Positano Area,Sorrento
5 - 6 Bedrooms   5.5 Bathrooms 10 - 12 Max Guests   Family Find

Family Fun in this 18th-Century Sea View Hideaway

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"Family fun in this 18th-century Sorrento Hideaway!" - Reviewed by Lisa

Nestled quietly in what seems like the heart of the country – but which is, in fact, only 15 minutes from the centre of Sorrento – sits a fabulous family getaway offering stunning ocean views across the bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri… all within striking distance of all the top sights.

Villa Aqvara is meant for carefree days of sunshine filled with exploration and family fun. Each of its three stories has a kitchen and living room making this home a good option for families travelling together who might want to cook apart or who are looking for family privacy.

The well-proportioned farm house offers bedrooms on three floors and, only steps from the main door, is an additional Frattoio (where the olive oil was originally milled) which can accommodate an additional four guests* (please inquire for prices)

Built in 1776, this lovely old home features centuries-old, thick, mellow-toned walls, a fantastic Italian Rococo-style fountain fed by the same springs that nourish the fertile gardens, fruit trees and pretty, flowering plants.

A large, split-level garden with lawns and an oversized swimming pool terrace provide plenty of space to enjoy nature and the bucolic surroundings.

Special Features

  • Swimming pool with salt water and hydro spa
  • Main home and guest house in the garden
  • Heating and A/C
  • Lovely gardens, patios and courtyards in a quiet location
  • Historical features
  • Amazing views
  • 2 full kitchens
  • Kitchenette, living + TV room on the top floor
  • Kid hangout playroom on the top floor

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bedrooms are well-proportioned with high ceilings and lovely views out to the ocean or across the gardens. All bedrooms could easily accommodate an additional rollaway bed or single for small children or babies. Each bedroom has a spacious, en-suite bathroom decorated in lush marbles.

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. Garden views. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with rain-head shower with bench and bidet.


Living Areas

This home offers multiple living and dining options. On the ground floor, the principal living /dining room and attractive farmhouse-style kitchen open out to a wrap-around patio with lovely views over the gardens, pool and out to the sea.

The eat-in kitchen has a cozy feel and prompts guests to indulge in Italian cooking forays, pasta nights and all things yummy and local. With its charming architecture and traditional décor, there is no mistaking which country you are visiting.

Two additional living/dining rooms with kitchenettes are on the upper floors. Each floor can be independent of the others with the top floor offering a large, funky area ideal for kids to play, hang out and watch TV.

  • 2 full kitchens
  • 1 kitchenette
  • 3 living rooms
  • 3 dining areas
  • Large play area for kids on the top floor
  • Satellite TV and Wi-Fi
  • BBQ


The gardens at Villa Aqvara definitely deserve a mention. The arrival through a lovely grassy area to the magnificent old front door is paved with flooring beds spilling over with colour and edible plants, fruit trees and fertile shrubs.

The swimming pool area makes the ideal spot to languish in the sun, doze in the shade of a mature tree or dine al fresco. Listen to the local church bells chime as you relax in this peaceful pastoral scene.

Rental Price Includes

  • Cleaning twice a week
  • Change of towels and linens twice a week
  • WiFi

Know Before You Go

  • Furnishings have seen better days
  • Happy-go-lucky bedding
  • Patios and gardens for al fresco living and dining
  • Great for big families with kids who want an easy going base
  • Overall, a well-maintained home, but we did see some small areas that needed some extra love.
  • Beautiful gardens and an absolutely lovely location
  • Cleaning fee €500 cash upon arrival.

Staff and Services

  • Cleaning twice a week (€)
  • Change of towels and linens twice a week
  • Breakfast service available upon request (€)

Kids Services & Activities

  • Kid-friendly property
  • Travel cot
  • Baby cot
  • High chair

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome (€)

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Golf, horseback riding, sightseeing, sea kayaking, parasailing, biking, hiking, swimming, shopping, nightlife, culture, pool

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • Chauffeured transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations.
  • Other services may be available – just ask!