«Very nice and helpful hostess. Beautiful house and garden. Some restaurants had delivery of food and could also take you to and from the restaurant for free. A good service as we chose not to use our own car, due to the narrow road.»
We stayed at Villa le Birbe from late July through the first week of August in the middle of the Lucifero heatwave. Thankfully the house was cool and had air-conditioned bedrooms, not to mention lots of shaded patio space and the generously sized swimming pool. Photos on websites normally flatter a house, but in this case they were accurate. The house was spacious, nicely furnished and immaculately clean throughout. The exterior space exceeded our expectations - there were 4 of us and we could choose from six different seating areas, from the covered area with sun loungers by the pool to 3 outdoor dining tables, one of which was alongside the outdoor pizza oven and barbecue. Barbara, the owner, was utterly charming from the start - actually before we even arrived she gave us recommendations on day trips and things to do, and she arranged the transfer from Naples airport for us. She could not have been more helpful throughout our stay, and lives just up the road 3 minutes walk away. This was invaluable when forest fires on the slopes of Vesuvius cut the region's power for a few hours one night. She also offered us several lifts up to St Agata town as we were without a car and the short walk (10 mins) is up a steep hill. Top tip - some of the local restaurants deliver and some offer a pick up / drop off service - well worth considering. The house was so nice that we spent most days enjoying the pool, though a day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum is highly recommended. Barbara helped arrange this for us too. All in all a fantastic, relaxing break ina beautiful spot.
We stayed three couples in Villa Birbe for a week and we loved it! Barbara is a great host, she lives just up the street so if we had any questions she was easy to reach! She also responded quickly to messages. The house is amazing - the scenery around the house and it's many terraces is breathtaking! The pool is a good size and you get a view of the ocean from it. Sant'Agata is a small and cozy town and not touristy like Sorrento is - still there are pleanty restaurants, bars, ice-cream shops and shops around the town! We rented cars from Rome - it was a nice drive. If you're thinking of going to the villa in a car, think small!!! What makes the town of Santa'Agata cozy also makes it hard to drive in (very narrow roads)! From Sant'Agata you can go in many day trips to surrounding towns and places, such as Sorrento, Capri and Positano - there are also a lot of nature trails you can reach by foot (like the 700 steps down to a bay - not for the lazy one!) We're very happy with our stay at Villa Birbe and would recommend to stay there! We all feel like we want to go back!
«Fantastic host, lovely Italian style house that is huge and the grounds are beautiful» 눇Fantastic quiet location and huge grounds. Villa is very Italian in style and very comfortable with brilliant features and facilities. The host Barbara was excellent and helped us in any way she could with lifts into the local Town and advice etc. The location is brilliant if you want to really switch off and relax.
The house is beautiful. It has everything you need for a great vacation. Above all - Barbara is the best host you could ask for! She was helpful in any way she could and helped us with all everything (where to go, restaurant, and much more). Highly recomendded!
«Schitterende villa op een prachtige plek. De villa is erg mooi ingericht en van alle gemakken voorzien met een erg vriendelijke en attente hostes»
Wir waren mit 4 Erwachsenen im Sept/Okt 2016 für 2 Wochen in der Villa Birbe. Das Haus und das Grundstück ist wunderschön, die Bilder entsprechen zu 100 % der Realität. Die Buchung über die Agentur Feeling Italy war unkompliziert und problemlos. Vor Ort hat sich die Eigentümerin, Barbara, sehr nett um uns gekümmert und war jederzeit erreichbar. Die Ausstattung des Hauses ist komplett, wir haben nichts vermißt. Die Villa liegt unterhalb von S´Agata im Hang, alles sehr weitläufig und grün, keine direkte Nachbarschaft merkbar, sehr ruhig, wunderschön .... Einziges Problem ist die Zufahrtsstrasse von S ´Agata zum Haus. Knapp 1 Kilometer lang, steil, kurvig und eng. 1.80 Meter Breite sind ausgeschildert. Wir hatten als Mietwagen einen Ford C-Max und sind die Strecke 1x gefahren, danach haben wir den Wagen immer (...kostenfrei) im Ort geparkt und sind zum Haus über einen Treppenweg gelaufen, ca. 15 Minuten. Bei der Abreise hat Barbara dann uns und unser Gepäck zum Parkplatz gefahren, war gar kein Problem. Ich halte mich, wie das halt die meisten tun, für einen durchaus passablen und mutigen Autofahrer, aber diese Strasse passt nicht für ein "normales" Auto. Zumindest, wenn man dort nicht aufgewachsen ist. Ich rate dringend einen Fiat Panda, Fiat 500 oder ähnliches zu mieten, dann ist es okay. Im Ort gibt es übrigens alles zu kaufen was man zum Leben braucht, gut und günstig. Öffnungszeiten in der Regel von 8.00 - 13.00 und 17.00 - 21.00 Uhr. Auch Sonntags haben die meisten geöffnet. Restaurants ebenfalls ausreichend vorhanden, sehr netter Ort, nicht touristenmäßig überlaufen, sehr schön. Wir hatten uns sehr schnell mit der Auto-Situation arrangiert, es war ein toller Aufenthalt, absolut zu empfehlen. Besten Dank an Barbara
