Overall, the villa was as advertised. It was clean, well maintained and in a lovely private garden setting with a beautiful view. It is only a 20-30 minute drive to either Sorrento or Positano and the town of Piano di Sorrento is 5 minutes drive away.
However, visitors should be advised that the climb up to the house from the parking lot is very steep with several inclines and 74 stone steps.
We have rented houses all over the world and can honestly say that though lovely, we wouldn't rent here again. We expected some basic amenities such as cooking oil, salt & pepper, sugar, tea and coffee to get us started, maybe a small pack of long-life milk. They did provide us with a small bottle of their vineyard's limoncello and showed us a cupboard they had stocked with beer, wine, soda, olive oil - all for sale. They also offered to sell us eggs.
With a 4PM check-in (on a Saturday when many shops are shut), this means guests need to drive back into town and stock up - and then carry everything ack up the hill. Other niceties would have been tea towels, ice cube trays, dish sponges, bath soap, an egg flipper, tongs. What I could call basic kitchen items. And plastic glasses for use at the pool.
Information about the local area would have been greatly appreciated - a map of the area, shopping hours, location of grocery stores, restaurant suggestions - general information that could be easily have been obtained at a tourist board. They did recommend one restaurant down the road that was very good - Zio Sam's and they did leave us a brochure from a tour company.
With so many lovely properties to choose from, I feel we couldn't recommend this house. Too many steps and too few basic amenities.
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