About the property
- Villa1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 large Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, outdoor living, lrg garden, private, pool,air-con
Villa Bombolina is a welcoming, well-appointed and a comfortable air -conditioned property situated well back from the road in a 2 acre tranquil country setting of olive trees, plants and fruit trees and is about 3 kms from the nearest town, San Vito dei Normanni. The villa is perfect for outdoor living. The private pool area with sun lounges, solar shower, gazebo, pergola, BBQ and dining facilities is located to the rear of the house and is ideal for alfresco dining! The villa itself has 3 large double bedrooms and additional single beds, with cot available. 2 kitchens (one with diner and one kitchen area outside.) and 3 bathrooms - one en-suite, 1 family and one external. All rooms have air-conditioning. It is fully equipped for a relaxing holiday whether you choose to stay home and enjoy the outdoors or to explore the local area, rich in culture and history. The nearest town, San Vito dei Normanni is about 5 minutes away and has some lovely small shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The beach is 10 minutes away, Brindisi airport 15 minutes and Bari airport just over an hour away. The popular, beautiful, historic "white City" of Ostuni with its winding historic centre is 20 minutes away. The famous Baroque Architecture of the city of Lecce about 45 minutes away with its Roman Amphitheatre and amazing buildings, good restaurants and shopping. Brindisi is great for architecture and shopping and for its waterfront restaurants and is about 15 minutes drive away. It is also famous for where the Appian Way ends (road from Rome to Brindisi port where Roman soldiers departed). Brindisi has interesting architecture, museums and shops, also ferries to Greece and Albania. The Trulli town of Alberobello and famous Itria valley is less than an hour away. Other attractions within less than an hour from the villa include wine tasting, the famous Castellana caves, the Fasano zoo Safari and the east coastline with its seaside villages This part of Italy is very good value for money, people are friendly and there is lots to see and do.
Ray and Lina Anderson
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- english, french, italian, dutch, polish, arabic, Afrikaans
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ray and Lina Anderson
My name is Lina and I speak Italian, English, and get by in French. I believe in the best possible service and will be on site to check you in and out and cook a complimentary meal on arrival.
Ray and Lina Anderson purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Ray and Lina Anderson chose San Vito dei Normanni
Complimentary meal on arrival Owned property since 2005. Great area, great people, good food and fantastic value for money
What makes this Villa unique
Quiet, private pool, great area, fantastic weather, good food, lots to do, beach nearby, great place to relax, or do some site seeing, lots to see and do
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Superb! A beautiful place with great facilities and lovely welcoming owners
Our family stayed at Villa Bombalina in July 2017. There were 7 of us, a mixture of adults, and teenagers and we all had the best time. The villa is set in the middle of olives groves a short drive from San Vito dei Normanni. It has 3 good sized and very comfortable bedrooms with aircon and is spotlessly clean. There are lots of different areas outside to relax in including a BBQing area, swimming pool and patio, a gazebo, and an area with a swinging chair and hammock to relax in the shade. The owners Lina and Ray couldn't have been more lovely, helpful and welcoming. We arrived late at night on the first day to be greeted by an excellent meal that Lina had prepared and a fully stocked kitchen so that we didn't need to worry about breakfast the next morning.
You will need a car but there were lots of beautiful beaches (the nearest is 20 minutes away) and many really interesting places to visit well within an hours drive. Lina and Ray gave us some great suggestions for places to eat out. We felt we had complete privacy at all times but they were available at all times if we had any queries. We would definitely recommend this lovely villa and would love to visit again. Thank you Lina and Ray !
It was a pleasure having this lovely family visit with us, we were sorry to see them leave. It was so nice to see that they explored and enjoyed a lot of what the lovely Puglian region has to offer, as well as find time to chill out and relax in Villa Bombolina. Would love to see them back for another visit.
Very relaxing and enjoyable
The villa has a large lovely garden just outside the local town which is ideally located for seeing Puglia. I chose the villa because two different families I know had been here and loved it. I can see why! Many thanks Ray and Lina.
We thoroughly enjoyed our guests and pleased that we were recommended
Nice quiet location in a well equipped villa.
Off the beaten track, so a car is essential. Very close to the excellent beaches of the national park that we visited on many occasions during our stay.
Great for families with the pool and substantial grounds. Sleeping quarters are spacious and comfortable with good air conditioning units that were vital during our stay in high summer.
Enjoyed several pleasant BBQ's under the stars amongst the Olive Groves.
Great base for exploring Puglia.
Owners are very warm and friendly with no request to much trouble.
A lovely family who were a pleasure to host. They could not have packed their days any fuller and they explored all areas of our beutiful region Puglia, well done and hope to see you again soon.
