Villa Mela

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Villa/House Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

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Situated amongst the glorious Puglia countryside and also a short drive away from unbelievable white sand beaches and marvellous towns and cities, this stunning villa offers everything you need for the perfect getaway. Enjoy the exquisite surroundings as you lounge by the large outdoor pool, surrounded by a hectare of land consisting of olives trees, vines, fruit trees and 5

A unique blend of tradition and modernity, this property’s stylish interior is sure to enchant the whole party. Allow yourself to be amazed as you step into this gorgeous property with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, a TV room and a living area consisting of a comfortable lounge, dining table and fully equipped kitchen. The large windows in the living area let in lots of sunlight and provide a lovely view of the inviting swimming pool.

The outdoor area of this villa is even more magical. Here you can enjoy a sizable, saltwater pool equipped with multiple sun loungers, an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and dining area under a pergola and a beautiful garden. From the pool you can take in the breathtaking countryside views and admire some sensational sunsets. Furthermore, this home is built with the environment in mind as it was built using sustainable architecture techniques and uses solar powered energy.

As well as being in an incredible countryside setting, this property is just a ten minute drive from the magnificent city of Ostuni. Here you can find an excellent array of amenities such as restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Moreover, this enchanting hilltop city has plenty of sites to see including the City Walls and the Duomo di Ostuni.

What’s more, this villa is the ideal base to explore Puglia's many delights. Just a 20 minute drive away from terrific beaches and 30 to 45 minutes away by car to a multitude of picturesque towns such as Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Alberobello. In addition, you can reach the buzzing cities of Bari and Lecce in just 1 hour.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Due to the countryside location of this property a car is required.
  • A sofa bed is available for two extra guests on request (extra costs may apply) - please enquire for more information.

Property Features

Private Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating Parking Space


Villa Interior (160m2)

- Open-plan living area consisting of a lounge with a sofa and fireplace, a dining area seating up to 8 guests and a fully equipped kitchen including an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and washing machine
- TV room with access to Netflix
- 4 x bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with a shower, toilet and bidet
- Bathroom with a shower, toilet and bidet

Outside Grounds

- Salt water swimming pool (12 x 4m)
- Outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pergola
- Garden
- Terrace
- Outdoor dining area
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Reversible heating/air-conditioning
- Hairdryers
- Iron
- Ironing Board


About the surrounding area of Villa Mela
<1hr to Airport Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Mela offers a sensational location, sitting amongst spectacular natural scenery as well as being a short drive away from amenities. Reach the terrific city of Ostuni in just a 10 minute drive where you will be treated to a wide array of marvellous restaurants, bars, museums and historical landmarks. Some of the best places to try out the local cuisine in this city are Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale and Osteria Del Tempo Perso located in an ancient cave. The closest supermarket to the villa is also just a 5 minute drive away.

What’s more, Ostuni is commonly known as “La Città Bianca” due to the gorgeous white washed buildings in its old town. Therefore, a stroll through this charming part of the city is a must-do. Additionally, don’t miss the Duomo di Ostuni, the city walls and the Arco di Scoppa. You’ll find some of the best ice cream in town at La Cremeria La Scala and for some impressive architecture head to the main square, Piazza della Libertà.

Moreover, at Villa Mela you are only a short drive away from some tremendous beaches. From this property you can get to the fabulous Costa Merlata beach in just 20 minutes by car. Some other nearby beaches worth visiting include the dazzling Quarto di Monte beach and Spiaggia di Torre Guaceto. Both are between a 25 to 30 minute drive away from the property.

Furthermore, this villa is ideally situated to explore the rest of the region as you can easily reach some of the prettiest towns in Puglia. For example, you can drive to the idyllic Città Bianche, Locorotondo and Martina Franca in a short 30 minutes. In addition, the equally stunning town of Alberobello is only 45 minutes away by car, where you can admire the iconic trulli typical of the Puglia region.

For day trips slightly further afield head to the enchanting cities of Bari and Lecce, only 1 hour away by car from the villa. Both of which boast outstanding food, culture, architecture and friendly people. Additionally, you can get to the hidden gem of Puglia, Monopoli and the breathtaking coastal town of Polignano a Mare in 45 minutes. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi


Nearest Airport 2 Bari


Nearest Village Ostuni


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Beach Costa Merlata


Nearest Golf Golf Club San Domenico



Puglia, located in the picturesque heel of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula, is a region that captivates visitors with its unique charm and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a diverse landscape of sun-soaked coastlines, rolling vineyards, and historic towns, Puglia offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, architectural wonders, and vibrant traditions.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Full of nature, beauty and culture, Puglia is an excellent region to visit as a family. Spend an afternoon at one of the many unbelievable beaches surrounding the villa. The kids are sure to love paddling in the crystal clear water and building sandcastles. Moreover, drive 20 minutes to Diana Marina where you can take advantage of the fantastic water sports on offer such as wind surfing and diving tours. This beach also offers great boat tours for the whole family.

