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Summer deals at Donna's Cottage – Home 360007 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Summer deals at Donna's Cottage – Home 360007

Excellent Excellent – based on 4 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Donna's Cottage is a chic modern open-living cottage which sleeps 4 comfortably. The cozy cottage has insulated double stone walls & raised ceramic tiled floors. There is central heat and air-conditioning plus an extra heating unit in the bathroom as well as two extra cool ceiling fans above the beds and dining table. It has a double bed curtained off from a pull-out double daybed & a hanging clothes & luggage rack. The large bathroom has a sit-down tub with a removable shower nozzle surrounded by Taratine marble tiles as well as a vanity & dressing area. The kitchen is fully furnished with newer units & appliances with a good sized table & four chairs. All the windows are doubled for insulation & screened for fresh bug-free air flow. Guests can eat 'al fresco' under the wooden veranda, de-stress while lounging in the lawn chairs, or relax on the hammock while star-gazing. Kids can play in the large pine-shaded garden nearby which has a swing

Donna's Cottage is a chic modern open-living cottage which sleeps 4 comfortably. The cozy cottage has insulated double stone walls & raised ceramic tiled floors. There is central heat and air-conditioning plus an extra heating unit in the bathroom as well as two extra cool ceiling fans above the beds and dining table. It has a double bed curtained off from a pull-out double daybed & a hanging clothes & luggage rack. The large bathroom has a sit-down tub with a removable shower nozzle surrounded by Taratine marble tiles as well as a vanity & dressing area. The kitchen is fully furnished with newer units & appliances with a good sized table & four chairs. All the windows are doubled for insulation & screened for fresh bug-free air flow. Guests can eat 'al fresco' under the wooden veranda, de-stress while lounging in the lawn chairs, or relax on the hammock while star-gazing. Kids can play in the large pine-shaded garden nearby which has a swing set, play house, see-saw, huge trampoline, basketball hoop & a picnic bench. The cottage rests on lush green grounds (Nov-Jun timeframe after the harvest in Sep). We have over 65 varied almond trees which guests are encouraged to try (especially good toasted). There is an organic fruit orchard with figs, pears, apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, lemons fresh for the picking-eating during their season as well as numerous 'Fichia di India' prickly pear cactus fruits & other varieties to eat or admire.

There is a 400sqm enclosed soccer-football camp forpets (if you don't mind sharing with ours). Plenty of bikes to enjoy on the large paved areas or adjacent bike trail which leads to the WWF Torre Guaceto nature reserve-beach-musuem 8-10kms away. There are plenty of sites & cities to visit within an hour: three UNESCO sites of Alberobello-'Trulli City' & pre-historic 'Rock city' of Matera, as well as the Castel del Monte in Foggia plus the Castellana Caves, Ignanzia ruins, & Baroque cities of Leece & Martina Franca to enjoy. Spend a day driving North up the coast to Polignano di Mare, Monopoli, Bari or the Gargano lake areas, or head south to Leece, Otranto, & Santa Maria de Leuca at the bottom of the boot where the Adriatic & Ionian seas meet. Head slightly west to the Ionian seaside of Puglia to visit Gallipoli or Potenza to see how the Romans made their way down to Brindisi & Leece where you can visit the ancient columns which marked the original 'Appian way' trail. Sit-back, relax & enjoy a bottle of Puglia's great Salento wines (Primitivo, Negroamaro (including blushes), Falanghina, Fiano, Verdeca or Chardonnay) and many more which are available at any one of many supermarkets, enotecas or ask about our customized wine tours where you can buy at wholesale prices (ck out our winetourspuglia site or ask me about your 25% guest-only discount). Enjoy snacking on tradtional Pugliese bread twists with the best olive oil and vegatable patès in the world. Don't miss the beaches which from mid-April to early October are warm enough to enjoy. There are both sandy & rocky shores, internationally recognized by 49 countries & garner 'Blue Flag-Bandiera Blu' ratings due to their balance of natural beauty, cleanliness & respect for their environment. Fresh produce, excellent fresh-cut meats and of course homemade ice-cream, breads, cheeses, wines, oils, patès & pasta are abundent in this small area as are friendly English & Italian speaking folks. Oh, and don't forget some of the freshest seafood in the world!

The cottage is easily accessed by either the front via Brindisi SS16/SP1 bis private gate or the shared gate located off the back country access road (c.da Specchia di Mare). We are centrally located between the port city of Brindisi & the hillside 'white city' of Ostuni as well as equally between Bari & Leece cities & airports. Guests can easily reach us by train, plane or boat in either Brindisi, Bari, or even Naples or Rome. A car is not needed but recommended with lots to see & do nearby but ask me about our low-cost private driver service if you want to forgo the costs & hassles of hiring a car. There is a public bus stop within 300 meters for city-city access or we can take and-or guide you anywhere in or near Puglia.

