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Charming cottage with sea view in quiet village. 15 mins to beach. Open all year

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Charming cottage in village with sea view to Amalfi coast, 15 min drive to beach

Casa Rosa is in a very quiet and traditional village surrounded by countryside and only 15 mins drive to the nearest sandy beach at Baia di Trentova just outside Agropoli. The cottage is over 300 years old and was once part of a large palazzo. It has been sympathetically restored to provide both character and modern living with outside sitting/sunlounge space. It is warm and cosy in the colder months whilst being bright and airy in the warmer months. It sleeps 4 people offering 2 double bedrooms (one on each floor), 2 shower rooms, spacious open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining area open to the rafters with white painted wood ceilings, terracotta brick floors and open log fire. It is an 'upside down' house so the living room and kitchen are on the first floor to make the most of the sea view from the balcony. One of the double bedrooms with ensuite shower room is also on this floor. Through the kitchen arched windows is the wood and glass balcony seating 4 people for al fresco eating with a lovely sea view across to the Amalfi coast. There is a courtyard garden which catches the midday sun with table and chairs on the first floor. There is a private stone walled, fenced garden on the ground floor with pot plants and sunloungers. There is a further double bedroom on the ground floor with french doors leading into the walled garden. It has rustic charm with a twist of shabby chicness. The cottage is a perfect base to explore the local area and further afield or just to relax and enjoy the location of this traditional and friendly village in this beautiful part of Italy. It is on a very quiet lane which leads to the historic hamlet of San Cono and up to the village of Laureana and around the corner onto another lane which leads down to Agropoli which is only a 15 mins drive with its beaches, marina, castle and town. There is a good restaurant in the upper village (less than 10 mins walk or a few mins drive). The village of San Martino has 2 cafes, grocery shops, butchers, pharmacy and pizzeria. The next village of Rocca Cilento is 600m above sea level and offers the most stunning views as far as the eye can see. Here is the convent of San Francesco not long ago restored where there is a pizzeria in the summer months and they often have concerts throughout the year. Around this area are several footpaths across the olive groves and through the Cilento National Park. You may be lucky enough to see a family of wild boar crossing the lane, falcons, owls, frogs and so much more. The array of wild flowers in the spring is spectacular including rare orchids. Each season offers something special. Take a drive deep into the mountainous Cilento National Park and see the Calore gorge region which is quite spectacular.

There are plenty of historic sites to visit such as the 3 magnificent Greek temples at Paestum which is only 20 mins away. The Roman sites at Pompei and Herculaneum are 75 mins drive or train. The active volcano of Mount Vesuvius is 90 mins drive. The Roman city of Velia is 40 mins by car. The grotte at Castel Civita.

The beautiful Amalfi coast drive begins at Salerno which is 60 mins drive and continues to the bustling Amalfi town with its mosaic fronted cathedral, Positano with it's winding lanes and Ravello with a stunning view high above the sea and classical concerts at Villa Rufolo from March to Dec. Small ferries run from Salerno to Amalfi from April to Oct. In July and August they run from Agropoli to the Amalfi coast and Palinuro in the south. Buses also run from Salerno railway station to the Amalfi coast.

The Cilento has it's own stunning coastline and from Santa Maria di Castellabate to Acciaroli is well worth a drive. The beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for clean and safe waters. From Paestum heading south there are stretches of beaches, bays and coastal villages galore.

There is a Thalassa Spa in San Marco di Castellabate which is 25 mins drive where you can enjoy a choice of massage and beautfy treatments or enjoy 3 hours on 'the sea path' through the various pools, saunas and steamrooms. Bliss!

More Details

Vanessa Hawes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian, a little German
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Vanessa Hawes

Richard and I are from the south of England. Our passion is restoring old properties both in the UK and Italy. We also have a farmhouse of our own 5 mins from the village which we have restored.

Vanessa Hawes purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Vanessa Hawes chose Laureana Cilento

We bought Casa Rosa in 2007 as an abandoned ruin in a lovely village. We could visualise a light and spacious homely cottage. The locals are delighted that it has been restored and tell us they remember when it was last lived over 20 years ago! The village is like going back in time where life is slower and simpler. Most of the locals have lived here all their lives, have goats, donkeys and a plot of land to grow vegetables, offer their time to say hello and are always there to help if you need them. We sold the cottage to a charming American family and they have asked us to manage the property for them.

What makes this cottage unique

The history behind the property is very interesting. It was once part of a larger Palazzo which was a convent. It has since been divided into separate properties. Laureana Cilento was once covered in laurels - hence the name. We like the simplicity of life in this area. It instantly makes you feel calmer and enjoy what nature has to offer. The closeness to the sea and the fresh air as soon as you walk out the door make you feel alive!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Laureana Cilento in Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ensuite shower room with 90cm corner shower with glass doors. Green glass washbasin with mirror above. Wc. White and green wall tiles. Beige tiled floors. Skylight and window. A further spacious shower room is on the ground floor with 70 x 120cm shower tray and glass door, bidet, WC and basin with mirror above.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bed is 160 x 200cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bed is 160 x 200cm
  • First floor: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room. Window over courtyard garden and skylight (to watch the stars). Terracotta brick floors. Stone and plastered walls. Chest of drawers, clothes rail, side tables and lamps, blind for skylight. Ground floor: large double bedroom with french doors onto private walled garden. Another separate shower room is on this floor, behind the bedroom. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room which could sleep a 5th person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Mobile vans selling local fish, cheese, veg and bread stop on the lane on certain days. More information in the cottage notes.


