“Great villa”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2015

My husband and 2 year old had a 2 week stay in early September 2015. On arrival we realised even the photos don't do it justice, it's beautiful. Set in olive farming location off the beaten … More

“Lovely villa and great Puglian experience!”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2014

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

“value for money”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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

“Fabulous pool area & comfortable home”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2013

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

Owner's reply: 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

“Wonderful homely villa in a rural setting”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2013

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 … More

“Love this hidden gem highly recommend”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2013

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.

“2nd Visit better than the first and will return-Thankyou”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2012

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!

“Fab villa with an amazing pool and great housekeepers!!!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2012

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“What a disappointment! Dated, Dirty and overpriced.”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2012

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Retreat to the olive groves”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

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

Owner's reply: 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

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