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Unbelievable, ultra luxury, fully staffed baroque villa in Positano. Sleeps 9.

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,235 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Positano has been called the pearl of the Amalfi Coast for its particular beauty that makes it stand out from all the other localities along the coast. Villa Cardinale could be defined as one of the most beautiful residential pearls to be found along this stretch of coastline. Located in the upper part of Positano, it occupies a dominant position that offers a unique view of the town and the bay. From the large terraces it is possible to look down on the succession of typical multi-colored houses that climb down to the sea, as though from the bridge of a ship. Villa Cardinale dates back to 1700 and is one of the most elegant examples of Italian baroque: the ceilings on the “piano nobile” or main floor are sumptuously decorated and the stuccoes, typical of the period, are of the highest quality. During the first half of the 20th century the villa hosted some very famous European intellectuals and artists who were attracted by the charm of Positano and the mild climate that characterizes the bay. Today, Villa Cardinale has established itself in a select class of super-luxury villas in Italy, attracting celebrities, business leaders and aristocrats from across North America and Europe, as well as families and groups of friends who can appreciate the exceptional experience this home offers its guests.

Peak season - Saturday to Saturday minimum stay, other dates/prices available upon request.

Please contact us for 2017 rates.

The recent renovation work has restored the villa to its ancient splendor, transforming it into a prestigious holiday residence of the highest quality. A painstaking seven year restoration combines ultra-luxury accommodation with the highest possible standard for art and objects d'art of significant cultural interest. The atmosphere and charm of this villa make it truly unique. It has all modern conveniences: Wi-Fi internet and air conditioning, spa with Turkish bath, sauna and a beautiful indoor swimming pool (8 x 3m). The spa is connected to the outdoor terrace which also has an ornamental-style whirlpool bathtub. There is an excellent chef service available to guests staying at the villa.

The villa is in the town of Positano where all the shops and restaurants are just a short walk away. It is not necessary to have a car, however, a parking space can be booked at an extra cost.

This property is a wonderful year round destination, and should be considered anytime of year.

5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms 500 m/5400 sq ft.



Gate from village stairs opens to upper garden with expansive views of the village and sea; benches shaded by fruit trees, intimate round pergola with cushions for relaxing seats 6-8, lower terrace with table and cushions designed for those wanting respite from the sun.

Narrow front terrace opens from Upper Level bedrooms and central staircase

Primary terrace with gracious sitting area for 12 and separate dining table for 12 under awning, original well remains

Private spa terrace with combination fountain/ hydro massage pool, cushioned sun beds, door to village stairs.


Double bedroom (queen) with TV en suite bath (shower stall)

Double bedroom (queen) with TV en suite bath (shower stall)

Full bath (shower stall)

Laundry room

Direct access to upper garden and gate to village steps


Master bedroom suite (queen) with sitting area for four, TV, opens to private balcony and shared terrace; en suite bath (shower stall)

Master bedroom suite (queen) with sitting area for four, TV, opens to shared terrace; en suite bath (shower stall)

Single bedroom (twin) with private bath (shower stall)

Central hall with double staircase


Central entrance hall with double staircase

Formal dining room with seating for 8 -12, separate den area with seating for six, desk with computer and DSL line for guests' use, double doors to front terrace

Casual dining room open to professional kitchen (8 gas burners, grill, oven, double size fridge, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher) with fireplace and two traditional fornos for cooking with wood


Waterfall from wall into hydro-massage heated pool lined with antique tiles (8 x 3.5 meters; stairs and shelves for sitting 2.4 meters in depth, max. temperature 40 degrees C)

Turkish steam bath


Three distinct showers for cold, tepid and hot water

Sitting area for eight with plasma TV, Satellite, sound system, fridge with cold drinks

Massage area

Private chapel


Cleaning included 7 days/week.

Welcome Dinner with wine and champagne aperitivo included.

Cooking services for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner included 7 days/week.

Professional chef with butler available on request with additional payment (E. 250.00 per dinner).

Bed and bath linens changed daily.

Personal laundry services included.

Additional staff hours available on request with separate charge.

Heat, electricity and air conditioning are included.

Two in room safes available.

Complimentary WiFi provided. Please note there may not be consistent coverage throughout the property. Please discuss your particular connectivity needs before booking.

Use of the spa facilities is expressly at the guests' own risk. Professional masseur available on request.

There are 229 steps to Villa Cardinale from the roadway, depending on which path you take. A carrying chair can be arranged on request. This property is not highly suitable for the mobility impaired.

More Details

Property Manager
Michela Bisciglia / Jim Bisciglia
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017


Positano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 5235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with 2nd master suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Privat bathroom for bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Full guest bath
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Three showers with different temperature waters in spa
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom Suite - 1 queen , Stting area for 4, TV, private balcony. Ensuite Bath
    2nd Master Suite - 1 queen , sitting area for 4, TV, shared terrace; ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , TV and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have ensuie bathroom
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Full time staff is included. Guest pays for the cost of food and liquor.


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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
SS 163


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Upon arrival it will be necessary to pay 2,000 Euros in cash for supplies (food and drinks and any extra services requested). Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 2,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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