Villa Max is a fascinating 1000-square-meter (about 10,764 square feet)
age-old villa with a splendid view of the sea, a swimming-pool, a private beach,
a garden, a park, terraces, a tennis court, and a helipad. It sleeps 30 people.
It is 7.5 km (about 4.7 miles) away from Sorrento.
It’s equipped with air-conditioning, heating, parking space, and internet
There are 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 separate WCs, a large living-room with
couches, a breakfast room, and a dining-room. Eight of the bathrooms are
equipped with a Jacuzzi bathtub and shower, and three are equipped with a
Jacuzzi shower only. Moreover, the house also features two spacious kitchens.
Rental comprises breakfast, daily linen change, and daily-4-hour cleaning. A
chef is available. And cooking lessons in the place, guided tours, and
helicopter rides are available upon request.
Villa Max is built on the highest and narrowest area of the narrow Sorrento
Peninsula, which separates de Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno. The villa
is three-storey high and preserves its original and elegant 1800 architectonic
Upon arrival you will soon notice the house, white from up above, rising even
higher than the crowns of the huge umbrella-like shaped pines which stand
against the blue of the sky and the sea. You will see the terrace which crowns
the attic floor, and you will suddenly wish to be up there as soon as possible
to discover all the angles of the fantastic scenery around you.
You will realize that from the terraces of the villa you will enjoy an
enthralling view of both Gulfs. You will have specially the magical panorama of
the entire Gulf of Naples below your eyes over one side: a gulf dominated by the
“unsettling” cone-shaped outline of the Vesuvius. And you will notice the sea of
the Gulf of Salerno and the coast where Positano is located on the other side.
You will also see, between the two Gulfs, a part of the island of Capri, comely,
inviting and nearby.
The villa is in the middle of a 22,000-square-meter (about 236,806 square feet)
land. Around the villa there is a magnificent garden with high centenary pine
trees, shady pergolas and sun-drenched lawns: therein you will find the
swimming-pool, surrounded by a large sun-drenched lawn area. Not far from the
villa there is also a tennis court and a grassy area where helicopters can land.
The rest of the terrain is a sloping land which is also rich in woods and fruit
The Coast of Sorrento, already a vacation destination since the Ancient Romans,
was chosen and loved as a holiday place by many educated, rich, and famous
travellers of northern Europe in the nineteenth century. Princes, literates and
wealthy families chose to build here their vacation homes.
In the most beautiful areas of the coast, large and sumptuous villas surrounded
by splendid gardens would rise. Villa Max is actually one example of homes built
during this period. It was built in 1892 by a rich German traveler who fell in
love with the region.
Such villas were often sets of intense and romantic love stories. How can one
possibly live amidst such exuberantly natural beauty of the Sorrento Peninsula
and not fall in love? And that is why it is said that the villa has been the set
of an intense love story between its owner, Max, and a lovely lady whose name
The villa has had different proprietors throughout its history. Nowadays you
will find all modern services which render it a splendid and cozy vacation home,
perfect for a group of friends who want to spend their holiday together.
The efficient division and size of the interior and outdoor spaces of the villa
allow each member of the group to not only have fun with the presence of their
friends with all the possible convenience but also enjoy some independence and
privacy whenever desired.
Villa Max has preserved its romantic fascination throughout times: you will find
it perfect also to host weddings and anniversary parties with your closest and
The master bedroom is isolated and located on the attic floor: a true love nest…..
The living area
Villa Max is a 1000-square-meter (about 10,764 square feet) three-storey house
which features an elevator.
On the ground floor you will find three spacious living-rooms elegantly
furnished and decorated in classical style. In the first living-room, you will
find an inviting living space consisting of several couches placed around a
large and age-old fireplace. The second living-room is furnished with dining
tables and large arched patio doors communicating with the garden. The third
living-room is used as a breakfast room with free breakfast hours for guests.
You will find that the room features pleasant and familiar furnishings: you may
have breakfast in your night gown any time you wish; as if you were in your own
Next to the living-room, you will find two large kitchens fully equipped with
several stove-burners, an oven, a wood-fired oven to prepare pizza, a large
fridge with freezer, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, and a dishwasher.
In one of the kitchens there is a large steel table and all the necessary
appliances to hold a cooking class. Upon request, a friendly chef who speaks
English will teach you the secrets of the Sorrento cuisine and engage you in a
fun task: by the end of the lesson, each of you will try a recipe that you have
learned how to prepare!
On the ground floor, you will also find four separate WCs and a laundry room
with a washing machine.
The sleeping area and…
Ten of the bedrooms at Villa Max are distributed on the first and second floor,
while the eleventh room is found on the attic floor. All floors communicate
through an elevator.
The bedrooms are all independent and distributed along a corridor on each floor.
All bedrooms have a bathroom inside. In eight of the rooms you will have a
bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi bathtub and shower, whereas in the other three
remaining bedrooms you will find a bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi shower.
