A charming little villa, Luna is the exquisite guest house tucked into the extensive and beautiful gardens of a Liberty style villa.
Located in the exclusive Sant`Agnello district of fabled Sorrento, Luna is one block from the sea where you have access to gorgeous views up and down the rugged coast. At the end of the street there is a large terrace where we enjoy the views while lingering at a table serviced by the cafe. Continue down the steps and ramp or elevator to the water where you may purchase a day pass to a typical beach club for enjoyment of the warm, clear Mediterranean waters. The beach club is used by local residents and guests from nearby hotels.
From the property, you see the green trees but you cannot see the sea.
Sant`Agnello is a part of the town of Sorrento. It has its own little train station on the Circumvesuviana train which links you to Naples via Pompeii, Herculaneum and the other towns on the route to and from Naples. You can drive or take the local bus into the bustling center of Sorrento. An automobile is handy, but not necessary. You can walk into the center of Sant`Agnello, a 15 minute walk, taking a taxi when dealing with luggage. We enjoy the walk through the neighborhood.
Luna is as stand-alone villa with beautiful architectural style and design. It is hidden among the green gardens at the back of a larger, gated estate. The extensive gardens ensure privacy from the main house.
A lovely shared swimming pool graces the garden. The pool is shared by the family of the owner of the main house who use only occasionally. Size: 30x30 foot (10x10m).
Enter Luna through beautifully designed doors into the cozy living room. A comfortable sofa and easy chair grouping face a working fire place. Light fills the room from the front doors and matching ones at the far, dining end of the long room.The selection of fine furniture, fabrics and decorating demonstrates fine taste.
Off the dining room is a large, cook`s kitchen decorated with personality with bright, local tiles. Everything is up to date in the kitchen. At the back of the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine.
Exit the dining room onto a dining terrace and enjoy the cool, verdant surrounding gardens. A spiral iron staircase rises from the patio to a rooftop terrace with built in lounges for taking the sun and enjoying the view over the wall to neighboring villas.
As you climb the stairs to the second floor of the villa, you will find a series of small, artful windows that frame pretty views.
Things To Note
Size: Approx 800 sq ft, 75m2
Accessibility/Security: Internal steps from first to second floor. No alarm on pool.
Shorter Stays: High and Mid-season rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Shorter stays may be possible upon request for other seasons.
Parking: Optional parking paid cash at check out. Villa gates are narrow; a large car won't fit.
Utilities/Taxes: Utilities paid in cash at check out.
Other: Check in 5:00 to 8:00pm, by appointment. Damage deposit & final cleaning paid in cash on arrival.
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November 7, 2018 - Website
A little quirky but a lovely accommodation. The kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms etc were just fine. Walking distance to many nice places to eat. Note that this area is basically a series of cliffs or plateaus if you will, so in spite of what the map appears to show, you can't walk a block to the beach as you might in many seaside communities. (we knew this, but don't be surprised). The hosts (who we met briefly) were very nice. Their secretary, who manages guests, was a lovely person who provided a lot of helpful area information. If you arrive in a car, the driveway entrance is very (very!) tight. We had rented a Volvo V60 wagon and it would just fit. The street is narrow and busy, so it's a challenge to get into the driveway as you have to move back and forth several times in order to line up to get into the driveway. Once you arrive, it's a short walk to the train station. However you'll need to use a car for any extensive grocery shopping as it's not really walking distance if you plan to carry anything heavy. The local Conad is a short drive and has a parking lot - which is important as street parking in town is very difficult and you'd need to go to a paid lot. Minor nits: no outside lights are on at night so when arriving in foot (like after dinner) we had to use our phones' flashlights to see where we were going. The foliage on the footpaths to the apartment are very overgrown and it's like pushing your way thru the jungle in certain sections. There's no dryer. To air dry clothes you'd need to carry them up a narrow spiral staircase to the roof deck which is above the second floor. We used a local lavanderia which I'd recommend driving to and parking in the paid lot across the street for a euro or two. Be aware that getting laundry done that way on weekends is generally impossible. All in all though it's quirky but very nice. We'd rent it again. Our issues with the place are quite minor. [Thank you for your repeat business. We are pleased you enjoyed the wonderfully private Luna villa, and the walkability to many nice restaurants and the welcome hosts and their helpful secretary. It is accurate that there is no clothes dryer, as stated in the Luna description on the website, clothes dryers are still relatively uncommon in Italy. The Italy Perfect Team]
by Anne White
This well-situated guest cottage was the perfect place to return to each day--quiet, shady, and clean. Our two sons loved the pool in the mornings. The owners have done a lovely job providing the ideal rental for a couple or a small family. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we also could walk out a few minutes and arrive at a stunning overlook of the sea and sunset. [Thank you Anne, we are pleased you enjoyed staying at the Luna! The Italy Perfect Team]
January 15, 2017 - Website
by Diane C.
