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Guests' Comments

We thoroughly enjoy our holidays at Villa Vesta but don't just take our word for it...

Date of Stay: April 2015
“The house is wonderful: modern architecture yet well integrated with local style, very well furnished and equipped. The area is extremely quiet, amid olive trees. First class service as well. Bettina the local villa manager is very nice, helpful and professional. The villa is also ideally located to visit puglia: Ostuni, Lecce, Matera, Alberobello ... and many others places we didn't have time to visit! We were 11 people in the villa, our 3 sons, 3 daughters in law and 3 grand children, everybody loved it.”
M&P, Paris, France

Date of Stay:  9-23 August 2014
"Fantastic villa, very good location. Thoroughly enjoyed our trips to Cisternino, Ostuni, Martina, Castellana Grotte and Alberobello...highlight was definitely having a traditional Pugliese meal cooked for us here at the Villa - though so much food we were rather stuffed afterwards!"
M & S Families, UK

Date of Stay:  1-8 August 2014
"We love the villa, particularly the outside areas and pool. Very relaxing"
CB & Family, UK

Date of Stay:  August 2013
Wow!!! We just had to put pen to paper to say a big thank you for the part you played in us having such a lovely family holiday recently, by which I mean thank you for our stay at your beautiful villa.  The place is outstanding with all of the features and facilities of modern living , no need for packing all of the electrical goods … everything was already there and to hand… Definitely no roughing it here!!!
My wife and I stayed there along with her mum and dad, our own daughter, her husband and their 3yr old daughter, our granddaughter!  And what a time she had in the pool, she couldn’t get enough of it and she even got me in there too.  Although we needed our vehicle to get anywhere it was never a problem with the town of Cisternino being only a few minutes’ drive away if we needed anything or fancied eating out.  Although the villa is in a secluded setting it is  well placed and central as a base for visiting other outlying towns or the beaches on the coast.  When we arrived we were met by Bettina and what a great help she was, a really lovely woman and it’s fair to say your villa is in safe hands with her looking out for it. She had already been out and had put the welcome pack together, well when I say welcome pack it was nearly a weeks’ worth of shopping!!   The weather was great, the food and wine was great and so was the company, we all had a fabulous time and will definitely be looking to holiday there again in the future, I would recommend it to anyone wanting a get away from it all break.
RC & Family, Suffolk, UK

Date of Stay: June 2013
This was our second visit to Villa Vesta and we were at home in an instant. The manager and her team are incredibly thoughtful and welcomed us back literally with open arms. The house is cool, crisp, stylish and the main living area is open plan making it the social heart of the house. However, relaxing in the outside living area is a dream with scented hedges, flowers and is a signature of the architect Bettina's properties. This was our fifth visit to this lovely area with historic buildings and even older olive trees (1500 + years) and the villa is a great centre for the beach and surrounding towns. The villa caters for many guests and is very well equipped.
EP, UK

Date of Stay: Dec 2012/Jan 2013
"This was our first time in Puglia and Villa Vesta made for a perfect base to explore the area. Major "must see" sites and hidden gems were all within a reasonable drive. The house is in a perfect setting and beautifully appointed. Being winter, the pool was closed but it was still warm enough on some days to sit outside for lunch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
The house was extremely comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. The bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas were spacious, modern and pristine. The kitchen had everything we needed. There was nothing more we could have asked for, and look forward to returning. A special thanks to Bettinafor her help in arranging a most magnifcent cooking class for lunch and dinner (a 17th birthday celebration for our son), and New Year's eve at Bell' Italia in Cisternino!!
Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!!
MD, Toronto

Date of Stay: June 2012
"Not only did we adore this property but our children felt at home too. With an added sense of adventure they relaxed in the airy well planned living space. The location we knew from previous visits but the immediate surroundings of the villa were lovely. The perfumed lavender and rosemary hedges guide your senses around the grounds. The evening atmosphere is tranquil and calm as is the safe pool area. Resources in the house were well equipped as were things to keep the children happy. The manager of the house is amazing as are her support staff who will assist you at any time. The British owners are delightful to deal with and the whole holiday was fantastic. We would revisit this villa and have already recommended it to family and friends"
EP, UK.

Date of Stay: Sept 2011
"Our 5th visit to this area and this was the best villa we have stayed in by far. I usually miss some comforts from home but this villa is so well equipped and designed it is home from home and a fantastic pool. Very well located between a number of lovely towns with very easy driving on quiet country roads. The first week was just my wife and I so a rather expensive luxury for two but in the second week another family of three joined us and the cost shared by two families is an absolute bargain for a villa of this standard. A surprisingly undiscovered part of Italy which is loved by the locals but with limited numbers of tourists which adds to its charms. If you have not been - GO!" 
IW, London, UK.

Date of Stay: July 2011
"My family, ten in total, stayed at Villa Vesta in July, we fitted into this spacious, clean, all mod cons villa very easily with room to spare. The gated pool was superb, clean and beautiful. The pool and villa was so fantastic it was hard to tear ourselves away to visit the lovely local beaches nearby. We hired the chef for one evening for a absolutely wonderful, tasty meal with enough to feed us all again the next day, I would recommend strongly this experience. This villa is perfect for families of all ages, the outdoor dining and kitchen area is great for lazy, relaxing evenings sitting outside with a cool glass of wine while the children are inside watching movies. This villa and the area is my ideal family holiday."
NG, Norfolk, UK
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Date of Stay: June 2011
"We had the most wonderful week at Villa Vesta! I can't say enough about the beautiful house...inside and out. We spent most of our time in the beautiful outdoor seating area relaxing and reading books. We also made several delicious dinners in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed eating them at the outside dining area. The pool was very refreshing especially after we had come home from exploring many of the lovely towns nearby. We were even fortunate enough to meet some of the neighbors who invited us over and shared their extensive knowledge of Puglia...which was helpful to Americans who know very little about this area of Italy! They were even kind enough to come with us into Ceglie and give us an evening tour...such friendly people in Puglia!
I would absolutely recommend this property to everyone and hope that I will be able to go back to the lovely Puglia again and stay at Villa Vesta. Thank you Hal and Sarah for sharing your lovely home with us! You were so helpful and accommodating from beginning to end!"
MW, Sautee, USA

 Date of Stay: June 2010
"I stayed at Villa Vesta with 3 friends last year and would not hesitate to recommend it....perfect for a peaceful getaway with family and / or friends, this holiday home is warm and welcoming, comfortable and stylish. A beautiful villa in wonderful grounds about 10 minutes drive from the nearest town; close enough for shopping and siteseeing but far enough for peace and quiet, in a rustic, unspoilt part of Italy."
HB, Reading, UK.

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