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Catellabate: Self-Contained Apartment, Hillside Location, 10 minutes from beach



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Ground floor apartment, with all the facilities at hand, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and shopping nearby. Free wi-fi access nearby.

The apartment faces our 1/3rd acre olive grove, which also has lemon, mandarin, mulberry and other fruit trees. There is ample space for outdoor living, cooking and parking. The apartment is new, with modern furniture and all amenities, including a washing machine. All windows are fitted with mosquito nets and there is a fully fitted kitchen, equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and stove. The stylish bathroom is spacious, with a power shower, sink, bidet and toilet. There are two double bedrooms and a large living room with sofa bed. Plenty of storage space for all of your luggage and clothing. The flat is in a quiet hillside location. The beach takes just 10 minutes to reach by car (or around 30 minutes if you walk). San Marco harbour is about a 5 minute drive away. Other amenities in the area (reachable in a 5 minute drive) include supermarkets, bakery, bar/ice cream parlour, pharmacy, hairdresser's, restaurants/pizzerias.

Free Wi-Fi access nearby.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are both in our 60s and have spent most of the last 20 summers in Castellabate - we just love the place! Our children are both in their 20s, so they've pretty much flown the nest, but they spend some of their summer with us. We own this house since 2007 and finished the downstairs apartment in 2009. We live upstairs, which is totally separate from the guest accommodation downstairs. We'll be there to help with advice, provide beach towels and recommendations for eating out or sightseeing. We make our own limoncello - hope you join us for a digestivo!

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Peter and Heather for being accommodating hosts. We were made to feel at home very quickly and provided with directions to useful and interesting places in the local area. Thanks for the produce from your garden and the conversation. We hope to be in Italy again sooner rather than later. We'd recommend this property for anyone wishing to explore the south and have somewhere calm as a base.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting such a nice family with two happy children. We almost became envious of all the interesting activities - including wild swimming near the caves in Castelcivita! We hope to be able to welcome them again.
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Great apartment in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment. There are great beaches nearby and it is a good location for both coastal and rural exploration. Peter and Heather were very welcoming and gave us lots of useful tips for making the most of our short time in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we met our guests' expectations. It's not a major effort to help people enjoy their holiday in a lovely place like this! We'll continue trying to do out best with advice and ideas of what to do and see.
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Very nice quiet apartment in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week in this property at the end of July (2 adults and 2 children, aged 13 and 7). The owners, Peter and Heather, are very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area. They kindly gave us tomatoes, herbs and chillies from their garden. Access to the local beaches is pretty easy. There are good shops and cafes nearby, and the pizza restaurant 'Madonna della Scala' in Castellabate (recommended by Peter and Heather) was a particular hit with our children - we went there twice. The apartment is very clean and comfortable, with mosquito nets on the windows. We visited Pompeii (do-able at about 1.75 hrs away) and also Paestum. We enjoyed the atmosphere in this 'authentic' part of Italy, which is away from the more touristy parts of the Amalfi coast etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always pleased to hear from our guests, especially if they enjoyed their stay. We do try to make them feel welcome and help them in any way we can. We also ensure that the apartment is spotless when our guest arrive and that the outdoors areas are kept tidy.
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The property is set in a peaceful location but

  • 5 of 5

The property is set in a peaceful location with easy access to the harbour, beaches and the hilltop town os Castellolabate.

The apartment itself is very clean spacious and comfortable.

with good privacy and a pleasant aspect.

We found the host to be charming,knowledgeable and helpful

when asked for suggested places to visit things to do etc....

We had a very relaxing time during our stay and left the vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed in-fact we liked it so much we have book again for next June.

Ask Peter or Heather for a taste of their homemade Lemonchello mmm.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and of course that you're coming to stay with us again next year! What better confirmation that you had a good holiday is there? We'll never run out of limoncello - and probably other interesting drinks (just experimented with a lemon balm liqueur! Have a good summer!
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  • 5 of 5

We are not long back from a wonderful two weeks at this property in October. Perfect for the four of us - two adults and two pre-teenage boys. Thank-you to Peter and Heather for making us so welcome and always available to answer queries or assist if required, without getting in the way. The home-made limoncello and jams you gave us were wonderful.

We were blessed with very warm weather and the mosquitoes were active so the fitted mosquito nets over all the windows were very welcome. Property exactly as described with plenty of room in the lounge/kitchen, a good-sized bathroom and two bedrooms with cavernous storage space. Peter & Heather also did our washing in their machine, which was great.

We drove there from Naples airport which took us about 2.5 hours on the then unfamiliar roads, toll only €2. Return to the airport only took 2 hours. We spent most time swimming and snorkeling. Water very clear and numerous different beaches to choose from within a very short drive. Only a very few lidos operating at the time of year we were there. Castellabate, Agropoli and other places are great to explore on foot. Late on in the holiday we discovered the delights of the Cilento National Park which has many great walks. The 1:50000 map for the park is available at many tabacchi and would be essential for any serious walking. If driving on rural roads we would recommend allowing plenty of time as they can be quite tortuous and exciting.

Paestum is well worth a visit and the gelati at the Bar Museo next to the Museum is particularly recommended.

Pizza at the Madonna della Scala in Castellabate is a must and the house red is extremely drinkable!

Local supermarket had pretty much everything we required but the bread is better at the local baker.

Thanks again. Ciao.

