Amalfi holiday property with heated pool - Villa Odissea is an elegant villa with dramatic views over the beautiful stretch of coastline from Capo d'Orso across the Bay of Salerno, reputedly the most picturesque part of the Amalfi coast.
Recent renovation has transformed this villa into a wonderful holiday home full of light with its high, vaulted ceilings, antique terracotta floor tiles and a charming blend of antique and modern furnishings. Outdoor living areas and terraces on each level add the finishing touch to ensure the maximum enjoyment of this stunning location. Amalfi itself is a charming little town with a fascinating history, stunning cathedral and great atmosphere. Situated along the famous ‘Amalfi Drive’ leading from Amalfi to Positano and Sorrento, this Amalfi vacation villa is ideal for those who are looking to escape yet not be too far off the beaten track. The ‘Amalfi Drive’ is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe so you may choose to drive from village to village to take in the spectacular scenery, but due to the steep terrain, many of the villages are mostly pedestrianised and best seen on foot. For those who prefer not to drive there is also the choice of an excellent hydrofoil and ferry service which link the villages along the peninsula with Capri, Naples and other towns.
Throughout this region the villages are full of narrow streets bustling with people, quaint shops and restaurants serving a variety of local produce, including of course wonderful seafood dishes. There are many trips which run from nearby Sorrento; a day trip to the islands of Capri or Ischia is a must, as is a visit to fascinating Pompei where excavations begun in the 18th century are still ongoing, or a visit to Vesuvius where you can climb up to the crater and admire the unforgettable views over the Bay of Naples.
This villa is right in the heart of the Amalfi region just off the famous road and very close to the small town of Amalfi itself. Each floor is accessed from a different level of garden so everyone will feel they have their own space and independence, but the first floor terrace is large enough for everyone to eat together and enjoy the pool - and of course the stunning views over the Bay of Salerno. All the Amalfi coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an outstanding natural landscape, with exceptional cultural and geological value. From its foundation in the first century BC Amalfi was the favoured location of the wealthy Roman aristocracy, who had their luxury villas built here. Nowadays it remains an exclusive destination, attracting visitors from all over the world yet retaining the appearance of the typical old fishing village it once was. If you stroll along the steep, winding lanes of this enchanting town you will be amazed by the number of little shops selling brightly coloured, hand-painted ceramics and local gastronomic delicacies. Many of the restaurants serve fresh seafood, and one of the specialities you must try is fresh pasta with “cozze alla marinara” (marine-style mussel sauce). A curiosity: did you know that the inventor of the compass, Flavio Gioia, was a fisherman from Amalfi?
120 external stone steps lead up to first floor terrace:
Large covered dining terrace (dining for 12) with comfortable outdoor living area, pool.
Entrance hall with study area.
Main living room (TV), French doors to terrace overlooking the sea.
Well equipped kitchen/dining room, open fireplace, dining for 12.
Master double/twin bedroom, (TV), French doors to terrace overlooking the sea (shared with living room).
Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, WC.
Two further double/twin bedrooms each with TV.
Shared shower room, WC.
High vaulted ceilings throughout this floor. External stone steps up to second floor and solarium/roof terrace with far reaching views:
Beamed, sloping ceilings.
Small living/dining area with kitchenette.
Shower room, WC. ANNEX (on lower level, air conditioned):
12 steps up from lower garden level to ground floor:
Small living/dining area (seating and dining for 4 only) with view of Amalfi and sea.
Double/twin bedroom (TV), air-conditioning, sea view, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (TV), air-conditioning, sea view, French doors to small enclosed stone terrace with skylight, ensuite shower room, WC. Grounds:
Steeply terraced grounds of approx. 600sqm with terraces on each level all enjoying great sea views. Private parking for 2 cars; 110 external stone steps lead from the parking area up to the main gate and ground floor garden with lawn, pergola for shade. A further 30 steps lead up to the first floor terrace with gas barbecue, 8m x 6m heated infinity pool (depth 1.10m – 1.70m), outdoor shower hewn into the rock, pergola-covered outdoor dining for 12, outdoor living. A further 25 steps lead up to a solarium/roof terrace with outdoor shower, table and chairs for 4, built-in seating and spectacular panoramic views.
Included: 5 hours daily maid service Mon - Fri. WiFi internet. Pool towels. Nearby parking for 2 cars and luggage transfer from parking area to villa on arrival & departure . Electricity consumption up to 300kwh. Pool open mid April to mid-November.
Extras to be paid locally:
Telephone. Electricity consumption over 300kwh (air-conditioning, pool heating, winter heating). Local cook, food delivery, additional maid service and babysitter on request. Additional bed on request at €300 (max 3 extra beds).
A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Amalfi 3km
- Positano 13km
- Sorrento 27km
- Salerno 27km
- Naples 64km (approx 1 hr 20 min)
- Salerno (train to Naples) 28km
- Sorrento (Circumvesuviana) 28km
- Harbour / Ferry
- hydrofoil service for Naples-Amalfi Coast-Capri
- hydrofoil Naples to Sorrento approx 45 mins
- restaurant 200m
- Saraceno beach club 400m
- Rocky beach 1.5km
- Tennis in Positano 13km
- Scuba Diving Praiano 5km
- Boat hire | boat excursions
- Golf Club Salerno 45km
- Hiking on Mount Vesuvio 60km
- Amalfi Duomo | marina
- Ravello perched village 10km
- Positano perched village 14km
- Sorrento Terrazza | Piazza | cathedral 28km
- Naples Piazza Plebiscito | Castel dell'Ovo | Posillipo 60km
- Pompei archaeological site 38km | Vesuvius 56km
A refundable cash security deposit of €1500 is required upon arrival at this villa