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- Spacious contemporary villa
- Panoramic sea view
- Large lawned garden
- Polignano a Mare beach 10-minute drive
Just a ten-minute drive from the centre of vibrant Polignano a Mare, and with some of Puglia’s most unique attractions nearby, few locations exceed expectations quite so memorably. However, Villa Flavia, a combination of pared-down Scandinavian minimalism and contemporary Italian flair, is more than a match for its location, with an expansive garden and beautiful free-form infinity pool, along with all the peace and quiet you could wish for.
Space and light are the essence of this contemporary villa, the owners’ ‘less is more’ vision, brought to life with the help of a dedicated team of architects and engineers. Large windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors invite the sunshine in at every opportunity, so even if you choose to eat inside rather than out on the covered dining area, there’s not a dark corner in sight. High ceilings, pale tiled floors and natural wood, polished to a shine, only enhance the overall effect of lightness and brightness.
Outside, in addition to a generous terrace, the large lawned garden is a showcase of traditional Mediterranean plants and flowers, including fig, orange and olive trees. The swimming pool is gently shelving, perfect for laid-back relaxation when the view out to the blue horizon, a meeting of sky and sea, isn’t enough to soothe you. And for an extra indulgence during your stay, a number of additional services paid for locally are also available, from private chefs to in-villa massages. You can book them through our local concierge.
The local area
Villa Flavia offers you the perfect base from which to explore the Blue Flag beaches and beach clubs around Polignano a Mare. This coastal town, its picturesque Old Town perched on a cliff edge, is an artistic centre as well as a venue in the annual Red Bull Cliff Diving competition. Whilst your nearest restaurant is just a two-minute drive way for the villa, Polignano also offers a choice of excellent restaurants and plenty of history to tantalise those with a fondness for ancient churches and narrow winding streets. It’s one of many fascinating towns in the area. Another is Alberobello in the unspoilt Val d’Itria, home to the famous trulli village, the ancient conical buildings that are a hallmark of this fascinating destination.
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- 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
- Open-plan dining/kitchen/living room, opens out to outdoor dining area
- Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- Bedroom 1 - Double (160 x 200cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 2 - Single (120 x 190cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 3 - Single (120 x 190cm) bedroom accessed via bedroom 2, opens onto garden
First floor (via internal spiral staircase or external stairs)
- Bedroom 4 - Double (160 x 200cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room, opens onto balcony
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric entrance gates
- Air-conditioning in bedrooms only
- Washing machine (in ground floor shower room)
- Outdoor dining area
- There are some open staircase and walls that are lower than 1m in height, so children should be supervised at all times
- Private swimming pool 13m x 10m (depth 0.80m – 3m)
- A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.
- Our Covid-19 pledge means your holiday is fully protected. However, there may be special conditions surrounding flexible booking at this property. For further details, please visit: /covid-pledge-flexible-booking.
Simpson family extras
- Complimentary cot and highchair available
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
- All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*
* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.
- Check in time – 4:00 - 8:00pm
- Check out time – 10:00am
- Triggianello (mini-market/bar/restaurant/bakery) 9min drive
- Polignano a Mare beach 14min drive
- Cala Susca beach 16min drive
- Conversano (shops/supermarkets/restaurants) 16min drive
- Monopoli (shops/supermarkets/restaurants) 20min drive
- Spiaggia di Porto Ghiacciolo beach 25min drive
- Alberobello 35min drive
- Bari 40min drive
- Ostuni 45min drive
- Bari airport 45min drive
- Brindisi airport 1hr drive
This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.
We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include:
- Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
- Free additional driver
When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.
* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.
Simpsons yet again have facilitated our perfect holiday. Villa Flavia was breath taking. Ketty, our concierge ( our best ever)!. We came home yesterday and are booking our next Simpsons Villa tomorrow. What more can I say. Thank you to all at Simpsons and in Puglia who delivered a class act yet again.
Karen Askwith, May 2022
Had a great few weeks in the villa and Puglia. Francesco was a brilliant rep with lots of excellent recommendations. Highlights were Ostuni (busy) and Locorotondo (as pretty with less people) plus wine tasking at I Portini and olive oil tour and tasking at Masseria Bracanti (the last tour the children enjoyed a surprising amount!!). Polignano also nice to wander around and have a drink or even to jump off the rocks if feeling brave! However, always hard not to keep coming back to the swimming pool.
The Cruise family – August 2019
We had a perfect week in Villa Flavia. First time in Italy and we will definitely be coming back! Francesco was an amazing rep and helped with book a boat and getting a birthday cake. The local town is lovely – most restaurants are all Mediterranean food – hard to find a restaurant if you don’t enjoy fish. Overall the weather and pool was brilliant.
The Manley family – July 2019
Villa Flavia is beautiful, with an amazing pool and gardens. Full of flowers, bees, fruit! Our rep, Francesco, was extremely helpful and responsive. The villa is peaceful and charming – it is really difficult to leave the villa!
Mr & Mrs Edgar – June 2019
We’ve had a fantastic holiday. We so enjoyed the pool and garden and will take home great memories. A big thank you to Francesco for settling us in and always around if we needed him. A holiday to remember – love Italy.
The Kirbys – June 2019
We had an amazing two week holiday in Villa Flavia. The pool is fabulous and we made the most of it with the gorgeous weather. The villa is wonderful too and we enjoyed it all. It really was a fabulous holiday and Francesco, the Simpson Travel representative, was superb throughout – booking dinners and events for us and always there when we needed him. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and came home with lots of happy memories.
The Stewart Clan – August 2018
Thank you for our holiday in beautiful Villa Flavia. We enjoyed every minute. Puglia is a gorgeous region and this villa is in the perfect location to explore the nearby towns, villages and countryside. Thank you also to Francesco, the Simpson Travel representative, who helped us settle in, gave us fantastic tips and booked us tables at lovely restaurants and beach clubs.
The Law-Keens – July 2018
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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.
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