Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Advertised through Holiday Lettings since July 2009. We have now had over 60 Guest Visits at Villa Katia-Rosa from across Europe. We are delighted to say that we have been booked from May until the end of October in 2012 and have maintained a 4.5 out of 5 star villa rating.
Why not visit Villa Katia-Rosa for a short city break or when the weather is still wonderful in May/ June or September/October- great for touring-for further information -scroll down below "Pricing" section.. We are delighted to now make booking easier with direct ebanking transfer or Holiday lettings provide access to paypal payments- credit or debit cards accepted. For those out of season stays, we have a lovely wood burning stove, heated radiators and warm duvets when the weather can be cooler particularly at night. Our house-keepers will have a fire ready for your arrival-on request. Our cosy country villa, has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and all the home comforts you would expect. Our rental rates include your electricity including air-conditioning, water,cleaning & laundry, villa and pool towels complimentary welcome pack and free use of our pre-loaded Sat-Nav. Just arrive and enjoy!!Villa Katia-Rosa will sleep 6 people comfortably 8 if the sofa bed in the lounge is utilised. However there is a single folding bed that can easily be moved into a bedroom for groups of 7. We have used materials such as cast iron, mahogany dark wood and wicker for the interior decor with light canvas prints and coloured violes to compliment its cream interior and preserved 'stella' ceiling. The 12mx6m illuminated swimming pool, with roman step entry, was completed in July 2009, we created rustic cream tiled terraces secured within a gated natural stone wall built by a talented local artisan.The pool and terraces are illuminated for evening dips!! Sun loungers, table, chairs await.....
The bathrooms are tiled and finished in natural stone colours that reflect the feeling of calm and relaxation that you need on holiday. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas provide stylish comforts including a fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave along with air-conditioning in all bedrooms and lounge, large LCD flat screen TV with some English speaking channels for films,documentaries,news...... There is also a HiFi system that has an Ipod docking station and the facility to play flash memory mp3 players too. For the kids, and probably the not so young, we have a playstation 2 consol with various games to keep all ages occupied. We also have a collection of books, CDs and films for in house entertainment.
Set in an acre of olive and various types of fruit trees, nespa, apple walnut, olive.... you are welcome to pick what ever fruits are in season. We have a driveway that leads down to an illuminated pool area, ideal for that late evening cool down swim. The relaxing pool area is a fantastic addition to Villa Katia-Rosa -normally opened each year- early May until early October. The villa is fully enclosed around the perimeter and has an easy to use alarm and intercom system.
San Vito Dei Normanni and its delightful piazzas await you only 3km away. The Adriatic coastline with its sandy coves, natural beaches and Lidos are 10 mins away by car. Outside dining under shady terraces or up on the private sun roof of villa Katia-Rosa, overlooking the pool area and panoramic views of the countryside, need to be experienced to truly appreciate.
A complimentary welcome pack awaits, providing you with some essentials until you can next shop. The Safe and SAT NAV is FREE (deposit required) for use and pre-loaded with all the useful routes needed on arrival. Our English speaking housekeepers will make sure they meet you at the Villa on arrival and that everything runs as smooth as possible during your stay. A meet and greet service is available from local airports if requested.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||TORRE GUACETO 7 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BRINDISI 20 km, Nearest railway: SAN VITO DEI NORMANNI 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The first (master) bedroom has a king-sized cast iron bed and its own en-suite bathroom with wc, sink and walk in shower, furnished in dark wood and pretty voiles.
The second spacious bedroom is fitted with a king-sized cast iron bed too and is also furnished to a high standard using dark woods and shimmery voiles - the main natural stone coloured bathroom with wc, sink and walk in shower is directly next door.
The third bedroom has two single beds which can be utilised as a double if required, this room has a walk in wardrobe with mirror and plenty of storage space. It is light and airy with cream linens and dark wood.
There is a corner sofa bed in the lounge that will sleep 2 and a spare single bed that can be used in any room of the villa for versatility as it folds into a footstool. A travel cot (please supply own cot linen) and a high chair is available.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons and leads out to the terrace for easy transfer of meals when dining outside. The dining area has an extendable table with seating for 8. Again we used dark wood and wicker to match the beautiful wood incorporated in the kitchen units.
The lounge area has a working wood burning stove for the winter months with two oil filled electric radiators for the bedrooms but the stove generates heat throughout the villa. We have also winter bedding stored away. However for the high season in particular all rooms in the villa have air conditioning units. There is a cosy corner sofa, which comfortably seats 4, and a further 2 seater leather settee to help you relax while watching films or listening to music, there is also a coffee table and floor rug.
