Borgo Gelso

Surano, Lecce, Italy
A Masseria Reborn in Lyrical Landscape

Behind ancient, fortified walls, with magically arching external corridors, hidden stairwells, covered passages and sweet, converted outbuildings, this sleek masseria, graciously updated with respect for traditional Italian architecture, offers all the cachet of a noble Puglian courtyard residence, with an added focus on convenience. It’s an evocative world of arching doors and passages, lush pocket gardens, generous shade trees, and blissful terraces, plus a menu of activities from wine tastings and cooking courses to snorkeling and canoe excursions.

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Named for the giant, centuries-old mulberry tree that shades its principal courtyard, this villa for rent in Italy also lives up to its name as a classic small village, or borgo. The property has three separate apartments behind its walls, rented together as an enchanting space for family and friends to spread out and luxuriate across shaded courtyards and gardens dotted with citrus, fragrant flowering shrubs and elegant potted plants.

The 19th-century property is typical of the region and reminiscent of a traditional Italian masseria with its restored stone buildings, tuff walls, and citrus grove. Modern amenities include the elegant courtyard swimming pool flanked by a sweet stone capilla, a frothing rooftop hot tub, and old stone walls revisited with wide, loft-like multipaned window openings and neatly manicured pathways connecting the structures.

The property includes three living spaces that are fully independent, with kitchens, dining areas, and baths. The largest apartment, Casa Gelso, anchors the property’s most ancient area. Renovated with classic materials, it features a traditional cocciopesto floor, original fireplaces, historic vaulted ceilings vividly updated, and space for four. 

The Mansarda apartment, named for its beautifully vaulting ceilings, is cozier and built across two levels, with a fireplace, cement and cocciopesto floor tiling, and a small upper-level terrace. Stella is the little sister of the trio, more of a bedroom suite than full apartment, with the roof terrace and hot tub, vaulted volumes and unique micro-mosaics. 

Interiors across the property tend toward the whitewashed and minimal, with refined furnishings, eye-catching fixtures and minimal wall ornamentation. Outdoor living areas are plush and spacious, with alfresco dining, patio seating, sun loungers, and even courtyard contemplation corners, with chairs or benches in the shade.


AROUND

A full menu of experiences adds to the unwinding aspect at this villa for rent in Italy. Property owners are dedicated to showing off the real Salento, its hidden gems and less touristy attractions, as well as offering on-site workshops and classes, ranging from wine tastings and cooking courses to Tai Chi. 

The Salento region is known for its lyrical landscape that includes menhirs and karst caves as well as natural parks and woodlands. The home is a great base for exploring Puglian charms, from cave churches to villages with varied architectural legacies including the Romanesque, Baroque and Norman. 

The owners can faciliate long nature walks along archeological pathways and water adventures in canoe, kayak or snorkel. The Adriatic coast is a 20-minute drive from the property, and the dramatic, cliff-backed beaches of the Cala dell’Acquaviva are a bit farther afield. The Ionian coast, with its many charms—Nardo, Gallipoli, Costa Otranto National Park—is also a quick drive. Of course, charming trulli homes are abundant, poking their conical tops out from hillsides in the area and concentrated around Alberobero and the white village of Ostuni. The larger town of Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, offers a cityscape within 30 kilometers.


LOCATION

Salento, Puglia, Italy. Nearest airport: Brindisi (93km)


BEST TIME TO VISIT: March to October

 
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Borgo Gelso
Surano, Lecce, Italy
Borgo Gelso
Surano, Lecce, Italy
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Discounts are available: 1. Book one week, get the second week for 10% off; 2. book 3 months in advance for 10% off, 3. book 0-7 days before arrival for 10% off.

Owner will apply discount. Subject to availability.
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Borgo Gelso
Surano, Lecce, Italy
Dicount offers
Discounts are available: 1. Book one week, get the second week for 10% off; 2. book 3 months in advance for 10% off, 3. book 0-7 days before arrival for 10% off.

Owner will apply discount. Subject to availability.
Experience the Magic of Puglia

This sleek masseria, graciously updated with respect for traditional Italian architecture, offers all the cachet of a noble Puglian courtyard residence, with an added focus on convenience.

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Air Conditioning Underfloor cooling system, supported by reunification system
Heating Underfloor heating
Kitchen 2 kitchens
Internet Yes
Hot Tub Yes
Washer Yes
Pool 1.45m deep x 10m long
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 5
Bed Type 2 kings, 2 queens, 2 singles
Kitchen 2 kitchens
Bathrooms 5
Accommodates 10
Kid-Friendly Families are welcome, but the house is not suitable for children under 12 years.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Cleaning €350
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Firm
The guest will receive a refund if the booking is canceled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes service fee is refundable in line with the booking cancellation policy, minus a 3.25% credit card transaction fee which is non-refundable.
Notes Discounts are available: 1. Book one week, get the second week for 10% off; 2. book 3 months in advance for 10% off, 3. book 0-7 days before arrival for 10% off. During the low season, you can also book just one part of Borgo Gelso’s accommodation. Please inquire for details. Daily housekeeping services are not included in the rental rate.

Guests are responsible for keeping the property clean and in good condition. Any unsafe or dangerous conditions must be reported immediately. Furnishings are subject to change without notice. Damage to the property or furnishings in excess of normal wear and tear will be charged to the guest. Guests are fully responsible for the safety and security of their children at all times. Guests must keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb the occupants of neighboring properties – especially during nighttime hours (e.g. 12:00AM – 8:00AM). Guests are allowed to have visitors only upon the approval the property manager. Parties and large gatherings of any kind are strictly prohibited. The hot tub/swimming pool is only to be used between 8:00AM and 10:00PM. Smoking is not permitted inside. The use of the various terraces is not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo. The use of (ancient) stairs to access the various terraces and the “suppina” room is only recommended for guests who have good mobility and agility.

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