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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian

Villa Matilde, An Enchanting Getaway in the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast

23 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Amalfi Coast - Villa Matilde

A great choice for everyone looking for fun, free wi-fi, A/C, easily accessible

To welcome travellers is an historical property recently renovated, features wi-fi and A/C and is 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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian

About The Owner

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

I am looking forward to meet you !

Nicolas

The Owner purchased this house in 1970

Why The Owner chose Amalfi Coast

The property is one of the oldest of Positano, it 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 '. Last year and during this last century 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 this building stored a system of cisterns used to collect water. Nowadays Villa Matilde is 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 Sita . This needs to be considered 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 wants to afford it. 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. To welcome travellers is a villa fitted with antique furnishing in particular it s worth mentioning the old Vietri style tiles which décor all the rooms. At the main floor there is a fireplace, 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. One more single bed 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

4.3
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Villa Matilde, An Enchanting Getaway in the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast
average rating of 4.304348 based on 24 reviews
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The area of Liparlati where the house is located is very quite but on walking distance a few minutes you have everything you need including a supermarket, restaurants and bars. The rooms itself are very comfortable, well equipped and there are 2 luxury bathrooms. A fantastic view on the sea. Nicolas is a very lovely person, he did everything to make us feel at home always ready to help with many tips for restaurants and tours. We had a great time and certainly we want to recommend this lovely accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The vrbo description photos etc are very accurate it was a very well and extremely clean property We use to travel a lot, and this is one of the nicest accommodations we have ever stayed in. Hosts nicolas and gennaro were 100% available to help with anything we asked for, hard workers, gennaro even walked us and helped with our luggage to the taxi pick up the morning when we left very early. Seriously worth considering, the view from the balcony is just spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A five stars experience

  • 5 of 5

This was part of our family holiday we travelled with our 21 and 22 years olds and we re very satisfied with our choice Nicolas and Gennaro welcomed us in a beautiful clean villa with a bottle of chilled wine and a basket of fruit which we enjoyed right away while looking at the view from the balcony. The property is actually very charming well maintained there is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Noteworthy to mention CLEAN way more than most hotels I have stayed at. An absolute treat. Very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest I really appreciate your appreciation and I look forward to hosting you guys soon again
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CREEPY!

  • 1 of 5

Never mind that the pictures are extremely flattering and the best thing about the apartment is the view! The second "bedroom" holds a fold-up cot, which wasn't even made up on my arrival. Because of the water continuously seeping down the outside stone wall in the second shower, I had to keep the second bedroom door closed because of the damp, mouldy smell.

But the worst part, the creepy part, was Nicholas letting himself into the apartment constantly. Every day, there were signs that he had been inside the apartment; a door closed, things left for me on the downstairs table, notes left, empty water bottles removed. One day, as I was in the upstairs bedroom, getting dressed after a shower, I heard a noise downstairs and he had let himself in. When I called out, hello, he yelled up for me to close the window so the smoke from the neighbourhood barbecue wouldn't come in!

As a women travelling alone, I don't want some guy coming in every day and scaring me. Nicholas needs to give a renter some privacy. When you rent, it's your home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest we usually send the cleaning lady in the morning to clean up and make the beds and as per the rental agreement terms this is dutifully notified to guests at their own check in. In your case especially given the fact that you are an elderly lady on her own we wanted to take a particular care.I am sorry re the barbeque experience some neighbour with a top cordial attitude may have wanted to invite you to join. We re very sorry that you ve taken all in a bad mood.
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Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

This choice was as good as or better than the pictures. There was nothing more we could have asked for. Nicolas and Maria thought of everything we needed they were wonderful hosts. The location is in an excellent part of Positano the old area of Liparlati, with a bus stop not too far if needed. One of our favorite restaurants is just a few minutes away Grottino. There is also grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance. The kitchen is well equipped for meals in and the bathrooms are very nicely decorated. AC and a strong wifi we definitely appreciate it very much. Will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations we ever had at beautifully furnished and decorated home, clean, with all the appliances you wanna need we felt like at our own home since of our arrival. All of this before the picturesque view of Positano and the Amalfi Coast which we never got tired to enjoy from the main balcony. Food everywhere you go in Ppositano is delicious we dined out most of the times , we will come back very soon !!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August Special
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
From
£146
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£653
for 3 nights
From
£173
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £40 + Tax
added guest/night/guest £72 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at the Amalfi Coast 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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