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Luxury Villa,Private Pool, Walk to Town, WIFI, Brindisi Airport 20km, Bari 90km

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A/C, Tropical Gardens, Easy Highway Access, 1.4km to cafes and shops, Beaches

Newly restored 1800 sq ft farmhouse is the last Villa on a quiet dead end country road walking distance to town. Unique arichetural details,Rustic decorum, and all the Luxury comforts; the Villa Grace really feels like home.Villa Grace has beautiful hand worked original stone walls, wood beamed ceilings, and terracotta flooring. This two story home has a Private 5 by 12 meter mosaic tiled pool with stepped entry; great for swimming laps. Boasting 1600 sq ft of pool deck and lounge areas there is plenty of room for outdoor living. The poolside dining terrace has a large BBQ grill and a retractable awning. Escape the sun's rays under a large Bamboo covered gazebo with lounge furniture. Unique tropical gardens, banana trees,cacti, and hand worked rock walls surround the pool area. We have 6 sunbeds, and plenty of outdoor garden furniture to lounge on.

Inside, stretch out in the spacious open floor plan and large separate TV/Living room. Villa Grace is decorated with 18/19th century antiques in a rustic decorum. The large fully equipped kitchen has all new appliances, Whirlpool dishwasher, American full size refrigerator, 5 burner stove, Bosch oven, toaster, and a French press for coffee. Everything you will need to cook a gourmet meal is provided. Enjoy a late night together downstairs, while the children sleep soundly upstairs. Two bedrooms have balconies with stunning views of the property, both have king size beds, and all 3 bedrooms have air conditioning. Relax on the reclining couches in the living room and watch TV on our 40in flat screen withNetFlix and English language satellite TV system, we also have hundreds of movies and a DVD player. We provide for music CDs, and have over 100 English novels.

We provide for all of the essentials in the villa such as: toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges,trash bags, laundry soap, and softener.

We provide for prearrival grocery run, just provide a list of items to be stocked.

3 Bedrooms:

Master Bedroom has an 18th century antique king size bed with new top of the line mattress and large en suite bathroom, 9kg washing machine, A/C, and large balcony.

2nd Bedroom has a king size bed new top of the line mattress,and glass door leading to balcony with stunning view of the pool, A/C.

3rd Bedroom 2 twin bed with new top quality mattresses, and a crib for infants, and A/C.

2 Bathrooms:

Enjoy a Bubble Bath, the downstairs bathroom has a full size bathtub and shower.

The Master bedroom bathroom has a large tiled shower box with powerful rain shower and washing machine.


Enjoy cooking in this very large professional kitchen with all new appliances. Full size American refrigerator, 5 Burner stove top, electric oven,coffee maker, toaster, and dishwasher. Everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal is provided.

Living Rooms:

Enjoy the two large comfortable reclining couches, 37 inch Flatscreen TV, with Satellite cable with English language, DVD Player. We provide with hundreds of movies, music, and at least 100 novels; we have a book swap program.


Infants Welcome we have a crib, high chair, changing bed, stroller,monitor, and plenty of toys.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Linens and towels/beach towels are included and changed weekly. We provide for a weekly maid service. The pool is cleaned twice a week.


Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

Air Conditioning, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, Telephone, TV.


The villa is situated on 3/4 acre of land. There is a very unique desert style garden with hand worked stone walls surrounding the pool area. 1600 sq ft of pool deck space and lounge areas, plenty of room for everyone.There is a large covered gazebo poolside to escape from the suns rays and great for kids to play under. There is a dining terrace with glass door leading to the dining/kitchen area; very convenient for Barbecuing and dining. The 5 meter by 12 meter private pool is mosaic tiled and great for swimming laps.

Important notes on accommodation

We do not allow smoking inside the house. We do not allow an increase in occupancy during your stay or visitors.

We provide for all of the essentials such as: toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges,trash bags, laundry soap, and softener.

More Details

J. Ashley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About J. Ashley

I am retired military and am from Colorado. I met my husband while working here in San Vito. He is a Chef and we decided to stay here in San Vito to raise a family.

