About us

Bente and Thomas, a Norwegian actress and a German carpenter, and our dogs Laika from Hungary and Nomi from Portugal went to Puglia in 2011 for the first time and fell instantly “in love”. Several travels followed and the love for this region grew stronger. We had always dreamt of having a house “in the south”, and November 2016 the dream came real. Now, we want to share this dream with you! We think Puglia has so much to offer; beautiful beaches, so much space, the feeling of freedom, warmth, hearty people, charming towns… And since we really enjoy cooking and eating, we indulge ourselves with the great range of local fruits and vegetables available at any time of the year, variations of typical pasta, the home made taralli we buy at the local supermarket Jonical in San Pietro in Bevagna (the big counter there is brilliant!), olive oil in big quantities, and of course, the wine. Whether you buy an expensive bottle or a 5-L-can from the local store, the taste is always delicious!

At the moment we’re still both working diligently in Germany and enjoy renting out the house, since we can’t stay there for long ourselves. We keep on dreaming of our beautiful Villa Lona, of the big garden, where Laika and Nomi already have dug up some holes, where we want to plant trees like palm trees, lemon trees, cactuses, lavender… How we will be sitting on the terrace and looking at the sea… And how we might live there one day. Well, who knows? So hurry up :)


Dogs are welcome and enjoy our big garden. Please cover the couch with the blankets you will get if the dogs tend to sit on it. You should wipe the dirty paws with a towel, and you can clean them with the garden hose – there are also two outside showers where you can wash your dog.

No smoking inside the house please.

Keep our house, the furniture and all items clean and handle them with care. Please don’t sit on the furniture with oiled bodies or with lots of sunscreen on you as this will cause irremovable spots – this also applies for kids, of course.

The alarm system has to be activated when you leave the house at all times, you will get a briefing on site.

Before you leave, please clean the house, especially bathroom, kitchen (including fridge, freezer, gas stove, convection oven) and the outside barbecue.