Spend a week or a month living like a local at this beautiful Amalfi Coast accommodation just a short walk away from the town of Positano. Being removed from the town, this villa rental on Italy's Amalfi Coast will give you plenty of privacy - not to mention fantastic views.
This villa is built into the hillside and has superb views over Positano and the sea. The house is ideal for those who wish to have a car during their stay, as a garage on the premises (carved into the mountain!) provides secure parking. The villa is decorated in an eclectic style and features many antique pieces. It has several entrances on different levels, all wi...th terracotta tiled floors. From the main road, the villa is accessed via 31 steps. There is also an internal staircase (from the road level) with 27 steps leading from the garage; the staircase leads directly into the living room.
Ground/Entrance Level: An entrance garden with an open staircase (six steps) leads into a cozy sitting room with a fireplace. The kitchen, equipped with oven and stove, also has a washing machine and a rear entrance.
Lower Level: Six more steps lead down to a bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower. On this level there is also a sitting room with a sofa, TV, and a full bookcase. A corridor leads to a living/dining area. Off of the corridor, there are two bedrooms: the first has two twin-beds, and the second has a queen-size bed (with an extra single bed for a child) and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead. Both bedrooms open onto a terraced garden.
Upper Mezzanine Level: From the entrance level sitting room, seven steps lead to a mezzanine floor, furnished with a table and chairs; a couple more steps lead to a door opening onto a loggia terrace and pergola with attractive columns. The area is furnished with tables for al fresco dining.
First Floor: From the mezzanine floor a set of 13 steps leads to the second floor. Here you will find a double bedroom with a queen-size bed with a French door leading onto a small wrought-iron balcony. There is also a single bedroom (suitable for a small child), and a bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
Available Amenities: 6 hours of housekeeping per week (3 hours each on Tuesday and Thursday), free parking garage, garden, terrace, washing machine, TV, telephone.
* Welcome basket available on request for an extra cost
Left on 09/30/2007 for a stay in September 2007 | Susan
The outside terraces were excellent for sitting or eating. The views are really spectacular. Each of the tree couples had a bedroom and bath not all en suite. The washer came in handy--drying on clotheslines. Location is good as far as restaurants and shopping, etc. Convenient to bus stop. Great local management company.
The villa is just above the main road, so there is road noise until midnight or so. The dumpsters are across the road and get emptied at 5-530 in the mornings. The kitchen is not set up for a lot of cooking--not much counter space. Spiral stone stairs in the villa have no handrails. Definitely not for the handicapped. No Internet and only Italian TV. Someone had turned off the water - kids? - on the roof, so the management com- pany had to send help.
We loved taking the ferries to other towns on the Amalfi coast--beautiful sights from the water. We visited Amalfi, Ravello, and Capri by boat. The beach is not too far and is very usable.
Left on 07/31/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | Caroline
We enjoyed very much our stay at Le Scogliere very much. The villa was nice; it had marvellous terraces and a view you just can dream about.
It was nice being in Positano and very interesting going to Capri, Pompeii and the other tourist places. But the best experience for me and my husband was the walking in the mountains from Positano to the town Agerola. We were walking on the brink of the mountains with an unbelievable view of the Mediterranean sea and through woods of cypresses. We did not meet a single person on the path for six hours, so I think we had a quite special experience.
I loved the new service of arriving and having groceries already there. We had a 23 hour trip from Toronto and to arrive and have food to munch on and things for breakfast was a godsend!
The view was spectacular, and the terrace was amazing!!! The house has a nice layout for us because the kitchen and living room were on the main floor where the entrance was, my husband and I had the floor above that with a large bedroom and bathroom and we used the small bedroom up their for our clothes, and our 19 yr old daughter and her two friends used the bedroom on floor below the main floor with their own bathroom and our two teenage sons used the bedroom on the same floor as our daughter that had two single beds. So, the point is that my husband and I had privacy and an amazing view. Also the location was great, away from the noisy area, but still close enough to everything.
We know that kitchens in Italy are small and that's fine we can adjust to that, but we felt that the kitchen was not that well equipped in terms of knives to chop and prepare food, large serving bowls, and there was only one cutting board that was about 4 inches by 6 inches.
It is a great area to beach, shop, and eat. Also a great place to do excursions from. We went to Capri, Ravello, Pompeii. "Positano Limousine Service" was an excellent tour company. We used them to get to Pompeii and Ravello. You can custom design your tour and the owner Luigi Paone was very helpful getting us dinner reservations, and one of his drivers Joseph, got us last-minute lunch reservations in Ravello and a tour guide for Pompeii.
The view was absolutely breathtaking from the terrace and most of the bedrooms! The villa was stocked very well with food and most everything we needed except fans.
There were ants. No air conditioning and not enough fans to stay cool. Barking dogs kept us awake at night. Everything echoes in Positano so one barking dog can be annoying.
The views were stunning from every turn, shopping was abundant and fun, and good restaurants were very close to the villa, some with spectacular views from outside terraces. Good wine was abundant and inexpensive and everyone was friendly.
Left on 10/31/2006 for a stay in October 2006 | Amanda
Lovely views, numerous rooms, access to outside areas, character, close by shops and restaurants, own garage!
Difficult to make safe for very young children with all the internal and external steps and items displayed/stored at low levels. Washing machine was a bit problematic, and the shower curtains need a good scrub.
Walking to shops, restaurants, beaches, bus to get you back up the hill if you don't want to walk, easy to come and go. Relaxed feel, friendly shopkeepers, people warm and welcoming and enjoyed our children as well!
It was heavenly. We felt thrown back in time, but not lacking in conveniences. The beauty of it was almost overwhelming. The children loved it too, with its spacious terraces and a "secret passageway" carved through the mountain to the garage.
The villa was absolutely beautiful. The construction was authentic with interesting masonry, great details, etc. The rooms were spacious and airy, each having access to a balcony or terrace. There views from the large terraces were astonishing.
The plumbing in the master bedroom did not work, so we could not use the toilet there.
Absolutely everything. The immediate neighborhood contains a well-stocked grocery store with everything you might need. The nearest restaurant, just down the stairs, serves great food at good prices with very friendly service. It had a real local feel.
My teenagers enjoyed renting kayaks at the beach. My friend took a tour of the surrounding towns. We all enjoyed hiring a boat with driver to take us to Capri. He brought us to the Green Grotto for a swim which he assured us was better than the touristy Blue Grotto.
Left on 09/30/2003 for a stay in September 2003 | John
I would stay there again.
Spacious for two couples. could accomodate three couples adequately. Well maintained indoors. Very convenient to the center of Positano which was about 1 km down the hill. The ambience of the patios was restful and scenic.
The street outside was a little bit noisy some nights, particularly on Friday and Saturday. The television was nonfunctional and needs repair and a satellite connection.
It is easy to see why Positano is overrun with tourists, particularly from the ferries, as it is a very scenic town. Many quaint and excellent restaurants, although these trattoria are not those in the center of town.
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