Villa Ernestina A
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Ernestina A is a splendid two-story apartment that is part of a villa which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps six people. From Villa Ernestina A you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea, of Positano and of the Amalfi Coast. Villa Ernestina A is 140 square meters (1500 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a wide private terrace with a view of the sea, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) from Positano, where you will find restaurants, the shops, public transportation, the beach and the tourist port. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach at 250 meters (approximately 820 feet) including 270 stairway steps.
Villa Ernestina A is located on the first floor of an ancient villa. You will reach it from the street level going up an external stairway which consists of approximately 35 steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Ernestina A. If you do have one, you will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a reserved parking space.
Villa Ernestina A 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 Ernestina A.
The Ernestina Apartments are part of a wonderful complex set in a landscape which will leave you enchanted.
It is a beautiful house in stone immersed in the green of a luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation and suspended between the blue of the sea and the sky.
When on the balconies or terraces of the house, you will feast your eyes on a wide horizon merging the sea and the sky. You will be charmed by the view of the Positano bay and its fascinating beauty.
The coast consists of a gracious series of promontories jutting out into the blue sea and alternated with inlets and charming beaches in half-moon shapes. Areas of sheer steep rocks or lush vegetation cover the promontories.
You will see a myriad of little white houses spread over the green of the landscape or clung really close one to another to the rocky walls of the mountains. If you look ahead you can even see the two small islands Li Galli and the contour of the coast, which becomes pale blue far in the horizon, merging with the outline of Capri island.
You will be thrilled for being amidst so much beauty, and you will be filled with joy and an urge to live it to the fullest!!
The place has such a magical atmosphere that it bewitches even me, a regular inhabitant of the area. Such enchanting feeling will linger within you even after the end of your vacation!
Sunset and evenings offer other fascinating moments. From the terrace of Suite Ernestina, you will be able to enjoy the moon reflecting in the waters of the sea and the coast with its shimmering lights. During full moon, the view is just unique, and you can relish it from your lit terrace while dining under the stars…
The swimming pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 11 meters (36 feet) long, 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers and external showers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a splendid view of the sea, of Positano and of the Amalfi Coast. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open all year round.
First FloorLiving Room
The living room is paved with elegant tiles. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include three sofas and two armchairs. In this room you will find an upright piano(please contact us before making your reservation if you plan to use the piano, as we need to make sure that it is in working order). There is an elegant fireplace made of stone. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!). The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. In this room you will find a satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter a small terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of the island of Li Galli. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The first bathroom is made of lucid majolica tiles and marble and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
The terrace is 70 square meters (750 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a tall metal roof. The terrace is equipped with wood benches and two armchairs, as well as with tables, chairs and deck chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea, of Positano and of the Amalfi Coast and of the small Li Galli islands at a distance.
The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a desk. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. The room has two large panoramic windows with a view of the sea and of the terrace. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The second bathroom is with wall tiled with stone and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with fixed shower head and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The third bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You enter Villa Ernestina A by climbing 43 steps found on the street where you park your car. A small and gracious paved garden overlooking the sea lies in front of the entrance of the villa. In the garden, among flowers and climbing plants, there is even a barbecue.
When entering the house, you will find a spacious and bright living-room elegantly furnished in white. There is an age-old fireplace with couches and armchairs around it, a corner with a card-table, and an area furnished with a
dining-table. The kitchen, which is reached from the living-room, is equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, and a fridge with freezer. The living-room has a balcony and windows overlooking the sea. There is also a large and elegant bathroom with shower on this floor.
A beautiful staircase leads to the upper floor, where there are three bedrooms and one bathroom with bathtub. All the bedrooms look out on the sea. One bedroom has a matrimonial bed and the other two have twins. If requested, the twin beds can be joined to make matrimonial beds. All bedrooms have air-conditioner. The bathroom has a bathtub with a shower as well. The corridor has a corner with a sink, a small fridge, and a stove. You can prepare a cup of coffee or tea without having to go downstairs.
|Further details outdoors|
In order to experience such marvellous place, Villa Ernestina A has a patio covered by a pergola of Bougainvillea, a balcony on the first floor, and a magnificent 70-square-meter (753 square meter) terrace on the second floor. The
terrace, which faces the bedrooms, is shaded by a pergola and furnished with tables, chairs, and sun loungers.
As guests at Villa Ernestina A you will have a garden with a quite fascinating view of the coast and the sea available to you.
The garden consists of small areas of terraced land arranged on several levels along the rocky coast which are linked by stone stairways and little trails. Olive and carob trees create a shaded area and an elegant frame to an enchanting view of the sea and the coast.
The shape of the swimming-pool respects one of the terraced areas of the land, and it seems to be as if attached to the rock. A gracious fountain in statue-shape adorns the swimming-pool and overlooks a splendid scenery
consisting of the sea and Positano. You will enjoy having so much beauty before your eyes while you allow yourself to be cradled gently by the waters of the swimming-pool.
