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Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The villa has a beautiful swimming pool in the garden and a heated Jacuzzi on the top terrace.

On the ground floor of the main house, there is a fireplace, a bedroom with three beds, a dressing room and a bathroom with a shower, but there also is a master bedroom, which has its own bathroom. The master bedroom's bathroom has a tub and a shower.

On the ground floor, there is also a bedroom closet with a bathroom, a washing machine and an iron.

A wide and convenient granite staircase, with large windows that overlook the garden, leads to the first floor. On the first floor, there is another living room, which has a television with Sky. This room leads to a beautiful terrace on which there is a marble dining table for 10 to 12 persons. The terrace is covered by a pergola and connected to a kitchen that is equipped with a fridge, freezer, toaster, electric kettle, blender, oven and dishwasher. The kitchen is also fully equipped with plates, cutlery, glasses, breakfast cups, place mats and all the other daily necessities. On the first floor, there are two bedrooms: a master bedroom, which is built on two levels and which has a bathroom with a tub, a dressing room and a television with My Sky. The other bedroom has two single beds, a dressing room and a big bathroom with a shower.

Another huge terrace, which is partly covered by a pergola, can be reached from this terrace thanks to a very convenient staircase. It is fully equipped with sun chairs, tables, sofas and armchairs with pillows. It has a magnificent mini Jacuzzi pool (heated).

More Details

Carlo Mezzetti
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

Why Carlo Mezzetti chose Massa Lubrense

The villa offers an enchanting view of the Gulfs of Naples and Massa Lubrense (harbor of Marina della Lobra) and olive trees, lemon groves, terraces and fields surround it. It is full of very colorful and scented plants and flowers. The villa is subdivided into two separate units: the main house and the Saracen tower. The Villa is located on the coast of Sorrento: one of the most beautiful land that managed to remain intact over time. It is also often referred to as the "Gentile" (the nice one) for its lovely climate, the goodness of its towns and the hospitality of its people.

The Saracen towers are amongst the most interesting and significant historical and artistic buildings of the area. They are symbolic of the defense system of the coastal areas of Sorrento because they safeguarded the shores from the attacks of the Turks.

This area is blessed by the sun and it is always fully appreciated by tourists and travelers; a favorite destination where one can admire one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. It is full of wine and food and it has a fabulous seascape.

The villa is located in a well-served area; full of natural and historical wonders that can be visited thanks to the trips and excursions that can be organized on foot or by boat.

The ancient fishermen's village, in the bays of Nerano, Recommone and Jeranto, can be visited on board of the typical Sorrento boats. The reserves of the Galli Island, Positano and many others are only but a few of the wonderful surprises that await you in the surrounding areas of the Villa.


Massa Lubrense Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Arlington, VA

An Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

All the glowing reviews are warranted. This place is so very special! I had extremely high hopes for this week, and they were surpassed. The villa is a dream come true, and Massa Lubrense is the ideal location for exploring this magical part of the world. The town is a real Italian town, not just a tourist stopover. The very short walk there leads to wonderful markets, shops, and restaurants, and all are very reasonably priced. Bus service is excellent, and we used the recommended charter boat service for an unforgettable day exploring Capri. Filomena made a wonderful dinner one night, and we took advantage of the grill and kitchen on other nights. We took the high speed ferry from Sorrento to Naples for a day to explore this wonderful city and the train to amazing Pompeii. Thank you, Carlo! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In a few words he focused Massa Lubrense: a real Italian village in the Sorrento Peninsula where everything works, not yet expensive, and Villa Torre del Giglio is a fantastic compromise for quiet and every kind of comfort being so close to the town.
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Garrison, New York


  • 5 of 5

The villa was wonderful, more than enough room for 8 people. The outdoor spaces were all perfectly planned.

The town of Massa Lubrense was perfect, not too small or over crowded. We were all very happy we decided to stay in Massa Lubrense instead of Sorrento.

Filomena & Victorio were the caretakers of the villa & a darling couple.

Some very special memories were made by all!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hunters's Hill Australia

Lovely Comfortable house in great area

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property in very interesting town,good local food and bars.

