(Text automatically translated) Classic and modern style are based in this wonderful structure of Le Forna, cozy and magical atmosphere in which the white walls, the curtains, the soft cuscinicontrasta with the intense blue of the sea and the sky. Open spaces, relax the guests and invite you to an invigorating and idleness, the true recovery of accumulated fatigue, with total relaxation.
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- Dec 12, 2018
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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As relaxed as it looks
We had a fantastic time, as a family of four, staying with wonderful hosts Gaetano and Giuseppina. The property is scrupulously clean. The pictures are accurate. Congregating takes place in the ample outside areas that are surrounded by beautiful flowers (carefully tended to be the hosts). The kitchen is very nice - separate from the main sleeping accommodation. An outside seated dining area is adjacent (with great views). And then there is more than one area to just sit and admire the view. Our kids are 11 and 13 years old. We likely spent less time outside, in the evening, just chatting than we might have, if we'd been with an all adult group. Mosquitos are the only culprit, appearing in the evenings. This is true of many wonderful spots that we visit in Italy in summer time. In the main sleeping area, there are two very nice bathrooms and three ample sized bedrooms, plus a room with a single bed. There were tvs in each of these rooms. The views look down on one particular bay that is today only accessible by boat. The property is actually one of three on the lot. There are three living areas, on different levels, within the core building. Each then has its own set of gardens. The design is very well done. This is the uppermost property. The owners live in the middle. And there is another rental on bottom. There is a lot of privacy - but you are not isolated. Having the owners downstairs was more of a plus than a minus. They absolutely gave us our space and were available if we had a need (e.g. ensuring a taxi showed up at 6 a.m. to get us to the ferry). There is some good swimming within 10-15 minutes walking. These are accessed by climbing down steps. These spots include the famed Natural Piscine. You can rent beach equipment there if you want, or just climb into the water. These are really rocks, rather than sand beaches. And they are very fun. The water is magnificent. The bus to the main port (Ponza or Porto) runs from within yards from outside this rental property. It allows you to get up and down the island very quickly. Beyond the port, Forna is the main other area for visitors to stay on the island. It's a nice spot. There are some restaurants. We explored walking further north and found some great spots. Summary: this island and this property are about relaxation. The property is as it looks. Coming back to Ponza, we would love to return to this property.
Great location and well-maintained property
After a stay in a ropey apartment in Rome, I was so happy to arrive at Cala Inferno. Not only are the views great but Giuseppina and Gaetano clearly work hard to look after this property. It was spotless and all the beds were made up beautifully. Good bed linen and towels and even five beach towels for us as requested. The four bedrooms are all a good size and the ensuite bathroom for the master bedroom has a fantastic rainfall shower that I just wasn't expecting. Our kids loved popping to the shops on their own and we all enjoyed the nice walk down to the natural swimming pools. Good choice of restaurants nearby too. Only negative which has nothing to do with the property is the single choice of car rental agency, who charge a lot for laughably battered cars. Next time we'll take taxis or bring our own car. All in all a great apartment with family-friendly and caring owners, grazie mille e speriamo di tornarci presto!
More Beautiful than is Possible
The views from the house are more beautiful than is possible to translate into photographs. Images don't do this place justice. The clear blue water stretches to the horizon, the water sparkles and in certain light, even from way up, you can see to the sea floor. The lights of Ponza sparkle at night and the lighthouse sends beams out across the water, but you are away from the bustle of the port and in a quiet spot that is all your own. The outdoor kitchen is perfect and a lovely spot to prepare food, but the outdoor dining area makes this house really special. As does the terrace outside the apartment upstairs. We sat many beautiful nights at the candlelit table and drank limoncello with the light fading at sunset or the moon reflecting off the water. (It is also a thrill to spot the house up on the cliffs of Cala Inferno as you venture around the island by boat.) While this is a place you rent for the outdoor space, and while the outdoor space makes this house more amazing than the most expensive Ponza hotel suite, the house itself is clean and bright, the beds are adequately comfortable, AC works very well, lots of closet space, two bathrooms are spotless, and all the windows latch open to let in the breeze but have retractable screens to keep out the mosquitos. There is a small fridge in the main entry room in which to keep water etc., and towels are provided, though it would have been nice to have a second set available for longer stays. (Bring your own beach towels!)The house is perfectly situated across the street from the nearest bus stop, and up the way from various alimentari, pastry and coffee shops, a great bar, etc. If you don't want to wait for the shuttle, taxi drivers in the port all know the villa and it is very easy to get home that way as well. Gaetano and his family were so very helpful, can arrange to clean the apartment for a fee during your stay, and were so kind to me when I fell ill. We are very grateful to them for making our stay so wonderful.
