Villa Rhodiola

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Villa Rhodiola is a modern and spacious 7-bedroom home surrounded by ancient olive groves in the region of Puglia. Nearby you can visit rocky bays, villages and charming towns with ease making this a perfect place to stay on a trip with friends or family.

Approaching the home you will see a typical Salento farmhouse. This attractive villa is actually new but has been lovingly constructed in this traditional style to fit seamlessly in to the landscape. The home is enveloped by olive trees which are hundreds of years old and by vibrant red earth and native plant life.

As you enter the home, the traditional style of the exterior gives way to chic, contemporary interiors which have been decorated in calming tones and furnished with the highest quality pieces. On the ground floor you will find a comfortable living room with a sofa and TV for cosy nights in and a stunning green feature kitchen which opens up on to the covered al-fresco dining area where your party can tuck into an Italian feast and talk the night away.

When you need to rest after a busy day of sightseeing then there are 7 bedrooms you can choose from, spread over the ground and lower-ground floors. All of the rooms have been decorated in a light and neutral palette with little splashes of colour which flows through to the en-suites. Each of the bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and one of the rooms even has an inviting freestanding bath.

With the Mediterranean climate, you are sure to want to make the most of the outdoor space which is a terrific feature. Enjoy the 2 hectares of landscaped gardens which come with a dining area, outdoor kitchen, comfy seating and of course the infinity pool with hydromassage feature and amazing views!

If you need to pick up some groceries or you would like to nip out for lunch, then the nearest village is just a 1.5km walk away with shops, cafes and restaurants.

Make sure to visit Acquaviva di Marittima, a gorgeous bay enclosed by rugged cliffs and wild flowers with clear water for swimming and snorkeling. Head inland to the village where you can visit the medieval convent, wander through the park and the winding streets and visit a traditional trattoria for an evening meal.

There are a number of larger towns in easy-each of the villa too such as Castro which is a must-visit coastal destination known as the “pearl of the Salento” and is a mere 5km away or Tricase which is 8.5km away and has a wealth of historic attractions to see. If you would like to head out a little further for the day then why not drive to Lecce which is the main city on the Salento peninsula and is 47km away. 

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What you should know…

  • This lovely villa is accessed via a small staircase and there are steps to the lower-ground floor bedrooms - guests with mobility issues should be aware of this.
  • Rocky beaches/cliffs can be reached easily from the villa (6km) and the nearest sandy beach can be found in Otranto (25km).
  • We recommend bringing a car to make the most of the gorgeous Salento region of Puglia as there is lots to see and do. 
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath

Villa Interior (500sqm)

Lower Ground Floor

- 3 x bedroom with double sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- Laundry room

Ground Floor 

- Living room with sofa and TV
- Kitchen with SMEG fridge freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffee maker and kettle
- Bedroom with double sized bed, freestanding bath and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- 3 x bedroom with double sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- Bathroom with bidet, sink and WC

Outside Grounds (20,000sqm)

- Infinity swimming pool with hydromassage feature, open approximately May-October
- 2 hectares of grounds with olive groves
- Covered terrace with dining table seating 10
- Outdoor kitchen area with barbecue
- Poolside sun loungers and parasols
- Comfortable outdoor seating
- Parking

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Rhodiola
Beach Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Rhodiola is situated in the idyllic location of Puglia in Italy’s heel. With a selection of historic towns and villages nearby, this is a wonderful villa for a holiday exploring with family or friends.

The villa sits amidst swathes of centuries-old olive groves and typical Apulian red-earthed farmland. You are not cut off however as the nearest village is just 1.5km from Villa Rhodiola. It is a calm, traditional style village with shops, restaurants and bars within easy reach. The village is filled with historic architecture as you will see from the 14th-century Spinola-Caracciolo castle which dominates the landscape. The castle once protected the locals from invasion but now it can be visited on guided tours and also holds regular fetes and village events. There are also lots of beautiful medieval churches around the village which you can explore, such as the Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena.

When you want to head to the sea, there are plenty of rocky bays/cliffs to choose from like Marina di Andrano, or if you would prefer a beach club with sun loungers and a bar then try Swim Liberi di Nuotare. The nearest sandly beach can be found in Otranto (25km). This coastline is also dotted with enchanting caves such as Grotta Verde which you can swim inside to see the stunning interiors and cave formations.

