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Amalfi Coast Gem, Nestled in a Medieval Village !

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Property is located in 'Badia' Corpo de' Cava (Cava de' Tirreni) 23 miles from Naples International Airport. Badia is a medieval walled fortified village at the mouth of the Amalfi Coast (2 miles) Its relative high elevation (1500 feet) gives it breathtaking views and a wonderful sense of separation from the real world. The walled village sits above a 1000 yr old monastery first established in 1011, which hold the remains of 4 Roman Catholic Saints and other religious artifacts that date back thousands of years.

The property itself faces south, with wonderful views of the green Latteri Mountains, which make up the Amalfi Coast. Along with the peaceful sound of a clear mountain stream which runs below. The property has recently undergone renovations which capture both the quintessential essence of its past along with today's modern necessities. Just 5 to 10 minutes from the beaches of the Amalfi Coast! Only a 15 to 20 minute drive to Pompei, 40 minutes to Paestum, 25 minutes to Amalfi or you can take the ferry which departs from the port of Salerno, (10 minute drive) to get to Capri or Positano. Or you can go hiking in the green Latteri mountains that run along the Amalfi coast with there breathtaking views. Or just sit on the terrace over looking the monastery and valley below. We are only 50 meters away from a 4 star hotel with a pool that you can have access to, along with their health spa ! (Additional fees will apply.)

This summer we have available a 36ft Luxury Motor Boat with a Captain for full day or half day excursions along the Amalfi Coast. You can also visit Capri, Agropoli, Palanuro. spend an unforgettable day on the Italy's Azzurro ! Additional fee's will apply.

Also this summer you can experience the Amalfi Coast in a convertible Mini Cooper, nothing like humming along the coast with the top down ! (3 people max) comes with driver.

Private Tours available at airport transfers, tours and general site seeing ...

The one thing Badia is not, is touristy. You will find only family owned restaurants that serve only the best local cuisine. So if you want something special come and stay in Badia! You won't be disappointed.. Please note this is a small medieval village and parking is at a premium although you will be able to unload your baggage at the door, you will then have to find parking about 100yds away.

Keywords: Attached House

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Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Property Manager/Owner

Hello I'm Joseph. I bought my family home over 25 years ago and have finally renovated it.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 1984

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Campania

Family history and the fact it is near all the best locations the south of Italy has to offer

What makes this house unique

Sea, mountains, great people in the area plus great restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As fairly experienced Airbnb'ers I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences we've had. The location is hands down the most beautiful and romantic that we've ever stayed at. The view from the balconies is breathtaking. The host made us feel very welcome and check in was a breeze. The nearby town offers some great shopping and eating opportunities. There is a great hiking trail that leaves from nearby that ends with an amazing view of the coastline. All in all I can't recommend this place enough.

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Private Feedback:

Everything was great. Honestly you could charge a lot more for that place once you get some good reviews. Only suggestions I could make would be the little "hotel like" things that I've seen a lot of other Airbnb places do. Such as some little soaps. Maybe some instant coffee specifically for guests. Other than that the place is amazing.
Jun 2017
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Cava de' Tirreni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes: is available for private car with drive and guided tours. Airport transfers site seeing ..


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Amalfi Coast Gem, Nestled in a Medieval Village !
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great 2 week stay in a fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 2 adults and 2 children (aged 11 and 9) stayed in badia for 2 weeks. The property was excellent, spacious very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The location was fantastic, in a quiet village a short distance from the coast, and provided quick and easy access to all the major sites. In the village there is a shop, 3 restaurants, which were all good, and the local hotel has a pool which can be used for a fee. The train station at Salerno is not far away should you wish venture to Rome, we went for one night but with the high speed trains you could do a day in with an early start and late train home. From Salerno boats the Amalfi coast depart regularly to Amalfi and Positano.

Joe was always on hand to provide any assistance if required. We had a fantastic 2 weeks and came back feeling relaxed and highly recommend staying at Joe's place for anybody considering the Amalfi coast and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pacific Palisades

Medieval adventure for a family with teens, just one hour from Naples!

  • 5 of 5

Magical home tucked in a quaint midevil town! Joe's home was the perfect jumping off spot for our tour of the Amalfi coast! We travel light with just small rolling bags, which made this adventure an easy one! Joe's place was perfectly central for us. In our rent a car it was just a 20 minute drive to Salerno. This brought us right to the legendary Amalfi Coast Drive where you could motor all the way to the tip of the Portofino peninsula through the coastal towns of Amalfi,

and Portofino. We took a ferry ride to Portofino and drove to Amalfi. One day we drove an hour through littlle villages to Naples where we toured Herculaneum and Pompeii. Amazing!!!!

Joe's home was so clean and tidy with very comfortable beds. I especially loved the beautiful Italian furniture throughout the home.

