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Country Villa Near Ostuni, Carovigno, San Michele, and the sea.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Holiday Villa in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Peaceful settiing and conveniently located.

*Please note that as of 1st August 2018 Villa Bona Dea will have a swimming pool*

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.

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a great time at Villa Bona Dea. The location is great - perfect for our visits to different towns and markets each day. The villa is really well set up with everything we needed. We will certainly recommend it to friends and family".
Apr 2014
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Ostuni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Modern bathrooms comprising of WC, a bidet, shower and basins. We also have an outside shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds are a bunkbed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 in three bedrooms. 3 x double beds and one set of full sized bunk beds. All bedrooms have air-conditioning/heating. There is plenty of clothing storage with 2 wardrobes and a built in clothes storage unit in the bedroom 3.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome Packs: We offer two types of welcome packs which guests have always found to be a perfect start to a holiday. Standard welcome pack is £30. Luxury welcome pack is £50. Both contain the basics of bottled water, milk, bread, butter, tea, coffee and sugar. The welcome packs are tailored to suit the time of day arriving. If you are arriving in the evening expect something like pasta, pasta sauce, pancetta and jam and eggs for the morning. An early arrival might contain meat, cheese and tomatoes etc for lunch. Also included is wine and 3 beers. We will even through things in for the kids like fromage frais. On the luxury welcome pack expect more emphasis of fresh local products, fruit, vegetables, higher quality of wines, prosecco, salumi, cheeses, fresh bread, pastas and biscotti.


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Country Villa Near Ostuni, Carovigno, San Michele, and the sea.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Situated up a private road in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Pretty villa in a very relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Bondea near Ostuni

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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 .

Grazie Sthepen.....

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $278.98
Pet Fee $69.74

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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