Villa Ursula A
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Description from the manager
Villa Ursula A is a lovely 100-square-meter (about 1,076 square feet) apartment which sleeps seven people. It features a 50-square-meter terrace with a spectacular view of the sea. You will be a few feet away from the center of Positano . You will have air-conditioning, parking space in a garage below the apartment and winter heating available.
At Villa Ursula A you will have two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living-room with divan beds for a total of three people, a separate kitchen, and a large furnished terrace.
Villa Ursula is an old white three-storey building located high on a steep coast above the sea. W...Read more
Villa Ursula A
Positano, Campania, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$1,788 - $2,405||$0||4 nights|
|May. 18 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||$1,949||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$2,405||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 12 2013||-||$1,949||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 12 2013 - May. 17 2014||-||$1,788||-||7 nights|
|May. 17 2014 - Jun. 28 2014||-||$1,949||-||7 nights|
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|Jun. 28 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$2,405||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Oct. 18 2014||-||$1,949||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 18 2014 - May. 16 2015||-||$1,788||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Beware the ants
We, my husband, girlfriend and I, recently stayed 3 nights at Villa Ursula a. We drove to the location, which was scary, to say the least, and there was a place to park under the villa. It is located on an upper road very near the "walking" streets. it is on a busy corner with no sidewalk, so quite treacherous, as the cars whip by when you step out the door and you cannot see them coming arond the corner. Yipes! So be careful if you decide to come here. First impressions inside were great - our greeter (I think her name was Fernanda) was lovely, the place was clean, spacious (if somewhat stark and a bit oddly decorated), great views and has a lovely patio over the garage (which had lots of ants). The place has good bones, but the owners don't seem to do much with that. The weather was quite warm in mid Oct - around 80 degrees F. When we arrived the cleaning staff was just leaving and so it looked spanking clean and, as you will see in the pics they provide, very white. So after our arrival, we went out to explore the town and when we returned, we noticed there were quite a few ants. We stomped on them and went out to dine. While we were out, I went on the hunt for ant spray as a "just in case" and we found some in the nearby alimentari. Thank heaven I did that, because by the time we returned, we were awash in ants - millions of tiny ants - and they were everywhere, in our bed between the sheets, in the bathroom towels, luggage, not to mention soldier lines of them all over the floors and up the walls. It seemed to centre mostly around the bedroom near the kitchen / LR area and less near the entrance, even though beyond the entrance, in the stairwell and patio are they were everywhere! I sprayed them and the spray did kill them, but more came, so I hardly slept that night and kept having to get up to spray them. Needless to say, this alone was enough to spoil the Positano stay. When we complained to the owners, who also own a little hotel and shop down the street, they sent the cleaning crew back in to do another cleaning. Again when we returned the place was very clean, the dead ants all disposed of, new sheets and sprayed now (with their spray too, not just mine). I was relieved and thought we would be in the clear. However, by the next morning they were back again in droves and we had an added friend in the living room - some kind of crusty centipede about 4" long and about as big around as my index finger, crawling across the middle of the floor. We captured it and set it free (too big to kill), but by that time we were fed up with dealing with bugs. By the 3rd day, we were so happy to get out of there. When we returned the key, at their store, we explained the whole situation again (it was now someone new we were dealing with) and they grudgingly offered us a decorative soap sample for our troubles. Really? A soap? They seemed totally unconcerned and appeared that they fully had no intention of addressing it. Thanks for nothing. So - clearly they have some sort of infestation that they are not dealing with ( they did make a few lame excuses about the garden, etc and that it couldn't be helped and it's not their fault.) So...Until they deal professionally with this infestation and get an attitude adjustment for the people who checked us out, I would not reommend this place. And they didn't seem to care much about it, so I doubt that they will address it. I have reported this to Summer In Italy as well, but no response. I recommended that SII set policies around what to do in such a case and made numerous suggestions to the owners regarding other inexpensive comforts that were missing, things that are present and available at other places we stayed in Italy. In summation, if I were to go to this area again, I would not stay in Positano anyway. I think I would stay in Sorrento (or even Maiori). It is slightly bigger, easier to get to and so, so beautiful.
Response from Summer In Italy - 12/08/2012
I am sorry that you had go through this trouble, really. I understand you did not like Positano to begin with, then this troubles with millions of ants, then the owners refusing to give some money back at the end of the stay, and only giving a souvenir. Good thing that at least they cleaned the apartment twice in three days, or one would have thought that they do not care. Indeed, Sorrento and Maiori are a bit more like a city and less like a village. They have less vegetation and possibly less ants. As they are larger, they also have better transportation options.
