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Residenza Vistamare

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Massa Lubrense | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 9

Rates: from £5,602 per week

If it's spectacular views you're looking for, then this is our number one choice. Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind as you retreat to this piece of historical paradise. The truly unique boutique property offers privacy, peace and unbeatable vistas overlooking the traditional fishing harbour across to Capri Mount Vesuvius. With its beautiful outdoor terraces and lavishly decorated interiors filled with original antiques and precious chandeliers, Residenza Vistamere is a haven of tranquillity, history and enchantment.

Recently restored yet maintaining its original character, Residenza Vistamare offers relaxing holidays for small groups of friends or families up to ten people. On the ground floor a large corridor leads to two living rooms, each furnished with luxurious but clearly-formed antique pieces. Paintings cover the walls, each dealing with another part of coastal or Italian lifestyle. Doors lead to a covered terrace with dramatic sea views. Another door leads to a large bedroom with vaulted ceilings and black and white-coloured ceramic floor tiles. An additional bed makes this room suitable for a group of children or parents with one child. The marble covered en-suite bathroom has a shower and is decorated with romantic but nevertheless pure furniture. From the entrance hall a staircase leads to the first floor where you can enjoy breakfast (daily continental breakfast included). Several living areas are located here as well as a fully equipped kitchen, from which guests have access to the outdoor dining area on the terrace and four bedrooms which share two bathrooms. One of these bedrooms is the one where King Murat stayed in 1808. His suite with its frescoed walls and the wooden furniture has been kept preserved, so that guest cans sleep like the king 200 years ago. The first floor is surrounded by several terraces with sitting areas and a garden area with divans, sofas and chairs; perfectly fitting to relax in the warm evenings. The pool (3m x 9m) overlooking the Gulf of Naples is nestled in a secluded corner of the large gardens which blends in perfectly with the natural landscape, allowing guests to indulge in peace and privacy. Even the roof of Residenza Vistamare is prepared to offer relaxing space and incredible views over the sea. Guests can relax in several sitting areas, sunbathe or cool down under the outdoor shower.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Entrance corridor.
  • Dining room with access to the terrace (furnished with chairs), views of the sea and Massa Lubrense.
  • 7 steps lead down to: Double bedroom (bed 1.7 x 1.9m) and bathroom with shower (a single bed can be added in this room on request).
  • Guest bathroom with tub and shower attachment.

First Floor:

  • Kitchen with many features dating back to the 17th century.
  • Living room with TV, frescoed ceilings and balcony with views to Capri.
  • Single bedroom (bed 1.1 x 1.9m) with access to the terrace (equipped with sofa and dining table).
  • Twin bedroom (bed 0.8 x 1.9m each) with frescoed ceilings and access to the terrace.
  • Twin bedroom (bed 0.9 x 1.9m each) with frescoed ceilings and sea views.
  • Double bedroom (1.6 x 1.9m) with frescoed ceilings.
  • Two bathrooms, one with tub and hand-held shower, one with tub and shower attachment.
  • Access to a terrace with table.

Top Floor:

  • Rooftop terrace with sun lounges and sitting area, sea views.

KINDLY NOTE:

  • There are some unprotected drops/slopes around the property; young children need to be supervised all the time.
  • Please note that staff lives on-site.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.
  • Settimana Santa in Sorrento

Famed throughout Italy; the first procession takes place at midnight on the Thursday preceding Good Friday, with robed and hooded penitents in white. The second procession occurs on Good Friday, when participants wear black robes and hoods.

  • Sant'Antonino (February)

The patron saint of Sorrento, Sant'Antonino, is remembered annually with processions and huge markets, as well as festive lights, fireworks, and musical events, all in his name.

  • Wine & The City (May)

In Naples you can enjoy a two-week celebration of regional wine, with free tastings and cultural events in museums, palaces, boutiques and eateries.

  • Maggio dei Monumenti (May)

In Naples, experience a month of cultural feasts, with many concerts, performances, exhibitions, tours and other events.

  • Napoli Teatro Festival (June)

Three weeks of local and international theatre and performance art.

  • Neapolis Rock Festival (July/August)

This top rock festival attracts top international acts.

  • Sorrento Festival, (between July and September)

World-class classical concerts are held in the cloisters of the Chiesa di San Francesco.

  • Pizzafest (September)

A celebration of Naples' most famous cuisine.

  • Napoli Film Festival (September - October)
  • Sagra della Salsiccia e Ceppone (December)

Hundreds of kilos of sausages are barbecued over a giant bonfire, accompanied by local wine - a must for any sausage lover!

Piazza Tasso is the main square of Sorrento which is flooded with market stalls, designer shops and restaurants. Discover the fascinating winding streets and what they have to offer by foot, or if you’re feeling a little tired from the day’s activities, you can arrange a horse and carriage. 

Take a guided sightseeing trip to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum near Naples. Make sure to relax after a long day of sightseeing in one of the many restaurants dotted around Naples – this region serves up the country’s best pasta, pizza and coffee! 

Sorrento and the Amalfi coast are famous for their delicious Limoncello. There are numerous Limoncello shops dotted around Sorrento; we recommend to pop in and get a few free samples! You can also find many shops selling the ceramics, lacework and souvenirs that are famously produced here. 

Take the ferry from Sorrento to Capri and spend the day in Capri, which is a beautiful, small resort island with an interesting town. It has beaches where you can relax, or if you are feeling more adventurous, why not rent a kayak or boat, and explore the fascinating grottos the island has to offer. 

There is also plenty to see and do in the medieval quarter of the town.

TIME ZONE

GMT +1hr

LANGUAGE

Italian

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FORMALITIES

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

WEATHER

In general, the climate in Amalfi Coast is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.

HEALTH

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

DRIVING/PARKING INFORMATION

There are some important rules of the road:

  • Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked "biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%.There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

PARKING

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying "Zona a traffico limitato".
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
  • Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
  • In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

VILLA LOCATION

Massa Lubrense 2km
Sorrento 10km (ferries to Capri)
Positano 21km
Praiano 26km
Amalfi 36km
Pompeii 36km
Naples 60km
Naples airport 65km

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Availability Information

  • Villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however shorter breaks and alternative arrival days are available at some villas during low and mid seasons.
     
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only & A&K Concierge services please visit 'Villa Rental Options'. An A&K Villas Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or give us a call.

Inclusions

  • Maid service daily.
  • Continental breakfast daily.
  • Central heating.
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to. 
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (9 x 3m / 29.5 x 9.8ft).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
  • Final cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Cook service - available on request in advance at EUR 350 per meal plus the cost of groceries.
  • Telephone as per consumption.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • There are some unprotected drops/slopes around the property; young children need to be supervised all the time.
  • Please note that staff lives on-site.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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