New in our portfolio

Price Starting from € 2765 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests
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La Stella


A Puglian property with more than a hint of Scandinavian influence, a stay at La Stella is one of soothing, sophisticated luxury


La Stella is an exquisite property that combines the very best of Puglian architecture with sleek Scandinavian design.

Tucked into olive groves halfway between Carovigno and Ostuni, two of the pretty white towns of the Itria Valley, this house for eight offers a calming and stylish retreat.

A wrap-around veranda, an abundance of neat, black-framed picture windows, a four-poster bed, a sparkling azure pool and a large roof terrace have squares and rectangles as a unifying design motif. The chalky coloured walls are a warm white, offset by the brass taps in the bathrooms and the use of rattan and linen, local pottery and tiles, and floor rugs. It all combines in a light and bright, comfortable and luxurious aesthetic..

Every detail has been carefully thought of and executed, from the length and depth of the pool steps, to the soothing back and forth of the cane rocking chairs on the veranda and the book pocket in the hammock, enabling guests to entirely switch off.

If guests can bear to leave La Stella to explore the pretty Puglian countryside and the coves and beaches of the Adriatic, they will find that the location of the house is as wonderful as the treasures found within its boundary walls.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

The property has four bedrooms, one of which is separate from the main house. All are decorated in sophisticated chalky whites while comfortable mattresses and luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding come as standard. Simple yet sophisticated, a palette of natural materials and colours provide beautifully calm rooms, while the three bathrooms have high-quality fixtures and fittings in warm brass, complemented by locally made tiles on the floor and around the bath. Bedroom 1: The principal bedroom has a super-king-size, black, four-poster bed, low-level lighting that can be dimmed and a door to the terrace and pool. The en-suite bathroom, which has a bath, leads to an enclosed private outdoor shower. Bedroom 2: This is one of the property’s original rooms and, because it cannot be accessed from the house, it makes the perfect space for guests who would like a bit of privacy. However, for the same reason, it might not be suitable for young children. The beautiful, exposed stone walls and vaulted ceiling are the stars of the show, with another domed ceiling providing the perfect place for the rainfall shower in the en-suite. Bedroom 3: This king-size double has doors that lead to the gardens, terrace and pool and shares a bathroom with a walk-in shower with the twin room next door. Bedroom 4: Set up with twin beds, this lovely room has doors out to the garden and shares a bathroom with a walk-in shower with the double room next door.

Bathrooms

Kitchen

The fully fitted kitchen is expertly equipped and includes plates and serving dishes from the Fasano Ceramiche. Open-plan, Scandinavian in design and beautiful in its simplicity, it occupies one end of the living room. The run of wall units is pale wood below and white on the upper cupboards, while a dining table and chairs sit below a trio of pendant lights. The outdoor kitchen is similarly designed and shaded from the sun by a rattan portico.

Living rooms

At the other end to the kitchen is the living area. A curation of textiles and ceramics add colour and texture to the beautifully placed chairs and sofa. With light streaming in from the picture windows and doors that open onto the veranda, the room is airy and delightful.

Other rooms

Facilities


Cleaning

The property is cleaned once a week, including regular pool and garden maintenance. Mid-week cleaning and linen change is available on request.

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, television, wifi, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer

Accessibility

This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests

Outside

La Stella’s grounds stretch to 6 acres and as well as hundreds of olive trees that make up the working olive grove, there are also fig, pomegranate, lemon, almond and persimmon trees. Enclosed by dry stone walls, entry to the property is by electric gates with a buzzer. This is a house where guests will spend as much time outside as they do inside, and, as such, there is lots of space dedicated to the art of switching off. A shaded terrace area next to the house has vintage rocking chairs, there is a shaded outdoor kitchen with a sink, fridge and BBQ as well as a dining table and chairs for eight, while the roof terrace has two cosy yet elegant, long, cushioned cane sofas. A hammock, hanging chair, sun loungers and day beds provide further opportunities for outdoor snoozing, and the pool is fabulous. There are a couple of mountain bikes for guests’ use and a table tennis table.

Notes

Availability & Pricing


New in our portfolio

weekly prices
from 6 January 2024 to 31 March 2024 € 2765
from 1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024 € 3850
from 1 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 4550
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 5600
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 7500
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 5600
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 4025
from 1 November 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 2765
from 21 December 2024 to 4 January 2025 € 5000
Price on request.
Cleaning fee: EUR 250 per week
Extra cleaning: EUR 12 per hour
Dog fee: EUR 100 per week
Baby cot: Included in the rental price

Security deposit: EUR 750,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.

Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays arrival as of 4 PM - 7 PM and departure latest 10 AM.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

The Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and the breathtaking beaches of the Adriatic are a half-hour-drive from the villa. The property is also close to lots of interesting towns and villages with a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops, antiques markets and stunning Baroque architecture. There are vineyards and olive groves where tastings and tours are possible and for a round of golf, the nearest course is San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, 35km away.

Specials

We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at La Stella in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, horse riding, massage therapist, yoga instructor, wine tours and a tourist guide.

Happenings

More information

Please take a look at our SpecialPuglia Tips.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

La Stella is just a ten-minute drive to the centre of Carovigno (see our blog about Carovigno as a Local!) and 15 minutes from Ostuni, one of the most well-known of the magical white towns of the Itria Valley. Discover its restaurants, maze of small streets and market stalls, likewise Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino, or head to the trulli villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo. The property is just half an hour from the crystal-clear water and rocky coves of the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve on the Adriatic coast. To the north is Polignano a Mare (54km), a town built on limestone cliffs where its famous viewpoint, the Balconata sul Mare, offers incredible sea views and is home to occasional high-octane cliff-diving competitions. Discover coastal Monopoli (47km) with its Baroque castle and cathedral, or head down the coast to Lecce (79km), otherwise known as the Florence of the south, which is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Italy and heralded for its Baroque splendour.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (41km) and Bari[BRI] (91km). Train The nearest train station to the property is at Ostuni. There is car rental available at the station. Road The motorway exit closest to the property is at Ostuni.

Distances

Carovigno (4km); Ostuni (6km); Ceglie Messapica (15km); Cisternino (25km); Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve (24km); Martina Franca (29km); Locorotondo (32km); Alberobello (41km); Brindisi (41km); Monopoli (49km); Polignano a Mare (56km); Taranto (58km); Lecce (75km); and Bari (91km). The motorway exit closest to the property is at Ostuni.

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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