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Marina F. Tanzarella

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian

Treat yourself to special Holidays in Welcoming 1700 house (from 20€ per person)

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Ostuni Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Detached house 2 bedrooms, living-dining rooms kitchen 2 bathrooms WI-FI Parking

Are you looking for an ancient house, finely restored, with WIFI, cozy furniture, which make you feel in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in all seasons, including short brakes, bank holidays and weekends? With a nearby parking area? With private terrace overlooking the sea, the medieval Old Town and the municipal gardens? With shops and restaurants at walking distance, and at the same time in a quite area? And not expensive? In the off season if you are a couple you can spend from 20 € per person per night, and even less if you are 3, 4 or 5, because for each additional person over two, you only have to add 5 euro more per night! This "VII Century Detached house" will certainly meet your expectations.

If instead you wish to stay in a typical stone house, a trullo, on the hills overlooking the sea, you can choose our "Trullo Villa Giuliana" (which you will find in this same web-site).

The XVII century detached house in the city centre of Ostuni, is a perfectly restored historical house, on the first floor there is the living room, the bathroom, a closet, the kitchen and the dining room. In the living room, lit by a glass door with balcony, there is a comfortable bedsofa. The access to the second floor is by wooden stairs; here you will find an intimate twin bedroom, with two windows looking out to the municipal gardens; a WC; a bedroom with single bed. The floor is made with stone and wood, doors and windows are made of wood. Like all historical houses it is very cool in summer. The house is provided with gas central heating, all the facilities, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, rentable linen, and wi-fi on request. Placed in a little square paved in stone, and in an intimate position, the house is at the same time in the central area of the town. The owner is a tourist guide and can give you tips on where to go to have holidays close to art, nature, rural areas, away from the beaten tracks, close to local culture.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Marina F. Tanzarella (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

About Marina F. Tanzarella

I am a nature and artistic guide, to discover Apulia away from the beaten tracks, combining visits to historical centers, to walks in the countryside, guided tours in nature, tastings local food, tekking, bike rides, horse riding, etc.

Why Marina F. Tanzarella chose Ostuni

This has been our home, till we've had our beautiful children

What makes this apartment unique

The house is well cared for, in the forniture and the materials, for instance kitchen and bathroom tiles are hand-painted, on the stairs and in the double bedroom there is an antique oak parquet floor, the pavement of the rest of the house is made of typical local stone. We pay a lot of attention to cleaning, and wish that our guests feel welcomed in a warm and nice atmosphere


based on 22 traveler reviews

Treat yourself to special Holidays in Welcoming 1700 house (from 20€ per person)
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic location and fantastic owner!

  • 5 of 5

Marina met us at the Piazza della Liberta and took us to our rental which was just off Via Roma in Ostuni. The location is fantastic, just walk down the hill to the Piazza where you can enjoy the Italian lifestyle to its fullest! The Piazza is full of caffes,, gelato shops, and lots of things to see and do. The home is best for a couple or a couple with two young kids. The bedroom is on the second floor where the half bath is located. The living room has a pull-out bed which would be good for kids and the full bath is off the living room. We made meals easily when we were too tired to go out. Marina has stocked her home with everything you could possibly need to prepare your own meals. The stairs are kind of steep, but every other home we saw had steep stairs as well. We're both 70 and didn't have much of a problem with them. The large bed shown in the photo is very comfortable. While there are two very nice televisions, all programs were in Italian, we are in their country after all! I'm sure if you were English speaking and asked Marina to include an English speaking channel, she could arrange that for you if you felt that you needed one. Marina met us as planned, helped us with our luggage, got us settled, and sat with us for over an hour getting us acclimated to the area. The latter helped us enormously as this was our first visit to the area. Marina was terrific and you should feel comfortable in renting her home as she is professional, thoughtful, and extremely helpful. We've only been home two days and I miss our Italian home already! Ostuni and the surrounding towns are so wonderful and Marina's home in Ostuni is the perfect place from which to explore Pulgia! Thank you, Marina, for your kindness and knowledge!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diar Diana and Thomas, thank you so much for your opinion about our house. It has been very nice to meet you too, and I hope we can meet again. You have been perfect guests as well. Best Regards! Marina F.
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monterosso al mare italy


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay, highlighted by this very charming home. You couldn't ask for a better location, right in the city center, yet off the main street so plenty of peace and quiet.

