Price Starting from € 6000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
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Villa del Capitano

The breathtaking blue of the Ionian Sea is heightened by the crisp whiteness and bold flashes of colour of this luxurious retreat, creating a veritable sanctuary in a beguiling landscape.

Villa del Capitano is a modernist three-bedroom villa in a breathtaking setting. Surrounded by the Porto Selvaggio nature reserve and its own beautifully landscaped garden, the property sleeps six guests in minimal luxury. Taking influences from around the globe, this is a calm retreat that eschews cookie cutter homogeneity in favour of a comfortable design focus.

The house is as exquisite as the 270* views from its huge picture windows. The white interior is softened by a stone floor and the eclectic art collection, and provides the perfect backdrop to the earthy reds, olive greens, and the sky and sea blues of the landscape. Nature is the main draw and the property frames it to perfection, including the tropical and Mediterranean planting in the extensive garden.

Guests could happily while away days by the pool, eating delicious meals of local produce al fresco and inhaling the peace and calm while staring out to sea. However, it would be a shame to miss the magnificent beaches and pretty baroque towns on the doorstep. But visitors will be thrilled anew as they return to the peaceful luxury of this welcoming villa in a lesser-known part of Italy’s heel.

Rooms description


The villa has three double bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room. The first room lies beyond the kitchen and has a king-size bed and windows on two sides. The second room leads off the sitting room and has a queen-size bed, windows on two sides and a private terrace. The garden room has a queen-size bed, windows on two sides and a terrace that leads to the outside dining area near the pool. Modern, minimal and luxuriously comfortable, all the rooms have black-out blinds and individually adjusted air conditioning, while the beds are made up with Frette linen.


The bedrooms each have their own en-suite shower room with marble basins and marble shower splashbacks to go with the high-performance fixtures and fittings. There is an outdoor shower near the pool and a guest loo off the living room.


Open-plan with the living space, the kitchen is small but perfectly formed with a bank of wall cupboards and a marble-topped peninsula. Expertly equipped with all the appliances that guests need, including a dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric oven and hob and a coffee machine, those cooking risk being distracted by the mesmerising views of the sea from the picture windows. There is a BBQ at the property.

Living rooms

The large living room has vast daybeds to lounge on while taking in the views from the picture windows. The open-plan design includes the kitchen and a dining table. The beautiful stone floor softens the white walls that are hung with a mix of art. The furniture and art pieces have been sourced from around the world and sit comfortably together in this simply furnished yet relaxing room.

Other rooms



The property is cleaned twice a week, and there is a pool cleaning service every second day, as well as regular garden maintenance.


private pool, air conditioning, espresso machine, oven, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, satellite TV, wifi, cot, high chair, barbeque



Villa del Capitano is approached through electric gates and a private drive and has ample parking in the shade of pine trees. The house is set in a 4,000sqm garden surrounded by a stone wall. Olive, palm, pine and fig trees are beautifully landscaped, alongside cactus and aliums, all of which provide colour, shade, texture and interest. There are little pockets of delight, including shaded sit spots, the dining table under an arbor that seats 14, a bocce court (boules) and the (unfenced) pond; even the path leading to the door builds anticipation as it turns left and then right. The pool is 14mx3m and has six sun loungers from which guests can stare with rapture at the stunning view of the sea. An outdoor shower by the pool and a BBQ complete the picture.


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

Availability & Pricing

weekly prices
from 1 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 6000
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 6750
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 7250
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 6750
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 6000
Price on request.
Cleaning: Included
10% discount for 2 people occupancy
Welcome package with local delicatessen and beverage
Other months only on request

Security deposit: EUR 1.000,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 40 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 (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 3 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days on request.

Leisure & Activities


The property is located in the Porto Selvaggio nature reserve and there are beautiful beaches nearby. For a round of golf, Golf Club Acaya is 42km away or San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, is 100km away. Closer to the property is the ASD Eden Ranch for riding, 13km away.



More information

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Villa del Capitano has breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea, from Gallipoli promontory up to Porto Cesareo, perfect for watching the impressive sunsets. The crystal clear water and mixture of rocky coves and sandy beaches are stunningly beautiful: closest to the house is the beach at Porto Selvaggio, accessed through a pine forest and with great slabs of rock perfect for sunbathing, it is a fabulous swim spot. The privacy, quietness and spectacular views are highlights of this property and guests can happily relax into its charms, fortified by the region’s excellent fresh produce and wine. For those who wish to venture away from the coast, Lecce, otherwise known as Florence of the South, is 31km away. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in southern Italy, it is heralded for its Baroque splendour.


Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (80km) and Bari[BRI] (200km). Train The nearest train station to the property is at Nardò, although the main line stops at Lecce where there is car hire at the station. Road Take the SS101 from Lecce or travel the SP359 coast road. The A14 is 13km away.


Porto Selvaggio beach (400m); Palude del Capitano beach (2km); Nardò (6km); Gallipoli (20km); Santa Caterina (9km); Punta Prosciutto (26km); Lecce (31km); Brindisi (56km); Santa Maria di Leuca (62km); and Otranto (68km).

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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