Sea view country house with private large terrace and big garden
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About Isabella (owner)
Hello! I'm Isabella the owner of Charming House. I love to cook, trekking, cinema, musik, travelling and meet people from around the world. I love old houses, with thick walls and history. I'm very happy to share this special place with people who enjoy old world beauty, trekking and tranquility. I hope to welcoming you soon in my house. Isabella :)
Isabella (owner) purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Isabella (owner) chose Massa Lubrense
When we bought many years ago this beautiful stone country house from 17th century it was a ruin quite like Pompei!! It was a wonderful experience restoring the whole house where I live with my family and creating the sea view terrace where are located the two apartments.
What makes this Apartment unique
'Charming House' with its panoramic position and sea view is the ideal place to stay for those who enjoy nature and relax. It's possible to have wonderful walks along the charming peninsula's landscape as: Crapolla, baia di Ieranto, cala di Mitigliano, Punta Campanella, Marina del Cantone and Recommone. You can also make daily excursions to wonderful places like: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompei, Capri and Ischia . The villa is surrounded of olive trees, vineyard, fruit trees and you will be very welcome to pick fruit from my orchard like tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, apricotes, peaches, plumbs, lemons,figs. I'm very happy to share this special place with people who enjoy old world beauty, trekking and tranquility. I hope to welcoming you soon in my house. Ciao Isabella :)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing home away from home.
A truly beautiful location and such a pleasant host. Isabella gave invaluable advice and her local knowledge was superb. A fantastic place to stay with a central location for all of the Amalfi Coast. Thank you Isabella for making it such a memorable holiday, Michele and Richard.
Great place to stay
We really enjoyed our time at ‘Charming House’. We liked that we were out of the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and Isabella provided local knowledge about the best ways to see and do the attractions around this area. We would recommend to family and friends and stay there again ourselves. Lovely views from the balcony, a good place to relax at, but don’t forget your walking shoes.
Thanks a lot dear Libbie for your lovely words and review. I'm really glad that you loved your stay at "Charming House" that is the ideal place for people who needs a peaceful place to relax with a stunning sea view over the Amalfi Coast. I'm really glad when guests follow all my tips about local hikes and place to eat. Arrivederci :) Isabella
It is Charming in every way
My husband and I have just returned from a 12 night stay at Charming House. From the moment we arrived in Sant Agata we knew we had made the right choice. To start with Isabella is a wonderful Host, she gave us alot of information on the area, tips of where to go and see and eat, along with booking us tours to Amalfi/Positano and Capri. Both tours were wonderful, and great value for money. Isabella was always on hand to help but at the same time gave us the utmost privacy. She was the perfect host.
The apartment was very clean, spacious with a large shower room. The facilities ie washing machine, hair dryer and oven were excellent. The temperature of the apartment stays cool without the dreaded airconditioning, due to the fact it has such thick walls and the sun isnt shining on it from late afternoon, a welcome relief from those scorching days.
Sant Agata is a great town, very Italian with wonderful restaurants. The bus is 1.30 Euro to Sorrento, be careful the taxi is 50 Euros, the walk to Sorrento from Sant Agata is all downhill and very scenic, it is only 3km compared to 8 km on the bus. We did that twice.The walk up to the village is steep, steps and road, the supermarket is at the top, however we got our time down from 10mins to 7mins and that is with my husband needing two new hips. We did and saw alot, but also had some chill out days at Charming house. Compared to the constant noise of cars and beeping in Sorrento our only noise pollution was the sound of birds, dogs, and the odd car,
I would recommend Charming House and Isabella to anyone looking for a holiday with charm, rest and relaxation
Dear Jackie and Paul,
thanks for your lovely review and your best tips for the future guests. It was also for me a real pleasure to host you and chat with you during your stay. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay at "Charming House" in the peaceful country side but only 7 minutes walking distance far from the lovely Sant'Agata. You are a wonderful couple and I hope to welcoming you back soon. Take care :) Isabella
Beautiful views, great location and very relaxing
We had a lovely week at charming house. Isabella collected us from the bus and was very welcoming and helpful with information about the local area. It was easy to get around using the bus although I imagine it would be very busy during the summer months. The apartment had everything needed for a relaxing stay, especially the large terrace for breakfast and evening drinks. It was a short walk up steps to the village and we enjoyed using all the local shops for groceries, pastries, bread and fresh vegetables. All the locals were very friendly and we enjoyed sitting outside Orlando's bar meeting the neighbourhood dogs and sipping Aperol spritz after country walks. Highlights were the walk to Crapolla (1400 steps!), Pompeii, a boat trip to Capri (arranged by Isabella), local walking tracks and local buses along the Amalfi coast. On Capri, it is possible to walk to Capri town from the port, look out for the signs directing you to the safe pedestrian route. We really enjoyed a walk to Villa Jovis, with beautiful views along the coast. Our only very slight issue was being a bit chilly in the evenings - it would be nice to have heating included in the price during the cooler months of the year. Thanks to Isabella for a fabulous holiday.
Thanks a lot for your lovely review. I'm so happy that you had such a pleasure stay at "Charming House" with the wonderful sea view terrace and have a gorgeous walk up to Villa Jovis in Capri that is only for brave people. You are right about Sant'Agata community that fortunately is still a real village with very friendly and welcoming people. Unfortunately the weather was a little bit crazy with very variable temperatures between day and night that is unusual for this time of the year.
Feel free to come back, you will be always welcome!
Everything was perfect!
I my sister and two kids had 3 weeks holiday (1-21th of October) in Charming House. Everything was great. Nice apartment with kiwi, grapes, zucchini and figs in the yard. Mrs. Izabela was very pleasant and helped us to solve all misunderstandings we had..:)
Sant Agata is quite, silent city with narrow streets. For me it was adventure to drive in such streets but I liked it so much!
I reccomend Charming House for everyone!
Greta- 29 years, Vaida- 27 y, Augustas- 4 y, Paulius- 1 y.
Thanks to you Greta for choosing "Charming House" for your holidays. I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in my apartment and my kiwi, grapes, zucchini and figs. The most important thing for me is that all my guests enjoy their stay avoiding any troubles and going back home relaxed and satisfied, hopefully thinking to come back soon in this beautiful and no touristic area. Arrivederci :) Isabella
Over the moon with apartment
We would recommend this place lovely people Isobella and her husband the only thing that we would say is you must be a good driver, very narrow lane to apartment
Dear Barry and Carol, thanks for your review and suggestions.
You are right! In order to enjoy at best this beautiful and peaceful area it is really important to be a good driver and renting a small car or use the local buses that are cheap and on time.
Ciao from Italy :)
Isabella and family
Sant'Agata sui due Golfi (390m above sea level) is situated about 9 km from Sorrento. It's one of the pearls in the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno facing Capri. Perched on a hill it offers a series of views over the sea and the two bays (Gulf of Naples and Gulf of Salerno). Today it's a a very popular summer resort and an excellent centre for many excursions. It is famous for its parish church, the monastery of Deserto, it's natural beauties, archaeological ruins and several trails along the coast and inland.
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