Borgo Gelso | A beautiful design oasis in the centre of Surano

    Exceptional design and architecture
    Exclusive services
    20 minutes from the beach

Located within the ancient village of Surano, not far from beautiful sandy beaches on the Adriatic Sea and in an unspoilt and rural landscape of Apulian Salento, lies a beautiful design masseria Borgo Gelso.

In the shadow of the majestic mulberry tree - the Gelso - a beautiful courtyard unfolds, with the private swimming pool and several cosy lounge areas. Borgo Gelso has six luxury bedrooms, divided over three independent buildings, each of which has been beautifully restored and furnished with light and fresh decor. The elegant, yet playful spaces are infused with modern design and natural materials, creating a soothing atmosphere. In the spacious garden you can enjoy the Italian sun, take a dip in the pool or relax in the jacuzzi on the roof terrace. You can also enjoy an aperitif or a sumptuous Italian dinner on the terrace. 

Borgo Gelso is the perfect home base in this exceptional region of Puglia: it is quiet but central, surrounded by nature and close to the coast. The owners are happy to share their love for Salento and can organise various special experiences for you - think hikes through nature, canoeing, kayaking or even diving in the clear blue sea, taking Tai Chi classes or just lean back and enjoying Apulian cuisine prepared by a private chef. 

Outside the summer months, it is also possible to rent one of the independent accommodations for 2-4 people. Each of the accommodations has hotel-quality bedrooms with private bathrooms, its own kitchen and shared use of the garden with all its inviting seating areas and the swimming pool. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Puglia in an exclusive setting. 

Popular amenities
  • WIFI
  • air conditioning
  • Private chef
  • sauna
  • private pool
  • outdoor shower
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  Important: The prices shown for 2023 are subject to interim changes

Casa Gelso

1 - 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

No booking fees at Nice2stay


1 - 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

No booking fees at Nice2stay

Casa Mansarda

1 - 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

No booking fees at Nice2stay


1 - 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

No booking fees at Nice2stay

Conditions & important information
  Important: The prices shown for 2023 are subject to interim changes

Do you have questions about Borgo Gelso ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • Gas/water/electricity    
  • Linen, towels, pool towels and bathrobes    
  • Wifi
  • Floor heating and floor cooling
  • Welcome package on arrival 
  • Weekly maintenance of garden & pool 
  • Change of linen on Saturday and Wednesday    
  • Check-in from: 15:00-18:00 | Check out for: 10:00 am
  • Pets are not welcome
  • Children 12 years and older are welcome
  • Smoking inside is not allowed
  • Parking on the street
  • In July and August there is a minimum stay of 7 nights and arrival is on Saturday
  • If you rent Borgo Gelso exclusively, you will receive a 10% discount on the rental price for a stay of 2 weeks and a 15% discount for a stay of 3 weeks or more

Make your stay complete with the many optional services:

  • Lunch or dinner provided by a private chef
  • Massages at home
  • Tai Chi lessons
  • Canoeing, kayaking or diving in the sea
  • Guided nature walks or sightseeing tours
  • Wine tour
  • Apulian cooking lessons


When making a reservation we ask for a down payment of 30% of the total rent amount. The remainder must be paid no later than 6 weeks before the start of your stay. When booking within the period of 6 weeks, the total reservation sum is to be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. When cancelling within the period of 6 weeks there will be no refund. We therefore recommend a cancellation insurance.

The owners ask for a security deposit of 1000 Euros, which has to be paid to Nice2stay one week before arrival and will be returned to you within 14 days after departure (if no damage has been noted).

  • The cleaning costs are 100 euro for the Dépendance; 120 euro for Casa Mansarda; 160 euro for Casa Gelso and 300 euro for the whole villa

Borgo Gelso is visited by Denise


All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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Borgo Gelso is located in the city of Surano, in the Salento region of Puglia. Here, you will find some restaurants and shops for your daily need and the sandy beaches are just 20 minutes from your doorstep.

Drive to the big city is Lecce (30 km), which is also known as the 'Florence of the South' and is especially known for its beautiful Baroque architecture, Roman ruins and museums and a wonderful Italian dolce vita! Walk through the historical city and along Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Sant'Oronzo. In the castle of Lecce, you can visit the papier-mâché museum. This typical southern Italian city is full of piazzas and palazzi, and is a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday. 

Furthermore, within 20 minutes, you can reach the Adriatic coast, where you can choose between several sandy beaches and bays with clear blue water. For example, drive to Castro (11 km) or Marina di Marittima (12 km). A little further, you will find the beach at Cala dell'Acquaviva, where you can swim among paradise-like high cliffs.  You are also not far from the Ionic coast; drive for example to the beaches near Nardo (48 km), a beautiful city with imposing villas and palaces, charming streets and fine restaurants.

Also the little port of Gallipoli (41 km) is located in a picturesque location on a rocky island in the Gulf of Taranto, on the Ionian Sea. Around Gallipoli, you will also find beautiful beaches. Other nice places are Santa Cesarea Terme (13 km), a town overlooking the sea, in an area of extraordinary beauty that is part of the National Park Costa Otranto. Here, you will find a rocky coastline with sea caves. You can also drive a little further towards Brindisi (84 km), with its colourful fresh market, Roman remains and cosy piazzas. Drive a little further, through an unspoilt landscape of olive groves and authentic Trulli houses, and you will arrive at Ostuni (122 km), a lively town with an impressive maze of small streets, stylish bars and delicious restaurants.

The nearest airport is in Brindisi (93 km). Bari airport is 2 hour and 15 minutes (213 km) away.


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  • dryer
  • Washing machine
  • (honesty) bar
  • gas fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • air conditioning
  • Utility / laundry room
  • floor heating
  • iron
  • bathtub

  • Blender
  • Fridge
  • toaster
  • kettle
  • induction cooker
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine
  • Oven

  • kitchen towels
  • Bed linen
  • Pool Towels
  • bathrobes
  • Towels

  • personal care products
  • located in a town
  • hairdryer
  • information about the area
  • sauna
  • winecellar

  • Fireplace with couches
  • Whirlpool / Jacuzzi
  • Patio
  • BBQ
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • private pool
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Security System
  • Common terrace
  • private terrace
  • outdoor shower

Optional Services
  • maid service
  • Private chef
  • Wine service
  • massage
  • Basic shopping package

Audio / Video / Internet
  • WIFI
  • smart television
  • streaming function
  • Television

Spend your holidays in an exclusive and beautifully renovated masseria

    Exceptional design and architecture Exclusive services 20 minutes from the beach

Borgo Gelso is an exclusive villa, which the owners have completely renovated to bring the old architecture back to its original beauty. Borgo Gelso consists of three independent buildings, each with luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms and its own kitchen. 

In July and August Borgo Gelso is only rented as a whole (for a maximum of 12 persons) and therefore you have exclusive use of all rooms and all luxury facilities. Outside these summer months you can also rent one of the three independent accommodations. You will then share the swimming pool, the garden and the various terraces. 

The 6 hotel-worthy bedrooms are spread over the three independent buildings. Most rooms have stone vaulted ceilings, which are typical for the area in Puglia, and concrete floors. Everywhere you will find a combination of modern design, eye-catching colours and interesting elements that make each roo...

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