About this listing
Charming apartment w/relax area in the heart of the Sassi. It perfectly blends the magical feel of the old tufa caves with all modern comforts.The owners family has has got an international background and fluently speaks English,French & Japanese
Deluxe suite with relax area.
The apartment is a perfect mix of ancient cave and modern comforts. It is located in the heart of Sassi in the Casalnuovo district, one of the oldest parts of the scenic sasso caveoso.
The house is dug in the soft calcareous tufo stone and is a typical underground vaulty dwelling. It is an open space of over 100 square meters with a large patio looking at sassi where you can enjoy scenic aperitif and relaxing chats.
The entrance to the apartment is completely independent for your privacy. The house is equipped with all comforts such as a kitchenette, fridge, fireplace, TV, bathroom with a powerful shower, WI-FI.
The relax area lies in the lower level where the cellar was originally located and includes a large bath tube and massage mats. Ideal location for a relaxing week-end!
The four-poster bed and the magical feel makes the location an ideal retreat for couples.
An extra DOUBLE sofa-bed is available for families and group of friends (maximum 4 people). Babies up to 5 years old sharing the bed with their parents don't pay any extra charge. For those of 5 y.o. and up the extra bed rate is 20,00 euros per person.
Upon arrival the apartment will be cleaned and provided with clean linen and towels; the daily cleaning of the house and change of linen is at guest care.
NEW: The Municipality of Matera has recently estrablished the tourist tax: it is due from all tourists arriving in Matera for maximum the first two nights of their stay. The tax must be collected upon arrival in the apartment and is 1,00 euro per person per night. Please ask me if any doubt about the amount to pay.
Guests have access to the kitchen, the relax area, the patio and all the equipments of the house.
The fridge is stuffed with food and beverages to let our guests prapare their breakfast by themself and the kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils.
Interaction with Guests
I live upstairs with my family and the units have different entrances. An interphone connecting my house with the suite is available for any requests and I am generally staying at home when I have guests. I like to welcome guests with warmth and at the same time respect of their privacy. I gladly assist with information and ideas to make the stay in Matera more enjoayable.
Very centrally located, we are in the heart of the old Sassi district and at the same time 5 minutes walk from shopping district and cultural and entertainment center of the city.
Best restaurants and trattorias accross the street and market also close.
For guests coming by car, there is a public parking space and a toll parking nearby.
The central station is located at 1 mile distance and can be reached by bus or taxi.
For guests coming by plane, I can arrange transfer from and to Bari airport at convenient rates.
Main touristic spots are at walking distance so you will not need a car during your stay, unless you plan to visit the surroundings across Apulia and Basilicata regions.
Other Things to Note
Unlike many other facilities in sassi area that can only be reached by foot, you can reach the house by car for loading and unloading operations. Easy reach for families with children.
Being an eco-friendly family, we kindly ask our guests to follow some simple eco-tips: keep your showers short, and shut off the water while you're brushing your teeth.
When you leave the room, turn off the heating, television, lights or any other electric devices. Reuse your towels instead of having them changed often. We thank all our guests for sharing with us this concern being convinced that all these little actions will contribute to keep Earth greener!
About the Host, Francesco
Instancabile curioso verso tutto ciò che è arte, natura, storia e Matera offre tutto ciò in maniera perfetta. Grande viaggiatore con la fortuna di aver vissuto all'estero per molti anni in Paesi meravigliosi e contrastanti. Tireless curious towards everything that is art, nature, history and Matera offers all these things blended in a perfect way. A great traveler with the good fortune of having lived abroad for many years in wonderful countries.