About the property
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights
Italian seaside holiday village, experience the real Italy
Delightful two bedroom villa with private swimming pool and close to the beach. Villa Nicola is equipped to a high standard and benefiting from air-conditioning.
Located in Lendinuso, a typical Italian holiday village and boasts one of the best bakeries in the area. There is also a general store, butcher and of course cafes, ice cream bars etc.
3.5km from Casalabate, another Italian holiday village. 5km from Torchiarolo, 15km from Lecce, the Florence of the South.
Close to Ostuni, the White City.
Holiday with the Italians in Puglia and experience the real Italy.
Villa Nicola is the ideal location for a relaxing break, by the pool, on the beach and to tour Puglia and the Salento area.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROPERTY :-)
This Villa is eliminating its carbon footprint due to the photovoltaic cell installation on the roof, thereby turning the suns energy into electricity, feeding into the national grid to help eliminate pollution and reduce the requirement of fossil fuel consumption for your holidays.
This Villa boasts free WiFi available for guests staying.
Richard & Noirin Bates
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- Apr 16, 2018
About Richard & Noirin Bates
We are an Anglo-Irish couple who fell in love with Puglia and bought our first "Place in Puglia Villas" property ( Villa Sun Beach) as our holiday home when our family was young. Our love of the area grew and when our children flew the nest, so we decided to relocate here to Puglia in 2006 which is also the year that we bought and re-built Villa Nicola. We then sold our house and business back home, relocated here and bought additional properties over the next few years. Each one has been transformed into beautiful holiday rentals for our guests, with many families returning to us year after year and becoming friends in the process. From April when we start taking bookings, until October when we close up for the winter, we dedicate ourselves to making sure that your hard earned and well deserved holiday goes as perfectly as possible and as we live just 10 minutes away from any of our properties, we are always on call if required during your stay. For our guests we can organise extra services such as In-Villa dining, In-Villa Italian cookery lessons, inshore sea fishing and coastal excursions, winery and wine-tasting tours, bicycle hire as well as restaurant recommendations and advise on excursions and attractions, full details of these and all other infomation are in each of the properties In-Villa guidebook and also on our website at www.placeinpuglia.com.
Richard & Noirin Bates purchased this Villa in 2006
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Beautiful villa for a relaxing holiday
Our second stay at a Richard and Noirin villa and could not be happier. Super accommodation: clean, spacious, well-kept; very well-equipped in the kitchen and well-furnished with ample storage for holiday clothes etc.
Villa Nicola is superb. Lovely pool and large enough to actually feel like you can swim proper lengths – thereby justifying the excess of pasta and pizza! The garden area is spacious with lots of seating to suit everyone: sun-lovers and shade-lovers alike. We certainly made plenty of use of the sun-loungers and shady seating area and, depending on our mood, we’d either follow the sun or dive into the shade for a little relief. Eating out in the evening was a real pleasure and we enjoyed it so much we spent all evening sitting out. We discovered the games compendium in the villa and learned some new games, different versions of old favourites and, of course, cards.
The bedrooms are well-appointed with chests of drawers and wardrobes for storage. The large room offered more than enough space for two people; and with the curtain drawn became almost two rooms. The second bedroom was perfect for our son and being on the shadier side of the villa remained cooler even on the hotter days. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and has everything you could possibly need to rustle up a simple snack or a full dinner. We never really made use of the breakfast bar or sofa and chairs: preferring to sit outside. The barbecue is fantastic and we loved the outdoor cooking and eating.
The Welcome Basket is stocked with enough goodies to keep you well-fed for a couple of days at least. The folder of info in the Villa is a good read: all you need to know about the local area and suggestions for places to visit plus restaurants and bars.
Villa Nicola is brilliant for two couples. Plenty of room to accommodate two cars inside the gates of the villa. The front garden has some lovely fruit trees and we enjoyed some delicious plums straight from the tree and added zing to our drinks with the lemons.
Richard and Noirin are amazing, they make you so welcome and do all they can to make your stay hassle-free and relaxing. Compared to other villa experiences where faceless agents take the booking and key-holders see you in it’s a very welcome change to find owners like Richard and Noirin who welcome you in personally and are on-hand throughout if needed. They are the real faces of Place in Puglia.
