|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Relais Mamma Mia is in Nerano, a village in one of the most untouched areas of the Amalfi Coast. Tucked perfectly within dramatic foothills, Relais Mamma Mia is protected on three sides by rocky slopes covered in ancient olive groves, with just the front of the villa open to an expanse of sea and sky. This position offers complete privacy in an area of intense natural beauty.
As soon as you walk through the gates of this luxurious villa, your eyes will be drawn to the exquisite tile inlay on the steps and driveway. As you stroll through the gardens, you will see this attention to detail in the traditional stonemasonry and tile work.
From the large parking area on the top terrace, a stone walkway leads you to the pool area. From here, the views are truly awe-inspiring, sweeping across the striking Amalfi Coastline to the Li Galli Islands. The substantial, in-ground pool is surrounded by a wooden deck and lawn, with plenty of sun loungers on which to relax and an outdoor shower. The pool is open from 1st May until 31st October, and measures 10m by 5m, with the depth ranging from 1.2m to 1.5m.
You can access the bedrooms from the garden and pool area, or take twelve steps down to the main entrance on the ground terrace.
Before you enter, you can appreciate the outdoor kitchen and dining area, boasting a large brick pizza oven, traditional barbeque and dining table. Why not book one of our private chefs and enjoy a delicious Italian meal made with local ingredients, or have an authentic pizza party?
Stepping inside, you arrive within your large living room, with a cosy attached den. There is a large sofa which easily pulls out to become a comfortable double bed to sleep two people, plus armchairs. Bookshelves and a large flat screen television line the walls and there is an attractive open fireplace.
Within the den, you’ll find another comfortable sofa, plus a large dining table. The perfect place to relax whilst watching television, or using the Wifi connection that is available throughout the property. There is gas central heating for the chillier months of the year, chargeable at 4.50 euro per m3.
From the den, a corridor leads you to the guest bathroom, where you will find a shower, wash basin, toilet, bidet and washing machine.
The kitchen is also accessed via the den. Furnished with beautiful marble countertops and wooden cabinets, you will find everything you need for easy self-catering, including a four burner gas hob, gas oven, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker.
Returning to the living room, a beautiful wooden fifteen-step spiral staircase takes you to the master bedroom. On the same level as the pool, the room shares the same spectacular views – truly a sight to wake up to in the morning! With high ceilings, a spacious wardrobe, air conditioning and comfortable double bed, you will feel truly at home. Should you wish to step outside, the double glass doors offer easy access to the garden and pool area.
The master bathroom is beautifully decorated, with tile floors, bathtub, shower, wash basin, toilet, bidet and hairdryer, and a large window to welcome in the sunshine.
The second bedroom has three single beds, two of which can be pushed together to make a double bed if required. With the same aspect as the master bedroom, this bedroom also offers glass doors through which to appreciate the breathtaking view. There is plenty of storage for clothing and other belongings, plus air conditioning.
If you can bear to leave the comfort of Relais Mamma Mia, there is much to discover in the surrounding area. The village of Nerano is a hamlet overlooking a pretty little harbour, not far from Punta Campanella, the lighthouse that marks the tip of the peninsula. A beautiful walk starts in the village of Nerano and leads to the beautiful Bay of Ieranto, through olive groves thought to be planted by ancient Greek settlers in the area. The bay is a protected area and a perfect spot for a dip in the clear waters, with spectacular views of the coastline and Capri’s famous Faraglioni rocks.
Relais Mamma Mia is a gorgeous villa, the perfect sanctuary for those looking for unparalleled peace and quiet on the Amalfi Coast.
We were quite nervous about booking this, given that there were no previous reviews to go on. However we had a fantastic stay, and highly recommend this villa.
1. Very friendly, personal service from Feeling Italy
2. Very clean, well-maintained villa and pool
3. Great location - close to Marina del Cantone
4. Stunning views from villa
5. Owner's family live on site and maintain the surrounding area every day
1. Tight roads getting to villa (but this is Italy!) - however we managed to drive a Ford Kuga in without any problems.
2. Wifi did not work throughout the stay (but Feeling Italy let us use their office wifi instead).
This really is an excellent villa. Plenty of room, lovely views, relaxing environment and pool. The owners went out of their way to make our time special, lovely people who made us feel part of the family. They helped us book trips and meals which we would not otherwise have discovered and made our time so memorable. A short walk to the beach, where you can arrange boat trips along the coast or to Capri or just relax and swim in the crystal clear water. There some lovely restaurants close by serving delicious local dishes. It's just a short drive to Sorrento with all its attractions and you can leave the car and get let local train around the bay to Naples and all the historic sights in between. Ideal for a family holiday where you can really feel part of the local community, whist enjoying one of the most beautiful and historic ares of the world.
Facing the Gulf of Salerno, very close to Punta Campanella, in the Marine Protected Area of the same name, the Villa is located in a private residential park just a few hundred metres from the ancient fishing village of Marina del Cantone.
The beautiful gravel beach of Marina del Cantone, equipped with excellent seaside facilities and places to eat, can be reached along a pedestrian path and a stairway of about 80 steps, surrounded by Mediterranean marquis vegetation.