Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts
Amalfi Coast- Praiano Area
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This stunning villa typifies the very best the Amalfi coast has to offer. Set in a truly privileged position on the promontory, every level offers uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean sea and the Praiano headland. As you approach the villa down a flight of tree-lined steps and through a flower-filled garden onto the upper terrace, you are welcomed with glorious views. Surrounding the house are several large terraces that make the most of the breathtaking setting. Continue descending and you will reach the impressive sea-water pool, carved into the rock just above sea level. A private mooring alongside means you can access the villa directly by boat if you prefer. An ideal holiday retreat!
The ‘Amalfi Drive’ is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe, running from Sorrento across the peninsula and along the coast to Salerno, but it is not for the faint-hearted, and you may prefer to arrive or travel around by boat. As well as the private mooring at the villa you can easily access the many hydrofoils and ferries which link the villages along the peninsula with Capri, Naples and the less developed Cilento coast further south. Owing to the steep terrain, many of the villages are mostly pedestrian and therefore best seen on foot. Quaint shops line the narrow streets and restaurants serve a variety of local produce, including of course wonderful seafood dishes.
There are many trips which run from nearby Sorrento: a day trip to the islands of Capri or Ischia is a must, as is a visit to fascinating Pompei where excavations begun in the 18th century are still ongoing, or a visit to Mount Vesuvius where you can climb up to the crater and admire the views over the Bay of Naples.
Three-story villa with sea views from most rooms and all terraces.
Ground floor/entrance level:
Large panoramic terrace with outdoor dining.
Lower ground floor:
Large open-plan living room (TV, CD, DVD, Nintendo Wii), open fireplace, French doors to large, panoramic terrace, sea views.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
5 double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, separate shower and WC.
Large terrace with steps down to pool.
Annex (30m up flight of steps from the main villa):
Two air-conditioned double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom,separate shower and WC.
Large, enclosed, steeply terraced grounds with rocky steps down to access the pool - and ladder to access sea (strong swimmers only). Private mooring. 23m x 6m shaped, salt water pool with separate children's pool, both carved into the rock just above sea level (depth from 20cm – 1m in children’s pool and up to 3m in main pool). Garden and lawn on upper/entrance level of villa. Pond. Ample outdoor living and dining space on terraces overlooking the sea. Summer kitchen with sink, fridge, dishwasher, gas built-in barbecue. Parking for up to 4 cars.
The housekeeper lives in a separate building on the property.
Owing to the nature of the grounds we do not recommend this villa for young children.
Included: Maid service 5 hours per day, 7 days per week. Air-conditioning. Telephone for incoming calls only. Wi-Fi. Pool towels.
Extra: Additional maid service €10 per hour. Cook on request. A local tourist tax may apply.
Location: Seafront location. Nearest restaurant 600m. Praiano for shops and restaurants 2 miles. Amalfi (hydrofoil service for Naples-Amalfi Coast-Capri) 4 miles. Positano 5 miles. Sorrento 12 miles. Salerno (train to Naples) 22 miles. Naples airport 40 miles drive (hydrofoil transfer from Naples to Sorrento approx 45 mins).
TV cable or satellite
cook included or available
maid included or available