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Residenza Vistamare

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Massa Lubrense | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 9

Rates: from £5,458 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.


Ground floor:

  • Entrance hall.
  • Living-dining room with beautiful frescoed ceilings.
  • Double bedroom and bathroom (a single bed can be added in this room).
  • Guest bathroom.

First Floor:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with many features dating back to the 17th century.
  • Two living rooms.
  • Single bedroom.
  • Three double bedrooms.
  • Two bathrooms.
  • Top Floor:

  • Rooftop terrace with sun lounges and sitting area.

    • 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.


    GMT +1hr




    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    • 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.


    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 hosted 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.


    • 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.
    • Pre-arrival grocery shopping - available at EUR 30 (up to 8 guests) or EUR 50 (up to 10 guests) plus the cost of items. The service is available up to a grocery cost of EUR 200. This service is included within our A&K Hosted offering.
    • Transfer from Naples Airport to the villa (one way): Mercedes Sprinter (for 8 passengers) available from EUR 220. (Please note: between 7pm and 7am a supplement of 20% applies).
    • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.

    • 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.

    The villa

    Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

    A&K Concierge upgrade

    For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

    The finishing touches

    Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

    The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

    If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

    • 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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