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Positano - Amalfi/Sorrento Coast
Property ID: 2414
Sleeps: 13

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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Air conditioning

- 8 bedrooms
- 7 baths

- Standard first dinner included
- Private balcony/terrace
- Wireless Internet
- Baby bed available
- Satellite TV
- Dishwasher
- Maid Service
- Barbecue
- Clothes dryer
- Particular charm
- Radio / CD player
- Telephone
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PositanoPoint2018 Positano Point is a unique sea-side residence enjoying a splendid location at the edge of Positano, one of the most picturesque beach resorts on the Amalfi Coast.  This is one of the most storied homes in Positano.  It sleeps 13 guests in five double bedrooms and three single bedrooms and has 7 full bathrooms and 2 guest bathrooms.  There is a private descent to public beach little used by others.   Positano Point is an excellent choice for a group that wants privacy and also the chance to be together in a magnificent seaside location.


Positano Point began as a fortress during the occupation of the Saracens in the 1200's.  It was in a state of destruction when the renowned futurist artist Gilbert Clavel set out to restore the old Norman tower in 1919 and made it his home.  Fashioning the building to his taste, he designed and created the wood furniture with the help of artisan Enrico Lietz.  The custom-designed furniture conforms to his vision in a simple and uncluttered style, and much of it remains on the property today Gilbert Clavel had many famous guests in his house, including Jean Cocteau, Fortunato Depero and Pablo Picasso, who met his future wife Olga Koklova here.

The inspired result of Clavel's work is Positano Point, an awe-inspiring pentagonal residence of four levels, with a subterranean level built right into the rock.  The interiors are characterized by a fascinating variety of shapes and furnished with a delightful simplicity. This is not a conventional home, as it has been built on a promontory.  The house spreads over multiple levels, connected by open-air paths and hallways hewn from stone.  Surrounded on three sides by water, the glinting light diving in through every window, the house is as much about being outside as in.  The sprawling layout is ideal for a larger group that seeks both shared and private spaces.  This is supported by an exceptional staff with long personal connections to this particular property, who are happy to share their love of this dramatic and unique home.

The design of the house is such that three groups can each enjoy their own kitchen, sitting room and sleeping accommodation, or gather together to dine and relax as a group.  Positano Point is designed to be a carefree and comfortable home, ideal for casual seaside living.  The appealing decor and inherently interesting layout, with its many corridors, stairs and terraces, is most suitable for those looking for an authentic Italian holiday in a truly genuine environment. Please note that it is not possible to reach the villa by car.

You can arrive at the villa by water taxi directly from the main beach, or on foot, crossing the beach at Fornillo and taking the staircase to the private entrance gate and path.  There are three principal terraces plus a private descent to the beach by way of a characteristic narrow staircase.

- Double or Twin bedrooms: 4
- Double bedroom (cannot be fitted as a twin bedroom): 1
- Single bedrooms: 3
All the bedrooms have AC except the single room located in the part of the house called La Torre.

- Bathrooms with double sink and bathtub with hand-held shower: 2
- Bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower: 1
- Bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower: 1
- Bathrooms with shower:3
- Half bathrooms with just toilet and sink: 2
There are hairdryers in all of the bathrooms except the guests' bathrooms.

Positano Point is set in three different parts.

La Torre
(3 bedrooms)

Here the walkway circles the tower on three sides, and includes a south-facing open terrace with a striking painted tile floor by the noted ceramicist Ernestine.

- Lower level: Fully equipped modern kitchen (4 burner gas stove, oven, fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher).
- First level: “The Blue bedroom”. Cozy double bedroom (twins possible) with charming window overlooking the sea. Beautiful new en suite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower with lovely window overlooking Positano.
- Second level: Spacious living room with fireplace with antique glass tiles with views toward Positano, the sea and coastline; there is a small fridge for keeping cold drinks, TV SKY, CD/tape player. On this level there is an attractive single bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. This bedroom has the access to a little balcony overlooking the sea and the islands of I Galli.
- Third level: “The Yellow bedroom”. Stairs lead up to a spacious double bedroom (queen size) finished in lemon yellow and turquoise blue tones with en suite bathroom with double sink and bathtub.
- Internal staircase leads to the top of the Torre/tower that has a roof terrace with expansive 360° view over the sea and Positano

Le Sirene (2 bedrooms)

Le Sirene has a beautiful spacious terrace with dramatic west-facing views of the Isole dei Galli and the Amalfi Coast.  Here there is a teak dining table with captain chairs for eight and a barbecue.  

