Two bedrooms, two baths, activities, beach and skiing nearby.
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About A Cahill
Love travelling, but Irsina has captured us and we are happy. We are delighted to introduce others to this unique place - and thrilled when so many understand and love the town, the area, and the house as we do. Here is a photo of Jan and me taking part in the annual S Eufemia festival commemorating the arrival of the Mantegna statue to the town 400 years ago.
A Cahill purchased this Villa in 2008
Why A Cahill chose Irsina
The moment we walked in, we knew we were home. And the more often we are there, and the longer we stay the more this feeling grows. It celebrates with us at Christmas, relaxes with us in the summer months and envelops us in the kind winters. It's like discovering another side of life - your life - history from a perspective you never imagined, food from an attitude you never knew, a pace that was unknown, a lifestyle that offers you more of your life. And it's all for living.
What makes this Villa unique
High ceilings, that mesmeric view and the life enhancing light. All this history and art and a town full of pleasant, welcoming people. Food that always tastes like food. Air that smells clean. A new experience each day.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This accommodation was very comfortable with LOTS of room, the kitchen had a full complement of appliances, dishes, glasses, 3 different kinds of coffee makers including an espresso machine, washer/dryer, and everything else you could think of to make our stay extremely enjoyable. There is a bakery a few meters away with fresh bread every morning. The view is outstanding - one you never tire of. Ann was very helpful in organizing our guide for us both in Irsina and in Matera. Shall I go on? If you are looking for a home-away-from -home off the beaten path, this is the place for you.
Extraordinary apartment with and extraordinary view in a small Italian hill town
This was a fantastic place for two couples. The view was really amazing. We spent long time on the porch just looking out over the neighboring fertile fields and watching the birds swoop. The place is very well fitted out with everything you could need. It has a great kitchen, well equipped for actually cooking. The beds were very comfortable and the showers was hot. But the best amenity is actually the three porches or decks that the apartment has. You can move around to follow the sun as the day progresses.
Ann and Jan are great hosts. They were very attentive and even provided us with the making for hot toddies when we arrived with bad colds. Could not have asked for a better situation. Easily worth 5 stars
If you want to experience authentic Italy - Irsina is the place to visit.
Ann and Jan were extremely welcoming and very helpful anytime we had questions. The apartment was comfortable, tastefully decorated and had breathtaking views of the valley. The kitchen had all the amenities necessary to cook meals and grocery stores were within a few minutes walk. Even doing laundry was an experience, as I hung our laundry on the rooftop terrace taking in the view of the valley below. Ann provided a binder full of everything you needed to know about the apartment, the history of the town, things to do and people to talk to depending on your personal interests. The people in town were friendly and loved sharing Irsina with us. If you love history or art and are looking for an authentic Italian experience - Irsina is the place to go and staying at Ann and Jan’s VRBO apartment is the way to go. We will definitely be returning on our next trip to Italy.
Very comfortable house in a perfect location to explore the surrounding areas of Southern Italy
Thank you to our most friendly and helpful hosts Ann and Jan. The house is spacious and airy and has wonderful views of the valley below. Irsina is unspoilt with good local restaurants and bars, bakeries and various shops. There is lots of visitor information in the house, plus books, CDs and DVDs. We went to Matera, and another day to Gravina but were too relaxed and comfortable in Irsina to visit the many other towns in the area. A most enjoyable week.
Beautiful, tastefully decorated, neat, clean and as the name Casa Gioia implies, it is a joy.
The property is 5 star, the view is wonderful and the hosts Ann and Jan are 5 star as well.
We had a wonderful time, their graciousness and concern for every detail made our stay superb.
Irsina is a lovey small town, very good local restaurants and easy driving distance to other towns and cities in the area. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the olive orchard and the beautiful green hills brings a feeling of tranquility. This apartment deserves all the wonderful comments that have been made about the Casa. Ann and jan just add to the wonderful experience of being in Irsina.
Thank you both very much for providing such a special place and a wonderful experience
The South of Italy has it all, three seas, the craggy Lucanian Dolomiite mountains, history, archaeology, art, nature & fine food. Everyone was here some time – the clues wait your discovery in farm masserai, Greek temples, Norman castles, sassi, baroque cathedrals, Byzantine painted cave chapels, trulli & fortified hilltop towns like Irsina. Italy's biggest national park Monte Pollino (60 mins) has Apennine wolves, black woodpeckers & in winter, skiing. Metaponto (40 mins) with fine sandy beaches, children’s activities, golf & the most complete Greek urban remains. Matera (30 mins), a Unesco World Heritage Site, its ancient cave dwellings used in films of Christ’s time. The first Crusade planned in Melfi, owned by Frederick II whose Irsina castle is now restored. Enjoy medieval splendour of Saints’ day festivals. Freshest food, finest dolce, choice wines from hospitable people in local farms, shops & street markets. Public swimming pools, karting, tennis, rock climbing, flying nearby