Villa Lighea Art Boutique
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Positano villa description
Villa Lighea Art Boutique
The Villa faces the sea from the High Ground just as Lighea, the Siren, who overlooked the deep blue of the Mediterranean up to the horizon, to safeguard sailors.
Villa Lighea is situated in one of the most beautiful and fashionable areas of Positano, the little village of the Amalfi coast famous for its uniqueness and beauty. As John Steinbeck once put it: “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you are gone.”
The Vila is a characteristic Positano building where the influence of Byzantine architecture has been perfectly merged with the skillful hands of contemporary local masters. It features arches, vaults and niches that stand out on the pastel sky-blue majolica tiles.
The view is simply breathtaking – with the entire bay of Positano opening to your eyes. All bedrooms and terraces overlook the Mediterranean, the famous Li Galli (Sirens’ island) is in front of you and Positano itself is on your right.
The Villa has two floors, surrounded by beautiful terraces and gardens.
The living room is spacious with a panoramic veranda terrace, overlooking the sea. It is furnished with cozy sofas, a large dinner table for the perfect lively dinners together. There is also a large flat screen satellite TV, as well as audio / DVD equipment and wireless Internet (wireless can be used anywhere in the residence, gardens and swimming pool area).
The kitchen is adjacent to the living room is of professional quality and is equipped accordingly. You can enjoy cooking your own meals or hire a professional chef for an entire day or a special event.
The villa itself has 5 bedrooms (either double or twin), and there is a sixth bedroom (apartment) right next to the villa in the same residence, which is available. All bedrooms have sea view, are furnished in Mediterranean style, have on suit bathrooms, and a small balcony. Each has air cons, safe keeping facilities, hair dryers, mosquito nets, WiFi connection.
We decided not to put TVs in the bedrooms- the view is simply too beautiful to be “contested” by other images. Listen to the sound of the waves and your favorite music if you choose to use the iPod docks provided in all the bedrooms.
In the outside area you will be able to enjoy the sun in the beautiful garden solarium, a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or relax in a Jacuzzi bath.
The closest beach is Arienzo, which is only a few minutes walk down the stairs. There you will find a lovely family run restaurant to enjoy a freshly cooked traditional lunch, rent a sun bed or take a water taxi to the main Positano beach.
The center of Positano is just one kilometer away from the villa and can be comfortably reached by public transport (bus stop opposite to the villa), taxi or by taking a pleasant picturesque stroll (about 20 minutes).
On your arrival you will be greeted by Manuela, Katya and Roberto, who are there to help you to make you stay in Positano truly memorable. It will be our pleasure to suggest you (as well as help to arrange, book, etc) interesting excursions, best restaurants and all that our area can offer.
- Vacation Rental
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
A totally professional state of the art kitchen, complete with cooking utensils, dish washer, oven, microwave, Italian and American coffee maker, toaster, lemon squeezer, refrigerator, freezer...moreless
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- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
- Mountain View
- Car Not Necessary
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Extra services: - 1 hour cleaning 15,00€ - 1 hour babysitter 15,00€ - bed linen change 12,00€ - towels change 12,00€ - continental breakfast (only available for 10/12 persons) 150,00€ (plus food) - traditional Italian chef at the Villa on request (price upon request) - cooking class at the famous 'ristorante Don Alfonso 1890'(that will reserve a special treatment for our guests) - ceramic class at the villa (booking at your request, price negotiable) - massage at the Villa (price upon request) - hairdresser, beautician at the Villa (price upon request) - mini bar ...moreless
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Tom from Half Moon Bay,CA
Tom from Half Moon Bay,CA
Paradise in Paradise My wife and I went with four other couples and stayed in the Villa Lighea in October of 2013. This was my fourth trip to Positano and my first at this villa. Positano is one of the most beautiful places in the world and staying at the Villa Lighea made it even better. That is why I call it paradise in paradise ! The video on You Tube did not do it justice. No video can show just how great this place is and no video can show you the great service and hospitality we received on this trip. The villa was very spacious and immaculate. Manuela, Roberto and Oksana met us at the door when we arrived and had a prearranged dinner from a local deli for us along with great local wines. What a way to start our vacation !!! All of our needs such as trips to the local sightseeing areas , restaurants reservations (with the best seats in the restaurant), where to shop ( best prices ) were provided by Manuela and her staff. I must say the drivers that took us to local areas were extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. The views from every room is incredible and most of the bedrooms had their own balconies and every room has there own bathroom. Fresh towels were provided every day and everything was perfect. Every morning fresh coffee and pastries were provided to start the day. I also had a chance to have a spa treatment by the pool that was wonderful ! On our last night we had a chef come in and cook a four course dinner for us. It was outstanding and I highly recommend everyone has this service ( just ask Manuela ). I highly recommend Villa Lighea to everyone. It was very sad the day we left and nobody wanted to leave. I will return again in the near future with my friends.
