I was looking for the perfect, private place for my husband to relax/retreat from a sometimes stressful work environment. I found it in the "Annnex" to La Grotta dei Fichi.
The physical footprint, and the amenities of the Annex are not as grand, or impressive as the main villa, but they are none-the-less most charming, and delightful. It was the perfect place for us. We were able to be completely alone, with an amazing view of the Gulf of Salerno, or, take day trips to Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento (which we did). The location is perfect for people who want to see the Amalfi Coast area, but not fight the crowds 24/7. The pictures of the main villa, on the website, or the pictures you can request of the Annex, are not misleading. It is everything advertised, and more.
The Annex has all of the amenities of an apartment, AND a spa that overlooks the Gulf, beautiful flowers, outdoor patios, and barbecue grill (overlooking the Gulf), a small vegetable garden for your daily salad. A modern bathroom, wifi, satellite TV, and even a wash machine (if you feel the need to do some work) make this idyllic spot up-to-date.
As everyone who has the pleasure of staying on this property will tell you, Vincenzo will make your stay as easy and perfect as possible, from the planning stages all the way through to your departure. The Villa has been in his home for many years - he knows everything about the area and offers a concierge service to rival none. THIS WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN STAYING IN A HOTEL!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive villa rental (sleeps up to 8 people) located on the Amalfi Coast, in a unique position carved from the cliff wall which falls sheer down to the sea. Its location, halfway between Sorrento and Positano (each less than 4 miles away),gives you immediate access to all the Coast’s major attractions. You will enjoy stunning sea views, a private pool, gym, sauna, vegetable garden, sundeck, grotto-bar, pizza oven, concierge service, Wine & Food Experiences. ... more less