Paradise, Sorrentos piece of Heaven

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Luigi De Maio, Sorrento, Campania 80067, Italy
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Paradise welcomes you with his bright, spacious living room, classy equipped with table, chairs, TV, a fireplace and a gorgeous leather sofa with a built-in Ipod/Iphone dock station, where you can relax yourself listening your favourite music.

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Paradise welcomes you with his bright, spacious living room, classy equipped with table, chairs, TV, a fireplace and a gorgeous leather sofa with a built-in Ipod/Iphone dock station, where you can relax yourself listening your favourite music.

The Space

Built and owned by the Royal Gunderrode Family since 1896, Paradise is part of a Villa that defines Sorrento’s coastal harbor, crowning Sorrento´s famed coastline overlooking the Bay of Naples. The layers of terraces grand and small reflect the villa’s namesake, offering both spacious and secluded perches overlooking the Bay.

Every inch of the famed terrace is clad in hand painted Amalfi tile, spanning an astounding 500 square meters (5,400 square feet). A communal gathering space for guests, the terrace offers a panoramic view of Capri and Ischia islands, as Vesuvius dominates the foreground. A private swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees and poplars, and bougainvillea overflows the historic marble planters. A staircase carved by hand into the cliffs leads from the terrace and offers guests a breathtaking private beach access to the Marina Piccola.

Paradise welcomes you with his bright, spacious living room, classy equipped with table, chairs, TV, a fireplace and a gorgeous leather sofa with a built-in Ipod/Iphone dock station, where you can relax yourself listening your favourite music or simply enjoying the sea chant.

But the first thing you'll remark is the most beautiful, priceless part of the apartment: the bay of Sorrento: this area, as well as the entire apartment, has huge windows overlooking the sea. Thanks to these, the brightness of the morning, the fly of the seagulls, the changing colours of the evening, when the sun goes slowly down to sleep in the sea, the deep dark blue of the gulf in the night, with the lights of the bay on the background, are like eternal guests at the Paradise.

At the opposite side of the living room you'll find the kitchen, completely equipped with everything you may need during your stay (gas rings, cooking utensils, dishwasher..)
The living area gives access to a small balcony, where you can have a romantic dinner enjoying one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

From the other side of the living room a small corridor leads to a twin and a double bedrooms. Going to sleep and opening the eyes the day after in this piece of heaven give sensations and emotions quite hard to describe. The full size windows make you feel not just a guest, but integral part of the bay of Sorrento and his unique beauty (the pictures are better than a thousand words). Right in front of the bedrooms there's a bathroom with bath tub, wc, washbashin, bidet, hairdryer, towels).

The living area gives also access to another small corridor, leading to another bathroom, also equipped with bath tub, washbashin, wc, bidet, hairdryer and towels. A few steps conduct to another small, comfortable twin bedroom.

The villa, built on ancient Roman walls, is an historical landmark, and its construction marks an important period in the nineteenth century. It was built by the great German Baron Maximilian Von Gunderrode and was originally named “Villa Nardi.” At the end of the 1800s, while sailing the Mediterranean, the baron arrived in Naples and fell in love with the coastline, ultimately choosing this site to build his summer residence. In 1896, the villa was re-named “La Terrazza.” The great Florentine builder, Romanelli, reconstructed the entire villa, making it larger and one floor higher. Fashioning it in the Italian Liberty-style, he incorporated stuccoes, images of angels, flowers, fruits, marble columns and staircases. Over the years the villa was coined “the house of love” for its hospitality and spellbinding (website hidden) II.: Note: From 1 April to 31 October the Municipal Council of Sorrento has instituted a mandatory tourist tax on all temporary residents.
The tourist tax must be added to the total amount of stay and has to be pay cash at the arrival.
The fee is 1.50 euros per person per night, and only applies to adults and up to 7 nights.

Guest Access

The apartment is at complete disposal of the Guests.

The Neighborhood

The apartment is in the "S.Antonino Square", close to the port and the historical center of Sorrento. Here you can find everything you need, and breathe the typical atmosphere of Sorrento. You can find a lot of shops where you can see the objects of the famous Sorrentine inlaid, and the home made Limoncello

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $420
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Amazing view from this lovely apartment right in the heart of Sorrento! Owners were gracious and thoughtful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!

    June 2014
  • We had a great time at Paradise! Andreas was a fantastic host. Our apartment in the villa had amazing views and was quiet! It absolutly looked exactly like the pictures in the listing. We also booked 2 trips (Capri and The Amalfi Coast) by boat with Andreas. Amazingly easy and fun - a great way to spend 2 days. He and his staff also helped with dinner recommendations, shopping, etc. Completely worth the price - and once you settle into the relaxed way of things, you'll be so excited you decided to stay there!

    May 2014
  • The location of this mansion is spectacular, the views from the apartment as well as the hospitality of Andrea and his team….really great! But…the pool was not working and the phenomenal terrace was not too inviting. There is no laundry either. We had to ask the cleaning lady to do our laundry, which she did kindly. The apartment is not located near the terrace. You have to walk to the basement of the complex to get to it. There is a small lift. The apartment must have been nice 25 years ago. Although everything works well, it is very shabby chic. Besides the brand new fridge, everything else is seriously old. That being said, I would not hesitate to go back in a heartbeat, but would request an apartment with direct access to the phenomenal terrace and not to the basement.

    April 2014
  • Paradise is in a great location, right in the centre of Sorrento. The views of the Bay of Naples and Versuvius are breath taking and the sound of the sea will gently help you drift off to sleep. Piero was really helpful and was very quick to respond to our questions and requests. Angela, his assistant, was warm and friendly and took me for a little giro through the town, pointing out good restaurants and possible wedding venues.
    We would recommend Paradise and Feeling Italy 100%.

    May 2013
  • Great apartament with amazing views over the sea and close to almost everything. Both Piero and Andrea were very attentive and responsive to us and Andrea even offered to take us to the train station on our departure. We enjoyed our stay very much. Highly recommended place to stay in the Amalfi Coast!. Hope to get back in summer.

    February 2013
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Ciao! Our names are Piero (right) Sergio(middle) Crescenzo (left) and we are the happy hosts of these amazing houses. Can't wait to welcome you in our wonderful land and help you to experience Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in the most authentic way! Looking forward to meeting you! A presto!
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