Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Unique Italian villa with stunning sea views and its own private pool. There is olso a gym, sauna, terrace, garden, sundeck, bar, pizza oven and concierge service. Perfect for families, groups of friends, honeymoons, romantic breaks and small wedding parties.
Between Sorrento and Positano along the Amalfi coast, this villa is often described as a paradise with severals different levels cut into the rock-face and sweeping sea views in every direction. The villa offers many additional services and amenities which provide absolute luxury; 4 bedrooms, an outdoor kitchen area complete with grill and wooden pizza oven, a terrace with a bar, a swimming pool, access to the beach (on request), a sundeck and a sauna.
This villa has a stunning and peaceful location, yet within easy reach of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Pompeii. The villa has easy access to all amenities, including excellent restaurants for eating out. The villa's private sailing boat is available on request. An exclusive concierge service is also available offering a wide range of services that will make your stay on the Amalfi Coast even more memorable and fun.
It also is possible to make a day trip to Rome, reaching the capital within approximately 2 hours by train or coach. We can also offer transfers from Naples Capodichino Airport and excursions around the peninsula and Riviera.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Private rocky beach below the villa on request 1.2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples Capodichino 65 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 3.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has a large living room with dining area and a stone fireplace, hi-fi stereo, satellite TV with DVD and stunning views.
This property is divided into many different levels – accessible is from a private, windy lane with about 75 steps; there is a cable car to transport luggage from the gate to the entrance of the villa. It has a comfortable furnishings in nautical and rustic styles.
Ground Floor: large living-room with dining area and fireplace, kitchen, studio with single sofa-bed, bathroom with WC, laundry, access to the external kitchen equipped with wood-burning oven and grill and from where you access the swimming-pool, the grotto, and at the end the "pensatoio".
Floor Below: 1 twin bedroom with view of the sea and en suite bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower. 1 double bedroom with view of the sea with bathroom with hip-bath and shower.
Upper Floor: living-room with air-conditioning, 1 double bedroom with large picture windows with view of the sea and air-conditioning, 1 bathroom with shower. From the living-room you come to a single bedroom via a spiral staircase which is equipped with gymnastics equipment and air-conditioning, sauna, 1 WC, shower, access to the small panoramic terrace.
Outside: laundry, private swimming-pool with WC with washbasin and shower. The villa is equipped with microwave oven, washing-machine, dishwasher, wood-burning oven, satellite-TV, CD player, DVD, telephone, air-conditioning in all the bedrooms, ADSL WI-FI fast internet connection line.
Sea & Sky Annex : For bigger groups of 8 or more people, the villa also has a large air-conditioned annex which is an independent apartment with a private outdoor area with sea view, a living room (with large french windows that give a spectacular sea view) with a double sofa bed, an LCD satelitte TV and DVD player, a fireplace, a double bedroom with sea view, a bathroom equipped with a large shower, a little kitchen equipped with a gas stove, fridge/freezer and a microwave oven. To rent the annex a supplement will be charged.
|Further details outdoors|
From the living room you can enter the outdoor terrace, with a dining area, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a barbecue and a wood-burning oven to make pizzas.
There is a lovely 8 X 3 m pool with hydromassage and equipped with an outdoor shower, deck chairs, a relaxation area with table and chairs in the shade of palm leaves. There is also a bar built in a cave with chairs, tables, refrigerator and a hi-fi. 200 metres along, you come to the "Pensatoio"; a relaxing beauty spot with a sofa bed and a minifridge which overhangs the sea with a stunning view of the Amalfi Coast and the legendary Li Galli islands. It's also possible to climb down 60 steps to a restaurant below the house, open from April to October.
The gardens have terraces carved into the rocky cliff with tropical plants and fig trees scattered throughout, providing a shady, relaxing area to soak up the sun and enjoy the panorama. This locaton is a truly unique and exclusive experience; the villa provides the feeling of being outdoors from the interior. Located 15 minutes from Positano, the villa is perfect for visiting the beaches, Sorrento, the local Islands and the Amalfi coast.
Special Events arranged on request include:
An "Emotional Journey" through the Villa:
At the entrance of the Villa a fried food station (zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta cheese and basil; vegetables in batter; crayfish in batter);
Then on the first stairs a Prosecco station;
Further on, near the well, a mozzarella and prosciutto station (with fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta cheese with walnut and honey and Parma ham, various kinds of cold meats and salami, several kinds of bread);
Along the narrow path a drink station (with red and white wine);
On the terrace a buffet with many kinds of cooked vegetables and near the wood burning oven, a meat station with freshly cooked different types of local meat
In the grotto-bar, a barman serves a fruit buffet on ice, pastries (brioche) with different kinds of ice creams and cake.
All accompanied by background music.
Exclusive concierge service : We offer a wide range of services such as a maid, a cook or a pizza making class, that will make your stay on the Amalfi Coast even more momorable and fun! Our staff will make you save your time, hassle and money, trying to satisfy every request, even the most original ones! Our goal is to make your stay at Il Sentiero delle Sirene a unique experience, which goes far beyond simply accommodation.
You can enjoy a wonderful holiday and really appreciate the beautiful landscapes, the fascinating scents, the ancient tastes and traditions and the exciting culture which make this part of the coast one of the most precious pearls of the Mediterranean!
