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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This splendid apartment is in the enviable position being directly on the seafront of Santa Maria di Castellabate and offers stunning views of the coast with its sandy beaches on one side whilst a stretch of azzure sea on the other side takes the eye as far as the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri. The apartment is within walking distance of the village centre with its shops cafes and general amenities. The newly renovated apartment is situated in a grandiose building which originally dates back to the 15th century but in its present form since the 18thc and once the residence of noble gentry, the building is a land mark in Santa Maria built directly on the rocks and seafront it was in later years the gathering point of fishermen who would dock their boats on the lower 'cantinas'. Today the main building retains its original features but has been converted into private apartments. The sandy beach is on your doorstep and the apartment would be ideal as a romantic honeymoon location, from the bedroom to the island of Licosa can be seen where, legend has it, Ulysses ship ran aground when he was mesmerised by the mermaids' chants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 meters|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 120 km, Nearest railway: Agropoli 13 km|
|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, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Situated on the 1st floor this large apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 small twin and 1 double with balcony with superb sea view, a modern kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with shower and a spacious living/dining area which gives onto a large balcony ideal for outdoor dining, sunbathing or enjoying memorable sunsets. The entrance to the apartment is via a grandiose stairway which winds its way to the 1st floor beneath arches. The apartment itself is decorated in Mediterranean colours, the cool pastel walls and high ceilings further enhancing the feeling of space whilst colourful hand painted antique majolica flooring in the living area is typical of the Cilento area adding warmth and dimension. The double bedroom has a balcony and one can admire the stunning view beyond the beach along the coast to the island of Licosa where legend has it the mermaids chants can still be heard . The living/dining area is tastefully decorated and contains a wooden table with sideboard cup-boards, sofa which converts to a sofabed, 2 armchairs and satellite TV. The harmonious interior is balanced by an equally stunning sea view. The apartment lends itself as a wonderful setting for a honeymoon with its romantic and harmonious feel.
|Further details outdoors|
The spacious terrace balcony has a table and chairswith umbrella and loungers. It is an ideal spot to dine outdoors, relax ,read and sunbathe . If you don't want to be on the beach it is wonderful to nip down for a swim and then come back to the property and enjoy the views sipping a cool drink!
There is a 30% deposit
arrivals generally after 5pm
vacate property by 10 am
55 Euro end cleaning
The Campania region
The village of Santa Maria is situated in a wide sandy bay 120 km south of Naples and 50km south of Salerno. The Campania region offers a variety of contrasting scenery from the coast to the hills and is steeped in history Greek mythology and legends reflected in the numerous relics and still alive in traditions and thought.
Recently Santa maria di Castellabate has been the location setting for the film 'Benvenuti al Sud' which has been having enormous box office success.
Excursion Possibilities The area offers a variety of choice for excursions to the better known tourist attractions- the historic sites of Pompeii and Paestum, the dramatic cliff-like Amalfi coast with the picturesque towns of Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento and the Island of Capri. The caves of Pertosa and Castelcivita and Palinuro also offer a fascinating outing, not to mention the local area where stone farmhouses hidden amongst the olive groves and entire villages stand as relics to times gone by.
Santa Maria di Castellabate
Local Information The village of Santa Maria di Castellabate is situated on the beautiful and unspoilt Cilento Coastline which in turn lies in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento a natural parkland reserve which stretches along the coast and inland to the hill of Vallo di Diano. Offering a wonderful combination of wide sandy bays, rocky coves, verdant hillside and natural flora and fauna. The many sandy beaches in and around Santa Maria di Castellabate were recently awarded the 'bandiera blu' for their clean seas. The village of Santa Maria runs parallel to the coast and offers a variety of shops, bars and gelaterias, whilst the area boasts a wide selection of good restaurants offering genuine local cuisine.
Santa Maria The position of the apartment means that it is not necessary to have a car since the central piazza and pedestrian village are just on short stroll away whilst the sea is on your doorstep. The neighbouring village of San Marco with its picturesque port can be reached in a short bus/car drive or by walking along the beach . The medieval village of Castellabate now under the patronage of the UNESCO can also be reached in a short bus/car drive and offers stunning views of the coast whilst one can explore its hidden alleyways and marvel at its historic architecture. It is still an inhabited medieval village which has conserved many of its original features and boasts such personalities of Napoleon Bonaparte and Leon Cavallo as past guests. There are numerous restaurants in the area serving traditional dishes with home-grown produce and local wine. There is a weekly market in Santa Maria and surrounding villages , boat excursions in and around the bay, roller skating park in summer.
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