Trullo | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Vita has been uniquely designed by a local architect to create a luxurious 4 bed country house wrapped around two original Saracen Trulli with exceptionally spacious rooms, a large free-form swimming pool, covered verandah and two other gazebos, table tennis gazebo and outdoor kitchen. Click on the link to our website for more information. Just over 2 miles from Ostuni - the stunning white town with its wonderful restaurants and fantastic funky bars. Beautiful beaches are 10 minutes drive if you fancy a change of scenery.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rosa Marina, Villa Nova, Ostuni Beach 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 6 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The house is perfect for two (or more) families to share due to the exceptionally spacious interior and the layout - the living and sleeping areas are at opposite ends of the large single storey house, so there is no problem with getting the kids off to bed and then disturbing them!
The two original trulli have been converted into unusual bedrooms with amazing slide-out beds and cool floors incorporating the original rock. FUNKY FLOORS AND AMAZING SLIDE-OUT BEDS (no more struggling round the sides as is usually the case!) in both trulli. These rooms are both queen size doubles and as well as being accessed from the inside of the house, have doors opening onto the front patio surrounded by flowers and trees with views over the surrounding countryside.
The other two bedrooms can be used as twins or doubles. One of these has a large en suite shower room.
There are three bath/shower rooms in total. One has a large corner bath, separate shower, bidet, sink & wc. The others have showers, bidet, sink and wcs.
The architect has ensured that the whole house is light and airy with high ceilings & cool stone walls and floors.
The spacious (30 foot) lounge has two separate seating areas and a 42" flat screen TV with sound system which can obviously also be used for music - the acoustics are great.
The exceptionally spacious kitchen is fitted with all the necessary equipment to enable you to try out all the wonderful Pugliese dishes (cookery books provided!). However should you wish to leave the cooking to the men then why not encourage them to use the well-equipped OUTDOOR KITCHEN, with its barbecue, fridge, sink and large table and chairs (you can relax on the cushioned banquettes whilst you watch them work, or just sit and gaze at the pool and grounds if watching them is too stressful!).
|Further details outdoors|
As you approach the gates from the small country lane (Casa Vita is extremely easy to find from the main road - a great plus!!!) you will have your first glimpse of the unique house at the end of the sweeping carriage drive. As you drive up towards the house remember that whilst this is a luxurious house with all mod cons, it is in the beautiful Pugliese countryside, and we want you to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
The large swimming pool which is at the back of the house between the outdoor kitchen and table tennis gazebo is 13 x 7 metres, free form with shallow (0.9metre) and deep (1.9metre) ends connected by wide steps creating an unusual design with plenty of room for a decent swim but also great for lazing around in the shallow end. Whist this creates a wonderful area for the kids to play around, the pool is not gated and we would stress that children should be supervised at all times.
There are various seating areas, all with plenty of sun or shade (provided by covered verandahs, gazebo, under the sails in the outdoor kitchen, and hammocks under the olive trees).
Large raised gazebo with table tennis table and equipment set amongst the olive trees and overlooking the pool.
Outdoor kitchen/living area overlooking the pool (see above for further details).
More Seating on the patio at the front of the house should anyone want to spend time away from the main pool and recreation area at the back.
Enormous roof terrace with wonderful views over the trees to Ostuni and Ceglie. We have placed large flower pots at the base to prevent children climbing the stairs without supervision and we would advise caution generally to anyone using it. However we have spent many relaxing hours up on the terrace which also has plenty of lighting for when darkness falls.
Moving away from the patio, swimming and recreation areas, we have tried to leave the land with its dozens of olive, fig, almond and pomegranate trees as natural as possible whilst planting many flowers, shrubs, palms, peach, cherry and orange trees
No stress - we'll meet you at an easy to locate destination,whatever time you arrive, guide you to the house and go through everything, leave you a welcome pack so you don't have to rush to the shops, You'll be provided with contact numbers should you need anything.
House is on one level, the only internal steps are to the 4th bedroom. There is a step from each of the external doors to gardens.
There's a safe for your valuables and a (VERY) easy to operate alarm.
All linen and towels are provided, the property is cleaned once a week on Saturdays. Extra cleaning/laundry changes can be arranged at extra cost. Pool towels provided.
There is a cot and high chair (should you need more please let us know).
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is the wonderful "heel" of boot-shaped Italy with its beautiful Mediterranean climate.
Drive to the Adriatic or Ionian coasts - long sandy beaches backed by dunes, rocky coves, ports and harbours, resorts with bars & restaurants - the choice is endless. 10 mins drive. The Ionian coast is about an hours drive with more beautiful beaches. Or drive around the beautiful countryside of the Itria valley past the many trulli to Alberobello or one of the lovely hillside towns.
Excellent golf courses at Savelletri near Fasano approx 20 minutes drive. San Domenico golf course approx 40 mins drive.
The stunning whitewashed town of Ostuni is totally captivating, whether you just want to sample the wonderful food in some of the many restaurants, have a cocktail in an amazingly funky bar or spend hours walking around the streets of the old town with its glorious views over the plain to the blue Adriatic sea.
Nearest supermarket approx 5 mins drive. The many shops, restaurants, banks, etc. in Ostuni are about 10 minutes drive, with Ceglie offering further options being the same distance. The Saturday market is a must - the freshest foods are in abundant supply and it has been said by the most ardent shopper that the clothes and shoes are better than those in many shops.
