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Amalfi Coast SEAFRONT Villa carved into the rock,Private Pool,Cave-Bar,Concierge

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Carved into Seaside cliff,5 BR,Secluded but close to all the main attractions

Not a simple Villa rental, but the Work of an entire 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 sea views from everywhere, just in front of the "Li Galli Islands", legendary home of the Sirens.

The main Villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (plus 2 half baths) and can accommodate up to 8 people (2 extra sofa-beds are available).

A detached Cottage/Annex with 1 double bedroom (and a double sofa-bed) can accommodate additional 2 + 2 people (This is available at extra charge. Please ask for more details and pictures).

Its location, exactly halfway between two pearls of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento and Positano (both about 4 miles away), allows easy access to the major Amalfi Coast tourist locations and attractions nearby.

Please get in touch to receive details on our own Villa’s web site (so that you can see much more pictures and have more detailed information) and to get the updated chart with our Last Special Offers!

The Villa has four stories and is surrounded by 350 metres of private tropical gardens (overlooking the sea) 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 75 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.

GROUND FLOOR

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.

DOWNSTAIRS

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.

UPSTAIRS

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.

SKY Bedroom

From the living room of the upper floor, through a spiral staircase you enter the 'Sky Bedroom'– which consists of a double bedroom, independent air conditioning, sliding-glass windows that offer 180° Sea View, sauna, shower and toilet carved into the rock; solarium terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN

The characteristic organic vegetable garden is available for guests to taste typical products from a land rich in agricultural excellence. You can pick tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peppers, salad, potatoes, etc. 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 Cottage/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. Small 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 Hot-Tub, 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'!

AMENITIES:

- Parking

- Cable car to carry bags & suitcase

- Swimming-pool (8 x 3 m) with hydro massage surrounded by two solarium area

- Sauna

- Fitness zone

- Telephone

- 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 Pizza oven, wood cooking stove, gas cook stove, utensils

- Ice maker

- American coffee Machine (including filters)

- Italian manual coffee Machine

- Laundry with washing machine and ironing board

- Cradle for babies under 2 years

- Safe-deposit

- Garden with lemon grove

- Sea view

- New "SKY BEDROOM"

- Grotto-Bar

- Wine cellar

- In house Gourmet Food shop

- Organic Vegetable garden

- Personal Concierge Assistance

- Separate Cottage/Annex with roof-top Hot-Tub (available at extra charge)

Approximate distances:

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 7-8 years old. Please ask for details.

More Details

Owner
Vincenzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Vincenzo

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 to allow them 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!

Why Vincenzo chose Piano di Sorrento

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Piano di Sorrento Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The 25 % of the rental amount is due to secure your reservation. Please ask for details.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , Available at the seprate Cottage/Annex
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , The single beds can be set like one double 160 cm wide
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 5th double bedroom available at the separate Cottage/Annex
  • The main Villa sleeps 8 people at 4 double bedrooms and can only be booked for full occupancy (regardless of the number of guests). There are 2 extra sofa beds at the living room upstairs. Then, a separate Cottage/Annex (with 1 double bedroom and 1 Double sofa bed) can accommodate 2 + 2 extra people. It is available at extra charge (I can send you more details and pictures about it, since it is not described on the web site).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our exclusive concierge service offers a wide range of services that will make your stay on the territory of the Amalfi Coast easier and more fun! Our staff will make you save your time, hassle and money, trying to satisfy every request, even the most original ones! Our goal is to make your stay a unique experience, which goes far beyond simply accommodations. Some of our Services: - Gourmet Experiences - Wine List Service - Car rental - Chauffeur/Transfer Service - Private Boat rental - Helicopter - Daily private Tours & Excursions - Special Events & Weddings - Baby sitter - Beauty & Wellness - Tennis - Shopping Service (Fill the fridge Service) - Personal Shopper - Live music - Nature (Trekking, Sailing, Fishing, Bike tours) - Photographic Service - Translator & Interpreter - Service Ambassador Etc. Please ask to receive our 'Services Catalogue'.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
5

Beautiful Villa and spectacular views! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful villa and gorgeous views! Loved our visit and made lifetime memories during our stay!

Highly recommend the villa for a group if you are looking for something special and truly memorable! Everything is close by and it was easy to arrange outings. Loved this vacation! Maria

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Amalfi Coast

  • 5 of 5

This was the most amazing place that I have ever stayed. From my 1st email inquiring about the villa until our last hug goodbye, Vincenzo made sure every detail during our stay was perfect. The uniqueness and the beauty of the villa is beyond words. All of the staff were wonderful and helpful. The tours Vincenzo planned for us were awesome.

I will go back, I loved every minute!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Absolute Dream !

  • 5 of 5

This Villa and vacation is a bucket lister ! So beautiful, unique and the location looking out over the Mediterranean. It’s a dream. Vincenzo and his staff make it even more memorable. An extremely welcoming host, knowledgeable about the area and how best to get around. The in home cooking nights are over the top. Just ask Vincenzo, he’ll arrange everything from visits to Pompei, Capri, the entire coast, a beautiful winery, drivers, then just come home and relax in one of the most unique and beautiful villas on the entire coast. 10 Stars Vincenzo, thank you again for a wonderful trip. Jim and Becky OKC

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We had a dream come true at this villa. Planned two years for a once in a life time trip, taking our family to Italy. Somehow we was lucky enough to find this villa and to engage the service of its world class concierge. He handled absolutely everything from picking us up the airport to getting our groceries to tending the bar for our private little wedding. The grounds and accommodations at the villa are indescribable. The imagination and quality of the craftsmanship are amazing and the views breathtaking. We were a group of 10 and decided to have many of our meals prepared by the villa staff. They did not disappoint. The food and service was exceptional. With every inch of this property carefully thought out there are endless little retreats to slip away with your favorite book or just to enjoy the serenity. This villa needs a new classification of 10 stars. We have used VRBO for years and have never been disappointed but this surpassed every place we have ever stayed. Thank you Vincenzo and all of your staff for our holiday of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa itself is unbelievable! We've never stayed at a more memorable place. The villa was filled with every creature comfort you could want, including a wine cellar, pizza oven, garden, pool, multiple dining locations and areas to just chill and stare at the unobstructed views of the sea.

Prior to our arrival, the owner helped make arrangements for us to tour a small village to taste olive oil, cheese and make our own pizzas. He arranged for day trips to Pompeii, as well as along the Amalfi coast to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and to a small winery for a tour and home cooked lunch, which was a highlight! He also provided a guide for a hike along the Path of the Gods. We intended to hike up to Vesuvius, as well as take a private boat tour to Capri, but the weather didn't cooperate. Instead he offered in villa massages and beauty treatments.

During our stay, we enjoyed an in villa cooking class, pizza extravaganza night and private chef services on our day of arrival.

This place, the service and owners are world class, and can truly make all your vacation dreams come true. We plan to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Italian villa - the BEST

  • 5 of 5

Breathtakingly beautiful! Fantastic outings! Delightful host! There really needs to be a 6th star on this review to even attempt to convey the sublime nature of this incredible Italian villa. Stayed here for a 50th birthday celebration and left feeling rejuvenated, energized, and loving all things Amalfi Coast. Truly a gem. One of a kind!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Naples
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colli San Pietro
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Sorrento
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Piano di Sorrento
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Colli San Pietro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Private rocky beach
Car: recommended

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $58.25

"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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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