Villa Santo Strato lies framed by the beautiful hillside of Posillipo, one of the loveliest and most sought-after areas in the city of Naples. The luxurious, hidden villas, the paths leading through lush greenery down to the sea, the cliffs dropping sheer down into the water below, and the breathtaking view towards the island of Capri all make it a must for sightseers and a dream for the inhabitants of the city. Posillipo is undoubtedly the best-known hill in Naples and the most beautiful area of the city. Its ancient name, meaning "rest from your sorrows", explains all of its charm. The bustling center of Naples and the charming port of Merg...ellina are just within a short ride and offer everything from excellent restaurants, theaters, museums, stylish shopping streets, and art galleries.
Its flourishing gardens, with its secular palm trees, wonderful swimming pool, tiny alleyways, and panoramic terraces, as well as its exceptional service, makes Villa Santo Strato a unique, exclusive property with an intimate atmosphere.
At the garden level, the foyer area consists of a large living area with floors covered entirely in beautiful majolica tiles. In full respect to the villa's style, the living room is furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture, sofas, a glass topped table, and fireplace and enjoys large French doors opening onto the garden. The living room is equipped with Hi-Fi, plasma, and satellite TV with DVD player. Access to the furnished terrace is found on the same level. A second, small living room, a winter garden with comfortable seating, dining room, studio (with fax, PC, printer, photocopying machine), and 1/2 bath are also found on the ground floor.
Sleeping area ideally divided into two large suites. The blue area has two communicating twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom and hydro massage tub. The red area has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom with shower. All bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, TV with DVD player, safe deposit-box, telephone, and small stereo in the bathroom. Some of the bedrooms have French doors that lead directly out onto a large balcony with a great sea view. Living room with plasma TV and large furnished terrace, where you can have breakfast while enjoying the wonderful view on the garden and the sea, completes the first floor.
In the villa's basement floor lays the domestic-help area, kitchen (with lift), which connects to all the levels of the property, laundry room, and wine cellar/storage room. An independent apartment for the resident personnel and a single bedroom with bathroom for the villa's domestic help are also located on this floor.
A large bedroom and living room area looking onto the garden. Spacious en-suite bathroom. Kitchenette for snacks by the pool. Second, 1/2 bathroom. Panoramic rooftop terrace with sunbathing area, furnished with sofas and a table.
The large garden is completely enclosed for guests' privacy, which is lit up at night, and enjoys beautiful views out onto the Gulf of Naples. The garden boasts a swimming pool (5.5 meters x 8 meters) area with a large sun-deck equipped with lounge chairs and small tables. Two external showers. Two large panoramic terraces with garden furniture and various relaxation areas. Vegetable garden with biological vegetables. The garden area also boasts a full gym and sauna.
Villa Santo Strato was built at the beginning of last century. The villa has been recently restored with particular attention to its furnishings, preserving the atmosphere and the solar service so typical of the Neapolitan villas of the past. The villa has kept the many antiquities and art works originally found in the house perfectly united with all the comforts of modern technology.
The villa lies off of one of the major roads stretching through the hillside of Posilippo, allowing guests to drive up to the door. A flight of steps leads from the entrance gate down to the main floor. Two, private parking areas, situated on each side of the villa, are available to the property's guests and allow for comfortable access and ample parking. A elevator and access for the handicapped allow wheelchairs to move freely throughout the property.
The domestic help is always present in the villa and apart from cleaning the property daily, they are available for a maximum of 8 hours daily, 7 times a week (a total of 56 hours) and are included in the rental price.
Daily breakfast can be included for an additional cost (must be requested at time of reservation - continental breakfast (10 euros), English breakfast (15 euros). Daily catering is also available for lunch and dinner (must be requested at time of reservation). Internet, fax, telephone, and photocopier, as well as private laundry service, are available at an extra cost.
A welcome cocktail with local specialties and a welcome dinner are included.
Please note: All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
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