Positano Villa Rental Within Walking Distance of Town - Casa Mare
Renting an accommodation in a villa in Amalfi is a great option with this this lower-floor apartment in a lovely two-family villa on the Amalfi Coast. With a lush garden that looks out onto the rooftops of Positano and the Mediterranean Sea, this Amalfi Coast holiday rental is a perfect choice for a couple or a family of four seeking close proximity to town, with an easy walk into the center of Positano.
56 steps down from the street level. This lovely house is divided into two apartments, one on the top floor (Casa Luna), and the other on the lower level (Casa Mare). Casa Mare has a private entrance, but it can also be connected by an internal staircase to Casa Luna. Combined, Casa Luna and Casa Mare can sleep eight people. There is a lovely garden that runs the full length of the property; it is planted with hibiscus, roses, citrus, and geraniums. Casa Mare's large garden is equipped with a shaded area and dining table, and it has wonderful views of the Marina Grande, Galli Island, and Positano.
Casa Mare is exquisitely furnished with antiques. The dining room, sitting room, and master bedroom have traditional vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors. All three rooms have glass doors that open to face the ocean and the garden.
Ground Floor: The entrance leads through the garden and into a small sitting area. A curtain divides the sitting room from a lovely master bedroom with a queen-size bed. There is a bathroom (with shower) near the bedroom. There is another, larger sitting/dining room to the right of the entrance. There are several steps leading up to the mezzanine level.
Mezzanine Level: 12 steps. There is a small bedroom with two twin-beds and an ensuite bathroom (with shower). This bedroom is ideally suited to children. Though small, the kitchen is fully equipped, and it has access to the garden.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas.
* Cook Service: Upon request
* Cooking Classes: Upon request
* Pre-Stocked Villa: 30 Euros plus cost of groceries
* Welcome Basket: Upon request
* Extra Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
* Extra Linen Change: 30 Euros per room
* Laundry Service: Starting at 20 Euros per load
* Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
* Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour
* Housekeeping is provided for 4 hours midweek. Linens are changed twice per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: iron and board, housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, outside area - private, near the sea, balcony/terrace, air conditioning - whole house, outside dining, electric tea kettle....Read more
Left on 11/30/2005 for a stay in November 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 30, 2005Stayed Nov 2005
The apartment is spacious, with stunning views from all the living areas. The apartment itself is very attractive, although quite cluttered. Does anyone really need 16 pottery owls in a bathroom? The terrace garden is a lovely feature. It is a very well located apartment. Although Positano is notorious for its steps, this apartment is well placed; it is located 50 steps down from the main street, so getting luggage in and out is not a big problem. The bus stop is a 5-minute stroll and the main beach and town centre is an easy 10 minutes away.
We were horrified to be charged more than 150 euros for utilities for the week. Granted, November can be cool (heating costs), but cleaning is 100 euros which at least is notified up front, and transfers to-from Naples will add another 100 euro each way. This is before you even start eating - Positano is not a place to find value for money! The master bedroom was large and airy but the second bedroom is cramped and unattractive. In both rooms the beds and bedding were old and uncomfortable. Water pressure is very poor, with the downstairs shower almost unusable.
Even out of season, public transport is regular and reliable, very cheap and far less stressful than driving. Day trips to Ravello, Amalfi and Sorrento are easy and worthwhile with the bus trips back and forth along the Amalfi coast an absolute highlight in their own right. Positano pretty much shuts down at the end of October, the few restaurants that remain open are mediocre and expensive and even the locals seem to have deserted the place.
Left on 06/30/2005 for a stay in June 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2005Stayed Jun 2005
The view and the quiet were wonderful; it was a very relaxing vacation
The bathrooms; the shower spilled all over the bathroom, and the water pressure was low. It would have helped if there were some soap and extra toilet paper so we would not have to go out right away and buy it. There were no clear instructions in English how to use the washing machine.
Left on 09/30/2004 for a stay in September 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2004Stayed Sep 2004
If you're looking for an exceptional view, this is the place. Every night we would sit outside in the private garden about the size of a basketball half-court and drink a bottle or two of wine while we watched the sun go down. You'll find fragarant flowers and lemon and lime trees all around you. It's really hard to express how fantastic it was to just watch the ferries and small craft come in and out of tha marina at Spiaggia Grande from your own garden perch. All the rooms except the bathrooms at this property face the sea with large French doors. At night, we just opened then all up and slept with a light breeze blowing through the house. We discovered the villa also has a record player! We hadn't seen one in years, and proceeded to play the owner's collection of Beatles, David Bowie, U2, Cure and Smiths albums whenever we were sitting outside. Wonderful!
There was nothing we didn't like about the property, but here are a few things to be aware of: The villa advertises AC, and it does exist, but in the form of two large, heavy portable units, both of which were upstairs. Carrying one down to the main living space would have required more effort than we were willing to expend during vacation, so we didn't bother with AC. Also, the wiring in this house is understandably old. I doubt we could have run both machines at the same time without blowing a fuse. If you use the combination washer-dryer, don't try out the dryer. As we discovered, it will trip your electric breakers every time you turn it on even if the refrigerator and all other electric appliances are off. FYI, the breaker box is outside the villa by way of the kitchen door. Use the drying rack outside instead. You also do need to be in fairly good shape to traverse the stairs from and to the main street and around Positano in general. We're both runners, so it was fine.
The villa is well situated -- It is near enough to central Positano to be convenient, but far enough away where you won't have throngs of day-trippers jamming up the immediate area.
Left on 10/31/2003 for a stay in October 2003 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2003Stayed Oct 2003
Positano is such a great town. The shopping, restraunts, shops are all wonderful. We ate in at the Villa about half the time, using the most fresh and delicious ingredients the area has to offer. At Casa Mare, we had the best of all vacation options.
The view, the structual beauty of the Roman arches, and the garden.
We couldn't stay longer. Maybe they could increase the pressure in the shower a bit.
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