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A stunning holiday home in historical old town, Puglia

Sandra Casadei

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Sandra Casadei

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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A stunning holiday home in historical old town, Puglia

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Galatone Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully remodeled self-catering home with terraces in the heart of Salento

Cà Mì is your ideal holiday home if you want to experience the Salento territory by living the true rythm of a small town of Southern Italy while enjoying your stay in a truly special place, where the original stones and finishings meet a more contemporary interior design. The owners found in Salento the ideal Mediterranean location for their holiday house. After a door-to-door hunt in the historic centre of Galatone they opened the door of this unique house of 60 sqm with 80 sqm of terraces on three levels, and made it their own in 2008. With 9 months of patient remodeling with local contractors and craftsmen, this house now features exquisite antique and handmade furniture and finishings. The well, the niches, the fireplace, the amazing stone vaulted ceiling of the living area were brought back to life in a more contemporary interior design. The huge master bedroom was rearranged to sleep comfortably 4 people with a newly designed mezzanine, and to create a large bathroom with double sinks and a floor-to-ceiling tiled shower room. The house has fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning/heating, TV with satellite receiver and DVD, plus a fabulous open-air shower on the upper terrace to end up your summer day in the best possible way. Sip your “aperitivo” in the front terrace while listening to the locals chatting from the adjacent trattoria. Take a walk and awe at the beautiful architecture of the historical neighbourhood. Take the car to explore olive groves, ruins, beautifully preserved villages, beaches and to discover the simply great food this land has to offer. Make your own Best of Salento!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Casadei (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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A stunning holiday home in historical old town, Puglia
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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5

An Exceptional and Truly Authentic Experience

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled to Italy several times and were determined to see another side of the country this trip. We wanted the road less travelled, access to sites and beaches and a a good accommodation in the heart of a smaller town. We got it all!

First of all the owners, Sandra and Valerio, left no details to chance even before we arrived. We had complete instructions for every amenity in the apartment as well as a thorough guide to sites, restaurants, shopping and contacts.

The apartment is exactly as it is described with care taken to create a most comfortable place to rest and enjoy the town. It is obvious that they are proud of what they have created.

The real gift was the town and its people. We have many stories of the generosity and sincere kindness of people we met- none of whom spoke much English. But it did not seem to matter. We were escorted to the lavanderia, welcomed by Santino next door, driven to restaurants by strangers, provided directions to bakeries and other shops. We spent a week there and we both agreed that we could have quietly slipped into the fabric of the town. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience the authentic southern Italian hospitality. A wonderful memory still.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn and Alex, your appreciation is really heartwarming. And your words for the lovely people of Galatone will be always treasured by all of them and of course by us. Thanks for sharing your experience in this beautiful part of Italy and for making us even prouder homeowners.
4

lovley Salento!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 9 days at Ca Mi in September/October and enjoyed our stay in this lovely little town, close to everything in Salento. Lecce, Gallipoli, San Leuca, Galatina, and all spots in between. Beaches on both sides of the "heel". All within easy driving distance.

Ca Mi is a lovely apartment deep in the heart of the historic town of Galatone and Sandra and Valerio have done much to ensure that all needs and comforts are met. The home is beautiful, with vaulted ceilings, authentic and beautiful furniture and a modern two sinked bathroom! Their caretakers are wonderful people who took us for coffee on arrival and pointed us in the direction of our first dinner upon arrival. There is a basketful of booklets and pamphlets and an excellent binder of how tos, where tos that gave us great direction for our stay in Salento.

A lovely stay in a beautiful area of Italy. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words on our house and on our - we admit! - lovely caretakers, we really appreciate. We are also glad that you enjoyed the region so much. Salento is still an hidden treasure to most, rarely mentioned among the main attractions of Southern Italy. But has a lot to offer to any kind of traveller. Spread the voice!
5

Ca Mi was in the "Real Puglia"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Ca Mi for about 9 days and rented a car so we could explore the surrounding area as much as possible during our all too short first visit to Puglia. We discovered that we were able to literally visit and enjoy almost all of the major small towns and cities in the area very easily because of the very close proximity to Galatone (i.e.Lecce, Galatina, Otranto), and also spend time at several of the very beautiful beaches in the area. We had a special interest in the viniculture and olive oil agriculture in the region and the central location of the apartment in Galatone allowed us to visit several wineries and Massarias and to enjoy the wonderful food and wine in these locations. I was also amazed to discover that my special interest in the early pre-Roman, predominantly Greek civilization, which shaped much of Puglia's history was readily accessible since the area around Galatone and Galatina is literally surrounded by active archaeological sites and there is a very good archaeological museum in Lecce. Ca Mi was a wonderful place to stay as the accommodation and creature comfort of the apartment was exactly as advertised by the owners and as potrayed in the online photos. It was especially rewarding for me to know we were staying in an apartment that had once been part of the original medieval walled city of Galatone. The vaulted ceiling, antique furniture, spacious stone walled bathroom and master bedroom were fantastic, and the kitchen and cooking facilities easily would provide all the necessary space and implements for home cooked meals if one was so inclined - we on the other hand ate out every evening at one of the many very good, surprisingly inexpensive restaurants in either Galatone or one of the nearby small cities. To this end the owners were very helpful with their many suggestions for dining out and places to visit in the surrounding area. Their helpers in Galatone (Luigi,Santino, Ilaria) were also very helpful upon our arrival (making sure we got settled in after a rather long ferry trip from Croatia), and were also very quick to give us help in finding nearby grocery stores, laundry facilities, and understanding parking in the nearby street. The Tratoria just below the apartment was great fun for us and the owner, Santino, and his son, Luigi, were very welcoming, introduced us to local people in the neighborhood, and fed us very well our first night in Galatone. We will return to Ca Mi.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed, thanks for your beautiful review. We are particularly happy about you sharing in detail your interests and experience: there is so much to see and enjoy in Salento, the HomeAway travelers will find your description of great help and inspiration. We hope to have you again at Ca' Mi' for your next exploration of the region!
5

Beautifully renovated house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked through the door we felt comfortable in this lovely old house in the centre of Galatone. We had a great holiday and very much enjoyed our stay. The house has been renovated in a very clever, comfortable, sympathetic and smart way retaining all the character with a modern twist.

