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Casa Tranquilo Villa, Montalbano Jonico, Basilicata

Villa with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and private pool in Montalbano Jonico, Italy

From £313 per week

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Villa to rent in Montalbano Jonico, Italy

Converted 18th century Villa, ideal for families, with plunge pool, 10 minutes from the beach & less than an hour from ancient Matera city & the mountains, where inexpensive skiing is available.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Villa overview - owner's description

Imagine yourself sipping a cold drink down in beautiful, sunny, Southern Italy, in an area literally steeped in ancient history. You are ten minutes from beautiful open beaches on the Ionian Sea, less than an hour from mountains in a National Park where inexpensive skiing is available during the winter, and only five minutes drive from shopping in the nearest hilltop town. This is a place that can only really be described as a hidden gem, within an undiscovered area.

Easily reached from the UK and Europe via Bari, Brindisi or Lamezia Terme Airports, this converted 18th century farmhouse with A/C & plunge pool, sleeps 2 comfortably and four should this be required, and is thus ideal for families. Easily reached via Stanstead, Gatwick and Heathrow via BA, Alitalia, Ryanair, Easyjet & other airlines from across Europe. The house is very relaxing and peaceful. Included are a plunge pool, BBQ and air conditioning.

Basilicata, or to use its original name Lucania is a truly venerable historical area with human habitation going back at least seven thousand years. There are many attractions locally including miles of empty beaches, water parks, mountains, and the entire area is steeped in ancient history including the Unesco World Heritage site at Matera only 30 minutes drive away, which is the European City of Culture in 2019, where people lived more than 5000 years BC.


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23 out of 23 people recommend staying here

Couple from Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom Aug 2017

We had an excellent holiday at Casa Tranquila. Located a short drive from Montalbano we found the location excellent to visit the coast as well as day trips to Matera and the hills of Calabria via Castello Svevo in Rocca Imperiale. The large air conditioned bedroom had a modern bathroom adjoining and a few steps down either side of the house led to the small but perfectly functional kitchen. We didn't make much use of the downstairs sitting room as we ate al fresco all the time. We couldn't really fault the place or the owners so gave it a high five all round and if tranquillity and a good location is what you are looking for then look no further. A car is essential but the place easy enough to find even though up a track off by an orange grove off a small road.

Friends from Cardiff, United Kingdom Aug 2016

Wow! I’d never heard of Basilicata before coming across the advert for Casa Tranquillo on Clickstay, but what a great experience in and around the region and in this authentic rural property, lost in the fig trees and orange groves outside Montalbano Jonico.

Dan and Justine are excellent hosts and, based just next door, are always available to give you all the advice and support you need to fully explore the area, from the cave dwellings of Matera and the promenade at Policoro, to the winter sport resorts at Monte Sirino and the hilltop village and castle at Rocco Imperiale, just over the border into Calabria. In addition, they can recommend restaurants and excellent Italian wines. Bear in mind that not much English is spoken in the region so a basic knowledge of Italian is useful if not completely essential.

The property has a lot of character, although it is also very well equipped. The bathroom is modern, the sun beds and the plunge pool are great touches. Staying here is a good reflection of rural life in Southern Italy, and the fascinating flora and fauna that comes with that (make sure you bring some insect repellent).

Overall, an excellent property in a lovely location, just waiting to help you rest and relax.

I’ll be back.

From Islington, United Kingdom Jul 2013

Peaceful, clean, friendly, visually stunning, very well equipped and maintained. I need not say more!

From Maidenhead, United Kingdom Aug 2012

A very tranquil place to stay away from the tourist areas so we were able to experience the real Italy! The main bedroom was lovely and the air conditioning helped on really hot day. There was a good selec tion of equipment in the kitchen which meant we did eat in some nights. A fan in the downstairs lounge/bedroom would have been nice as some nights it was a little warm. The plunge pool was well used and it was lovely sitting under the vines reading, playing games and eating grapes.

From Rushden, United Kingdom Aug 2011

This is a lovely place. Great welcome from Michael and Lorena who are currently looking after the property. Peaceful rural location - up a dirt track - you need a car. Nice to cool off in the pool. The surrounding area is beautiful. Lots of small hilltop towns to explore but also handy for the coast. Historical/archeological sites and not too far for shopping (Taranto and Matera) and restaurants (Policoro). Not too many Brits - so it helps to know a little Italian. We would definitely consider going there again.

From Northampton, United Kingdom Sep 2010

Our second time at this property and still amazing Dan (owner) is excellent host, provides for all small details that make the difference and lots of local knowledge. An idyllic, peaceful location in rural Italy away from the crowds and tourist attractions.
We couldnt ask for more and cant recommend highly enough.

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Visited Casa Tranquilo 6th October to 13th. The setting was lovely, peaceful and surrounded by olive and orange groves. The house was very comfortable and had everything you could need. The local sites and the beach were close by as was the shopping. The weather was warm as was the welcome from the owners. My boyfriend and i felt very at home there. Will definately recommend it and hope to return soon. A car is a must.

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This villa is:

10km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 4km from the nearest restaurant 100km from the nearest ski lift 4km from the nearest supermarket 75km from Bari Airport 75km from Brindisi Airport 130km from Lamezia Airport 60km from Matera 10km from Beaches 30km from National Park

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 45km Shopping 15km Park 5km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Montalbano Jonico, Italy
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the sea and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 20 July 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 15 December - 31 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 March - 31 August and receive 10% off if the booking is made 6 weeks before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 25% off if the booking is for 60 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • Extra Persons

    £40.00 per night for each additional person if there are more than 2 people, paid with booking



1 ensuite bedroom, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed, 2 single sofa beds in Either in the downstairs lounge, or in the bedroom for youngsters with their parents., 1 single folding bed, 2 cots


1 bathroom including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 4m x 3m, Depth 1m to 1m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Radio, TV


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

The house is very secluded, and very quiet and peaceful. You have beaches and sunshine in summer, and in winter skiing is available just over an hour away, and it is possible to sit on a sunny beach in the morning and ski just after lunch. Ski hire is 10.00 Euros per day, and a lift pass is 15.00 for the entire day. The mountain setting is beautiful and almost empty with queues of only one or two people.


Average rating from 23 reviews

Private Owner From Montalbano Jonico,, Italy Member since Jun 2008

We have had only positive reviews from every visitor. If you are looking for somewhere quiet, to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Slip into our private plunge pool with a cool drink and enjoy!

Past bookings: 47 bookings

Last seen: 5 months ago

Number of properties: 1

We have had only positive reviews from every visitor. If you are looking for somewhere quiet, to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Slip into our private plunge pool with a cool drink and enjoy!