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Amalfi: Luna

Hidden Verdant Villa with Pool, Walk to Town

  • Name: Luna
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Price: €1530/3400 week, Min stay 4 nights in Low Season
Lush Tropical Gardens near Sorrento-With the GREATEST hosts!!

Enjoy

A charming little villa, Luna is the exquisite guest house tucked into the extensive and beautiful gardens of a Liberty style villa.

Location

Located in the exclusive Sant`Agnello district of fabled Sorrento, Luna is one block from the sea where you have access to gorgeous views up and down the rugged coast. Continue down the steps and ramp or elevator  to the water where you may purchase a day pass to a typical beach club for enjoyment of the warm, clear Mediterranean waters. The beach club is used by local residents and guests from nearby hotels.

From the property, you see the green trees but you cannot see the sea.

Sant`Agnello is a part of the town of Sorrento. It has its own little train station on the Circumvesuviana train which links you to Naples via Pompeii, Herculaneum and the other towns on the route to and from Naples. You can drive or take the local bus into the bustling center of Sorrento. An automobile is handy, but not necessary. You can walk into the center of Sant`Agnello, a 15 minute walk, taking a taxi when dealing with luggage.

Exterior

Luna is as stand-alone villa with beautiful architectural style and design. It is hidden among the green gardens at the back of a larger, gated estate. The extensive gardens ensure privacy from the main house.

A lovely shared swimming pool graces the garden. The pool is shared by the family of the owner of the main house who use only occasionally. Size: 30x30 foot (10x10m).

Interior

Enter Luna through beautifully designed doors into the cozy living room. A comfortable sofa and easy chair grouping face a working fire place. Light fills the room from the front doors and matching ones at the far, dining end of the long room.The selection of fine furniture, fabrics and decorating demonstrates fine taste.

Off the dining room is a large, cook`s kitchen decorated with personality with bright, local tiles. Everything is up to date in the kitchen. At the back of the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine.

Exit the dining room onto a dining terrace and enjoy the cool, verdant surrounding gardens. A spiral iron staircase rises from the patio to a rooftop terrace with built in lounges for taking the sun and enjoying the view over the wall to neighboring villas.

As you climb the stairs to the second floor of the villa, you will find a series of small, artful windows that frame pretty views.

 

Bedrooms

On the second floor are two bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed. One of the bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. 

The bedrooms are small and storage is limited with a small closet in each room and virtually no drawers other than a couple in an antique in the hallway.

Bathrooms

Two bathrooms each with shower, sink, toilet, bidet. One bathroom is ensuite the other is just down the hall.

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Property and area amenities

Location Sant'Agnello Sorrento
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2 each with a Queen sized bed
Bathrooms 2 each with shower, toilet, sink.
Floor 1st and 2nd
Elevator No
Mobility Internal steps from first to second floor.
Size approx 800 sq ft, 75m2
Outlook Terrace and gardens. Rooftop terrace.
Hairdryer Yes
Dining Interior dining room seats six, exterior table also seats six.
Kitchen Fully equipped. Microwave, yes.
Laundry Washer, drying rack, iron and ironing board.
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Central, extra charge.
Utilities Included except for heat which is paid as consumed.
Transport Easiest with a car, bus stop about three blocks away. Circumvesuviana train that connects Naples and Sorrento stops in the little town center of Sant'Agnello nearby.
Crib Available with linens on request, no charge.
Neighborhood Quiet, walled villas with some fine hotels close to the sea, the Mediterraneo and Cucumella are very close.
Recreation Pool access (paid) can be organized with a nearby hotel. A private beach club is at the bottom of the cliff at the end of the street. Day membership is available.
Entertainment TV, Italian channels only.
Telephone No
Internet Wifi
Linens Included
Pets No
Smoking No
Family Yes
Cleaning Two mid-week cleanings included in price.
Cook Possible with advance arrangement.
Parking Paid on street (approx €10/day) or on villa grounds (€70/week).
Safety Gated private villa.
Swimming Pool Lovely shared pool. 30x30 foot (10x10m)
Screens Yes

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Price Information

 

Price in Euros

4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights 7 Nights

High Season

15 Jun - 31 Aug 2019

-- -- -- €3400

Mid Season

 15 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019

27 Apr - 15 Jun 2019

31 Aug - 21 Sep 2019

14 Dec - 5 Jan 2020

-- -- -- €2950

 Low Season

22 Sep  - 14 Dec 2018

05 Jan - 27 Apr 2019

21 Sep - 14 Dec 2019

€ 900 €1125 €1350 €1530

Property Terms

Minimum stay 7 nights starting on Saturday for High and Mid Season.  Min stay 4 nights in Low Season only

The price includes 1 set of towels/person, some utilities, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.

