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Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 810 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Two rooms for 2 to 5 guests, two bathrooms, terrace with sea view

Star Fish House is a splendid Villa which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps 4-5 people.

From Star Fish House you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of the coast of Amalfi and of the gulf of Salerno far in the horizon. Star Fish House is 75 square meters (810 square feet).

It features two gorgeous private terraces with a view of the sea and of the coastline, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) from the center of Amalfi, where you will find restaurants, shops, public transportation, the beach and the tourist port.

You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Salerno line at 20 meters (65 feet) and the closest beach (Castiglione di Ravello beach) at 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 mile) including 200 stairway steps (other beaches with less steps to climb are also available in the area).

You will reach Star Fish House from the street level going up a private walkway that cuts through a garden and includes approximately 50 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Star Fish House. If you do have one, you will be able to park it at approximately 150 meters (165 yards), for a fee, in a parking space.

The parking space is suitable for at most one small car (the size of a Fiat Punto or smaller). Private parking must be reserved ahead of time; we kindly ask you to let our staff know, so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

The perfume of the carob and myrtle trees, the lemon and ancient olive groves, the heavy branches of lilac wisteria, the wild rosemary and an unforgettable view as far as the eye can see.

This is the magical combination of Amalfi Coast nature to be discovered at Star Fish House

More Details

Peter Ferrara
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Communication with Manuela - was easy and very responsive. Her and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make dinner and breakfast the next morning which was super sweet. One of the bedrooms had AC which was a must with the 100+ F temps we had while we were there - the rest of the house stayed pretty cool but if you are very sensitive July may not be the month to go. The location as away from the bustle but close enough that you could walk to Amalfi. Overall we had a wonderful time and again the host could have not been more helpful - even dropped off our laundry in town for us and brought it back the next day.

Thank you again for everything - it was a wonderful stay.
Jul 2016
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San Cosma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is tiled with lucid blue majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. The bathroom has a window with a view of the sea and of the coastline. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • You will be able to enter the bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a flat-screen satellite television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an airconditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.The villa features have another bedrooms whit a comfortable double bed. There is a sofa-bed to accommodate another guest if necessary.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amalfi Coast is known for its beautiful beaches, which are a few metres from the villa, just like the city center. Ravello is 3km away from the villa, while Amalfi is located just a stroll; and there are boat trips that connect the Amalfi Coast with Capri, Positano, Ischia and Salerno. So the location of this exquisite villa is also a very good excuse to explore other sites in Italy. T...his region is probably one of the most beautiful in Italy, and it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It offers Mediterranean climate, beautiful views of the sea and the cliffs terraced with lemon groves; and today it has become a favorite of jet-setters and couples seeking romance. This exquisite villa in the Amalfi Coast represents exclusive accommodation in a beautiful setting for those who look for a special and unforgettable stay


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Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 29 reviews

Amazing Vacation Property & Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Star Fish House for 6 amazing days and enjoyed both the house and the location immensley. The property is first rate - more than comfortable and well equipped with all that you need. The location is superb and allows easy access to every beautiful town along the Amalfi Coast. Peter was an outstanding host and arranged parking for us nearby as well as giving is the lowdown on all of the "local" hotspots. We enjoyed Ravello, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori and Positano and Peter's recommendation to dine at the Three Sisters in Positano was the best meal of our vacation. Without a doubt, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and the Star Fish Hose is the perfect place to use as home base.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous house. Wonderful owners. Views and comfort.

  • 5 of 5

I loved being at Star Fish House. Spent five weeks in September and early October. Great mornings on the terrace. Best view on the coast. Very comfortable house. The road is no problem. Walk 20 minutes into Amalfi or Minori. Two large lovely bedrooms and great bathrooms. A treat to be there. Jay Parini

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at the Starfish House. The house and views were absolutely perfect and amazing. Everything was as viewed on the website but more beautiful. Peter arranged a car for us from Naples and back to Naples which was extremely helpful and timely. Peter met us at the house when we arrived and provided us with some local information. There were some food provisions and fresh herbs to make a few meals which created an interest for us to shop and cook some of our meals at the house, which literally had the best view for meal. The house is located between the cities of Amalfi and Minori, each way is about 3/4-1 mile walk which we did multiple times. The walk is beautiful along the coast. There are buses but we enjoyed the walk. The Starfish House will forever be one of the most beautiful locations that we have stayed in all of our travels. Thank you Peter and Manuela for your generous hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa between Amalfi and Minori with fantastic views.

