Luxury Amalfi Coast Villa Rental with Spectacular Views and Pool - Villa la Potenza
With spectacular views of the sea from the pool and the many terraces, this hillside vacation rental on Italy's Amalfi Coast offers comfort and a garden setting from which to enjoy the scenery. This Amalfi Coast villa is also a convenient location for day trips to the towns of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Capri, and Sorrento. In an area where parking is difficult to find, the villa rental includes parking spaces for two or three cars. This villa on Italy's Amalfi Coast was newly updated in 2008 and is great for families with children, a groups of friends, and even a wedding party.
Surrounded by green olive groves, pine trees, and many other Mediterranean plants, Villa Potenza's goregous property has terraces on three different levels (five levels total, from the parking lot to the pool) covered with violet bougainvillea pergolas, outdoor furniture, marble tables, and garden seats providing very comfortable seating areas for al fresco meals. More paved terraces and gardens planted with pink and red geraniums, are situated around the property. There are spectacular views throught the property. The swimming pool is located at the third and lower level, and is surrounded by a spacious terracotta terrace with 12 lounge chairs, 2 showers, and a shaded area with dining table and chairs for 12 people. There is also a barbeque area. The rental villa is accessed through a remote-controlled gate on the road level which opens onto the parking area. Villa La Potenza was completely renovated in late April 2008.
From the parking area, there are 19 steps down to the main entrance of this villa on the Amalfi Coast. This older villa has spacious rooms and high ceilings, and each bedroom has a TV and a wall safe.
Main Villa: There is a lounge area which leads to the spacious master bedroom with a double bed, a sofa bed (convertible into a single bed - can be used at an extra cost per week; see below for price details), and an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, TV, and sliding iron shutters opening to a lovely balcony with blue printed tiles, sun lounges, and sea view. There is access to another terrace on the other side (50 m2) with garden seats, terracotta floor, outside lighting and geraniums overflowing from large terracotta pots. There is a spacious sitting/dining room with terracotta floor, open fireplace, sofas for 12 people and French windows with sliding iron shutters opening to the terrace which has built-in seating, blue and yellow printed tiles, wicker chairs and sea views. There is one double bedroom, with TV, white and yellow tiled floor, and windows with sea views. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a small double bedroom with TV and French doors opening to a side terrace. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is another double bedroom with a sofa, TV, pink tiled floor, and a panoramic window with sea views. There is an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and sea views. There is a fully equipped kitchen with 8 ring gas stove, American refrigerator with ice maker, a wine fridge, and a wooden table with 4 seats. French doors opens onto the terrace with a round marble table with 12 seats and a barbecue. There is also a utility room with washing machine and two sinks.
Guesthouse: There is a separate guesthouse with 2 bedrooms - one double bedroom with wrought iron bed and ensuite bathroom with shower, and one twin-bedroom, also with ensuite bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms have a TV, white and blue tiled floor, windows to the back of the house, and blue French doors opening onto the terrace.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas.
* Cook Service: Upon request
* Cooking Classes: Upon request
* Pre-Stocked Villa: 30 Euros plus cost of groceries
* Welcome Basket: Upon request
* Extra Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
* Extra Linen Change: 30 Euros per room
* Laundry Service: Starting at 20 Euros per load
* Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
* Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour
* Breakfast is provided every day and includes: tea, juices, coffee, milk, jams, nutella, bakery items. Guests can request eggs, prosciutto, cheese at an extra cost.
* Satellite TV (English channels) in the sitting room, TV (Italian channels only) in all bedrooms.
* The cost of electricity is included in the rental rates, up to 300 KWH; Excess of the included KWH will be paid locally at Euro 0.42 per KWH.
* Housekeeping is provided for 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Linens are changed once per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: jacuzzi tub - inside, iron and board, housekeeping available - extra cost, air conditioning - whole house, cd, cook service available - extra cost, housekeeping - included, outside area - private, near the sea, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, window screens - whole house....Read more
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | AdrianReviewed Jul 14, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Overall, we strongly recommend this villa because of its comfort and beauty and also because of the excellence of the people associated with the villa and the lovely help we had while we were there.
The views are spectacular. The villa is very comfortable and well situated for day trips as well as walking. Another review stated that the noise was a problem, but we did not find it to be so.
The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and a perfect vacation spot for a family. There is a great deal to do and see. The variety of choices of activities is such that whether you are very adventurous or very laid back, you will find activities to enjoy.
Left on 07/31/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2008Stayed Jul 2008
The entire Amalfi Coast Area was amazingly beautiful, and this villa is placed perfectly to see all of the area. The beach access was just next to the villa, with 380 stone steps down to a rocky beach with great little restaurants. The villa itself was stunning, sleeping 12 easily in comfort. All amenities were thought of, including a built in wine cooler with a selection of wine. Both the housekeeper and the gardener were friendly and very helpful. This was one of our favorite vacations.
The view and the terraced gardens with the pool at the back.
Traffic noise from the Amalfi drive at all hours.
Amazing markets and small towns, the beach, the private boat trip to Capri. This area of Italy has an amazing feeling of it's own that was great to experience.
Left on 08/31/2006 for a stay in August 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2006Stayed Aug 2006
If you are travelling from the U.S., be prepared for a unique and different beach vacation. While we enjoyed it very much, we didn't think that the villa or the Amalfi Coast were as luxurious as most very high-end Mexican resorts or home rentals.
The view is incredible and the staff was great. Also, the close proximity to the beach was very nice, however the beach may be difficult to use for an elderly person or someone who has troubles climbing many many steps.
The showers were small. There are lots of bugs and ants if ANY food is left out or crumbs on the floor. I had problems getting the phone to work.
Left on 06/30/2005 for a stay in June 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2005Stayed Jun 2005
Enjoyed Angela and Gerardo. Would rent a villa again and would visit Amalfi and that coast again.
The veranda off of the living room and the big round marble table off the kitchen.
The mildew smell that was present in the villa; the kitchen too small; the table couldn't seat everyone; the shower stalls in the bathroom. Those were cheap-looking and downgraded the authenticity of the interior.
The views from the road; the architecture. Always having the sea in view.
Left on 09/30/2004 for a stay in September 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2004Stayed Sep 2004
The property worked very well for a large group. Lovely setting and very clean, comfortable, and staff could not have been nicer. Enough space in case you wanted to get away from it all. The pool was quite lovely.
The property is located on a curved part of the road, so noise was obvious. One thing we had to get used to was the church bells right behind property that chimed every hour, on the hour - all night!!. Also, the traffic started at 6:00am with beeping horns, which was heard in the main part of house that was close to the road. However, we understood that most properties on the Amafi coast are built up the cliffs, and Italians love to lean on the horn. Maybe that's why the bells chime on the hour - to warn them of the curves in the road!!
Left on 08/31/2004 for a stay in August 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2004Stayed Aug 2004
We've rented 6 times in France and Italy. I would say the bedroom and bathrooms were much better than average. The service at the house was amazing. The view is unbeatable. I'd just warn people about the noise---it's not like sleeping in Tuscany or a more rural area.
The views, the many places to sit and relax, and the staff - Angela, Gerardo, Antonietta.
It is noisy at night. The beds are comfortable, the night air is beautiful, but the windows face the road. The cars, motorcycles, and people noise go onto until quite late.
Each of the towns is wonderful to visit - the beaches, the piazzas, etc.
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