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Villa Stella di Praiano

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Praiano | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £52,646 per week

A stay at Stella di Praiano is an experience like no other.  When you wake up in this incredibly positioned villa with magical views over to Positano, with the sounds of the waves crashing below you, it genuinely feels like your own piece of paradise on earth. Villa Stella di Praiano is truly one of the most luxurious villas in Italy. A magical setting with extensive and colourful gardens filled with fruits and flowers, there is luxury, surprise and style at every turn, inside and out. From the dramatic terrace views over to Positano, the fairy-tale tower suite, the large pool and outdoor hot-tub, to the simply divine interiors, elegant bedrooms and several bathrooms with world beating sea views, guests at Stella di Praiano will feel in unmitigated and unrivalled, luxurious bliss. For the adventurous, there is even access to the sea below and rocky deck!

Villa Stella di Praiano consists of a main house, an ancient cliff top tower and a guest house. You will be welcomed in the town of Praiano by the English-speaking staff of the villa, who will take care of your luggage, and escort you down the steps to the entrance hall where the enchanting scene awaits. Scattered around the outside areas are several dining and living areas including a hidden romantic terrace perfect for candle light dinners. You will also find a hot tub with incredible sea views, a small waterfall, a private swimming pool and, next to it, a massage room for complete indulgence. The main house features a huge living room with TV, opening on to the terrace and fire places which can be used in case of any cooler evenings. Two double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings are located on the ground floor, sharing a magnificent bathroom. Both rooms are furnished with white elegant beds and each offers stunning views over the coast and the sea. A staircase leads to the first floor where two master suites with king sized beds and huge 'window walls' framing the magnificent views. Antique furniture, a chaise longue and bathrooms with Jacuzzi and separate shower further characterize these special suites. The fifth bedroom is located adjacent to the pool with separate entrance, kitchen area and shower with dramatic views. For guests looking for the ultimate arrival, A&K can arrange for private boat charter from Naples directly to the foot of the cliffs leading to the villa.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

  • Main House
  • Ground Floor:
    Entrance hall
    Living room
    Two double bedrooms with shared bathroom (tub with shower attachment)

    First Floor:
    Living room with pool table and access to the terrace
    Two master bedroom suites, each with en-suite bathrooms

  • Pool House:
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • Tower:
  • Ground Floor:
    Double bedroom

    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bathroom with shower

  • Beach House:
  • Located 175 steps down from the pool is a small, simply furnished apartment with sofa bed, bathroom and kitchenette

    KINDLY NOTE:

    • Access to and from the villa is via a number of steps and the villa is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.
    • Staff lives in a separate part of the property.
    • The use of the kitchen is reserved to staff only.
    • The owner will hold a USD 10,000 credit card authorization to serve as a security deposit against any damage caused.
    • There are unprotected drops on the grounds, children should be supervised at all times.
    • 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 and 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.
  • Regatta (June)

Amalfi hosts an annual regatta – a fantastic event for any sailing fan.

  • Maria Maddalena Celebration (July)

Join the locals in Atrani to celebrate the patron saint, Maria Maddalena with fireworks and parades.

  • Beach Celebration (August)

Head to Positano for their annual beach celebration, where you can see re-enactments of pirate explorations.

  • Byzantine New Year (August)

On the last day of August, visit Amalfi to ring in the traditional Byzantine New Year.

  • Ravello Festival (late June - early September)

During the Ravello Festival, the town centre turns into a stage. Events range from orchestral concerts to ballet performances and film screenings. The famous Villa Rufolo gardens in Ravello are an attraction in themselves.

  • Gustaminori (September)
  • The annual food festival is held in the town of Minori, with pasta stalls and local delicacies as well as live music and art – a must for food lovers.

    An absolute must-do in Amalfi and Positano is to simply meander through the windy alleys and see where they take you. You can discover plenty of fantastic places to eat, along with interesting workshops, souvenir shops and clothing stalls.

    Visit Vietri sul mare on the Amalfi Coast to see wonderful examples of why this city is called the ceramic capital. Just take a look at the outer walls of the houses which are mounted with beautiful tiles and the church of San Giovanni Battista that has a magnificent tiled dome. Visit the Museum of ceramic of Villa Guariglia in Raito or the Museum Cargaleiro.

    Positano boasts several popular beaches, favourites include Marina Grande and Fornillo. But the beaches and remarkable landscape aren’t the only reasons to visit Positano. The church of Santa Maria Teresa of the Assumption should be visited for its tiled dome. The Saracen towers, and the little villages of Nocelle and Montepertuso also deserve a visit for their magnificent beauty. Positano is also characterised by its production of the leather sandals. Order sandals made-to-measure from the little workshops and take home a great souvenir.

    Don’t miss out on the gastronomy Positano has to offer too: Delizie al limone (soft pastry with a delicious lemon flavoured cream), torta positanese (cake with almonds) and incredible seafood.

    To really appreciate the stunning landscapes of Amalfi and Positano, hop on a boat and take in the view from the crystal waters.

    A must see is also the town of Ravello, which is situated about 5 km from Amalfi, up on the mountain. It has the most spectacular views, simply unmissable, and a charming square to while away the hours.

    If you’re looking for some action, visit the beautiful beach in Cetara (a short distance from Salerno), which is a hotspot for windsurfers and kite surfers.

    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.

    Guest Book

    10th August 2012
    Just a quick note to thank you personally for all your help in pulling this together, the trip was fabulous overall, and the A&K hospitality/generosity was felt throughout our trip! Thank you for making it so special for my family. We won't soon forget the beautiful sights and sounds - by land, sea, and AIR of Amalfi Coast.
    Anon.

    VILLA LOCATION

    Closest shops/restaurants: Praiano
    Other villages/towns close by: Positano 9 km, Amalfi 11 km, Furore 15 km, Ravello 17 km, Sorrento 22 km, Vietri sul Mare 31 km, Salerno 36 km, Pompei 40 km, Naples 62 km
    Nearest airports: Naples 68 km
    Relevant distances: Isle of Capri 44 km

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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. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or give us a call.

    Inclusions

    • Cook to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
    • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
    • Maid service daily.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Central heating.
    • Wireless broadband internet.
    • Porters to carry the luggage on check-in and check-out.
    • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
    • Final cleaning.
    • Arrival set of bath and pool towels and daily change.
    • Arrival set of bed linen and mid-week change.

    Extra Services

    • Telephone as per consumption.
    • Transfer from Naples Airport to the villa (one way): Mercedes Sprinter (for 8 passengers) available from EUR 240. (Please note: between 7pm and 7am a supplement of 20% applies).


    • KINDLY NOTE:
    • Access to and from the villa is via a number of steps and the villa is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.
    • Staff lives in a separate part of the property.
    • The use of the kitchen is reserved to staff only.
    • The owner will hold a USD 10,000 credit card authorization to serve as a security deposit against any damage caused.
    • There are unprotected drops on the grounds, children should be supervised at all times.
    • Extras are subject to availability and 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.


    • Air Conditioning
    • CD Player
    • Central Heating
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • DVD Player
    • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
    • Jacuzzi (Private)
    • Phone
    • Pool / Billiards Table
    • Snooker Table (Full Size)
    • Swimming Pool (Private)
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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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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