About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Price for 8 people. More guest pay extra.
The villa is located in the Massa Lubrense coast facing the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and the gulf of Napoli. It is very near the sea (only 100 steps…) and it occupies one of the most astonishing corners of the coast.
The typical and characteristic panorama you can enjoy both from the ample terraces and from the big main windows is of the Vesuvius on the right, Capri and the “faraglioni” on the left and Ischia in front.
From the month of May to mid October the sun sets behind the Ischia island, showing an unforgettable spectacle of changing colours.
The private area surrounding the villa, some 10.000 sqm wide, is characterised by olive trees on the hill side and by pine tree on the sea side. It constitutes a perfect “filter” from the surrounding constructions so the villa enjoys a perfectly isolated atmosphere even in the busiest season.
The villa is built in 4 levels and it is divided into two estates. The one being described here is the biggest and it occupies the lowest two levels and part of the third level. The other estate is not subject of this description and might be occupied by the owner or other tenants.
The villa is characterised by very ample terraces enjoying the breathtaking panorama.
The external spaces are characterised by a large garden organised with different specific and thematic corners. Form the long entranceprivate avenue (where is it possible to park up to 3 cars), you can see the “pine terrace”, and the pool over the sea.
On the other side of the villa, facing the medioeval castle near the villa, there’s a second garden area (“pizza terrace”) with a pizza wood fed oven and a rustic wood fed cooking place and barbecue. On demand, the owner can arrange for hand made pizza production and pizza preparing courses.
Near the swimming pool there’s a terrace just above the sea, famous for the sun-set cocktails arrangements.
The swimming pool, used from June to October, is filled with seawater; it is some 10 m x 6 m large, and its depth varies from 1,5 to 3,5 m. It is used together with the occupants of the other estate of the property. The terraces around the pool, directly imposing on the sea, require care for children, since no fences are built. Bathing in the swimming pool is an unique experience and you may have the impression of being suspended over the sea.
Only 100 steps divide you from the incredible independent sea access of the villa. If you are an experienced swimmer (the open sea may be sometimes rough in the area), you can swim to two grottos some 50 m far, one of which has a swim through 10 m tunnel arriving in an internal pool from which you see the changing violet colours of the sea. the second grotto, directly below the medioveal castle, has a high arch: where you can swim through without any difficulty.
The entrance level (level 2) is entirely occupied by the main living room (some 60 sqm), the dining room a small toilet and the kitchen.
The big living room faces one of the big terraces with two large french windows; the two big windows at corners of the room are pointed one towards Capri and the faraglioni and the second towards the Vesuvius.
The room has a big perfectly working fireplace, which, in cooler evenings, becomes the centre of the living space. The living room is equipped with an HIFI system with a CD player and a record player set, and there’s an ample collection of classical records. In the corner of the room there’s a large screen TV, linked to a satellite antenna enabling to watch the major international channels, as well as the Italian TV.
Wifi (free) and fixed telephone line.
The dining room, in a panoramic position has a table for 10 -12 sitting diners.
The kitchen is fully equipped.
The panoramic terrace hosts tables for up to 20 diners, and is equipped with all the necessary furniture.
At levels one the house has two main double sleeping rooms with independent bathroom, and a kids sleeping room (available on request). At level three the house has two mini apartments each with a double bed and a kids sleeping room (available on request) and a bathroom.
All the double rooms have air conditioning.
The total number of beds is of 8 + 6.
Hereby follows a short description of the various rooms. Please note that all the installations, dating to the early seventies are perfectly working.
Room 1. Is the principal sleeping room of the house, at level one. It is some 40 sqm large, and has a large french-window on the facing big terrace and a side window. The main double bed and the precious furniture are characterised by an Italian style and are organised to enhance the asymmetry of the room itself. In the room there is a separate locker room with an ample mirror. The room has external and internal telephone line. Air conditioning.
The bathroom faces the entrance and has water, bidet, washing basin and shower cabin.
The large terrace shows the famous villa’s panorama framed by pine trees. The terrace may be organised as a large dancing space (contact the owner for details and/or special arrangements).
