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Two bedroom sea view apartment along Amalfi Coast
Perched cliff side above a tiny cove beach and 70 yards below the Amalfi coast drive is a bright and spacious two bedroom apartment offering a winning combination of sea views and modern comforts at a truly economical price. Tarantella is half a mile from the seaside resort town of Maiori and within a 15 minute drive of either Ravello or Amalfi. From here, day trips to Positano, Sorrento and Capri are all within reach.
In addition to Tarantella, Parker rents Tango, a one bedroom apartment next door. They occupy the entire top floor of a three story apartment building. We selected these apartments for their balconies with superior sea views. A laundry room with a washer is shared only by our two units. A spacious roof deck above features a roomy hot tub and a dozen sun chairs overlooking the sea. This sun deck is shared by the residents of this building and another one next door; in total, 9 apartments share this space.
The entrance key to Tarantella opens to a hallway with access to three studios that when rented together make up a two bedroom apartment with three spacious, travertine tiled bathrooms. The living/dining room has a sea view balcony, a hideaway kitchenette, a bathroom with shower and a sofa that folds down into a queen size bed. The two bedrooms each have their own en suite bathroom and a kitchen corner. One of the bedrooms is slightly larger with a sea view balcony.
Tango and Tarantella are the names of traditional dances - a gentle reminder of the continuous footwork required. From the entrance gate along the Amalfi coast drive, there are 95 unavoidable external steps down to reach the apartments.
Included in the price are heat, air conditioning, luggage porter service, Wi-Fi and guest passes from May through September for a hotel swimming pool in Maiori, less than a mile away. For added comfort, all of the windows and balcony doors are screened.
On arrival, check in takes place at a hotel in Maiori. The friendly English speaking staff assigns a porter to follow guests back to the property and carry luggage down the stairs. This complimentary service is also provided at check out. The hotel arranges for a valet parking service with a garage in Maiori, the location of the nearest parking. There is no on-site parking at the apartment. When you are ready to head out, a simple phone call beckons the English speaking valet who brings the car from Maiori to the apartment. The valet service is €90 per week and includes two round trips to and from the garage, located half a mile away.
A car is required. The winding and narrow Amalfi coast drive lacks sidewalks and streetlights outside of this complex. It is not safe for walking.
A path with 100 steps leads from the property down through lemon groves to a beach club in a sheltered cove of pebbly beach with grottoes on either side. Guests may patronize the snack bar and opt to use either the free or paid portion of this beach known only to the locals and open from July to mid-September.
Along the Amalfi coast road, there are two restaurants nearby. One is 50 yards from the entrance gate serving pizza and seafood. The other is inside a 13th century Norman tower, 300 yards away with a seaside lounge perfect for sunset cocktails. For a selection of dining, cafes, shops and beaches, Maiori is half a mile away with an outdoor market held every Friday morning. A couple of miles east of Tarantella is the Capo d'Orso promontory, a protected nature reserve with over 1200 acres of hiking trails passing by a lighthouse and an 11th century monastery built into the cliff.
For day trips, a five minute drive leads to Minori, a small, idyllic seaside village with a pebbly beach, romantic cafes and the preserved frescoes and mosaics of a 1st century Roman villa. The ancient maritime republic of Amalfi with it's ornate 11th century cathedral and even older paper craftsmanship is 15 minutes away as is Ravello found high above Amalfi and offering incredible views, botanical gardens and outdoor summer concerts. A scenic drive leads to Positano in 45 minutes; Sorrento, Avellino or the ruins of Pompeii: 60; Naples; 90; Rome: 3 hours.
The link to view the other rental apartment in this building:- Tango for 4