A Perfect Luxury Retreat on the Heavenly Amalfi Coast
"The perfect luxury retreat on this heavenly piece of Amalfi coastline!" - Reviewed by Lisa
“Lovely unique deco touches – so fresh, Mediterranean, individual and well thought through. I also thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism of the staff – Bravo!”
The first clue that this chic and stylish home exists is the dramatic dark-red wall which is very easy to overlook as you drive through the few homes and small boutique hotels on the outskirts of the village of Praiano. Closer to the marina with its secluded pebble beach and fish restaurants with swimming jetties than to the village, the house is ideally located for those looking for a more authentic seaside experience. Just a few minutes drive or a quick water taxi away from both bustling Positano and Amalfi – Praiano offers a more relaxed way of life where the locals all know each other and greet you warmly when you pass on the street.
For those looking for a quieter pace – but within striking distance of all the major sights – making Villa Il Ritiro your base is a most excellent option.
The coast road, clinging snugly to the cliffside, is an endless route of one magnificent picture-postcard view after another. Vistas at each turn reveal the bonbon-sweet Positano with its pastel-coloured homes, dramatic gorges with tiny fishing boats bobbing at the base and steep, terraced hillsides covered with vines, citrus trees and vegetable patches. The whole is utterly charming.
Villa Il Ritiro continues the charm on the inside with the surprising terraces, a pool with a view to remember, high-ceilinged chic bedroom suites and the ultimate “surprise” – a heated indoor pool/spa in the basement complete with frescoes and glass ceilings.
An immaculate home with bright, fresh décor enhanced by the Amalfi sunshine and offset with highly-glossed floors of handmade ceramic tiles.
Villa Il Retiro is the ideal home for a relaxing getaway with friends or family or the perfect place to celebrate a special event with a small group.