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Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Carlo Mezzetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

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.

Amenities

Massa Lubrense House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Spa
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Villa with Saracen Tower and swimming pool sea view near Sorrento
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Needham, MA USA
5

BAUTIFUL VILLA IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 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 Filomena.....it's all there and up to you!!!
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Orange, California, USA
5

Amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

Breath taking views from the balconies!! Accommodations were beyond comfortable! Easy walk although the driveway from the villa to the main street is very steep into town for fresh meats, veggies and restaurants. Filomena and Vittorio cooked a delicious dinner for us that enhanced the experience!! I give it 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SACRAMENTO, CA
5

Fantastic Property - It Has It All & Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of family & friends celebrating a 60th birthday. We wanted a place that was comfortable for everyone, with private bedrooms & bathrooms, a pool and view. This absolutely beautiful villa met all of our needs and surpassed our expectations. Very comfortable with great beds and a variety of living areas allowing everyone to be together or get some personal time. The Saracen Tower is basically a private residence with its own rooftop deck and 360 degree view. The main house has a wonderful dinning patio plus a roof top deck with hot tub, lounge area and workout space. The views are spectacular and wonderful sunsets. The kitchen is excellent as well. The local staff (and the owner) are also the most outstanding people. Very fast to respond to any need and genuinely concerned with our comfort and happiness. The manager Michele and house keeper/cook Filomena and her husband are fantastic people and responded to any question or request. If you make arrangements with them they will cook a typical Italian dinner for you which we did and it was one of our highlights of the trip. We walked into the town of Massa Lubrensa for shopping, tour arranging (you must use Penisco for all of your tour and transportation needs - they are wonderful) and an occasional meal. 10 minute walk. The only part to take consideration of is the lane leading to the villa - it is steep but we all walked it numerous times (40 to 70 year olds). We toured the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Capri - all wonderful but the days we just stayed at the Villa were a treat. Games, table games, pool, hot tub - it has it all! We did not have a car and it was fine. I highly recommend this property and the owner Carlo. All where the best!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 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. And you have the possibility to enjoy all the comforts of the Villa letting Mrs. Filomena and her husband cook for you a special Pizza in the wooden oven or a typical Italian dinner!! 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 Filomena.....it's all there and up to you!!!
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5

Beautiful house with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

we were 13 persons from 8-73 years old,we spent a week in the house near Massa Lubrense. The house had all we needed and Filomenea , her husbond and friend Michele cooked for us, delicious food, everything was perfect we had a wonderful week, and should like to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you like to have someone cook for you you can can ask Mrs. Filomena to prepare a dinner or a Pizza in the outside wooden oven. You must try la "treccia", a special local Mozzarella, with "pomodori cuore di bue", a fantastic local tomato, both worthwhile the trip!!!
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5

Perfetto!

  • 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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5

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 Filomena.....it's all there and up to you!!!
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Map

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;

Puolo.

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.

Contact:

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.

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Rates & Availability

Massa Lubrense House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,576
 
 
Late summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,140
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,813
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,268
 

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $217.89
Stay tax $1.63 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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