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Villa Giulia Villa
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
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
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.
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.
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
Location description from owner
The Puglia 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".
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.9 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
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- 23 Jun 2016
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Villa has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Dec 2011. Located in Province of Foggia, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £325 to £770.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jun 2016.
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– based on 33 reviews
- Very Good
This is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. The property is clean, bright, and modern with plenty of space for a couple. The kitchen is also modern and spacious. Best of all, there’s a balcony that offers fantastic views of the sea. The owner of the property, Claudio, lives on the lower floor of the property and is available to offer advice for shopping, trips in the area, etc. He is charming, attentive, and generous, and ensured our stay was as comfortable as possible. The property is located in a citrus grove and is only about a 10 minute walk from the sea and the town. Despite its proximity to the amenities of the town, it is very peaceful and quiet. It’s also a good location for exploring the rest of the Gargano Peninsula and other parts of southern Italy. We would highly recommend this property for any couple or small family who wants a restful, peaceful seaside vacation.
“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.
“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!
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.
“Wonderful place with awesome hosts”
Thanks to Villa Guilia and its friendly and very helpful owners we spent great holidays in Gargano. Villa is located 15 minutes from beach by walk, surrounded by lemon and orange trees and gorgeous bushes. Just go outside and pick some fruit from trees for super fresh and sweet refreshment during the day. Apartment was very clean, bright, air conditioned, with well equipped kitchen and sea view from terrace. There is also barbecue on the property, which you should use after visiting local fish market - highly recommended. Some basic goods and ingredients very ready for us and they made arrival even more comfortable. Claudio picked us up on the city outskirts and gave us plenty helpful informations about town and surroundings during our stay. He also drove with me through city and showed me places I am glad we didn't miss. He was really impressive host. We were staying there with 1+ year old kid who loved the place and enjoyed Italians' love and adoration of kids.
“Claudio is an excellent host who did everything to make our stay enjoyable”
The apartment is wonderfully situated with fantastic views across the Adriatic from the balcony. Dining al fresco was great (when the weather permitted). Starting the day with freshly squeezed orange juice made with oranges just picked from the garden was brilliant. The fish restaurant, Alpheus, in Rodi recommended by Claudio was excellent - have the seafood starter to share. Sadly when we were there in mid-May the weather was not great and the beach was not accessible really as it was still being prepared for the main tourist season, which included problems with the new marina & coastal erosion.Wi fi made available by Claudio whenever we needed it. Definitely get Claudio to meet you & escort you to the apartment intially as it could be tricky to find - that's why it's so peaceful.
“Lovely spot, gracious hosts, very relaxing”
We spent 4 nights in this apt and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The apt is on the 1st floor with a terrace overlooking the sea. Orange trees are abundant on the property so that fresh squeezed juice can be a daily treat. Location is about 5 minutes outside of town by car, or a 20 minute walk. Claudio is a very gracious host, always happy to answer questions. Our stay was before the beach season started, but proved to be a perfect time to hike in the Gargano forest above the town. The apt is spacious, with a well-equiped kitchen. It is a very quiet location since it is outside of town. Rather than provide directions, Claudio met us in town and guided us up the hill. This made our arrival much easier. The only caution is that the hot water heater in the bathroom is a bit on the small side. It is perfectly adequate if you stagger shower times amongst the occupants, however.
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