Torre DI Positano
Beach villa with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in Positano, Italy
From £20,935 per week
Villa to rent in Positano, Italy
8 Bedrooms, 7.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13 People / Considered one of the most storied homes
in Italy, it is reachable only by boat or on a footpath from one of Positano's main beaches
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Villa overview - owner's description
A truly unique seaside property with a 1,000 years of history behind it. Once a fortress during the occupation of the Saracens in the 1200's, it was much destroyed and mostly deserted since at the beginning of the last century, the artistic sensibility of the futurist writer, Gilbert Clavel, overwhelmed by the beauty of the site and its surroundings, was inspired to begin a renovation of the property. He also commissioned a specially designed interior with the help of his fellow artisan and friend Enrico Lietz. Gilbert Clavel entertained many famous guest in his house such as Cocteau, Depero and Pablo Picasso, who met his future wife Olga Kaklowa here. The result of Clavel's toil is the Tower, a pentagonal residence on four levels, with a subterranean level built directly into the rock.
Now, this distinctive and special home is available for rental to families and friends who will appreciate its exceptional character and the memorable experiences it will engender. This is not a conventional home, built as it has been on a promontory, and presence of the sea and the commanding coastline of the Amalfi Coast, is an essential part of its character.Privacy is absolute, you can spend hours just looking at the horizon to get lost in the endless sea and listening to the waves crashing on the reef, but you can also choose to walk the beach and the path that takes you into the heart of Positano, in just 15 minutes, The appealing decor and inherently interesting layout, with its many corridors, stairs and terraces, is most suitable for those looking for an authentic Italian holiday without pretense or affectation. From virtually every window comes the sound of the surf and a vista of the rugged coastline. There are spaces sunny in the morning, and those sunny in the afternoon. There are rooms for children to relax, watch a movie, be among themselves, and other spaces more suitable for adults gathering for limoncello or an italian aperitivo. There are three principal terraces plus a private descent on a characteristic narrow staircase, to the sunny beach. This beach can only be reached by others via boat, and when it is occupied by guests of the house, people tend to move on to the next, likely deserted, cove. It is equipped with chairs and beds; there is a bathroom with hot/cold shower at the top of the stairs, for refreshing before or after a swim.
The Tower is surrounded by 3 main outdoor terraces. Ideal for privacy and perfect for outdoor living - is spread over multiple levels, all connected by open-air paths hewn from stone. Surrounded on three sides by water, the villa has incredible light streaming through every window. There are numerous staircases, corridors and walkways linking the various rooms, making this hazardous for anyone unsteady on their feet or likely to be disoriented. Unsuitable for adventuresome children. There are approximately 65 steps at the entrance and 37 steps to the beach. Some low walls of about 1 1/2 meters high. There is an electric chair lift at the entrance.
The interior of the Tower is set in three different parts:
Covered terrace jutting out into the sea.
Main living room with three seating areas that accommodate 12 people, working fireplace, dining table and chairs for six, small fridge, satellite TV (SKY movies), CD/Tape player.
Single bedroom (twin bed tucked in alcove) with ensuite bath (open shower stall, curtain). Double doors open to small, private terrace facing sea.
Stairs up to first floor.
Stairs down to kitchen.
Kitchen (4-burner gas stove, oven, fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher) with easy access up short staircase to terrace.
Double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bath (tub with wall-mounted and hand-held shower, curtain).
Double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Internal staircase leads to up rooftop terrace with 360 degree view of coast and Positano.
Dining portico with ample seating to accommodate all guests.
Sitting room accommodates six comfortably. CD/Tape player.
Main kitchen (5-burner gas stove, oven, large fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, microwave).
Adjacent staff pantry and laundry room (washing machine and dryer).
Stairs up to terrace.
Terrace on entrance level with retractable awnings, table and chairs for six.
Library/single bedroom (single bed in alcove).
Full bathroom (tub with hand-held shower and wall-mounted shower, curtain).
Double bedroom (king/twins). Screened double doors open onto principal terrace.
