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Positano: Villa Ibiscus ancient villa on the sea in the heart of Positano

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Disposed on three levels. Ideally located. Tastefully decorated. Large equipped terraces at all levels. Magnificent 180° views from all rooms and terraces. All mod cons. In the heart of Positano. Rental price includes linen and towels (changed weekly), final cleaning. Three 180° panoramic terraces, 1 at each floor. The single beds of two bedded room at upper floor can be joined to get a third double bedroom. Upper floor: double bed room (bed 1.6x2.0m) with balcony, AC and bathroom; two bedded room (beds 0.9x2.0mt can be joined) with terrace, bathroom, AC. Middle floor: double bed room (bed 1.6x2.0m) with large terrace, AC and bathroom (bed 1.6x2.0m); living room; terrace equipped with 5 chair, 1 table, 2 sunbeds. The 8th bed is an extrabed with a mattress 26x80x190cm that can be put in the twobedded room at the upper floor. Lower floor: living room; dining room; small single bedroom (bed 0.9x2m); bathroom; kitchen. All rooms at the lower floor access to a large terrace with a table for 8 guests. Kitchen has a refrigerator with cassette freezer, dish washer, washing machine, 5 fires gas cooker with electric oven. Rental fee includes linen and towels changed weekly, gas, wi-fi and final cleaning. Electricity at consumption at 0.4euro/KW.


Owner
Roberto Gualtieri
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Roberto Gualtieri

I'm a scientist and work at the Dept of Biology, University of Naples Federico II

Why Roberto Gualtieri chose Amalfi Coast

This holiday home is my family home at least from three generations. It is the home of the wonderful town and the sea where I spent my childhood. It is a part of my heart, or better, my DNA. In 1996 I decided to rent my house weekly to keep it in good conditions for me and my family. I do that through several agencies and under different names for commercial reasons.

My greatest desire is to let my guests feel at least some of the love I have for my home and for Positano

What makes this villa unique

Special features of my villa are: the spectacular 180° views from a height of 50m on the sea. It feels like you are on the deck of a ship. The ceramic floors and handmade terracotta. The tranquility and privacy. The furniture that is not that of a normal holiday home but that of a house that has been furnished by the owner family to live in. The vaulted ceilings Saracen style.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at the Positano at the Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Loggia
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Positano: Villa Ibiscus ancient villa on the sea in the heart of Positano
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
4

Great location and beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this villa and couldn't have made a better choice! The location of the villa was exactly where we wanted to be and the views of the sea from every patio were absolutely beautiful. The villa was very quaint and had everything we needed. Our trip was a last minute decision but Roberto was very helpful with planning transportation to and from the villa and was always quick to answer any questions. Marco and Maria were also both great and provided us with lots of useful information. We hope to visit again someday in the future!

Mark and Karen

June 2017

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, thanks so much for your testimonial. It was a pleasure to have you as guests. I look forward you stay again at my property in a next future All the best Roberto
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5

Positano Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful property! The Villa is charming and we wanted for nothing on the stay. Maria Delores and Marco prepared a beautiful meal for us one night and gave us great advise and suggestions on where to eat and things to do. The terraces are beautiful to just sit and watch the boats and activities. The villa is situated above the beach and below the street so it was very quiet. I will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Am Amazing Villa in an Amazing City.

  • 4 of 5

In reviewing a property in a vacation spot, it's important to separate the brick and mortar experience from the vacation experience. For the latter, if there is a more beautiful and more breathtaking place on Earth besides the Amalfi Coast, I am yet to hear of it. The area far exceeded my expectations many times over.

Roberto Gualtieri, the owner of the property, provided excellent service from the day we booked the villa until the day we arrived. He was always fast to respond to emails, and offered helpful tips on parking, eating, and the like. He definitely put us in a comfort zone knowing that there was a real, reachable person behind the property.

The villa is beautiful. Three floors, four bedrooms, 2 living rooms, three balconies, a kitchen. There is a lot of square footage to spread out and relax here. The rooms have A/C. The view from every balcony and slider is beyond belief. High above the impossibly blue sea, you can see all the way to Praiano and Amalfi. And the view is even more gorgeous at night. Mornings I will remember for a lifetime.

Location is central and excellent. Multiple good restaurants are a short walk; Da Vincezo, Next 2, Il Fornillo, Buca di Bacco others. The beach is just a walk down the hill about 15 minutes. Bring beach shoes!! Shopping is wonderful and everywhere. If you rent a car, there are multiple garages that are a short walk for about $20/day.

One enters the Villa via a series of cement staircases starting up on Via Pasitea 172/178. It's about 90 steps down to the front door and back up to go anywhere. If you have physical limitations that would preclude climbing stairs, you may want to look elsewhere. In fact, if you have limitations, you may want to avoid the Amalfi Coast as stair climbing is part of everything you do. Everything.

I personally believe that one would be crazy to complain about anything that happens in this beautiful place. So I won't. But I would offer these very few, simple suggestions pertaining to the villa. More and better bath towels would be a very small investment that means a lot. The matress in the top floor master suite was new but very, very hard. Locals told us it's an Italian thing. Besides that, Roberto's place is heaven on Earth.