- First level: “The Sirene Bedroom”. Bright and spacious double bedroom (twins possible) with all west-facing windows. Bookcases and desk designed by Clavel. A small corridor leads to en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
- Second level: “The Diamond bedroom”. In this part of the house there is also a single bedroom called Diamante so named for the diamond shape of the vaulted ceiling, designed by Clavel when he laid the parquet floor. This is a cozy and distinctive room with satellite television and a window facing Positano. The unique en suite bath (open stall, no curtain) has been made with a characteristic tile design, with drapes for privacy.
- Third level: Living - dining room with bamboo couches and chairs for five, round dining table for four. Satellite television, portable CD/tape player/tuner. New corner kitchen (4 burner gas stove, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, small electric grill, double sink) with granite counter.  

(3 bedrooms)

- Lower level: Long, tiled dining portico furnished with an expansive wood table large enough to accommodate everyone for a long lunch or dinner by candlelight.  The view, stupendous through an open stone arch framing Positano, is lively and delightful by day and night.   his level also includes a sitting room, furnished with ivory cotton cushions on wicker couches, and a CD/tape player.  It accommodates six comfortably.  Double doors and windows open to the dining portico. The principal kitchen (5-burner gas stove, oven, large fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher) is newly refinished with Carrara counters and a pleasant window facing Positano.  There is a spacious adjacent pantry, generally used by the staff for laundry, casual meals, etc.  Arched glass doors lead to covered terrace and washing machine.
This floor also accommodates the custodian's apartment, which has its own independent entrance.

- Upper level: “The Green Bedroom”. Lovely double bedroom (twins possible) screened, opening onto the principal terrace with a breathtaking view of Positano. This bedroom shares, with a single bedroom, a beautiful full bathroom (tub with hand held shower) with bright yellow tiles, double sink and small window facing Positano. The single bedroom is also called the “Library”, recently restored, but respecting the typical style of the house, antique parquet floor and original desk designed by Clavel. Window and double doors open to the principal terrace.  New double bedroom also called the Secret Room (twins possible) with bathroom with shower. This room has no view over the sea. On this floor there is also a new guest half bathroom. The second guest bathroom is located outside the house, near the stairs leading to the beach.

Air conditioning
Air conditioning is included in the price and is offered in the following rooms:
Torre:  In the two bedrooms and in the living room
Sirene:  In the two bedrooms and in the living room
Porticato: In the three bedrooms
Fans are available for all of the bedrooms

WIFI internet connection; fax machine; there is a private boat landing at the entrance to the property; above the house, on an upper terrace, the owners have constructed a straw -shaded platform with simple weight-training equipment. Fan are available for all bedrooms, if needed.

An English speaking concierge will meet guests at arrival and assist with check-in and orientation.  She also is available at departure day to take care of check-out formalities.  Additionally, she is available by phone during the visit, and this service is included in the price.  Tours, excursions and other services can be arranged through the concierge for a service fee. Monday and Saturday arrivals are preferred but other weekdays are possible--please inquire.  Arrival must be by 6 pm.  Full staff includes caretaker, housekeeper (6 hrs/day, 7 days/wk), excellent cook and server for meals. The cook works six hours per day (10am to 4pm). She works everyday, except for rentals longer than one week, then Saturday is her day off.  Some English is spoken by the caretaker and cook.  Linens are changed weekly and pool towels are included.  There are numerous staircases, corridors and walkways linking the various rooms, making this hazardous for anyone unsteady on their feet or likely to be disoriented. 

Positano Point is unsuitable for very active children.  Two cribs are available for children up to 3 yrs old.  Transfers and excursions are available.  Parking is at public car-park in Positano.   Boats are available for hire with or without skipper.

Rent Includes:  WiFi internet, bed, bath and kitchen linens, air conditioning, water, electricity, gas, final cleaning. House cleaning service 6 hours per day (9 am - 3 pm/6 days per week). Grocery shopping service (food is extra) Chef: 6 hours per day (10 am - 4 pm/6 days per week) prepares lunch and is also available to prepare a light dinner, but does not provide table service. Food is extra, except for your arrival dinner which includes both food and beverages.  Transfer service with luggage from Positano to the property on the arrival day and back to Positano on the departure day. An English-speaking local host will meet you on arrival day to help you settle in. She is reachable by phone during your stay. Prior to arrival, she can arrange tours, excursions and other services (which is not included in the price of the rental). A property manager is also available during the day.

Rent Does Not Include: Telephone, personal laundry, extra staff hours, security deposit. Food, wine and consumables. Boat with skipper, gas for the boat. About the area

Positano Point sits on a rocky outcrop jutting into the turquoise sea-reachable only by boat or on a footpath from one of Positano's main beaches.  From the terrace one can look seaward toward the isles of Capri and I Galli, or turn to Positano.  The city of Positano offers no shortage of cafés, shops and restaurants for whiling away an afternoon or evening.

Visitors are also sure to enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal road--the SS145--stopping at Praiano and Amalfi and then the renowned up-hill town of Ravello, with its incomparable view from the famous garden of Villa Rufolo.  Excursions in the other direction might include a boat trip to the island of Capri, a visit to Napoli, 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.

Two week minimum rental preferred. Special one week rentals accepted upon request.



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