The mountain breeze and the comfortable beds made for deep and restful sleeping. Plus there was a perfect sofa in the living room for another guest. Our two daughters loved the views of the mountain forest framed by two large sliding glass doors in the kitchen and in the master bedroom.

Joe's recommendation for dinner, just a short drive or a nice walk up the hill, was just right for our family! Delicious pastas and a delightful treat of wild boar sausages were enjoyed. Try the homemade sangri with local stone fruit. Yum!

On our last morning we took Joe's advice and enjoyed an amazing buffet breakfast at the four-star hotel right next-door. A full American style breakfast could be ordered on top of the incredible buffet. At 15 € a person, it was quite the bargain!

Too soon it was time to depart. We packed up to make our drive to Rome ( just under 4 hours) with only one regret, we were unable to meet Joe's mother who had injured her foot and was not taking any visitors. We hope she gets well soon!

Ciao, arrivederci Joe!!!

All the best,

The Laitas

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views and lovely town

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! We were met by Joe's mom, Rita, who showed us the apartment and walked us to the grocery store to help us get some cheese, ham and wine (all delicious and very fresh). Joe came by later and ran through the details - the place is beautiful with 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds, 2 full baths, a great seating/living area with all the channels you could want plus the terrace. The terrace is amazing! We visited the Amalfi coast and were so happy to come back to this quiet town, away from the hectic tourist coast, and relax. The restaurant at the top of the hill is delicious - I highly recommend it! Overall a wonderful stay - thanks Joe and Rita!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It will be hard to write about our experience at Corpa di Cava. A few words that come to mind are perfect, unforgettable, peaceful, beautiful...

I will start with Joseph's home. The views from the balcony were unbelievable. Coffee on the deck in the morning and wine on the deck in the evening, Chimes from the monastery below and the birds singing made for such a peaceful stay. It was hard to leave. Close enough to hit all the tourist spots like Pompei and the Amalfi Coast but we were always happy to get back to this quiet little village. In the evenings we hiked up the hill and enjoyed wonderful meals and homemade wine and the stunning views. That experience was a highlight for us! We stopped by the local grocer each day for fresh olives and delicious cheese and bread which we took back to the patio to have with our wine. Our last night we had a lovely meal on the patio at the local hotel and again received such wonderful food and service. Our highlight was packing a lunch and hiking to the top of the mountain where we had the most magnificent views of the Med and all the coastal towns. My husband and I were the only two up there sitting having our lunch enjoying the view. If you want to have a true Italian experience then I would highly recommend you stay here. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A uniquely gorgeous place! Stunningly attractive and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We chose this place to get away from tourists. We were so right! The town is incredible-- an untouched Medieval village perched atop gorgeously picturesque steep mountains. Feels untouched by tourism, which we loved! Even though across the street is a very classy hotel with great dining. The apartment is first class in every way and the owner, Joe, couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. He is American so there's no language barrier for English speakers. And his mother is a delight. If you want to live in luxury off the beaten path, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem of a Location - Memories to Last a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 adults staying at Joe's apartment for 10 nights. We had originally considered something closer to Amalfi but could not have been happier with our choice. Joe is a wonderful host and his mother Rita is such a sweet lady. The apartment is spacious and well-appointed, the view of the beautiful Latteri mountains is breathtaking and to awake each morning to the wonderful sound of the clocks chiming at the abbey next door was like a dream come true. If this is your first time in this part of Italy, of course you will want to visit Amalfi, Pompeii and Vesuvius (all within easy driving distance from Joe's apartment), but make sure that you take some time to relax on the balcony, enjoy the view and the peace and quiet. The village itself is so charming, everyone very friendly and we were made to feel welcome by the local folks - make sure to stop by and see Ugo (local grocer) who carries wonderful fresh vegetables and the most amazing lemons you will ever taste! Also, Cava di Terrini is just 10 mins drive away and in our opinion was more enjoyable to visit than some of the more touristy spots. A drive down the southern coast to Paestum was also a highlight for us, but truly, you could spend the entire time in and around Joe's apartment and the village and have a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Take the opportunity to hike in the mountains, restaurants are just up the hill and the tour of the abbey at just 3 EUR's was better than anything we experienced in Naples. Joe was completely responsive, helped with directions, suggestions and by the time we left we felt that we had made a new friend. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Naples International Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cava Dei Tirreni
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A3 Autostrada
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
vechie forneci
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbazia della SS.Trinit�
Nearest Point of Interest
Latteri Mountains
Nearest Point of Interest
Vecchie Fornaci
Nearest Point of Interest
Il Foce
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Scarpoleitello
Nearest Point of Interest
port of salerno
Nearest Point of Interest
Amalfi Coast
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Rate is per person per night, (please remember children are people too :)
min 2 person rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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