Amalfi Coast villa with seafront location - this stunning villa typifies the very best the Amalfi coast has to offer. Set in a truly privileged position on the promontory, every level offers uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean sea and the Praiano headland. As you approach the villa down a flight of tree-lined steps and through a flower-filled garden onto the upper terrace, you are welcomed with glorious views. Surrounding the house are several large terraces that make the most of the breathtaking setting. Continue descending and you will reach the impressive sea-water pool, carved into the rock just above sea level. A private mooring alongside means you can access the villa directly by boat if you prefer. An ideal holiday retreat!
The ‘Amalfi Drive’ is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe, running from Sorrento across the peninsula and along the coast to Salerno, but it is not for the faint-hearted, and you may prefer to arrive or travel around by boat. As well as the private mooring at the villa you can easily access the many hydrofoils and ferries which link the villages along the peninsula with Capri, Naples and the less developed Cilento coast further south. Owing to the steep terrain, many of the villages are mostly pedestrian and therefore best seen on foot. Quaint shops line the narrow streets and restaurants serve 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 Mount Vesuvius where you can climb up to the crater and admire the views over the Bay of Naples.
This lovely house was built by the choreographer of La Scala at the famous Milan Opera House. One of his main passions was fishing from the terraces. In fact it is an amazing property which has been designed and built to give a feeling of being onboard a ship at sea and the same amount of space is devoted to the terraces as to the indoor accommodation. This is the perfect place to enjoy the Amalfi coast in a really relaxed outdoor setting, with a breathtaking view of the sea at every turn.
Three-storey villa with sea views from most rooms and all terraces.
Ground floor/entrance level:
Large panoramic terrace with outdoor dining.
Lower ground floor:
Large open-plan living room (TV, CD, DVD, Nintendo Wii), open fireplace, French doors to large, panoramic terrace, sea views.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
5 double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, separate shower and WC.
Large terrace with steps down to pool.
Annex (30m up flight of steps from the main villa):
Two air-conditioned double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, separate shower and WC.
Large, enclosed, steeply terraced grounds with rocky steps down to access the pool - and ladder to access sea (strong swimmers only). Private mooring. 23m x 6m shaped, sea water pool with separate children's pool, both carved into the rock just above sea level (depth from 20cm – 1m in children’s pool and up to 3m in main pool). Garden and lawn on upper/entrance level of villa. Pond. Ample outdoor living and dining space on terraces overlooking the sea. Summer kitchen with sink, fridge, dishwasher, gas built-in barbecue. Parking for up to 4 cars.
The housekeeper lives in a separate building on the property.
Owing to the nature of the grounds we do not recommend this villa for children under 7 years old. Children must not be allowed to go to the swimming pool alone - they must be supervised at all times.
Included: Maid service 5 hours per day, 7 days per week. Chef service for breakfast, lunch and dinner (cost of food extra). Air-conditioning. Linen change twice weekly. Telephone for incoming calls only. WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Additional maid service €10 per hour. Electricity on consumption (over 130 kWh per week). A local tourist tax may apply.
We could not believe it was real.
Well our group of 12 all agreed that was our favourite place to stay during our vacation. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were pampered by the two caretakers. The villa was very clean as was the pool and area. Prepare for a lot of stairs. We are in much better shape since our visit! Locals in the area were a great help by taking our grocery order and bringing it to us - excellent quality food. Ask for the house wine too, it was great. Luca was awesome. He even arranged for a golf cart taxi for us to get to Marina da Praia for dinners and back! Every morning we woke up, sat with our coffee and said that we could not believe it was real. The location of the villa is perfect, beautiful vista and close proximity to the Marina. On a calm day you can get the water taxi from the Marina and back. Water taxi from Amalfi also dropped us off at the villa pier. Swimming in the little cove was wonderful!
We dined at La Pirata and were slightly disappointed, but dined twice at Trattatoria da Armandino in the Marina da Praia and it was excellent. We still talk about the deep fried anchovies.
We all agreed that when we come back we will stay here again!
Thanks for your input before we went, I really appreciated it. Everyone was very impressed that you had taken the time to let us know.
Hopefully see you (or Quality Villas) soon!
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About The Location
- Praiano 6km
- Amalfi 7km
- Positano 10km
- Ravello 14km
- Sorrento 25km
- Salerno 35km
- Salerno (train to Naples) 31km (1 hr 30 mins' drive)
- Harbour / Ferry
- hydrofoil service for Naples-Amalfi Coast-Capri
- hydrofoil transfer from Naples to Sorrento approx 45 mins
- Nearest restaurant 600m
- shops & restaurants 3km
- Scuba Diving in Praiano 1.2km
- Tennis in Positano 9km
- Boat hire | excursions
- Hiking along Sentiero degli Dei from Agerola
- Golf Club Salerno 50km
- Amalfi Duomo | marina 7km
- Positano 10km | Ravello 14km
- Sorrento Piazza | Terrazza 25km
- Villa Comunale | Gulf of Salerno 32km
- Acquafarm water park in Battipaglia 54km
- Pompei archaeological site 40km | Mount Vesuvio 62km
Children over 7 years only