Il Rifugio dello Scoglio

Puglia, Italy

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • Two-bedroom suite
  • Stunning sea views
  • Direct access to rocky beach
  • Private garden and terrace
  • Restaurants and sandy beaches 10-minute stroll
  • Ostuni 15-minute drive

One of three suites within an imposing villa built in 1925, elegant Rifugio dello Scoglio is fabulously situated on a peninsular just ten metres from the waters of the Adriatic. It has a private entrance and its own secluded terrace and garden leading directly onto a quiet shingle beach with access to the sea across a rocky shoreline. The peaceful ebb and flow of the waves affords a wonderfully restorative and uplifting soundtrack to any stay here and despite the astonishing 800km of coastline in Puglia, such magnificently situated properties are hard to find.

The artistic interiors are a stylish blend of clean lines, modern artworks and traditional furnishings, creating a seductive atmosphere of laid-back sophistication, with all rooms benefiting from uninterrupted views of the water. The living accommodation is on one level, with two comfortable double bedrooms, and a shower room. A striking and contemporary kitchen makes cooking here a real pleasure and the owner has some beautiful books to inspire your culinary whims. 

The beautifully planted gardens at Rifugio dello Scoglio are colourful and softly scented; with rosemary, juniper and myrtle, set against a backdrop of structural palms to give an exotic Mediterranean feel. Outside, the covered terrace has pots with lavender and cascades of pretty annuals and is a glorious spot for leisurely lunches or candlelit dinners. There is also an external staircase leading to a roof terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of the coast, though low walls make it unsuitable for children.

Rifugio dello Scoglio is excellently situated just a five-minute drive from a choice of soft sandy beaches and there is a sailing school and boat hire available at the nearby Marina. The enchanting white city of Ostuni is a 15-minute drive away, while the fashionable Val d’Itria and splendid coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare are also within easy reach. But Rifugio dello Scoglio’s superb location also makes exploring further south a realistic possibility and the baroque wonders of Lecce are accessible by car in under an hour.



  • 2 bedroom suite (sleeps 2-4)

One floor

  • Living/dining area with Satellite TV (English-speaking news channels)
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Shower room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, bath towels provided
  • One of three suites (the other two are not rented and occasionally used by the owner)
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash during your stay.


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4.00pm
  • Check out time – 10.00am


  • Pizzeria/Restaurants/supermarket/bar 10min walk
  • Sandy Beach 5min walk
  • Ostuni 15min drive 
  • Brindisi airport 30min drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 10min drive


Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas and our new Simpson Hotels.

Read more on our Puglia region page

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