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Diane

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Magnificent Villa - large pool -1.5km from Historical Ostuni & Beautiful Beaches

8 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Brindisi area

Beautiful 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom villa in Ostuni close to the beach

The Villa has been renovated and lovingly restored to a very high standard. Set in its own beautiful grounds with gardens hosting fruit and olive trees it is the perfect place for small/large groups or families who want to discover Puglia – a food and wine lovers’ paradise. The Villa is only minutes away from spectacular natural coast line, golden beaches lapped by the clean waters of the Adriatic and the historic centre of Ostuni a Medieval town with its maze of beautiful cobbled streets and baroque architecture. This large, comfortable villa has a magnificent open galleried entrance and hall with marbled pillars, stairs and ceramic floors, attractive modern conveniences, double corner bath, bedrooms with balconies overlooking swimming pool and gardens, traditional wood fired Pizza Oven and BBQ facilities for alfresco dining around the custom made stone table and gazebo. There is unlimited WIFI (internet access) throughout the villa and by the swimming pool, CD/DVD player and GEAR4 HouseParty SmartDock for iPod/iPhone.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Diane (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Magnificent Villa - large pool -1.5km from Historical Ostuni & Beautiful Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

A fantastic place for our first villa experience

  • 5 of 5

Arriving for our first villa experience we were met by the cleaners who were just completing a very thorough job. They left the villa very clean and it was just what we had hoped and discussed as we had made our way from Brindisi airport earlier in the day, a journey that was broken off with a lovely lunch in the Piazza Della Liberta in Ostuni which is a beautiful spot. The villa was large, both inside and out, with plenty of room for our large family to spread out and enjoy a relaxing week in Puglia. Ostuni was an ideal place for basing ourselves and the information provided gave us the opportunity to have many days out . The old town in Lecce, an hour away by car, was a stunning city to explore and stopping off for a dip in the sea was easily achieved with many beaches available on the drive back to the villa. We visited a local olive farm, Masseria Brascati where Italian chef Gino D'Acampo was filming last year, which was a very interesting half day being on the site of an old Roman farm with most of the olive trees dating back over 2,000 years. At the end of our tour we had tasting and were given a fascinating insight into local history, Another half day at a wine producer on route to Cisternino was time well spent for my very enthusiastic passengers who had the opportunity to sample the local produce. Unfortunately for me , the driver , i was satisfied with a quality Italian ice cream which seemed to be pretty much on the menu most days !

During our stay , the weather never dropping below 35C in the daytime and the pool back at the villa was the place we ended up most days by mid-afternoon for a much needed total chill out. The pizza oven at the villa certainly got some use and the local food , wine , people and the area were a total joy and we all cannot wait to return. A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible villa for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Villa Fiorella for one week (wish it was longer!) for a family vacation. The villa exceeded our expectations on so many levels. We were a group of 6; 4 adults and 2 children and the pool was a big hit with everyone, especially the kids. Even though the weather was unusually hot (we had an entire week of perfect weather), the pool water stayed cool and refreshing the entire time. And Diane and Michael ensure that it is spotless and well maintained. We couldn't believe how large the pool was for a private residence.

The villa itself was also larger than we expected, with great balconies giving views of Ostuni, the water, and the surrounding landscape. Because of its location, the villa is close enough to town to be convenient for grocery shopping and sightseeing, but just far enough out of town to be peaceful and private. And, it was spotlessly clean when we arrived.

Diana and Ian were most helpful. They assisted us when we had problems getting our rental car and they showed us where to get the best local wine (Lu Capasone in Ostuni) and foods and where to park in Ostuni. When we arrived on Sat night tired and hungry, we were amazed to find a refrigerator full of food, a carafe of wine, a personal note, and an extremely thorough welcome packet with loads of information (which we used on many occasions). We used Angelo for taxi service on one occasion and he was very prompt with a beautiful car! We couldn't believe the attention to detail and effort they put into making us feel welcome and providing us with so much information. We can't say enough good things about them.

