House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Villa Ursula B is a charming apartment that covers the entire top floor of a villa located in the center of Positano. It sleeps four people. From Villa Ursula B you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and of the coastline. Villa Ursula B is 100 square meters (1076 square feet). It features a wide shared terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline and winter heating.
You will be in the center of Positano, where you will find restaurants and shops. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line and the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus interno Positano line at 50 meters (165 feet) and the closest beach (Arienzo beach) at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) including 300 stairway steps. You will reach Villa Ursula B from the street level going up a stairway which consists of approximately steps. Because of the street below, at times some traffic noise can be heard.
To stay at Villa Ursula B you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a garage. The parking space is suitable for at most one car.
Villa Ursula B is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Ursula B.
Villa Ursula A and B are two apartments that are part of an old white three-story building located high on a steep coast above the sea. When leaning against the windows or railings of the terraces, your eyes will meet the blue sea and the green of a picturesque stretch of high coast rich in inlets and small beaches.
The building dates back to the eighteenth century and is located near the upper inhabited area of Positano. The villa has been restored, and it offers two vacation apartments. You will have the advantage, rare on the Amalfi Coast, to reach it right away from the coastal road without the need of climbing the towns usual stairways, except for the steps inside the building.
From both apartments you can reach a large terrace, 100 square meters (about 1,076 square feet) large, which has been divided in two by flower boxes; one part for each apartment. Each apartment has its own furnished area with a table, chairs, umbrella, and deck chairs. Besides, you also have the possibility of sharing the barbecue and the outdoor shower.
The terrace is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table, chairs, deck chairs and an external shower. Here you will also find a portable barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a marvelous view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. You will share the terrace with the other guests staying at the complex, and there will be an area reserved for your exclusive use.
You will be able to enter the living room from the corridor. The floor is paved with lucid sky-blue majolica tiles. The furnishings are elegant. The furnishings include a divan that unfolds into a double bed and a divan bed for one guest. There is a small fireplace made of bricks. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the balcony with a view of the sea and of the coastline through two double-glazed French doors. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. The kitchen has a small window.
Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. The bedroom has a wrought iron matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, tiled with lucid handmade majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and large fully-enclosed shower.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the through a corridor. The bedroom has a wrought iron matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed), that can be split into twins if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the balcony with a view of the sea through a French door. The room also has a window with a view of the sea and of the coastline. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The bathroom is decorated with majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and large fully-enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the through a corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 59 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You reach Villa Ursula after climbing a 40-step staircase. You will enter a corridor. The corridor leads to the living-room.
Once in the living-room, you will be attracted right away by the large arched balcony framing a breathtaking landscape.
In the living-room, table and chairs are arranged in a way so that even if seated you can enjoy the view of the sea. Near this dining area you will have the kitchen, furnished with a four-burner stove, an oven, a large fridge with freezer, a washing machine and a dishwasher. Even the kitchen features a window overlooking the sea.
In the most isolated area of the living-room you will find two couches arranged in front of an old fireplace and also the TV area with a satellite-dish television. One couch can be turned into a single bed while the other turns into a double bed. A curtain will allow you to separate the area of the divan beds from the rest of the living-room at night.
Both double bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the living-room. They are bright, elegant, large and comfortable with spacious closets. Both have windows and balcony through which you can enjoy the view of the sea and the coast. Upon request, you can have two single beds instead of the double one in one of the bedrooms.
One of the two bathrooms is inside the bedroom. The second bathroom of the apartment is reached through the corridor. Both bathrooms are decorated with shiny little tiles in ceramics from local handicraft. Both also feature spacious showers.
The apartment is airy, bright and pleasant. Furnishings are elegant, featuring typical traits of old houses in Positano: glossy floor in local handicraft blue terracotta, high vaulted ceiling painted in white, and decorations with stucco and columns which recall the eighteenth-century origins of the building.
|Further details outdoors|
As guests of Villa Ursula you will have a large terrace with a fabulous view of the sea and the coast exclusively at your disposal. To enter the terrace you will need to descend 16 steps. The terrace is sun-drenched from dawn to sunset, and you will find it perfect to sunbathe at any time of the year since its north side is shielded by a high rocky wall.
The terrace is furnished with a table, chairs, umbrella, and deck chairs.
There is also an outdoor shower and a large portable barbecue which are shared with other eventual guests of the complex.
The Campania region
Campania region is the beginning of the 'mezzogiorno'. Translating as the 'midday' the phrase evokes the sunbaked south. And Campania - with its ancient Greek and Roman towns, rumbling volcanoes and glittering blue coastline, at times evokes Classical Greece as much as modern Italy. You could be a million miles from bureaucratic and businesslike Milan.
Throughout much of its history Campania has been at the centre of Western Civilisation's most significant entities. The area was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was within Magna Græcia, until the Roman Republic began to dominate. During the Roman era the area was highly respected as a place of culture by the emperors, where it balanced Greco-Roman culture. The area had many duchies and principalities during the Middle Ages, in the hands of the Byzantine Empire and some Lombards.
It was under the Normans that the smaller independent states were brought together as part of a sizable European kingdom, known as the Kingdom of Sicily, before the mainland broke away to form the Kingdom of Naples. It was during this period that especially elements of Spanish, French and Aragonese culture touched Campania. Later the area became the central part of the Two Sicilies under the Bourbons, until the Italian unification of 1860 when it became part of the new state Italy.
The capital city of Campania is Naples. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regards to gastronomy, music, architecture, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as "fortunate countryside". The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially along the Amalfi Coast, Cilento Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
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 La Porta, Ciumicello and Arienzo.
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.
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