Matthew & Yzanne

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as our guests and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay. The weather was indeed a bonus - it turned cold after you left, but still sunny. You did and saw a lot, but there's so much more to see and do - so come back! The lizzards are missing the attention they were getting from you... All the best, Peter and Heather.
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Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a brilliant holiday we have just had! 2 weeks of beautiful weather staying in this really lovely apartment which was just right for us. We are a family of four, children aged 5 and 8. We arrived on a late flight into Naples, picked up our hire car and followed the clear instructions we'd been sent. Heather, Peter and Harvey the dog were there to meet us and made us feel so welcome, we all settled in immediately. The apartment was accurate to the description and we found it clean, bright, well maintained with a good layout and spacious, with lovely furnishings. It always kept a lovely cool temperature so sleeping was really comfortable. Throughout our holiday we got to know Heather and Peter well, they were so friendly, generous, helpful and kind. They gave us advice on where the good, quieter beaches were, nice gelaterias and pizzerias and offered their basil, chillies, figs and lemons for our use, we also loved their homemade limoncello and jams. They had beach towels available which was great for flight weight restrictions and all sheets and towels were changed at the end of the first week. We enjoyed meeting their neighbours down the road who were also very welcoming.

We split our time between going to the local beaches and exploring the area in our fiat 500! The area was really beautiful from San Marco and Santa Maria and the town of Castellabate to further afield Paestum (only 25 mins away) and Pompei. The Cilento National Park was great to explore, green dense woodland, mountainous with pretty hillside villages. We visited an amazing natural beauty spot - Cascata Capelli di Venere, Casaletto Spartano - ice cold clear pools, dappled sun, waterfalls

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to have such a happy family as guests! Elisa and Matteo are well-adjusted, contented children and we hope one day to have grandchildren like them! There is indeed a lot to discover around here, and we got tips from Jenny and Alex of cool things to do - they seemed to know more about the attractions than we did - and they were only here two weeks!! Their stay was like a holiday for us too! We hope to see you again.
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From the Owner

Having rented holiday accommodation in Castellabate for a number of years, we decided to make it our second home. We started with a lovely little villa, but sold this and bought the more secluded and spacious house we now call our Italian home. Opening the shutters in the morning feels like being born again: the tranquility, the sunshine, the air, the vegetation, the sea breeze...

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Napoli Capodichino at 150 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Toretta at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agropoli at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Toretta at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pozzillo at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


Pozzillo beach in San Marco takes just 10 minutes to reach by car (or around 30 minutes if you walk). During July/August this is mainly lidos - from 15 Euros/day for an umbrella and two sunbeds - but sections of free beach can still be found.

Ogliastro Beach is 15 minutes by car. This is mainly free beach, with some lidos - slightly cheaper than Pozzillo.


Castellabate medieval village 5km (10 minutes by car).

Naples 120km (2 hours by car, 1.5 hours by train).

Salerno 60km (1 hour by car, 45 minutes by train).

Paestum - Greek temples 25 km (1/2 hour by car).

Pompeii and Vesuvius 80 km (1.5 hours by car or train).

Capri (by hydrofoil) from San Marco harbour a 2 hour journey across the sea.

Ravello, Sorrento and Positano and the exceptionally beautiful Amalfi coastline by hydrofoil (25 minutes) or by coastal road (1 hour).


For shopping there's San Marco (5 minutes by car), Santa Maria (10 minutes), Agropoli (20 minutes), Salerno (1 hour).

Lunch on the coast in Acciaroli 30 minutes by car.

Lunch in the Alburni Mountains 1 hour by car.

Further Details:

Full travel insurance and private transport (own or hired car) are strongly advised. Public transport is available and cheap, but restrictive and patchy.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices in Euros are per week for up to 4 people and include electricity, water, gas, the use of linen/towels and the end-of-let cleaning charge. Add €70 per week per person for 5-6 people. For special rates (extended stays, short stays) please call or email. The booking deposit is 30% payable when you book, balance in cash upon arrival (euros). If bookings are secured less than two months prior to departure we may ask for the full amount in advance. No refunds for no-shows or early departures.

Changeover Day:
Lets are from Saturday to Saturday in the high season. More flexibility is possible at other times. Arrival after 2pm. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices in Euros are per week for up to 4 people and include electricity, water, gas, the use of linen/towels and the end-of-let cleaning charge. Add €70 per person per week for 5-6 people.

30% non-refundable deposit is payable at time of booking to secure reservation, the balance is payable in cash upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We are in a quiet location, even in August - the main holiday month: it's busy, hot and sometimes noisy during the day (holidaymakers and their children), but once the sun's gone (earlier for us, since we're sheltered by a hill in the West) it's great! Having dinner outdoors, once it's really cooler (around 9 p.m. in July/August), is the treat of the day! Even occasionally barking dogs can't compete with the crickets! Paradise! Our good friends down the road from us have Wi-Fi and our guests are always welcome to take advantage of it.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • Stylish and spacious bathroom with sink, power shower, toilet and bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed - double wardrobe, bedside tables and chest of drawers, mosquito nets on all windows. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, three double wardrobes, bedside tables and chest of drawers, mosquito nets on all windows.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We make a washing machine available to our guests free of charge. Outside: There is ample parking space. A table and benches, as well as a barbecue, are provided for outdoor dining. Sunbeds are also available. There is an outdoor shower for cooling off after a day on the beach. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and changed weekly (or more often if required). Beach towels also supplied. Final cleaning included in rental price, interim cleaning by arrangement.

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