A safe deposit box can be utilised during your stay. Discreet mosquito shutters have been recently fitted on all windows and doors so that they can be opened to allow the natural warm breeze to circulate through the villa.
There is a separate laundry/store room at the rear of the villa where the washing machine can be found, there is an iron and ironing board & linen basket which can be found in the villa. For beach-days we have provided cool bags, ice packs, beach towels,beach blanket & mats and a parasol to take down to the great beaches on the Adriatic coast only 15 minutes away. We provided pool inflatables at the start of the season and hope that these are looked after through out the holiday season for all to enjoy. Fresh linen and bath/hand/beach towels will be ready on your arrival, a second change of linen and towels can be left also should you wish to change more frequently an additional cost will apply*. We are happy for you to contact us if you wish to on 02891451603 for queries and help with travel advice . For groups over 6 people an additional laundry and cleaning fee may apply- see Rental details* Linen and towels will be collected for changing once a week unless you wish to come to some other arrangement or want additional cleaning services.
|Further details outdoors|
Private gates and intercom system greet you on your way into our spacious well lit driveway with ample access for secure parking. Large open terraces outside the villa ensure that you can enjoy al fresco dining and/or a nice glass of Puglia's superb vino. The terrace leads round to the gated staircase up to the private illuminated sunroof. Great for sunbathing and breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside - please ensure that children are supervised in this area at all times.
We have an acre of land comprising of olive, fig, walnut, almond, nespa, pear and small apple trees. You are welcome to pick whatever fruits are in season.
The pool was newly constructed july 2009, it is 12mtrs by 6mtrs with roman steps on entry. We have created a 6mx5mx1m(depth) shallow area at the roman steps for children. The pool area has a terraced lighting system separate from an additional underwater lighting system for night dips!! Sun loungers and inflatables are always provided at the beginning of the holiday season for your enjoyment. The pool is enclosed within a natural stone wall with gate entry. Important: Children still must be supervised at all times in this area. A solar powered shower is positioned beside the pool along with sun loungers shaded tables and chairs. There is the original barbecue area in the main terrace area outside the villa, complete with a newly installed rustic looking barbeque, for those who rise to a challenge. All of the water supplied to the villa and pool area is taken from our own artesian well which is filled by our house-keepers.
25% Deposit is payable within 7 days to secure a booking.Reservation confirmed when deposit received
Remaining balance payable 8 weeks before arrival plus:-150 stg per week *refundable breakages and free use safe key/sat-Nav, deposits are refunded as soon as possible after satisfactory inspection.
Villa must be left in condition found on arrival to avoid additional cleaning costs
Beach towels provided during stay
Flexible option -2nd set linen requested at beginning of 2 week stay - £25.00 * conditions apply
GROUPS OF 7-8 PEOPLE
Additional laundry fee applies to parties of more than 6 at £20.00 per person per week paid locally*
Additonal cleaning fee applies to parties of more than 6 at £25.00 euros per week paid locally*
All descriptions of property as of August 2013- subject to update by owners as required
Special offers may be introduced periodically to promote bookings at owners discretion
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is described as the heel on Italy's boot, it is bordered by two Seas the Adriatic to the East and the Ionion to the South. Little is known of this real Italy for tourists and as such you will truly experience the friendliness of its people and sample the organic richness of its home grown products.
Puglia is renowned for its regional wine, olives and pasta.Temperatures average in July and August at around 32 degrees and only a little less in June and September. April and May can be like warm summer days in the UK. We visited Puglia in October 2008 sporting shorts and t/shirts only to find locals in sweaters and coats - the locals must think the stranieri (foreigners) are mad!!
Google knowitall.com/weather/puglia for up to date weather information.
With sunshine most of the year and olive groves stretching along the coastline, it is tantalising to see the different seasons in play. You will never tire of the area for want of more places to visit and things to do.
We will provide you with a visitors guide to Puglia outlining all the tours and attractions you might like to visit; even setting out a daily schedule of tours to follow!! We really want you to enjoy the Trulli of Allberobello, the Caves near Lecce, the beauty of the "white City" of Ostuni, the Zoo Safari and adventure land, Waterpark, fantastic markets and shopping. We can tell you of our favourite beaches and restaurants so that you get the most from your holiday. The list is endless and with the aid of our villa guides and information pack, and the use of our pre-loaded sat nav, we promise you a unique Puglian experience......
