AN UNFORGETTABLE VACATION IN SORRENTO (META) - ITALY

Luigi Castellano

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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AN UNFORGETTABLE VACATION IN SORRENTO (META) - ITALY

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Self catering single-double/room apartments in a 1850/1913 family building

Self catering single-double room apartment in a 1850 family building completely restored in 2004 and equipped for tourist accommodation up to 5 persons - Villino Castellano was a 1850-1913 family villa. In a strategically position both for tourist excursions to the worldwide known destinations of Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi Drive, the Sorrento Peninsula, the Vesuvius volcano, Naples, etc., and to the two thousand years old sites of Pompei, Hercoulanum, Paestum, all destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius in the year 79 p.c. At 300m (359 yards) only from the local railway station (Circumvesuviana line) and 200m from the bus stops for the Amalfi Drive, in a very quiet lemon/olives garden. Villino Castellano offers also a panoramic terrace and the chance of a peaceful vacation both for couples and families at very reasonable prices.

Public transportation modes: Forget your car ... we are at 200m from bus stop from/to Naples Airport and 350m from the local train station --- by train every 30 minutes and in 5 minutes you are in the centre of Sorrento without any traffic and parking problem --- every 30 minutes you can also reach Pompei, Hercoulanum and Naples --- 2-4 times a day.. coaches to /from Rome (3,5 hours)

By boat to Capri - Ischia - Amalfi Drive - Naples: From the harbour of Sorrento many many ferries and hydrofoils to Capri (trip time: 20-40 minutes), the Amalfi Drive, Ischia and Naples.

Amalfi Drive - Pompei - Hercoulanum - Vesuvious: From Meta railway station and Sorrento many daily buses to the Amalfi Drive --- Positano (12 Km) , Amalfi (25 Km) and Ravello (30 Km) ...

In summer time you can also reach Positano and Amalfi by boat from Sorrento ... it's the Metro Del Mare, the Sea Metro ... you can get off in Positano how long you like and take a next Metro for Amalfi ... back the same way or by bus ---

By train you can easily reach Pompei (train station close to the entrance to the ruins) and Hercoulanum from which you can reach, by bus, the top of the Vesuvious ---

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Luigi Castellano

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Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.6
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An unforgettable vacation in Sorrento (Meta) - Italy
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An unforgettable vacation in Sorrento (Meta) - Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p84690
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Meta Sorrento Peninsula
buckinghamshire
5

MAGICAL THE REAL ITALY

  • 5 of 5
Our first time visiting this fastenating country. We stayed at meta which is about 4km outside sorrento. We were met by luigi at the bus stop and being first timers our Italian was none. But he spoke perfect english and it was through him we got around italy for very little expence, from telling us what times the trains and buses were and advising on restraunts he truly was and exceptional host. As for Meta its there you stay amongst the real Italian people it was great to go into sorrento but to come away from all touristy stuff was a blessing and with a two minute walk to the train station u could be in pomei.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rory ... it's very kind of you --- I come from a very intensive experience in a commercial dpt of a very large international company and I learned (and teached) that courtasy does not cost a single penny and that it pays instead a lot in retrurn ... I do my best to let my clients feel at home while staying and visiting this interesting and exiting part of the world ----
Here, in my ex grand father 1850/1913 building, it's really everything new and logistically placed in a strategica and baricentric position to visit world wide known sites like Pompei, Capri, the Amalfi Dirve, the Vesuvious ecc ecc and, of course, to stay in totally restored apartments fully equipped where to rest in a very comfortable way ---
Hope to see you again and ... many others in the future --
My clients are always increasing, year after year, and I am satisfied of what I am doing after less then 4 years since I started this activity ----
My best regards
Luigi
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READ THE HISTORY OF REVIEWS; WELL DESERVED PRAISE

  • 4 of 5
Top of the list of praise is Luigi. He is a good and helpful person. He cares about his Villa and he cares that people staying there have a satisfying experience. Second is the view. Our apartment had two balconies with views of the neighborhood, the cathedral spire, the mountains, and the sea. The view is even better on the spacious rooftop hangout. Third (maybe second), the apartment is a good size and well set up functionally, including a good kitchen setup. This is more important to me than stylishness, but I will say that the apartment is not stylish. Actually, let me amend that. It boosted my sense of Italian aura staying in an apartment with 15 foot ceilings.

We purposely chose Meta over Sorrento to be away from that touristy hubbub. We appreciated being in a real Italian town. A decent town to enjoy in its own right, the main thing is that Meta is very close to the train and bus, and there is so much on the Sorrento peninsula and beyond that staying in the town Sorrento is only an advantage for a short visit.

True, there are a lot of stairs. I personally feel they were good for my body and spirit. The urban neighborhood was quiet, relatively speaking, but it is an urban neighborhood and you would have to go to a far away corner of the Sorrento peninsula if you wanted real quiet (and you'd lose the character of this urban neighborhood).

