Villa Le Birbe is an attractive villa, set within expansive Mediterranean gardens measuring 2000m2.
The villa is in Torca, a quiet village at the start of the Amalfi Coast, just a few minutes from Sorrento. Villa Le Birbe is the ideal base from which to discover the delights of the region, whether you wish to explore the enchanting coastline, or perhaps visit the olive groves and orange trees of the Punta Campanella, a Marine Protected Area.
The highlight of Villa Le Birbe is undoubtedly the large garden and terraces. The above-ground swimming pool measures 10m x 4m, and is 1.2m deep. It is open from 4 April to 28 August. The pool is set within a lawned area with a natural rockery, trees and flowering shrubs. The lovely view across the green treetops to the sea can be appreciated from one of your sun beds. Tables and chairs are dotted around the terraced areas of Villa Le Birbe, providing a lovely choice of places to relax. Why not dine in the shade of the pergola, with the delicious scent of the wisteria drifting around you?
There is also a wonderful outdoor kitchen, with a cooker, wood-fired pizza oven and a dining table for eight. We are happy to arrange for one of our pizza chefs to come to your villa and rustle up a delicious meal for your party - a wonderfully authentic Italian experience!
Moving inside the villa, you will feel instantly at home within the simple, classic furnishings. The terracotta tiled floors and white walls provide the perfect backdrop for the traditional wooden furniture. Many of the rooms have lovely stained glass windows, with the coloured light dancing across the white walls as the sun shines through. All rooms within the villa have air conditioning. There is also an internet Wifi connection.
The entrance to the villa is bright and airy and gives access to a large living room, divided into two areas. The first has a comfortable double sofa bed and flat screen satellite television. The other side offers a dining table for eight and has an attractive fireplace.
From the living room, three steps lead into the large kitchen. This is well-equipped with six gas rings, oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. From the kitchen there is direct access to a beautiful patio.
The first double bedroom is on the ground floor. This is comfortably and attractively decorated with an en suite bathroom providing a shower, wash basin, toilet, bidet and hairdryer. The other double bedroom and a further twin bedroom are on the upper floor. These also have an en suite bathroom each, one with shower, and the other with a bath tub.
The access to the villa is along a rural lane, rather narrow at certain points, and not suitable for larger cars such as people carriers. A small car is recommended â€“ please get in touch if you have any concerns about your vehicle. Parking is no problem, with plenty of space available within the grounds of the property.
Villa Le Birbe is a lovely villa that will offer everything you need to enjoy the Amalfi Coast, whether you are with family or with friends.TripAdvisor property ID 2389674...Read more
Left on 07/13/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 13, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
The villa is in a beautiful location and has all the amenities you need - the wood fired pizza oven was a big hit with the men folk in the family! The garden was lovely an spacious with lots of seating areas and fruit tress and vegetable plants.
Barbara (the owner) and her husband were very helpful and welcoming. The cold beers and water when we got there were much appreciated and the recommendations for restaurants were good (try Gocce di Capri for a reasonable priced meal with wonderful view).
We walked up to the village several times ( 15 minutes for a very unfit 50+ year old) and there are lots of options to catch buses or tours from there - and also a lot of small restaurants/cafes and a super market. There is also a lovely walk to a secluded bay in the opposite direction (there are 750 steps down to the bay - but the view from the top of the steps is lovely so you don't need to go all the way down)
Take note of the warning about the narrow road - you need a small car with a reasonably powerful engine to be able to get up and down the road easily - especially with luggage, and be a very confident driver. Make sure you take out the excess cover with the car hire company - it makes the drive up and down the road a little less stressful - we scratched and dented the side of our Ford Focus and were glad we wouldn't have to pay for the repairs!
The only other issue is that there are not three bathrooms with showers as per the description (which was the main reason we booked it) - there are two bathrooms with showers (one over bath) which are adjacent to two of the bedrooms and the other bedroom has an en-suite toilet/hand basin but no shower.
Overall the villa was a lovely place to stay and Barbara and her husband helped make the stay enjoyable.
Left on 09/25/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 25, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We recently stayed at Villa Le Birbe for 10 days at the end of august. We had a lovely time, the villa is beautifully furnished and very clean.Everything worked and there are lots of terraces to sit outside to eat.It is situated in a lovely garden and the pool has a nice area with loungers for sunbathing.Barbara, the owner, was very kind and friendly, very helpful - nothing was too much trouble.
Do heed advice regarding the size of your car as the road to and from the villa can be tricky.
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