What a beautiful location overlooking the Mediterranean sea! Every room in this lovely house has a wonderful view of the sea below and is a great spot to watch the fishing and ferry boats, festival fireworks and the locals living their lives and making their way about town.
The apartment sits high on the main road to the west of Minori above the old fortifications which you can walk down through to obtain access to the sea (rocky). Great for snorkelling and within an easy swim (if you are a confident swimmer) of the main(course sandy) beach in the town. Other than that, you can access the beach by walking down a short stretch of the main road and taking the flight of stairs down into the town.
The apartment is very roomy - much bigger than shown in the photos. The top floor has a double room, twin room with adjoining balcony and large terrace and a bathroom. Downstairs there is a bathroom, a large living room, well equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with balconies and another lovely terrace with dining table and chairs, lovely for sitting out at night and enjoying your meal with a bottle of the local wine!
In the town there are ample restaurants and bars and for a few euros, the ferry easily takes you to the next larger town of Maiori or to any one of the main tourist towns on the coast -Positano, Amalfi, Capri, or Salerno - plenty of options though you may have to take a local bus back if you are staying out late at night!
We also hired a car in Naples and there is a convenient private car park on the main road at the top of the stairs up from the apartment.
Maurizio was a fantastic host and made us very welcome. Grazie per tutti!
The location is amazing. Minori is a wonderful village, lots of wonderful restaurants and bars, a great beach and full of locals doing what locals do. Smaller number of tourists compared to its neighbours which makes it a great place to stay. Maurizio is a great host. Was there to meet and greet and to say farewell. Also helped with our bags up a steep hill. The apartment was just great, plenty of room, plenty of beds and a fantastic balcony with a view to die for. Would definitely recommend for a couple and families. And Minori was the find of our 3 week trip around Italy and France.
Our host Maurizzio has a good command odf the English language and provided us with lots of tourist pamphlets, ferry schedules, etc. The villa was spacious with an uncomplicated seaside charm. Every room opened on to a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the sea. The main terrace had a new table and chairs for 10 people and was fabulous place to congregate. Clothes washer was a bonus!
On the down side, the beds were much harder than any of us would have liked and we had consistent trouble opening the gate near the road.
Minori was a great jumping off point for visiting the Amalfi Coast. We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.
Everything was nice.
No air condition (but very fresh sea breeze) and wi-fi.
Be careful on the road serpentine - during driving or walking on along them.
We had a wonderful stay at the villa. It was clean and comfortable. Maurizio was a fabulous host, always willing to help out. Although we enjoyed walking to town for a coffee, a coffee maker would have been nice! I have already recommended this villa to family and friends.
The Manager Maurizio is so professional, gracious and helpful. He is an asset to the owner. I cannot explain how much he did for us before we even arrived. After all the months of corresponding it was like meeting up with an old friend. Thank you Maurizio for everything you did for us including meeting us at the villa and welcoming us with 2 bottles of local wine and a wealth of knowledge and advice.
Now onto the villa. The views from the villa are majestic. All the other reviews have described the set up very well. It's gorgeous. The villa itself is humble
But homely. It maybe requires some love, a coat of paint and some updates but it worked for our group of 8 perfectly. We left most mornings after breakfast to seek out cappuccino. Try Crystals. Absolutely delicious. There is no coffee machine in the villa so unless you like instant coffee you should seek out cappuccino in the village. You won't be sorry.
We cooked in the villa almost every night. The only supplies in the kitchen are those left by prior guests. So once the toilet paper is used or paper towel or dish soap is finished it's time to shop downtown. Cooking was a little challenge without casserole dishes for baking anything in the oven but we made it work.
Minori has a tiny grocery store but we found everything we needed. Minori is so quaint and so unspoiled. We frequented the butcher for our meat and cheese. Found a small greengrocer for our veggies. A real "Scissors only" barber. Good wine for less than 10 € a bottle. We even made a friend in Antonio who is the owner of Risto bar midnight sun. Every evening after our adventures
and before braving the climb up to the villa we would stop and visit Antonio for a cocktail.
On Thursday Minori has a traveling market which sets up on the beach front. We bought 2 huge grocery bags of fruit and veggies for 12 euro total. We bought Beautiful tablecloths, clothing and gifts too. Very inexpensive shopping surprise. The market moves to Maiori (the sister town to Minori) on a Friday. The water taxi is cheap and runs back and forth between the towns on the Amalfi coast.
Yes, we would go back to this villa
Again. Yes, we would recommend the villa and Minori to our friends. It is an Absolutely wonderful place. I'm so very happy we stayed there and got to meet the most wonderful people ever.
A 4 bedroom house with all windows overlooking the sea plus outside areas from all rooms. Just amazing. Maurizio the owner is so helpful and full of ideas. Walking distance to the town, bus transport and harbour when one could take a boat to various other towns.
Loved the cafes/restaurants and the people. Will go back again in the new year.
highly recommend this town and surrounmds