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18th Century Villa - a Jewel to Enjoy on the Sorrento Coast

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Historical Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

In the town of Piano di Sorrento, on a cliff overlooking the port and the beach, immersed in the lush vegetation of Villa Fondi and its museum, our villa is surrounded by its own private typical sorrento garden, with hundred years old pine trees, as well as palm, olive, lemon, and other fruit trees. The Villa is part of the Italian Historical Mansion Association.

The villa is made up of three floors:

Ground floor: two entrance rooms, a large 'serra' room with stain glass windows opening onto the garden; a living room, a large dining room, a bathroom with a shower,and a new fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The garden area has ceramic floor and is furnished for your comfort.

First floor: A living room. Two large bedrooms with two single beds each. One large room with a double King bed and one single bed. Two bathrooms: one with a shower and the other with a tub and shower separated in two different rooms

Top floor (attic): a living room, two bedrooms with two single beds each,a bathroom with a tub and shower and a small and fully equipped kitchen. All the rooms open onto a large terrace with a splendid view of the gardens and the gulf of Naples.

Garage for one car. A Parking area with care-taker at only 100mt from the house.

In front of the Villa a completely renewed lift will bring you, in a few seconds, to the marina/port/beaches of Piano di Sorrento where you can stay on the sea side to swim or have a drink and a lunch ! Also you can hire a boat for a sea-tour of the wonderful Sorrento coast !

Distance from Sorrento center: about 2 km, 30 mn walking distance, 10mn by car, 15mn by bus.

Distance from Naples airport: 49km, 45 mn by car.

Distance from Rome airport Fiumicino: 253km, two and a half hours.

Distance from Sorrento port for ferrys, hydrofoils and boats to Capri, Ischia, Naples, Amalfi, Positano:20mn by bus.

Distance from train station to Pompei, Ercolano, Naples, Sorrento center:15mn walking distance.

The house will be offered in perfect conditions for weekly rentals, rather from saturday to saturday. Rent includes water, normal electricity consumption (eccess will be charged), gas, satellite tv, appliances, weekly linen and initial cleaning. Upon request, additional cleaning service of the house can be offered (€15 hour) and additional linen change (€ 15 each). Upon request typical neapolitan dinners and lunches can be prepared by our cook 'Rosa', as well as your favorite meals.

Sorrento center is very special for shopping.

In Piano di Sorrento you can find every thing you need: supermarkets, every kind of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, banks, post office, etc.

A deposit of 25% of the rent is needed to confirm a reservation. The deposit is not refundable if cancellation is made later than three months before arrival. The balance is due 30 days before your arrival.

An additional security deposit of 500,00 euro (or 650 dollars) will be requested upon arrival and returned upon departure, unless deductions for damages or other expences.

Keywords: Villa in big high trees park,

located in built-up area, sea side,

3 floors - 600 mq

More Details

vito coda nunziante
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why vito coda nunziante chose Piano di Sorrento

I was born there. My family has spent his holidays in the villa since 18th century ! We all love it very much !

What makes this villa unique

Villa Jenny is special for summer and other holidays. It is very spacious: you can stay the whole family with children, grand parents, young people. The villa is very pleasant and very fresh in summer !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Five generations lived in this house. I am borned there, my grandmother and my mother too. All the family lived here during the second world war and my children married there to renew with traditions.

I hope you will be enchanted by the orange fragrance in the spring time as well as the pinetree in summer. The garden in front of the sea is very refreshing.

I will be very happy if you share your impressions with me.
May 2008
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Piano di Sorrento Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) In one of the first floor bed rooms, Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) crib for small baby, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A member of the Italian Historical Mansion Association


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average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Brooke B

  • 5 of 5

I just returned with 3 friends from a 12 day Italian adventure. We hit Rome, Florence, and finished our trip at Villa Jenny and it was absolutely perfect!

The villa is incredible...beautiful, historic, very clean and the views are breathtaking. I already miss mornings on the terrace and walking through the garden. We hired Francesco as our driver for our entire stay at Villa Jenny and that was one of the best decisions we made. He was very knowledgeable about the area around Villa Jenny, Amalfi Coast, Naples and much more! He was not only a driver, but a fantastic tour guide who took us to places that we never would have found without him. If you are staying at Villa Jenny, do not think twice about booking Francesco! We also had Rossa come over to cook dinner for us. Everything was fresh and delicious and she taught us how to make gnocchi which was a lot of fun and the best gnocchi I've ever had. I highly recommend having Rossa cook a few meals. Her cooking is much different than what you will find in the restaurants and something that everyone should experience. We had her come our last night at Villa Jenny and wish we would have had her there another night but just didn't have enough time. Emma, the house manager is great as well and very helpful. With Francesco, Rossa, Emma, and the beautiful Villa Jenny, Sorrento was the best part of our trip. Thank you Vito for all of your suggestions and a beautiful villa - everything was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is extremely awesome and cool and HUGE!!!! There are 2 bedroom areas and 3 floors. The first bedroom area is very large and good for a large group of adults. The second one is smaller, with a lower ceiling, 2 bed "rooms" 1 daybed, a nice bathroom, a breakfast kitchen , and the giant balcony!!!!!!. Quite a ways up, but great for a group of kids up to 5, 2 in each of the "rooms," 1 on the daybed. Great views,amazing garden with tons of stuff and ping-pong table, 1st floor big kitchen, nice living room + dining room. Rosa, the housekeeper, made us some gnocchi, thin meat,and tiramisu for dessert! Awesome!! Luv Rosa's cooking!!! I❤️Villa Jenny!!