2019: Not included is refundable security deposit of €250 payable in cash Euros on arrival. Tourist tax, obligatory twice a week cleaning €130/week (2 hrs per day, 2 days weekly), end of week cleaning €120, air conditioning, heat, and parking at €70/week are paid in cash at check out. Extra linens and towels available upon request for €13 per person. Extra bed for €200.

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Our Review

  • Utterly charming. Decorating is very beautiful.
  • Restaurants, shops, sea are walkable. 
  • The main villa is not far but the gardens are planted for privacy.
  • If you take advantage of the paid parking inside the villa gates, the gate is narrow!
  • The place is small, bedrooms small, storage limited.
  • Very close to the sea, you cannot see the water from the villa.
  • Guests have reported that the kitchen can be missing basic items. Make a quick call to the owner and they will arrive.

Our Guest Reviews

Private spot in Palazzo's guest house
Nov 2018

A little quirky but a lovely accommodation. The kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms etc were just fine. Walking distance to many nice places to eat. Note that this area is basically a series of cliffs or plateaus if you will, so in spite of what the map appears to show, you can't walk a block to the beach as you might in many seaside communities. (we knew this, but don't be surprised).

The hosts (who we met briefly) were very nice. Their secretary, who manages guests, was a lovely person who provided a lot of helpful area information.

If you arrive in a car, the driveway entrance is very (very!) tight. We had rented a Volvo V60 wagon and it would just fit. The street is narrow and busy, so it's a challenge to get into the driveway as you have to move back and forth several times in order to line up to get into the driveway.

Once you arrive, it's a short walk to the train station. However you'll need to use a car for any extensive grocery shopping as it's not really walking distance if you plan to carry anything heavy. The local Conad is a short drive and has a parking lot - which is important as street parking in town is very difficult and you'd need to go to a paid lot.

Minor nits:

no outside lights are on at night so when arriving in foot (like after dinner) we had to use our phones' flashlights to see where we were going. The foliage on the footpaths to the apartment are very overgrown and it's like pushing your way thru the jungle in certain sections.

There's no dryer. To air dry clothes you'd need to carry them up a narrow spiral staircase to the roof deck which is above the second floor. We used a local lavanderia which I'd recommend driving to and parking in the paid lot across the street for a euro or two. Be aware that getting laundry done that way on weekends is generally impossible.

All in all though it's quirky but very nice. We'd rent it again. Our issues with the place are quite minor.
[Thank you for your repeat business. We are pleased you enjoyed the wonderfully private Luna villa, and the walkability to many nice restaurants and the welcome hosts and their helpful secretary. It is accurate that there is no clothes dryer, as stated in the Luna description on the website, clothes dryers are still relatively uncommon in Italy. The Italy Perfect Team]

Jeff, New Jersey

Lovely stay!
Aug 2018

This well-situated guest cottage was the perfect place to return to each day--quiet, shady, and clean. Our two sons loved the pool in the mornings. The owners have done a lovely job providing the ideal rental for a couple or a small family. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we also could walk out a few minutes and arrive at a stunning overlook of the sea and sunset.
[Thank you Anne, we are pleased you enjoyed staying at the Luna! The Italy Perfect Team]

Anne White, New York

Perfect Oasis to explore the Sorrentine Penninsula
Jan 2017

I rented Luna for a week to explore the area, with my son who was on fall break from his study abroad program in Florence. It was a perfect little oasis of peace for some restful days, and a well-located base for exploring the area.

