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|
|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
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.