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On The Beach-Villa with Private Beach Access-Award Winning Sands & Sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

Private Villa Literally On The Beach. Open Aspect, Privacy, Beach & Sea Views

Private Beach Villa with own private beach access, terrace steps to white sands and crystal seas of award winning 'Blue Flag' beach. Enjoying a micro climate of warm sea breezes and cloudless skies when inland clouds and cools. Summer air-con, Winter heating. All year relax/explore. Fully renovated/furnished/fitted/equipped to a high standard. Private terraces and grounds, open aspect 'bellavista'. Easy quick airport access (Bari 50mins/Brindisi 20mins). Managed locally. Ostuni,10km through olive groves,'The White City' world famous, historic centre, spectacular beauty. Local trattoria and Michelin star restaurants, street side cafes and bars and exclusive clubs nestle together in wynding streets of local towns. Alberobello (beautiful 'Town of Trulli'), Lecce ('Little Rome'), Salento, Matera, Polignano a Mare (cliff top location/cave restaurants), Martina Franca, all easy drive/worth a visit. Perfect tranquil location to step off the world, relax 'on the beach' & explore Puglia all year.

Marjorie Hamilton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Marjorie Hamilton

A five year worldwide search discovered The Beach House. The perfect place for me to write and paint. A step off the world, a place to dream and to work on my dreams. Steps onto the sand (as I'd seen in the movies) was the criteria. With 180 degree roof terrace panorama of the Adriatic, an award winning beach and crystal waters the setting offered privacy and tranquility a step away from local delights. I immersed myself in creating what my visiting friends call 'The Spa'. I indulged in renovating this perfectly located 'On the Beach' home, its terraces and grounds to a high 'beach' specification in quality finishes that harmonise with the beach location. Outside living for most months of the year, it is good for the soul. Wrapped in white sheets, surrounded by silence, and with siesta time enjoy 'two days in every one'.

Marjorie Hamilton purchased this villa in 2008

Why Marjorie Hamilton chose Ostuni

1. Perfectly located (fitted perfectly with my dream of a house on the beach - I'd seen it in the movies and then I found it when I fell in love with the laid back, chilled out, traditional values and fabulous hidden five star extras of Puglia.) To share the treat I offer my indulgently created discovery at a great value price for ' on the beach ' to lovely people who think they can slow down and embrace this fabulous place.

2. Designed for comfort. Unlike many Italian holiday homes the beach house has all the added extras you would expect in a home from home, plus the extras that make living on the beach so much fun.

3. Wide choice of airports;

Brindisi 20 mins ( pick up a car or jump in a taxi (50 euro)

Bari 50 mins ( pick up a car or take the train from Airport to Ostuni - see the wide open, often unchanged countryside of olive groves, vineyards and stunning coastline - a treat en route to your beach house. Jump in a taxi from Ostuni station to the beach house for (10/15 euros)

Naples 2-3 hrs ( lovely drive across southern Italy )

Pescara 3 hrs ( fabulous coastal road; see many stunning Adriatic coastal towns on your way to the beach house ..... Especially because once you arrive at the beach house, all your intentions to tour Puglia will be ' domani ' such is the wonderful 'step off the world' location.

Rome 5-6 hours ( take train into Rome for a day or two before driving down to the beach house, see and feel the history then escape to the beach. A delicious drive from Rome across to Puglia.)

Arrive chilled.....Getting to the beach house I see as not so much part of the journey as part of the holiday. There are a variety of routes, all with unique attractions, and flying a day or two earlier than the peak season weekends you can take advantage of flight deals. Check out the options - I find skyscanner useful for best combo of flights and often fly into one airport but out of another. Cars can be picked up in one and dropped off in another.

What makes this villa unique

1. No dangerous swimming pool for small children. Many in Puglia present problems from slipping, chemicals and mosquitos.

2. No need to load up and travel in a hot car to find a beach ( ie problems of parking/walking some distance/lack of shade and lack of facilities). Simply step off the terrace onto the sand and pop back and forward for every comfort - your own 'fully equipped for beach life' villa ON THE BEACH.

3. Be part of a village but on the edge of it ie behind your gates and in enclosed grounds lies privacy, tranquility and open aspect. Just a few minutes walk beyond the gates (early to late Summer) you'll find convenience (deli, minimarket, rotisserie chicken, fresh fruit and veg and for lazy days pizzeria or masseria for lunch and dinner....... Or stay within your own ground and wander just 50m 'by sand' along the beach to enjoy great coffee/ beer and ice cream at the beach bar or nearby wee cafe) a step away.

4. Step from the bedroom to the terraces and from the roof terrace enjoy views across beach, Adriatic and lush green coastline with uninterrupted views. You'll be living right at the beach, enjoying easy access as opposed to being on a coastal hillside someway inland with a sea view. If it's a beach holiday as opposed to just a sea view that you are looking for then this villa is a rare find.

