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Elegant and central villa with private gated parking in Positano

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,153 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Amalfi Coast - 3 large bedrooms and wonderful terraces with great seaview

This beautiful Villa has a fantastic location, conveniently connected to the center of town, main beach Spiaggia Grande and cozy beach of Fornillo.

The views are spectacular, ranging from Praiano all across Positano and Li Galli, former Nureyev island.

The property is accessed by a narrow staircase from the main road of 70 stairs (few under Positano standards).

On the ground level the entrance opens to the largest of the terraces in this Villa which overlooks the sea and is warmed by the sun all day. On this terrace there are two outside tables and chairs.

On the far right end the terrace is covered with yet another table and chairs which give the chance to sit outside even if it’s drizzling.

A door leads you to a comfortable living area sectioned into three room divided by arches, with various sofas, TV and a big window which frames the view as a painting. A fireplace can be found here as well.

Through the living room you walk into a very spacious kitchen, fully equipped, with a large table for 10 people, high ceilings with exposed wood, wood oven for pizza and charcoal grills.

On the back of the kitchen there is a storage room with washer and dryer.

On the ground level there is also a guest bathroom.

A lovely marble staircase brings you to the upper level.

All three bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated.

The first is the master bedroom with queen size bed, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and a small terrace.

Adjoining is another bedroom with queen size bed and balcony opening to a large terrace with sun beds and a breath-taking view.

Next is a twin bedded room also opening onto the terrace. These two bedrooms share a large bathroom with two sinks a tub and walk in shower. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

The Villa is equipped with all comforts for a fantastic holiday including satellite TV, wifi internet connection, stereo, ceiling fan in the living room, air conditioning in bedrooms, safe, dishwasher, oven, wood oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, refrigerator wine, charcoal grills, toaster, coffee maker, barbecue, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, covered parking for cars.

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Positano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2153 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 -
    Bagno 2 -
    Bagno 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 3 - 2 twin/ single , one more single bed can be arranged
  • 1/2 more single beds could be arranged in the bedrooms for a maximum of 7/8 people
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Elegant and central villa with private gated parking in Positano
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
San Clemente, CA

Amazing Villa and Host

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic stay at Villa Dolphin, and already we are thinking about returning. It was a perfect base from which to enjoy Positano and the surrounding Amalfi coast.

Not having been to Positano previously, we were fortunate to find a location that was convenient to both the main beach and the smaller, very inviting Fornillo beach. Although the town is small, location is important. I think it is very nice and probably preferable to be in the mid portion of town (from an upper to lower Positano perspective). You have the benefits of the breathtaking views while still having easy access to several of the good restaurants and a relatively short walk to the main pedestrian-only shopping district and beach (about 15 minutes via the road). Alternatively, if you don't mind stairs, you can reach the beach and pedestrian shopping district in just over 5 minutes down a staircase just across from the villa.

The villa itself is great for a family or a group. We were two couples on this trip, and each of us had a large bedroom with a view terrace. The third bedroom, with two twin beds, was also large. The main terrace, on the lower level near the kitchen and living areas is very large and inviting. It has spectacular views, a large table for outdoor dining, and a new lighted electric retractable awning to shield from the sun.

The large kitchen is rustic and a wonderful gathering place for morning breakfast or just hanging out, with an indoor farm-style table that could accommodate more than eight people. Although there were 2 additional living rooms and a beautiful view alcove on the main level, we found ourselves on the terrace or in the kitchen the majority of the time.

Lastly, we cannot say enough about Matteo, the host. He is very friendly and was incredibly responsive to our many (probably too many) inquiries as we were planning our trip as well as during our stay. Since he also lives nearby in Positano, he provided many suggestions for activities, restaurants, and even wine (!!) and made us feel very welcome during our stay. He clearly wants his guests to have a great experience.

In summary, if you are looking for a combination of space, view and location with a fantastic host as an added bonus, I don't think you can beat Villa Dolphin.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Villa with Stunning View!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further...this villa is amazing and Matteo is the best! We were 2 couples met by Matteo immediately upon arrival. He helped carry our bags up the 72 steps and opened a door leading to a huge terrace with the most spectacular view! You will never need to leave this place except for the fact that Positano is absolutely beautiful and Matteo tells you where to go and where to eat. Each couple had there own bedroom and bathroom AND PRIVATE BALCONY! The beds were very comfortable with nice linens and the house is beautifully appointed with antiques. We spent very little time inside as the terrace is gorgeous.We only ate breakfast at the villa even though the kitchen is amazing. Matteo recommended great restaurants that were really close to the villa. We ate at Il Capitano 3 times as the view was unbelievable and we loved the food. We got to know the owner of this family run restaurant. We had other meals at Next2, Mediterraneo, and La Tagliata which were excellent. La Tagliata is in in Montepertuso which is situated above Positano. We highly recommend the hike down as the views are captivating. We took the local bus up to the town and walked down a path of stairs which was very easily walkable.We ended up at the beach area in Positano. We went to Capri for a day by ferry and also visited Ravello and Amalfi and Sorrento on other days. We loved taking the ferry and bus so we could experience both modes of transportation. The drivers are CRAZY! Glad we didn't rent a car! Quite often cars need to back up or move when a bus is approaching as they don't fit on the narrow roads! We had the most incredible vacation at this villa and would love to return. Thank you Matteo for being so incredibly helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nambucca Heads NSW Australia


