AMORE RENTALS - Palazzo Santa Croce with heated Pool, Sea View, Chef and Breakfast Ideal for Weddings
Positano - Villa
Note: For larger groups Palazzo Santa Croce can be rented combined with Villa Angelina, which is 100 meters away and together both can host 37 people.
Located on the peak of the bay of Positano, Palazzo Santa Croce was the residence for the Episcopal in the Baroque era in 1716 and was decorated with the best furnishings that was to be found in that period. The doors are of lacquered wood, the ceilings like paintings, the decorations in stucco and old lace, all made by the master craftsmanship of the era.
Although Positano lived through times of crisis, Palazzo Santa Croce was never abandoned and remained in tack with all its’ luxury. Then in the beginning of the 1900’s, even during the war, by accident some tourists happened to be passing by and were shocked by the beauty of the area. This is how Positano slowly attracted more and more artists and people to fall in love with the place.
Palazzo Santa Croce is within ten minutes’ walk to Positano where you will find a supermarket, restaurants and specialty boutiques. The closest beach from the villa is Marina Grande Beach at 1 km away.
You may reach the villa from the main square of Positano by going up an 18th century street, then crossing a little street and go up 190 short steps, slowly while crossing a perfumed citrus garden.
A car is not necessary to stay at Palazzo Santa Croce. If you have a car, you may park it in a public parking lot for an extra daily fee (valet service included).
The villa and its’ services are well maintained and taken care of.
There is a large satellite flat screen television, High-speed Wi-Fi internet, a Spa area with Turkish bath tub, sauna and thermal pool.
The outdoor façade is painted with a hot red colour and light yellow. This pomegranate red was originally invented and used by the Romans and very typical in the area. Both the outdoors and indoors of the villa have been maintained in Baroque style originally Napoletano, characterized in the era of when it was built.
Palazzo Santa Croce has a beautiful spectacular view of the sea, Positano and the main beach. From a distance, you may also admire the Islands dei Galli.
The ground floor is divided into two areas separated by the main entrance hall that leads out onto either the terrace or a set of stairs leading either up to the first floor or down to the ground floor.
The main entrance to the villa brings you into the large kitchen and dining room, both with vaulted ceilings painted in a warm, yellow-beige colour. The kitchen has a large antique stone fireplace, which was part of the original house and copper pots are exposed all over the kitchen walls. The kitchen is furnished with a wooden table, 6 chairs and wooden bench. There is an Antique wooden sideboard and flat screen TV.
The large and fully equipped kitchen features antique tiled floors and offers an 8-range stovetop, oven, double marble sink and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry room with a sink, large refrigerator with separate freezer. There are large, French wooden door that lead out onto the terrace.
A formal dining room with library opens onto a tea-lounge and studio room. The dining area has a large wooden table with 6 antique wooden chairs from the 17th century. The dining room can be used for breakfast or elaborated lunch or dinners. Guests will also enjoy a library filled with rare books on art and history as well as more modern readings in many foreign languages. The tea lounge has a wonderful antique fireplace and two, large, comfortable armchairs. The studio corner has a wooden desk with flat screen computer and high-speed internet. The magnificent old paintings in the studio room depict Alessandro Magno and like in the kitchen, a large set of French wooden doors lead out onto the terrace.
The beautiful terrace serves as an extension of the house lined with terracotta tiles and a built-in bench. The terrace is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views of the colourful and bright houses of Positano, the blue Mediterranean sea, the surrounding beaches, as well as the charming and romantic Galli islands located just in front of the coastline, once belonging to the infamous Russian ballerina, Nurijev. The terrace is also ideal for external meals and sunset cocktails. It features wrought iron tables topped with ceramic tiles and comfortable chairs for sitting and relaxing. Large umbrellas can also shade the terrace.
A 19-step staircase made of prestigious stone will take you to a full relaxing wellness centre that is simply amazing. The floor is made of antique terracotta tiles alternated with majolica and its rooms feature vaulted ceilings from the 17th century with golden stucco decorations, partly in gold, allowing to achieve the same bright yellow colour as the rest of the property.
In the niches along the stairs, you will find 2 beautiful large and precious antique porcelain vases reflecting the same style of those displayed at the National Museum of Art Capodimonte in Naples. The vases date back to the 17th century and are painted with scenes from the mythological and Neapolitan landscapes showing Mount Vesuvius.
When reaching the ground floor, you will find, immediately to your left, a beautiful Turkish antique tiled bathtub, a terracotta tiled floor and a Finnish Sauna for 2. Two showers identified by a lovely marble face sculpture from which the water exits, encircled by antique mosaic tiles dating back to the 17th century, originating from the Neapolitan School of Giustiniani.
The sauna and Turkish bath are situated next to a relaxing lounge with sofas and cushions, coach chairs, large and antique terracotta vases from the 17th and18th century. The focal point, as if this was not enough, is a large indoor, fully functional, heated thermal pool in green and Turkish terracotta tiles (8.5 meters long x 3.90 meters wide x 2 meters deep).
The pool is a true hydrothermal therapy pool, with waterfalls, Jacuzzi seats, water-jets for cervical and lumbar massages and rotating currents.
There is also a private changing area continuously supplied with large bathing towels, bathrobes and slippers. On the opposite side of the pool lies the villas decorative, consecrated catholic chapel with a private massage area equipped with a massage bed.
The spa leads out, through a set of French wooden doors, onto a ground floor terrace that is furnished with sun lounge chairs ideal for sunbathing or relaxing, while enjoying a drink and the incredible views. The terrace also features a very decorative plunge pool with hydro-massage bed with majolica tiles, allowing seating to 2 people.
