Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Villa Karina is ideally suited for many types of holiday being only 6 minutes from one of Puglia's most important nature reserves - Torre Guaceto and its beautiful beaches and clear water. Many other lovely beaches are within easy reach.Our local town, Carovigno, is a 'foodie' centre with its Michelen star restaurant and many other excellent eateries around the piazza and its narrow streets and castle. It is about 25 mins to the amazing White City of Ostuni where you can wander around the historic centre to your heart's content.
There are so many beautiful cities in close proximity but the Trulli town of Alberobello, Lecce with its stunning architecture and Roman remains, beautiful Matera, with its cave dwellings still in use, Gallipoli with its lovely beaches on a tiny island attached to the mainland by a bridge are all within an hour's drive. Fasano Zoo Safari and Theme Park, a must for the little ones and also the not so little ones! There is also a Go-Kart track only 8kms away and two water parks within easy reach for those days away from the beach and pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Guaceto 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 15 km, Nearest railway: San Vito dei Normanni 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Karina has 2 newly refurbished internal family shower rooms with a third shower room available at the side of the villa.
Whilst Wifi is available at no extra costs, it can sometimes be unpredictable.
Cleaning services & linen laundry available mid stay and payable locally.
|Further details outdoors|
Villa Karina has a large veranda for al fresco dining and also a very large tree-shaded area for relaxing or playing games etc. The swingset and basketball net are in the shaded area and there are also hammocks for that afternoon snooze. The surrounding gardens are well maintained with many shrubs, flowers and all manner of fruit trees. You are welcome to pick any fruit that is in season. There is a barbecue and garden furniture for all those al fresco meals. The superb 12x6m swimming pool is walled and gated for extra privacy and safety and is south facing for enjoying the Puglian sun all day long. Pool lighting allows you to enjoy the warm evenings by the pool, perhaps sipping a glass of Prosecco, while the children have a final swim.
The rental includes all linens/towels, including pool towels.
To book, a 30% non-refundable deposit is payable with the balance being payable 8 weeks before arrival.
A meet and greet service is provided, free of charge, to ensure you have a stress free arrival at your villa. There is also a welcome pack provided for you consisting of day to day essentials and some local delicacies including wine and water.
Although the villa is suitable for those with restricted mobility there are two steps up into the house and two steps down into the living room.
Smokers are requested to smoke outside the villa and to dispose of their waste with care.
The Puglia/Molise region
The Puglia region has lovely long hot summers with mild winters.
There are so many places of historic interest it would be impossible to list them all.
Puglia is an unspolit area only just being discovered by tourists. It has the longest coastline of any Italian state with many beautiful beaches.Puglia is very fertile and produces a large proportion of Italy's olive oil and fruit and vegetables
Many activities are available including cycling, horse riding,go-karting, golf (within an hour's drive).
Beaches are mainly of white sand which shelve gently into the crystal clear seas of the Adriatic.
One of Puglia's greatest assets is its cuisine. At every turn you will find restaurants serving good, reasonably priced meals made with good quality ingredients. The fruit and vegetables of the region have to be seen and tasted to be believed and are best purchased at the many local markets or from street merchants. The area around Serranova and Carovigno remains unspoilt and just on the edge of the more touristy centres of the Itria valley allowing for peace and quiet but easy access to sights if required.
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7 Mar 2013
"Our first Italian experience and we loved every minute of it. Grazie!"
My family and I recently stayed at Villa Karina and thought the accommodation was lovely. It had a real traditional Italian feel but all the advantages of modern luxuries. The huge pool was gorgeous a… More
16 Jan 2013
"Ticks every box for a great family holiday!"
Just booked our return holiday to Villa Karina and are so looking forward to returning to Puglia. The villa was perfect for our family and anyone with small children will love this house which really feels like a home from home. It is especially practical with two fridges, very well equipped kitchen, sky TV, DVD's and fully air con.
The villa is nestled in an acre of private grounds with an amazing crop of pear, apple, damson, apricot, fig and lemon trees there for the taking. There's also olive, almond & walnut tree's there to help yourself to when they are in harvest.
The huge swimming pool is beautiful, private and secluded and the children were kept entertained with the boogie boards and pool inflatable's which had been kindly left out by the owners.
If you can drag the kids away from the pool the Go Karting near San Vito dei Normanni was great fun and good value (10 euros). The Theme Park, Zoo Safari in Fasano (25 min drive) was very popular and again reasonably priced entrance fee. (8 euros)
If you fancy a trip to the beach, I can recommend Torre Guaceto Reserve which is only 6 minutes away by car. We tended to head out early with our packed lunch and returned to spend the afternoon poolside at the villa or having a tranquil afternoon in the hammocks surrounded by pine trees. Fresh figs were heavenly and fresh lemons in your G & T even better!
11 Jan 2013
"Perfect sunshine bolt hole!"
I spent a week in Villa Karina last July with my 3 boys aged 12, 11 and 8 and my friend and her two daughters aged 12 and 10. We had the most wonderful week! The pool is beautiful and kept the kids amused for hours, but the joy is that there is also a more shaded area for them to 'hang out' in during the heat of the day. The villa is well equipped and has a really homely feel. We ventured out to sample the local cuisine and had some fantastic and very reasonably priced meals. We also visited a few local beaches and took the children go-carting, all in all a lovely holiday and i would love to return soon.
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