San Vito Dei Normanni, a town of 20,000 inhabitants, is only 10 minutes away. Here you will find the tranquillity of tree lined historical squares and a walled castle area where you can chill out for an early morning coffee, pick up fantastic fresh breads and pastries for breakfast. All your shopping requirements can be found in this town so you don't have to go far from the villa.
There are a number of good restaurants and takeaways and a great market day on Monday mornings. Only 10 minutes away is the Adriatic coastline made up of private sandy coves, the beautiful Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto, Fabulous "Lidos" where sun loungers, parasols and restaurants await you and private stretches of beach and coves where you will find a scattering of ice cream bars, fish, meat, pasta and pizza restaurants ready to serve you.
Further afield we will give you directions to all the local attractions such as
Ostuni the "white Ciity you need to visit both day and night to truly appreciate the historic splendour of this ancient hidden city only 20 minutes away. Great market day Saturday mornings!! handbag and shoe heaven!
Martina Franca is only 20 minutes away with lots of lovely boutiques and is renowned for its famous music festival in July and early August.
Monopoli and Polignano a Mare are two unspoilt coastal cliff towns on the way to Bari. Your'll find lovely sandy coves and reasonably priced fish restaurants a definite for views and relaxation.
50 minutes takes you in the direction of Fasano and its picturesque hills and a must day out to the Zoo Safari and Funfairland. Great for the kids take a pic-nic and enjoy a fun packed day. 50 minutes away towards Taranto you will find a great waterpark adventure fun for young and old...
If you get the chance we recommend a visit to the famous town of Alberobello and its rustic trulli, dine in the cavernous restaurants there, a delight to experience but be warned it can be very busy during the day and is better to visit late afternoon approx 1 hr from San Vito.
In the opposite direction heading South where do we start... Lecce a hidden treasure rich in historic architecture an old city with so many beautiful churches, narrow streets and many curiosity shops. A market is held here on Fridays. Drive onto Castro see the fantastic hilside villlage with its own castle and then drive on down to its communal rock pool,caves and enjoy a boat trip. The coastal road from Castro to Leuca 22km takes you to the Southern most tip and there you will enjoy the "Scallina Monumentali". On your return trip stop at Nardo and Gallipoli see the Greek influence in the buildings- try the menu of the day in any of the restaurants you come across and you wont be dissappointed, the fish is wonderful!!.Don't worry we have all these trips ready for you to enjoy or just set up a place you want to visit on the Sat Nav, pack up the coolbags and our beach equipment provided for your comfort and enjoy a terrific holiday.
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1 Jun 2014
"Lovely villa and great Puglian experience!"
Our family of 5 (including a 6 and 3 year old and 7 month old) stayed in Villa Katia-Rosa at the end of May. Despite what could have been a disastrous start to the holiday due to being stranded at the… More
6 Oct 2013
"value for money"
We stayed a week and enjoyed the villa. The pool was great and well maintained. We enjoyed sitting by the pool during the warm evenings. For what we paid all four of us thought the villa was value for money.
Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted we were able to help you with your last minute booking and that you considered us a good value for money holiday; especially as a property owner in Italy yourselves- we take that as a compliment. Look forward to your return trip in the future. Maureen and Martin
26 Aug 2013
"Fabulous pool area & comfortable home"
My family of 6 enjoyed a great holiday at the villa this year. The villa is comfortable and the pool and outside area is fantastic. The owners were incredibly helpful when making our booking and wit… More
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to for write such a lovely review. We are happy to to point out that there are extra parasols stored in the laundry area along with beach equipment and inflatables. We have left these items to be brought down to the pool when and if needed. The shaded terraces are also only steps away from the pool and can be utilised with loungers if the direct sun is too strong. The Sat-Nav has been checked and is functioning, Michael and Ellen our house-keepers have a spare one in case there is any problem in the future. We take all our visitors reviews seriously and strive to continually maintain our standards at Villa Katia-Rosa for all to enjoy. We do hope you return in the future when we will do all that we can to ensure you have another great stay. Kindest regards Martin and Maureen
12 Jun 2013
"Wonderful homely villa in a rural setting"
Five of us stayed at the villa including a 3 year old. Everything we could need was provided. Whilst in a rural setting it is still only 5-10 minutes from the town.There was plenty of information to… More
30 Apr 2013
"Love this hidden gem highly recommend"
This was our 2nd time at this villa having stayed in 2011, we love going here the sun shone the whole two weeks temp around mid to late 20s for all of our stay, the owners have put a lot of effort into making this a very comfortable holiday villa. There is a wood burning stove with wood all ready to use and oil filled radiators should we need them but the weather was so good we only used the fire a couple of times in the evening, the kitchen has all you could need and we noticed a new dishwasher was in place this time a very nice touch, the owners have completely redecorated along with some new furnishings we noticed. Pool area spotless and very pleasant to spend the day around. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a real home from home holiday experience. there is lots to do and see in the area if you wish to get out and about with some great places to eat and sit and watch the world go by. The owners have a local manager should we need any help and have left lots of useful info in the villa which we found very helpful. Along with a pre loaded sat nav. Once again a great holiday very nice communication from the owners nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be going back again one of our favourite places.
