Casa Vita has been uniquely designed by a local architect to create a luxurious 4 bed country house wrapped around two original Saracen Trulli with exceptionally spacious rooms, a large free-form swimming pool, covered verandah and two other gazebos, table tennis gazebo and outdoor kitchen. Click on the link to our website for more information. Just over 2 miles from Ostuni - the stunning white town with its wonderful restaurants and fantastic funky bars. Beautiful beaches are 10 minutes drive if you fancy a change of scenery.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rosa Marina, Villa Nova, Ostuni Beach 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The house is perfect for two (or more) families to share due to the exceptionally spacious interior and the layout - the living and sleeping areas are at opposite ends of the large single storey house, so there is no problem with getting the kids off to bed and then disturbing them!
The two original trulli have been converted into unusual bedrooms with amazing slide-out beds and cool floors incorporating the original rock. FUNKY FLOORS AND AMAZING SLIDE-OUT BEDS (no more struggling round the sides as is usually the case!) in both trulli. These rooms are both queen size doubles and as well as being accessed from the inside of the house, have doors opening onto the front patio surrounded by flowers and trees with views over the surrounding countryside.
The other two bedrooms can be used as twins or doubles. One of these has a large en suite shower room.
There are three bath/shower rooms in total. One has a large corner bath, separate shower, bidet, sink & wc. The others have showers, bidet, sink and wcs.
The architect has ensured that the whole house is light and airy with high ceilings & cool stone walls and floors.
The spacious (30 foot) lounge has two separate seating areas and a 42" flat screen TV with sound system which can obviously also be used for music - the acoustics are great.
The exceptionally spacious kitchen is fitted with all the necessary equipment to enable you to try out all the wonderful Pugliese dishes (cookery books provided!). However should you wish to leave the cooking to the men then why not encourage them to use the well-equipped OUTDOOR KITCHEN, with its barbecue, fridge, sink and large table and chairs (you can relax on the cushioned banquettes whilst you watch them work, or just sit and gaze at the pool and grounds if watching them is too stressful!).
|Further details outdoors|
As you approach the gates from the small country lane (Casa Vita is extremely easy to find from the main road - a great plus!!!) you will have your first glimpse of the unique house at the end of the sweeping carriage drive. As you drive up towards the house remember that whilst this is a luxurious house with all mod cons, it is in the beautiful Pugliese countryside, and we want you to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
The large swimming pool which is at the back of the house between the outdoor kitchen and table tennis gazebo is 13 x 7 metres, free form with shallow (0.9metre) and deep (1.9metre) ends connected by wide steps creating an unusual design with plenty of room for a decent swim but also great for lazing around in the shallow end. Whist this creates a wonderful area for the kids to play around, the pool is not gated and we would stress that children should be supervised at all times.
There are various seating areas, all with plenty of sun or shade (provided by covered verandahs, gazebo, under the sails in the outdoor kitchen, and hammocks under the olive trees).
Large raised gazebo with table tennis table and equipment set amongst the olive trees and overlooking the pool.
Outdoor kitchen/living area overlooking the pool (see above for further details).
More Seating on the patio at the front of the house should anyone want to spend time away from the main pool and recreation area at the back.
Enormous roof terrace with wonderful views over the trees to Ostuni and Ceglie. We have placed large flower pots at the base to prevent children climbing the stairs without supervision and we would advise caution generally to anyone using it. However we have spent many relaxing hours up on the terrace which also has plenty of lighting for when darkness falls.
Moving away from the patio, swimming and recreation areas, we have tried to leave the land with its dozens of olive, fig, almond and pomegranate trees as natural as possible whilst planting many flowers, shrubs, palms, peach, cherry and orange trees
No stress - we'll meet you at an easy to locate destination,whatever time you arrive, guide you to the house and go through everything, leave you a welcome pack so you don't have to rush to the shops, You'll be provided with contact numbers should you need anything.
House is on one level, the only internal steps are to the 4th bedroom. There is a step from each of the external doors to gardens.
There's a safe for your valuables and a (VERY) easy to operate alarm.
All linen and towels are provided, the property is cleaned once a week on Saturdays. Extra cleaning/laundry changes can be arranged at extra cost. Pool towels provided.
There is a cot and high chair (should you need more please let us know).
Puglia is the wonderful "heel" of boot-shaped Italy with its beautiful Mediterranean climate.
Drive to the Adriatic or Ionian coasts - long sandy beaches backed by dunes, rocky coves, ports and harbours, resorts with bars & restaurants - the choice is endless. 10 mins drive. The Ionian coast is about an hours drive with more beautiful beaches. Or drive around the beautiful countryside of the Itria valley past the many trulli to Alberobello or one of the lovely hillside towns.
Excellent golf courses at Savelletri near Fasano approx 20 minutes drive. San Domenico golf course approx 40 mins drive.
The stunning whitewashed town of Ostuni is totally captivating, whether you just want to sample the wonderful food in some of the many restaurants, have a cocktail in an amazingly funky bar or spend hours walking around the streets of the old town with its glorious views over the plain to the blue Adriatic sea.
Nearest supermarket approx 5 mins drive. The many shops, restaurants, banks, etc. in Ostuni are about 10 minutes drive, with Ceglie offering further options being the same distance. The Saturday market is a must - the freshest foods are in abundant supply and it has been said by the most ardent shopper that the clothes and shoes are better than those in many shops.