Santa Maria di Castellabate, Campania, Italy
€690 - €1,290 per week
Vacation Apartment Rental Description:
This spacious apartment is situated in the enviable position directly opposite the beach and is within a few minutes walk of the main village with its pedestrian street shops, cafes and restaruants.
Situated on the Cilento coast 50 Km south of Salerno and the well known Amalfi coast, Santa Maria di Castellabate is a true undiscovered gem preserving its history, tradition and culture with unspoilt natural scenery set in the Cilento National park and overlooking beautiful stretches of coast with several sandy beaches and coves .
This splendid apartment is in directly on the seafront of Santa Maria di Castellabate and offers stunning views of the coast with its sandy beaches on one side whilst a stretch of azzure sea on the other side takes the eye as far as the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri. The newly renovated apartment is situated in a grandiose building which originally dates back to the 15th century but in its present form since the 18thc and once the residence of noble gentry, the building is a land mark in Santa Maria built directly on the rocks and seafront it was in later years the gathering point of fishermen who would dock their boats on the lower 'cantinas'. Today the main building retains its original features but has been converted into apartments
Situated on the 1st floor this large apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 small twin and 1 double with balcony with superb sea view, a modern kitchen with washing machine and split level oven, bathroom with shower and a spacious living/dining area which gives onto a large balcony ideal for outdoor dining, sunbathing or enjoying memorable sunsets. The entrance to the apartment is via a grandiose stairway which winds its way to the 1st floor beneath arches. The apartment itself is decorated in Mediterranean colours, the cool pastel walls and high ceilings further enhancing the feeling of space whilst colourful hand painted antique majolica flooring in the living area is typical of the Cilento area adding warmth and dimension. The double bedroom has a balcony and one can admire the stunning view beyond the beach along the coast to the island of Licosa where legend has it the mermaids' chants can still be heard . The living/dining area is tastefully decorated and contains a wooden table with sideboard cup-boards, sofa which converts to a sofabed, 2 armchairs and satellite TV. The harmonious interior is balanced by an equally stunning sea view.
The balcony is equipped with table and chair for dining 'al fresco' and a couple of lounger chairs and sun umbrella. Parking available outside the property out of season in nearby car park in summer months
The village of Santa maria is a quiet village during the off season and transforms into a lively spot during the summer months
The neighbouring village of San Marco with its picturesque port can be reached in a short bus/car drive or by walking along the beach from Santa Maria. The medieval village of Castellabate now under the patronage of the UNESCO can also be reached in a short bus/car drive and offers stunning views of the coast whilst one can explore its hidden alleyways and marvel at its historic architecture. It is still an inhabited medieval village which has conserved many of its original features and boasts such personalities of Napoleon Bonaparte and Leon Cavallo as past guests. There are numerous restaurants in the area serving traditional dishes with home-grown produce and local wine.
Well located for excursions to the better known tourist areas of the Amalfi Coast - with its colourful villages of Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and Sorrento, the Island of Capri, the historic sites of Pompeii and Paestum Velia, the grottoes of Castelcivita and Pertosa. One can also visit the charthouse of Padula and the Caserta Palace in a day excursion. Not to mention for discovering the Cilento area with its hidden hillside villages where time has stood still and local churches and stone houses dotted about the olive groves stand as living monuments to times gone by.
there is a local Saturday market in the village and other markets in the surrounding villages during the week.The area lends itself for those wanting to experience a true unspoilt piece of Italy with history culture and art or for those wishing just to relax and enjoy the beaches and 'dolce vita'
nearest airport Naples 120km
30% deposit on reservation balance due 2 months prior to arrival
Arrival check in after 4pm
depareture check out by 10am
Supplied sheets and bathroom towels
In property: iron and ironing board, hairdryer, toaster, kettle coffee maker,English novels and information leaflets and maps of local area