(Minimum of one week rental required) Villa Bolelli is part of a 17th century villa located high on a hillside, offering panoramic views of the sea and the serene Li Galli islands. The residence is especially attractive because of its modern decor, spaciousness, and proximity to the lively center of the famed seaside town of Positano. The accommodation also benefits from a large private terrace, which serves as an ideal setting for enchanting meals or sunset cocktails, all while admiring splendid sea views.
Villa Bolelli offers spacious interiors with high, vaulted ceilings and thick stone walls, which is characteristic of the ancient buildings of the Amalfi Coast. The recent renovation was made with special care, and has transformed the home into a very pleasant holiday house, offering a high level of privacy and a warm and cozy atmosphere. The interiors of Villa Bolelli are airy, full of light and immaculate. It has the warm welcome of home: a lively palette of colors, the floor in antique terracotta tiles, the high vaulted ceilings, the room dimension, the blend of antique pieces and modern design, the high quality drapes and many important ornaments and valuables, create a refined and elegant house.
Access to the villa is from the main street of Positano. From here is a pedestrian street consisting of about 70 steps.
Included in the rental price: Electricity up to 150 kwh, water, gas, initial cleaning, midweek linen change, maid service two hours/two days a week
Services upon request by prior arrangement (supplied and payable locally): Grocery shopping and delivery (30 euro), cook service (200 euro for a chef and waiter + cost of food according to the menu), additional maid service (15 euro/hour), extra linen (20 euro/room), crib (50 euro/week), baby sitting (15 euro/hour) porter service (6 euro/piece) wood for the fireplace is charged according to usage, airport transfers (please inquire for details and prices)
For those with cars, a parking space is provided in a private parking lot, situated at a five minute walk from the property (20 euro/day per car).
The main entrance into Villa Bolelli (approx. 140m2 indoor space) is through two beautiful, arched, antique wooden doors, leading into an entrance hall with dramatic, high vaulted ceilings. Off this hallway is a library furnished with antiques, two red sofas, reading lamps, and tables. Via a wooden staircase one can reach a mezzanine, where a twin bedroom is located. At the far end of the corridor, and adjacent to the library, is a large, modern bathroom with a fully enclosed shower, a washbasin, WC and washing machine.
Also from the entrance hall, accessed via three steps, there is a sitting area furnished with two armchairs placed in front of a panoramic window, a built-in bench with cushions, and a piano.
From this area, a wide, arched glass door opens out onto the terrace while a set of wooden doors leads into a spacious double bedroom featuring a queen bed, antique bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, antique chest of drawers, two armchairs and en-suite, spacious bathroom (equipped with a fully enclosed large shower, a washbasin and WC).
The large terrace is approx. 40 square meters and features a dining table (comfortably seating six guests and shaded by a white sun umbrella), two armchairs, and comfortable lounging chairs. It also offers a wide view of the sea with the three famous Islands of Li Galli in the distance. For a splash of color and fragrance, the terrace is filled with pots of geraniums, red climbing bougainvillea, and ornamental trees.
The living/dining area has been carefully furnished with quality pieces and includes a three-seater sofa, two armchairs, a dining table seating up to six guests, an ornate, antique fireplace, and a flat screen TV (with CD and DVD player). The ceiling is very high and the room is light, due to the large French door overlooking the terrace and the sea.
The modern kitchen is small but well-equipped with fridge, freezer, five-burner gas range with electric oven, dishwasher, electric kettle, microwave oven, toaster, and Italian style coffee maker.
The third double bedroom, accessed either from the terrace or from the sitting/dining room, features a queen bed, antique bedside tables, a solid wood wardrobe, antique chest of drawers, and a spacious, en-suite bathroom (equipped with a fully enclosed large shower, a washbasin and WC).
Each room has heating/air conditioning, which can be regulated independently.
Villa Bolelli is centrally located; the closest fruit and groceries stores, as well as several cafes and restaurants, are located at the bottom of the steps that lead to the villa.
The nearest beach is the main beach of Positano, called Spiaggia Grande. It can only be reached on foot (about a five minute walk; 600 meters) by following a charming downhill alley closed to traffic. This alley is full of colorful shops and boutiques, where guests will be able to shop for fashion and local hand-made goods. Ferries and hydrofoils to Capri (30 min), Naples (50 min), Amalfi (30 min) and Salerno (1½h) leave from a pier to the right of the main beach.
The other villages of the coast are easily reached by blue buses marked SITA. The nearest SITA bus stop is at about 10/15 minutes walking but can be reached also by local shuttle bus, which runs every 15/30 minutes .
Places of interest: Sorrento (all facilities and train to Naples) 10 kms, Amalfi 17 kms, Ravello 22 kms, Pompeii 45 kms.
Additional amenities include: living room, car recommended, views, heating, crib, dining room, video player DVD, cook available inquire, walkable....Read more
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