Another lovely place to visit is Tricase which is a large town just 8.5km away from Villa Rhodiola. Tricase is a wonderful place to visit for history lovers as it is filled with Roman, medieval and Baroque buildings. The town has an impressive 5 castles including the 16th-century Caprarica castle in and around the center as well as museums, convents and ornate ancient churches where you can learn more about the history of this area. Start off at the beautiful main square, the Piazza Pisanelli and follow the labyrinth of old streets as you pop in to the historic buildings, ideal for escaping the midday heat. You will also find plenty of places to eat and drink here, ranging from small cafes to trendy bars. Head down to Tricase Porto which is the coastal area of the town for protected award-winning beaches, walking routes and the pretty port.

Castro is 5km away from the villa and is the largest local town, known as the “Pearl of the Salento”. Perched on a cliff top looking out at the sea, Castro is an imposing fortress town with a very long history; settled by Ancient Greeks, followed by Romans and then Normans. These past inhabitants have left their marks on the town in the form of ruins and buildings which you can spot as you walk the postcard-like streets. Some of the key sights include the vast castle and its towers and the 12th-century Romanesque style cathedral. Aside from the charming old town which is packed with historic attractions and eateries, the marina is the place to be. You can find quaint seafood restaurants and bars which overlook the sea in the marina and of course boats which can take you on trips around the coastline and in to stunning caves such as Grotta Zinzulusa which is the biggest in the area.

If you would like to explore the region further then why not drive to Lecce which is 47km away, Santa Maria di Leuca which is 25km away or even Salento which is 73km away. 

Read more about Puglia

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi

(100km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bari

(220km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Acquaviva di Marittima (pebble/rock cove beach) or Otranto (sandy beach)

(6km or 25km)

Nearest Tennis Tricase

(7km)

Nearest Train Station Lecce

(50km)

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

If you are looking for a fantastic holiday where you make lasting memories with your children then Puglia is definitely a great place to visit. Beloved by Italian families, this beautiful area is lined with endless beaches and has plenty of family friendly towns and attractions to visit.

An exciting option for a day trip with the children is to take a boat trip to see some of the amazing caves which Puglia is known for. If you drive to Castro marina which is 5km away from the villa, you can set sail on a half-day voyage headed by a knowledgeable guide. The boat will take you along the shoreline, popping in to some of the most enchanting caves along the way, including the famous Grotta Zinzulusa which is filled with impressive cave formations and even an internal lake. The boat will also stop off at scenic swimming spots and drinks and snacks will be provided on board, a real adventure for your whole party.

If visiting Castro town then make sure to take the kids to the castle. Built in the 12th century, this huge castle has been the site of many battles and the children can experience history close-up by walking around the expansive walls and towers. The castle now also houses an archaeological museum with artifacts from Greek and Roman settlers, through to things owned by medieval lords who once controlled the area. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Mid-week Cleaning Included
  • Mid-week Change of Linen Included
  • Personal Trainer Available

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

Extras included at this property:

- Mid-week cleaning 
- Mid-week change of linen

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Additional bed/bath linen
- Personal trainer
- Massage services
- Personal chef

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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival or through an online deposit request charged to clients credit card and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday from approximately beginning-June to beginning-September and during Easter and Christmas. Flexible during all other periods.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to 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.
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.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs This lovely villa is accessed via a small staircase and there are steps to the lower-ground floor bedrooms - guests with mobility issues should be aware of this.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £5,825
Easter Week £8,737
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £5,825
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £7,281
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £10,193
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £12,377
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £10,193
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £7,281
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £5,825
Christmas & New Year £8,737
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £5,825
Easter Week £8,737
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £7,281
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 £10,193
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £12,377

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €6,337
Easter Week €9,506
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €6,337
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €7,922
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €11,090
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €13,466
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €11,090
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €7,922
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €6,337
Christmas & New Year €9,506
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €6,337
Easter Week €9,506
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €7,922
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 €11,090
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €13,466

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $6,858
Easter Week $10,287
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $6,858
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $8,572
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $12,001
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $14,573
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $12,001
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $8,572
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $6,858
Christmas & New Year $10,287
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $6,858
Easter Week $10,287
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $8,572
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 $12,001
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $14,573

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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