You know when James Bond needs the perfect hideaway in paradise? Well, this is exactly the place he would choose if he was escaping to the Amalfi coast and the beauty of Sorrento. A week doesn't seem long enough to enjoy everything this enchanting space has to offer - and yet once outside you get to enjoy this untouched slice of heaven and the surrounding jewels like Capri. Firstly, the views are outstanding and the outdoor spaces are immaculate. You can literally relax in the sun or dine out whilst enjoying priceless views of Sorrento. Indoors, everything has an air of quality and excellence, from the Frette bedding to the authentic Italian kitchen. It is very modern, but the watchtower element is respected, meaning that even on the hottest days, inside remains cool, which is a real bonus in high summer. Massimiliano meets you on arrival, and the fridge is stocked with goodies - fabulous!!! This is not the place to be if you want to be in the heart of things, but that means it is peaceful and serene. It is easy to get into Sorrento, and Massimiliano stays in touch if you need anything at all. I could be here all day, but really, this place has to be seen to be believed. Thanks to all of the team who made this the experience of a lifetime!!!!
I could run out of superlatives for this apartment and in this location because it was simply sublime from beginning to end.
Massimilliano was our arrivals guide on behalf of the owner and in our opinion he should be paid more money simply for being brilliant! He was always on hand if we needed anything and was always thoughtful and happy to help whether it be showing us where to visit, what restaurants to try and he was more than accommodating on our last day by driving us to Sorrento's train station.
Now for the apartment.... OH MY GOD ITS AMAZE BALLS!!! The apartment itself is quaint and well thought out but it's when you exit the property on to the veranda where your breath gets taken away by the view of Sorrento. I'm pretty sure I stopped breathing for a while when I first took in that view and thanked my lucky stars that we fortunate enough to be able to have this for 7 whole days!
With beautiful private gardens, a built in BBQ which Massimilliano told us to burn the acorns as well as the stock pile of logs for burning which made my birthday all the much better!
Then there's the infinity pool. 2 metres deep so diving and childish bombing in to the pool became a necessity and again a view to die for looking over the mountainous regions of Italy in the distance. The best thing about this place is the ultimate privacy. You didn't have to worry about the music being too loud or annoying the neighbours and if you are a little partial to the occasional skinny dipping then this is definitely the place for you!
I will end by saying that everyone, at least once in their life should sample Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Vesuvious and The Isle of Capri but do it from Torre d'Alba as a base where you feel like you are living like a movie star for the duration of your stay. We feel a little bit privileged for staying here as it truly was the most special of places.
Signing out with the my very limited Italian
Wonderful location, amazing views, glorious surroundings.
Massamilliano couldn't have been more helpful. He even set up Wimbledon for us so we could watch the final.
Got lost finding it but once we found it we didn't want to leave!
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I hope someday I can stay here again. Best part of the Amalfi coast vacation. I would highly recommend this home!
We had the pleasure of staying here for a week in June for our honeymoon. What an amazing place to stay overlooking Sorrento. Massimiliano met us on our arrival and made us feel very welcome with his warm Italian charm. The fridge was stocked with local fresh food, wine and Lemoncello.
It's hard to explain just how much land you actually get with this villa for two (plus camp bed?).
We counted seating outside to accommodate 18 persons?
The pool was just exotic. The views were second to none. The BBQ area was nice too. The villa itself was perfect, nice authentic Italian kitchen with a huge fridge freezer, open plan staircase down to lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Bed's were very comfortable, internal stone everywhere with a nice oak floor. The only negative with this place was the shower, it was only a bit over 70cm quadrant, so if you're any bigger than 14st then you'll find it a squeeze! It's crying out for a walk in wet room type bathroom as it's certainly got the room for it.
All in all, what a wonderful place.
Sorrento itself was lovely and we will be back.