Villa Furba dates back to the 12th century. It is a Saracen watch tower, which has been restored into a charming three-story villa that can sleep up to 16 people. Surrounded by centuries-old olive groves, Villa Furba has partial views over the bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrento Peninsula, including the sea, in the distance. Villa Furba is 250 metres squared (2690 square feet) and features a private swimming pool, lovely private terraces, a private patio, a private garden, large rooms, free parking, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
A car is a necessity at Villa Furba and the access is along a narrow road. You will be able to park your car on the premises, inside the entrance gate. The villa is accessible from the parking area, without having to climb any steps. You will be roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) from the hamlet of Arola, where you will find a grocery store. There are a number of restaurants and shops 3.5 km (roughly 2.2 miles) away.
All 5 double bedrooms are furnished in a rustic style, with terracotta floors and wooden furniture. Each room offers air conditioning, a private bathroom, and views of the garden or the sea. Some rooms boast a spa bath.
There is a large hall with exposed wooden beams on the ceilings. Homemade cakes are often available, and gluten-free food can be provided on request.
Villa Furba’s garden of is equipped with deck chairs and sunbeds. Inside you can relax in the living room with small library and fireplace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vico Equense 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Capodichino 60 km, Nearest railway: Vico Equense 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The furnishings of the living room are elegant. There are three sofas and a big fireplace made of bricks. In this room, you will find a satellite television. From the living room you can enter the garden through a French door.
You can access the second living room from the dining room by going down three steps. The furnishings include a sofa that unfolds into a double bed and a desk. From the living room, you can enter the garden through a French door.
The ceiling of the dining room has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. From the dining room, you can access the patio through two French doors.
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 large refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a kettle and other small appliances. There is a table to seat four guests. The kitchen is also equipped with a satellite television. From the kitchen, a French door takes you to the patio.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The room has a double bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room, you will find a satellite television and a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
The second bedroom is accessible from the second living room. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a double bed, if requested. The room has a window with a view of trees.
The small bathroom is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet and it is accessible from the second living room.
The first terrace is 30 metres squared (320 square feet) and it can be accessed from the study. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. From the terrace, you will enjoy a partial view over the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and the sea in the distance.
The third living room can be from the study by climbing five steps. The furnishings include an armchair and a sofa that unfolds into a double bed. From the living room, you will be able to enter the garden through a French door.
The furnishings of the study are elegant and refined. They include a sofa that unfolds into a double bed and a desk. From the study, you can access the first terrace through two French doors.
From the study, you can access the third bedroom. The furnishings are elegant and include some antique pieces. The room has a double bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a satellite television. From the bedroom, you can enter the first terrace through a French door. The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the garden. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, which is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with fixed shower head and a hairdryer.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower and is accessed via the third living room.
The second terrace is 30 metres squared (320 square feet) and accessible from the fourth living room by going down seven steps. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. From the terrace, you will have a partial view of the valley and the sea in the distance.
The furnishings in the fourth living room include a sofa that unfolds into a double bed and a desk. From the living room, you can enter the second terrace through a French door. The room has a window with a view of the trees and the sea in the distance.
In the living room you will find an open mezzanine level, without door. It is accessible via a spiral staircase. The mezzanine has a double bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The ceiling is vaulted. In this room you will find a satellite television and an air conditioning/heating unit.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. The bathroom can be accessed from the fourth living room.
The third terrace is 15 square metres (160 square feet) and is accessible from the mezzanine level along a stairway. From the terrace, you will have a partial view over the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and of the sea in the distance.
You will be able to reach the veranda from the garden. The veranda is equipped with a wicker sofa and two armchairs. From the veranda, you will enjoy an enchanting view of the coast and of the sea in the distance.
The fourth bedroom is accessible from the veranda. The furnishings are elegant. The room has a double bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is 3 metres (10 feet) wide by 10 metres (33 feet) long and 2 metres (6.5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. The pool is open from the beginning of May until the end of September.
The patio is 45metres squared (485 square feet). It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof and by trees. It is equipped with a wicker sofa, four armchairs, tables, chairs and a hammock. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue.
The garden is 500 metres squared (5380 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by olive trees and by pine trees.
The private swimming pool available from May to October.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
SORRENTO: It is a much longed for by tourists from around the world. The best way to see this beatutiful town is to walk between the major shopping streets, the quaint old town and the narrow streets filled with specialty shops, stopping to savor a glass of Limoncello on a bench overlooking the sea. Culturally, you are simply spoiled for choice. In the main square, you can admire the statue of the patron saint, St. Antonino, and the monument to Torquato Tasso. In every corner of the city, there are churches to visit: the Cathedral, Dedicated to Sts. Philip and James, the Basilica of St. Antonino, whose sacristy contains a Neapolitan Crib from 700AD and a silver statue of the saint, the Cloister of St. Francis, which combines various architectural motifs from the late Gothic to Renaissance periods.
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.
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.
Villa Furba is situated in a village called Arola, which is nestled in the hills of Sorrento Peninsula, near the town of Vico Equense. Villa Furba offers all guests the opportunity to make excursions, nature walks, boat trips, guided tours and is only a 20 minute trip to the beach. The villa can also provide a guided tour of the surrounding mountains, Mount Faito, (Path of the Gods) and arrange a BBQ.
For lovers of gourmet, there are local restaurants and wine bars nearby, which offer typical regional and national produce. Ticciano is connected by a road which leads to Sorrento and Vico Equense. It is also an ideal starting point for excursions to the famous Positano and the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the fascinating ruins of Pompeii.
Spend relaxing moments in the middle of nature and also live the 'real life' like people from the Sorrento peninsula, outside the usual tourist haunts ...
VICO EQUENSE: The coast of this town has a succession of beaches with crystal clear waters and it retains much of the past: the only Gothic church of the entire peninsula, the Church of the Annunciation, founded by the Anjou and the castle, called Castle Giusso. Particularly relevant is the Mineralogical Museum Campano, which displays over 3,500 specimens of 1,400 species of minerals from around the world and an interesting selection of fossils.