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Old stone farmhouse on two floors at a time in the countryside

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Asteria (from Latin aster, star) is the name of this old stone farmhouse, two-story vaulted and characterized by arch structure typical of the Amalfi Coast. And 'situated halfway and easily accessible from the main road through a private road. Surrounded by greenery, private location, surrounded by terraces of lemons and offers a beautiful view of the Gulf of Salerno.

The Asteria is the home area where together with my family I spend weekends and holiday periods; is then furnished with care in every detail and equipped with heating, television, car parking and free internet.

The first floor consists of entrance, bathroom with shower, living room with two sofa beds, kitchen with dishwasher, utility room with washing machine lavanderia-. A large terrace allows you to enjoy the landscape and sunbathing next to the small pool of water lilies.

Upstairs is accessed via an internal staircase or from French doors overlooking the rear garden. E 'consists of two spacious bedrooms, one bedroom with attached bathroom and two twin beds, a spacious bathroom and a study. On request it is possible to add more beds.

The Asteria is located at the beginning of the Amalfi coast and suitable for holidays all year. Ideal starting point to visit the most famous towns of the Amalfi Coast: Amalfi, Praiano, Positano and Ravello, or to reach by boat the picturesque coves that line the coast. A few kilometers from the railway station and bus terminal in Salerno is also an ideal starting point to visit Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Herculaneum, Elea-Velia and the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.

The bus stops in the direction of Amalfi-Positano and Salerno are right at the entrance of the driveway. In spring and summer, ferries and hydrofoils link the most important centers of the Amalfi Coast and Salerno, Capri, Sorrento and Naples.

I live in Salerno and are on hand to give you news and information on the region, assist in booking and organizations of trips, tours, etc. I can also personally accompany guests to visit two of the most interesting Vietri ceramics workshops, where they can also learn the art of ceramics.

FOR TREKKERS are available all the information on the many excursions along the paths of the Amalfi Coast, in particular the '' Path of the Gods '' quoted by the New York Times as one of the ten most beautiful walks in the world.

How to reach us:

plane: to Rome Fiumicino or Naples Capodichino

by train: High speed up to Salerno,

by car: Motorway A3 Naples - Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi direction, or Highway A30 - exit Salerno, Amalfi Coast direction, until Vietri sul Mare,

embarked on the Amalfi coast, after about 1.7 km. right teaches New Cristall, continue for 200 mt., until the green gate on the right, at number 48.

Anna Maria

More Details

Owner
AnnaMaria
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

Amenities

Vietri sul Mare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedrooms are both very large, with vaulted ceiling. Room 1 is a double en-suite: the room has two twin beds. Both have access to the balcony which allows you to enjoy the beautiful views of the gulf.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Old stone farmhouse on two floors at a time in the countryside
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Such an amazing find - better than imagined

  • 5 of 5

My partner, his two teenagers and I travelled to Vietri sul mare for the half term break. The plan was to explore the Amalfi coast and surrounding area, and experience Pompeii, without hiring a car.

The villa Asteria is situated up a private drive directly off the Amalfi Highway, with buses stopping for both directions at the gated entrance. Easy to find. And a very reasonable transfer by taxi from Naples airport, booked online prior to leaving.

The villa is breathtaking. Far more spacious and inspiring than the pictures can convey; beautiful outdoor gardens, lemon and orange groves, and terraces to enjoy, with even a track leading to incredible villages further up the hill side.

It was superbly fitted out with all one could require. We so enjoyed preparing and eating meals in the wonderful kitchen.

Anna Maria, the owner, really made the difference to how our week went. Her kindness and thoughtfulness , even before we arrived, were so helpful, with loads of information sent by emails. She greeted us on arrival, and remained available whenever we needed her.

Anna Maria introduced us to Valentina and Nicola, who were able to provide us with transportation on tap if needed, local knowledge and fantastic private guides to various sites, including Pompeii with transport included from our door. Indeed, our return travel to an apartment in Naples overnight prior to flight out was only made possible with Nicola’s driving and communication skills and ability to search out the address. Thank you.

