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Positano: Casa Leucosia... in a wonderful ancient villa,in the heart of Positano

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Parthenope, a 17th-century villa, has been recently renovated with care and tastefully decorated. It perches in a peaceful and quiet spot, yet is centrally located in Positano. Hospitality is offered in a pleasant apartment, Casa Leucosia, on the ground floor down about 30 steps from the road.

The apartment is independent and allows privacy. One of the great advantages of the villa is that a car is not required. The apartment is located a 5-minute walk uphill from the celebrated chic boutiques, restaurants and bars of Positano. Fifteen minutes walk downhill takes the visitor to the main beach.

Casa Leucosia (sleeps 4) has an entrance leading into the large living/dining room, which is furnished in a charming style with white-washed walls, terra cotta tiled floors, wooden table and chairs, comfortable sofa, air conditioning, WiFi, TV LCD and 2 French windows opening onto the balcony, which runs the length of the apartment and faces a truly picture-perfect view of the sea and Positano. The kitchen is cheerful, compact and efficient, with refrigerator, stove with 3 gas burners, oven and microwave oven. There is a separate powder room with washing machine. The upper level (10 steps) has 2 double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, each with en suite bathroom (both with shower).

Another great advantage of Casa Leucosia: private stairs which, through the garden, lead directly to the beach in less than 5 minutes.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Capodichino, Naples airport
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Li Galli
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Naples, Central Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A3, Napoli - Salerno
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Spiaggia grande

By car: take the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway and exit at “Castellammare di Stabia”. Take the ss.145 state highway towards Sorrento and then the ss.163 towards Positano (coastal road). By train: from the Central Station in Naples (Napoli Centrale), take the Circumvesuviana railway to “Meta di Sorrento”. Then the Sita buses to Positano: stop "La Sponda". By Ferry: take the Metrò del Mare - in Naples’ Harbour (Stazione Marittima) - destination Positano. By plane: from Capodichino Airport in Naples, take an ANM bus to the Central Station (Napoli Centrale), then follow the instructions for travelling by train.

From Positano you can reach very easily the most beautiful touristic places in the world: Capri, Ischia, Sorrento, Pompei, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum. Ferries and hydrofoils fly daily between Positano and Capri (50 min.), Naples (50 min.), Amalfi (30 min.) and Salerno (30 min.). The nearest airports are Naples (60 Km or 1.5 hours) and Rome (267 Km or 3 hours).

In Positano: the yellow internal bus stop is on the road just above the house and a walk up to the top of the village brings the guest to the blue buses marked SITA to Sorrento (1 hour) or Amalfi (1 hour). Day trips by boat can easily be reserved at the beach (to the right). Car and driver trips may be ordered in advance or in Positano. If you want a car (not recommended during high season), there is a public parking garage nearby for 20-22 Euro per day.


Positano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling


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Positano: Casa Leucosia... in a wonderful ancient villa,in the heart of Positano
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is THE PERFECT place to stay in Positano! The villa is even more beautiful than pictured. Large, very clean, well appointed - has everything you could possibly need or desire. Fantastic location - near wonderful cafes, restaurants, main shopping area, events, and even a private passage to the church and beach! All that before I even mention the million $$$$+++ dollar (Euro) view not only of the sea that looks like sparkling jewels but the iconic hillside homes which look like a plen air painting! The home itself is spacious, airy, open and beautiful inside but one of my favorite things was the large balcony for coffee in the morning, reading in the afternoons and romantic dinners prepared from fresh ingredients we found at the markets that day and created in the kitchen while watching the sunset over the sea and the town. Pierpaolo was an incredible host - so gracious and generous providing wonderful recomendations for excellent restauarants, shops and markets - even a driver - Mr. Lupo - to take you to whereever you desired. Casa Leucosia could not have been more perfect! I will dream of this place until I return again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved every minute of our stay at Casa Leucosia

  • 5 of 5

We are so lucky to have found this amazing apartment in the most perfect location in Positano. Pierpaolo was a gracious and professional host, and did everything he could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. All the amenities were exactly as described, and the view was well beyond our expectations. We were two couples, and had plenty of room and privacy , and the 2 baths upstairs , and half bath downstairs were very convenient. Unfortunately, we had some rainy days, but the apartment was large and comfortable enough that we were able to cook a meal, relax amd enjoy our time indoors. We were able to spend some time on the beach as well, and the stairs from the apartment were very convenient and time saving .....once our legs got used to the climb. Overall, we would highly recommend Casa Leucosia ,and sincerely thank Pierpaolo for his wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem in the perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

This two story villa is wonderful. The balcony extends the full width of the place and the view is exquisite. My favorite part is the location. A private staircase takes you down just behind the church and right out to the beach from there. Pierpaolo was fantastic and met us right away upon arrival. The only drawback is the small kitchen, which is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. Really only enough room for 1. But with such close access to the absolute best of Positano, who cares! We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa. Ciao!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical place cared for with love.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect. Beautifully renovated, perfect location, gracious host, magical views. Hope to return soon. Grazie!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from a week in this beautiful part of the world. The villa was spotlessly clean and well furnished. It is in an ideal location in Positano, not too high, but high enough to have a wonderful view. There are good restaurants close by and and the private stairs are ideal for getting down to the beach and more restaurants.

Pierpaolo was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. His recommended driver Mr Lupo, although maybe not your conventional limo driver, was also very helpful. We used Mr Lupo a couple of times during our stay and by the end of the week we felt we had gained a good friend.

We would recommend this property unreservedly and hope to returning ourselves next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location and view in Positano

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 senior couples who stayed in Casa Leucosia for one week, starting June 20, 2017. The apartment is located down a staircase right beside Le Sireneuse Hotel. The apartment was clean and comfortable for two couples. I loved the blue and white Santorini inspired decor. The bedrooms, on the second floor, were both about the same size, large for Italy, one with an ensuite bathroom and the other with the bathroom right next door. The beds were very comfortable and the showers always had hot water and good pressure. We were there in very hot weather and the air-conditioning worked well. The kitchen is very small and there is no dishwasher but it is adequate for making breakfasts and small meals. A newer microwave and automatic coffeemaker would have been an asset. A small laundry room attached to the kitchen had an excellent clothes washing machine and a handy third toilet and sink for the first floor.

The best part of the apartment is the balcony with an amazing view of the Mediterranean and Positano. There was enough room for the four of us to lounge, eat and dry our clothes. It was a magical place in the evening with a bottle of Rose and some limoncello.

There is a stairway between Casa Leucosia and Casa Ligea which leads down through the garden and onto a narrow stairway leading down to the main beach. It joins up with the stairway used by Le Sureneuse Hotel guests. It was a great shortcut to the beach and fabulous exercise, especially on the way back up. It took us about 5 minutes to walk down and about 15 minutes on the way back up, including pauses to catch our breaths. Younger or fitter guests could make the trip much more quickly.

I don't know who owns the garden beneath the balcony but it desperately needs some maintenance. There are some beautiful plants and a lemon and an apricot tree hidden in the tangle of grass and bushes. The apricots were rotting on the ground resulting in a funky smell as you walked through to the beach stairs. With a little care, it could be a stunning feature. Having said that, it was much nicer to look down over a green space than to look directly onto a neighbouring building.

We did have a problem with ants invading from the balcony which Pierpaolo took care of immediately on being notified. Pierpaolo was very helpful and responsive, apologizing repeatedly for the ants. He had lots of information in the apartment on local restaurants and trips, which was much appreciated.

Grazie, Pierpaolo.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $83.58
Damage Deposit $298.51

Refundable security deposit (250 Euros).
Special price on particular conditions.

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.