Following the coastal road from Sorrento to the farthest point of the peninsula, sits Punta Campanella, along the way you are afforded a series of spectacular views of fields cultivated in citrus and olives. The village of Termini, where this property is located, is a distant oasis from the tourism and chaos of Sorrento. Here, it is possible to immerse oneself in local traditions, and to experience life as that of a local, and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Indeed, Termini is directly facing the Isle of Capri, on the hill at the base of Mount San Costanzo. The ridge, spanning between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno, descends directly to the sea, ending at Punta Campanella, facing the Isle of Capri, a mere five kilometers away. Punta Campanella is connected to Termini by the old Minerva Road, passing two remarkable sites: the first is called Fosso di Papa (The Pope's Ditch) and the second is called Mitigliano.
The house is located 200 meters from the center of town where you will find restaurants, a grocery, a bar and a SITA bus station that connects to Sorrento. A couple of extraordinary beaches can be reached from here: Marina del Cantore, at about five kilometers, and the beach at Cala di Mitigliano, about two kilometers away, through steep terrain. Also only about two kilometers away, near Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi, there is an equestrian center, where it is possible to rent horses to explore the area.
It is not necessary to rent a car to stay at this property. However, if you are traveling by car, there are paid parking facilities along the street, subject to availability. You reach the house from parking areas on the main street via a stretch of road of about 200 meters without having to climb any stairs. Once again, you are enveloped in nature and are in awe of the stupendous view from this house.
The décor of this property is characterized by the use of solid wood furniture, sanded and polished sitting the exterior. In so doing, it melds antique finishes with more modern touches, arriving at a particular, clean lined style. From the warmth of the masterfully polished wood, to the glassware, to the window coverings- everything combines to confer a distinct, harmonious identity throughout the apartment. The use of wood throughout also coordinates with the bedroom floor, a classic parquet inlay in Herringbone style.
GROUND FLOOR(Access from the entrance courtyard, with no stairs.)
THE FIRST TERRACE and the private garden are located in front of the house, and lead into the ground floor. This is the main entrance to the house. The garden is furnished with a very long table, various smaller tables, wrought iron benches, outdoor chairs and a charcoal barbeque, built into a fixed brick structure. This very large barbeque is available subject to the owner's needs. Co-existing with the owner will be not only discrete, but also enjoyable, as they are available for anything you may need or desire to maximize your holiday experience. The outdoor furniture lends itself to hosting large numbers of friends for lunch or dinner. One part of the garden is shaded by many varied plants, and is partially covered by a bamboo pergola adorned by lemon trees. This area is equipped with a rocking chair to catch the marine breeze. The entire terrace and garden is illuminated and can be enjoyed at any hour of the day.
The entrance is through an arched door in pentagonal stone which connects into the garden, crossing through another arched doorway made of polished wood and glass. Upon opening the door, light floods in, facilitating your entrance into the apartment.
THE LIVING ROOM is accessed directly from the main entrance. Spacious and well-lit, it is furnished with a sofa, armchairs, a flat screen TV. It shares an open-space with the kitchen offering openness and continuity to the living room. It has a fireplace complete with glass doors which, while warming the room, protect against smoke, ashes and dust entering the space. There is an impressive sideboard with glass doors, which houses the owner's keepsakes. The clear porcelain tile floor lends a bright, spacious, fresh feel to the room.
Two noteworthy features in this Living Room:
A very well maintained grandfather clock with a brass counterweight and rods, Baroque style, which chimes the hour. This exquisite piece signifies, without doubt, the owner's passion for 18th century Baroque style.
The brick and wooden staircase that ascends to the upper floor. It is a very wide staircase, covered in oak wood veneer, comprised of 18 very long treads with low risers, making it easy to climb. The balustrade is completely original: in order to break with the classicism of the space, the customary hourglass form was not used, rather, a more ascetic and modern line of a chessboard, was employed. Rectangular wooden stairs alternate with empty spaces to achieve a space of light and great scale. The staircase dominates two large arches which permit a sightline from the living room to the kitchen, and allow access.
