About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Max Beds: 16, Min Beds: 16, Double Beds: 8, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 8, Reference: 14652
Overlooking and within walking distance of the popular town of Positano, this elegant villa is sure to delight couples seeking a luxurious holiday on the coast. The villa includes eight large suites, beautiful terraces, and décor of ancient paintings and mosaics. Daily continental breakfast, a complimentary boat ride along the Amalfi coastline, a private staff and more ensure that every guest’s needs are taken care of.
(1000 m2 of gardens + 350 m2 of terraces)
This villa is hidden behind walls with a large wooden door opening directly onto one of the many passageways through the village. Dating back to 1741, this historical house is decorated with antique furniture and paintings resembling the inside of a museum. The villa features a Mediterranean garden full of bougainvillea, lemon and orange trees. The house has several terraces, and the garden has a lovely view on the beach of Positano. There is a private pool area (4.5m x 8.5 m, 1.3m deep) with sunbeds and beach umbrellas. Please note: It is not possible to access the villa by car – this can only be done on foot via a long, winding alleyway with over 150 steps in total. A porter is available to help with luggage transfer on arrival and departure, but this villa is not recommended for babies or toddlers, those with walking difficulties, or the elderly.
Ground Floor: There are four large suites with queen size beds (160 cm) each with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, sink, and toilet. The suites are decorated with Neapolitan ceramics and ancient 1700 mosaics. Each bedroom has access to the furnished terrace.
First Floor: This floor has the main entrance and also leads to the Mediterranean garden full of bougainvillea, lemon and orange trees, (from which the juice and homemade marmalade's that are served for breakfast are made!). There is a big kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher, oven, microwave and American coffee maker. A large room can be used as a dining room, place to relax, or an area for working as there is a computer equipped with Wi-Fi, an ADSL line, fax, mail, and more. There is also a big library full of old and new books and five guest bathrooms with sinks and toilets, only.
Second Floor: There are four large suites with queen size beds (160 cm) each with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, sink, and toilet. The suites are decorated with Neapolitan ceramics and ancient 1700 mosaics. Each bedroom has access to the furnished terrace.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: 25 Euros per hour
Extra Housekeeping: 25 Euros per hour
Laundry Service: Upon request
Off-Site Parking: 35 Euros per day
Boat Service: Upon request
Complimentary To Guests: One welcome dinner and one cooking class.
Cook Service is provided for breakfast and a second meal (either lunch or dinner) for a maximum total of 8 hours per day. Food and beverages are an additional cost.
As this villa is not accessible by car, only on foot through one of Positano’s side streets, it is not recommended for babies or toddlers, those with walking difficulties, or the elderly.
There is no private parking available at this property.
Porter Service is available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (except for Sundays); please plan your arrival accordingly.
Housekeeping is provided for 8 hours per day. Linens and towels are changed. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Gorgeous property with skilled, friendly, accommodating staff....
Gorgeous property with skilled, friendly, accommodating staff.
The view and the staff.
Not for anyone with mobility issues or tendency to motion sickness. Property is accessed via steep walk and only very winding roads in and out of the city. Difficulty in accessing the city/villa is what makes the landscape so dramatically beautiful.
The hiking trails and amazing views.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nocelle is within walking distance, for able hikers. Worth the climb and descent. The beach below the villa offers good shopping and great restaurants for lunch, as well as water sport and boating options.
Tips or Restaurants:
The pool at the villa is much more relaxing than sunning and swimming on the beach below. Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes are advisable, as are hats for the hot and sunny summer months.
Villa Lara does not appear on GPS listings.
Check In Out:
It was easy. Any questions before travel were readily answered via email with the property manager.
The whole week was amazing. All 15 of us loved every minute of it....
The whole week was amazing. All 15 of us loved every minute of it.
The villa itself with its stylish decor, wonderful staff, beautiful pool, and amazing views of Positano and the sea.
So many steps to get up to it, but worth it. We'd often go for a swim in the pool upon returning to the villa in the afternoons.
Perfect for everyone in the group. Day trips to Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii. Guided Path of the Gods hike. Lunch and shopping in Positano. Chartered boat to Capri for day including two stops for swimming.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Positano walk down steps.
Tips or Restaurants:
Hiking boots if you plan to hike.
Bathing suits for pool and sea.
Hat and sunscreen.
Villa has anything else you'd need.
You can see the villa from the ferry dock in the harbor, but exact directions on which staircases to take would be helpful. First time up we followed the road which takes longer and is too close to buses. (After yellow awning take stairs across street. At mini market take another set of stairs up).
Those arriving by car/driver have it easier. Drivers dropped them off at last set of stairs.
Check In Out:
Easy. Need cash for security deposit and copies of passports. Security deposit is then used to buy groceries. We only had to pay an additional 310 euros for food/wine.