Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
65 sqm quiet modern apartment with own 15 sqm terrace. Ideal for those seeking a break from routine in a natural environment. The apartment is on the first floor in a recently renovated villa (basement, ground and first floor), surrounded by a private 10.000 sqm citrus grove in the Gargano National Park and within walking distance of the beach and downtown Rodi Garganico. It offers a unique combination of privacy and elegant comfort. Both the bedroom and the living area are extremely spacious.
A full size sofa in the living room provides extra accommodations.
Laundry facilities, complete with washing machine, ironing board and iron. Bed linen, bath and beach towels are provided. A safe is in the built-in wardrobe. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Free and secure parking in the garden. BBQ under shady oaks.
Dine al fresco on the 15 sqm terrace under the stars, watching a magnificent sunset behind the harbour and the Tremiti Islands. Enjoy quiet and peaceful evenings. Ideal for families or persons seeking a relaxing and memorable holiday experience in an area unspoiled and largely untouched by tourism. A typical fish, fruit and vegetable market is open daily in the village. Small restaurants, boutiques, wine bars, ice-cream and pastry shops are nearby. The soft sandy beach is never crowded and is ideal for having fun and taking safe swim.
Rewards: Blue Flag Beach and Italian Association for Environment awarded (2010-2013). A place where to go, The New York Times suggested on 2010.
A good base for visiting the north of Puglia. Explore the surrounding rocky coasts, the millenary Foresta Umbra, the salt-lakes of Lesina and Varano, and the protected area of the Tremiti Islands. Privileged starting point for daily trips to the impressive San Michele Sanctuary (in the Middle Ages this was the last stop for pilgrims before sailing for Holy Land), Emperor Frederic II's renowned Castle at Castel del Monte (a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture), Alberobello with its white cone-roofed houses, the Castellana Caves and the Sassi di Matera, world heritage and Unesco site, where Mel Gibson shot his film Passion of Christ.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||900 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara, Bari 195 km, Nearest railway: San Severo, Foggia 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is 65 sqm with a large master bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, bathroom with shower and a wide living room. Cooking facilities and fridge are on one side. The bench is stone made. On the other sides, the relax area with the log fire and a sofa bed for 2 persons, a dining table for 4.
The living room is lit by a large window facing the garden and a french window leading into a 15 sqm terrace, equipped with a table, 4 chairs and a beach umbrella. The apartment has got a stone floor.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace allows relaxing sun bath, offers a breath taking view of the Adriatic sea, the harbour, Tremiti Islands and in some special occasions of Croatian islands. Dine al fresco under the stars, watching a magnificent sunset, and enjoying a glass of wine.
The orange-tree garden offers shady areas for relax and many seasonal fruits. A BBQ is available.
Parking is allowed inside the properties.
Horse riding, swimming, giking, sailing, hiking, kite surfing are about a 20 min walk from the property. Rubber dinghies, windsurfers, canoes, jet-skies may be rented at the Marina, at the harbour.
Bike sharing service is now available in Rodi connecting most towns in Gargano
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Garden is shared with the owners of the house.
Highchair and cot may be provided upon request with no charge.
A pick-up service from/to the nearest railway station may be provided upon request with an extra charge.
The Puglia/Molise region
Crystal blue sea, green countryside, intense red terrain, golden sunsets....You can experience a multitude of emotions holidaying in Puglia all year round. You can find all of the tourist information that you may require on www.viaggiareinpuglia.it. Puglia protects its special environments, such as the National Park of the Gargano, where Rodi Garganico is.
The Gargano was one out the 31 Places to go in 2010, according to the New York Times (January 10, 2010). The Park covers the whole homonymous cape and also includes the Tremiti Islands. Here there are several rare protected habitats such as the Foresta Umbra ('Umbrian forest'), the last existing sample of a vegetation characterizing most of Mediterranean area during prehistory.
Cathedrals, basilicas, and sanctuaries testify to an artistic growth influenced by dominations and seigniories are now important destinations for pilgrims and tourists. Among these, the Pulsano Hermitage (top rank Italian sights to preserve in 2011), the San Michele Sanctuary in Monte Sant'Angelo, along the ancient Via Sacra Langobardorum, or San Giovanni Rotondo, the town where Padre Pio lived and died.