A wonderful villa in lovely surroundings
A lovely welcome greeted us from Lena.She cooked us a meal even though we didn't arrive until 11pm. Lots of food and drink had been left for us. The villa and gardens are lovely with lots of places to sit and eat. We enjoyed a trip to the caves at Castellana, stopping off to see the white houses at Alberobello.
Thank you for taking the time to write the review, we greatly appreciate it. It was a pleasure having you with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, our aim is to give a personalised service to insure your holiday is a memorable one.
Nous avons passé 15 jours merveilleux dans cette propriété , que Ray et Lina ont parfaitement décrite dans l'annonce.
Nous n'avons pas souffert de la chaleur, et la maison dispose de tout ce que l'on a besoin.
La maison était très propre et bien entretenue, ainsi que le jardin ( fabuleux! )et la piscine, tellement appréciable pour se rafraichir!
Mais ce que nous tenons vraiment à souligner, c'est l'accueil si chaleureux et l'attention que nous ont portés les propriétaires, et notamment Lina , qu'on a même eu du mal à quitter à la fin du séjour. Elle était devenue notre amie !
Nous conseillons donc vivement la location à ceux qui veulent découvrir cette partie des Pouilles et goûter aux délices culinaires , "maritimes " (la mer ionienne est exceptionnelle!) ,architecturaux ( Cisternino , Alberobello, Lecce...) de la région , sans oublier les champs d'oliviers à perte de vue!
Et bien-sûr que nous retournerons, même si c'est loin de chez nous!
MERCI à vous deux! et BACIONI a LINA!
Isabelle, Many Thanks for your review, we really enjoyed your company and having you at Villa Bombolina. We try hard to offer a personalised niche service and very pleased that it was appreciated by you. We really hope you return soon.
Guest response translated in English:-
We spent 15 wonderful days in this property, Lina and Ray were fully described in the announcement.
We have not suffered from the heat, and the house has everything you need.
The house was very clean and well maintained and the garden (fabulous!) And the pool, so valuable to refresh!
But what we really want to emphasize is the warm welcome and attention we have worn the owners, including Lina, we even struggled to leave at the end of the stay. She became our friend!
We urge rent to those who want to discover this part of Puglia and taste the culinary delights, "maritime" (the Ionian Sea is exceptional!), Architectural (Cisternino, Alberobello, Lecce ...) in the region, not to mention the olive groves of sight!
And of course we will return, even if it is away from home!
Thanks to you two!
Far from the madding crowd...
We have just returned from a 10 day stay at Villa Bombolina. The property is located in an olive garden featuring also fig and other trees (we didn't have to buy lemons as we had the lemon tree there :)), with several different spots meant for relaxation, eating or playing.It was clean and practical but most of all very tranquil (if you exclude the ciccadas, which you tend to get used to anyway).
The description on the site matched what we found in reality and more.
One of the best features of the place are ... its owners, wonderful people which really did their best to accommodate our needs. For example, we mentioned to Lina that a microwave oven might be useful - the next day a brand new one was there, plugged in and ready to be used.The meal Lina cooked for us was excellent and the info provided regarding the area invaluable.
The pool was on the small side but, on the other hand there were lots of inflatables to play with.
The place is very appropriate if you want to immerse yourself in the local (rural) atmosphere and a good starting point for exploring the greater area (Ostuni, Brindisi, Lecce, Alberobello, Cisternino etc.).
All in all it was a lovely experience and Villa Bombolina provided us with a place which, while vacationing in Puglia, we called home!
We really enjoyed having Irene and family stay over. It was good, after 4 years having guests from Romania for the first time !! . Thanks Irene for your warm comments. We pride ourselves on customer service, and providing a tranquil family holiday experience and take on board the comments about our 7 metre pool and have plans afoot to install a larger pool, subject to all permissions. Please stay posted and look at our latest pictures.
Puglia is in the "Heel of the Boot" of Italy. It is a wonderful place to explore for great food and wine, guaranteed sun and beautiful beaches. The summers are lovely and hot. There are wondefrul small towns such as Ostuni known as the "White City" with its historic centre and great restaurants; Alberbello, a "trulli" monument town and larger cities such as Brindisi, where you can shop and stroll or eat along the waterfront or the great Baroque architecture of Lecce. Torre Guaceto (about 10 minutes away) is a nature reserve and its long beach with white sand and crystal clear waters is great for swimming and tanning. Further afield, this little known region is awash with rolling vineyards, midieval villages and craggy shorelines, visit wine-making hilltop towns and soak up la dolce vita in sun-dappled piazzas. The nearest airport is at Brindisi about 15 minutes drive away and BARI about an hour away. There are train services to/from Brindisi from Rome and the North. There are ferries from Brindisi to Alabania, Greece and Turkey.
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Cancellation Policy - 25% payable at time of booking. Non-refundable if booking cancelled. Balance of Rental amount (75%) due 21 days prior to check-in