We planned a spur of the moment visit to Puglia to meet up with our son, his wife and their baby (who live in Sweden) and this wonderful villa was exactly what we were looking for...a peaceful, quiet and relaxing location in the bounty of the Gargano. The hosts were so wonderful to us; they shared their bounty in so many ways, with food, goods from their garden, their table, and their friendship, which we hope to maintain for years to come. The accommodations were perfect; the kitchen was exceptional and our son, who loves to cook, couldn't have been happier. This home has been perfectly restored to offer everything you may be looking for and the terrace above offered an eye-watering view of Lago di Varano and beyond to the Adriatic. Not far, you will find quaint villages with good markets and restaurants, sea-side walks and beaches, and a visit to Vico del Gargano and other Adriatic villages nearby should not be missed. It's a pefect location in the Gargano, and you are surrounded by ancient olive trees, and gardens, and just pure beauty. The outdoor space for children is perfect! Do not miss an opportunity to stay here. I know we will be back again - and soon, I hope! Thank you, hosts!
My wife and I and our two friends stayed here for 3 nights in mid-June. The house has been beautifully and creatively restored, with fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. With a loft sleeping area above, and queen bedroom plus trundle-beds room below -- each level with its own bathroom -- it's perfect for a family or group like ours for whom a cozy arrangement works. The kitchen is well-equipped and there are convenient grocery options. The place is in a quiet neighborhood toward the lower end of this steep hillside town, with friendly neighbors but plenty of privacy. Lia was great to work with at every step of the way. She and her family gave us a warm welcome, and any questions were quickly addressed. (When we needed new batteries for the AC, our email promptly brought a visit from an English-speaking neighbor who fixed us up; she then helped arrange the delivery of our friends' lost luggage that night!) Mattinata is a maze of narrow, winding streets, often connected by steps going from one level to the next, with lots of shops and restaurants. (Jalant is a wonderful place for dinner, just around the corner from the house.) Don't miss the evening stroll, especially weekends, when it seems like everyone in town is out walking and socializing. The Gargano region of Puglia is stunning and varied and has much to explore; we wished we had more time there than the 3 days we did. When we return, we will definitely try to book this property again!