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Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Massa Lubrense House Rental Photos and Description

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).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Carlo Mezzetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
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Why Carlo Mezzetti chose Massa Lubrense & surroundings

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.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for two weeks in July and we didn't want to leave!

We were 9 people, ranging in age from 13 to 87, so there were many needs to be met and all were.

The villa is spacious, spotless and in excellent condition. Filomena and Vittorio, the caretakers, are warm, welcoming and helpful. We had so much fun with them the night they came and made pizza in the outdoor wood-burning oven. We won't forget them and miss them already!

With beautiful weather, we lived much of our time outdoors, finding activities to enjoy on every terrace. We couldn't pull ourselves away from the incredible sunset view every evening.

We also loved being in Massa Lubrense and visiting the small hamlets connected with it. We did a lot of our own cooking, especially on the outdoor gas grill, and had a great time shopping in the local meat markets, fish shops, and vegetable stores - we found great shops both in Massa and in Sant'Agata, including great pastry and gelato offerings. It was fun to find the ones we liked the best and start to get to know the shopkeepers.

Also, although it is impossible to avoid steep hills and many stairs in this entire region, Massa was doable for my parents in their 80s. Althought, they got a workout!

The tourist office in Massa has a great free booklet and map of the area and I really recommend following some of the described walks to get to know the area and the hamlets. It's off the beaten tourist path and really beautiful. If it's hot, like it was when we were there, an early morning hike/swim is a great way to start the day.

Villa owner Carlo was also very kind and responsive during the whole booking process, which got a little confusing since VRBO works with a partner in Italy called Homelidays. But Carlo was very reassuring and accomodating.

I would happily recommend this villa. We had a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Home for Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We held a family reunion (6 adults, 5 children ages 3-13) for a superb week in late June 2016 at this home. I cannot speak highly enough about this home and its setting. It made for a perfect week. The home itself is well-equipped, has lots of spaces to spread out, the pool was loved by the children and one just cannot resist the lemon trees, a view of the water/sunset and your own ancient tower. While we toured Pompeii and loved the excursion to dramatic Capri, we also really appreciated getting to know the small town life of Massa Lubrense-just near enough to walk easily for milk or of course gelato. It also was a treat to simply walk out the gate, turn left and begin to explore wonderful trails around the hills. We ended up not using the car we rented since all was so convenient. Filomena is a delight and she prepared a delicious seafood dinner and another evening pizza in the outdoor oven. The owner in Rome was very easy to work with and quite responsive to questions and the booking procedures. This truly was an incredible highlight for us and to spend time in such a lovely setting with family members you love cannot be matched! We are all longing to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Massa Lubrense is truly a magic place close to a wonderful sea, incredible sight seeing and the fantastic flavors of lemons, treccia, Pizza and tomato "cuore di bue". 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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Romantic Roman villa, fully appointed, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great views of Bay of Naples

6 Bedrooms and 6 Full Baths

We were 2 grandparents, 4 parents and 7 children (ages 15 - 2)

Everyone was very happy and always had something to do on the property.

The villa has perfect roman proportions and an airy design and it is built into the hillside amidst an expansive lemon grove.

The roof-top sports a jacuzzi, modern lounge patio furniture and also an exercise bike and treadmill. The children liked the jacuzzi a lot.

The pool also was popular since the size was right and it was facing the sea.

The covered area with foosball and ping-pong we used a lot.

Under the olive trees was a relaxing area to sit and read.

The apricots were ripening and falling on us!

The lemons we could pick right off the trees and use for salad dressing or for juice or in other ways.

The facility was well-equipped, so we are guessing it's a summer home that has been in the family a long time. We did not lack any equipment in kitchen or outside.

Flat-screen TVs are in many rooms but we did not use so much since we were enjoying the property or the surroundings.

While the owners are in Rome and responsive over email, on site there is Filomena who checks on the property every day or every other day. Filomena came every other morning to vacuum the bottom of the swimming pool!

The Massa Lubrense location is away from the tourist crowds in Sorrento. Within 4-5 minutes walking distance are a variety of stores such as butchers, grocery store, and a gelato-Konditorei. For restaurants, Primavera is 3 stars and Il Cantuccio is a fine four-star experience for the whole family.

The property parking lot is tight for an SUV but the street parking was just fine, too.

About 8-9 minutes driving toward Nerano is the restaurant Relais Blue which is a Michelin star rated restaurant with a sun-set view of Capri that is unforgettable.

For a convenient beach outing, below the town of Nerano is the Marina del Cantone which is a small paradise at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast which really has no tourist hordes at all.

From the marina below Massa Lubrense, are boat rentals and we took a boat with skipper for a tour around Capri. Massa is almost the closest place on the main land to Capri, so that made the trip very easy. Also, on a another day we took boat with skipper down along the Amalfi Coast. Talk to Michele in the harbor.

