The Contrada Carbone Residence

campania, italy
6 bedroom - 5 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€1,500 - €1,900 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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Perks for the Parents

This comfortable and colorful modern villa with a private infinity pool overlooks the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and is beautifully set up for families. It sleeps up to 14 + 2. It is surrounded by a large enclosed garden with bright Mediterranean flowers and plenty of eating and dining areas outdoors. There are fantastic sea views, over the furthest mountains of the Calabria region in 1 way and as far as the Cape of Infreschi in the other. The local village of Villammare is lively and unspoilt, with a marina, trattoria and a friendly atmosphere. The nearby Cilento Natural Park is an ideal place to walk in the mountains or relax by the sea. A babysitter and a private chef are available on request. Also by prior arrangement, you can learn to cook real Italian food with a cooking class from the local celebrity chef Maria Rina, operating at her restaurant just 10 minutes’ drive from the villa.

Why Kids Love it

There are plenty of places to play on the many terraces in the garden, in the pool and in the shade of a huge Mediterranean oak tree. (The enclosed gardens include a 12 x 6m pool and a variety of terraces and dining areas.) This villa is great for extended families and groups of friends due to the space and variety of seating areas – each level is self-contained so everybody has enough room to relax. Two high chairs and 2 cribs can be provided. The nearest beach is just 600m away. Boat trips are available nearby and you can watch fishing boats in the bay from the terraces. Local attractions include beautiful beaches that will keep them entertained for hours, gelateria and Roman ruins. Your kids will be adored everywhere they go and Italian food is perfect for kids of all ages.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. The price is for the main house. The annex is available May-October only for an extra fee of €1000/week. A local tourist tax applies from June to September of 1 euro per person per night. This tax is not included in the rates and is due in cash upon check in. It is not applicable to children under 10 years, and can be applied for a maximum of 5 nights. Rental includes 4 hours daily maid service, 6 days a week. Air conditioning has been added to all bedrooms and living spaces with the exception of the kitchen. There is parking for 6 cars. Safety notes: There are no stair or pool gates and young children may need supervision around the outside areas of the property, which have a terraces and stone steps without hand rails. The pool is set away from the house and open April to September. Note that a number of bedrooms open directly on to outdoor terraces. There are a number of terraces with drops throughout the property – doors to them can be shut/locked if necessary. There is flexibility with bedroom layouts with cribs and sofabeds available. Optional extras for an additional fee include pool towels, winter heating, fire wood, extra cleaning, chef and waiter service for dinner parties and pizza parties with a wood-fired pizza oven. Pets welcome.

About the Location

The villa is in the pretty, fishing village of Villammare, halfway between Maratea and Palinuro in the south of the Campania region. The area is considered to be the cradle of the Mediterranean and Villammare features long sandy beaches, a colorful seafront fringed with palms and eucalyptus trees and authentic restaurants. Trek in the Cilento National Park, sample the regional cuisine and enjoy the golden beaches and wild and unspoilt landscapes. Daily tours to Napoli, Pompei, Herculaneum, Matera are available. During summer months, guests can reach the Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento and the island of Capri by hydrofoil from Sapri Harbor. Although the beach is very close, car rental is recommended because the last part of the road to the villa is steep. Napoli is the nearest airport. As an exclusive service for guests, the local AVIS office can arrange private transfers from/to the airport and also deliver the car to the villa. Please don't hesitate to ask. The closest international airport is in Naples (2.5 hrs by car).

Accommodation Details

This 3-story Italian villa and annex has 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. It comprises the main house (sleeping up to 8 adults + 4 children) and the large annex (sleeping 2 adults + 2 children). Ground floor: a large living/dining room with an open fireplace, dining table, library/study area and French doors to a covered terrace. There’s also the fully-equipped kitchen with French doors to a terrace and steps down to “taverna” style covered dining terrace (seating 14), with a summer kitchen, barbecue and traditional Italian wood-fired pizza oven. This floor also has 2 double bedrooms, 1 single room (with a second single trundle bed) and 2 shower rooms. On the first floor: there’s a large roof terrace with outdoor dining table and sunbathing area, an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a dining table for 4 and French doors to another large terrace with outdoor dining table. This floor has a double bedroom with a terrace and a shower room. Upstairs to the top floor: another living/dining/kitchen area with French doors to a balcony with sea views, as well as a double bedroom and a shower room. The additional annex has 1 queensize bedroom and 2 twin / single beds in the living area and a bathroom with shower.

Style Notes

Vibrant and full of la dolce vita. This modern villa was built in a traditional style and is set 164 ft above sea level with simply stunning views stretching for miles along the Cilento coast. It is comfortably furnished and has traditional tiled floors and a light and airy feel inside, with simple and elegant furnishings. Color pops Italian style are found everywhere from the purple bathroom to the lipstick red fridge. The outdoor areas make the most of the stunning views. We love the shaded areas around the oak tree, the lounging areas and the outdoor kitchen facility (plus built-in BBQ) for easy summer cooking in the sun.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 queen
1 full / double
2 sofa bed (double)
1 sofa bed (single)
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Marzio D.
Member since April 11, 2015
Me and my sister Antonietta own this spectacular villa in Villammare. Following a huge passion for hospitality, some years ago at this family jewel we decided to open the door to the international quality tourism. Since 2005 so many families from all over the world have chosen Villa Le Cannicelle as location for their family reunion at the beach in Italy. The majority of them are keep gathering to the villa along the years for their family meetings. Their children feel like home and, when summer arrives, they can't wait to jump again into our beautiful swimming pool. We saw them growing up along the years and some of them can now even speak some Italian. What a great joy for us! As property owners what we care most is hospitality and our dedication to an excellent service in our role. If you are planning a charming family holiday in Italy please don't hesitate to contact us. The 'dolce vita' is here!

1 review

Karen T.
Visited in June 2019
To say that Le Cennicelle is the perfect home for a family vacation would be an understatement. Everything about the villa exceeded our expectations. There is enough space (both indoors and outside) for people to relax, explore, and have fun. The HUGE pool (with lots of pool toys), plum trees, swings, and outdoor gathering spaces were a highlight. Our group consisted of 6 adults and 8 kids under 10. The house was safe, perfect for all ages, and spacious enough for naps, pool play, and outdoor relaxing to happen at the same time. Marzio gave us solid recommendations on restaurants, day trips, and other amenities. This helped to create a once in a lifetime Cilento coast vacation that our families will never forget.

Campania, Italy

Including Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Capri within its bounds, the province of Campania in southwest Italy, is one of the country's most exciting places for a vacation. Eat the best pizza in the world, take speedboat trips to glamorous islands or wander amid the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii. The countryside serves up authentic cuisine and quieter beaches, and the further south you get, the more untouched the region becomes.