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Villa Aretusa Seaside Escape with Rooftop Terrace & Unforgettable Sea Water Pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps

On the outskirts of the Italian municipality of Massa Lubrense, approximately twenty-five kilometers southeast of Naples on the famed Sorrento Coast lies Villa Aretusa. This six-bedroom vacation home capable of accommodating up to fourteen guests is where rustic old world charm is paired with a backdrop of natural beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Southern Italy. Caught between the perks of the villa and the allure of the surrounding views, guests find it hard to choose between staying on the property or venturing out.

Upon arriving at the Villa Aretusa, guests will be met by a welcome cocktail and will also receive delicious daily breakfasts. The villa will be maintained throughout guests visits with daily housekeeping. The outdoor lounge has been furnished with lounge chairs, tables, built-in benches with cushions and various lighting to make it the perfect area to relax both day and night. A delightfully designed seawater pool has been built into the natural rocks and paved with beach stones. An adjacent pool house features an outdoor shower, a kitchenette with gas stovetop, a refrigerator and a double sink.

Villa Aretusas interior has been sumptuously decorated. The kitchen successfully merges together old world decor with subtly placed modern appliances. The dining area is connected to the living room, containing parquet floors, a fireplace with antique ceramic tiles, large sea-facing windows and access to the ground floor terrace. The rooftop terrace boasts an amazing view of Capri, Ischia and Procida.

The villa possesses six comfortable and warmly decorated, air conditioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has been furnished with queen size bed, large dresser, telephone, TV and has a private en-suite bathroom and access to the first floor terrace. A pair of rooms, one with a queen bed and one with a twin, share a full bathroom. Two others rooms have both a double bed and single bed in each, and the last bedroom is equipped with a queen.

Villa Aretusa makes a perfect getaway spot for families, diverse groups and corporate retreats. The nearby town of Massa Lubrense boasts an upbeat lifestyle, delicious gastronomy and plenty of architectural wonder. Nearby beaches attract locals and international visitors by the thousands. Here is a just little slice of what the Italians call, la dolce vita, the sweet life!

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One bedroom on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible.

Wi-Fi is only available in the living room.

Cellphone signal may be intermittent as the property is located in a remote area

The villa can only be accessed by carvans, limos or buses are too big for these roads!

The sea can be accessed via a platform, down a set of stairs. Guests with mobility issues may not be able to access this area (water shoes recommended)

This villa is located on a rocky beach. There are no sandy beaches in the area.


First Floor

Bedroom 1:Kingsize bed, Single size bed (suitable for children), En-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, Large dresser, Telephone, TV, Access tofirst floor terrace

Bedroom 2:Doublesize bed, Access to shared bathroom with tub with Kid's Room, Air conditioning, Partial sea and hillside views, Access to first floor terrace

Bedroom 3:Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, Sea views

Ground Floor

Bedroom 4:Double bed, Single size bed (suitable for children), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Built-in closet, Sea views

Bedroom 5:Double bed, Access to shared bathroom with stand-alone bathtub with Bedroom 6, Air conditioning, Sea views

Bedroom 6:Kingsize bed (or 2 Twin size beds), Access to shared bathroom with stand-alone bathtub with Bedroom 5, Air conditioning, Direct access to back of villa

Additional Bedding (located on First Floor)

Kid's Room: Single size bed, Access to shared bathroom with tub with Bedroom 2, Garden views, Small balcony

Features Amenities

Air conditioned bedrooms


Satellite TV


Ironing facility

Wi-Fi access (living room only)


Large and small oven


Coffee machine

Gas range-top

Outdoor Features

Sea water pool (accessible via 130 steps) - open between May and September

Direct sea access (150 steps)

Pool house

Alfresco showers

Outdoor furniture

Lounge area

Rooftop terrace

Pizza oven

BBQ grill


Alfresco dining

Gated property

Parking area

Staff Services


Bed and bath linens, and pool towels changed once a week (Wednesday)

Welcome cocktail

Welcome dinner family buffet-style

Daily continental breakfast (self-catered)

Maid service 8:30 am to 12:30 pm daily (excluding Sunday)


Villa pre-stocking service (cost of food not included)

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Personal Chef

Waiter service

Cooking class

Additional cleaning

Laundry/Ironing service

Activities and excursions

Villa Policies

Maximum 12adults and 3 children

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday

Only authorized staff and personel are permitted to be onsite. This includes but is not limited to chefs, cooks, housekeepers etc. Talk to you Villa Specialist today for more details.

