Villa Salento

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Litos and Porto Selvaggio beaches: 1km (5 mins by car)
    Palude Del Capitano beaches: 2km (5 mins by car)
    Nardò village for shops and restaurants: 5km (10 mins by car)
    Baroque city of Lecce: 35km (35 mins by car)
  • Brindisi Airport (BDS): 80km (1h by car)
    Bari Airport (BRI): 200km (2h by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Villa Salento

How would you describe Kubo in a nutshell?

Villa Salento is a minimalistic luxury retreat surrounded by breath-taking landscape of the Salento region in Puglia.

What’s your background and what was your inspiration to open Villa Salento?

I owned and ran my own advertising company in Milan for 25 years. I currently live between Angera (Lago Maggiore) and Lisbon. I bought Villa Salento while I was in the Salento region and fell in love with the area and the nature that reminded me of South Africa which I’m very attached to.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Villa Salento?

Villa Salento is a really relaxing spot. The privacy, the quietness and the amazing views are the perfect ingredients for an easy holiday far away from the crowds, especially during peak season.

What is so special about Villa Salento to you personally?

The sunsets at Villa Salento give you the most incredible emotions. Every evening you have different shows to enjoy. The stunningly beautiful surroundings are really special.

Please tell us about the food.

The quality of the food and wine in Salento region is excellent, so even if you buy fresh food and beverage in the mini market within walking distance from the villa, you can’t go wrong, you will always be delighted. Same if you decide to dine in one of our favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood.

Is Villa Salento best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?

Villa Salento is the perfect escape for couples and groups. Children of all ages are welcome but please note that we ask to sign a letter not to hold us liable for any possible injuries since the villa is not really child friendly, especially the steps down to the pool.

Villa Salento
Villa Salento pool area
Villa Salento aerial view
Villa Salento aerial view
Villa Salento aerial view
Villa Salento views
Outdoor living area
Outdoor living area
Villa Salento
Villa Salento
Living and dining area
Living and dining area
Suite Two
Suite Two
Suite Two
Suite Two
Suite One
Suite One
Suite One
Garden Suite
Garden Suite
Garden Suite
Garden Suite
Garden and ocean view
Garden and ocean view
Outside dining area
Outside dining area
Pool area
Pool area
Pool area
Outside dining area

Villa Salento rooms & rates

The entrance leads through a large electric gate into the garden and the long path leading to the villa. Once inside we have a large open living area with a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a lounge. Two en-suite bedrooms are on opposite sides of the ground floor, one of which has access to its private terrace where to relax and enjoy the sea views. Finally, there is also a guest toilet on the ground floor.

The basement with its own separate entrance has a third en-suite bedroom facing the lower garden terrace, the sea and the views of the one-of-a-kind village of Gallipoli.

All three bedrooms are en-suite with double beds (two queen and one king-size). They are spacious with design furniture and lighting, big showers and windows with great sea views. The air conditioning temperature can be controlled separately in each room.

There is an outdoor dining area connected to the pool area with 6 comfortable sun loungers and a 15 x 3m saltwater swimming pool with open-air shower. All around the garden are several rest areas with comfortable sofas where to relax and enjoy both the sun and the shade. All the grounds are fully enclosed in walls.

We provide the following:

  • Frette linen and towels
  • Acqua di Parma toiletries
  • Hairdryer (in each bedroom)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Double WiFi connections
  • Music system
  • TV
  • Washing and drying machine
  • BBQ
  • Baby cot
  • Maid service (twice a week)
  • Pool cleaning service (every second day)
  • Villa Salento for 6 people / 150 m²
    1150 / night
    • 3 Double bedrooms
    • 3 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Sea view
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include twice weekly cleaning, utilities, towels and linen, pool cleaning service every day (5:00 to 7:00am), final cleaning and a welcome package with local delicatessen and beverage.
Optional extras
Available on request: private chef, catering, kitchen stocking, beauty treatments, massages, wellness treatments, personal shopping service, personal driver, full-time staff, daily maid service, babysitting, cooking classes, laundry service.
Extra charges
There is an extra charge for the heating: €300 per week from November to March.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome. However we ask guests with children to sign a waiver against possible injuries. Baby cot and high chair are available on request.
Minimum stay
5 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:00

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting on request
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Music system
  • BBQ area
  • Toys for kids
  • Iron & Board
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Not suitable for young children

Our guests will find a very detailed directory of services inside the villa and on demand we can offer full concierge service (chef, cooking class, boat rental, excursions, beauty treatments etc..), cooking classes, etc.

Things to do in Puglia & Nardo, Lecce

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

Aside from the swimming pool, you can find anything you are looking for between the villa and the village of Nardò, 9km away from the premises.

Our highlights in the region are:

  • Porto Selvaggio bay nature reserve (walking distance)
  • the village of Nardò (9km) and the amazing Baroque city of Lecce (30km)
  • Art Nouveau fish restaurant (Santa Maria al Bagno village, 6km)

Villa Salento reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
A beautiful and sympathetically designed villa with exceptional views and excellent facilities. Every little detail has been considered to make your stay a very special one.

The garden is very well established with lots of plant varieties and there are separate private seating areas to relax in. A wonderful pool too.

Mimmo, the local agent, was attentive and incredibly helpful throughout our stay.

We stayed for one week (two adults and two teenagers) and didn't want to leave! We highly recommend this property and we will be back.
Tony F.
stayed at Villa Salento in August 2022
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
We loved the thoughtfully furnished house, the luscious garden and the wonderful pool. Mimmo was excellent and at hand anytime we needed him. We hope to be back, soon.
Daniela T. (Switzerland)
stayed at Villa Salento in July 2021

The location of Villa Salento

The Villa is located in the heart of the Porto Selvaggio nature reserve, nestled in a 4.000 sqm lush garden with indigenous and tropical plants, flowers and a fish pond. It is only a stone’s throw away from the most beautiful beaches such as Baia di Porto Selvaggio, Punta Prosciutto e Punta della Suina and the exclusive Santa Caterina village. The nearest shore is within walking distance.

Being inside a nature reserve gives you a different feeling, and the beautiful baroque village of Nardò, the village of Santa Maria al Bagno by the sea, Sant’Isidoro bay are all only a few minutes' drive away.

Nature here with its red earth, the olive groves and the bright sunlight are amazing, as are the nearby beaches.

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

September to November and April to June to enjoy swimming in the sea; all winter to enjoy the amazing landscape, the beautiful wines and food, the baroque villages and monuments.