  • 4 of 5

Star Fish House is a beautiful property, well-maintained, clean, with small details that make it very comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen was well-stocked and Peter made us feel welcome by providing coffee, bread, juice, fruit, pasta, vegetables -- and fresh basil and parsley. The rooms are furnished with nice touches, the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are adequately sized. Sitting on the terrace at Star Fish House at night is a highlight - Peter has candles available that make for a fantastic setting with the gorgeous views. After two days at the villa, we felt like we'd been there a week -- very relaxed and happy! We also had the benefit of getting to know the two cats that live on the property (the villa is attached to an upstairs home and another villa next door). The wifi connection did not work for us the entire time we were there.

Star Fish House is on the very busy road between Amalfi and Minori. You can walk to both, a little over a mile each way, but you need to be comfortable walking in heavy traffic with no shoulder. Everybody does it, but it's not for the skittish. The nearest beach is .5 miles from the villa, down the traditional Amalfi set of steps. From Amalfi and Minori, you can also access ferries to other ports along the Amalfi coast, in addition to Capri.

Transportation was an issue for us. Although there is a bus stop just down the street from the villa, the buses were always full so they never stopped and we ended up walking. Taxis were impossible to get and if we were lucky enough to find one available, they were way too expensive, and again, we opted for walking. Peter was great at arranging transportation for us to and from the Salerno train station, but that too was not inexpensive. If you don't like to walk, this probably isn't a good location for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Once in a lifetime Amalfi coast villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Peter's house is a picturesque dream located in between Amalfi and Minori. Both in walking distance to experience the Amalfi coast as it is meant to be savored. Peter is very helpful in recommending fantastic local restaurants and even arranged transfer to the airport with a fantastic local driver Andrea. The views from the 2 terraces overlook the Mediterranean and rival any photo or postcard you could have ever seen of the Amalfi coast. We spent many evenings enjoying local limoncello and watching the full moon rise over the distant mountain and resting over the Mediterranean. It still makes me smile. I would highly recommend this villa for anyone who wants to experience a once in a lifetime chance to be on a perfect villa to experience all the Amalfi coast has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Views and Comfortable home in Minori

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week at this lovely property. Our hosts were very nice and provided us eggs, juice milk to get us started in the mornings, as well as pasta, veggies and tomato sauce for an easy dinner the first night. Peter was also available to help us haul our luggage up the couple flights of stairs to get to our hillside abode, though it rained the day he left and he could not come out to help us haul it all back down. To best help you decide, I will give you pros and cons from the perspective of a 50+ old woman:

pros- 1) great views of minorI and its coastline

2) meat locker type AC!!! very important for my age!

3) immaculate house

4) Great seating outside

5) full sized frig with ice maker

6) helpful owners who offered much more than we took advantage of. Ask them lots of questions, they are very accommodating

7) situated away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and towns

8) plenty of hot water for tubs though

9) Woke up every morning with no back or neck mattresses & pillows were ok

10) Fresh Tomatoes and basil right outside your door!

11) The owners can arrange delivery service for groceries and wine

potential cons-1) stairs to climb, though my chubby legs did fine

2) no direct access to beach or pool-approx 10-15 minute walk to Minori beach all down hill

3) Street noise, was not horrible but does start early

4) parking is a 5 minute walk up a narrow windy road-we considered this part of the adventure! Salvatore and his wife were adorable.

5) only a few restaurants close to the house. The rest are 10-15 minute walk down to Minori.

6) pack light. hauling those suitcases downstairs were a challenge.

All in all, I was happy with the property. I would recommend it if you are willing to walk the distance or drive. If you want a beach house, choose the Carribbean; the beaches in Amalfi are rocky. If the goal is to tour the Amalfi, you are about halfway between Positano and Salerno, at the base of Ravello. So it is a good starting point for day trips. I think we saw a bus stop close to us as well, and the water taxis can be picked up at the Minori.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44.71 Miles
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Train
13.66 Miles
Ferrovia di Salerno
Nearest Motorway
12.42 Miles
Vietri sul Mare
Nearest Restaurant
1.24 Miles
Lido Azzurro
Nearest Ski
31.05 Miles
Stazione Napoli Garibaldi
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Spiaggia di Castiglione - Ravello
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $196.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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