Castellabate holiday villa rental - Standing proudly in the fragrant pine woodland so typical of the Cilento coast, Faro di Ulisse is a stunning Italian seaside villa recently renovated to the highest standard. The classic, understated elegance of the interior décor has been tastefully enhanced by the use of local materials such as brightly-coloured floor tiles, mosaics and intricate wrought-iron bedsteads. Complementing this perfectly is the spectacular view over the Tyrrhenian sea and the little island of Licosa with its distinctive lighthouse. The terrace stretching the length of the villa provides an excellent and comfortable viewpoint from which to admire this panorama.
Part of a vast private domain belonging to a distinguished member of the Italian aristocracy, Faro di Ulisse is surrounded by acres and acres of beautiful land encompassing varieties of Mediterranean trees and shrubs, and offers private access to the local beach with private sun deck, archaeological ruins dating back to Roman times and historical buildings such as the palace and its family chapel. This villa makes an ideal base for a relaxing and easy summer holiday thanks to its flat grounds, access to nearby sandy beaches and its proximity to some attractive local towns and villages, as well as to the Amalfi peninsula for longer days out.
Cilento is an area of outstanding natural beauty situated south of the Amalfi coast and the Gulf of Salerno. Perhaps less known, yet absolutely charming and unspoilt, the whole area boasts a rich heritage and culinary tradition. Take a stroll up the narrow cobbled alleyways of the picturesque hilltop village of Castellabate and enjoy the magnificent views over the sea, as well as a fresh seafood dish in one of the local trattorie. All around you, the Cilento National Park offers opportunities for trekking and exploring. Twenty miles north of the villa is the splendidly preserved Greek town of Paestum with its imposing Doric temples. You might like to charter a boat to take you to some of the pretty towns on the Amalfi coast such as Vietri and Amalfi, or even Capri. Head south and you will come to the well-known archaeological site of Velia and the Gulf of Palinuro with its fascinating caves and coloured rocks: a true paradise for scuba-divers and snorkellers alike.
Cape Licosa is a jewel among the historic properties of the Campania princes. Here, a short distance south of the small fishing harbour of San Marco di Castellabate and close to the point named for the Siren Leucosia, lie the ancient ruins of a Roman fort, a seaside castle and family chapel and, of course, Villa Faro di Ulisse. You can head out of the villa in either direction and enjoy rural walks through the woods or along the sea shore through this privately-owned estate, as well as stunning views of the sea, the coastline, the private island and lighthouse.
Large living room (TV/DVD/CD), vaulted ceiling, French doors to garden and terrace.
Kitchen/ dining room, vaulted ceiling, open fireplace, French doors to garden and terrace, dining terrace with outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ.
Double/twin bedroom (1.8m), French doors to garden and terrace, sea view, ensuite shower room, 2 walk-in showers, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.8m), sea view, French doors to terrace & garden, ensuite shower room, WC.
Two double/twin bedrooms (1.8m), each with ensuite shower room, WC (one room has sea view) - please note that these two bedrooms can only be accessed externally from the terrace/garden, and that they are independent of each other (not interconnecting).
External staircase only to - First floor:
Second living/dining room with sea views.
Double bedroom (1.6m).
Two double/twin bedrooms (1.8m or 2 x 0.9m).
Shower room, WC
Magnificent grounds, part of a private estate encompassing pine and palm tree woodland, large lawns, small private beach with decked area, loungers and parasols, private mooring dock, private family chapel. Thatched pergola with outdoor living area. Outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ. Salt water pool 12m x 5m (depth: 2.50m). Parking for up to 4 cars.
Included: 4 hours daily maid service. WiFi internet. Air conditioning & Winter heating (up to 300kw per week). Private mooring deck for small boats. Pool towels. Discreet on-site caretaker available 24hrs for pool,villa and park maintenance.
Extras: Additional maid 15€ . Winter heating & Air conditioning,usage above 300 kw per week.Breakfast on request.Cooking and food shopping service.Telephone & fax. Airport transfers. Excursions. Fishing trips. Water-sports. Many types of boats available for hire on request. Bicycle and car hire.
Smaller groups of max 8 people using the ground floor only are offered reduced rates outside high season - please ask for details.
About The Location
- Ogliastro 4.5km
- Santa Maria di Castellabate 15km
- Acciaroli 20km
- Agropoli 24km
- Salerno 50km
- Vietri sul Mare 72km | Amalfi 90km
- Naples 137 (1hr 40mins)
- Harbour / Ferry
- San Marco | Castellabate Hydrofoil
- Salerno | Amalfi coast towns | Capri
- Shops & restaurants 5 min drive
- Private gated access to rocky beach
- 5 min drive to sandy beach
- Tennis 10km
- Golf in Persano 45km
- Punta Licosa under 1km
- Santa Maria di Castellabate perched village 15km
- Acciaroli 20km
- Paestum archaeological site 35km
- Acquafarm water park in Battipaglia 57km
- Amalfi Duomo | marina 100km | Pompei archaeological site 106km
Refundable cash security deposit of £2000 required for this villa