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29 Aug 2014
"Idyllic and charming holiday villa"
We had an idyllic week at Casa Vita, with our teenage/university age children and their friends. The villa lived up to all expectation, a trullo of tremendous charm, spacious, comfortable and very wel… More
As always we're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Vita and the Puglia area in general so much.
12 Aug 2014
My family and I had a lovely holiday in Casa Vita. The property is excellent - clean, very comfortable, beautifully restored, with loads of space (even for 7 adults and 1 toddler!) We particularly en… More
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your holiday so much
10 Jun 2014
"A little bit of paradise"
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Vita to the grey skies of Dublin. What a great place! Even better than the website describes - the location is perfect, less than 10 minutes from O… More
So pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Vita and Jane (our house manager) will be so thrilled that you made special mention of her
5 Nov 2013
"A lovely villa - even out of season"
We spent a week at Casa Vita in late October/early November 2013. The villa is lovely and very well-appointed both inside and out. The living room and kitchen areas are very spacious, and the four bedrooms comfortably sleep two people each - the trulli bedrooms are lots of fun.
We arrived late in the evening, but were met with a welcome pack containing plenty of food (and wine!) to keep us going until the supermarket opened in the morning.
The swimming pool is beautiful, with crystal-clear water that was still just about warm enough for swimming even so far into Autumn - the kids swam every day, and the pool was ideal for them thanks to the extended shallow end. They also loved exploring the grounds, picking (and shelling and eating!) almonds, playing table tennis etc etc.
Ostuni and the other local towns are all well worth visiting - we ate very well in the local restaurants. There are plenty of beaches nearby too, and the Adriatic was great for swimming (we had lovely warm weather all week).
The only shame is that we couldn't stay longer!
We're thrilled that you enjoyed your autumn holiday.
3 Oct 2013
"We loved Casa Vita and would highly recommend it."
This is our 6th trip to Puglia but our first and hopefully not last time in Casa Vita.
We stayed 21st Sept 2013 for 7 nights - could have stayed at least another week!
The property is very spacious. There were 6 adults, a 3 year old and 6 month baby. We were blessed with the weather, able to spend most of our time outside.
The kitchen has everything we needed including an American style fridge with filtered water and ice dispenser, so no making ice! We used the hi-fi system with our i-phones so we could enjoy music outside through the speakers.
Outside of the villa we used the BBQ and the pizza oven. We had a pizza completion one night, was very competitive, great fun!
The villa is half way between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. So less than 10 mins drive to shop or eat out. A lovely sandy beach 20 min drive away.
Jane the house manager was very helpful. We loved Casa Vita and would highly recommend it.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thrilled that you would have liked to stay for another week
3 Sep 2013
"Great villa for two families to share"
We stayed in Casa Vita with another family in August 2013. We have kids ranging from 3 to 10 years old and it suited us all. What a fabulous place. It looked pretty good in the photos but was even be… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are updating our website as nice as it is that the house is even better than it looks on the website, a more realistic idea would be good, so thank you for the advice
23 Aug 2013
"What an amazing villa"
We stayed in Case Vita with our two children as well as another family with their children.
The villa totally exceeded our expectations. The property is very impressive on arrival as you drive up through imaculately tended grounds.
The front of the villa is in the traditional trulli style. The back of the villa, by the pool, has been sympathetically extended to provide ample space for our party of eight.
Inside everything was spotless and extremely well equipped. The kitchen is massive and has everything that you could possibly need, including a great hi-fi which we could plug our iPods into.
Two of the bedrooms are traditonal trullis which are amazing. The other bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and decorated to a very high standard.
The best part of the villa is outside. The pool area is extremely well designed with ample shade. The pool was perfect for our family party with a very shallow half as well as a good deep end.
We ate every meal in the outside kitchen. The pizza oven was a real challenge which we enjoyed.
The villa is within a short drive of some really intesting old towns and beaches.
We were well looked after by Jane during our stay. We really have nothing bad to say about Casa Vita and would highly recommend it.
Many thanks for the review. Yours is a particularly important one having seen your own website with the wonderful properties you rent in Scotland.
24 Jul 2013
"Idyllic villa, both traditional and contemporary in design."
The hosts were warm and co-operative from start to end of our trip. They really ensured we had the most comfortable and seam-free stay possible.
The house was dreamy and exceeded all our expectations. I loved the trulo features of the house in particular, and the attention paid to the outside lounging area and surrounding garden.
There was endless stuff to keep you entertained at the house, and our sole trip to Ostuni was almost not needed - but worth a look whilst you have a car there. The town holds much much history and beauty and locals are friendly and helpful.
Would certainly visit again and recommend to friends.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. The house is indeed dreamy. Can't wait to get back there ourselves
24 Jul 2013
Would highly recommend this to anyone hoping to visit Puglia. Great location 10 minutes drive from Ostuni, a large and atmospheric interior to the space, with very cool bedrooms (literally) and all the amenities that you could hope for. Pool and barbecue space were great, clean, relaxing.
A brilliant holiday!
So pleased you had a brilliant holiday. Thank you for the review
1 Jul 2013
"A beautiful villa that is presented to a very high standard"
We stayed in Casa Vita at the beginning of May and were hugely impressed with the house, grounds, pool, pizza oven, bbq and table tennis. It is a magical place and has been finished to a very high standard. The weather was great when we visited for lazing by the pool but we also toured the surrounding district and really enjoyed Ostuni and particularly the main square in Ceglie in the early evening. Jane met us on the first evening and was a huge help with any questions we had during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Vita.
I'm so pleased you all had such a good time. Best wishes. Ros
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