Wonderful, clean beaches are close by. We went to one called "Mediterranean(?)" because we wanted the convenience of bathrooms and a snack bar for the kids. It was very reasonable for parking, had chairs for rent and a snack bar that was better than any beach snack bar we'd find in the US! A drive along the coast is also a must. We made a day trip to Alberobello and we found nearby Cisternino to be quaint and a lot of fun. We bought fresh fruits and vegetables at the Wednesday market in Ostuni. Fresh seafood is also abundant.

The villa has all the conveniences you'll need. It is perfect for all ages. If you are looking for a great place for a family vacation, this is it! We highly recommend Villa Fiorella.

Wendy (Chicago), Christine (Florida), and Ray, Valerie, Audrey, and Mallory (NY)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal setting for a perfect family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a terrific holiday at Villa Fiorella (grandparents and 2 families: in total 6 adults and 4 children of 11, 9, 7 and 5 years old). It is a really comfortable and big house, with everything you need, spotlessly clean on arrival. When renting a holiday home, there is always this delicate balance between hope it will be as presented on the site, or perhaps better, and fear it will be a disappointment. Villa Fiorella made all expectations come through, and Diana's efforts and tips before and especially during our stay made the difference. When we stayed at the villa, she was in the UK, but we kept in contact via email and she used her very efficient network to organise things on our request, probably better than anyone locally would have been able to, really impressive.

We were there during the first week of June, and even if the temperature outside reached 32°C, it was always nice and cool inside, the highest temperature I saw on the thermometer in the house was 23°C (no need to use the ventilators). The location of the villa is perfect: next to Ostuni, which is only a few minutes by car. It is a city big enough for people looking for culture, shops, good restaurants (try "Osteria del Tempo Perso", if you want to give yourself a good treat!) and bars, but with a cosy and nice atmosphere. The sea is nearby, with several (small) beaches, and there are various interesting villages in the neighbourhood, close enough for a visit in the morning or afternoon. It was always a pleasure to come back to the villa afterwards. We especially liked that the villa is tranquil and beautifully located, but not totally isolated. The swimming pool was a total success: large enough for a good swim, but also very comfortable for the children to play in the undeep part. It was a pleasant surprise to feel warm water running out of the shower next to the pool.

For us, Villa Fiorella was the ideal setting for a perfect family holiday. Picture us, after a swim all together in the pool, dressed for the perfect evening temperature, with a prosecco under the gazebo, the children playing in the garden. Then, dinner, all together around the stone table on the terrace, Rosanna's homemade pizza's straight from the pizza oven to our plates. The ideal occasion and atmosphere for us catching up as a family, enjoying being together... what a feeling of complete happiness! That's how good life can be.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Magnificient Villa in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We visited in April 2009. The Villa is magnificent and has a wonderful patio and swimming pool with plenty of space to relax. Our children (7 and 5) enjoyed swimming most evenings. The photographs don't do it justice. Inside the Villa is very spacious and clean and with four bedrooms and three bathrooms is suitable for both small and large families. The Villa has everything you need for your stay, buckets, spades etc are provided for the children to use at the beach.

Diane and Michael were perfect hosts. We arrived at 12.00 midnight on Saturday and they were there to welcome us and had a wonderful supper prepared, with local red wine, which was excellent. They advised us on the places to visit and where to eat and encouraged us to call them if we needed anything during our stay. Their recommendations were perfect.

Ostuni is a lovely old town about 5 minutes drive from the Villa. It has many lovely restaurants, which are all reasonably priced. The locals as you expect with Italians were very helpful and friendly. The Villa is a great place to stay whether you want to relax or go sight seeing as there are many towns all within less than an hours drive. Places to see are Cisterino, Martina Franca, Alberobello (trulli houses) and Lecce.

We have been to many places in Italy and this was the best Villa we stayed in.

If you decide to stay in the Villa, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincolnshire
5

Our visit to the undiscovered part of Italy.

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday in a beautiful villa in a wonderful part of Italy.

A warm welcome was given by Diane on arrival and everything you needed for your stay was provided.The large swimming pool is set in a beautiful garden with plenty of space to relax.

