Villa Sophia is a spectacular retreat with a lot of character. Located in the quiet town of Sant’Agata and just minutes from Sorrento, Villa Sophia transports you from the hustle and bustle of the touristic schedule to the perfect venue for relaxing, resting, reading, and enjoying your closest loved ones.This beautiful villa comfortably sleeps up to 8 people and offers an elegant, yet rustic countryside retreat with central heating, beautiful paintings, high quality wooden furniture, and a wine cellar.
At Villa Sophia, you will find three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a living room, an open dining room with fireplace that le...ads to the garden, a wine cellar, flat screen televisions, a self-catering kitchen with fireplace and dishwasher, a washing machine, and alarge private and terraced garden with, among other things, a pizza oven, barbecue, and a dining table for eight.
The Master Bedroom and Bathroom
The master bedroom, with beautiful tile floors, is on the top floor, sixteen steps from the main floor.This charming bedroom offers you a soothing double bed,two wardrobes, a flat screen television with digital channels, and best of all, anamazing countryside view from the window.
The master bathroom at Villa Sophia will perfectly fit yourneeds.The jacuzzishower with sunflower showerhead will be your sanctuary after a day of swimming in the sea or shopping in Sorrento. In this haven of a bathroom, you will find tile floors, marble countertops, two sinks, and all the necessary amenities.
Guest Bedrooms, Bathroom, and Wine Cellar
From the main floor, nine steps lead you down to the guest bathroom, where you will find awalk-in shower, toilet, bidet, and marble sink.Ten more steps take you to the ground floor, where you will find two guest bedrooms.Along the way, there is a wine cellar to store any wine bottles you purchase or bring with you to Villa Sophia.On the ground floor, you will find a open floor plan, allowing lots of natural light to permeate the rooms.In one of the guest bedrooms, you will find two single beds.In the other guest bedroom, you will find a double bed that sleeps two.There are also cupboards for storage.In the hallway, there is a wardrobe to hang your shirts, pants, and jackets.
Indoor Dining Room
The indoor dining room has double doors that lead you to and from the terraces.In the indoor dining room, you will find a large, wooden dining table for eight. Along the walls, full bookshelves and fine Italian art surround you and your guests at the table.Above you, large wooden beams extend from one side of the room to the other, giving Villa Sophia that rustic charm.There is a half bathroom just off the indoor dining room.
The kitchen isfurnished with a beautiful wooden table for eight and is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, five-ring stove with three gas burners and two electric burners. There is an oven, dishwasher, double sink, coffee maker, toaster, pots and pans, and plates and silverware.There is also a wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen, which is connected to the living room.
In this comfortable living room, you and your loved ones can relax on the sofa (double sofa bed) and watch one of the many digital channels on the on the large flat screen television.
From the living room, you can access boththe kitchen and dining room, as well as the magnificent wooden staircase that leads up to the master bedroom.
Garden/Terraces/Outdoor Dining Area
On the top terrace, you will find a garden, grass lawn, and sunbed area, and plenty of parking. Twenty-six stone steps lead you to the bottom terrace and outdoor dining area.
Here you will find dining for eight, as well as an outdoor, open kitchen area with marble countertops, barbecue, and sink.The highlight of this area is the wood-fired pizza oven built from stones unique to the Amalfi Coast.
Walls of hand-laid stone give you and your party the privacy and serenity you desire.Authentic Italian ceramic dishes are provided for you to serve your loved ones their meals.There is nothing like enjoying a fine meal and fine wine under the stars of the Amalfi Coast.Read more
Without the bugs, this place would have been amazing!
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Pollock
We had a lovely time here and we were glad to have a washer, kitchen, pizza oven & yard to play in. Having come during the buggy month and the window screens having holes in them, it made sleeping a big challenge for everyone. We ended up going to a hotel the last two nights. This would be a perfect property during the Fall/Winter months. I would not rent this villa during the summer!