J. Ashley purchased this villa in 2008

Why J. Ashley chose Brindisi area

Location, Location, Location..... its close enough to walk to town but it feels isolated because its on a dead end road with no traffic. You can reach the beaches and highway access in 7 km and town is 1.5km to the main road.

What makes this villa unique

My husband and I reconstructed our home over 4 years.It has been a labor of love and we are happy to invite you to be our guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Vito dei Normanni in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • All of the bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
We do not allow smoking inside the house. We do not allow an increase in occupancy during your stay or visitors to the villa at any time. We provide for all of the essentials such as: toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges,trash bags, laundry soap, and softener.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


A beautiful villa with wonderfull hosts in a perfect location to see Puglia!! Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished two perfect weeks at Villa Grace! The home, with a pool, is very beautiful and comfortable with enough room for 2 families and 6 people to live comfortably. Jackie, Vincenzo and Grace are absolutely wonderful and perfect hosts. Vincenzo restored the house and his work is spectacular and made it even more special to stay here. They are very helpful in all you need for directions, restaurant recommendations etc. Most importantly, this beautiful villa is perfectly located to see Puglia. In 15 mins you can be to a beautiful sandy beach on the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. In 10 mins you can be on the state highway to any of the many places you would want to see such as Alberobello and grotto at Castellana,( both are great places for families with small children) Ostuni, Lecce, Bari, Brindisi, Gallipoli,Otranto and the many beautiful small towns such as Martina Franca and Locorotondo. Most of these are within an hours drive with Gallipoli about 1hr and 15 mins away. You then return to this beautiful villa and a dip in the pool to relax and enjoy the setting. Finally, San Vito is a cute small town with everything you need from good restaurants, close by markets and the charm of rural Italy. We very highly recommend Villa Grace as the perfect vacation home!! Thank you so much Jackie, Vincenzo and Grace! We so enjoyed our time with you and look forward to seeing you again!! Janet and Larry

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay in our villa. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. Very happy that you enjoyed your vacation. We cant wait to meet again. Jackie, Vincenzo and Grace
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Gorgeous Villa,Gardens, and Pool Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation, the villa exceeded our expectations.The villa was spacious for 6 of us, highly maintained, and had all the comforts and items we needed. The owners were very helpful and kind. The pool was the highlight and the outdoor living area was comfortable and convienent for coming and going into the kitchen being the heart of our vacation. We loved the food and the local village had great restaurants and lots of evening entertainment.The villa was easyly accessable and most evenings we walked into town. Beautiful towns and beaches nearby. And it was great being so close to the airport as the second part of our party arrived later.

We definitely reommended this villa and this town. We look forward to a return visit

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at villa Grace.... despite the weather being unusually wet for September. Jackie was great, meeting us the day we arrived, and later that day drove back and led us on a tour of all the important points in town..... The most important one being the amazing wine shop. Oh so cheap!! The villa is well equipped, and the outside area amazing. So much room, and the pool is huge. Lots to do in the area, and various restaurants in St. Vito. Ex fadda our favourite for cornetist and cappacino and Locanda Nonna Mena our fav restaurant. Many Thanks Jackie, Vincenzo and Grace. Lovely to meet you all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the rain. You are such a great family, so happy you were able to enjoy your vacation anyway. Good food Good wine Good vacation. LOL We wish you the best and hope you will visit us again one day.
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Beautiful villa that feels like home.

  • 4 of 5

This is our 4th visit to this lovely villa. Well equipped with a homely feel, the pool and surrounding outside area is fantastic. The owners are friendly and very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Quite near to the town of San Vito, although if you wish to visit the many beautiful towns around it a car is advisable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time in Italy but not the last !

  • 5 of 5

Jackie met us in San V and we followed her to her home/villa. First impressions were great, the house is a house and furnished in that way as opposed to some clinical soulless villas that you find on OD. The pool is fantastic and the pool area excellent. Yes you could do with padding on some of the sunbeds but that did not detract. The pool itself is the biggest pool we have ever seen at a villa where we have stayed and it was a real bonus for us.

San V and in general in that part of Italy we found that not many people if any really spoke English. The Italian phrase book was out all the time and for people that enjoy trying to get by in a different country with a different language this is perfect and great fun !

