Green Papaya has a beautiful open box bed with a new and comfortable mattress and ample wardrobes. There is a cosy sitting area with two armchairs and a table. The en-suite bathroom, named “Blue Mekong” (the well-known river, but also our favourite restaurant back in Rotterdam), has a shower and a design sink on a marble surface. The room offers a view of fields and farms and the large outdoor arena, where my daughter regularly trains Murgese horses. The special bed makes that Green Papaya is very much in demand.
It’s the only room with a rate for single use.
No TV’s in the rooms. We have a guest lounge with TV (Dutch channels –everything in the original language- and international news channels), coffee- and tea facilities, a fridge/bar and touristic information. Of course you also do have our information book. Herein you find the nicest places, the best beaches on the Adriatic- and on the Ionian Sea and a choice of restaurants in Noci and other places of interest in Apulia. Routes to these places you also find in the book. In fact, with our book you do not need any more to prepare for your holidays. you can take it with you in the car and after booking we send you a link so that you can download it in your computer or tablet.
Green Papaya is named after a famous Vietnamese movie.
There are no children staying as guests at Villa Lavanda.
Here you have all the advantages of the rest of the countryside on the one hand and on the other Noci with all amenities close by and we are very good and easily accessible from Bari Airport and the Autostrada.
B&B Villa Lavanda is situated in the Apulian country side and very centrally to visit Alberobello and its Trulli (17 km), the Adriatic- and Ionian coast, Castellana Grotte, Bari and Brindisi, Lecce, Matera, Gioa del Colle, Taranto, Monopoli and Ostuni.
It's a safe and pleasant environment, where you can enjoy the tranquillity, the many species of wild flowers and plants and the many colourful butterflies that are attracted to the lavender, among others the hummingbird hawk moths. Furthermore, you see a lot of lizards around the house and in the evening owls, bats and stone martens. Twice yearly the passing cranes. The foxes have their dens in the forest around the grain mill. You can also see in the area: Sardinian donkeys and the rare Martina Franca donkey and Murgese horses. In spring you often hear the hoopoe cry. They breed in the little forest around the mill and sometimes come foraging around Villa Lavanda. In the evening you can hear the owls scratch and sometimes one flies in front of your car when you come home in the dark.
Villa Lavanda has 3 Rooms with unique furnishings and decorations, always a private bathroom, a guest lounge with TV and fridge/bar. Verandas on 3 sides of Villa Lavanda.
We serve a really good breakfast that includes homemade marmalades, cheeses, eggs, and cold cuts, fruit and yoghurt and is different every day. Not the usual sweet Italian breakfast. You can also opt for a biological, lacose-free or vegetarian breakfast. We will ask you for your preferences in the breakfast form we will send you after your booking. In general, breakfast is served on the covered porch.
No matter how early your return flight might be, no guest leaves without breakfast!
Extra's: Robes and slippers, a basket with picnic utilities, beach towels and beach bag, a Beach Parasol and folding chairs on request, free Wi-Fi, an English language guide that will show you all the places of interest, the best restaurants and beaches.
Your Dutch host speaks English and several other languages.
The nearest beaches at 23 km on the Ionian Sea and the beaches on the Adriatic at 48 km.
Golf courses, a tour with a large wooden sailing Yacht from Monopoli, Dolphin spotting from Taranto, rickshaws, tours per E-bike.
Agriturismo restaurant at 150 m.
We have 4 bicycles for rent and several hiking- and biking routes.