About the home
'Serena' is a typical italian 'summerhouse' of the region and is full of character. perfect to spend time with your close friends, family and peaceful if its just for the two of you.
Located minutes from all the amenities of San Vito de Normanni centre, 10 mins from the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve with crystal clear sea and white sand beaches.
As soon as you round the bend and approach the villa surrounded by olive and fruit trees you will instantly feel relaxed.
Everything is on hand for you, there is as much outside as inside, your own pool, Marble Table Topped Gazebo, outside w/c, shade in the daytime (it's needed) and outside lighting for evening ambience watch the sun go down with a local bottle of wine or a nightcap when the children are tucked up in bed. Bliss.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Torre Guaceto, 11km|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The villa has 3 bedrooms.
Room 1: with windows fully opening to the pool The master double bedroom,
Room 2: Twin bedded ' very spacious' room (can be easily made up as a double room or Triple Room) and set up with the travel cot providing enough space for a holiday nursery, a safe for your valuables is located in the floor.
Room 3: A 'fun' bunk bedroom - great for the kids.
Ipod Docking Station.
Bathroom is newly refurbished with shower.
Kitchen is complete with a hob, fridge/freezer & dual microwave/convection oven with many utensils.
A washing machine is provided so you don't need to overload with clothes.
There are cool boxes and ice packs too, for your days out as well as a modern Sat-Nav listing most of the places you might wish to visit. (A refundable deposit is required if you would like to use it notice of use prior to booking is needed)
Further details outdoors:
The villa is located down a very quiet country lane and apart from the cars going to the half a dozen villas further down the road there is no passing traffic,The villa has its own private driveway with gates and ample parking
Sunbeds and easy sun chairs are available.
The pizza oven and bbq are yours to use. Al Fresco! Real Italia !
Help yourself to the fruit from our tree's when their ripe almonds, figs, food is so fresh here, Puglia is the market garden of italy and of course the pasta is heavenly too....
The relaxing atmosphere of the villa, the garden and the area will ensure that you have a truly stress free and relaxing holiday.
Our House Managers are minutes away from the villa and available to assist at all times should anything need attention or you just need some friendly advice on where to go for the day or where to eat in the evening, they are happy to help.
We will try and accommodate any reasonable request. please specify at time of booking. We realise that everyone will have slightly different idea's and needs.
We do not charge a deposit for breakages but would ask, should an accident occur that you either replace the item during your stay or inform us or our House Managers as you leave, a monetary gesture for replacement is normal.
** A Welcome pack is provided free of charge for our guests on arrival **
** Please be safe & use plastic cups /glasses provided around the pool area**
25% deposit is required to secure the booking.
Balance is due in full 8 weeks prior to your stay.
Payment is accepted by Bank Transfer and (payment in Euro's will be the current rate of exchange at time of payment.)
*All Linen and indoor & pool towels are provided*.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia could almost be described as the area that time has passed by. Hundreds of miles of open countryside filled with Olive groves and just about every other fruit tree bulging with fresh fruit and every acre of ground full of fresh produce.
From small hamlets, to small villages, to small towns, to larger towns and cities, each unique with its own personal history and traditions, each claiming to supply the freshest and most mouth watering food imaginable, when in fact they are all supplying local delicacies unique to that particular village or town.
The sea coast with plenty of bays and beaches attracts everyone to the water which is warm, crystal clear and unspoilt, drive to find a spot you like, park up, grab your cool box and beach 'toys' then walk through the nearest dune or track and wow the Adriatic Sea - beautiful.
With so many historic, picturesque or just quaint places to see within easy reach of your holiday home it would be difficult to say which you 'MUST' see.
The Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni area
Many day trips are possible :
Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo : The trulli-area, see the wonderful 'trulli scrumptious houses' find out their history?
Fasano, Matera (to see how people lived and still live in caves cut into the hillside, Ostuni (fantastic when its lit up a night) Mesagne, Lecce, (at the end of the 'Appian' way and known as the Venice of the south) all depict southern italy and its people who are lovely.
Our town San Vito De Normanni :It is said that our own Saint Vito defeated the Normans and sent them packing. Brinidisi the bigger sister is full of shops and amenities and its great port with its direct ferry crossing to Greece, is steeped in history and in ancient times is where every Army crossed to battle in the Crusades.
You could even take the 4 hour drive, stay overnight and visit Pompeii the buried and ruined Roman City located near Naples.
