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Seaside villa with private pool & gardens. 25 mins from airport, Free WiF



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

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.


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.

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About the Owner

Richard & Noirin Bates
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

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

31 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)


A stay at the end of July 2016

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lazy Days.

  • 5 of 5

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.

Bernadette Carroll.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Agréable et calme

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Villa Nicola but area too quiet

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Nicola for the first week of June 2016, we had a lovely stay and cannot fault the villa at all, it has everything you need and the pool is lovely! Although the pool was cold when you were initially getting in, so definitely jump in and you'll be fine :) Even my 1 year old daughter loved the pool, it was great.

My only disappointment was that Lendinuso was very quiet and not much was open as it was still so early in the season, there were only 3 restaurants open. Therefore we had to drive to most places to get the best out of our holiday. I wish that I had of known about it being so quiet due to being early in the season because we would have come in a couple of weeks time when it was busier/open. However regardless of this we enjoyed exploring Puglia, we visited Lecce, Ostuni, Brindisi, Campo di Mare.... the list goes on... all of these places were great! The only downside was that one of our group had to drive and couldn't relax and unwind with a few glasses of wine with the rest of us.

I highly recommend going on the wine tour, this was a great afternoon and such value for money! Richard organised this for us and we loved it! But you will need a designated driver for this....

Richard and Noirin were fantastic throughout our whole stay, they're extremely knowledgeable and can recommend some great places to visit and nice places to eat. We had a few issues regarding our rental car and Richard was on hand to help us out! He went above and beyond - Thank you so much :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie, It's great that you all enjoyed your holiday, the Villa and Puglia so much and it was no problem arranging assistance with the mishaps involving the hire car. The wine tour is indeed a great attraction, and our guests always enjoy it, but - we would always advise any of our guests to have a designated driver when attending it, as the staff of the Cantine are very generous with their tastings... as indeed we also recommend a designated driver when guests are visiting anywhere in Puglia and simultaneously enjoying the local vintages. We do also recommend a hire car even in the middle of high season, as otherwise guests would miss out on visiting and exploring so many of the truly fascinating places that Puglia has to offer, and so many within less than an hours drive away. Thank you so much for leaving the Villa so clean & tidy we would love to see you all back at any time of the season :)
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

6 years we have been guests of Richard & Noirin in this beautiful villa. They are exeptionally good hosts and will cater to your every need. We love the peacful Italian village life and cant imagine holidaying anywhere else

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : five minutes walk at 350 Metres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Acaya at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : San Pietro Vernotico/Squinzano at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : SS613 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lendinuso at 350 Metres Car: recommended

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Welcome Basket, bed linen, bathroom and pool towels included.
No end of holiday cleaning charge. In fact, no extras to pay other than the refundable security deposit.
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 19-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower, poolside


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms look out onto the peaceful courtyard at the front of the property. Ample storage space in both bedrooms,including lockers, chest of drawers and wardrobes. Bed linen, also hand, bath and pool towels all provided.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Mature English speaking babysitter facility available. Winery tours and wine tastings can be arranged. 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 internet access for guests staying at this property.. Travel cots (including bedding) and high chairs available ( must be reserved at time of booking) Wall safe for storage of documents and valuables. Front gate intercom, assistance from English speaking managers who live nearby. Smoking outside only please