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Included: Full staff includes caretaker, housekeeper (6 hrs/day, 7 days/wk), fantastic cook and server for meals, WiFi internet, hairdryers, A/C.
On request:Cooking classes,concierge service, chauffeur service, boat rental,porter service, baby sitti
The Villa Scogliera is a historical property that dates from the 1200's and has a rich and storied past.An artist's retreat, the Villa Scogliera includes the services of a full staff and a private beach in Positano. This castle is richly furnished with arresting views from its' many balconies overlooking the sea and coast.
Villa Scogliera sleeps 11 in four double bedrooms and three single bedrooms with six and a half bathrooms. There is private access to the public beach below. This villa is an excellent choice for a group that desires privacy and luxury.
Villa Scogliera is set in three different parts:
Lower level - Fully equipped modern kitchen (4-burner gas stove, oven, refrigerator, separate freezer, dishwasher).
FIRST LEVEL - “The Blue Bedroom”, a cozy double bedroom (beds can be separated) with a charming window overlooking the sea. This bedroom has a beautiful new ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower) with a lovely window overlooking Positano. SECOND LEVEL - a spacious living room with views toward Positano, ocean and seacoast, with a fireplace of antique glass tiles. There is also a small refrigerator for keeping cold drinks, a TV, and a CD/tape player. Also on this level is a charming single bedroom with ensuite bathroom and shower. This bedroom has access to a small balcony overlooking the sea and the islands of Isole dei Galli.
THIRD LEVEL - “The Yellow Bedroom”, stairs leading up to a spacious double bedroom (queen size) finished in lemon yellow and turquoise blue tones with ensuite bathroom complete with double sink and bathtub.
An internal staircase leads to the top of the Torre, where there is a roof terrace with a 360° view over the sea and the coast. A balcony circles the tower on three sides, and includes a south-facing open terrace with a painted tile floor created by the famous ceramicist, Ernestine.
FIRST LEVEL- “The Sirene Bedroom”. A bright and spacious double bedroom (beds can be separated) with all west-facing windows, bookcases and desk designed by Clavel, a small corridor that leads to ensuite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. SECOND LEVEL - “The Diamond Bedroom”. In this part of the house there is a single bedroom called Diamante, so named for the diamond shape of the ceiling designed by Clavel when he laid the parquet floor. A charming and distinctive room with a window onto Positano. It is equipped with a TV (satellite) and a fan. There is a unique open-space small bathroom with shower and drapes for privacy.
THIRD LEVEL - Living/dining room with bamboo couches and chairs for five and a round dining table for four. Also in this room, a TV (satellite) with VCR (PAL), and a portable CD/tape player/tuner. In the new corner kitchen there is a 4-burner gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, separate freezer, small electric grill and a double sink with granite countertops.
Le Sirene also has a fantastic, spacious terrace with breathtaking views of the Isole dei Galli and the Amalfi Coast, a teak dining table with director's chairs for eight, and a BBQ. PORTICATO:
LOWER LEVEL - Here one finds a long, tiled dining terrace furnished with a wooden table large enough to accommodate everyone for a long lunch or al fresco dinner. The view, stupendous through an open stone arch framing Positano, is comfortable and delightful by day and night.
Also on this level one finds a sitting room furnished with red and white cushions on wicker couches accommodating six comfortably, a CD/tape player and double doors and windows opening to the dining terrace.
A small corridor leads to the main fully-equipped kitchen (5-burner gas stove, oven, large refrigerator, separate freezer, dishwasher) recently refurbished with Vietri ceramics and a charming window facing Positano. This is also the kitchen where Angela, the wonderful chef, prepares delicious meals! There is also a spacious adjacent room, generally used by the staff for laundry, casual meals, etc. Arched glass doors lead to a covered terrace and washing machine. This floor also accommodates the caretaker's apartment which has its own independent access.
FIRST LEVEL - “The Green Bedroom”. Lovely double bedroom (beds can be separated), screened and opening onto the principal terrace. It has a ceiling fan and also has breathtaking views 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, also called the “Library”, has been recently restored with care taken to respect the typical style of the house with antique parquet floors and an original desk designed by Clavel.
A window and double doors also open to the principal terrace. There is a new guest half bathroom located on this floor. Wi Fi internet now available.
