We were first shown around by the cleaner, as Graziana had a family emergency. The cleaner spoke no english and the house wasn't in a presentable manner, probably because Graziana wasn't there. Our first day at the villa was spent cleaning the house, pool and garden. Graziana was totally accessible. We had a little confusion when it came to paying for taxis however Graziana took care of it and bought us fresh, hot donuts. FYI, taxis to the villa from naples airport are 120euros per taxi each way. In the end, the villa was perfect for our stay. Thank you to Graziana and Alfredo(the most helpful and understanding taxi driver known to man)
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Villa looks lovely on arrival, graziana is lovely and very helpful. Only a short couple of min walk to nearest village
On the downside as in other reviews villa slightly damp, constant beeping by cars and annoying rooster, if renting this would advise to get a car as taxis are really very expensive
Upon our arrival we were greeted by our hostess, Grazianna offering us some refreshing watermelon. Our 3 night stay at Casa Giai was comfortable for our party of 6 adults. The outdoor kitchen was used by our chef, Robbie to create an amazing meal. The views from the villa are magnificent overlooking the Bay of Naples. St Agate is a short walk if you need to pick up groceries and can even be delivered!
Graziana was very friendly and hospitable and keen to offer advice about the local area.
We had excellent home made breakfasts at a time to suit us, sitting on the balcony when the weather was warm enough.
We enjoyed delicious home made fresh baked cakes every day, all made with ingredients from the garden, such as figs, apples and pears, plus many different sorts of jams and honey, lovely yogurt and bread.
The facilities were fine for us (swimming pool, sitting area, kitchen etc.) Views from the terrace and balconies are fantastic, across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. The location is quiet and very pretty.
We enjoyed walking up to S.Agata and catching the bus (the time tables are just a guideline!) and then the train or boat from Sorrento was all very easy and fun.
Graziana kindly gave us a lift down to the port one day, but you can walk, go by bus or use your hire car.
We were advised to keep the house well aired when we arrived and as the weather was a bit cool with high humidity, there was a slight damp feel at times. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome.
There is a lot to do in this area.
Our group of 7 friends and extended family, ranging in age from 25 to 78, spent 3 nights at Casa Gaia, enjoying the incredibly beautiful sunrises as we ate breakfast on the terrace and then savoring wine while watching sunsets over the Bay of Naples. The villa is set high in the Sorrento hills, secluded from the overwhelming noise and traffic of the town but a 15 to 20 minute walk or easy bus ride away from the excitement & shops. iIt is also a very short walk to the village of St. Agata which has fine restaurants as good as those in Sorrento. The villa is very well equipped and accommodated our large, diverse group well. Graziana is a lovely hostess, even driving us to a nearby market & helping us to mail packages home. Her little dog Bruce is a delightful host. Graziana also made us a delicious streudel from the apples off the trees in her garden. We had a wonderful time and hated to leave.