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Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Crystal is located in the beautiful, laid-back coastal village of Praiano, close to its shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. It offers stunning views of the sea from its own swimming pool and attached gardens.
Lying half way between the internationally renowned towns of Positano and Amalfi and within easy reach of Ravello, Praiano is a picturesque and intricate maze of narrow lanes, alleyways and steps that lead down to the sea. The village is home to many churches and chapels, including the magnificent Renaissance church of San Gennaro, with its impressively ornate and colourful hand-painted floor tiles, and the Baroque cathedral of San Luca Evangelista.
Praiano's main beach is the small, enchanting Marina di Praia, which is situated at the end of the wild Praia valley, surrounded by pretty cliffs ablaze with flowers and nature. The Amalfi coast is a recipient of the Italian Blue Flag award for its clean waters and outstanding environment.
Conca dei Marini, a short distance up the road, is famous for its Emerald Cave, la Grotta dello Smeraldo. This 30 metre high, karst cave was discovered in 1932 by a local fisherman and is named after the shimmering green interior light as sunlight filters through the turquoise waters of the underwater entrance. The cave can be reached either by boat or via a set of steps.
Praiano is about 10 km from Positano and 13 km from Amalfi, 15 km from Furore, 20 km from Ravello and about 40 km from Vesuvius and Pompei with its world famous archaeological site.
Naples international airport is about an hour's drive away. There are also frequent boats from Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi running to the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.
The Property. Villa Crystal boasts an open plan living room and kitchen, with a fireplace, large screen TV and new appliances. It is tastefully decorated and furnished throughout, its white walls highlighting the eye-catching ceramic tiles that are typical of the local area.
The villa’s two elegant bedrooms on the first floor can be accessed using a private elevator. One bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, without shower, and offers direct access to the exterior stairs that lead to the ground floor and to the swimming pool. The other bedroom boasts spectacular panoramic views; its dedicated bathroom, with shower, is situated on the ground floor.
There is a manicured garden with a private swimming pool deck situated above the villa and reachable via a set of stone steps (enhanced by gorgeous bougainvillea and lush vegetation). The verdant lawn features a beautiful open-air living area, complete with dining table and chairs, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for entertaining and preparing meals for alfresco eating. High-end outdoor furniture and sun loungers next to the swimming pool offer breathtaking views across the coast and make the area ideal for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery all day long. Also on the terrace is a fully equipped bathroom, with shower.