  • 5 of 5

Every once in while you come across a real gem. We felt privileged to have stayed at Matteo's Positano Villa. You will not do better. The place is magnificent, better than the photos!. Well appointed, beautifully furnished, functional and convenient. Only surpassed by Matteo's hospitality. He epitomises the Villa, friendly, helpful, welcoming. We saw him as a long lost friend! I would have no hesitation in recommending his place. No hidden nasties, just wonderful holidaying. Oh the view!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denny, you're too kind!! I must thank you for being so friendly and nice with me! It was a pleasure to have you here. I really hope to see you again soon, please give a hug for me to your wonderful family! Ciao Matteo
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  • 5 of 5

Five of us recently spent 5 days in Positano and had the privilege of staying at this villa. It is truly spectacular and our host Matteo is the best. He arranged to have someone help us with our luggage (we packed too much of course). He greeted us with a bottle of nice Prosecco while he showed us the villa and provided us with great recommendations for tours, restaurants and shopping. In the evenings we would sit on the terrace and marvel in the beauty of Positano. One day we had some rain but the covered terrace didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. You will wake up each morning to the most spectacular sites. The villa felt like home and the accommodations were perfect. This was a dream come true and if you book this villa you will not be disappointed. I wish I were there now!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Villa in Positano

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two children and parents spent 5 nights in Positano. What a magical place it is and made even more spectacular by this amazing villa. We had more than enough room for everyone. The appointments in the villa are first class. The views from everywhere in the home are spectacular. Matteo is a wonderful host who helped us from the moment we arrived to the morning we departed with assistance with our luggage, to recommendations for shopping, restaurants and so much more. His quintessential Italian hospitality and charm made us feel like we were at home. You won't find a more beautiful place to stay in Positano than Villa Dolphin. Thank you Matteo for making our stay in Positano one of the most memorable vacations our family has shared.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and perfect vacation in beautiful Positano

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two adult children spent nearly a week at this beautifully appointed and incredibly comfortable home. (frankly, I don't think the pictures do it justice). All rooms open to reveal a stunning ocean view. The kitchen is large and includes everything one would need or want. There are numerous living spaces, each different, yet comfortable in its own right. The bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, with plenty of storage space for your things. Views from the bedrooms are stunning. A covered porch and patio on the ground floor, and a balcony and sitting area on the upper floor give you many different options for enjoying the warm sun or the sunrise/sunset. Matteo is a lovely person and the perfect host. He was so accommodating and sweet from the time before we booked the trip until the time we arrived home. He is a great resource for all things in Positano, and he gave us great recommendations for restaurants and shopping (which were great, by the way). The house is very close to the center of the town. As soon as you descend the staircase to the house you will find restaurants, shopping areas, a market, and more. One can take boat rides from the beach, including guided tours of Capri. We did all of these things and loved them. The entire experience was memorable for each of us. I would highly recommend this place, Matteo and Positano.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Metres
Marina Grande
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres

Public transportation available at 40 meters.

Ferry to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi or Salerno at 600 meters (only during the summer).

From the villa you can reach in a few minutes walk Marina Grande, the main beach of Positano and the beach of Fornillo, more intimate. The villa is located near the bus stop which will take you to other places such as Amalfi or Sorrento and not far from the pier where the summer ferries to Capri or Salerno. Positano is also not far from places of historical / artistic interest such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples.

Approximate distances:

Naples Airport: 60 km / 37 mi

Rome Airport, Fiumicino: 280 km / 173 mi

Train Station (Sorrento): 14 km / 8,7 mi

Naples Station 55 Km / 34.0 mi

Rome Station 270 km / 167 mi

Pompei: 30 km / 18 mi

Paestum: 80 km / 49 mi


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax $ 1.84 per person per night

Saturday to Saturday rental.
Rates payable 50% on booking and the rest 4 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of € 300 should be provided at check-in in cash and will be refunded after verifying the absence of damages.
A thirty (30) days notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment . Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.