This is a unique sea-side residence enjoying a splendid location at the edge of Positano, one of the most picturesque beach resorts on the Amalfi Coast. This villa is doubtless one of the most prestigious homes in the whole Amalfi Coast, this due to its unique position, architecture and history. A master piece framed by the charming village of Positano on one side and a real breathtaking view east to west on to the open sea on the other. Private access to public beach partially used by others. Excellent for a group that wants some privacy and also the chance to be together in one place. Its history dates back to the early 13th century, when the Normans, built over this stunning promontory a guardian tower, to protect the coast from the attack of the Saracens army. At the beginning of the last century (1909), the artistic sensibility of a futurist architect and writer, Gilbert Clavel, overwhelmed by the beauty of the site and its surroundings, encouraged him to begin the renewal, under the guidance of his artistic taste, which took form into a unique architectural structure and a specially designed interior as the wooden furniture built with the help of the artisan and friends Enrico Lietz. Gilbert Clavel entertained many famous guest in his villa, such as Cocteau, Depero and Pablo Picasso, who met his future wife Olga Kaklowa here. The result is an awe-inspiring pentagonal residence of four levels, with a subterranean level built right into the rock. The interiors are characterised by a fascinating variety of shapes and furnished with a delightful simplicity. The structure in fact spreads over a number of levels and separated areas all connected by different pathways, passages, corridors and hallways in a perfect balance with the natural environment which hosts the house. This allows a large group of people to enjoy both secluded and shared spaces, leaving to its guests the choice to use their own private spaces (kitchen, lounge room etc.) or gather to embrace together that typically « Dolce Vita » lifestyle perfect incarnated by this sensational property. The complete symbiosis between the architectural structure and its environment, where each one enhance the other, is not only expressed in the layout of this unique property, but as well in the choice of materials, colours and light where every detail is essential to this harmony. The appealing decor and unique layout, with its many corridors, stairs and terraces, is most suitable for those looking for an authentic Italian holiday. An exceptional staff whose love and dedication to this property will make them en essential part to your perfect holiday completes the picture. You can arrive at the property by water taxi directly from the main beach, or on foot, crossing the beach at Fornillo and taking the staircase to the private entrance gate and path. There are three principal terraces plus a private descent on a characteristic narrow staircase to the sunny beach. This villa is one of the most particular and elegant residence in the whole Amalfi coast as it truly represents the definition of class: elegance without ostentation.
Ground floor :
Kitchen with gas stove, gas oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
Terrace circles the tower on three sides
1st floor :
Double bedroom blue (beds can be separated) with sea view, air conditioning and Ensuite bathroom overlooking Positano with bath
2nd floor :
Living Room with views towards Positano, ocean and seacoast with fire place, minibar, television, hifi system, air conditioning
3rd floor :
Double bedroom Yellow with queen-size bed, air conditioning and Ensuite bathroom with bath, double sink
Terrace Internal staircase leads on the top of the Torre, a roof terrace with a 360° view over the sea and the coast.
1st floor :
Master bedroom (beds can be separated) with air conditioning and Ensuite bathroom with bath, shower
Equipped Terrace with breathtaking views of the Isole dei Galli and the Amalfi Coast. Teak dining table with director chairs for eight. with barbecue, living room area
2nd floor :
Single bedroom with television, satellite, air conditioning and Ensuite bathroom open space only drapes for privacy. with shower
3rd floor :
Living Room with dining area with bamboo couches and chairs for five, round dining table for four with hifi system, television, satellite, air conditioning and Open kitchen with gas stove, fridge, freezer, microwave oven
Ground floor : (This floor also accommodates the custodian's apartment which has its own and independent access) :
Living Room with hifi system
Kitchen c’est la cuisine habituellement utilisée par le chef pour la préparation des délicieux repas Italien avec vue sur Positano. with dishwasher, microwave oven, gas stove, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
Covered and equipped Terrace furnished with large wood table large enough to accommodate everyone for long lunch or al fresco dinner. The view, stupendous through an open stone arch framing Positano, is comfortable and delightful by day and night.
Laundry used by the staff with washing machine, dryer
1st floor :
Double bedroom Green (beds can be separated) with terrace access, air conditioning
Single bedroom with terrace access, air conditioning
Double bedroom ( beds can be separated) with air conditioning
Shared bathroom Positano Vieu with bath, double sink
Terrace Breathtaking view of Positano
Guests toilets near the stairs leading to the beach
Availabilities & Prices
Rates for next year are based on the former ones, subject to adjustment. Please contact us to get price confirmation.
Start of rental : Saturday.
Note : Minimum rental : 2 weeks. For one week, please contact us
Housekeeper : pour les chambres 6 h / day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sheets and bath towels : Bed linen are changed every 3 days
Transfer : only for transfer on the arrival day and departure day
Internet : WIFI
Guide for Visits
Extra cleaning : 30 € / hour
Pressing : 30 € / hour
Food hampering at arrival : the food of course is not included
To be paid extra
Food and Drinks
Terms of payment and cancellation
Damage deposit : 2000 €, security deposit by wire transfer along with down payment, not cashable.
Villa - Positano
+33 (0)6 67 65 30 27