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Cozy, chic and romantic 18th Century stone home near Ostuni's main piazza

Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy
  • Studio312 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Typical 18th C stone home steps from Ostuni's main piazza, perfect for couples

Casa Bianca is a cozy and chic studio located in Ostuni's 18th century zone steps from the main piazza. Here you really live like a local and among the locals. It's located on a cul-de-sac street with limited traffic and decorated with the neighbour's laundry and conversations in local dialect as background soundtrack.

Its location is ideal since it's literally steps from Ostuni's main piazza, so you can easily go to the restaurants, cafes and bars around the piazza or the medieval centre and walk to your home after. No driving, no worries!

The studio is recently renovated with taste, adding modern comforts while maintaining the original 18th century details like the thick stone walls that keep the place cool in the heat of summer (although there's also an air conditioner to help with that) and painted mostly in white as the they were centuries ago.

There is a newly created shower area with rain shower head because we understand that you don't really want to shower above the toilet (huh? ask me about this), and a kitchen corner with induction stove for preparing a quick breakfast or a whole meal!

After the delicious meal that you prepared (bravo!), you can sleep soundly on the super comfortable memory foam mattress and pillows draped in soft quality sheets or watch something on the 32' full HD flat screen TV or check your emails with the free wi-fi.

It's a perfect place for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or two friends travelling together and want to be near Ostuni's main attractions and lively night life and experience life in Puglia like locals do.

Owner

Giuseppe

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, spanish, italian, Indonesian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 23, 2018
About Giuseppe

Professionally an engineer, I lived in Canada since I was 15 years old, and recently moved back to Italy in Puglia with my partner with the intention to have an hospitality business, given that we have a passion for travel, good food and wine and making new friends. We fell in love with this beautiful masseria, and we'd like to share it with people who can appreciate it like we do. Ho vissuto in Canada da quando avevo 15 anni, mi sono trasferito in Puglia con il mio partner 2 anni fa con l'intenzione tra l'altro di aprire una struttura ricettiva, dato che abbiamo una passione per i viaggi, buon cibi e vini e fare nuove conoscenze. Ci siamo innamorati di questa bellissima masseria e ci piacerebbe condividerla con le persone che possono apprezzarla come facciamo noi Professionalmente sono un ingegnere, laureato in Canada. Un ingénieur, j'ai vécu au Canada depuis l'âge de 15 ans, récemment déménagé à l'Italie dans les Pouilles avec mon partenaire avec l'intention d'avoir une maison d'hôte, étant donné que nous avons une passion pour le voyage, bonne bouffe et bon pinard, et de faire des nouveaux amis. On est tombés amoureux avec cette belle masseria, et on aimerait partager avec ceux qui savent l'apprécier comme nous le faisons.

Giuseppe purchased this Studio in 2014

Why Giuseppe chose Ostuni

I fell in love with Puglia in general and Ostuni in particular, and when we saw this property we knew that we found a perfect place. It's beautiful with its original 18th century stonewalls and star ceilings. Location is great, 20 metres from Ostuni's main piazza, but on a dead end road so traffic is limited to locals. I also love the neighbours that add to the colourful character of the place. It really is Italy as we imagine it abroad. Italy as it once was.

What makes this Studio unique

The star-shaped ceiling with its exposed stone is beautiful and a constant reminder that it's an old house. I love that around the house there are local businesses that cater to locals and not tourists. It's really authentic.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Furnished with a queen size, high quality memory foam mattress and bedding so you can wake up refreshed and ready for your day. It's possible to add a single bed or a baby crib for a supplement.

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower is separate from the toilet and is equipped with a rain-shower head for a spa-like experience

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Ostuni's 18th century zone is known as Chianca de l'oro which is the second oldest after the medieval centre which is just across the piazza.

