Beautiful 5 bedroom Villa, warmed private gated pool, rural setting, sleeps 11
A self catering, well appointed private Villa with large warmed pool and garden set in olive groves.
The Villa sleeps 11, all in proper beds, and is ideal for family holidays or for a group of friends. The 5 bedrooms are large with beautiful stone ceilings and all offer air conditioning. The 2 large double rooms, both en-suite with french doors, are next to each other at the pool end of the house. The villa also offers two twin rooms and a room with bunk-beds and a single bed. The single beds and bunks are large enough to comfortably accommodate adults. These 3 bedrooms are near the large family bathroom which includes a giant bath with shower. Travel cots and high chairs are available on request. Mosquito screens have been fitted to all windows.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle and toaster. You may chose to eat in the kitchen at the glass table or enjoy al-fresco dining in the large outside kitchen area with brick BBQ, sink, fridge and large wooden table which seats 12. The outside space also includes a split level shaded seating area and an olive tree shaded patio.
The Villa has a 12m x 6m (approx) swimming pool, walled and gated for safety with fixed shade to one side and large sun loungers. There is an outside shower within the pool area. The pool is left uncovered but does have a safety cover which may be used if required.
We have installed over the 2014/15 winter solar pool heating system. This should mean the pool wil be open from mid April to the end of October.
The indoor sitting area offers a large l-shaped chocolate leather sofa, fabric corner seat, chairs, coffee table, fire place, TV and stereo. There is also a laundry room with an additional fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron and ironing board, and a WC. Satellite TV and wireless internet, ipad/pod docking station and a selection of DVDs are provided. The Villa has drinkable tap water thanks to its own bore hole.
Villa Vesta is in a rural location under 15 minutes by car from both Cisternino and Ostuni (the famous 'White City'). The nearest mini market and petrol station is the 3 Ladies Garage just 5 minutes by car. The garage includes a coffee shop and mini-market with deli. The nearest full size supermarkets are in Cisternino and Ostuni.
The Villa is just 40 minutes from Brindisi airport and 1 hour from Bari airport.
A beautiful quiet property which is not over looked, set in the countryside and ideal for holidays at any time of the year. Air-conditioning and traditional stone walls help keep the villa cool in summer and we offer central heating and duvets for the cooler months. For beach lovers the nearest beach is only a 20 minute drive. The Villa manager speaks English, Italian and German. Activities such as sailing, cycling and horse riding may be arranged as can a chef and additional maid service.
All linens and towels (including pool towels) are provided. For more information please contact us.
For those wishing to explore the fascinating Puglian region the Villa is an ideal base from which to visit the local towns and cities. The area offers many beautiful and interesting places including Cisternino, Ostuni: 'La Citta Bianca', Martina Franca, the impressive limestone caves of Castellana Grotte and the World Heritage Site of Alberobello with its famous Trulli. Slightly further afield (approx 100km drive) is the city of Lecce, kicknamed 'the Florence of the South' with its renowned Baroque architecture. The Villa is also ideally situated for a day trip to the Unesco World Heritage site of Matera with its famous cave 'sassi' dwellings. The nearest beach is located at Torre Carne, 10 minutes further on is the well equipped (parking, showers, wc, bar, restaurant) Lido Bosco Verde just before Pilone. There is also a zoo-safari at Fasano.
Terms and Conditions of Bookings are detailed on our website and may be emailed to you.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful family holiday in Puliga
About the Owner
About Mr Halley McCallum
My wife Sarah and I have three young children under the age of 15. We live in Suffolk and first visited Puglia back in 2000. Having fallen in love with the region we decided it would be an ideal place for a holiday home. We built and equipped the Villa with our family holidays in mind. We have had many fantastic stays at Villa Vesta and hope you enjoy yourselves here as much as we do.
Mr Halley McCallum purchased this villa in 2005
Why Mr Halley McCallum chose Brindisi area
A home away from home. Set in a beautiful and peaceful surrounding, yet only 10 minutes drive to the nearest town with a small supermarket just 5 minutes away. We have tried to include everything required to make your holiday as comfortable and as easy as possible. The kitchen has everything you could need from an electric kettle to a potato peeler that actually peels! Air-conditioned bedrooms aid a good nights' sleep in the warmer months with central heating and duvets for the colder times of year. All bedding and towels are included. The Villa is an ideal place to relax, or for the more adventurous, the perfect base for exploring the surrounding towns, villages and beaches. We are just 10 minutes from Cisternino, 15 minutes from the stunning Ostuni and only 90km from Lecce. The Agean coast is but 20 minutes drive or visit the Ionion Sea in under 2 hours. We have been visiting Puglia every year since completing Villa Vesta in 2007 and every trip we find new and interesting things to do. The area is rich in history and the Puglian people are friendly and welcoming and, rightly so, very proud of their beautiful region.