San V itself is clean and has lots of bars for drinks etc and of an evening it really comes to life with lots of Italians out for the evening. There are not loads and loads or restaurants but there are some and all the bars cater so you are never short of food options locally. There are 3 large supermarkets in town so its very easy to stock up on essentials and not that we did but if you want to cook at home then it would be easy to achieve. There were two beaches in particular 15/20 mins drive away that were great. The protected beach area of Torre Guaceto was the best. You drive there, park up, pay 5 euros and a bus takes you to the beach and the bus basically to’s and fro’s all day. Jackie also pointed us in the direction of several other beaches so there were always options.

We like to travel and my biggest tip would be to use trip advisor, especially for local restaurants. We found loads of lovely places to eat at nearby towns within 20 mins drive. Some of the smaller towns are lovely and less crowded than some of the larger and more obvious places to head to. I would suggest, Carovigno, Mesange and San Michele. The lager towns of Ostuni & Brindisi are equally nice but are busy and parking can be a challenge.

We took longer trips to Alberobello, Gallipoli and Lecce, the trips were not long and you can see and go to so many different places all within an hour or so. Sat Nav built in the car was very handy.

Italy is beautiful, Jackie and her family were so welcoming but aware that on holiday you like at arms length contact. The house and pool were great, it was easy getting around and the food and beer first class. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend this house and area to anyone wanting to explore Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of our home. It was a pleasure getting to know you all. We hope you will come back again. Best Wishes
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Fabulous villa and the most welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa in the hope that it would suit the combined wishes of a couple looking for a quiet retreat and two eighteen year olds who wanted easy access to a town with a bit of nightlife and shopping and we really hit the jackpot with this gorgeous property. It is down a secluded dead end lane so it is totally private, yet is is less than 2km from the local town of San Vito dei Normanni. The roads leading to town are quiet and street-lit so you could easily walk if you wanted to although I confess we tended to take the car out of sheer laziness. San Vito has a lovely mix of bars, restaurants, boutique shops, a bookshop where we enjoyed the most wonderful evening of food and wine tasting at our host Jackie's recommendation, and some interesting architecture. The villa is also close to other places that made for enjoyable trips, such as Brindisi, the beach at Penna Grossa, Cisternino, Locorotondo, the lovely trulli houses at Alberobello and Polignano a Mare. Perhaps the best thing for us was the fact the whole region was very Italian and not over-run by tourists. Even the local market we visited one morning was very much a local affair, even though it was huge. The only touristy place we visited was Ostuni, although it is so beautiful it is a must-see and even then it still retained a local feel.

The villa itself is beautifully appointed and is actually the main home for the hosts Jackie and her family in the winter months. It's an old property so the walls are thick and the rooms stay cool in the summer heat, but there is a/c in the bedrooms to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. All windows contain mosquito mesh, but because the property is away from the town there was usually a slight breeze which meant that we were not really bothered by them at all. The villa kitchen is really well appointed with utensils, dishwasher etc, outside there is a huge stone BBQ, covered area and a vast choice of seating around the pool which meant that both sun lovers and those who burn easily could all be comfortable. I can't stress how welcome Jackie and her family made us all, even to the extent of getting provisions in for us (we arrived after 11pm). Jackie was fun and friendly if we fancied a chat, and completely unobtrusive when we wanted some private time. I can't recommend this villa enough; we will certainly be returning as soon as possible and will treasure our memories of this holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of our home. You were so much fun and we are happy you had a great holiday and truly hope you will come back. Best Wishes
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Prices & Availability

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25 May-22 June 2018
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23 June-6 July 2018
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7 July- 1 Sept 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £336.88

We use the HomeAway Secure payment system only for the initial 25% deposit as there is a substanial commision. You can make initial 25% deposit also by Paypal or Bank transfer. Final balance is paid upon arrival or by bank transfer one week prior to arrival.
We require a 400 euro damage deposit 30 days prior to your arrival that will be paid via Paypal and will be refunded within 24 hours after your departure. PayPal is the fastest way to return your deposit. Check out time is 10am. Check in 3pm, or check with owner depending on reservations this can be adjusted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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