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Beautiful 18th Century Stone Townhouse With Balcony And 2 Roof Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy - Located On Quiet Street In Historic Centre Area. 2-3 Minute Walk To Most Everything!

The home is comprised of all 3 levels (a rarity) of the 18th cent. property plus 2 terraces and is larger than most townhomes for rent in Ostuni. The house is historical, yet modern and romantic. The ground level is fully tiled and includes a futon or bed (depending on sleeping requirements) & 1 bathroom with a large shower area. There is also a large wardrobe for storage, and a washing machine with drying rack. On the 1st level, the lounge, with original flooring and exposed stone ceiling, includes a sofa/chaise, a leather chair and entertainment center. Off the lounge is the master bedroom, with “matrimonial” (queen/double) sized bed, 2nd bedroom with closet and drawers and the 2nd bathroom. The 2nd level has star vaulted ceilings and includes a large well-equipped kitchen and dining area for 6. The kitchen leads out to the terraces which offer 2 alfresco dining areas, grill and a sofa/lounge area offering spectacular views of the sea, cathedral and centro storico. The views of the town illuminated at night are stunning.

Debbie @ Casa Josephina
Member since: 2012
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

See "Casa Josephina Ostuni" on TripAdvisor for complete reviews of excerpts below (and more). Casa Josephina has been rated 5 of 5 by all guests!

May 9, 2012 - “Great place to stay to explore Puglia!” We really enjoyed our stay here. The property was very nicely presented and had all the facilities etc that were necessary. It also has a roof terrace which looks out over the town.

It is situated within a five minute walk to the town centre and there is free parking around the park nearby, which we did not have a problem with despite the Easter festivals.

There are many attractions and towns to visit nearby, although a car is probably necessary for most of these.

Communication with the owners was very good and they responded promptly to any of our questions. Overall rating = 5 out of 5.

April 19, 2012 - “Charming Puglia residence” . Three floor apt near old Ostuni. Great location for day trips all over Puglia. Wonderful rooftop views. Overall rating = 5 out of 5.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 offers a large shower area with wc and sink. Bathroom 2 offers shower, wc and sink/vanity area with storage for toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1 to 5 (2 Bedrooms + Ground level futon/bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 includes a large “matrimonial bed” (queen/double) with high-quality linens. The 2nd bedroom includes a “piazza e mezza” size bed (1.5 x single which is great for 1 adult, 2 children or 2 very cozy adults), chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Casa Josephina a perfect example of Ostuni living, and offers plenty of space to enjoy your time here, both inside and out. The house was redecorated and refurnished in 2012. The character of the home was maintained while the furnishings and entertainment options were modernized. The stone architecture is magnificent and also helps keep the home cool in the summer. That being said, heating and air-conditioning is also available. The stairways are large by Ostuni standards, and unlike many Ostuni properties, most people won't have problems with head-bumping, the stairs may be steep for some. Based on that, the property is not recommended to those that have trouble going up/down flights of stairs. Also based on the stairs/terraces, the house is not recommended for those with toddlers. Casa Josephina is a non-smoking property. Outside: The lower level terrace is accessible from the kitchen (believe me when I say this is very handy) and includes a dining area for 6 and a large umbrella for times when shade is desired. Stairs lead to the upper terrace with a sofa/lounge area, and additional seating, offering spectacular panoramic views of the sea, cathedral and centro storico. The views of the town illuminated in the evening are especially stunning. The terraces are flat and tiled. There is a gas BBQ grill available. Utility Room: Ground Floor/Garage - The clothes washer is located here. Abundant storage space is available here for empty suitacases and belongings, which is a great way to free up valuable living space. A 2nd sofa bed, seating and bath are also located on this floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, as well as high-quality linens and towels are included. Beach towels are also provided.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ostuni is a very beautiful place, lots of alleyways and historical buildings, we loved exploring. The surrounding area is well worth visiting. Casa Josephina, what a lovely town house, in an ideal position to explore Ostuni. The terraces were wonderful and the view spectacular...we had a thunderstorm and watched the lightening from the terrace, magnificent! Gary and Sonia who met us at the house we’re fabulous and very helpful. Paul and Debbie have a lovely home, well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little house in a great part of Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely restored and located in a good part of town, near the centre but not right next to the touristed streets up to the cathedral. Near cafes, a park, a bakery and a food co-op; the main street and (in the opposite direction) the old town are each about 10 mins walk. In recent years Ostuni has acquired a major ex-pat community; one can join in or avoid it, as preferred.

In the house, the two roof terraces, kitchen/diner, main room and bedrooms off the the main room were all great for two of us, and would be great for a familly, although the street level room didn't really suit a visiting adult. Fast wifi and washing machine a plus too. The stairs are steep and the shower room pretty small, but that is to be expected in an old house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First class property in Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Josephina. It really is a place which makes you want to return. Everything works smoothly at arrival and departure. Comfortable, genuine place with a wonderful view over Ostuni and the sea from the roof terrace. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the Puglia/Salento region. Great location in the city centre.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Ostuni!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Casa Josefina.

