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My husband and I have just returned from a 12 night stay at Charming House. From the moment we arrived in Sant Agata we knew we had made the right choice. To start with Isabella is a wonderful Host, she gave us alot of information on the area, tips of where to go and see and eat, along with booking us tours to Amalfi/Positano and Capri. Both tours were wonderful, and great value for money. Isabella was always on hand to help but at the same time gave us the utmost privacy. She was the perfect host.
The apartment was very clean, spacious with a large shower room. The facilities ie washing machine, hair dryer and oven were excellent. The temperature of the apartment stays cool without the dreaded airconditioning, due to the fact it has such thick walls and the sun isnt shining on it from late afternoon, a welcome relief from those scorching days.
Sant Agata is a great town, very Italian with wonderful restaurants. The bus is 1.30 Euro to Sorrento, be careful the taxi is 50 Euros, the walk to Sorrento from Sant Agata is all downhill and very scenic, it is only 3km compared to 8 km on the bus. We did that twice.The walk up to the village is steep, steps and road, the supermarket is at the top, however we got our time down from 10mins to 7mins and that is with my husband needing two new hips. We did and saw alot, but also had some chill out days at Charming house. Compared to the constant noise of cars and beeping in Sorrento our only noise pollution was the sound of birds, dogs, and the odd car,
I would recommend Charming House and Isabella to anyone looking for a holiday with charm, rest and relaxation
We spent 5 days here at the end of May and had a wonderful time. The views from this property and it's terrace are unbelievable - money can't buy stuff. The terrace has plenty of seating, plus two sun loungers with a great little plunge pool, and view of Capri that's unrivaled. The silence is only ever broken by the noise of the boats in the bay.
The house itself is well equipped, with two nice bedrooms, both sharing a balcony again overlooking the view. The bathroom is sufficient, and a separate toilet available downstairs is also helpful.
The owner (Pasqale) is super friendly, very helpful, and very close by so always on hand to help. He really is an excellent guy and very generous.
There are a couple of things you should note:
- No ironing board. There's an iron, but no board. A little frustrating, and could be fixed very easily.
- Internet is very slow. For us not an issue - we didn't go away to be on the internet. However, if you're expecting internet (as it's advertised) it's almost unusable really. We found we had better cellular data coverage with our phones if near the pool but that of course depends on having free/enough data to rely on your phone.
- Lastly, there is parking for a large vehicle. However, be warned, the drive to and from the property from Termini is not for the feint hearted. The road is VERY steep, narrow and quite frightening first time. We had a SUV (Ford Kuga) and if you stopped on the up hill part, it was difficult to get going without wheel spinning and rolling back down the hill. You could walk to Termini, but I suspect it's a tough 20 minute walk.
However, that all said, we loved the property. Very remote, very quiet, and as I mentioned... that view!