5. Out of the main season the beach house makes a great base for those who love the natural aspects of the beach. The treat of a warm sunny day on the often deserted beach is wonderful. Add fabulous coastal walks and traditional Puglian foods, wines and assorted other delights, small villages to explore, great restaurants etc all but a short drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

....... Just as you predicted we have slowly but surely got into the way of life here. We walk, read, enjoy lazy afternoons in the sun, find little villages tucked away in the beautiful countryside, eat the wonderful fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish and have really enjoyed everything about Puglia. Everyday seems to bring on more spring flowers and produce in the fields, and the dullness of four weeks ago has been replaced with brilliant colours everywhere.

We are still very quiet here but on the w/e there seemed to be many more people around, opening cottages and camping out in their trailers. The southern Italian people are wonderful - talkative, full of personality and friendly [ except when they get into a car - then they are crazy lunatics!] All in all we want to thank you for the use of your beautiful home and for a wonderful holiday.
Mar 2017
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Ostuni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New (2012) luxury shower room. Glass wall and drench shower, wc, bidet, wash hand basin, fully tiled. Additional private open-air shower in walk-in tiled shower enclosure located in gardens outside bedrooms (for daytime cooling or any time Maldive-style showering).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , featuring 210 cm round bed
    Lounge with sofabed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Curtained lounge area with extra large double sofa bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Canopied single beds 90x200cm can be joined to be superking.
  • Bedroom 1 with 210cm large double round bed, guest wardrobe, chest of drawers, tables, full length mirrors. Bedroom 2 with large twin beds (can be joined to make superking) are under a full 2mx2m ceiling to floor net canopy & door onto private terrace. Guest wardrobe, 3 x chests of drawers, full length mirrors. This bedroom is open to lounge for air to flow freely - screened for privacy by ironwork and organza and cotton curtains arranged to suit. Note that additional privacy/insect protection afforded by bed canopy. Lounge large corner sofa converts to large double bed/kingsize - comfortable with extra mattress toppers if desired. Drawers/little cupboards for storage. All rooms with storage and quality furnishing. With air-con and/or fans to move cool air. All windows have shutters for free flow of beach breezes on warm night. Travel cot for babies/toddlers if required..
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Due to the unique location - located on the edge of a small village of individual privately owned villas, and right on the beach (The Beach House enjoys its own private access via steps from the terrace onto the sand) - you will enjoy the opportunity to swim, relax, BBQ all with the convenience and access this affords. No need to trail in a car, search for parking and pack for an away day. Everything is on hand. Beach toys, Beach towels, mats, loungers, ice box etc all available. Swim before breakfast. pop back for freshly ground coffee on your own private terraces. Sunbathe on another terrace, or return to the beach. BBQ for lunch. Siesta wherever. Late afternoon swim before al fresco showering and cocktail hour on the roof terrace. Well furnished on every terrace for outdoor living. Walk on the beach as the sunsets, or take an evening stroll after dinner and fine wine at the firepit table. Sleep well, and do it all again the next day. Step off the world. Escape to the Beach House.


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On The Beach-Villa with Private Beach Access-Award Winning Sands & Sea
average rating of 4.625 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic Beach Life Venue

  • 5 of 5

As fully qualified beach bums (from Jersey), we can confirm that every wonderful promise from the description of the property and location is spot on. With its flip flop access directly onto the beach, the villa enhanced our holiday by providing sun terraces, shady verandas, the perfect roof top sun downer spot and sun/shade/inside dining options.

The villa is very well equipped, and the location was ideal for both the beach life and for visiting nearby historic sites.

Thanks so much Marji, we loved our time in your Beach Villa, you even managed to get our teenagers in the sea in April - Wow!

All the best

Tim and Vero

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Woweee, you guys totally 'got it'. I am always delighted when this magical corner of Europe is shared with lovely people who enjoy magical days. Such a rare opportunity to acquire such a fabulous and unique 'on the beach' location, it has been a low key labour of love to develop a place that like minded people can escape to. That it provided all you needed for a great relaxing holiday and opportunity to explore beautiful Puglia means the world to me. Hurry back. Thank you for booking. Cheers Marji PS Forever being added to - new in June 2017 French doors opening on to the 2016 new gazebo. It just gets better 😎😉
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Perfect time in Costa Merlata...

