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Sea Views Character Town House Sun Terrace Near Cathedral Centro Storico Ostuni

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Oct-2016
"Sea View House" in Old Historic Centre, Centro Storico, Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy. - Quiet Pedestrianized Prestigious Ancient Town 10 Mins To Beach By Car Or Bus

Charming One bedroom stone vaulted town house in Ostuni Centro Storico. Sleeps 2 (+1). Extensive Sea Views. Roof/Sun Terrace. 100m from Cathedral. Enjoy the proximity of fresh bread and cornetti, coffee, Lounge bars and restaurants, without traffic. Large Bedroom with Kingsize or twin beds. Living/Dining room with sofa bed. Kitchen, Shower Room, Roof/ Sun Terrace. Wi-Fi. Central heating. Beautifully cool inside in summer. A lovely house in a wonderful position to enjoy being at the heart of Ostuni, the white city, “The jewel of Puglia”, with its wonderful old city to explore by day or enjoy in the warm night air. Relax in old bars, or the sophisticated modernity melted into the solid stone.The local fish, meat and vegetables are exceptional so you barbie and watch the sun go down, or enjoy the restaurants nearby. No wonder the Italian designer set choose to holiday here.The Centro Storico is on a hill and people comment on how much cooler and more pleasant it is in summer.

WE CAN TAKE CARD PAYMENTS

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

"From the start of booking to the return of our deposit the owner has been top class. His one concern being that we have everything we need plus giving very helpful advice for trips, eating etc." Trip Advisor 5 star review.

"One more thing – the proprietor, Will Sanderson, is a true gem and the ultimate in hospitality. He very patiently acquainted us with the nearby town, showing us the supermarket, fish store, the better bread store and the not-so-better bread store, the best place to get local wine and the restaurants and night spots. Then, going one step beyond, he stepped in to help us through a medical emergency and assisted us in arranging some emergency flight plans, for which I am most grateful. If you book this villa, consider Will one its assets." Trip Advisor 5 star review

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Speaks English, French, Italian

4 Reviews

4.3
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

4

Rustic House with Sea Views

  • 4 of 5

Just spent 9 days in this lovely rustic house. Although in the heart of the city it was very quiet and peaceful. Spent lot of time on the sun terrace. Will the owner was very knowledgeable about the area and lent us bikes to cycle to the coast, picking us up in his van at end of day. Nothing was too much trouble. Ostuni is beautiful and easy to get to from Brindisi airport. We didn't have a car but used the local trains visiting Lecca and Matera.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ostuni, puglia
5

Lovely stay in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

The flat was perfect, quiet, great location with amazing views. Will was a great host, very helpful giving us some great recommendations on places to visit, eat etc. A fabulous holiday in a beautiful part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

A great experience for us on our honeymoon. Will was so helpful and the flat was beautiful. Much bigger than it seems on the photos. We can wholeheartedly recommend sea view.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Great View

  • 3 of 5

The appartment is on the highest point of the city Ostuni some 200 meters from the sea level and 50 to 80 meters higher than the public parking place. Better not to forget something you might need up there in your car.

The stairs inside the house to the bath room and to terrace are also very steep like ladders without rails. Not for a person who suffers from vertigo.

The view from the terrace over Apulian plateau to the Adriatic is magnificent, day and night.

The Old City is very charming full of restaurants and small cafes with moderate prices concerning fair food quality. There are more restaurants in the more modern city below.

At daytime The Old City is full of tourists, mainly Italian. At night it's almost empty people gathering at the central plaza bars and cafes at Piazza Liberta.

The owner is friendly and helpful.

Local wines are very good! There are beaches on the Adriatic just 15 minutes away from the parking place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jussi, Thank you for your review. I hope Riitta is continuing her recovery. If I had known the problem in advance I would have recommended our "Lemon Tree House" (Owners Direct Ref: IT12784), which is all on one level and just a bit closer to the Cathedral. But, your review will help me avoid this problem with others in the future. The stairs are steep but actually a lot better than many in Ostuni, due to the age of the city. However, as you say the view is special. It is actually a climb of 37 metres from the car park which I realise probably felt like much more. The little taxis can bring you up though. If you would like to return to Ostuni I will find you the most suitable of our properties for you at a very good rate. My very best wishes to you both, Kind Regards, Will
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We can provide various courses for a few hours or more. eg Yoga, Art, Stained Glass window making, Local History, Restoration, Tennis coaching, etc.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beaches are ten minutes drive away, and there are many more easily accessed from the main coast road. The beaches are sandy and tend to be within coves of limestone which rise 2 or 3 metres out of the sea.