The house is lovely, with so many authentic features, from the vaulted ceilings, wood floors, delightful and comfortable decor. We enjoyed the fullly equipped kitchen by cooking local delicacies every day.

There are small and large food shops, bars, restaurants all within walking distance for every taste and budget.

There is a not to miss weekly market on Saturday, as good as any I have ever seen anywhere in Italy.

There are so many great things to mention, but most of all, our most lovely host, Marina.

She went out of her way to not only outfit the property with EVERYTHING you could possibly need and more,

but was a wealth of information and ideas for things to do in the area. She is a sublime host, taking time

to assure a most memorable experience. She speaks with such authority and pride and taught us alot about this very special part of Italy. As a licensed tour guide and with her husband an outstanding organic olive oil

producer, staying here gives you a distinct advantage over other rentals that may not have such knowledgable and passionate hosts.

Our last day we were also treated to a visit to some ancient olive trees that left us breathless.

There are so many things that made this trip so memorable, we would recommend this property to everyone

that wants to explore beautiful Puglia and to have fond memories that make you want to go back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anche voi siete stati ospiti carinissimi. Sarebbe molto bello rivedervi! Grazie.
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Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Notre séjour à Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

À l’été 2014, nous avons séjourné durant deux semaines dans ce très bel appartement spacieux et très abordable où la tranquillité et la propreté étaient au rendez-vous. Il peut loger sans difficulté trois personnes et est bien meublé. Il dispose d’une terrasse avec vue sur la ville. Il se trouve au cœur de la ville d’Ostuni, la città bianca. On peut donc se rendre au centre-ville à pied et y découvrir, notamment, la Place de la liberté, de nombreuses boutiques et des restaurants offrant une cuisine typique.

Ostuni est située dans la magnifique région des Pouilles et est très près de la mer et de villes extraordinaires telles que Lecce, Monopoli, Martina Franca, Alberobello. La gare est accessible en taxi, mais peu de trains passent à Ostuni. Aussi il est préférable d’avoir une voiture pour visiter la région.

Nous avons également pu bénéficier d’un accueil plus que chaleureux de la propriétaire des lieux. Celle-ci, étant guide touristique, nous a permis de profiter de sa connaissance approfondie des attraits des Pouilles : restaurants, fermes, vignobles, oliveraies, etc.

Sans aucune hésitation, nous vous recommandons cette résidence.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Much Better Than the Pictures

  • 5 of 5

If you've managed to discover Ostuni and Puglia, you're already ahead, but I'm sure by choosing to stay in Marina's wonderful apartment, you've just guaranteed yourself a perfect holiday.

The apartment is as all the other reviews have stated; it's just a few minutes walk from the main square, it's immaculately clean, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay, there's air conditioning, a cute little kitchen to cook your own meals if you wish and the rooftop terrace will allow you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine and sounds of the city.

But there's something to this apartment that the pictures will never be able to illustrate. It has such a great feel to it. The moment you walk in the shiny, green door and climb the steps up to the first level, it feels like a home. And after enduring what was probably a very long day of travel to get there, that feeling is a welcome relief.

Marina is a terrific hostess, very knowledegable of the local area and sights and as everyone else has also said, she makes amazing olive oil which you can buy and take home with you at the end of your trip.

If you're thinking of a holiday in Puglia, Ostuni is a great place to base yourself. Situated about an hour from Brindisi and half an hour from Bari airports, it's an easy drive to many other towns like Martina Franca, Lecce, Cisternino, Otranto and Monopoli. You certainly won't run out of day trip possibilities. It's not so simple without a car, but you can get the local shuttle to the train station (about 2km's down the hill) and then catch a train to many towns along the coast.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Marina's apartment to anyone. It was just what I needed for a chilled out week in a beautiful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited the beautiful town of Ostuni for the second time.

Firstly I would say that the pictures do not do this house justice. It is far better. The house is set in a quite cobbled street minutes away from the town square which boasts, bars, restaurants, post office, cash machine, fish shop, butchers, everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

The house became our ' home' for 10 days thanks to the lovely Marina, who went above and beyond to help make our stay so enjoyable. We couldn't have asked for a better hostess.