I rented Luna for a week to explore the area, with my son who was on fall break from his study abroad program in Florence. It was a perfect little oasis of peace for some restful days, and a well-located base for exploring the area. We were glad we had a car, because although we tried the buses, we ended up walking a lot because we couldn't always figure out the system. And trains that service the area were not running on "our" schedule. The location of Luna is great for running into Naples, Herculaneum, Pompei, and Mt Vesuvius. In the other direction, Sorrento is close (and walkable), and the ferry to Capri is lots of fun (we did a day trip and thoroughly enjoyed it). Luna is a small house on the grounds of an elegant villa. It is cool, quiet, and comfortable. The two bedrooms are spacious and for the two of us, the living/dining area was quite adequate. We appreciated the washing machine and prepared several meals in the cute kitchen. There is a lovely pool in the back, surrounded by tall trees and although we didn't swim in November, it is peaceful and beautiful to relax in the back. There are nice restaurants in the area (one across the street has excellent pizza; and the smoothie shop next door is perfect for tea and croissants). And there are grocery stores within a 10-minute walk for replenishing supplies. We found the hosts to be warm and inviting, and they addressed a problem with the wireless internet immediately. We found this Italy Perfect property to be similar in (high) quality to other Italy Perfect, London Perfect, and Paris Perfect properties in the same price range. We love renting through this agency--they usually get it right. We look forward to returning to Luna![Thank you so much Diane, we look forward to welcoming you back! The Italy Perfect Team]
November 18, 2016 - Website
This lovely villa, a few minutes' walk from the Bay of Naples and it's stunning views, was a quiet oasis - hidden from the street, surrounded by a tropical garden of palms and lemon tree. Our villa was spotless and well-appointed, and the rooftop deck offered sunshine and a view of Mt Vesuvius. The owners were incredibly charming and provided a wonderful welcome to the property. This is a very nice neighborhood, surrounded by homes and beautiful hotels with lots of dining options and a lively town square. We enjoyed the quieter vibe yet found it very accessible to Sorrento town center; an easy 20 minute stroll. We would highly recommend for a unique and enjoyable experience. The sidewalks are quite narrow - some with trees in the center - so the walk from the train with luggage may not be for everyone. The door-to-door bus or a taxi/driver might be more enjoyable. The recommended driver, Giovanni, was wonderful; he drove us to/from airport and proved to be a great guide for an unforgettable day trip along the Amalfi Coast. As expected, the Italy Perfect team delivered a fabulous experience and we can't wait to try their other properties.[Thank you Cece, we look forward to welcoming you back again! The Italy Perfect Team]
October 17, 2016 - Website
We had a great time at Luna. Luciana and Gigi really made us feel at home, they have been great with us especially with our 10 yr old daughter. The villa is exactly the same as the website pictures, walking distance to Sant'Agnello downtown and even to Sorrento. Villa has a gorgeous garden and a swimming pool though we preferred to swim in the ocean. There is a major mosquito problem though, make sure you stock insect repellents and keep the screen doors closed at all times. Surrounding area is beautiful and very easy to reach by car - only caveat was that we rented a SUV which was a big mistake considering tiny parking area in front of the villa and winding one lane roads of Sorrentian peninsula and Amalfi coast. Pompeii is close by and a must do. Don't miss Positano, the only town in the world that grew vertically!! We did the private boat cruise to Capri, arranged it through Luciana & Gigi's contact, the great captain Amadeo. For swimming go to the beach right by Villa Angelina at Messa Lubrense - beautiful quaint beach where mostly locals enjoy. Amalfi is OK but Ravello is another must - especially make sure you get on the Infinity terrace at Villa Cimbrone.This is the second time we are renting from Italy perfect and it all worked great as before. I'd highly recommend Luna to anyone who wants to be local in this gorgeous piece of heaven on earth. [Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
by Jaime Cox
