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Stunning Villa & Trullo in Ostuni. Amazing Roof Terrace,Heated Pool,Aircon,Wifi

People15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Villa in Ostuni, Puglia in a lovely private peaceful location, close to the historic town centre and many sandy beaches

VILLA AURORA is an absolutely stunning Villa with its own large self contained Apartment/Suite and charming 300 year old Trullo in the Valle d'Itria wine region, close to many lovely beaches. It is set in an idyllic tranquil countryside location for total relaxation, yet it is only a 7 minute drive to Ostuni town centre, the famous "White City" and less than 10 minutes to Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino, where there are an abundance of great restaurants serving the freshest local produce and great Puglian wines. It sleeps up to 15 people (17 for an extra charge) and is fabulous for much smaller groups too. View our website www.villaaurorapuglia.com and take a look at the video to see just how good it is.

The VILLA, APARTMENT and TRULLO have all been beautifully and comfortably furnished throughout. All 7 BEDROOMS are tastefully decorated with good quality very comfortable beds. It has lots of large windows and doors to enjoy the beautiful views from whilst inside, making it light, airy and spacious. There are 4 LARGE TERRACES and 3 LARGE COVERED OUTSIDE VERANDAS to sit, eat and relax. The ROOF TERRACE is truly amazing with the real "WOW" factor! All this surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, an olive grove, ancient olive trees and a wonderful 10 x 8 metre HEATED SWIMMING POOL. In low season or for late bookings we are prepared to rent the villa out separately.

THE VILLA IS ON TWO LEVELS:-

The UPPER LEVEL with its high ceilings has a large LOUNGE with Samsung Smart/3D & Apple TVs, Sky satellite system, DVD player, iLuv music system and B & O bluetooth speaker, sofas, armchairs, stone fireplace and two sets of glass doors - one leading out to the FRONT TERRACE and the other to a large covered VERANDA with 2 sofas, 2 dining tables and 16 chairs. The lounge is open plan and leads through to a fully equipped KITCHEN with extra large oven, 6 burner hob, cooker hood, double sink, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, coffee machine and air conditioning, which cools both the lounge and kitchen. There is a large dining table and chairs with glass doors leading out to a covered VERANDA where it is a delight to eat. The MASTER BEDROOM has a chaise longue to sit and peacefully relax, with glass doors leading out to another covered VERANDA with 2 steamer armchairs overlooking the beautiful swimming pool. There is a further very pretty DOUBLE BEDROOM and a spacious FAMILY BATHROOM with bath/shower, 2 basins, bidet and wc. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. Desk area and printer for guests use and a marble staircase leading to the lower level of the Villa.

The LOWER LEVEL OF THE VILLA has 3 BEDROOMS. This level of the Villa is huge and very cool in summer, therefore air conditioning is not required. There is a very large FAMILY BEDROOM with a super-king size bed, a single bed, sofa and music system, plus two further BEDROOMS - one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. There are 2 modern BATHROOMS with walk in showers. The DINING AREA looks out onto the garden where the entire wall is heat reflective glass panels and doors. This has the most spectacular glass dining table with chairs all around, with the base of the table being the root of an ancient tree. Next to it is a gold chesterfield sofa. This leads into a MASSIVE LOUNGE with a full size Riley snooker table, 3 sofas, 2 wing armchairs, antique opium day bed, lovely stone fireplace, iLuv music system, Panasonic Plasma & Apple TVs with Sky satellite system and DVD player. There is a Nintendo Wii games console complete with lots of Nintendo games and a cupboard full of board and other games for the whole family to have great fun with. On this level there is a further KITCHEN with a large stone breakfast bar, 4 bar stools, large American style fridge/freezer, separate ice making machine, microwave/oven, 6 burner hob, cooker hood and double sink. There is also a large UTILITY ROOM with a supersize washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, deep porcelain sink, fridge/freezer, vacuum cleaners and cleaning equipment.

