15% discount on remaining weeks in 2023. Min stay 5 nights, flexible check-in - check out dates.

Price Starting from € 3300 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility Although single-storey, this property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests.
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Villa Ela

With sustainability at its heart, this beautiful property, its garden and grounds, are a triumph of great design where simplicity is synonymous with luxury

This exquisite villa with its seamless blend of ancient and contemporary design is nestled in two acres of private olive grove not far from the Adriatic coast.

Rich in Puglian heritage, the property was built with tufo stones and painted using the ancient technique of ‘scialbatura di calce’. Sustainability was a driving force in the build and it has excellent thermal efficiency and is powered exclusively by solar energy.

Villa Ela sleeps six in three double en-suites, each one in a separate buiding: the main house, which also comprises the living space, the annex and the lamia. Simply decorated, the interior mixes local craftmanship with design pieces and the decoration has a natural warmth provided by the huge picture windows and doors that frame the glorious view.

From the apertures in the outside bathroom wall to the zigzag of steps leading up the side of the building, to the archways, alcoves and niches lined up with the pool, there is a delightful interplay of shapes and light. Cool and comfortable, this is a property that delights round every corner.

It would be a travesty not to explore beyond the house and its grounds since the property is perfectly placed for the fabulous beaches and coves of the Adriatic and the pretty towns and villages of Salento and the Itria Valley.

Rooms description


The property has three double bedrooms all with their own bathrooms, spread over three buildings.

The main house: the principal bedroom is similar in style to the rest of the house with a soft, natural palette of colours and materials. A cane and wood wardrobe runs along one wall and a poured concrete floor is smooth to the touch. The comfy bed is placed looking out of a huge picture window that reaches down to the floor. The view out of it provides all the decoration required.

The annex: a low wooden platform bed is paired with a low wooden built-in bench that stretches along one wall. Large wooden-framed sliding doors lead to a terrace with views of the olive grove.

The lamia: a traditional alcove has been transformed into a beautiful double bed with the help of a sleek wooden platform, while a hanging rail makes use of another niche. Floor cushions, a barrel-vault ceiling and a fireplace used as a shelf are delightfully simple and welcoming.


The bathrooms at Villa Ela are characterful yet understated.

The main house: the rustic-looking basin is a huge stone trough balancing on four big building stones. Visually softened by the brass-coloured taps and smooth-framed, organic-shaped mirror, the bathroom finds the perfect stylistic balance.

The annex: an outside concrete bath with an overhead shower has exposed copper pipework with red taps and is screened by a wall with square apertures. There is an inside bathroom too.

The lamia: under a barrel-vault ceiling the bathroom has a large stone basin and niches and alcoves inform the design.


The kitchen is in the main house and is separate from the living space. Fully equipped it has everything guests might need. There is another kitchen outside which is rustic yet chic in appearance and is next to a shaded dining table for eight.

Living rooms

The living room is in the main house and offers a beautifully calm and light space to sit and relax on the big sofa. A built-in bench runs along the fireplace wall and there are large wood-framed doors to the garden on either side. There is a dining table inside as well as outside, likewise a shaded sitting space.

Other rooms



Complementary mid-stay cleaning, for stays from 2 weeks and longer.


private pool, dogs allowed, espresso machine, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer


Although single-storey, this property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests.


Nestled in two acres of private olive grove, the main house, annex, lamia and pool create a smooth flow of lines, curves, and archways, unified by their whitewashed walls. The 40sqm pool has daybeds along one side and there is a shaded sitting area as well as a covered dining table for 8 next to the outside kitchen.


Availability & Pricing

15% discount on remaining weeks in 2023. Min stay 5 nights, flexible check-in - check out dates.

weekly prices
from 1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024 € 3300
from 1 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 3800
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 4800
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 6300
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 4800
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 3800
Price on request.
Cleaning: EUR 200 per week
Dog fee: EUR 100 per week

Security deposit: EUR 500,00 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. In July and August flexibel arrival and departure day, minimum stay 1 week.

Leisure & Activities


The Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and the breathtaking beaches of the Adriatic are a short drive from the villa. The property is also close to lots of interesting towns and villages with a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and stunning Baroque architecture. There are vineyards and olive groves where tastings and tours are possible. For a round of golf, the nearest course is San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, 44km away.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Villa Ela 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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Villa Ela is tucked in the olive groves between San Vito dei Normanni and San Michele Salentino where Northern Salento meets the Itria Valley in the heart of Puglia. Discover the restaurants, maze of small streets and market stalls of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino, or head to the trulli villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo. The villa is close to the Adriatic coast and just 11km from the crystal-clear water and rocky coves of the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve. To the north is Polignano a Mare (67km), 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 (60km) with its Baroque castle and cathedral, or head down the coast to Lecce (59km), 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.


Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (22km) and Bari[BRI] (101km). Train The nearest train station to the property is at Carovigno. There is car rental available at the station. Road The motorway exit closest to the property is at Carovigno.


Carovigno (7km); Ostuni (13km); Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve (14km); Ceglie Messapica (18km); Brindisi (22km); Cisternino (35km); Martina Franca (36km); Locorotondo (42km); Lecce (59km); Monopoli (60km); Taranto (61km); Alberobello (65km); Polignano a Mare (67km); and Bari (101km).

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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