Immerse yourself in local colours and scents, explore the Amalfi Coast by boat and swim in its crystal-clear waters, discover typical cuisine and wines, or just linger poolside at your villa restoring your body and mind. Whatever you decide to do, Carmen is the perfect cozy hideaway and its comforts are waiting for you. Set on a panoramic point, perched above the town of Positano with the glitzy Capri in the distance, the three-story Carmen offers superb views of the coastline. This villa is 20-minute drive from the center of town with its shops, restaurants, and the beach, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan of all those on the Amalfi Coast. The hydrofoil dock is also located in Positano, a very smart way to visit all the coastline villages and to go to Capri.
The villa low-key social spaces are arranged on the ground floor and include a dining room that seats comfortably 10 guests adjacent to a sitting area with a large L-shaped sofa and a large screen smart TV. A fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom with bathroom complete the layout of this floor.
There are 4 bedrooms on the first floor with bathrooms and sea views accommodating total up to 10 guests in the villa.
Outside the villa offers great outdoor living on its panoramic furnished terrace with dining facilities, sun deck and heated infinity swimming pool 3 m x 4 m
Bedroom 1: Off the terrace, independent bedroom with private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2: Queen bedroom160 cm with sea-view balcony and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower/bath
Bedroom 3: Queen bedroom 160 cm with sea-view balcony and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower/bath
Bedroom 4: Queen bedroom 160 cm with sea-view balcony and en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5: Queen bedroom 160 cm with sea-view balcony and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower/bath
All bedrooms have individual A/C units, Wi-Fi and smart sat TV; all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.
Panoramic sea view
Furnished terrace with dining facilities/ Al fresco dining
Heated infinity swimming pool 3 m x 4 m
FEATURES & AMENITIES:
Sleeps 10: 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms & WC
Air conditioning in the bedrooms
Fully equipped kitchen dishwasher, Ice-machine
Washing Machine & Dryer
Satellite smart TVs with Sky cable
Private Heated swimming pool 3 x 4 m
Al fresco dining
The villa enjoys a privileged position, far from the crowded Positano and yet very close to enjoy its nightlife and beaches. The villa’s main gate is reached via 90 steps and a 10-minute walk on a pedestrian path.
SERVICES INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL:
All utilities, including A/C, and final cleaning
Housekeeping service 4 hrs/day, every other day
Change of linen, every other day
Daily change of bath towels
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
Outdoor pool heating – from October to March, max temperature 26°- 29°/ 80°- 84 F°
Full gardening and pool cleaning service
Porter service on arrival and departure
EXTRAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL: on request to be paid locally;
Shuttle transportation service from/to center of Positano
Outdoor pool heating – from April to September
Paying parking at 300 meters from the villa, off street parking depending on availability.
Cost of food and beverages
Security Deposit: € 1,000 to be held at the agency
Due to its location, the villa is not recommended to guests with walking difficulty
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
Nearest Airport: Naples 1 h 20 min
Nearest serviced town: within walking distance
Nearest major city: Positano 20 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
A winding scenic drive along the coastal road, known for its hairpin bends and spectacular views, takes visitors to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and the spellbinding uphill town of Ravello, with its incomparable belvedere. Any of these popular resort towns along the coast are good bases for exploring the surrounding areas. Buses and ferries run frequently and are the most convenient way to reach other towns while avoiding what could be a challenging drive in the bustling summer traffic. Other excursion possibilities include a boat trip to the islands of Capri and Ischia, a visit to the vibrant cities of Napoli, Salerno, or the gracious Sorrento, or an exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum - the fascinating ruins of ancient cities destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1st century A.D.
The Amalfi Coast offers an abundance of cafes, shops, art galleries and restaurants on its vertical terrain. Most beaches are small pebble inlets of land thus the best way to enjoy the sand and the turquoise water is to tour the area by boat (ask our concierge about it!) and let an expert local captain take you to his favourite spots or suggest the best seaside restaurants. A memorable experience!
WHERE TO EAT:
Rossellinis - One of the finest Italian restaurants, Michelin-awarded and boasting very high ratings. In high season, the restaurant is open only for dinner. If you want to treat yourself to an unforgettable meal, dine here at night on one of the terraces looking down on the fishing boats 1,000 feet below! Via San Giovanni del Toro, Ravello - +39 089 818 181
Next 2 - Fine dining restaurant serving regional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Via Pasitea 242, Positano – +39 089 812 3516
Il Pirata - Panoramic restaurant built on a rock next to the water. Fresh local food served in a casual atmosphere. Very romantic place to enjoy at night. Whether you decide to spend a day sunbathing on its solarium, sip a cocktail in the lounge bar carved in the rocks, or sit for dinner at the restaurant, make sure to check out this place to experience a slice of the Mediterranean lifestyle! Via Terramare, Praiano - +39 089 874 377
Da Gemma - Just a 2-minute walk from the main square of Amalfi, on the right hand side. Pick a table on the terrace, overlooking the main street, and be delighted with modern version of coastal traditional dishes. Staples on the menu include the Genoese (with meat sauce) and the sumptuous fish soup. Via Fra' Gerardo Sasso 11, Amalfi - +39 089 871 345
L'Abside - Family-run restaurant serving great local food in a casual atmosphere. Outdoor seating on the piazza, perfect for children! Piazza dei Dogi, 31, Amalfi - +39 089 873 586
WHERE TO SHOP:
Clothing - Antica Sartoria - Locally designed chic summer clothes, wallet friendly and perfect to wear in any beach resort, from Positano to Ibiza, from St. Tropez to Miami or St. Barts. Anywhere you go, you will bring some Italy with you! Piazza Mulini 1/3, Positano - +39 089 812 2712
Handmade Paper – Amalfi artisans carry on the legacy of local papermakers of the past, maintaining the quality and peculiar characteristics that have made this paper famous around the world – buy your handmade cards at La Scuderia del Duca. Largo Cesareo Console 8, Amalfi - +39 089 872 976
Local Artwork – Paolo Sandulli’s “Queens of the Sea” and “the Signorine” (the Misses), original terra-cotta busts of women with wild tufts of hair made from dyed sea sponges, are delightful art pieces to bring home. Torre a Mare, Praiano - +39 339 440 1008 (direct)
Perfumes - Fabbrica Profumi di Positano, we love Incanto, with its refreshing lemon scent that reminds us of the sunny Coast also during winter! Via C. Colombo 175, Positano - +39 089 875 057
Limoncello - as a souvenir of your trip, Limoncello is a must. Buy it at Pasticceria Pansa: dating back to 1830, this shop has long been famous for its excellent products. Piazza Duomo 40, Amalfi - +39 089 871 065
BOOKING POLICIES: Minimum stay 7 nights
DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS. 50% at time of booking
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE
BALANCE DUE: 3 months prior to arrival.
Security deposit: €1,000 to be held by the agency
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended !