We (two couples) have just returned from a wonderful ten days in Serena's great apartment in Monopoli. The location was perfect, just across the road from a small public beach and within minutes of several others. Ten minutes pleasant walk takes you to town centre but all amenities including good restaurants, shops and cafes are close by the apartment. However the "old town" is more atmospheric.
The apartment is spacious, was spotlessly clean, well equipped, has comfortable beds, separate bathrooms with showers, two large and lovely balconies with the best sea views imaginable (brilliant for dining out or just taking in the view). We were pleasantly surprised to find that the apartment was much nicer than we had expected from looking at the photos (Even with the patio doors closed the view is amazing from the comfort of the couch).
Serena was great to deal with, particularly helpful, showed us all the local amenities and provided us with a much appreciated welcome pack and more. She was easily contacted, responded quickly and was available when needed (her friend printed off our boarding passes when we failed to find an internet cafe open).
On Serena's recommendation, we hired a car and were so delighted that we did, as day trips to the local towns and villages in this historic region are a must. We did not use the car to visit the town centre as the walk is quite pleasant.
Monopoli was a great location and we would love to return and would definitely hope to be able to stay in Serena's apartment. We will recommend it to all our friends.
Thanks again Serena.