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Luxury Amalfi Coast Villa Rental with Spectacular Views and Pool

Villa la Potenza

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With spectacular views of the sea from the pool and the many terraces, this hillside vacation rental on Italy's Amalfi Coast offers comfort and a garden setting from which to enjoy the scenery. This Amalfi Coast villa is also a convenient location for day trips to the towns of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Capri, and Sorrento. In an area where parking is difficult to find, the villa rental includes parking spaces for two or three cars. This villa on Italy's Amalfi Coast is great for families with children, a groups of friends, and even a wedding party.
Location Description

Villa la Potenza is located along the coastal road about 3 km from the center of Amalfi. The two nearest restaurants, which can deliver food to the villa, are situated about 300 m away from the villa. Shops, banks, post office, and bars are situated in Amalfi. A bus stop marked SITA on the main road just 50 meters from the villa will take you to Positano, while another stop 200 meters from the villa goes to Amalfi. Amalfi is 15 minutes away and Positano is 35 minutes away. Ferries and hydrofoil leave daily from Amalfi to Capri (1 hour), Positano (20 minutes), Ischia (2 hours), and Salerno (1 hour). The services operate only during the summer months. A rental car is recommended when staying in this Amalfi Coast vacation rental. Blue SITA busses cost about 1-2 euros, depending on destination. Stops are marked with a blue and white SITA sign. The small internal bus (orange mini-bus) of Positano is marked by a brown FERMATA sign. Driving times are: Ravello to Amalfi, 15 minutes; Amalfi to Positano, 30 minutes; Positano to Sorrento, 35 minutes. The nearest beaches are located in Amalfi (3 km), or in Conca dei Marini.

Please Note: While the Amalfi Coast is beautiful and charming, it is also steep, with many uphill and downhill stairs and walkways. In general, it is an area that is not kind to those of us with knee or mobility issues. This should be considered before booking a property in this area.

Rome Fiumicino: 320 km/199 mi
Naples: 60 km/37 mi
Sorrento: 32 km/20 mi
Salerno: 30 km/19 mi
Positano: 20 km/12 mi
Ravello: 8 km/5 mi
Amalfi: 3 km/2 mi

Exterior Description
(550 m2)

Surrounded by green olive groves, pine trees, and many other Mediterranean plants, Villa Potenza's goregous property has terraces on three different levels (five levels total, from the parking lot to the pool) covered with violet bougainvillea pergolas, outdoor furniture, marble tables, and garden seats providing very comfortable seating areas for al fresco meals. More paved terraces and gardens planted with pink and red geraniums, are situated around the property. There are spectacular views throught the property. The swimming pool is located at the third and lower level, and is surrounded by a spacious terracotta terrace with 12 lounge chairs, 2 showers, and a shaded area with dining table and chairs for 12 people. There is also a barbeque area. The rental villa is accessed through a remote-controlled gate on the road level which opens onto the parking area. Villa La Potenza was completely renovated in late April 2008.

Interior Description

(250 m2)
From the parking area, there are 19 steps down to the main entrance of this villa on the Amalfi Coast. This older villa has spacious rooms and high ceilings, and each bedroom has a TV and a wall safe.

Main Villa: There is a lounge area which leads to the spacious master bedroom with a double bed, a sofa bed (convertible into a single bed - can be used at an extra cost per week; see below for price details), and an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, TV, and sliding iron shutters opening to a lovely balcony with blue printed tiles, sun lounges, and sea view. There is access to another terrace on the other side (50 m2) with garden seats, terracotta floor, outside lighting and geraniums overflowing from large terracotta pots. There is a spacious sitting/dining room with terracotta floor, open fireplace, sofas for 12 people and French windows with sliding iron shutters opening to the terrace which has built-in seating, blue and yellow printed tiles, wicker chairs and sea views. There is one double bedroom, with TV, white and yellow tiled floor, and windows with sea views. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a small double bedroom with TV and French doors opening to a side terrace. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is another double bedroom with a sofa, TV, pink tiled floor, and a panoramic window with sea views. There is an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and sea views. There is a fully equipped kitchen with 8 ring gas stove, American refrigerator with ice maker, a wine fridge, and a wooden table with 4 seats. French doors opens onto the terrace with a round marble table with 12 seats and a barbecue. There is also a utility room with washing machine and two sinks.

