|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Not a simple Villa rental, but the Work of life!
Our exclusive Villa is located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, carved into the ancient stone of a magnificent seaside cliff, offering breathtaking views of the Tyrrenian sea and the Li Galli islands, legendary home of the Sirens.
It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (plus 2 half baths) and can accommodate up to 8 (7+1) people (2 extra sofa-beds are available and included in the rental rate).
A separate Cottage/Annex can accommodate additional 2 + 2 people (Please ask for more details and pictures).
Its location, exactly halfway between two pearls of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento and Positano (both 4 miles away), allows easy access to the major Amalfi Coast tourist locations and attractions nearby.
I invite you to check-out our Villa’s own Web Site and on line reviews (YOU FIND THE LINK TO OUR VILLA'S WEB SITE BELOW THE 'OWNER INFO', on our VRBO web page, where you see “Links to more information”). Please feel free to call, skype or email me. I'll be glad to answer your questions!
The Villa has three stories and is surrounded by 350 metres of private tropical gardens which extend throughout the whole property. Because it is built along the side of a mountain into the rock, you can choose a variety of different 'platforms' from which to look out at the Sea and where the only voice you will hear is that of the waves.
Richly colored bougainvilleas and sculptural agaves lend an additional air of romance to the Villa’s elongated pathways and garden.
Fully equipped with modern amenities, including 2 gourmet kitchens indoor and out, as well as a sauna, private swimming pool, gym area, terraced bar area, hydro-therapy pool, outdoor wood stove, wood Pizza oven, WiFi internet connection and more, the Villa also maintains an intimate and magical feeling that will surpass all expectations.
You will reach the Villa from the main entrance of the building along about 60-meters (200-feet) private walkway that includes approximately 70 gradual steps. An ingenious cable car transports your luggage to the front door of the villa, leaving you free to admire the view as you approach.
Large living-room with dining area and fireplace, internal kitchen (fully-equipped with a gas cooker, an oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, American Coffee Maker, Italian Coffee Machine, toaster, etc.), Library with 1 single sofa-bed, bathroom with WC. From each room really you will see the sea everywhere!
From the living room you enter out onto the terrace, with its own al fresco dining area, an hammock, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a barbecue, a wood-burning Pizza oven, a wood cooking stove and a gas cook stove with kitchen utensils.
The laundry has a washing machine, an ironing set, large basin and an half/bathroom.
Further on the ground floor, you will find the private pool 3 meters (10 feet) large by 8 meters (26 feet) long, from 1.50 meter (5 feet) to 1.70 meters (5.6 feet) deep with hydro massage surrounded by two solarium areas. They are equipped with deck chairs, external shower, lounge area with table and chairs in the shade of palm leaves gazebo. There is also a BAR built in a cave with palm leaves gazebo, chairs, tables, refrigerator/freezer, HiFi, small wine cellar carved into the rock.
Finally you can get to the "Contemplation Spot”), a relaxing space with a sofa bed, infinity shower and a mini-fridge.
From the main hall down a staircase of about 10 steps you reach the lower floor consisting of 1 bedroom with two single beds ( the beds can be set like one double 160 cm wide), independent air conditioning, bathroom with WC, washbasin and fully enclosed shower, panoramic windows; 1 double bedroom, fireplace, independent air conditioning, bathroom with bath tub and shower, windows with view of the sea.
From the main hall up a staircase of about 10 steps you access the upper floor consisting of a living room with two single sofa beds, an office with wireless ADSL connection, independent air conditioning and a large window overlooking the sea; 1 bathroom with shower and windows overlooking the sea; terrace with a panoramic view; 1 air conditioned double bedroom, large sliding-glass window overlooking the sea.
FITNESS AND RELAX AREA
From the living room of the upper floor, through a spiral staircase you enter the fitness area – which consists of a gym with fitness equipment, 1 single bed (plus 1 extra sofa bed), independent air conditioning, sliding-glass windows facing the sea, sauna, large shower, toilet; solarium terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
The characteristic vegetable garden is available for guests to taste typical products from a land rich in agricultural excellence. You can pick tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, salad and potatoes from the garden and enjoy cooking them in the villa’s indoor kitchen or outdoor wood burning oven, overlooking the sea.
