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Villa Raffaela - Stately home, independent, quiet, sunny, ideal for a relaxing holiday

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa Raffaela offers the opportunity to stay in comfortable dependance surrounded by a lush garden filled with palms, rare plants and vases filled with flowers. The dependence of about 100 mq spread over two floors: the ground propane is used as a living area with large living overlooking the garden, kitchen with balcony, bathroom, small laundry room; on upper floor with a pitched roof, is used as a sleeping area with two bedrooms, one with a balcony overlooking the garden, bathroom, shower area. You can enjoy the garden that has a grape arbor and equipped with chairs, tables, chairs, making it the ideal place for relaxation and leisure. Not far from the city of Napoli and the archaeological sites of Herculaneum, Pompei and Stabia, the Villa is an ideal place to spend a pleasant holiday base from which to explore places of great cultural and natural interest such as the Royal Palace of Portici with its magnificent park, the Vesuvian Villas, where in summer they organize shows, concerts and cultural events, natural Park of Vesuvius, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Also boat trips allow you to visit the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida".

Discounted price if staying only 2 people.

Short stays are possible from 2 days with breakfast.

More Details

Sonia Testa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Why Sonia Testa chose Ercolano

"Villa Raffaela " is a family residence built in 1860 and recently renovated. It is located at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in one of the most beautiful areas of Campania. From the garden you can enjoy a beautiful view of Mount Vesuvius and the city of Naples which hide jewelry in history, art and culture that will make your holiday unforgettable. The idea of ​​having the guests came thinking it would be a little ' how to travel staying at home. In fact, there is an opportunity to be able to meet and chat on the Neapolitan territory, its history, about what the area offers such as culture, food, sports and landscape, with the desire to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

A "new" way to travel within the reach of all that for tourists is surely preferable to the hotel for the convenience of the price, but above all to feel in a cozy and familiar taste even miles away from home.

So it can be a truly unique experience, tranquility, friendliness, warmth and comfort are the recipe for Villa Raffaela, immersed in an elegant, intimate setting.


Car: recommended

Villa Raffaela is located in the town of Ercolano to the border with the towns of Portici and San Giorgio a Cremano . To arrive follow the following guidelines: CARS – from Napoli (which is 9km ): take the motorway Napoli - Salerno towards Salerno, after the toll booth , take the third exit at San Giorgio a Cremano Centro . CARS – from Salerno (which is 51km ): Take the motorway Napoli - Salerno towards Napoli and turn to exit Ercolano / Portici . TRAIN - from Napoli , from Napoli Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi) , take the Circumvesuviana lines Napoli - Sorrento, Naples -Pompei- Poggiomarino . After about 15 minutes get off at the 5th stop "San Giorgio" . To see the Circumvesuviana train schedules visit . BUS - Napoli: you can use the services of ANM bus n. 156 and n. 256 Napoli (Piazza Garibaldi)-San Giorgio a Cremano . PLANE – from Napoli ( Capodichino airport is about 12km) : exit the airport and take the motorway Napoli - Salerno towards Salerno, after the toll booth , take the third exit at San Giorgio a Cremano Centro.

Villa Raffaela, situated in an ideal geographic context, recommended routes and tourist routes within easy reach.- Route between Pompei and Ercolano, where you can visit the archaeological excavations of these ancient cities dating from the sixth century b.c.. Vesuvian Villas built between XVI and XVIII century. Splendid rich architectural achievements in history, built along the Golden Mile, San Giorgio a Cremano up to the Torre del Greco, now the undisputed world capital of the Coral and processing of Cammei.-Route from Napoli, pearl of the south Italy, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida up the Campi Flegrei, places rich in art, archeology, history, nature, gastronomy, sea, spa, and fun.-Route on the Penisola Sorrentina where you visit the coast and among the most beautiful and known to the world, rich in scenic beauty and monumental.-Route along the Amalfi coast, where you can visit the most beautiful coastline in the world which stretches from the Gulf of Napoli and Salerno.Its an idyllic place to enjoy the climate, taste the local products and souvenirs in the little shops, such as ceramics decorated Vietri. L'ancient city of Salerno, beautiful route to the discovery of precious architectural details and rich in restaurants and local typical.


