Villa Circe

Fabulous 8 bedroom luxury villa with sea views on the Amalfi Coast
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Overview
  •   16
  •   8
  • SQM 550
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool

Description

Villa Circe is a spacious, luxury villa which lays in the heart of the quiet village of Praiano, between Amalfi and Positano. The central location of Villa Circe means that exploring is easy and Positano, Ravello, Amalfi and Sorrento are all within reach. This beautiful villa, with its stunning views, several living spaces indoors and out, is perfect for a large group of families or friends. It can sleep up to 16 people.

The property boasts a beautiful seawater swimming pool and large terraces on various levels with sweeping views of the sea and the Amalfi coast up to the Isola dei Galli and the Faraglioni di Capri. The terraces are linked by steps and offer several large outdoor spaces with built-in stone benches and garden furniture, perfect for social gatherings or finding a little peace and quiet. The total area of the villa, spread out over three levels, is 550 metres squared inside and 1200 metres squared outside consisting of terraces and gardens with wide panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and the sea.

The main floor and the ground floor which are accessed via an external staircase (about 24 steps) situated near the property’s entrance gate and an independent annex in the form of a tower on the roof terrace. The villa welcomes guests in a large, panoramic terrace at the side of the house, with an outdoor living area overlooking the Amalfi Coast and the sea.This terrace leads into the day area comprised of large portico, dining room, reading room, elegantly furnished sitting room and a large fully equipped kitchen. Down an internal staircase (twenty steps) is the sleeping area with the six bedrooms, each with private bathroom and doors opening onto a terrace with both covered and uncovered areas. 

From the sleeping area, descend another external staircase (approximately 20 steps) and you will reach the large private, sea water swimming pool. It measures 17 x 5.9 metres with an average depth of 2.60 metres. There is a small bathroom with outdoor shower and a changing room.The swimming pool is surrounded by a sun-drenched area furnished with tables and chairs and a splendid view of the sea.

The large terrace at the entrance is furnished with a built-in stone bench, armchairs around a low glass topped coffee table, oven and barbecue, all surrounded by pots of palm trees, lemon trees and flowers.This terrace leads to the portico which serves as the main entrance and has fantastic views over the sea towards Positano and Capri on the right. The portico is furnished with dining table and comfortable seating areas. 

From the portico, you can access the day area which is comprised of a large dining room, reading room, sitting room and Kitchen. The dining room has a large glass-topped table and fragments of original Roman columns and marble bases. The dining room leads to the large fully equipped kitchen. A French glass door leads from the kitchen into the area with pizza oven and BBQ. Adjacent to the kitchen is also the laundry and a service bathroom. The vast sitting room and reading room are elegantly furnished with antique light fixtures, precious artwork, silver pieces, porcelain dishware, a working fireplace, antique wooden furniture, inviting white sofas and armchairs, a grand piano and satellite TV with a DVD reader .Every room on this floor is about 4.30 metres high, with a domed ceiling, terracotta floors, whitewashed walls and direct access to the portico.

The stone staircase in the living room leads down to the night area with a corridor to access the six ensuite double bedrooms. Each has direct access to the garden which is furnished with sun-chairs, umbrellas, coffee tables and a rocking chair. Three of the bedrooms can be made up as twin bedrooms on request; one of them can interconnect to the bedroom next door, if required.

Further accommodation for four people is provided in the independent tower which is accessed by an external staircase (about twenty four steps), which is situated near the property’s main entrance gate . This accommodation is more simply furnished than the main house and offers a twin bedroom and a double bedroom sharing a small bathroom with shower. The larger bedroom opens to a private balcony with splendid sea views. 

Villa Circe is accessed from the road that links all of the Amalfi Coast by going down about 65 steps. The little supermarket, at a short distance from the villa, is well stocked. A coffee bar with an Internet Point, tourist information centre, restaurants and a post office are at approximately 300 metres from the villa.

The local mini-shuttle which runs from Praiano to the beach at La Praia and Positano and the SITA bus that connect all the villages along the Amalfi coast, stop at the top of the steps which lead down to the villa. The pebble beach at La Praia is home to several restaurants offering excellent local cuisine, boat hire service and a diving school.

At both Amalfi and Positano there are ferries and hydrofoils to the other villages along the coast as well as to the Islands of Capri and Ischia and Naples. You  can also rent boats to explore the surrounding coastline and visit the many small grottoes along the coast.


Rooms

7 Bathroom , 8 Bedroom , 1 Kitchen , 1 Living room , 1 Toilet


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 2 Fold-away bed, 7 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, fridge freezer, Spices, Toaster, Kettle
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace, Outdoor Shower
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
Facilities
  • Relaxation
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Housekeeper Included, Laundry service Included
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map

Transport

Train
23 Km  

Airport
70 Km  

Bus
0.4 Km  

Motorway
50 Km  

Port
7 Km  


Directions

BY CAR: From the North: A1 highway (Autostrada del Sole) / A3 highway Salerno - Reggio Calabria to Naples / Castellammare di Stabia exit / follow the signs for Penisola Sorrentina - Sorrento - Positano – Praiano.

From the South: A3 highway Reggio Calabria – Salerno / Salerno Nord exit / follow the signs for Costiera Amalfitana / Vietri sul Mare SS 163 / Amalfi - Praiano.

BY PLANE: The Naples Capodichino airport is 62 km away. To reach the hotel, take the A3 highway Salerno - Reggio Calabria, exit at Castellammare di Stabia and follow the signs for Penisola Sorrentina, Sorrento, Positano and lastly Praiano. Alternatively, you can book a taxi or shuttle when you reserve your room (extra charge).

BY TRAIN: The Naples Central Station is 62 km from the hotel. From here, take the Circumvesuvian train line to Sorrento and continue by bus (Sita) for Amalfi, getting off in Praiano. If you arrive at the Salerno station (33 km), continue by bus (Sita) to Amalfi and change to a bus for Sorrento, getting off in Praiano.

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Alfonso Massa

Ciao! I was born in Vico Equense, on the Sorrento Coast. I have over 15 years' experience in the hospitality industry. I am a fluent English and Italian speaker and I can offer you a personalised holiday which is tailor-made to your needs. With my profound local knowledge and experience, I will ensure that your holiday is well-planned and is exactly what you are looking for.

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