Three couples rented this spacious villa in the little village of Massa Lubrense, perched high on a hill overlooking the sea.
We thoroughly enjoyed being in a small town rather than an overrun tourist haven. Each bedroom was on a different level, so there was plenty of privacy. The villa has modern bathrooms and is beautifully decorated. And the four terraces provided relaxing views of stunning sunsets. We enjoyed pizzas baked by a chef in the villa's outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven and we had an amazing cooking lesson from an Italian chef (Filomena). The villa also arranged day trips to the Amalfi Drive and Capri. We didn't have a car but got around just fine with walking and taxis. One word of caution: the driveway is narrow and steep. If you get a car, get a small one. And the villa has four levels with lots of stairs. So you will get plenty of exercise to help you burn off the pasta & pizza. We would come back here in a heartbeat.
A group of friends and I rented this villa for a week. I was apprehensive renting a home in a foreign country without any previous reviews, but the setting seemed perfect and they were very responsive with every question we had. For us, the house was in the perfect location. It was a quick (though steep) 5 minute walk in to Massa Lubrenssa, which is a cute and non-touristy town. We found our favorite restaurant of the whole trip in this town (Il Cantuccio) and found it easy to travel from here to Sorrento, Naples, Capri and the Amalfi coast. It was nice to go in to these touristy and crowded areas for the day, then return home for wine on the amazing patio overlooking the sea. The outdoor setting was the highlight of the villa for us, but the house was also nice and spacious, and it was great having so many bathrooms so we didn't need to share. The only downside was the kitchen was a bit small and had an odor of natural gas from the stove. We also really appreciated all the concierge services they offered, allowing us to schedule pick-ups from the airport, a cooking class in the villa, and even arranging tickets for us to go to a soccer match in Naples.