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A Very Charming Getaway in the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Positano - Villa Chaloisette

A great choice for a very special holiday, free wi-fi, A/C, easily accessible

To welcome travellers is an historical property recently renovated, features wi-fi and A/C and fitted with antique furnishing and Vietri style tiles in all rooms. It is very conveniently located and accessible. Situated on a lush landscaped hillside its architectonic style dates to the baroque age featuring vaulted ceilings on both floors. From the balcony one can enjoy an amazing view of the ocean and the surrounding coastal area and can even get to see on some days the Salerno peninsula. The property sleeps 4 but at request can sleep up to 6 people. Two extra beds can be added and there is also a sofa bed which can be transformed into a king bed at the main floor before the fireplace. From the balcony and the windows the horizon can be seen as your mesmerizing view especially at dawn and at sunset letting travelers forget past, present and maybe even future while lulled by the breeze. The whole is landscaped by the unique ever changing colours of the Positano maritime vegetation and ocean. An absolute benefit which this choice provides for travelers from around the world is definitely its very close and easy proximity to two Sita bus stops. What visitors unfamiliar with the area are unaware of is the fact that getting to Positano first and getting to the hotel/accomodation one has booked through the internet are two relatively different things. Arriving to Positano and travelling by and for Positano to other nearby attractions by Sita Bus is the most affordable option. Taxi is very expensive, ferries drop you on the beach which requires one to walk uphill. The majority among hotels, various resorts and also private rental villas, houses are not an easy reach and often require tourists to painstakingly walk through ramps of stairs. The benefit of this choice is that the main road and the Sita bus stop are connected by a flat lane just 2/3 minutes walking distance from the property. This is also noteworthy to be mentioned if one plans an arrival by taxi or if one plans a vacation made of day trips to the nearby cultural sites such as Pompei, Ercolano, Ravello, Amalfi, Paestum etc.. . Just a few minutes away there is Bar Bruno restaurant which is one of the best sea food menus of Positano and there is also Bar Li Galli. The beach is only a 10 minutes walking distance where there are more restaurants cafes discos etc. For those who instead prefer a at home dinner a grocery store with even any kind of organic foods, veggies and cheeses from the area is just also a few minutes away. Added to that is the welcoming, sociable and cordial attitude of the local people which will contribute to the uniqueness of the holiday. For the next day to mention is that beach towels are provided. Spend part of the day there, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, boating are the most common activities and you're right across from Galli Islands.For those who prefer a different type of vacation just a few minutes away by walk there are the bus stops of Sita and Interno Positano to reach Pompei, Ercolano, Amalfi etc.. But if one wants to pay a visit to something very interesting, just a few meters by the villa there is the old S.Giacomo church dating back to the XI century and which features amazing medieval frescos. In the night while gazing at the starry sky the ever present soft breeze and the experience of scent combining fragrant foliage and sea air will add to the enjoyment.

A wonderful hideaway, romantic retreat or honeymoon spot.

This is a NON SMOKING Villa Environment.

Energy class certified G

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2016

About The Owner

A lawyer, a journalist with a great passion for history art books and travel

I am looking forward to meet you !

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The Owner purchased this house in 1970

Why The Owner chose Amalfi Coast

One of the most highly rated of Positano, the property is even shown on the 17th century map featured on the cover of "History of the city of Positano" by Giuseppe Vespoli published in the 60 '. It has undergone major renovations involving a total remaking of the exterior and interior walls and facades. It features a very unique architectonic style characteristic of the area specifically if one looks at the high vaulted ceilings. It was presumably built in the baroque age around the mid 17th century along with a few other villas when for Positano it was an era of huge commercial success. According to someone though it is even older than time, however what is certain is that before being converted into a house, in ancient times it stored a system of cisterns used to collect water. Nowadays we' re looking to welcome everyone that wants to spend a memorable vacation in Positano.

