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Spacious Townhouse 200m From Piazza

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Updated: 06-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3Townhouse in Carovigno, Puglia, Italy - Built In 1890 Casa Olimpia Has Been Sympathetically Restored And Tastefully Decorated By The Owner

The house was built in 1890 by the previous owner's grandfather from local and unusual Carparo stone. The stone ceilings and other details were exposed as part of the renovation by local stonemasons. The floor is hardwearing tiles and the outside floor is beautiful honey-coloured stone. The two front doors are original and were restored by a local carpenter. The larger one was originally the entrance for the family horse and cart. There is gas central heating in every room and air conditioning in the master bedroom. Of the two original fireplaces, the one in the reading area is functional and can be used by guests in the winter.

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About the Owner

Andy Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Andy Russell

Andy is English, Arantxa is Spanish and they have six-year old twins, Robin and Ethan.

Andy Russell purchased this house in 2005

Why Andy Russell chose Brindisi area

Weather, beach, food, wine, landscape.

What makes this house unique

Space, roof terrace, short walk to great restaurants and shops, close to great beaches and Brindisi airport.

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Hard to find fault with this wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

For the second time my wife,two friends and I spent two wonderful weeks in this delightful property We cannot recommend Casa Olympia highly enough, the house itself has been beautifully and sympathetically restored, keeping both the feel and character of the original property but also incorporating all the modern conveniences that are needed to make one comfortable.

The property is situated within walking distance of a history filled piazza and many superb restaurants serving authentic Italian menus. For those times when you want to eat in there is a superb large roof terrace for an outdoor meal or a bbq under the stars, but maybe not in the winter, there is also a large comfortable indoor eating area with all the facilities to try your own Italian menus.

There are many beautiful beaches a short drive away and a myriad of interesting towns, villages and sights to see or spend time exploring. The house, town and surrounding area has everything we wanted for a truly memorable holiday, we will be definitely going back again to find those bits we missed and to revisit those we loved.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Michael. We're glad you enjoyed your second stay as much as the first, though I imagine you had to use the central heating and fireplace more than just the sun to keep you warm this time round!
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the incredible Casa Olympia was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

From the cold beers waiting for us in the fridge after our sweltering drive - from London!!! - to the warm hue of the stone and history dripping from the ceiling of the main room, Casa Olympia is a very welcoming and relaxing place to stay with the owners eye for detail making it very comfortable and easy. Although it is very un cluttered it has everything one could possibly need, evan a 'Berrtie Boat' in the beach toy department. We ate on the spacious roof terrace one night but soon became hooked on sampling the towns many incredible eateries which all feature in the houses very useful information booklet, put together by the owners I believe with their own reviews and advice. Following a shower at the end of a hot day on one of the many stunning beaches, many within a 20 minute drive, the 5 minute walk (with a two year old!) to the central piazza was a real treat, due to the stunning architecture, friendly locals and eager anticipation of what delights the nights menu will hold. Our favourite place to eat was La Cantina, just at the bottom of the piazza with tables on the street with lovely views back up the palm lined main square, we once spent 4 hours there with the owner, Vincenzo, sending his daughter out to entertain our 2 year old with pink toy buggy! an amazing night. We cannot recommend Casa Olympia and Carovigno more, go!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Weather, beach, food, wine, landscape.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Loggia at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Domenico at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : SS379 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fantasy Pizzeria at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Torre Santa Sabina at 4 Miles


Carovigno has changed a lot in the last 10 years but still retains its laid-back feel and, unlike its busier neighbour Ostuni, offers free and plentiful parking and real value for money hostelry. Al fresco pizzas for 3 euros, huge takeaway portions of Linguine Ai Frutti Di Mare for 7 euros, 13 dishes of antipasti for 9 euros, Michelin fine dining menus for 25 euros, cocktails for 5 euros and ice-creams for 1,80. Whilst its centro storico does not compare to Ostuni's, it is undergoing major refurbishment with new shops and bars opening every year. The beautiful piazza rivals any around and this summer alone there were poetry readings, projections of old films, live jazz, hip-hop and religious processions. All of this within 100 metres from the house.


The nearest beach, Santa Sabina is 6km away. It is sheltered and sandy but relatively small. However, along the same coast and within 20 minutes by car there are numerous excellent beaches. From sheltered bays (Villanova) to long, sandy strips (Punta Penna Grossa, Morgicchio, Pilone 2) and rocky coves (Costa Merlata, Torre Pozzella). You can swim, snorkel, jump from rocks, body board and even kite-surf. There are 2 water parks (Lamaforca and Fasano), a zoo (Fasano), underground caves (Castellanna), go-karting and golf.


Nearest airports are Brindisi (20 min) and Bari (60 min). Car hire is not essential but is highly recommended.

Further Details:

There are greengrocers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers, cheese shops, wine merchants, cake shops, newsagents, convenience stores, supermarkets, banks, bars, restaurants and the police station all within walking distance. There is also a hospital in Ostuni.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
13 Feb 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit will secure your required dates, which is fully refundable if cancellation is before 8 weeks prior to arrival. We would ask the balance to also be paid at least 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with a £100 breakages deposit that will be paid immediately after a satisfactory inspection by our friend who manages the property.

Changeover Day:
This is flexible. We will work with you to ensure maximum occupancy for us and convenience for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 06-Feb-2017


From the Owner

Space, roof terrace, short walk to great restaurants and shops, close to great beaches and Brindisi airport.

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The elegant independent bathroom houses a wc, sink and large walk-in shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The huge master bedroom houses a king-size bed and is air-conditioned. Located where the family olive oil and wine was traditionally stored, the double bedroom is cosy, cool and quiet. The twin beds are in a large bedroom with beautiful vaulted ceiling. There is a very comfortable sofa bed in the lounge.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The roof terrace covers the whole property and includes a 10-seater dining table. There are safety gates at the top and bottom of the staircase. Utility Room: If you are staying for a while or have only brought enough clothes to fill a strictly-controlled piece of hand luggage, there is also an integrated washing machine and a very long washing line on the roof. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hotel-quality towels, bed linen and final clean are included in the price. If you are staying for longer and wish to have a weekly clean, this will be extra.

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