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Stunning House in Positano with private terrace, free parking and superb view

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The apartment is situated just outside the village of Positano in a peaceful position but within easy reach of the city centre with its typical narrow streets and shops, adorned with colourful local artisan ceramics and fabrics. Not to be under estimated is the value of the private parking that this condo offers, being a rarity on the Amalfi Coast.

The shared swimming pool is in an incredibly panoramic position with a 180° view (terrace of the apartment is not shared). It is ideally situated for those who prefer not to have their own transport (obviously for the more energetic, taking into consideration the characteristics of the Amalfi coast), there is in fact, just opposite this condo a local bus which passes every 60 minutes and will take you down to the centre of the village

Positano is famous all over the world for its narrow and picturesque streets, white houses, bougainvillea flowers and restaurants.

These places are full of importance for the architectural and historical heritage, as the buildings in Arab-Sicilian style or the wonderful villas of the ancient and noble families.

Positano has preserved the typical aspect of a seafaring village, with its staged terraces descending toward the sea, and houses in the characteristic cubic shape, separated by narrow little streets most of which are marked with steps.

The backbone of the area is Viale Pasitea, which is an extremely windy street. The small Flavio Gioia square, from which one can enjoy a magnificent view, is the centre of the town: it is overlooked by the church of Santa Maria Assunta, with its great majolica cupola decorated with geometric patterns.

From the square one goes down to the beach of the Marina Grande, the so-called Spiaggia Grande. On the other side of the town, looking west, the beach of Fornillo opens out just beyond a tract of rocky coast. To the east of Positano lie the beaches of Arienzo and Laurito.

The area surrounding Positano is full of extremely attractive spots. Near Punta Germano the coastal road takes you over a deep crack in the cliff with a precarious little bridge, called “Ponte dei Libri” (Bridge of Books). The name comes from the regular stratification of the rocky walls, which look like the leaves of enormous tomes superimposed on one another and which one can see better by climbing down the valley along a path.

Leaving Positano for Amalfi, the road runs high above the sea, passing the two charming villages of Montepertuso and Nocelle on the left. On the slopes of Monte Sant' Angelo in Tre Pizzi, stands the imposing “Arco Naturale”, which is particularly beautiful in the morning as the rays of the rising sun fall upon it. Near Punta San Pietro is found the eponymous church which commands a grand and truly splendid view of the coast and the island of Capri, which can be seen protruding from behind Punta Campanella. From Positano trips can be made to Monte Sant'Angelo in Tre Pizzi and Monte Comune, while you can also test your own strength in an arduous climb down the steep spurs which fall sharply away to the sea.

How to get to Positano:

Fly to Naples - casa Mariano is at 56 km from the airport. Cheap flights available with Easyjet.

From the airport you can reach Positano

By car: take the Statale 163 (State Highway 163), which runs along the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula to Salerno, is better known as the Amalfi Drive. From Naples via the A3 Autostrada to Castellammare di Stabia, which is on the northern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and is linked to Sorrento farther west by Statale 145. Beyond Sorrento, Statale 145 winds westward around the tip of the peninsula and returns eastward along its southern edge as Statale 163 - the Amalfi Drive. The road is a concrete ribbon that rewards visitors with mountain-meets-sea views at every turn, but driving it, as well as the narrow hairpin roads of the Sorrentine peninsula, can be both a joy and a challenge. Medium-size cars are a good compromise.

By public transportation: From Naples you need to take a taxi or bus to the railway station at Piazza Garibaldi.

Travel time about 75' min by taxi - approximately €150,00.

The cheapest solution from Naples is 'Napoli Centrale', in Piazza Garibaldi, where on a lower level you can get the Circumvesuviana local train to Sorrento (60' min, ticket fare 12,00€).

In Sorrento, close to the station is the 'SITA' bus stop to Positano (60' min, ticket fare 1,80€).

How to reach Positano from Sorrento

From Sorrento, you can take the Sita bus to Positano. The Sita bus station faces the exit of Circumvesuviana. There is a newsstand nearby where to buy your ticket. You should buy bus tickets before you get on the vehicle. When you board the bus, validate your ticket in the yellow machine located at the front.

Once in Positano

You can access casa Mariano directly from the parking lot (IT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE), walking through a path made up of alleys and steps (130 steps from parking place to the house).

The Swimming pool is available from mid June to early October.

The living room is cozy and pleasantly furnished: it has a sitting zone -with armchair, television and fireplace - and a kitchen, well equipped, with dining table and chairs.