What makes this house unique

One unique benefit which this choice provides for travelers from around the world is definitely its very close proximity to every bus stops in particular the local internal navette and Sita . This is noteworthy to be mentioned especially if one plans a vacation made of day trips to the nearby cultural sites such as Pompei, Ercolano, Ravello, Amalfi, Paestum etc.. And also this needs to be taken into account if one plans to arrive either by bus, which is the most affordable way to get to Positano or either by taxi if one plans to. The majority among hotels, various resorts and also private rental villas are not an easy reach and often require tourists to painstakingly walk through ramps of stairs. At the main floor there is a fireplace remembrance of the old times, a couch which can be transformed into a king bed, at the superior floor there is a master bedroom which features a king bed, in the living room there are two chairs and a Luigi Filippo style couch. Two more single beds can be set up upon request. Just a few minutes away there is Bar Bruno restaurant which is one of the best sea food menus of Positano and there is also Bar Li Galli. The beach is only a 10 minutes walking distance and there there also restaurants cafes discos etc. For those who instead prefer a at home dinner a grocery store with even any kind of organic foods, veggies and cheeses from the area is just also a few minutes away. Added to that is the welcoming, sociable and cordial attitude of the local people which will contribute to the uniqueness of the holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I spent 2 memorable weeks at Villa Matilda last july 2013 is close to everything you need especially the bus stop is just 300 m distance i am looking forward to come back in 2014
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

A Very Charming Getaway in the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast
average rating of 4.206897 based on 30 reviews
5

Superb choice

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our time we had an amazing week, the place was well located in the heart of Positano bathrooms and kitchen feature an excellent interior design from the terrace you can enjoy an incredible view and feel . Nicholas was very friendly and helpful, great host.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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houston TX
5

LOVE

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for everything we had such a great time, I absolutely loved it, the view, proximity to buses, nearby shopping and market made this a great choice. The beach is 15 minutes walking distance. Strong AC and WIFI not only but plenty of towels, washing machine and a dryer so that we could wash and dry our clothes even if it was raining. It was so nice to have that feature. Beds were very comfortable the coffee maker was great and we had all the dishes and glasses we needed. The interiors are very charming. Manager provided us some guidance of where to go and what to see he was so terrific and wanted to help at every corner and in every way very good person. He also took us for a daily boat tour to Capri.

The balcony in the main living room gives you a full panoramic view of the Coast words can t help in describing what are like the colors at dawn and at sunset. I am recommending this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do Not Rent this Place

  • 1 of 5

We are very experienced at traveling and using VRBO/HomeAway rentals. We booked this rental in Positano as it sounded wonderful. The weather was near 100 degrees. The owner, Nicholas, met us and carried my suitcase from the car to front door which was an uphill hike through narrow alleys and stairs. I get Positano is an uphill town but this was ridiculous. We set our luggage inside. He walked us to the beach area through more alleys and stairways. Going downhill didn't seem bad at the time.The beach was at least a 20 minute walk downhill. He showed us where to pick up the bus to get back and told us this is the easiest way. After dinner we walked backed to rental. On my iPhone we GPS'd the distance, it was exactly one mile, straight uphill. There is no way with small kids or older people this would work, or even a stroller, as you have to climb a lot of stairs. Immediately upon entering it was like an oven with no air conditioning or fans. No windows, except one very small one next to door downstairs. We started realizing all of the issues not mentioned in description. Upstairs was difficult to get suitcases in as staircase extremely narrow. Old dusty blankets covered all the chairs and sofa. The second bathroom toilet had been recently used. Water came down wall of shower from outdoors and the mold smell was overwhelming. Large plastic containers were above in open ceiling of this bathroom. The balcony shown in photos is not to sit on, it is a large window with metal railing. That's it.. Back downstairs there is no table to sit and eat a meal. Food was left in refrigerator. I took many photos of ants in bathrooms and a cockroach on floor in kitchen by the refrigerator. I was so sad as this was supposed to be a wonderful part of our vacation. We spent the night here as it was too late to figure out what to do. In the morning, I immediately went to a hotel to save this part of our vacation. Luckily a room was available, I was in tears. I explained to the manager of the hotel what happened and he asked about the property, the address and the name of the manager of the VRBO. He told us that another family less than a month ago had the same story. I don't understand how others gave such great reviews. This was sad. We waited in line for bus to go back to get our unpacked suitcases, the line was long, it took 45 min. and 3 buses later for our turn. Nicholas returned only $200 of our security deposit. I have photos!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Payment section clearly shows 200 dollars as security damage deposit and Positano is a UNESCO world touristic attraction right because of its "vertical facade" of staircases. Nonetheless navettes run every 15 minutes .
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toronto
5