Double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bath (shower stall).
Stairs up to Les Sirene.
Entrance level straw-covered terrace with dining table and chairs for eight.
Entrance from principal walkway into living/dining room. Dining table for four, sitting area for five, TV with VCR (PAL) and satellite, portable CD/Tape player/Tuner.
Corner kitchen (4-burner gas stove, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, small electric grill, double sinks).
Stairs to upper level
Enter into vestibule.
Double bedroom (king/twins) with ensuite bath (shower stall and tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Single bedroom (twin) with satellite TV, fan and ensuite bath (open stall shower, no curtain).
Features & Amenities
Size of the villa approx. 1000 mq
Dining area with seating for 12
Fully equipped kitchen:
5-burner gas stove,
Small electric grill,
Terrace and BBQ
Outodoor 2 hectars
Stair Lift at entrance
Private descent to the beach
Staff and Services
Welcome Dinner or Lunch (depending on the time of arrival) with wine included
Linens changed twice weekly
Wi-Fi access (please nte that in some area of the Tower it can not work) Please discuss your particular connectivity needs before booking. Access to a fax machine can be provided.
Housekeeping service included for 6 days per week for 6 hours per day (9am-3pm)
A/C in all bedrooms except the single bedroom in Torre (Unit 1)
Two cribs available for children up to 3 yrs old.
Cook service included 6 days per week for 6 hours per day (10am-4pm)
Children over 6 are welcome under the supervision of their parents
Complimentary transfer from Positano beach to house, including porterage, included on arrival and departure days.
Final cleaning included
Services of a ItinereVillas Concierge included in the rental rate
Personal laundry Eu 15 per hrs
Extra housekeeping Eu 15 per hrs
Extra Cook Eu 20 per hrs
Food, beverages and consumables
Refundable security deposit Eu 1000
Minimum stay 7 nights
Monday and Saturday arrivals preferred but other weekdays possible; please inquire.
Arrival must be by 6 pm. Departure time is 10:00 am.
Max 13 persons
Children are welcome
Refundable Security Deposit Eu 1000
Arrival only possible via boat or on foot across stone beach. Parking at public car-park in Positano only, approximately 15 mins. from house. Taxi-boat service available 24/7 from main beach; please inquire.
Skippered boats available for excursions; please inquire.
Delivery of groceries from the nearest market
Hairdresser and beautician
Positano: 15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by boat
Sorrento (including train station): 20 minutes by boat, 30 minutes by car
Amalfi/Ravello: 40 minutes by boat, 45 minutes - 1 hour by car
Capri: 30 - 40 minutes by boat
Naples, Pompeii, Naples airport: 1 hour
Rome airport: 4 hours
Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, is one of Italy's most romantic destinations. The picturesque town is built vertically on the face of a cliff, making for stunning views of the sea. There are romantic restaurants with fantastic seafood and sea views. With its relatively mild climate, Positano can be visited year round.
if you have a place where you can enjoy the view of the city, you are fortunate. Because the beauty of positano is to be admired, feel the breeze, the smell of lemon, and love the city, love your company, yourself.
And we offer the best view of the whole city.
Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia and U.S.A.
Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
Main sights: The church of Santa Maria Assunta features a dome made of majolica tiles as well as a 13th century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna. According to local legend, the icon had been stolen fromByzantium and was being transported by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated.
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Outside this villa in Positano, ItalyThis villa is in a quiet area near the beach. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a sea view. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 14 November - 31 December 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 5 April - 31 December 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 5 April - 31 December 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 5 April - 31 December 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
8 bedrooms, Sleeps 13:
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 king size bed
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 1 king size bed
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 single bed
There is also 1 cot
11 bathrooms including 4 en suites, 1 Separate WC
CD player, Internet, TV
Living area seats 13, Dining area seats 13, Air conditioning, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Sea view
Hen or stag groups
Agency From Siena, Italy Member since Feb 2007
Past bookings: 27 bookings
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Last seen: 28 days ago
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