Piano di Sorrento Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa carved into the Amalfi Coast cliff,PrivatePool,Gym&Sauna,Hot-Tub,Concierge
Not a simple Villa rental, but the Work of life!
Our exclusive Villa is located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, carved into the ancient stone of a magnificent seaside cliff, offering breathtaking views of the Tyrrenian sea and the Li Galli islands, legendary home of the Sirens. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (plus 2 half baths) and can accommodate up to 8 people (plus 2 + 2 extra people in a separate Suite/Annex. Please ask about this).
Its location, exactly halfway between two pearls of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento and Positano (both 4 miles away), allows easy access to the major Amalfi Coast tourist locations and attractions nearby.
I invite you to check-out our Villa’s own Web Site and on line reviews (YOU FIND THE LINK TO OUR VILLA'S WEB SITE BELOW THE 'OWNER INFO', on our VRBO web page, where you see “Links to more information”). Please feel free to call, skype or email me. I'll be glad to answer your questions!
The Villa has three stories and is surrounded by 350 metres of private tropical gardens which extend throughout the whole property. Because it is built along the side of a mountain into the rock, you can choose a variety of different 'platforms' from which to look out at the Sea and where the only voice you will hear is that of the waves. Richly colored bougainvilleas and sculptural agaves lend an additional air of romance to the Villa’s elongated pathways and garden.
Fully equipped with modern amenities, including 2 gourmet kitchens indoor and out, as well as a sauna, private swimming pool, gym area, terraced bar area, hydro-therapy pool, outdoor wood stove, wood Pizza oven, WiFi internet connection and more, the Villa also maintains an intimate and magical feeling that will surpass all expectations.
You will reach the Villa from the main entrance of the building along about 60-meters (200-feet) private walkway that includes approximately 70 gradual steps. An ingenious cable car transports your luggage to the front door of the villa, leaving you free to admire the view as you approach.
Large living-room with dining area and fireplace, internal kitchen (fully-equipped with a cooker, an oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, American Coffee Maker, Italian Coffee Machine, toaster, etc.), Library with 1 single sofa-bed, bathroom with WC. From each room really you will see the sea everywhere!
From the living room you enter out onto the terrace, with its own al fresco dining area, an hammock, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a barbecue, a wood-burning oven, a wood cooking stove and a gas cook stove with kitchen utensils.
The laundry has a washing machine, an ironing set, large basin and an half/bathroom.
Further on the ground floor, you will find the private pool 3 meters (10 feet) large by 8 meters (26 feet) long, from 1.50 meter (5 feet) to 1.70 meters (5.6 feet) deep with hydro massage surrounded by two solarium areas. They are equipped with deck chairs, external shower, lounge area with table and chairs in the shade of palm leaves gazebo. There is also a bar built in a cave with palm leaves gazebo, chairs, tables, refrigerator/freezer, HiFi, small wine cellar carved into the rock.
Finally you can get to the “Pensatoio” (“Contemplation Space”), a relaxing spot with a sofa bed and a mini-fridge.
From the main hall down a staircase of about 10 steps you reach the lower floor consisting of 1 bedroom with two single beds ( the beds can be set like one double 160 cm wide), independent air conditioning, bathroom with WC, washbasin and fully enclosed shower, panoramic windows; 1 double bedroom, fireplace, independent air conditioning, bathroom with bath tub and shower, windows with view of the sea.
From the main hall up a staircase of about 10 steps you access the upper floor consisting of a living room with two single sofa beds, an office with wireless ADSL connection, independent air conditioning and a large window overlooking the sea; 1 bathroom with shower and windows overlooking the sea; terrace with a panoramic view; 1 air conditioned double bedroom, large sliding-glass window overlooking the sea.
FITNESS AND RELAX AREA
From the living room of the upper floor, through a spiral staircase you enter the fitness area – which consists of a gym with fitness equipment, 1 sofa bed, independent air conditioning, sliding-glass windows facing the sea, sauna, large shower; bathroom; solarium terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
The characteristic vegetable garden is available for guests to taste typical products from a land rich in agricultural excellence. You can pick tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, salad and potatoes from the garden and enjoy cooking them in the villa’s indoor kitchen or outdoor wood burning oven, overlooking the sea. Finally, a vintage chicken shed complete with chickens will ensure that you have fresh eggs every day for your breakfast.
Sea & Sky Suite/Annex : For bigger groups of 8 or more people, the villa also has a 50 square meters Suite/Annex with: private outdoor area with panoramic sea view; barbecue. Living room (with large French windows that give a spectacular sea view) with 1 double sofa bed; a fireplace; a dining table; independent Air Conditioning. Kitchen equipped with a gas stove, sink, refrigerator and freezer, oven, microwave oven. Laundry with washing machine and washbasin. 1 double bedroom (with hand-painted decorations of Vietri) with sea view from the bed; Satellite LCD TV; DVD player; independent Air Conditioning. 1 en-suite bathroom (with hand-painted decorations of Vietri) with a large shower. Panoramic rooftop with private Jacuzzi, external shower and half bathroom. To rent the annex a supplement will be charged. Please ask for more details and pictures.
Perfect for families, groups of friends, honeymoons, romantic breaks and small wedding parties.
PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR TAILOR-MADE CULINARY EXPERIENCES and ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES!