What makes this villa unique
The area offers many beatutiful and interesting places including Cisternino, Ostuni 'La Citta Bianca', Martina Franca, the stunning churches of Monopoli, the impressive limestone caves of Castellana Grotte and the World Heritage Site of Alberobello with its famous Trulli. Slightly further afield (approx 100km drive) is the city of Lecce, kicknamed 'the Florence of the South' with its renowned Baroque architecture or the World Heritage Site of Matera with its famous cave dwellings. The nearest beach is located at Torre Carne, 10 minutes further on is the well equipped (parking, showers, wc, bar, restaurant) Lido Bosco Verde just before Pilone. There is also the zoo-safari at Fasano.
(12 traveller reviews)
Wonderful family holiday in Puliga
We had a wonderful stay in Villa Vesta. Perfectly located to visit many attractions in Puglia, the villa offers a lovely retreat to enjoy the sunshine either by the pool or under the spacious shaded outdoor seating area. Bettina, the property manager, was extremely helpful when we arrived and the house book was very useful. The "welcome pack" of fresh food and drink was very much appreciated. We would definitely recommend the property for a family holiday. The Dockrays.
A Perfect Puglian Experience
Following a 6 day bicycle trip touring the beautiful back roads of Puglia our group of 10 enjoyed a relaxing 4 day stay at Villa Vesta. It is located in the midst of tranquil countryside offering sweeping vistas in all directions and wonderful privacy. The grounds and pool area are beautifully landscaped and offer numerous spaces to relax, dine, and converse. The house was immaculate, charming, extremely comfortable and functional, and made of local materials in Puglian style. We greatly enjoyed meeting Bettina, the local property manager, who was extremely welcoming and efficient. She arranged local chefs to prepare and serve a dinner on the night we arrived and the food was superb! Definitely the best food of our entire trip. We are planning a return trip in the future and highly recommend staying at Villa Vesta.
First class vacation home
We had a very nice stay at Villa Vesta.
The house is wonderful: modern architecture yet well integrated with local style, very well furnished and equipped. The area is extremely quiet, amid olive trees.
First class service as well. Bettina the local villa manager is very nice, helpful and professional.
The villa is also ideally located to visit puglia: Ostuni, Lecce, Matera, Alberobello ... and many others places we didn't have time to visit!
We were 11 people in the villa, our 3 sons, 3 daughters in law and 3 grand children, everybody loved it.
Thanks again to Sarah, Hal and Bettina.
Martine and Pierre (from Paris, France).
This really is R & R at its best.
Hal & Sarah
Wow!!! we just had to put pen to paper to say a big thank you for the part you played in us having such a lovely family holiday recently, by which I mean thank you for our stay at your beautiful villa.
The place is outstanding with all of the features and facilities of modern living , no need for packing all of the electrical goods … everything was already there and to hand…. Definitely no roughing it here!!!
My wife and I stayed there along with her mum and dad, our own daughter, her husband and their 3yr old daughter, our granddaughter! And what a time she had in the pool, she couldn’t get enough of it and she even got me in there too.
Although we needed our vehicle to get anywhere it was never a problem with the town of Cisternino being only a few minutes drive away if we needed anything or fancied eating out.
Although the villa is in a secluded setting its well placed and central as a base for visiting other outlying towns or the beaches on the coast.
When we arrived we were met by Bettina and what a great help she was, a really lovely woman and its fair to say your villa is in safe hands with her looking out for it. She had already been out and had put the welcome pack together, well when I say welcome pack it was nearly a weeks worth of shopping!!
The weather was great, the food and wine was great and so was the company, we all had a fabulous time and will definitely be looking to holiday there again in the future, I would recommend it to anyone wanting a get away from it all break.
Thank you both once again Hal & Sarah
Judith, Roger and family
This was our second visit to Villa Vesta and we were at home in an instant. The manager and her team are incredibly thoughtful and welcomed us back literally with open arms. The house is cool, crisp, stylish and the main living area is open plan making it the social heart of the house. However, relaxing in the outside living area is a dream with scented hedges, flowers and is a signature of the architect Bettina's properties. This was our fifth visit to this lovely area with historic buildings and even older olive trees (1500 + years) and the villa is a great centre for the beach and surrounding towns. The villa caters for many guests and is very well equipped.
Wonderful Vacation Home and Base to Explore
This was our first time in Puglia and Villa Vesta made for a perfect base to explore the area. Major "must see" sites and hidden gems were all within a reasonable drive. The house is in a perfect setting and beautifully appointed. Being winter, the pool was closed but it was still warm enough on some days to sit outside for lunch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
The house was extremely comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. The bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas were spacious, modern and pristine. The kitchen had everything we needed. There was nothing more we could have asked for, and look forward to returning. A special thanks to Bettina for her help in arranging a most magnifcent cooking class for lunch and dinner (a 17th birthday celebration for our son), and New Year's eve at Bell' Italia in Cisternino!!
Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!!
