Sleeps 10: 4 double bedrooms, 2 sleeping places in divan bed
Accommodation type: Villa
Distance from the town/village center: 30 m, about 32 yd
Distance from the sea: 800 m, about 874 yd
Distance from the beach: 1.5 km, about 0.9 miles
Public transportation available
Accessible for people with disabilities
View on the sea
View on the valley
Rome Airport, Ciampino: 270 km / 168 mi
Rome Airport, Fiumicino: 298 km / 185 mi
Naples Airport: 68 km / 42 mi
Bari Airport: 263 km / 163 mi
Salerno Airport: 55 km / 34 mi
Train Station (Sant'Agnello di Sorrento): 20 km / 12 mi
Rome: 282 km / 175 mi
The Excavations of Pompeii: 42 km / 26 mi
Naples: 64 km / 40 mi
The Greek Temples of Paestum: 80 km / 50 mi
The Royal Palace of Caserta: 90 km / 56 mi
The Excavations of Herculaneum : 54 km / 34 mi
The Charterhouse of Padula: 143 km / 89 mi
Positano: 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Villa Elvira is a splendid and luminous three-story villa built sheer above the sea. It sleeps ten people. From Villa Elvira you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. Villa Elvira is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, two spacious private terraces with a view of the sea, a private garden and winter heating.
You will be in the heart of Praiano, a few steps from restaurants and the shops. You will find a number of restaurants at 500 meters (550 yards), shops a few meters (feet) away, the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus Positano - Praiano line at 20 meters (65 feet) and the closest beach at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile). You will reach Villa Elvira from the parking area along a short public walkway that includes approximately 38 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Elvira. If you do have one, you will be able to park it nearby, free of charge in a private parking lot. The parking space is suitable for at most one car.
Villa Elvira is part of the historical center of Praiano, which consists of a cluster of white houses on the highest area of a steep slope of a hill overlooking the sea. The houses are nestled around the beautiful bell-tower and the eighteenth-century church of San Luca.
In this area of Praiano, almost all the houses date back to the eighteenth century. They feature white facades often decorated with stuccoes, patios below masonry arches sustaining terraces facing the sea, and sloping gardens filled with flowers and citrus trees around. Walking through such extraordinary village, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO, means climbing narrow stairways and pedestrian streets. The whole area is made for pedestrians, except for the only access street to the main square. Here you will no find streets packed with tourists; all you will see are the kind inhabitants of the place. And you will be able to experience the fascination and authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast: one not changed by the actions of tourism!
Villa Elvira is a few steps away from the main square, and it also features a private garage at the end of the pedestrian area. In order to arrive at the villa from the garage area, all you have to do is ascend a short 38-step staircase. The main square is a large terrace overlooking the coastal scenery.
Villa Elvira boasts the fascination of old Mediterranean houses built respecting the slopes of steep rocky lands. Both the house and the garden are distributed on three floors, and each level of the house can be reached both from the garden and from an indoor staircase.
On the highest area of the garden you will find the swimming-pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace where you can sunbathe and enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the coast.
During your stay at Villa Elvira, you will be close to one of the most typical beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion. To reach the beach you can take the local bus which stops about 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) away from the villa.
However, don’t miss the chance of going to beach on foot at least once if you are in good shape: you can descend from the villa until the State Road through shortcuts consisting of stairways. Once you have crossed the State Road, you will have to go along a picturesque pedestrian foot path goes past the medieval Tower and descends towards the sea through a trail dug along the rocks. The breathtaking scenery will compensate the workout to go along the way. Rendering the walk even more pleasant, once you have arrived at the beach, are the small bars and restaurants which feature tables on rocks caressed by the waters of the sea…
As guests of Villa Elvira, you can enjoy discounts at a 4-star hotel for two of their services: access to the beach and the restaurant.
The swimming pool is 3.5 meters (11 feet) large by 4 meters (13 feet) long. The swimming pool has the shape of a shell. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. The pool is open from mid-April until mid-October.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The furnishings include a sofa.
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include two armchairs. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, made of lucid majolica tiles and marble and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with fixed shower head.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The terrace is 35 square meters (375 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a porch. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches, as well as with tables, chairs and sun umbrellas. From the terrace you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of Praiano.
The living room is paved with hand-made tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are elegant and bright, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include sofas and armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of stone. The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two French doors.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests.
The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the living room.
Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the swimming pool area. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is a nice fireplace. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a balcony with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin and a toilet.
Included in the price
The rental price includes: final cleaning; electricity; linens; towels.
A 25% deposit is paid at the time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the property.
Upon arrival at Villa Elvira the property manager will ask you to pay a security deposit of EUR 500, payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure less any charges for accidental damages to the property.
To be paid at the property:
€ 2.00 per person per night. Guests aged under 10 are exempt.
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