Tower | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 20

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

Villa Don Parafan Grande is a characteristic ancient watch tower built sheer above the sea and with direct access to the sea. It sleeps 20 people. From Villa Don Parafan Grande you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Villa Don Parafan Grande is 400 square meters (4300 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, direct access to the sea, wide private terraces with a view of the sea, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) from Maiori, where you will find restaurants, the shops, the beach and the tourist port. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Salerno line at 100 meters (330 feet). You will reach Villa Don Parafan Grande from the parking area going down a short private walkway that cuts through the garden and includes approximately 230 stairway steps.

For a succesful stay at Villa Don Parafan Grande we recommend having a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.

Villa Don Parafan is a large property situated approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) from the town of Maiori. It stands in a splendid panoramic spot, between the coastal road and the Mediterranean sea.

The property is made unique by an ancient Saracen tower, built in the XVI century. In ancient times pirate crews would scour the Amalfi coastline. The purpose of the tower was to alert the locals when a pirate sail would become visible at the horizon. The tower has been restored, keeping its character intact, and turned into an exclusive holiday mansion.

Staying at Villa Don Parafan you will be able to enter the sea directly at the property, thanks to a concrete platform that you will find at the foot of the cliff, as well as use the heated swimming pool, open all year round (additional cost may apply for heating the pool).

If you are considering Villa Don Parafan for your vacation, you should know that this villa has many stairway steps to negotiate. The property stretches from the coastal road all the way down to the water, and the cliff is rather steep.  The pathways and the stairways that allow you to move around the grounds cut through a tract of uncommonly beautiful Mediterranean shrubs, with breathtaking views, but we can not recommend this villa if someone in your group is not able to handle the stairway steps. 

The rooms are located in two buildings:  the medieval tower and the annex. From the entrance gate you will reach the annex descending approximately 115 stairway steps.  The swimming pool is close by the annex. From the annex you will reach the medieval tower descending approximately 110 steps (for a total of 225 from the entrance gate).  From the medieval tower you will reach the Jacuzzi pool along a walkway which includes approximately 55 stairway steps. From the medieval tower you will reach the sea descending approximately 223 stairway steps (for a total of approximately 448 from the entrance gate, or approximately 333 from the annex).

Please note: if there are at most 10 people in your party you can book the villa at a reduced rate: Villa Don Parafan in Maiori, for at most 10 guests.

Direct Access to the Sea

From the property you will have a direct access to the sea through a concrete platform. You will reach it from the first patio going down a private walkway that is cut into the rocky cliff and includes approximately 220 stairway steps. The area is equipped with four deck chairs and an external shower.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) large by 8 meters (26 feet) long, from 1.10 meter (3.60 feet) to 1.90 meters (6.2 feet) deep. It can be heated if requested (additional cost applies -- please enquire with our staff). The swimming pool can be covered by a telescopic pool enclosure. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers, a swing, hammocks and external showers. By the pool you will also find a bathroom which is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. From the swimming pool you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea. The pool is open all year round.

Garden with Jacuzzi pool

The garden is 10000 square meters (108000 square feet) large. It features a Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage (2 by 2 meters, 6.5 by 6.5 feet). The garden is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers, a swing, hammocks and external showers. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven. From the garden you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea.

Fitness Room with bathroom

At Villa Don Parafan Grande you will find a fitness room equipped with an exercise bike, a cross trainer, a treadmill, a home gym, a fitness bench, a rowing machine and a sauna. You will be able to enter the fitness room from the garden. This fitness room has a bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

Medieval Tower, Ground FloorKitchen 1

The first kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!). There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to a first patio and the garden with a view of the sea. The room has a window with a view of the sea.

Bedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from a corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone.

Bathroom 1

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

Laundry room

You will be able to reach the laundry room from the garden. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal. Medieval Tower, First FloorPatio 1

The first patio is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with a wickerwork sofa and two armchairs and with tables and chairs. From the patio you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea.

Living Room 1

The first living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling is vaulted. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two sofas and two armchairs. There is an age-old fireplace decorated with age-old majolica tiles. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the first patio and the garden through a French door. The room has a large panoramic window with a view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Medieval Tower, Second FloorTerrace 1

The first terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches and two armchairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea.

Bedroom 2

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). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. The room has a window with a view of the garden. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone.

Bedroom 3

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). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. The room has a window with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone.

Bathroom 2

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

Medieval Tower, Third FloorTerrace 2

The second terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. You will reach it from the living room going up an external stairway which consists of approximately 30 steps. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with two sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi.

Kitchen 2

The second kitchen is equipped with a two-burner electric cooker, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!). The kitchen has a window with a view of the sea.

