Villa Balda is a bright and elegant apartment located in the center of Positano . It sleeps six people. From Villa Balda you will enjoy a charming view of the sea, of Positano and of the Amalfi Coast . Villa Balda is 200 square meters (2150 square feet). It features a spacious private terrace with a view of the sea, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be in the heart of Positano, a few steps from restaurants and shops. You will find the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus interno Positano line a few meters (feet) away and the beach... at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles). You will reach Villa Balda from the street level going up approximately 50 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Balda. If you do have one, you will be able to park it downtown, for a fee, in a private parking lot.
Villa Balda is part of an old house in Positano which dates back to the eighteenth century. The house is located in the oldest and most typical area of Positano, consisting of white houses separated one from another by narrow streets and stairways and embellished by terraces rich in flowers and white masonry arches. Here the houses are built as if they were attached to the steep rocky coast. They all face the sun and the sea, forming that picturesque cluster of houses which render Positano so unmistakable!
You will be halfway between the beach and the state coastal road in a great and convenient position to reach either on foot or by bus either of the places.
The road below the villa is a one-way street run only by local cars and shuttles which take people from the lower to the upper part of Positano, which means from the beach and the pedestrian and shopping streets below to the national road up above.
The elegant shopping streets and the beach can be easily reached as all you have to do is descend some pedestrian shortcuts. Taking the old ‘scalinatelle’ (public narrow streets actually consisting of stairways) of Positano is something not to be missed if your legs allow you to do so! By going through these narrow stairways, besides seeing all the tourist-visited places, you will be able to unveil enthralling angles of Positano. And then, once you have reached the lower part of the town on foot, you can always go up again by bus!
The terrace is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and four sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a fascinating view of the sea and of Positano.
The verandah is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. The verandah is equipped with a sofa, as well as with a table and chairs. From the verandah you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the sea and of the small Li Galli islands at a distance.
You will be able to enter the living room from the verandah. The furnishings are modern and welcoming. The furnishings include a sofa. In this room you will find a grand piano. There is a practical fireplace made of stone. In this room you will find a flat-screen television.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room through an arched opening. It is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, a microwave/oven combo, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!).
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the verandah. The furnishings are modern and welcoming. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the verandah with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the verandah. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the living room. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a desk. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony with a view of the sea and of Positano through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with shower wand.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the verandah. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.
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Additional amenities include: charming surroundings, winter heating, view on the valley.
Villa Balda is simply the most beautiful get away villa that we have ever experienced! The views were stunning, the rooms spacious and the extended veranda was simply amazing! Baldasare is the epitome of what an Italian host should be...both kind and thoughtful...not only did he welcome us into his home, but he welcomed us into his restaraunt for dinner...twice! Highly recommend any time you are in Positano, stay at Villa Balda!
San Francisco, CA
Spacious with beautiful view
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Michael
My family had a wonderful experience and would recommend this villa to anyone, especially families.
T & C
Left on 06/25/2009 for a stay in October 2007 | T & C
Great location in Positano and fabulous accomodations. A+++
Left on 06/25/2009 for a stay in March 2008 | mm
Positano tops the list for a unique destination. Its topography makes it an ultimate experience and it's also surrounded by similar types of locations. Villa Balda was also a good mix of local experiences since its layout gives privacy and outdoor visibility to the awesome views of the bay. Also, Mr. Baldessari proved to be an invaluable asset in making our stay a positive experience. A now, even over a year later, the place remains a highlight vacation.
Andy from OZ
Villa Balda - a piece of heavan to call your own - at least for
Left on 06/18/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Andy from OZ
I will never forget this place - I am hoping to go back in 2010. When you think Positano, you think beautiful Villa overlooking the sea - Villa Balda did not dissapoint. Out of all the places I have ever stayed (in Europe and in Australia), this was the best! What can I say, I just loved it. It was everything a Positano experience should be. The care takers were awsome, and helped us out with everything.As for "Summers in Italy" - FANTASTIC. Luca was great, he answered all my questions truthfully, and the website descriptions were spot on. I used another online rental company for a rental in Rome - the place was terrible, the descriptions were bad, and the people were difficult to communicate with - not so for Summers In Italy. I will use Summers In Italy for all future vacations. Thankyou so much for this experience.
Left on 06/18/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | Donna Marie
This was the second time we rented a Villa from Summer in Italy.There were three of us at Villa Balda.We enjoyed the balcony so much.The location was great.Not to far a walk from the center of town.There were also great resturants just a short distance up the hill from the Villa.A landury mat up the stairs,and a grocery down the stairs.Perfect!
We stayed at Villa Gioncarlo in April 2007.Much larger just up the stairs.So we decided that we liked that area.Of course Positano is fabulous!! I would go back again and again!Summer in Italy would always be my choice.
location, location, location
Left on 06/17/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | JOHANEE
THIS VILLA WAS SUPER. GREAT FOR TWO COUPLES AS THE VILLA HAD A COMMON AREA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UINT WITH PATIO OVERLOOKING POSITANO AND A GREAT KITCHEN FOR COOKING. EACH BEDROOM WITH ITS OWN BATH WERE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE COMMON AREA. THERE WAS PRIVACY FOR EACH COUPLE AND COMMON AREA WITH A SUPER VIEW IN BETWEEN. THE LOCATION WAS GREAT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING THE MARKET, NEWSSTAND, RESTAURANTS, SHOPS BARS, BEACH. WALKING AROUND WAS FUN. LOTS OF STAIRS SO NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH AMBULATION PROBLEMS. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!
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