We were able to travel, and dine very easily wherever we went, with wonderful restaurants in Vietri and nearby Salerno. The boat trip along the coast to Capri was really worth the effort, even with the force 3 gales providing almost too much excitement!

We left Asteria after 8 nights, wishing we had more time. We also felt as if we had made real friends. We will be back ……

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Bella Italia - dream holidays on the Amalfi-coast

  • 5 of 5

In August 2016 we (Family of 5) spent 1 week in the Villa Asteria. In the nicely furnished house we felt very comfortable. It meets all the requirements of space, cleanliness and comfort. The most amazing thing for me was the view of the Amalfi Coast. From the balcony, terrace, living room, kitchen, you see the steel blue Mediterranean Sea and the coast.

2 beaches are to reach on foot from the house, the purchases must be done with the car. There are many ways in Vietri sul mare and neighboring villages to find a restaurant.

The owner is very friendly, helpful and reliable and has given us many tips.

It is with both the car and the train relatively quickly in Napoli, Pompei, Paestum ... and has so many ways to pass the time.

We can definitely recommend the Villa Asteria. The holiday was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Gem on the Amalfi Coast!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous spacious house, tastefully furnished with panoramic views.

The owner was extremely helpful and used her personal knowledge of the area to give us loads of tips and all the information we needed and much more. Her help was invaluable and added a lot to our stay.

There is a steep path down to get to Vietri and Vietri beach, and once there you can walk along the beach to Vietri itself.

We loved traveling by bus to other towns along the coast. We walked to Vietri regularly to get supplies, shopping etc. There's a great walk up to a couple of small villages on the hill above the house (Raito and Albori)

Vietri itself is a really charming, lovely wee place, and not nearly as busy with tourists as other towns on the Amalfi coast.

We would recommend this house to people who like to walk and explore, and who prefer the less touristy villages and countryside. We loved the location and the property itself, and we were so great full for all the help the owner gave us to make our stay fantastic!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday in Vietri sul mare

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful large house with panoramic views from the upper and lower patios, very spacious, nicely furnished, well equipped. I would definitely come back, and would recommend this place to people who like to walk - there is a steep climb up and down to Vietri sul mare if visitors don't have a car. The property was a great fit for our group of four as we enjoy walking and being away from tourism.

There is a nice swimming beach below the house.

We walked to Vietri almost daily, took the SITA bus to Amalfi and Cetara, and walked to Raito and Albori from a private footpath behind the house.

We had many lovely meals at local restaurants and cooked some ourselves!

AnnaMaria was extremely helpful in every way, met us at train station in Salerno and arranged for a driver to the house, took us shopping in Salerno, provided tons of information about local sites. She responded to all our questions very quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Traditional Italian Charm at its best

  • 5 of 5

For stunning views, personal space and charm by the bucket load the Villa Asteria in Vietri Sul Mare has it all. This is not a modern, faceless, ‘could-be-anywhere’ apartment. With Villa Asteria you get a traditional Italian home that’s been in the family for 4 generations. With décor reminding you of the charm of the Amalfi coast when American movie stars swept along the rocky coast road in Italian sports cars. The Villa itself even featured in a movie at that time. The views are spectacular, an evening spent on the terrace sipping wine overlooking Vietri, Salerno and the coast south can never be tired of.

In august the Amalfi coast is hectic, mad even, but the tranquillity of Villa Asteria is just the break you need from all the busy world below. Lying in a hammock in the lemon groves or soaking up the sun on the terrace. Your car parked at the end of the gated private driveway is the envy of many who have to squeeze into any gap possible along the narrow busy coast road.

In Villa Asteria one feels privileged as well as grateful to have been given the run of the place for the time you are there. This Villa is large, spacious and airy. Great vaulted ceilings really deserve 4 poster beds though standard beds are here. Three bathrooms give residents plenty of options.

The living room and kitchen have doors opening onto the stunning terrace with flowering pot plants and this is the place where you’ll spend much of your time because it’s hard to drag yourself away from it.