Left on 09/14/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | simon1966
I have just read patrick208's review of Villa Sophia and it was almost word for word what I would have written. The property is ok - but dreadfully isolated and verging on inaccessible. It is not in walking distance to any bar or restaurant. The roads are incredibly narrow and whilst this kind of goes with the territory on the Sorrentine Peninsula, there was barely an inch clearance on the sides of our car going to the property.
I would also echo comments regarding bed (lack of) quality, damp smells and constant dog barking. Also we were told we were not allowed to use the outside pizza oven in case it got damaged??!!. That had been a significant reason for our renting the property - fun al fresco nights making our own pizzas with the kids.
The cost of Villa Sophia is very high and way beyond its quality level. Its nice enough and at say £500 a week it would be fine, provided you could live with the isolation.
One more positive word, Feeling Italy, the property agents/managers are first class. Quick to reply to emails and really helpful both before and during your stay. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Don't go to the Sorrentine Peninsular in august...
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | patrick208
The villa is ok but nothing special. The owners have clearly taken a lot of care into setting the home up in the way they want, but have not put much effort into making it suitable for rental guests. For example, there is no instruction manual and as a result we had no hot water for the first few days whilst we tried to work out the various systems. There are also some surprising equipment omissions eg kettle, toaster, cheese grater, which are not essential but would have been cheap and easy to supply.
You can't tell from the pictures but the villa is very close to several other houses and so there is a fair amount of noise from dogs, children, building works etc. The main outside area (shown on the picture) is, however, not overlooked, and very nicely set out - its the highlight of the property.
We were a family of four and the villa was fine in terms of space. I wouldn't have wanted any more people as the sleeping arrangements are poor for more than four. The basement bedrooms are musty and slightly damp and the camp beds and double sofa bed that makes up 4 of the advertised 8 beds are not particularly comfortable.
The main problem with the villa is the location. It's too remote to walk anywhere comfortably and yet the vehicle access is terrible. Our rental car was upgraded at the airport to a large estate (Peugeot 508 SW) which we thought was great until we saw the access track to the villa (less than 20mm clearance either side in sections). Driving and parking on the peninsula was a real headache (eg it took 2 hours to travel 10 miles on the way off the peninsula) and if I was going again (which I'm not) then I would avoid august and rent scooters.
On a positive note, Feeling Italy were very helpful with recommendations and bookings etc and the highlight of the trip for us was chartering our own boat for snorkeling and visits to Capri and along the coast.
Left on 07/23/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | richard lucking
The villa is up a very narrow track and not located in Sant'Agata itself so a nice location but difficult to get to by car; you can walk to the village down a steep track. The villa itself is on three levels and has a great garden area. The lower floor with two bedrooms is damp. The villa has lots of the owners posessions in cupboards sealed up using masking tape with not enough "stuff" made available to the renters. In particular the kitchen (middle floor) doesn't have; mugs, drink glasses, kettle (English thing). The top floor has a double bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom looks fantastic with his and hers wash sinks and a large whirlpool bath. The problem is that we couldn't get any hot water (initially) and the rate at which water flows at this level in the accommodation means that the bath would never get filled up and anyway the whirlpool didn't seem to work. Overall view was that we seemed to be paying a lot of money for an average standard (although large) accommodation.
Left on 07/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | J Thornhurst
We recently stayed at Villa Sophia with a party of 7. The group was made up of grandmother, two adult Children with their spouses and 2 grandchildren. The villa, spread out over 3 floors, was perfect for our family group. Everyone had a private sleeping floor. The villa is a lovely 45 min walk to the town or 10 minute drive. The roads are narrow but this is particular to all areas of the Sorrento peninsula. Well appointed villa with everything one could ask for. Our tour host www.lovetotravelinitaly.com, was most accommodating and made our whole experience so much less stressful. The check in was easy and key retrieval seamless.
Left on 05/11/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Bruno Poindefert
jolie maison avec beaucoup de charme mais avec quelques problèmes d'intendance (lave vaisselle en panne, eau chaude insuffisante pour plus de trois douche à la file et des chambres en sous sol très humides et fraiches (cela peut être un avantage en été.
Chemin d'accès assez étroit pour une voiture un peu large.
Site remarquable avec de très belles vues
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