Villa Finocchiara

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Built in the traditional local style, in an elevated position above the coastal road, the authentic Villa Finocchiara welcomes up to twelve guests for a relaxing break on the enchanting Amalfi Coast. Even after its renovation in 2007, this hillside retreat has not lost its traditional charm, with archetypal Amalfian features and striking views from its sun-drenched terraces on all three floors.

The villa sits on a hilltop up 113 steps from the main coastal road.  Guests enjoy several parking spaces in a private parking lot at the base of the property, a luggage ‘elevator’ which will bring luggage and groceries, from the parking lot directly up to the property, and a great restaurant situated at the bottom of the steps leading up to the property. 

As you enter via the tufa steps on the middle floor, you will find the first two of the villa’s six delightful double bedrooms, which share a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi, walk-in shower and immaculate ceramic tiling from Vietri Sul Mare, just a few kilometres along the coast. Fine ceramics are one of this region’s most famous exports, and colourful tiling features in all five bathrooms. Different patterns feature in all of the bathrooms’ walls and floors, adding a layer of authentic Amalfian style to the superb fixtures and furniture.

The living spaces have a pleasing flow, with the homely living room offering sumptuously comfortable sofas and a large television to unwind in front. This, in turn, leads to a spacious kitchen diner that lends itself to social morning coffees and lunches at the farmhouse-style dining table. As well as a terrific range stovetop, espresso machine and a sequence of bar refrigerator units that can accommodate plenty of local wines and Limoncello, there is a beautifully restored fireplace, ideal for winter visitors. You will discover more of this villa’s exceptional features, such as stonework at the poolside dating back over eight hundred years. This has been expertly incorporated with the villa’s renovation, its arched coves leading to two of the bedrooms.

As well as offering welcome refreshments on summer days, the stunning infinity pool offers fabulous views of the sea and the neighbouring hillside. For a blissful morning experience, switch on the waterfall feature and watch the yachts and hydrofoils enter Amalfi harbour, following others as they head out on the cobalt Mediterranean waters. Uncork a bottle of Falanghina and relax in the rattan lounge on a poolside terrace that’s a beautiful place to gather at all times of the day. This glorious viewpoint takes on an entirely different atmosphere as the sun sets. The illuminated houses on the hillside opposite, along with the poolside lighting, generate a truly magical feel. Suppers at the covered dining table are a joy. If a day at the poolside has left you with little energy for cooking – even at the impressive large barbecue - there is a delivery service available from the excellent restaurant next door.

Villa Finocchiara is just a short walk from the charming harbour town of Amalfi, with plenty of other delightful towns and villages along the thirty-four-mile Amalfi Coast. Even if you prefer not to drive, the towns between Amalfi and Salerno are easy to reach by ferry or bus, with taxis readily available in the central coastal towns. Amalfi is a graceful place that you will find a little easier to walk around than some of its steeper neighbours. You will find all the essentials for your stay at Villa Finocchiara and much more, with a terrific Thursday morning market at the port and a wealth of superb cafés, restaurants and shops.

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What you should know…

  • The pool is not fenced, so children should be supervised when outdoors.
  • The villa sits on a hilltop up to 113 steps from the main coastal road.
  • The property is accessible 120 steps from the parking lot, though a porter service is available on arrival and departure, as well as a luggage pulley system.
  • There is a parking space available for two cars.
  • Please be advised that due to the location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to
  • Please note that the staff do not supervise the swimming pool which must not be used at night.
  • Children under 6 must have parents’ supervision
  • Only authorized staff and personnel are permitted to be onsite

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Cooling Jacuzzi BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

Villa Interior(300 sqm)

Bottom Floor

- Lounge/dining room
- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds) with en-suite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds) with single sofa-bed, en-suite bathroom with shower

Middle Floor (pool level, accessed via an external staircase, not connected internally with the bottom floor)

- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds)
- Kitchen/dining room
- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds)  with panoramic window
- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds) with terrace access
- Bathroom with shower/sauna cabin
- Living room with terrace access
- Bathroom with hydro massage bathtub

Top Floor (accessed via an external staircase, not connected internally with the first floor)

- Living room with corner kitchen
- Double bedroom with double bed (bed can be converted to twin beds) with single sofa bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Access to private terrace with outdoor shower

Outside Grounds(700sqm)

- Swimming pool (can be heated, 8m x6m, from 1.10m to 1.60m depth) open approximately end-April to end-October
- Shaded terrace and gardens
- Outdoor shower
- Dining table
- Solarium terrace with built-in seating
- Sunbeds
- Barbecue
- Parking for two cars with a pulley system for luggage

Facilities

- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Central heating
- Outdoor stereo with CD player
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Iron with board
- Mosquito nets
- Safe

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Finocchiara
Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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If you fancy a stroll around, compared to some of the more vertiginous towns along the coast, Amalfi is an ideal day out. The promenade is a feast for the eyes, with a bustling harbour full of colourful boats and bright, whitewashed buildings rising gently up the hillside.

The eye-catching architecture and beautiful scenery extend well beyond the stunning cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo - as the local saying goes- “For an Amalfitan, the day he goes to heaven is just like any other day”. You will discover a terrific range of independent shops, as well as delightful cafés and restaurants – the phenomenal seafood, in particular, is not to be missed.

A short but scenic fifteen-minute drive will bring you to the gorgeous clifftop town of Ravello, known as the ‘Balcony of the Amalfi Coast’. A long-standing refuge of artists, musicians and authors over the last two centuries, Ravello hosts a range of cultural events throughout the year, including the Ravello Festival. This open-air event takes place at Villa Rufolo throughout July and August, with atmospheric musical performances set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gulf of Salerno. Michelin-starred restaurants share piazzas with trattorias and pizzerias, offering visitors a wealth of enticing dining options between taking in the breathtaking architecture and enjoying some of the best shopping along the Amalfi Coast.

