Villa Bice is a splendid and luminous two-story villa built sheer above the sea and with direct access to the sea. It sleeps six people. From Villa Bice you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and of the coastline. Villa Bice is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, direct access to the sea, private terraces with a view of the sea, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and WI-FI Internet access. You will be roughly 3 km (1.8 miles) from Praiano, roughly 400 meters (440 yards) from a restaurant and the beach. You will find a grocery store at 2 km (roughly 1.2 miles) and the stop for the SITA bus a few meters (feet) away. You will reach Villa Bice from the parking area going down an external stairway which consists of approximately 50 steps. You will not need a car to stay at Villa Bice. If you do have one, you will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge inside the entrance gate.
Villa Bice is a dream accommodation, set into a green cliff that drops steeply down the sea, about 5 km (3 miles) from Amalfi. Villa Bice has its own private access to the sea and a large sea water swimming pool (carved into the rock, at the sea level). The villa is about 300 sq. mt. large (approx. 3200 sq. ft.); it sleeps six people, four in the main building, and two in the annex by the sea. Air conditioning is available in the two bedrooms in the main building only.
This property has been built with the concept of an elegant and fashionable vacation in mind. Enjoying the beauty and the sea climate of the Amalfi Coast from the terraces of the villa is a true privilege. The refinement and the size of the inner and external spaces make it an accommodation of superior level. Villa Bice is located on the coast, halfway between the road and the sea, and it is surrounded by a rich Mediterranean garden, with flowers, bougainvilleas, perfumed pine trees and lemon trees.
The main gate of the villa is at the road level and a terrace covered by a pergola supplies parking space for one car. A narrow path carved into the cliff leads to the entrance door and to another terrace (the actual roof of the house) which has been transformed in a charming hanging garden. This is indeed a lovely spot: at your back is a green amphitheatre of plants and trees - in front of you flowerbeds filled with colored flowers frame the dazzling landscape of the sea of the Amalfi Coast.
Once you enter the villa you will notice that it has been built like a theatre, with the spectacular sea on the stage. Wherever you turn your eyes, whether inside or outside the villa, the marvellous sight of the sea is always in front of you. From the main entrance of the house you enter the first floor: a large balcony that looks directly down the large hall below. The front wall has been replaced by a two-story window that lit up the whole environment. On both sides of the balcony there are two bedrooms, each with its independent dressing room and bathroom. The bedroom on the right side, which takes the right wing of the house, is the green room with its own balcony, a corner window and a large fireplace. On the left side the takes the left wing of the house there is the guests room or yellow room with a large balcony shaded by the pine trees that grow from the terrace below.
From the balcony you finally descend through a curved wooden stairs to a wide open spaced hall which is built on two levels with a nice sofa with armchairs in the middle of it. Two zones on both sides of the hall each with a fireplace are furnished with tables and chairs. Either from the front window door or from a smaller one on the left of the hall you enter the main terrace. From the smaller window door you also enter a delicious roofed corner of the garden shaded by high pine trees where there are chairs and a table. It is incredible how the trees have grown through the cracks in the rock. From this lovely corner a really impressive sight is in front of you: a small rocky bay constantly copes with the moody sea. The color of the sea constantly changes according to the sunlight and the movement of the water. From the main terrace the open sea is in front of you: it is amazing to lean out and look at the sea below that shines under the sun or moon: the water twinkles as if punches of stars have released into the waters.
The garden, with its pathways and stairs, follows the profile of the steep cliff down to the sea. Walking along the pathways you will discover many different views of the amazing panoramas of the coast. Going down towards the sea you will find a small building carved in the rock. This building has a large living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. Again a large window let you enjoy the sea-sight through the bougainvillea trees that grow from the garden below. Following the stairs towards the sea you will find a large swimming pool, filled with sea water that is continuously replaced. Not far from the swimming pool there is another terrace/solarium built on the rock. The terrace has a shower, and it is equipped with garden furniture. Here you can sunbath and have pleasant meals, as the terrace is equipped with a small kitchen with refrigerator and a bathroom. The sea can be reached descending a ladder. Also, a point where boats can berth is available. If you rent your own boat you will be able to reach the villa by sea.
Villa Bice is quiet and peaceful in its splendor. Any part of the house has been carefully designed to enhance the elegance of the ambient: pink hand painted majolica tiles, according to the tradition of the Amalfi Coast cover the floor of the house and fine antique pieces complete the elegant estate. It has all the comforts: heating in all the rooms for winter stays, satellite TV, a large and well equipped kitchen (including a gas stove, refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine). It is indeed the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun and the water of the Mediterranean Sea.Direct Access to the Sea From the property you will have a direct access to the sea through a concrete platform, which offers a changing room and a toilet. You will reach it going down a walkway that cuts through the garden and includes approximately 130 stairway steps. Swimming Pool You will reach the swimming pool from the terrace going down approximately 120 stairway steps. The pool is 4 meters (13 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long. It is filled with sea water. The swimming pool area is equipped with sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. By the pool you will also find a bathroom which is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. From the swimming pool you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea. The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of September. Garden The garden is 2000 square meters (21500 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. From the garden you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea. Bottom FloorTerrace The terrace is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by tall pine trees. It is equipped with a table, chairs, deck chairs, sun loungers and a swing. Here you will also find a portable barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Living Room The living room is 80 square meters (860 square feet) large. The floor is paved with hand-made majolica tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include sofas and two armchairs. There is a nice fireplace. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two double-glazed French doors. The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline. Kitchen The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and other small appliances. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace with a view of the sea. Half-bath The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. Top FloorBedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom The first bedroom is 40 square meters (430 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the corridor. The floor is paved with original hand-made majolica tiles. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is an age-old fireplace. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two French doors. The room has a double-glazed window with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, tiled with lucid hand-made majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with fixed shower head and a hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea through a double-glazed French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. AnnexBedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the garden. The furnishings are warm and elegant. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a double-glazed large panoramic window with a view of the sea. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.