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Spacious & Comfortable Apartment Close To The Sea & Historic Centre of Otranto

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 Bed Apartment in quiet location but close to sandy beaches and the restaurants, bars and gelaterie of Central Otranto

The apartment has a spacious lounge, separate kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. It has a long balcony where you can relax in the afternoon sun and enjoy the evening sunsets. The apartment is fully furnished with a well equipped kitchen and there are 4 supermarkets within 10/15 minutes walk or 2/3 minutes by car. The apartment has full central heating for winter use and there is free parking in the condiminio car park.


Owner
Lynne Challinor
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent apartment, clean and comfortable and central for Otranto and exploring Puglia - C & L UK.



Lovely spacious apartment, everything we needed was provided and so convenient for both the beaches and the historic quarter of Otranto -

R & L Australia.



A superb apartment and we loved the long balcony to eat and drink 'al fresco'

- N & R Wales.



A 'Home from Home' apartment, so relaxing and can't wait to go back to eat a whole pizza next time! - AK Ireland.
Jun 2012
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Location

Coast/Beach:

A car is not necessary for Otranto as our apartment is only 2 minutes to the sea wall, 5 minutes to sandy coves and 15 minutes walk to the centre.

There is also a private beach just a few minutes from the apartment where sunbeds and parasols can be hired daily.

We do recommend a car for visiting Alimini Beach and Gallipoli and to explore the coastline to Santa Maria Di Leuca. Lecce can be visited by either bus or train from Otranto if required.

Travel:

Brindisi Airport is approximately 1 hours drive from Otranto whilst Bari Airport is just over 2 hours. Hiring a car is advisable and can be prebooked at both these airports with Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National and Maggiore and a few other companies. For those wishing to take pubic transport, buses and trains are available from Brindisi to Otranto via Lecce and Maglie (train station 15 mins from apt). Alternatively a taxi service is available and will cost approximately 100-120 euros to Otranto.

Distances:

Lecce 'The Florence of the South' is 45k inland from Otranto and is enriched with many examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture and the ruins of an amphitheatre.

Along the coastal road to Santa Maria Di Leuca (50k and the tip of the 'heel' of Italy) you will drive through Santa Cesarea and Castro and discover more beaches and coves.

North of Otranto is Alimini, which has a large freshwater lake suitable for walks and picnics and a long sandy beach which offers watersports in Jul-Au

Further Details:

Otranto lies on the Adriatic (Salento) coast and is the most easterly town in Italy. It is steeped in history and has been influenced by the Turks, Crusaders, Byzantines and Normans.

Otranto has an impressive Argonese castle and a charming walled historic quarter where you can meander through its many narrow cobbled streets. Here you will discover bars and restaurants tucked away where you can try the local dishes and wines.

Otranto has an 11th century cathedral with a vast and unique mosaic floor depicting 'The Tree Of Life' and a Moorish crypt below with more than 40 columns.

The cathedral chapel holds the skulls and bones of the 800 martyrs of Otranto who were slain by the Turks for their Christian beliefs.

If you wish to venture further, Alberobello is approximately 90 mins drive north but well worth a visit to see the 'Trulli ' houses. Also there are the Castellana Caves in the same region.

Otranto has many restaurants and pizzerias but visiting Masserie and Agridturismos in the countryside is another way to experience tradional home grown cuisine.

There are weekday markets held in various nearby towns selling a variety of items from clothes, shoes, pottery and household items.

Otranto market is held on Wednesday mornings near the harbour and there is a much larger one on Saturday mornings at Maglie (18k).

For go-kart enthusiasts, the La Conca circuit is only 10k from Otranto.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Otranto in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom is fitted with a bath with shower overhead, a bidet, wc and washbasin. There is also a washing machine and a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a king size bed with a ceiling fan. The smaller 2nd bedroom has a single bed which opens out into a double bed and also has a ceiling fan. This room has a partial sea view.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The patio doors allow plenty of light and sunshine to flood the lounge. Since we are on the 2nd floor and when there is a breeze, the fresh air flows through the whole apartment. The balcony is ideal for that early morning cappuccino or dining in the evening as the sun sets. There is no air-conditioning or internet access available. We would appreciate No Smoking in the apartment and no pets, thank you. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided and can be washed in the washing machine if required. There is an iron, ironing board and clothes airer. There is an additional fee of £30 or €35 towards the cleaning on departure. Other: The balcony has a table and chairs for eating 'al fresco' or enjoying 'sundowners' in the evening. There are 3 canopies along the length of the balcony to shade it from the afternoon sun. There is ample room for the clothes airer to dry any washing.

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Spacious & Comfortable Apartment Close To The Sea & Historic Centre of Otranto
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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lovely location

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Our first visit to this area of Italy ...and not disappointed.

Roomy, clean and well equipped apartment ...owner helpful and informative.

Otranto is lovely .....beach, old town, countryside, full of character .......everything close by. Plenty of other local towns and sights to sample by car or train (or even bike).

We particularly enjoyed our evening walks along the seafront into the old town.

But don't expect everyone to speak English!

Could happily have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Otranto, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November / December
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
From
£50
£325
 
 
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£425
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to confirm booking.

The remaining balance due 8 weeks before date of arrival.

Payment can be made by Penpal or direct to a UK bank account.

Changeover Day:
We prefer to changeover on Saturdays during the summer season but we are flexible concerning midweek flights etc.

Notes on prices:
Possible discount for only 2 people or a small family, especially in the low season.
All prices include gas, electricity and water.
£150 or 150 euros Security Deposit required on arrival. This is refunded on departure when the apartment has been checked for any damage or breakages.
There is a 30 euros charge for cleaning on departure.
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

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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