Guesthouse: There is a separate guesthouse with 2 bedrooms - one double bedroom with wrought iron bed and ensuite bathroom with shower, and one twin-bedroom, also with ensuite bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms have a TV, white and blue tiled floor, windows to the back of the house, and blue French doors opening onto the terrace.

Features Description

Please Note:

  • Satellite TV (English channels) in the sitting room, TV (Italian channels only) in all bedrooms.
  • The cost of electricity is included in the rental rates, up to 300 KWH; Excess of the included KWH will be paid locally at Euro 0.42 per KWH.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Linens are changed once per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Near the Water
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub - Outside
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 14 Reviews

Customer Reviews

The villa was beautiful. The staff members who attended to us were truly excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
The view was spectacular. We were constantly outside on the various terraces overlooking the Mediterranean.
Enjoyed Least:
Lots of stairs. Lack of amenities at the pool, i.e. flotation devices for pool, easy access to drinks and snacks. American TV channels.
Surrounding Area:
We loved Amalfi. Walked into the village daily. Loved Capri, Positano, and Ravello. Thoroughly enjoyed all the places we went.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Amalfi. It was walking distance for most of us as we are regular exercise walkers. It was about a one-hour round trip walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Better soap in bathrooms would have been nice. We went out and bought regular-sized bars of soap.
The directions were excellent. We drove from Rome. We actually passed the villa but immediately called our concierge and were quickly re-directed back.
Check In Out:
No. It was very smooth. Carmella, our housekeeper, Antonietta, our concierge and Biago, our driver were fabulous. Biago made our visit absolutely fantastic. We named him the Mayor of Amalfi as he knew everyone and all the best places to visit, eat and shop. Our stay was truly magical.

Chris, June

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Overall, we strongly recommend this villa because of its comfort and beauty and also because of the excellence of the people associated with the villa and the lovely help we had while we were there.
Enjoyed Most:
The views are spectacular. The villa is very comfortable and well situated for day trips as well as walking. Another review stated that the noise was a problem, but we did not find it to be so.
Enjoyed Least:
A disappointment on arrival was the fact that the steps to the beach no longer exist. They were washed away about a year ago. Thus, the villa has no beach access as anticipated, but we still enjoyed the property very much. On the negative side, when we arrived there were problems with the pool and ants. The pool wasn't clean when we arrived. In addition, there is a great deal of vegetation at this villa that creates a problem with ants. However, the property manager is VERY responsive. The villa was sprayed and the pool cleaned on the same day that we notified her of the problem.
Surrounding Area:
The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and a perfect vacation spot for a family. There is a great deal to do and see. The variety of choices of activities is such that whether you are very adventurous or very laid back, you will find activities to enjoy.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The villa is well situated. We could walk to Amalfi within 20-30 minutes. In addition, there are several restaurants within a 10 minute walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
The property manager arranged for several excursions for us, including a day in Pompeii and a day on Capri. The quality of the excursions was wonderful. We had a boat for 10 of us to Capri and the ride and tour around the island were excellent, as well as the guide we had (Fabian) while on the island. The same was true for our trip to Pompeii, where our drivers gave us interesting facts about the local areas we drove through and our tour guide in Pompeii (Francesca) was very knowledgeable. We would HIGHLY recommend that you hire the chef, Luigi, for an evening. We held a birthday party for our mom. The food was incredible--better than most restaurants.

Adrian, June

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Very good except for the rain.
Enjoyed Most:
The views and outside appointments - pool/spa/bath, terraces, were excellent. Good off-street parking. The maid was superb, going out of her way to help.
Enjoyed Least:
The 2 rooms outside the main building had small bathrooms with shower cubicles many adults could not fit into. The kitchen was quite small.
Surrounding Area:
The views were good but the coastline is beautiful everywhere.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Amalfi. It's a 25-minute walk downhill.
Tips or Restaurants:
Buy your groceries in a big town where they are cheaper. Be prepared for slow driving anywhere along the coast road.
GPS not really necessary. There is virtually only one road.
Check In Out:
Very efficient.

Michael, April

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