Over 300 square meters with swimming pool, garden, terraces, air conditioning, free wi-fi
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Perfect Villa for Wedding Celebrations
We were a group of 11 adults and a child staying at Villa Elena for a family wedding in the area, and for our purposes it was perfect. I never felt like we were on top of each other as the villa has lots of private areas to escape to if necessary. The villa itself is beautiful, there are 7 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and 6 of the rooms are accessed externally from the terraces. The villa is pretty well equipped and I didn’t really feel like I was missing any major home comforts. The views from the house are absolutely stunning and I’d have been quite happy to sit there for hours just taking it in. The steps to the villa are challenging especially on arrival with all the luggage, but we were offered assistance with this at a cost of €5 euros per case. This seemed pretty excessive but fortunately for us we were able to manage this. By the end of our stay the steps didn’t really seem that much of a problem, however if you have any mobility or breathing related health condition, I would perhaps consider staying somewhere else on the flat. Giulia the property manager was extremely attentive and helpful. She kept in touch throughout our stay and a problem we had with the hot water was addressed immediately.
I have to also mention Nino who owns a restaurant bar just a few hundred yards from the villa. He was very friendly, extremely accommodating and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him. The food was lovely too. He also helped with lifts and cabs in the area, as these can be very costly.
The villa and area certainly fit our needs for the wedding party as we had lots of friends and family dropping in to see us and I would say it’s perfect for entertaining.
All in all we really enjoyed our time at Villa Elena, the Amalfi coast region is visually stunning and to my mind Italy at its finest. Would I go back to Villa Elena.....yes in a heartbeat.
Dream Come True
Our party of 12 (6 couples) spent 5 nights at Villa Elena.
The villa is beautiful.
I’ve never experienced a more attentive and gracious hostess than Guilia. She was delightful in every way!! I told her she can come visit us anytime!
We opted to have dinner prepared. It seemed like 8 courses. It was sooo much delicious Italian food. Their service was impeccable.
As other reviews have noted, the pool and jacuzzi are not heated and the weather during our visit was unseasonably cool, so we didn’t use them. It was still gorgeous though!!
The 7 bedrooms are all significantly different, but nicely decorated and clean, all equipped with (we think) queen sz beds.
We are all good friends and opted to draw numbers to determine the order that people would choose their rooms. Only one is located off the common area. All the rest of them have exterior doors, opening directly to the veranda.
Some of the bedrooms had closets, some had armoires, at least one had a hanging rod instead. Each room had it’s own bathroom.
The smallest room has very little storage space but an amazing little outdoor area with a table and a spectacular view.
We spent a lot of time outside at the big tables, soaking in that view!!!
The buses to/from Amalfi are very inexpensive. One day the 6 guys walked to Amalfi. It took them a couple hours. The ladies got a ride. There is an outdoor market in Amalfi (currently) on Wednesday mornings.
We LOVED it there in Conca dei Marini. It was so peaceful (during our visit in May) and the people were welcoming and pretty fabulous! We wanted to stay forever!
If you go, be sure to get croissants and cappuccinos from Nino’s. Dinners there are excellent as well. On another night, you can take a right at the bottom of the steps and walk 5 or 10 minutes to another great restaurant, a little more upscale. There is a really nice little grocery store there too.
About the steps up to the villa... oh my. Those are steps!! We noticed there aren’t many out of shape people there. It’s those steps!! The first night was tough, especially with all of our luggage. By the time we checked out, it really wasn’t bad at all. Three people in our group have had knee replacements. They did fine. You just have to go at your own pace. There are around 67 steps up - and down.
No one in our party went all the way down to the beach. Maybe next time, because I will be going back! ;)
Dear Chuck and Julie,
we are grateful that you enjoyed Villa Elena so much. Many thanks for appreciating our amenities: the rooms, large amount of space, wonderful views. We are very happy that you found in Villa Elena a nice place to spend some relaxed time. I'm very sorry that you had difficulties with your luggage; however, for the next time, it is possible have a porter for delivery service. I do sincerely hope that we will see you again in Villa Elena, in the meantime please accept our kindest regards.
All the best
Beautiful property but ...
The house is beautiful. The access up 60 stairs is challenging and makes the house isolated. It is really not in a village and there is no walking access to the water or a village .
The many bedrooms and baths and lovely gardens are beautiful, but if you are looking for a place with easy access to come and go to a village or transportation this is not it. A minimum taxi ride is to Amalfi and the cost is 50 Euros.
We had the unfortunate experience of renting when the town of Conca Dei Marini was having water problems. The first day we discovered after we had checked in that there was absolutely NO water. No water to drink, cook, brush teeth, flush toilets, NOTHING. Our hosts lived in town and knew this but did not even tell us about it, nor offer any solutions other than to tell us to carry buckets of pool water to flush the toilets and tell us it should be fixed some time the next day. Day 2 we did have water but day 3 when we got up in the morning once again no water. We were leaving on excursions for the day and it was distressing not to be able to even wash or shave before going, never mind showering.
We found out from a local cab driver later in our stay that this happens frequently in Conca Dei Marini and unbeknownst to us most people in town ( including the Villa we were staying in)have a secondary water supply they use in these frequent situations. In the second water outage our hosts indicated they would send a plumber to the house to turn on have this secondary water supply but they never offered to turn the secondary water supply on for us when the first water outage occurred.
