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 (330 feet), the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus interno Positano line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach ( Spiaggia Grande di Positano) at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles). You will reach Villa Centaura from the street level without having to climb any steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Centaura. If you do have one, you will be able to park it for a fee, in a private parking lot.
To access Villa Centaura you can use two separate entrances. The main entrance leads directly to living room from the street level.
If you prefer, you can get a second entrance, accessible from the backyard of the house along a small alley.
Through this second entrance you will reach the living room of the lower level climbing approx 10 steps, without having to walk the internal staircase connecting the lower level with the middle level of the house.
The terrace is 15 square meters (160 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a broad view of the sea and of Positano.
The furnishings of the living room are romantic and elegant, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa , three armchairs and a desk. There is an elegant fireplace made of bricks. In this room you will find a small television. The room has a large panoramic window with a view of the sea and of Positano. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The kitchen is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a kettle. There is a table to seat ten guests. The kitchen is also equipped with a large television. The kitchen has two large panoramic windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline. The kitchen is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are classic and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. It has two French beds (120 cm/47 inches). The furnishings include two armchairs. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small terrace with a view of the sea and of Positano through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The first bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hairdryer. The bathroom has a small high window. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
In the laundry room you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor climbing 12 steps. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). An additional twin bed (80 cm/32 inches) is available (if requested in advance) to make it a triple. The furnishings include two armchairs and a desk. In this room you will find a CD player with FM radio. The room has two large panoramic windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the second living room from the corridor or from another independent entrance. The floor is paved with hand-made majolica tiles. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa and two armchairs. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. The dining table can accommodate five guests. The room has a small arched window with a view of the sea.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are simple and comfortable, and include some antique pieces. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed), that can be split into twins if requested. The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of Positano.
You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. It has a French bed (120 cm/47 inches). The room has a small window with a view of the sea.
The second bathroom is tiled with lucid hand-made majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The third bathroom is tiled with lucid hand-made majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
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Left on 05/21/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 21, 2013Stayed Aug 2012
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.
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | MargaretReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
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.
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 12, 2012Stayed Oct 2011
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.
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