We do have a policy to apply in cases such as this: help the guests while we can.If we are not made aware of the situation, we can not take action.
In the rare occasions in which an apartment is unlivable and the owners are not able to correct the problem, we provide the guest with alternative accommodations, or, at the guest's only discretion, with a refund for the unused portion of the stay, albeit our pleasure is to help the guests to enjoy their vacations.
What we can not do is to provide financial compensation after check-out, not even if the guests wishes to post a negative review. Also, it would not be fair to the travellers' community to avoid negative reviews this way, so I am sure that they will appreciate knowing that when there is a complaint, you will read about it. Private homes are not hotels, and things from time to time can happen. It would not be honest to say that at a private home you get a higher level of service than at a hotel, as that is one thing that justifies the higher cost of staying at a hotel. So from time to time a complaint might arise, and I must say that the things that I dislike the most is learning about it when it is too late to take action and help. Sorry to hear that the souvenir that the owners offered was not appreciated. I understand that it meant to be just a nice gesture.
We will monitor this property and refuse bookings if we see that there is a pattern of ants problems. At this time, it doesn't get any more ants that any other home in Positano, I am afraid.
Everything was Prima!!! I would come again, maybe next year!!!
Larry & Tanis Hall
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Outstanding Location. Great Views.
We were welcomed like family to this villa, even though we arrived very late. The staff spoke to us every day, helped us plan each day & made our reservations. We felt totally safe and well cared for. The villa itself was lovely...loads of space, a new kitchen with granite counters & two great baths. The living room was huge. There was less than 20 steps from the street to the villa and a separate terrace that we shared with the villa above us. We were always so busy but we would meet with our neighbours for a glass of wine at the end of each day and gaze at the sunset. The location was the best. We were one short block from all the bus stops & also the entry to the village of Positano. We walked everywhere. Nice to be able to walk home at night from dinner. On the negative side, the furniture was sparse and the lighting could have been better, especially for reading. Also, it would have been nice had there been something in the fridge for a snack, coming in so late at night. Please, if you go to Positano, book this villa. We would do it again, in a heart beat.
Two weeks in a perfect place.
From our arrival in Positano and receiving the keys to the apartment to the time we left 2 weeks after we received the kindest and most considerate service one could expect. Even when we locked ourselves out, twice, it was no trouble for staff to come running and fix the predicament.Cleaning staff fitted in with our schedule, the girls in the shop always gave good advise and the apartment was bigger than anticipated.It was huge as was the superb terrace.
What a great place and people
Four of us stayed in Ursula a for a week in June and it was sparkling clean and well equipped. The views are fabulous and the deck is a great place to relax and watch the boats in the deep blue Med. The people that own and manage Ursula have a clothing boutique just down the street and they are always available to help their guests. They helped us with reservations for boats, travel, restaurants, and made phone calls for us to non-English speaking establishments and were always happy to do so. Ursula a is a short walk to the Centro of Positano and many shops and eateries. You are a two minute walk to one of Rick Steve's best pick restaurants "Bruno" . I ate there two times and it is not only delicious but very moderately priced. We all loved staying at Ursula a and the people of Positano. I could have stayed for a month if it was possible. If you go, go to the Eden Rock Hotel just around the corner for dinner on the terrace over looking the sea, their wait staff is the best on the amalfi Coast!
What an experience!
I stayed at Villa Ursula A with my sisters, mom, and cousin for a week during July. We had an excellent experience from start to finish. Besides the beautiful landscape, the villa itself was great. The pictures and the description that we recieved before getting to Italy, were exactly what we found once we got there. The villa was extremly clean. It was in a great location too. The bus stop that takes you to Sorrento was right outside the door, it was only about a 10-12 minute walk to get to the beach, and we were w/in a few steps to shoppng and restaurants. I would highly recommend Villa Ursula A, and Summer in Italy in general!!
Life is Good
This villa is in a fabulous location and the view from all windows and especially the terrace are stunning! We were impressed with the the wonderful attention we received on check in and the villa was spotlessly clean.
No hesitation in booking with this company again on our return trip. Thank you Summer in Italy, you truly love your work...it shows!!
New Jersey USA
Positano is a beautiful place for vacation
Positano is gorgeous. The water is the most beautiful blue and very clear. The sand on the beach is hot, so bring water shoes! Both Capri and Pompeii are so close and worth a visit. Our villa was very clean and had views of the water from every room. It was located about halfway up the side of the cliffs and was a challenging walk back up from town or the beach, but worth it. There are great places to shop and great restaurants in town. I would go there again. Everyone was friendly and helpful.