So the many bedrooms and baths and lovely patios pool and living space is wonderful . I would give those a 5’ but the location to us was inconvenient- nice if you just want to stay in the house use the pool and look at the beautiful views , but terrible if you’re looking for village life with only 2 restaurants close by on a dangerous road, and one walkable market so a 2 for that, and the water problems that were not addressed as they should have been by the host I give a 0. I should mention the host did offer to pay for a meal at a local restaurant as compensation for the problems before we left but was too little too late.
thank you for describing Villa Elena beautiful, we are very glad to know that you enjoyed our villa, the rooms, the gardens and the view, but we are also sorry to read your comments for the water problems that do not depend on us, but from a sudden hydraulic failure in Ravello that has caused the lack of water in the whole Amalfi Coast, not only in Conca dei Marini.
Moreover it is not true that this happens frequently, it has never happened in the last two years, and in any case the villa is equipped with a tank of 500 liters of water in case of emergency, which unfortunately you have used. We have offered you dinner at the restaurant since day one, due to a sudden problem that did not depend on us, but you decided to use it only on the last two days. Howewer, near the villa there are two restaurants, a supermarket, a butcher and a tobacconist. moreover, there is the possibility of going to amalfi using public transport, with a cost of a few euros per person.
We hope you'll give us another opportunity to host you again also to improve your opinion, in the meantime we bring to you our kindest regards.
All the best
Stunning and elegant villa in the quiet town of conca Dei Marini.
The villa was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were immaculately kept. Marica and her staff were very responsive to our needs and requests. The villa is very high up so the views were fantastic. But the walk to the beach was about 3000 steps. During the season , one of the beaches has some transportation down to the beach, but after October 1 it was all walking and some people in our group were not capable of doing the walk. Luckily the villa has a pool so on hot days that was fine. We would have used the jacuzzi more if it was heated, but it was not. The nights were cool but we couldn’t keep the bedroom doors open because of no screens and there were bugs out at night. We used the AC which was in every room but members in my group complained of mildew smells coming from the units. My room was fine. The bathrooms were great. Some of the showers were really tiny but there were 10 of them so there was a shower for all.
All in all we had a memorable time and I will definitely recommend this beautiful villa. I would love to return there one day with a wedding😬.
Hello Maria, thank you very much for choosing Villa Elena for your holiday. We are pleased that the villa was beautiful and the staff were nice and that you spent a pleasant time here on the Amalfi Coast.
I just want inform the client that the stairs to get to the beach are about 300, not 3000. There is also a bus service every hour to the Hotel Belvedere, from which you reach the beach in about 180 steps. About the smell coming from the units, we'll do a revision in the winter time, to prevent that happening again. We look forward from seeing you soon for a wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
The house was lovely and perfect for our needs.
The house requires climbing up and down 65 steps which was challenging for some of our elderly members but do-able. The house is great and the pool is wonderful. Conca dei Marini is some distance from Amalfi and requires one to have transportation. A phone is best to have although we managed without using only WhatsApp and getting assistance from local people. Marica arranged for us to have a cooking class at the Villa and it was not only fun but really delicious!
We were a group of 10 adults (5 couples) ages 35-42 and our week at Villa Elena was pure perfection! The pictures truly do not demonstrate how exquisite and large the villa really is. All the bedrooms we stayed in had entrances from the outside and their own bathroom, so that was really convenient and we did not feel like we were on top of each other. The numerous bathrooms were all a nice size, as were the bedrooms. Air conditioning worked great, and the pool was so refreshing. We brought some pool floats with us, so that was fun to have.
At our request, Marica stocked the fridge with essentials so we were all set upon arrival. We also had the chef come to the villa to cook for us one night so that was really fun and delicious.
There are lots of steps to the villa, and a lot of steps in general in Conca dei Marini, so just be aware of that. I believe there are 800 steps down to the beach - which was not too bad on the way down, but not so fun on the way up, however, our whole group did it on several days. There is also a bus you can take part of the way, but we never did.
We really enjoyed having Ninos downstairs. We had dinner there on our first night at the villa and brought pizza back to the villa for dinner another night. There is a grocery store down the street which is great and has all the essentials - they even drove our groceries to the villa steps so we would not have to carry them up the street. Everyone in this town is so nice and friendly.
We had 2 amazing dinners at Le Bonta del Capo down the block (very walkable), including one where we did the "Lemon Tour", made lemoncello and had a lemon themed dinner. I highly recommend going there on a Wednesday for live music and getting the lemon ravioli!
We chartered a boat for the day from Blue Star Positano and it picked us up and dropped us off right on the beach in Conca dei Marini - I highly recommend them, it was one of my favorite days.
Marica was a pleasure to work with. She was so responsive and arranged our dinner reservations at Ninos, for the chef to come to the villa, for the kitchen to be stocked with groceries, and for some of our travel transfers (Aequalimo - they were great), including one to the Path of the Gods hike - which was wonderful and I recommend doing - if you can handle the steps of Conca dei Marini then you will be just fine on the hike. I highly recommend staying at Villa Elena and in this beautiful town. I hope to go back one day!