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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. And don't worry about grocery shopping until you're ready... this villa comes stocked with provisions for a couple of meals, so all you have to do is arrive and relax!
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 th...Read more
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|Rate Summary||$0||$3,200 - $4,977||$0||7 nights|
|May. 4 2013 - Jun. 1 2013||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||$4,444||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$4,977||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||$4,444||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Oct. 26 2013||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
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|Oct. 26 2013 - Dec. 21 2013||-||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 4 2014 - Apr. 19 2014||-||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 19 2014 - Apr. 26 2014||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 26 2014 - May. 3 2014||-||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|May. 3 2014 - May. 31 2014||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
|May. 31 2014 - Jun. 28 2014||-||$4,444||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 28 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$4,977||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Sep. 27 2014||-||$4,444||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 27 2014 - Oct. 25 2014||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 25 2014 - Dec. 20 2014||-||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 20 2014 - Jan. 3 2015||-||$3,910||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
*note: I will be reviewing two other places during our Italy trip, so my ratings are in part in relation to those places.
Location and accommodation: When I first discovered that this property was not right in the middle of Positano with that postcard view you see everywhere, I was prepared for disappointment. Wow, was I wrong! Le Scogliere (known locally as Villa La Rocca) had breathtaking views, plenty of space for six people, and great access to local dining or transportation out of town (something that's a pretty big deal in the amalfi Coast region).
Le Scogliere is perfect for three couples since each couple would have its own room and own bathroom. And the outside, split level patio is huge with lemon trees that produce great lemons, and a beautiful bougainvillea which shades the upper patio. There were a few days where we mostly sat on the patio or in the main room reading and enjoying the views and the breeze (and a wee bit of wine and limoncello, of course!).
The beds were a bit firm for me but not so bad that I couldn't sleep or walk the next day. The bathrooms were,... well, European bathrooms. Small showers, weird toilets, and inconsistent water pressure. But hey!, I was in Italy and that's how they do it.
Dining: On the next street below the property, you'll find a great family-owned restaurant called Map Il Saraceno d’Oro which has a warm, inviting, and charismatic staff. We actually rated the wait staff on the rest of our trip based on the Daniel-scale (Daniel was our waiter the two times we ate at Il Saraceno). The food was good, the outdoor ambiance terrific, and the free limoncello which they gave us was delicious (not sure why they gave it to us for free). We found the prices reasonable - much more so than what was closer into town and near the beach.
For amazing pizza, you don't have far to go. Il Fornillo uses a wood-fired oven and their pizzas are great! Also, their pizza kitchen is open all day, so when other places aren't quite open yet and you need an early dinner, this is an excellent option.
I'd stay away from Caffe Positano, which has a beautiful location, but mediocre food and the rudest wait staff we found on our three week trip. I actually saw one waiter make a not so nice gesture behind the backs of one couple as they were leaving! Of the six of us, only one of us enjoyed our meal.
Dining in: It was great to get to this place and find the kitchen fully stocked for about three days of meals. However, the kitchen is tiny and it is difficult to cook for six people in such a small space. And the oven didn't work unless you stood there and help the timer on.
The noise issue: Because this property is not in the exact heart of town, it doesn't get the daytime foot traffic that much of Positano sees. It does get some, and we were awakened at 3am by a rather loud and drunk fellow american who was having an argument with a wall, but overall, we found this a peaceful setting during the day and much of the evening. As with any travel to tourist destinations, bring earplugs. Positano is popular and for good reason, but it is not some quiet, secret town where Diane Lane roams the streets looking for her dreamy Italian man. At least at Le Scogliere, you have limited noise, the worst being the 5-6am trash pick-up.
Overall: Reading over what I wrote, it is clear this place isn't perfect, yet I still stand by the five-star rating! If you're traveling with six people, I'd highly recommend this place! Oh! And take an early morning day trip to Pompeii. Take a ferry ride to Sorrento (but skip Capri - way overpriced and all tourists (it's not the amazing, romantic place as it is portrayed in old 50s and 60s movies!).
One other note on Positano in general: While it is a beautiful town, it is not the place to go if you can't walk up stairs or steepish streets. And be prepared to pay for popularity. Positano was the most expensive of the three cities we visited.
Charles's review of Le Scogliere
We loved Positano, though the stairs up from the beach can be quite daunting.
We spent all our time on the veranda - cool, inviting, a wonderful view. The kitchen was well stocked, and we had two meals worth of groceries awaiting us when we arrived. A marvelous surprise!
A beautiful, picturesque town.
Christine's review of Le Scogliere
The view and the size of the terrace.
The damp bathroom and bedroom downstairs.
You do not have to go out of Positano as this a wonderful town.
Susan's review of Le Scogliere
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.
Caroline's review of Le Scogliere
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.
Bo's review of Le Scogliere
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.
John's review of Le Scogliere
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.
Amanda's review of Le Scogliere
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!
Lynn's review of Le Scogliere
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.
Barbro's review of Le Scogliere
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Stoyan's review of Le Scogliere
We enjoyed ourselves and felt like for a week we lived Positano-style in a traditional villa.
The views, of course, and the terraces - beautiful.
The bathrooms - drainage and shower heads in showers very poor. Couldn't wait to have a decent shower.
We were high enough to enjoy the views but not too high for it to be inconvenient. Having the grocery shop just down a few steps from us was also great.
Kate's review of Le Scogliere
The place exceeded all expectations.
We had some trouble with the stove.
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.
Lori's review of Le Scogliere
We very much liked the layout of the villa and the privacy of the two larger bedrooms. The property manager was SO very kind and helpful.
Noisy in the mornings.
Easy to get to many popular spots.
The property and location...
The property and location was prettier than expected with great terraces and views of the sea.
John's review of Le Scogliere
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.
Michele's review of Le Scogliere
We had a wonderful time in Positano. The location could not have been better. The veranda was a common place for sharing the adventures of the day and looking out to a beautiful setting.
The proximity to the town and to many good restaurants in the Il Fornillo area of Positano. Also the closeness to the bus stop was very convenient.
The beds, the bugs and the downstairs shower. The beds except for the two doubles were very uncomfortable. Definitely bring insect repellant. The downstairs shower had very little water pressure.
Il Fornillo beach - especially Pupetto Bagni. The mixture of beauty, small town feel, great day trip destinations and nightlife. It was the highlight of our trip.
Susan's review of Le Scogliere
Great location, beautiful view, great deck to relax on, lots of room.
The deck and the overview of the Positano area.....breathtaking!
At night, the motorcycle noise was loud...if you leave the windows open, you'll need earplugs!
Bus stop at the foot of the stairs, several good restaurants nearby as well as a great grocery.