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VILLA Porta Donica Ravello great views swimming pool gardens and garage

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms,10-11 sleeps, 1 bathroom with tab and 4 bathrooms with shower

Modern comforts in the exclusive charme of a period villa with breathtaking views, swimming pool, gardens, terraces and spacious garage.

“PORTA DONICA”, nestled on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, is an elegant private villa which blends the magic atmospheres of the lovingly preserved ancient structure with all the amenities of a modern renovation. Relax by the swimming pool, the ancient belvedere, the plentiful lemon trees and enjoy the efficient lodging and open air reception facilities.

Origins: Origins: the current villa rose in the early 20th century around the ancient tower dating back to the 11th century. This tower, opening the way to the flight of steps that to this day leads with a ten minute walk to the Duomo, was the main gateway to the then flourishing city of Ravello. It was Porta Dominica and its name underwent successive alterations first changing to Porta Domnica and finally to Porta Donica, eventually lending its name to the flight of stairs and the entire district. This historically rich landmark is now conveniently accessible by road and is halfway between the contemporary beauty of the newly constructed auditorium (a design donated to the city by Oscar Neimeyer) and the famous SS. Cosma e Damiano sanctuary.

The Villa: The villa: from the road you access the property through the garage (which houses up to 3 cars) and make your way to the higher floors either by taking advantage of the internal elevator, or by climbing the indoor stairs framed by the scenographic backdrop of the exposed rock formations that constitute the building’s foundation. The unique architectural structure of the villa houses 5 bedrooms (for a total capacity of 10 individuals), each with its own independent bathroom, a great living room with a large fireplace, an elegant colonnade patio, steeping agricultural terraces and outdoor dining area with verandas and well equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen areas. Other convenience features include central heating, air conditioning, telephone land line, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi DSL connectivity.

Outdoors: as convenient as the indoor quarters are, you will mostly enjoy the elegance and relax of open air living by the garden and dining areas overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and the breathtaking view of the coast. A small kitchen, BBQ, pizza oven and toilette serve the area and the lawns, terraces and walkways shaded by lemon trees offer variety and privacy. The orchard will delight you with fresh salad, vegetables and fruit.

Events: the structure is well equipped with ideal areas to host private banquets and receptions. Both of the owners’ sons tested and perfected these facilities by hosting their wedding receptions in the villa.

Rent: the villa is available for rent on a weekly basis to private clients, either families or small groups of friends.

More Details

Property Manager
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Amenities

Ravello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , this bathroom is used by the pool
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , one single bed in the bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • all bedrooms has private bathrooms
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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5

Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible and magical stay at this beautiful villa. We hired the villa for ourselves and our bridal party and everyone fell in love with it. The villa is beautifully maintained and has so many gardens and sitting areas that you can sit in a different spot each night. Tano was an amazing host and was very responsive and helpful. He arranged chefs for us for a breakfast the morning of our wedding and they were incredible. We cannot recommend this villa or Tano enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

A beautiful villa in Ravello!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is well located with gorgeous views. We stayed for little over a week with 4 adults and 5 kids and loved everything about the property and the town of Ravello. There are multiple gardens on about 3 different levels of the property, two kitchens, swimming pool, lemon and orange trees, the list goes on and on. The property manager Tano, is the perfect host. He was always available on phone and in person to set up transfers, guides, restaurant suggestions, etc. We will always pick this home for our future visits to Ravello without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Amazing Wedding Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa for our wedding in June 2016, and we are so happy we did. Tano was so nice, and helped us from afar at first (responding to emails...etc) and then once we arrived, he showed us around the villa, helped us book transportation, recommended places to go, and arranged a pizza party for us on our last night, at the villa's wood burning pizza oven!

The chefs for our wedding were Lorenzo and Athena Del Pizzo... both were fantastic... we were blown away by the menu when we saw it nearly a year before our ceremony. All of our dietary restrictions were met as well, which was a big relief. Lorenzo met with us beforehand to ensure we were happy with the menu, and they started setting up the day before. The garden was an amazing spot for dinner/reception; the views were incredible, and the food... the presentation for each course, the plates it was served on, the wine which was hand selected.... everything was so delicious!! Everyone had such a great time and loved everything prepared for us. I'm not sure what my favorite course was, but the Delizia al limone cake (which was our wedding cake) is definitely in the top 3, along with the fresh seafood pasta. The next day Athena prepared breakfast for us which was so nice... it was great to wake up and have coffee, warm croissants, and homemade jam waiting for us! Both are such warm, lovely people as well, and we had a great time with them!

In summary; this was the best trip ever and I highly recommend this villa as well as the Del Pizzo's to cook for you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing property and views

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here in May and it was absolutely wonderful. The views are stunning. The terraced yard offers lots of areas to relax.The yard is very well groomed. We spent most of our time near the pool and on the grassy area and covered patio. Morning coffee overlooking the view and evening wine and dinners were wonderful. The house is also great, with multiple levels and plant of bedrooms for the 7 of us.Tano really made our stay great. Very easy to work with him and he arranged our drivers, cook and day out on a boat. Lorenzo, the chef, and his wife, Athena, were wonderful. They cooked for us 2 nights and the food was amazing. Lorenzo's menu's are great and it was very easy to work with him. I would stay here again, just for the view and peace.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We spent a most wonderful 6 nights at Villa Porto Donica as part of our daughter's wedding celebration. The villa is situated below the town square of Ravello and has an incredible view of the mountains, towns below, and the sea. Upon arriving, our jaws dropped as we scrambled about the home choosing bedrooms and planning how we would spend our "villa days". There are many levels and we thought it would take us the whole 6 days to figure out how to get from one room to another, but we did that easily.

It is beautifully furnished - we didn't want for anything. Have to say that we were a bit disappointed that the main kitchen was not centrally located nor did it have a cappuccino machine. Tano, the excellent property manager, suggested that everyone enjoys walking down to the nearby bar/cafe for their morning brew. He was right - we loved joining locals at Marco's! Speaking of Tano, he arranged rides, tours, a pizza dinner and gave recommendations of restaurants. We were a bit daunted by the stairs which lead from the front door of the villa to the square. But after taking them several times, we were thankful that they provided much-needed exercise before and after the wonderful local food. The property is magnificent - beautifully maintained and immaculately cleaned. Everything down to the bed linens was lovely. It was the perfect place for our family to stay while in Ravello and only added to the happy spirit of the wedding. We will dream of returning one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great stay during wedding week

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Porta Donica the week of my wedding in Ravello. It was a dream place to stay and it was so difficult to leave. The villa is spectacular, and though it is kind of a maze with the different rooms and kitchens and everything, you really start to love its quirky configuration after a while.

It is really the MOST stunning spot on the Amalfi coast, so perfectly situated with the views from the rooms, the lovely gardens and pool, and the dining terraces. We could spend all day sitting by the pool on the comfortable chairs, with breaks at the shaded upper terrace for meals and drinks. The villa was equipped with all of the amenities to make for an incredibly comfortable stay and great for entertaining both families during the wedding week.

Plus the house manager Tano is so accommodating and friendly and helped us arrange cars to town for the wedding, a trip to Pompeii and Positano, and a fabulous pizza party using the villas pizza oven. SO delicious and fun! My whole family absolutely loved staying there and would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
naples
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
ravello
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
amalfi
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
salerno
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
angri
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
ravello
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
amalfi

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $117.27

10 % VAT is not included

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.