House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Margherita is a bright and sunny independent house situated in a quiet location, a few minutes from the town center. It sleeps five people. From Villa Margherita you will enjoy a broad view of Minori and of the sea at a distance. Villa Margherita is 100 square meters (1076 square feet). It features two wide private terraces, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be at a short distance from the center of Minori, where you will find restaurants, shops, public transportation and the beach. You will find the closest restaurant at 500 meters (550 yards), a grocery store at 300 meters (990 feet), the stop for the local bus interno Minori line a few meters (feet) away and the beach at roughly 800 meters (half a mile). You will reach Villa Margherita from the street level going up approximately eight stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Margherita. If you do have one, you will be able to park it along the public roads (the actual distance might vary depending on the availability of parking spaces).
Villa Margherita is the lower floor of a beautiful, old building surrounded by greenery with the exterior painted in pink and white, in keeping with local custom.
It is situated in a scenic residential area of Minori. From the house your eyes can sweep over inhabited Minori, the rocky coast that towers above and is tiered and verdant due to the cultivated lemon groves, right to the sea. The main colours of this splendid panorama are the bright green of the lemon groves and the blue of the sky and sea.
The house is lovely, airy and luminous and there are charming outdoor areas that allow you to enjoy relaxing times in the open air.
The entrance to the house is through a wrought-iron gate bedecked by climbing plants. After walking over a tiled garden, beneath a pergola made of several lemon trees and flourishing flowerbeds, you will arrive at a terrace tiled in terracotta. It will be a pleasure to relax out there and have breakfast under the lemon pergola in the fresh morning air or to have dine “al fresco” during the mild sunset hours. The terrace allows you direct access to the dining room and the kitchen.
The pleasurable surprises of this house are not yet finished: from the living room you can reach another garden tiled in terracotta, where sun-beds are waiting for you. Also this garden is partially shaded by a lemon pergola, and has a wide panorama of Minori and the sea.
The first terrace is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola and by an elegant gazebo. The terrace is equipped with wrought-iron benches, as well as with tables and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of Minori and of the sea at a distance.
The second terrace is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola. It is equipped with a table, chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of Minori and of the sea at a distance.
The garden is 80 square meters (860 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola. You will be able to reach it from the second terrace climbing six steps. The garden is equipped with a wickerwork sofa, as well as with a table and chairs. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a partial view of the sea.
The living room is paved with lucid sky-blue tiles. The furnishings are warm and welcoming. The furnishings include a divan bed for one guest and a desk. In this room you will find a flat-screen television and a laptop computer. From the living room you will be able to enter the second terrace through a French door. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator.
You will be able to enter the dining room from the first terrace. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The dining table can accommodate five guests.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the dining room. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and other small appliances. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the first terrace.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the dining room. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a flat-screen television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony overlooking the street below through a French door. The room has a window overlooking the second terrace. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a flat-screen television. The room has a window overlooking the second terrace. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator.
The first bathroom is tiled with lucid handmade majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a Jacuzzi bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. The bathroom has a window. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. The bathroom has a window. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 71 km, Nearest railway: Salerno 26 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The entrance to the house is through a wrought-iron gate bedecked by climbing plants. After walking over a tiled garden, beneath a pergola made of several lemon trees and flourishing flowerbeds, you will arrive at a terrace tiled in terracotta and equipped with a table, chairs and benches. This terrace is full of sunshine, with a view of Minori and – in the distance – the sea.
It will be a pleasure to relax out there and have breakfast under the lemon pergola in the fresh morning air or to have dine “al fresco” during the mild sunset hours. The terrace allows you direct access to the sitting room and the kitchen.
Villa Margherita has three beautiful bedrooms with double beds. Two of the bedrooms have balconies that frame lovely panoramas of Minori, while the third has a garden view. The rooms have glossy majolica floors and are tastefully furnished in blue and white. The balconies have wooden shutters. All the rooms have satellite television and central heating. The bathrooms are covered in elegant green and white majolica; one of them has a Jacuzzi, while the other has a shower.
