Beautiful and homely villa Bona Dea offers modern facilities and decor whilst maintaining a traditional Italian feel. The villa itself is entered via private electric gates and is set within extensive gardens and terraced areas with outside pizza oven and BBQ. At the rear of the property there is a stunning patio area looking out over the villa's acre of olive and fruit trees. Ideally located for town and sea the area is very tranquil with beautiful surrounding countryside. Family friendly as well it is ideal for children.
Holiday Villa in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Peaceful settiing and conveniently located.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 10, 2019
We met and discovered we had a shared passion for Italy and decided we would love to buy a villa where we could really enjoy all that Italy has to offer. We have spent a lot of time here, taking advantage of the quick, cheap and easy flights available. Our villa really is a second home to us and we hope you'll find it warm and inviting. Owned by Personal trainer and lifestyle coach Stephen and his wife the villa is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and ideally located to explore the region.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Owner chose Ostuni
We bought our villa after spending much time searching various parts of Southern Italy and falling in love with Ostuni and the surrounding areas. When we bought the villa we didn't have any children. Its a great place to be as a couple with lots to see and do. We now have a 9 year old and a 6 month old and have discovered that the villa, location and area offer an equally brilliant family holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
One of the main benefits of the villa is that it is totally tranquil although we are within very easy reach of airports, beaches, restaurants, shops and bars. We have been at the villa at all times of the year and have had holidays ranging from January escapes with fantastic food, wine, log fires and sightseeing to Easter breaks with walks on the beaches, shopping, visits to Fasanoland, Brindisi and Gallipoli. We have also had amazing summer holidays, with every day spent on the beach and barbeques every night. We love it here and hope you do too. After owning Villa Bona Dea for 10 years we are still discovering new and wonderful places and people.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Situated up a private road in excellent location
Great villa providing everything we needed for our holiday ,fabulous showers and air conditioning which was perfect in the night as was extremely humid on occasion. Very good location for exploring surrounding towns and lovely and close to the beach. Totally unspoilt region of Italy and we will be sure to visit the area again.
Fresh figs from the garden were particularly enjoyed and the terrace was a lovely way to chill out in the heat of the day on a sun lounger with a book and a cold drink.A minor hitch with the fridge not working was immediately rectified by Martin our contact and Stephen the owner and was great to know there was someone on hand if any problems. Guest book provided great recommendations of beaches and restaurants and places to visit.
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Bona Dea and do hope you visit again sometime.
Pretty villa in a very relaxing location
The villa is located within extensive grounds and is extremely private and peaceful. We enjoyed using the outdoor bbq / pizza oven whilst watching the sunset and sipping local wine! Both the villa and grounds are very well maintained and depending on the time of year you can enjoy apricots or figs fresh from the trees. Inside the villa is a dvd player and endless supply of dvds and books plus many useful extras such as adaptor plugs, cafetiere and every conceivable kitchen utensil!
Despite the peaceful location local towns and beaches are only a short drive away. Would highly recommend visiting Ostuni, both day and evening whilst the beach at San Sabina is a delight (although much busier at weekends). The restaurants at San Michele are a super; fabulous inexpensive food and wine.
We have totally fallen in love with Puglia. It is like stepping back in time and would thoroughly recommend a holiday at this lovely country villa.
Villa Bondea near Ostuni
Very nice property, in beautiful quiet location. Good base for exploring nearby coast with plenty of nice beaches and interesting local towns, Very helpful owner and villa is well stocked with information on the surrounding area. Well suited to families, our kids loved it.
Lugar tranquilo, con buena distribución y un fantástico porche donde hacer las comidas en verano
Lugar tranquilo, con buena distribución y un fantástico porche donde hacer las comidas en verano. Bon lloc
Une maison reposante au milieu des oliviers
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cette maison du 21 au 28 juillet 2018. Nous étions 6 adultes (3 couples). Nous étions en moto et nous avons eu la surprise de voir que le chemin d’accès à la maison est un chemin de terre. Heureusement nous avons pu y accéder. Ce n’était pas précisé dans l’annonce. La maison est de plein pied. Elle est climatisée. Nous étions au milieu des oliviers, l’environnement est extrêmement calme, parfait pour se reposer. Nous avons eu un problème de climatisation, rapidement résolu. Nous avons pris tous nos repas dehors. La cuisine est exiguë pour 6 personnes. Equipement moyen. Nous avons pu rayonner à Villanova, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Leuca, les grottes de Castellana, Monopoli, Porto Cesareo... Gros bémol : il manque une piscine.
