Host communication was wonderful before our stay and we very much appreciated the arrangements to accommodate our very late (11pm) check in due to a train breakdown. But you can't get even get close to here by train! You must drive (as we did) or be driven along many kilometers of breathtaking (or nerve-wracking!) serpentine switchback roads impossibly attached to sheer rock faces overlooking the sea hundreds of feet below with nothing but a 36" parapet separating you from the waters far below. But it's all worth it. Once you arrive at this very private and very quiet sun-drenched oasis perched on a cliff 500ft above the sea, your jaw will drop as you take in a view that you will savour morning, noon and night for the duration of your stay. You can see from the photos that there are multiple balconies and gardens you can use for eating, drinking and sunbathing. Given the intense heat of this summer, our favorite feature was the outdoor shower. Inside, the villa is very spacious, clean and beds are very comfortable. WiFi, satellite TVs and air conditioning all work very well.
There is one small grocery store a few minutes uphill by foot but be advised that anyone with mobility issues will be challenged in this area as there are many steps and most roads/walkways are extremely steep. There is an amazing restaurant right next to the grocery store which is worth visiting just for the view but the sublime food and charming staff make it very memorable. For any other amenities (except church) you will likely need to drive or take a bus/taxi. For this reason, it was such a great pleasure to find the kitchen stocked with a good variety of foods/drink (water, beer, wine, pasta/tomato sauce) that will get you by until you figure it all out. Some of the items are for purchase but at more-than-reasonable prices.
Beaches in this area tend to be quite small rocky coves at the foot of sheer cliffs jam packed right to the water line with umbrellas/chairs for rent. There are two beaches realistically accessible by foot from this villa but the trek down - - and then back up -- is a fairly intense workout, especially with the heat factored in, equivalent to climbing a 50-story building. But don't let this deter you as I know a certain pudgy 53 year-old who was able to do it twice in one day. If beaches are your thing, much larger ones are available in Amalfi and Positano and you will undoubtedly be going there anyway so not to worry.
If you've ever had a desire to live la dolce vita, this is a great place to start!