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This is a very special property. We spent 5 nights here last week, had a very large terrace with views of the Sea, and were within a short walk down to the nearby beach and swimming grotto (an exquisite spot). Our hosts, Raffaele and Francesca, allowed us to pick fresh lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, figs and other delights from their garden. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating! They pointed us in the right direction of where to go for wonderful meals and things to do and see in the area. The charming, non-touristic town of Castro is a 9 minute drive, and we loved it. The nearby grotto with beach is one of the most beautiful swimming spots I’ve seen in my life. The French family next door to us spent all day, every day there with their young kids. My husband and I are grandparents, yet we had no problem walking down the trail to the beach (it is a steep descent, however!). Our apartment was clean and lovely, and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was all done beautifully in small tiles, and the shower was perfection. I loved the bidet, too. Europe is so civilized — I have no idea why bidets never caught on in the U.S.!! All in all, this was a wonderful spot, and I feel lucky that we found it.
We spent 10 days in the apartment and we had a great time in Otranto! The apartment is located next to the rocky beach where is access to the sea and where you can find also a challenging high rock where our boys loved to jump into the water. The water is clean and full of interesting marine life. Short walking distance is sandy beach with shallow water. The beautiful historical town Otranto is full of restaurants, cafeteterias, gelaterias etc. The apartment is very spacious, clean, nicely decorated and in fact it looks even better than on the pictures! Finally, we would like to thank Audrey, she was a wonderful and caring host and we have enjoyed every moment of our stay there!