THE HISTORY: Villa Scogliera dates back to the early 13th century when the Normans built a guard tower over this stunning promontory to protect the coast from the attack of the Saracens army. At the beginning of the last century (1909), the artistic sensibility of the futurist architect and writer, Gilbert Clavel, overwhelmed by the beauty of the site and its surroundings, was inspired to begin a renovation of the property. The interiors were designed with the help of his fellow artisan and friend Enrico Lietz.
Gilbert Clavel entertained many famous guests in his house such as Cocteau, Depero and Pablo Picasso, who met his future wife Olga Kaklowa here.
The result of Clavel's toil is Villa Scogliera, an awe-inspiring pentagonal residence on four levels, with a subterranean level built directly into the rock. The villa's interiors are characterized by a fascinating variety of shapes, yet are furnished with a delightful simplicity. The structure, in fact, spreads over a number of levels and separated areas all connected by different pathways, passages, corridors and hallways in a perfect balance with the natural environment of sea, beach and cliffs.
This allows a large group of people to enjoy both secluded and shared spaces, leaving to its guests the choice to use their own private spaces (kitchen, lounge room, etc.) or gather to embrace the Dolce Vita incarnated by this sensational property.
The complete symbiosis between the architectural structure and its environment, where each one enhances the other, is not only expressed in the layout of this unique property, but also in the choice of materials, colors, and light, where every detail is essential to this harmony. This results in interior and exterior being just a matter of definition!
The appealing decor and unique layout, with its many corridors, stairs and terraces, is most suitable for those looking for an authentic Italian holiday without pretense or affectation.
The picture is completed by an exceptional staff whose love and dedication to this property will make them an essential part of your perfect holiday.
You can arrive at the 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 on a characteristic narrow staircase to the sunny beach. Villa Scogliera is one of the most spectacular and elegant residence on the whole Amalfi coast as it truly represents the definition of class: Elegance without Ostentation.
NOTES: Monday and Saturday arrivals preferred but other weekdays possible, please inquire. Arrival must be by 6 pm.
Full staff includes caretaker, housekeeper (6 hrs/day, 7 days/wk), fantastic cook and server for meals. The cook works6 hours per day (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) works 7 days per week except for rentals longer than a week when Saturday is her day off. Some English is spoken by the caretaker and the cook. Linens are changed twice weekly.
There are numerous staircases, corridors and walkways linking the various rooms making this hazardous for anyone unsteady on their feet.
This residence is unsuitable for precocious children; two cribs available for children up to 3 yrs. old. Transfers and excursions available. Parking is available at the public car-park in Positano.
Boats on the property are available for hire with or without a skipper. All bathrooms (except the half bath) are provided with hairdryers.
As of 2009, two of the wings are equipped with air conditioning.
The Area: Villa Scogliera sits on a rocky outcrop jutting into the turquoise sea and is 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 Isole dei Galli, or turn to the picturesque town of Positano. Positano offers no shortage of cafés, shops and restaurants for whiling away an afternoon or evening. Visitors are sure to enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal road stopping at Praiano and Amalfi and then to the renowned hillside town of Ravello with its incomparable view from the famous gardens 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 and the fascinating ruins of these ancient cities destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1st century A.D.
Prices: Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.
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1 - Phone (long distance): Metered and Charged
2,000 Euros cash
Living, Library, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace, Study, Balcony,
Bedroom 1 - Two twins beds (can be made into a Queen) with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Two twins beds (can be made into a Queen) with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 3 - Two twins beds (can be made into a Queen) with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 4 - Two twins beds (can be made into a Queen)
Bedroom 5 - Single Bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 6 - Single Bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 7 - Single Bed
Bedroom 8 - Two twins beds (can be made into a Queen) with bathroom ensuite
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm
Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 4
Full bathroom with shower - 3
Half bath (WC) - 1
Type - house/villa
Stove - Yes
Caretaker - Yes
Area - rural
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Included: Full staff includes caretaker, housekeeper (6 hrs/day, 7 days/wk), fantastic cook and server for meals, WiFi internet, hairdryers, A/C. On request:Cooking classes,concierge service, chauffeur service, boat rental,porter service, baby sitti