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Beautiful Villa in Positano with Panoramic Terrace

Villa Cometa

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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. There is private parking space for two small/medium cars (no vans! The low height of the garage entrance makes access impossible for vans.)

Interior Description
(300 m2/3,229 ft2)

Ground Floor: 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.

Mezzanine 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 bedroom with a small double bed (120 cm, comfortable for one person, cozy for two) and an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Second Floor: (10 Steps) On this floor you will find additional bedrooms. There is a double bedroom (160cm queen-sized bed) and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. There are two additional double bedrooms (one bed can be separated to make two twin beds) which share a bathroom with a shower. The final double bedroom has a private bathroom with bathtub and separate shower (not en-suite). Each of these rooms has direct terrace access.

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

Please Note:

  • 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 per week. This amount is paid at the time of booking, along with the rental fee. No additional payment is required.

Features and Amenities

  • Near the Water
  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • CD player
  • Piano
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Aug-26-2023 - Sep-09-2023 $7,690
1 wk
Sep-16-2023 - Sep-23-2023 $7,190
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • 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

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Arrival Fee (between 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 50 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Paid with the Rental Fee): $210 USD

Other Notes

  • Departure Time: 9:30 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 14 Reviews

Customer Reviews

The experience with RentVillas was great. The villa is a great way to experience Positano and the Amalfi Coast, as well as Vesuvius and Pompeii.
Enjoyed Most:
The villa was clean and comfortable. The investment to modernize this very old structure was very high quality. It was lovely. An incredible view.
Enjoyed Least:
You better like stairs if you visit the area in general. The villa was no exception.
Surrounding Area:
Everything in the area. People were Great. Food was great.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Waking is the basic way to move here. If you are tired at the end of the day and down hill a cab is usually available.
Tips or Restaurants:
Anything we had was great.
Don't rent a car. Use a service.
Check In Out:
We had no trouble. Everyone was great. If you have heavy cases see if porters are available.

James, October

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Our group of 3 couples spent a week in late October at Villa Cometa. After a stop in Naples, the villa was very relaxing. It offers a great location--in Positano but far enough away from the city center to be isolated from the crowds. The price for that was the walk into town down and back on the very steep steps other reviews have mentioned. The views from the upper flow terrace are spectacular. We arrived on the last weekend of the season and Positano was still very, very crowded. But from Monday on the town was more relaxed and accessible. The only downside was that a number of restaurants and shops were closed. Overall, a wonderful experience.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and the convenience of grocery and wine shops nearby. Hotel Gabrisa next door is also a convenient bar and restaurant with very good service.
Enjoyed Least:
The dish washer and washer dryer take some getting used to. But overall, all of the facilities were good.
Surrounding Area:
The sights and shopping in Positano can be covered pretty quickly, so some trips outside are a good change of pace. We hired a car and driver for a day trip to Ravello and enjoyed it. Beautiful views from Villas Rufolo and Cimbrone. We also visited Sorrento on the way to Positano and enjoyed it much more than Naples.
Nearby Events or Locales:
You are right in Positano up the cliff from the beach and town center. Although it's probably less than 3/4 of a mile linearly, the steps make it a good workout. It's a more gentle but longer walk to follow the road through its switchbacks to the beach but it is narrow and there is a lot of traffic.
Tips or Restaurants:
Hotel Gabrisa next to the Villa is a great bar and restaurant and we loved the staff there. We also really enjoyed the restaurant Next2. We ate there twice because the food and service as so good. Also enjoyed lunch at Bucca di Baco on the beach.
We used a car and driver for the transfer from Naples to the Positano and the driver called Paola the property manager for perfect directions
Check In Out:
The property manager was terrific. Check in was quick and easy and she was always accessible by text or WhatsApp for questions and suggestions. We really appreciated her help.

Henry, October

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It was fantastic! It was very quiet, clean and well appointed. The manager was most helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
The outdoor patio areas and the amazing view of the sea.
Enjoyed Least:
I wish it wasn't overlooking a roof, but you can't have everything.
Surrounding Area:
Enormously charming and beautiful surroundings with amazing views.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Everything is within walking distance, and if going to restaurants or other towns there is a shuttle service or ferries.
Tips or Restaurants:
Our favorite restaurant was Il Ritrovo where they picked us up by shuttle. It was an amazing experience. The food was absolutely delicious!

Amanda, October

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