Villa Amica

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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Combining the charm of traditional Trulli houses with contemporary elegance, Villa Amica is comfortably nestled in southern Italy’s glorious Puglia region and offers an authentic experience for the most discerning holiday-goers.

The unique property is located on the peninsula, taking in sunlight all day long, and is surrounded by gardens and terraces with a cinematic view over the green valley below. Guests can choose between the main villa – a white-washed cubist house designed in a rectangular shape with steps leading onto the roof – and the ancient, square-shaped building called a ‘Lamia’ in the local dialect. The main villa is open plan with a sun-flooded living room, sleek kitchen and five steps leading up to a master bedroom complete with vaulted ceilings and large windows that look out to the vineyards and olive trees. Downstairs, the four beds inspired by wagon lifts are the perfect place for children and teenagers who wish to relax uninterrupted.

But it is outdoors where the real magic happens. Retreat to the veranda which connects the two houses together, and enjoy a glass of wine and antipasti while watching the sun soften over the rural landscape. There are many spots to soak up the sunshine – notably, the infinity-style pool is surrounded by a large terrace with sun loungers and a shaded pergola. Alternatively, grab your favourite book and secure a spot at the vantage point – with rustic Trulli houses below offering a unique panorama, getting lost in a romantic novel will be easier than ever. 

Known for its olive oil, crisp wine and limestone cliffs framing the sparkling turquoise ocean, the Apulian region feels like an island. The Itria Valley where Villa Amica resides spreads over the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto and is home to established estates, vineyards and rolling grazing areas offering hours of uninterrupted exploring while also being close to the dazzling coastline. The closest village is only a 5-minute drive away, conveniently located for a morning coffee and pastry from one of the family-owned bakeries or an afternoon stroll through cobbled alleyways and backstreets that almost always ends with an Aperol Spritz in the sun.

Visiting Ostuni, with its white citadel on top of a hill, must be on your bucket list, being only a 15-minute drive away. And just over a 30-minute drive away, Monopoli is a charming seaside town populated with shops and gorgeous buildings in a historical centre which faces the sea.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that due to the property’s many steps and uneven stone surfaces, children shouldn’t be left unsupervised.
  • Please note that the master bedroom is open-plan and has no door separating it from the living area and kitchen.
  • The stairs leading to the unfenced roof are very narrow, so children should be encouraged not to use the roof without supervision.
  • Please note that four of the beds are wagon-style bunk beds, better suited for children or teenagers.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

  • Taste wine, olive oil and fresh vegetables grown right on your doorstep!
  • Villa Amica is powered completely on solar energy.
  • There is a strict recycling system.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Taste wine, olive oil and fresh vegetables grown right on your doorstep!
  • Villa Amica is powered completely on solar energy.
  • There is a strict recycling system.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interior (120m2)

Ground floor (Main Villa)

- Living room with a sofa and dining table seating eight guests
- Kitchen with a hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and coffee machine
- Doors leading to the outside terrace

First Floor (Main Villa)

- Master bedroom with a double bed, desk and en-suite bathroom with a large tub, overhead rain shower and WC

Lower Ground Floor (Main Villa)

- Four wagon-style bunk beds
- Bathroom with a shower and WC

Ground Floor (Lamia)

- Bedroom with twin bed that can be joined into a double bed
- Small open-plan kitchen with hob and sink
- Bathroom with a shower and WC

Outside Grounds

- Private pool (14m x 3.5m) open from approximately May to end-October
- Garden
- Pool furniture
- Patio furniture
- Covered pergola with lounge furniture
- Hammock
- Outdoor dining table seating eight guests
- Barbeque
- Private parking
- Private vineyard
- Vegetable garden

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Cable/Satellite TV
- CD stereo player
- Air-conditioning
- Central heating
- Desk
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Amica
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Amica is nestled in the rural fields and farmlands of Apulia, the heel of the Italian boot caught between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. Sprinkled all over with Trulli houses and close to many notable cities, charismatic villages, and the lush Adriatic coastline, it’s an excellent base for exploring this region. 

Take a short drive or a scenic walk to Cisternino to stock up on fresh produce – in the mornings local women sell homemade maccheroni and orecchiette pasta on the streets alongside fresh vine tomatoes – before settling down in one of its many cafeterias for a refreshing affogato. This town was listed as one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy, and is only 2km away.

