In the middle of an olive grove, 10min drive form the beautiful costline.
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About Emanuela Pace
My name is Emanuela and together with my husband and children would like to welcome all our guests to our peaceful retreat! My husband and I are originally from this area but we have been living abroad, in different countries, for over twenty years. We bought this property in 2008 and had the stone house completely refurbished because we wanted to give some tangible roots to our children. We wanted them to have a sense of belonging since they were born abroad and always leaved far away from their extended family. I am happy to say that this goal has been achieved! We are new members of Owners Direct but we have always rented our house in the past and all our guests have always been very satisfied and some of them have also come back.
Emanuela Pace purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Emanuela Pace chose Sannicola
Our house is quite unique in shape and it is immersed in the typical Salento countryside: intense red soil, century old olive trees and deep scent from bushes of lavender, rosemary and sage. It is a very quiet place and the only noise during the day is the sound of the cicadas, but the nearest village with shops, cafés and good trattorias is just over a kilometer away. The swimming pool provides a welcomed sense of relief from the heat, but many different beaches are within a short drive and they are definitely worth exploring. It is also very interesting to visit the old towns of Gallipoli and Otranto, just to name a couple of unique places within a short drive distance, and it is highly recommended to explore the historic centre of Lecce with its many baroque churches and buildings.
What makes this Villa unique
Our house also offers the possibility to experience the delicious local cuisine. There is an abundance of restaurants or trattorias and the price for eating good quality meals is extremely reasonable. For the guests who like to cook there is a vegetable garden just a few steps away from the house and vegetables can be just picked and prepared. The house comes complete with two "guardian angels", Livio and Carmela. They will be welcoming the guests and can be contacted at any moment for information or assistance. Carmela is also an excellent cook and she is willing to prepare local delicacies at guests' request. This can be arranged in person with her on arrival. They do not speak English, but Carmela speaks German.We can always be reached by phone and will try to help as much as possib
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The communication with the owners was excellent and they responded very quickly. Livio met us at the property which was great as we didn’t need codes etc to get keys. Villa was really well equipped and we didn’t need to buy any sundaries. It was great using the wood provided for the bbq and being able to pick the veg. Good pool.
I am really happy you had a good time staying at our house. I wish we will have the pleasure to welcome you and your family again in the future!
Perfect for a family looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation
This home is the perfect quiet get-away. We planned to visit lots of beaches in Puglia but found the tranquility and beauty of the property too beautiful and ended up having many pool days swimming and grilling. The home was spotlessly clean and well equipped with linens and everything needed for cooking, including plenty of dishes and WELL ORGANIZED cabinets! (Mari Kondo would be so pleased!!) I loved everything about this place and was so sad to leave. Thank you for an amazing stay!
Thank you so much for your words of appreciation. It means a lot to us and we are really happy that you and your family had a relaxing holiday. Have a great rest of the summer and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Lovely House in Beautiful Gardens
We had a great and totally relaxing holiday at the villa. The house is set in a beautiful, verdant garden with lots of space and areas in which to relax throughout the day. Both house and garden are very well-maintained and looked after by the charming and friendly Livio and his wife. Inside, the house is comfortable, well equipped and spacious. The welcome pack of Italian goodies was a nice touch. The immediate area around the villa is peaceful and rural. Gallipoli is a great place to spend the evening, only 10 minutes away and full of interesting restaurants and shops. Otranto is also well worth a visit. Overall a great place to relax and enjoy a slice of the real Italy!
E stato stupendo!!
The description of the property on the website do not prepare you for this beautiful, green and bright oasis! We were looked after by Livio, who is a very effective and friendly local guardian who looked after us and the property to a very high standard. We had a fantastic stay discovering what the Salento had to offer,
Lovely, relaxing villa with everything nearby
The villa is gorgeous. Beautiful, relaxing and tranquil. Our kids had so much fun playing in the pool and garden, and chasing geckos. Carmela (the wife of Livio who looks after the place) cooked for us on the first night and it was the perfect introduction, home cooked Italian food eaten al fresco. There is also loads to do nearby. Sannicola, 1km away, has shops, cafes, gelateria and restaurants, plus there are beaches and the town of Gallipoli. Punta della Suina was our favourite beach spot with a nice cafe on the beach. Thanks to Emanuela for organising everything. We would love to come back one day.
Amazing retreat in Puglia
This lovely house in Puglia was the perfect answer for our 3 week stay in Puglia. While the characteristics of the house are unique, comfortable and truly memorable, it was the interaction and attention we received from both the hosts as well as the caretakers which will be our most cherished memories. Questions about local stores, sights and restaurants were answered immediately and we enjoyed as many of the suggestions as we could fit in. The caretakers were wonderful in translating and interpreting my poor attempt at Italian and we enjoyed dining at their family's restaurant in the nearby village as well as being treated to a tour of the olive oil cooperative in our own village. All in all, we felt as though we have gained some wonderful new friends. The house was better than what is shown in the pictures, the grounds very well kept, and it is very well located for exploring both the Ionian and Adriatic coastlines.
Dear Josh, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you at our house. We feel you arrived as guests and left as friends. We are so happy and proud you made the most of your holiday and hope you will come back to visit!
Rivabella, nearest beach 6km.
Brindisi airport 80km
Bari airport 200km
Sannicola is the nearest village and is 1,5km.