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- About The Experience
This 18th century villa is nestled in the colorful cliffs of Positano. The villa’s charming authentic features remain intact, such as a wood-fired oven used in the past for bread baking. The villa is airy and light and offers guests a panoramic terrace overlooking the town, the Tower of Fornillo, and sea. The location allows for access to town by foot (it is steep!) where there are many restaurants, shops, and cafés. Guests can slip into the slow-paced leisure of coastal life along the Mediterranean.
- Location Description
“Positano bites deep” John Steinbeck wrote, referring to the dream-like quality the town possesses. The charming pastel residences sit along narrow, winding roads on steep hillsides overlooking the Mediterranean. From the villa you are just a 10 minute walk from the center of town and 15 from the nearest beach. The beach Spiaggia Grande has been described as one of the most beautiful beaches along the coast but, for more peace and privacy, seek out Fornillo beach; accessed along a coastal path via Spiaggia Grande. If time permits, hire one of the town’s “sea taxis”; small boats which transport visitors to secluded bays only accessible by boat. Wander in to the many colorful boutiques or quaint cafés, and dine at one of the many restaurants.
Please Note: While the Amalfi Coast is beautiful and charming, it is also steep, with many uphill and downhill stairs and walkways. In general, it is an area that is not kind to those of us with knee or mobility issues. This should be considered before booking a property in this area.
Nearby Attractions: Visit nearby Sorrento, which is famous for its limoncello (an alcoholic aperitif) and inlaid wood – you can visit one of the workshops still in operation today to see this centuries-old craft in action. Visit Sorrento’s 10th century Basilica di San Antonio, which was built to honor the patron saint of navigators and still attracts sailors’ offerings to this day. The "Sorrento Summer of Music" is also held at the cloisters from July to September, and features international musicians performing alongside emerging talents. Amalfi is also nearby and dates back to the 6th century, with historical and medieval architecture throughout. The main sites include the Duomo, in Amalfi's center, the cathedral of Sant' Andrea, which dates back to the 11th century, and the Cloister of Paradise. There is also a museum dedicated to the works of Morelli and a museum where you can view artifacts of Amalfi's long and interesting history. During the summer months, there are daily ferries leaving from Positano to Capri, Sorrento, and Naples.
Naples Airport: 61 km/40 mi
Salerno Train Station: 43 km/26 mi
Pompeii: 36 km/22 mi
Ravello: 26 km/16 mi
Sorrento: 18 km/11 mi
Amalfi: 18 km/11 mi
Spiaggia Grande: 800 m/ 0.5 mi
Fornillo Beach: 500 m/ 0.31 mi
Bus Stop (Flavio Gioia): Walking Distance
Positano (Center): Walking Distance
- Exterior Description
(200 m2/2,152 ft2)
(45 Steps) Entrance to the beautiful 18th century villa is accessed through a gate, via a narrow alley and staircase. At the entrance, below the terrace, there is a bas-relief of a Pistrice—a mythical sea creature. The outdoor space includes a sizable, secluded garden outfitted with flagstones—interlaced with grass—with plenty of outdoor seating. On the first floor there is a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea, with a vine-covered pergola and alfresco dining area.
- Interior Description
(300 m2/3,229 ft2)
The villa is furnished with many vintage pieces and décor. Through the entrance you will find the authentic wood-fire oven—it can only be used by a professional pizza maker, but pizza parties can be arranged. From this area you have access to a study and storage area. There is also a comfortable living room and dining room that lead out to the garden area.
First Floor: (10 Steps) In this area you will find the fully equipped kitchen—with rustic décor touches—which has direct access to the panoramic terrace and alfresco dining area. There is also a cozy single bedroom with 80cm narrow twin bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Second Floor: (10 Steps) On this floor you will find additional bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with a 160cm queen-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The next two bedrooms are also doubles with 160cm queen-sized beds. These rooms share a bathroom with a shower. The final double bedroom on this floor also had a 160cm queen-sized bed with a large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower (not en-suite). Each of these rooms has direct terrace access.
