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Villa Cocles


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Overlooking Fornillo from the deck

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

Villa Cocles is part of a 17th century old convent and has a completely independent entrance, only 16 steps down from the main street.

The Villa preserves all the spacious areas of the original convent structure with its six metres high arches, vaulted ceilings and patios. The results are stunning: a large loft-style area has been created in what once was the convent dining hall with communicating rooms. There are a master bedroom, directly facing the terrace, divided by an original sliding arabesque curtain from the living room and a second bedroom with an old marbled three-light window facing the living room.

The kitchen is directly linked to the terrace; just take a look from the large windows: the profile of the Coast, dotted with the typical coloured houses and villas of this area! This kitchen is really the ideal setting for unforgettable meals.

The atmosphere in every corner is special and the essential and elegant furnishing increases its charm.


from the terrace, a small courtyard with a petit Mediterranean garden, you may look down where the water of Fornillo beach is transparent or up to the deep blu sky framed by secular cypresses. Feel the southern rithm played by crickets.

The terrace, furnished with two hand painted lava tables, is surrounded by lush vegetation and herbs such us basil, origano, thyme, rosmary, which you can use in cooking. On a corner is a deck-terrace solarium for all the times you wish to laid down in this small paradise having your favorite drink.

Relax with a good book, just sit in meditation or enjoy a romantic meal under the stars.

Villa Cocles is a unique property that is suitable for a family or a group of friends who want to spend a spectacular vacation in Positano, with any type of comfort and shops close at hand.

And the romantic atmosphere will be simply perfect for honeymooners or for special occasions.

INTERIORS: -100 sqm-

- an entry hall.

- a large fully equipped kitchen which can be also used for meals services and cooking class.

- a large living room with six metre high vaulted ceilings, divided into three areas - reading, dining and television area.

- a king size bedroom.

- a double bed bedroom, which can be used either as a double room or as a single room according to necessity.

- a single bed (the 5th bed) in dining room, facing the double bedroom.

- a bathroom with tub and shower.

- a bathroom with tub.

Quiet and peaceful Villa Cocles is located in the higher part of the center of Positano, Chiesa Nuova.

In two minutes walk you may find delicious restaurants, bars, food shops, flower shops, post office, ATM.

Enjoy a walk on the Path of the Gods, a hiking tour on a narrow stone ledge, surrounded by infinite sky with the sea a thousand feet below.

Or descend 500 steps and jump into the emerald Fornillo water sea.

But if you feel to enjoy the villa kitchen and learn how to prepare some home made pasta or cook some local mediterranean fish, we'll be more than glad to please you!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Positano beach 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Napoli Capodichino 61 km, Nearest railway: Napoli Centrale 57 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Further details indoors

-The well equipped kitchen is perfect for COOKING CLASS or for a meal preparation service.

-The beautiful FIRE PLACE, built with hand made bricks and terra-cotta tiles representing mytholocigal creatures, is only for show. Unfortunately burning wood it's not possible. We apologize.

-Included: electricity, water, gas for cooking purposes, weekly linen.

Further details outdoors

Villa Cocles is situated in the Chiesa Nuova area, the upper and oldest part of Positano, where there is a variety of services, just a short walk away.

In two minutes walk you may find delicious restaurants, bars, food shops, flower shops, post office, ATM.

BUS STOP (Sita + Flavio Gioia) are 50 mt far from the villa.

The various parts of Positano are well connected by public transportations and there are also good connections to all the top destinations on the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts, so a car is not necessary.

CAR, you will be able to park it along the public road (500mt far from the property), or in a private parking lot 200 mt down the street (starting from 20 euro per day for small cars).

Further details

-English-speaking representative upon your arrival to answer any questions and available during your holiday.

-Garden will be watered two times a week.

-Hotel pool for families and for romantic escape.

The Campania region

"I wasn't born in Campania, but part of me belongs to this wonderland, thanks to mine ancestors. And being part of it, I can only describe and talk about this region with my favorite recepie."

(Marina, the owner)

_Totani e Patate_

Here’s where mare meets terra literally in this dish of squid and potatoes, a classic on the Amalfi Coast. Although it might sound a little strange, try it and you’ll likely be surprised by this warm, cruncy, nectariferous dish.

But among all:

In Ischia visit La Mortella, the spectacular subtropical and mediterranean garden

Circumnavigate Capri and take a bath in crystalline water

Look at the Vesuvio from Pompeii and Herculaneum

Climb up the mountains to catch the most unforgettable vistas of the Amalfi Coast

Reach Naples and loose yourself in the 80-kilometer-long labyrinth of caves

Shop in Positano and refresh with the best lemonade

Take in a concert in Ravello

Hitch-hiking to Montepertuso and Nocelle, the upper villages

Or, cook with us!!!


