|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
The VILLA RED MOON in LOVE, recently renovated property is situated within the old Rocco palace, overlooking the beauty of the sea and the coast, ideal for a stay in privacy and relaxation. The villa has a large terrace/garden surrounded by greenery of about 150 sq m., with BBQ. And 'delightfully furnished and consists of a bedroom with light blue walls reflecting the color of the sky and the sea that make up the frame and has a double bed with air conditioning. In the hallway there is the bathroom with shower and washing machine. The apartment has a large living room and then illuminated by a sea view balcony, with sofa bed, satellite TV and air conditioning .The independent kitchen is equipped with all the equipment and appliances. The villa is in the center of Praiano 500 meters from Praia beach that you can walk in 10 minutes.
The Palace Rocco, colored pink, white and gray with lateral bands, was built in 1820 by the Rocco family of Naples close to the Bourbon King of the Reign of the Two Sicilies, it is presumed for their summer holidays. Praiano, even at that time, was a tourist location.
In the Palace Rocco there are three apartments: 1) Villa Sun Shining in Love; 2) Attic "White Moon in love; 3) Villa "Red Moon in love". The three houses are autonomous and independent, in the year 2014 and renovated in 2015, overlooking the beauty of the sea on the Amalfi coast and is the ideal place to spend a holiday in privacy and relaxation.
From large and comfortable house terraces or balconies, you can admire the beautiful "Saracen Tower" extending into the sea, the profile and the unmistakable characteristic promontory known as "Capo di Conca", which stands in the distance, and the color blue sea frame the fabulous view recognized by UNESCO as world heritage of humanity.
Palace Rocco is located in the town center, 500 meters from the "fishing village of Praia", the summer living area of Praiano, from where you can reach various tourist places by sea (Capri, Positano, Amalfi, etc.), Make sport Water (Sub, windsurfing, kayaks, etc.). At Praia there are several restaurants and bars, beach resorts, you can rent boats for sea trips or go fishing every day with tourist fishermen. Finally, from Praiano you can make the "trekking" along the famous Path of the Gods, by yourself or with a local guide. At 200 meters from the Palace there is the bus stop, which run every hour, for internal Praiano, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, etc .. At 250 meters there are restaurants, bars and the grocery "Tutto per Tutti" (Everything For Everyone).
In the palace Rocco you can organize small weddings, dinners for guests on reservation and cooking classes. The spacious lounge and large outdoor terraces can accommodate up to 20 people. Villa Sun Shining is connected internally with the Red Moon villa so you can rent them together. The two villas have 5 bedrooms with 10 beds + 4 in sofa bed, 5 bathrooms and two terraces of 150 square meters. And so can accommodate up to 14 people. You can also rent the villa together White Moon that can accommodate 4 persons + 2 in sofa bed, is not connected internally, but is located in the same building with access to a few meters from the outside. So in total, in the Palace, we can accommodate up to 20 people.
The Palace Rocco has no private parking. It is possible park for free in the white stripes near the Town Hall along the way. Our collaborator Luca, clerk at check-in and check-out, will help you to find a place and assist you throughout the period of stay for any tourist information.It is possible to reserve a parking space in the garage for € 15,00 per day near the house.
I’m the daughter-in-law of the owners (Milano family) and I welcome guests in our apartments located in an historical building built in 1820.
Francesca Scoppetta purchased this villa in 1820
We give the apartments of the building for rent because we want to share them with tourists from all over the world.
The Villas included in the Palace Rocco, Sun Shining in Love, in love and White Moon Red Moon in Love have exceptional sea views and is very appreciated by customers in their comments. The tranquility and the location near the beach and the absence of stairs are the highlights of the apartments. Palazzo Rocco you can take buses to any destination and from Praia you can go by boat to Capri every day.
My wife and I and another couple shared 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and one dining room/kitchen at Palace Rocco in October 2016. The stay was great, the listing was as expected, however browsers of the property should be aware that the photos incorporate rooms from the 3 different apartments that are in the one building on homeaway- there are photos from other apartments than this one. This did NOT result in any unpleasant surprises for us, but it could if you don't know what to expect. Our apartment was quite roomy and had wonderful views and a pleasant ocean breeze. The deck was well laid out and provided tons of romantic lounging and dining space and an outside gas grill. The kitchen was quite small - really only 1 person could be in there at a time - and the utensils etc. provided were on the sparse side. Another apartment in that complex has a gourmet kitchen - if you plan to do a lot of cooking get that one. Access to the building, like many Amalfi coast towns, was down a long medium steep but very few steps trail, or a shorter very steep lots of steps trail. We were greeted promptly on arrival and guided by the local handler for the property to our location. there were about 30 steps down to the main entrance, so not handicapped accessible. The apartment itself was clean, neat, tidy, and the beds were clean and comfortable - a bit on the firm side. I will caution those not familiar with Amalfi that if you expect to drive yourself (which we did for some of our stay) be prepared for reasonably stressful driving on very narrow town and coastal streets, populated by HUGE tour buses. If you are bringing a car, bring a small one, and pay for the additional parking. Buses and water taxis are the way to go - relatively inexpensive when you factor in gas, and they come and go on a regular basis. Restaurants in Priano are limited but high quality. Grocery places are well stocked, even carrying house wines and plenty of fresh foods, vegetables, and home essentials. There were some mosquitos in this location in October, however mosquito repellent was provided. If you haven't visited the stairmaster and are planning a trip to Amalfi I would highly advise you get your legs in shape. The number of hikes up, down and over stairs and hills and mountains is pretty staggering just to get around various towns. Do not let the downsides discourage you - Amalfi area is wonderful, beautiful and the people there are kind, helpful and outgoing. Staff was great.
