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“2nd year renting this villa - Idyllic !”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Agropoli, Province of Salerno, Campania

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Sue S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“2nd year renting this villa - Idyllic !”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Beautiful villa in a wonderful non touristy location, high up on a hill overlooking the coast. Very quiet yet only 10 minutes from Agropoli town and the beautiful beach at Trentova.
The villa has everything you need, laundry facilities, dishwasher, aircon, pool towels, ironing board and iron, hairdryer.
The beds are a little firm but this is usual in Italy.
The pool area is wonderful, not heated but does warm up and lovely to cool off on the hot days, a very quiet area, a neighbour next door has dogs, not a problem as think Italians keep in through the day when so hot and seem to let out morning and evenings so sometimes hear a little barking but did not bother us at all. Anna the owner lives a little further up the hill and is on call if any problems, does not speak much English but we got by with signs etc plus my son found an app so we could speak into his phone and it converts into Italian which helped, or just convert in words so she can read, really was not an issue or problem at all and she is such a lovely lovely lady, cooks a cake for our arrival and cleans toilets, pool, and changes beds if there for 2 weeks, this is done most days apart from Sundays.
The area is known for world class buffalo mozzerella farms and products and we visited 2 of these and brought many products from the onsite shops.
Agropoli is also on the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, beautiful mountain scenery and villages, abundance of caves and waterfalls, we visited both and well worth the drive.
We found a supermarket about 8 minutes away and another in Agropoli about 10 minutes away.
The villa is about an hour from Salerno where ferries go to Capri, Ischia and Procida or 2 hours to Sorrento for more crossings, we used this port as the actual crossings are a lot shorter and run more frequently than in Salerno, A bit of advice, book your ferry/hydrofoil tickets before you go, print off at home, this will avoid huge queues at the ticket office !
Amalfi is also about 2 hours drive. We have done all 3 islands over the 2 years, Capri is beautiful, have been twice, bought a Capri watch, so so busy whenever you go so be prepared for crowds, Procida smaller and pretty and not as busy and Ischia the larggest about 4 times the size of Capri, too much to see in a day trip though, we hired a skipper and boat for the day and was wonderful.
Pompeii is about 1.5 hours drive and again we have visited twice over the 2 years as so huge was not possible in one visit.
Herculanium is just less than 2 hours away and we did Vesuvius the same day and is about 2 hours away and well worth a walk to the top.
Paestum is 30 minutes away and worth a visit to the ruins plus the beaches are just beautiful, more touristy here.
This is our second visit, this year for 2 weeks as a week just was not long enough. I cannot rate this villa high enough, just perfect !
A crucial villa tip : do not switch on more than 2 appliances as this will blow the electrics, quite hard to remember when we are from the UK and used to putting on as many as we like.
Another crucial tip, re WiFi, if there are storms pull out the router cable, located on the table in the lounge otherwise this may blow as did when we were there and Anna had to get a new router connected.
Also remember to try and stick to the rubbish rota which is on the wall, keeping types separate, ie glass, paper, tins and food, you need to tie up the bags and hang out on the hook located just outside the front gates on the wall, do this the evening prior.
We found September has mosquitos whereas this year we went in June and none.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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