Great shopping is one of the hallmarks of the towns and villages along this thirty-four-mile stretch of coast. Pastel-coloured buildings adorn the narrow streets, housing beautifully designed stores packed with everything from fine Italian leather bags and stylish clothing to ceramic art and one of the region’s most famous exports – Limoncello. Made with the freshest Sorrento lemons, this locally produced liqueur is available in its dedicated stores in various imaginatively designed bottles. Whether you prefer the traditional local recipe or artisanal varieties infused with peppermint or juniper, this is an unmissable treat to enjoy while staying on the Amalfi Coast.

Taking small bottles of Limoncello home as gifts is de rigueur when you visit here, but beware – the bottles’ corks can be a little unpredictable in your luggage - we recommend grabbing some decent tape to seal the bottles before you pack them!
As expected, this part of Italy is rightly proud of its culinary and winemaking heritage. There is no shortage of options for terrific local restaurants and trattorias, not to mention cookery classes and tasting tours – getting you right to the heart of this region’s passion for food and wine. There are vibrant weekly markets in the towns close by, with Ravello and Sorrento hosting theirs on a Tuesday. These street markets have their picturesque backdrops, with crowds gathering at Amalfi’s port on Thursdays treated to an incredible view from the oceanfront path. Those arriving later in the week can gather fantastic ingredients for weekend dinners at Maiori on Friday, as well as have the chance to wander along the promenade and enjoy this pretty harbour town.

Wherever you stay along this uniquely beautiful, thirty-mile stretch of coast, you will find plenty of tour operators close by, offering a range of unforgettable experiences. Take a boat cruise over to Capri, with its famous blue caves and crystalline waters, or head an hour by road to the archaeological marvel that is Pompeii. As well as guided sightseeing tours, many operators offer deluxe packages that include extras, such as snorkelling, lunch and wine tastings, so be sure to shop around to find one that suits you. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Napoli

(66km)

Nearest Town/City Amalfi

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant

(200m)

Nearest Train Station Vietri sul Mare-Amalfi

(22km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5km)

Nearest Ferry Port Amalfi

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pogerola

(5km)

Region

The Amalfi Coast's uniqueness lies in its captivating blend of natural splendour, historical sites, and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants. Whether you're exploring ancient cathedrals, relaxing on sun-soaked beaches, or savouring the region's delectable cuisine, the Amalfi Coast is a place where every moment is an unforgettable experience, where the past and present come together in a harmonious symphony of beauty and culture. It is a destination that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who visit, an oasis of wonder on Italy's enchanting shores.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Finocchiara is a terrific choice for family groups seeking a break on the Amalfi Coast. There is great flexibility in terms of sleeping, with all six double beds convertible to twins and the optional hire of a baby cot. The garden terrace and its large dining table are superb for family-style meals, and the outdoor lounge is the perfect spot to keep an eye on the kids as they enjoy the magnificent infinity pool.

While a break on the Amalfi Coast is ordinarily about total relaxation, those families who like to explore their surroundings on holiday will be equally delighted by this stunning region. You will find delightful towns rich in history – none more so than the archaeological site of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Bike and scooter hire options are available in the larger towns in the area.

Boat rentals are available at various regional locations, along with cruises and speedboat tours – all fantastic ways for groups to get a different perspective on this beautiful part of Italy. Head out on a swimming and snorkelling tour to the Isle of Capri, where you can explore its famous blue caverns and caves, along with its pretty coastline.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Cooling Jacuzzi
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • - Activities and excursions Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service: 1 maid for 5 hours per day(9 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday to Friday)
- Porter service on arrival day between 4pm-8pm and on departure between 8am-10am
- Midweek bath/linen change

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Cook service
- Sunday and late arrival fee
- Additional housekeeping
- Welcome dinner
- Personal Laundry and ironing service
- Baby bed
- Grocery delivery fee per delivery (depends on the quantity) + food cost
- Telephone services
- Additional bed 
- Airport transfer
- Activities and excursions
- Chef / Cooking class 
- Boat tour

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. to 8 p.m
Departure time 10 a.m
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Energy costs included? Yes up to 300 Kwh. Extra cost payable in cash locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Midweek change.
Heating costs included? Yes up to 300 Kwh. Extra cost payable in cash locally.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool heating charge? Extra cost, payable locally.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end of April to end-October. The staff do not supervise the swimming pool which must not be used at night. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the staff do not supervise the swimming pool which must not be used at night.
Other Ts and Cs The pool can be heated, on request, between 22-28° Celsius. Specific water temperatures cannot be guaranteed and may vary due to the many environmental variables including wind, humidity, rain, ambient temperature.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that 2 single beds can be added at 400€ per week, payable locally.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Due to the different levels of the property, this villa is not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £17,283
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £21,629
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £17,283
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £12,963
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £10,370
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £12,963
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £10,370
Mar 29th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £12,963
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £17,283
Jun 7th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £21,629
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £17,283
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £12,963
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 22nd 2025 £10,370

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €18,813
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €23,543
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €18,813
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €14,110
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €11,288
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €14,110
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €11,288
Mar 29th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €14,110
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €18,813
Jun 7th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €23,543
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €18,813
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €14,110
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 22nd 2025 €11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $20,351
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $25,468
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $20,351
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $15,263
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $12,211
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $15,263
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $12,211
Mar 29th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $15,263
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $20,351
Jun 7th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $25,468
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $20,351
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $15,263
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 22nd 2025 $12,211

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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