Villa Specchio di Mare

Polignano a Mare, Bari

Aesthetes will love the clean lines, purity of design and views to the sea through olives, on the coast between Polignano and Monopoli


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

This beautifully designed home is the brainchild of a young local architect. The glass and steel ‘floating’ structure has an indoor tropical garden and views soar from every room. Donatello, an expert on the area, will greet you and is on hand for anything: wine-tastings, private guides and chefs, yoga or cooking classes can also be set up with a bit of notice.

There are two main living rooms, one with a hanging fireplace downstairs by the open-plan kitchen and dining space and the other upstairs so those in need of peace can escape with a book. A welcome hamper includes a bottle of wine and there’s a good coffee maker with capsules. You’re surrounded by much greenery, a wisteria and jasmine covered pergola for outdoor eating, plenty of places to sit and a wonderfully long slimline pool for perfect laps. There’s a pizza oven down here too.

Drive to beaches in ten minutes, or to coastal restaurants in the evening for fresh seafood.

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We think you'll love

  • Floating around such a beautiful space pretending it is all yours
  • Such wonderful views from all the rooms, and the roof top
  • Working off all that pasta in the pool every morning
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You should know

  • It's actually quite tricky to find and you need to navigate small un-named roads
  • Definitely not suitable for demon toddlers with sticky hands but fine for older children and teenagers


  • 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
  • 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: 4 nights.
January - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast, €28. Lunch, €35. Dinner, €45 (per person).


Nightly price
from €600
Weekly price
from €3400
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €6006 beds3 bedrooms


Be one of the first lucky guests to stay in this super contemporary design home with all the trimmings and close to everything. Immersed in the silent olive groves with panoramic views out to the sea's horizon at a distant from any angle, enjoy the magic lap pool with water's edge lined up to the horizon, an aperitivo on the rooftop, or an alfresco dinner under the pergola. Truly unique.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in a rural area with narrow stone lined roads dividing small plots of olives or vineyards. Set out for fairly flat hikes and cycles. Visit lovely villages including Polignano, overlooking the Adriatic - enjoy an aperitivo at the bar La Bodeguita, wander the narrow cobbled streets with artisan's shops or treat yourself to classic Pugliese food at the Osteria dei Mulini. Monopoli is 8km.


Massimo Villas Collection

The villa is one of several managed or owned by Massimo Provenza. Fully committed to guests' needs, he started his hospitality business in 2003, renting out property and arranging customised tours and 'experiences', from in-house yoga and massages to chefs' cookery classes. He or one of his team meets and greets guests, and provides a friendly concierge service throughout your stay.