About the property
- Villa1506 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Villa Bianca is a recently restored property which has a beautiful setting among olive trees, on a one acre plot, only 3km from the tiny city of San Vito dei Normanni. The villa boasts a large private swimming pool 6m x 14m., available from 1st May to 20th October. The spacious lounge has a pellet stove installed, in addition to gas central heating. Low season rentals are more than welcome. The property has modern facilities such as a spacious kitchen and bathrooms. The villa has air conditioning. The cool basement bedroom has an en suite shower room. The lovely sandy beaches of Specchiola and Torre Guaceto are only 8 km (5 miles) down the road for those who prefer an occasional change of swimming pool scenery. There is a large patio area with a barbecue.
The villa is looked after by Filomena who will meet you at the villa on your arrival. She also looks after cleaning and linen and prepares a welcome pack for you.
Bicycle Hire can be arranged for up to 4 people.
Restaurants: These are in the town such as The Vulcano which has wide choice of menu and does take-away pizzas. We recommend Copullarosso and La Loggia in Caravigno. There are many others in Ostuni which has become very fashionable. Mattarello in San Vito sells many pastas and prepares hot take away Lasagnes and Cannallonis.
We also recommend The Mirage in Santa Sabina.
Brian and Wendy Bishop
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Brian and Wendy Bishop
We are retired teachers living near Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
Brian and Wendy Bishop purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Brian and Wendy Bishop chose San Vito dei Normanni
Saw Villa Bianca in August 2005 when we came on holiday to Costa Merlata near Ostuni, and like location next to the olive grove next door.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Bianca is situated on the coastal side of San Vito dei Normanni, making it convenient for the beach or shopping. It is only 500 metres from the main road between San Vito and Specchiolla by the sea and the motorway along the coast, yet in a very peaceful location.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful house and pool in a rural location, perfect for peace and relaxation
Our stay was very enjoyable - before we arrived, any queries we had were answered almost immediately by Brian, and when we got to the villa, Filomena was extremely helpful and enthusiastic. The house is beautiful and clean and airy, very well equipped with everything we needed, and the pool is huge and kept very clean by Vito who visited twice to ensure everything was fine. The weather was in the high 30s, so we made good use of the pool. We also went out nearly every day to visit local sites, and to the beach, and saw a lot! We loved Alberobello with the little Trulli's and Ostuni, Lecce and Otranto. Also very pretty was the town of Martina Franca. There was so much to see we will have to come back another time. The beaches were also lovely and close-by. Thank you for a very happy week.
Many thanks for your positive review. We are very encouraged by this and realise how lucky we are to have Filomena and Pino (Vito has retired!) her father to look after the villa and keep the land and pool in excellent condition. You are right, there are many interesting places to visit on the Salento peninsular. The president of France even visited San Vito last week! It is well known that Helen Mirren has property here!
We look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
Brian and Wendy
Lovely villa with a great pool.
We stayed for 9 days in late September/early October so a bit off-season. The villa lived up to our high expectations based on the photos and was easily big enough for the six adults in our party. Inner living areas were also very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we might have wanted.
The pool was fantastic and the only downside to it was that it possibly stopped us exploring more of Puglia. Maybe we were lucky with the weather but it was mid-20s and bright sunshine for the vast majority of the time so ideal for hanging around the pool.
San Vito isn't the most inspiring of places but it had its charms. Local restaurants were good although without too many frills - we found it very cheap to eat/drink out. We enjoyed visiting Ostuni and seeing the trullis dotted around everywhere although maybe parts of Alberobello were maybe too disneyfied for our tastes. Some of our group visited Monopoli, Poligano and Martina Franca and they're all worth a visit. The seaside resorts close to the villa were all end-of-season, not surprising in view of the time of year.
Vito was on-hand to answer any questions, spoke my native English better than I do but wasn't at all intrusive. He also quickly sorted out a problem we had with the wifi, other than that everything went without a hitch.
Summing up, the arrangements for the rental were handled very smoothly by Brian/Wendy and the deposit returned promptly as agreed. We all felt that Villa Bianca is without doubt one of the best villas we've stayed at on numerous holidays abroad.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Bianca. Coming up to our 10th season it is good to know that people like this area as much as we do. It is convenient for the beaches along the coast, for the shops in the town and the motorway which can take you to some of the other interesting towns on the Salento peninsular such as Lecce, Otranto and S.Maria di Leuca at the 'Lands End' of Puglia. We also endorse the praise given to our manager Vito.
Brian and Wendy
Wonderful holiday in Puglia
Villa Bianca is well situated to visit the region, at only 25 km from Brindisi airport. The swimming pool is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. Two bedrooms have airco, a third bedroom is situated in the cellar. We really had a good time.
Thank you for your review. We call the third en-suite bedroom the cantina which is light and cool and just off the kitchen which does have air conditioning when necessary. Villa Bianca is only 20 km from Brindisi, a 20 minute drive from the airport.
Brian and Wendy
We really enjoyed our stay here ,our priority is always a large well appointed pool and surrounds and Villa Bianca certainly fitted the bill.
This villa is perfectly placed to explore most of Puglia.
It was most reassuring to know that we could contact Vito if needed and Philomena came to change linen as requested half way through our stay .The owners Wendy and Brian have been really helpful and easy to contact.
PLEASURE IN PUGLIA
LOVELY SPOT IN THE OLIVE GROVE, GREAT POOL AND KITCHEN NEXT TO IT MADE IT FUN & EASY AT LUNCHTIMES
A GOOD POSITION TO VISIT FESTIVALS AND TOWNS LIKE OSTUNI AND BEACHES. WE ALL HAD A LOVELY TIME AND WOULD GO AGAIN. VITO & FILOMENIA VERY FRIENDLY & HELPFUL EM, KATE & JOHN
Lovely House, Great Pool,very Friendly housekeeper
We enjoyed our visit in this beautyful House. The Pool is really fantastic, but the House is also Great. You find everything you need and the housekeeper was very helpful and friendly all the time. If we Return in the future we will Rent this House again.
San Vito dei Normanni is an all year round local town which is a short driving distance from other famous towns such as Carovigno and Ostuni - the White City, and Alberobello famous for its trullis. San Vito has numerous lovely restaurants specializing in both fish and meat (you will find details on how to reach these in your information brochure in the villa. The town of Fasano, which is 45 minutes drive, provides golfing amenities as well as a family fun park zoo safari which is a family day out not to be missed!! Lecce , 'Florence of the south', is also 45 minutes drive. From here the rest of the Salentine peninsula is easily accessible, from the rocky east coast round to Santa Maria Leucca at the end round to the sandy beaches of the west coast and the ancient town of Gallipoli.
A very pretty and popular beach is at Pantanagiani, half way between Specchiolla and Torre San Sabena with parking next to the beach, bars and cafes.