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 Salentino also has a good selection of restaurants/pizzerias all at very 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 estate 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.
Our check-in time is after 4:00 pm and the check-out time is before 10:00 am. If you require an earlier check in time please let us know.
Raye and Mark are very friendly persons and to stay there was absolutely nice. Delicious breakfast in a silent garden. Also there gave me wonderful tips for eating dinner outside and best places to swim in the sea. Thanks again for the nice time, best regards now from Munich
Thank you Florian we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the places that we had recommended to you. Best wishes for your future career which we hope will be very successful. We would love to be able to welcome you back one day.
Raye und Mark sind fantastische Gastgeber. Sie sind sehr liebevolle und wollten uns nie stören. Bescheiden und zurückhaltend. Sie lobten stets mein katastrophales Englisch. Das Zimmer ist auch sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Das Frühstück gesund und perfekt.
Ich bin froh so wundervolle Menschen kennengelernt zu haben. Immer wieder gerne. Urlaub ist schön.
Angelika und Albert
Court séjour d'une nuit mais quel accueil! Mark et Raye sont aux petits soins pour nous faire découvrir la région et nous accueillent dans leur belle maison, au calme, au milieu des oliviers. Un havre de paix pour se ressourcer! Et gouter aux délicieuses confitures et créations de raye!
Et un immense merci à eux car Mark nous a retrouvé in extremis à l'aéroport de Brindisi pour nous rapporter un vetement que nous avions oublié dans une armoire.
Merci pour votre hospitalité!
Thank you for a plenty of remarkable assists against first Japanese guests. We really appreciate your help especially laundry services (^_^;). Nice and quiet circumstances ease us very much, and if we have a chance, we'd like to visit your BnB again in a future. See you and best regards…Y/M.H
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!
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