Finally, a vintage chicken shed complete with chickens will ensure that you have fresh eggs every day for your breakfast!
Sea & Sky Cottage/Annex : For bigger groups of 8 or more people, the villa also has a 50 square meters Suite/Annex with: private outdoor area with panoramic sea view; barbecue. Living room (with large French windows that give a spectacular sea view) with 1 double sofa bed; fireplace; dining table; independent Air Conditioning. Kitchen equipped with gas stove, sink, refrigerator and freezer, oven, microwave oven. Laundry with washing machine and washbasin. 1 double bedroom (with hand-painted decorations of Vietri) with sea view from the bed; Satellite LCD TV; DVD player; independent Air Conditioning. 1 en-suite bathroom (with hand-painted decorations of Vietri) with a large shower. Panoramic rooftop with private Jacuzzi, external shower and half bathroom. To rent the annex a supplement will be charged. Please ask for more details and pictures.
Perfect for families, groups of friends, honeymoons, romantic breaks and small wedding parties.
PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR TAILOR-MADE 'CULINARY EXPERIENCES' and 'ALL INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES/PACKAGES'!
- Cable car to carry bags & suitcase
- Swimming-pool (8 x 3 m) with hydro massage surrounded by two solarium area
- Fitness zone with air conditioning
- Adsl Wi-fi internet connection
- Hi-fi stereo with cd player and iPod cable
- Docking Station
- Dvd player
- Satellite LCD TV
- Hair dryers
- Air conditioning in all the bedrooms
- Central Heating
- Living stone fireplace
- Internal kitchen equipped with firing place, electric oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, citrus-fruit squeezer, Kettle, utensils
- External kitchen equipped with barbecue, wood-burning oven, wood cooking stove, gas cook stove, utensils
- Ice maker
- American coffee Machine (including filters)
- Italian coffee Machine
- Laundry with washing machine and ironing board
- Cradle for babies under 2 years
- Garden with lemon grove
- Sea view
- In house Gourmet Food shop
- Vegetable garden
- Personal Concierge Assistance
- Separate Suite/Annex with roof-top Jacuzzi Tub (available at extra charge)
The nearest inhabited centre: 1,8 mi (3 Km)
The nearest minimarket: 1 mi (1,5 Km)
The nearest rocky beach (private cliff): 1 mi (1,5 Km)
The nearest sandy beach: 2,5 mi (4 Km)
The nearest Bus stop: 1 mi (1,5 Km)
Nearby main attractions:
SORRENTO: 7 KM – about 4 mi
POSITANO: 7 KM – about 4 mi
CAPRI: 30 min by hydrofoil
AMALFI: 25 KM – about 15,5 mi
RAVELLO: 35 KM – about 22 mi
POMPEII: 25 KM – about 15,5 mi
HERCULANEUM: 35 KM – about 22 mi
NAPLES: 50 KM – about 31 mi
PAESTUM: 90 KM – about 56 mi
Note: due to its special location, this villa is usually not considered suitable for children under 6/7 years old. Please ask for details.
Hi! First of all, thank you for spending some of your time to take a look at this very unusual “Villa” … a place where man's tenacity has rendered possible that which seemed impossible.
My name is Vincenzo and I own and manage this very unique “Villa”, a result of a work of life, the culmination of 30 years of my parents’ great efforts, imagination and, above all, love!
I enjoy sharing my passion and deep knowledge about local Foods and Wines with my Guests. So, I began to offer very exclusive 'Culinary Experiences' to my Villa's Guests ... And now I own and manage a 'Food & Wine Concierge' Company to allow people to discover the Amalfi Coast through Food & Wine Excellence.
My goal is sharing the uniqueness of this “Cliff Villa” with people who are able to understand the “Essence” of a place which maybe (I hope) will change something in their life (as my repeat Guests tell me every year).
Can’t wait to meet you!
