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Luxury seaside apartment in 19th century palazzo in historic centre

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully restored 2 bed 2 bath apartment with large terrace sleeps 6

Luxury, 120 sqm apartment in the heart of Monopoli old town on the top floor of an early 19th century aristocratic 'palazzo'. Sandy beach with crystal clear sea just a 5-minute stroll. Centrally located near fishing port, ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the action amongst shops, busy bars and restaurants. The flat is tastefully furnished with quality fixtures and fittings, tiled floors and white stucco and 'tufo' stone walls. The high ceilings and large windows on four sides keep the flat cool in summer and warm in winter. The apartment has a/c , central heating and wi-fi. There are two large double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and sofa bed, a separate bathroom, a sitting room with TV and ipod speakers, a well equipped kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, and a separate utility room with washing machine and a 2nd fridge-freezer. There is a huge private terrace, and a shared roof terrace with sea view. More info on our website.

Please note that cars have limited access to the 'centro storico'. Parking is limited t residents only. Free parking is available in the Port Car Park (200 metres away) and by the Porta Vecchia (less than a 5-minute walk).

More Details

Owner
Louise Allen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

About Louise Allen

We are an Anglo/Italian family with 2 children living in London, UK. The property was bought as a holiday home for the extended family living in Rome and London. We are particularly fond of the warm climate, beautiful coast line and countryside, and the fine food and wines of Puglia.

Louise Allen purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Louise Allen chose Centro Storico

This property was bought as a holiday home for our Anglo/Italian family living in London and Rome. The older generation are from Monopoli and learnt to swim in the local coves. This particular property has proven to be a 'real find' because of the lateral space it provides and the central location, so close to the sea. The large roof terrace is perfect for outdoor dining in the evenings and observing the typical Italian 'passegiata' Although a car is useful to explore further afield, there is enough on the doorstep to enjoy the delights of Puglia.

Please note that free parking is available is available in the port car park 200 metres from the apartment. Only residents are allowed to park in the centro storico but you may drive through for unloading if necessary.

What makes this apartment unique

It is wonderful to be in the heart of the historic centre of a typical Puglian town with so many restaurants serving authentic Italian cuisine. The active fishing port and blue flag beaches are walking distance whilst there within half hour drive are many historic Puglian towns including Alberobello famous for its 'trulli',

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a wonderful holiday in Monopoli.The apartment was just fantastic.If any of our friends wanted to holiday there I would have no hesitation in recommending your apartment.I want to thank you for all your help and assistance with the holiday.
May 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico in Monopoli

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Both bathrooms are fitted with quality fixtures and fittings, and both have bidets. The en suite has a large walk-in shower whilst the bathroom has a shower over the bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Extremely large main bedroom with ensuite marble-walled shower room and double sofa bed. French doors leading onto the roof terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The roof terrace has railings but it is advised that young children are supervised at all times. Please note that free parking is available in the port car park less thank 200 metres from the apartment. Only residents are allowed to park in the centro storico but you may drive through for unloading if necessary. The owners are flexible about arrival/departure days. The minimum stay is 1 week but guests can stay longer without having to book an entire week. They will be charged for 1 week plus each additional day pro rata. All cleaning costs, bedlinen and towels are included in the rental cost.

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Luxury seaside apartment in 19th century palazzo in historic centre
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 34 reviews
Toronto, Canada
4

Beautiful apartment. Grand in scale and tastefully decorated.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very large and very well equipped. It is located in the heart of old Monopoli. We stayed - two couples for a week in October. We really enjoyed being part of the local street life - a bit of noise from the street in the main bedroom at night but always stops before midnight.

There is a huge outdoor roof terrace that overlooks the roof tops. You can count the church steeples from here while you eat breakfast.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the wifi works well. We also made good use of the washing machine and dish washer.

The place is recently renovated but has a wonderful old world aristocratic charm.

There are 3 flights of stairs from the street but 4 or even 5 is the norm here.

The communication with Louise went very well and we were met in the square by her friend Angela. She was very friendly and helpful.

Overall we really enjoyed our visit to Monopoli and would absolutely recommend Louise's apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to write a detailed review. Perhaps you could adivse what we need to do to earn a 5th star?
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5

Fine apartment fine city. Very helpful guidance.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the city. At night a bit noisy, but we are in Italy!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with Louise until departure, everything was perfect.

The apartment was exactly as described, the location wonderful in the centro storico in Monopoli, everything was clean and the apartment was well equipped.

What we really appreciated were the beach towels, sun chairs and sun umbrellas for the beach so you do not have to rent in the Lido for a lot of money.

Also washing machine and laundry rack on the terrace were perfect for us and the children.

The contact person, Angela, was very friendly and helpful. Meeting at the meeting point and the receiving of the key was uncomplicated although our flight dates had changed.

Louise provided lots of information before the trip so we already knew where there is a good bakery, which restaurant serves which food, where are lovely beaches and so on.

For us it was the nicest apartment we had so far for our vacation and the booking was best organized. So many information are really helpful and we almost tried all in the two weeks of our vacation.

Thank you very much Louise and saluti de Germania

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous holiday in an authentic Italian fishing port

  • 5 of 5

5 * accommodation which exceded all our expectations.

Monopoli is a gem. We loved getting lost in the maize of streets, swimming in the crystal clear sea and eating the most amazing food. Everyday we discovered a new church, cove, and restuarant. Can't wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Property is immaculate

  • 5 of 5

Very much liked Monopoli as it is less touristy than say Polgnano. Very glad we didn't rent a car and went everywhere with an excellent train system or the occasional taxi. Restaurants are really good.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand
5

One of nicest apartments we have stayed in in Europe

  • 5 of 5

Loved the spacious, uncluttered clean lines and high ceilings of the apartment. Everything worked. Wish we had stayed longer than a week. The surrounding area was full of life in the evenings and the train station is only 15 mins walk away for excursions. Having a rental car would not have been a very good idea from a parking perspective.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the apartment and enjoyed your time in Monopoli. As the town is becoming much more popular with visitors, parking is a problem so we are going to try to get a parking permit which home owners in the 'centro storico' are entitled to.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bari & Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Very close by
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Bari
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Monopoli
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Very close by
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Porta Vecchia, Monopoli
Car: not necessary

Monopoli is a vibrant fishing port. The old town with its castle, cathedral and churches offers a treasure trove of typical Puglian architectural styles, where the locals still far outnumber the tourists. Its local restaurants serve the gastronomic delights that Puglia is famous for; all within a 2 km promontory surrounded by crystal clear, bright blue sea. Monopoli's coastline is rugged with numerous rocky coves and small sandy bays whilst the long sandy beaches of Capitolo with its chic lidos are just a 15-min drive. A short trip through Puglia's olive groves dotted with 'trulli' leads to Alberobello, Cisternino, Lororotondo, Ostuni and the famous Castellana caves. Bari and Brinidisi are within an hour's drive and Lecce, 'capital of baroque', Matera with its renowned sassi, Trani, the 'pearl of Puglia', Grotaglie famous for ceramics and Castel del Monte are just over an hour away. The 18-hole San Domenico golf course and Fasano safari park are only 20 mins by car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico, Bari

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017/2018
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£485
for 5 nights
From
£97
£680
 
 
Spring 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£507
for 5 nights
From
£101
£706
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£883
for 7 nights
£883
 
 
High Summer
8 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,147
for 7 nights
£1,147
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£794
for 7 nights
£794
 
 
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£485
for 5 nights
From
£97
 
 
Xmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£618
for 5 nights
From
£124
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£485
for 5 nights
From
£97
£680
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30 % deposit required on booking.
Weekly cleaning, bedlinen, towels, heating and water are inlcuded in the rental fees.
THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
balance due 6 weeks before commencement of stay
strictly no smoking and no pets allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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