- Cable car to carry bags & suitcase
- Swimming-pool (8 x 3 m) with hydro massage surrounded by two solarium area
- Fitness zone with air conditioning
- Adsl Wi-fi internet connection
- Hi-fi stereo with cd player and iPod cable
- Docking Station
- Dvd player
- Satellite LCD TV
- Hair dryers
- Air conditioning in all the bedrooms
- Central Heating
- Living stone fireplace
- Internal kitchen equipped with firing place, electric oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, citrus-fruit squeezer, Kettle, utensils
- External kitchen equipped with barbecue, wood-burning oven, wood cooking stove, gas cook stove, utensils
- Ice maker
- American coffee Machine (including filters)
- Italian coffee Machine
- Laundry with washing machine and ironing board
- Cradle for babies under 2 years
- Garden with lemon grove
- Sea view
- In house Gourmet Food shop
- Vegetable garden
- Personal Concierge Assistance
- Separate Suite/Annex with roof-top Jacuzzi Tub (available at extra charge)
The nearest inhabited centre: 1,8 mi (3 Km)
The nearest minimarket: 1 mi (1,5 Km)
The nearest rocky beach (private cliff): 1 mi (1,5 Km)
The nearest sandy beach: 2,5 mi (4 Km)
The nearest Bus stop: 1 mi (1,5 Km)
Nearby main attractions:
SORRENTO: 7 KM – about 4 mi
POSITANO: 7 KM – about 4 mi
CAPRI: 30 min by hydrofoil
AMALFI: 25 KM – about 15,5 mi
RAVELLO: 35 KM – about 22 mi
POMPEII: 25 KM – about 15,5 mi
HERCULANEUM: 35 KM – about 22 mi
NAPLES: 50 KM – about 31 mi
PAESTUM: 90 KM – about 56 mi
Note: due to its special location, this villa is usually not considered suitable for children under 6/7 years old. Please ask for details.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Hi! First of all, thank you for spending some of your time to take a look at this very different “Villa” … a place where man's tenacity has rendered possible that which seemed impossible.
My name is Vincenzo and I own and manage this very unusual “Villa”, a result of a work of life, the culmination of 30 years of my parents’ great efforts, imagination and, above all, love!
I enjoy sharing my passion and deep knowledge about local Foods and Wines with my Guests. So, I began to offer very exclusive 'Culinary Experiences' to my Villa's Guests ... And now I own and manage a 'Food & Wine Concierge' Company to allow people to discover the Amalfi Coast through Food & Wine Excellence.
My goal is sharing the uniqueness of this “Extreme Villa” with people who are able to understand the “Essence” of a place which maybe (I hope) will change something in their life (as my repeat Guests tell me every year).
Can’t wait to meet you!
Why Vincenzo chose Piano di Sorrento
Everything started with a bizarre present given by my grandfather to my father to congratulate him on becoming a doctor of medicine in 1969: a long, narrow path cut out from the rocks falling sheer down to the sea. A path where peasants used to take advantage of the constant exposure to the sun, and the natural protection from the wind and rain provided by the mountains to dry out figs on wooden pallets.
Well, my father had a vision the first time he saw this stretch of cliff: building a Villa embedded into the rock, in perfect harmony with its surroundings, thanks to his innate passion for Architecture. The idea was to create a dream, to make something magnificent rise up from nothing.
Building work soon started and my father joined forces with a team of just 3 workers who don’t shy away from even the riskiest of tasks to follow the guidelines of such a bold venture. They devoted half of their life to follow my father to his crazy adventure!
No resource was spared in the completion of this creation, the final version of which produced a genuine “architectural gem” set in the rocks.
It has become a quite unique, a private place far from prying eyes, a favored refuge for many leading figures from the world of culture and art, on the look out for an exclusive place of total tranquility, offering top class comfort, while at the same time, surrounded by uncontaminated, wild nature.
What makes this villa unique
You will have the chance to vacation inside a seaside cliff, between heaven and earth…
The privacy of a secluded property, Italian charm, and the incredible sea views from its terraces represent the main elements of this earthly paradise.
When you are into the Villa you’ll forget anything and you’ll have the sensation to be in a dream world. But, at the same time, you are in the heart of the Amalfi Coast (few minutes away from all the major tourist attractions).
Guestbook comments from the owner
When we booked the villa, we knew it was going to be something different- we wanted something different to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. You drive down this private very curvy unpaved street until you see Vincenzo, the villa's host and manager waving you down on the street.
From there you enter the villa and the view is breathtaking!! We spent July 4th week here and all we can say is WOW. Fantastic views from everywhere. Total isolation...total romance.....This villa has it all!! Really meant for more than two people, we had the time of our lives.
The host, Vincenzo, is an expert not only of the area, but of the Gourmet culture of the region. He was kind enough to take us to an incredible gourmet store, for tastings of the best of the best food in the region...a place we could never find on our own. He recommended LOCAL restaurants with incredible food...for a fraction of the price of the tourist places. You had a desire, all you had to do was ask Vincenzo and it was done....This Villa was heaven on earth!!
On our last night Vincenzo recommended us to go to and incredible one star Michelin restaurant. Not only was it gorgeous, but the chef came out to greet us and made sure we had a memorable time. Turns out, he's a great friend of Vincenzo!!
If you are looking for a place to relax, get away from it all if you want, (you can easily hop in your car and get to Positano or Sorrento in 15 minutes), this villa is a place to definetly consider. If you are into the gourmet scene, whether eating out, or cooking your own pizza in the villa's pizza forno, then this villa is very much for you.