This was an incredible place to vacation for my family. If you want to escape to the real Italy, away from the tourists but experience the best of the Italian coast - this is a gem! The pictures do no justice to this place. The villa is full of all the luxuries we needed. The bedrooms were all very large with good design and great amenities. The bathrooms were well stocked and extremely clean - as was the whole houses immaculate. The kitchen was great and a fun place to prepare food. The outdoor kitchen was also a real treasure at night for long dinners with our large group. There are many eating areas and balconies with well appointed seating for morning coffees, afternoon reading and evening cocktails. Lots of space to get some quiet time. Our family enjoyed so much time at the pool. It’s huge and has great steps leading into if you have little ones. There was a box full of pool toys too which was brilliant for our group. There was also a great slide and swing set in the garden - it is an endless activity center for a family. The villa is surrounded with lots of delicious fruit trees and everyday we picked lemons, plums, peaches as we played in the garden. It was magic. Perhaps the best part of the trip was our host and his team. He was incredible helping us plan activities before and during our stay (definitely recommend the boat trip and booking dinner at his local favorites). He shared with us his family wine - which tasted even better with the stories he shared about his family. Maria the housekeeper keeps the home immaculate and always there to help with anything we needed. They really made us feel welcome and shared the best of Italian hospitality. We will be back to stay again - it was heaven
The villa is wonderful. A fantastic location with sea views and private surrounds. Our host made sure all our needs were fully met. Gardens pretty with apricot orchards set against blue sea vistas. The pool was hard to clamber out of. Perfect temperature (June) Equally the nearby sea was so clean and clear and delicious to swim in. Heavenly. Diversity of activities in this area. Cilento national park has stunning mountain scenery tumbling down to the sea. Hiking to waterfalls. Boat trips. One of the best family holidays we have ever had.
We spent a week at Le Cannicelle in August 2018 for a family reunion and holiday. We were 5 adults and 5 children (aged 6 to 15). We had an amazing week at Le Cannicelle - one that we will remember forever!
The Villa is a gorgeous 3 floor structure and we rented the entire villa. On the first floor (or ground) are 3 bedrooms (one facing the sea, and the other two facing inwards), a large living and dining space, 2 full bathrooms and a nice spacious kitchen. There are two doors that open up to a covered patio that looks over some lovely flowers and out down over the sea. There is also an outdoor dining area and then at a lower level a complete outdoor kitchen. The 2nd floor has a contained 1 bedroom unit with its own living room (with a sofa bed), kitchen, dining area and a bathroom - and the 3rd floor is also another independent bedroom unit (smaller than 2nd floor) but also with a small outdoor patio.
The villa is luxurious and comes with a housekeeper who shows up every day from 9am to 1pm (except Thursdays). This is a huge help as it kept the villa clean and many chores done allowing us to spend more time with our families. From my earliest interactions with the owner, I felt just incredibly comfortable in speaking to him. He is a genuinely caring person who goes out of his ways to ensure that his guests have an amazing time and he is always accessible (we had him on whatsapp). He went above and beyond to make the house comfortable and accessible for each of our family members.
The villa has the most stunning views from all floors looking out towards the hills further south and out into the beautiful sea. The pool is incredibly well kept and we spent at least 3 days lounging by the pool. There is plenty to do (boat excursions, beaches, driving to nearby villages or further out to Pompeii or Naples) or not do and just chill at Villamare. It is a little out of the way - but we loved that as it allowed us to experience a part of Italy that most foreign tourists never get to. The people of Villamare and surrounding villages are incredibly friendly even though they may not speak much English. The food and wine is amazing. - the owner connected us to a chef who came and cooked many delicious 3 course meals for us.
Upon our return I asked one of our 9 year old twins what was his favorite part of his stay at the villa, and he responded "Everything!". Yes, we all agree. Thanks for an unforgettable family reunion
July 2019 - The Miles Family
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful Villa. We were so happy to be here all together celebrating birthdays and an aniversary with all of our children and their children. We found the Island itself beautiful and the people friendly - we always felt safe and welcome everywhere we went.
Special thanks goes to Tammy for making wonderful meals and keeping us always full. The macaroni pie was a real hit with the kids, the banana pancakes were great too (we also enjoyed feeding the Monkeys bananas).
Rick did a great job getting everything we needed, telling us things we needed to know and to see. He also makes a great Rum Punch.
Grace - kept everything clean, neat and running smoothly aswell as keeping us always with a smile.
Celeste is a real jewel too - always keeping things going and making reservations for us.
A big thank you to all of you at Villa Melissa for making this a wonderful and memorable trip - we hope to return to Barbados again. God blessing on you all. x
June 2019 - Miller's & Edwards Families
OMG! What a fantastic time, thanks to Ricki, Grace and Shauna for taking care of us. Too bad we can't take you with us. Villa Melissa lived up to the hype ! Will definitely miss !
Awesome. Awesome time. Thanks for everything. You guys are the best. Until next time. x
June 2019 - Clark / Haynes Family
We had a great holiday/vacation !
The staff were exceptional. We miss you guys ! Diane x
May 2019 - The Cornwells
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Melissa, for our daughter's wedding. Thank you to Grace, Ricky & Tammy, the food was delicious, especially the chicken curry ! Would definitely recommend this beautiful villa, hope to be back again soon !
May 2019 - The Cox Party
We spent a wonderful time here. Thousand thanks for everything.
May 2019 - The Akin Family
A wonderful week at Villa Melissa to celebrate a 60th Birthday.
Staff excelled in making a very relaxed and welcoming stay. Villa itself was outstanding. Will definitely return and hopefully soon.
Linda, You have given us valuable information and suggestions. We greatly appreciate your time and expertise. We look forward to working with you on a future trip
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