Welcome pack provided on arrival including a hamper with fresh, local produce.
Swimming pool available from April to October.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Campania region
Campania is an extraordinary mixture of art, culture and nature; a land where ancient and modern fuse together in a grandiose spectacle which has lasted for thousands of years.
CLIMATE: A typical Mediterranean climate; hot, dry and sunny in Summer and although cooler in the winter, it still has lots of bright and sunny days and several hours of sunshine a day.
POSITION: Campania is on the south west coast of Italy on the Mediterranean sea, about 2 hours south of Rome.
PLACES OF INTEREST: Naples is one of Italy's most vibrant Italian cities. “Bella Napoli”, where the pizza Margherita was born, is renowned for the character of its people who say “see Naples and then die”. Admire the impressive panorama and the former Royal family palace in Piazza Plebicito. You can wander through the famous 'spaccanapoli', with its church of Santa Chiara.
LOCAL SPECIALITIES: The region is famous for its hand-crafted inlaid wood furniture, music boxes and artefacts. Also hand-made leather shoes, jewellery and ceramics are very popular.
CUISINE: Italy is most famous for its pizza and it is impossible to visit ICamapania without eating a pizza, after all pizza was invented and transformed in Naples! Pizza are cooked in bread ovens and are fed firewood to reach a high temperature which cooks the pizza quickly and perfectly, with the oven enhancing its flavour. Seafood is served fresh in most restaurants or can be bought from the local markets and fish shops. Arguably some of the best wines come from Italian grapes. In Italy you can enjoy your favourite Italian wines for much less than you would pay elsewhere.
SHOPPING: Via Toledo is Naples’s mainstream shopping high street. Chiaia and Piazza dei Martiri is the place to go for more boutique designer labels. Via Port d’Alba and via dei Tribunali are lined with junk stalls and booksellers. For a true Napoli-style shopping experience head to Porto Nolana for the daily fish market.
With its 42 kilometre stretch of gently sloping coastline and white pebbled-beaches, the Amalfi Coast is an 'earthly paradise' with breathtaking beauty.
AMALFI COAST: One of Italy's most spectacular coastlines begins after Sorrento, runs through Positano and continues until it reaches Amalfi. Looking along the tall cliffs and down into the sapphire sea, takes your breath away.
POSITANO: A vibrant village with narrow, colourful buildings which cascade like a waterfall down a vertiginous hill to the sea. Positano's town centre meanders down to the waterfront, where a profusion of cafes, bars and restaurants sell fresh seafood. The beach air is filled with the perfume of orange, almond blossom and jasmine.
AMALFI: Once the most important trading port in the southern Italy, Amalfi is in the ravine of the Mulini Valley, its churches, towers and arcaded houses rising above the small harbour. The town's Duomo dominates a long flight of steps and embraces a picturesque piazza stretching to its seafront. A wonderful contrast between fine beaches in front and tall cliffs behind.
SORRENTO: Sorrento offers wonderful views of the entire bay of Naples and the Island of Capri. There are beautiful beaches, bars surrounding Piazza Tasso, great shops and a fragrant citrus purfume from near-by trees.Sorrento has narrow streets and quiet squares, like Piazza Tasso which is brimming with excellent restaurants, bars and cafés. There are many trendy shops from one-off boutiques to top names including Max Mara, Gucci and Armani. From Sorrento you can take coaches or hovercrafts to Amalfi, Positano, Ischia and Capri.
CAPRI: Capri offers panormamic vistas at every turn, picturesque eateries with local seafood and blue grottos hidden under the limestone cliffs. A trip to Capri is ideal for a one-day excursion from Sorrento with the hydrofoil. Capri is, unquestionably, the holiday princess of the Italian islands: idyllic and rugged with its shimmering Blue Grotto and cliffs that descend down into the sea. Capri has trendy jewellery shops and designer boutiques.
POMPEII & VESUVIUS: Pompeii is one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in the world and Vesuvius is the only active volcano in Europe. Pompeii and Herculaneum are cities buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and re-discovered in the 18th century. It is possible to drive to 3,200 feet and then trek to its summit to enjoy the mesmerising views of the entire gulf of Naples.
SHOPPING: The Amalfi coast offers unique local, hand-crafted produce; varieties of limoncello (lemon liquer), coral jewellery and artifacts, inlaid wooden pictures and jewellery boxes, ceramics and real leather shoes. Don't miss browsing among the typical little shops that line the narrow village streets selling handmade items on which these beautiful surroundings are reproduced.
RESTAURANTS: You really are spoilt for choice! Wherever you go you can sample genuine local dishes and wines prepared according to tradition from fine wines, pasta and fish dishes to original Italian pizzas.You can enjoy a pizza and an Italian beer or glass of wine for less than £10 a head. Alternatively, you can experience the delicious, freshly caught seafood and more up market restaurants, which offer a range of pasta and seafood specialities.
BEACHES: The Amalfi coast offers sandy beaches, crystal-clear seawater, rocky coastlines and charming marinas. There are so many beaches to choose from! For enthusiasts of marine life, diving centres operate in all seasons, with snorkeling and scuba equipment.