It's a great base to explore the area's fantastic coastline and historic towns and villages.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Nick, we are glad our place made you feel home and that you also loved Galatone. Now Salento wants you back!
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

I went with my husband and daughter in July 2013 and we so much enjoyed our stay. Salento is beautiful, and Galatone is very central to reach with a short drive the main cities like Gallipoli, Lecce and Otranto but also all the coast and beaches. It was nice to spend the whole day out and then return to this cozy and quiet house to relax and sip a drink in the terrace. Ca' Mi' was just lovely, so clean and welcoming that we felt home right away. No hotel can beat that. The owners and the housekeeper had a lot of attention for us: both before the arrival with many informations on the house and the region, and during our stay with the housekeeper always available to help us in case of need. We would definetely love to go again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely flat close to Everything in Salento

  • 5 of 5

We, a Swedish couple of 60+, spent two great weeks in this wonderfully restored flat in September 2013. The flat had everything we needed and even more. It was perfectly clean and we were very well taken care of by the housekeepers at our arrival. We also got their telephone number, so we could reach them if we needed some help during our stay, which felt very good!

The City of Galatone is perfect for discovering the landscape, Everything was very Close, and as we got many suggestions from the house owners of fine restaurants, nice beaches and charming cities and villages, we had a lot to see and discover.

Before we came to Galatone we had received many mails, with helpful information about Salento and how to reach CaMi.

As the flat is situated in the middle of the old Town, we had the chance to almost take part in the everyday Life of the people living next to us. That was a great experience, which you never get when you stay at a Holiday Village for example.

Our stay at CaMi was wonderful, and has given us many unforgetable memories.

Thank you Sandra and Valerio for making our stay so pleasant!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you AnnaLena and Bo for your beautiful comments. We are glad we were able to help make your stay so pleasant and that you enjoyed being part of the town lifestyle. That was one of the reasons why we fell in love with this place. We hope to have you again as our guests!

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
Plenty!
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
43 Kilometres
Acaya Golf Club
Nearest Train
Galatone
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
SS 101 - 4 exits for Galatone
Nearest Restaurant
Trattoria da Santino
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Santa Maria Al Bagno
Car: necessary

Ca' Mi' is in the historical centre (Centro Storico) of Galatone, a town conveniently located along the main highway that from Lecce brings to Gallipoli and S. Maria di Leuca. Galatone is one of the few towns of Salento showcasing masterpieces by Giuseppe Zimbalo, the artist behind the most renown sites in Lecce: beautiful churches, palazzi, portals and ruins are all at walking distance from 'Ca' Mi''. Galatone is an ideal starting point to explore the beauties of Salento: the Ionio coastline has such gems as Gallipoli, Santa Caterina, Porto Cesareo and Porto Selvaggio. The sightseeing drive all the way down to S. Maria Di Leuca and Otranto is a must. Lecce (renamed the Florence of Southern Italy), Galatina and Nardo', all featuring gorgeous examples of Barocco Leccese, are just a few minutes away. Or you might just want to drive around and get lost in the fantastic rural landscape to discover - and taste! - your own 'Best of Salento'.

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Galatone Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
lowest season
Oct 25 2014 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
mid season
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
high season
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
mid season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
lowest season
Oct 24 2015 - Apr 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
€80
€560
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes 1) 2016 prices available on request.
2) Payment: bank transfer or home away. Please contact us for any requests.
3) The prices above are based on 2 people occupancy for the whole apartment. The surcharge for extra occupancy (maximum 2 more) is 15 euros per night, per person (bed linens and towels included).
4) The prices listed include final cleaning, bed linens, towels and utilities for one week

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galatone Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Double sinks
    Terrace Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Master bathroom. The master bathroom has plenty of space, with double sinks, beautiful handmade ceramic tiles, hand crafted hangers, extra-wide mirror and a floor-to-ceiling en-suite shower room. The floor is still the original 'cocciopesto'. Towels are provided weekly at no extra cost. Terrace bathroom. The terrace bathroom comes with sink and toilet, plus a fantastic outdoor shower. You will love showering here at the end of your summer day, when the terrace floor and walls are still hot and the sunset sky is on fire.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom + Mezzanine - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Single beds on the mezzanine
  • The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed (approx. 185 cm wide) and plenty of closet space, with one huge antique indian closet and one chest of drawers. The floor is the restored original 'cocciopesto', a flooring technique that only a few artisans are still able to reproduce. Linens are provided weekly at no extra cost. Comfy and cozy, ideal for a romantic getaway. Two more single beds are available in the mezzanine, accessible by the spiral staircase. The mezzanine is nevertheless the second bedroom, with natural pine wood flooring, beautiful night lamps and a functional dress stool. The two single beds are each one approx. 80 cm wide. The bedrooms have air conditioning and heating. All the windows come with mosquito nets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Don't hesitate to contact us for more details on our home or on the location. We personally remodelled the house, we will be pleased to share our experience if you are interested. We also know how difficult it can be to get the best out of your vacation time. Ask us our favourite things to do and see and taste, Salento is full of possibilities and can really fulfill any expectation.

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