Villa San Vincenzo

PUGLIA

Gallipoli

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 5  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A fashionable modern take on traditional Puglian living.

Villa San Vincenzo is a stunning secluded estate set in an enchanting olive grove, deep in the heart of the Puglian countryside but close to the vibrant seafront town and beaches of Gallipoli. The two luxurious villas, which thanks to the service and your own 24/7 concierge feel like a private hotel, have been lovingly restored to combine traditional Salento architecture, modern luxury, charming gardens and a state of the art pool and outdoor cinema.

"We had a wonderful stay at Villa San Vincenzo. The house manager was incredible. He truly went above and beyond for us. The house was a perfect layout for our group. Having two separate houses and the pool separate from that was perfect for our families with small children. The grounds were immaculately kept and it was a true oasis. The view from the roof deck was incredible. It was lovely to have fruit trees, gardens, olive trees, and honeybees. We really enjoyed that we could buy honey and olive oil from the estate.” Sarah Nappa, US, June 2018

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Flexible doubles/twins  5
  • Bathrooms  5
  • ... of which en suite  5
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Pizza chef 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Gated pool (LxW in metres) ² 17x12
  • Air conditioning ³
  • Heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Wine cellar 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Outdoor cinema 
  • TV 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Outdoor fireplace 
  • Wood-burning pizza oven 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Table tennis 
  • Bicycles 
  • Shopping service 
  • Laundry service 
  • Driver 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Wine-tasting 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 4 hours a day, Monday-Saturday, excluding public holidays
² chlorine-free
³ in the bedrooms
Apple TV
in all bedrooms and living areas
they can be borrowed at the villa. Please ask the staff if you wish to use them
€12 per load, including delivery to room

 

Inside: Villa San Vincenzo comprises two adjacent villas, equal in their quality, individual in their layouts, immersed in the same lovely gardens. In the larger villa, one enters the spacious, airy living area with its comfortable sofas and plasma screen TV. The three double-twin bedrooms, all accessed from the main living area, are tastefully furnished and come with en-suite shower bathrooms, two with shower and one with tub and shower attachment. Also accessed from the living room is the stylish, cornflower blue kitchen.

The entrance of the second property, the garden villa, takes one into a cosily furnished living area with large fireplace. From here a large archway leads one into the kitchen and dining area. At either end of this open-plan living-dining-kitchen area are the two double-twin bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have iPod/iPhone docking stations, as do the living areas.

Outside: Villa San Vincenzo's gardens are a mix of olive groves, fruit trees, leafy arcades and palm-tree-flanked paths! Guests may choose from two al fresco dining areas; one outside the main house, the other near the pool. As lovely as the gardens are, you may find you spend the vast majority of your time in the pool area, which boasts an outdoor lounge area with sofas and fireplace, an indoor kitchen, a bathroom and a shower room. The pool itself has a shallow paddling/beach area and is surrounded by comfortable sunloungers, from which you can work on your tan during the day or... wait for it... watch a film on the large pool-side screen in the evening... an unusual and intriguing touch of luxury!

Service at Villa San Vincenzo: on top of the daily cleaning, clients at Villa San Vincenzo may also make use of a personalised 24/7 Concierge Service to meet your every need. The Concierge will help you tailor your holiday on a daily basis, and whether its hiring in local chefs for long lazy al fresco meals, in house massages, yoga, cooking classes, or making sure you find the best local hidden beaches and restaurants, nothing is too much trouble. For those of you who don’t want to laze in the sun by the pool all day, sailing, diving, and fishing trips can all be arranged. You can even arrange for your food shop to be there on arrival, with the Prosecco all ready on ice - so your holiday can start from the moment you get there!

 

Think About

Take both houses or just one: you'll always have exclusive use of the grounds, facilities and pool! Travelling with another family or the grandparents? Having two villas is an ideal solution if you prefer to have a certain level of privacy.

Within the grounds (and away from the houses and pool) there is also a beehive that produces delicious honey which guests can enjoy during their stay.
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