The second of our three guest home apartments nestled in the olive groves of a 20-acre estate outside the charming medieval village of Vico Del Gargano in Puglia, on a secluded road leading down to the Adriatic Sea. Experience nature and relaxation at its best. Whether you’re basking in the beauty of the property, eating fruit off the tree, taking a dip in the small dipping pool, playing at the beach, or exploring the surrounding area – Your time with us is sure to be unforgettable!
This lovely guest home apartment is a studio suite perfect for couples. It sits alongside our other two apartments in a row below our main house, overlooking the breathtaking olive grove-covered hills of Gargano. The apartment is composed of a bathroom and large bedroom. The bedroom has a comfy queen-sized bed, two nightstands, an armoire, breakfast table and kitchenette with mini-fridge and two burners for cooking. We have everything you need: air conditioning, towels, linens, coffee maker, hair dryer, plates, cups, cooking utensils, etc.
The Property at La Fontanella
As mentioned before, the apartment sits on a gorgeous 20-acre estate. The name of the estate is "La Fontanella" which means the fountain. It gets its name because is houses the source of the river that flows through the Gargano hills to the the Adriatic. This special piece of heaven is home to 300 olive trees, tons of fruit and nut trees, vegetable and flower gardens that are sprinkled throughout the property, as well as a family of animals which include 2 very friendly dogs, a cat, 3 geese, 8 chickens and in about two weeks our 10 baby chicks will hatch! We have several common spaces where you can relax and enjoy the many sounds of nature, including a hammock and a mini-pool where you can escape the heat with a little dip.
The entire apartment is yours while you're here. In addition to the apartment, you'll have access to the common spaces which include:
--Our guest patio: Just outside the apartments is a sitting area where you can either sunbath with a view of the valley or enjoy the shade of our fig trees.
--Our guest dining terrace: A large terrace to the right side of the main house where you will find our wood burning pizza oven and an enormous (and gorgeous) olive-wood table for community dinners.
--Our mini pool: take a refreshing dip in our picturesque 2x2 mini-pool.
--The parking area: We have a special place where you can park your car
--The grounds: You are welcome to explore the grounds beyond the guest patio as long as take good care (the ground is uneven in many places) and please don't disturb the animals :).
Curt, Michele and/or Linny will be on the property to answer any questions and to assist you during your stay if needed. If you'd like we can plan special walks to pick the fruit and or vegetables that are in season during your visit. There's nothing quite like eating a ripe cherry (or whatever your favorite fruit is) right off the tree!
We are in the Pugliese countryside located 5 minutes from the charming medieval village of Vico del Gargano and 10 minutes from the sea and the beautiful Calenella beach. The Foresta Umbra, an Italian national park/forest is just beyond the village of Vico, and there are dozens of beautiful seaside and hillside towns to explore nearby.
We are not connected to public transport, and we love it. Get yourself a nice rental car, drive to Puglia and stay in the olive groves, we look forward to your stay.
Other things to note:
The property can be difficult to find. So, when you arrive we will meet you in town and you can follow us. Also, the road leading to the property is an unpaved country road that can be a bit bumpy (so you might want to leave that Lamborghini at home).