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Vista

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Jenny this summer. The house is so grand and gives you a great sense of time gone by. The huge airy first floor with 20+ foot ceilings and beautiful stained glass is amazing. Three large bedrooms on the 2nd floor all had views and big opening windows. It was warm when we were there so we put the floor fans to work. The beds were older but still comfortable. Children stayed in the top floor which had THE BEST VIEW of Piano di Sorrento. We had fireworks two nights right from the bay! Those rooms are pretty hot to sleep in but also had fans.

The garden was huge and fun to wander in and the kids played table tennis. There is no access to the grotto at the far end but it is interesting to look down into. The elevator to the beach is right across the road 5 paces. It is a very busy street but we did not find it a problem. There are restaurants in walking distanceof the villa but the best part for us was having Rosa teach us to make gnocchi - such a fun experience. She is delightful and a great cook.

We highly recommend doing this at least once during your stay.

The only downsides of this place are the busy road, some mosquitos in the garden, no A/C, some of the antiques you need to be careful around.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

“Shangri-La” in Sorrento, perched above the Bay of Naples

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five adults stayed at Villa Jenny in Piano di Sorrento for two-weeks, and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel like family by the owner and the caretakers of the property. The villa, which has breathtaking views from its perch overlooking the Bay of Naples, is nothing short of stunning. We felt as if we’d been transported back in time to a bygone era, but without sacrificing the comfort of modern amenities.

The descriptions and photographs of the villa on the owner’s website are accurate, but do not capture the ambience that makes this villa so special. The living spaces are cavernous, filled with many pieces of period furnishings and decorations, and the lush gardens which surround the outside terrace make you feel as if you’ve landed in paradise.

We enjoyed several Italian meals prepared by Rosa, a delightful woman who lives near the villa, and who was always ready and willing to assist us during our stay. Emma, another charming young lady, handled the greeting and check-out process with a smile; and Mario, the gardener who does such a fabulous job tending the gardens, was always cordial and willing to chat with us.

Finally, we emphatically recommend villa guests contact Francesco Ruggiero (+39) 333 6098988, a local driver and guide, to arrange airport and local transfers in his comfortable Mercedes van. In addition, he offers reasonably-priced excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Naples, Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Francesco’s knowledge of the Sorrentine peninsula, combined with his jovial and heart-warming personality, make him unique.

We have no reservations whatsoever about recommending Villa Jenny if you want to visit the Sorrento area. Our only regret was that we had to leave, but hopefully we’ll return to this little piece of paradise in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rare Find - a Jewel indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families who stayed four nights and wish we had stayed longer. We barely scratched the surface of things to see and do, and meals to have. We took two day trips one to Capri and one to Ischia - both were wonderful. We had rented a car which was completely unnecessary so left it in the garage the entire time. Next time we'd rely on Francesco who was wonderful and and drove us to Naples. The Villa is simply incredible, like walking into another time, and the past is palpable and the beauty of Sorrento framed perfectly. Vito was extremely helpful and quick to respond. We feel extremely lucky to have been able to experience the Villa Jenny.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Comfortable Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this charming old villa. The outside gardens are beautiful and so relaxing to either sit and enjoy or walk around looking at the different trees, flowers, vegetable gardens and the amazing view of the bay below at the far end of the property. The interior of the house was what we imagined, spacious, old furnishings, large window and doors when opened brings the outside in, charming in so many ways. Get ready to burn some calories if your sleeping on the top floor, 59 beautiful white marble steps to get there, the view however once your there is spectacular. Even though giving it five stars and a raving review the living room furniture is the most uncomfortable you will ever sit on, hopefully that room gets an upgrade soon. Highly recommend Villa Jenny. The best part however always are the people, Emma met us on our arrival and was very informative about things in the area along with contacts and phone numbers that we might need. We had Rosa cook for us three nights out of our seven night stay and we have to say those were our best meals, Rosa is a great cook and an incredible person that just wants to please anyone she serves. Always has a big smile, and makes great limoncello. If you need to get around the Amalfi coast or rides to or from the airport be sure to arrange Francesco Ruggero for all your transportation needs. He is knowledgeable of the area, knows so many people and is so passionate for what he does. Francesco will go out of his way to accomadate your every need. Villa Jenny and the people there would not disappoint you expectations. One last note, Mario the grounds keeper always has a smile and a friendly wave when you se him in the morning keeping the property in great shape.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
Napoli Airport 'Capodichino'
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar Ripa di Cassano
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Sorrento Port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Piano di Sorrento station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Ripetta
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Marina di Piano di Sorrento
Car: not necessary

Visiting Beautiful Surroundings : Capri, Ischia, Naples, Paestum, Pompei, Ercolano, Amalfi Coast with Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Nerano, Galli island,Vietri, Furore, Nerano, etc....

Cooking service on demand


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1.23

(1) 2017 Easter week (april 16) rental € 3.000
(2) Weekly rental from saturday to saturday
(3) If more than 10 pax, € 100 x week for each additional customer
(4) Upon request: additional cleaning € 15 per hour, additional linen € 15 per person
(5) Refundable damage security deposit € 500 (US$ 600): requested upon arrival, returned upon departure
(6) Up to 20% discount for longer period (i.e 2 or more weeks)
(7) Discounts for bloggers and social networkers with more than 10.000 followers advertising Villa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.