The Luna Villa is a wonderful home base for anyone visiting the Amalfi Coast! The location was breathtaking and the sunsets spectacular. It was closer to the water than I imagined. We highly recommend an all day sailboat adventure to Capri or beyond, with Amadeo.One of the highlights of our trip! We found his information at the villa. The hosts were very warm and friendly.The internet went down, but they took care of the problem quickly. They also repaired the oven, so we could use it. We had difficulty getting the washing machine to work, but found a laundry service down the street. We were a family of five and it was a bit cozy, but we were grateful the owners accommodated us. The villa would be perfect for four people. There was a problem settling the bill for the extra person on the final day, but a call to Pat in Boston fixed everything (she speaks Italian). I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect for discerning travelers. [Thank you so much, Jaime! The Italy Perfect Team]
by Mickey, Monte, Marilyn & Bo
We want to share with you the most wonderful time we had staying at Luciana and Gigino's villa set in "paradise". They are lovely hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had a superb and memorable time throughout the landscape of the Amalfi Coast. Everyday day Monte and myself and Marilyn and Bo, our friends, toasted to having another "day in paradise".Monte captured many images of the area which will certainly always remind us of the Italy experience. Thank you for all your diligence in making the trip come to fruition. [Delighted to learn you enjoyed Luna as a paradise. The Italy Perfect Team]
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Luna. The owners were gracious and accommodating, meeting us upon arrival and departure. If we had a question, their team was ready to help. The referral to the ground transportation company was a life saver as we did not rent a car for our stay (it is so well situated that we walked everywhere).The house was beautifully furnished. One helpful tip is to provide luggage racks as there isn't much in the way of storage and it prevents folks from putting dirty suitcases on furniture. The kitchen was used during our stay and we loved cooking from the fresh, local ingredients.Having the beach club half a block away as well as the bus was very convenient yet the location was quiet and peaceful. Our son swam in the pool and it was great fun. Our trip highlights were Sorrento itself and the ferry to Capri to experience the Blue Grotto. A word to the wise, pay for a taxi to Positano or take the ferry; the bus experience is grim if anyone gets motion sick.The addition of the screens for the windows and sliding doors was greatly appreciated. We look forward to our return visit and thank Italy Perfect and our hosts for making our stay so enjoyable! [Thank you so much Allison. We are all so happy to hear about your outstanding stay. The Italy Perfect Team]
October 17, 2015 - Website
by Frank and Andrea B
Our stay at Luna was unforgettable. Set back behind high walls and and antique iron gates we were greeted by our gracious hosts, Luciana and Gigino, and a most beautiful cottage set apart from their villa. The property is a hidden oasis within Sorrento, lush and private. The guest house is beautifully appointed and well maintained, with a sparkling swimming pool on the property. The cottage is well away from the busy tourist attractions, but only a few minutes' walk to the heart of Sorrento. Luciana and Gigino were very helpful in acquainting us with Sorrento and the surrounding areas, giving us insider tips and great restaurant recommendations. Such warm, lovely people. We can give no higher recommendation for the Luna cottage and our stay in Sorrento. Grazie tante e bravo, Luciana and Gigino, for helping to make our stay in Sorrento so memorable. Ci vediamo. Baci, Franco, Andrea e Professor Vicenzo. [Baci to you, too. The Italy Perfect Team]
Our family (husband and two teenage boys) stayed at Luna for a week in June, and we absolutely loved it. Sant' Agnello is beautiful and friendly. Lots of great restaurants and the ocean within a few blocks walk of the house. The house itself was so charming. Beautifully maintained and landscaped, it was private, comfortable, and quiet. A great retreat but convenient to the train station (the lines goes to Sorrento, Pompei, and Naples) and the center of town. We enjoyed the pool and the view from the rooftop. The couple who own the main house were very kind, gracious and welcoming. Luna was a perfect place to relax and explore the Italian coast, and Italy Perfect was a really convenient way to find such a charming place to stay at a reasonable price.[Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team]
by Katie F
