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Villa Erato is an ancient house located in the centre of Praiano. It was build in 18th century and it has been restored in 2007 taking care at all the ancient furnitures and cotto tiles. The house is perfect for a couple, for two couples or for a small family.
Villa Erato faces the sea and the sun, from the house you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Amalfi Coast so you will be able to see 'Positano' until 'Punta Campanella', than 'Capri' with the well known 'Faraglioni Rocks' and finally the 'Li Galli Island' which was owned by the know Russian dancer Nurejev. The house has all the modern furnitures and amenities, air conditioning, plasma TV, Internet wifi, winter heating. But most important the house has a big garden all covered by olives an lemon trees from where you will relax, ...Villa Erato is an ancient house located in the centre of Praiano. It was build in 18th century and it has been restored in 2007 taking care at all the ancient furnitures and cotto tiles. The house is perfect for a couple, for two couples or for a small family.
Villa Erato faces the sea and the sun, from the house you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Amalfi Coast so you will be able to see 'Positano' until 'Punta Campanella', than 'Capri' with the well known 'Faraglioni Rocks' and finally the 'Li Galli Island' which was owned by the know Russian dancer Nurejev. The house has all the modern furnitures and amenities, air conditioning, plasma TV, Internet wifi, winter heating. But most important the house has a big garden all covered by olives an lemon trees from where you will relax, lying on the sun beds just drinking a fresh glass of white Falanghina wine.
The house is really well located, from the street level there is a lift and then around 75 stairs to get the house, walking through rural and fascinating tiny streets. Close to the house there are the best restaurants, wine bars, cocktail bar, the pharmacy, grocery stores, fish shop and tabacchi shop. To get the closest beach which is called 'La Gavitella' there are 400 stairs, where you will find restaurants and beach resorts. The closest bus stop is 5 minutes far from the house so the car is not necessary. If you decide to come with a car you will be able to park for free on the street within 1 km or park in a private garage just next to the house for 10 € per day but you need to ask before your arrival the check the availability.
Entering in the living room you will understand immediately that you are in an authentic house, where you could feel as to be in your own. The furniture are not basic and neutral but rather elegant and refined. There is a table which can accommodate six person, a sofa and an armchair from where you will be able to watch television or just connect your personal computer at internet thanks to the internet wifi. There is also a small library with books in english and italian. So if you forget your one, almost surely you will find one for your journey in Praiano. You have the possibility to enjoy the great view just staying on the balcony seeing the sun going down to the sea. In the living room there is the air conditioning
First bedroom with en-suite bathroom
You enter in this bedroom the the living room. The celling are high and they still conserve the ancient vaults. There is a double bed (king size) with an ancient headboard. Maybe you can also pass all your holiday lying in the bed as from there you have an amazing view. In this bedroom there is air conditioning too. From the bedroom you can enter in the bathroom which is made with majolicas and marble. There is washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with shower wand.
The kitchen has all the modern furnitures, there is as cooker, oven, fridge and freezer, dish washer, italian style coffee maker and all the kitchen tools you may need.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom along a stairway. The ceiling is vaulted too. The furnishing are elegant. there are two single. beds (but there is the possibility to make a matrimonial bed if requested). The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The bathroom is tiled with lucid handmade majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a hydromassage shower. Here you will also find a washing machine.
You may ask for someone who carry the luggage to the villa
There is the possibility to have food home delivery, so you do not need to carry everything at home by the stairs.
You can ask for kitchen classes at home
Boat tours are possible with special prices for the Villa Erato guests.
Inluded in the price you have:
+ internet wifi
+ cleaned towels and sheets
+ electricity till 15 per day. Each kw in surplus will cost 0.30 cent per kw
+ hot water
final cleaning: 50 € which has to be paid at the moment of the arrival
visitors tax: 1,50 € per person per day. kids under 10 years do not pay, has to be paid at the moment of the arrival
deposit: 200 €. If no damages occur this amount will be refunded on the day of departure
Unfortunately, the stay at the Villa was very difficult for us. We expected more attention than we received. We have stayed at many types of accommodations: 5-star hotels, B & B's and Villas also. We understand that each has a different level of service. Although...More
Date of stay: September 2015
Management response:Responded 5 October 2015
Of course it is never pleasant to receive a bad review but I am sure it helps to improve the service offered to the future guests. It is just really sad to see how the review can be used as revenge against someone. Before to...More
Great place for a family of 4 , just above the restaurants and shops ( 47 steps and a lift ). The views are to behold and the apartment is really beautiful . Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay on the amalfi...More
Praiano was a perfect base for exploring the Amalfi Coast, and this villa was in a perfect location for exploring the town itself. Within easy walking distance to the center of town (after the 144 steps or so to the street!), San Gennaro church, many...More
Date of stay: April 2015
Management response:Responded 22 April 2015
Thanks a lot for your review and for your staying in our villa. It has been a pleasure for us to host you.
Just to be clear the easiest way to get the house includes 75 steps and not 144 as you have...More
Lovely area, Praiano less touristy, more real. Beautiful views everywhere. Buses each direction, experience in themselves, good way to get about (nb. timetables are very loose we assumed due to the nature of the road it ran !) Comfortable Villa, had everything you need. Lots...More
Just spend a week in beautiful Praiano ...Villa Erato was clean and com[plete. . The amenities were modern and there was everything we needed for caring and cooking for ourselves. One bedroom looks out on the view. There were four of us - two couples...More
Having met Lia,our hostess and co-owner,We were taken through what can only be described as a cave like entrance that led to a lift(avoiding many steps!) that took us up to the bottom of Lia and her husband's property.
We were then shown the villa...More
We just spent five nights at Villa Erato in Praiano and have had a wonderful time. The villa is exactly like the pictures - elegant and yet very comfortable. The master bedroom has huge closets and the en suite has a huge soaker tub. The...More