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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


Staying at vacation apartment Gioia you will enjoy a quiet and graceful vacation in a country house, amidst the green and thriving growth of grapevine, olive trees and lemon trees of the coast of Sorrento.

Beautifully and comfortably furnished, this apartment is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Sorrentine peninsula and relax by the swimming pool amidst the lemon groves.

Gioia apartment is a graceful two bedroom apartment of approximately 100 square meters which sleeps four persons.

It is located on the ground floor of a country villa with independent access from the main entrance of the property and reached by climbing 14 steps up through owner´s side terrace and going down 15 steps amongst lemon groves.

It has a patio on same level as the swimming pool and a gazebo equipped with table and chairs to relax and dine outdoors. From the front and side of the apartment you can see the blue of the sea framed by the green of the foliage of olives trees and lemon trees.

The apartment has new modern furniture.

Entrance is from ground floor patio onto large lounge / dining room.

Open plan kitchen well equipped. One double + 1 twin bedroom, shower room with shower cubicle, wc and lavabo.

Gioia shared swimming pool measures 7,50 m X 4,00 m. and its depth is from 1,00 m. to 1,80 m. Owner will have the pool open as from end of May to the beginning of October, but promised that if weather continues to hold he will not empty the pool ‘till end of October!

The apartment is reached through a narrow and ancient country road, approximately 250 meters long, from the large Piazza S. Francesco, where large cars parking is available and luggage porterage is included both on arrival and departure.

"This road was built centuries ago, when the only transportation was provided by one´s own feet and perhaps a mule.

The purpose of the road was to provide a short path among the fruit trees to reach the property. Hard to believe, the road has been left just the way it was, with its characteristic stone wall on the edges, except for the pavement that has been improved to let a very small car go through. While making the access to the property more difficult, this road also has assured that the area stay free of pollution and noise, and the air is fresh and clean like in few other places. Along this very same road the centre of Massa Lubrense can be reached in fifteen minutes by foot".

Notice : For those who choose to park in the Piazza S. Francesco parking is free of charge but not private and on Friday morning there is a street market when vehicles have to be parked a little further away. Car Recommended.

The other two holiday apartments that comprise the villa are - Il Sorriso - La Vigna.

Bedroom 1

Double bed, Heating, Access to Patio Area.

Bedroom 2

2 Single beds, Heating, Access to Patio Area.

Bathroom (Shower).

Sitting / Dining Room Kitchen

Divan, TV, Access to Patio, 4 Gas Rings, Oven, Fridge - Freezer, Kettle, Toaster.


The property lies approx. 250 meters from the large Piazza S. Francesco and is accessed through a narrow lane.

Large cars parking is on the Piazza and luggage porterage is included both on arrival and departure.

Notice: For those who choose to park in the Piazza S. Francesco parking is free of charge but not private and on Friday morning there is a street market when vehicles have to be parked a little further away.

Car Recommended.

Facilities :

Broadband Wi-Fi internet



Heating (Extra cost)

Communal Laundry : Washing machine and Iron

Outdoor Furniture


Shared Swimming Pool (open May to October)

Please note:

This property is available for a minimum stay of seven nights.

** Short Breaks - min. 3 nights available - tariffs on request **


Services - Beach: 10 Km. (Marina del Cantone) 3,5 Km. (Marina della Lobra) - Restaurants 200 m. - Mini Market 1 Km. - Bus Stop 900 m. - Motorway 33 Km.

Cites - S. Agata sui 2 Golfi: 5 Km. - Massa Lubrense: 2 Km. - Sorrento: 8 Km. - Napoli: 57 Km. - Positano: 21 Km. - Amalfi: 36 Km. - Ravello: 43 Km. - Roma: 274 Km.

Attractions - Pompei Excavations: 34 Km. - Vesuvius Crater: 56 Km. - Amalfi Coast: 12 Km. - Paestum Excavations: 109 Km. - Capri Island: connected from the port of Sorrento 9 Km.

Airports - Naples Capodichino - 60 Km. - Roma Leonardo da Vinci 289 Km. - Roma Ciampino 263 Km. - Bari 299 Km.

Railway Stations - Napoli Centrale 57 Km. - Sorrento 8 Km.

Check-in procedure

Check-in time is between 3,00 and 8,00 p.m. You will be met and taken to the booked accommodation, asked for a photo copy of your Id or passport, any extras and the Breakage deposit (in cash only in any currencies) € 300,00 – this is refunded on your departure day, less any breakages.

We strongly recommend contacting our land agents the day before or early morning of your arrival day, to let them know how you intend getting to the resort and approximate arrival time, they will in this occasion be able to advise of any local fiestas, roads closed etc...