We had a great week in this house from 21st to 28th of July 2018. We were 6 adults (3 couples). We were on a motorcycle and we were surprised to see that the path to the house is a dirt road. Fortunately we were able to access it. It was not specified in the ad. The house is on the ground floor. It is air conditioned. We were in the middle of the olive trees, the environment is extremely calm, perfect to rest. We had an air conditioning problem, quickly resolved. We had all our meals outside. The kitchen is cramped for 6 people. Medium equipment. We were able to radiate in Villanova, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Leuca, the caves of Castellana, Monopoli Porto Cesareo ...
Big downside: it lacks a pool.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and the beautiful surrounding areas and that you had a great week.
I imagine driving on the private road on motorbikes may have been more bumpy than in a car and although the small road (which services a number of other houses as well ) is perfectly adequate and very in keeping with the surrounding roads we will be filling in any small dips in the road in September to allow for a smoother final leg of the journey.
Our indoor kitchen is not a 'kitchen diner', although there are separate indoor and outdoor dining tables. It is equipped with everything you would need but probably would be a tight squeeze for six adults to work in. We hope you were able to make use of the outdoor kitchen with bbq and sink etc.
We agree it is a downside not to have a pool, although you did know it didn't have a pool when you booked. As such we are building a pool for the Summer 2019 season and we agree it will be a wonderful addition.
Thank you for all your positive comments and the 4* review, it is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Siamo stati ospiti dal 21 al 30 Agosto , villetta a 20 minuti dal mare e a pochi minuti dalla bellissima Ostuni.
Bella la casa sia dentro che fuori dove si ci puo' rilassare e cenare all'aperto
usufruendo del bellissimo barbecue a disposizione.
Per chi ama la tranquillita' e nello stesso tempo una posizione strategica ,
la consiglio vivamente , splendida persona il propietario .
Special interest holidays:
If you are interested in Health & Fitness holidays please enquire as Stephen (the owner) is a personal trainer & lifestyle coach.
Puglia has a beautiful coastline with sandy beaches rocky coves dotted all along its length, with the nearest beaches being a short drive away.
Brindisi airport is 20 mins and Bari airport 1 hour 10 mins away. Car hire is essential.
Perfectly located, Villa Bona Dea is near to many wonderful local towns, attractions and the coast. Ostuni, a beautiful walled historical city, is approx 4 miles away and offers a multitude of fantastic restaurants, bars, shops and weekly markets. St Michele, a smaller town, is nearer with restaurants, supermarkets and bars. Carovigno and San Vito Dei Normanni are also very near and have the real feel of this region. There are also a couple of great local restaurants within 1 mile of the villa.
Puglia is full of hidden treasures and villa Bona Dea is within easy access of many of them .There are many attractions worth visiting , Alberobello the famous Trulli village, beautiful churches, towns & cities (Ostuni, Lecce, Brindisi, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca... to name a few). There are stunning beaches and coves on both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts and of course huge number of amazing places to eat and drink.
There is the safari park in Fasano, golf courses, historical places of interest, the Gargano Peninsula, Grotte di Castellana and so much more.
Puglia has a very laid back feel and the easy going nature of the locals means you always come home feeling relaxed!
Puglia has always felt like the real Italy and even though it has got more and more press and attention over the years with rave reviews and even Puglian food and wine making its way to supermarket shelves it still maintains it's undiscovered feel.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Payment is accepted by cheque, bank transfer or cash. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking with the balance due 30 days before arrival. The Villa prices are quoted to include linen, cleaning costs, towels, electricity, water and gas for 4 guests. Additional guests will incur a charge of £50 per person per week. We are flexible on change over days. Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 10am.