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Description from the manager
Villa Centaura is a bright and elegant three-story villa which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps eight people. From Villa Centaura you will enjoy a broad view of the sea and of Positano . Villa Centaura is 210 square meters (2260 square feet). It features two nice private terraces 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 center of Positano, where you will find restaurants, the shops and the tourist port. You will find the closest restaurant at 30 meters (100 feet), a grocery store at 100 meters...Read more
Positano, Campania, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$2,799 - $4,366||$0||4 nights|
|May. 4 2013 - Jun. 1 2013||-||$3,146||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||$3,493||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$4,366||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||$3,493||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 2 2013||-||$3,146||-||7 nights|
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|Nov. 2 2013 - May. 3 2014||-||$2,799||-||7 nights|
|May. 3 2014 - May. 31 2014||-||$3,146||-||7 nights|
|May. 31 2014 - Jun. 28 2014||-||$3,493||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 28 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$4,366||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Oct. 4 2014||-||$3,493||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 4 2014 - Nov. 1 2014||-||$3,146||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 1 2014 - May. 2 2015||-||$2,799||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
An amazing stay...
We stayed at Villa Centaura at the end of summer and is was absolutely fabulous. There were two couples and a couple of single friends that stayed at the villa with us - the villa was much larger than we expected and there was ample amounts of privacy and and common entertainment areas for everyone / couple. View and location are unbeatable. The Villa owners were very hospitable and settled us in very nicely to the house. Unlike most rentals, this villa is a home that is very warm with books and small interesting collectables throughout. Really special and I highly recommend it.
Victoria, B.C., Canada
6 adult friends spent a week at Villa Centaura and could not have been happier. The Villa is in a great location, close to restaurants, groceries and an easy walk to the beach. The Villa is very clean, very roomy while still homey, and all the amenities one needs. Views from every room, lovely terrace, interesting decor. The owners are very friendly, the manager very helpful. I would go back in a minute! We all loved our Positano villa. Bonus...Positano recycles everything. Well done.
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Very Nice Overall
We stayed at Villa Centaura for a week in September. Our stay was very enjoyable. The villa is large and comfortable and is located directly across the street from Hotel Punta Regina.
The property is very large, with a few different floors - the steps inside are very manageable though there are a few steps leading to each room. The layout worked well for us. Each area of the villa was very clean and well maintained. The bathrooms functioned well, with plenty of hot water. There's a lot of light so we were able to save energy by keeping the windows open, which allowed a great view of the Sea.
The location of the property was good as well, right next to a bus stop and a newsstand. With that said, if you have older/less fit people traveling with you, do not stay anywhere in Positano, choose Sorrento or amalfi instead! Positano is amazing, but virtually every single task requires negotiating lots of steps.
The only challenges we had with the property were that the beds are really hard. Apparently Italians prefer hard beds and the ones in the Villa certainly fit the bill! The property manager warned us about them. After three days, we had completely adjusted, but the first night was difficult. Another issue was ants. In Positano, ants are everywhere, and we often found them inside of the Villa. Again, the property manager had warned us, but make sure you pickup some ant spray in case there's none at the Villa when you arrive. Two other small quibbles. The wi-fi was great in the living room, but barely reached the bedrooms which was annoying. The last quibble is about the furniture in the living room, it is clearly beyond it's useful life and is desperately in need of replacement. It didn't bother us while the weather was nice and we were outside for the majority of the day, but when it rained it was annoying not to be able to enjoy the living room.
Despite these small quibbles, we would not hesitate to recommend Villa Centaura to our friends and family.
In summary, the strengths of the property are:
Huge Size - almost seems like two villas in one
Lots of Light
Location next to Internal Positano Bus
Location next to newsstand
Great balcony area with a view of the Mediterranean sea
The weaknesses of the property are:
Rock hard beds
Outdated furniture in living room
Weak wifi (works great in living room but poorly in the bedrooms)
Home away from home
We were a family of 5 adults who rented this elegant villa for 10 days in October. Every aspect of the accommodation was tasteful and well presented, although some of the furnishings were a bit tired and due for replacement. There are a number of items of personal memorabilia in the villa which contributed to the feeling of 'home'.
The view is splendid, the villa has two balconies and we spent many hours on both.
The owners (a husband and wife) live nearby, and are happy to provide assistance. They are fiercely proud of their beautiful property, and I dread to think what they would do if a guest caused serious damage.
The local bus (not the Sita bus) leaves from almost right outside the front door. This was of great assistance to us, as one of our party had mobility issues. The main level of the villa is a good size and it is easy to move around, although there are at least a couple of stairs into all the bedrooms. While not suitable for a wheelchair, the villa offered a wonderful accommodation and access option for a person not capable of walking up and down the hill every day.
The villa looks over fornilla beach, about a 3 minute walk from the town centre. This suited us perfectly. We were all about resting up in a beautiful location.
One downside for our family with 2 chefs, is that the villa has two kitchens, and the better equipped is downstairs, away from the view. The upstairs kitchen is somewhat small, and as we were staying during the autumn, there were occasions when the weather was a bit cool and we needed to eat indoors. We did eat at a number of restaurants in Positano and found the food to be of good quality and reasonably priced. However there is a lot of fresh produce in the area, particularly seafood, and preparing this in a small kitchen was a bit challenging.