Situated in the old town, so close to all the local shops, bakeries, amenities and park etc.

4 minutes walk to the Centro Storico with all the tourist attractions, restaurants, shops and night life etc.

We visited lots of the wonderful surrounding area, towns and beaches.

The house is very well equipped with everything you need.

Stairs are steep - but that is made perfectly clear in the online info.

Wifi was excellent, which was particularly good for us, as on holiday with teenage daughter!

The terraces are absolutely lovely, the views amazing, we spent lots of time eating, drinking, reading, soaking up the sun, looking at the view, esp late at night.

Pauline was lovely and a great manager.

Really hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old Ostuni house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Ostuni. The house was comfortable, had all we needed, beautiful view of Ostuni from the roof terrace. It is priceless to experience living in 18th century house. Location is also great,easy access to shops and stunning beaches. The owners were helpful and flexible to our needs. It is highly recommended. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a great location handy for everything. the pictures don't do it justice it really is a great mix of traditional meets modern. the roof top terrace is superb with great views and tranquility.

barely 10 minutes walk and you can be in the middle of the old town (beautiful) equally the same time (opposite direction) to the middle of the new town. don't just read about it if this is the area you want to go to, this the house to stay in. many places around to visit

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Brindisi (BDS) or Bari (BRI)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Ostuni Station
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Ostuni is blessed with many nearby beaches, inlcuding many blue flag beaches. You can find whatever type of beach you desire, from the secluded Torre Guaceto (30 min drive), a WWF protected nature preserve, to those equipped with sunchairs, restaurants, cafes and bars like Pilone I & II (10-15 minute drive) and everything in between. The closest beach is less than 10 minute drive from the property.


Airports - Brindisi (BDS) - 25 min., Bari (BRI) - 50 min., Naples (NAP) 3.5 hr., Rome (FCO, CIA) 5.5 hr. drive.

Train - International and national destinations via the Ostuni Railway station (3km drive).

Ferry - Ferry service to Greece, Croatia, northern Italy and elsewhere is available in Brindisi and Bari

Car - Taxi and car hire are available from railway station and BDS/BRI airports . Private transfer from airports available upon request at additional charge.


Nearby towns & drive times:

Polignano a Mare (30 min) – Seaside cliff town. Great dining on the cliffs.

Martina Franca (35 min)– Baroque masterpiece with excellent shops. Nice countryside drive dotted with masseria and trulli.

Alberobello (35 min) – Trulli town!

Bari – (50 min) A bustling city with shopping ranging from famous Italian designers to IKEA.

Lecce – (60 min) Known as "The Florence of the South". Great baroque architecture, shopping, restaurants and bars. A must see day trip!

Further Details:

Ostuni is known as The White City (La Citta Bianca) due to its stunning whitewashed buildings. It is located on a hilltop 8km from the sea. With nothing but olive and grapes between it and the sea, it offers panoramic views of the Adriatic, easy access to local beaches, a very walkable city with many high-quality/low priced restaurants/bars and historic sights, and easy access to most of Puglia and its surrounding areas.

The people are friendly and helpful and an English-speaker can always be found nearby. In Ostuni, and Puglia, you can enjoy a very low cost of vacationing. Food and wine prices, as well as lodging, can easily be 1/3rd of what you will find in Rome or Florence. An antipasti lunch for 2 can be purchased for around €6. A dinner for 2 at a fine local restaurant, including wine, starts at under €20. You can have a container filled with your choice of wine at a local winery for €1 to €2 per litre (after tasting them all, of course!).

The Centro Storico of Ostuni offers winding stone alleys, terrific architecture as well as local boutiques, shops and eateries. Shop to 3am during summer months. Find a local pizzeria or visit a Michelin rated restaurant or anything in between. Grab a pint of Guinness at a pub or visit Riccardo Caffé for the latest club-style music and drinks. The Centro Storico is the place to be.

The Saturday market is not to be missed, offering everything from fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat and seafood to clothing and household goods.

Churches within the city are on the list of proposed UNESCO World Heritage sites and the city and Centro Storico are lined with historical and architectural gems.

There festivals held throughout the year at the Public Garden/Park as well as Piazza Liberta, culminating in La Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo in late August.

Besides all there is to do and see within the town, its central location within Puglia makes it the ideal home base for seeing all of Puglia and nearby provinces.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.59

Booking Notes:

Short term lets (5 nights or less) are available, but will be charged for the final cleaning based on the following (2 People = €70, 3-4 People = €85, 5-6 People - £95).

WiFi is available for an additional €10/week.

Changeover Day:
We can usually be flexible with changeover day and times, but this will depend on time of year and level of booking. Let us know what you need and we will try to accommodate it. Arriving after 3:00pm and departing by 10:00am are preferred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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