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Villa in San Vito dei Normanni, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - Charming Country Retreat Yet Only 5 Min From Town And 15 Min From Beaches
Just released Feb 18-*VILLA KATIA-ROSA- LATE BOOKING OFFER* for limited weeks remaining until September. Please contact us to secure a fantastic holiday offer.
Villa Katia-Rosa is our family home in Puglia it has been advertised with holiday lettings since 2009, we are delighted that our Villa has been booked from the months of May through to October each year, maintaining a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. We strive to offer our guests the comfort and facilities we enjoy year after year. Your rental rate is all you are expected to pay there are no hidden extras.
We include the use of Electricity, Air- Conditioning, use of water and Gas, of Bed-Linen and Villa/Pool Towels even Cleaning. We ask for a standard security deposit which is refundable following your stay after satisfactory inspection of Villa Katia-Rosa. On top of all this we offer you free use of Wi-Fi, a Sat-Nav to use so that you don't get lost and a complimentary welcome pack of food and drink until you can next shop.Often with local produce and a bottle of our own Villa katia-Rosa Olive Oil.
Villa katia-Rosa is a country retreat yet only just outside the town of San Vito with every amenity you would need during your stay and then only a short drive to the fabulous Adriatic Coast-line with its mixture of hidden beaches, nature reserves and public lidos with lounger and parasols with bars and restaurants- you choose!. Our English speaking house-Keepers will welcome you on arrival show you the working of Villa katia-Rosa, the Pool and Security systems. They are contactable during your stay if you should need them which we feel is very important. They offer additional services such as shopping during and before arrival, babysitting and help with a taxi service if the driver wanted a night off!!
Villa Katia-Rosa is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom character villa. There is an additional single fold out bed if needed to sleep up to 7 comfortably- we do have a large 4 seater sofa bed in the lounge for extra flexibility. Completely air conditioned and with all the home comforts you would want washing store, dishwasher, microwave and including in house entertainment ie. Large flatscreen TV & DVD's, DVD, music system and PS3 game collection. We've even thought of a boom box for music by the pool. We are delighted to introduce Free Wi-Fi for all our guests in 2016.
We are delighted to now make booking easier with direct ebanking transfer or Holiday lettings now provide access to paypal, credit or debit card payment.
Our cosy country villa, has 3 double bedrooms, two king-sized beds and one bedroom with twin beds. it also has 2 bathrooms one en-suite, the Villa sleeps up to 7 people comfotably, utilising a single fold out bed. However there is a king-sized sofa bed in the lounge for added flexibility .
Villa Katia-Rosa has been furnished using materials such as cast iron, mahogany dark wood and wicker for the interior decor with light canvas prints and coloured violes to compliment its cream interior and preserved 'stella' ceiling. The 12mx6m illuminated swimming pool, with roman step entry, was completed in July 2009, we created rustic cream tiled terraces secured within a gated natural stone wall built by a talented local artisan.The pool and terraces are illuminated for evening dips!! Sun loungers, table, chairs await.....
The bathrooms are tiled and finished in natural stone colours that reflect the feeling of calm and relaxation that you need on holiday. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas provide stylish comforts including a fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave along with air-conditioning in all bedrooms and lounge, large LCD flat screen TV with some English speaking channels for films,documentaries,news...... There is also a HiFi system that has an Ipod docking station and the facility to play flash memory mp3 players too. For the kids, and probably the not so young, we have a PS3 Consol with various games to keep all ages occupied. We also have a collection of books, CDs and films for in house entertainment. We are delighted to offer Free Wi-Fi for all our Guests in 2016.
Set in an acre of olive and various types of fruit trees, nespa, apple walnut, olive.... you are welcome to pick what ever fruits are in season. We have a stone pathway that leads down to an illuminated pool area, ideal for that late evening cool down swim. The relaxing pool area is a fantastic addition to Villa Katia-Rosa -normally opened each year- early May until early October. The villa is fully enclosed around the perimeter and has an easy to use alarm and intercom system.
