Traditional Puglian Methods Meet Le Corbusier Aesthetics, in a Villa That Mirrors the Sea

Villa Specchio di Mare, Puglia, Italy
Villa Specchio di Mare, Puglia, Italy |
  • Villa
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 3760 nt
A Monument Arising from the Cliffs

Floating above a UNESCO-protected hillside in Puglia, near the enchanting town of Polignano à Mare, you can turn your head to one side for the Adriatic views and another for stunning rows of olive groves. “We knew in our hearts this was where we needed to be,” says owner Massimo of the day he explored the area. And so a tenacious journey began to create Villa Specchio di Mare, which translates to “villa that mirrors the sea.”

The owner discovered Daniele Corsaro, an award-winning architect based in Grottaglie, and felt aligned with his aesthetics and vision. Inspiration came from Le Corbusier’s Pavillion House and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of Californian architecture, namely works by Eames, Eichler and Neutra. Yet, traditional methods of Puglian construction were used, like dry stone walls and tufo stone.

Inside, a three-story custom steel staircase shares roots with an indoor tropical garden. Vintage designer furniture includes Bertoia chairs and a BoConcept sofa, and we love the Gyrofocus fireplace suspended in the air.

Outside, a carved stone wall lets air and light shine through an outdoor lounge area, the perfect place to sip a gin and tonic while watching the sea appear to fuse with the 40m² infinity pool. Fire a margherita in the custom-built, traditional outdoor pizza oven and share it with friends or family in the shaded outdoor eating area with a pergola of jasmine and wisteria flowers as the gradients of the sunset splash across the floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. 

House and sea truly do become one in this remarkable villa in Puglia.

Description

Welcoming up to eight people, this two-story villa on one hectare of quiet rural hillside in the protected Itria Valley has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. With its ideal location between Polignano and Monopoli, this villa in Puglia is a spectacular place to unwind with loved ones.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Fully-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and Sanderson by Portmeirion tableware, hypo-allergenic, chemical-free bamboo mattresses and pillows for all beds, air conditioning, Internet, three smart TVs with NETFLIX subscription, heating, washer and dryer, buzzer/wireless intercom, pool, smoke detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, extensive alarm system monitored 24/7 by MARPOL security service with video entry system at gate, emergency back-up lighting in every room, two portable bluetooth speakers “Ultimate Ears Boom 3” , Nespresso coffee maker and milk frother, SMEG blender, centrifugal juicer steam oven and induction hob toaster, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes with automatic interior lighting 

WHAT’S AROUND

Located on the edge of the Adriatic Sea and built upon limestone cliffs, Polignano a Mare is a small town that is believed to be one of Puglia’s most important ancient settlements. Come for the iconic view from Balconata sul Mare, or for the baked delights in the cornetterias and foccacerias. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and through the main square in the old town. With its seafront walls and 16th century castle, Charles V, Monopoli is just a 15-minute drive, or take a day trip to see the Hobbit-like trulli village of Alberobello.

LOCATION

Polignano a Mare, Italy. Nearest airport: Bari (50 km away)

WHEN TO VISIT: Spring, Summer, Winter

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Villa Specchio di Mare

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Info
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed TypeTwo double beds, one room with two bunk beds. Plus a double BoConcept sofa bed and a single BoConcept cube bed.
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen
Bathrooms3 bathrooms
Accommodate8 people
InternetInternet
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyPet-friendly
ViewAdriatic sea views
Rates
Pet Fee€50
Sec. Deposit€1000
Check-In3:00 PM
Check-Out10:00 AM
CancellationGuest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled within 24 hours of making the reservation (grace period). After that, the reservation is non-refundable.
Temporary
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event, the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic, for example (country or region ) again orders the stoppage of vacation rentals sometime in the fall due to a high number of local cases. Or, (country) decides to restrict travel from the US......, guests will be given the opportunity to receive a travel credit voucher for their reservation if they rebook within one year
If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will not receive a full refund just 30% of the total amount paid . If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Season Start Date End Date Weekly Min Stay
Low SeasonMar 20May 28€37605 nights
Mid SeasonMay 29Jun 25€45505 nights
High SeasonJun 26Jul 10€48507 nights
Peak SeasonJul 10Aug 21€52507 nights
High SeasonAug 21Sep 4€48507 nights
Low SeasonSep 4Sep 25€37605 nights
Mid SeasonSep 4Sep 25€45505 nights
House Rules

Important, please read carefully :

Please do not move any furniture inside or outside the villa. Ask the host in site advise, you may be charged for the inconvenience.
When you got out of the villa, please remember to take in umbrellas, sunbeds and cushions from outside in case of a sudden storm.
Please remember if you stay in the countryside leave doors or windows closed to avoid unwanted visitors such as mosquitoes, mice, lizards could access inside the house.
Please do not leave rubbish in the kitchen or on the terrace/garden during your stay as it will attract insects. Take any waste and bottles to the nearest collection point.
We reserve the right to charge € 30.00 to those who do not carry out the separate collection and € 30.00 to those who do not leave the rubbish at the collection point indicated in the villa book.
The villa owner asks guests not to use candles as it is impossible to remove wax from the terracotta floors. Deductions will be made for any candle spillage.
Swimming pool: Please take time to familiarise yourselves with the lake on your arrival and supervise children there at all times.
Please try to be economical with water usage due to the severe water shortage in Italy during the summer months.
Whenever available central heating usage is payable locally. Please be aware that heating gas is taxed highly in Italy, so this can be expensive

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