The SELF CONTAINED SUITE/APARTMENT is very spacious. Whilst being part of the Villa it has the benefit of having its own front door giving the guests staying there total privacy. It has a very large DOUBLE BEDROOM with air conditioning and wonderful views overlooking the swimming pool and a spacious BATHROOM with shower, 2 basins, bidet and wc. There is a well equipped KITCHEN/DINER/LOUNGE with oven, hob, cooker hood, double sink, fridge/freezer, dining table and 6 chairs, sofa, TV, DVD and CD players. From here there are glass doors leading out to the FRONT TERRACE where there is a table and chairs to sit and enjoy breakfast, have lunch and drinks.

The TRULLO is unique to this part of Italy and is 300 years old. It has been fully restored, tastefully providing all the comforts anyone would desire. It has the added benefit of being right next to the villa and consists of a DOUBLE BEDROOM, BATHROOM, LOUNGE with sofa, table, chairs, TV & DVD player and fully fitted KITCHEN with fridge, oven, hob and dishwasher. The walls are over a metre thick, making it cool in the hot summer months. It has air conditioning to provide heating for the cooler months of the year. There is no WiFi in here because of the thickness of the walls.

There are 7 bedrooms in total sleeping 15 people, plus a full size baby cot and highchair. Additional cots and highchairs can be provided. To sleep 2 extra people we have additional single beds which can be put into the apartment lounge, family bedroom or the lounge in the lower level of the villa.

All 4 kitchens are fully equipped to the highest standard with their own crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking equipment.

There are many areas to eat inside the Villa, plus several lovely different areas outside to sit and relax, both in and out of the sun.

The doors and windows are all double glazed with shutters/mosquito nets, giving total darkness to all the bedrooms at night, creating the perfect sleeping environment.

There is the MOST INCREDIBLE ROOF TERRACE with a marble staircase leading up to it with sofas, coffee table, dining table/chairs, bbq and extensive lighting for evening entertaining. From the villa's elevated position you have spectacular views across the hills to Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino. Perfect for sitting sipping an aperitif, watching the sunset and to have dinner under the stars with the most amazing "WOW" experience, which never goes away.

UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the Villa and the Apartment, even around the swimming pool and on the roof terrace, but excluding the Trullo.

Air conditioning

Alarm system

Safe

5 Hairdryers

Central heating throughout the Villa and Apartment for winter use

Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors throughout

Bookcase full of books

CDs & DVDs for guests use

Masses of games for all the family to enjoy

Fully comprehensive Guest Information Books detailing everything guests need to know

Property Manager on hand who speaks Italian and fluent English for our meet and greet service on arrival and to give any assistance which may be required during your stay

A cook can be provided for evening meals for an additional charge, as well as daily cleaning and babysitting

Smoking is not allowed inside the properties only outside, which really isn't a problem as there are so many nice places to sit and enjoy the views

Private 10 x 8 metre heated SWIMMING POOL with roman steps and advanced salt water chlorine free system. 12 high quality sun loungers, 4 super size designer armchairs, 2 sun umbrellas and its own deluxe fully tiled BATHROOM with walk in shower, plus a SOLAR HEATED SHOWER by the poolside. Large stone patio all around the pool, framed with lovely lawns with an oak swing hanging from an ancient olive tree. We have the latest technology SOLAR POOL COVER for the beginning and the end of the season, which really does boost the pool's temperature by several degrees. Being here really is like being in a five star hotel but having it all to yourself, it is so large, tranquil and beautiful.

There is a very large covered DINING AREA BY THE POOL with a stone table and chairs, stone double sink, fridge, stainless steel cool cart and built-in bbq. This has full lighting all around, including the swimming pool and the garden, with a beautiful Egyptian lantern over the dining table.

Leading up from the swimming pool is a lovely natural STONE TERRACE with benches to sit quietly under the ancient olive trees and enjoy looking down at the swimming pool area, statues and the mediterranean gardens around.

