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Luca Trotta

Advertiser since: 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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VILLA PENELOPE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Praiano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa Penelope is a charming 70-square-meter (about 753.5 square feet) house

with a patio and a balcony overlooking the seascape. It can sleep six people.

It is equipped with air-conditioning, and it is 250 meters (about 820 feet) away

from the sea and the beach.

The house is located in Praiano, which is halfway between Amalfi and Positano,

being about 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away from both towns. The house is 23 km (about

14 miles) away from Sorrento and 12 km (about 7.5 miles) away from Ravello.

There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower

taps, a living-room with a double divan bed, a kitchen, and a second bathroom

with a sink and a toilet.

The place

Villa Penelope is situated in an area of the historical center of Praiano called

Vettica, which stretches on a sloping land which goes from down the state road

until a prominent area overlooking the sea. The little town consists of

typically small white houses with vaulted ceilings which are linked one to the

other through vertical narrow stairways and horizontal narrow streets run only

on foot.

You will enjoy strolling through such little streets even though they feature

several stairways: the air is clean and lemon-scented, there is no noise, and

your eyes will be feasted on enthralling views of the coast and the sea here and

there.

Every house features a small garden or courtyard filled with flowers. Amidst the

houses there are small areas of land cultivated with vegetables which are lushly

rich all year round in citrus fruits and other plants resulting in a place

beautiful to be seen just as regular gardens.

The area boasts the authentic inhabitants of Praiano and not crowds of tourists.

Shops for tourists, bars and restaurants are seen by the coastal state road.

In order to arrive at the villa from the state road, you will have to climb down

about 15 steps and reach the churchyard of a splendid baroque church of the

Seventeenth-century dedicated to San Gennaro. The churchyard is a large square

which stretches out towards the sea. It is a place where you can enjoy an

enthralling view of the seascape and the Amalfi Coast, which comprises the view

of Positano and Capri.

From the churchyard, you go along a pedestrian little street and then a path of

about 300 meters (984 feet) to arrive at the villa. Such pathway consists of a

slight slope and some steps only.

In order to reach the villa, you can also take another way which is a bit

shorter but which means climbing a long stairway of many steps. It is a typical

‘scalinatella’ (narrow stairway) of the Amalfi Coast. We strongly advise you to

face the second pathway only if you’re fit or trying to be so!

The beach

Villa Penelope is close to a fascinating rocky beach called La Gavitella. Such

beach lies at the foot of a deep and narrow rocky inlet covered in thick

vegetation even at almost sea level. In order to arrive there, all you will have

to do is walk a pathway which begins right next to Villa Penelope. The path

consists of 350 steps dug in zig-zag patterns into the rock.

Once by the sea, near the gravel beach, you will find some concrete platforms

which are ideal for sunbathing and diving into the water. During spring/summer,

you will find an establishment with a bar and a restaurant at the beach.

You will also a find a ferry service with small boats which take you to the

sandy beaches of Praia and Positano. The service is offered by the manager of

the beach establishments, and it is also charge-free for clients of the

establishment and the restaurant.

Outstanding to be seen and visited for a swim is the “Fontana dell’Altare", a

natural swimming-pool formed by seawater trapped in a grotto near the beach of

the Gavitella.

Other famous beaches nearby are La Praia, about 2 km (about 1.2 miles) away, and

the beach of Positano, about 5 km (about 3 miles) away. You will find beach

establishments in these beaches plus a wide selection of bars, enthralling

restaurants and rendezvous which are open even during the evenings.

The house

The entrance to Villa Penelope is an old masonry arch through which you will

enter a small but gracious courtyard. In the courtyard you will find a staircase

of about ten steps which will lead you to the white terrace which has welcomed

you to the house. The terrace overlooks the seascape, and you will find a table

with chairs, some deck chairs, and an umbrella there.

From the terrace you will enter the living-area of the house, consisting of a

bright living-room with a table, chairs, a TV, and a divan bed. Next to the

living-room you will find a kitchen and a bathroom equipped only with a sink and

a toilet. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with a five-burner stove, an

oven, a washing machine, and a fridge with a freezer.

A staircase will lead you to the upper floor, where you will find two bedrooms

and a bathroom. The double bedroom has a spacious balcony which has a wide view

of the sea and the coast. You will find it pleasant to wake up in the morning

and see only the sky and the sea before your eyes...

The second bedroom is a twin room overlooking the valley. The bathroom is

equipped with a bathtub with shower taps.

The floor is glossy terracotta, and the furnishings are pleasant and

comfortable.

The house is equipped with air-conditioning.

Nearby tourist attractions

Staying at Villa Penelope will enable you to be in a non-tourist-crowded place

and to be close to all the vacation activities the Amalfi Coast has to offer.

In Praiano you will be halfway between Positano and Amalfi, about 7 km (about

4.3 miles) away from both towns. You will also be 23 km (about 14 miles) from

Sorrento and 12 km (about 7.5 miles) from Ravello.

From Praiano, short daily excursions can easily take you to all tourist centers

of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts, Naples, the Vesuvius, the archaeological

ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the temples of Paestum, and also the islands

of Capri and Ischia.

You don’t need a car during your stay at Villa Penelope. The first food shops

and restaurants are 500 meters (about 1,640.5 feet) away. The bus stop is 500

meters (about 1,640.5 feet) away as well.

You can easily use either the local shuttle which takes you to/from Praiano and

Positano or the SITA bus service, which connects Praiano to Amalfi and Sorrento.

Both are convenient and economical.

From Sorrento you can take trains to comfortably and directly reach Pompeii,

Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, Naples, and Paestum.

In Amalfi and Positano, you can take ferries and hydrofoils to visit the beaches

of the coast and reach the islands of Capri and Ischia. You can also rent boats

to go on daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast. In addition, in the

Amalfi Coast you can practice water sports, go snorkel diving, and rent bikes

and motorcycles.

Staying at Villa Penelope will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the

Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion pieces and quality handicrafts, and see

numerous folklore events of highly artistic, musical, and cultural interest

which are developed throughout the year.

Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts of the

Festival of Ravello, and for those fond of trekking, there are trails amidst the

hills along the coast, among which is the most famous of all, whose beauty of

scenery to be unveiled grants it the name ‘Sentiero degli Dei ’ or “Path of the

Gods".

For those who wish to experience the intense night life of the Amalfi Coast, the

options of fun vary: from piano-bars to the most exclusive nightclubs.

More Details
Luca Trotta (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Amenities

Praiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television

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