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Stunning 18th Century Townhouse

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Townhouse in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Moments From The Piazza

The careful and time consuming renovation of Casa Amari was completed during Easter 2007. With no expense spared, the resulting finish is quite simply astounding. Although the property can sleep up to 5 people, we suggest that it is best suited to couples or small families (The quality sofabed in the lounge could then be left closed for relaxing on). There is plenty of free parking close by. Our house manager is a very helpful English lady who lives nearby and is always on hand with advice and tips on where to go and what to do!

About the Owner

Bill Starkey
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 January, 2017

About Bill Starkey

My wife Mel and I are both secondary school teachers. I teach at Holloway School in North London and Mel teaches at Notting Hill & Ealing School in West London. Mel's father is Italian and owns La Rosetta restaurant in Brentford and we all live nearby in Ealing. We met travelling in Bali in 1992, got married in the Italian church in Clerkenwell in 2000 and now have 3 young sons. We all love travelling and try to make the most of the school holidays. One place we have never got bored of is Southern Italy and we try to spend as much of the holidays there as possible!

Bill Starkey purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Bill Starkey chose Brindisi area

After spending years travelling around Italy at various times of the year, about 9 years ago we decided to take the plunge and buy a holiday home in our favourite part, Puglia. The amazing food, beautiful weather and relaxed lifestyle drew us to the region. The stunning architecture, buzzing atmosphere and proximity to some of Italy's most stunning beaches brought us to the gorgeous town of Ostuni.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought Casa Amari in 2006, a year after we had bought our first house in the town, Casa Zumbini.

We spent a year searching for somewhere that had real character, useable space, a private roof terrace and yet was only a few steps from the piazza. Casa Amari ticked every box. The fact it was located down a beautiful cobbled passage that is nice and quiet at night just topped it off!!

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Location

From the Owner

After spending years travelling around Italy at various times of the year, about 9 years ago we decided to take the plunge and buy a holiday home in our favourite part, Puglia. The amazing food, beautiful weather and relaxed lifestyle drew us to the region. The stunning architecture, buzzing atmosphere and proximity to some of Italy's most stunning beaches brought us to the gorgeous town of Ostuni.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many within a short walk at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Domenico Golf at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ostuni at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : SS379 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many within a short walk at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Pilone at 7 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The drive down to the sea takes around 10 minutes from the Old Town. There are several lovely beaches near Ostuni including the sandy Pilone 2 and the gorgeous Torre Guaceto, a WWF protected nature reserve.

Travel:

Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Brindisi (approx 20 mins drive to Ostuni) or Bari (approx 50 mins drive). Alitalia fly from London Heathrow to both Brindisi and Bari. Easyjet fly from London Gatwick to Bari, as do British Airways. Car hire is available through Hertz, Europcar, National, Maggiore, Sixt and Targarent at both Brindisi and Bari airports.

It's possible to catch a train to Ostuni from either airport and get a taxi to the property from the station, or just simply get a taxi direct

Distances:

All times quoted are by car and are approximate:

Alberobello (Trulli village) 40 mins.

Fasano (Golf and Safari Zoo) 20 mins.

Lecce (stunning Baroque city) 60 mins.

Gallipoli (beautiful old port town) 100 mins.

Further Details:

Apart from the beautiful nearby beaches, one of the best things about staying in the centre of Ostuni town itself are the many gorgeous restaurants (which are surprisingly cheap!), stylish bars and cafes which are all within walking distance.

Rough Guide (Italy); "one of the most stunning small towns of southern Italy", "a gleaming white splash of sun-bleached streets and cobbled alleyways"

Lonely Planet (Italy); "stunning town of stark, whitewashed buildings", "the seemingly disordered tangle of narrow cobblestone streets, many little more than arched stairways between the houses, recalls a North African Arab medina"

Lonely Plant (Puglia & Basilicata); “Ostuni has a commanding position, its maze of tightly packed streets twisting around a dramatic 15th century cathedral encircled by medieval ramparts. It is the most popular Murgia town, mainly due to its proximity to the coast. In recent years it has become devilishly chic, and has the best after dark scene in the region”

If you like the idea of getting purposefully lost wandering around the cobbled sundrenched streets of a medieval walled town, stumbling across amazing restaurants (with ridiculously low prices !) and trendy bars, whilst catching glimpses of turquoise sea through the gaps between the beautiful old whitewashed townhouses, then Ostuni is for you!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£125
for 5 nights
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£25
£175
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£200
for 5 nights
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£40
£280
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
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£60
£420
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
From
£50
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
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£60
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night / week in UK Pounds.
Stay from only £5 per person per night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We bought Casa Amari in 2006, a year after we had bought our first house in the town, Casa Zumbini. We spent a year searching for somewhere that had real character, useable space, a private roof terrace and yet was only a few steps from the piazza. Casa Amari ticked every box. The fact it was located down a beautiful cobbled passage that is nice and quiet at night just topped it off!!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The new "wet-room" style bathroom is accessed from the lounge.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with a kingsize designer "suede" double bed (Electric window with bedside control, 4m high exposed stone barrel vaulted ceiling). Chill-out room / Bedroom 2 with single "Day-Bed" (this room is accessed through the across the roof-terrace)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The roof terrace and bedroom 2 are accessed through the bathroom. This is another reason why we recommend that this property is best suited to couples or small familes. A top of the range air conditioning system has been installed to heat/cool the main part of the property, however this does not extend to the single rooftop bedroom 2. Outside: The property has a beautiful private rooftop terrace with table and chairs, sunloungers and selection of lovely plants. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and cleaning are all included. Our good friend Pauline who cleans the house changes the linen at the end of each stay/week (which ever is the soonest). Daily/midweek cleaning can be arranged if required (contact owner for prices).

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