Being a traditional house there are some things you might need to know. There is no microwave or air conditioning, but you do get a fridge freezer, washing machine, showers and the traditional charm of a real Italian home. These little bits that are missing are more than made up for by the location.

Set on a hillside between Vietri and Raito, the Villa Asteria is accessed off the main coast road. There are footpaths down to the beaches and coastline. And up to the hills and villages. Being situated at the start of the Amalfi coast road it ideally placed to visit further along the Amalfi coast as well as inland to the ancient sites, Naples, and South. Salerno is a few minutes drive away for some city night life. Vietri has a lively tourist restaurant scene. A visit to Naples is a must. Only an hour by car and the parking’s easy.

I can honestly say that our visit to Villa Asteria was really one of the best. A stunning property with a beautiful and practical location. I would not hesitat

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Una casa bellissima in una posizione spettacolare

  • 5 of 5

Io e la mia famiglia abbiamo da poco trascorso una piacevolissima vacanza di 12 gg. ca. a Villa Asteria e ci siamo trovati davvero benissimo. E’ una bellissima casa con ambienti ampi e freschi, arredata con gusto e personalità, con l’atmosfera e l’anima di una famiglia che ci va abitualmente e la vive da sempre, non semplicemente una casa vacanze per turisti, bella e organizzata ma magari un po' impersonale. Sul piano pratico, comunque, la casa è pulita e confortevole, ben attrezzata e organizzata per quanto riguarda cucina, stoviglie, biancheria e comodità di vario genere. E’ immersa nel verde del fianco della montagna su cui si trova e circondata dal proprio splendido e vasto giardino con tante bellissime piante, limoni aranci, agavi, fichi d’india e tanto altro, persino la vasca con le ninfee fiorite! Il pezzo forte, comunque, sono le bellissime grandi terrazze, dalle quali si gode una vista spettacolare del mare e tutta la costa intorno e tutto il golfo di Salerno! Cenare in terrazza e passarci le serate dal tramonto fino al buio della notte, o alle prime luci dell’alba ammirare il panorama che si domina dalla terrazza delle camere da letto al primo piano è un piacere raro. La posizione della casa infatti è ottimale, ma non solo per la splendida vista che offre, anche per aspetti più pratici: tranquilla dato che è appena fuori Vietri, ma comunque vicinissima al paese (con negozi, ristoranti, ecc.), a Salerno, da dove partono i traghetti per le bellissime località della zona (Amalfi, Positano, Capri...), e alle strade e autostrade da prendere per raggiungere in macchina Pompei, Napoli, Paestum, il Cilento…

Le spiagge vicine sono molto belle, in particolare ci è piaciuta molto Marina d’Albori, raggiungibile tra l’altro a piedi da Villa Asteria, gran vantaggio in una zona in cui usare e parcheggiare l’auto è sempre piuttosto scomodo. A questo proposito, un altro vantaggio di Villa Asteria è lo spazio per l’auto che si può parcheggiare sotto casa, in cima alla strada privata della casa all’interno del cancello che la separa dalla strada statale.

Infine, ma importantissimo, la sig.ra Anna Maria è una persona molto simpatica e cordiale, disponibile e premurosa ma assolutamente rispettosa, e sul piano pratico estremamente efficiente e organizzata.

Spero veramente che avremo la possibilità di tornare, in ogni caso è stato un soggiorno di cui conserveremo un bellissimo ricordo!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Salerno
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Salerno
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A3 Napoli- Salerno uscita Vietri sul Mare
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Marina di Vietri sul Mare
Car: recommended

Vietri sul Mare, located at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast, is a place suitable for holidays all year. Ideal starting point to visit the most famous towns of the Amalfi as Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano and Positano or boat to reach the hidden coves that follow each other along the coast. A few kilometers from the railway station and bus terminal in Salerno is also an ideal starting point to visit Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Herculaneum, Elea-Velia and the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.75
Additional Guest Fee $11.95 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.01

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