|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Casa Crawford is a stylish apartment on the third floor of a modern block located between Sorrento and Sant’Agnello. It offers an unusual amount of space, with the apartment measuring around 120m2, and the expansive terrace offering an amazing 100m2.
The view from the terrace is beautiful, with views sweeping across the rooftops and gardens, to Mount Vesuvius rising majestically above the Gulf of Naples. There is plenty of space to relax, whether soaking up the sunshine or relaxing over a meal with friends as the sun sets before you. You will find a dining table for eight, benches, sun loungers, parasols, an outdoor shower.
Thanks to a special agreement with the Marinella beach resort, just 250m from Casa Crawford, guests may use the amenities such as the restaurant, bar, newsagent, beach umbrellas, beach cabins and more at a discounted price.
The living room has double doors onto the terrace and offers two sofas, one of which is a comfortable sofa bed, a 32” flat screen television, a docking station for iPhones and iPods, plus an internet Wifi connection. There is hot and cold air conditioning.
Casa Crawford offers a fully equipped kitchen, with everything necessary to cook an authentic Italian meal using fresh local ingredients. In white, with splashes of crimson, the kitchen offers four gas rings, an oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and an Italian and American coffee machine. You will also find a washing machine, ironing board and iron. There is a dining table, with space for six.
There are three bedrooms, two with double beds, and the third with twin bedrooms. One of the double bedrooms and the twin bedroom have access onto the large terrace. The other double bedroom has French doors to a smaller balcony. All are bright and appealing, with block coloured linen contrasting with the crisp white walls. There is hot and cold air conditioning available in each bedroom.
Casa Crawford has two bathrooms, one with a shower cubicle, and the other with a bathtub with shower over. One has a bidet, and both have a wash basin, toilet and hairdryer.
Car parking facilities are available on the street next to Casa Crawford, at a cost of 15 Euros per week. However, if you choose not to bring a car, the apartment is a few metres away from the SITA bus stop, with Sorrento just a couple of minutes away. Buses link all of the towns along the coast, offering convenient access to the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Ercolano and Paestum, as well as the Royal Palace of Caserta. The train station is just 500m away, with services to Sorrento, Pompei, Ercolano and Naples.
Casa Crawford is a stylish base for a break on the Sorrentine Peninsula, ideal for those who wish to chill out on the terrace, or on the beach, but equally for adventurers looking to explore the many local attractions.
Please note, there will be a final cleaning charge of €75 added to the rental period at time of the booking.
PS II.: Note: From 1 April to 31 October the Municipal Council of Sant' Agnello has instituted a mandatory tourist tax on all temporary residents.
The tourist tax must be added to the total amount of stay and has to be pay cash at the arrival.
Unfortunately Casa Crawford failed to live up to the description and pictures on the website. There was no barbecue, dvd player, ipod dock and some of the furniture has changed. When we arrived, the maintenance of the apartment was not up to scratch with no hot water, a toilet which wouldn't flush, broken shutters, a bare lightbulb in the lounge (shade missing), soiled bedding and a dishwasher with broken runners. Some of these issues were quickly rectified by workmen, arranged by Bruno, the friendly local manager of the apartment. However, this involved a couple of interruptions to our relaxing time at the apartment. Not ideal really.
We complained when we were there and whilst Bruno tried to help as much as he could the office staff at Feeling Italy didn't respond at all. When we returned home they did refund us 10% of the cost for the problems encountered. Prior to arriving at the apartment I was impressed by Feeling Italy as they always replied quickly to my emails. The booking process was also straightforward as payment can be made by credit card.
On the positive side, the apartment has a very spacious balcony, although when we visited in October this was mainly in the shade for most of the day. I'm sure this would be sunnier in the summer. The balcony is well equipped with sun loungers and a table/chairs. The views were fantastic. The beds were also very comfortable.
The location of the apartment is good with several decent restaurants within walking distance. It was also nice and quiet as the apartment was at the back of the property. The walk into the centre of Sorrento takes about 20-25 mins via one of two busy roads. Not the most pleasant - opt for the road nearest the bay. Subject to availability, parking is available on the street for 15 euros per week.
Overall Casa Crawford was a disappointment. Perhaps we were unlucky but based on our experience we won't be returning. Hopefully Feeling Italy will sort out the problems in advance of the 2017 holiday season.
We booked this apartment through the VBRO website. We were a party of six, three adults and three children. The apartment is located in an area of Sant'agnello that allows easy access to the water and walks to town. The apartment was comfortable, and the website description of the amenities is accurate; however, it appears that the photos were taken by an expert photographer to make the rooms look larger and cleaner than they actually are. The balconies of the apartment are its greatest feature. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony at night listening to the community around us. One night we were treated to a fire works display from a soccer game taking place in a stadium not far away! If your looking for a great location and won't be bothered by ants in the kitchen, this is a great property!
Very clean, updated in every room! Amazing wrap around porch with a view of Mt Vesuvius. Great location. Walking distance to plenty of shopping and dining. Good communication with key holder, friendly and helpful. Not easy to drive around in a 9 passenger van, but we did it!