Villa Aretusa is beautifully located on the seaside in an area that is part of the naturally protected Punta Campanella Marina. The nearest village of Massalubrense, full of local restaurants, staple stores and shops, is only a five minute drive away.
Seven steps lead down from the ground floor dining area to the living room, consisting of parquet floors, a fireplace with antique ceramic tiles, large sea-facing windows and an external patio.
The first floor of the villa offers direct access onto a terrace wrapping behind the villa as well as onto a rooftop terrace boasting great view of Capri, and the islands of Ischia and Procida can be seen in the distance.
The outdoor lounge area is furnished with lounge chairs, tables, built-in benches with cushions and various lighting to make it the perfect area to relax both during the day as well as well into the evening and night. The pool, built into the natural rocks and paved with beach stones, is filled with sea water directly from the Mediterranean.
The pool house enjoys an outdoor shower, a kitchenette with gas stove-top, a refrigerator, and a double sink. A pleasant walk of over 100 fenced steps leads from the villa’s ground floor down to the magnificent seaside.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Queen size bed, Single bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Large dresser, Telephone, TV, Access to 1st floor terrace
Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with tub, Air conditioning
Twin bed, Shared bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Access to back of the villa, TV, Telephone, Suitable for children
Double bed, Single bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Built-in closet
Double bed, Single bed, En suite bathroom with tub ( in case shares bathroom with additional bedroom) ,Air conditioning, Private terrace
Queen size bed, En suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Dresser, TV, Telephone
Small bedroom with 2 bunk beds, shares bathroom with bedroom 5, NO Air conditioning, Suitable for young children or teens
Features & Amenities
Air conditioned bedrooms
Wi-Fi access (living room only)
Large and small oven
Sea water pool (accessible via 130 steps)
Direct sea access (150 steps)
Staff & Services
Bed and bath linens, and pool towels changed once a week
Daily continental breakfast
Maid service 8:30 am to 12:30 pm daily
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Maximum 14 guests
Pets not permitted
Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday
Rental vehicle recommended
Wedding/Social events accepted.
Note: that the road to the villa is narrow and steep.
130 steps to seaside
5 minute drive to:
10 minute drive to Sorrento
On the farthest edge of the amazing Sorrento Peninsula, Massalubrense is situated in a natural landscape of intense beauty. The town is made up of various suburbs, all boasting a lively, local lifestyle, delicious gastronomy, breathtaking views, and plenty of architectural beauty. Part of the Massalubrense municipality includes the hamlets of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Marina della Lobra, Termini, Marciano, Marina di Puolo, and Monticchio.
our week in italy on the sorrento peninsula at villa aretusa
Left on 07/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Roger
planning the vacation with LR was a pleasure as it has been for me over the last 8-10 years. While planning this trip, there was a death in the family and LR was considerate to give us extra time to button up the details with respect to payment during the difficult time of losing my sister. I really appreciate this. Laura did a phenomenal job of choosing a very interesting and certainly UNIQUE property. Some details I would include in the description of the villa are: 1. anyone visiting should know BEFOREHAND the trip traversing up and down the property is enough to get those who get motion sickness, sick. 2. the site states 60 steps to swimming pool-in fact, there are more than 120, therefore anyone with any type of disability won't be able to reach this 3. Internet access in the villa is extremely limited. There is only one staff member, anna, extremely accommodating, capable, very good cook, sweet and very reachable. No complaints with respect to her. - Roger P., New York, USA
Left on 07/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Scott
Beautiful place. Some things were not fully disclosed...5 bedrooms made available, not 7 and when we used a 6th we were made to feel badly. Impossible to get to the villa without a car (drivers and taxis will not take you down the road needed to get to the villa and it is not in easy walking distance so you must have a car and if it is even a medium size car without great experience, you are sure to have issues since road is so narrow. We had to pay the cleaning woman's husband $100 euro for 3 five minute car trips so we could meet our drivers to take us to the airport). However, absolutely scenic, home maintained extremely well, the owner does care and makes herself very accessible so although a few things aren't exactly as represented she wants you to have a wonderful visit. The ocean and pool are spectacular and it is a terrific taste of Italy's magnificence. We also enjoyed the little pub/restaurant around the corner. - Scott S., ,
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