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Villa Acacia Private Pool Private Grounds Sea Views Stone Vault & Trullo
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Villa Acacia Private Pool Private Grounds Sea Views Stone Vault & Trullo
Bedroom 1 Air Con Stone Vault Table Chair Hair Dryer French Door to Piazzale Wardrobe area Bathroom to Bedroom 1 Walk in Shower, Vanity Basin, Bidet, WC
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Villa Acacia Private Pool Private Grounds Sea Views Stone Vault & Trullo
Bedroom 1 Air Con Stone Vault Table Chair Hair Dryer French Door to Piazzale Wardrobe area
Bathroom to Bedroom 1 Walk in Shower, Vanity Basin, Bidet, WC
Sitting Room Wood burning Stove, 3 Seat Sofa, 2 Arm chairs, Ottoman, Fridge, Dishwasher.
Kitchen Dishwasher Professional Stove, 4 burners, large oven, extractor, Fridge Freezer. Microwave,
Bedroom 2 Air Con Stone feature wall, wardrobe area Table Chair Hair Dryer TV
Bathroom to Bedroom 2 Shower Vanity Basin WC
Trullo Bedroom Conical Stone Ceiling Alcoves TV Hair Dryer. Cool - Air Con in Sitting Room adjacent.
Fireplace in Bedroom 1
Adriatic Sea View
Relax - Bathroom 1
Adriatic Sea View
The Drive
The Roof Terrace seating area
Looking South
The Pergola with vines
The Barbecue Piazzale
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ostuni, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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michael_s...
Oradell, New Jersey
1 review
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“Acacia Villa Review”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The Acacia Villa was much as depicted and described in the advertising. It consisted of two separate buildings, accommodating at least 6 persons. The buildings, constructed in traditional Puglianese style, were attractive and lent a nice atmosphere and flavor, perfectly in keeping with the rustic olive treed grounds. That the buildings were completely separate allowed great privacy, a big plus when travelling with friends (or family for that matter).

The main building, with a kitchen and two bedrooms was a nice size. The kitchen was reasonably well equipped, with a full size commercial range and oven, a full size refrigerator and a dishwasher (another big plus). There was an adequate supply of small appliances, plates and utensils. The main bedroom was a good size, with a second bedroom, also of good size. The main bedroom had a nifty wood burning cast-iron fireplace, lending both heat and charm. Of course, there was also a modern heating/air condition system as well. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, which was well appointed.

The second building, where my wife and I stayed, was built around an authentic trullo, so if you stay in this part of the villa, you can rightly say that you slept in an authentic Puglia trullo. The living room, adjacent to the bedroom was a nice size and adequately appointed, also with a wood burning cast iron fireplace which we used every night both for warmth and atmosphere. Although the nights were rather cool, we did not have to turn on the modern heating/AC system as there is a warm air vent built in the structure such that the wood burning in the living room also heats the bedroom. The apartment also has a sink, dish washer and refrigerator, which, for privacy reasons, was well appreciated. The bathroom was large and well-appointed with a very nice shower.

The outside area consisted of a large modern pool and a very nice sheltered porch area for meals al fresco. Although we did not use it, above the main house is a large roof deck, with shelter and seating arrangement. The pool has seats and lounge chairs, making it a very comfortable place.

One more thing – the proprietor, Will Sanderson, is a true gem and the ultimate in hospitality. He very patiently acquainted us with the nearby town, showing us the supermarket, fish store, the better bread store and the not-so-better bread store, the best place to get local wine and the restaurants and night spots. Then, going one step beyond, he stepped in to help us through a medical emergency and assisted us in arranging some emergency flight plans, for which I am most grateful. If you book this villa, consider Will one its assets.

In summary, if you want to stay at a Hilton, stay at a Hilton. If you want a charming, rustic villa that allows you to experience the Puglianese countryside and get closer to the region, I can suggest no better place to be.