There are two wooden sculptures, decorated in gold that lead you to the 26 steps of beautiful stone staircase, which brings you to the first floor where the two luxurious and exclusive master bedrooms are located.
Each master bedroom is very spacious and features high ceilings, air conditioning, and en-suite facilities. Both suites are decorated in an elegant and warm Neapolitan Baroque style, which characterizes the entire residence. Warm and bright colours mix with antique wooden furniture and other decorative elements in Baroque style to match the finest quality textiles, such as the organza and dark red velvets found in the bedrooms. The windowsills are set in an époque baldachin with gold stucco decorations and are sewed with the finest coral stones and mother pearl decorations. The ceilings are painted on old wallpaper in a Neapolitan Baroque style, restoring the original design with bright colours, which fully respect the charm, and style of the bedrooms. The terracotta-tiled floors are covered with Oriental carpets. A sofa, two comfortable armchairs and a pouf chair complete the seating décor and are all refined with silk textiles from famous local fabric producers from San Leucio near Naples, making both bedrooms ideal for relaxing day and night.
The bedrooms both feature antique wooden dressers, a large double bed with bedside tables and lamps. The first bedroom has windows and 3 balconies, two overlooking the sea, the colourful houses and the main beach of Positano. Its’ en-suite bathroom is filled with majolica tiles. It has a separate changing area and closet, large shower, and marble sink. The second bedroom has a small altar and French doors that access onto the balcony. The en-suite bathroom is in a similar style as the first. The sea-view balcony also features an old small watchtower with a charming and characteristic cupola covered with ceramic tiles, which is one of the symbols of the Amalfi Coast.
Loft – Third Floor
The third floor has two other lovely double bedrooms, both, which have en-suite bathrooms. There is a beautiful and large, third full bathroom on this floor as well. There is also a small terrace found in the back of the villa, on the top floor, equipped with outside table and chairs for external dining.
Important things to know
- Tourist Tax: 1,50 Euros per person per day, from 1st April until 31st October. Children under the age of 10 years are exempt from this tax.
- Damage deposit by credit card or in cash: 10.000,00 Euros. The damage deposit will be returned prior to your departure unless there are accidental damages to the property.
- Food and beverage deposit in cash: 2.000 Euros to be paid upon arrival.
- Check-in on Saturday from 4:00 PM to 8: PM.
- Check out until 10:00 AM.
- Children allowed with baby sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
- All use of heating
- Air conditioning
- Swimming pool
- Turkish bath facilities
- Electricity for a total of 1000 kwh is included in the rental rate. Extra kilowatt must be paid locally based on consumption.
- Flat screen TVs in bedrooms, the studio, in the dining area and pool & spa area (total 6) Satellite TV with SKY and pay-tv for viewing movies in foreign languages.
- Internet (ADSL) line connected with a villa computer and wireless is included, throughout the property
- 2 safety boxes (one in each bedroom suite)
- Indoor heated pool with hydro massage (Oxygen Therapy) (8.5 mt x 3.90 mt x 2 mt). Normal pool temperature of 31 degrees Celsius (can be heated to 36 degrees Celsius).
- Turkish bath
- Finnish sauna
- Massage bed
- DVD player in both bedroom suites and living room area
- Stereo with CD player
- HI-FI Audio system indoor and outdoor (Can be controlled from each room)
- Continental breakfast included in the rental rate
- Pizza Oven
- Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities
- Daily linen and bath towels change is included
- 1 baby cot
- Flat screen satellite TV with SKY and Pay TV.
- Hi-Fi system
- Mini bar
- Courtesy kit
- Chef 8 hours per day
- Concierge 8 hours per day
- Cleaning lady from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Porters service included on check-in/out day from 8:00 AM till 10:00 AM and from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM. Other days from 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Before and after the time indicated or on Sundays or for any extra luggage the cost will be on the guest’s charge (15,00 Euros per suitcase)
- Welcome dinner
- 1 cooking class in villa with the private chef
- Weddings for up to 25/30 guests (inside and outside)
- Parking (available on request; 30 Euros per day for a car and 50, 00 Euros per day for a van or bigger car, valet service included)
- Telephone and fax use
- Staff extra hours not included (€15/hour)
- Laundry service: underwear included; extra laundry 25, 00 Euros per machine (10 pieces)
- Extra cleaning 25, 00 Euros per hour
- Baby Sitter
- Private boat rental
- Baby sitter
- Limousine service
- Private guide service
- Helicopter transfer
- Boat transfer
- Private car transfer
- Yacht rental
GeneralTouristic Registration Number: 15065100EXT0336
Distribution of bedrooms
Mandatory or included services
Security Deposit (refundable)
- No pets allowed
100% of the first payment when booking this property is NON-REFUNDABLE
100% of the first payment when booking this property is NON-REFUNDABLE:
- The agency asks you to contact them a week before arrival to inform them of your plane/ship Nº and the arrival time to arrange key collection.
- Tourist tax not included.
- Parking space not included.
- Refund of security deposit to the credit card 24/48h after your departure
- Arrival out of office opening hours: Arrange collection of the keys with the agency. The total amount must be paid in advance.
- VAT included in the accommodation price
- Pets not allowed.
Map and distances
Town centre - Amalfi
Town centre - Sorrento
Train station - Circumvesuviana Sorrento
Town centre - Ravello
Town centre - Capri Island. This route includes a ferry.
Town centre - Pompei
Town centre - Napoli
Airport - Aeroporto Internazionale Capodichino Napoli
|November - 2022|
|December - 2022|
|January - 2023|
|February - 2023|
|March - 2023|
|April - 2023|
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