The weather for October was great,we travelled around by car but one day we took the train to Lecce which was a great day out.

We look forward to returning very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, UK
5

I have never had the post holiday blues so bad!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a great 2 weeks in this fantastic villa. The Villa and pool were absolutely fabulous and proved a real hit with both the children and adults. We did not move too far from the pool in the second week of our stay which says it all.

But if anything could top the accommodation it was Diane, our perfect hostess - she has been an amazing. As well as offering suggestions and recommendations on places and restaurants to visit she gave private swimming lessons to our kids, assisted with our hire car breakdown and just showed a genuine interest and passion in ensuring we had the best holiday ever - and we certainly did.

Ostuni is a beautiful part of Italy and we'd love to come back and visit and stay in Diane's villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Villanova
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Ostuni (white city) in Puglia is one of the most stunning towns of southern Italy. Bathed in sunshine for most of the year the climate is typically Mediterranean with warm breezes that sweep across this ancient landscape with its endless olive groves, sandy beaches lapped by clean waters of the Adriatic, a wealth of history and well preserved buildings displaying some of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Puglia. There is lots of local atmosphere only 5 mins away in Ostuni Piazza with excellent restaurants and craft shops tucked away amongst the well preserved winding cobbled streets. Additionally you are ideally placed for exploring Baroque architecture and ampitheatre - Lecce 70km, Alberobello (30km) UNESCO world heritage site - delightful Trulli buildings found nowhere else in Italy, wonderful port of Brindisi (30km) where ferries sail to Greece, Villanova (7km) - where you can dine in open air restaurants overlooking the Adriatic sea, Amalfi coast - Pompeii (3hrs.

Golf: Only 25 mins away - 'The San Domenico Golf' course lies between the ancient Greek colony (5th century B.C.) of Egnathia and the small fisherman village of Savelletri. It's southern boundary is as close to the sea as the rocky coastline will allow and there are olive groves to the north. Designed by 'European Golf Design' the course has been constructed to the highest standards with greens conforming to the USGA Specifications.

The course is a challenging 18 hole golf course which offers an unforgettable experience for visitors and superb view of the Adriatic Sea from every tee, green and fairway. The course measures over 6220 meters (6677 yards), has 3 executive holes, a par of 72, Driving-range, putting-green, pitching-green, bunker, golf-cart, trolley, caddy master.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ostuni, Brindisi area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Price
21 May 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Price
9 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Price
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Price
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
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£220
£1,400
 
 
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5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover day is Saturday in season and negotiable out of season.
Arrival is 5pm and Departure is 10am

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Brindisi area in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Open air Pool - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The Master Bedroom - king size has a large walk-in dressing room and french doors lead to balcony overlooking swimming pool and gardens. Bedroom 2 - king size also has french doors which lead to balcony overlooking swimming pool and gardens - both bedrooms have 3metre high ceilings. Bedrooms 3 has twin beds and access to front balcony and bedroom 4 has twin beds and collection of toys, games and books. There is an additional Bedroom no 5 - kingsize bed which has a private roof terrace with views of the sea, Ostuni and surrounding countryside. Air conditioning is not required due to the design of the villa - however there are remote controlled fans in all bedrooms and integral mosquito nets on all windows throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
This comfortable and spacious villa at more than 300 sq metres is ideal for group and family holidays with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. On entering the Villa there is a magnificent open galleried hall and stylish marbled pillars, stairs and ceramic floors. The villa has been designed to remain cool in Summer and warm in Winter so air-conditioning is not required - however there are remote controlled fans for additional comfort and all windows have integral mosquito nets. There is WIFI (internet access) throughout, CD/DVD player and the GEAR4 HouseParty SmartDock for iPod/iPhone is remote controlled and app-enhanced, central heating for cooler months or a solid marble log-burning fireplace.The lounge and dining area is open-plan and modern with french doors leading directly onto the large sun terrace with custom stone made table and gazebo for alfresco dining overlooking herb garden, swimming pool, shower and gardens containing fruit and nut trees which are there for the picking

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