Firstly we would like to thank Berta from Sorrento Holidays for her professionalism and patience after we were heavily delayed owing to us missing the turn for Castellamare di Stabia. Her help in directing us to the property was invaluable, as it would have been exceptionally difficult to find, especially in the dark. The property is tastefully decorated and generally in good repair, the double bedroom is of ample size, as is the twin bedroom. The single bedroom however is exactly what it is as with the exception of a set of drawers and the bed that is all there is room for, it is very small, and does not have an opening window. The property is advertised with air conditioning, but there is no evidence of any such equipment ever being installed and far from being cool at night, it was very warm in the last week of the holiday, requiring the windows to be left open to keep the temperature bearable. There is a pool as we were informed shortly before our departure from home, but this costs €150 per week extra, payable locally. It is one of the “above ground” plastic framed pools, maybe ok for bathing and playing, but not big enough if you serious about swimming, if you have children they would need supervision whilst using this facility.
The view from the patio or balcony however, makes it all very worthwhile, and is for us the key asset to the property. Many hours were spent just gazing out at passing boats and ships on the beautiful Gulf of Salerno.
Is it value for money? We think so, but we think that the owner (a really nice guy, but he never introduced himself as anything other than the owner) should maybe rethink the charges for cleaning €70 mid fortnight and €40 final clean and the €150 per week for the pool to incorporate them into the overall price as people do not want to spend their holiday cash on “extras” at the holiday home, that should all be concluded before the holiday starts.