Villa Saraceno is located on the coast about 1,5 km from the city of Maiori, on the Amalfi Coast. Maiori sits in the deepest inlet of the Amalfi coast, at the mouth of a river. Due to its location and the natural landscape, it boasts the largest beach of the Amalfi Coast.
During the middle ages, Maiori was the primary harbor of the Amalfi Republic, housing arsenals and military headquarters. It was surrounded by coastal fortifications, some of which remain today.
Villa Saraceno consists of two independent Villas (canonica & Torre Saracena). The Tower sits on a sheer cliff above the sea, built to observe and prevent pirate raids and other invaders who once encroached upon this coastal paradise. Originally this area was almost inaccessible on land due to the protection of the insurmountable mountains looming behind. It is due to these geographical characteristics that this area of the Amalfi Coast has survived intact, and this villa complex is a perfect example. The grounds stretch from the panoramic coastal road down to the sea, following a delightful and perfectly-tended Mediterranean garden full of surprises, from the Jacuzzi tub high on a ledge above the sea to a sauna hidden behind a rock looking onto a pretty inlet. There is also a succession of panoramic terraces furnished with benches and tables made of valuable Vietri ceramics. A swimming pool with a Jacuzzi can be heated up to 30 degrees and the swimming pool can be enclosed in glass for winter use. Next to one of the residences there is also a large covered outdoor dining area with a table for up to 22 people. There is also a daily on-site caretaker (from 08:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.) who can advise you about the area in addition to giving you assistance at the property.
(Sleeps 10/11): 190 steps (up and down) from the car park, this Saracen Tower has a large terrace with a table in Vietri ceramics with chairs.
Access to the tower is across a large flat area. The main door opens onto a spacious living room with dining table. Stairs lead down to a lower level with one double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
From here there is access to further three terraces. Steps from the living room lead to two double bedrooms that share a bathroom with shower. Here there is also another terrace and two more double bedrooms which share a bathroom with shower and another terrace. From the tower there is also a private path down to the sea with a small furnished patio at the edge of the water.
Ground Floor: Entering here, you will find a living room with a fireplace and a dining room with a table for about 15 people. The dining room has a view of the sea.
Lower ground floor: The kitchenette, which includes an electric oven, has access to the terrace, a furnished area with room for outdoor dining. This floor also includes a bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower.
First floor: Upstairs you will find two more bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed (160 cm); one of the rooms includes a fireplace. They share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. There is also a panoramic, sea-view terrace via which the second floor is accessed.
Second floor: Up a set of external stairs, you will find two more bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a loft with a single bed. It also has a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
The second bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm). This floor also has a wonderful sunbathing terrace with a sea view.
Air conditioning, satellite TV, DVR Player, safe, mini-fridge/bar, washingmachine, WI-FI Internet connection in every bedroom, ice maker, fax, stereo/CD player, sauna, outdoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, fireplace.
All that the Amalfi Coast has to offer, including quaint towns,
accessibility to ferries to go to Capri, etc.,
the ceramics of Vietri.
No pets, please.
If you are going to rent only the Torre Saracena, the Canonica will not be rented to other people. We rent all the villa for a capacity hospitality of 18+2 persons – 9 double rooms.
Please be aware that there are many steps within the property.
If you like to have information about the canonica, please open the following link: http://www.altracostiera.com/accommodation.asp?l=1&IDPRO=326
Naples: 67 km; Pompei: 41 km; Sorrento: 40 km; Positano: 17.5 km; Salerno: 14.5 km; Ravello: 9.5 km; Amalfi: 8 km; Maiori: 3 km