Grazie di Tutto

Pat D. Sept 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Path, thanks for your testimonial. I'll take into account your comments. Best wishes Roberto
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This villa is incredible. Everything about it was absolutely perfect for our diverse group of 5. We stayed here on a family trip (made up of 3 couples) and there was plenty of space for all of us, including private in room bathrooms for each couple as well as an extra bathroom and bedroom. We even had our own floors if we wanted them as the villa is 3 stories. The villa feels so authentic and detailed and gorgeous, with exposed rock wall and ornate carvings and antique furniture. And then of course the best part, 4 terraces in total that have one of the most incredible views of the Mediterranean sea.

Despite the antique feel the amenities on this place were also fantastic, with each room having it's own air conditioning unit, state of the art plumbing, and fully equipped modern kitchen that we did use to cook.

Perhaps the best part of is the location. Perfectly central to both the restaurants above the hustle and bustle of the beach, and only about a 4 minute walk down the steps to the beach. We were very sad to leave.

The service was good as well, and Roberto even helped us find a cheaper private transfer from Rome FCO with a colleague of his. The only tiny downside was that the housekeeper Dolores charged us 20 out of our security deposit to take out the garbage at the end, which we weren't expecting. But other than that the service was great!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. I apologize for the extra fee of 20 euro for garbage. Positano has a calendar for separate disposal and Maria asks an extra only if she finds the garbage of the whole week and she has to provide to disposal privately . Cheers Roberto
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5

Beautiful home with dreamlike views!

  • 5 of 5

Several friends and I just returned from an amazing trip to Positano and the Amalfi Coast that was made all the more special by our stay at Villa Ibiscus. The pictures here cannot even begin to capture the magic of the home and its spectacular view of the sea. Every morning I looked forward to opening the doors to the lower terrace and watching life on the water begin to unfold while sipping espresso under the shade of the lemon tree pergola. In the evenings, we relaxed with local wine and cheese on the middle terrace with a breathtaking backdrop of the city lights and the moon reflecting on the sea. Villa Ibiscus is well maintained, comfortable, and already felt like “home” in the short time we were there. From the antique furnishings to the beautiful flowers and bougainvillea, the home has a Mediterranean flair and a casual "Old World" elegance that was the perfect complement to the beauty and experience of Positano. Villa Ibiscus is very convenient to the main road with restaurants and shopping and a pleasant walk to the lower part of town and the beach (albeit with many steps…but that is part of the charm of Positano!) The owner, Roberto, was extremely helpful, responsive, and easy to work with throughout the entire process. He really took the time and effort to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay and made the planning so easy. The caretakers, Maria Dolores and Marco, were very gracious and provided wonderful assistance and suggestions during our time at the villa. I truly hope to have the opportunity to return to beautiful Villa Ibiscus in the not-too-distant future and enthusiastically recommend this home to all my fellow travelers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"A wonderful villa. We st...

  • 5 of 5

"A wonderful villa. We stayed once in 2007 and then returned in 2010. A home with exceptional character, wonderful views and excellent location. Clean, well equipped and of course Positano is one of the most charming locations anywhere. We have stayed here twice and look forward to returning for a 3rd visit in a couple of years !!"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Naples, Capodichino
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Napoli-Salerno
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Marina grande e Fornillo

Highway Naples-Salerno. Exit at Castellamare of Stabia. Follow the indications for Costiera Amalfitana-Positano. At you arrival in Positano follow the unique one-way road that crosses the town. After 4 or 5 complete turnings, after the hotel Pasitea and before the hotel Posa-Posa, on your left it is convenient to leave your car at the private parking "Milano." The personnel will bring you and your luggage in correspondence of the "scalinatella" (60 stairs) that bring to Villa Ibiscus

Linen and towels (changed weekly), final cleanings, electricity, gas, water, included in the price. Cleaning during the week € 50 (about 3 hours, required if more than 7 people)

Central heating to consumption to current official price. Booking deposit by bank transfer 30% of the week price. Rest of rental price at arrival. Cautionary deposit €300. The villa is disposed on three levels connected by inside staircase without elevator.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa at the Positano, Campania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
july-august
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,012
for 7 nights
£3,012
 
 
september
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,601
for 7 nights
£2,601
 
 
october
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,236
for 7 nights
£2,236
 
 
November-dicember
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,008
for 7 nights
£2,008
 
 
april
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,236
for 7 nights
£2,236
 
 
may-june
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,601
for 7 nights
£2,601
 
 
july-august
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,012
for 7 nights
£3,012
 
 
september
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,601
for 7 nights
£2,601
 
 
october
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,236
for 7 nights
£2,236
 
 
november
3 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,008
for 7 nights
£2,008
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,008
for 7 nights
£2,008
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £365.05

Elettricità a consumo per la stagione 2017 a 0.4euro/KW. Supplemento per il riscaldamento a consumo, Deposito cauzionale per eventuali danni €400 rimborsato al momento del check out, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione 25%. Persona di fiducia del proprietario presente sul luogo; Proprietario non presente sul luogo ma sempre reperibile e residente in località vicina (2 ore di auto).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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