This must be one of the most idyllic locations in the Mediterranean. Villa Sofia nestles in a seafront location on a beautiful stretch coastline between Santa Maria di Castellabate (6 km) and Punta Licosa - an exclusive private reserve within the Cilento National Park. Situated on a vast oil producing estate which comprises Roman ruins, the villa itself and a family chapel – Villa Sofia is the perfect seaside retreat. Cook service, babysitter, bicycles, spa services available. Direct access to the sea. Fresh water pool. Air-con, wi-fi. Tasteful interiors. Out of peak season lower price available for max. 8 people.
The estate of Licosa extends over six kilometres and is approached over land, from the gatehouse at the town of Ogliastro. To the left flickers the sun on the sea through pine forests, while to the right are fields of vines, olives and carob trees which clothe the lower slopes of the hills.
While many guests prefer to enjoy the privacy of the estate surrounding Villa Sofia, several pretty small villages are within easy reach. Ogliastro is only 4.5 Km away – accessible through the estate on bicycle and then a mere 200 metres to the village. Castellabate is just 6km, Salerno is 80km, and Naples is 130km to the north.
Villa Sofia can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 double bedrooms. The large drawing room is perfect for a large house party, but comfortable for a smaller party looking for an attractive space in which to unwind. Wireless internet and cable television are available here. The kitchen is large and has all the required facilities. There is a table ready for eight if needed, although most guests prefer to eat al fresco on the Villas terrace.
Sofia has seven bedrooms. Four are on the ground floor, each with an en suite shower room, and three are on the first floor with a bathroom and shower room. Less than a hundred metres from the Villa is a delightful sea-water pool in which to swim safely, sheltered from the sea breezes by a romantic Roman ruin. For sun bathing there is a large wooden deck closeby, with loungers and umbrellas ready for guests by the sea.
Walks with stunning views are possible in all directions from Villa Sofia- through the forest, towards the private island and lighthouse, along the sea-shore, or into the low hills to San Marco. Bicycle and car rental services are available
The owners of the estate also own Palazzo which operates as a luxury hotel nearby The palazzo’s beach facility, restaurant and reception staff (for booking transfers and tours etc) are available to guests of Villa Sofia.
Please note: The first floor bedrooms have ceiling fans as well as air-con.
10 x 5m with ladder steps with changing room and WC.
House keeper included 6 days per week. The housekeeper can do all kind of house work like preparing breakfast or a light lunch, cleaning, washing, ironing.
Linen changed weekly.
INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL:
Gas and electricity included up to 300 kwh/week;
Water and air-con included up to 300 kwh/week;
Heat if needed
House Keeper from 8.00 a.m.- 2 p.m for the whole Villa - 6 days/week; from 8.00 a.m. - 11a.m. for half Villa rental – 6 days per week;
Pool, Park and Villa - maintenance by housekeeper living on the grounds; he will assist as well with barbecue or simple household works;
Linen change every 3 days;
1 Pool -/ Beach towels per person (every 3 days)
Welcome gift: Half Villa: 3 bottles of local white wine + fruit hamper + 1 bottle of Extra
Virgin Olive oil from own produce +6 bottles of Mineral water
Whole Villa: 6 bottles of local white wine + fruit hamper + 2 bottles of Extra
Virgin Olive oil from own produce + 12 Bottles of Mineral water
SHOPPING SERVICE Advance shopping service included; not food expenses - items are paid in cash via Extras Deposit; VAT is included in the price; the money for a small purchase on the day of arrival
(generally water and some breakfast items for the following morning if your clients did not request Breakfast Service), if requested, will be anticipated by the owner;
Basic Supplies: paper napkins, toilet paper, kitchen rolls, citronella candles, candles for the dinner table will be provided on a regular basis;
Coffee/tea, balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper will be provided once on arrival;
Use of all facilities like Private sandy beach, Oversize Pool, Bar, 24 h
Reception Service of the Hotel ‘Palazzo Belmonte’, situated at 8 km from the villa;
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL:
Electricity over 3000 kwh/week paid on consumption;
Air conditioning over 3000 kwh/week paid on consumption;
Breakfast – on request we serve a typical local Breakfast (including fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh Croissants and Pastries, fresh bread, butter, jam, honey, yogurt, fresh milk, coffee, tea, fruit juice at
€ 10,00 p.p. Children up to 10 years of age
€ 15,00 p.p. Adults
Alternatively there is the possibility of a simple Italian breakfast including fresh Croissants and bread, butter, jam, honey, nutella, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh milk, fruit juice;
€ 5,00 p.p. Children up to 10 years of age
€ 10,00 p.p. Adults
SECURITY DEPOSIT: € 2,500.00 held by Agent, returned to client within 7 days pending owner sign-off
Cook service and extra maid / linen changes / shopping services are available – prices upon request
At the southerly point of the Amalfi Coast, 8 km south of the villa, lies the exclusive private reserve of Licosa, within the Cilento National Park. Private boat trips and picnic lunches can be arranged to Licosa, an extraordinary 6 km stretch of private coastline. It has crystal clear water ideal for snorkelling. The pine woodland bordering the sea is delightful for a pleasant stroll or jog and a superb stretch for cycling
Ogliastro is only 4.5 Km away
Castellabate with sandy beach, shops, restaurant6 km away;
Salerno is 80 km away;
Naples is 130 km to the north.
Pompeii 108 Km
ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA:
• Amalfi Coast, including Amalfi, Positano and Ravello
• Capri: visits to the island by boat, hydrofoil or helicopter
• Vietri: ceramics, from the pearl of the Amalfi Coast
• Paestum: Doric temples of the 6th century BC
• Tenuta Vannulo: farm and factory of the finest mozzarella, tours and tasting be arranged
• Olive Oil and Wine: tours and tastings
• Velia: Greek Theatre; home of the Eleatic School
• Pertosa’s Caves
• Padula: 14th century monastery of San Lorenzo
• Palinuro: celebrated for its beautiful grottoes
SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA:
• Bicycling and Hiking in National Park
• Motorboat or Sailboat Rental
• Pedalo Rental
• Sailing from Villa Sirena (Laser Fun)
• Sailing Tuition
• Scuba Diving
• Swimming, Sea or Pool (Fresh Water)
• Table Tennis at Villa Sirena
• Water Skiing