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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Sorrento, Province of Naples, Campania

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Kirsten H
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed June 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed in Mario's family home for 6 nights in early June 2016. The house is fantastic as is the view and grounds surrounding the home. Mario met us and walked us through the entire unit when we arrived. He even shared some of his father's wine. Our kids loved it as well. There were plenty of lizards and fireflies to keep them enamored for hours. We will definitely be back.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tammie D
Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed May 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2015

A short distance outside of Sorento, but if your looking for a quiet, relaxing oasis, this is for you. Accomodations are beautiful. Owners are the nicest I have ever met on my travels...very helpful with anything you may need. House sits atop a hill so walking is required, but good exercise. We will definitely be returning and would recommend Villa Caruso to everyone.

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Denise B
Gatineau, Canada
1 review
“Absolutely breathtaking!”
Reviewed April 10, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Upon our arrival, Mario was waiting for us at the station. Our bus was late but he was still smiling, took us to do our groceries, then drove us up to the villa. We where serve family produced wine and enjoyed the breathtaking view of Sorrento while Mario played us a hauntingly beautiful piece of music on the piano. I do believe this is the best reception I have ever had ! It set the tone for the rest of my stay.
I stayed at the villa for two months, and enjoyed every moment. It has all the necessities required for cooking, the heating is great, beds comfortable, ample hot water, everything is fine and in working order....all the comforts of home. Whenever I needed something for the villa or in terms of printing ticket reservations etc, Mario and his father where very accommodating and helped get things done.
It is an excellent location for hikers. I took walks right from my door on most days and when I ventured further, public transportation got me wherever I wanted to go. You will find a bus stop just 5 minutes from the house and if you wish you can get to the centre of Sorrento by foot in about 25 minutes. My foreign guests, who had rented cars opted to leave them down on the main road and walk up the private lane to the villa ( more or less 300 metres). It is narrow by North American standards (more like a paved bicycle path), steep and has 4 hairpin turns to negociate. All my Italian neighbors, just dashed on up without blinking an eye... So, I have come to the conclusion that the road is not all that bad, it is just that most foreigners lack experience in that type of driving situation.
The internet reception was not always constant, but just prior to my departure, Mario had a technician in and everything was working smoothly afterwards.
I would recommend this location hands up! Just minutes from downtown Sorrento but away from all the hustle and bustle.

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Liked best: The view and the fact that I was away from the hussle and bussle of the city both then just a stone throw away from it.
Liked least: Having to come home!!!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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1momnpop
Big Sur, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Be Advised....”
Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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This property was beautiful, and looked exactly like it did on the website. Stunning views, for sure. The website indicates that you should rent a small car (very true) or arrive by taxi, which we did. The taxi dropped us off in front a church a little distance from the house, and the owner's father picked us up there and drove us up the steep driveway to the house, even helping with our luggage. The house was very cold, and he got the heat going for us. However, shortly after he left, it went off again, and we were unable to get anyone on the telephone using the directory left for us. We froze all night long. The heat came on sometime during the night, as the house was warmer in the morning, but then it went off again and the house got cold again.
Also, when we booked it, we were not made aware that there is absolutely nowhere to shop for food within a reasonable distance. You have to walk down the steep drivewary and wait for a bus to Sorrento, then bus back and carry your groceries up that steep hill -- not as easy as the website indicates.
We left after the first night. Hopefully, the owner will give us a refund on this rental, as it is not a practical site. Just a side note -- there is a microwave (not assembled - new, just out of the box, and there was no dishwashing soap, laundry soap, or any other cleaning supplies. No coffee pot, no tea pot.

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Liked best: Pretty views for the short time we were there
Liked least: Inaccessability to any sort of shop, even a small grocery store, which we did not know
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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William L
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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“Breathtaking!!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

It's a short but narrow winding road to the Villa but well worth the view at the top over looking the bay of Naples and Sorrento. Mario and his father were very accommodating during our week stay. We were met at the train station and taken to the Villa. All the rooms are spacious yet cozy. A large kitchen and table that will accommodate at least 8 people. The two bathrooms are modern but only one has a shower. When we go back to Sorrento this is where we will stay!

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Narrow steep road
Traveling group: Friends
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janesK420...
Bedminster, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“This Villa and the owners is the BEST!”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Beautiful villa! Mario and his Dad Luigi are so accommodating. The views are spectacular, and the place is immaculate! It is up a long winding driveway that must be walked if your car is big. Mario picks you up and takes luggage so that helps. We walked down to our car to tour every day. Not a problem ( and we are in our 60's!)
The pictures are true to life of the views and the Villa Caruso. You won't be disappointed!
Highly recommended!
Jane S.

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Liked best: The views!
Traveling group: Friends
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814helen
Lapworth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Had a wonderful 3 nights here. The views were stunning and the house was extremely clean and very well equipped. It was nice to feel away from it all yet be close to Sorrento too. I would suggest leaving the car at the bottom of the road. This is not a problem and it is not too far to walk. The owner was very helpful and the teenagers appreciated the Wifi which worked well. Thanks Mario.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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