • Satellite TV 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Shopping service 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Sea views 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 3 hours per day from Monday to Friday
² A buffet dinner on the evening of arrival is included for bookings between November and Easter
³ single depth 1.4m. There is an extra charge of €525 per week for heating the pool if requested. We recommend pool heating for the months of April, May, June and October. In the winter we cannot guarantee that the water would be heated to a swimmable temperature
there are two gas fires, one in the living area and one in the dining room
in all the bedrooms (perfect for charging phones and tablets, etc.)
in four of the bedrooms

 

Inside: accommodation at Villa Eterea is spread over three floors. The main entrance takes one into the welcoming living room which offers stunning views and sliding glass doors opening onto a terrace that runs along the entire façade of the villa. To one side, the living area's local pietra di Trani stone flooring flows into the dining room, which features a contemporary fireplace and more glass sliding doors that bring in the sensational views and lead out onto a covered section of the terrace. A short corridor leads from the dining room to the modern kitchen, whose top-notch appliances exemplify the level of quality in furnishings and fittings that you find throughout the house. Back in the living room, a corridor leads along the front of the house, off which are two double-twin bedrooms, each with its own en-suite shower room. The third bedroom, a double, is found at the end of the corridor and boasts wonderful sea views, sliding glass doors accessing the main terrace and an en-suite bathroom with designer tub and shower attachment. The fourth bedroom, a double with en-suite shower room, is accessed via a narrow staircase from the corridor in between the kitchen and the dining room and has the added bonus of a large, enchantingly panoramic roof terrace. Accommodation at Villa Eterea is completed by a fifth double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small gym, on the lower ground floor. These rooms are accessed independently from the pool area and not connected internally to the floors above.

Outside: al fresco life at Villa Eterea is focuses around two main areas, both of which are blessed with magnificent bird's-eye vistas that take in the town of Fasano below, acre upon acre of olive grove, the sparkling Adriatic Sea and, in the distance, the towns of Ostuni and Brindisi. The first is a large terrace running along the entire façade of the house, accessed from a variety of points (the living and dining rooms, the corridor and one of the bedrooms). A large covered section of this terrace is furnished for dining, sitting and reclining. To one side steps lead down to the second outdoor space: the fabulous pool area. Pride of place is given to the enticing heated infinity pool that really takes advantage of its unbeatable position. Surrounding it on three sides is a wide expanse of terrace with a variety of sun-drenched and sun-kissed areas. To one side of this area, doors access the fifth bedroom and the gym. Last, though by no means least, is the roof terrace, the icing on the cake for guests staying in the top bedroom.

 

Think About

Villa Eterea features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.
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