San Vito Dei Normanni and its delightful piazzas await you only 3km away. The Adriatic coastline with its sandy coves, natural beaches and Lidos are 15 mins away by car. Brindisi airport 20 minutes from Villa Katia-Rosa and Bari airport 55 minutes away. It is an ideal base for exploring the region of Puglia, we have put together a list of things to do and places to see which is given to each Guest before departure along with the free use of our Sat-Nav we hope that you can make the most of your stay without the headache finding your way around or getting lost
. We look forward to hearing from you and we will do all that we can to help you have a lovely stay in Puglia and at Villa Katia-Rosa
We do hope you choose to book with us
Maureen and Martin Thompson
MARTIN AND MAUREEN THOMPSON
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About MARTIN AND MAUREEN THOMPSON
A quick personal profile about us We are Marty and Maureen Thompson- married with two teenage girls. We live in Ireland and simply have a love for all things Italian. We visited Rome then Florence and we have covered a large part of Tuscany. We fell in love with Puglia because it is so unspolit by commercialism. We love the wonderful changing seasons and landscapes we've witnessed when we've visited out of high holiday season. Highly recommended!! We've yet to sample Xmas and or New year hence we have just put in a wood burning stove, radiators and quilts!! We'll keep you posted We've met some lovely people during our adventure buying Villa Katia-Rosa and have built firm friendships with both Italian and Ex-pats who enviably live out in San Vito as residents! One day eh!!
MARTIN AND MAUREEN THOMPSON purchased this Villa in 2008
Why MARTIN AND MAUREEN THOMPSON chose Carovigno
We saw so many properties and became completely muddled when Villa Katia-Rosa (named after our daughters) found us!! Close to San Vito town for all your needs, yet completely private in a secluded lane with a scattering of other villas surrounded by olive groves. Perfect. Starting with a complete re-wire we renovated the property 2008-2009 throughout. You name it we did it and the end result was ready for our first Guests in July 2009. We've been booked from May-october months since. We visit when we can and never tire of doing bits and pieces to ensure the villa maintains its character and comforts. With the help of two wonderful house-keepers and friends locally who will do all they can to help our guests. You will have a memorable time in Puglia and we hope you love it as much as we do
What makes this Villa unique
BENEFITS OF VILLA KATIA-ROSA Fantastic English speaking house-keepers contactable 24/7. essential when you are in a rural setting. Newly installed Wi-Fi for 2016 Complimentary welcome pack so food and drink awaits your arrival. free use of pre-loaded Sat-Nav so you can make the most of your stay finding shops, restaurants, beaches etc without any stress of getting lost. Ideal Base for enjoying the region of Puglia Baby-sitting, shopping, additional cleaning and taxi service available through our House-Keepers arranged lcoally. Close to San Vito Town 15 minutes from beaches Secure and alarmed villa for your peace of mind Complete privacy and luxury pool with solar shower Great air conditioning and insect screens throughout the villa- You can have a lovely breeze circulating without any unwanted visitors!! In house entertainment SatTV for films,soaps,kids channels, collection DVD's, Music, Books even a Boombox for outside music. Free Wi-Fi for 2016.
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What a fantastic Break in wonderful Pugia and Villa Katia Rosa
We had a week at Villa Katia Rosa and it was so lovely to get away. Photos don't do Villa Katia Rosa justice it was bigger than we had thought. We were met by Tina and Richard Woollard, the house-keepers; who went through how to work all the switches and electrics for the Villa and pool lighting ect and made sure that we were happy for us to leave them once we had settled in, which we thought was very thoughtful. They were a wealth of information and recommended restaurants to go to and even about a wine festival due in Brindisi. The Guest info file was really helpful.
My husband is very sensitive to insect bites we asked a special request for mosquitos plug ins and tablets to be put in every room before our arrival, we were prepared to pay for this but we were told that the owners left plug ins in the villa and they had some tablets left over and could easily do this for us. There was no charge for this service. We also asked for a pre-shop service that had been offered as we were arriving late but because the owners provided a complimentary welcome pack of some food and drink we were only charged for the additional items we needed over and above what they would have left for us. It was so nice to have chilled drinks ready and food to make a last minute meal. Not a bad start we thought!!
We have been to Puglia before but found it really difficult to leave Villa Katia-Rosa as the pool is so gorgeous and so private. It was really hot during our July week too hot for us to sit out in the sun except for early mornings until mid afternoon but the Villa was really cool and the air-conditioning a must. We used the beach kit left in the Villa for days out which saved us the expense
We were familiar with the Adriatic coastline and decided that we would explore Galipoli and the West coast of Puglia, OMG the beaches are beautiful. Galipoli is a must day out, lovely walks through cobbled streets, an evening craft market, spoilt for choice restaurants, bars and gellaterias. We stopped at a pretty coastal town of San Maria de Bagno and Porto Cesareo both so lovely, we were surprised how much English was spoken.
