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Description from the manager
Villa Dolce is a romantic and welcoming villa which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps four people. From Villa Dolce you will enjoy a wonderful view of Positano and of the sea. Villa Dolce is 60 square meters (645 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) and winter heating.
You will be at a short distance from the center of Positano, where you will find restaurants and the shops. You will find the closest restaurant, a grocery store, the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line at 100 meters (330 fee...Read more
Positano, Campania, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
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|Rate Summary||$0||$853 - $1,181||$0||4 nights|
|Apr. 6 2013 - Jun. 15 2013||-||$924||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 15 2013 - Aug. 3 2013||-||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 3 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$1,181||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Oct. 26 2013||-||$924||-||7 nights|
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|Oct. 26 2013 - Dec. 21 2013||-||$853||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||$924||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 4 2014 - Mar. 15 2014||-||$853||-||7 nights|
|Mar. 15 2014 - Apr. 12 2014||-||$924||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 12 2014 - Apr. 26 2014||-||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 26 2014 - Jun. 14 2014||-||$924||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 14 2014 - Aug. 2 2014||-||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 2 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$1,181||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Sep. 27 2014||-||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 27 2014 - Oct. 25 2014||-||$924||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 25 2014 - Dec. 20 2014||-||$853||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 20 2014 - Jan. 3 2015||-||$924||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
a little bit of heaven
We have just returned from a week a the Villa dolce and have had a fab time.The Villa is a perfect choice for a couple ,with everything you need.The views are amazing.We found it a little home from home and would love to go back.There are only 2 things i would say that are negatives.Firstly there are a lot of steps to go up to reach the apartment,which are difficult if you have luggage etc.Secondly ,you only get one set of towels for a week so may be worth taking some with you.Other than that we were very happy there and would definitely go again.The supermarket is a few mins away and there are 2 places to buy bus tickets at the same area.The local buses stop at the bottom of the steps which is great,and the larger sita bus stop is also a few mins up the road.
Most beautiful view we've ever had on holiday!
Villa Dolce in Positano is a wonderful place which we recommend unreservedly! We stayed for a week in June 2011 - two adults and our teenage son - and promised ourselves we'll return soon. Positano on the amalfi Coast is one of Italy's treasures and the view of the town cascading down the hills to the sea took our breath away.
The terrace to the front of the house is magnificent and we spent lots of time sitting out contemplating the view, reading, eating and enjoying the sunshine and the bright purple bougainvillea. Indoors, the house is really lovely too, with v tasteful furniture and pictures, and all the kitchen and other equipment we needed.
The only word of warning is that you need to be fairly fit and active to stay here. There are 80 steps up the laneway from the street to Villa Dolce, and Positano is built on steep hills, so there are steps in all directions. Having said that, there's a very good local bus service nearby, so if you can manage the eighty steps - and we're not superfit, so anyone who walks 20-30 minutes a day could do it - then it'll be possible to get around the town. But clambering up and down the hundreds of steps is a great way of seeing the back streets of Positano and the innumerable wonderful views.
Villa Dolce is very close to a few great shops - for groceries, Alimentari e Coloniali at the corner is only five minutes walk away, and if you buy water, wine or other heavy items, they'll send a young lad to carry them up to the house (no tip is asked for but I'm sure it's appreciated). Next door, the Bar Internazionale is a great institution, where you can sit and people-watch for hours, or buy your pastries and cross the street to gaze down at the town. The main buses from Sorrento and amalfi stop here so there's plenty of coming and going.
The best things to do in Positano are to wander around the backstreets, go to the beach (Fornillo is much nicer than the main Spiaggia Grande), hire a boat, go for walks, eat ice-cream, admire the clothes shops if you like that kind of thing, and just soak up the feeling of being in Italy. Tourists have been coming to this part of the world for a few thousand years; the local people we met are really friendly and unfazed; there are some very touristy bits but the coast and the town are still very unspoiled once you step away from the crowd; and the combinations of mountain and sea are among the best we've seen anywhere (except maybe in Ireland when we get the sunshine!)
Restaurants we'd recommend for food and views: Ristorante Gabrisa, about 20 mins walk down Viale Pasitea, looking across to Fornillo; Il Capitano, further down Viale Pasitea on the tip of Positano's promontory; and the pizzeria (whose name I don't know) on Via Marconi, only 10 mins walk from Villa Dolce and no extra steps to climb.
Excursions we'd recommend from Positano: By boat to amalfi (very touristy in the centre) and then bus up to Ravello, a lovely if rather expensive town, and great country walks all around the area, though we found the maps from the tourist office a bit unreliable; and the nearby town of atrani also looked v attractive; by boat to Salerno, to see the whole of the ever-scenic amalfi Coast; by bus or boat to Sorrento, which is touristy but extremely pleasant, and the road journey includes great dramatic views of plunging cliffs; by train from Sorrento to Pompei, and from there by bus up to the rim of Vesuvius; and also, hire a small boat and admire the coastline at your own pace.
There are great walks in the countryside - just get a good guidebook and/or maps to find your way. The local bus service along the amalfi Coast is very good and luggage can be stored so we found we'd no need to hire a car (and parking would be quite a nightmare).
Looking forward to our next visit to the Costiera amalfitana...
Dolce vita in dolce villa
It was great. Fantastic terrace, great view, nice apartment.
Perhaps a bit loud as the street is beneath the terrace and there are some
steps you have to climb to come to the villa. You need to be fit!
But it's very charming and I will come back again.
Thanks to the friendly Summer in Italy-Team. They are fantastic!
And try a cooking lesson at Mama Agatha in Ravello! ;-)
Stayed here on the final week of our honeymoon in Italy. Was a great destination to relax and unwind and eventually be able to unpack a case after traveling for most of the previous week around Tuscany. The apartment itself was perfect for a couple, was well equipped with all the essentials and had breathtaking views over the town and sea from the balcony where we started the day with a cup of coffe and finished it with a glass of wine looking out at the boats dotted on the sea and the lights of the town. Two convienence stores within 2 minutes walk were handy and the International Bar is just around the corner but we didn't go there much but is good place to meet the locals.
The bus stop for any of the coastal buses is just at the bottom of the steps which was great as each day we went to a different town along the coast. Out caretaker for the week was very helpful and arrived on the morning we were leaving to help us with our suitcases down to the bus stop and wouldn't accept a tip. Some negatives - A bit of a trek down into the town in the evening and back up but there is a good bus service down into the town which we didn't realise until the third day. Apartment wasn't very clean when we arrived so we spent the first couple hours cleading it especially the bathroom. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, the balcony being the really clincher. We hope to return sometime in the future. Positano is so beautiful.
Response from Summer In Italy - 06/18/2009
Dear PB, thank you so much for a glowing review!
I would like to take the opportunity to give a hint to future guests when it comes to cleanliness, since the matter is rarely brought up as the apartments are normally clean! What I would recommend is: if you feel that your apartment is not clean, please do take advantage of the special 24-hours-a-day-7-days-a-week phone number that we give you with your voucher and let us know. We will arrange for the maid to be back while you are out enjoying yourselves :-)
Ann from Dublin
Located just above main entrance into town but close enough to walk down to beach (15 mins)or take local shuttle bus. Met on arrival and given all relevant information about property. Steep steps from road to property which is tough with kids and cases on arrival but walking up/down step in Positano is par for the course and you soon get used to it. Very happy with property and would certanly recommend to my friends as a cheaper alternative to staying in local hotels especially with children when you need more space to move around than a hotel offers.