6 bedrooms,10-11 sleeps, 1 bathroom with tab and 4 bathrooms with shower
- english, spanish, italian
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The villa is gorgeous! The views are spectacular. Tano is a wonderful manager. We loved the location. The pool is delightful. The house is clean and comfortable. This home will make your vacation a dream come true!!!!
This is a fantastic property, but there are a few issues I wish I'd been aware of before booking.
First though, the views, location, privacy, and gardens more than make up for the "cons" I'm mentioning below. So if these issues aren't deal breakers for you, then don't let it stop you from booking this incredible home.
Ok so LOTS of stairs, but that's typical of the area. The strangest thing about this house is that there are two kitchens - both outdated, and both inconveniently located. The first is in the house, but on the bottom floor, far from the living areas. The second is outside - upstairs and across the yard from the pool. This makes getting coffee or snacks or cold water very inconvenient from inside the house. If you are planning to eat out for all of your meals then it's not a big deal, but it was definitely annoying at times. We found ourselves looking for items that were in the "other kitchen" that required quite a hike to obtain.
Also, while there are loads of espresso cups in both kitchens, there is no espresso machine, just the small stovetop coffee pots, which are inconvenient to use. The outside kitchen has an old, basic coffee pot, but honestly for the rental price this house should have a small espresso machine in each kitchen. You can buy them for around $100 and it would make life and mornings easier and more enjoyable for guests.
That being said, Tano recommended a bar down the street that had amazing cappuccino and pastries - and incredibly cheap. The owner Marco is friendly and efficient and also has a delicious pizza place up the street where we ate several times - also on Tano's recommendation. Tano suggested some restaurants up in Ravello that were fantastic, and also set us up with a number for a boat that we hired for the day to tour the coast. Side point - Tano is a fantastic property manager and every single thing he recommended was top notch.
Another issue to be aware of is the pool. It's shaded all day and freezing cold, but the most important issue is that the tile stairs leading into it are very slippery and one in our party fell on the way in and had a huge bruise as a result. There is a railing, but you still need to be extremely careful getting in and out.
We enjoyed the fresh figs, grapes, and plums that were ripe in the garden, and there was wine left for us in the mini fridge, which was also nice. I'd stay again, but hopefully with coffee next time.
Family holiday to the Amalfi Coast
We are a family group of 10 people who have just arrived back from our wonderful holiday. We were wanting somewhere quiet but also in a convenient location. This quirky villa was perfect for us all. The lay out took some getting used to but this added to the excitement for the younger ones of our group. The views are breathtaking and there are many seated areas around the beautiful gardens to take it in. The kitchens are both well equiped and everything we needed was available. There are quite a few steps to get up into the town but was easily done by my 76 year old father in law, I should add he is fit for his age. The owner told us about a local bus that stopped directly outside the villa and charged us €1.00 each to get up into town, it was always on time and dropped us directly where the main bus stop was to get to Amalfi town. My main concern about this holiday was not hiring a car, but I'm so glad we didn't. The transport to other areas, although busy was effecient and cheap.
The owner put us in touch with a local chef who cooked for us one evening, the food was amazing and there was plenty left over which we used the following day. I would highly recommend their service.
We definitely made the right decision on Ravello for our destination, out of the other towns on the Amalfi coast. They were all beautiful but very busy and we were always relieved to get back to the peace and tranquility of Ravello.
Once we had booked this villa the owner was very helpful with any enquiries before our holiday. He was at the villa to show us around and was available throughout our stay for any enquiries and he also booked us into a pizza restaurant a minutes walk from the villa, great value for money with excellent views and just what we needed after a day travelling there. There is also a quaint little bar down the hill, literally 5 minutes walk. We sat outside under what the children called a cave. The service was pleasant and the prices were good too.
We definitely had a wonderful family holiday in this beautiful location and we made the right choice with Villa Porta Donica.
This was our second visit to Porta Donica, and it couldn't have been nicer. The location is perfect, incredible views, quick access to town. And Tano is the best, he makes everything easy. It's a unique experience, wonderful. Thanks, Tano...
This place is amazing!
We had an incredible time at Villa Porta Donica! The house is amazing, expansive, clean, well equipped, well situated and charming. Check in was easy and welcoming. The house manager, Tano, is lovely and always easy, informative, quick and friendly to communicate with. We spent most days by the gorgeous pool constantly astounded by the view. It was super relaxing yet close enough to the centre for everything you need and the hustle and bustle of village life. A very special please! We look forward to staying again.
Ravello wedding week
Our family loved this property. The house and grounds were spectacular. Well located with access to both town and to Amalfi. There are a lot of steps here - nothing new on the Amalfi coast. The elevator is a godsend - to aid with luggage and one in our party rode a scooter. The setting is perfect.