very worth

  • 5 of 5

Excellent decor, beds, linens a very nice balcony with a spectacular view pictures don t do it justice location is very central and easy to access, the property is very charming old vietri style very well equipped strong AC and WIFI manager always extremely helpful and provided us with lots of good tips on how to get around. I would definitely return and would recommend it to all my relatives and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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aussie
5

absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a great staying it was much fun only 4 nights the 5 of us 2 couples and my sister some of us slept downstairs on the sofa bed the property is clean with all the comforts including a strong wifi . Is located in the center of the town of positano we had much fun and we highly recommend it to anybody!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not really a 2-bedroom house

  • 2 of 5

The low rating is to bring to anyone's attention that this is not really a 2-bedroom house, as advertised. We were a couple and a friend. The couple's room was set up in what is seems to be the living room. The bed was placed where a secretary desk is shown in the following pictures:

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The other room is connected to this room on the second floor with no independent access. Since the house doesn't have air conditioning - or a fan - the other guest had to leave the door open for air flow. By the way, we were charged the extra guest fee (around $100 US dollar more a day).

Also to note, the house is not close to the main area around the beach of Positano; it is actually in the upper confines of town, all the way up.

The house does have a beautiful view, and Niccolas - the host who greeted us - was very nice and charming, so the stars go to him and the view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest it is clearly explained in the description that two single beds may be added in the second room upstairs for two extra guests at the occurrence those beds may also be put together.Added guest fees are expressly disclosed in the rate section and in the rental agreement. AC works assuming that all windows are kept closed and looking at the main balcony picture is hard to assume that the property is located on the beach. Location is in the ancient neighbourood of liparlati 5 min from grocery and restaurants and 10from the beach also there is a navette running every 15 minutes around the town. However as dutifully disclosed in the description this choice is especially suggested for those planning a sightseeing kind of vacation due to the easily accessibility from the main road.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Positano
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Spiaggia Grande Positano
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Sorrento
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Sorrento
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Positano
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Spiaggia Grande Positano
Car: not necessary

Positano is located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, in the region of Campania in the southern part of Italy. The Costiera Amalfitana, is a breathtaking 25-mile stretch along the edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula in southern Italy. It features jagged cliffs with sheer 500-foot drops down to the Mediterranean sea and a number of small Italian villages that seem to have been carved into the cliff side. Positano sits amidst the towns Amalfi, Sorrento and Praiano which are all filled with white-washed villas clinging to rocky ledges. The towns are in such close proximity to each other that it's quite possible to visit all of them within a few days, but if you have more time, the Amalfi Coast is a spectacular place to linger. In Positano you can relax on the beach, enjoy the lively town centre filled with beautiful shops, restaurants and abundant nightlife, or you can cruise the breath taking coastline by boat taking in the Emerald Grotta, the Scoglio Germano, stopping at any of the beautiful beaches that dot the crystal waters.

On the way back from the beach you can stop visit the medieval Cripta giving also a look at the ancient Frescos from a roman villa which are both underneath the Chiesa Parrocchiale.

Exploring the area by foot, the mountains along the Amalfi Coast have a hidden and little known network of public footpaths and long stairs criss- crossing the lemon terraces. From the apex of Positano at Montepertuso, you will be able to walk to Santa Maria, a small church high up, and back down to Positano. This will give you stunning views down the coast featuring Capri, Positano and the sea.

For those who wish to journey farther afield and who enjoy history, spectacular Pompeii is only 50kms away and luxury towns rich in ancient history such as Ravello and Capri, with it's legendary Blue Grotta, are a short distance away by car/boat.

Whether you enjoy a beach vacation, meandering in charming villages, hiking in the mountains, or taking in incredible historical excursions, Positano truly has it all.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Positano, Amalfi Coast

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

added guest/night/guest £75 + Tax
cleaning fee £42 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

Refundable damage deposits amounts are subject to change based on a case by case assessment

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at the Positano at the Campania

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • In the downstairs living room there is a futon which can be converted into bed in case for two more guests
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We strongly encourage guests to follow hosts suggestions and recommendations for the best success of their own vacation

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