House kitchen not up to standard of rest of the property[size]

Car access difficult as in other reviews

Local transport great

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not 5 stars and pool v disappointing

  • 3 of 5

Potential to be a great villa. Location is good if you like quiet with short walk into a small town. It's just tired and isn't of the quality of other ones we've rented. On top of that the swimming is not heated as listed and that was an important part of the search. It is very small and also shaded by olive trees so doesn't get the chance to get warm. Young children wouldn't go into it first few days. Wife wouldn't go in at all. Electric gate didn't work for the entire stay so if we went out the property was not secure. We had lots of ants in the house particularly in the kitchen and main bathroom. Don't really want to be spraying ant killer every day in the kitchen. Internet didn't work in the house when we got there. Philomena and her husband are great though.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was, indeed, a misunderstanding about the heated pool in the website and we promptly clarified that the heated pool is only the Jacuzzi placed on the panoramic terrace on top of the Villa and not the outside pool witch is intended to be cooling and refreshing in the hot Italian summers. So you can actually choose between natural water temperature of the pool, or the heated Jacuzzi, suggested when is not so hot in the summer. The electric gate has always been working and the problem was due to the batteries of the the remote control that went down so we suggest to let Mrs. Filomena, who is in charge of the Villa, know immediately of any problem so we can solve it right away. Same as for Internet, the problem being the router disconnected by the guests, promptly solved by Filomena as soon as they told her. Ants are not dangerous and they are not annoying as flies or mosquitoes and they very rarely appear in the late summer. But if you don't like them, you need to use an ant killer ......nothing more that we can really do about it!!! We really don't agree about just the potential of being a great Villa, but to keep everything working as a 5 star needs to (and Villa Torre del Giglio deserves them) , we need guests participation by letting us know about any inconvenience so that we can promptly intervene.
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Fantastic holiday property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay. The property was wonderful and Massa Lubrense a gorgeous town with eateries and bars within walking distance. We hired a boat with captain in the port and had the most amazing day out sailing. Mrs Filomena and husband were brilliant. Very welcoming, sorted everything and we even arranged for two evening meals cooked for us. Absolutely wonderful. We took the bus to Sorrento a lovely experience. The parking at the property is tricky, better to leave at the end of the drive. Totally recommend especially if you wish for a slightly quieter location than Amalfi main resorts.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needham, MA USA


  • 5 of 5

Thank goodness we found this place! Our vacation vision was a nice, private villa in a small town where we could walk to food stores and restaurants, and access a few “tourist attractions” without too much wasted time or trouble. That is exactly what we got here, even though we originally thought we wanted to be in Positano or Praiano. We visited those beautiful places, but for our taste you couldn’t beat this villa in the small, relatively quiet village of Massa Lubrense.

The villa was physically exactly “as advertised”. But even better, it was very easy to get comfortable and feel “at home" there, in all the many rooms and outdoor spaces. The bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms modern and clean, the living and dining areas plentiful, kitchen nice and functional and all the outside spaces, on many levels, gorgeous.

Carlo gave us the name of a local driving service, Persico, and the English speaking owner, Nino, picked us up as planned at the Naples airport. He gave us a beautiful drive and lots of local information during the one hour trip to the villa. Mrs. Filomena and her husband met us at the bottom of the driveway, carried our luggage to the villa on the hill, gave us a tour of the property and made us feel very welcome, despite the language barrier. They also came and cleaned the pool and maintained the patios each morning during our stay, but kept a very low profile, only there if you needed them-which we never did since everything was well maintained and worked properly. The owner. Carlo, responded quickly to our one question, and followed up to make sure everything was OK-which it was.

The villa was so beautiful and the view so spectacular there was really no need to go anywhere else, but we did. Shopping in the small shops and eating in the few restaurants in Massa Lubrense were exactly the “local flavor” we had hoped for, and the food was great. Evening sunsets at the villa were heavenly so we did not investigate any night life, so we can’t speak to that. We also toured the Amalfi coast one day, and Pompeii another, both on private tours arranged by Nino at Persico-worth every penny. We took the bus to Sorrento and then the ferry to Capri one day, and the bus to Sorrento again to shop and eat another day. All great experiences.