From the corridor, you reach the night area. There're 3 bedrooms, two are matrimonial and the third is double (it has 2 single beds). One of the matrimonial bedrooms has en-suite bathroom.

The second bathroom can be accessed from the corridor.

Furnishings are elegant and precious. Rooms are spacious, airy and cozy.

Distance from the main beach is 15 min walking, or you can take a bus just outside the gate of the property and get there sooner.


(130 steps from parking space to the house)

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Mariano

this used to be my summer house, we have loved this place like no other, and now we are happy to share it with distinguished guests.

Mariano purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Mariano chose Campania

the place is really unique, it's impossible to find a better view

What makes this apartment unique

The sea is amazing, the house is located in a very quiet environment, and the view from the terrace over the bay of Positano is breathtaking.

Should you need it, I'll be happy to send a car to pick you up at the airport in Naples or anywhere else (cost to be agreed).


Positano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Showers available in both bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Stunning House in Positano with private terrace, free parking and superb view
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
Where do you live? Derwood, Maryland

Positano Paradise!

  • 4 of 5

Casa Mariano is a spacious apartment with a beautiful patio, a refreshing community pool and the best views!

My family of five enjoyed seven days of adventures while staying there - descending the 900 steps each morning, passing friendly humans, curious cats, lovely gardens, tempting shops and cafes perched on the hillside. We tried new foods, went on boat rides, relaxed on beaches, swam in the crystal clear waters, made new friends and danced in the clubs!

Loved - Ristorante da Constantino, BlueStar Boat Tours, Spaggia Fornillo, Il Ritrovo, Buca Di Bacco, Da Teresa, Music on the Rocks, gelato and the bus drivers that got us back up the hill!

It is a real perk to have a parking space with the rental - if you drive, stop at a supermercato out near Naples and bring your favorite foods with you so you can relax without looking for an open market. The July heatwave was the only negative. We left tanned and toned.

Enjoy "la dolce vita"!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us spent 3 days in this great home. The rooms were comfortable. We didn't really cook in the kitchen, but it was equipted if we wanted to. The patio was where we spent most of our time if we weren't down the hill. The views were breath taking. We could easily walk down the steep hill to restaurants, shops and activities, but choose to take a cab back. We would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large patio with awesome views.

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using HomeAway and we are thrilled with the experience we had! First, I'd like to say that Mariano is a wonderful host. He was easy to communicate with, friendly, informative, and so charming. We arrived in Positano a couple of hours earlier than we had anticipated, and Mariano was very gracious about meeting us earlier with the keys. He walked us through the apartment, showed us how everything worked, answered all of our questions and gave recommendations about restaurants and places to visit during our stay. So glad we took his advice!

The apartment was lovely. It was spacious and spotless and there were plenty of towels, utensils, etc. for all 6 of us. The location was perfect for us. It was peaceful and quiet, but was also very easy to get to the center of Positano. Every morning and evening, we would sit on the terrace and take in the amazing views. It truly was spectacular and photos just don't do it justice.

Like previous reviewers have mentioned, there are A LOT of steps from the parking lot to the apartment. It wasn't a big deal for us, but I would definitely not recommend it for the elderly or for anyone who has trouble walking because those steps are a workout! However, you will find a lot of steps almost everywhere in Positano and the other Amalfi Coast towns, so keep that in mind too.

I highly recommend Mariano's apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and we were so sad to leave. It was a wonderful experience that I hope we are lucky enough to repeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Stunning House, Amazing View, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults was on our first trip to Positano. We had the privilege of staying in this lovely home with an extraordinary view. The house is beautifully furnished and has the most thoughtful amenities. The large clean kitchen, the comfortable beds and the wonderful living room fade from memory when you step out on to the private deck overlooking Positano. We spent the majority of our time sitting on the terrace, drinking in the view by day and counting the stars by night.

Mariano was the most charming host. He met us in the parking lot and helped us down the 108 steps to the house (not for the feint of heart). He then filled us in on all the wonderful things there are to do in Positano including entry to the "Path of God," local markets, restaurants and boat trips. We had the most wonderful time and would stay here again if we are ever so fortunate to return to Positano.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Spectacular view, living space could use some improvement.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and loved the spectacular view of Mariano's house. We loved the restaurant Da la Costantino across the street and ate there several times. Positano has many stairs so be prepared!! We took the bus down to the town and usually a cab back up to the house. Tha house was very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. More seating area in the living room would be a plus.

Mariano was very accomadating and we really enjoyed our stay in Positano.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
bar internazionale
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
main beach
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
main beach


Rates & Availability

Positano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $259.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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