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Villa Aretusa Seaside Escape with Rooftop Terrace & Unforgettable Sea Water Pool

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 14 Sleeps

On the outskirts of the Italian municipality of Massa Lubrense, approximately twenty-five kilometers southeast of Naples on the famed Sorrento Coast lies Villa Aretusa. This six-bedroom vacation home capable of accommodating up to fourteen guests is where rustic old world charm is paired with a backdrop of natural beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Southern Italy. Caught between the perks of the villa and the allure of the surrounding views, guests find it hard to choose between staying on the property or venturing out.

Upon arriving at the Villa Aretusa, guests will be met by a welcome cocktail and will also receive delicious daily breakfasts. The villa will be maintained throughout guests visits with daily housekeeping. The outdoor lounge has been furnished with lounge chairs, tables, built-in benches with cushions and various lighting to make it the perfect area to relax both day and night. A delightfully designed seawater pool has been built into the natural rocks and paved with beach stones. An adjacent pool house features an outdoor shower, a kitchenette with gas stovetop, a refrigerator and a double sink.

Villa Aretusas interior has been sumptuously decorated. The kitchen successfully merges together old world decor with subtly placed modern appliances. The dining area is connected to the living room, containing parquet floors, a fireplace with antique ceramic tiles, large sea-facing windows and access to the ground floor terrace. The rooftop terrace boasts an amazing view of Capri, Ischia and Procida.

The villa possesses six comfortable and warmly decorated, air conditioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has been furnished with queen size bed, large dresser, telephone, TV and has a private en-suite bathroom and access to the first floor terrace. A pair of rooms, one with a queen bed and one with a twin, share a full bathroom. Two others rooms have both a double bed and single bed in each, and the last bedroom is equipped with a queen.

Villa Aretusa makes a perfect getaway spot for families, diverse groups and corporate retreats. The nearby town of Massa Lubrense boasts an upbeat lifestyle, delicious gastronomy and plenty of architectural wonder. Nearby beaches attract locals and international visitors by the thousands. Here is a just little slice of what the Italians call, la dolce vita, the sweet life!

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One bedroom on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible.

Wi-Fi is only available in the living room.

The villa can only be accessed by carvans, limos or buses are too big for these roads!

The sea can be accessed via a platform, down a set of stairs. Guests with mobility issues may not be able to access this area.

This villa is located on a rocky beach. There are no sandy beaches in the area.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1 Queen size bed, Single bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Large dresser, Telephone, TV, Access to 1st floor terrace

Bedroom 2 Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with tub, Air conditioning

Bedroom 3 Twin bed, Shared bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Access to back of the villa, TV, Telephone, Suitable for children

Bedroom 4 Double bed, Single bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Built-in closet

Bedroom 5 Double bed, Single bed, En suite bathroom with tub ( in case shares bathroom with additional bedroom) ,Air conditioning, Private terrace

Bedroom 6 Queen size bed, En suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Dresser, TV, Telephone

Additional Bedding Small bedroom with 2 bunk beds, shares bathroom with bedroom 5, NO Air conditioning, Suitable for young children or teens

Features Amenities

Air conditioned bedrooms


Satellite TV


Ironing facility

Wi-Fi access (living room only)


Large and small oven


Coffee machine

Gas range-top

Outdoor Features

Sea water pool (accessible via 130 steps) - open between May and September

Direct sea access (150 steps)

Pool house

Alfresco showers

Outdoor furniture

Lounge area

Rooftop terrace

Pizza oven

BBQ grill


Alfresco dining

Gated property

Parking area

Staff Services


Bed and bath linens, and pool towels changed once a week

Welcome cocktail

Daily continental breakfast

Maid service 8:30 am to 12:30 pm daily


At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Villa Policies

Maximum 14 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday

Getting There

Rental vehicle recommended

Transport available.

Wedding/Social events accepted. Note: that the road to the villa is narrow and steep.


130 steps to seaside

5 minute drive to:



Massalubrense village

10 minute drive to Sorrento

Additional Information On the farthest edge of the amazing Sorrento Peninsula, Massalubrense is situated in a natural landscape of intense beauty. The town is made up of various suburbs, all boasting a lively, local lifestyle, delicious gastronomy, breathtaking views, and plenty of architectural beauty. Part of the Massalubrense municipality includes the hamlets of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Marina della Lobra, Termini, Marciano, Marina di Puolo, and Monticchio.

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Villa Aretusa Seaside Escape with Rooftop Terrace & Unforgettable Sea Water Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

the Villa had a magnificent view and was very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

the Housekeeper Anna was extremely obliging and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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our week in italy on the sorrento peninsula at villa aretusa

  • 5 of 5

planning the vacation with LR was a pleasure as it has been for me over the last 8-10 years.

While planning this trip, there was a death in the family and LR was considerate to give us extra time to button up the details with respect to payment during the difficult time of losing my sister. I really appreciate this. Laura did a phenomenal job of choosing a very interesting and certainly UNIQUE property. Some details I would include in the description of the villa are: 1. anyone visiting should know BEFOREHAND the trip traversing up and down the property is enough to get those who get motion sickness, sick. 2. the site states 60 steps to swimming pool-in fact, there are more than 120, therefore anyone with any type of disability won't be able to reach this 3. Internet access in the villa is extremely limited. There is only one staff member, anna, extremely accommodating, capable, very good cook, sweet and very reachable. No complaints with respect to her.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place. Some things were not fully disclosed...5 bedrooms made available, not 7 and when we used a 6th we were made to feel badly. Impossible to get to the villa without a car (drivers and taxis will not take you down the road needed to get to the villa and it is not in easy walking distance so you must have a car and if it is even a medium size car without great experience, you are sure to have issues since road is so narrow. We had to pay the cleaning woman's husband $100 euro for 3 five minute car trips so we could meet our drivers to take us to the airport). However, absolutely scenic, home maintained extremely well, the owner does care and makes herself very accessible so although a few things aren't exactly as represented she wants you to have a wonderful visit. The ocean and pool are spectacular and it is a terrific taste of Italy's magnificence. We also enjoyed the little pub/restaurant around the corner.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Amalfi Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is a half bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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