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Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Pollica, Campania, Italy - Peaceful Location, Short Drive to Sea and Restaurants

Capalia is a country house lovingly restored to retain the original walls of the house with modern living inside. The solid stone walls create a natural cool in the summer and retain the warmth of the log fire in winter.

Capalia is in the Cilento National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The house is set in its own 13 acres of olive groves and terraces of figs, pomegranate and carob tress with open views of the sea and sunset. A pergola runs the length of the house creating a cool place to relax during the heat of the day or dine in the warm evenings. During the hot months visitors can lounge by the private swimming pool.

It is a perfect base from which to explore, from easy strolls to all day hikes along spectacular ridges and deep gorges. For sea lovers there are long sandy beaches, pebbly coves or boat trips. For cultural activities visit the ruins of the ancient Greek cities of Paestum and Velia or glimpse a bygone way of life in the abandoned villages of the Cilento.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About The Owner

Always in search of special places, wilderness and nature.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why The Owner chose Pollica

The weather can be sublime at any time of the year, and unlike most of the rest of Italy the motorway and railway cut behind the Cilento and so have not spoilt the coast. The sea is stunning and the national park is the second biggest of Italy, offering sea, rivers and mountains. So the relative difficulty of access has saved the Cilento. The mountains are covered in hard-wood beach and chestnut forests and are ideal for wilderness camping trips all year round. All-year round the location is quiet as the house is set in 13 acres of its own land. The olive-picking season from October to December is my favourite time of year.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Starry skies at night, crisp clean air, long summers, fantastic sea and breathtaking mountains overlooking the sea. Birds of prey and a variety of furry animals inhabit the park. Greek temples and ancient footpaths across a very beautiful landscape.


Pollica Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, sink, wc, bidet En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, bath, double sink wc, bidet En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, sink, wc, bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with three single beds Bedroom 3 with double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Children's swings, trampoline and ping-pong table in extensive private outside space suitable for children. The house has no air-conditioning because the solid stone walls keep the house cool. The hilltop position and open views also contribute to good ventilation during the hot months. We have found that the downstairs fireplace and electric heaters in the bathrooms avoid the need for central heating during the mild winter months. Furthermore the house is very dry and does not suffer from any damp. Outside: Large outside garden (and 13 acres of extended countryside) with benches, sunning beds and deck chairs. 12 x 6m private pool with bar, fridge, dishwasher, sunning beds, deck chairs, diving board and steps. Panoramic 180 degree view of the sea and sunset. Excellent bird watching location. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washing machine, dryer, sink, and direct access to outside washing lines Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed once a week or on changeover day, cleaning on changeover day or more if requested, maid service if requested Other: Panoramic terrace for bedroom 1


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Magical family home in stunningly beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This villa is an exceptionally lovely place to spend a holiday. We came with our two young children and parents, and it was the perfect place for us. The house itself has all the warmth and character of a family home, and is stylishly decorated, with a great kitchen. The children's bedroom has lots of toys, which my toddler loved! The swimming pool is fantastic: very clean, and set against the backdrop of beautiful countryside. It is very quiet and peaceful, but nearby is the picturesque town of Pollica which has an excellent cafe, and it's also a ten-minute drive away from seaside town which has very good restaurants and a bar which sells award-winning ice cream. Our host, Dominic, was exceptionally kind and helpful throughout our stay - and even afterwards, when we discovered our son had left some of his soft-toys behind! This is the sort of place you can't help but want to tell your friends about, because it is so very special.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. Furry animals in the post!
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Absolutely amazing property and location. Dominic the owner was charming and very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

The restaurants down in the harbour are varied, all good food and very friendly. Went to Pompeii & Herculaneum - we booked a private tour guide for Pompeii which we would highly recommend as skipped queues and extremely interesting. The house is just charming - everything you could possibly need and the views are just breathtaking - a glass of wine watching the sunset is a must. The pool is perfect, in fact everything is perfect! Would love to go back. A big thank you to Dominic for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary and Sue and hope to see you back soon.
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Lovely old Italian farmhouse with a big pool overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Capalia which is in a very beautiful and peaceful location. There is a footpath to Pollica and the lovely beach of Acciaroli is only ten minutes drive away. We loved picking figs and tomatoes from the garden and having morning coffee at Bar Jerry in Pollica looking at the fabulous coastline. The fig festival at S. Mauro and our dinner at Mario's in Pollica were also highlights of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, fantastic view and quiet area

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this comfortable house, located in a very beautiful nature area with a big swimmingpool. A 15 minutes drive to the sea and port and close to some small, charming villages. The owners are very nice and helpful. We definitly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time staying here, it was utterly amazing, the pictures don't quite do the house, gardens scenery and views justice. Every where you turn, there's a view framed beautifully by the flora and fauna growing in the gardens, or by the balcony (where we enjoyed sunset every evening), or from the pagoda (where we enjoyed shade in the middle of the hot Italian days), or by the pool, which was perfectly sized. The house has been sympathetically renovated and is a genuine family home, full of wonderful trinkets, pictures and hints at a lifetime spent building this home in the sunshine. I Would happily recommend this property to anyone. Dominic's recommendations were much appreciated and his communication was great. Thanks for a wonderful week away in the sun!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, that's a lovely review, thank you very much. Capalia is our jewel and I am very, very happy that you feel the same way. Would love to see you back! Dominic
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Lovely place for a Spring break

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Capalia and our first time in the Cilento in Spring. On both counts we were delighted. Spring is beautiful in the area and can be quite dramatic (on day 1 we experienced an almighty storm). Most of the time the landscape was washed in sunshine. Capalia has a lovely fireplace and we had plenty of wood left for us to burn. We had some very nice evenings sipping wine by the fire!!! Great place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Jerry
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres


Nearest sea is 3km, beach with Lidos is 4km drive. Beach Lidos are fully serviced with food and bars. The sea wins annual prizes for cleanliness.


Naples airport is a 2/3 hr drive. Use of car is essential.


Nearest town is Pollica and is a 5 min drive. Port of Acciaroli is a 10 min drive. Paestum is 40 min drive. Velia is 25 min drive. Palinuro and Marina di Camerota is 1 hr 30 min drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $599.6

Booking Notes:
50% of the rent is required to complete the booking. Balance must be paid 45 days before arrival. A refundable security/damage cash deposit of 500 € is required upon arrival, and this is refunded during the week after departure. Cancellation fees: Up to 8 weeks: no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks: 50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks: 25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks: no refund.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
The price is a starting price for the property per week in £GBP - high season prices vary

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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