Very rarely does reality exceed expectation
This property delineate;y must be the or one of the top 5 locations on delightful Ponza. The view is magnificent east and down towards the port and 100 meters away from your front gate are magnificent sunset views and a walk down to some of the best swimming on Ponza. Gaetano, his wife son and daughter were warmly welcoming and we bridged language gaps without too much difficulty. For those wishing an alternative to the business of the port La Forna offers a great quite but still fun alternative with good markets, restaurants and bakery. The lay out is odd but workable in this large villa that has been subdivided dining, kitchen and a larger terrace reached by outside stairs, bedrooms 3 plus one den/single bed up. Spotlessly clean and maintained inside and out. A closed interior stairwell from the residence below could use some insulation to reduce hearing conversations from below.
Easy but crowded bus connection to the port but we rented a car. We were there just before I had knee surgery which was a challenge, there are steps up from the road, down to the villa and then up to the bedrooms. Not usually a problem but challenging for anyone with reduced mobility.
magic place, wonderful people, characterful island with amazing water and boating.
Thank you Gaetano we hope to return!!
Confermo splendida villa sul mare
Padroni di casa cordiali e disponibili per qualsiasi bisogno e consiglio al cliente. Pulizia dell’appartamento e non solo ottima. La confortevole cucina esterna con a fianco la terrazza sul mare per le belle serate e non solo, le tre camere ed i due bagni con altra splendida terrazza, rendono l’appartamevento ottimale anche per coppie di amici. La villa è facilmente raggiungibile anche con mezzi pubblici. Le foto seppur bellissime tuttavia non rendono merito alla effettiva bellezza della villa e della sua collocazione. I padroni di casa coccolano i loro clienti per rendere il soggiorno il più piacevole possibile. Tante parole non basterebbero a descrivere Ponza e la villa. Va provato e basta.
Leider sehr kalt und Windig im April ohne Heizung
Il clima ad Aprile purtroppo non sempre e bello e questo non dipende da noi se c'è vento , per il freddo potevate accendere i condizionatori .
(Text automatically translated) After disembarking from the ferry, to leave port, head to the right, you have to reach LE FORNA, any road will do because the two roads leaving the port are reunited a couple of kilometers later converged with the main road that runs through the entire island joining the harbor area in LE FORNA. Arrived at the town of LE FORNA, stop about 50 m after the church, you will find a ladder on the right, along the path in front of you will find the entrance gate of Villa Cala Inferno.
(Text automatically translated) Ponza island in the Tyrrhenian maar located off the Gulf of Gaeta and the largest and most important of the archipelago which by name (Pontine Islands). Of volcanic origin, rugged and rocky, fringed by numerous stacks, presents a succession of coves and inlets including famous ones are: Cala Inferno, feola cove, Cala source. Once in Ponza should not miss a trip to Palmarola, gorgeous pearl dell'isole Pontine consists almost entirely of volcanic rocks. The coastline is indented with numerous rocks and Fraglioni. Zannone too beautiful, to visit, since 1979 is part of the National Park of Circeo.
Additional information about rental rates
Costi aggiuntivi non inclusi nel prezzo d'affitto : pulizie finali € 150,00 , noleggio biancheria € 15,00 a persona per ogni cambio . Utilizzo aria condizionata 150,00 € a settimana, I prezzi sopra indicati sono fino a 6 persone,