There are 2.5 acres of BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS consisting of many different interesting individual areas which are an absolute delight and maintained to the very highest standard. Amongst this is a LOVELY LAVENDER GARDEN.

OLIVE GROVE from which we produce the highest quality olive oil. There are palms, almond, cypress and many other trees. Fig, mulberry, pomegranate, orange and lemon trees to pick your own fruit from. Rosemary, thyme, sage, mint and oregano bushes for fresh herbs to cook with.

4 SHADED CAR PORTS plus lots of parking areas all around the grounds

ELECTRIC GATES with intercom system leading to a LARGE DRIVEWAY going all around the Villa

The property is very private and secure with a high fenced dry stone wall around the entire 2.5 acres

Outdoor PING PONG/TABLE TENNIS plus TABLE FOOTBALL GAME

Supersize washing machine + 2 Brabantia rotary washing lines

Linda and Chris have put the utmost care and attention into every precise detail. It has been furnished as our home, not as a holiday rental property, giving it that warm homely feel, despite it being very large. We manage the property ourselves and Linda prides herself in giving our guests a first rate very personal service, always being there to assist, which all our 5* reviews testify.

The photographs really don't do it justice, it is better than even the photographs portray.

More Details

Owner
Linda Cargill
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Linda Cargill

We are a family of four. Linda has put all her energy and loving care into Villa Aurora, bringing it up to the very highest standard. It is a wonderful family home for us, perfect for entertaining, which we like to share with other people, allowing them to also enjoy the pleasure of staying there. We are very passionate about giving all of our guests the very best holiday experience and service, which all the amazing 5 star reviews we have testify.

Linda Cargill purchased this villa in 2008

Why Linda Cargill chose Brindisi area

When we first arrived in Puglia we fell in love with this unspoilt part of Italy, its friendly people, fantastic locally produced food and wine, good weather, lovely coastline and beautiful old historical towns, with Ostuni being in our opinion the best. It was like stepping back in time! The area is steeped with history and beautiful architecture.

Villa Aurora is in the Vallie d'Itria, surrounded by vineyards, with lots of local wine producers where you can have wine tours. We can even arrange wine tasting at the villa with one of the local vineyards and beer tasting with a local artesan beer producer.

We invite you to come share in and enjoy for yourselves what we have lovingly created. You will not be disappointed.

What makes this villa unique

We originally wanted to purchase something old, but on looking found these properties to be very dark and often damp, not allowing you to enjoy the beautiful weather and views from whilst inside. What we love about Villa Aurora is its spaciousness with its high ceilings, large windows and doors, letting in lots of light, allowing you to enjoy the fantastic views of the swimming pool, beautiful gardens and lovely countryside from inside. These can also be enjoyed from the Villa's seven terraces, three of which are shaded. Every time we go onto the roof terrace that instant feeling of "WOW" never goes away. Everybody who goes up there feels exactly the same way. With the added benefit of a 300 year old trullo, the property offers the very best of both worlds, old and new.

With our hectic lives we find the villa to be so quiet, peaceful and instantly relaxing. It is situated in a truly beautiful location and is luxurious in every way. We have landscaped the gardens to complement this with many different areas to sit and relax. It has become our haven away from the pressures of the outside world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most incredible holiday at Villa Aurora, it is amazing. So impressed by your attention to detail. Thank you so much. Peter



Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing home. We've had the most awesome time and will definitely be back again. Your hospitality is second to none and we appreciate everything you've done to make our stay so enjoyable. Matt, Charlie & Kevin



Thank you. We've just spent the most extraordinary week in what come to feel like "home". You've done such an amazing job with this house - every corner! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and taken care of! We're looking forward to the next visit. Isabel NYC



