Detatched Villa con 3 grandi camere da letto, immerso nel suo oliveto ed Giardini
Camere da letto
Salvo & Liz Natale
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Villa Katia- a perfect villa!
We absolutely loved our stay here, from the ease of getting here from Brindisi, to the lovely Giovanni and Alex who welcomed us, to the thoughtful welcome pack on arrival (we got there at 10pm!) it was the best possible start to a memorable family holiday. So the villa itself is compact but perfectly formed, but you will barely be inside as the gardens and pool are truly delightful. The pool is large, beautiful and very well maintained, not too much in the way of chemicals, with a diving board and inflatables ready to give kids (and adults!) maximum fun. There are flowers, figs, olives, lavender, rosemary, mint, basil, sage and cacti growing in the beautiful gardens. It’s so quiet and private too, but a 10 minute drive brings you to the pretty town of Francavilla and lots of great restaurants and bars. Salvo’s restaurant recommendations were excellent, as were Giovanni’s beach recommendations. We went to Lecce and Alberobello, a few beach excursions.... but most of the time we fully chilled out at the villa, it was hard to leave that pool! We cooked on the wood fired barbecue, which was easy and gave the meat a lovely taste, and Giovanni and Alex came over one night and gave us pizza and pasta making lessons for a very modest price, and we all enjoyed dinner together on the terrace. Sunshine, a perfect setting, fabulous food, the loveliest owners in Salvo and Liz who were just a text away, I could go on, but I think you get the point! Oh and the villa was really well equipped with things like beach umbrellas, and bags, backgammon, Jenga and scrabble, it felt like a home rather than an impersonal rental. If you are hesitating... don’t! You will be glad you booked it, the hardest part is leaving to go home. If you are there on a Saturday, the local market is worth a visit for fruit and veg, meat and cheese. There is a dairy nearby to the villa with fabulous produce, fresh milk and cheese, and a bakery, although the sign posting is a bit hard to spot, they are well worth visiting. I went running most days before it got too hot and felt safe in the lovely countryside. We stayed for 11 days at the end of August. Happy holidays! The Axelsson family from Winchester UK
Thank you Lucinda and family for your very kind review of your holiday in Villa Katia.
It was an enormous pleasure to have you stay at our home and enjoy all that the house and gardens offer.
Francavilla is such a great town full of life with good restaurants and stones throw away from pretty coastlines and good beaches
We are blessed to have Giovanni and Alex looking after our guests house and gardens and offering guidance with all aspects needed for a stress free holiday.
A Presto ! Best wishes
Salvo and Liz
Super vacances a la villa katia
Nous avons passé 3 semaines de superbes vacances en famille à la villa Katia. Les enfants (et nous) avons bien profité de la piscine et nous avons pu exploré une bonne partie des pouilles avec de superbes plages sur les différentes cotes ainsi que plusieurs villes tres sympa comme otrento, ceglie, lecce,...
La maison est conforme aux photos, peut etre un tout petit peu plus petite qu’elle ne parait car très optimisé mais nous avons passé la plupart du temps a l’exerieur.
L’accueil par le couple qui gère la maison localement a été exceptionnel, ils sont vraiment charmants, ont répondu à toutes nos demandes, nous ont donné pleins de bonnes adresses locales pour nos courses, restaurant plages,..
Vraiment un lieu à recommander.
Thank you for your review of Villa Katia and of the way our friends took great care of looking after your every need,
whilst enjoying our beautiful house and Puglia
Beautiful Villa and gardens
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Salvo and Liz's beautiful villa. The villa itself was well appointed and very clean with everything you could possibly need to make your holiday as good as it could be. Salvo was a very attentive host, always available should you need him. His house managers Giovanni & Alex were also extremely helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome.The gardens are well kept with lots of places to relax and doze and the pool is a great size. The kids were in it at all hours having a fantastic time. The villa is situated just outside Francavilla Fontana which is well worth visiting, with lots of cafes, restaurants and a good supermarket for all your general needs called Familia. We ate at Acri Olimpio a couple of times and the food was excellent and very good value. If you have a car, then there are lots of places to visit which we did and would recommend Ceglie Messapica, Ostuni, Cisternino, Alberobllo and Lecce, a little bit further but definitely worth it. There are also some very good beaches on the Ionian coast about 45min drive away. All in all a fantastic place to stay and we would definitely have no hesitation in staying there again if we are in Puglia.
Dear Alison and family,
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at Villa Katia.
The house is situated in a great spot, close to the lively little town of Francavilla Fontana which offers a good choice of local and international cuisine.
It’s position close to the Tyrrenhian and Ionic coast is also an advantage for beach lovers.
Giovanni and Alex are very attentive in looking after our home and our guests.
We are so pleased that you had such a great time and thank you for being fantastic guests
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Salvo and Liz
Well equipped villa with a relaxing atmosphere.
We had a wonderful fortnight at Villa Katia . The villa and pool lived up to the description on homeaway and we spent many lovely evenings eating outside enjoying the peaceful countryside. The villa is well placed to visit many interesting places but also secluded enough for a relaxing break. We hope to return one day. Thanks to Liz and Salvo
We stayed at Salvo and Liz's place over the Easter weekend and had a brilliant time away. Salvo and Liz are fantastic hosts and were in contact constantly to ensure our stay was as good as can be.Giovanni the house manager was easily available when needed (especially on our final day when there was an unexpected power cut in the whole area!!). Salvo sent loads of information to us even before we arrived. And Liz was a vine of information on local events.
The villa itself is very clean and has all you need for a home away from home.
The villa is situated in a great location so that you can have some good day trips to the surrounding twons and villages. Also Francavilla itself is a lovely little town to spend time in.
My only complaint is that we didn't have enough days in Apulia!
Thank you Arti for your kind review of Villa Katia.
We are so pleased that you and your family had a good time time exploring Puglia and the surrounding area.
Francavilla is in a great central location with easy access to either coast, maybe we will see you next time in the summer !
It was a pleasure to host you and your family, thank you
Salvo and Liz
Peaceful Relaxing Holiday in Puglia
Liz and Salvo´s villa is accurately depicted by the description and photos. We stayed there for a relaxing week in May.
The villa stands alone some way from the main road down a gravelly track, really peaceful and secluded. Good if you want peace and quiet as we did, or if your kids are loud in the pool! The pool is very large for a private house and the garden is beautiful. The pool was too cold for swimming in May but we spent much time sitting in the sun under the pagoda. The house was clean and well appointed, particuarly the bathrooms were modern and of a good standard. Salvo was always on the end of the telephone in case of any queries and the contact very friendly. We ate very well and cheaply at most of the local restaurants, and particuarly liked the two agriturismi nearby. No choice of menu, but delicious food and wine for abour 50€ total for two - amazing value. We drove around the area and visited Locorotondo, Francavilla,
Martina Franca - all pretty, and the very touristy Alberobello -not really our thing. In the less touristy areas the countryside is pretty but many roads are badly maintained with rubbish dumped on the side of the road. Try the local wines, all delicious and well priced, especially the famous Primitivo di Manduria. Choose this place for rest, relaxation good food and wine.
Thank you for your kind review of your stay in Villa Katia
As you say there are many great restaurants and Agriturismo close by the house and the food and wine is very good and well priced.
Unfortunately in May the pool is yet to reach its potential.
Yes, the roads are typically southern Italy style and the driving much the same !!!
Here in Francavilla the " comune" are trying their hardest to reorganise the rubbish problem and people are becoming more responsible
The house is in a good central location to visit Puglia and its beaches.
We welcome you again.
Salvo and Liz
Grande centro commerciale lungo l'autostrada E 90 da / per Brindisi a Mesagne ha un grande ipermercato Auchan e numerosi vestiti, negozi di scarpe e negozi di alimentari.
Piccoli supermercati si possono trovare in città insieme a frutta fresca e verdura e panetterie si possono trovare in ogni angolo a Francavilla.
C'è un enorme mercato il sabato che vendono di tutto! Francavilla diventa molto affollato, quindi fate attenzione della congestione del traffico.
Taralli e forno per il pane a legna possono essere acquistati nei pressi di Villa Katia a L'erede, che si trova sulla strada principale che porta a Francavilla.