Puglia, is steeped in a veritable kaleidoscope of history and traditions. Over hundreds of years it has been invaded many times and each time a little culture and tradition has been left behind, which in turn has created such a diverse and beautiful legacy for us all to enjoy today.
How to get there
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Getting to Puglia can be very straight forward, just jump on a direct 'RYANAIR' fllght from Stanstead to 'Brindisi' or from (June 2012) a direct 'EASYJET' direct flight from Gatwick to 'Bari' and in just over two hours you'll land in a warm and sunny Puglia.
There are alternatives. from London Heathrow with 'ALITALIA' via Rome or Milan and then down to Brindisi, you could even arrange to have a stopover in Rome and do a bit of extra sightseeing before coming down to us.
OR. If you live in the west country in the UK you could try 'EASY JET' from Bristol to Rome or Naples, hire a car at the airport and take a leisurely 3 or 5 hour drive down along the beautiful coast road motorway. OR.
Bristol to Naples via 'THOMPSON AIR' on a Friday only (can be very, very cheap) and then drive down which takes only about three and a half hours, failing any of the above a bit of internet research will no doubt bring up a few other alternatives.
Car hire is quite reasonable and most of the major well known companies are represented at both Brindisi and Bari airports. Try carrentals.co.uk a car hire comparison website - very good.
You will need a car for this holiday in order to take advantage of the miles of empty roads, taking you through some of Italy's most beautiful scenery, hamlets, villages, towns and cities and of course driving down to the beach with all that gear for the kids.
Activities near Brindisi
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
06 Aug 2012
We travelled a long way across italy and arrived at this very nice villa to find it both well equipped and very clean. The pool was a lovely temperature due to the wonderful weather and was a good... more
04 Aug 2012
For a first time traveller to Italy, I couldn't have had a more magical introduction.
Pugila itself is a beautiful area of Italy and Casa Del Sole is a short drive from Brindisi airport so very quickly you can be enjoying this stunning villa. Having travelled with my other half and staying with friends in the villa, it proved to be perfect for a group or a family. There is plenty of space indoors and out.
The outdoor space comprises of a fabulous pool, so swim, cool down after a session in the sun or just to laze on the steps and read your book. The pool is also lit at night so some late night swimming and star gazing is a must. For those lazy lunches or relaxed evening meals cooked on the bbq or in the outdoor pizza oven, a large verandah offers some welcome shade from the heat of the day.
The local town of San Vito Dei Normanni comes alive in the morning until around half past twelve and then goes to sleep for the afternoon and then wakes up again at around half past four when all the shops open again. The town is full of rustic charm with plenty of market stalls where you can get the most beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables at very good prices. There are lots of supermarkets, again at great prices, making self catering easy.
If you wish to go out for a meal, there are some fabulous restaurants within a short drive. Caravigno is a must to visit in the evening for its restaurant and simply the beauty of the town.
With the coast and superb beaches within a short drive, I couldn't have asked for anything else. I highly recommend Casa Del Sole.
04 Aug 2012
This area of Italy is truly beautiful. The weather was hot and the skies clear and blue.
Casa del Sole is a fantastic base to locate yourself in. It is within easy reach of both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts. The land is typical rural Italy with olive and almond trees in abundance. The sound of crickets permeates the air.
The villa is nicely decorated with all of the amenities that you would expect to find in self catering accommodation. There is an outside seating area under the verandah which is a welcome respite from the sun during the day and the perfect wall free room in the evening. The villa has a barbecue and a pizza oven which are great fun for al fresco dining.
The pool is awesome. Large enough for proper lap swimming but deep enough for a bit of diving in. The is a brilliant stepped entry area that doubles as a submerged sunbed for book reading or cocktail drinking.
The local town of San Vito dei Normanni has a number of wonderful restaurants, a few small shady piazzas and number of nice coffee shops for those morning or evening strolls. There a a few supermarkets within easy reach for those essential items. A car being the only way to get around.
This is my second stay at the villa and I have to admit I was too lazy to write a review last time. I came back again and have to confess that I will be back again. There is so much still to explore and the host who welcomed us made us feel really special the second time around. This is the REAL Italy, away from the traditional tourist trail and all the more beautiful because of it!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Breaks||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Breaks/Fall||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
** Changeover days are negotiable - Changeover days are normally Saturdays but we can be flexible to requests for other days so please do ask.Book
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