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“A Truly Magical Holiday”
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Relax, soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool at Villa Rosa. A perfect place to enjoy Puglia.
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Relax, soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool at Villa Rosa. A perfect place to enjoy Puglia.
Shady, cool front gardens, full of bourganvilla, jasmine and trees! Private 10m x 5m swimming pool
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Relax, soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool at Villa Rosa. A perfect place to enjoy Puglia.
Shady, cool front gardens, full of bourganvilla, jasmine and trees!
Private 10m x 5m swimming pool
Comfortable living room with every entertainment, tv/dvd, books, games, dvd library
You can be sure of a very warm welcome at Villa Rosa
Well equipped kitchen with views of the pool and back garden
Spacious bedrooms with ample storage and a hairdryer in each room. Bed linen and towels included.
Dining area
Charcoal BBQ for al-fresco cooking
Surrounded by olive groves, perfect for walking and cycling
Casalabate, The Adriatic Sea, just 5 minutes walk from Villa Rosa
Lots of sandy beaches to choose from
Perfect for walking, swimming, relaxing in the sunshine
Take a boat trip, explore the Adriaticcoastline. Our events organiser can arrange this and more
Plenty of different activities available locally; help at hand to organize any activity
Take a guided tour of local wineries and sample the excellent wine
Casalabate Market, fresh local produce and great for people watching too
We can arrange all sorts of activities, from seeing the grape harvest to wine tasting, and much more
Try your hand at Italian cooking with a local Italian mum
Stunning architecture in historic centres of many towns to explore
Front patio area, surrounded by greenery
Shady, peaceful front gardens
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Casalabate, Province of Lecce, Puglia

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eastendbi...
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Truly Magical Holiday”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This was our second visit to Villa Rosa and while we were there we booked for next year - I think that tells you how much we love the place! Puglia is not glamorous or upmarket, it has enormous charm though, the people are so friendly and there are places of great beauty. The pretty villa is cosy and comfortable and so well-equipped. There is a very generous welcome basket which even includes your first meal - this year some delicious meatballs from the local service "Puglia Chef". This means you can chill out and start relaxing straight away. And it's so easy to relax! The pool is gorgeous and there are fabulous beaches to explore nearby. There are shops and a good restaurant within walking distance and loads more of both a short drive away. Read the guide that Bob and Debbie have provided to get loads of suggestions of places to go and things to do. The first time we came we enjoyed exploring the beautiful towns in the area: Otranto, Gallipoli and ,especially, Lecce. This year we took up the offers of some tours, arranged by local English -speaking guides. They were fantastic! We enjoyed wine and olive oil tasting, joined in with the early grape harvest, saw how some local cheese was made and relaxed in the pool of an absolutely stunning masseria. None of this would have been possible without the wonderful Bob and Debbie. If you want your privacy they are happy to leave you to it, but are always there to help out should you need it. This year felt like returning to friends and we cannot wait for our next visit.

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Liked best: The outside space, including the beautiful pool, how well equipped the villa was and the comfortable beds!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Aug 2013
So pleased to here you enjoyed your visit this year and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year. We especially enjoyed the tours we took with you and hope to have some new ideas for next year.
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gma79902
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
“Excellent vacation rental”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We just returned from a fantastic week near the beach in Puglia staying at Villa Rosa. Everything was as advertised. The house, pool and patio were as pictured and located in a convenient, little beach town that had everything we needed, including 2 fish markets, and that hosts a fantastic weekly market on Sundays! The kitchen was well-equipped and there was a grill on the patio. Bob and Debbie greeted us and were available for any questions. They go the extra mile by providing a very complete and thoughtful gift basket and an excellent guide to the house and the area. Uncrowded, lovely sandy beaches were just a very short drive away. The house is well-located for day trips to Lecce, Gallipoli, and Otranto. Highly recommended!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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janezara
Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic property, lovely pool, helpful owners - can't be bettered!”
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Great house and pool in very convenient position in Casalabate. The welcome basket was just as good as last year at Casa Mare and better than any other holiday home we have stayed in.

Debbie and Bob are brilliant hosts and seem equipped to deal with any issues

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Liked best: swimming pool
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SussieQ
West Midlands, England
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“A quiet restful stay.”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We arrived at Villa Rosa after a week of driving through France, Switzerland and Italy. Debbie kindly met us nearby to show us the way. The Villa was lovely, shaded front garden and lovely pool. A welcome lemon tree and seating area where we spent a great deal of time. Debbie and Bob were on the end of the phone whenever we had any queries about local amenities.
The only comment I would make is that the driveway could be widened to make it easier for larger cars to be parked there, but other than that a wonderful experience.
There are beaches near to the house but the better beaches can be found a few miles down the coast. It was well worth our long drive.

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Liked best: The sitting out area and the pool
Liked least: The driveway
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jul 2012
The majority of our guests arrive in hire cars and are happy to park (safely) on the road outside the villa. Because of this we had not considered the difficulty of parking a large car in the driveway before.
It's not really possible to widen the driveway, however we have rearranged the garage / utility room at the back of the villa, and those guests who wish to can now park their car there.
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