My wife and I just spent several weeks traveling around Italy, staying in various apartments.
First, I will start with the positives about this property. The views are wonderful, the property was very clean and spacious, and both Luca & Francesca were helpful & responsive. We enjoyed the city of Praiano, rather than staying in the crowded and much more touristy, Positano. The people in Praiano were were friendly and helpful and there were some great restaurants.
Note that the apartment itself is on the eastern end of Praiano, so to get to the center of town, it is a little over a km walk. There are shuttles at the restaurants, if you have had too much to drink, or it is raining, which we took advantage of on a very stormy night.
The description of the apartment was fairly accurate, however, the outdoor furniture pictured on the website was different than the actual furniture in the unit. The main complaint that we had about the apartment, was that the bed was extremely firm. It is important to note that most of the beds in Italy are much firmer than we are used to in the US & Canada, however, this was the most firm of the 5 places we stayed on this trip. We did mention this to Francesca and she was sympathetic and had mentioned that she will look into getting a softer mattress top, as she had done in some of her other units. Therefore, this may not be an issue going forward, but you may want to check to ensure she has done this, if you have back issues or difficulty sleeping on a hard mattress.
While the apartment was clean and spacious, we did have to purchase some basic amenities, such as toilet paper (only one roll was left), laundry soap, and coffee filters. This was not a big deal, but may be helpful to know ahead of time, in case you arrive late and wish to do laundry.
If you are a family looking for a clean, spacious place, with a nice view, in a quiet town, this is the perfect place for you! If you are used to higher end places, with many amenities, you may need to adjust your expectations slightly.
All in all, the Amalfi Coast is beautiful. It is expensive to get from one location to another, unless you take the buses, which are an adventurous experience, but can also be crowded and have long lines. If you opt for private transportation, it will cost you 60-100 euros to get between the cities on the coast, so you may want to factor that into your budget.
Really enjoyed our stay in Red Moon. Property was as described - very spacious, clean, well maintained. Description says 1 bedroom, 1 bath, but the pictures show 2 bedrooms. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Both bedrooms are spacious, as is the bathroom. Francesca & Luca were helpful and provided good information.
Location is perfect. You can walk down to the marina and little beach, and to the market and a couple of restaurants. We enjoyed eating at Armandinos at the marina for dinner and La Moressa (bistro above market) for breakfast and dinner. Activities included taking the ferry to Capri from Positano, doing a private boat tour of the coast, hiking the Path of the Gods, etc... Tons of great options.
Definitely recommend staying in Praiano vs. the more crowded Amalfi or Positano. Makes for a much more enjoyable stay. Did not dislike anything about the house or stay other than the crowds in the other villages. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to others.
We travelled as a family of four (two teenage children) and had a wonderful stay at Palace Rocco.
Francesca, the property manager, was in touch before we arrived to provide very helpful advice and to send us arrival instructions. We decided to hire a car from Naples and Francesca organised for off-street parking, which was extremely helpful as parking in the summer is very difficult.
'Red Moon in Love' is a beautiful apartment for a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. The property was immaculate and well equipped (including air conditioning in the lounge and bedrooms, very handy in the heat of the summer). We were met by Luca when we arrived who showed us around and even brought us some shopping to get us started on our holiday! The view from the rooms is incredible - beautiful blue sea as far as the eye can see. We loved the terrace for evening meals and it came equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs and a BBQ. The galley kitchen was well equipped and met our needs.
The location of the property is fantastic, very easy to access the beach, a nearby grocery store and the local bus. The views are spectacular. One thing we hadn't realised before going is that the villages are all built on very steep slopes that plunge into the sea - so be prepared for lots of walking up and down steps. If mobility is a problem then the local bus stops a short walk away from the property, which is handy.
Praiano itself is quieter than its neighbouring towns of Amalfi and Positano, but it has some wonderful restaurants (we ate at Il Pirata, Che Bonta and Kasai) and was perfect for exploring the Coast (e.g. we visited Pompei - 80min drive; Amalfi and Positano - 15-20min drive; Sorrento - 60 min; Capri - by boat trip from the beach). The boat hire on Praiano beach was also fantastic for hiring fast dinghies to explore the coves and islands.
The owners of Palace Rocco and Luca could not have been more helpful to us during the stay and instantly responded to any questions we had. We have had a wonderful holiday and we would highly recommend Red Moon to anyone!
We spent our holiday in white moon in love in Palace Rocco. Everything was amazing. Especially the view from the terasse.
The description was accurate, the property was clean.
Francesca answered everytime fast, the service was very good. We bought our food bei Luka an his Mama, we got the most things we wanted. They were very kindly and helpful. We told our friends about our holdiay and showed them our photos. Everybody liked it. Because it is mountainous, its not for people with walking difficulties or disability.
In every case we will return to white moon in love.
Excellent villa - beautiful location and Francesca and Lucca were incredibly helpful. We loved the apartment and terrace and it was well positioned for many wonderful places to visit. Will definitely return.
The ancient Palace Rocco is accessed through a pedestrian street, without stairs, about 200 meters from the the Municipality of Praiano. At about 200 meters from the house are available many useful services such as ATMs, restaurants, a supermarket and the bus stop to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento and other destinations.
The beach and the the quaint seaside village "La Praia", with its restaurants and bars, can be reached on foot in ten minutes, with a distance of approximately 500 meters. At the Praia Beach you can rent boats, do any excursion by sea and mainly for "Capri". Also nearby is the famous nightclub “Africana” open from June to September. Praiano is located in the "Heart of the Amalfi Coast" to which you can easily reach Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri, Ischia, Pompeii and many other tourist sites.