Luxury rental villa at the Amalfi coast close to Positano


Location: in the heart of the most beautiful part of the Amalfi coast between Amalfi and Positano.

Accomodation: 3 bedrooms, sleeps: 6

- Romantically secluded
but close to the elegant Amalfi and Positano amenities
- Breathtaking ocean views from all terraces and rooms
- Pool and direct access to the sea from a platform with deckchairs
- Parking
- Large space for living and relaxing: 210 m² (2100 ft²) indoors and two large terraces (240 m², 2400 ft²)
- Furnished as an upscale family home, original paintings and sculptures
- The hallway is a rock carving masterpiece
- Air con / heating for the colder season, ideal for all seasons including winter
- Free wireless Internet
- Free delivery service for groceries

The Villa la Madonnina was featured as one of the most beautiful villas in Italy (German Newspaper Welt am Sonntag).
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Amalfi coast Villa la Madonnina
                  spectacular view from tall terraces and rooms
Villa la Madonnina is a place to relax and enjoy. It is ideally located to visit the romantic towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello and to set out for excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Sorrento and Naples.

Its unique character makes Villa la Madonnina the perfect place for a vacation. An enchanting environment will make your dream vacation come true with lasting memories.

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Location: Villa la Madonnina is set like a diamond in a magnificent location, nestled close to Praiano among the beautiful inlets of the breathtaking Amalfi coast, a mere 9 km (6 miles) from Positano and 6 km (4 miles) from Amalfi.

Once an ancient fishing village, today Praiano is a lively seaside resort. In its Marina di Praia there are many charming Italian restaurants in walking distance from the villa.

It is known for its fine climate, with gentle winds in the hot season and presents itself to the sea as a cascade of white houses on a green, flowering slope.
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Accommodation: 210 m² (2100 ft² )
Villa la Madonnina has been used as an elegant, cosy family home and is not a typical vacation villa.
It has all its living spaces on one level. The villa's corridor was carved out of rock and connects all the rooms like a string of pearls - all with stunning oceans views. Furniture and fittings were selected with the utmost care down to the tiniest detail. Original paintings and sculptures enhance the natural elegance.

The large living room offers a comfortable seating area, a bridge table and a formal dining area. A large French door leads to a porch, ideal for having breakfast and enjoying the stunning ocean view or spending evenings with a glass of wine dreaming away under the stars. A few steps lead down to the large main terrace.
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Next to the living room is the spacious, well equipped kitchen which is accompanied by a charcoal grill in another small room. Also, the living room is connected to a separate drawing room with an antique ceramic fireplace, a writing desk and entertainment facilities.

The rock corridor leads to 2 double and one twin bedroom, each with private bathrooms with shower. All of the bedrooms have an ocean view.

See a more detailed description on the inside section of this web site.

Villa accessories
include: Air condition in all bedrooms, ceiling fans and heating in all rooms, Cable TV, fax/WLAN Internet, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dryer and dish-washer.
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Amalfi coast Villa la Madonnina main
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The villa offers plenty of space on two large terraces for relaxing in the sun, staying in the shade and wining and dining. You have stupendous views to the ocean and to the close-by coast with the ancient 14th century watchout tower.

A swimming pool is located on the same level as the main terrace, but separated by a green wall of plants. It measures 10 x 3,5 m (30 x 11 ft).

A comfortable path leads down to the spacious platform at sea level, with deck chairs. From there you can swim or snorkel along the rocky coast.

See a video, more photos and a more detailed description in the outdoor section of this web site.

Access to both the pool and the sea platform is limited to the two villas on the large, gated property. A private separate access to each villa preserves the secluded environment.
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Access: The steepness of the rugged Amalfi coast is the main reason for its beauty but it also has its price – you have to manage some steps to reach the main living area of Villa la Madonnina. Therefore not suited for access with a wheelchair and may not be suited for infirm people.

In detail: the parking area is about 2 floors (in a house) higher than the upper terrace, which you reach via a path with steps. You see the last steps in the photo above (left). From the upper (Hibiscus) terrace a stair leads down to the main living area (one floor down).

All rooms are on the same level. From there a few steps lead to the main terrace. See the photo above (right). The villa is about 26 m (75 ft) above the sea level.
You will find few villas - if any - along the Amalfi coast with the combination of features Villa la Madonnina can offer:

- Direct access to the sea, pool, own parking lot at the villa
- Large terraces, elegant, cozy interior
- Breathtaking view from all rooms
- Ideally situated halfway between Amalfi and Positano
- Several restaurants in walking distance

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Villa Madonnina -
Frank Lerchenmüller

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