The Santo Scalone Residence

ostuni, puglia
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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Travel dates:
£370 - £1,074 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

Escape to this rustic villa just outside Ostuni, brimming with authentic, local charm and finished with contemporary, luxury interiors. It sleeps 8 + 2. Built in 1877, this sumptuous home has been sympathetically renovated, giving it a sleek, contemporary finish within original buildings, retaining all its unique features and stunning architecture yet updated with modern home comforts. Parents looking for a hassle-free break can call on local staff who offer a full range of helpful services, including: massages, cooking classes, grocery deliveries, transfers and a private chef or catering services.

Why Kids Love it

Kids of all ages will love swimming in the pool (42m2, with a depth from 0.9 to 1.5 m) which can be heated for little ones in the cooler season. There’s even a warm outdoor shower to clean off sandy toes after days spent at the beach and cozy sun loungers for lazy afternoon naps. The house is well-equipped for families: children can play table tennis, table football or enjoy their own music on the property’s Bose Bluetooth wireless sound system before choosing their beds in the cool bunk room. For parents with babies or toddlers, there are 2 cribs (for infants up to 3 years old) available on request.

Things to Know

A security deposit of €1000 is to be paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection. Check in: 4pm. Check out: 10am. Changeover day is Saturday in high and mid season; flexible in low season. The pool is open mid-March to mid-November. The pool can be heated at an additional cost of €1.50/m3 of gas. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Pets may be welcome on request. Italian Visitors Tax is payable locally in cash (typically €1-€3 per adult per night). All the bedrooms, kitchen and living room have air conditioning.

About the Location

The villa is located 6km from Ostuni in Puglia. It’s around 20 minutes’ drive from the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic coast where families can enjoy miles of sandy beaches, sailing or diving. Nature lovers will enjoy taking guided hikes through the surrounding hills, olive groves and woodlands. The region is known for its olive oil production, which is visible in the surrounding stretches of olive groves, as well as its distinctive white-washed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and stunning Mediterranean coastline. Ostuni has a bustling and vibrant center and is characterized by white, flat-topped houses across a labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys. Steeped in history, Ostuni cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements. Ostuni is known locally as “the white city,” it overlooks the Valle d’Itria which is known as one of Puglia’s most beautiful areas. Brindisi airport is 35 minutes away; Bari airport is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and ensuite bathrooms (one of which also has an additional floor bed) and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds. The living room is equipped with a TV (and Netflix) plus an optional sofabed for extra guests, and there’s a separate dining room and kitchen. The outdoor spaces are sublime; the pool is set within a chic terrace which offers a beautifully covered pergola, with billowing curtains and ample space for a relaxed group meal as the sun softens over the landscape. There’s also an outdoor kitchen which is fully equipped with a barbecue, sink and stove. Parking is available outside and car rental is essential.

Style Notes

Old meets new. Set in 4 acres of land containing more than 300 olive trees, the home feels elegant and simple, finished with a neutral color palette and traditional white stone which is intrinsic to the region. Guests will find an abundance of original features such as the stone fireplace and locally-handcrafted ceramic tiles and arched ceilings. We love the beautiful kitchen tiles which contrast well with the ancient stone, the solid timber furniture and the stylish walk-in showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 full / double
2 sofa bed (single)
1 bunk bed
sleeps 8
Oliver B.
Member since January 23, 2023

Ostuni, Puglia

The Citta Blanca

This beautiful Baroque town 10km from the Adriatic Coast is surrounded by rural areas and is a hub for the community, with restaurants, bars, markets and pizzerias and stunning white stone churches. Treat the kids to a gelato and explore the meadows of wildflowers, pretty off-the-beaten-track villages and pristine beaches nearby.