“Paradise!” After spending a week in Positano we decided that we had lucked out by finding the best place to stay, Villa Boscariello. The Villa is perched above most of the tourist mayhem and yet still close enough to the main drag, Via Pasitea, to make restaurants and the grocery store accessible. We had our favorite place where my husband and I would go for coffee in the morning, just a 5 min walk from the house. My teen daughters felt at ease walking to the pizzeria for lunch or going out for gelato. As well we were close enough to the bus stop on top of the town, to catch buses to Amalfi that were not already packed with people. - As for the house itself, we were very comfortable here. The master bedroom has a spectacular view of the water, as does the living room, and the terrace outside the front door. Plenty of room for everyone to have a view without being on top of each other. There are also two bathrooms and two showers, very convenient when traveling with teen girls! The AC worked great, as did the washing machine. All of our beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals. - Now, obviously, to have a spectacular view like this you have to go up to get there. This means about 220 stairs from the street level to the villa. Every day we commented on how worth it the stairs were to have the views AND to have the privacy from all the other tourists. If you can climb the Duomo or any bell tower in Italy then you will have no problem at all climbing to this Villa. If you do have problems with climbing then Positano itself may not be a good choice for you, as the entire town is vertical! - One last note, every day we climbed down the 600 some stairs to the little beach directly below the Villa. Peaceful, quiet, and gorgeous water. When we were ready to return to the villa we would walk through the town following the street back to the villa as it made the walk easier and more enjoyable. - Lastly, Giovanni was a great host, answered all of our questions, and the one time we needed him he was at the door in less than two minutes. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for beauty and tranquility in their Positano vacation. We are already dreaming of a return trip back to Villa Boscariella.