Everything started with a bizarre present given by my grandfather to my father to congratulate him on becoming a doctor of medicine in 1969: a long, narrow path cut out from the rocks falling sheer down to the sea. A path where peasants used to take advantage of the constant exposure to the sun, and the natural protection from the wind and rain provided by the mountains to dry out figs on wooden pallets.
Well, my father had a vision the first time he saw this stretch of cliff: building a Villa embedded into the rock, in perfect harmony with its surroundings, thanks to his innate passion for Architecture. The idea was to create a dream, to make something magnificent rise up from nothing.
Building work soon started and my father joined forces with a team of just 3 workers who don’t shy away from even the riskiest of tasks to follow the guidelines of such a bold venture. They devoted half of their life to follow my father to his crazy adventure!
No resource was spared in the completion of this creation, the final version of which produced a genuine “architectural gem” set in the rocks.
It has become a quite unique, a private place far from prying eyes, a favored refuge for many leading figures from the world of culture and art, on the look out for an exclusive place of total tranquility, offering top class comfort, while at the same time, surrounded by uncontaminated, wild nature.
You will have the chance to vacation inside a seaside cliff, between heaven and earth…
The privacy of a secluded property, Italian charm, and the incredible sea views from its terraces represent the main elements of this earthly paradise.
When you are into the Villa you’ll forget anything and you’ll have the sensation to be in a dream world. But, at the same time, you are in the heart of the Amalfi Coast (few minutes away from all the major tourist attractions).
Thanks to our personalized full service Concierge and our “Culinary Experiences” you have the chance to experience both the Villa and the Amalfi Coast in the best way, thru local Food & Wine Excellence.
When we booked the villa, we knew it was going to be something different- we wanted something different to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. You drive down this private very curvy unpaved street until you see Vincenzo, the villa's host and manager waving you down on the street.
From there you enter the villa and the view is breathtaking!! We spent July 4th week here and all we can say is WOW. Fantastic views from everywhere. Total isolation...total romance.....This villa has it all!! Really meant for more than two people, we had the time of our lives.
The host, Vincenzo, is an expert not only of the area, but of the Gourmet culture of the region. He was kind enough to take us to an incredible gourmet store, for tastings of the best of the best food in the region...a place we could never find on our own. He recommended LOCAL restaurants with incredible food...for a fraction of the price of the tourist places. You had a desire, all you had to do was ask Vincenzo and it was done....This Villa was heaven on earth!!
On our last night Vincenzo recommended us to go to and incredible one star Michelin restaurant. Not only was it gorgeous, but the chef came out to greet us and made sure we had a memorable time. Turns out, he's a great friend of Vincenzo!!
If you are looking for a place to relax, get away from it all if you want, (you can easily hop in your car and get to Positano or Sorrento in 15 minutes), this villa is a place to definetly consider. If you are into the gourmet scene, whether eating out, or cooking your own pizza in the villa's pizza forno, then this villa is very much for you.
I am reluctant to provide my review as it will entice more people to make reservations, which will reduce the availability for us. This paradise in the clouds is the most unbelievable place we have ever been. Everything is painstakingly attended to from the wine in the cellar to the accommodations to your daily activities. Vincenzo is the best host around. Vincenzo arranged numerous day trips and adventures for us; each one better than the last. Photos do not do this place justice. You will not be disappointed.
The villa truly is paradise on earth.
My wife and our parents, who flew over from Canada, were lucky enough to spent a week at the villa in October 2016. The trip was a collective 60th birthday celebration.
The reviews are outstanding and the pictures stunning but nothing can prepare you for the feeling you get when you arrive at the villa and walk through the front gate. Painstakingly built over many years, the villa stretches 900 feet along the cliffs with beautiful, unobstructed views and offers absolute privacy. I’ve had the good fortune of travelling to many places in the world but I’ve never had an experience like this – the villa really should be in the “1000 places to see before you die” travel book.
For the first couple of days we struggled to come to grips with having the entire place to ourselves – there are just so many areas to explore and relax. You’ll struggle to feel like you’ve taken advantage of everything the villa has to offer in just a week! The accommodations are very comfortable and classic Italian. While at the villa, we spent the bulk of our time sitting, talking and eating in the outdoor dining area, lounging by the pool and having a few drinks / cigars at the bar – all of which are beautiful and offer world-class views of the sea. I’d highly recommend waking up to watch the sunrise with your morning coffee – it is breath taking.