- Guest Tom (Half Moon Bay,CA)
- Date of stay 10/22/13
- Review Submitted 12/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers.
“PERFECTION WITH EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE!!!!!”Guest comment entered by manager
“PERFECTION WITH EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE!!!!!”
My wife and I and three other couples from Northern Michigan, had the good fortune to select Villa Lighea for our first trip to Positano. We can say without reservation that no description or picture could every do justice to what we would describe as the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. The Villa is spacious, immaculate, and perfect for a group like ours or for a large family. All five bedrooms were large and comfortable with private baths and wonderful views. And the view is breathtaking!! The grounds and pool are well maintained and the location is perfect. The villa is just a few steps down from the main road and it’s a short walk into Positano. The kitchen has everything you need, there are plenty of wine glasses, and more linens than you need. We wanted for nothing. But while the Villa itself is magnificent, it is the owners and our concierge who really made this a special trip for us. Roberto and Manuela took care of every request to the smallest detail prior to our arrival. Roberto even had his girlfriend bring a special order beverage on her trip from London when he couldn’t find it in town! Manuela arranged for groceries, snacks, wine, and other beverages choices prior to our arrival exactly as ordered. In addition she set up a fantastic full Italian dinner in the Villa on the night of our arrival. We felt like kings and queens! Then Erin, our concierge, took over. She set up tours, made reservations for dinner, set up transportation including taxis, and boats, and ordered pizza delivered one rainy evening. We were blown away with the service she provided and her availability AM and PM. The villa’s choice for taxi and tour service (Positano Drivers) was the best! Francesco and Giuseppe (Pepe) kept us informed and entertained all week. On top of all that, Oksana, who had much appreciated coffee snacks for us every morning, was the best. When we left in the morning she came in and waved her magic wand so when we returned the entire villa was all new again!! In short, this was a vacation of a lifetime. We felt we were with new Italian friends during our stay. This was truly a six+ star experience
- Guest Michigan
- Date of stay 05/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
“Couldn't ask for more”Guest comment entered by manager
“Couldn't ask for more”
We had a fantastic week at Villa Lighea aka Villa Cleopatra. We were welcomed in as almost part of the family by Manuela, Katia and Roberto. They did everything they could to make us feel at home from booking restaurants, cars, even our own private chef for the night ( you must do this). If there is any problem or need they are just a phone call away. The house itself is beautiful with all 5 bedrooms having a view and most with balconies There is also a 6 th bedroom in the annex which is just as good as the others but separate from the main house. The bathrooms are spacious, clean and supplied with plenty of towels. It is a 10-15 min flat walk into Positano proper which is a good way of walking off the fantastic food that you will be eating. It is actually lovely to be outside the hustle and bustle of Positano proper but still have the fantastic views. In all a superb week and we couldn't have asked for more ( except maybe calorie free food!). Please look at my blog to see what we did for the week http://www.travelpod.com/z/deddans/2/1370589392 Il tuo
- Guest travelpod
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
unforgettable holidayGuest comment entered by manager
My family, along with close friends recently stayed at Villa Lighea and had just one the most special and amazing experiences! Roberto really made our stay unique by having such a gorgeous property and view, along with his hospitality and willingness to help when we needed it! Thank you for setting up Music on the Rocks and also arranging for us to be treated by an amazing chef, Rapheal, for the week! Dario was also a wonderful presence, as well as Oksana. All around, fabulous villa and trip and we hope to be back!!! Ramola
- Guest Ramola
- Date of stay 07/04/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
Best vacationGuest comment entered by manager
