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Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views

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Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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.

  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Always in search of special places, wilderness and nature.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why The Owner chose Salerno province

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.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolute heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Capalia and we will be back again!!

Capalia is high on a hill overlooking rolling hills and with the a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea. The spot is supremely peaceful and stunningly beautiful. The house feels like a home, with all you might ever need. The decoration is simple but very tasteful and there is plenty of room for a good sized family. Last time we stayed we brought our two grown-up children and one of their partners and had more than enough room. The pool is one of the best features of Capalia - very large so you can have a proper swim with lovely lovely views. Without exaggeration the place is idyllic.

Capalia is only a few minutes from Pollica village (just up the hill) where you can find grocery shops, a fishmonger and a very nice bar. Down below is Acciaroli, a lovely and very Italian Marina with various bars, restaurants and a fantastic beach. The house is in the Cilento National Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. Last week we saw wild boar!

The rocky coast is a little known gem!!! To get to Capalia you pass scenery that puts the Amalfi to shame. There are some beautiful beaches in the area too; Acciaroli (as mentioned above) is a favourite of mine but there are many. So far the tourists are few and far between (relatively speaking) and the local authorities have ensured that development of the national park area is sympathetic to nature and not over-run with businesses pandering to tourists. This means that here you can still have an authentic Italian experience. From Capalia Naples, Pompei and the Amalfi Coast are less than two hours away and there are some very interesting Greek ruins at Paestum (an hour away at most), so it's a great base for a exploring.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's a very lovely and detailed review, so thank you very much. Although this is my house I do dream of it when I am not there and look forward to my next my mid-morning coffee at Bar Jerry in Pollica. We also very much look forward to having you back.
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A beautiful, well maintained property in a stunning part of S Italy

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent a week in Capalia for my mother's birthday and it was perfect.

Capalia is a great house with stunning views over the Cillento hills and out to sea. The pictures of the property are great but do not nearly do the place justice; the house is in such a magical setting with lemons and oranges growing a few metres from the kitchen, the pool is large and very clean with plenty of space and shaded seating for all the family and the house is all so beautifully done that we found any plans to leave and explore soon got reconsidered!

Pollica is a few minutes' drive up the road and is a picture perfect little town with a great place to sit and have coffee with views out to sea and several eating options. We took Dominic's recommendation of going to Mario's B&B for our first meal and we are glad we did - Mario is a great character and is very passionate about preparing great meals, and dining in his courtyard in itself is worth the trip.

Acciaroli is a few minutes' down the road and is a beautiful harbour town with just the right amount of hustle and bustle and choices of cafes and restaurants.

What a stunning part of the country and Capalia is everything we had hoped for and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stone Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The stone farmhouse, just out side the quaint village of Pollica, was a perfect place as a base to explore the local countryside, spectacular Greek ruins of Pastum and National park. Just 10 minutes to the coast and fishing village of Acciaroli and the beaches. There were many excellent restaurants in the area, especially Boccaccio in Acciaroli. A large, well equipped, kitchen. Alfresco dining on the terrace overlooking the sea. Bedrooms and baths were modern and spacious. The pool was oversized and maintained daily. A great experience in the quiet countryside. I highly recommend this Villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stu, I'm glad you liked Capalia and look forward to having you back!
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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

Pollica Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
November to March
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $488

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.

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Pollica Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • pets considered
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

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