We were glad we had a car, because although we tried the buses, we ended up walking a lot because we couldn't always figure out the system. And trains that service the area were not running on "our" schedule. The location of Luna is great for running into Naples, Herculaneum, Pompei, and Mt Vesuvius. In the other direction, Sorrento is close (and walkable), and the ferry to Capri is lots of fun (we did a day trip and thoroughly enjoyed it).

Luna is a small house on the grounds of an elegant villa. It is cool, quiet, and comfortable. The two bedrooms are spacious and for the two of us, the living/dining area was quite adequate. We appreciated the washing machine and prepared several meals in the cute kitchen. There is a lovely pool in the back, surrounded by tall trees and although we didn't swim in November, it is peaceful and beautiful to relax in the back. There are nice restaurants in the area (one across the street has excellent pizza; and the smoothie shop next door is perfect for tea and croissants). And there are grocery stores within a 10-minute walk for replenishing supplies. We found the hosts to be warm and inviting, and they addressed a problem with the wireless internet immediately.

We found this Italy Perfect property to be similar in (high) quality to other Italy Perfect, London Perfect, and Paris Perfect properties in the same price range. We love renting through this agency--they usually get it right. We look forward to returning to Luna!
[Thank you so much Diane, we look forward to welcoming you back! The Italy Perfect Team]

Diane C., Westlake Village, CA

Lovely villa; hidden gem
Nov 2016

This lovely villa, a few minutes' walk from the Bay of Naples and it's stunning views, was a quiet oasis - hidden from the street, surrounded by a tropical garden of palms and lemon tree. Our villa was spotless and well-appointed, and the rooftop deck offered sunshine and a view of Mt Vesuvius. The owners were incredibly charming and provided a wonderful welcome to the property. This is a very nice neighborhood, surrounded by homes and beautiful hotels with lots of dining options and a lively town square. We enjoyed the quieter vibe yet found it very accessible to Sorrento town center; an easy 20 minute stroll. We would highly recommend for a unique and enjoyable experience.

The sidewalks are quite narrow - some with trees in the center - so the walk from the train with luggage may not be for everyone. The door-to-door bus or a taxi/driver might be more enjoyable. The recommended driver, Giovanni, was wonderful; he drove us to/from airport and proved to be a great guide for an unforgettable day trip along the Amalfi Coast. As expected, the Italy Perfect team delivered a fabulous experience and we can't wait to try their other properties.
[Thank you Cece, we look forward to welcoming you back again! The Italy Perfect Team]

Cece, Chicago

Go and see heaven on earth!!
Oct 2016

We had a great time at Luna. Luciana and Gigi really made us feel at home, they have been great with us especially with our 10 yr old daughter. The villa is exactly the same as the website pictures, walking distance to Sant'Agnello downtown and even to Sorrento. Villa has a gorgeous garden and a swimming pool though we preferred to swim in the ocean. There is a major mosquito problem though, make sure you stock insect repellents and keep the screen doors closed at all times. Surrounding area is beautiful and very easy to reach by car - only caveat was that we rented a SUV which was a big mistake considering tiny parking area in front of the villa and winding one lane roads of Sorrentian peninsula and Amalfi coast. Pompeii is close by and a must do. Don't miss Positano, the only town in the world that grew vertically!! We did the private boat cruise to Capri, arranged it through Luciana & Gigi's contact, the great captain Amadeo. For swimming go to the beach right by Villa Angelina at Messa Lubrense - beautiful quaint beach where mostly locals enjoy. Amalfi is OK but Ravello is another must - especially make sure you get on the Infinity terrace at Villa Cimbrone. This is the second time we are renting from Italy perfect and it all worked great as before. I'd highly recommend Luna to anyone who wants to be local in this gorgeous piece of heaven on earth.
[Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]