Having arrived a day early due to flight availability, Marina arranged for us to stay on an Olive farm for 1 night ( featured last week on Gino's travels around Italy) Marina met us and took us to the farm and arranged to meet us the following day to take to the house.

The 3 terraces each give views of the old town and sea.

The house was immaculately clean and well is obviously loved and cared for. An abundance of linen and towels. We used the washing machine which was a god send.

Without exception the restaurants are lovely. Look for the sign 'osteria' which guarenteed authentic regional cooking.

We actually ate in most evenings.

I would suggest that if you wished to venture further afield a car is a must.

There is a large supermarket " simply" a short distance away, great fish, meet and veg counter.

Ostuni in September reverts from a tourist destination to a wonderful italian retreat. Little or no English is spoken which adds to it's charm.

Overall, we have stayed in many houses across the entire Italy and this would rate as one of the best, with the most charming hostess and family ever!

Thank you Marina and your lovely. family.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Correction to my previous review

  • 5 of 5

I realized that I did not accurately describe the sleeping situation! There is a double bedroom (pictured), a pull-out couch in the main room (also a double), and a single pull out mattress in a small room on the top floor by the door that leads out to the great rooftop area. There are 3 different sleeping areas in all!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
aeroporto di Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
dei giardini comunali
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
in piazza
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Localization in Ostuni is definitely preferred, since this is one of the most beautiful tourist areas of Apulia, rich in archaeological sites, castles, cathedrals, trulli and farms, olive groves, monuments, nature reserves, caves, cliffs and beaches, and day trips allow to know the most beautiful places in Valle d'Itria and the Salento, in fact, less than an hour away you can reach Alberobello, Caves of Castellana, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Lecce and Otranto, Oria and Grottaglie the Safari Park of Fasano.

Other Activities: hiking in nature.


Rates & Availability

Ostuni Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Tariffa B.S.
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Bassa stagione 2A novembre
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
BS 3A Novembre
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 1A Dicembre
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 2A Dicembre
Dec 11 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 3A Dic
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione Gennaio
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione
Jan 11 2017 - Jan 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 3A Gennaio
Jan 21 2017 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione Febbraio
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 2A Febbraio
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione 3A Feb
Feb 21 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione Marzo
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione Aprile
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $171
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

I costi sono riferiti all'intera casa per due persone, ogni persona quindi pagherà la metà del prezzo indicato.
Ogni persona in aggiunta rispetto a 2, paga 5 euro in più a notte.
Ai costi vanno aggiunti:1) 25 euro come contributo spese pulizia 2) I consumi che sono calcolati settimanalmente insieme ai nostri ospiti sulla base della lettura dei contatori e dei prezzi delle bollette.
Noleggio biancheria + asciugamani: 5 euro a persona per ogni set.
Pagamento city tax all'arrivo
Per trovare all'arrivo prodotti alimentari, richiedere modalità.
Wifi: per costi chiedere al proprietario.
Modalità di pagamento: 100 euro per ogni settimana di permanenza come deposito (non rimborsabile), saldo all'arrivo cash.
Si può richiedere guida naturalistica e storico-artistica con degustazioni. Gli ospiti hanno diritto ad uno sconto del 20%.

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Ostuni Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet
  • There are two bathrooms: one on the first floor in the living area and a WC on the second floor in the sleeping area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Salotto - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A hardwood staircase leads to the second floor in the sleeping area, where there is one twin bedroom very intimate, with two windows looking out to the municipal gardens, and give plenty of light. The room is furnished in ethnic style. In front of the bedroom is a WC. There is also a small room with single bed, with a window overlooking the terrace. In the living room, at the first floor, there is a leather sofa with double bed, made with a very confortable mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cleaning: the price includes cleaning before arrival. The guests pay 25 euro as contribution for cleaning after their departure. To rent linen and towels (for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen) the price is 5 euro per each person, for each change of set. For wifi costs ask the owner. If the guest needs cleaning during the week of staying as well, the property may provide this service with an additional charge of 10 euros / hour. Further options on request: The host can request, at the time of booking, to find a home-made cake (cost 18 euros), coffee, tea, milk, sugar, local bread. The payment of these purchases will be due upon arrival, on the basis of receipts, in addition to the cost of the service: 10 euros.

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