Villa Larzia

Gorgeous 2 bedroom villa with sea view in Praiano in the heart of the Amalfi Coast
  based on 4 reviews
Overview
  •   4
  •   2
  • SQM 110
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool

Description

Set in one of the most beautiful panoramic areas of Praiano, Villa Larzia is the on ground floor of a two-story building and can accommodate up to 4 guests. It has two beautiful and large private gardens which offer a wide horizon of sky, sea and coast, a private swimming pool, wi-fi and air-conditioning.

The blue Mediterranean sea is just below the property; the water can be reached by walking along a communal staircase of about 250 steps which leads to a sunbathing terrace on the cliff. The house is bright, spacious and comfortable, with high ceiling vaults and elegant and welcoming furnishings. The floors are tiled with shimmering majolica tiles. The total area of the villa is 110 metres squared indoors and 400 metres squared of outdoor area consisting of terraces and gardens with magnificent views of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi towards Positano and Capri .

The first terrace, about 240 metres squared, is at the entrance of the property. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof and is equipped with comfortable seating area with built-in stone white benches, armchairs and sofa around a coffee table, dining table with chairs and a barbecue. The terrace is all surrounded by pots of trees and beautiful flowers. The second terrace,situated 9 steps below the main terrace, is 160 metres squared and has a private swimming pool (5 x 3 x 1.40), a sun umbrella, table, deck chairs and an outdoor shower.

Part of the garden is planted with seasonal vegetables. If in season, the produce is available to guests. From the garden, you have direct access to a spacious L-shaped sitting/dining room.The air-conditioned dining room furnishings include 2 sofas, a large flat-screen satellite television, a dining table which can accommodate up to six guests, air conditioning/heating units. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with a six -burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. There is a table to seat four guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace.
From one side of the living room, a small corridor leads to two bedrooms, each with a double bed (160x180) and direct access onto the garden through French doors. The two air-conditioned bedrooms have their own bathroom next door. The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower, a washing machine. The second and larger bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a large Jacuzzi bathtub.

Villa Larzia is situated below the main street of Praiano, the road that links all of the Amalfi Coast villages. It is accessed by walking 400 metres along a pedestrian road and down 160 steps. The sea is right below the property and can be accessed via a pathway with 250 steps. A little supermarket, a short distance from the villa, is well stocked and provides nearly everything one would need. Coffee bars with an Internet Point, tourist information centre, restaurants, post office and shopping streets are a approximately 400 metres from the villa. The local mini-shuttle bus which runs from Praiano to Positano and the SITA bus that connect all the villages along the Amalfi coast, stops at the top of the flight of steps which lead down to the villa.

Praiano is a small fishing village made up of houses scattered along the ridge of Monte S. Angelo which ends in the intense blue sea at Capo Sottile. In an inlet is Marina di Praia, a small and charming beach surrounded by the houses and boats of the fishermen and by small, unpretentious restaurants that attract you with their simplicity. It is considered Positano’s little sister with a similar beach and church, but not anything like so inundated with a flood of travellers. If you climb up or down the main coastal road, you will find a natural village with incredible views, undisturbed by the rumble of coaches and cars. Lemon groves and vineyard terraces follow the irregularity of the terrain that slopes gently down to the little coves where the ancient Saracen towers stand guarding against these days improbable enemies. The favourable climate, the pure air, the beautifully blue sea, the friendliness of the people and improving tourist facilities are just a few of the reasons that make Praiano an increasingly desirable place to spend one’s holiday.

The pebble beach at La Praia, at the feet of two tall rocky walls, is home to several restaurants offering excellent local cuisine, boat hire service and a scuba diving school. To reach the beach of La Praia take the local minibus which runs regularly within and around Praiano. If you do not have a problem with climbing steps, another place to go is the beach called “Gavitella”, a charming small beach, located at the bottom of a small and verdant rocky inlet. The beach houses a restaurant with beach facilities which is open during the summer season. The beach of La Gavitella can be reached either on foot, walking along a path that includes about 350 steps, or by sea. Indeed, during high season a ferry service with small boats operates to this beach both from the beach of the Praia and from the beach of Positano. The service is complimentary for customers of the facilities or of the restaurant at the Gavitella .At both Amalfi and Positano there are ferries, hydrofoils and mini-cruises to visit other villages along the coast as well as to the Islands of Capri and Ischia, Sorrento and Naples. It is also possible to rent boats to explore the surrounding coastline and visit the many small grottoes along the coast.To stay at Villa Larzia a car is not necessary. The stop for the buses that go to Positano, Sorrento , Amalfi or to the other coastal towns, can be found 400 metres away from the house (includes the 160 steps) .


Rooms

2 Bathroom , 2 Bedroom , 1 Dining-Room , 1 Kitchen , 1 Living room


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, fridge freezer, Spices, Toaster, Kettle
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin, Bathtub
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
Facilities
  • Relaxation
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden, Gated-Community
Policies
Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
10:00 AM
Check out:
4:00 PM
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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based on 4 reviews
Kathryn (USA)
"Beautiful location, amazingly clean and spacious"

A truly beautiful place in an amazing location.  The pictures do not do it justice, it is so well equipped and spotlessly clean.One of the best places we have been.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 8/2018

Jim (USA)
"Perfect accommodation"

The villa was the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. The view is absolutely stunning and the villa is first class. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a perfect get away.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 4/2016

Donna (USA)
"We will return again, highly recommend!"

Villa Larzia was as depicted in the pictures . clean and spacious both inside and outside with gorgeous views of the coast and Positano. It had everything you needed, bathroom s and bedrooms were large and comfortable. We didn't get to go in the pool, too cool out but it would be lovely to use otherwise. Praiano is a lovely small fishing village away from the crowds and noise of larger cities of Amalfi Coast. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and loved to watch the local people interact daily. Very glad we chose to stay both at Villa Larzia and in Praiano. Also the rental company was very efficient with services and response time. We hired the Porter service for our bags and worth every penny and more for the 160 steps up and down from the villa. Concierge service was very good and had groceries etc delivered before our arrival which was also very helpful after a long travel day. We would return again and highly recommend both Villa Larzia and rental company. Alfonso was very prompt in replies for any questions or needs before arrival.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2015

Steve (USA)
"The villa is outstanding, with a wonderful view"

The villa is outstanding, with a wonderful view across to Capri. The condition, equipment and cleanliness were excellent.The pool is small and located on a lower patio but really nice. Very large patio on the villa level with excellent seating and eating areas. Only drawback are the steps down from the village to the villa. Use the porters to deliver your luggage, and get the supermarket to deliver food. The walk up in the evenings is worth it for the number and range of restaurants.

Family with young children  |  0  |  stayed in 7/2014

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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.

Should you find your property, with the same booking conditions, at a lower rate on the internet after you have booked, we'll match it. Just contact us within 24 hours of booking, with details of the website. Your email address and phone number will not be traded, sold or lent to any third party.


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