Location description from owner

The Puglia region

We have the best of both worlds, quiet countryside residence with easy access to town. We are only 900 meters from the self-contained town of San Vito dei Normanni, between Salento e Valle d'Itria valley, at the heel of the Italian boot. Guests can easily reach any Puglia site as we are centrally located between Ostuni-Brindisi and Lecce-Bari and less than an hour drive to the Ionian sea which also has stunning drives and beaches.

Guest can easily reach the international air & sea ports of Brindisi and Bari within 15 and 65 minutes respectively. Both host international ferry & cruiselines throughout Europe, Greece, Turkey, & Africa with daily services; making it very economical to launch from us (we'll even store your car or luggage while your away). Why travel afar when there is so much going on daily e locally; from sight-seeing, festival-hopping, food-wine tastings, open-air market shopping to sea-side outings including water skiing & fishing. It all awaits you in Puglia--check us out.

San Vito dei Normanni

Top attractions include Ostuni the 'White City', Alberobello 'Trulli capital', Fasano Zoo Safari & water park, Castellana Caves, cliff- seaside restaurants-views, popular lungomare walking zones, UNESCO sights, Gargano lakes, accessibile sea grottos, beautiful Moor e baroque inspired cities, seaside towns e bars, Ancient Ruins and last but by far least, pre-historic sights to visit. The real gems however are here within the local historic town centers, our people and our gastronomical jewels including freshly made cheeses, breads, pasta, olive oil & of course, wine. Guests can arrange for guided Italian or English speaking tours to nearby frantoias, masserias, cantinas while visiting Puglia and perhaps Europe'e biggest and best grape & olive producers. You' ll also find the best agricultural products you ve ever tasted, freshly grown locally in a biological manner.

From traditional festivals, pubs, restaurants, bakeries, wine, olive oil and home-made cheese and pasta shops to castles and churches, guests have all they need within walking distance. Fantastic beaches, golf, spas, shopping centers and famous tourist sites are all reachable within minutes.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Children's pool
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

I offer private driving services to anywhere in southern Italy you want to go. I have a 7 passenger semi-lux van with reclining seats and removable seats for more stretching out if you like or extra baggage as I also offer reasonably priced airport, train, rental car or port side pickups and drop offs.

Interaction with guest

We live just across the street so if you need ANYTHING, we are available 24/7. We love to socialize but respect your privacy so only come around if invited or needed.

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Donna V
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
09 May 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Aug 2013. Located in Province of Brindisi, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £212 to £380.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 May 2016.

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“A relaxing, friendly and homely place to stay”

Reviewed 14 May 2014

We always receive a warm welcome and feel at home in Donna's cottage. The cottage is lovely and has all you need for a good holiday. The area is beautiful with plenty to do and you are very close to the sea. The owners are lovely and very helpful, we spent evenings drinking wine together and sampling Puglian food - which is really good ! We highly recommend staying at Donna's cottage. We are returning for our 4th time this June !

Dear Kerry, you all are always welcome to stay with us anytime as we have went year-round this year. Don't forget to ask for your 5% return discount plus your 15% military affiliate discount for your next stay with us which basically means you'll get two free nights and it applies for Villa Donna as well! We try to make everyone feel at home by providing as many comforts as possible. All you need to do is ask and we will get it for you if we don't have it next door. I can't wait to see what you think of Villa Donna and look forward to introducing you, your hubby and your friend to a few more Salento wines and Pugliese foods, maybe even take one of our wine tours this time around? The weather is turning so it should be plenty of warm to get to the sea. Perhaps you all can ride the bikes down and utilize my bike-n ride pick-up service to get back? I have at least two new driving tours to tell you about when you get here with lots of photos and tidbits to share on how to get around more easily and economically along with some great restaurant recommendations. See you in a few weeks, donna

“Clean, comfortable and friendly hosts.”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2013

This villa was wonderful. Everything you need is provided for you. It was clean, spacious and comfortable. The host and her family were very friendly and willing to do anything to make your trip a totally awesome experience.

Thank you for staying with us! We had a great time showing you a little bit of Puglia. Wish you could have stayed longer but we hope you enjoyed the personal driver/tour guide services. It is great seeing folks come back to visit after the San Vito Air Station closer. Please share us with your friends and don't forget to mention the 20% military affiliated discount and 5% referral and return stay discounts we offer. We really enjoyed our trip together to Alberobello and Matera and sharing a bit of the Italian nightlife with you and your wife in San Vito. I hope you enjoyed the traditional Pugliese dinner with us and all the great Salento food and wine! What a trip, finding the place you used to live 20+ years ago--Gotta love the southern Pugliese hospitality and openness to strangers! We look forward to hosting you again someday...

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