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

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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 garage/storage area, is fully tiled and includes a sofa bed & 1 bathroom with a large shower area. On the 1st level, the lounge, with original flooring and exposed stone celling, includes a sofa/chaise that converts to a very large bed that easily sleeps 2 adults, a leather chair and entertainment centre. 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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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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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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Settle, N Yorks
5

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: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay at Casa Josephina

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Josephina for 2 nights in July, and the only problem was that we wished we could have stayed longer. The property has everything you could ever need for a comfortable stay. The house still retains its old world charm with tile floors, chandeliers, and stone ceilings, while having all modern amenities. It is in the perfect location – a 5 minute walk to the main square where you can find all the shops and restaurants, and a 5 minute walk to the park where you can enjoy the greenery and have a coffee. The house has 2 outdoor terraces which are amazing. We enjoyed our morning coffee and lunch on the lower terrace, while we had a glass of wine on the upper terrace while enjoying the views of the entire town and the sea. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. Our security deposit was promptly refunded. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent 18th Century Town House

  • 5 of 5

A large 3 storey town house plus 2 good size roof terraces. 2 shower/toilet facilities, one small shower room but a larger shower in the basement. Kitchen complete with fridge and small freezer compartment, microwave, gas hob, plenty of utensils, large gas bbq, washing machine and hairdryer. A good supply of fresh towels, bedlinen and beach towels. The property was clean, nice decor and well maintained. The stairs are narrow and the steps are deep. When booking Paul & Debbie was excellent with a quick response to our enquiry and with a full in depth information pack on the property, places to eat and visit. This property is excellent if you are looking for a relaxing holiday and wish to explore the wonderful city of Ostuni and the beautiful region of Puglia. We will defiantly be returning. Thank your Paul & Debbie for sharing your delightful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ely, Cambridgeshire
5

Outstanding house in beautiful Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous 2 week stay in Casa Josephina. This house has everything you could wish for and more. Very well equipped and very clean, it even has air con if you need it. It has an outdoor terrace for dining and rooftop terrace for relaxing with amazing views to Ostuni old town and the sea beyond. We enjoyed using the BBQ on the upper terrace while watching the sun set. Perfect location, the house is in a quiet cobbled street but only a few minutes walk into the main square. Call in to Mona Lisa café on the way in to town for the best cappuccino in Puglia , they do superb cocktails too. Pauline, the house manager, is very helpful with lots of hints and tips and is only a few minutes walk away if you need her (and English too). Debbie and Paul the owners have been great from start to finish, very quick to reply about availability , information pack was so detailed it should be an example to all, deposit returned promptly, books maps and guides available in the house, 10 out of 10 for attention to detail. Ostuni is a lovely historic town with narrow cobbled streets, city walls, Cathedral, lots of restaurants, best ice cream ever, and is a perfect base to see some of the sights of Puglia. Places to visit while in the area are Alberobello to see the Trulli houses, Martina Franca old town, Polignano a Mare for the cliffs, Grottoes of Castellana be sure to do the long tour. We caught the train to Lecce and at only 11 euros return per adult it was an excellent day out. Brindisi airport is a 35 minute drive along the coast and I believe a Pullman coach runs from there to Ostuni making this an easily accessible place to stay.

We hope to return and will definitely look to stay in Casa Josephina, we felt so relaxed and at home there, thank you to Debbie and Paul for sharing their wonderful house with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

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 Guacato (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.

Travel:

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 (2km 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.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£35
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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£45
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£315
£1,215
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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£350
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June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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£55
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July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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£65
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£455
£1,810
 
 
August 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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£70
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£490
£1,953
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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£65
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£455
£1,755
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£45
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£315
£1,255
 
 
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
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£40
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£45
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£315
£1,215
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% of the full price, along with a refundable security deposit of £100, is required at the time of booking with balance due 60 days before the start of your holiday. The security deposit will be refunded once the property is checked at the end of your stay. Please contact the owner for cancellation policies.

Short term lets (5 nights or less) are available, but will be charged for the final cleaning based on the following (2 People = £60, 3-4 People = £75, 5-6 People - £80).

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.

Notes on prices:
WiFi is available for an additional €10/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - 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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1 to 5 (2 Bedrooms) 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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