|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This holiday home has all the character of stone vaulted rooms and conical trullo but with the convenience of a newly renovated, well insulated design. Six 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor. Modern bathrooms and kitchen with professional cooker. Look out from the veranda over the pool to the Aloes and Olive trees, or from the roof terrace, great for evening parties, to the Adriatic or the beautifully lit Carovigno and its castle. Seven minutes drive to Ostuni, the white city, "the jewel of Puglia" with its wonderful old city to explore by day or enjoy in the warm night air. Relax in old bars, or the sophisticated modernity melted into the solid stone. Carovigno has a lot to offer from gourmet to great value restaurants with fantastic food and low prices. Italians choose to holiday here. The veranda has an outside kitchen, popular in southern Italy, and we have two barbecues. The local fish, meat and vegetables are exceptional so you can go into town later and chill, or just watch the sun go down, poolside.
WE CAN TAKE CARD PAYMENTS.
"From the start of booking to the return of our deposit the owner has been top class. His one concern being that we have everything we need plus giving very helpful advice for trips, eating etc." Trip Advisor 5 star review.
"One more thing – the proprietor, Will Sanderson, is a true gem and the ultimate in hospitality. He very patiently acquainted us with the nearby town, showing us the supermarket, fish store, the better bread store and the not-so-better bread store, the best place to get local wine and the restaurants and night spots. Then, going one step beyond, he stepped in to help us through a medical emergency and assisted us in arranging some emergency flight plans, for which I am most grateful. If you book this villa, consider Will one its assets." Trip Advisor 5 star review
Great location for a truly relaxing week. Villa is in character with the area with all the mod cons you could need for a perfect holiday. We ate out locally in Carovigno and Ostuni and also in at the villa. The rooftop table was superb for a sunny breakfast. with beautiful views. Will was the perfect host even arranging a cookery day which we thoroughly enjoyed. While we were in residence a little cat arrived looking very sad and beaten up. We think she had been abandoned. We fed and cuddled her back to health and called her Squiffy. She seems to like the Villa Acacia as her new home.
Villa Acacia was just what we needed clean, comfortable and a great base from which to explore Puglia. It had everything we needed especially peace and quiet. The villa is semi remote and a car is essential however Carovigno is just 8 mins away with all your amenities. Ostuni with its beautiful charm and atmosphere white washed buildings is 15 mins away and comes alive of a night time. Will the owner is very helpful and always on hand directing you to various shops (supermarkets,butchers,bakers etc) We will be coming back to explore some more.
Great accommodation for a family plus!! Will was an excellent host- very helpful with a great approach to villa rental which made our stay all the more relaxed. The welcome pack of food (and excellent wine!) was the best we have ever experienced. Caravigno is a lovely local town, and nearby Ostuni is quintessentially Italian. We would happily return.
Special interest holidays:
We can provide various courses for a few hours or more. eg Yoga, Art, Stained Glass window making, Local History, Restoration, Tennis coaching, etc.
Nearest beaches are ten minutes drive away, and there are many more easily accessed from the main coast road. The beaches are sandy and tend to be within coves of limestone which rise 2 or 3 metres out of the sea.
Villanova (15 mins by car) is the larger of the nearby small fishing villages along the coast, Santa Sabina being the closest.
A vehicle is essential and car hire is available at the airports.
Brindisi airport is 18 miles (29km) and takes 25 minutes.
Bari airport is 45miles (72km) and takes 75 minutes.
Ryanair offer direct flights from London Stansted to Brindisi and Bari, or to many UK regional airports via Milan Bergamo.
Easy Jet fly Gatwick to Brindisi in July and August.
British Airways have direct flights from London Gatwick to Bari
Alitalia have indirect flights from London Heathrow, & City to Brindisi.
Ostuni is 4km and takes 7 minutes by car.
Carovigno is 3km and takes 5 minutes by car.
The beaches and harbour at Santa Sabina take 10 minutes by car.
The beaches and harbour at Villanova take fifteen minutes by car.
Brindisi is a 30 minute drive, Lecce one hour (less on the train from Carovigno or Ostuni railway stations), Otranto 90 minutes by car.
Ostuni, the "Citta Bianca" is a magical place especially in the evenings. The architecture is a mix of all things southern Mediterranean. It looks like a north African town. Eating, drinking and relaxing out in the open air late into the night is a joy, for all ages. In July and more so in August the main Piazzas of Ostuni and Carovigno have live entertainment of all sorts of high quality, culminating in the Saint Oronzo horse parade in Ostuni on August 25/26th. Martina Franca has an Opera festival in July. Ostuni and Carovigno are working towns that operate all year round. This is a mainly agricultural area. Northern Puglia grows most of the dram wheat for the pasta of Italy, & the region makes as much wine as Australia but, this particular area is best known for it's olive oil. Olive tress are everywhere which give the view a green 'carpet'. The soil here is highly fertile and wonderful vegetables are available. The Markets tend to be on different days in different towns. Carovigno's is Tuesday morning, Ostuni has a full market on a Saturday morning and a vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There are good supermarkets and smaller specialist grocers, butchers, fish vendors, cheese makers, wine, and fresh pasta shops in both towns.
There are blue flag beaches within a ten minute drive, (Torre Pozzelle is visible from the olive grove), and many other lovely beaches and coves to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. In the summer evenings the coastal villages come alive with music, street vendors, ice cream parlours, restaurants and bars.
The beautiful Baroque towns of Lecce, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and the Famous Trulli of Alberobello are all a short drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
September late deal
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
October 2016 £300 off
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We accept card payments. 50% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than eight weeks before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £300 is required, to be paid along with full payment, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). Once you confirm you wish to book with us we will send you an email with confirmation and payment details.
Changeover day is normally Saturday unless prior books preclude this. Check-out by 10.00am please. Check-in after 4.00pm but we are flexible. You will be met by an English speaking key holder who will explain the Villa's facilities.
Notes on prices:
CARD PAYMENTS WELCOME
Tripadvisor 5 star reviews "Beautiful seclusion" ... "beautiful roof terrace and lovely pool"....."we went with our two children, I hope we will go back."
We accept card payments. 50% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than eight weeks before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £300 is required, to be paid along with full payment, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).