For those wanting a truly Italian Experience, Villa Luna is for you! You feel like you are coming home, when you step into the tropical gardens and enter the inviting little villa. This is not for those expecting all of the creature comforts of a modern hotel, but everything you need is within walking distance. Markets are just up the road. Several local restaurants are nearby, from the reasonable Moonlight, to the dining experience of Marinella. Definitely experience sunset at the nearby plaza overlooking the cliffs of Sorrento with a limoncello or cappuccino. Take a swim in the ocean, and relax at the nearby beach at the bottom of the cliffs. It's a hike into Sorrento, and after a full day of shopping, we took a cab back. Giovanni, our taxi driver, took us to our Italian roots in Calabria, on a tour of the Amalfi coast, and shopping in Naples. He was such a pleasure, always smiling and informative, and never rushes you. Our hosts, Luciana and Gigino, were very gracious, not intrusive at all, but stopping by with a homemade strawberry tart, and giving us a limoncello send off! [Thank you so much Katie! The Italy Perfect Team]
October 23, 2014 - Website
by Joan W
Four of us had the absolute pleasure of enjoying this beautiful oasis in Sant'Agnello (a 30 minute walk from downtown Sorrento) earlier this month. We truly had our own private home here with private entrance, gardens, patio, roof deck and pool! The home was very well appointed as well. Our hosts, Luciana and Gigino, were charming and so gracious in their welcome.The neighborhood offered several very good restaurants and spectacular views of the water and cliffs. We had easy access to the Circumvesuviana train with a short walk and used it to travel to Pompeii. Grocery stores were also within walking distance. We would highly recommend Luna to those looking for a comfortable respite after a busy day of seeing the many sites that Sorrento and the surrounding area has to offer.We cherished our time there! Thank you!! [Thank you so much for your review, Joan. It is a charming place, isn’t it? We love it, too. The Italy Perfect Team]
by Kathleen and Bob Schneider
This was our first time using Italy Perfect - they were perfect in all respects! No issues and we will use them again in the future. My wife and I spent a week at Luna and loved it. I have read all the previous reviews and won't repeat all the positive experiences. We were able to appreciate all those and more. When those gates open and you walk into paradise it truly is an exhilarating feeling. Luciana and Luigi are the consummate hosts. Very comfortable, we had all the comforts of home and the amenities we needed including a flawless wi-fi system. It took us a couple of days to get comfortable with the local geography; to figure out how best to get to/back from Sorrento (local C EAV bus - official stop right outside Luna); find our favorite restaurant (Ristorante Il Capanno); and enjoy the beautiful gardens and pool just outside our back door. We ferried to Positano, Amalfi/Ravello, Capri quite easily and enjoyed the nonstop shopping in Sorrento. By the end of the day, however, it was a real treat to make our way back to our private retreat - Villa Luna. This was truly an outstanding experience, one we will treasure for years to come.
by Trudy & Frank
Luna is a lovely villa on a small estate in Sant'Agnello with the owners living adjacent. It is well furnished and the new wifi worked quite well, but there was no English channel on the TV except for one late night show. The property is quite lush and the rooftop terrace is sunny. We found the stove top very tricky to light-even with the owners trying it a second time. There is a food store in Sant'Agnello and several nice restaurants too. The location is convenient to Sorrento for shopping and dining. The train to Pompeii(Scavi) was easy and the hydrofoil to Capri was very fast. The trip down the Amalfi coast was spectacular and it is a good idea to hire a driver. We are repeat customers for ItalyPerfect and we highly recommend them. They are responsive and provide great rental choices.
November 6, 2013 - Website
by Travel Bug
Villa was set in lush grounds & a spectacular new pool has just been put in. Luciana & Luigi are wonderful hosts who go over & above to make your stay perfect. We parked our car & never used it while in Sorrento. A favorite spot was the terrace right down the block overlooking Bay of Naples. We hired Giovanni to take us down the Amalfi Coast. a great driver & tour guide. It is an easy walk to the middle of Sorrento & local buses can take you most places. We took the ferry to Capri & Naples. We enjoyed a tour of Michaelangelo Mozzarella Factory, a little expensive but something we would not do at home. We would definitely recommend Italy Perfect.
