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Villa Elvira is a splendid and luminous three-story villa built sheer above the sea. It features a private swimming pool, two spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, a private patio, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms: 4, bathrooms: 5, sleeps 10.

Villa Elvira is a splendid and luminous three-story villa built sheer above the sea. It sleeps ten people. From Villa Elvira you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. Villa Elvira is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, two spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, a private patio, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be in the heart of Praiano, a few steps from restaurants and shops. You will find a number of restaurants at 500 meters (550 yards), shops a few meters (feet) away, the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus Positano - Praiano line at 20 meters (65 feet) and the closest beach at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile). You will reach Villa Elvira from the parking area along a short public walkway that includes approximately 38 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Villa Elvira. If you do have one, you will be able to park it nearby, free of charge in a private parking lot. The parking space is suitable for at most one car.

Villa Elvira is part of the historical center of Praiano, which consists of a cluster of white houses on the highest area of a steep slope of a hill overlooking the sea. The houses are nestled around the beautiful bell-tower and the eighteenth-century church of San Luca.

In this area of Praiano, almost all the houses date back to the eighteenth century. They feature white facades often decorated with stuccoes, patios below masonry arches sustaining terraces facing the sea, and sloping gardens filled with flowers and citrus trees around. Walking through such extraordinary village, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO, means climbing narrow stairways and pedestrian streets. The whole area is made for pedestrians, except for the only access street to the main square. Here you will no find streets packed with tourists; all you will see are the kind inhabitants of the place. And you will be able to experience the fascination and authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast: one not changed by the actions of tourism!

Villa Elvira is a few steps away from the main square, and it also features a private garage at the end of the pedestrian area. In order to arrive at the villa from the garage area, all you have to do is ascend a short 38-step staircase. The main square is a large terrace overlooking the coastal scenery.

Villa Elvira boasts the fascination of old Mediterranean houses built respecting the slopes of steep rocky lands. Both the house and the garden are distributed on three floors, and each level of the house can be reached both from the garden and from an indoor staircase.

On the highest area of the garden you will find the swimming-pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace where you can sunbathe and enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the coast.

During your stay at Villa Elvira, you will be close to one of the most typical beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion. To reach the beach you can take the local bus which stops about 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) away from the villa.

However, don’t miss the chance of going to beach on foot at least once if you are in good shape: you can descend from the villa until the State Road through shortcuts consisting of stairways. Once you have crossed the State Road, you will have to go along a picturesque pedestrian foot path goes past the medieval Tower and descends towards the sea through a trail dug along the rocks. The breathtaking scenery will compensate the workout to go along the way. Rendering the walk even more pleasant, once you have arrived at the beach, are the small bars and restaurants which feature tables on rocks caressed by the waters of the sea…

As guests of Villa Elvira, you can enjoy discounts at a 4-star hotel for two of their services: access to the beach and the restaurant.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 4 meters (13 feet) long. The swimming pool has the shape of a shell. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. The pool is open from mid-April until mid-October.

Terrace 1

The first terrace is 35 square meters (375 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the first living room. It is partly shaded by a porch. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches, as well as with tables, chairs and sun umbrellas. From the terrace you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of Praiano.

Terrace 2

The second terrace is 45 square meters (485 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with two deck chairs and sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a fascinating view of the sea and of the coastline.

Patio

The patio is 40 square meters (430 square feet) large. It is equipped with benches and with a table and two deck chairs.

Top FloorLiving Room 1

You will be able to enter the first living room from the second living room. The floor is paved with handmade tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are elegant and bright, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include sofas and armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of stone. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large satellite television (local channels). From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two French doors.

Living Room 2

You will be able to enter the second living room from the first living room through an arched opening. The furnishings include a sofa. The dining table can accommodate four guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the second terrace through a French door. The room has a window overlooking the terrace.

Dining Room

You will be able to enter the dining room from the first living room through an arched opening. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating.

Kitchen 1

You will be able to enter the first kitchen from the first living room. It is equipped with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the first living room.

Middle LevelBedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with fixed shower head and a hairdryer.

Bottom LevelKitchen 2

You will be able to enter the second kitchen patio going down six steps. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the small patio. The room also has a window.

Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the patio going down six steps. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The furnishings include a desk. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the small patio through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

AnnexBedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the swimming pool area. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is a nice fireplace. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Other roomsLaundry room

You will be able to reach the laundry room from the swimming pool area. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.  

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
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Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

Amenities

Praiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

Reviews

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Villa Elvira is a splendid and luminous three-story villa built sheer above the sea. It features a private swimming pool, two spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, a private patio, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Mantua Township, United States
5

We enjoyed Villa Elvira very much

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Villa Elvira very much!! Perfect location and beautiful villa! Used the pool a lot! Would recommend to anyone who can do steps, we loved it!

Severio was our caretaker and he was fantastic! Came running for our every need in record time!

Luca and Valeria and Andrea and Melanie and more from Summer In Italy were the best! Would do it again but not in July!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Stoughton, United States
5

Spectacular views with a nice location

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views with a nice location.

Owner and manager were very helpful and professional.

Thank you for your help with everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Quakers Hill, Australia
5

We were a group of 8 adults and we had a ball

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 adults and we had a ball! The house is quite large and great for a large group.

Local bus at your door.

We used all the rooms and the large dining area was great to sit and discuss our day.

Used the pool everyday, helped to cool us off after our day of site seeing.

Manager very helpful with local shops, restaurants etc and organised us a great day on Isle of Capri.

I wish to thank you for all your help when we started planning our Italian holiday. Our villa was awesome, everything we needed was there. Thank you, Luca, for your quick responses to any emails/questions that we asked.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Highland Park, United States
5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Elvira

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Elvira.

The house was clean and comfortable. Everything was a short walk away (up and down hills). The beach was a bit more challenging to get to because of all the steps.

The staff was unbelievably accommodating, helpful and professional.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Wirral, United Kingdom
5

Villa Elvira was outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Villa Elvira was outstanding! The perfect location in Praiano to experience local life.

Sitting on the terrace (taking in one of the best views on the planet!) ensured we all relaxed and made the best of the holiday.

Very good support and advice from owner.

We are now looking at a return visit to Praiano next year and we will certainly book with Summer in Italy again. Currently looking at villas in Praiano.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Houston, United States
5

We loved villa Elvira

  • 5 of 5

We loved villa Elvira. It was much better than the pictures can show.

The little grocer down the street was great, pool was great, rooms all large and roomy suite by the pool was charming, clean as a pin, fabulous views.

The caretaker was right on it, very helpful and accommodating. We had arranged for dinner to be prepared there the night we arrived and it was fabulous. Couldn't have been a better start to the week.

We thought the villa gave us a very authentic feel of life in Praiano. The sea from the terrace is endlessly entertaining.

Our rental agent was great, very helpful. We rented with you because of several agencies, you had a villa that seemed to suit our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Notes

  • The rental price includes: final cleaning; electricity; linens; towels; cleaning twice a week.Available upon request: baby bed. Available for a fee, if desired:heating (when needed);air conditioning according to consumption EUR 0.75/kW.
  • Damage deposit: EUR500.00

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