Get to San Vito market Mondays brilliant buys!! and find the historic centre it's a hidden gem as most of the towns look very bland until explore!
The WIFI was great, we downloaded some great films for evenings in. We will definitely return as we really loved the food the people the sights and the welcome we received. Thankyou so much. x
Super villa and pool
We booked Villa Katia Rosa for a family holiday - five of us with ages ranging from 16 to 54. We arrived in San Vito at around midnight and were met in the town by housekeepers Richard and Tina, just as well as we would have struggled to find the villa in the dark! Richard and Tina were great throughout our stay, the water pump broke but they arranged for it to be fixed the same day; they advised on the best shops, restaurants and trips and made sure we had everything we needed. The villa was so well equipped that we really didn't need anything, from razors to PlayStation to grocery welcome pack, we couldn't have asked for more. The villa itself was nicely decorated and furnished and the air con was welcome, although we barely used it. Very pleased that Windows and door had fly screens, we didn't see any bugs inside the house but take repellent if sitting outside in the evening. My young adult children were delighted to have WiFi which meant they could sign in to the Netflix account! There was also a good range of books, games and DVDs, as well as plenty of maps, guide books and information about the area.
It is necessary to have a car, although we barely ventured out as it was difficult to drag ourselves away from the pool. We went to Gallipoli: walk across the bridge to the picturesque old town; Locorotondo: a beautifully presented white town on a high point in the Valle d'Itria, surrounded by the hobbit-like round trulli; the nearest beaches: not the best beaches but crystal clear water.
The best bit for all of us was the wonderful pool, a recent addition, beautifully maintained by Richard. There is plenty of space around the villa for enjoying the sun, with seating on the roof and to the front and side of the villa as well as a large patio (with barbecue). Then, when the sun got too warm, it was into the pool for a cool down. Having said that the kids were pretty much permanently in the pool!
The weather was amazing with temperatures around 30, but it was a dry heat with a constant warm breeze so very pleasant. Easy to get burnt though so take plenty of lotion!
In summary, we had a restful week in a fantastic villa and would highly recommend.
We have just returned from a lovely week. The pool was the highlight but the house and housekeepers were first class also.
Excellent house with stunning pool - but you need a car!
Beautiful house inside and out, well maintained and thoughtfully decorated throughout, with three good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sun deck, grounds, and everything you could want. And a stunning 12x6m pool that the kids loved.
Very helpful owner who was happy to answer questions and ensured wi fi was fitted and working (a particular request of my children...) and very friendly local help in Puglia from Tina and Richard who cleaned the place, fixed anything that went wrong and were always on the end of a text to advise and help (even delivering a new blue tooth speaker when we couldn't find the original)
Difficult to find, and a bit isolated (part of the charm). 5 mins drive to nearest shop, 15 mins to nearest good shop, 20 mins to nearest beach. All good but you need to have a decent car and be happy driving on Italian roads!
Overall if you want a traditional, quiet Italian villa holiday with your own pool in a lovely house, this is a pretty good bet.
Offers a fantastic pool area and lots of space
Spent 13 nights here in July with my husband and kids - 6 in total. This is a great villa in a beautifully unspoilt area of Italy. The facilities at the villa are of a high standard, very clean and we loved the air-con throughout the property. English housekeepers very friendly and helpful. Lots of towels available which was appreciated because we all loved the pool, which is very large and offers two depths to suit all levels of swimmer. The terraces at the pool, front and side of the property, and on the rooftop provided loads of options throughout the day for resting in the shade or soaking up the rays. Sea views from the rooftop terrace were a lovely surprise as I hung the washing out! How I miss that washing line where everything dries in 30 mins flat! I particularly loved sitting on the bench swing in the evening with a glass of local wine. Very peaceful area. Close to local supermarkets and town but not easy walking distance. Recommend visit to Ostuni and local blue flag beach is only minutes away by car. It really is hard to pull yourself away from this villa - we rent villas every year and can tell you this is a good one. The kitchen is well equipped and compact but there is no real downside at all. Kids loved the wifi and range of DVDs when it rained one evening. Great holiday rental.
