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Secluded Villa with very large pool near all local amenities and great location



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Villa in San Vito dei Normannni - Peaceful Location, Ideal setting for families or couples

Villa Poggio is superbly situated 1km outside the town of San Vito dei Normanni in a small residential village. The villa boasts a large private swimming pool and completely enclosed private gardens with a large variety of fruit trees. You will enjoy the rural tranquillity of the villa whilst being close to all the local amenities such as cafes, bars, shops, supermarkets and restaurants. San Vito dei Normanni is a town of just over 20,000 inhabitants located in Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot, and is just 5 minutes away from the Adriatic Coast and its many beaches. The town is a perfect location to relax and experience real Italy, but is also in an ideal location should you wish to discover more of this beautiful region. The villa is within easy reach of several airports (Brindisi 15 mins, Bari 1 hour, Naples 3.5 hours).

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We purchased our property after visiting Puglia on a day trip to Italy and falling in love with the area. Initially it was to be our holiday home for retirement. However, as a former contracts manager in construction and police officer both very demanding roles, we decided to make a life change and move here. We haven't looked back since and hope you will love Puglia as much as we do.

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable & well equipped villa, lovely pool. Tranquil setting. Excellent hosts, well done... Peter & Jane (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Thank you for your warm welcome and all your help and advice. You have a lovely villa and a gorgeous pool...Marty & Maureen (Bangor, Ireland)

Got villa we were looking for, a relaxing poolside holiday. Children were water babies, practically living in there. Villa well equipped and clean. Sally & Simon (Shottenden)

We've had a fantastic time and what lovely landlords you both are. We will look forward to another holiday in your villa and will highly recommend villa poggio to our friends. Michael and Joy (Stanmore)

We had a fabulous relaxing holiday. Angela and Steve are excellent hosts giving the attention required in an understated way. The villa is very well equipped and made for home from home. Excellent pool. Altogether more than we'd hoped for. Vanessa & Adrian (Beds)
Dec 2007
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant time..... We highly recommend a "Villa Poggio" holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at villa Poggio, (two adults, two teenage kids). The villa was spacious, great décor and

very clean, everything you require.

The outside area, provided a perfect size patio, large table and BBQ (of which we enjoyed very much). Villa Poggio is in good

size grounds, with a very large well kept swimming pool, in private tranquil surroundings, perfectly positioned

for the sunshine, giving us hours of fun.

Lots to see and do: Everything was very closely accessible. Many beautiful historic towns/cities to see (recommend

White city, Ostuni ) incredible views.

Various local large food shops, markets, beaches and an abundance of extremely good and well priced restaurants. We even

visited a local go kart track, a great time was had.

Thank you very much, Steve and Angela for being most gracious, helpful hosts... nothing seemed to much trouble, two

extremely lovely people. Your assistance definitely helped make our holiday a great one !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Angela are superb hosts. Great communications and directions in advance and they were always available for recommendations and help.

Villa is excellent. Great layout and everything works as it should. Very private with a wonderful garden full of fruit trees. Pool is brilliant - big enough for swimming as well as having fun.

Location is good too - lots of things to do only a short drive away. It seems that every day there is a concert or a festival or cultural event nearby. Lots of music and fireworks. Good beaches are close by and the historical towns of Ostuni, Alberobello, Lecce and Brindisi are all within easy reach. Everything you might need (supermarkets, post office etc) is available in San Vito, only 5 minutes away.

We had a great holiday. Didn't want to leave and would love to return. Highly recommended +++

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great pool, good ameneties, secluded location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Poggio is in a secluded location surrounded by olive groves, but is within easy reach of the local town and its ameneties, and great local beaches, which are perfect for young kids, are only a 15 minute drive away.

We (family of four with 2 kids aged 10 & 7) thoroughly enjoyed our week. The villa and its grounds are lovely and the pool is great - the kids only left it to either eat, sleep or go to the beach! It has two bedrooms (both with aircon - vital during the sultry Italian evening heat) and is perfect for a family of four. The lovely owners Steve and Angela are also on hand to provide valuable local knowledge.

It also has good facilities - beach towels are provided, there's a tv, dvd and x-box console (for those who want to spend their holiday watching tv!) and a selection of books. There's a purpose-built barbecue, access to a modern washing machine and beach umbrellas and chairs to borrow if required.