This portion of the villa is adjacent to the entrance gate—with its own private entrance—and contains the final double bedroom with 160cm queen-sized bed and has an en-suite bathroom with shower.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
- Pizza Party: Upon request
- Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
- Porter Service: Upon request
- Air Conditioning: Only in the bedrooms located in the second floor.
- The wood-fire oven may only be used by a professional pizza chef.
- The bed in the single bedroom is 80 cm wide and considered narrow by U.S. standards. It is most appropriate for a young person.
- Parking: There are 2 private parking spaces available for medium-sized vehicles.
- Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week at a mandatory cost of 210 euros per week.
Features and Amenities
- Near the Water
- Walk To Town
- Free Parking on Premises
- Independent Villa
- Outside Area - Private
- CD player
- TV - English Channels Available
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning - Partial House
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
Please note: Official Arrival Times:
- Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR
- Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
- Arrival Fee (between 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 50 EUR
- UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
- Departure Time: 9:30 am
- Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.
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Based on 6 Reviews
Peace and Quiet
Exceeded our expectations.
Location close to everything.
The mattresses were firm.
Sightseeing, beach, food, shopping relaxing at the villa.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Positano. Down the stairs was a restaurant. Grocery, wine sho and cheese shop all just steps away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Renters should know they have to provide their own toiletries, soap, dish detergent, paper towels, toilet paper. Worth it to have these things delivered ahead.
Directions were given when we got close by the property manager.
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Fantastic week in heavenly Positano.
It was very spread out and comfortable for my group of 11.
The stairs were a challenge for my 75 yr old mom.
Having a home base to enjoy all that area has was wonderful. We loved going to Capri on the boat we chartered for the day. Also, we took a cooking class and that was a treat.
Tips or Restaurants:
Ate at our favorites - Casa e Bottega, Chez Black, Da Vincenzo, Da Gabrisa. All very good.
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Overall this villa is outstanding. Paola is the bomb! She provided outstanding guidance throughout the visit. We were there a week. The villa is 2 floors with a mother in law suite detached. We had 6 people, which included 1 couple so everyone had a room with a view. Upstairs is basically all bedrooms that share a big balcony with amazing views. Downstairs are living areas and the dining room. We didn't use the downstairs at all. Like never. The kitchen is on a mezzanine between floors. It was very large and had modern appliances. It also had the view. We washed clothes frequently so it was nice to have the machine. The villa is adjacent to a nice little restaurant/hotel. The villa is located up high on the hill, with a one way road winding all the way down to the Grand beach. We were traveling with 2 grandmothers, and they did fine walking up the stairs to the villa from the street. However, be warned. Use the bus or taxi back up from the beach. Its a hike straight up. There were plenty of cabs available at all hours. The bus was usually a wait. We ate at a different restaurant every night and most nights walked down the the restaurant and took a cab home. Shopping and food are all super close by. The villa is in an outstanding location. All of the bedrooms had wonderful glass french doors that opened to the view. We left them open most of the time except in the hottest part of the day. The air conditioners will only work if the doors are closed. They also had a unique shutter system so you could have the door closed and open the shutters. Pretty cool actually.
The view and spaciousness of the villa are superb. We sat outside every night and had drinks. You just can't get tired of seeing the beautiful ocean and mountains. And I have to say Paola. She was wonderful.
The downstairs. Living areas don't exist on the second floor, but who cares.
Restaurants and shopping, along with a local market just steps away.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We did pop over to Sorrento for the day but it is a 30 minute car ride away. We also rented a beautiful boat for the day to tour Capri and see the Blue Grotto. I highly recommend that and Paolo can help (like she did for everything else we asked!)
Tips or Restaurants:
I highly recommend the boat tour. We were 6 people and rented the La Lucia. It stated it could hold 12. It can't! But 6 was perfect. It was only 1100 US for the entire day! Captained and all the wine we could drink. Amazing value. I would NOT rent a car, even though the villa has a garage. You can walk everywhere and taxi or bus. Bring lots of electrical adaptors. They are cheap and you can never have too many. Hair dryers were in the villa.
Spot on directions.
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ALl extremely professionally handled by Paola and the staff at RentVillas.
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