Your wonderful villa, or should I say "home" because that certainly is what you have created here. Nothing is forgotten down to the finest details. Love your decor, layout and most of all the tranquil setting. Our reason for staying was for my sister's wedding, the reason we would love to return is because we love your home. Trish
May 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No stag parties, or hen parties on the property.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • VILLA Upper Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Very spacious bathroom with two large hand basins
    VILLA Lower Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    VILLA Lower Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    SELF CONTAINED SUITE/APARTMENT - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Very spacious bathroom with two large hand basins
    TRULLO - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    LUXURY POOLSIDE BATHROOM - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All six bathrooms are beautifully fitted to a very high standard. There is also a solar heated shower by the poolside.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • VILLA Upper Level - Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Leading to a shaded veranda to relax overlooking the pool
    VILLA Upper Level - Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Pretty Bedroom
    VILLA Lower Level - Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Comfortable Bedroom
    VILLA Lower Level - Large Family Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Tranquil large lovely bedroom with sofa and music system
    VILLA Lower Level Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    SELF CONTAINED SUITE/APARTMENT - Large Double - 1 Large Double Bed , Lovely spacious bedroom with views overlooking the pool
    TRULLO - Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Romantic bedroom with exposed natural stone ceiling
  • Sleeps up to 15 people with 7 bedrooms. There is a full size cot and high chair and an additional cot and highchair can be provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Villa has its own self contained Suite/Apartment and a beautiful 300 year old fully restored Trullo right next to the Villa giving everyone their own space - Unlimited Wi-Fi throughout, even around the swimming pool and on the roof terrace, but not in the trullo as the walls are too thick - Air conditioning - Central heating - 5 hairdryers - High quality kitchenware, china and glasses throughout - Coffee machine + coffee grinder - Ice making machine - Full size snooker table - Table football - Table tennis table - Nintendo Wii + games - Lots of books, CDs, DVDs and board games - Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout - Insect screens to all doors and windows - Safe for guests use - Soap, slippers and toiletries provided - 10 x 8 metre chlorine free swimming pool with advanced salt based purification system with the sun on it all day, which can be heated in the cooler months, with huge patio all around - 12 luxury sun loungers and 2 sun umbrellas - Deluxe poolside bathroom - Outdoor solar heated shower - Private walled gardens and olive grove with almond, orange, lemon, mulberry, fig and pomegranate trees - 2 entrances with large electric gates and intercom - 4 car ports - Stunning roof terrace with spectacular views - All outside areas have lots of lighting, giving a romantic ambiance and allowing full use after dusk - CLEANING/TOWELS /LINEN/MAID SERVICE - Bed linen, towels and pool towels supplied - Egyptian cotton sheets and towels. Goose down pillows. Silk duvets and cotton blankets for summer, goose down duvets for winter - Weekly cleaning included in the rental cost. Daily or midweek cleaning and linen change available for an additional charge

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Stunning Villa & Trullo in Ostuni. Amazing Roof Terrace,Heated Pool,Aircon,Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Impressive Villa, superb facilities, classy place!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of 12 adults here to celebrate a 40th Birthday, it did us proud. The accommodation was well appointed and flexible enough to deal with assorted sets of couples and singles. The garden is fantastically well looked after, the pool and BBQ area perfect and the roof terrace is perfect for an evening drink or two. The whole place has a classy feel and is perfectly maintained, we were all highly impressed and it really exceeded expectations. What made the difference for us was the way Linda (the owner) really went out of her way to make us feel welcome and was clearly very keen to do everything she could to make our stay so perfect. There were several examples of "extra mile", be that helping us book taxis, restaurants to recommendations on local things to do/see etc. We were introduced to the security people, the "manager" and felt like we could call on someone in the event of needing help - for pretty much anything. Linda organised for Giulia (a local lady) to come to the Villa and cook a truly wonderful banquet on the night of the birthday celebration - the food was exquisite and alongside the venue made for a wonderful celebration that we will remember for ever. Ohh and the Trullo is fantastic! Outside of the villa, the area and Otsuni is fantastic, so many nice restaurants and places to visit, We are already looking at dairies to book a return trip. I cannot recommend this area and the Villa highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive Villa, superb Facilities, classy place