16 Oct 2012
"2nd Visit better than the first and will return-Thankyou"
We stayed in Villa Katia-Rosa returning for a second time after 2 years. The owners organised shopping for us on arrival over and above the welcome pack, as we were arriving really late. The house-keepers Michael and Ellen couldn't be more welcoming and helped us when we needed them during our stay. They even invited us all to Barbeque with them at their home- the homemade Limoncello is something else!!
We made good use of the Sat-Nav to see places we hadn't managed to visit and it really helped us make the most of our stay. The weather was just fantastic. We came well equipped with mosquito repellant(as advised) but the mosquito screens were great to have in the villa- we have been to villas without mosquito screens and air-con and we can't cope without either in the Summer.
We were asked if the the Villa was good value. We worked out that we paid around £36.00 per adult per night and £22 per child per night for a 3 double bedded villa with large pool, at high season rates- we paid the weekly rental rate at Centerparcs for a weekend alone!!
Thank you for a great stay and all your help. The kids want to return next year and we might not get any peace until we do!
7 Oct 2012
"Fab villa with an amazing pool and great housekeepers!!!"
Villa Katia Rosa was amazing. The villa was exactly as advertised. The pool is even better. We travelled with young children and teenagers and all had a great time. The housekeepers were a great asset to our holiday. They couldn't of been nicer. My son needed to go to the dentist and they booked the appointment for us and even drove us there! Brindisi is beautiful with lots to see and so. We would highly recommend this villa and the surrounding area.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our "3 bedroomed 2 bathroom cosy country retreat with luxury pool" and that you enjoyed the many sights of Puglia as we do. We are also pleased to hear that you found everything as advertised as we strive to maintain our standards and add new features each year. Bought in 2008-Villa Katia-Rosa was refurbished in 2009, a new kitchen and 2 bathrooms were constructed, upgrading features inside and outside the villa including the building of our new pool, shower and laundry room and then finally all new furnishings/fittings ready for holiday rentals in July 2009. We want to maintain this standard of home from home comforts, for all our guests to enjoy.We have now had our 4th successful year and met so many lovely guests from all over Europe. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and thank you for appreciating and looking after our Villa during your stay, we do hope that you return to us soon.
15 Sep 2012
"What a disappointment! Dated, Dirty and overpriced."
We travelled with 2 young children 4 adults. Given the advertisement of a luxury villa and a price in the upper category, we expected a great holiday. On arrival (guided by the local caretaker) we discovered very quickly that this villa has not been cleaned (greasy kitchen and ustensils, dust and dirt underneath beds, in the sofa cracks, under the TV and in the cushions. The vacuum cleaner hardly worked, the BBQ had never been cleaned, the garden is not usable as a field of earth and stones and the mosquito-nets (lots of mosquitos there!) all had holes. The whole villa feels damp and the showers were in a poor state.
Due to the ncomptenccy of the caretaker, the well was not filled to attend the water needs for 6 people for two weeks. We had to call to have the pump to fill, as we had no water. That happened twice as did the running out of gas for hot water and no replacement tank on site.
The swimming pool was not on a regular filtering circle (usually you put it on a timer for 2 hours a day), which meant the water turning green in the pool, which resulted in increased chlorine levels (not good for kids).
Overall I would definitely NOT recommend this place as it is too expensive for what it is, the caretaker is not preparing the villa for guests and has to be called out constantly. The region itself, is very average as well.
We rent villa since 1§5 years every year and never paid so much for so little.
We are genuinely saddened to read this post. Our most recent review from guests who ALSO stayed in the month of August, had a completely different experience. Do please read our last review for yourselves. For those of you that are familiar with holiday reviews, you need to be able to form your own opinions.We take all our reviews seriously and respond to this review in a courteous and factual manner.