The swimming-pool is 11m x 6m (about 36 x 20 feet) large, and it is open all year round. The garden and the swimming-pool are shared with guests of other two apartments, Suite Ernestina and Villa Ernestina B.
From Villa Ernestina A, you can reach a beach found in a picturesque inlet of a half-moon shape. You can reach the beach by either taking a 270-step path or by sea. During summer, you can rent umbrellas, deckchairs, and even maritime transportation (small boats) to the center of Positano.
Nearby there are other beaches reachable with the local bus.
Once at Villa Ernestina A, you will be about 1 km (0.6 mile) from Positano and close to the bus stop of the local minibus (shuttle) to the center of Positano and of the SITA bus which offers the Sorrento-Positano-Amalfi line. The nearest shops are about 1 km (0.6 mile) away from the house.
You will be in a central position, convenient to visit both the Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
You will be able to enjoy the intense tourist life of Positano and its meeting-places, shopping streets, and restaurants.
Daily and nightly ferries, hydrofoils, and mini cruises to the coast, Capri and Ischia islands, Amalfi, Sorrento, and Naples leave from Positano.
The SITA bus connects all the towns of the coast and takes you to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and the Reggia (Royal Palace) of Caserta.
From Villa Ernestina A, mountain trekking enthusiasts can easily reach the famous trail which crosses the top of the mountains of the Amalfi Coast. The trail unravels through cliffs and breathtaking scenery. Due to its extraordinary beauty, the trail is called Sentiero degli Dei (Trail of the Gods).
One access point to the "Sentiero degli Dei" is a one-thousand-step flight of stairs dug in the rock. Such stairway goes past Villa Ernestina. If you are in good shape, try to climb it. I have taken all the one thousand steps (going
down, though) and I assure you the experience is definitely worthy. It's an unforgettable experience!
The nearest airport is the one in Naples.
About this location
The Amalfi Coast region
If you think you have no idea of where Campania is, think again. This fascinating land, rich in gulfs, islands and legendary places, is home to the charming landscapes of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, the Cilento National Park, Capri and Ischia.
The Campania region is situated in the South of Italy and bounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea (that’s the name of that stretch of Mediterranean). The region is divided into five provinces, whose capitals are Salerno, Caserta, Avellino, Benevento and Naples (Napoli). Naples is also the capital city of the region itself. With roughly 6 million of residents, half of which lives around the city of Naples, Campania has more people than Finland, packed in an area which is 200 times smaller.
If you are fond of archeology, architecture, or simply want to see history come back to life, Campania is a must. The archeological heritage is huge: the temples left by the Greeks in Paestum, the buried towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the remains of Velia, the masterpieces kept in the museums, the churches… and, of course!, the Royal Palace of Caserta, built to be the most sumptuous palace of Europe, with its 1200 rooms.
If the majesty you prefer is the majesty of nature, Campania will not disappoint you. The sandy beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Cilento National Park, the amazing scenery of the Amalfi Coast, the islands of the Gulf of Naples are just a sampler of what lies ahead of you. From the underground depths of the caves of Pertosa to the heights of Mount Vesuvius, there is something for everyone. By the way, being Mount Vesuvius an active volcano, we respectfully suggest you visit sooner rather than later.
An outline of Campania would not be complete without a mention of its culinary tradition. Many of the world-known Italian dishes have their roots in Campania: pizza, spaghetti, mozzarella, limoncello, cannelloni… Italians know Campania well for being one of the regions that offer the best food, and definitely the region where you can taste the best coffee. Espresso, cappuccino and now interesting variations on the theme such as hazelnut coffee make the day of the residents of Campania, and will make yours as well.
Situated in a superb spot which opens out southwards towards the centre of a vast gulf, stretching from the Germano tip to Capo Sottile, Positano is one of the famous and popular seaside resorts of the Amalfi Coast. An ancient fishermen's village nestling on the southern slopes of the Monti Lattari, it is crowned to the north by the steep slopes of Monte Comune and Monte Sant'Angelo in Tre Pizzi, between which a deep valley opens towards the sea.
The origins of Positano date back to the tenth century, when the people of Paestum had to run away from the Saracens who had destroyed their homes, and shelter in a Benedictine abbey further south the coast. As the natural disposition of the new site made it much easier to defend, the refugees established a new city there. Within a few decades, Positano had become a maritime centre. At the beginning of this century, its particularly lovely setting and mild climate began to attract tourist, initially Parthenopean aristocrats, who built some villas on the slopes of Monte Comune. In more recent years, the city’s hotels and sports facilities have been upgraded, thus allowing a grater development of tourism, which is currently the main activity of the people of Positano.
The oldest part of the town 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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