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Liked best: The atmosphere
Liked least: The bed
Travelling group: Friends
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siskinNew...
Newbury
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“Beautiful roof terrace and lovely pool set amongst a backdrop of olive trees”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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people found this review helpful

We are two of a party of six friends who recently stayed at this newly renovated property near Carovigno in Puglia for two weeks. The accommodation was spotless with plenty of equipment and amenities to suit various tastes. We particularly enjoyed the bikes, the hammocks, the barbequeue, the peace and solitude of the location. The swimming pool was extremely clean and a welcome relief from the summer heat.
The owner was friendly, knowledgeable and as helpful as you wanted him to be. He was always available via mobile phone to sort out any problems or give recommendations.
It was possible to walk to a local pizza restaurant adjoining a neighbouring agrihotel if you didn't want to take the car one evening - about twenty minutes walk.
We found Carovigno to be a very friendly town, unsophisticated and quiet with good supermarkets, fresh pasta, pastry and fish shops.
The caves at Castellana are definitely worth a visit and can easily be combined with a visit to Locoratondo and Alberbello for a full day trip.

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Liked best: The spaciousness of all external areas
Travelling group: Friends
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Tolroy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“ideal getaway peaceful location with very caring owner”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

From the start of booking to the return of our deposit the owner has been top class. His one concern being that we have everything we need plus giving very helpful advice for trips, eating etc. Superb size pool. The property has been converted with love and care. Barbecue, roof top dining/relaxing, poolside dining, table tennis, bikes. We have no complaints. The advert clearly stated that some building material was on site not on full view but that made no difference to us. This is a rustic setting which is part of its charm.

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Liked best: the helpful owner and large pool
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Conall K
Cork, Ireland
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“Blissful seclusion, wonderful amenities within reach”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We recently spent two weeks at Villa Acacia. It is set in a wonderful part of Italy, secluded in an area full of olive groves, but close enough to beautiful towns such as Ostuni and Carovigno, which are full of wonderful restaurants, so as not to feel isolated. Ask the owner Will for his recommendations, we were never disappointed, particularly with some restaurants in Carovigno which were nothing short of excellent. Will also pointed us in the right direction in Ostuni, he is obviously a popular man around town as all the locals knew him and looked after us as a result.
The villa is beautifull, a testament to Will's skill as a craftsman. As we were the first tenants in a new build, there were faults to pick up on if you were so concerned, but it was easy to focus on the good points: the villa is beautifully set, well equipped, the pool is perfect, the location is great. Just lounging in the hammocks under an olive tree will put you in great mood. We enjoyed it immensely.
The locals are very friendly and welcoming. It helps to have the basics in Italian, it will be much appreciated and any attempts on your part will be reciprocated.
I would have no problem recommending this villa to anyone, and would be happy to return some day.

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Schouweiler, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Non.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Dear Roland, The pool is very nice and laying in the hammocks under an olive tree is very relaxing in the tranquility of Villa Acacia. This tranquility and seclusion is possible in Puglia where many things are not so developed. The food of course is second to none and very reasonably priced. I am sorry the house did not suit you. All houses in the countryside of Puglia have the same electric and water systems as Villa Acacia. The water in the taps is clean but we drink bottled water of which I supplied 24 litres and for the rest of your time bottled water would have cost less than the Prosecco and wine I left for you. There are no faults with the electric system. The breaker on the electricity company meter drops out when more than 6 kw is consumed. This is normal in Puglia and we have the largest supply possible (not 3 kw). Northern Europe consumes more than Southern Europe - it could be a lesson to our children for ecology and the planet - to regulate our consumption. The GPS system was given to the world. I supplied no GPS devices and do not know where this comment came from.
There is a sitting room at the property with a sofa and arm chairs, and there are four dining areas two inside and two outside. The system for waste is hygienic and in separated bins outside under the outside stairs, a normal system. The alarm system had more false alarms than normal. We have five houses and no guests have been burgled in the houses or on their stay in Puglia.
The photographs are real, current and unedited.
Villa Acacia is a beautiful and tranquil place to stay in a lovely part of the world with great food at reasonable prices. It is not a hotel where you have to get up early to reserve a sun lounger.
It might be that one of our properties in the Centro Storico of Ostuni with their fabulous sea views which do have drinking water in the taps would suit you better, but the electrical systems are the same. http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/ostuni/1320449 and 1315676 and 1320479 and Sea View House.
Wishing you happiness,
Kind Regards,
Will
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