  • 5 of 5

The house offers all you need! Specially the space outside is nice. We've enjoyed to chillout there and have a glass of wine while our littel one was sleeping peacfully inside. Also the nice town Ostuni is very close by. Best is to have a car during your stay to explore the sourroundings. The communicaion with Marji was very polite and helpfull. We definately reccomend to stay there! Thanks Marji. Roman&Nadja with little Levis :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So the new gazebo ( 2016) provided shade, space and comfort - and great views - fabulous. While being close by your little one at siesta/evenings - that's great. Delighted that you enjoyed a relaxing holiday - from memory that was quite a challenge when my children were very young. I think having everything to hand in the house, and all you need for beach days, beach a few steps away, your own private direct beach access is the answer.
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Perfect time in Costa Merlata....

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time there with our 1.5yo son! It was very peaceful and the really closeby beach with the beach café was perfect for us.

The house offers all you need! Specially the space outside is nice. We've enjoyed to chillout there and have a glass of wine while our littel one was sleeping peacfully inside. Also the nice town Ostuni is very close by. Best is to have a car during your stay to explore the sourroundings. The communicaion with Marji was very polite and helpfull. We definately reccomend to stay there! Thanks Marji. Roman&Nadja with little Levis :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guessing the new gazebo was the scene of a few wines - just a few steps away from your little boy sleeping, and 'a million miles' away from the hustle bustle of work and home. Lovely having you guys stay - hurry back 😎😀 Ciao 4 Now Marji
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

With a fabulous new gazebo beautifully furnished for lazy shaded lunches overlooking the beach with the waves rolling in, and the beach just a few steps away, it was just wonderful. Slept so soundly, feel totally refreshed. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a property fitted out with all the thoughtful things that are needed for a homeaway stay. With fond memories of our first stay at Marji’s Beach House, we returned. It was another fabulous holiday. Plenty of space for the four of us (two couples) to find our own sun/shade/chat and tranquillity. The little changes adding even more comfort and convenience were appreciated, but all in all it was the same quality, lazy days, the tranquillity, the great foods (and wines), and all Marji’s hints at how to discover the best of Puglia off the beaten track that made our holiday perfect. In reality we didn’t venture as far as we might have - it was all too convenient …… a great beach at the foot of the terrace steps tempted lazy beach house days, p&q to lie on the sun beds and read, a swim, BBQ lunch, sunsets on the roof terrace and warm sea breezes in the evenings cooking surf and turf around the fire pit table. Really pleased we returned. Seduced, think we’ll be back! Again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Know you love the beach house. Would be lovely to have you guys enjoy yet another fabulous beach holiday. You certainly were wonderfully relaxed after your stay. Know that you enjoyed your coastal walks and the opportunity to explore a little more of the area. There is so much more to discover - hurry back! Marj
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Fantastic Area, walk further away from main beach

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely and clean, well laid out with fantastic notes about the area. Marjorie was very helpful and we particularly enjoyed the outside seating areas and roof top seating. The view from the roof was super. August is a very busy time and the immediate beach is packed with tourists. We walked further on to more secluded areas about 10-15 minutes from the house. The water was lovely and we enjoyed our swims. The shop near by was well stocked and had delicious deli food.

I would recommend this property to a family with slightly younger children. The twin beds were slightly smaller than my 18 and 20 year old needed for comfort. My husband and I enjoyed the round bed though and I was thrilled we had mosquito nets. The kitchen was well stocked and the coffee maker was super. Ostuni and surrounding villages in the hills were wonderful to visit! And the restaurants recommended were excellent. Puglia is a wonderful place, take advantage of the private beach areas.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: New for 2016 New beds 90x200, fabulous new extra comfy mattresses that can be joined to make kingsize. New full kingsize canopy surrounding beds. Also new Gazebo; shaded dining, reclining and with sea and beach views. Thanks Victoria, appreciated the input and all changed to make 5 stars you promised with the upgrade of beds.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Costa Merlata
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
San Domenico
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Costa Merlata
Nearest Beach
Steps Onto Award Winning Costa Merlata Beach
Car: recommended

Think Puglia, Think Beach House, Summer/Winter Sun 'On The Beach'- Terrace Steps to White Sand&Sea

Private Terraces with Stunning Beach, Sea and Uninterrupted Coastal Views. 10kmOstuni, 20mins Airport

Private Beach Villa with own beach access, terrace steps to white sands and crystal seas of award winning 'Blue Flag' beach. Enjoying a micro climate of warm sea breezes and cloudless skies when inland clouds and cools.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit is required to secure your booking.
Balance by agreement, and in any event prior to keys/access.
A security deposit of 300 euro is charged; payable by cash on arrival/returned (either on departure or where deemed appropriate by bank transfer following final clean) less any damages.
Sparkle clean/all linen included in rental. Further laundry/cleaning etc available by agreement and payable directly/locally.
Winter fuel payable as used. Note the pellet stove is very effective.
For bookings taken directly by the web site there is a strict cancellation policy refunding 100% where cancelled 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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