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Villa Saracena Piccola: A splendid and luminous three-story historical villa which faces the sun and the sea, with Free WI-FI.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms: 3, bathrooms: 4, sleeps 6.

Villa Saracena Piccola is a splendid and luminous three-story historical villa which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps six people. From Villa Saracena Piccola you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Villa Saracena Piccola is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, 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 4 km (2.5 miles) from Maiori, where you will find restaurants, shops, the beach and the tourist port. You will find the closest restaurant at 1 km (roughly 1100 yards) and the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Salerno line a few meters (feet) away. You will reach Villa Saracena Piccola from the parking area along a short private walkway that cuts through the garden and has no stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Villa Saracena Piccola. If you do have one, you will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge inside the entrance gate.

Villa Saracena is situated on a rocky outcropping near a summit that overlooks the sea, and is surrounded by 30,000 square meters (325,000 square feet) of rocky land scattered with pine trees. Part of this land has been divided into different sized terraces. From each of the terraces you will enjoy a wonderful sea view and enchanting glimpses of the coast.

The main feature of the villa is an authentic circular tower built more than a thousand years ago, which was used to warn the local people when pirate ships were approaching. The tower was renovated at the beginning of the 1900s to create the villa, and other rooms were added later.

Now, there is a magnificent terrace at the top of the tower, linked to a smaller rounded terrace on top of a rocky ledge that juts out towards the sea. From up there you can see, in the distance, a stretch of the coast up to Amalfi and even as far as Capo di Conca dei Marini, which has a similar antique lookout tower. At closer range, you can see a promontory of white limestone covered in thick Mediterranean vegetation, with its steep cliffs overlooking the deep sea. Directly below you lies a little bay, where the shadows cast by the rocky sea bed cause the sea to change colour from deep blue to emerald green, and becoming white and transparent beside the shingled shore.

Behind the tower there is a green (though dry) mountainside covered with a very hardy type of pine tree that somehow manages to thrive with its roots well anchored into the cracks between the rocks. The only building visible is an ancient abbey dating back to the 14th century, which has a unique Moorish-Mediterranean style and is sheltered by a rocky outcropping. Even though the villa is near the road and not far from busy tourist centres, the only thing you can see is green vegetation, sky and sea—you are well concealed, with ample privacy. Whoever passes by will see only the main access to the house, which is a large gate with a long driveway ornamented with pots of flowers—who could imagine that up above there is a little paradise of a villa?

The land around the tower and the other buildings has been reshaped into large terraces located at different levels and linked to each other by stairs and paths. From all of these terraces you will be able to glimpse different parts of the local scenery which includes brightly-coloured flowers, palms, pergolas covered with bougainvillea, and lemon groves that also fill the air with their perfume.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 3 meters (10 feet) large by 11 meters (36 feet) long. The area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun loungers and a swing. By the pool you will also find a bathroom which is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. The pool is open from mid-May until the end of September.

Terrace 1

The first terrace is 200 square meters (2150 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by an elegant pergola with a bamboo roof. The terrace is equipped with long masonry benches, as well as with tables, chairs and sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a splendid view of the sea and of the coastline.

Top LevelTerrace 2

The second terrace is 55 square meters (590 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a characteristic pergola with a bamboo roof. The terrace is equipped with wickerwork sofas and armchairs, as well as with a table and chairs. Here you will also find a portable barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea, of Amalfi and the coast of Amalfi.

Living Room 1

The first living room is paved with lucid blue tiles. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a wickerwork sofa. There is a nice fireplace made of bricks. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the third terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through two French doors. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator.

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and other small appliances. There is also a barbecue. The dining table can accommodate six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the third terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. The room has a window with a view of the greenery and of the sea at a distance.

Half bath

The half-bath is spacious and equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. You will be able to enter it from the corridor.

Middle LevelBedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor or from another independent entrance. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include an armchair. From the bedroom you will be able to enter an external stairway that leads to the second terrace with a view of the garden and partially of the sea at a distance through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, tiled with lucid handmade majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are romantic and elegant, and include some antique pieces. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a sofa, an armchair and a desk. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bathroom 1

The first bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

Bottom LevelTerrace 3

The third terrace is 80 square meters (860 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by perfumed lemon and grapevine pergolas. It is equipped with tables, chairs and a swing. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea.

Living Room 2

The second living room is paved with lucid green tiles. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include three sofas and a desk. From the living room you will be able to enter the fourth terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The room has a large panoramic window with a partial view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bedroom 3

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are romantic and elegant, and include some antique pieces. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a sofa and a desk. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bathroom 2

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

 

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at the Maiori at the Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

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Villa Saracena Piccola: A splendid and luminous three-story historical villa which faces the sun and the sea, with Free WI-FI.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
5

Excellent spacious villa, I would definitely book again

  • 5 of 5

Excellent spacious villa, I would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Fermoy, Ireland
4

An amazing and very unique place, if only because of the history and sheer size of it

  • 4 of 5

An amazing and very unique place, if only because of the history and sheer size of it.

Perfectly placed on the Amalfi - as you are still near enough to Salerno. Too far along that road and the winding road would be very tiresome. It was a little noisy due to the road below it (motorbikes loving the winding Amalfi roads)... however, I imagine a lot places would be the same as the coastal residential area is thinly built between mountain and sea. Having said that, sleeping was very peaceful with bedrooms build into the back of the building. The main living room and couches are detached from the the kitchen - which could very easily be solved if they simply put a couch in the dining room. Loads of space. Loads.

Maid (Pina) and gardener (Alfonso) were necessary as it is a big place - and they are lovely non intrusive people.

Having a car is not necessary but we found it very handy for runs to Maiori for supplies.

Your service was totally impeccable, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Car: not necessary

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Notes

  • The rental price includes: linens; towels; maid service from Monday to Saturday 6 hours each day; electricity up to 200 kW per week.Available upon request: baby bed. To be paid at the property:electricity over 200 kW per week according to consumption EUR 0.50/kW.Available for a fee, if desired:heating (when needed).
  • Damage deposit: €1,000.00
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