October 13, 2013 - Website
The accommodations were truly fabulous. The location was close to the seaside restaurants and an easy walk or bus ride into town. The owners were like "family". We will definitely book the same accommodations in the future and will recommend to friends and family. It was truly hard to leave.
September 18, 2013 - Website
We did enjoy our time in Italy and in particular, “Villa Luna”. How could you not with such delightful owners. Their generosity was above and beyond anything we could have anticipated. Even Georgio (gardener) was a godsend to get a break from using my awful ItalianJ I can understand why no one would want to complain or criticise the accommodation. I would hate to insult or upset the owners in any way however, in the interest of other travellers who may consider visiting on more than one occasion (like us) it might help to be honest. The little villa was sweet. Initially, it seemed smaller than expected, especially the kitchen, but after a day or so we got into the swing of it. Using the gas to boil water made the kitchen hot and stuffy. It also took ages. The thought of cooking rice or pasta was put on the back burner. An electric jug/kettle would have made our life easier. Toast is a common thing for travellers in the morning. We found a jaffle cooker...I guess for paninis...and we tried this toast the bread, but in vain An electric toaster would have been great Our main problem was that, as Australians who live in a dry climate rather than humid, we are not used to living in an air conditioned atmosphere. As the villa was tucked into a dense garden and summer was in full bloom, we would have liked to open the windows and doors. This however, resulted in the villa being overrun by mosquitoes. There were no fly screens, which seems to be the norm in Italy. Our only option was to close windows and doors, but that made it stuffy.
by Linda B
Luna is beautiful and suitable for 4 adults. It is situated in the grounds of the owner's property, which means that you see them frequently and they invite you for coffee. It also means that there is some noise especially when all of the family are visiting. A pool is being built, which I hope will be of use to visitors to Luna, and this will complete the villa. It is a nice distance from Sorrento main town, and the restaurant opposite is very nice, as it the one on the top of the cliff. Make sure you visit the limoncello garden in Sorrento (you walk past it on the way). It is the best ever! There are a lot of mosquitos and my mother was bitten quite badly, despite using repellent. I recommend taking your own plug in repellents.
by Dale and Patricia Givens
The villa was charming, clean, conveniently located, and had most everything we needed. And, the garden was absolutely beautiful. We had a lovely stay. The owners are wonderful people. They were gracious and accommodating, yet respected our privacy. We would have liked better WiFi reception (very limited--didn't really work well at all), and maybe some satellite TV for news or DVD for a movie in the evening, but we survived without it. Regardless, we really enjoyed our stay. June was a great time to visit this area. A small car or moped (preferred) is recommended to get the most out of your experience. There is much to do and see during the day, and Villa Luna provides a peaceful retreat at the end of the day. We highly recommend it. Enjoy!
We found the accommodations comfortable. The bedrooms could have been larger. We would have liked a dresser in our bedroom. The bathrooms were spacious. We used the kitchen for breakfast and light meals. Unfortunately the wi-fin was unreliable. Our hosts, Luciana and Luigi, were gracious, friendly, and helpful. We felt part of the neighborhood and enjoyed the experience. I would recommend Italy Perfect. It was relatively easy to make our reservations and plan our trip.
November 25, 2012 - Website
by Happy Trails
Overall, Luna was an above average experience. The location was excellent, as it was easy to get everywhere. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and checked in with us consistently to ensure we were ok. The villa was a perfect size for 2-4 persons (either a family or two couples). All the convenience of home was available and a quick stop at the local grocery store allows you to stock the kitchen with snacks or the ability to eat at home. Immediately next door to the villa is a little coffee shop named, Blue Island. The coffee was fabulous and the owners very accommodating. You could take the coffee to go and bring you cups back later or the next day. Highly recommended restaurants include Moonlight (5 minute walk), Zi'ntonio (Sorrento) and Antico Francischiello (just east of Sorrento). If you are staying for a day or two, no car is necessary. If you are staying longer, a car is highly recommended, in order to visit the nearby attractions, such as Pompeii, Vesuvius, Positano and the Amalfi Drive. Just keep in the mind, the driveway is very narrow and our Hyundai i40 (Sonata for North Americans) was a tad large and you will need skills to park. For anyone looking at spending some time in the Sorrento area, I would highly recommend a stay at Luna, over any hotel.