Room 2. Is the second sleeping room of the level 1. The room is famous to be the most romantic of the house, and you will never forget the intimate atmosphere and the charme of its comfort. It has two windows opening on two different panoramas. It has a double bed. Air conditioning.
The bathroom is besides the entrance and has water, bidet, washing basin and shower cabin.
Kids sleeping room (level 1) (available on request). Bunk beds. Panoramic window. Bathroom shared with room 2. No air conditioning.
Apartment 1. Level 3. It comprises a double room with a balcony and a side window, a sleeping room with semi-castle single beds (available on request) a panoramic window, and a bathroom (water, washing basin and shower cabin). Apartment 1 is known for the fantastic panorama you can enjoy from the balcony. Air conditioning in the double room (the two rooms are cooled by the same device).
Apartment 2 . Level 3. It comprises a double room with two windows, a sleeping room with castle single beds (available on request) and a bathroom (water, bidet, washing basin and shower cabin). Apartment 2 is known for the fresh atmosphere and the perfect sleeping conditions it offers. Air conditioning in the double room (the two rooms are cooled by the same device).
City taxes (7.50 EUR/week/person > 12 y old) will be paid to the owner before the start of the lease period.
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- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic!!! We didn't want to leave this magnificent house.
A wonderful house with lots of space even for a large family. The views from the many terraces are unique. You can see both Capri, Ischia and mount Vesuv from the house. Large pool also with a view and access to the sea from the villa.
We never met the owner but the communication was always polite and helpful. The hostess was so kind and helpful and very easy to contact.
We spent a week but that was too short. We love the place.
Spacious with beautiful views
The Good or Great -- The website description is very accurate. The villa features great space inside and also outside on the several terraces which provide wonderful views of the Bay of Naples including Capri and Ischia and Mt Vesuvius. Magnificent sunset views as well. The saltwater pool is clean and well-maintained. Prompt and friendly response on email from the owner and property manager. We had a few maintenance problems during our 12-night stay which were addressed quickly. A good dishwasher and clothes washing machine were available. The grounds surrounding the villa are filled with large trees and attractive greenery, providing a lot of privacy.
Not so good -- the villa is located at the end of a steep lane a few hundred yards long which is quite narrow and requires 3 hairpin turns. I had to back up my rental car every time to get around one of the turns. A number of other villas are located on this lane as well -- perhaps a dozen -- and we were thankful that we never encountered another car coming the other way as one would have to back up a good distance in order to pass. The furniture throughout the villa is old and not especially comfortable. There was no American-style coffee maker and no dryer for clothes.
Overall -- we had a great experience and recommend this property. The villa is located a couple miles from the small town of Massa Lubrense, which in turn is located a few miles west of Sorrento. The location means that a car is a necessity for dining out, buying groceries, and sightseeing. US drivers should be prepared for an "exciting" experience when driving the autostrada and narrow roads in Italy! Definitely take the zero deductible insurance offered by the car rental company! It will put your mind at ease for sure. Although by exercising great care I avoided any accidents on the road, our unattended car was scraped in a parking lot by a car that didn't stick around. Because I had accepted the zero deductible (at an additional cost of $12 per day) there was no cost or hassle when we returned the car.
Amazing view and location.
You cannot beat the view from the deck of this house. It is so beautiful! The location is very nice too! It is far enough away from the chaos of busy Sorrento but close enough to visit all of the nearby attractions and charming towns very easily. The owners were very accommodating and wanted to make us happy, which we very much appreciated. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking tools, plates and pots. There are two refrigerators, which came in very handy for our large group. The house does need some upgrades. We were apparently the very first renters so we made some suggestions, which included adding screen doors so the living room can get some air without mosquitoes. We also recommended they provide ant traps for guests, as the lower bedrooms and kitchen had some pretty bad problems. They probably need to have it sprayed regularily. We recommended they clarify that the villa has two separate floors with bedrooms but not 2 separate villas. The house was clean. The house manger was a lovely young lady who put together a book of helpful suggestions and recommendations for tours, restaurants, train schedule etc. This was very useful! She also met us in the town square to have us follow her on bicycle to the villa so that we would not get lost. This initial introduction was very charming and memorable!
