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Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 810 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Peter Ferrara
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

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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Amenities

San Cosma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
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 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Star Fish House - Your House In Amalfi Coast
average rating of 4.888889 based on 30 reviews
Coast of Amalfi
5

Sublime.........

  • 5 of 5

This review is very long overdue but I wanted to share our wonderful experience staying at Star Fish House. As an owner of two, 5- star short term rental properties in San Francisco and Napa Valley, l must say that Peter and Manuela have taken 5-star hospitality and comfort to a whole new level.

When we arrived, they were there to help us with our luggage and to show us our apartment and all its amenities.

It’s quite impressive to see how many details have been taken care of for your stay. It was particularly nice that they had stocked the refrigerator and pantry with breakfast and other items so we didn’t need to worry about running to get some groceries; we could just relax!

Then we sat out on the terrace, overlooking the gorgeous ocean and Amalfi coastline, while Peter and Manuela told us about things to do, how to get to places, where to eat, and anything else we wanted to know.

Of course, this was all discussed over a glass of Prosecco and Campari!

This was the final confirmation that we had arrived!

We are two widows who have traveled all over the world and stayed at many short term rental apartments.

Star Fish House will always be at the top of our “favorites” list. The bedrooms each have their own bath and are very well appointed with just about anything you need. We would go touring all day long and it was wonderful, coming back to Star Fish House at the end of the day, sitting out on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi coast, having a glass of wine and later, a light barbequed dinner. Since we were there during the full moon, it was spectacular.

But what really makes staying here so special are Peter and Manuela and their warm friendship and top-notch hospitality. Make your reservations early and you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coast of Amalfi
5

Wonderful house on the Sea with a wonderful seaview.

  • 5 of 5

Peter was adorable and arranged for us all reservations for restaurants. Thank you for this wonderful experience in amalfi

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coast of Amalfi
5

Peter were super helpful!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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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
 
Summer
May 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,506
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Winter
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,852
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2018 - May 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,961
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$357
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $163.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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