Selcan, Istanbul

Over the Moon
Jul 2016

The Luna Villa is a wonderful home base for anyone visiting the Amalfi Coast!
The location was breathtaking and the sunsets spectacular.
It was closer to the water than I imagined.
We highly recommend an all day sailboat adventure to Capri or beyond, with Amadeo. One of the highlights of our trip! We found his information at the villa.
The hosts were very warm and friendly. The internet went down, but they took care of the problem quickly. They also repaired the oven, so we could use it. We had difficulty getting the washing machine to work, but found a laundry service down the street.
We were a family of five and it was a bit cozy, but we were grateful the owners accommodated us. The villa would be perfect for four people.
There was a problem settling the bill for the extra person on the final day, but a call to Pat in Boston fixed everything (she speaks Italian). I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect for discerning travelers.
[Thank you so much, Jaime! The Italy Perfect Team]

Jaime Cox, San Diego

Villa in Paradise
Jun 2016

We want to share with you the most wonderful time we had staying at Luciana and Gigino's villa set in "paradise". They are lovely hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had a superb and memorable time throughout the landscape of the Amalfi Coast. Everyday day Monte and myself and Marilyn and Bo, our friends, toasted to having another "day in paradise".
Monte captured many images of the area which will certainly always remind us of the Italy experience.
Thank you for all your diligence in making the trip come to fruition.

[Delighted to learn you enjoyed Luna as a paradise. The Italy Perfect Team]

Mickey, Monte, Marilyn & Bo, Michigan

Outstanding!
Jun 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Luna. The owners were gracious and accommodating, meeting us upon arrival and departure. If we had a question, their team was ready to help. The referral to the ground transportation company was a life saver as we did not rent a car for our stay (it is so well situated that we walked everywhere).

The house was beautifully furnished. One helpful tip is to provide luggage racks as there isn't much in the way of storage and it prevents folks from putting dirty suitcases on furniture. The kitchen was used during our stay and we loved cooking from the fresh, local ingredients.

Having the beach club half a block away as well as the bus was very convenient yet the location was quiet and peaceful. Our son swam in the pool and it was great fun.
Our trip highlights were Sorrento itself and the ferry to Capri to experience the Blue Grotto. A word to the wise, pay for a taxi to Positano or take the ferry; the bus experience is grim if anyone gets motion sick.

The addition of the screens for the windows and sliding doors was greatly appreciated.
We look forward to our return visit and thank Italy Perfect and our hosts for making our stay so enjoyable!
[Thank you so much Allison. We are all so happy to hear about your outstanding stay. The Italy Perfect Team]

Allison, San Francisco

Enchanting retreat
Oct 2015

Our stay at Luna was unforgettable. Set back behind high walls and and antique iron gates we were greeted by our gracious hosts, Luciana and Gigino, and a most beautiful cottage set apart from their villa. The property is a hidden oasis within Sorrento, lush and private. The guest house is beautifully appointed and well maintained, with a sparkling swimming pool on the property. The cottage is well away from the busy tourist attractions, but only a few minutes' walk to the heart of Sorrento. Luciana and Gigino were very helpful in acquainting us with Sorrento and the surrounding areas, giving us insider tips and great restaurant recommendations. Such warm, lovely people. We can give no higher recommendation for the Luna cottage and our stay in Sorrento. Grazie tante e bravo, Luciana and Gigino, for helping to make our stay in Sorrento so memorable. Ci vediamo. Baci, Franco, Andrea e Professor Vicenzo.
[Baci to you, too. The Italy Perfect Team]

Frank and Andrea B, Napa Valley, CA

Wonderful Stay!
Jul 2015

Our family (husband and two teenage boys) stayed at Luna for a week in June, and we absolutely loved it. Sant' Agnello is beautiful and friendly. Lots of great restaurants and the ocean within a few blocks walk of the house. The house itself was so charming. Beautifully maintained and landscaped, it was private, comfortable, and quiet. A great retreat but convenient to the train station (the lines goes to Sorrento, Pompei, and Naples) and the center of town. We enjoyed the pool and the view from the rooftop. The couple who own the main house were very kind, gracious and welcoming. Luna was a perfect place to relax and explore the Italian coast, and Italy Perfect was a really convenient way to find such a charming place to stay at a reasonable price.
[Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team]

Sharon, Denver, Colorado

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Map and Location

Distance to

Sant Agnello center and train station 1.4kms
Sorrento center 2.1kms
Positano 17kms
Amalfi 30kms
Naples 30min by hydrofoil, 1 hour by auto

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