Sorrento villa rentals

The Villa Sorrento 1 near Sorrento.
The Villa Sorrento 1 in the hills above Sorrento sleeps 8 with a pool barbecue area, and rates from €315.

Live life all'italiana for a few days or weeks by renting a villa near Sorrento, Italy, from €116—and that's for a three-bedroom home with a pool

Sorrento has as many case vacanza (vacation homes) for rent as it does hotels (75 each)—and you can find a three-bedroom villa amid the lemon groves for as little as €116 per night.

A short-term villa rental offers the chance to live like a local for a few days or weeks—and can be remarkably affordable, especially for large families or small groups, splitting the cost of a house five or eight ways. (For couples, look into a rental apartment instead.)

Keep in mind that many have a two-night or three-night minimum, so if you search for a longer stay you will get many more results.

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How to find villa rentals in Sorrento

There are lots of terms for renting a house on vacation, so on any site be sure to check not just the "Villas" section but also anything "Vacation homes", "Cottages" "Self-catering," "Short-term lets," or anything else that looks promising.

How much does a rental house in Sorrento cost?

With seasonal variations; rates for nightly, weekly, and monthly stays; and wide choice of sizes (some sleep two to four, other eight, some sixteen or more)—not to mention a variety of styles (from basic and budget to truly posh) and amenities (pool? sea view?)—the price of a rental villa can vary quite wildly.

That said, you can expect to pay about €116–€360 per night on average.

Even for a couple, that makes a villa rental competitive with a stay at a local hotel. But when you start filing up all those extra bedrooms, villa rentals gets even more price-savvy.

A group or family of four will be looking at spending €24–€70 per person on average; for six to eight people, the prices drop to more like €19–€45 per person.

Note that there is sometimes a one-time cleaning fee of €20–€40.

What is a villa rental in Sorrento like?

The one thing to remember with any rental is that you will have fewer services than a hotel—no housekeeping to clean the rooms (just take out the trash on trash day), concierge to arrange things, or staff to cook you (overpriced) breakfast.

On the other hand, you get to live like a local, have far more room than a hotel, often a pool, cook some of your own meals to save on daily restaurant bills (or just go to a bar each morning for breakfast), and it almost always costs much less than a hotel for parties of four or more.

(If you're just a couple and want the same level of savings, look into renting just an apartment rather than a whole house.)

There's so much good intel out there, I've made a whole section of tips, hints, warnings, and resources for renting a villa in Italy.

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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