Special offer

10% discount on all remaining weeks in July and August 2024

Price Starting from € 4000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests although the accommodation is spread across one level only
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This sleek, single-storey property is a sculptural delight of natural materials and colours inside, while the bright white exterior and azure pool reflect its stunning coastal location

Just a short drive from the rocky coves and white sandy beaches of this exquisitely beautiful and relatively untouched part of Puglia is Loliva, a smooth white villa with sculptural architectural lines and an azure-blue pool.

Sleeping eight in four en-suite rooms, the house is a sleek and contemporary celebration of rustic living, reflected in the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, linen and rope. Much of the interior build uses free-form design and it is decorated in a rich, earthy colour palette that reflects the surrounding landscape.

The smooth walls and floors look like they have been poured into place and are the perfect backdrop to a barefoot holiday existence of rest and relaxation, punctuated by delicious meals using fresh local ingredients, cooling swims in the saltwater pool and aperitivi watching the sun set over the sea from the rooftop terrace.

The space, privacy and comfort of Loliva is matched by its wonderful location. The beaches and coves of this mesmerising coastline are easily reached and guests can also enjoy wine tastings and tours in some of the area’s celebrated vineyards, or excursions to Lecce, Otranto and other Salentine towns with their rich cultural and architectural heritage.  

Rooms description


There are four en-suite bedrooms: one in the main building, and three in the adjoining buildings with access to the garden.
The rooms are simply decorated in earthy tones with sculptural driftwood headboards or draped linen canopies and light fixtures crafted from wood. There are three king-size doubles and one twin room with fabulous four-poster beds in a bold desert orange.


There are four en-suite bathrooms, all with showers and two with a bath, as well. Smooth Moroccan-style walls in earthy colours continue and form the shower walls, the sculptural form being matched by functional niches for lotions and potions as well as hi-spec fixtures and fittings. One of the baths is flush with a large picture window making for a soak with a spectacular view towards the sea.


The spacious, open-plan central room combines the villa’s living, dining and kitchen areas. All on one level and with a smooth floor perfect for bare feet, it is a welcoming space that celebrates natural materials and forms. Understated in style yet expertly equipped, the kitchen has everything guests might need to make anything from a simple breakfast to a full-on feast. Flooded with light from three slim windows behind the smoothly sculpted island and from the sliding glass doors on one side of the room and the Critall-style doors on the other, the free-form design includes a huge plywood cupboard with rustic tree branch handles. A wine fridge and Lavazza espresso machine provide just the right level of sophistication and comfort to counterbalance the rustic aesthetic. An oval fire stove on a pillar in the middle of the room warms the villa in the cooler months and near it is the indoor dining table that seats eight. Outside, a larger dining table for 12 in the shade provides the perfect place for long al fresco meals with views of three beautiful Puglian blues: pool, sky and sea

Living rooms

As part of the main room, the living area is a comfy spot to relax out of the heat of the summer sun or near the woodburning stove out of season. A simple space with a sofa and chairs is all that is required given the various outside lounge areas, including a day bed on the roof terrace, an outdoor sitting room on the terrace, and sun loungers, easy chairs and even a hammock that are dotted around the garden.

Other rooms



The property is cleaned every two days, which is included in the rental price, as is a midweek change of linen and end-of-stay cleaning. The pool is cleaned and the garden maintained on a regular basis.


private pool, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, nespresso machine, oven, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, cot, barbeque, hairdryer


This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests although the accommodation is spread across one level only


Guests arriving at Loliva need only drive a short distance from the coast to find the villa amongst the olive groves. Traditional stone walls surround the 10,000sqm of private grounds where there are two entrances, both accessed via electric gates. From above it seems that the house slots together like pieces of a puzzle laid out on a smooth terrace base that circles the building. A curved stairway leads up to the roof terrace which offers the perfect spot to watch the sun set. Mediterranean planting, including cactus plants and ancient olive trees, add sculptural form and there are lots of places to sit or lie, including a hammock, sun loungers and chairs. A 12-seater outdoor dining table in the shade of the pergola is close to the house and looks out over the 10m x 4m saltwater swimming pool. Here there is an outdoor shower threaded through the gnarled trunk of an old olive tree. There is a ping pong table in the shade, a BBQ and more than enough space for everyone to find a little peace and quiet.


Availability & Pricing

Special offer

10% discount on all remaining weeks in July and August 2024

weekly prices
from 1 April 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 5200
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 7800
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 9000
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 7800
from 1 October 2024 to 30 November 2024 € 5400
from 1 December 2024 to 31 December 2023 € 4000
Price on request.
Cleaning fee: EUR 120 per week
Dog fee: EUR 140 per week
Extra cleanings: EUR 15 per hour

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


There are beautiful white sandy beaches just moments from the house, including San Giovanni beach (7km), and Punta della Suina and Pescoluse beaches (18km), to the north and south of the property. For a round of golf, Golf Club Acaya is 75km away. Closer to home is the ASD Eden Ranch for discovering this beautiful landscape by horse (33km).


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


More information

Please take a look at our SpecialPuglia Tips.


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The Salento peninsula is best known for its azure blue water, sun-kissed beaches and pretty, under-the-radar towns, all of which are within easy reach. Guests can take their pick of rocky coves or white sand and when a little architectural culture is required, there is a clutch of towns to explore, including Otranto, Porto Cesareo and Gallipoli. Lecce, known as Florence of the South, is a must – heralded for its Baroque splendour, it is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in southern Italy and is just 60km from the villa. This part of Italy is a food and wine lover’s paradise and Torre Ospina (8km) is one of several vineyards where guests can do a wine tour and tasting. You can pick up delicious local wines, cheese and olive oil in Ugento itself, where there is a good offering of supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants.


Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (106km) and Bari[BRI] (226km). Train The nearest station to the property is at Ugento, although the main line stops at Lecce (60km) where there is car rental available at the station. Road Take the SS16 Adriatic road south from Lecce to Ugento.


San Giovanni beach (7km); Torre Ospina vineyard (8km); Pescoluse beach (18km); Punta della Suina beach (18km); Gallipoli (23km); Santa Maria di Leuca (25km); Nardò (38km); Otranto (50km); Lecce (60km) Porto Cesareo (60km); and Brindisi (106km).

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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