Relais Villa Scinata

Nardò, Lecce
Bed & Breakfast
+39 339 4985458

Elegant villa with a large garden and a swimming pool near the Salento coast. Stroll to restaurants or the beach


8 beds


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Augusto’s villa is rather large and grand looking but he’ll immediately make you feel at home with welcome drinks and nibbles in the garden. He loves to share stories of his family and the house, which was built by his grandfather in the 1920s.

Breakfast is served at small tables on the veranda: bread and cakes with jams, some of which are made by Augusto’s mother, or cheeses and hams. There’s a TV room for the rare rainy day, but it’s the enclosed garden that’s the main draw here: big enough for everyone to find their own spot, shaded by pine trees and with a lawn leading down to a swimming pool.

You can walk to the beach in a few minutes, or to a lookout point with views of the bay and Gallipoli jutting into the sea. Augusto will cook Southern Italian specialties for guests and arranges regular jazz music evenings, or stroll to Santa Caterina, ten minutes away, for restaurants; Nardò is a 5-minute drive for more options.

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We think you'll love

  • The garden, filled with aloes and shady pine trees
  • The close vicinity to the sea
  • Listening to Augusto’s stories about his family and the house
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You should know

  • The house is quite remote, over an hour from the nearest airport
  • The bathrooms are basic
  • Overflow bedrooms are not in the main house


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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: 2 nights at weekends. 5 nights in high season.
November, January - February.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast included. Dinner, by arrangement, €25.


Nightly price
from €69
2 Suites for 2
From €119
2 Doubles
From €69
2 Twin/doubles
From €89



This family villa offers a grandiose welcome and the host will offer you a welcome aperitivo and lots of local knowledge. It's a short walk to the rugged coast of Gallipoli and the gems of Salento are all within easy reach by car. Enjoy Jazz nights and relaxing sejours by the pool or in the shady pine garden for some much appreciated relief from the Apulian sun.

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The neighbourhood

The villa is surrounded by five hectares of garden and is close to Salento’s rugged coast and crystal-clear waters. Porto Selvaggio nature park, 15 minutes’ drive away, has a route through pine forests to an unspoilt beach that's good for swimming; you can walk from Santa Caterina or park nearby. Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo are both 20 minutes’ drive away, and Lecce is 30 minutes.

Local points of interest from Augusto Metafune

  • Acaya village is a definite must see, a unique example of a fortified city of Southern Italy.
  • The hamlet of Santa Cesarea was noted for its natural sulfur spring and only developed as a city in the mid-1800s thanks to the interest in the curative power of sulfur waters.
  • Calimera is a small town in the Grecia Salentina, an area in the peninsula of Salento where the Greek presence lasted throughout the centuries preserving the 'griko', a variant of Greek.
  • If you want to admire the craftsmanship of the artisans of Salento then don't miss a visit to Nardò
  • Don't forget to visit Maglie Cathedral and its bell tower, standing at about 48 metres
  • Visit Palazzo ducale in Galatina, built around the XVI century.


Augusto Metafune

Augusto lives on site with Hermes the dog, and runs the kitchen and house-keeping along with two helpers. He studied tourism and economics and loves spending time with his guests from all around the world.