  • 5 of 5

As a group of 12 adults here to celebrate a 40th Birthday, it did us proud. The accommodation was well appointed and flexible enough to deal with assorted sets of couples and singles. Everything about this villa is exceptional,the garden is fantastically well looked after, the pool and BBQ area are perfect and the roof terrace is perfect for an evening drink or two . The whole place has a classy feel and is perfectly maintained, we were all highly impressed and it far exceeded our expectations. What made the difference for us was the way Linda (the owner) really went out of her way to make us feel welcome and was clearly very keen to do everything she could to make our stay so perfect. There were several examples of "extra mile", be that helping us book taxis, restaurants to recommendations on local things to do/see etc . We were introduced to the security people, the "manager" and felt like we could call on someone in the event of needing help - for pretty much anything. We are already looking at dairies to book a return trip. I cannot recommend this Villa highly enough. Ohh and the Trulli is fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

From the outset Linda was extremely helpful with arrangements including arranging beds to accommodate 16 and a baby. The villa was excellent , very well equipped and exceeded expectations. The large pool was a delight and enjoyed by all.

The property is very well maintained and was in tip top condition on arrival.

The villa is in an area with surprisingly lots to do. With children the Zoo safari in Fasano is worth a trip as is the water park. If so inclined a boat trip from Ostuni is recommended but dont ignore Taranto to the south which has a beautiful coastline. . In terms of medieval hilltop towns with their piazzas and restaurants you are spoilt for choice. The iconic Alberobelo is a must but Ceglie M a few kms away is a great place to.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Mike. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your two weeks stay at Villa Aurora so much and were touched that you wrote in our Visitors Book that you stay at villas every year and that it was unanimously the best villa you have ever stayed at! It's nice to hear that the Zoo Safari and Water Park are worth a trip. There is a surprising amount to do in the area, we still haven't finished exploring it ourselves. Best regards Linda
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5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Villa Aurora was a beautiful, peaceful gathering place for our family. Three generations swam, ate, and walked together over the week we spent there. There are quiet meditative spaces and a welcoming pool area. The family kitchen was a gathering place to prepare the fresh vegetables and pasta we secured from the markets. The early risers took coffee on the patio and the night owls star gazed from the roof patio. The view and sunset from the roof were breathtaking. And of course, there's Puglia to experience with it's white villages, coves, trilli, boat rides, beaches and cuisine. A lifetime memory is now ours.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review Diana and so beautifully written. We couldn't ask for anything more than for you to leave with lifetime memories of your time spent at Villa Aurora and of Puglia. Happy memories are to be treasured forever, especially spent with family. We feel so fortunate to have a holiday home in such a wonderful part of Italy which hasn't been touched by tourism. Regards to you, Robert and the rest of your family. Linda
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5

Fabulous villa with so much space!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a glorious villa with so much space. The set up is brilliant for groups - We were 3 families with kids aged 8 to 12.....There is something for everyone - we hardly saw the kids who were outside catching lizards, playing hide and seek, table tennis, pool games, playing cards/gymnastics on the lawn!! I think they switched the TV on twice in a week - There are also board games aplenty if they ever get bored , but not once was there a complaint.

The kitchen in the main part of the house has every utensil you could wish for so we actually ate a lot at the villa...was easy with a great table outside which we sat at most evenings and awesome deck on the roof which has beautiful views.

The pool is a great size with plenty of space (and shade) around it and is very well maintained.

I think what really worked for us was the layout of the villa - There was enough room for people to get away from each other also....lots of different places to sit, grab

We had recommendations of several restaurants in the area but did not venture far. There is so much to do in the surrounding area that you need 2 weeks! We did trips to a couple of local beaches (water beautiful and clean), Monopoli, Polignano a Mare (fabulous boat trip) Ostuni and Alborellello.

There is a Manager who was extremely helpful and efficient when we had a small issue with an air con (which involved us plugging it in!). Also Linda was in touch with us on a regular basis before we reached the villas with information on trips, directions, markets etc.

The only regret I have is that we did not see more of the surrounding area as people wanted to stay at home at Villa Aurora alot!

