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Casa Machiavelli Townhouse

2bedrooms
6sleeps
 min stay varies

Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

ENTIRE INDEPENDENT HOUSE in the characterful old part of town,2 bedrooms(1 master with en-suite,1 smaller double)+Sofa bed,High domed ceilings,Exposed stone throughout,Natural stone flooring,2 bathrooms,Large separate kitchen/dining area,Air-con in every room,Contemporary designer furniture+fittings,Gas central heating,Split level terrace has 360' panoramic views over the city and down to the Adriatic sea,Suit families or couples sharing.

Casa Machiavelli is only a short walk from the many bars and cafes that are dotted around the winding cobbled streets of the historical centre 'Centro Storico'. Situated in the beautiful old part of town, The park 'villa comunal' is literally 100 yards away and has a lovely cafe and children's play area.

A truly stunning, independent house which has recently been fully renovated to a very high standard. The property boasts modern contemporary furniture set to a backdrop of original stonework that complement each other to enhance the natural

ENTIRE INDEPENDENT HOUSE in the characterful old part of town,2 bedrooms(1 master with en-suite,1 smaller double)+Sofa bed,High domed ceilings,Exposed stone throughout,Natural stone flooring,2 bathrooms,Large separate kitchen/dining area,Air-con in every room,Contemporary designer furniture+fittings,Gas central heating,Split level terrace has 360' panoramic views over the city and down to the Adriatic sea,Suit families or couples sharing.

Casa Machiavelli is only a short walk from the many bars and cafes that are dotted around the winding cobbled streets of the historical centre 'Centro Storico'. Situated in the beautiful old part of town, The park 'villa comunal' is literally 100 yards away and has a lovely cafe and children's play area.

A truly stunning, independent house which has recently been fully renovated to a very high standard. The property boasts modern contemporary furniture set to a backdrop of original stonework that complement each other to enhance the natural aesthetics of the building. The original layout and characteristics have been kept intact with designer Fixtures added throughout. Furniture has been carefully sourced and installed to help create a warm, homely and welcoming surround. High domed ceilings and quaint little stone entrances, traditional arched doorways and exposed original stonework. Casa Machiavelli is an enchanting little townhouse which oozes character. Ideal for a romantic getaway for two or a fun, self-catering holiday for a family of up to 6. Air-con in every room and gas central heating, our property is suitable all year round.

The house has a large double master bedroom with en-suite shower/wc room (also boasting its own double opening) and 1 smaller double bedroom. In the living area there is 1 very easy to use double sofa bed (with no large cushions to deal with) which is tucked away to the right so not to be seen from the dining area, and also a 'walk in' wardrobe space if used as a bedroom.

The property provides a large kitchen/dining area which is separate to the living area. The tiled kitchen surround incorporates a washing machine, fridge freezer, four ring hob and microwave/oven combi unit. You also have a double door leading to the balcony at the front of the house.

The split level 'terrazzo' has 360' panoramic views over the city and down to the Adriatic sea, provides dining for 6, and 4 sun loungers.

Discounts available for long term lets!

Further details

Our key holder Pauline, who is a British ex-pat is a very friendly lady and has been living in Ostuni for the last 20 years. She will be more than happy to give you help and advice during your stay.

A £150 or €150 refundable security deposit is required, for breakages or excessive cleaning, and can be paid directly to Pauline on your arrival. Pauline will return this to you on departure, subject to a satisfactory property inspection.

Casa Machiavelli is available for short term lets (6 or less days) but please note that a charge will be made for the final clean. 2 People - €55 - 4 People - €65 - 6 People - €75

Further details outdoors

It is possible to park directly outside Casa Machiavelli for unloading purposes, and you will always be able to find free parking from between 50-200m from our house....even during festival time!!

Location description from owner

The Puglia region

Puglia (or Apulia as the English like to refer) is largely a flat landscape of rolling countryside which is very much dependent on its agricultural successes. A land of olive groves and vineyards that has so far escaped the mass tourism that has engulfed the rest of the country.

Italians of the region very much like to work to live rather than live to work. Very little will obscure their tradition of afternoon siesta, where people will shut up shop and generally laze around for a couple of hours in the midday sun. Yet, just as the siesta proves to be a stubbornly immovable custom, so to is the 'passeggiata' - an evening stroll through the balmy cobbled streets as the towns reawaken and people come together for coffee, ice cream and a good old gossip.

The weather is generally very sunny and warm, and you can expect gorgeous, sun drenched days from April through to October. Temperatures are in the range of 20-35°C in summer and 15-25°C in springtime. You will still find many, many days out of season where the weather is warm and the skies are clear.

Puglia has some of the finest and best value foods and wines in the country. Wine shops (“Entoteca’s”) and supermarkets are stocked with top quality DOCG wines from around £2 per bottle and an 8-course starter (“antipasti” ) in a top restaurant will cost from around £4 !

An area famous for its peaceful, untouched and natural wildlife, with villages and towns full of Baroque and Romanic churches and palazzi. Medieval castles and fortresses aplenty.

Ostuni

Ostuni is Ideally situated 6km from the coast line and directly between two major airports of the region. It is the perfect base in which to start your adventure into Puglia.

The town, also known as the 'Citta Bianca' white city is near the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the medieval Castel del Monte (Bari) and Alberobello. The latter being the land of the 'trulli', which are curious, rounded white structures, with grey stone cone-shaped roofs. They are common in the province of Bari and Taranto, yet unknown in the rest of the world. The city Lecce, and the towns Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Gallipoli are also all a short drive away. The Grotte di Castellana (Italy’s largest underground cave network) and the fantastic Fasano Safari Zoo and amusement park, are only a short drive away too.

Rough Guide ; "one of the most stunning small towns of southern Italy", "a gleaming white splash of sun-bleached streets and cobbled alleyways"

Lonely Planet ; "stunning town of stark, whitewashed buildings", "the seemingly disordered tangle of narrow cobblestone streets, many little more than arched stairways between the houses, recalls a North African Arab medina"

There are several lovely “Blue-Flag” beaches near Ostuni including the lively Pilone 2 and Camerini at Villanova (by the “Il Faro” bar), the relaxed Torre Pozzella stretch and the gorgeous Torre Guaceto, a WWF protected nature reserve. For those who prefer to hang around in a trendy “Chill Out Bar” and dive from the rocks, there is “Jimmiz Bar” at Gorgonola.

Ostuni is littered with different places to try when the sun goes down. From quaint little restaurants that are tucked away neatly into a crevasse within one of the many winding lanes, to the most trendiest cocktail bars that you will ever find, that are sculpted and form their existence from the natural rock on which the town sits upon. All are open well into the early hours......with typical European measures...........so enjoy.

Our favourite cocktail bars:

Riccardo's

Gipas

Our favourite restaurants:

Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale

Al Solito Posto

Pietra Luna (Villanova)

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 en suite, 1 shower room

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jane W
Response rate:
60%
Calendar updated:
21 May 2015
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“A wonderful holiday - real Italy!”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2012

Dear Shayne and Jane, I just wanted to say that we had the most amazing time at Casa Machiavelli. The house was beautifully presented, and superbly situated. I took some of your restaurant recommendations especially enjoying Tempo Perso and the Cathedral. The latter we went to twice as it was so good. Also enjoyed drinks at Riccardos and Gipas 111. All in all, I loved Ostuni and were very impressed with the house. Plus Pauline is great at her job - she recommended some lovely places to visit and is such a natural networker that she was putting everyone in touch with each other throughout the holiday :) I will highly recommend to friends in the future, and had a fantastic holiday. Many thanks, Karen

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