From the Owner
“A home away from home. Set in a beautiful and peaceful surrounding, yet only 10 minutes drive to the nearest town with a small supermarket just 5 minutes away. We have tried to include everything required to make your holiday as comfortable and as easy as possible. The kitchen has everything you could need from an electric kettle to a potato peeler that actually peels! Air-conditioned bedrooms aid a good nights' sleep in the warmer months with central heating and duvets for the colder times of year. All bedding and towels are included. The Villa is an ideal place to relax, or for the more adventurous, the perfect base for exploring the surrounding towns, villages and beaches. We are just 10 minutes from Cisternino, 15 minutes from the stunning Ostuni and only 90km from Lecce. The Agean coast is but 20 minutes drive or visit the Ionion Sea in under 2 hours. We have been visiting Puglia every year since completing Villa Vesta in 2007 and every trip we find new and interesting things to do. The area is rich in history and the Puglian people are friendly and welcoming and, rightly so, very proud of their beautiful region.”
Activity and Interests
The Villa is situated to the south east of Cisternino and north west of Ostuni (The White City) in the region of Southern Italy known as Puglia, the 'High plains of the Murge', within the Valle D'Itria. As you leave the coast road and come inland you start to climb up in to the High plains (which is approx 400m above sea level). Once at the top you will find all the towns perched on top of the hills white washed and very beautiful. The property is located between Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica off the road to Ostuni. The Villa is an ideal base to explore Ostuni 'La Citta Bianca' or White City, Martina Franca, the incredible limestone caves at Castellana Grotte, the famous trulli at the World Heritage site of Alberobello or even the beautiful city of Lecce with its renowned baroque architecture (kicknamed 'Florence of the South', approx 1 hours drive). The villa is also ideally situated for a day trip to the World Heritage site of Matera, famous for its cave dwellings. The beautiful old-town of Monopoli, with its castle and stunning cathederal, is only 25 minutes drive and well worth a visit. Excellent beaches at Torre Carne, Lido Bosco Verde or Pilone are approximately 25 minutes drive.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Early Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Later Spring 2017
13 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Later Summer 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
Early Spring and Autumn is based on a maximum of 8 guests.
The Villa is Closed from 5th November 2016 and re-opens 8th April 2017.
The Villa is closed from 4th November for the 2017/18 winter.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
From the Owner
“The area offers many beatutiful and interesting places including Cisternino, Ostuni 'La Citta Bianca', Martina Franca, the stunning churches of Monopoli, the impressive limestone caves of Castellana Grotte and the World Heritage Site of Alberobello with its famous Trulli. Slightly further afield (approx 100km drive) is the city of Lecce, kicknamed 'the Florence of the South' with its renowned Baroque architecture or the World Heritage Site of Matera with its famous cave dwellings. The nearest beach is located at Torre Carne, 10 minutes further on is the well equipped (parking, showers, wc, bar, restaurant) Lido Bosco Verde just before Pilone. There is also the zoo-safari at Fasano.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning ...
- Basic Soaps
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking ...
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
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- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
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- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player ...
- Games for Kids
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- theme parks
- water parks
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 350 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet
- The en-suites and bathroom offer shower, toilet, basins, bidet and heated towel rail. The shower in the main bathroom is over a large stone bath. A toilet and basin are also provided in the utlity room. Hairdryers are provided in each bathroom. There is also an open air shower within the pool area. To see more about the Villa and the area please contact us.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Cot, Travel cots
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed, 1 single plus bunkbeds
- At one end of the Villa there are 2 large double bedrooms (with king-size beds) both with en-suite shower rooms. French doors in both rooms open towards the pool. At the other end of the Villa is a family bathroom with shower and large bath, 2 twin rooms and 1 bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed; ideal for children sharing. All the single beds are large enough to comfortably accommodate adults. Ample hanging space (with hangers!) is provided in each bedroom. There is small sofa area behind the kitchen with a TV and DVD for children to sit (this is in addition to the main living area which offers Sky TV, DVD and stereo). Travel cots and high chairs available on request. Mosquito screens are fitted to all the bedroom windows. All bedrooms are air-conditioned (summer months) as well as fans being provided. Duvets depending on the time of year. To see more about the Villa and the area, please contact us.
- Deck Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- 12 garden chairs
- Max. occupancy: 11
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Should you need to book a babysitter, fancy a private chef or perhaps a massage or a day trip, please ask for prices and availability. Our 12m x 5m swimming pool is walled and gated for the security of your children. The pool has a deep end of approx 4m. Pool towels are provided. There is a fixed shade area to one side of the pool and cushioned sun loungers. The pool is generally warm enough to swim (and therefore made available) from mid May to end Sept, it may be possible to open the pool area outside of these dates by prior arrangement. The Villa is cleaned and linens changed once a week on a Saturday. Additional cleaning/linen changes may be arranged at extra cost. Please request any additional cleaning/linens at the time of booking. Our villa manager speaks English, Italian and German and will gladly share her knowledge of the area. The tap water at the villa is drinkable, however, we advise to keep some bottled water for use in case of a power cut. Any questions please just ask