Villa Rachele is a charming two-story villa built on the sloping cliff in front of the sea. It sleeps seven people. From Villa Rachele you will enjoy a splendid view of the sea and of the coastline. Villa Rachele is 270 square meters (2900 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a nice private terrace, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be in the center of Praiano , where you will find restaurants and shops. You will find the stop for the local bus at 20 meters (65 feet) and the beach at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile). You will reach Villa Rachele from the street level without having to climb any steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Rachele. If you do have one, you will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.
Villa Rachele is not recommended for small children, because of a terrace with a low railings.
Villa Rachele was originally a beautiful and impressive farmhouse with arched vaults. As happens many times the Villa was bought and restored by foreigners who came as tourists and became enchanted by these places which are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world. Whoever ordered the restoration work certainly loved the place. They knew how to appreciate and put to good use the antique artwork and culture of the place including the production of hand-painted Majolica. The floors have been made of richly decorated Majolica of the‘700s, a lot of which has been salvaged from local antique churches. Each floor is differently decorated and therefore you can admire a variety of different elegant designs in rich colours, which makes this Villa seem like a living museum of old ceramic. The house is richly and completely furnished with antique furniture. It is welcoming and mirrors the owner’s personality. Villa Rachele will make you feel as if you are wanted guests at a friend’s house instead of tourists renting any house for the holiday period.
Villa Rachele is part of a three-storey house built on a slope and clings to the rocky coast. Villa Rachele itself covers the bottom and middle level. A totally separate apartment, with an independent entrance, is on the top level (it has a terrace overlooking the garden of Villa Rachele) and is occupied by locals.
The main entrance is at a higher level than the rest of the house. At ground level there is a pretty doorway with an antique marble column beside it and two gates, which lead, one to the garden and the other to the parking space. All the habitable parts of the house have been built on a slope lower than the road; therefore, even though the villa is in the centre of Praiano, it is well protected from outside noise.
As soon as you enter the house there is a nice, wide curved stairway built in the '700s style By going down this stair you arrive in the upper storey of the Villa.
A holiday at Villa Rachele is perfect for those who want to feel the authentic spell of the Amalfitan Coast in a Villa that has a unique character and who want to keep away from the frenetic holiday life in overcroded areas. The most famous tourist centres though, are in easy reach.
The above-ground swimming pool is 3 meters (10 feet) large by 4 meters (13 feet) long, 1 meter (3.2 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with chairs and two deck chairs. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a view of the garden and of the sea.
The garden is partly shaded by a pergola and by perfumed citrus trees. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the garden you will enjoy a charming view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi .
The living room is paved with characteristic majolica tiles. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The furnishings include a L-shaped sofa and three armchairs. There is an age-old fireplace made of stone. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a television. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden and the swimming pool through a double-glazed French door. The room also has two double-glazed windows with a view of the garden.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room through an access area. The floor is paved with characteristic majolica tiles. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. The room has a double-glazed window with a view of the sea.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room through an access area.
The terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a porch. It is equipped with a table, chairs and two deck chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a charming view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The floor is paved with characteristic majolica tiles. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is an age-old fireplace made of stone. The furnishings include two armchairs. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace through a double-glazed French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The floor is paved with characteristic majolica tiles. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two double-glazed windows with a view of the sea.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a hydromassage shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the garden. Here you will find a washing machine at your disposal.
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Villa Rachele is a fascinating villa of 270 square meters (2 900 square feet) for seven people with terraces and a garden that give ample sea views. There is a swimming pool of 12 square meters (130 square feet), air conditioning and a parking space.
There are three bedrooms, an open plan living room with a kitchen and sitting room, two bathrooms and a toilet. There are two terraces and a large garden.
The house and garden are attached to the sloping coast and are on two levels. On the higher level there are two bedrooms, a bathroom a toilet and a terrace. On the lower level there is the third bedroom, the open plan living room and a bathroom. There is another terrace and access to the garden.
There are two double bedrooms and a twin room. One of the double bedrooms is a large suite with a sitting room and a fireplace. There is also a terrace with sea views.
One of the bathrooms has a jet shower and the other has a shower. The toilet has a wash hand basin.
The open plan living room has an area reserved for the kitchen and another part is furnished with a dining table and some chairs. The area nearest the garden is the sitting room and has settees, armchairs, a single sofa bed and a television. A large arched glass door allows access to the terrace and the garden.
The well-equipped kitchen has a lovely stone fireplace in the middle. There is a cooker, an electric oven, a microwave, a large fridge/freezer a dishwasher and other small electrical appliances. The washing machine is in the utility room with access to the garden.
The garden itself has sea views and is furnished with a table and chairs to allow outdoor dining. There are also sun loungers and a small swimming pool that is 12 square meters (130 square feet) in size and 1 meter (3 feet) deep.
The Villa is a special place because of its particular fascination due to different factors. One is its splendid position with sea views and another is its old structure. Also fascinating are the restored, authentic, hand painted Majolica floors of the ‘700s. The furnishings are rich in every detail and are also valuable.
Villa Rachele is situated in the centre of Praiano. There is a grocer 10 meter (11 yards) away. The local bus stop is 20 meters (22 yards) away and the bus stop to catch the bus for the further away tourist centres on the Coast is 600 meters (650 yards) away.
The nearest beach is 1.5 km (1 mile).
Positano is 6 km. (3.5 miles) and Amalfi is 8 km (5 miles) away.
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Left on 09/19/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Rochelle CohenReviewed Sep 19, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The house was lovely, very clean, fully equipped and lovely in all ways, including the garden and the amazing view. The people who met us were extremely helpful and flexible and we appreciated their advice and guidance regarding exploring the area. We had a wonderful time and would happily recommend the house to any one hoping to enjoy this beautiful area.
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