Thanks R. for the kind appreciation and the useful suggestions. We will treasure your inputs!
Looking forward to see you back in Massa Lubrense.
A fantastic Location for a wonderful Holiday
Thanks to Nello and his lovely Manager Sonja. From the first contact last year to the first day(we came at 1 o clock at Night, but Sonja -the Name is program - just laughed😊�👍�)in Massa Lubrense and the complete Holiday(Sonja managed and bring back a lost suitcase from the flight to naples back to us while we going to pompeji🙏�) we had a very friendly support. Absolutly Perfect!! mille gracie for that.
The house with the Garden is very big, super for two familys like us (4 Adults, 6 children between 8 and 17).There is everything you need.And Really you can't beat the amazing view over the see. From Capri to the left and the Vesuv to the Right you have a Look over the Golf of Naples from different terasses, the Pool or the livingrooms or sleepingrooms. You find also a nice Place at the House for Barbecue. The House is the perfect centre to start the different trips to the Amalfitana (Positano, Amalfi) Pompeji, Naples, Sorrento Etc. Also Massa Lubrense is a lovely Place, not as crazy like Naples or mega holidaycity like Sorrento. There is a small Harbor, nice and fair Price Restaurants , super market, Bank etc. And not far away a nice beach at Marina del Cantone. Also you can make different hiking Tours near by the See.
The two last weeks were super Easter holidays at one of the nicest places in italy. And the House from Nello is the Perfect Place to stay. We would come again anytime.
I am very happy that guests appreciate to stay in Massa Lubrense,ideal starting point for pearls of amalfi and Sorrento coasts. Also the good reference received suggest me a continous effort to offer a property in order and beatiful,with care to gardens,flowers ,confortable rooms etc.
outstanding villa. beautiful, colfortable and with great service
The house is better than on the pictures. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a Great time with a large party (13 pax). The location and the views are outstanding. The rooms are well equipped and the living areas are versatile for privacy and conviviality. The Amalfi coast and Naples are an incredible playground for hiking, gastronomy, historical sites, landscape, art and sea activities. We travelled extensively all around the world and This Is undoubtly n1 place to visit.
Une superbe maison avec une vue à couper le souffle.
Une grande et belle maison parfaite pour de nombreux hôtes (nous étions trois familles soit 10 personnes, adultes, ados, et enfants) où chacun trouve sa place. Cette villa à flanc de falaise bénéficie d'une vue extraordinaire à 180° sur la baie, de Capri à Naple. Elle dispose de nombreuses grandes terrasses et d'une piscine d'eau de mer où l'on peut se prélasser au soleil de la côte amalfitaine. Les chambres sont climatisées assurant de douces nuits. Nous avons apprécié sa situation à proximité de Sorrente (4 kms), d'où l'on peut prendre le train ou le bateau pour visiter la région (Naples, Pompéï, Herculanum, Positano, Amalfi,...) sans se préoccuper de la circulation automobile. Nous avons été accueilli chaleureusement par des personnes disponibles durant notre séjour et qui nous ont renseignées sur les meilleurs endroits à visiter, les restaurants les plus typiques,...
C'est une location à privilégier pour passer des vacances de rêve.
Additional information about rental rates
Il prezzo è per occupazione fino a 8 persone. La capienza consente fino a 10 ospiti Letti in più: vedi tariffe.Con impianto di riscaldamento invernale acceso supplemento di 200 EURO/settimana per spese combustibile Piscina: solo da giugno a fine ottobre. La tassa di soggiorno è pagata alla partenza ed è trasferita al Comune di Massa Lubrense : vale 7,5 Euro a persona per l'intero soggiorno. E' nulla per i minori di 12 anni e seniores. Il prezzo comprende 75% per il fitto ed il 25% per le spese di consumo.