Villa Solandra is a private house, the house is divided in two apartments and a penthouse, on three different floor levels, one on the middle floor (Terrace apartment), another on the lower level (Garden apartment), and the other n the roof top of Terrace apartment (Studio). Terrace apartment has a private entrance, but it can also be connected by an internal staircase to Garden apartment. Combined, Terrace apartment and Garden apartment can sleep eight people. The studio acess is from an autonomous staircase, it can sleep two persons, for a total of 10 guests.
This house is located in an ideal spot on the Amalfi Coast, just above the heart of Positano.
1) Garden Apartment
56 steps down from the street level. There is a lovely garden that runs the full length of the property; it is planted with hibiscus, roses, citrus, and geraniums. Casa Mare's large garden is equipped with a shaded area and dining table, and it has wonderful views of the Marina Grande, Galli Island, and Positano.
Garden apartment is exquisitely furnished with antiques. The dining room, sitting room, and master bedroom have traditional vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors. All three rooms have glass doors that open to face the ocean and the garden which in turn showcases the entire main beach of Positano and the deep blue Mediterranean sea & fantastic for out door dining.
The entrance leads through the garden and into a small relaxing area. A curtain divides this relax area from a lovely master bedroom with a queen-size bed. There is a bathroom (with shower) near the bedroom. Generous airy living area There a large sitting/dining room to the right of the entrance. There are several steps leading up to the mezzanine level.
Mezzanine Level: 12 steps. There is a small bedroom with two twin-beds and an ensuite bathroom (with shower). This bedroom is ideally suited to children.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and it has access to the garden.
VERY IMPORTANT: there is a obbligatori maid service that is due directly to maid. for one week clening expenses are 300¤
2) Terrazzo apartment
There are 35 steps from street level down to the property. Terrace apartment has a private entrance, but there is also an internal staircase leading up to Garden apartment. The property overlooks the villas and palazzos dotting the hillsides. There is an “L”-shaped terrace that wraps around the rear of the house and back towards the entrance. The terrace is equipped with chairs and cushions, and it is adorned with fragrant jasmine, vines, and large terracotta pots overflowing with geraniums. There is a marble-topped dining table and wrought iron chairs with cushions. This quaint outdoor cocktail terrace for anything from evening drinks to morning coffee with spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and the Galli Island.
The entrance leads into a living/dining room with vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors. The room is decorated in an elegant, colorful, coastal style and is furnished with a round dining table that seats four people. French doors lead out onto a small balcony. There are two spacious, airy bedrooms decorated in green, blue, and white. One has a queen-size bed (160 cm), an en suite bathroom (with tub and handheld shower head), and French doors that lead to the terrace. The second bedroom has two twin-beds, 85cm x 185cm (slightly narrower and shorter than U.S. standard single beds), an en suite bathroom (with shower), and windows that offer a lovely view. The small (yet fully equipped) kitchen has been newly renovated and features attractive, locally-made blue tile.
VERY IMPORTANT: there is a obbligatori maid service that is due directly to maid. for one week clening expenses are 250¤
3) Top Floor
Penthouse: studio room - 1 double + 1 single.
This is the floor closest to the roadside and entrance to the villa. It is one spacious room with 1 regular double bed and 1 single bed. En-suite bathroom and cooking corner. No oven. It also enjoys an magnificent roof top terrace for outdoor dining with spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and the Galli Is.
VERY IMPORTANT: there is a obbligatori maid service that is due directly to maid. for one week clening expenses are 100¤
It is within walking distance of the center of town, where guests will find restaurants, bars, a grocery store, fashionable boutiques, boat rentals, banks, and public transportation. Buses service all nearby villages. Hydrofoils depart daily for Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento (train service to Naples), and Ischia. There is an airport in both Naples and Rome. Blue SITA busses cost about 1-2 euros, depending on destination. Stops are marked with a blue and white SITA sign. The small internal bus (orange mini-bus) of Positano is marked by a brown FERMATA sign. Driving times are: Ravello to Amalfi, 15 minutes; Amalfi to Positano, 30 minutes; Positano to Sorrento, 35 minutes.