For those of you wishing to explore Southern Italy, we are offering you the opportunity of sharing the home we live in. Italia Bella Vita is in a peaceful setting of 2 acres of olive grove in a tranquil rural area of Ostuni. (please note that we are approx. 12km from Ostuni city and 2km from San Michele Salentino. Car hire is essential to experience Puglia fully)
Why not join us for breakfast on the patio where you can enjoy the view over our Olive Grove. We will be using local produce and fruit from our own trees whenever possible as well as homemade bread with your breakfast.
As we are a working olive farm you can even buy some of our olive oil to take home as a reminder of your stay with us.
Your accommodation will be in a comfortable double bedroom, your room will have towels (not for beach use), hair-dryer, hair straighteners, UK travel adapters should you wish to use them.
We would like to confirm that as you are sharing our home with us you will also be sharing our bathroom, however every consideration will be given to your privacy.
We can also accommodate one child who is under the age of 2 yrs at no extra charge . We will provide a travel cot for them to sleep in, again at no extra cost.
We are near to San Michele Salentino, Ceglie Messapica, Carovigno, and Ostuni (the White City).
Alberobello The home of the Trulli is only 45 minutes away and the caves of Castellana are 1hr away. Check out our guide book for a few more ideas of places to visit or things to do during your stay.
During June-September why not visit our local village of San Michele Salentino and enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching some of the free entertainment taking place in the piazza. San Michele also has a good selection of restaurants/pizzerias all at reasonable prices.
We also have numerous beaches near to us, our nearest beach is also only a short 20 minute drive from the house.
Also if you are thinking about buying your own home or a rental property in Puglia we would love to share our experiences/knowledge with you. We can also put you in contact with agents so that you can start looking for that perfect home.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you arrive at our Italian home.
that our check-in time is after 12:00 pm and check-out time is before 10:00 am
Mark and Raye hanno un graziosa casa immersa in un uliveto vicino a Ostuni che trasmette molta tranquillità. La camera accogliente ed il letto molto comodo. L'accoglienza degli padroni di casa è perfetta, sono discreti e molto attenti alle esigenza degli ospiti, piacevoli nella conversazione (sia in inglese che italiano). La colazione è golosa con prodotti freschissimi del loro frutteto. Location stategica, soggiorno da consigliare.
Mark and Raye have a lovely house in a very peaceful olive grove close to the city of Ostuni. The bedroom is cozy e the bed is very comfortable. The welcoming of the hosts is perfect, they are discreet and very careful about guest needs and chatting is very enjoyable (in both Italian and English)
Breakfast is delicious with fresh fruit from their own plants. Location is strategic, nice spot to stay.
Splendid atmosfere with relax and peace! Raye & Mark are very kind and very welcoming!!! The marmelade of Raye is delicious and the breakfast "un augurio di Buongiorno ".I highly recommend this Bn'b for the welcome and the atmosphere of relaxation!!
We had a perfect stay in Raye&Mark's place!
The house and the outdoor area are very charming and cosy...in the middle of hundred and hundred of olives trees (where we had a good breakfast) ! There is a small village 5min (by car) from their place...we really appreciated the atmosphere by night to have a simple dinner.
About Raye&Mark, they are lovely host. Very welcoming, available to share their experience of the region and give advice about the place to visit around. And most of all very nice person to talk with :)
Finally, this place is well located to move in Puglia : Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorontodo, Lecce etc...
We would highly recommend Raye&Mark's place for all these reasons !
We spent two nights at Raye and Mark's home. It is a really lovely place to stay, if you want to discover the region, and especially Ostuni, which is really beautiful. We had a really nice stay there and you should go to their place. Raye and Mark are lovely and welcoming people. We would like to come back there as soon as possible.
I was staying for two nights at this wonderful place from Raye & Mark. What amazing lovely people. A cute welcome present, a nice room, interesting talks, nice breakfast in the garden, a lot of interesting (email hidden)l this and a lot more made this stay just perfect. Thanks a lot for this adorable time!
Raye and Mark are beautiful people, very nice the conversation with them. The place is peaceful and beautiful. Thanks again for the bread receipt!
We had the great pleasure to inaugure Raye & Mark B&B! It is definitely the best Airbnb where we have been so far!
They are so welcoming; the first thing you find are nice attentions as some fresh almonds from the garden, a nice welcome card and some delicious Taralli.
We also shared the dinner with Raye and Mark. They told us about their life in Italy, the olive farming, the way they restored this house by themselves...
Definitely, if we come back, we really hope to be able to come and visit them.
Take care, have a nice life in San Michele, and we wish you the best luck ever for the launch of "Italia Bella Vita" !!!
All our best,
Thomas and Amelie