Check-out time is between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Arrival and departure times can be arranged outside these times for this service a supplement of € 55,00 is applied.

Local Supplements

Short stays supplement: Mandatory, € 50,00 (from three to six nights) payable locally in cash.

Household linen and consumes: Mandatory, € 60,00, payable locally in cash.

City tax: Mandatory, is € 1,50 per person, per day, payable locally in cash.

Heating: On request, supplement is € 12,00 per day (6 hours), payable locally.

Cot and Highchair: On request, € 55,00 at weekly supplement, payable locally in cash.


Those who have difficulty in walking, please ensure to read access to property.

Rental tariff is based on a minimum stay of Seven Nights. For Shorter stay please make a specific request.

Services Included:

English speaking manager on call.

Electricity, gas, water.

Bedroom and bathroom linen.


Shared Pool.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Massa Lubrense Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in time is between 3,00 and 8,00 p.m. Asked any extras and the Breakage deposit (in cash) € 300,00, this is refunded on your departure day.
  • Check-out time is between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Arrival and departure times can be arranged outside these times, supplement of € 55,00 is applied.
  • Local mandatory supplements in cash:- Household linen and service: € 60,00 payable locally in cash. City tax: € 1,50 per person, per day.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


3.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is clean and comfortable. The views are amazing. The setting is very quiet and tranquil. The owners are very friendly, but learn Italian if you want to have a conversation. Would recommend to all unless mobility is an issue.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and to have spent time in writing this to help orientate future guests renting our home in Massa Lubrense Hope to welcome you back soon :)
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Lovely location

  • 3 of 5

Stayed here for a week my our family of 4 (16 and 11yr old). Had a fabulous time as the location is good for Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum etc.. The villa is lovely and spacious, with all you need on hand. We've never shared a property before, and this property has 3 rentals attached. This was no issue at all though, met 2 beautiful English families here and all the children got on SO well, made memories for life! Only a couple of watch outs for this property 1) shopping! Only a couple of small shops available, and these are a car drive away - best one is Conad, just as you enter Sorrento. 2) The Climb! Property is not accessible by car, you have to climb the last 100m, so take a ruck sack for shopping... milk & pop can get heavy! And 3) The family that own this property also live here.. on the middle floor. They were up early (!) like 7am every morning, and were extremely loud, so don't expect to lie in :( . It felt a little awkward and felt like we were intruding, when the whole Italiana family were at the pool each day, this is why we will not be staying here again I am afraid. As I say... sharing a property with other families renting was no issue at all, but sharing with the owners family... hmm awkward! And far from ideal I am afraid. Therefore rating is 3/5.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you had a fabulous time ! Pity you did not mention the loud noises coming from the owner's apartment at 07:00 our local agents, this could have been sorted out immeddiately. Since reading your comments, we have contacted owner and querried their going to the s.pool every day, owner has confirmed that her eldest daughter with her 2 little children were by the s.pool on the Sunday afternoon and left for Rome that evening. Owner has also shown our agent the damage caused to one of the single mattresses which she has had to throw away - one of your 2 children must have wet the bed ? Result of this local representative / agent has had to pay for a single mattress Do not think you will be missed
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Naples Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Massa Lubrense
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
Castellamare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
San Francesco
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Marina della Lobra
Car: recommended


After the bustle and noise of the tourist centers along this coast, the position of Gioia apartment is quiet and peaceful.

It is 2 Km. away from the main centre of Massa Lubrense with all shops, banks etc...

The nearest bus stop to Massa Lubrense and Sorrento is 900 m.

The larger and well-known town of Sorrento is about 8 Km. from the apartment and from here there are ferry boats and hydrofoils to Naples, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi and Positano, as well as go on mini-cruises.

The nearest railway station (Circumvesuviana line to Pompeii, Naples) is also in Sorrento.

The nearest beach is Marina della Lobra (5 Km.). Positano is about 16 Km. away from the property. The distance to Naples is 60 Km.

A car is recommended if you are staying at Gioia.

How to get there

The easy way to get to Gioia (San Francesco / Massa Lubrense) from Naples/Rome Airport or Naples Train station is to rent a car.

Once at the property you can get around also by public transport as parking in some towns is hard to come by and expensive.

Public Buses operate year-around connecting Massa Lubrense - Marina del Cantone - Sant´Agata and Sorrento.

The main bus terminal is Sorrento for buses to all the Amalfi Coast villages.

Ferries from Sorrento (from May to October) operate a service between Amalfi - Positano - Capri Island - Naples.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund