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Villa De Chantelois A Very Charming Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 890 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A great choice for a very special holiday, free wi-fi, A/C, easily accessible

To welcome travellers is an historical property recently renovated free WI-FI, A/C fitted with antiques and Vietri style tiles in all rooms. It is very conveniently located and accessible. Situated on a lush landscaped hillside its architectonic style dates to the 17th century featuring vaulted ceilings on both floors. From the balcony one can enjoy an amazing view of the ocean and the surrounding coastal area and can even get to see on some days the Salerno peninsula. The property sleeps 4 but at request can sleep up to 6 people. There are three bathrooms. Two extra beds can be added and there is also a sofa bed which can be transformed into a king bed at the main floor before the fireplace. From the balcony and the windows the horizon can be seen as your mesmerizing view especially at dawn and at sunset letting travelers forget past, present and maybe even future while lulled by the breeze. The whole is landscaped by the unique ever changing colours of the Positano maritime vegetation and ocean. An absolute benefit which this choice provides for travelers from around the world is definitely its very close and easy proximity to two Sita bus stops. What visitors unfamiliar with the area are unaware of is the fact that getting to Positano first and getting to the hotel/accomodation one has booked through the internet are two relatively different things. Arriving to Positano and travelling by and for Positano to other nearby attractions by Sita Bus is the most affordable option. Taxi is an excellent choice while ferries drop you on the beach which requires one to walk uphill. The majority among hotels, various resorts and also private rental villas, houses are not an easy reach and often require tourists to painstakingly walk through ramps of stairs. The benefit of this choice is that the main road and the Sita bus stop are connected by a flat lane just 2/3 minutes walking distance from the property. This is also noteworthy to be mentioned if one plans an arrival by taxi or if one plans a vacation made of day trips to the nearby cultural sites such as Pompei, Ercolano, Ravello, Amalfi, Paestum etc.. . Just a few minutes away there is Bar Bruno restaurant which is one of the best sea food menus of Positano and there is also Bar Li Galli. The beach is only a 10 minutes walking distance where there are more restaurants cafes discos etc. For those who instead prefer a at home dinner a grocery store with even any kind of organic foods, veggies and cheeses from the area is just also a few minutes away. Added to that is the welcoming, sociable and cordial attitude of the local people which will contribute to the uniqueness of the holiday. For the next day to mention is that beach towels are provided. Spend part of the day there, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, boating are the most common activities and you're right across from Galli Islands.For those who prefer a different type of vacation just a few minutes away by walk there are the bus stops of Sita and Interno Positano to reach Pompei, Ercolano, Amalfi etc.. But if one wants to pay a visit to something very interesting, just a few meters by the villa there is the old S.Giacomo church dating back to the XI century and which features amazing medieval frescos. In the night while gazing at the starry sky the ever present soft breeze and the experience of scent combining fragrant foliage and sea air will add to the enjoyment.

This is a NON SMOKING Villa Environment.

Energy class certified A

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Property Manager/Owner

A lawyer, a journalist with a great passion for history art books and travel

I am looking forward to meet you !


Property Manager/Owner purchased this villa in 1970

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Positano

It features a very unique architectonic style characteristic of the baroque age specifically if one looks at the high vaulted ceilings dating to the 17th century. The property is one of the oldest of Positano is even shown on the 17th century map featured on the cover of "History of the city of Positano" by Giuseppe Vespoli published in the 60 '. As per historical accounts Ms Marquis De Chantelois spent the last years of his life widow after her husband General of Charles III king of Naples died in battle. But according to someone though it is even older , however what is certain is that before being converted into a house, in ancient times it stored a system of cisterns used to collect water. Nowadays we' re looking to welcome everyone that wants to spend a memorable vacation in Positano..

What makes this villa unique

Meeting point where we usually greet our guests is via Marconi 75 by the Sita and interno positano bus stops. This choice provides for travelers from around the world is definitely its very close proximity to every bus stops in particular the local internal navette and Sita . This is noteworthy to be mentioned especially if one plans a vacation made of day trips to the nearby cultural sites such as Pompei, Ercolano, Ravello, Amalfi, Paestum etc.. And also this needs to be taken into account if one plans to arrive either by bus, which is the most affordable way to get to Positano or either by taxi if one plans to. The majority among hotels, various resorts and also private rental villas are not an easy reach and often require tourists to painstakingly walk through ramps of stairs. At the main floor there is a fireplace remembrance of the old times, a couch which can be transformed into a king bed, at the superior floor there is a master bedroom which features a king bed, in the living room there are two chairs and a Luigi Filippo style couch. Two more single beds can be set up upon request. Just a few minutes away there is Bar Bruno restaurant which is one of the best sea food menus of Positano and there is also Bar Li Galli. The beach is only a 10 minutes walking distance and there there also restaurants cafes discos etc. For those who instead prefer a at home dinner a grocery store with even any kind of organic foods, veggies and cheeses from the area is just also a few minutes away. Added to that is the welcoming, sociable and cordial attitude of the local people which will contribute to the uniqueness of the holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I spent 2 memorable weeks at Villa Matilda last july 2013 is close to everything you need especially the bus stop is just 300 m distance i am looking forward to come back in 2014
Jun 2013
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Positano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Non smoking only
  • It is very recommended that one follows host s suggestions and directions for the best of its staying and Positano holidays
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • In the downstairs living room there is a futon which can be converted into bed in case for two more guests
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is critical to follow host suggestions and recommendations for the best way to get around positano and to reach the property


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Villa De Chantelois A Very Charming Getaway
average rating of 4.25 based on 41 reviews
Brooklyn, New York

Comfortable small house in convenient location with a view

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the house for a week with a friend and found it pretty and well-maintained, as shown in the pictures. A good base for 2 or 3 people to explore and enjoy Positano.

Visitors should be aware of the special characteristics of this old structure which is built up along a cliffside overlooking the city. The small table in the sitting/dining room on the ground floor next to the kitchen can at most be used by 3 people at a time. The house has a proper bedroom on the upper floor with privacy and a private bath with shower, washer and drier. Also on the upper floor is a larger room which most visitors might consider a living room. It has a French balcony with a view, a sofabed that can accommodate 1 or 2 persons and an en-suite bathroom with shower, but visitors using the proper bedroom must walk through this space, so there no full privacy.

The location of the house is convenient as it is near the main road with two stops of the local "Interno Positano" bus within a walk of about 200 meters. The "Interno Positano" bus runs all day with 30-minute intervals and will take you near most sites in the city. Visitors with mobility issues should be aware that from the nearest bus stop one must walk up about 40 steps on a small path to reach the house.

We were able to find all ingredients we needed for cooking in a mini-market and a vegetable store which are right next to the above mentioned bus stop. Positano seems to have many tourist traps for dining. We followed the owner's recommendation to go to Bruno's Restaurant on Via Christoforo Colombo. It specializes in seafood and everything we tried there was delicious and with good value, so we kept returning there for lunch or dinner. Some of their tables are outdoors with a view over the city and the ocean. To get there from the house one can walk down a long stairway and then along the street (perhaps 500 m) or one can take the Interno Positano bus.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a stylish villa with nice views, history comfortable amenities we went definitely above and beyond our expectations manager

helped us arrange airport transfer from Naples and also took us for a memorable daily excursion to Capri . The villa is very nice very finely renovated i recommend it to everyone .

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place but...

  • 3 of 5

Positano is enchanting, it is almost impossible not to like it, and that clearly adds points to the property. The view from the window/small balcony is indeed amazing. The villa is in a very good condition, the painting is almost new, and it is exactly as shown in the pictures. But it also has problems. Upon arrival, the owner (or rather the person in charge) greeted us kindly and showed us the market located nearby the house (this is convenient). But after this encounter, he mostly ignored our requests and messages. One of the shower heads, the one in the main room did not work, and when we asked the owner to fix it, he did no effort to do so (it was left unfixed during all of our stay). Also, upon arrival we did not have any trash cans in all of the property and had to ask for some, these were given but not immediately. We also had problems with ants that were walking all over one of the rooms and the kitchen.

One important thing to take into consideration is the fact that the property is located all the way up. And yes, it may be a 15 min walk to the main beach, but through stairs, and it definitely isn't for everyone. Going down might be easy, going up, not so much. There are approximately 500 steps until you reach the house from the bottom of the town, and I can assure you they are no joke when you have to do them four times a day during the summer heat (there is a part of the way that can be made by bus or taxi, but the last portion can only be done by foot).

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and it was appropriate for our family of three, but on our next trip to Positano we will be definitely staying way down, nearer the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest You need to cope with the reality that Positano is very unique because of its characteristic territory nonetheless is one of the highest rated world tourist destinations! we re always available to assist our guests although you should always consider that this is only a rental we do not provide hotel services such a concierge or daily cleaning. There are several shortcuts that we mention at check in, which would avoid you the immense number of steps it took you to get from the beach to the villa. Even those who stay at the beach need to take their way up to the main ss163 when they want to opt for sightseeing or need to go to the farmacy ATM groceries etc...
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Beautiful villa, excellent location, excellent manager

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa beautiful location excellent manager helped us with our bags at our arrival very obliging made this a very special vacation for us, we had an amazing boat day to capri with him and a very fun cooking class with Agatina, on the backdrop Positano s scenic views, we will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was disappointing from beginning to end.

