Casa Sul Mare, Amalfi coast, Campania
- Propery Type:
- Air Con
- No car needed
- Sea Views
- In a village
Casa Sul Mare
Sleeps 6 in 3 air-conditioned bedrooms/2 bathrooms; three terraces with panoramic views of sea and town; 1,345 sq ft — walk to town; no car required
This spacious 19th-century villa offers panoramic views over the bay and town of Positano. Three terraces are planted with bougainvillea, roses and other ornamental plants, while next to the villa, a delightful vegetable garden is planted with seasonal vegetables that guests are welcome to enjoy. Situated high up in town, there are approximately 83 steps to reach the villa, but the sense of privacy, space, and the spectacular views are well worth the climb. Interiors with high vaulted ceilings and thick stone walls have been recently restored and furnished with taste and charm and a delightful combination of antiques and modern comforts.
Parking may be tricky but there is really no need for a car here. Restaurants, boutiques and services are close at hand; a short walk or bus ride downhill leads to the town center and two beaches. For guests who do have a car, there are paid garages in the neighborhood (approximately 20 euros per day; book in advance).
The entrance of the house is a short walk from the one-way internal road used only for local traffic and Positano's public transport system. Shops, restaurants, and cafés can be found along this internal road, within about 100 yards of the villa. The parking garage is about the same distance, as well as a bus stop for the local yellow-bus that circulates around Positano and to the pedestrian downtown area (approx 1.5 euros per trip). It is also possible to reach the pedestrian area on foot via a series of stairs and romantic lanes that are characteristic of Positano, and you can take the bus back up to the villa. The main beach of Positano, Spiaggia Grande, can only be reached on foot (5-6 minutes) by following a charming downhill alley closed to traffic, which leads to the beach in about 600 yards. The alley is full of colorful shops and boutiques where you can shop for fashions and locally made goods. Ferries and hydrofoils to Capri (20 min), Naples (50 min), Amalfi (30 min) and Salerno (1.5 hrs) leave from a pier to the right of the main beach.
The other villages of the Amalfi Coast are easily reached by blue buses marked SITA; a bus stop is located about a mile from the house, with regular service to and from Amalfi and Sorrento. The SITA bus stop can be reached by local mini-bus.
Casa Sul Mare is built on two levels.
• Spacious living room with fireplace
• Dining room with a round table and flat-screen satellite TV
• Fully equipped kitchen with gas stovetop, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine; opens to a panoramic side terrace bordering the vegetable garden, suitable for dining with a table for 6-8 shaded by a sun umbrella.
• 1 spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower) and separate dressing area
All of the ground floor rooms have direct access to a large panoramic terrace, partially shaded and furnished with a wooden dining table that seats 6-10.
Eighteen stairs lead from the dining room to the second floor.
• 2 double bedrooms with direct access to a large balcony shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof
• 1 bathroom with shower
Amenities: air-conditioning (bedrooms only), telephone, satellite TV, washing machine, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryers
• Naples Airport: 70km/44mi
• Rome (Fiumicino) Airport: 330km/205mi
Arrival - Saturday
Minimum Stay - One week
Includes Linens (changed Wed); utilities (includes A/C; excludes heat), maid service (3 hrs/day; 6days/wk), gardener, WiFi Internet and final cleaning included.
Extras Heat is €150/wk to be paid locally in cash. Additional services are available upon request at an additional fee: grocery shopping (€30 plus cost of food); additional maid service (€15/hr); extra linens (€20/set); crib (€50/wk); porter service (€6/piece) and wood for fire place (based upon usage. Parking is available for €20/day per car in a private lot which is a 5 minute walk from the property. Local head tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Security Deposit €500 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.