The services of Vincenzo, the owner’s son and concierge that takes you into the “best ever” category. Vincenzo tailor made a perfect holiday for our family, suggesting and organizing logistics (great drivers, comfy people carriers), excursions (cooking class, mozzarella factory, lemon cello factory, pasta factory), guided tours (Pompeii, Almalfi coast, vineyard) and made sure we were well fed!!
The excursions that Vincenzo can arrange are truly unique as they are with local, family owned artisan businesses – nothing was tacky, touristy or crowded.
The food deserves special mention and I would highly recommend arranging to have the lovely and talented Rita cook for you at the villa and you’d be crazy not to put Vincenzo to work in the “Pizza Party Extravaganza” where he he prepares an “all you can eat” pizza dinner made in front of your eyes in the villa’s outdoor pizza oven.
Given the villa sits on a cliff, I would not recommend bringing small children but there are no other warnings – just sit back, enjoy and let Vincenzo take care of you!
It really was the trip of a lifetime!!
From the moment you make contact with the host you know you are in for an incredible experience. There is no way I can say enough about the location, the host, the service, the events available. It was absolutely wonderful. I wish, as do all my travelling companions, that we could visit every year. I almost don't want to gush about it because I would prefer to keep this gem to ourselves. You do have to be mobile since there are many stairs and from start to end is a long walk. Plan on spending some time at the villa, you do need to arrange transportation or trips since there isn't a lot of items within walking distance.
it was a dreamy end to our Italian trip. we were there for a week and wish we had two. the gardens,views,food and service were impeccable. The host is extremely helpful with activities. We highly recommend this piece of heaven on the Amalfi coast.
We went to Italy for a family reunion ( 7 people) and stayed here for one week. It was the part of our trip that made it perfect. It was supposed to be a " once in a lifetime" visit, but I am ready to start planning again for 2018! You can feel the love and hard work put into every detail of this villa. I actually doubt that there is any other place in the world that rivals the quality and attentiveness of this villa. Seriously, the family spent their lives making this place special and it feels exactly like that. The pool is amazing, the view is unbeatable and the service was better than we could have expected.
We stayed for one wonderful week in this spectacular Villa. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is and the view is just out of this world. Our host was superb and he attended to every detail. He went above and beyond to help with a special need that developed while we were there. We had tours that were very, very wonderful experiences, but just staying in the Villa was a treat in and of itself. We happened to be there for a night of a full moon and never in my life have I been able to view a full moon in a more beautiful setting. The cooking that was done for us in the Villa is hard to describe in words as it was also over the top delicious and wonderful. If you go and can do pizza night, that will be an experience you will never forget. To our host, I say THANK YOU for a once in a life time vacation. We hope we can repeat this experience again and I highly recommend it to anyone!!
I am pleased to inform that our Guests now have the opportunity (on request) to take part in a fun initiative, called 'That's Sapore”: famous chefs from Region Campania, renowned wine experts, artisan producers of the tastiest Italian specialties will be at your disposal, directly at the Villa and nearby. They will make you live an unforgettable gastronomic Experience.
Your Villa is transformed into a luxurious environment in which you can indulge in a week of sublime gourmet dining experiences, wine and cheese tastings, one of a kind dessert tastings and traditional Italian delights. Add to your itinerary personalized shopping and one of a kind tours of the surrounding area and you have the perfect formula for the most memorable vacation experience of a lifetime.
I personally take care of these “Gastronomic Experiences” to share my passion for local Wines & Foods with my Guests. I can send you the slides with details. Please ask.
NOTE: The 2017 weekly rates (as listed above) are 'Early Bird Offers' available if you make a reservation by the end of January 2017
"ALL INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES/PACKAGES" to enjoy both the Villa and the Amalfi Coast in the best way (and, at the same time, saving money) are AVAILABLE: PLEASE ASK FOR MORE DETAILS!
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