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Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 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

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Owner
Peter Ferrara
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
4

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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

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 showers....no tubs though

9) Woke up every morning with no back or neck pain....ie 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: Jul 2016
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5

Dream come true....

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Starfish House in July 2016 was amazing! Not only was the house beautiful and super comfortable but the views from every window and patio in the house were breathtaking. Our vacation was so much more special because Peter personally took care of us from the minute we arrived. When we asked him where to go for a great beach experience he set us up with private beach club access. When inquiring about touring a winery he set up the most amazing winery experience at Tenuta San Francesco Winery. Every dining experience he suggested whether it was in Minori or Positano was Suberb. We could call or text him at any time asking for a driver and he would handle it promptly. His drivers were always on time. Peter and his lovely wife Manuela treated us like family. We recommend the Starfish House enthusiastically and would return here in a flash.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Memorable Amalfi!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Starfish House with our friends for our last week in Italy. What a way to finish off our trip! The views from the patios were stunning especially with a bottle of local wine! The accommodations were perfect for our trip as each couple had their own room (and bathroom!). We utilized the kitchen to its fullest every evening. Having our own pantry outside to provide lemons, zucchini and fresh herbs made it even more special. Peter was a great host! On our arrival walked us into Amalfi (through the Regatta event) and introduced us to the local grocer for our daily staples for meals and of course local wine! We recommend anyone that wishes to experience the Amalfi coast to stay here! Hopefully it will be as memorable for you as it was for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Enerything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

The location and views from this property were stunning. The walk into the small village of Minori was pleasant along the seaside road and although traffic was tretcherous I never felt unsafe. People walk everywhere here as witnessed by their lean bodies. I needed another month there! The furnishings in the home were not lavish but adequate and clean. We cooked many meals there and the pots and pans could have been a little nicer. There were plenty of plates, glasses etc for our use. By far the biggest amenity of this property besides the view was Peter, the proprietor. I had taken a hint from previous visitors that he was a wealth of help and information in getting around and scheduling tours. He arranged drivers, private tours and even a grocery delivery the day we arrived. He offers lemons, fresh basil, mint, and staples on his property, as well as Manuella's beautiful flowers. The wine tour and Pompeii/Herculeum tours were outstanding. We also arranged for a private driver another day during our stay and found Antonio to be one of the highlights of our trip. We will truly miss him as he was an intragal part of our week on the Amalfi coast. He was our private driver to and from Rome to Starfish house and twice during the week. There is a bus that can be caught near the road entrance to the property but it is not always reliable. It fills before it gets to this stop and and they won't stop for you. I understand this is a problem that only gets worse when the tourists descend in late May-Sept. Having a driver is expensive, but we found it less frustrating. Peter also gave us a cell phone to use during our stay. We had two other ones that worked so that was not a huge amenity to us, but it would be a nice plus if we had needed it. I would definitely recommend the property. As in most small villages and towns in Europe, cash is preferred to credit cards. Bring lots, ATM's are often not accessible or out of money. Overall it was very nice and I would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
44.71 Miles
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
0.62 Miles
Tonis food and drinks
Nearest Ferry
1.24 Miles
Amalfi
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

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Rates & Availability

San Cosma Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,908
 
 
Hight
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,756
 
 
Low
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,590
 
 
Hight
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,908
 
 
Low
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,908
 
 
Hight
Mar 29 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,756
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$397
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $159

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT THROUGH VRBO

To make a reservation you must make a direct bank transfer in our favor.
Please contact us for sending our bank details and more information.

Thanks Peter and Manuela

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Amenities

San Cosma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • 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
Notes:
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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