Villa Alba, Altrani (nr. Amalfi), Amalfi Coast, Italy
Sleeps up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms
Sleeps up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms
You access the villa via a 110 step staircase which goes up from the area where you can park your car into a well kept garden which has sweeping sea views. It is equipped with deck chairs and garden furniture , shaded by a pergola.
From the garden , twelve steps lead to the ground floor accommodation composed of:
a sitting area with wicker table and armchairs, a spacious dining room with solid wood table 4 seats and window which frames a truly fascinating view of Amalfi and two large double bedrooms.
Both bedrooms have TV, independent air-conditioning/ heating units and en-suite bathrooms. The bathrooms have nicely finished with green majolica printed tiles, large shower cubicle with attractive blue and green ceramic insert , wash basin , toilet, etc.
One of the bedroom - which can also be made as a twin - is behind the living/dining room and has a wrought iron bed head, antique bedside table and wardrobe, solid wood desk and French window onto the back of the villa ( no views) . The other bedroom with double bed and inbuilt wardrobe has window with lovely views.
From the main gate, passing through a private stairway of about 30 steps , one comes into a large garden terrace suitable both for sun-bathing or for dining outside while admiring the natural beauty of this unique bay. Part of the terrace is paved and shaded by olive trees and large awnings. It is furnished with outdoor shower, dining table seating 12 people, chairs, deck-chairs and a barbecue.
Entrance into the middle floor of the house is straight from the garden. Entrance is onto a small hallway.
On the right side, is a superb kitchen ultra modern and newly fully fitted with marble top, inbuilt solid wood drawers, electric oven, 3 small fridges, espresso coffee maker, dishwasher, antique dining table seating 12 people, marble open fireplace, window looking on the rear of the villa, precious lamps and chandeliers. It maintains the architectural beauty and character of the original structure with high vaulted ceilings.
From the kitchen, a small corridor with 2 antique wardrobe leads onto
• an elegant bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and floor with majolica green printed tiles , WC, large basin on a wood basis, etc.
• a living room furnished with antique furniture and ceramic lamps, sofa 3 seats, 2 leather armchairs, small wrought iron table
• a roomy double bedroom - can be made as a twin – furnished with antique chest of drawers , bedside tables and TV .
Both the living room and the double room have access to the terrace in front of them overlooking the expanse of the Mediterranean seascape sea .
On the left side of the hallway, a small corridor leads to
• a roomy double bedroom with window with lovely views,
• a smaller double bedroom with window opening onto the rear of the house.
Both bedrooms have TV and share the same bathroom in the corridor . It features a shower cubicle, attractive floor with majolica blue printed tiles, WC, wash basin and window with views.
At the end of this corridor, a door opens directly onto the garden terrace.
The top floor of the building is reached directly from the garden, by means of external stairway ( 25 steps) . Entrance is onto a huge solarium terrace enjoying a wide view of the sea . It is furnished with wrought iron tables and chairs for four persons , inbuilt seating, outdoor shower and deck chairs.
Seven steps lead down into a romantic attic accommodation for two persons composed of:
• Dining room with sloping ceiling, a solid wood round table 4 seats, antique sofa 2 seats , wood corner kitchen with sink , 2 electric hotplates and small fridge
• Bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, etc.
• Master bedroom - can be made as a twin – with sloping ceiling. It is furnished with large wrought iron bed head, antique furniture and window looking onto the garden .
Swimming pool (6 m x 8 m x 1.10/1.60 m) open April 19th - October 25th, outdoor shower, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryers in each bathroom, satellite TV , heating and air conditioning throughout, pay telephone for incoming and outgoing calls, WiFi internet connection, CD player, barbecue, 3 small fridge/freezer, four-burner cooker, microwave, toaster, electric oven, private parking spot suitable for 2 cars.
English speaking manager on call, luggage carrying service, both on arrival and on departure, included in the rental price. Local cook, food delivery, babysitter, extra maid service, cot and high chair available on request for an additional fee.
Mandatory weekly cleaning fee= 200,00 euros per week including maid service 5 hours per day (Monday-Saturday) and one change of linen midweek
Electricity: 300 Kwh are included in the rental price. Excess of the included kwh will be charged locally at Euro 0,42 per kwh
Refundable damage deposit of Euro 1.500, is due upon arrival in cash (euro) or double signed travellers' cheques. No other form of payment will be accepted.
Amalfi 3 km, Ravello 8 Km, Sorrento 32 Km, Salerno 30 Km, Positano 20 Km, Naples airport 60 Km, Rome Fiumicino 320Km. Two well-known restaurants offering delicious local cuisine are situated just down the steps as well as the bus stop marked SITA to Amalfi (10 min) and Positano (30 mins) . All essentials (bars, shops, banks, and post office) are situated in Amalfi town centre. Ferries and hydrofoil ply daily from Amalfi to Capri (1½ h.), Positano (20 min.), Sorrento ( 1 h.), Naples ( 2 h. ) Ischia (2½ h) and Salerno (1 h.).
Villa Alba, an elegant and fine house, is a magnificently sited villa overlooking the beautiful stretch of coast as far as the promontory at Capo d'Orso and the bay of Salerno, a wide view of the sea and the most picturesque part of Amalfi, photographed and printed in every postcard. Situated along the road leading from Amalfi to Positano and Sorrento, it is suitable for those who are looking for peace and tranquillity without being 'off the beaten track' as Amalfi and all that it offers is reachable by a short drive (3 km) .
The recent renovation made with special care, has transformed it in a very pleasant holiday house offering high level of privacy and unbelievable evocative atmosphere. The interior of Villa Alba is airy, fully of light and immaculate . It has the warm welcome of home: the choice of colours, the floors in antique terracotta tiles, the high vaulted ceilings, the rooms dimension, the blend of antic pieces and modern design, the high quality drapes and many important ornaments and valuables create a refined and elegant house and ensure to the guests a surprising pleasure of staying and any kind of comfort. The fittings include all modern conveniences such as satellite TV, washing-machine, dishwasher, air-conditioning, central heating, pay telephone for incoming and outgoing calls, ADSL wireless internet connection, CD player, etc.
The total area of the villa, spread out over three levels connected with each other by external stone stairways, is 250 sqm indoor and 600 sqm meters of outdoor area consisting of terraces and gardens with wide panoramic views of Amalfi and the sea.