|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||180 square meters|
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Description from the manager
Villa Aristide is situated in the upper part of Praiano. It can easily be reached by car and there is covered parking available in the small piazza beside the entrance. The original old structure, which probably was part of a convent, has been recently renovated and divided into two separate independent parts, one of which is occasionally occupied by the owner. Both have independent gardens and entrances.
The exterior of Villa Aristide has a very elegant appearance; the high quality furnishings inside the house are extremely comfortable.
From the garden as well as the large terrace which is furnished with dining table and chairs,...Read more
Praiano, Campania, Italy
Additional Location Information
Designated the heart of the Amalfi Coast', Praiano is one of the most tranquil towns of the Amalfi Coast. Strategically, it is in an absolutely magnificent location for tourism.
From Praiano, it is easy to reach the most renowned locations of the entire Coast without the usual problems of the more famous tourist sites of the area.
Geographically, the town overlooks the sea and one of the most beautiful vistas in the world.
Set in luxurious Mediterranean bush, dotted with classic local hanging gardens and clinging to the Gulf of Salerno, the town overlooks vistas of promontories, paths and trekking trails that take in, in a single glance, the Faraglioni rocks of Capri, the spectacle of the town of Positano and locations such as Furore, famous for its wines and Agerola, known for its dairy products which overlook Praiano from the mountains and overhanging rocks.
As far as history, tradition and culture are concerned, Praiano can hold its own with any other town in the area.
It is the seat of an important annual folk music festival, several important and well known cultural manifestations; for example, La Luminaria di San Domenico (a festival of lights).
Location Type Beach, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$549||$549||$3,837 - $4,812||$0||7 nights|
|Sep. 29 2012 - May. 31 2013
|May. 31 2013 - Jul. 20 2013
|Jul. 20 2013 - Sep. 14 2013
|Sep. 14 2013 - Sep. 28 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$549||$549||-||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
Note: All-inclusive villa. The price includes two additional cleanings on tuesday and thursday. No additional cost for final cleaning and electric energy used.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 12, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Very disappointing stay at Villa aristide!
We are 3 couples who stayed at Villa aristide for one week in September 2012 at a cost of Euro 3,250. The villa was spacious with a glorious view and set in lovely grounds with a small swimming pool and attractive outdoor areas. The local bus stop was conveniently located just outside the villa, and a small grocery store was just 200m away. Unfortunately that is where it ended.
The villa was advertised as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One double bedroom and bathroom was on ground level. Of the two double bedrooms located upstairs, one double bed was placed in an open bedroom-size cavity and was screened off to the lounge area only by a wall-sized curtain. Worse -the only access for everyone to the main bathroom was through this bedroom. The bathroom was old and the shower over the huge tiled bath was unusable due to the antique shower-head that squirted water everywhere but into the bath. There was a hand-held shower but try using that without some sort of screen. It was impossible to sit in the huge Roman-like bath due to its sharp small tiles. The toilet was opposite the window which, when opened, provided a full view into the bathroom from outside. Hence, the downstairs bathroom had to be shared amongst 6 people!
The iron double beds in the 3 bedrooms were very old and squeaky and the equally old kapok mattresses were as hard as stone. There were no mattress protectors on any of the beds and they could not be healthy to sleep on.
The kitchen was dated and badly needed an upgrade. It was poorly equipped with non-matching crockery, glassware and cheap pots, pans and utensils. The starter on the gas cooktop was broken and it was difficult to find matches.
The laundry was outside up several flights of stairs, and was equipped with an antique washing machine that took hours to do a wash of sorts and did not spin properly. The iron was old, sticky and unusable and was sitting on an old, rusty ironing board.
The outdoor barbeques were neglected, covered in rubbish and not available for use - a pity as we could have enjoyed eating in the lovely gardens!
Our worst experiences were twice being flooded after heavy rain. Water entered the downstairs and upstairs floors as the doors and windows were not sealed, and we had to actually move furniture to avoid water damage. On the second occasion, we were only saved from a major indoor flood because one of our group was there. He had to use all our bath and pool towels to plug the doors and windows throughout the villa, which only stemmed the flow of water coming inside. We had blackouts in the villa on two occasions caused by water leaking into an outside light fitting and activating circuit breakers. One occurred at dusk, causing quite a problem with no form of emergency lighting such as candles or lamps provided in the villa. On both occasions we had no water, as power was required to pump it up to the villa. Despite having an individual circuit breaker that should have isolated the problem light, all the circuit breakers activated causing a total loss of power. We eventually solved the problem ourselves by turning off the circuit breaker for the outside light. We only received help from the caretaker after phoning the hotel where we had collected the key on arrival.
There was no phone at the property and we had to use our own phones at International prices to seek help for the problems we encountered.
Villa aristide did not have Wi-Fi despite advertising that it did; instead we were referred to a local bar and that necessitated a bus trip to get there.
In our opinion, Villa aristide is overpriced and run-down, and under no circumstances would we recommend it to anyone in its present state.