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Character Villa and Trullo in Ostuni Olive Grove Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Ostuni, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - Sleeps 6 All EnSuite Sea Views of Adriatic & Castle Large Terraces Air Con Shade

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. Very good unlimited wifi included. 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.

Villa Acacia is in Ostuni, with all the convenience that gives in getting around and to the beaches etc. Many properties now coming up, under a new Ownersdirect system, for an "Ostuni" search are up to thirty kilometers distance and are far from convenient. Many roads here are single track and compare similarly to driving times for distances in Cornwall for example.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Will Sanderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Will Sanderson

I refund the Service Fee, whenever you prefer it.

"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

Will Sanderson purchased this villa in 2007

Why Will Sanderson chose Brindisi area

Very convenient but tranquil. Many properties in Puglia are remote to the extent of inconvenience when you wish to go anywhere. Villa Acacia is in a great location, away from it all yet within 5 minutes drive you can be in Ostuni or Carovigno and in 10 minutes at the beaches or on the motorway, to Lecce for example.

What makes this villa unique

The olive grove here is particularly nice, of a good size with trees of over one hundred years, and with views out to the Adriatic. If you leave a review we will send you a litre of our olive oil to your home - you can taste the difference!

5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Peterboriugh
5

A fantastic week away in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Villa/Trullo in lovely part of Puglia

  • 5 of 5

Villa Acacia is a charming property, and has been renovated to a high standard with care taken to preserve its unique features. It offered all the modern amenities you would expect, with lots of space to spread out and relax. We were delighted to find almonds, walnuts, lemons, and figs all growing in the grounds of the villa. The location, between pretty Ostuni and Carovigno, was a great base from which to explore Puglia, and we were able to fit in a couple of great day trips. One to Lecce and Otranto, and another taking in Albertobello, Locorotondo, and Martina Franca. Bicycles were available at the villa for those wanting to explore locally.

Will is a truly great host and could not have been kinder. He gave us lots of good recommendations on local restaurants and places worth visiting, such as the best nearby beaches.

It is one of the only villas we would genuinely like to go back to and I would definitely recommend this property as a place to unwind and sample the charm of Puglia.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. And you will be most welcome to return. We have tried to make Villa Acacia a tranquil and relaxing home from home with everything you might need. Puglia has so much in depth to offer - there is always another lovely blue flag beach to discover or a beautiful town, ancient site or market to explore. The Pugliese are so friendly too, and coupled with fantastic food and great wine the days here are very relaxed. The evenings and nights can have great sophistication and a lovely vibe. I look forward to your return to this wonderful part of the world. Best wishes, Will
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5

A really great villa for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a lovely stay at this villa. We enjoyed spending time relaxing by the pool and eating outside.

The villa is in a really good location - close but not too close to a town which was ideal for us.

Will, the owner was very attentive - you will be amazed at the bounty of goodies he buys for his guests. He even bought us breakfast on our last day which was very thoughtful of him.

The only downside of our stay was that it wasn't long enough.

Many thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Acacia peaceful set amongst olive trees.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am very pleased you found Villa Acacia so well placed - we are very central for the places to visit in Puglia. Ostuni is described as "the jewel of Puglia" and it truly is. I know you enjoyed coming into Ostuni and particularly you enjoyed being at Riccardo Cafe - there is a very special atmosphere in the centro storico of Ostuni. The olive trees and the tranquility at Villa Acacia are a lovely basis for a great holiday. I look forward to your return, there is so much for you to enjoy close by here - the beaches at Torre Pozzella, Montecelli, and Santa Sabina, the marina at Villanova, Lecce, Otranto, Matera, Gallipoli, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, the wine tours and the olive groves. Best Wishes, Will
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5

A lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you very much - I aim to please, and know that when it comes to those hard earned holidays it is more than important for you to be able to relax quickly into your holiday and then have a great time. The villa is in a fantastic and tranquil position between Ostuni and Carovigno and close to the beaches at Torre Pozzella, Santa Sabina, and the Marine Protected Area and beaches at Torre Guaceto. It is a wonderful part of the word to be in, it was wonderful to meet you all and I am very pleased you had a great time. Best wishes, Will
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Location

Gipas 111
"A wonderful atmosphere and world class cocktails. For aperitifs, a light meal, or after dinn..."
Osteria del tempo perso
"Michelin Stared and wonderful value. Special food and a very special atmosphere."
Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale
"Wonderful food"
Riccardo Caffe

From the Owner

Very convenient but tranquil. Many properties in Puglia are remote to the extent of inconvenience when you wish to go anywhere. Villa Acacia is in a great location, away from it all yet within 5 minutes drive you can be in Ostuni or Carovigno and in 10 minutes at the beaches or on the motorway, to Lecce for example.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Carovigno and Ostuni at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Savaletri at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ostuni at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bari -Lecce at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ostuni or Carovigno at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Santa Sabina at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 2017 I refund service fee
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,420
 
 
special late deal
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
£920
 
 
July 2017 I refund service fee
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,720
for 7 nights
£1,720
 
 
July offer
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,420
for 7 nights
£1,420
 
 
High Summer £350 per wk off
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
Tranquillo Irefund service fee
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 5 nights
From
£295
£1,420
 
 
October 2017 £200 p/wk off
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£640
for 4 nights
From
£160
£730
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
I refund the Service Fee, whenever you prefer it. I am an owner on Ownersdirect. I know the introduction of the service fee is disliked by many owners and holidaymakers alike.
We accept online booking or booking directly and card payments. 50% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than 45 days before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £200 is required, to be paid along with full payment, to be refunded within 7 days of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). We do not charge for small broken items and we realise accidents happen - in fact I never charged anyone. Once you confirm you wish to book with us we will send you an email with confirmation and payment details.

Changeover Day:
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 and normally we can receive you when you arrive but we might be continuing to clean etc. You will be met by an English speaking key holder who will explain the Villa's facilities.

Notes on prices:
CARD PAYMENTS and ON LINE BOOKING 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."

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Facilities

From the Owner

The olive grove here is particularly nice, of a good size with trees of over one hundred years, and with views out to the Adriatic. If you leave a review we will send you a litre of our olive oil to your home - you can taste the difference!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1: Vanity basin, bidet, WC, walk in shower 1400mm x 800mm. En-suite to bed 2: Vanity basin, WC, Shower 1000mm x 900mm in cubicle. Bathroom to Trullo Bedroom: WC, Bidet, Basin, walk in shower 1200mm x 800mm washing machine.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have king size beds - can be changed for twins, TV, wardrobe area, hair dryer. Bedroom 1: vaulted stone, stone alcoves, table, chair, A/C. Bedroom 2: With stone wall, table, chair,A/C. Bedroom 3: In separate Trullo building A/C next room.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Weekly rental charges include pre-arrival clean, linen and towels, gas and electricity and a welcome hamper. Wood is provided for barbecue cooking. A cot and high chair are available upon request. Air-conditioning is available in July and August at no extra cost. The buildings are well insulated and stay cool. This is a non-smoking villa. Sorry, no pets. . There are Mosquito nets on all windows, doors should be kept closed if possible. Outside: The pool is 10m x 4m at 1.35m, and 2m x 3m at 0.4m then two steps to the large 1.35m area. The entry steps are 6" (150mm) to help all ages enter the water safely and with ease. Utility Room: Utility area is under the stairs, with washing machine, (also another washing machine in the trullo bathroom, ironing board, bucket, mop and cleaning materials etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Pool towels are provided. Cleaning and fresh linen weekly. A mid-week and weekend pool service is included. A mid-week maid service can be provided. Other: The Veranda has a table and six dining chairs. On the Roof Terrace there is a 4 metre dining table and sofas to seat 8 overlooking the swimming pool. This makes a wonderful party area.

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