John Steinbeck wrote:

Positano's history is long, rich and also quite strange; one thing is certainn, however: it started a lond time ago. When Emperor Tiberius moved to Capri bacause he was disliked in Rome. He did not trust anybody. He was afraid everyone wanted to poison him and perhaps he was right. He did not want bread made with local flour; therefore his three-oar boat went along the coast of Positano. This small center has had a remarkable past as part of the Amalfi competition with Venice. In the XVII centuries Positano became enormously rich. Its ships arrived everywhere, traded with the near and Middle East, brought spices, silk and precious woods, greatly requested in the West.

It was at that time that the beautiful Baroque houses still standing against the mountains and decorated with the best things found around the world, were built.

(from "Harper's Bazaar" 1953)

The CHIESA NUOVA area, named after the rebuilted church in XVIII, is the most ancient part of Positano. Locals always preferred to settle upper, away from the direct sea risks. Only after, when Positano changed from a rural town into a fisherman town, new houses started to spreads down.

Chiesa Nuova manteins its local origins, with its fruit and vegetables shop, butcher, fish market. Go to the cozy Bar Internazionale and have breakfast chatting with locals and feel yourself a bit Positanese!

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Review 1-7 of 7

15 Apr 2014


"I feel like we are staying at a beautiful Castle!"

We are at the most beautiful villa in Positano. If you like to cook or if you are a chef this is the place to be. My husband and I are food (me) and wine (him) lovers. We found a great butcher and se… More

Pablo Neruda was used to say:
“I like on the table,
when we're speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.”

And you my dear, have understood the main rule for being happy and enjoying life. Thank you for choosing my place and letting me know you. I'll be waiting for you again!

26 Dec 2013


"Wie ein Adlerhorst"

Wir hatten uns die Bilder im Internet schon zuvor häufig angeschaut und immer wieder gedacht, ob das denn so schön sein könnte. Es kann! Eine sehr besondere Wohnung. Wie ein Adlerhorst thront sie … More

Hello! I will never forget the day you arrived in Positano: your car was packed with excellent Italian food and wine from your previous destination Puglia. And there I said: "they are so Italian!!!"
I really loved to have you around; I defenetely enjoyed your Mediterranean style. Thank you deeply from my heart for coming to stay.

24 Dec 2013


"Excellent Villa"

As reviewed previously, the villa has stunning view, convenient location. SITA bus stop is just up the slope so is bar international. Vegetable , butcher ,seafood store, supermarket etc are nearby. … More

I love this part of Positano, Chiesa Nuova, where organizing my daily life is soo simple and nice.
Everything is really handful and very local; people from Positano are so special. And I love when my guest have the opportunity to feel the same taste about local life.
Thank you for coming and I really wish you to come back soon.

16 Oct 2013


"Simply Fabulous!"

Our stay at Villa Cocles was a real delight. The villa is just as advertised, including the magnificent views of Positano and the sea. We are a couple in our mid-thirties. We love to cook and were ple… More

Carissimi! Thank you! I am so happy that you enjoyed to cook in my kitchen. Next time I would love to prepare you some traditional meal from Campania.
It has been special to meet you. All the best in your life and see you soon!

28 Jun 2013


"Perfect location & fabulous view."

Internet pictures are authentic. This is a WOW rental. Super patio with killer views,Wonderful kitchen with sea views. Very convient to city & coastal bus, grocer, bar,restaurants etc.and best of all … More

My dear guests, it has been a pleasure meeting you: all your energy gave to me just the right hint to start my working season! Thank you so much for all the nice chat we had.
All the best to you two!!!

25 Jun 2013


"Paradiso nel paradiso di Positano"

Villa Cocles e' un paradiso nel paradiso di Positano. Prende nome dal dipinto di Orazio Coclite, storico condottiero romano che da un dipinto domina severo l'ampio soggiorno a volte altissim… More

Ma il vero paradiso me lo sono gustato io, godendo di casa mia con voi due ospiti fantastiche!
Grazie a voi.

18 Dec 2012


"Was the trip of a lifetime and many years later we are considering returning."

Very clean and tasteful residence in the peaceful Pasitea area of Positano, well positioned with fabulous views. Nicely equipped kitchen with a large patio perched over flower covered cliffs. Owners w… More

Thank you !!! And you have being such a wonderful guests! With you our house lived for the first time as a real home. We hope to see you soon.

Review 1-7 of 7

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