Ercolano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Villa Raffaela - Stately home, independent, quiet, sunny, ideal for a relaxing holiday
average rating of 4.64 based on 27 reviews

A perfect oasis to sightsee from

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for us that met all our needs. Safe and secure, Very clean, beautiful and tranquil gardens and a great location from which to see all the surrounding sights. Excellent AC in all rooms and excellent wifi for multiple devices. Tv was a bit disappointing because there were only Italian channels and the place is a bit tricky to find initially but overall it is a fantastic place that we would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour les bons mots, je suis heureux que vos vacances soient agréables et que la maison répond aux attentes. Grazie per le belle parole, sono felice che la vostra vacanza sia stata gradevole e che la casa sia stata all'altezza delle aspettative.
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Bella, Bella, Bellisima!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Raffaella is a beautiful little house behind a private area of a family home (una villa grande). The separate residence was not an apartment, but it's own domicile (gated) with private access to the front door by car and taxi in beautiful Ercolano (near San Giorgio a Cremano).

Sonia the wonderful daughter and her regal family live on the premises. She gave us every help and direction we needed including the number of Ciro OUR taxi driver.

Ciro picked us up and dropped us off right at our door for all our trips a Napoli, to Pompeii, to the train station....tutti (and always at a very fair price). He gave us a personal tour explaining everything as he drove us everywhere. In Pompeii he even secured a wonderful tour for us on site, dropped us off and pick us up later. What a gift...grazie Sonia for Ciro and for everything.

Staying at Villa Rafaella felt like we were con famiglia and we came to Ercolano to visit our own family (who still live in San Giorgio a Cremano).

Every morning I would walk downtown. The people, il caffe', the food, and the me it was like una fetta di paradiso! My family came from Naples and all this was possible because of Sonia and her bella famiglia.

I cannot imagine staying in a better place.

Bravo Ercolano!

Brava Villa Rafaela!

Brava Sonia

(e bravo a "da famous" Ciro"

PS Gentile Sonia,

Puoi condividere questo con "il famoso Ciro"?


Ricardo, Janet, e Susanna

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your friendship! For me it was a pleasure to offer you help to make your vacation enjoyable. We all keep a good memory of you and hope to see you soon. Grazie per la vostra amicizia! Per me è stato un piacere offrirvi aiuto per rendere la vostra vacanza piacevole. Conserviamo tutti un buon ricordo di voi e speriamo di rivedervi presto.
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Pleasant location but disappointing accommodation

  • 3 of 5

The photos of the villa interior lead guests to believe that they will be staying in the main building. The actual accommodation is in the "garden annex". The bedrooms and bathroom upstairs have low ceilings and one bedroom has only a curtain to seal it off. The kitchen is poorly equipped. But the location is quiet and convenient for visiting local attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mixed experience - part good, part bad

  • 3 of 5

Quiet property. Photos misleading - accommodation is in garden annex, not main building. Upper floor has low ceilings (bang heads) and one bedroom only has curtain door. Kitchen poorly equipped - blunt cutlery and no microwave. Poor value for money.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A garden of calm on the slopes of Vesuvio

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in the coach house of Villa Raffaella on the outskirts of Ercolano for 3 nights; it was a perfect base for exploring Mount Vesuvio and the ruins of Ercolano, the Oplontis Villa, Pompeii and provided secure parking overnight. The coach house is situated in a private garden close to the main villa, and very quiet. in the evening. The owner Sonia lives in the main villa and she was extremely helpful in giving us directions for all of the main sights; there is a good restaurant within walking distance of the house, and a large modern supermarket and shopping complex within a few minutes drive.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per la vostra recensione. Sono molto felice che visia piaciuta la casa e la zona. Spero di rivedervi in futuro. Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the house and the area. I hope to see you in the future.
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Maison tres calme

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passe une tres bonne semaine dans ce havre de paix, calme.

Il y a un joli jardin.

Parfait pour visiter la region en voiture.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour la bonne compagnie et les bons mots Grazie per la piacevole compagnia e le belle parole.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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