You always take a chance when choosing a villa on the internet, never quite knowing what you've let yourself in for until you arrive. With this villa, however, we hit the jackpot! Our only regret is that we only spent a week there and not a fortnight! We'll certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Love villa Poggio and Ange and Steve

  • 5 of 5

This a lovely cosy villa with a great pool in a quiet location but within easy reach of shops and restaurants. Ange and Steve the owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. They live on site but you would hardly know unless you wanted to. San Vito is a lovely town with a real Italian flavour. Nice beaches only a few minutes drive away. Stayed here several times now and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Excellent accommodation in a fantastic area.

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed in such well equipped accomodation and have no hesitation in recommending villa poggia. The pool particularly was amazing with a spectacular surround of succulents and cacti Our thanks to Angela and Steve for a superb holiday, helped by their local knowledge we were able to find some lovely beaches and restaurants. Daisy and Charlie added to the charm.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to say anything original that hasn't already been said by the other reviewers! This villa is just brilliant and the pool is outstanding! Angela and Steve have done everything to ensure this villa has everything you could possibly need on holiday and more besides! Everything is immaculate and the pool area is a total haven of peace and beautiful planting. You really totally relax the minute you arrive. All the local restaurants recommended were very good as was the supermarket, just a few minutes away. We soon found our way around with the excellent map provided and Steve's directions for places a bit further afield. Santa Sabina was particularly lovely and very close by. It is great having their knowledge of the area at your fingertips, it really saves time and helps you filter out where you want to go. We were due to move on after a week but couldn't tear ourselves away so stayed on a bit longer as there was a small gap in their bookings which was a real bonus. As mentioned by others, Daisy and Charlie are real sweeties but absolutely no way intrusive, they just wag their tails a lot as you pass by! We had a wonderful time here, super accommodation, lots of sun and great food and wine.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

We pride ourselves on high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail. We have been living here for 9 years and have a good understanding of the language and events/places of interest to pass on to our guests. Although there aren't any bad wines, we can recommend the best ones to try and organise wine tours for you to sample the local wine before you buy. The garden/pool area is very tranquil and maintained to a very clean high standard.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marilyn Cafe/Bar, San Vito at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 22 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Domenico, Savelletri at 36 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carovigno at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : SS 613 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Trattoria Bracceria da Piero at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Specchiolla at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For cycling enthusiasts Villa Poggio offers 4 adult mountain bikes should you wish to explore the surrounding countryside which is very flat with many attractive country lanes. An information pack is available in the villa for guests use. New for 2010 we have Wi-fi installed at the villa for guests wishing to bring their own electronic equipment.


The nearest beach is Specchiolla 5 mins by car (3 miles). Only 10 mins by car (4 miles) from famous natural and marine reserve of Torre Guaceto BR its beautiful sandy beach of Punta Grossa. The Visitor Centre is nearby in Serranova. You can just explore the natural beauty of this protected Marine Area and Nature Reserve on your own, or you can partake in organised events such as bicycle trekking, excursions, sea-watching, yoga, sailing, snorkelling and walks.


Nearest airports: Brindisi at 20km, Bari at 60km.

Nearest beach: Specchiolla Beach at 3km.

Nearest motorway: Brindisi Bari (SS613) at 3km.

Nearest ferry port:: Brindisi at 20km.

Nearest railway: San Vito dei Normanni at 4km.

Car: Essential.


San Vito dei Normanni is 1km from Villa Poggio. Aside from all the usual amenities expected of a town with 20,000 inhabitants, the area is also of historical importance. Ostuni (known locally as ‘The White City’ so named for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture) is approx 20 minute drive. Lecce ‘The Florence of South’ so called because of the quantity of important baroque monuments found there, is approx 40 minute drive.

