We stayed for a week in Apartment Capri and did not want to leave! Capri has a large dual aspect balcony so you have the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine all day together with spectacular views of the island of Capri, the Bay of Naples and back over the rustic italian countryside in the other direction. The apartment is spacious and airy; incomparable to what the same money would get you in a Sorrento hotel. The apartment is within driving distance of Positano, the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento etc as well as Massa Lubrense jems - there are at least 5 beaches/bathing areas within a 20 minute drive of Villa Erca and we enjoyed local beaches much more than tourist-filled Sorrento/Capri. There are two good restaurants within walking distance though if you have mobility issues or small children, note that the area is hilly and not well lit at night.
It is advisable to hire a small car and arrive in daylight; the sinle track road to Villa Erca is both steep and with hairpin bends. That said, despite being slightly nervous after our first attempt up the hill, we got the hang of it by day 2 and would definitely go back to this little peace of paradise. But for the road this property would get a 5* rating. The hosts are very friendly and helpful - make the most of their extensive local knowledge and tips on attractions/top bathing spots. Loved the pool and garden area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Erca is a large Century villa set on the lush hillside of the Sorrentan peninsula facing Capri, on one of the prettiest coastlines of Italy. It has been restored and converted in 4 private apartments, of which only 2 are let, sharing the pretty garden and swimming pool. The apartment on the ground floor leads directly into the garden. Massalubrense is a virtually triangular in a shape -its north-eastern side borders with Sorrento, whilist the other two side are formed by the gulf of Salerno and the Bay of Naples, with Punta Campanella at its vertex, facing Capri. ... more less