|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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
Air conditioned bedrooms
Wi-Fi access (living room only)
Large and small oven
Sea water pool (accessible via 130 steps) - open between May and September
Direct sea access (150 steps)
Bed and bath linens, and pool towels changed once a week
Welcome dinner family buffet-style
Daily continental breakfast
Maid service 8:30 am to 12:30 pm daily
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Maximum 14 guests
Pets not permitted
Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday
Rental vehicle recommended
Wedding/Social events accepted. Note: that the road to the villa is narrow and steep.
130 steps to seaside
5 minute drive to:
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
Villas Aretusa was a great destination for our party of 12. It had incredible views and all the needed amenities. Anna was a great asset as the housekeeper and cook. Because of the remote nature of the villa, I would recommend using Anna to purchase groceries and cook for you. Ristorante Nastro D'Oro is a great place to eat at the top of the hill. A few words of caution- Google Maps does not properly locate the villa so if you arrive by transfer/taxi, be sure to let the owner know so they can meet you. Otherwise you will be in the wrong place. The road to the villa is very steep and narrow so you CANNOT get a van down to the villa. If you rent a van, you will need to park it about 2 km away and pay for parking and shuttle to and from the villa. I would recommend a small sedan or even a small jeep type SUV. Despite these facts I highly recommend this villa for a very unique experience.
Villa Aretusa was beautiful and provided a perfect base for us to enjoy day trips to hike and to enjoy boat trips from Captain Hooks to the island of Capri and to the town of Positano. After long days of touring the coast, we loved coming back to our villa for a swim and to enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by our "in house" chef.
the Housekeeper Anna was extremely obliging and friendly.
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.
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.