The closest city is Ostuni, located just over 15 minutes drive away. It is filled with boutique hotels, shops and Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Osteria del Tempo Perso, set in a giant cave. Get lost in a labyrinth of arched alleyways and lime-washed houses while admiring its many ancient churches and typically white-painted architecture.

In sun-washed Puglia, the warm glow of summer kicks in long before the high season, and the best places to enjoy the Italian sunshine are undoubtedly located on the east coast. Both Monopoli and Polignano e Mare are just over half an hour’s drive away and have a rugged coastline full of mysterious coves, limestone cliffs and pretty town centres made for wandering around. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello is less than 30 minutes drive away and is filled with 1500 Trulli houses where you can find out more about Puglia’s fascinating history. 

In just one hour by car, you can visit the red-stone Aragonese Castle standing on a small island at Brindisi harbour’s entrance and the Monumento al Marinaio d’Italia – a rudder-shaped limestone memorial to sailors with breath-taking views. 

Known for its baroque architecture and Roman ruins, Lecce is also a one-hour drive away, making it an ideal one-day city break. Stroll around its cobbled alleyways and take in the ancient atmosphere in its historic centre, with the Basilica di Santa Croce not to be overlooked – carved and sculpted in a wealth of fauna and flora, it offers panoramic views over the historic centre when you climb all the way to the top. From here, you can admire the town’s many squares, domes and the ancient Roman amphitheatre before descending again to explore an array of delicious restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The region’s capital city, Bari, can also be reached in one hour by car and is full of traditional restaurants, bars, trendy shops and local lidos offering the ultimate amalgamation of southern Italy’s culture. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi Airport

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bari International Airport

(93km)

Nearest Town Cisternino

(3km)

Nearest City Ostuni

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant Cisternino

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cisternino

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Cisternino

(3km)

Nearest Beach Spiaggia di Rosa Marina

(22km)

Nearest Train Station Cisternino

(3km)

Nearest Golf San Domenico Golf

(24km)

Region

Puglia, located in the picturesque heel of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula, is a region that captivates visitors with its unique charm and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a diverse landscape of sun-soaked coastlines, rolling vineyards, and historic towns, Puglia offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, architectural wonders, and vibrant traditions.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Located only a 30-minute drive away from the villa, Parco Naturale Regionale Dune Costiere da Torre Canne a Torre San Leonardo is an expansive parkland featuring beachfront dunes, wetlands, wildlife and centuries-old olive groves made for hours of uninterrupted entertainment. The water is crystal clear, and the sand is powdery soft, perfect for a day of swimming or building sandcastles and collecting seashells to add to the holiday collection. 

There are many other beaches and bathing spots on the very same stretch of coastline superb for families with children, such as Quarto di Monte Beach and Spiaggia di Torre Pozzelle – and some of them are even overlooked by centuries-old fortresses, watchtowers and lighthouses your little adventurers will love exploring.

When lazing by the sea gets a bit too familiar, a Dinosaur Park in Castellana Grotte makes for an excellent alternative to keep children occupied. The open-air museum has life-size animals faithfully reproduced from fossils and plenty of attractions. Nearby, you can also find IndianaPark, a treetop adventure park with acrobatic routes suspended between the trees – sure to get their little hearts racing with adrenaline and well-suited for all ages!

However, to make sure both parties are having equal amounts of fun, the city of Lecce is an hour’s drive away and offers plenty of entertainment activities such as a children's playground at Torre Pali, many art museums and bike tours.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, payable locally in cash. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that for water consumption, fair usage policy applies. Excess charged at €60 per 14,000 litres.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that four of the beds are wagon-style bunk beds, better suited for children or teenagers.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from approximately May to end-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,126
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,300
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £3,566
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 £3,300
Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £2,779
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £2,779
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,126
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £3,300
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £3,566
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 £3,300
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 £2,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,415
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €3,605
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €3,896
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 €3,605
Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €3,036
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €3,036
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,415
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €3,605
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €3,896
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 €3,605
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 €3,036

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,694
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,900
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $4,214
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 $3,900
Oct 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $3,284
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $3,284
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,694
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,900
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $4,214
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 $3,900
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 $3,284

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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