For an active and fun-filled day out drive just 15 minutes away to Bike Rent where you can hire bikes and cycle along the coast. Slightly further out, you can reach the wonderful waterpark, Splash Parco Acquatico, in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Personal Trainer Available
  • Excursions Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Yoga
- Chef
- Transfers
- Personal trainer
- Massages
- Excursions

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Small pets are allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? 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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A sofa bed is available for two extra guests on request (extra costs may apply) - please enquire for more information.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 £5,573
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £7,463
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £9,056
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £7,463
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £3,981
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £4,976
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £3,981
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £5,573
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £7,463
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £9,056
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 £7,463
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £3,981

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 €6,020
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €8,063
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €9,783
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €8,063
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €4,300
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €5,375
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €4,300
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €6,020
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €8,063
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €9,783
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 €8,063
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 $6,414
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $8,590
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $10,422
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $8,590
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $4,582
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $5,727
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $4,582
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $6,414
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $8,590
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $10,422
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 $8,590
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $4,582

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?
The house belongs to our grandparents and has been expertly restored. 

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The house belongs to my grandparents, who cultivated these lands from which they obtained wine, oil, fruit and vegetables for their livelihood.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Every area and every room treasures tangible memories of love and passion for this country, that left an indelible mark on the original tuff stones and floor stones.

The scent of wine-making wafted around all the rooms, spreading a unique and intense perfume in the whole mansion. The entire family gathered for the rituals of wine and olive oil making. Everyone played their part. Today the voices, the traditions and those special rituals give shape and warmth to the rooms. Every memory remains and preserves the original beauty.

For this reason the rooms of our mansions are so original. The scent of wine mingles with the history of olive oil and with the scents of aromatic herbs typical of the Mediterranean area, such as rosemary, oregano, basil. These aromatic herbs can provide our guest with culinary and cultural enrichment. Our grandmothers used these herbs with traditional dishes, and made them even more tasty. The history of our mansion preserves an ancient family memory, of waking up at dawn every day and transmitting honest and sober values.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do/ see?

  • The historic centre of Ostuni (Borgo Città Bianca, Museum of Pre-Classical Civilizations, Cathedral, Obelisk of S. Oronzo etc.)
  • The Santa Maria D'Agnano archaeological park in Ostuni
  • The city of Fasano (Egnazia ruins/excavations)
  • The city of Taranto (National Archaeological Museum of Magna Grecia)
  • The city of Lecce

Must eat?


  • Al Pescatore, Ostuni
  • Osteria Ricanatti, Corso Cavour Ostuni
  • Calce Bianca Osteria Contemporanea, Ostuni 






  • See you soon!

    on 08/11/2023

    Sad to return home after such extraordinary holidays, a magnificent home, incredible chefs. Thank you very much and see you soon for our next holidays.

  • Peaceful holiday!

    on 31/10/2023

    Thanks so much for everything. Our stay was wonderful and your help was invaluable. We really appreciate your help in making the holiday peaceful and happy!

  • Wonderful!

    on 25/10/2023

    Two wonderful weeks celebrating our parents’ 60 year wedding anniversary. The team was very attentive. We were delighted by the surprise concert waiting for us after our return from the boat on Sunday.

  • Beautiful memories of this land!

    on 21/09/2023

    We had been told about the hospitality of the Apulian people, but in this case they went beyond all expectations. The property is of absolute prestige and has all the comforts for a worry-free holiday. We took home many beautiful memories of this land.

  • Our whole family fell in love with it

    on 14/09/2023

    Thank you for your excellent organisation of our stay. The location was magical and our whole family fell in love with it. The staff on site were lovely, flexible, and very attentive.

  • WOW!

    on 23/08/2023

    We had a wonderful stay. We’ve been renting beautiful villas as gifts for our children for 5 years now, but we had never before received such a warm welcome and so much attention.

  • An authentic Apulian experience

    on 09/08/2023

    An authentic Apulian experience. My partner and I, born in Puglia, enjoyed the comfort of the villa, immersed in the colours, scents and flavors of the "Citta' Bianca".

  • Magical experience!

    on 27/07/2023

    Incredible location, nothing is missing in the villa. We had a wonderful time, immersed in the thousand-year-old nature of the Apulian countryside. And then the sea and the alleys of the ancient village are a magical experience.

  • What to say? Everything was impeccable!

    on 30/06/2023

    What to say? Everything impeccable! Every detail of the villa and its garden seems designed to provide relaxation and comfort. We took a break from the world immersed in the countryside of Ostuni and I think we will do it again soon.

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