20% off September and up to 20 October 2017
Campania beach holiday rental - Vista Mare is a modern, three-storey villa built in a traditional style, set 124 feet above sea level with stunning views of the Golfo di Policastro that stretch for miles along the Cilento coast.
The villa is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style and each level is self-contained, making it ideal for larger groups. Outside there is ample space for everyone to come together and enjoy the stunning sea views from one of the many terraces, lounge in the shade of a huge Mediterranean oak tree, soak up the sun around the pool, or enjoy a meal on the rustic ‘taverna’ dining terrace.
The beach at Villammare is only 800 metres away and in the summer has lively beach cafes and facilities. The village centre offers a small selection of bars and restaurants. Nearby Sapri is a larger town with good train links to Salerno and Naples. Inland, the charming hilltop village of Vibonati is lit in ever-changing colours during the balmy summer evenings. Villammare itself sits at the southernmost point of the Cilento National Park – the second-largest in Italy, stretching across a huge mountain range and an important ecological area with abundant wildlife. There are many historical sites to visit, from the famous and impressive Certosa monastery at Padula to the Ancient Greek temples at Paestum and the atmospheric, abandoned village of San Severino di Centola. Natural sites include the enchanting Hair of Venus waterfalls (Cascate di Venere) half an hour away at Casaletto Spartano, the Grotte di Castelcivita caves inland, and the Capo Palinuro sea caves, and numerous other places.
This stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast is rugged and unspoilt – a glimpse of the Amalfi of the past, before it was ‘discovered’. Why not take a boat trip from the delightful port at Scario to Porto Infreschi, passing caves and hidden coves en route, and order a fresh seafood lunch from the boat-cum-restaurant which is moored in this tiny natural bay. Or drive south to see the impressive statue of Christ high on the mountain above Maratea. If the hydrofoil service is running - it is charmingly erratic! - you can reach the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri from Sapri harbour within 3 hours during the summer months – the perfect way to enjoy the Amalfi coast without staying in the tourist hustle and bustle!
Large living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD), open fireplace, dining table for 10, library/study area, French doors to covered terrace with comfortable seating, sea view.
Well equipped kitchen, French doors to terrace and steps down to ‘taverna’ style covered outdoor dining area with summer kitchen.
Double bedroom, French door to covered terrace, sea view
Shower room, WC.
Single/twin bedroom (single trundle bed with pull-out mattress).
Shower room, WC.
This floor is not air conditioned as it is naturally cool. Fans are available.
External stairs to first floor:
Large roof terrace with outdoor dining table and sunbathing area, sea view.
Entrance door to open plan living/dining/kitchen area (TV), air-conditioning, dining table for 4, French doors to another large terrace with outdoor dining table, sea view. Further small rear terrace with mountain view.
Double bedroom, French doors to terrace, sea view.
Shower room, WC.
External stairs from roof terrace to second floor/attic:
Entrance door to open plan living/dining/kitchen area (TV), air-conditioning, French doors to balcony with sea view.
Double bedroom, large arched window with views over mountains, pool and sea.
Shower room, WC.
Large, enclosed, terraced grounds. Private 12m x 6m pool (depth 1.40m -2.40m). Covered terrace at ground floor level with comfortable seating. Lower terrace with vine-covered pergola, large mediterranean oak tree providing extra shade and taverna-style, covered outdoor dining terrace seating 10 with summer kitchen (sink and fridge), built-in charcoal barbecue & pizza oven. Two further outdoor dining areas at first floor level. Parking for 6 cars.
NB: The coast road is nearby - there may be some road noise at peak times. A local train line (infrequent service) may occasionally be heard from the grounds.
Please note: this villa is in a quiet, residential hillside setting, but August sees a notable increase in the number of visitors to the region: beach parties are in full swing and can sometimes be heard (800m to beach). This is ideal for families with older teenagers and young adults, but is not for those seeking a peaceful getaway. In September everything returns to its usual quiet state.
Villammare beach 800m. Villammare centre 1 mile. Sapri (train station & hydrofoil harbour) 2 miles. Vibonati 3 miles. Scario 7 miles. Waterfalls at Casaletto Spartano 11 miles (30 minutes), Roccagloriosa 11 miles. Maratea 14 miles. Palinuro 21 miles (35 minutes). Salerno 2 hours (by road, train or ferry). Naples and airport 110 miles (3 hours by car, 2 hours by high-speed train service from Sapri). Horse-trekking on Monte Bulgheria and hiking or canoeing the “Gole” (Gorges) of the River Bussento within 30 minutes.
Hydrofoil summer service (fom June) connecting the Cilento coast to: Salerno, Amalfi coast villages and Capri.
5 bedrooms, 4 shower rooms, 4 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 6m POOL
STUNNING COASTAL VIEWS
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis