Photos courtesy of Villa Tre Ville

Still waiting for a last-minute invitation from a chic friend inviting you for a quick jaunt to his or her palatial Italian villa? Well, if you’ve finally given up on that fantasy and are looking for the next best option, let us introduce you to Villa Tre Ville the newest addition to Italy’s incredible Amalfi Coast. With only five suites in total, this hotel provides guests with all the perks only the private home of your dreams could offer, including access to a speed boat to whisk you off to a night of dancing in nearby Capri or an afternoon gelato in Positano, just 10 minute away. Closer to home, there is a private beach and beach club — accessible by a glass elevator carved into the cliff. More like an uber-luxe bed and breakfast than anything else, this is the type of place where you can wander into the kitchen and chat with the chef if there’s something you’re craving that isn’t on the menu. Our rec: Breakfast on the private balcony, with views of the Tyrrenhenian Sea, with farm fresh eggs —courtesy of chickens that live on the property — and vegetables and herbs grown in Villa Tre Ville’s magical bougainvillea-covered gardens.

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