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Charming Casa Caterina Cisternino

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Apartment Casa Caterina in Cisternino, Puglia, Italy - Near To Shops & Restaurants

Casa Caterina is at the heart of the old historic town of Cisternino located on one corner of the old historic centre (Centro Storico) with a small balcony with outside table and chairs which overlook a piazza and a palace of some former aristocrats. Living in the historic centre is magical and often you will see the tourists looking up at you in your splendid apartment with some envy, wondering what it would be like to be in such a wonderful setting, enjoying a glass of prosecco or two. Casa Caterinais accessed by steep external steps and not suitable for people who have difficulty with steep stairs.


Owner
Stephen or Kate
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Stephen or Kate

We are lovers of the relaxed Italian lifestyle and the very good food and wine of Puglia. After purchasing Trullo Stefano in 2004, we decided to buy Casa Caterina, so we could have the best of the countryside and the town. We love to visit Cisternino and renew our acquaintances with neighbours and townsfolk, who always seem pleased to see us and invite us into their lives. We love to escape the hustle and bustle of our lives in England and enjoy the better experiences which life has to offer in Puglia. We hope that all our guests will enjoy this little haven of tranquility in a busy world and feel relaxed and replenished when they return home.

Stephen or Kate purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Stephen or Kate chose Cisternino

We bought this property as we love Cisternino and especially being in the heart of the historic centre.

In the winter months it is more vibrant than being in the countryside, because you are surrounded by all the sights and sounds of everyday Italian life and cuisine.

What makes this apartment unique

You are able to wonder around Cisternino at your own pace always knowing that you can return to the apartment for a rest or refreshments. You can shop and know that it is only a short distance to carry your shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A gem in the heart of Cisternino.

Casa Caterina & indeed the whole of Cisternino is a great place.

Your little Casa is lovely, we found it a great bolt hole.

Congratulations on the way it has been beautifully decorated & fitted out, but keeping the original features.
Aug 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cisternino in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is accessed off the lounge kitchen area and includes shower, bidet, sink and small washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a low entrance which you must duck when entering and restricted height ceiling which tappers away on each side. If preferred, the bed settee can be made up just off the lounge kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Restricted height bedroom (classical Puglianese stone architecture ceilings) with 3/4 size bed or alternatively a 3/4 size bed settee if preferred, can be made up for you, on request. Outside: Small outside terrace off the kitchen lounge area with small table, chairs and drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included and changed weekly unless otherwise requested at an additional charge. Other: There is a small alcove of the lounge kitchen area where there is a drop-down table with integral chairs and bed settee. The bed can be made ready if you prefer this to the small bedroom.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
5

A lovely little apartment in a beautiful, historic town.

  • 5 of 5

The key pickup and return arrangements for this apartment were simple and went according to plan. It was well positioned within the historic centre and parking was never an issue. We had a lovely week exploring the local towns and countryside by car, although we would have appreciated having a reliable local road map along with the other tourist information on the bookshelf! Stephen and Angelo,his local contact, were both very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Casa Caterina and your comments about parking are most helpful to future guests who often ask about parking in Cisternino near to the apartment. We are pleased that you found the instructions for meeting Angelo easy to follow.
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5

Small but perfectly formed.

  • 5 of 5

Good centre for a bit of exploring, country walks and local food. Easy drive from either Bari or Brindisi. Cosy for a winter visit and situated in the old centre. Well maintained property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed staying in Casa Caterina
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4

More than a "bolt-hole"

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a base to explore the beautiful region of Puglia in southern Italy, look no further than Casa Caterina. This small, functional well-equipped apartment is located in the historic centre of the beautiful small town of Cisternino. You will be within a couple hundred metres of many bars, restaurants, shops and local amenities, right in the centre of all the action yet still able to experience the peace and tranquillity mixed in with the hub-bub of the locals going about their daily business. The property also represents excellent value for money and gave my partner and I the perfect platform to enjoy the nearby beaches (15 mins by car, 40 by bus), the local towns and of course the magnificent Cisternino.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Casa Caterina. It is very much appreciated and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Cisternino and we hope that you are able to return one day. You are always welcome to stay at Casa Caterina. Kind Regards, Stephen & Kate.
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4

Very cosy place to stay close to everything you need (nature, culture, shops, restaurants)

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Casa Caterina! Angelo's family picked us up at Teatro Grassi, a free parking werd we could leave the car during our stay (10 min walk to the apartment). Casa Caterina is situated right at the entrance of the historic centre with its typical white narrow streets, just a few steps away from the bakery, several minimarkets and lots of good restaurants. Although the neighbourhood was lively till late in the evening, we never had too much noise to sleep because of the good isolation. The only minus for us was the hard mattress. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay in this clean and charming casa, with furniture and decoration in a rustic style that made us feel at home immediately. Cisternino is a good starting point to explore the other towns/cities around: Alberobello, Locorotondo, Ostuni (with nice beach Pilone closeby). We also did 2 of the GAL walking routes starting in Cisternino. The route was not always indicated very well, but we never got really lost (best to take a good map or smartphone with you) and we certainly enjoyed the quiet of the countryside with lots of fruit trees (figs, grapes, peaches, pomegranate, olives). If you want to explore this region of Italy, we can definitely recommend Casa Caterina!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tolle Unterkunft mit Charme

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöne, gut eingerichtete Wohnung, in der sich die Atmosphäre der Region widerspiegelt. Die Dachterasse bietet ausreichend Platz zum Frühstücken und für romantische Abendessen.

Die Lage im Altstadtzentrum ist hervorragend, sehr zentral und doch ruhig.

Das kulturelle/musikalische Angebot war während unseres Aufenthaltes ebenfalls sehr ansprechend (Infos bei der Tourist Info, auch über Wander-/Radwege).

Durch die zentrale Lage von Cisternino waren die Ausflugsorte in der Umgebung gut zu Fuß, per Rad, mit der Bahn und auch dem Auto erreichbar.

Wir haben dort wunderbare Tage verbracht und würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Sehr schön

  • 4 of 5

Wunderschöne, gut eingerichtete, kleine Wohnung mit romantischem Mini-Balkon. Mitten im Zentrum, sehr gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten.

Nicht geeignet für Menschen, die nicht steile Treppen gehen können. Ansonsten kleine Oase!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments on Casa Caterina
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Location

Nearest Airport
56.4 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
Cisternino
Nearest Ferry
61.5 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Stazione di Cisternino
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
SS16
Nearest Beach
14.2 Kilometres
Torre Canne
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

15 minutes by car.

Travel:

Bari 1 hour 20 minutes, Brindisi 40 minutes by car.

Distances:

Right on your doorstep!

Further Details:

Just a few hundred yards to restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cisternino, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit payable when booking, and balance payable 6 weeks before date of arrival. Heating costs £10 per day in the winter months.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, but please vacate by 10.30 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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