The landscape of the Amalfi coast is characterized by the marriage of the sea and the mountainside, and is full of little inlets and bays, like the splendid Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini and the Fjord of Furore. Il Corallo is nestled among some of the most beautiful bays on the coast: between the beach of the Praia and the Fjord of Furore, halfway between Positano and Amalfi. What makes this villa special is its position and the easy access to both the villa and the sea. The environment here is unique. The luxurious garden that encircles the villa is filled with citrus groves and bougainvillea, which grow all along the tree-lined walk-ways that access the villa and the sea, creating a pleasantly shady area that together with the sea breeze makes this property and its location a marvellous place to be even on the hottest of summer days.
The villa was built on various levels following the natural landscape of the area and was designed in such a way that all the rooms face the sea, giving you the sensation of being on a ship. Off the living area, which consists of the kitchen, breakfast room and living room, there is a large covered terrace that is furnished for dining "al fresco" as well as an additional sun-bathing area. Each of the bedrooms, which are located on the upper floor, has its own private panoramic balcony with a romantic view of the sea and the medieval tower that dominates the beach of Praia. In side the property there is another twin villa which shares the use of the sea-water pool 4x7m and sea access . Praiano is 3 km away, Amalfi 6 km.
Air conditioing in the living room
Ground Floor: large living-room with games table and double sofa-bed (and air-conditioning), 1 bathroom with shower, kitchen, dining-room with access to the large panoramic terrace which looks onto the sea, laundry with washing-machine and box-room. Large panoramic terraces and private path down to the sea with furnished spaces. First Floor : large living-room with view of the sea, 2 twin bedrooms each with en suite bathroom with shower, 1 (master) double bedroom with bathroom with bath-tub and shower, all of the bedrooms have their own little balcony with a view of the sea.
Our guests said about IL CORALLO:
"Not at all, most happy to give some feedback. Overall our holiday was a great success - exceeded all my expectations. What surprised me was how relaxed Praiano was: I had expected a "Riviera" atmosphere with posh cars and expensively dressed fashionistas. Not at all: we were assisted at every turn by locals in their good English and our poor Italian; the beach and bars at the local marina was generally quiet but not empty, and the roads, though testing, not that busy. As for the house, it was fine. The situation was quite as breathtaking as your description, if not more so. The village was within walking distance. The walking in the hills behind is really wonderful (and remote). I would recommend it unreservedly. Jamie PS - a small thing for future visitors. A largish car really does not fit down the ramp to the parking area. Better to park on the road: there are a couple of spots 50 yards either side of the road entrance to the property where you can get the car more or less off the road."
"Fantastic!! I was going to send you an e-mail even without your message to tell you how much we enjoyed the villa. I have some amazing photographs and the villa was even better than the photos on your site captured. Firstly ? Luigi was our key contact and he was fantastic ? he was accommodating and I spoke to him twice before we arrived and he was very helpful with directions and timing to meet him. He took us to the villa and helped us set up and showed us everything ? he was also a great reference in the village when we had questions about food supplies ? internet and other contacts ? a great guy!! He also put us in touch with a supermarket where we built up a friendship with the guy and his mother who packed carefully ? meats, cheese local olives and all our supplies and even local wines and lemoncello! They delivered initially but we also enjoyed the interaction in the village and would visit most days. This villa is out of the tourist mainstream ? it is close to Furore and the local fishing village ? it was perfect for us ? quiet but interesting people and very friendly, we even met the local artist living in the roman tower close by? The Villa itself is perfect ? built into the rocks with multiple levels and very well appointed. Everything you need is supplied and the cleaners and gardeners were there most days and very friendly and helpful. The outside areas for dining and sun are perfect and the walk to a private landing for jumping into the sea and fishing was idyllic. I could go on ? but I will wish I was there now! I will be back and hopefully we be able to book again next year!! Thanks and Kind Regards Greg"
Extra fees to be paid locally:
Obligatory cleaning during the week (3 hours, 3x week): 90 Euro / week