Further Details:

There is a public tennis court within walking distance of the villa approx 500m. Fasano Zoo Safari and Fun Park is a brilliant day out for all,also Alberobello known as the Capital of the Trulli is very unusual with lots of buildings known as trullo.The trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of this area of Puglia, a building with conical roof made without mortar. Alberobello has special status internationally - designated a UNESCO world heritage site - because its collection of some 1,500 trulli in an urban environment is unique. Some of the trulli are now used for stores, restaurants, and lodging. But many are still inhabited by locals, who are very friendly to visitors. Alberobello is a tourist attraction, but it is not overrun, especially away from the main tourist honey pot, and most visitors are Italian. The town is the centre of an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica dedicated to the martyr saints Cosma and Damiano. Areas to visit, include the two trulli zones, the Basilica, Trullo Sovrano, the trullo church of St Antony and the trulli museum.

The protected coast and the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto is comprised of and encloses a precious stretch of an uncontaminated and charming coast where time seems to have stopped. The park extends itself at approximately 1000 hectares of land and 2000 hectares of sea that makes up an overall stretch of coast of approx 7km. The tall sand dunes which peak on the sea are studded in the summer season with lillies and are overcome by century-old junipers. Cripta di San Biagio 15 mins away from Villa Poggio (and signposted) is the 'Cripta di San Biagio', one of the most important 'Rock Churches' in the region. Inside this cave church, you will find 12th Century paintings, and exquisite, richly decorated frescos. There are daily markets selling fresh local produce.

A complimentary welcome parcel of local produce is supplied on guest’s arrival.


Rental rates

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15 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit to be made to confirm booking. The full amount is required 6 weeks before arrival date. The security deposit of £200 is required (payable with remaining amount) and will be reimbursed fully 7-14 days after guests departure providing no damages are found on inspection. Payment to be made by bank transfer.
For Cancellations see as follows:-
29-56 days notice - 50% of total cost.
15-28 days notice - 25% of total cost.
1-14 days notice - 10% of total cost.

Changeover Day:
Flexible - check with owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GBP.
Discounts available as follows: 10% discount for third week. 5% p/w discount for low occupancy (up to 50% capacity - excludes July/August).
(Prices are based on 4 people sharing. Extra £20 per person per night for extra guests.) Please check with owners for further information.
For cancellations see as follows: 29-56 days notice - 50% 15-28 days notice - 25% 1-14 days notice - 10% 0 days notice -0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We are on hand 24/7 should we be required and are happy to help with advice if required and restaurant bookings. However, we keep a low profile during your stay and the pool is solely for guests use.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower cubicle, wc, bidet, wash basin. Wall cabinet and floor standing cabinet, towel caddy.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. 2 double wardrobes with drawers, chest drawers and carousel. Bedroom 2 with choice of double or twin beds. Double wardrobe, drawers and chair. Both have wall air conditioning unit, hairdryer and bedside table. Both rooms have hairdryers provided.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • The garden is very child friendly as it is enclosed with stone walls/fencing and private entrance gates. In addition, the patio surrounding the villa has a further wall/shrubbery with 4 small gates which can be kept closed to enable very young children to play safely. The villa is equipped with automatic air conditioning units which deliver hot or cool air. The lounge has a feature open fireplace for romantic evenings during the cooler months. The owners are nearby, within the grounds, to offer help and support if required (and may have occasional use of the pool when guests are off site). Outside: The property is set in a tranquil secluded spot. The front elevation is lined with mature trees. The garden is 4,500sq.m (approx 1 acre) and has a mixture of fruit trees; orange, lemon, apple, pear, plum, fig, cherry, apricot, pommegrannate, nespole, medlar as well as grapes, almond, walnut and olive. Guests are invited to eat whatever is in season. There is a large 12m x 6m swimming pool with roman steps for easy access, with bordering patio and landscaping. Adjacent to the pool is a further 6m x 8m sunbathing terrace enclosed by low level stone walls and gazebo for those hot summer days. The pool and patio area is well lit for relaxing in the warm evenings. Ample sun loungers are provided as well as outside shower for cooling off. Built BBQ for alfresco dining. Patio tables and chairs. Outside sink and washing-up facilities with hot and cold water. Covered veranda to front of villa with large marble table and padded wooden benches. Additional outside lighting to villa and driveway. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, steam iron and clothes airer. Beach towels, cool bag/ice packs, inflatables for pool, BBQ tools. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Change of linen is weekly. Towels are freshly available. Beach/pool towels also provided for duration. Cleaning is included at the end of rental. Other: Entrance area with occasional table and information welcome pack

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