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A stunning holiday home in a historical old town of Salento, Puglia

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

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

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, a large canopy with 2 sun beds on the upper terrace plus a fabulous open-air shower 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 neighborhood. 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

Owner
Sandra Casadei
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Sandra Casadei

We are from Faenza, a lovely town in the heart of the Romagna region of Italy. We love to travel by taking time, exploring and getting lost, and that's pretty much how we found this house. Life has brought us to a city very far away, so now we share our vacation home with all the fellow travelers that prefer experiencing over visiting.

Sandra Casadei purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Sandra Casadei chose Lecce province

Some years ago we grew friends with a lot of people originally from the Lecce province. Their flamboyant enthusiasm for their roots and their stubbornness in declaring that Salento was the most beautiful place in the world was almost annoying, so we decided to travel there to prove them wrong. From that time, we never went anywhere else to spend our summers. We discovered Galatone thanks to one of those friends, and we decided that this very southern and friendly town was the perfect place where to finally find our future "buen retiro". Not only it is ideally located near all the main local attractions while far enough from the madding tourist crowds, Galatone is also an architectural gem with great, simple restaurants where to enjoy the true local recipes.

What makes this apartment unique

While walking to Santino's Trattoria for a drink with our friends, we noticed the clearly abandoned property just next door and what seemed to be the nicest little terrace overlooking the narrow street. Thanks to Santino, the word of mouth started and the following day we were able to visit the house. Its unusual and unique configuration and the incredible amount of terrace space instantly captured our imagination and our hearts. A few months later, we were starting its restoration and counting the minutes separating us from our first toast on the terrace.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

A stunning holiday home in a historical old town of Salento, Puglia
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
5

Great Location but transport is a must

  • 5 of 5

Close to some excellent beaches and yet away from all the bustle.Neighbours are great,particularly Santino whom possesses no English yet understood everything we said.Recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, glad our friends in town made their best to make you feel home!
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5

Far from the mad crowd

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in this nice and cozy house in the historical area of truly genuine Galatone. Ca' Mi' has all the comforts the traveller needs, with the extra of being very nicely designed and furnished. The owners and the housekeepers took care of every detail to make us feel welcome, from the moment we made the reservation and received tons of informations on Salento to the moment we checked-in and stepped in a spotless clean house that beat our highest expectations.

The real surprise was actually the location. Summertime in the Mediterranean is very lively and exciting, but the crowd can be overwhelming and stressful to some visitors. By choosing Galatone we could easily reach and explore every corner of Salento beating the craziest traffic, also knowing that at the end of the day we would return to this quiet, not touristy town that feels so far from the super-crowded Gallipoli. Which, by the way, is only 15 minutes away. A great trip in a stunningly beautiful region, that has some of the best we ever experienced in Italy for art, food, beaches and landscape.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Real Salento

  • 5 of 5

Ca Mi is an authentic apartment in Salento, completely renstructured, with lots of comforts and a beautiful terrace with a shower open air. The location is in a perfect position in order to visit the Salento and all its amazing beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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

Cà Mì 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 Cà Mì. 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 Nardò, 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

Galatone Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
lowest season
Oct 22 2016 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$97
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$97
$643
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
Sep 30 2017 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$97
$643
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$97
$643
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $322

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galatone Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • 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 tiled 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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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