Fabulous area and pool
My family stayed at Villa Katia-Rosa for 2 weeks over the summer holidays 2014. We had a lovely time exploring the beautiful and interesting area of Puglia, so many lovely towns and villages to explore from this base including Lecce which is breathtaking and Ostuni that we fell in love with only 20 mins drive away and perfect for a meal and a summers evening stroll. The beach at Torre Guaceto is well worth a visit and there are plenty of little coves to explore if you are prepared to walk away from the main areas. We spent many hours of our holiday lazing by the beautiful and large swimming pool and terrace, plenty of space both shallow and deep for all the family. Don't expect to hear many British voices around this area and be prepared to take a phrase book and get stuck in to local life we certainly did! There are plenty of local amenities like supermarkets and shops close by but a car is essential as the villa is set in the countryside and without one you would really miss out on the opportunity to investigate some fabulous places. For families there is a great waterpark only 45 mins drive away very reasonable prices too, check Facebook for vouchers offers before you go. Eating out you are really spoilt for choice, Ostuni has a wonderful selection, but there are also some lovely restaurants in nearby coastal villages where you can eat by the sea. Children and families are really well catered for in every respect. The satnav provided is a great extra and was used daily by us! Richard and Tina were available for any problems we had and resolved them quickly. Thanks for a great holiday.
Coast/Beach: The Adriatic eastern coastline is only 15 minutes by car. As Puglia is rural by nature a car is needed to discover all the wonderful sights. The Ionian western coastline is 45 minutes drive away. The tip if Southern italy is a 90 minute drive. All along the coastlines you will find a mixture of nature reserves, secluded bays, and public Lidos with bar and restaurant facilities. There are too many to list but we have plotted a few on the Sat-Nav and Listed those visited in our Villa Guest file. Travel: Brindids Airport- 20 minutes drive Bari Airport- 50 minutes drive Rome- 5 hours drive Naples -3.5 hours drive Car Hire:- Essential Advice re Flights, Carhire and Holiday Insurance including Travel and Car Excess will be offered on request in the attempt to save you time and money. Contact us at anytime. 02891451603 landline and messages. Distances: San Vito Dei Normanni- Nearest town- 5 minutes drive Ostuni- "White City" Historic centre- 20 minutes drive Lecce- "Florence of the South"-40 minutes Gallipoli- Delightful Fishing village in castle/marina setting- 60 minutes drive (Aquapark in the same direction) Alberobella- Town of the picturesque Trulli- 50 minute Fasano- Zoo safari and amusement park- 40 minute drive Castro-San Maria Di Leuca Drive- Caves and cliff pool with drive to Southern tip of Italy, daytrip- 60 minutes Castro Further Details: San Vito Di Normanni our local town 5 minute drive away has everything you may need during your stay ie; supermarkets, banks & cashpoints, garages, medical centre,fashion shops pharmacy,bakery, restaurant, bars and take-aways. Weekly market takes place on a Monday morning Villa Water we are fortunate enough to have our own Artesan well which supplies the villa with water rich in minerals. We do not advise you to drink this water but it can be used to boil food in. Local water can be bought in supermarkets cheaply and you can even refill your water bottles at the local spring water taps in San Vito. Groups more than 6 will incur an additional cleaning £20 x 1 and a laundry fee of £20 per week. Any request for additional cleans during your stay can be arranged a fee of £35 paid locally.
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Booking Notes: Please phone us if you have any queries, as we feel a personal touch is reassuring when booking a Villa Holiday on line. We will return your call. UK 02891451603 A 25% deposit is required to secure your initial reservation 7 days after your confirmation of wishing to proceed At time of enquiry availability will be confirmed and if you wish to proceed Booking Conditions are sent out with a deposit due document Remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to departure Security deposit of £200 per week is required Additional clean during your stay £35.00 paid locally. Any additional House-keepers services at the Villa during your stay paid locally eg. babysitting, shopping,taxi,arrangement of local tours or days out. Changeover Day:Usually Satyurdays in High Season. Out of High Season Flexible when ever possible. High Season ie July, August Saturday arrival and departure days. Occupancy normally 16.00 hrs, Vacating Villa at 10.00 hrs We will always try and accommodate early and late guests depending on individual situation. Notes on prices: PAYMENT **LATE BOOKING DEALS to be advised when applicable. E-Banking transfer in Sterling/Euros. Current rate of exchange used via XE.com 25% deposit, balance due 8 weeks before departure. £50pw Heating Fee in Low Season.£200pw security deposit CANCELLATION We advise all our guests to take out adequate travel insurance to cover for loss of holiday costs however we have a fair cancellation policy and will refund all the monies received if we can re-let the weeks cancelled.