Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3134: Rentvillas, Villa Teresa
3bed/2bath house in Ravello, Campania
Sept 23 to 29th, 1 week
It was on the Amalfi in Italy in a small town called Ravello and we were outside of town overlooking the sea . We could walk to town in 15 minutes or so.
The location was peaceful and the view just wonderful. We were in an small residential area.
The walk to Ravello was one of two ways, first being about 240 steps because the area is on a mountain or you could walk the road which was longer but a nice trip. The shops in Ravello had everything you need and it was fun shopping in those little shops. The butcher shops were great. We had fresh bread and baked goods and fresh fruits and veggies. Needless to say the gelato and cappuccino were so good. The local restaurants were great and they varied from family style to fancy but they all served fresh food and eating was a real Italian experience . Most meals took two or more hours and the wine was local and good.
The villa had three bed rooms, three baths, a living room, dinning area and kitchen. It was two stories and each story had its own view of the sea. We were the only renters at the villa. There was a caretaker on the bottom floor but that was not a problem. Everything in the place worked and it was nice and clean.
The area was nice and peaceful. We wanted to be with the local people and enjoy their style of living. If you like to walk, hike and explore this is the area to do it in.
You can view the villa directly: Villa Teresa.
The outside was really nice; we had a patio and a small garden. At night you could sit outside and watch the stars. We ate outside a couple of times.
Everything was in good shape and comfortable. The place was clean and we had enough furniture. We were more than pleased with the place.
The bedrooms were nice. The beds were what you would expect in Italy hard but comfortable. The bathrooms were big and they kept them clean.
The kitchen was small by American standards but it was easy to get around. It had enough pots and pans, etc. everything worked. We ate breakfast there everyday and cooked two evening meals and it all worked out fine. The other times we were out trying local places to eat as we visited different areas.
Problems or Bonuses
The local bus would take you any where in the area for a couple of euros and you could transfer at no cost. It did stop running after a certain time in the evening. Ravello is a special town in that they have music there every night at 21:00; you have to check the schedule.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The people who met us on site were very nice and showed us around and explained everything to us. Their English was pretty good and they got their point across. The place was just as stated by the rental company. The price varied from $3771 to $2566 depending on time of year.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would go there again and we tell all our friends about it. It was just what we wanted in a trip. To be with the local people and tour at our own pace. If you do not like walking and climbing stairs then this is not the trip for you. If you do decide to go, do some walking beforehand it will help a lot.
Things to do in this area
We took the bus to Amalfi; it takes about 20 minutes. They have a lot of shops. That is were you catch the boat to the isle of Capri but you have to get there before 9am to get the boat. Positano is not far from Amalfi; it is a small town with lots of shops and is geared to the tourist trade. We enjoyed all the small restaurants in Ravello. Villa Chambrone was really nice; we ate lunch there and it was a great experience but not cheap. The food was worth it and so was the service.
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