If we ever go back to this area, and we hope we can, we wouldn’t even think to consider another villa to stay in-Villa Torre del Giglio is THE place for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa Torre del Giglio with his 1500 built tower, all renewed with modern comforts, represents a great compromise for those who wants to relax in the quite yet with the possibility to easily reach all you need in the very close village of Massa Lubrense. Whether you'd like to go for a swim renting a private boat in the near by "Marina della Lobra", or you'd prefer go sight seeing to Positano, Capri, Sorrento or Amalfi, or visit Pompei and Ercolano, or just relax in the pool, going for a nice walk to the village of Massa Lubrense and enjoy the cooking of's all there and up to you!!!
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qScuba diving fans can find a diving center in the harbor of Marina della Lobra. Here, one can rent wetsuits, tanks or even book an outing with a diving instructor.

There are wonderful walks and excursions that can be organized: the most renowned are the ones to Punta della Campanella, Monte S. Costanzo, Jeranto, Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Punta S. Elia. Furthermore, Massa Lubrense is also famous for its agricultural products and food.

Gastronomical itineraries are organized so that one can enjoy the renowned and famous restaurants of the area: Quattro Passi in Nerano

la Taverna del Capitano di Nerano

The fantastic Don Alfonso in Sant'Agata

L'Antico Francischiello

We also suggest the restaurants Michele, at the port of Marina della Lobra, La Primavera, Maria Grazia in Nerano, famous for its spaghetti with zucchini, La Torre, Francesco in Schiazzano, famous for its pizza.

Beaches nearby

Conca Azzurra, with bar, restaurant and swimming pool;

Nerano, with bar and restaurant;


Restaurants and Pizzerias

Michele, at the port of Marina della Lobra, Restaurant and Pizzeria +39 081 – 8789871;

La Primavera, 100 meters from the Villa +39 081 – 878 9125;

Pizzeria Ciccitto, with home delivery service +39 3347462469;

Maria Grazia, in Marina del Cantone Nerano +39 081 – 8081011 (spaghetti with zucchini)

Ninuccio, in Meta di Sorrento (famous for its big Potatoes Croquettes) +39 081 5321436

Diving, where to rent diving equipment +39 081 80003;

Pizza maker: Pasquale Matellone +39 081 8080976;

SRotisserie Jolly, eat in or take away (with the famous gnocchi alla sorrentina

Only 200 meters away, in the town of Massa Lubrense, there are buses to and from Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano.

Car rentals, with or without a driver, and mini buses for your trips or transfers: also from the harbor, airport and Circumvesuviana.

Hinterland Tours of Pompei, Ercolano, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Naples, Nerano and Sorrento are also planned.


Mr Dino +39 333 8477063

Mr Persico +39 338 8630168

Boats and maritime services

In the nearby harbor of Marina della Lobra (about 2 km), one can rent inflatable boats, the infamous Sorrento boats, boats and motorboats (with or without a sailor) to reach the Island of Capri (5 miles - 15 minutes) or Nerano, Recommone, Positano, Sorrento, Jeranto and its sea life reserve, or even the Galli Island to admire the coastal areas of Sorrento and Amalfi.

At Marina della Lobra, there is a diving center that organizes courses and exciting diving excursions.

One can also use the shuttle service to and from the beaches of Capri, Nerano or for night excursions to Capri and Recommone (Trips to Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Riserva Marina, Punta della Campanella)

Contact for boat rentals:

Mr Liberato +39 081 8089380.

Trips and excursions

One can walk to the town of Massa Lubrense (200 meters). The beautiful harbor of Marina della Lobra, where stands an ancient and colorful fishermen's village, is 2 Km away. Here, one can rent the Sorrento boats or inflatable boats to visit the bays of Nerano, Recommone, Jeranto ant its sea life reserve, or even the Galli Island, Positano, the Island of Capri and the beautiful coast of Amalfi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $246.12
Stay tax $1.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Pulizie iniziale e infrasettimanale al costo di Euro 200,00 da pagarsi in aggiunta, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente non presente in loco

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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