Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

Villa Babila is a charming two-story villa set into the cliff, sheer above the sea and with direct access to the sea. It sleeps eight people. From Villa Babila you will enjoy a charming view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Villa Babila is 200 square meters (2150 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, direct access to the sea, a wide private terrace 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 Praiano, where you will find restaurants and shops. You will find the closest restaurant at 1 km (roughly 1100 yards), the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach (Marina di Praia Beach) at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles). You will reach Villa Babila from the parking area going down a stairway which consists of approximately 30 steps.

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

Direct Access to the Sea

From the property you will have a direct access to the sea through a platform built on the rocks. You will reach it from the villa going down a 20-meters (65-feet) walkway that is cut into the rocky cliff and includes approximately 135 stairway steps. The area is equipped with sun loungers and an external shower. The access to the sea is shared with guests staying at another nearby villa.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea. You will share the pool with guests staying at another nearby villa. It is open from mid-April until the end of October.

Garden

The garden is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola. In the garden you will find a portable barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a spellbinding view of the sea. The garden is occasionally crossed by the owners in order to reach their accommodations.

Bottom FloorTerrace

The terrace is 70 square meters (750 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with tables, chairs, deck chairs and an hammock. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking a stretch of coast characterized by an ancient Saracen tower and of the sea. The terrace is occasionally crossed by the owners in order to reach their accommodations.

Fitness Room

At Villa Babila you will find a fitness room equipped with two exercise bikes, a treadmill and a fitness bench. You will be able to enter the fitness room from the living room and from the kitchen. From the fitness room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea through a French door.

Living Room 1

The furnishings of the first living room include sofas and a divan bed with a trundle bed to sleep two guests. The dining table can accommodate four guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen two French doors will take you to the terrace with a view of the sea.

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.

Laundry room

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

Top FloorLiving Room 2

The second living room is paved with handmade majolica tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable , and include some hand-made pieces by local artisans. The furnishings include sofas and armchairs. In this room you will find a satellite television and a CD player with FM radio. From the living room you will be able to enter a small patio with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has two large panoramic windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline.

Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

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). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 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), that can be split into twins if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

 

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 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 Internet access, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The furnishings of the first living room include sofas and a divan bed with a trundle bed to sleep two guests. The dining table can accommodate four guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. The second living room is equipped with sofas, an armchair and a satellite tv, cd player and radio. It also has access to the patio with a sea view.

You will be able to enter the dining room from the living room and from the kitchen. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. From the dining room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea through a French door. The room has a window.

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen two French doors will take you to the terrace with a view of the sea.

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 first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hairdryer.

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

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

Further details outdoors

From Villa Babila you will have a direct access to the sea through a platform built on the rocks. You will reach it from the villa going down a 20-meters (65-feet) walkway that is cut into the rocky cliff and includes approximately 135 stairway steps. The area is equipped with sun loungers and an external shower. The access to the sea is shared with guests staying at another nearby villa.

The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea. You will share the pool with guests staying at another nearby villa. It is open from mid-April until the end of October.

The garden is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola. In the garden you will find a portable barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a spellbinding view of the sea. The garden is occasionally crossed by the owners in order to reach their accommodations.

The terrace is 70 square meters (750 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking a stretch of coast characterized by an ancient Saracen tower and of the sea. The terrace is occasionally crossed by the owners in order to reach their accommodations.

For a successful stay at Villa Babila 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.

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.