We stayed at this spaciuos Villa for three weeks and didn´t miss anything. The whole Villa was very tidy, there were everyhting you need for cooking, washing and cleaning. Everything was in a very good condition. Barbara, the owner, picked us up in the City to leed us down to the house which was very helpful. She also gave us informations about the surrounding and what you can do although you wouldn´t have to leave the beautyful Villa and the real big pool! She also helped us immediately as we had a problem. For booking boat trips and get informations about events in the area we can recommend the Tourist Information in S`Agata. The Lady was very helpful, so we did a tour to Capri, Amalfi and Positano. She organized a pick up service so you can relax and enjoy your journey and don´t have to worry about anything. If you go by car you have to notice that many of the roads are very narrow, we didn´t expect roads like these. A small car and a full insurance is advisable. We highly recommend this Villa to everyone who wants the buiness of a real italian town (you can walk up to the City in nearly 10 minutes) and the peace of a beautiful home with fantastic views.
This is place is just fantastic. We stayed for a week and were able to totally disconnect thanks to the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Both the Sorrento and Amalfi coast are easily accessible by car and we enjoyed discovering some of the less known places in the area. You really are in a world-famous area, yet away from the hustle of the touristy spots and experiencing real Italy. Boat trips, hikes and amazing food are other things that should not be missed. (Foodies just cannot miss a trip to Don Alfonso - one of the best restaurants in Italy and only a 10min walk...) The pool was perfect and the kids loved it. The house is spacious and the grounds are large, giving that additional sense of grandeur. The village had everything that you need and we enjoyed our trips to the baker, butcher, greengrocer, ice cream parlour, etc. (5min drive or 10min walk). The host was incredibly helpful and welcoming, showing us around the place and suggesting things to do and where to go out. The small road to the house truly is tiny, so do not expect to be able to drive a medium-sized car up and down it.
Nous avons séjourné une semaine dans cette magnifique Villa exceptionnellement bien située sur la péninsule Sorrentine. Sa situation géographique permet de visiter toute les villes de la côte Almafitaine en autobus (à partir de Sorrento) ou en voiture. La Villa avec piscine était au delà de nos attentes, d'une beauté et d'une propreté impeccable. La route pour se rendre à la villa est étroite mais nous avions loué une petite voiture de type Ford Focus station wagon. C'était juste au niveau largeur mais heureusement, nous n'avons pas eu de problème et au retour de location, la voiture n'avait aucune égratignure! La propriétaire, Barbara est extrêmement gentille et serviable. Elle nous a fait faire le tour de la ville à notre arrivée afin de nous orienter (boulangerie, marché de fruits et légumes, épicerie, resto...). Elle a été disponible pendant tout notre séjour pour répondre à nos questions. Nous planifions déjà notre prochain séjour dans cette Villa et la recommandons sans hésitation.
Barbara was a great host, she showed us the neighbourhood and made us feel conformable at home. The house was very clean and had everything we needed, also the location is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast. I will be definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Fantastisk sted, villa og utsikt. Og servicegraden til eieren av huset, Barbara var bare helt utrolig bra. Det eneste lille minus er at du må regne en del taxi fra Sorrento som er dyrt. Leiebil kan være et godt alternativ. Den siste delen av veien var så smal, men igjen - Barbara fikset, kom og hentet oss flere ganger. Vi hyret sågar inn en pizzakokk og hadde en flott stund rundt pizzaovnen ute i hagen med spesiallagde pizzaer til en og enhver. Flott sted, flott stemning og høy servicegrad. Kan anbefales på det varmeste.
We had the most amazing holiday in Le Birbe. The house is fantastic, there were 8 of us (friends from all over the world) and we each agreed it was the most wonderful location we have ever been to. Barbara the host was excellent, she made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and gave us so much help, guidance and tips about the area. She was on call at any stage to provide help with anything we needed and we feel so lucky to have had her as a host. The house itself is beautiful with so much around to explore, it is in a perfect location as it is not far from Sorrento, Positano and Capri. We would definitely come back to this house and host :) the only word of advice would be to make sure you have a confident driver for the road down to the house as it is very narrow - luckily we had two (over) confident men in our group ;-)
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