The pleasurable surprises of this house are not yet finished: from two of the bedrooms you can reach another garden tiled in terracotta, where sun-beds are waiting for you. Also this garden is partially shaded by a lemon pergola, and has a wide panorama of Minori and the sea.
The sitting room is furnished with a table and chairs and the kitchen is completely functional with a cooker, an oven, a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. You can reach the terrace and the garden directly from the kitchen.
It is roughly 1 km (half a mile) to the beach at Minori. There is free parking along the road beside the house.
Amalfi is approximately 5 km (3 miles) away. Minori is linked to the other town on the Amalfitan Coast by a bus service.
The stay at Villa Margherita is ideal for those who want to spend their time on a beautiful beach and at the same time be near the local tourist attractions, such as, Amalfi, Positano Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Paestum, The Palace of Caserta and others.
The Campania region
Campania region is the beginning of the 'mezzogiorno'. Translating as the 'midday' the phrase evokes the sun-baked south. And Campania - with its ancient Greek and Roman towns, rumbling volcanoes and glittering blue coastline, at times evokes Classical Greece as much as modern Italy. You could be a million miles from bureaucratic and businesslike Milan.
Throughout much of its history Campania has been at the centre of Western Civilisation's most significant entities. The area was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was within Magna Græcia, until the Roman Republic began to dominate. During the Roman era the area was highly respected as a place of culture by the emperors, where it balanced Greco-Roman culture. The area had many duchies and principalities during the Middle Ages, in the hands of the Byzantine Empire and some Lombards.
It was under the Normans that the smaller independent states were brought together as part of a sizeable European kingdom, known as the Kingdom of Sicily, before the mainland broke away to form the Kingdom of Naples. It was during this period that especially elements of Spanish, French and Aragonese culture touched Campania. Later the area became the central part of the Two Sicilies under the Bourbons, until the Italian unification of 1860 when it became part of the new state Italy.
The capital city of Campania is Naples. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regards to gastronomy, music, architecture, archaeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as "fortunate countryside". The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially along the Amalfi Coast, Cilento Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
Minori is a lovely, well located and not crowded seaside-town at the centre of an Amalfi Coast’s wide cove. Broadly, its mazy past had been following the same course of the neighbouring towns of Maiori, Amalfi and Ravello.
Because of its delightful climate, Minori was the summer residence of the Romans. By the way, we recommend a visit to the Roman Villa’s museum (close to the bus stop). It’s usually open from 9 a.m. till sunset.
Minori is easily reachable by bus, from each town of the Coast. You can also catch the boat and the ferry, from Amalfi or from Salerno (Piazza della Concordia or Molo Manfredi). The timetable might change depending on the season.
From Minori, it takes on average 15 minutes by bus to get to Amalfi. It is also very close to Maiori (the ideal place for young people who look for fun). If in your family there are youngsters and you would rather not give up your restfulness, Minori is a good trade-off. In addition, staying in Minori is generally cheaper than staying at the better known resorts of the Amalfi Coast, which are just a reasonable bus ride away.
Minori is also the place to willingly enjoy in September, for its multi-day “GustaMinori Festival” with food, drink, art and entertainment. Actually, Minori is well appreciated by entire Coast for its cookery. Any kind of hand-made pasta should be tasted, so lemon specialties, and cakes stuffed with local flavors. Restaurant L'Arsenale and Pasticceria De Riso are two landmarks that shouldn't be ignored by the gourmet.
The inhabitants of Minori are well-known for their slow-life, calmness and their strong faith. It would be also interesting to visit the Basilica of Saint Trofimena. It is a typical example of a late 17th century building. It was rebuilt in place of the old Romanesque church.
The seafront is so tiny and so enchanting. It makes for a very romantic holiday and, even if you are not actually sleeping in Minori, we do recommend a visit at dusk -- very enjoyable.
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