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La Perla

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Positano | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £10,359 per week

Nestled above the village of Positano, as its name suggests, this really is one of the pearls of the Amalfi Coast. Stunning and romantic views are on offer from the terraces whilst the interiors are refined elegance personified.
Immaculately presented throughout, chic yet modern, La Perla will instantly sooth and ensure guests feel completely relaxed in beautiful Italian style. With an exquisite spa area, top of the range facilities and inviting terraced areas for evening dinners, the villa is perfect for groups of families and friends seeking a refined stay in one of the world's most beautiful settings.
The villa is also perfectly suited for rentals in the cooler months with the heated indoor pool and outdoor hot tubs providing excellent alternatives to a dip in the sea waters.

The unique landscape surrounding Positano is famous throughout the world; the colourful houses all nestled into the steep slope of the hills which seem to dip right into the ocean, feature a picturesque image. The villa's living-room area is furnished in a minimalist, yet Mediterranean style, with light colours, natural fabrics and decorative windows. All modern comforts can be found at La Perla: an indoor pool, satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, air conditioning in every room, a fully equipped kitchen, sauna and many other amenities. Guests can visit the centre of Positano, which is in easy reach, walk through the streets and alleys, discover little shops and art galleries, indulge in good Italian food accompanied by a glass of superb wine and live La Dolce Vita.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

Second Floor (street level)
Spacious living room with huge windows that overlook Positano and its gulf
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower) and access to the panoramic terrace
1 double bedroom with bathroom (shower)

First Floor
Dining room with fireplace and well-equipped kitchen with wood burning pizza oven, access to the panoramic terrace suitable for al fresco dining
Guest bathroom
3 double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with shower, two of which have access to the panoramic terrace

Ground Floor
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Fitness area with Turkish bath and access to the garden

Notes
The villa is accessed from the street level via 3 ramps of stairs (about 50 steps)

  • Regatta (June)

Amalfi hosts an annual regatta – a fantastic event for any sailing fan.

  • Maria Maddalena Celebration (July)

Join the locals in Atrani to celebrate the patron saint, Maria Maddalena with fireworks and parades.

  • Beach Celebration (August)

Head to Positano for their annual beach celebration, where you can see re-enactments of pirate explorations.

  • Byzantine New Year (August)

On the last day of August, visit Amalfi to ring in the traditional Byzantine New Year.

  • Ravello Festival (late June - early September)

During the Ravello Festival, the town centre turns into a stage. Events range from orchestral concerts to ballet performances and film screenings. The famous Villa Rufolo gardens in Ravello are an attraction in themselves.

  • Gustaminori (September)
  • The annual food festival is held in the town of Minori, with pasta stalls and local delicacies as well as live music and art – a must for food lovers.

    An absolute must-do in Amalfi and Positano is to simply meander through the windy alleys and see where they take you. You can discover plenty of fantastic places to eat, along with interesting workshops, souvenir shops and clothing stalls.

    Visit Vietri sul mare on the Amalfi Coast to see wonderful examples of why this city is called the ceramic capital. Just take a look at the outer walls of the houses which are mounted with beautiful tiles and the church of San Giovanni Battista that has a magnificent tiled dome. Visit the Museum of ceramic of Villa Guariglia in Raito or the Museum Cargaleiro.

    Positano boasts several popular beaches, favourites include Marina Grande and Fornillo. But the beaches and remarkable landscape aren’t the only reasons to visit Positano. The church of Santa Maria Teresa of the Assumption should be visited for its tiled dome. The Saracen towers, and the little villages of Nocelle and Montepertuso also deserve a visit for their magnificent beauty. Positano is also characterised by its production of the leather sandals. Order sandals made-to-measure from the little workshops and take home a great souvenir.

    Don’t miss out on the gastronomy Positano has to offer too: Delizie al limone (soft pastry with a delicious lemon flavoured cream), torta positanese (cake with almonds) and incredible seafood.

    To really appreciate the stunning landscapes of Amalfi and Positano, hop on a boat and take in the view from the crystal waters.

    A must see is also the town of Ravello, which is situated about 5 km from Amalfi, up on the mountain. It has the most spectacular views, simply unmissable, and a charming square to while away the hours.

    If you’re looking for some action, visit the beautiful beach in Cetara (a short distance from Salerno), which is a hotspot for windsurfers and kite surfers.

    TIME ZONE

    GMT +1hr

    LANGUAGE

    Italian

    CURRENCY INFORMATION

    The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

    MONEY MATTERS

    Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

    TIPPING SUGGESTIONS

    You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

    ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FORMALITIES

    Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

    • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
    • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

    WEATHER

    In general, the climate in Amalfi Coast is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.

    HEALTH

    It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

    DRIVING/PARKING INFORMATION

    There are some important rules of the road:

    • Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
    • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
    • You should always be carrying in the car your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
    • The minimum driving age is 18.
    • It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
    • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
    • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
    • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
    • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked "biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
    • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%.There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

    PARKING

    • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying "Zona a traffico limitato".
    • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
    • Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
    • In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

    VILLA LOCATION

    Positano 4km
    Sorrento 16km
    Sant’Agata sui due Golfi 16km
    Amalfi 16km
    Pompeii 34km
    Capri 39km
    Naples 57km
    Napoli (Naples) Airport “Capodichino” 62km

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    Availability Information

    Rates Information

    • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only & A&K hosted services please visit 'Villa Rental Options'. An A&K Villas Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or give us a call.

    Inclusions

    • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
    • Daily continental breakfast (from 8.30am to 10am) - included only in high and mid season.
    • Maid service up to 8 hours, Monday to Friday.
    • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
    • Wireless broadband internet.
    • Final cleaning.
    • Central heating.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Pool heating.

    Extra Services

    • Cook service - available on request in advance.
    • Telephone as per consumption.


    • KINDLY NOTE:
    • Please note these particular booking conditions: in order to confirm the booking a 50% deposit is required. The security deposit is EUR 1.000, to be paid locally in cash to the villa manager.
    • The villa is accessed from the street level via 3 ramps of stairs (about 50 steps).
    • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
    • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
    • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
    • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

    The unique landscape surrounding Positano is famous throughout the world; the colourful houses all nestled into the steep slope of the hills which seem to dip right into the ocean, feature a picturesque image. La Perla is the perfect spot to take in the beauty of this piece of heaven on earth. The villa’s living room area is furnished in a minimalist, yet Mediterranean style, with light colours, natural fabrics and decorative windows. All modern comforts can be found at La Perla: satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, air conditioning in every room, a fully equipped kitchen, sauna and many other amenities. Guests can visit the centre of Positano, which is in easy reach, walk through the streets and alleys, discover little shops and art galleries, indulge in good Italian food accompanied by a glass of superb wine and live La Dolce Vita.

    Your Villa Rental

    Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

    Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

    Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

    • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
    • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
    • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
    • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
    • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
    • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

    (In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

    • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
    • Comprehensive information book
    • VAT and administration charges
    • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

    Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

    Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

    Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

    • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

    Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

    Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

    • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
    • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

    Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

    Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

    • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
    • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
    • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
    • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
    • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
    • Mid-week linen and towel change
    • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
    • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
    • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

    • Air Conditioning
    • Barbecue Facilities
    • CD Player
    • Central Heating
    • Computer for Client's Use
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • DVD Player
    • Elevator
    • Gym Equipment
    • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
    • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
    • Parking
    • Pizza Oven
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool (Heated Indoor)
    • Turkish Bath
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)
    • Washing Machine & Dryer

    Reasons to book your holiday with us

    • Over 50 years' experience
    • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
    • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
    • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
    • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
    • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

    Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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