  • 3 of 5

We booked a place for 5 and it was for 4. Offered sofa bed that was disgusting and has a section in hard wood. Manager offered solution late in our second night. We stayed 3. So 3 slept cramped in 1 bed. Manager interrupts constantly by texting . On arrival he got us a car for 4 knowing we are 5 and we were charged for a big car. Manager is rude and threatened us that his neighbors would watch us if we didn't take the trash out at MIDNIGHT and that we would be out of compliance with contract and city laws. We spoke with neighbors who were having a party outside and they told us a complete diferent story about the garbage, also that manager is the owner. So no chance to complain to some else. His instructions are wrong, he is the one who makes guest do illegal things. So when we left we took our garbage to the airport to properly dispose of it. In summary we booked a place for 5 and received a poor service for 4. To return the key the owner was supposed to be there and never showed up and we had to leave the key inside the door. Owner is a handful of tricks and that was not nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest our manager reminded what are the house rules as disclosed as per the rental agreement that you expressly signed when you made your booking. One of the most critical is indeed garbage disposal especially in Positano a UNESCO protected area you may want to appreciate how important it is for us and for our guests to follow these elementary rules. Besides this is also a matter of city bylaws with very heavy penalties. It looked that you seemed a bit irresponsive. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely.p
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Washington, DC

Dishonest owner and manager, but beautiful villa

  • 3 of 5

It is unfortunate that this property is managed by dishonest people, because it is a beautiful place and we really enjoyed our stay there. But I must warn other potential renters about the dishonesty of the owner, Pasquale, and the manager, Nicholas.

The first issue happened at arrival. We rented a car in Rome and drove to Positano. The listing clearly says there is parking available along the road. Pasquale told us parking would be difficult, but never that we wouldn’t be allowed to park. But when we arrived, Nicholas told us we were not allowed to park anywhere and that we had to pay hundreds more to have the car parked in someone’s garage. This was frustrating to feel like we were lied to, but it doesn’t compare to our experience after checking out.

The day after we checked out, we got a message from Pasquale saying we weren’t getting our deposit back because of significant damage. We didn’t damage anything, so I reached out to Nicholas, who told me that we’d get our deposit back as long as we left a good review – so they were lying about damage to extort us to leave a good review! The irony is we would have left a great review without being bribed to do so. But their dishonesty changed our whole opinion of the experience. We did get our full deposit back eventually, but only after submitting a formal complaint to HomeAway.

We also had some questionable interactions with Nicholas. Pasquale made us a dinner reservation our first night. Nicholas took us to the restaurant where he then joined us, uninvited, and made us pay for his meal. Then he found one of my traveling companions on Facebook and asked her out. He offered to take us on his boat over to Capri, but we declined because we felt so uncomfortable with him.

All of this is unfortunate because the villa is nice. The ground floor has a living room, half bath, and kitchen. Upstairs is a second open living area (where they placed two twin beds) and a full bathroom. There’s only one actual bedroom – with a queen bed and another full bathroom.

The unit is about a 15-minute walk to the beach. The stairs on the way back up are pretty challenging, but there are lots of cute shops along the way. And being up so high means the view from the villa is really incredible!

Nicholas did arrange a cooking class for us with a local chef, Agatina. This was one of the highlights of our trip - we ate so much good food! If you decide to risk their dishonesty, definitely have them set this up for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest you left the property damaged as you may have appreciated from the pics we attached to our vrbo dashboard. You may find a parking spot along the road however this is not always what happens particularly in high season. Garbage was left inside at your departure despite the clear mention of garbage disposal rules in the rental agreement. Your deposit was nonetheless refunded I would suggest you use a more responsible duty of care re others' things before making poor allegations re others' honesty/ dishonesty. Thanks Sincerely
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Spiaggia Grande Positano
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Spiaggia Grande Positano
Car: not necessary

Positano is located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, in the region of Campania in the southern part of Italy. The Costiera Amalfitana, is a breathtaking 25-mile stretch along the edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula in southern Italy. It features jagged cliffs with sheer 500-foot drops down to the Mediterranean sea and a number of small Italian villages that seem to have been carved into the cliff side. Positano sits amidst the towns Amalfi, Sorrento and Praiano which are all filled with white-washed villas clinging to rocky ledges. The towns are in such close proximity to each other that it's quite possible to visit all of them within a few days, but if you have more time, the Amalfi Coast is a spectacular place to linger. In Positano you can relax on the beach, enjoy the lively town centre filled with beautiful shops, restaurants and abundant nightlife, or you can cruise the breath taking coastline by boat taking in the Emerald Grotta, the Scoglio Germano, stopping at any of the beautiful beaches that dot the crystal waters.

On the way back from the beach you can stop visit the medieval Cripta giving also a look at the ancient Frescos from a roman villa which are both underneath the Chiesa Parrocchiale.

Exploring the area by foot, the mountains along the Amalfi Coast have a hidden and little known network of public footpaths and long stairs criss- crossing the lemon terraces. From the apex of Positano at Montepertuso, you will be able to walk to Santa Maria, a small church high up, and back down to Positano. This will give you stunning views down the coast featuring Capri, Positano and the sea.

For those who wish to journey farther afield and who enjoy history, spectacular Pompeii is only 50kms away and luxury towns rich in ancient history such as Ravello and Capri, with it's legendary Blue Grotta, are a short distance away by car/boat.

Whether you enjoy a beach vacation, meandering in charming villages, hiking in the mountains, or taking in incredible historical excursions, Positano truly has it all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 33.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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