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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Peter Pal
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Peter Pal

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!

Peter Pal purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Peter Pal chose Castellabate

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...

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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).

Distances:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castellabate in Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
  • Stylish and spacious bathroom with sink, power shower, toilet and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4(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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Relaxing stay in Castellabate!

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Heather were gracious hosts, greeting us with the best limoncello and jams we have ever tasted and great tips for what to do in the area!! The apartment is clean and spacious, equipped with everything we needed. To get internet we simply walked next door to a friend's place. The comfy beds and duvets provided us with wonderful, restful nights. We couldn't have asked for better hosts or a better stay! We have a treasure trove of great family memories from our stay in Castellabata and highly recommend staying with Peter and Heather!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have most of the Behrens family as our guests. Fun-loving, active and sociable - made out time here with them special. We'd love to have them as our guests again!
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Great!

  • 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: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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5

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: 28-Jun-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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Epic!

  • 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: 01-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castellabate, Campania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£173
for 3 nights
£403
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£266
for 4 nights
£465
 
 
July
7 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£527
for 7 nights
£527
 
 
August
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£558
for 7 nights
£558
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£199
for 3 nights
£465
 
 
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£173
for 3 nights
£403
 

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. For special rates (extended stays, short stays) please call or email. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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