We are not a luxury villa at high end prices, we are advertised as a Cosy 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Country retreat with luxury pool.
The opportunity was available to report any complaints on arrival, and we would have speedily resolved any alleged housekeeping issues. However this was not reported until much later making it impossible to verify. We have reviewed any possible housekeeping and pool maintanance issues with our housekeepers and are assured that standards and procedures are being adhered to. The gas(bottled) and water(Artesan well) supply; as commonly used in the countryside of Southern Italy, may on occasion need to be filled during a client stay (particularly when more than average is used) However to fill water from the well twice during one let is extremely unusual.We are very fortunate that we have housekeepers only a phone-call away who will help our guests whenever needed. We believe this is an essential service when staying in the countryside.
We are astounded that this holiday review did not mention any positives regarding Puglia as a holiday destination. Obviously a holiday in the Puglian Countryside is not for everyone but we and many others love the people, the many sights and wonderful cuisine. Our web pages depict Villa Katia-Rosa in an accurate and factual manner and we will strive to maintain our standards for all our guests to enjoy.
6 Sep 2012
"Retreat to the olive groves"
Lovingly looked after family owned villa in rural Puglia. The house keeper was our guide to get to the villa, nothing was to much trouble for him. Great welcome pack with everything to keep you going … More
How lovely that you took the time to review our Villa katia-Rosa(named after our daughters)following your holiday in August. We are so lucky to have our wonderful house-keepers who look after our property and all our guests so well, nothing is too much trouble.We have had such great guests this year and all have said the Sat-Nav and Information of where to go and what to do allowed them to find beaches restaurants and towns that they might not have visited. We pride ourselves in maintaining our standards with the help of our guests like yourselves, who look after the villa during their stay and give us good feedback with suggestions that may be of help in the future ie so far we are looking at the possibility of a WiFi service for next year and installation of a dishwasher. We aim to please! We look forward to your return visit and thank you so much for recommending us
15 Sep 2011
"WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND -WILL BE BACK"
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND -WILL BE BACK
We stayed at Villa Katia-Rosa in July and had such a fabulous time. We always worry about air conditioning when the weather is so hot as we have to go in school holidays and this villa had air con throughout, but it was great to be able to leave the windows open for a natural breeze to waft in to the bedrooms when our kids were having their siestas in an afternoon you really do need the insect screens in the villa- the shutters allow you to snooze ( husband very appreciative-great beds!) even when the temperature is soaring outside. The pool was really luxurious we couldn't believe that we had it all to our self. It was great to have evening dips using the lights on the terraces and in the pool. We made good use of the pool and terrace areas for our evening barbeques. It really has home from home. DVD's, Playstation, Fims, Books, Games and Music were really welcomed. We added a few to your collection as a thank you. We used the Sat-Nav a great after thought, as we wouldn't have known about some of the places to visit. We loved going to the Zoo Safari and the theme park was really very cheap for a family day out. We visited the caves you recommended in Castro, with the cliffside pool and boat trip. The restaurants located overlooking the sea was such a georgeous setting. Great market days which we could have easily missed and found the restaurants suggested- loved Spillusi's antipasta's to die for I think I counted 16 dishes!! and so cheap; the Sat-Nav even took us to us to a local vineyard where we bought wine for next to nothing. The information in your villa folder really helped us organise our days. Puglia really is much cheaper than our trip in Tuscany last year. We love Italy and this is the real deal. We still l have loads to see and will take you advice about coming again out of season when the weather isn't so hot for touring the area properly. A charming villa, you have thought of everything and we will happily recommend to family and friends.
We were glad to be able to advise the car insurance excess cover, it really is well worth taking out to secure the deposit left on your car hire which is pretty hefty in Italy!! We try and pass on all our money saving tips to help our guests. The air-conditioning we think is a must especially during the high season and its lovely that we have units throughout the villa. The terraces are a godsend in the midday heat and something we are so grateful to have. We didn't realise just how improtant bought the villa in 2008 we didn't realise how important they are for outside dining and relaxing close to the pool.
Its so nice to hear you enjoyed seeing Puglia and that you made good use of our pre-loaded trips on the Sat-Nav. The Zoo safari is a favourite with our family too and really reasonably priced. Im glad you noticed eating out and drinks are much cheaper in Puglia when compared with Northern Italy there aren't many places left in the Eurozone! Thank you once again for recommending us to your family and friends and we do hope that you can return soon.
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