Villanova (10 mins by car) is the larger of the nearby small fishing villages along the coast, Santa Sabina being 15 minutes by car.

Travel:

A vehicle is not essential but best and car hire is available at the airports

Brindisi airport is 18 miles (29km) and takes 25 minutes.

Bari airport is 45miles (72km) and takes 75 minutes.

Ryanair offer direct flights from London Stansted to Brindisi and Bari, or UK regional airports via Milan Bergamo.

Easy Jet fly Gatwick to Brindisi in July and August.

British Airways have direct flights from London Gatwick to Bari

Alitalia have indirect flights from London Heathrow, & City to Brindisi.

Distances:

The beaches and harbour at Villanova take 10 minutes by car. and there is also a bus service.

The beaches and harbour at Santa Sabina take fifteen minutes by car.

Brindisi is a 30 minute drive, Lecce one hour (less on the train from Carovigno or Ostuni railway stations), Otranto 90 minutes by car

Further Details:

Ostuni, the "Citta Bianca" is a magical place especially in the evenings. The architecture is a mix of all things southern Mediterranean. It looks like a north African town. Eating, drinking and relaxing out in the open air late into the night is a joy, for all ages. In July and more so in August the main Piazzas of Ostuni and Carovigno have live entertainment of all sorts of high quality, culminating in the Saint Oronzo horse parade in Ostuni on August 25/26th. Martina Franca has an Opera festival in July. Ostuni and Carovigno are working towns that operate all year round. This is a mainly agricultural area. Northern Puglia grows most of the dram wheat for the pasta of Italy, & the region makes as much wine as Australia but, this particular area is best known for it's olive oil. Olive tress are everywhere which give the view a green 'carpet'. The soil here is highly fertile and wonderful vegetables are available. The Markets tend to be on different days in different towns. Carovigno's is Tuesday morning, Ostuni has a full market on a Saturday morning and a vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There are good supermarkets and smaller specialist grocers, butchers, fish vendors, cheese makers, wine, and fresh pasta shops in both towns.

There are blue flag beaches within a ten minute drive, (visible from the roof terrace,) and many other lovely beaches and coves to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. In the summer evenings the coastal villages come alive with music, street vendors, ice cream parlours, restaurants and bars.

The beautiful Baroque towns of Lecce, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and the Famous Trulli of Alberobello are all a short drive.

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£590
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£590
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We accept card payments. 50% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than eight weeks before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £200 is required, to be paid along with full payment, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). Once you confirm you wish to book with us we will send you an email with confirmation and payment details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Check-out by 10.00am please. Check-in after 4.00pm but we are flexible. You will be met by an English speaking key holder who will explain the facilities of the house.

Notes on prices:
CARD PAYMENT WELCOME
Spring Special only £190 per week from 7th Feb to 21st March 2015

Booking Notes:
We accept card payments. 50% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than eight weeks before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit of £200 is required, to be paid along with full payment, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room: Barrel vaulted little bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and basin. Shower with extensive sea view!

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom: Stone barrel vaulted room in which a family would have lived in times past. Kingsize or Twin Beds. Also we can add a cot or extra bed in this room. TV, Hair dryer. Wardrobe area. Chest of drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is a modernised house using traditional materials. Through the private front door we go up stairs to the landing, off which to the left is the bedroom and the right the living room and kitchen. Up stairs from the kitchen is the bathroom and roof terrace with plants, dining table chairs and sun loungers. Outside: Roof/Sun terrace: Dining table, 6 chairs, 2 sun beds, washing line. And a view that always gets a “WOW”. 50 km of coastline can be seen from here and one of the best spots to watch the wonderful fireworks on 26th August and at New Year. Utility Room: Washing machine in alcove Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Lounger/beach towels are provided. Cleaning and fresh linen weekly. A midweek cleaning service can be provided. Other: Roof/Sun terrace: Dining table, 6 chairs, 2 sun beds, washing line. And a view that always gets a “WOW”. 50 km of coastline can be seen from here and one of the best spots to watch the wonderful fireworks on 26th August.

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