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Villa Abbott

Campania - Ravello - Amalfi Coast
Sleeps:8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Pool Private

Euros 535 - Euros 840 per Day
Available in CDN$
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This villa is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, Ravello, a town once part of the Republic of Amalfi. Today one of the most attractive destinations on the Coast. The structure is situated close by the world famous Villa Rufolo and enjoys the exact same scene with stunning sea views, Built by the famous American architect Mr. Cohen in the early '50s at the behest of its famous owner of the time Mrs. Judith Scoellcopf Abbott, hosted in 1962 so far Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy who loved this part of Italy. For 30 years, its current owners occasionally live in the villa that has respected and maintained the original features. Spacious outdoor terraces overlook the sea, as well as the pool and part of the immense garden with its beautiful examples of Mediterranean and exotic plants. All interior spaces, living rooms and bedrooms have been designed to enjoy this unique view. Therefore the whole villa has enormous terraces that surround it as well as large French windows. Easily reachable on foot within a few minutes the center of Ravello along the uphill road from the villa.

Area Information: The dreamlike setting of Ravello's gardens inspired Wagner, and it's fitting that today music is a major feature of Ravello. The Ravello Concert Society organizes a long season of chamber music concerts (March-November), most of which are held against a backdrop of sky and sea in the panoramic gardens of Wagner's inspiration for Parsifal, the Villa Rufolo. If there's a concert on when you're in Ravello, you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to attend. The combination of scenery and music creates an atmosphere that you're unlikely to forget. The principal Ravello tourist attractions are the two famous gardens, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Both of these panoramic gardens are open to the public, and you can wander through the tropical plants and enjoy fabulous views of the coastline. Ravello also has an impressive cathedral, the venerable Duomo, dedicated to San Pantaleone whose blood is a treasured relic and supposedly liquefies every year.The Museo del Duomo, in the crypt, is worth visiting. Exhibits include a lovely sculpted marble head of a woman by Nicola di Bartolomeo da Foggia. If you're driving along the famously nerve-wracking Amalfi Coast roads, bear in mind that the winding roads can get congested, and parking in Ravello can be a challenge.

Ravello is high above Amalfi, and if you're feeling fit you can actually walk back down into Amalfi following pleasant footpaths through cultivated agricultural terraces and then along the sea-front.

 
Outdoor Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Swimming Pool

 

Interior

Entrance in a spacious living room with sofas and fireplace with direct access to the external terrace overlooking the sea coast, dining room with 2 exits to the terraces, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with shower.First floor 2 large double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, 1 twin bedroom all with exit to the terraces, 1 single bedroom, that share a bathroom with tub and shower.

VILLA Bedroom / Bathroom Description

FIRST FLOOR

  • Bedroom 1 Queen size bed, ensuite bathroom with bath
  • Bedroom 2 2 Twin Beds, shared bathroom with bath and shower
  • Bedroom 3 Queen size bed, shared bathroom with bath
  • Bedroom 4 1 Single bed, shared bathroom with bath

Heating   Usage will be metered throughout your stay and you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked to make a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.

Water and Electricity    Please note that most of the properties in our portfolio are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.

 

Internet Connection   Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.

 

Interior Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Features & Amenities

  • Size of the Villa approx 300 sqm on 2 levels
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Baby Equipment
  • Laundry (washing machine)
  • Kitchen:
  • 4 hotplates
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine

Outdoor Features

  • Swimming pool (12 x 6 m, depth 140 cm, open May/Sept)
  • Fenced garden on different leveles
  • Outside shower
  • BBQ
  • Garden furniture

Specifications

  • Type of accommodation: : Villa
  • Level(s) :
  • Bedroom(s) :
  • Bathroom(s) :
  • Pool Private
  • Covered terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Rooms

  • Living room
  • Living room(s) with bed-settee
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/living room
  • On Request
  • Morning housekeeping service
  • Staff to cook and serve lunch/dinner
  • Babysitting service

 

525-840

 

Distances

  • 500 metres Ravello (grocers, restaurant, shops)
  • 7 Km Amalfi
  • 25 Km Positano
  • 38 Km Sorrento
  • 56 Km Napoli

 

Map of the area