October 13, 2012 - Website
by Jeff & Margaret
The villa is brillaint complete with roof terrace and surrounded by established, 125 years old semi-tropical gardens. The owners of the villa who live in the main villa close by, were friendly and ensured our stay was problem free. Sant'Agnello is about 25 minutes walk from the centre of Sorrento, but there are local (good value) restaurants. The nearest shops are in the town centre of Sant'Agnello about 10/15 minutues walk. Taxis in Sorrento are very expensive (€25 for trip from Central Sorrento to villa Luna) The Circumvesuviana train system takes one direct to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples for €4.50 (return). There are boats to Naples which are quicker, but considerably more expensive. We have reccomeded Itlay Perfect in the past and will continue to do so. We have now stayed in four of your properties and each was great.
Just spent the week 16th June 2012 in this villa and myself and my friends all loved it! Location - Firstly if you are worried about the location being outside of the centre, don't be! Sant'Agnello is a lovely suburb and much quieter than the centre. It has its own station and the walk into Sorrento town is easy, all being on level ground and taking no more than 15-20 minutes. There are also plenty of restaurants around with lovely sea views. The villa is behind a gated entrance very close to the sea. Hosts - The owners live in the building detached and next door and are extremely warm and welcoming. They are always ready to help but don't intrude on your privacy. The main windows do not face onto their property but your own garden space further keeping your privacy. We used their recommended driver Giovanni to get to and from the airport. He was very good and after a flight it was worth every penny.Villa - To me the villa seemed larger than the photos with higher ceilings. We all loved the villa and would definitely stay again. All the rooms were of ample size and clean. The garden is rather shady but that is a good thing in hot weather and it is beautifully laid out. However, if you want sun there is a sun drenched roof terrace I used many times. It was also lovely at night looking at the stars. No sea views but these are only a minute's walk away. It was lovely having evening meals in the garden and there are atmospheric lights you can put on in the garden. We spent 50% eating in and 50% eating out which helped our budget. We found the beds comfortable and everything seemed to work.All in all I can highly recommend this villa for smaller groups. I personally felt it was a very sophisticated adult place to stay but I know families are also welcome. I used Italy Perfect to book this holiday and they were very helpful.
We have been very pleased with Italy Perfect's service and will certainly use you again. We also loved Luna in Sant Angelo. It is such a magnificent setting, a lovely little house and we liked being out of Sorrento.
we were a family of four...terrific apartment and location. Small kitchen but eating out is preferred so a minor issue. Apartment is a twelve minute walk from Sorrento center. Area restaurant (Moonlight) is excellent; downtown Sorrento is Basillica or Buco..both fantastic. Great apartment for couples, girlfriends, older, ...not young children.
by Alice Donovan
The Senora was lovely and Senor was so helpful. I felt it was a home away from home And I really got to know the people.
by Nancy M
I had a most enjoyable stay. Luciana and her husband were wonderful hosts. They were always checking to see if everything was ok and we needed anything. I can't say enough wonderful things about them.
December 18, 2010 - Website
by Marlene Slayton
We had an enjoyable stay at Villa Luna. The grounds were simply beautiful and the Villa, although very petite for 4 people, was clean and well furnished. The owner was extremely helpful when called upon. You will be able to get to downtown Sorrento easily by bus. There is a cute cafe just down the street on the point over looking the mediterranean sea.
This little villa tucked off a side street and behind a locked gate was perfect for me. Very private and safe. Although not in Sorrento (a 25 minute walk away) it was in the adjoining town of Sant'Agata. Hotels and eateries very close. The hosts live next door and were very welcoming and helpful. Spacious, very clean, large rooms by Italian standards and beautiful. Easy 20 minute walk to center of Sant'Agata and market, bank, etc. if you want to buy food and cook while there. No view of the sea but its one block away and the lush, mature tropical garden surrounding the little villa more than makes up for it. Only minus is no internet and even with an aircard the tall foliage of the garden prevents a signal.