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Recent Campania reviews
Extraordinary views and ambiance
"While the first snow was falling in Colorado, we checked into Villa Costanzo for an extraordinary long weekend. Edmondo said not to worry about the weather, and he was right. 72 degrees, not a cloud in sight, and warm sea breezes through the apartment. The arched doorways and lovely Positano ceramic dishware all lend to the experience of genuine Amalfi coast.
Here are a few tips for planning your stay:
- The taxi, which Edmondo will kindly help you arrange, drops off at Positano town square. It is about 10-15 minutes downhill to the beach -- gradual decline at first and then 50 or so wide steps for the last portion. Remember that what does down must come up, so you won't need access to a stair stepper to get your exercise. Porters are available for 10 euro a bag, maybe less for good negotiators. Once at the beach, there are plenty of restaurants. Chez Black was the best of the ones we tried. I ate spaghetti with wild clams, which are about an inch across, twice. OMG, just sayin'.
- Past reviews have mentioned the noise. Edmondo put in what appears to be triple-paned windows in June. With the windows closed, it is very quiet and the unit is air conditioned. Your trade-off is the sea breeze with sheer curtains billowing in the wind. At the end of the season, the beaches were not crowded and the noise died down by 11. There are at least 4 restaurants within sound distance of you, so if you prefer windows open and no noise, this may not be your first choice. We loved the experience.
- There is a small market about 50 yards away and up some more stairs. About 1/2 of it is dedicated to wine. Edmondo keeps wine in the kitchen which you can buy at cost. The whole kitchen is bite-sized, but contains all the necessities. Recycling is taken seriously, so you must sort all your garbage. It is picked up every night right outside the apartment.
- The apartment has a few specific logistics to manage that Edmondo will want to show you. Plan on nearly 45 minutes to check in.
- Remember the deposit is taken in cash. It was returned promptly at checkout.
- Go to the Blue Grotto on Capri. Magical. Tickets are sold about 100 yards away for the ferry and they direct you to a choice of tours while onboard.
- Lemons are omnipresent. Try the lemon dessert bombe.
- Linens were doled out tightly and the mattresses overly firm. Edmondo said he will change mattresses in the off season.
Overall -- 5 star. If there weren't so much to see in the world, I'd be back often."
Guest: Karie W.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 9, 2015
"This was a great place to stay, very spacious and clean! The view from the balcony is amazing. I only wish we had more time to stay. Mariano was a gracious host and very helpful. Parking was ideal for us since we rented a car. Highly recommend this place!"
Guest: Robert B.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 10, 2015
"We just ended a wonderful 5-night stay at the Holiday House, and we left only because we had airplane tickets home the next day! This large, clean apartment was the perfect spot for doing nothing at all, or for using as a home base for exploring the area. It is every bit as beautiful as the pictures, with the added bonus of quiet nights and peaceful days. Please note that there seem to be reviews for more than one property on this listing; ours is for the Holiday House pictured (with the beautiful old rose tree). I mention this because you really do need a car at this location. It's nearly two kilometers downhill from the Furore bus stop and market, making walking impractical, if not impossible. With that being said, a wonderful parking spot is included with the house, and we simply drove up the hill and parked near the market whenever we wanted to catch the bus to Amalfi or just to shop for groceries. The Furore market had wonderful fresh local produce and enough meat, cheese and pasta for cooking excellent meals and enjoying them on the deck, which I highly recommend. The entire Amalfi coast area is magical and worth exploring, but for us, the very best times were spent on our deck and terrace at Holiday House with a glass of wine, a plate of fresh tomato bruschetta, and one of the best views in the world!"
Guest: Brian K.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 9, 2015