RODI GARGANICO, a small town, perched on a little headland in the northern coast. It is surrounded by orange and lemon trees, hidden by a thick cane-brake and with a smell of orange flowers. It was built by the Cretens (later on the Greeks settled down). The very nice old town is typical with its narrow lanes, stairs and little gardens. The church of San Nicola di Mira in Byzantine style and the church of San Pietro, dated back to 1200 with statues of the XVI cent., are to be seen.
Rodi Garganico exerts an increasing appeal for people seeking relaxing and memorable holiday experience in a well preserved environment. On the other hand, on the main pier of the new harbour small restaurants, boutiques, wine bars, ice-cream and pastry shops offer a wide choice to spent a pleasant evening, listening live-music particularly in the summer or dancing in a disco facing the sea.
Rodi Garganico is a privileged starting point for one-day trips to the impressive San Michele Sanctuary, where pilgrims carved their hands in the rock before sailing for Holy Land, Emperor Frederic II's renowned Caste at Castel del Monte (a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture, Alberobello famous for its whitr cone-roofed houses, the Castellana Caves or the amazing Sassi di Matera, where Mel Gibson shot is film "Passion of Christ".
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27 Oct 2013
"Villa in the orange garden"
Ancient castles, sanctuaries, white villages on mountain hills, fluorescent oranges in the sunset…Harmony of past and present, harmony of the sea and the sand, the mountains and old-old olive trees,… More
16 Sep 2013
"Voglio ritornare - subito!"
If you really want to spend some great days at a lovely space in the middle of lemon and orange trees with a great view to the sea and the Tremiti Islands - than you have to go to the Gargano and spen… More
4 Sep 2013
"Posto incantevole e accoglienza incredibile!"
Ho soggiornato presso Villa Giulia 2 settimane in agosto, la casa è esattamente come appare nelle fotografie, nuova, completamente attrezzata, accogliente, molto pulita e molto bella.Ha un grande ter… More
22 Jul 2013
"Super schöne Wohnung"
Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll und hochwertig ausgestattet. Ich habe vorher noch nie in einer so schönen Ferienwohnung Urlaub gemacht!Die Lage ist relativ einsam. Als wir dort waren, waren … More
21 Jul 2013
"Beautifully stylish apartment with unbelievable views set amongst an orange grove tended by a brilliantly helpful host"
The secret to the success of our stay was undoubtedly Claudio who could not have been more helpful even to producing a CD player and a clove of garlic which I had forgotten to buy. Plus my email enquiry about where to buy lacto-free milk locally resulted in two bottles in the fridge on arrival.
The building is full of character and quite old but has been delightfully refurbished in country-modern style. Beware though if you are not keen on walking up hills; the stunning views of the harbour do come from the fact that it is set into a steep hillside and if driving, the track up there is very narrow. Claudio will meet you and show you the way as finding it unaided would be tough. Rodi Garganico is an unusually interesting resort combining steep winding historic streets with a massive beach, modern-day picturesque harbour and beautiful colourful wall art. Worth the drive getting there.
3 Jul 2013
"Breathtakingly white apartment with great sea views"
A high quality apartment, with a sea view over olive and lemon groves. The owner was very helpful in everything. The location is quiet - about a fifteen minute walk into town, quicker by car. For … More
16 Nov 2012
The apartment was beautifully furnished and everything thought of, the views were spectacular and we couldn't have had a warmer welcome from Claudio and his wife.Rodi is a wonderful place to visi… More
16 Oct 2012
"Terrific Experience - Five Star"
(1) Rodi is the best town for a Gargano home-base. Better than Peschisi or Vieste.
(2) The apartment was spacious, modern, with all the conveniences. Parking was easy, and secure. We had breakfast every morning on the Terrace, with its great view of the harbor and the Sea. Of course, we also enjoyed wine on the Terrace each evening.
(3) The best thing was our Host, Claudio. On the night we arrived, he met us in town and guided us to the apartment. Next day, he showed us the daily Market, and some of the local shops. Frequently, he joined us for a glass of wine, and told us about the local tales and personalities. He was a delight!
5 Sep 2012
We spend 2 weeks at a beautiful location: modern well designed appartement with magnificent seaview. The appartment is located among a huge mediterranean garden.. we can recommend Villa Guilia seriously. Claudio and his wife Elvira are really excellent hosts, who helped us to enjoy our holiday by giving a lot of recommendations.
26 Aug 2012
"Tra cielo e mare"
La casa è molto bella, ristrutturata di recente con estrema cura dei dettagli, non manca davvero nulla. In posizione panoramica, immersa tra gli aranceti e la macchia mediterranea, dal terrazzo molto… More