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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Elvira is a splendid and luminous three-story villa built sheer above the sea. It sleeps ten people. From Villa Elvira you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. Villa Elvira is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, two spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, a private garden and winter heating.

You will be in the heart of Praiano, a few steps from restaurants and shops. You will find a number of restaurants at 500 meters (550 yards), shops a few meters (feet) away, the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus Positano - Praiano line at 20 meters (65 feet) and the closest beach at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile). You will reach Villa Elvira from the parking area along a short public walkway that includes approximately 38 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Villa Elvira. If you do have one, you will be able to park it nearby, free of charge in a private parking lot. The parking space is suitable for at most one car.

Villa Elvira is part of the historical center of Praiano, which consists of a cluster of white houses on the highest area of a steep slope of a hill overlooking the sea. The houses are nestled around the beautiful bell-tower and the eighteenth-century church of San Luca.

In this area of Praiano, almost all the houses date back to the eighteenth century. They feature white facades often decorated with stuccoes, patios below masonry arches sustaining terraces facing the sea, and sloping gardens filled with flowers and citrus trees around. Walking through such extraordinary village, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO, means climbing narrow stairways and pedestrian streets. The whole area is made for pedestrians, except for the only access street to the main square. Here you will no find streets packed with tourists; all you will see are the kind inhabitants of the place. And you will be able to experience the fascination and authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast: one not changed by the actions of tourism!

Villa Elvira is a few steps away from the main square, and it also features a private garage at the end of the pedestrian area. In order to arrive at the villa from the garage area, all you have to do is ascend a short 38-step staircase. The main square is a large terrace overlooking the coastal scenery.

Villa Elvira boasts the fascination of old Mediterranean houses built respecting the slopes of steep rocky lands. Both the house and the garden are distributed on three floors, and each level of the house can be reached both from the garden and from an indoor staircase.

On the highest area of the garden you will find the swimming-pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace where you can sunbathe and enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the coast.

During your stay at Villa Elvira, you will be close to one of the most typical beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion. To reach the beach you can take the local bus which stops about 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) away from the villa.

However, don’t miss the chance of going to beach on foot at least once if you are in good shape: you can descend from the villa until the State Road through shortcuts consisting of stairways. Once you have crossed the State Road, you will have to go along a picturesque pedestrian foot path goes past the medieval Tower and descends towards the sea through a trail dug along the rocks. The breathtaking scenery will compensate the workout to go along the way. Rendering the walk even more pleasant, once you have arrived at the beach, are the small bars and restaurants which feature tables on rocks caressed by the waters of the sea…

As guests of Villa Elvira, you can enjoy discounts at a 4-star hotel for two of their services: access to the beach and the restaurant.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 4 meters (13 feet) long. The swimming pool has the shape of a shell. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. The pool is open from mid-April until mid-October.

Bottom FloorBedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The furnishings include a sofa.

Middle FloorBedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom

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). The furnishings include two armchairs. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, made of lucid majolica tiles and marble and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with fixed shower head.

Bedroom 3

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

Top FloorTerrace

The terrace is 35 square meters (375 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a porch. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches, as well as with tables, chairs and sun umbrellas. From the terrace you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of Praiano.

Living Room

The living room is paved with handmade tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are elegant and bright, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include sofas and armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of stone. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two French doors.

Kitchen

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests.

Half-bath

The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the living room.

AnnexBedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the swimming pool area. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is a nice fireplace. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin and a toilet.

Other roomsLaundry room

In the laundry room you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.

 

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The living room is paved with hand-made tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are elegant and bright, and include some antique pieces. They include sofas and armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of stone. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two French doors.

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests.

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a small television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, made of lucid majolica tiles and marble and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with fixed shower head.

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include three armchairs. In this room you will find a small television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a divan that unfolds into a double bed. The room has a window with a view of the garden.

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the garden. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. There is a nice fireplace. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

Further details outdoors

On the highest area of the garden you will find the swimming-pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace where you can sunbathe and enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the coast. The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 4 meters (13 feet) long. The swimming pool has the shape of a shell. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas and deck chairs. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. The pool is open from mid-April until mid-October.

The terrace is 35 square meters (375 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a porch. It is equipped with tables, chairs and sun umbrellas. From the terrace you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of Praiano.

Villa Elvira is a few steps away from the main square, and it also features a private garage at the end of the pedestrian area. In order to arrive at the villa from the garage area, all you have to do is ascend a short 38-step staircase.

During your stay at Villa Elvira, you will be close to one of the most typical beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion. To reach the beach you can take the local bus which stops about 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) away from the villa.

As guests of Villa Elvira, you can enjoy discounts at a 4-star hotel for two of their services: access to the beach and the restaurant.

The Campania region

If you think you have no idea of where Campania is, think again. This fascinating land, rich in gulfs, islands and legendary places, is home to the charming landscapes of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, the Cilento National Park, Capri and Ischia.

The Campania region is situated in the South of Italy and bounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea (that’s the name of that stretch of Mediterranean). The region is divided into five provinces, whose capitals are Salerno, Caserta, Avellino, Benevento and Naples (Napoli). Naples is also the capital city of the region itself. With roughly 6 million of residents, half of which lives around the city of Naples, Campania has more people than Finland, packed in an area which is 200 times smaller.

If you are fond of archeology, architecture, or simply want to see history come back to life, Campania is a must. The archeological heritage is huge: the temples left by the Greeks in Paestum, the buried towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the remains of Velia, the masterpieces kept in the museums, the churches… and, of course!, the Royal Palace of Caserta, built to be the most sumptuous palace of Europe, with its 1200 rooms.

If the majesty you prefer is the majesty of nature, Campania will not disappoint you. The sandy beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Cilento National Park, the amazing scenery of the Amalfi Coast, the islands of the Gulf of Naples are just a sampler of what lies ahead of you. From the underground depths of the caves of Pertosa to the heights of Mount Vesuvius, there is something for everyone. By the way, being Mount Vesuvius an active volcano, we respectfully suggest you visit sooner rather than later.

An outline of Campania would not be complete without a mention of its culinary tradition. Many of the world-known Italian dishes have their roots in Campania: pizza, spaghetti, mozzarella, limoncello, cannelloni… Italians know Campania well for being one of the regions that offer the best food, and definitely the region where you can taste the best coffee. Espresso, cappuccino and now interesting variations on the theme such as hazelnut coffee make the day of the residents of Campania, and will make yours as well.

Amalfi Coast

Behind Capo Sottile, on the far slopes of Monte Tre Cavalli, and looking eastwards, there is the little town of Praiano.

This popular seaside resort has kept its character of quiet fishermen's village through the centuries. Located halfway between Amalfi (8 km) and Positano (7 km), Praiano is just one step away from the two most lively villages of the coast. The Sita bus line connects Praiano to Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. The local orange bus circles around the village and takes you down to the beach and as far as Positano as well.

As a traveller going to Praiano you will appreciate its slow pace. At the same time, the quality of its restaurants as well as the friendly atmosphere of the local cafes, such as Bar del Sole, will not disappoint you. Small as it is, the village does have its own grocery stores and ATM.

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Luke, is located in the upper part of the town, in a spot with a lovely view; the church houses a precious silver figure of Saint Luke.

Praiano's beach is the small, enchanting Marina di Praia, which is situated at the end of the wild Praia valley. The surrounding cliffs have been deeply marked by erosion. On a rocky promontory stands the cylindrical mass of Torre a Mare: a medieval structure which recalls the centuries-old struggle of the area's inhabitants against the attacks of pirates.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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