Amalfi Coast private villa Afrodite is a historically important Baroque villa set within the Massa Lubrense region at the very tip of the Amalfi peninsula, high on the cliffs with spectacular views over the sea, the island of Capri, the harbour at Massa Lubrense, Mount Vesuvius and across the bay of Naples to the island of Ischia - views which must surely be considered among the best in Italy!
Set in attractive gardens amid ancient trees this splendid and very special 17th century Amalfi Coast private villa is steeped in the history of the region and is understood to be the very place in which the King of Naples planned his siege to recapture Capri from the English in 1808. Sympathetically restored, the high rococo ceilings, decorative tiled floors, remarkable reinforced front doors and ornate furnishings beautifully reflect the period whilst creating a cool and spacious environment for a relaxed summer holiday.
The Amalfi coast is renowned for its plunging, rocky landscape and the famous ‘Amalfi Drive’ coast road offers many spectacular views, although few can rival the view from Villa Afrodite itself. Pretty villages each offer their own unique atmosphere where narrow pedestrian streets lined with restaurants and quaint little shops team with life. An excellent hydrofoil service runs along this coastline during the season, and this is undoubtedly the best way to see the region. Private boats can be chartered from the marina at Massa Lubrense close by, and 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. You might also like to visit Mount Vesuvius where you can climb up to the crater and admire the views over the Bay of Naples.
“It will be hard to decide where to spend your time at this villa - outdoors soaking up the truly beautiful and inspiring views, or inside admiring this wonderfully historic building! The history of this villa is present throughout the house with artefacts on display, but it has been modernised to provide comfortable accommodation for everyone. In this region it is very unusual to find a villa with such a beautiful, mature and large garden - this is simply a wonderful place to spend a holiday. For restaurants, you could try the Michelin-starred Don Alfonso 1890 less than ten minutes' away at Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi; alternatively, family-run Lo Stuzzichino in the same village offers excellent cuisine in a relaxed setting - ask Mimmo for his excellent, award-winning "cremino" dessert!”
Large entrance hall with flagstone floors, door to large rear terrace, garden and pool.
Informal dining room with piano, open fireplace, views over Capri, door to dining terrace with views.
Double bedroom with additional single bed, views over the Bay of Naples, ensuite shower room, WC.
(Please note the staff have access to their quarters from the main entrance hall).
Most rooms on this floor have high Rococo ceilings and decorative tiled floors.
Formal living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD), French doors to balcony with views of Capri.
Kitchen with original features; doors to rear garden and terraces with outdoor dining.
Bedroom suite with interconnecting double/twin bedroom (with views of Ischia) and single bedroom, each with doors to a covered terrace.
Twin bedroom with sea view & separate living area, leads through to a further living area and double bedroom with sea view.
Stairs to a Solarium/roof terrace for sunbathing, outdoor shower.
Approx. 350 sq.m of enclosed, steeply terraced grounds with mature gardens, lots of terraces with comfortable outdoor seating, dining, mature trees for shade, sun terrace on roof – all with spectacular views. Private 9m x 3m pool (Roman step entry, depth 0.80m – 1.80m). External pool shower. Portable charcoal barbecue. Parking for 3 cars.
Please note: Owing to the nature of the grounds, we do not recommend this villa for young children.
Included: Staff live in separate accommodation accessed from the main entrance hall and provide 6 hours maid service per day. Daily continental breakfast. Pool towels. Twice weekly linen change. Wi-Fi internet. Telephone for incoming calls only. complimentary full day excursion in minivan in low season only. Beach service for up to 10 people in mid-season only.
Extras: Additional maid, laundry, ironing service on request. Staff can arrange beauty/spa treatments on request and offer a general concierge service. Chef service (information on request), optional waiter service €80; shopping service €20 + grocery bill - please book in advance. Excursions can be arranged. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Massa Lubrense 3km
- Sorrento 9km
- Positano 24km
- Amalfi 38km
- Naples 60km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Hydrofoil from Sorrento to Capri (25 mins)
- Ferry from Naples to Sorrento 1 hr 50 mins
- Santa Maria Annunziata 200m to restaurant
- Santa Maria Annunziata 700m to village centre
- Marina di Polo (sandy) 3km
- Marina della Lobra (rocky) 4km
- Tennis 1.5km
- Soccer court 1.5km
- Scuba diving in Marina della Lobra 4km
- Excursions of Mount Vesuvio
- Private boat hire (Massa Lubrense) 3km
- Grotta Azzurra | Villa Jovis | Via Krupp on Island of Capri
- Island of Ischia | spa
- Pompei 37km | Hercolaneum 52km
- Sorrento 9km | Positano 27km | Amalfi 40km | Ravello 47km
- Napoli Castel dell'Ovo | Piazza Plebiscito | Posillipo hill 60km
Due to the nature of the terrain, this villa is not recommended for your children.