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Spacious Townhouse 200m From Piazza

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

Andy Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carovigno in Puglia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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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Prices & 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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