I'm slow to give 5 star ratings, but Luigi's Villino Castellano is definitely a good value. I solidly recommend it as a 4 and don't hesitate to give Luigi a 5.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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QUIET TOWN

  • 3 of 5
Luigi was great. Meta was a very quiet. There weren't many restaurants to walk to. Our room was clean enough but there was no electric coffee pot or hair dryer. We stayed on the top floor which had awesome views but after walking all day the stairs were a little much. There is no elevator. We left 1 day early and stayed in Sorrento which offered more restaurants and shopping than Meta.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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GREAT ACCOMMODATION IN GOOD LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This holiday accommodation was really great, clean and spacious with all the facilities we needed for our stay. Luigi was a gracious host very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for him to keep his guests happy. As we arrived and left on a Friday he did the airport run to fetch and and take us back himself. The local bakery is just up the road and supermarkets maybe a 10min walk away. The restaurant Luigi has a deal with for 12 euro is fantastic and the food is fab. Meta is a lovely little town only 3 stops on the train from Sorrento (approx. 5 mins) and approx. 45mins from Naples , its far less touristy then Sorrento and a good base for exploring the Campania region.
We went to loads of different places from this location Paestum, Pompeii, Hercalaneum, Capri, Royal Palace at Caserta, Ischia to name a few with no problems. We would recommend the Villa Castellano to anyone wishing to explore the Sorrento Peninsular and Amalfi Coast and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to use the Villa again when we return to Italy in the future.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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QUIET COMFORTABLE APARTMENT IN 'REAL ITALY'

Quiet comfortable apartment in 'real Italy'
  • 5 of 5
This was a lovely clean apartment with a spiral staircase and quaint mezzanine bed/bathroom level AND a beautiful terrace sitting/eating area, flowers, interesting bees and charming neighbours. We were met by Luigi who gave us lots of useful information about the town, getting around and good restaurants (Tico Tico on the sea front...those sunsets! and Nanuccio where there was a special E12 deal for us). 50m up the road is Rosario's bakery - get filled croissants for breakfast! and they sell just about everything else as well.
We were 10 mins walk from the station: you can get everywhere from there: Sorrento (then bus or boat to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello) Pompei, Herculaneum, Naples. Meta is a proper little Italian town with narrow cobbled streets, such a change from touristy Sorrento. It was lovely to visit...and then come back to the peace of Meta. Public transport is so efficient and cheap here. I would recommend this place as a great base to explore. Luigi lives at the top of the building so is on hand for any problems and frequently pops around to say hello to everyone.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have no words for replying to this wonderful review ... I feel really happy when my clients have been happy for the climate they found and for the beatiful places they have had the opportunity ti visit here around ... tks tks tks Luigi
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LOVELY PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
A lovely place to stay! Luigi offered us the top floor apartment as it was a late booking and this was still available for the same price as a normal apartment which was a real bonus - thank you! i enjoyed sitting at the windows gazing out at the views over sorrento and up to the hills. early in the morning the sound of birds were beautiful with the window open (you just need to be reasonably fit to climb to the top floor with your luggage/shopping!!) Luigi put us to shame as being nearly twice our age he has no problem and climbs them 10 or more times a day - wow! anyway, Meta is a good base and a friendly town with a community feel. it really has everything you need - lots of pubs, eating places, few supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors,etc. the bakery as others have said is just a few minutes up the road, then opposite that there is a fantastic pizzeria that we visited about 3 times as the pizza was so good. We also had a nice meal with a bottle of wine at the restaurant Luigi has a special deal with. the train station was less than 10 minutes walk away and the bus stop even nearer! we took the train to pompeii which was very easy then another day caught the train to pompeii and then the bus up to mount vesuvius and then into naples. we also took the bus to amalfi from sorrento but realised that we could have caught it from meta although i don't think you would get a seat unless you got the early bus at 8.40. we then caught an open top bus to Ravello which was beautiful and you can use your 3 day campania travel card to travel once on this bus which was an unexpected bonus. we did a long day trip to capri as well and the benefit of going on the early ferry was it was lovely and peaceful when we got there. the chair lift is well worth doing. i have nothing negative to say about this accommodation which was very clean and catered for all our needs and provided lots of utensils for any cooking you may want to do. Luigi was a good host and even came out to say goodbye on our last morning when we left very early! we would definitely recommend this accommodation and Meta as a place to stay without a doubt!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Naples, Capodichino A/P
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sorrento
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Sand and rocks
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pastry/coffee shop, the best one on the peninsula
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Ninuccio
Car: not necessary

4 km only before Sorrento, at 400 yards from the railway station, in the centre of the village, in a very quiet olive and lemon garden - very very easy to reach all the famous sites of Pompei, Hercoulanum, Paestum, Capri, Ischia, the Vesuvio volcano, the Amalfi Drive (with Positano, Amalfi, Ravello), the Solfatara and logically Sorrento, Naples and Rome (all very well connected both by train and coaches) - all details on our website, please ask us for link.

Other Activities: Good restaurants, many possible different excursions

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Meta Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
€70
€450
 
 
Peak
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 22 2014
5 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
 
Shoulder
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€70
€400
 
 
Low
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€60
€350
 
 
Super low
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€55
€300
 
 
Winter Promo
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €25
Notes Rates for standard apartments, for 2 persons -- supplement: €10/day for superior apartments -- extra bed/s 10 Euro x person/night --- final cleaning €25 (plus E25 for dog/cat presence) --- April-October Tourist Tax: €1/person/day (for over 18 only) --- optionals: parking (€5/day); air cond. €8/day); internet €5/day -----
Payments: Cash or credit card (its 4%cost to be paid by you)
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Amenities

Meta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • Fully furnished bathroom with shower, closet, washing basin and bidet - towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Normal accommodation ... bedroom with 2 single beds (or 1 queen-size bed) + living room with 1 queen size very comfortable sofa/bed (2 persons) --- additional 1 extra bed possible --- linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Motorboat
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Self catering double room apartment - 60 M2; 1st floor, enclosed bathroom with shower, air conditioning, fully equipped, everything new in a 1850/1913 family building. Public pool at 500 m.
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