LUXURY HOLIDAY VILLA - POSITANO - AMALFI COAST - 5/6 BEDROOMS - 5/6 BATHROOMS - SLEEPS 10/12 - POOL - SEA VIEW - TERRACE
Luxury Villa Manuela is located in one of the most beautiful and elegant parts of Positano, the small town on the Amalfi Coast known around the world for its singular beauty. The Villa is a typical Positano construction, in which the influence of Byzantine architecture merges perfectly with the skills of local master-builders. Arches, vaults and niches are embellished with majolica tiles - the colour of the azure sky. The views from the wide balconies and verandas perched high above the multi-coloured sea are breathtaking. In front the Li Galli or the Siren Islands and to the right romantic Positano.
In one part of the terraced garden, there is a solarium with a s. pool, hydro massage pool, outdoor shower, and barbecue. From the lower entrance of the Villa there is a stepped pathway down to the beach below you will find a typical Lido where you can enjoy freshly prepared food and a wonderful swim in the Mediterranean sea. The center of Positano is only 1 Km. away and can be easily reached by car, taxi, bus or a short 10 min. walk.
Luxury Villa Manuela is built on two levels and is surrounded by gardens and terraces. The spacious and airy living room on the top level, The furnishings are elegant and bright. The furnishings include two sofas and two armchairs. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. In this room you will find a large flat-screen satellite television (local channels) and a DVD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the first terrace with a view of the sea and of Positano through two double-glazed French doors. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. The Internet connection is wireless so that guests can connect from anywhere in the Villa or the garden.
The kitchen, adjacent to the living room is professionally equipped with everything required for fine cooking. A cook may be requested for the entire stay or for special events.
The five bedrooms 2 on top level and 3 on bottom level, are each uniquely furnished in Mediterranean style and have either double or twin beds; each with a balcony facing the sea. All the bedrooms have a shower room, safes, hair dryer, independent air conditioning and mosquito nets, the master bedroom on bottom level, has en-suite Jacuzzi bath with shower.
Central heating and air conditioning, hair dryer, mosquito nets, safe, Wireless ADSL Internet, Satellite TV, washing machine and Car park.
This property is available for a minimum stay of seven nights from Saturday to Saturday.
All prices are for 5 bedrooms, extra double room with private bathroom in the villa garden available at supplement of £ 347,00 per night
Service - Beach: 300 m. (Steps) - Restaurants and shops 1,2 Km. - Bus Stop 50 m. - Motorway 35 Km.
Cites - Positano center: 1,2 Km. - Ravello: 21 Km. - Amalfi: 14 Km. - Sorrento: 18 Km. - Salerno: 37 Km. - Napoli: 61 Km. - Roma: 277 Km.
Attractions - Pompei Excavations: 37 Km. - Paestum Excavations: 83 Km. - Vesuvius Crater: 59 Km. - Capri Island: daily connections from Positano tourist port at 1,7 Km. (Walking distance).
Airports - Naples Capodichino - 63 Km. - Roma Leonardo da Vinci 292 Km. - Roma Ciampino 266 Km. - Bari 301 Km.
Railway Stations - Salerno - 39 Km. - Sorrento 18 Km.
Luxury Villa Manuela is located on the SS163 Coastal Road and almost halfway along the Amalfi Coast, stylish Positano is only 1 Km. away with its wealth of shops, banks, chemists and good beach. The quickest way down to the main center of Positano is by catching the convenient Interno Positano bus which runs constantly within and around Positano. From Luxury Villa Manuela, those who like hiking and climbing will be able to easily reach the famous trail along the ridge of the mountains that overlook the Amalfi Coast. For its extraordinary beauty, made of precipices and breathtaking views, the trail is called “Sentiero degli Dei”: Path of the Gods. In Positano, it is possible to enjoy aquatic and underwater sports, to rent boats and to take mini cruises by day and night along the coast. From the dock in Positano you will also be able to board ferries and hydrofoils to Amalfi and Salerno, Capri, Sorrento Coast and Naples, as well as go on mini-cruises. You must indeed take a tour of the coast from the sea. If you are fond of archaeology, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum are easily within reach and, of course, Naples as well.
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.
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 becomingly real after you have gone."
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 from Byzantium 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.
Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), as well as being mentioned in the 2009 musical film Nine in the song "Cinema Italiano". Positano is also the setting for the romantic adventure novel, "Finding Positano, A Love Story" (2010), by William James. It also hosts the annual Cartoons on the Bay Festival, at which Pulcinella awards for excellence in animation are presented. From July 1967 and through most of the 1970s, Positano was home of singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips and was where most of his best known work was composed. Also, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in the cafes of Positano while on vacation. Patricia Highsmith based the little port of Mongibello in The Talented Mr Ripley on Positano. The town is also where parts of the film adaptation were filmed.
Today tourism is by far the major industry in Positano. Positano is also very popular for Limoncello and for L"Albertissimo", an alcoholic tipple that can only be found at a small stall at the main harbour.
More info : Amalfi Coast. and Sorrento Coast.
Check-in time is between 3,00 and 8,00 p.m. You will be met and taken to the booked accommodation, asked for a photo copy of your Id or passport, any extras and the Breakage deposit € 1.000,00 – this is refunded on your departure day, less any breakages.
We strongly recommend contacting our land agents the day before or early morning of your arrival day, to let them know how you intend getting to the resort and approximate arrival time, they will in this occasion be able to advise of any local fiestas, roads closed etc...
Check-out time is between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
On departure the property has to be left tidy, with the kitchen clean and free from trash. Should these conditions not be respected, there will a deduction from the deposit - amount corresponding to the extra cleaning time.
Arrival and departure times can be arranged outside these times for this service a supplement of € 55,00 is applied.
City tax: Mandatory, is € 1,50 per person, per day, payable locally in cash.
Extra Services if required - advance notice may be required:
1 hour cleaning € 15,00
1 hour babysitter € 15,00
Bed linen change € 12,00
Towels change € 12,00
Continental breakfast (only available for 10/12 persons) € 150,00 (plus food)
Traditional Italian chef at the Villa on request (price upon request)
Cooking class at the famous "ristorante Don Alfonso 1890"(that will reserve a special treatment for our guests)
Ceramic class at the villa (booking at your request, price negotiable)
Massage at the Villa (price upon request)
Hairdresser, beautician at the Villa (price upon request)
How to get there
There are several ways to get to Positano / Amalfi Coast from Naples Capodichino Airport or Naples / Salerno Train station either by renting a car or by public transport. It is also possible to arrange private transfer directly to the your property.
Ask us for quotation.
Once at the property you can get around fine without the car as parking in the towns is hard to come by and expensive. Public Buses operate year-around connecting Ravello to Amalfi, where are buses to all the Amalfi Coast villages and Sorrento area. Ferries (from May to October) operate a service between Amalfi - Positano - Sorrento - Capri Island - Naples and Salerno.
More info on the Amalfi Coast Transport.
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