We would definitely recommend this villa...also only 10 minutes to Ostuni so did not feel too isolated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angie, it is so nice to hear what a wonderful holiday you all had at Villa Aurora and how much you all appreciated the spaciousness and detail of it all. How lovely that the children had so much fun amusing themselves together and playing in the gardens and olive grove, away from the tv and computers! As the grounds are all walled with high fencing you know that they are in a safe environment, enabling you the parents to relax too. Sorry that you didn't get to explore the surrounding area more. Even now we are still discovering parts of it ourselves that we never knew existed. Every town seems to have a lovely historical centre. I am pleased to hear that Ottavio looked after you so well during your stay and quickly discovered that someone had accidentally turned off the electrical switch to one of the air conditioning units, which is why it had stopped working. Thank you for your lovely review and we hope that you might stay with us again to carry on discovering wonderful Puglia, which has so much to offer. Linda
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5

A perfect Place for an unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

The website had made our mouth water, but the reality far surpassed our expectations!

What an exceptional place. The house is beautifully furnished and very we'll equipped with a lot of attention to detail.

We loved the spacious house, the shaded verandas and the rooftop, all of them providing plenty of room for us to enjoy as a family. And, when needed, the charming trullo and the apartment offered seclusion.

The pool area with its patio was wonderful and very much liked by everyone (from 7 to 70 yrs!). A salt water pool too, which is so much nicer than chlorine.

The garden is stunning, a pleasure to wander around, discovering new plants and trees every time.

The games area was great for the children; we had a memorable table tennis tournament, which was great fun.

The Ostuni area is beautiful. So many things to see and do.

We also enjoyed the delicious meals cooked by Giulia. What a treat to find everything cared for!

Last but not least, a big thank you to our hosts Linda and Chris. You have been perfect hosts, saw to all our needs, offered very useful advice and recommendations and, most of all, made us feel very much at home in Villa Aurora.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review Annelies. We couldn't ask for anything more than for you to say that being there surpassed your expectations. On the website we are limited on what we can show as there is so much to offer there, but the video does gives a great insight to the tranquil Puglian surroundings, the beautiful pool and gardens and the vastness of it all. Your appreciation of everything at the villa and for us looking after you so well is great to hear and makes all the efforts we put into Villa Aurora so worthwhile. It gives us the greatest pleasure for you to leave with memories of an unforgettable holiday. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Many thanks Linda
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
San Domenico
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
E55
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lido Morelli
Car: necessary

Villa Aurora is the ideal place to relax and unwind from all the day to day pressures of life.

It is in very close proximity to many beautiful historical towns, where you can experience the very best Puglian food and wine, all locally produced and very inexpensive. There are an abundance of restaurants close to the villa.

There are markets in Ostuni town centre every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Also weekly markets take place in Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Torre Canne and Locorotondo.

Grotte di Castellana, only a 40 minute drive from the villa, is a must to visit and has organised tours. It is 3 kms long with some of the most amazing stalactites and stalagmites in europe/the world.

Horse riding, bowling and tennis are available close by in Ostuni and Cisternino.

Boats can be rented from Ostuni Marina.

Bicycles can be hired from Ostuni and delivered to the villa. From the villa there are lovely country lanes to cycle.

There is a specialist diving school in Ostuni.

Safari Zoo & Water Park in Fasano.

We are a 15/20 minute drive to many long sandy beaches, where you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. Along the coast there are lots of good restaurants to enjoy the locally caught seafood, wine and fantastic Italian ice cream "gelato".

The discerning chic Northern Italians love to holiday in Puglia, which could not be a better recommendation.

The nearest airport is Brindisi, which is a 35/40 minute drive.

Bari airport is a 75 minute drive.

Naples airport is a 3 hour drive.

Ryanair fly into Brindisi and Bari from London Stansted, into Brindisi from Manchester and into Bari from Liverpool.

Easyjet fly into Brindisi and Bari from London Gatwick.