              Theme

                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Garage
                          Secure, covered garage is available for a fee. Please inquire availability.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Converter
                        • Internet
                          Free unlimited wi-fi.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Line dry outside the building
                        • Linens Provided
                          Good quality cotton sheets
                        • Living Room
                          Living area/dining area is equipped with a small sofa and a lounge chair.
                        • Parking
                          Free parking on the street can be found within 5-10 minutes walk (depending on the season)
                        • Towels Provided
                          Quality, large and small towels provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          A laundrette is nearby
                        • Free Wifi

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              Italian stove top French press
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Anything you need should be already available, otherwise just ask
                            • Kitchen
                              Well-equipped kitchenette with gas stove, pots and pans and cooking utensils.
                            • Oven
                              Toaster oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt, pepper, sugar and some coffee are provided at the beginning of your stay.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Small freezer
                            • Stove
                              Gas stove
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  A table with 2 chairs available plus a stool
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      With DVDS
                                    • Television
                                      32' Flat Screen HDTV
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs available

                                      Suitability

                                        • limited accessibility
                                          There's a small step to get to the studio. Please advice if you're on a wheelchair so I can arrange accordingly.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage

                                              Attractions

                                                • marina
                                                • arboretum
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              2 Reviews

                                                              4/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Soggiorno ad Ostuni

                                                              Salvatore C.

                                                              Consiglio vivamente di soggiornare in questo delizioso monolocale, specialmente per la centralità nel paese e per il silenzio della via in cui è situato.

                                                              Ringrazio il proprietario per la sua ospitalità, cortesia e disponibilità.

                                                              SODDISFATTI

                                                              ilaria r.

                                                              PROPRIETARIO GENTILE E CORDIALISSIMO. MOLTO DISPONIBILE. ABITAZIONE PICCOLA MA CONFORTEVOLE COME DA ASPETTATIVE. LOCALE IN PIENO CENTRO, MOLTO PRATICO E ARREDATO CON GUSTO. OTTIMO SOGGIORNO. GIUSEPPE STRAORDINARIO ANCHE NEL CONSIGLIARE RISTORANTI E GELATERIE DEL POSTO.

                                                              Location

                                                              Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy

                                                              Puglia is where Italians go for a holiday. Relatively unknown abroad, it is a hidden gem that slowly is being discovered by more visitors each year and for good reasons. Kilometres of beautiful beaches on two seas (Adriatic and Ionian), fascinating cities and villages like the trulli capital of Alberobello, the 'Florence of the South' that is Lecce or Ostuni the 'White City'. These cities were often founded by the ancient Greek, and acquired their distinct cultures and histories from the succession of invaders: the Romans, the Normans, the Venetians, the Spaniards and even the Turks. And then there's the food. It is a place, where thanks to the mild year-round climate, fresh local ingredients are the star of the dishes, and where the best cuisine is the 'cucina povera' or poor people's cuisine. It is a heaven for seafood lovers for they are fresh enough to be eaten raw. It is often possible to buy these freshly caught bounty from the sea directly from the fishermen's boats. Puglia produces some 80% of Italy's olive oil, and anywhere you go you see the silver-green carpet of trees, a lot of them hundreds or even thousands year old, a testimony of the region's history as a major olive oil producing area since antiquity. Puglia's fertile land also yields another bounty, grapes, which are turned into powerful, fruity wine such as Primitivo or Negroamaro that are gathering accolades for their quality and drinkability. It may seem that in Puglia there's always something to celebrate; it could be Easter or Assumption, but often the day of the towns' patron saint. It is a time to join in the festivities, eat and be merry and maybe try to dance the typical dance, the 'pizzica' said to help cure from a tarantula spider's bite, but these days just an excuse to let it go and to finally understand what it means to live the 'dolce vita.' Ostuni's 18th century neighbourhood is known locally as the Chianca dell'Oro. Chianca is a type of stone widely used in Ostuni and Puglia. Its location is ideal since it's only 20 metres from Ostuni's main piazza, so you can easily go to the restaurants, cafes and bars around the piazza or the medieval centre and walk to your home after. No driving, no worries! It is also across the piazza to the entrance of Ostuni's medieval centre where most of the city's attractions such as the magnificent cathedral is located. The neighbourhood is populated by locals, so it's an opportunity to experience Ostuni like one; get delicious bread from the local panificio, fruits and vegetables from the fruttivendolo, melt-in your mouth local cheese and prosciutto from the salumeria, etc. Puglia is of course famous also for the freshness of its seafood, and you can find fishmongers in most corners in Ostuni to indulge in the bounty of the Mediterranean sea.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $12
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $12

                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

                                                              $72avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

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