Ah, precious vacations: days and weeks en famille, relax and happiness, abundant quality
time with the offspring…
The supreme luxury of a happy family has no price!
Villa Le Cannicelle is a modern, three-storey villa built in a traditional style, set 184 feet above sea level with stunning views stretching for miles along the Cilento coast.
The villa is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style and each level is self-contained making it ideal for larger groups. Outside there is ample space for everyone to come together and enjoy the stunning sea views from one of the many terraces, lounge in the shade of a huge Mediterranean oak tree, soak up the sun around the pool, or enjoy a meal on the rustic ‘taverna’ dining terrace.
Surrounded by a big enclosed garden, it is the perfect accommodation for families with children.
The sandy beach at Villammare is only 600 metres away, and it is ideal for long walks – following the coast you can reach the town centre in 10 minutes. Villammare offers a small selection of bars and restaurants and in the summer has lively beach cafes and facilities. Sapri is a larger town with good train links to Salerno and Naples. Inland, the charming hilltop village of Vibonati is lit in ever-changing colours during the balmy summer evenings. Villammare sits at the foot of the Cilento National Park – the second largest in Italy stretching across a huge mountain range and an important ecological area with abundant wildlife. There are many historical sites to visit from the monastery at Padula to the temples of Paestum and the abandoned village of San Severino di Centola. Natural sites include, Mount Cervati, WWF oasis of Morigerati, Hair of Venus waterfalls and Grotte di Pertosa caves among many others.
This stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast is rugged and unspoilt – a glimpse of the Amalfi of the past, before it was ‘discovered’. Take a boat trip from the delightful port at Scario to Porto Infreschi, passing caves and hidden coves en route and order a fresh seafood lunch from the boat-cum-restaurant which is moored in this tiny natural bay. Or drive south to see the impressive statue of Jesus high on a cliff top above Maratea. You can reach the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri by hydrofoil from Sapri harbour within 3 hours during the summer months – the perfect way to enjoy the Amalfi coast without staying in the tourist hustle and bustle!
Location Information: Villammare beach 600m. Villammare centre 1 mile. Sapri (train station & hydrofoil harbour) 2 miles. Vibonati 2 miles. Scario 8 miles. Maratea 14 miles. Salerno 90 miles (1.5 hours by road). Naples and airport 120 miles (2.5 hours by car, 2 hours by high-speed train service from Sapri). Ferries operate between Sapri, the Amalfi coast and Capri (3 hours) from end of May to mid-September.
Services Included: 4 hours maid service per day, 6 days per week. Wi-Fi internet. Air-conditioning. Winter heating. Change of bed linen once a week and bathroom linen twice a week.
Extra Services (by prior arrangement): Pool towels, wood for fireplace, babysitting, private chef, additional maid service.
Ground floor: Large living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD), open fireplace, dining table for 6, library/study area, French doors to covered terrace with comfortable seating, sea view.
Well equipped kitchen, French doors to terrace with sea view dining table and steps down to ‘taverna’ style covered outdoor dining area with summer kitchen.
Double bedroom, French door to covered terrace, sea view
Double bedroom, with garden view.
Shower room, WC.
Single/twin bedroom (single trundle bed with pull-out mattress).
Shower room, WC.
This floor is not air conditioned as it is naturally cool. Fans are available.
External stairs to first floor: Large roof terrace with outdoor dining table and sunbathing area, sea view.
Entrance door to open plan living/dining/kitchen area (TV), air-conditioning, dining table for 4, French doors to another large terrace with outdoor dining table, sea view. Further small rear terrace with mountain view.
Double bedroom, French doors to terrace, sea view.
Shower room, WC.
External stairs from roof terrace to second floor / attic: Entrance door to open plan living/dining/kitchen area (TV), air-conditioning, French doors to balcony with sea view.
Double bedroom, large arched window with views over mountains, pool and sea.
Shower room, WC.
Grounds: Large, enclosed, terraced grounds. 12m x 6m pool (depth 1.40m -2.40m). Covered terrace on ground floor level with comfortable seating. Lower terrace with vine covered pergola, large medierranean oak tree providing extra shade and Taverna style covered outdoor dining terrace seating 14 with summer kitchen (sink and fridge), built-in charcoal barbecue. 2 further outdoor dining areas on first floor level. Parking for 6 cars. Stunning coastal views.
Not to be missed: boat trips along the coast of Maratea and around the Bay of the Infreschi; horse-trekking on Mount Bulgheria, hiking or canoeing to the “Gole” (Gorges) of the River Bussento; the Paestum archaeological site; the Velia archaeological site; the Marine Museum at Pioppi; the Certosa of Padula; the medieval village of San Severino di Centola; the World Wildlife Fund eco-oasis at Morigerati; the caves of Cape Palinuro; the endless sandy beaches and … memorable sunsets from “Le Cannicelle” terraces!
You can reach the island of Capri by hydrofoil from Sapri harbour (seasonal timetable).
In the morning, after a good sleep, guests on the first floor can choose how to start their day – either on the kitchen terrace looking out over the hillside, enjoying the view of the orgiastic chromatics of the Mediterranean flora (macchia mediterranea), or, still sleepy, taking a stroll on the big terrace and admiring the glittering seascape of the huge Policastro bay, from the coastline to the horizon.
“Once again a great stay at Le Cannicelle. Enjoyable BBQ at the villa’s outdoor kitchen, great food also in nearby restaurants. And the atmosphere in village Villammare is always relaxed and friendly, not spoiled by too many tourists.”
“We found what we were looking for and we had a wonderful stay. We will come back next year with relatives and friends. PS: We miss our “martini” under the bright stars of the italian sky and obviously…the pooooool!”
“Fantastische vakantie gehad op een waanzinnige lokatie. Wij komen zeker terug, wat een paradijs!!!”
“El emplazamiento es idílico, con vistas inmejorables sobre la Bahía de Sapri. Estupenda base de partida para exlorar el sur de la Campania. La casa es muy agradable, bien ventilada , muy limpia y perfectamente equipada, con una piscina grande y con todo tipo de comodidades. Muy recomendable para pasar unas vacaciones en familia.”
“Very pleasent stay !!”
“Most important, the description made by the owner is accurate and true. So what you see here is actually what you get. A very nice stay :)”