Check In: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Getting There

Rental vehicle recommended

Transport available.

Wedding/Social events accepted. Note: that the road to the villa is narrow and steep.


130 steps to seaside

5 minute drive to:



Massalubrense village

10 minute drive to Sorrento

Additional Information On the farthest edge of the amazing Sorrento Peninsula, Massalubrense is situated in a natural landscape of intense beauty. The town is made up of various suburbs, all boasting a lively, local lifestyle, delicious gastronomy, breathtaking views, and plenty of architectural beauty. Part of the Massalubrense municipality includes the hamlets of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Marina della Lobra, Termini, Marciano, Marina di Puolo, and Monticchio.

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Amalfi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is a half bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Villa Aretusa Seaside Escape with Rooftop Terrace & Unforgettable Sea Water Pool
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Fantastic time on the Amalfi coast.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic experience again! The villa was even more beautiful than expected. Quiet location, a little complicated to access. Gorgeous sunsets and sea view. I am ready to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Incredible week on the Amalfi Coast

  • 5 of 5

Villas Aretusa was a great destination for our party of 12. It had incredible views and all the needed amenities. Anna was a great asset as the housekeeper and cook. Because of the remote nature of the villa, I would recommend using Anna to purchase groceries and cook for you. Ristorante Nastro D'Oro is a great place to eat at the top of the hill. A few words of caution- Google Maps does not properly locate the villa so if you arrive by transfer/taxi, be sure to let the owner know so they can meet you. Otherwise you will be in the wrong place. The road to the villa is very steep and narrow so you CANNOT get a van down to the villa. If you rent a van, you will need to park it about 2 km away and pay for parking and shuttle to and from the villa. I would recommend a small sedan or even a small jeep type SUV. Despite these facts I highly recommend this villa for a very unique experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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A Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Aretusa was beautiful and provided a perfect base for us to enjoy day trips to hike and to enjoy boat trips from Captain Hooks to the island of Capri and to the town of Positano. After long days of touring the coast, we loved coming back to our villa for a swim and to enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by our "in house" chef.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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the Villa had a magnificent view and was very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

the Housekeeper Anna was extremely obliging and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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our week in italy on the sorrento peninsula at villa aretusa

  • 5 of 5

planning the vacation with LR was a pleasure as it has been for me over the last 8-10 years.

While planning this trip, there was a death in the family and LR was considerate to give us extra time to button up the details with respect to payment during the difficult time of losing my sister. I really appreciate this. Laura did a phenomenal job of choosing a very interesting and certainly UNIQUE property. Some details I would include in the description of the villa are: 1. anyone visiting should know BEFOREHAND the trip traversing up and down the property is enough to get those who get motion sickness, sick. 2. the site states 60 steps to swimming pool-in fact, there are more than 120, therefore anyone with any type of disability won't be able to reach this 3. Internet access in the villa is extremely limited. There is only one staff member, anna, extremely accommodating, capable, very good cook, sweet and very reachable. No complaints with respect to her.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place. Some things were not fully disclosed...5 bedrooms made available, not 7 and when we used a 6th we were made to feel badly. Impossible to get to the villa without a car (drivers and taxis will not take you down the road needed to get to the villa and it is not in easy walking distance so you must have a car and if it is even a medium size car without great experience, you are sure to have issues since road is so narrow. We had to pay the cleaning woman's husband $100 euro for 3 five minute car trips so we could meet our drivers to take us to the airport). However, absolutely scenic, home maintained extremely well, the owner does care and makes herself very accessible so although a few things aren't exactly as represented she wants you to have a wonderful visit. The ocean and pool are spectacular and it is a terrific taste of Italy's magnificence. We also enjoyed the little pub/restaurant around the corner.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Damage deposit: EUR1,000.00