My family stayed at Villa Lighea and we had one of the most amazing times I have ever had. Positano is a gorgeous place and the people are very friendly. There are excellent restaurants and lots of great shopping. The two best parts of the vacation was the excellent service we received from Roberto, Katia and Manuela. They told us to contact them for anything we needed and they were not kidding. They made all of our restaurant reservations and when we would arrive it was like we were long time customers. If we mentioned that we were staying at Villa Lighea and used Robertos name we were treated like locals and people became even friendlier. The second best part of the vacation was the beautiful villa itself. The pictures and videos of the villa do not completely prepare you for just how amazing the place is and how awesome the views will be. We spend as much time as possible sitting on many decks, gardens and out by the pool soaking in the views. Our family goes on one vacation a year to different places and rents houses and this is the first place that we talked about coming back to it while we were still there. This was the best vacations I have ever been on for sure and I hope that I can make it back sometime soon.
- Guest TOM
- Date of stay 09/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
FANTASTIC HOLIDAYGuest comment entered by manager
My family stayed in Villa Lighea this summer, and were just amazed at how fantastic a place this is. The town of Positano is so quaint and charming, we had the best time walking into town each day and just shopping. Roberto and Katia and Manuela were the most amazing hosts, they took care of our every need. They gave us their cell phones and we were able to contact them via text message. They made suggestions for our stay, things to do, what not to do and they booked us reservations in different restaurants each night. Each restaurant was different and wonderful. They also helped us to have a private Chef come in - FANTASTIC. They helped us hire a boat to go along the Mediterranean to the Island of Capri, which was absolutely fantastic. I have not event mentioned how beautiful the villa is. Every detail has been thought of. The bathrooms are terrific with large showers and lots of hot water! There are balconies in every bedroom with AMAZING views. The kitchen has everything you need!! My family spent many many hours sitting on the balcony or in the garden (or by the pool) drinking wine and eating the cheese! We loved the Rizzo wine (yes the family who owns the villa also makes wine)! The entire trip was fantastic! We were treated like family by the Rizzo's and the whole town embraced us if we mentioned their names!!! This is a 5 star location with 5 start friendliness!! We hope to get back again soon - and bring our kids!!!
- Guest KATIE
- Date of stay 10/02/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
September 2012Guest comment entered by manager
Reborto, Katia, Manuela: You can be sure that we will be telling people about our stay in Positano at Villa Lighea, in addition to considering a future visit. The Villa met and exceeded our expectations, and your help and concern for helping to fill all our needs was truly appreciated. If it were closer to Texas we would be coming every year. At the end of our trip we all wished we have visited the Villa last so that we could recharge our souls.
- Guest V and M
- Date of stay 09/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
may 2009Guest comment entered by manager
This villa is a paradise getaway. My family stayed there earlier this summer (May) as our last destination on our Italia tour, and we could not have asked for a better ending. Villa Lighea is spectacular by itself - spacious, well-designed, energy efficiency-focused, and modern - with more than plenty of room for our party of 8. Put it in the context of Positano, a beautiful, amazing little city, and this villa is even more appreciated for the gem that it is. The views from the villa include the Positano mountainside and ocean, and the town is only a 15 minute walk away. The walk goes by quickly, and we didn't mind at all, but be aware if you're traveling with someone who needs certain assistance. On that note, the pretty, black-stoned beach is a 8 minute walk down hundreds of stair steps; not for those who would struggle with such activity. Our group included teenagers, and they had a great time both at the Villa and in town. Roberto cooked a delicious meal that was prepared for us when we arrived - a great choice because we were able to have the leftovers as snacks for several days. Manuela was welcoming and warm throughout our stay. In particular, Maureen, the personal concierge-type staff woman and our new friend, was sweet, thoughtful, and very accommodating. We had wonderful service - always cookies and coffee in the morning! - and the entire staff made sure our needs were met and any questions we had were answered. On a side note, if you want to take a car service anywhere, I'd highly recommend Gaetano ("Guy"). I'm not sure if he's directly associated with Villa Lighea, but he was absolutely wonderful. We used him to get back and forth to Rome, and he was hilarious and quite a character, but also safe and very knowledgeable. My family still reminiscences at least once a week about our stay in Positano. Thank you Maureen, Manuela, and Roberto for a happy, fun-filled family vacation. We cannot wait to come back! Until then, we'll be dreaming about laying on the villa's patio in the sun and recommending you to our friends back here in PA.