Bedroom 4

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the first terrace through a corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches), located on the mezzanine level

. In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. The room has three windows with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone.

Bedroom 5

You will be able to enter the fifth bedroom from the first terrace through a corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. The room has three windows with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone.

Bathroom 3

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

AnnexPatio 2

The second patio is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and a swing. From the patio you will enjoy a charming view of the sea.

Living Room 2

The furnishings of the second living room include two sofas. There is an age-old fireplace. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the second patio and the garden with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has a window. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Kitchen 3

You will be able to enter the third kitchen from the second living room. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a large refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a table to seat 14 guests.

Bedroom 6 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the sixth bedroom from the patio. The furnishings are elegant and bright. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the patio and the garden with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has two windows. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 7 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the seventh bedroom from the patio. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the patio and the garden with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 8 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the eighth bedroom from the patio. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the patio and the garden through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 9 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the nineth bedroom from the patio. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the patio and the garden with a view of the sea through two French doors. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a safe, a mini refrigerator and a telephone. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Half-bath

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

 

Size Sleeps up to 20, 9 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

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (9)
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!). There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to a first patio and the garden with a view of the sea. The room has a window with a view of the sea.

There are two additional fully equipped kitchens, one of which has seating for up to 14 guests.

The first living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling is vaulted. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. They include two sofas and two armchairs. There is an age-old fireplace decorated with age-old majolica tiles. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the first patio and the garden through a French door. The room has a large panoramic window with a view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

The furnishings of the second living room include two sofas. There is an age-old fireplace. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. In this room you will find a satellite television and a DVD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the second patio and the garden with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has a window. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

There are nine bedrooms in total. All of the bedrooms contain double beds and two of them also have single beds within. All bedrooms are fully equipped with a telephone, fridge and a safe. Four of the bedrooms also have en-suite bathrooms.

There are three bathrooms equipped with an enclosed shower, wash basin and hairdryer.

You will be able to reach the laundry room from the garden. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) large by 8 meters (26 feet) long, from 1.10 meter (3.60 feet) to 1.90 meters (6.2 feet) deep. It can be heated if requested (additional cost applies -- please inquire with our staff). The swimming pool can be covered by a telescopic pool enclosure. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers, a swing, hammocks and external showers. By the pool you will also find a bathroom which is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. From the swimming pool you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea. The pool is open all year round.

The garden is 10000 square meters (108000 square feet) large. It features a Jacuzzi pool with hydro-massage (2 by 2 meters, 6.5 by 6.5 feet). The garden is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers, a swing, hammocks and external showers. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven. From the garden you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea.

The first terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches and two armchairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea.

The second terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. You will reach it from the living room going up an external stairway which consists of approximately 30 steps. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with two sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi.

At Villa Don Parafan Grande you will find a fitness room equipped with an exercise bike, a cross trainer, a treadmill, a home gym, a fitness bench, a sauna and a rowing machine. You will be able to enter the fitness room from the garden. This fitness room has a bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

For a succesful stay at Villa Don Parafan Grande we recommend having a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.

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.

So don’t miss your chance to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime in this beautiful land, where art, history, nature and tradition come together to offer unforgettable thrills.

Maiori

Maiori is well known for being an active town with possibly the nicest and largest beach of the Amalfi Coast. The town, fairly large for the average size of the villages on the coast, offers colorful nightlife as well as good restaurants and shops.

The origin of Maiori is shrouded in mystery. The debate about whether the founders were the Romans, the Etrurians or the Greeks still goes on today. What the experts agree on is the fact that the original name of the town was Reginna Maior, in contrast to the neighbouring town, Minori, Reginna Minor.

As a matter of fact, Reginna Maior and Reginna Minor used to be the names of two rivers, and, you guess it, Maiori was founded at the mouth of the Reginna Maior river. As it happened, the river dramatically overflowed in 1954, leaving little of the ancient Maiori, that has been nearly completely rebuilt. Nowadays the town has a modern look, quite different from the look of the other villages of the coast. The large beach of Maiori is also courtesy of the river... the debris brought from the hills towards the sea over time made it what it is now.

Worth a visit in Maiori are the church of Santa Maria a Mare and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Santa Maria a Mare is the main church of the town, built in an elevated position in the 12th century and renovated between the 18th and 19th century. It has a characteristic dome tile with hand-made majolica tiles and hosts a a wooden sculpture of the Madonna with Child of the 15th century, as well as, in the sacristy, the museum of Sacred Vestments.

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie dates back to year 596. The original basilica was destroyed by a flood of the river, and later reconstructed. The facade belongs to the 17th century, and inside you will be able to see a christening font of the 13th century and the frescoes painted between the 14th and 16th century.