We (7 couples) spent a very enjoyable week at the beginning of September at Villa Margi. The villa has stunning views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius and the sunsets were spectacular, (as were the firework displays and, on one stormy evening, the lightning over the bay!). The villa itself is very spacious and comfortable, although for so many of us it meant one couple had to sleep on a sofa bed in the room accessed by the outside door, only a problem if other people wanted to go out early. The balconies and outside areas are also very spacious, although the pool is very small – don’t expect to be able to swim more than a couple of strokes from end to end. Small children would need to be well supervised in the outside areas.
For so many adults we found the kitchen area a little small. It is very well equipped, although we would have liked enough coffee-making pots for our large group!
Villa Margi is situated a couple of kilometres from Vico Equense. There is a train station in the town which is ideal for trips to Sorrento, Naples, Herculaneum, Vesuvius and Pompeii. This involves a walk (20-30 mins) at the start and end of each day out – there is no public transport along the main road which passes the villa. Vico Equense is the nearest place for most shops. The walk along the road is not pleasant – fast traffic, narrow and uneven pavements and a stretch through a tunnel (well-lit). The other route is a path through the woods above the villa, much pleasanter. Both routes involve steep climbs and would not be suitable for everyone.
Margi, the owner is a lovely host. She lives in the adjoining property so is on hand for any queries and is very helpful. She cooked us an excellent meal one night (pre-arranged and chargeable) and joined us afterwards for a drink. We really enjoyed Margi’s company and her anecdotes.
Overall we would recommend the villa as a great place to stay with beautiful rooms and amazing views that we will never forget. Thank you, Margi, for a fantastic and memorable holiday!
We stayed at the villa with our four teenage children.
The villa is stunning with amazing views and good accessibility by car to places like Pompeii, Naples and Capri.
Margi, the owner lives close by and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. We took up her offer of her cooking a meal for us- which we paid for. It was exceptional.
The villa is spacious and has a homely feel to it. Three distinct double bedrooms and a further two 'through' rooms which can be converted in to bedrooms. Amazing lounge and beautiful outdoor dining space on the balcony. Sun loungers and chairs near to the plunge pool, measuring two metres by one metre. Small but good for cooling off.
The journey up the hill to the villa was interesting and includes three hair pin bends so think about the size of your car! We had a nine seater and managed it and got better as the week went on!
To walk up to the villa would not be for everyone so this needs to be considered.
The nearby beaches are private and even with discounted tickets from Margi, cost us 15 euros each and then you pay for umbrellas etc on top. The beaches were really busy and rocky with small areas of volcanic sand.
Driving around was an education and the twisty and winding roads mean that journeys take time! The scooters and moped riders are a law unto themselves.
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I am a returning guest at villa Margi as I have been there twice. The Villa is located in the outskirts of Vico Equense village, which is in the northernmost part of the Sorrento coast. This makes Villa Margi very handy if you are planning to visit the peninsula of Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, as both sides of the coast are at reach from Vico Equense; not being right in the middle of the coastline, however, makes it easier to drive to Naples, Pompeii, Ercolaneum and Caserta. The Villa itself is just stunning: the view from the terrace is breathtaking, spanning from the gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius in the background, over to the cliffs of Sorrento. The Landlady lives in the same complex and is a lovely person and a handy help if you need indications about what to see and where to go. Furthermore she can cook exceptionally good dinners for a small addition to the rental charge, which I strongly recommend future guests to try.
The first time I was at Villa Margi was in September and the weather was still very nice and warm, so we could enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the seaside. The second time it was August and the beaches were busier. Should you not fancy the crowd, you can always enjoy a drink in the panoramic (albeit a tad small) swimming pool on the terrace. Villa Margi has also a lot of outside space which you can enjoy, and if you are coming by car (as we did, so that it'll be easier to travel around), there is free parking space just outside the door. All in all, a lovely place to stay for families and friends, which I strongly recommend.