THE KITCHEN, a delicate champagne color, is livable and structured angularly, and quite large. It is equipped with a gas cooktop with four burners, and an overhead exhaust fan. There is an electric oven, microwave, refrigerator with freezer, double sink, dish drainer, abundant cupboards for your provisions and cookware so as to keep everything well-organized. There is an oval table with seating for six, and washing machine. The kitchen is connected stylistically with the living room in that they use the same flooring. The result is an open space plan that allows you to be connected to the living scene while attending to cooking, enjoying a glass of wine while concocting a menu to entertain your family and friends. You access the living room by going under the main arch of the staircase.
FIRST FLOOR(Accessed from the Ground floor via a wide staircase of 20 steps)
THE SECOND TERRACE is reached from the sliding glass door of the first bedroom and also from the door off the corridor. It is for the client's exclusive use, and will not be shared with the owner. It is furnished with a rectangular charcoal-grey rattan table, which seats six. Due to its exposure to the sun, it is equipped with a large sun umbrella so that can you can have lunch, protected from the intense heat. In contrast from the first terrace which has a cement floor, the second terrace is paved with light porcelain tiles. From this terrace you can admire the sweeping sea view, across the Gulf of Naples, or towards Salerno. Here is the site of the splendid residence known as this property. The adjacent smaller villa, lower in elevation, does not block the view: the balustrade is precisely aligned to take maximum advantage of the intervals of space which frame the panorama. Clearly, to enjoy a sunset supper here, enjoying the view will be the icing on the cake of your unforgettable stay!
THE THIRD TERRACE is reached via an external spiral staircase with around twenty steps from the second terrace. It is exclusively for the client's use, and will not be shared by the owner. It is furnished with various deckchairs which can be arranged so you may sunbathe in complete privacy. In addition, depending on the position of the sun, a large sun umbrella is provided. The flooring, of clear porcelain tile, is similar to that of the lower terrace. There is also an outdoor shower available to refresh you on those intensely warm summer days. This terrace affords an expansive sea view, with the Isle of Capri so seemingly close that you could reach out and almost touch it with your fingertips.
THE FIRST BEDROM has a double bed and a wide window with a view of the second terrace, onto the courtyard, and a partial view of the Isle of Capri. It is accessed from the living room staircase, and then down the corridor. It is very comfortably furnished, with two bedside tables, a dresser and large closet space. It is equipped with AC, flat screen TV, hidden radiators, and has the capacity, at your request to accommodate a crib. The use of light, shellacked wood, adorned with champagne colored squibbles which mirror the same pastel colour on the walls, catapults you into feeling the royal reign of the end of the 1800's. The warmth of the wood and the coolness of the dark wrought iron of the lampshades and chandelier contrast to great effect.
THE SECOND BEDROOM has two single beds and a wide window with a view on to the second terrace, the entrance courtyard and a partial view of the Isle of Capri. It is reached from the living room staircase and then down the corridor. It is furnished with two bedside tables, and an ample closet. The massive wooden headboards, intricately inlaid, transports us to another time and tradition. The room is air-conditioned.THE FIRST BATHROOM is accessed from the corridor. It is the shared bathroom for the first and second bedroom. It has a regular shower, bidet, toilet and washbasin with a mirror overhead and a hairdryer. The floor is in porcelain green to recall the tones of sea and nature, the bathroom itself is also very spacious.
THE THIRD BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM has a queen size bed and a large window overlooking the second terrace, the entrance courtyard and a partial view of the Isle of Capri. It is accessed through the living room staircase and tenn down the corridor. It is furnished with two bedside tables, a dresser and a large closet. In this room the style of furnishing is in Italian baroque, with golden and highly detailed fittings. The room is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Passing ascenic trompe l'oeil, will lead you to the bathroom directly from this bedroom. Hidden behind the wardrobe casing on the wall, is the entrance to the bathroom which is obviously not your usual wardrobe. The bathroom has a large tub with shower, bidet, hairdrGet the full listing »