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Charming cottage with sea view in quiet village. 15 mins to beach. Open all year
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Cottage even nicer than expected!

  • 4 of 5

The property is very stylish but still has a homely feel. It's the perfect place if you want a quiet and peaceful location. It was very clean. Lots of information and maps provided. Owner was available to help if needed. Had lovely meal in hotel in village and highly recommend La Dacia in Matonti which has excellent value and lovely views! Lovely fresh bread in shop in next village San Martino. We had a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. The cottage is in a quiet, traditional village, has been nicely restored and is comfortable and well equipped.

We appreciated the log fire for the cooler evenings and

there’s also central heating and heated towel rails.

The owner Vanessa was very responsive and helpful with any queries, such as the intricacies of the Italian recycling system (easy once you get the hang of it).

We did a couple of trips on the train to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius but also really enjoyed exploring local places on our bikes. The Cilento is a beautiful, unspoilt area with lots of hilltop villages and quiet roads, and there’s easy access to the coast.

In the evening you can sit on the balcony listening to owls and watching the lights coming on across the bay. Highly recommended for a peaceful holiday in an authentically Italian location.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage, location and service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three weeks with my family in Casa Rosa. The house was exactly as promised, even better. Quiet location in beautifull village, well equipped and near the see. The owner was more than helpful and provided good customer service and spoked native english. Best holidayplace ever. The property was very clean and linens and towels was changed every friday. Definetly recommed this property to everybody.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Italian Charm Villa

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Casa Rosa. A warm welcome upon arrival was given from Vanessa, our local host. She was great with providing directions and suggestions as well as answered any questions we had throughout our stay. This spacious and beautiful villa has stunning views of both the countryside and sea, and offers amenities of home. The quiet neighborhood made it easy to relax on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the sunset or read a book in the private terrace. Casa Rosa is only a short drive to shops, winery, buffalo farm, beach, restaurants and more. Easy and fun to shop at the local market and prepare a meal – everything you need to cook is provided and a dishwasher allows for easy clean-up. In addition, the Laureana Cilento location made it easy for day trips to Pompeii and the city of Amalfi

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and very comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 comfortable weeks at Casa Rosa which has recently been renovated to a very high standard. It has 2 good sized double bedrooms, both with modern en-suite and very comfortable proper double beds, not two singles pushed together. The bedrooms are situated on two levels served by a spiral staircase, beneath which is a good place to discreetly store luggage which in other accommodations we have found lacking.

The spacious living area is a combined sitting room and kitchen that leads out onto a balcony with table and chairs for sunny days to have a meal and wine. There is also a dining table in the well equipped kitchen area that includes a dishwasher. The comfortable sitting area has two settees, a modern TV and importantly includes a good wi-fi.

Casa Rosa is located in Laureana Cilento which I would describe as a nice little village with lovely views, very easy parking and great access to local towns (Agropoli, Torchiara, San Martino, etc), a small port (in season ferries to Capri) and sandy beaches. When visiting archaeological sites we preferred to use the train with free and easy parking in the adjacent road to the railway station. Train travel is cheap and fairly regular. The archaeological sites of Paestum (7 minutes), Pompeii (about 40 minutes), Herculaneum (about 50 minutes) and Naples (about hour and half). We preferred Herculaneum which was less crowded and better preserved and presented.

Because of the location, a car is essential. We flew into Naples airport and rented a car from Europcar which, together with other rental companies, Avis, etc. has a free shuttle to and from the airport. The drive from there to the house is no more than 2 hours. However, Vanessa and Richard, who are excellent hosts, can recommend a local taxi pick-up and drop-off for the airport, combined with hire car rental.

We would highly recommend Case Rosa as a very comfortable and spacious place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Martino Cilento
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Laureana Cilento
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Baia di Trentova
Car: necessary

Sandy beaches at Baia di Trentova only 15 mins by car. Pretty coastal town of Santa Maria di Castellabate 20 mins - awarded the Blue Flag for safe and clean waters. Protected marine Park at Punta Licosa.

Many hilltop traditional villages from 3-10km.

Heritage medieval town of Castellabate 25 mins.

Magnificent Greek temples at Paestum are 25 mins drive.

Roman historic sites at Pompeii and Herculaneum 75 mins by car or train. The volcano at Mount Vesuvius 90 mins by car.

Grotto at Castelcivita is 1hr.

Organic buffalo farm 20 mins drive where you can have a tour or just buy delicious mozzarella, yoghurts, and many other products from the buffalo.

Agropoli old town castle, churches and piazza 15 mins drive.

Medieval villages galore.

The Cilento National Park is on the doorstep so this is a great area for walking and hiking.

Local festivals all year round.

Relaxing Spa at San Marco di Castellabate (25 mins) with pools, massage and therapies (Approdo Thalasso Spa).

Great local wines of falanghina and fiano (white) and aglianico (red). You can buy direct from producers locally.

Excellent (and cheap) railway service from Agropoli to Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Salerno, Paestum and direct to Rome Termini.

This area is very unspoilt and has something to offer everyone.


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There is a sofa bed in the sitting room which could accommodate a 5th person.
Please enquire for cost for extra person.

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