We did not have the best weather our first two days, but made the most of our time utilizing many of the recreational areas throughout the villa. Once the weather cleared we enjoyed pizzas out in the garden, the beautiful pool area, and a seafood dinner all beautifully prepared by Luigi. I can imagine that the property is especially beautiful once the warm sunny weather arrives in May. The location of the villa makes for beautiful views of Capri and the surrounding coast with a wonderful breeze to cool you in the hot summer months. Thank you so much for your hospitality and suggestions for food and travel in the area.
We had a delightful week at Villa Erca. We stayed in apartment Capri which faces Capri from the main bedroom window. A view we never tired of! Everything was lovely and pretty peaceful. Raquel made us feel very welcome and, as newbies to this area, we were so grateful that she showed us all the places we should visit while we were there on a map. The drive up to the Villa did take some learning and required steel nerves but by our last day we we’re old hands at it! Very Small 4x4 is what I’d recommend. The area is so beautiful. We stayed on the little peninsula for most of the time renting a boat which we motored around the coast in and over to Capri. We thought the Captain Cook beach and restaurant with its local peach wine was superb. We arrived by boat one day and by tiny bus another. Our highlight was the Enogastronomic tour organised the Ristorante da Francesco in Schiazzano where we ate a few times as it was a short walk from the Villa. We visited a lemon grove, a local artisan cheese farm and then made our own pizzas for lunch. Wonderful and the families who run this are so lovely and so welcoming- in fact all the Italians we met were so friendly and helpful. We will go back to the Massa Lubrense, this is certain. I miss the lemons and the olive oil already.
The villa really looks like in the pictures but much bigger and the garden with the pool is wonderful. The view is just amazing and you can see the white cliffs of Capri just glowing in the morningsun and a lovely sunset over Iscia every night. You can easily visit all the sights in the area and then come back to the villa with no huzzle around you. Its close to drive to the supermarket which is actually a very tiny store but you can find everything you need and high quality meet/cheese etc. The property is taken care of by a gardener so you have to be prepared to having him around. Maybe the separate apartment downstairs had not been used so much before we arrived because it was a little bit too humid but otherwise we could not have found a better place and we really hope that we can come back some day.
We had a great holiday and felt yery well. The customers were very helpful. The organized Trips were wonderful.
Bellaidea offers a highly sought after selection of locations that have something special for our guests. Each house has its own flavor and its own why. Historic houses, castles with vineyards, a house in a natural park surrounded by unspoiled nature, villas overlooking the sea, chalets in the woods.