- Guest Chat
- Date of stay 05/05/09
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
September 2009Guest comment entered by manager
Villa Lighea is spectacular!!!!!! It was more than we were expecting. We are a family of 6 adults who spent a week at Villa Lighea this September and with its large luxurious rooms it is quite easy to have your own space and privacy. The balconies and patio areas offer incredible views of Positano and the sea. Our son fell in love with the professional kitchen and cooked for us for 3 days of our stay. Manuela and Maureen greeted us on our arrival with fresh lemonade and biscuits. It was great knowing that we had resources we could rely on. Maureen booked our private tour boat to Capri and was always ready with suggestions of things to do but the Villa was so lovely we didn't want to leave. Manuela, Roberto and Maureen are very warm, friendly people and were always available if we needed anything. It was an incredible family holiday from which we have many happy memories.
- Guest lon
- Date of stay 09/07/09
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
September 2010Guest comment entered by manager
We stayed at Villa Ligea with two other couples in September 2010 for 10 days we will not soon forget. The villa is very elegant and well appointed with terraced gardens and a private pool area, all with magnificent vistas of the Mediterranean and of Positano. The views of Positano from the terraces of the villa cannot be surpassed! We dined al fresco almost every evening we were at the villa with fantastic views as our background. Christina, who provided expert daily concierge services, arranged for grocery deliveries, restaurant reservations, boat reservations, transportation, tour and shopping advise. She is an invaluable resource for anything you would need to know about the area. Daily maid and grounds keeping services are also provided. Continental breakfast arrives every morning. We were thoroughly spoiled! All bedrooms are very large and comfortable. All, except one (though it has full views of the Mediterranean), have balconies or terraces opening to the Mediterranean. All bathrooms are en suite, very large and state of the art. Positano is a 10 to 15 minute walk away. The public bus stops just across the villa though it is usually quite crowded. Taxis or other private transport (we used Flavio Gioia and highly recommend it) are very reliable. Villa Ligea is heaven on earth and we would not hesitate to return to it.
- Guest Ven
- Date of stay 09/15/10
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
The Weekly Rate for 6 double bedrooms during July, August is 8500,00 May, June, September is 7400,00 April and October is 6600,00 The remaining months 5000,00
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- Nearest Airport: Napoli Capodichino at 63 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Positano peer at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Sorrento at 20 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Castellamare di Stabia at 27 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Arienzo beach at 200 Metres
Year Purchased: 1999
About: We are sister and brother, Manuela and Roberto, and lived in Positano for most of our lives. We are the second generation of owners of the village pharmacy and wanted to find a different (from the pharmacy) project to do together. Around ten years ago, we had a possibility to acquire an old property on our beloved coast, very close to our parents’ house. We enjoyed bringing the property to its new glory immensely, it was fun to work with the local architect, craftsmen and artists and to transform the property into a magnificent villa which we hope many visitors will enjoy.
The Villa Lighea is located on a hill of our childhood, close to our parents place and has, what we truly believe is one of the best views on the Amalfi coast. Dreamy Li Galli island and entire Positano bay is right in front of you always amazing but never the same.
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We have always been in love with the area of Arienzo, and finding an old property here was a rare luck.
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Lower terrace view
the view from one of the rooms
View of Villa Lighea from Positano
Bedroom, one of five
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