The tower sits on the a rocky outcrop high above the sea on the scenic Amalfi Coast. If you are seeking something special and unique, you are sure to find it here. It is brimming with a historic atmosphere, not to mention in an incredibly scenic setting. It was originally built as a defence tower to protect from pirates and other invaders, but these days you don't have to be on the defense, just concentrate on relaxing instead!
The territory stretches from the panoramic coastal road and down to the sea. On the way down you walk through a beautiful and well-kept Mediterranean garden full of surprises - from the jacuzzi located on a terrace ledge halfway between the sky and sea and a sauna hidden behind a rock where you can see the Mediterranean Sea. There are several panoramic terraces with benches and ceramic tables and a heated indoor / outdoor pool with jacuzzi. An attendant is present during the day who makes sure that everything works as it should.
If you rent the whole place for up to 18 people, this is all yours. Alternatively it can be rented as two groups and the property is split into the Tower and the Rectory sleeping 10 & 9 people respectively, with shared common facilities outside. Torre di Cesare has air conditioning, an ice maker, satellite TV, a VCR, a telephone, a safety deposit box, a mini fridge and a bar in every room. The office offers guests use of a computer with internet, a fax machine and a system with a CD player.
The property is divided into the following sections:
- Level 1 : Entrance with remote controlled gate and parking (for up to 4 cars)
- Level 2 : (100 steps from the parking lot) : Heated indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi (where the glass doors face the sea and can be completely opened to make it outdoors), several terraces with wicker furniture, a covered veranda with a dining area with table seating up to 22 guests. The veranda has access to a kitchen and a barbeque
- Canonica (located on the 2nd level): This is the old rectory of approx. 300 m² which includes a large kitchen (with a dishwasher, a 6-burner stove, a toaster, an electric oven, microwave and a washing machine) and a dining room, a large living room with a fireplace, 4 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms:
1 - Giglio: Double bedroom with a bathroom with shower.
2 - Rosmarino: A bedroom with a double bed and sofa bed (with space for one) and a bathroom with a shower.
3 - Oleandro: A bedroom with a double bed and a dressing room and a bathroom with a shower.
4 - Cactus: A bedroom with a double bed with a bathroom with shower.
- 3rd level (about 90 steps further down the cliff from the 2nd level): Large terrace with a beautiful hand painted Vietri pottery table and chairs.
The Saracen Tower (about 200 m² divided into 4 levels):
Ground floor: kitchen with access to a furnished terrace, ideal for dining al fresco, a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a shower.
1st floor: a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room overlooking the sea.
2nd floor: two bedrooms (with double beds) sharing a bathroom with a shower (one room with a fireplace). Panoramic terrace overlooking the sea. From this floor there is also access to a 3rd floor.
3rd floor: bedroom with a double bed and a private bathroom with a shower and a loft with a single bed, a double bedroom, terrace overlooking the sea - ideal for sunbathing, a private path leading down to the sea where along the road are furnished outdoor areas, ideal for sunbathing.
Facilities: Air conditioning, heating, an ice maker, a barbeque, satellite TV, VCR, telephone, a safety deposit box and a mini fridge / bar in all rooms, computer with Internet access, fax system with CD player, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi and private sea access and private parking. Note that none of the bedrooms have direct sea views: The Canonica faces the outdoor terraces from where there are sea views, while the bedrooms in the tower overlook the sea from the side.
You enter the villa through a remote controlled gate from the coastal road. It has a private parking area to the villa. The rental price includes two hours daily housekeeping, a cot and two extra beds. In addition, there is an English-speaking caretaker on site every day to ensure that everything on the property runs smoothly.
For an additional fee, it is possible to make use of air conditioning, PC with internet connection and fax (by buying a prepaid internet card - can be purchased in the villa), daily breakfast, lunch and / or dinner served by qualified personnel (request must be made at the time of reservation), heating the pool, sauna and additional cleaning.
Our opinion: This unique property is suitable for larger groups since there is plenty of outdoor space, beautiful views and a swimming pool which can be heated for a fee during the colder seasons.