Perla del Sud

Monopoli, Bari

An elegant townhouse for friends or families on a lively piazza a short stroll from the sea: live like a local in pretty Monopoli


9 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome

The Experience

You’re in the heart of town here and right by the sea, an easy stroll to restaurants, bars, chic boutiques and Porto-Vecchio harbour. Watch the fishermen haul in the day’s catch then buy your supper directly from them. Wander down narrow, cobbled alleyways, soak up the lively atmosphere, stop for an aperitivo.

The three-storey townhouse has been lovingly revived and filled with impressive antiques and clever vintage finds. An atrium courtyard lets light fill the rooms, exotic plants cascade down the walls and fill the impressive rooftop terrace. Panoramic views, an outdoor kitchen and a dipping pool (repurposed from an old French copper cheese vat) means you’ll never want to leave.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are dreamy, check out the copper tub for two; and each apartment has a kitchen/diner so the chef can chat as well as cook – or hire a local chef. Puglia and the coast await: Porto Rosso sandy cove is a 15-minute walk from town.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the centre of everything and so close to the sea
  • Popping down to the piazza for an aperitivo and people-watching
  • Buying delicious food and cooking in the outdoor kitchen on the roof terrace
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You should know

  • Smaller groups can rent an apartment rather than the full house
  • No driving in the centre of town, there's parking a five-minute walk from the apartment
  • It's a three-storey apartment so there are two flights of stairs to negotiate


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
January to end of March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 100m


Nightly price
from £450
Weekly price
from £3150
1 House for 12
From £4509 beds5 bedrooms


Annabel's place is a stunning example of patience and creativity, thoughtful restoration, mixing preservation with modern comforts. Guests will savour memories of nights up on the magical garden rooftop, either under the shady pergola, cooling off in the dipping pool, or having a meal prepared by a local cook under the stars. For a group of friends or families with older children, an ideal base.

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

As well as getting snap happy and eating everything in sight, check out the cultural delights: Castello di Carlo V, a 16th century castle jutting out over the sea; Basilica of the Madonna della Madia cathedral; Palmieri Palace, a fine example of Lecce-inspired architecture. Wander down the paved promenade that runs along the coast. There are lots of beaches nearby, some wild, others with loungers.


Annabel Pointon

Annabel is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and lives in Sussex. She's also an artist and keen traveller who fell in love with Puglia. She spent two years patiently restoring and renovating the townhouse; bringing it back to life, reconnecting it to its history and filling it with beautiful objects. She also learnt Italian along the way. Your contact is the local English-speaking manager.