===== Exterior =====
This is a traditional Masseria, with a history dating back to 1700. Once an old convent, with original stone flooring, and antique furniture, you will feel like you are living in a stately home. As you enter the private walled gardens, you enter the Masseria through large wooden doors, to an entrance hall. To the right there is an archway where you will find the old fireplace. To the right there is a bathroom and shower.
Directly in front of you there are two staircases to the right and to the left, which lead to the bedrooms.
On the ground floor you have a double bedroom, and large hallway, where you will find the large traditional kitchen and stove, with oven. Large storage area, and all the equipment you will need to enjoy your stay at the Masseria.
Through a doorway and up some steps you will enter the large lounge and dining area, which has a small snug area, with a picture window over looking the couryard. This snug is ideal with an area with more seating for guests to enjoy. Through the patio doors, you will find the gardens, and covered veranda, with stone seating, through an arched hedge you will find the private pool area. The pool is less than 1m deep, which is ideal for children and non swimmers.
To the right up the staircase you will find a small single bedroom. To the left up the 2nd set of stairs you will find another lounge, and double bedroom with bathroom, and sunken bath with jacuzzi.
Outside there is a separate villa, with a bedroom and bathroom. Ideal for the extended family or grandparents who require some privacy.
Only a five minute drive into the small undisovered town of Carovigno you will find everything you need from small local shops, which sell cheeses, pasta, fruit and meats, you will also find supermarkets, which sell the local produce.
There are many restaurants in the town and Carovigno also boasts a Michelin Star restaurant. Many local Trattoria, which usually have the mum or grandma (nonna) cooking in the kitchens with the sons, husbands serving front of house.
Carovigno is near to Ostuni, only 8km's away, and its famous white city, where you will find many bars and restaurants, and shops selling local pottery and wears. To enjoy this town, you will need to park your car, and go on foot to fully appreciate the beauty of its meandering streets, on each turn you will be surprised by its beauty. The piazza is always buzzing, with street artists, and musicians, with a variety of genere from rock to classical. In August there is the parade of the horses 'Sant'Oronzo' through the streets of Ostuni. This is usually around the last week of August, but be warned you have to arrive early to secure your view on the steps of the pizza. Horses and riders are judged on their decoration, as they parade through the town.
Lecce is only a 40 minute drive, and well worth a visit, again with its meandering streets, and Baroque Architecture. Shops, bars and restaurants make this a full day trip to fully appreciate its beauty.
Other towns of interest and easily accessible by car, are Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Locorotondo, and Martina Franca. All have fantastic historic centres, and well worth a visit.
===== Apartment Policies =====
Check-in time is after 5 P.M. and Check-out is 10 A.M. - NO Early Check-in or late checkout.
For the check-in made between 8 and 10 P.M. you could be charged of up to â‚¬ 50.
For the check-in made after 10 P.M. you could be charged of up to â‚¬ 100.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of guest is limited to 9 person.
MINIMUM STAY: This property requires a 7 night minimum stay during peak season (July/August). During all the other season, on request, we can apply a 4 night minimum stay.
A security deposit of â‚¬ 1000,00 for damage is required. It is fully refundable 2 working days later the time of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
- No damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear;
- No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, pets or collection of rents of services rendered during the stay;
- All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in rubbish bin, and soiled dishes are cleaned and the fridge empty. In case a penality of 100â‚¬ will be charged;
- All keys are left at the owner (or representative of the owner);
- All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure;
- No linen are lost or damaged;
- The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or the local enforcement.
INCLUSIVE FEES / HEATING
Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Facilities fees are included in te rental rate.
Due to the small rates during the winter time, Heating will be charged according to its consumption.
NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE:
While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available at an additional rate. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the property, we suggest you bring beach towels.
Any booking obtained under false pretense will be subjected to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
Any exceptions to the above mentined policies must be approved in writing in advance.
Firepleces if present are turned off from April the 1st to October 15th; they are not operational during this time of the year. Please do not throw any paper of other combustible materials in the fireplace.
WATER AND SEPTIC:
This property have a well and a septic system. Th mineral content in the water is high. During a drought, the well water may have an odor. The water is not drinkable. We sugest you to buy mineral water.
The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other that toilet paper. No femminine products should be flushed at anytime. If is is found that feminine products or improper material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damage of up to â‚¬ 500.
WE RECOMEND YOU TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR YOUR TRIP.
Arrival between 17:00 and 20:00
Departure between 08:00 and 10:00
Pool open from 13 April to 15 October
To be paid with the rent amount prior to arrival:
Final Cleaning (mandatory): 12.00â‚¬ per person
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen (weekly changed)
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Refundable Security Deposit in cash or by credit card (mandatory): 1000.00â‚¬
High chair: 2.00â‚¬ per child per day
On request - Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Babycot: 5.00â‚¬ per child per day
* Check in: from 17:00h to 20:00h
* Check out: from 8:00h to 10:00h
* Not accepted: Any kind of pet
* Security deposit: â‚¬ 1000.00-On arrival you will be required to leave a fully refundable security deposit - cash
* Refund: Deposit refund at departure
* Extra cost already included:
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