Beautiful, charming, new, palazzo near Otranto. The summer nights are normally cool and dry, full of pleasant scents. The silence of the place is quite impressive even in the busiest August nights. The courtyard has beautiful orange trees that keep the shade during the hot summer nights. Here, all the house guests gather at sunset for drinks or dinner. There is a table for 8 people outside and a barbeque.
Part of the charm of this house is the construction that reflects the style of an Old Masseria. The milan based architect reproduced the same design of Masserias using all local stone and material.
It has a loft style living room with arcades that go directly in the courtyard. There is a fire place and a table that can sit 8 people plus a table outside of the same size. Hanging on the walls art works belonging to the private collection of the owners and many design objects.
There is a double bedroom on the main floor with a bathroom and 2 bedrooms (one twin bed and one double) 2 bedrooms, served by one bathroom, on the first floor that you can access by 2 external stairs . It can then sleep 6 people.
The house is placed right at the center of the village of Giurdignano, in the Otranto area. The position of the house gives all guests the possibility to meet the local people, always very warm with foreigners. Also, although this part of Italy is very quiet, it is good to know that the location of the house offers its guests a very secure environment.
Location Type: Beach Holiday, Fishing Nearby, Golfing, Good Nightlife, Near the sea, Quiet, Rural/Village.
Bedrooms: 2 Double Bedroom, 1 Twin Bedroom. Extra beds available for children.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 3 Showers.
Kitchen: Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, 1 fridge. There is a bbq outside.
General: Real Fire, Central Heating, Maid Service, Telephone, House Linen, Towels Provided, Internet Access. There is central heating for the colder months.
Rental price includes bed and bath linen, gas, water and electricity. Extra charges for final cleaning (€150) and heating. The price does not include heating expenses during the winter. Please note that the final cleaning regarding the only use of the grand floor is € 80,00
Dining: Dining is usually done in the patio of the guest house where the dining table seats 8 people.
Entertainment: TV, No Satellite TV, DVD, Radio, CD System. Giurdignano is a quiet town but the summer there are many local fiestas in the central Piazza with regional dances and local food. The nearby Otranto is very lively with restaurants, bars and discos.
Outside: BBQ, Garden Furniture. The table outside is covered to allow guests to eat outside and relax under the shade.
Suitability: Children Welcome, Wheelchair Access, Suitable For Elderly, Pets Allowed, Smoking Allowed.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND THE OTRANTO – PUGLIA –
Giurdignano is located 50 minutes from the airport of Brindisi and 30 minutes from the city of Lecce, famous for its baroque architecture. A car is necessary to move around the area as public transportation is limited. Car rental is found in Brindisi at the airport and in other locations. Taxis and private drivers are available in Otranto. A bicycle rental service is available including a tour guide.
The house is located in a village with 1700 people and is placed at the center of a vast olive tree area, it is 10 minutes by car from the beaches and the port and town of Otranto. It is famous for the presence of megalitic monuments dolmen or menhir, of the archeological site called ’Le Centoporte", of several criptas, of which the most famous the church-cripta of San Salvatore, of two hipogean tombs of the eneolitic period (II millennium B.C.). The house is situated in the center of town, next to the lovely piazza with a church and other historic palaces and walking distance from coffee bars and restaurants.
There is the possibility to have a maid service every day that charges 10 euros per hour.
A daily gardner that takes care of the plants is included in the price. Upon request he can also transport people to/from the airport for an extra charge. We can also organize yoga and cooking lessons upon request.
Any day changeover apart from July & August which are Saturdays only.
There is a deposit cheque of 1000 euros to be given at the beginning of the stay and will be returned at the end if there have been no damages to the house. Time of check in: 3 p.m. Time of check our: 10 a.m. In lower season these hours can be more flexible.
Sea (Otranto, Wonderful Sandy beaches and Beaches clubs ): 4 Km
Village with shopping facilities: 50 mt
Restaurants: 100 mt
Acaya Golf Club 18 holes: 34 Km
S.M. Leuca: 55 km
Otranto (a beautiful Village with a Cathedral and beaches): 4 km
Gallipoli (the last outpost of Magna Grecia): 68 km
Lecce (the baroque capital):46Km
Brindisi (Airport): 87 km
Bari (Airport): 199 km
Rental price includes bed and bath linen, gas, water and electricity. Extra charges for final cleaning (150) and heating. The price does not include heating expenses during the winter. Please note that the final cleaning regarding the only use of the main floor is 80,00 . A daily gardener that takes care of the plants is included in the price. Time of check in: 4 p.m. Time of check our: 10 a.m.
Please know that, as provided by the law, a € 0,50 tourist tax is due per person per day, and up to 15 consecutive days, from Arpil 01st to September 30th. Children under 12 y.o. are exempt.