The perfume of the carob and myrtle trees, the lemon and ancient olive groves, the heavy branches of lilac wisteria, the wild rosemary and an unforgettable view as far as the eye can see - this is the magical combination of Amalfi Coast nature to be discovered at House Oliver. House Oliver can accommodate two to five guests. The main bedroom has large wardrobes, safety-box and a full bathroom en-suite with shower and sea view. The lounge area, with its cool terracotta tiles and wide windows embracing the sea, has a color television and a two-seater sofa bed by Divani & Divani by Natuzzi. It is the perfect relaxing space to retire to after a day of enjoying the coast. The complete modern kitchen boasts a new oven with gas cook top and overlooks a cozy four-seat dining table. And why not a tinker on the antique piano after dinner? The bright dining area also comes with more of those luscious sea views.
There is also another bathroom with shower situated near the lounge area and House Oliver is also air-conditioned and a beautiful terrace with lemon trees, where you could admire an amazing sea view...
House Oliver is only ten minutes by foot to the centre of Amalfi where it is possible to choose between various fine-dining restaurants with accessible prices and true Mediterranean cooking.
From Amalfi, it is easy to visit other locations, such as Ravello, Atrani, Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Ischia, Mt Vesuvio Pompei and Ercolano ruins via daily sea connections or by local SITA bus.
The House Oliver rate: air conditioning/heating ,daily cleaning, linens,towels, amenities,fruits and breakfast products available on arrival, taxes, electricity, are included in the price.
With all the wonderful reviews on this property one might suspect there is an ongoing contest for who can write the best review. Following a week at House Oliver it can be confirmed that each is spot on with their commentary. It is truly all that, and them some. This is a Bucket List place with a #1 ranking. Further, no amount of professional photography can possibly do it justice. The setting for this villa is too beautiful and too charming to be captured in a few photos. It must be see it in person. And then there is the view. Breathtaking is an understatement. It had me getting up early every morning just so I would not miss the sunrise and the old man. I'll let you figure out who the old man is. Our hosts, Oliviera and Lela, are the kind of people one wishes for as next door neighbors. They did not miss a single detail. Do yourself a huge favor and do not rent a car. Hire Claudio (Oliviera's recommendation) for first time transfer to House Oliver. While driving a rent car, one will not find this place on the first try. The coast road is not for the faint of heart. Though spectacular beyond your wildest dreams it has been accurately described as a prep site for Formula One. For daily coast travel the SITA bus is inexpensive and certainly convenient. For other excursions, take the ferry.
We were late arriving to House Oliver, but Oliver was there to greet me and my four girlfriends who were visiting for our 50th birthdays. Oliver is the kindest person, he had someone there to help with our bags and quickly showed us around the house and gardens. He took the time to answer all our questions and point out where to dine and explore. The house is loaded with extras that you just don't find in other VRBO's... eggs, milk, coffee, bread, pasta, veggies, etc. If that wasn't enough there is a lovely garden at our disposal. We made dinner for the five of us our first night there and breakfast the next morning. There were also several toiletry items which came in handy. The home is very comfortable with gorgeous views and cozy lounge areas in the garden. Oliver and Lella were incredibly kind and by the time we left we felt more like they were family than managers. I highly recommend house Oliver along with his driver, Claudio, and DO NOT miss out on the boat ride... unforgettable! Thank you Oliver and Lella for a memorable trip!!!
The view was brilliant from the Villa. Oliviero was personable brought us Proseco on our arrival, advised on the restaurants in nearby towns, fantastic recommendations! We really enjoyed the boat trip, took us to President's & Mrs. Kennedy's favorite restaurant. The views were great! Loved it!
Absolutely wonderful experience! Oliviero and Lella are exceptionally experienced and gracious hosts. Two couples stayed for six days in early May and could not have asked for a better time. We like to plan and do things on our own, but got great recommendations from Oliviero on car rental, restaurants, activities. We were met upon arrival and helped get settled. A local car rental and parking was easily arranged.
Oliviero greeted us with sparkling wine, smiles, and hospitality. The villa is actually part of a larger structure that spills down the hill. Your hosts are always available but never in the way and we never felt we were being "handled". The bedrooms are lovely and the views are to die for, even in stormy weather. The living room is small but we spent all our time on the patios.
A very relaxing and low-key week included everything we wanted to do and glad we had his suggestions. Walked in to Atrani to a wonderful locals restaurant. Drove up to Ravello to see Villa Cimbrone and Rufolo then hiked down. Oliviero arranged for a wine tasting at a lovely local winery where we joined the winemaker and family for lunch. Another night we had dinner with our new best friends, Oliviero and Lella and he even cooked for us. The true highlight for us was a wonderful cruise along the coast in Oliviero's boat! We enjoyed lots of wine and appetizers and then stopped for lunch at a hard to find waterfront locals restaurant. We have rented many homes and really think this is our favorite.
This review is very long overdue but I wanted to share our wonderful experience staying at House Oliver. As an owner of two, 5- star short term rental properties in San Francisco and Napa Valley, l must say that Oliviero and Lella have taken 5-star hospitality and comfort to a whole new level. When we arrived, they were there to help us with our luggage and to show us our apartment and all its amenities. It’s quite impressive to see how many details have been taken care of for your stay. It was particularly nice that they had stocked the refrigerator and pantry with breakfast and other items so we didn’t need to worry about running to get some groceries; we could just relax! Then we sat out on the terrace, overlooking the gorgeous ocean and Amalfi coastline, while Oliviero and Lella told us about things to do, how to get to places, where to eat, and anything else we wanted to know. Of course, this was all discussed over a glass of Prosecco and raspberries! This was the final confirmation that we had arrived!
We are two widows who have traveled all over the world and stayed at many short term rental apartments. House Oliver will always be at the top of our “favorites” list. The bedrooms each have their own bath and are very well appointed with just about anything you need. We would go touring all day long and it was wonderful, coming back to House Oliver at the end of the day, sitting out on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi coast, having a glass of wine and later, a light barbequed dinner. Since we were there during the full moon, it was spectacular. But what really makes staying here so special are Oliviero and Lella and their warm friendship and top-notch hospitality. Make your reservations early and you will NOT be disappointed!
My daughter, 2 granddaughters & I were stunned & almost speechless at the beauty of apt & unbelievable views. I was like being in a movie set. I am 87 & even the steps up to apt were not too difficult ! Driving with Claudio along the breathtakingly beautiful , but narrow coast road was exciting & fun.. We are saving our pennies for a return trip soon.. Nona Nancy