British Airways fly into Bari and Naples from London Gatwick and into Brindisi from London Heathrow.

Alitalia fly into Bari and Brindisi from London Heathrow via Rome or Milan.

Car hire is essential and inexpensive. There is a very good reliable local taxi company that we use and recommend.

Distances:

Ostuni town centre 7 mins.

Ceglie Messapica 8 mins.

Cisternino 8 mins.

Martina Franca 15 mins.

Locorotondo 15 mins.

Fasano Safari Zoo & Water Park 20 mins.

Torre Canne 20 mins.

Alberobello 20 mins.

Lecce 50 mins.

Gallipolli 90 mins.

Matera 120 mins.

Plus lots more

The main supermarket, which sells everything, is only a 7 minute drive and is open 7 days a week from 08.00 - 21.00 hrs.

Local shop and petrol station 3-4 mins drive from the villa.

With its crystal blue sea and acres of ancient olive groves, Puglia’s landscape is very different from the rolling countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Its sunny climate, delicious food, excellent wine and interesting history make Puglia a captivating region just waiting for you to explore.

It is still blissfully Italian, "the undiscovered corner of Italy” and has long been known as Italy’s wine cellar. It produces more than half of Italy’s olive oil production.

Puglia offers some of the best golf courses in Italy and we have two sets of golf clubs at the villa for holiday makers free use.

From the villa’s central location you can easily visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Alberobello and Matera, plus the Necropolis of Egnathia, the Castles of Conversano and Monopoli and the Baroque City of Lecce, which has been described as the Florence of the South.

Swim and dive into the Cave of Poetry, one of the ten most beautiful natural swimming pools in the world, Grotto del Poesie!

Torre Guaceto is a short distance from the villa. This is a protected Marine Nature Reserve where you can swim, cycle and walk.

The Ostuni countryside is tranquil and the ideal place to relax and unwind. The beautiful setting is perfect for families, friends & couples.

Ostuni is one of the most stunning towns of Southern Italy with the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. Hints of the middle ages are at hand in every corner of the old town, known as the "White City", la citta bianca in Italian. It is a bustling town, with many shops, restaurants and bars.

In close driving distance to the villa you are spoilt for choice for wonderful restaurants where you can sample the fantastic locally produced food, such as the delicious burrata cheese, ear shaped orecchiette pasta and an abundance of seafood, as well as the local wine. There are also many local interesting markets, Ostuni’s on a Saturday morning being the best.

During the summer there are many festivals in the surrounding towns.

There is no excuse to ever be bored, you can do as little or as much as you desire!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ostuni, Puglia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
End September/October 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
November/December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
January/Early March 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Mid March 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
April/May 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
Late May/June 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,250
for 7 nights
£4,250
 
 
1st week of July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,950
for 7 nights
£5,950
 
 
2nd Week of July/August 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,750
for 7 nights
£6,750
 
 
Last Week of August 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,250
for 7 nights
£6,250
 
 
1st Week of September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
2nd Week September 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
for 7 nights
£3,950
 
 
2nd Half 0f September 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
November/December 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

There is an additional charge of £150 per week for each of the 2 extra beds to sleep a 16th and 17th person and £100 for providing any additional beds for groups up to 15 people.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of £1000 required (which is fully refundable subject to final inspection).

MEET AND GREET SERVICE provided by our Italian, English speaking Property Manager, together with a welcome basket, toiletries, slippers, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and lots more.

Cost of heating the swimming pool and gas for the central heating, if required, is additional (not required in the long summer months).

THE CHANGEOVER DAY is flexible, but Saturday is required in June, July and August.

CHECK IN TIME is 4.00 pm and CHECK OUT TIME is 10.00 am, but these timings are flexible, subject to other bookings.


When you break the rental cost of the villa down to the number of people it sleeps and the facilities we offer, all of which being of a very high standard, the villa offers exceptional value for money. There is so much space for everyone!

The fantastic 5 Star Reviews left by our guests speak for themselves.

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