We recently stayed at this villa and the views are definitely amazing! I have to say that we were disappointed with the villa itself- there are definitely some water issues with this villa- the lower level smelled heavily of mildew- one of the back bedrooms actually has mildew growing on the ceiling and at the baseboards. One of the showers leaked water from underneath every time it was used. The kitchen floor was so dirty that our feet were black if we had our shoes off- so we obviously kept our shoes on! Kitchen not as clean as it needs to be. This villa has a lot of space and could be fantastic - it needs a deep cleaning and some maintenance to be better. We rented a villa in Praino last year near the water and we know this villa in Sorrento could be better.
The property was absolutely awful, not at all as described. It was so bad that we moved out after three days. We would have moved sooner if we could have found somewhere suitable to move to.
As the previous reviewer said, the views are lovely, but the property is run down. It is not a luxury property as described.
The first floor of the property has damp problems and as the previous review said, it smells strongly of mildew, so much so we couldn’t sleep in the bedrooms. The walls have signs of damp penetration and staining from the damp. The house was filthy, dust, cobwebs, dead insects, hair, food crumbs, nail clippings, in the corners of most room and in the kitchen cabinets. The place was crawling with ants. We spent our first night and the following day shopping for pest control products and spraying the property both inside and out. We found ants crawling around in the bed sheets and in the bathroom. Ants crawling out of the wall in the bathroom, around the toilet and all over the shower tray and the shower screen. It was really disgusting. The beds were also very uncomfortable and noisy as stated by the previous reviewer and we also experienced issues with the plumbing. Other lesser issues included; rotten timer window frames, stained and cracked shower trays, dirty and unhygienic kitchen appliances, dirty and stained sofa cushions, ripped and torn sunbed cushions, rusty metal garden furniture, overgrown garden, broken water hose pipe.
Needless to say, our holiday was ruined.
We complained to the lady that gave us the keys, but she said that she had nothing to do with the property. We contacted the lady we booked through, but she couldn’t help much as she as she doesn’t live in Italy. She sent us numerous messages via WhatsApp to say that the cleaners had visited and cleaned the property, but they hadn’t. She sent another message saying that a pest control company had now sprayed the property inside out, but they hadn’t. She sent another message to say that the ants had now gone, and everything was now ok.
Finally, on the morning we were leaving the property, the owner came to see us. I showed her the damp on the walls, I showed her the cobwebs and the dirty kitchen. I pointed to the ants that were on the floor crawling around her feet and she said to me ‘What’s the problem?”
We then left the property as quickly as we could.
Beautiful views, but the home needs attention. We had several issues, one being the terrible mattresses that need to be replaced. The first floor smells of mildew and we had issues with the plumbing and ants that never got resolved. The WIFI was not connected when we arrived and it took several days to resolve. The key broke off in the gate and could not be fixed while we were staying there. Michelina was great with planning the pizza making tour which we enjoyed and the boat trip to Capri that we loved. It is very difficult to enjoy our vacation when you can not sleep due to terrible beds and linens. We would not come back to this home again.
This is a magnificent villa in a superb location and helped make a family holiday very special indeed. The location is ideal to explore the local attractions with Massa Lubrensa a four minute drive away and the port a delightful 20 minute walk. With free parking and a regular bus service to Sorrento with its trains and ferries, Massa is a great location and nicely away from the frenetic hustle and bustle of Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. The villa has stunning views of Capri and the coast and we enjoyed the sun terraces very much indeed. Originally designed and built to a very high standard, the decor is 'of its time' particularly in the bathrooms and kitchen but no less pleasant for that. There is everything you will need and Michelina could not have been more responsive or helpful. Highly recommended
Our family stayed here in October, and we were thrilled with the villa. The view was amazing, the house very nicely located - pretty close to Sorrento and on the way to the Amalfi Coast. The inside of the villa was also wonderful - I don't think the photos do it justice.
We were two adults in their 70s, three adults in their 30-40s, and one infant who was not quite walking yet. The villa was so large and had so many different private spaces that everyone could have private space if they needed it. We cooked most nights since we had an infant with us, and found the kitchen well appointed with pots and pans. There's a nice market a short walk away, but up a steep hill.
We did not rent a car but did have a driver come take us somewhere most days. I would say that unless you're planning to only stay at the villa, I would recommend either renting a car or hiring a driver (like we did) - the hill to get up to the main road is very steep, and then the bus will still take you 20 mins to get into Sorrento.
Michelina was super responsive and helpful in setting things up. She helped us hire a chef for our first night there, which was a great idea since we were pretty tired from travel. She also set us up with a driver (we loved Mario!) to/from the airport and for a few day trips.
We experienced a few minor things like problems with hot water, but Michelina and Maria got everything sorted out for us quickly and I appreciated the quick response.
I would definitely recommend this villa if you're looking for a relaxing time in a convenient location and an amazing view.