By the way, the tower offers private living space that is incredible!

Friends who visited for BBQ were jealous!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think this comment is very useful because he described very well Villa Torre del Giglio and the surroundings. As a matter of fact the Villa is about 300 mt. from the center of Massa Lubrense which is a very nice village where you can find shops restaurants, bars and everything you need. It’s definitely within a very easy walking distance, I would say 5 minutes. I believe it’s a fantastic compromise between being in the quite with the possibly to easily reach everything you need. Also, in about 2 km. you have a very nice Marina (Marina della Lobra) where you can rent a local private boat (Gozzo) and have someone take you for a swim to Capri (5 miles away - half an hour ride) or visit the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula to Nerano or Positano. Consider that if you stay in Sorrento the coastline is not as beautiful and you don’t have a Marina where is so easy to rent a boat. Sorrento is about 7 km away from Massa Lubrense and you can easily get there taking a bus from the center of Massa Lubrense, there is one about every half an hour or something….same thing on the way back... There is also the possibility to have Filomena cook for you or just get you the food you like and bring to the Villa…you can’t miss “la treccia” (a special mozzarella cheese) with local tomatoes (cuore di bue- worth while a visit). You can make a deal with Filomena but I'm sure you will find her inexpensive. This year we added some Jim equipment on the terrace such as a tapis roulant and a cyclette...and when you get tired you can relax in the Iacuzzy overlooking the Gulf of Naples....
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Fantastic holidays

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very beautiful holiday . All is perfect and very clean . The villa in very near to the village where there are many shops and restaurants. The villa has many beautiful rooms with private bathrooms . There is a fantastic Jacuzzi and a palestra in the terrace with a beautiful sea view. In the garden there is a nice pool and when you are in the pool you have a fantastic view. You can stay in the garden in the lovely pool but you can read also a book in the garden or play ping pong . There is air conditioning and flat screen Televisions with Sky connection. The kitchen is fully equipped also with nespresso . The terrace is very big with a beautiful marble table where you can have breakfast or dinner . The villa is very quiet and you can do all you want . There is a beautiful Marina very cose to Massa Lubrense called Marina della Lobra and we went to Capri, Positano and Amalfi with a private boat . We also enjoyed Filomena's cooking pizza in the outside oven . We really spent a fantastic holiday . Filomena was

great : we hope to come back next year ! Thank's a lot. Mary

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette belle et vaste maison, entretenue et bien équipée.

La vue sur la baie de Naples est incroyable !

Le village de Massa Lubrense est charmant, couleur locale, pas trop fréquenté par les touristes, on y trouve l'essentiel.

Nous conseillons fortement les services de Filomena, excellente cuisinière. L'accueil de sa fille Mariana était parfait.

Nous les remercions pour leur gentillesse et leur sourire, ainsi que Vittorio.

Cependant il est bon de savoir, avant de réserver :

La piscine est petite : on peut s'y rafraichir, pas y nager.

L'accès à la plage n'est pas simple : 30 mns à pied ( bus aléatoires )avec un fort dénivelé. Réservé aux bons marcheurs.

N'essayez surtout pas de monter en voiture au parking de la maison : très forte pente + petite largeur = nous avons endommagé notre véhicule

(embrayage et carrosserie). Il faut impérativement se garer au bord de la route en contrebas.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Villa is very close to Marina della Lobra, a private Marina where you can take or rent private boats to go to Capri or go swimming to Nerano, Positano and enjoy the beautiful coastline. The Villa is in a very privileged position being in the complete quite but still being very close to the Village of Massa Lubrense which is in a very short walkable distance and quite close to the sea, a very good compromise!! Marina della Lobra is a longer downhill walk or a very short car drive ( suggested). If you don't want to take a boat you can reach nice beaches with a short car drive. Roads are all quite narrow in the Sorrento Peninsula and the one that takes to the Villa is not a dirt road and wide enough for a small or medium size car. Finally the Villa has a very nice private pool laying in between olive trees and sea view and a Iacuzzy with a fantastic sea view.
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Vacances de Rêve

  • 5 of 5

Merveilleuse semaine passée en famille à la Villa Torre del Giglio. La Villa est très confortable et très agréable grâce à la cuisine et à la bonne humeur de Filomena et de Vittorio. Le centre de Massa Lubrense est à 2 pas. La découverte des merveilles touristiques à partir de la villa nous a comblés: un enchantement.

A recommander vivement.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres

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

Massa Lubrense House Rental Rates

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autumn last minute
Oct 23 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 24 2016
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Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
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Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
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Apr 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
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Apr 23 2017 - Apr 29 2017
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Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
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May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
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Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
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Late summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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Spese di pulizia $218

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Massa Lubrense House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 340 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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