Fabulous villa and pool
Villa Nicola is just wonderful. The villa is fully equipped to a very high standard and has everything you could need. The pool and outside area are just outstanding...huge pool, lovely seating area with table and chairs that is shaded, fabulous wooden sun beds with wheels that are easy to move and a wonderful paved seating area in a particularly sunny corner that we understand was done for a long standing repeat visitor that loved to sit in this corner! That gesture sums up everything that the owners are about. They work so hard to ensure their villas are spot on, the quality and detail is just second to none and nothing is too much trouble for them. You can email them with all sorts of questions and they always reply by return. The welcome basket they provide is amazing...everything you need for the first couple of meals including milk, tea, coffee, bread, butter,eggs, ham, cheese, pasta, cereals, cakes, biscuits, beer, wine., fruit ...and more! Fantastic. You can settle in without worrying where the nearest supermarket is etc. They also ensure there are basics like olive oil and salt and pepper and loo rolls and kitchen rolls....all the things you usually have to go and buy immediately when you arrive. They really do try and think of everything and if they have missed something, just tell them and it will be sorted! We stayed in another Place in Puglia villa last year in a bigger group and we were just astonished by the quality of everything and the hands on service that they provide because they are so close by and involved in the whole process. We wouldn't consider staying with anyone else if we visit this part of Italy again. Keep up the brilliant work Richard and Noirin
Wow, thank you so much for such a wonderful review Amanda, and you know that you and your family are always welcome back.
A stay at the end of July 2016
Great, well appointed and well maintained villa. Welcome basket on arrival much appreciated. Air conditioning and fans a big bonus. Commanding views down to the coast from the roof terrace and balcony. Close to local supermarket, bakery and butchers. Kids played football with the local kids at the piazza beside the beach most evenings. Good local pizzerias for nights out. Nearby ATM machines in the town of Torchiorolo at the Bank and at the Poste Italiane. Owners were really helpful and sourced a mechanic when we had a flat tyre. Highly recommended and we're going back next year.
Very good location near a fine beach and food stores and a bit further, you find fields of olive trees, perfect for a run
Comfortable house very well equipped
The garden is perfect to have breakfast and dinner
The pool is very enjoyable
Richard, the owner, is really friendly
We had a great time
We where a party of five two who where only staying for a weekend Friday to Monday, the other three stayed the week. We traveled from Dublin on A Ryan Air flight to Bari direct. Ryan Air fly from Dublin on Friday and Mondays. As we where not driving we had a pick up at the airport to bring us to Alberobello where we where going to stay over night in a Trulli house. Saturday morning we had a pick up to bring us to Lendinuso the area where Villa Nicola is, drive time from Alberobello 1hour 10 minuets. On our arrival we where met by Richard who explained every thing to us in detail very clearly, how to work the TV, air condition , keys for the doors, out side gate etc. Richard also specks Italian as well as English. There was a very well stocked welcome basket with all the basic to get you stared which excluded the following in the fridge, butter, milk, eggs, orange juice, yogurts , cheese, ham, beers, in the basket was a bottle of wine, pasta, sauce etc. All towels are provided for use. There are two bed rooms the master bedroom had a big double bed and two single beds the second bed room has a double bed. There is a shower and toilet with another toilet out side a the pool. Large pool quite deep at one end which would befit from some kind of marking for safety reasons. On the Sunday my sister had arranged with Richard to have a man come in to cook us a BBQ at the pool side which was beautiful. There is a lovely bakery, butcher, supermarket and small cafe bar. This area is idel if you need toget away from every thing and have lazy days by the pool, or if it is not to breezy lazy days on the beach. The locals are lovely people. A car is essential to drive to other areas .
Over all the Villa is beautiful very well maintained and safe. Richard and Noirin are perfect hosts to their guests and will answer any questions , give advice and assistance where needed. Drive back to Bari airport from Lendinuso takes 1 hour 30 minuets.
Agréable et calme
Quel bonheur de se prélasser au bord de la piscine en écoutant les cigales. C'était notre 3e séjour dans cette agréable petite maison confortable. Tous les matins, le boulanger et la petite marchande de fruits et légumes nous régalent de leurs produits locaux et spécialités. Richard et Noirin sont accueillants et font tout leur possible pour rendre notre séjour inoubliable.
Holiday by the sea in Puglia, where the Italians go. An ideal base for a relaxing holiday by the private pool or on the beach, and an ideal location to tour Puglia and the Salento region. Strike out North, West or South and you can explore Alberobello, the Trulli capital, visit Castellana Grotto, Fasano Zoo Safari, Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Lecce (Florence of the South), Otranto, Galipoli and much much more. Fantastic food and wine completes your Italian holiday experience. Other Activities: photography courses. Golf: Mature English speaking babysitter facility available.. Cookery lessons available in Villa, with local ingredients and regional recipes... please arrange with us prior to arrival Boat fishing trips (tackle supplied) and/or scenic boat excursions available (picnics optional) - weather permitting Free WiFi included for our guests Travel cots (including bedding) and high chairs available ( must be reserved at time of booking) Acaya golf club just 25 minutes drive away. Smoking outside only please Front gate intercom, assistance and or advice (if required) from English speaking owners who live locally.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Welcome Basket, bed linen, bathroom and pool towels included. No end of holiday cleaning charge. In fact, no extras at all to pay. 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before your holiday is due to start. A £300 OR €400 euro refundable security deposit is payable this is returned after a satisfactory check-out