The bedrooms are quite spacious and boast high vaulted ceilings. All rooms have
access to a balcony or a private terrace furnished with a table and chairs. All
bedrooms overlook the garden and the sea.
In four bedrooms you will find a small area which communicates with the bedroom
itself furnished with a double divan bed. Each bedroom dispose of a TV, a
mini-fridge, a phone, a safe.
All the bedrooms feature elegant and refined furnishings with antique furniture
and handmade terracotta floor.
…the master bedroom
The largest and most romantic bedroom is isolated from all the others and is
found in the attic.
It is a spacious room divided in two areas by a masonry partition. In one angle
you will find a bed and a large bathroom, where both the bathtub and shower are
Jacuzzi. The rest of the room is a large living area with a table, chairs, and a
Furnishings are elegant and refined. A large golden chandelier hangs from the
vaulted ceiling, and the floor in terracotta hand-painted in blue are still the
authentic ones dating from the nineteenth century; those where Max and his sweet
Enrichetta once stood on …
From the living area of this room, a patio door will enable you to step outside
onto the terrace, which is exclusively connected to this room.
It is a very spacious terrace where you will have an endless view of the sea and
the coast. Half of it is shaded by a large wrought-iron gazebo. You will have
sun loungers to sunbathe, and under the gazebo, you will find a table, chairs,
and small wicker couches. While sitting outside, you will be before a panorama
of sea and sky of incomparable beauty.
The belvedere terrace
An outdoor staircase will allow you to climb up to the belvedere of the villa,
which is the highest terrace, placed right above the attic room. From this
terrace your eyes will meet a 360º panorama which goes from the Gulf of Salerno
to the south, Capri and the Gulf of Naples to the north, and the hills of
Sorrento. It is a unique spectacle impossible to be forgotten.
Around Villa Max you will find a large garden which is well cared for and rich
in flowers. You can reach it from several patio doors in the living-room,
dining-room, and kitchen.
In the garden you will find areas shaded by large pine trees and sun-drenched
lawns. Next to the living-room there is a large pergola under which you will
have tables and chairs which are perfect for outdoor meals. You will also have a
barbecue and an outdoor kitchen at your disposal.
Part of the garden is used as a helicopter landing area. And in another part you
will see a tennis court. The tennis court is available to you free of charge. In
the garden you will find and also enjoy a unique and unusual decoration: some
antique and classic cars.
The swimming-pool with Jacuzzi is placed on a sun-drenched area of the garden,
and it is surrounded by a green lawn. While lying on the sun loungers in the
shade of the big umbrellas, you will be able to enjoy the view of the sea and
The swimming-pool is 12 x 8 meters (about 39 x 26 feet) large. It is available
from the first of March up to the 30th of Novembre.
At Villa Max you will have breakfast and a daily 4-hour cleaning service
included in the rental price.
It is possible to have a chef and organize simple or formal ceremonial dinners
as well as cooking lessons upon request.
100 meters (about 328 feet) away from the villa you will see the nearest
You can book excursions both by bus or boat and even book a helicopter ride.
You can also rent the beautiful red spider, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, an old
automobile of the villa, if you feel like going for a ride along the coast
feeling the wind rushing through your hair, just like the divas of the Dolce
Vita in the Sixties!
Nearby tourist attractions
Villa Max is 400 meters (about 1.300 feet) away from the village called
Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, where you will find shops and famous restaurants. The
bus stop of the Positano- Sorrento line is about 400 meters (1.300 feet) away
from the villa.
Sorrento is about 7,5 km (approximately 4,7 miles) away, Positano is about 25 km
(15 miles) away, Pompei 35 km away, and Naples is about 60 km (37 miles) away.
From Sorrento or Positano, you can take ferries or hydrofoils to Capri, other
islands of the Gulf of Naples, Naples, Amalfi, Positano, and other small towns
on the Amalfi Coast.
You will be in a convenient position between the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento
Coast. You can even enjoy easy and pleasant trips to places in the area by car!
Just remember to drive slowly and to enjoy the show: every curve on the road
unveils breathtaking scenery which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in
You can also visit the ruins of Pompeii, which are about 1 hour away by car
(another option is taking a train from Sorrento). Besides Pompeii, there is also
Caserta and its splendid Reggia (Royal Palace) or the temples in Paestum: both
places are easily reached from Villa Max.
For those who are fond of scuba diving, there is a center in Marina del Cantone
or in Sorrento which offers all the necessary equipment for such sport practice.
Nearby there is a marine protected area where you can dive and visit spectacular
underwater caves. If you are lucky, you may swim across amphoras and ruins of
Roman and Greek ships.
For trekking enthusiasts, the area is rich in trails which unravel on mountains
overlooking the sea. It is a landscape of rocky cliffs, sky, and water.
The nearest airport is the one in Naples, about 60 km (37 miles) away
Region: Sorrento Coast
The rental price includes: electricity; breakfast; daily cleaning; towels, changed daily; linens, changed twice a week.