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Nestled in cliffy Positano, the traditionally designed Villa Merope is perfect for a group of friends or a large family who wants to spend time on the glitzy Amalfi Coast. The three-floor villa offers all of the comforts of a retreat and the functionality of a private home. The traditional decor features local artwork, beautiful Vietri ceramic floors, and heirloom antiques. Merope is also an ideal property for guests with limited mobility, who can – finally – expect a comfortable stay on the Amalfi Coast thanks to the villa’s easy access from the main road, private parking on the premises for up to 4 family-size cars, and elevator that leads from the garage directly to each floor of the villa. This easy access is a rare asset among the local villas and therefore a big plus in our book! Make your villa vacation dream a reality and rent Villa Merope, where you will have the lively Positano at your feet.

  • Ocean View
  • Dedicated Parking Space
  • Air Conditioned
  • Central Heating
  • Elevator
  • Sleeps x 12
  • En-suite x 4
  • Queen x 5
  • Twin x 1
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower x 6
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully equipped
  • Central Heating
  • Al fresco dining
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • DVDs
  • Safe Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Nature
  • Beach vicinity
  • Gym

BEDROOMS
First floor:
Queen bedroom with access to a panoramic balcony, and private bathroom with shower
Queen bedroom with access to a panoramic balcony, and private bathroom with Jacuzzi shower
Queen bedroom with private bathroom with Jacuzzi shower
Twin bedroom with dedicated private bathroom with shower located on the ground floor

Second floor (on two levels):
Upper level, accessible by stairs (not by elevator):
Queen bedroom with access to a panoramic balcony – use of the private bathroom
Queen bedroom with access to a panoramic balcony, and private bathroom with shower

Lower level
Full bathroom with shower

All bedrooms feature stunning sea views and have air-conditioning; all bathrooms are provided with hair-dryers, and they are private but not necessarily adjacent to each bedroom.

LIVING SPACES
First floor:
Upon entering the villa via the elevator from the garage, the formal dining room welcomes you. This room also features a large TV and has access to a private uber-panoramic terrace. The adjacent sitting room boasts a comfortable sitting area with soft sofa and chairs, perfect space for relaxation and entertaining. We like that this room has access to a 380-sq-ft covered sunroom that makes the villa enjoyable also during the cooler months, and which features a soaking Jacuzzi section with seating for two people. The small gym with its basic equipment is at the disposal of active guests during their vacation . . . that extra portion of delicious pasta will not be recorded by the scale once they are back home!

Second floor (on two levels):
Lower level
A second living room with sofas and chairs is located on this floor; it has access to the main panoramic terrace with swimming pool.
A fully equipped kitchen with access to a private terrace is here for you or the villa staff to prepare homemade meals for your family to savor while enjoying the panoramic terrace and the romantic lights of Positano.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
We just finished describing the interior space, but, in reality, when you decide to stay at the villa instead of touring the area by land or sea, you will find yourself on the spectacular 2,200-sq-ft panoramic terrace near the private swimming pool (depth of 30 cm to 1.6 m). The furnished terrace provides generous areas for dining, lounging, suntanning, and, in general, enjoying authentic moments of relaxation while marveling at picture-perfect views that go flawlessly from sea to sky. The villa features also a soaking Jacuzzi with seating for up to six people and an outdoor tub to be used for Vinotherapie (on request).

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
The traditional interiors reflect the typical style of the Amalfi Coast. The intricate details and the carved furniture were common among the locals and were synonymous with a privileged status. The actual owners want to keep the memory of that era while blending it with modern amenities and comfort. Experience Positano at its best by staying at Villa Merope, which flaunts one of the largest panoramic terraces in Positano! You will not need cars, as restaurants, shops, supermarkets and bars are all within a five-minute walk from the villa. The main beach is less than half-a-mile away.

Nearest Airport: Naples 1 h 35 min
Nearest serviced town: within walking distance
Nearest major city: Sorrento 39 min; Amalfi 46 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

A winding scenic drive along the coastal road, known for its hairpin bends and spectacular views, takes visitors to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and the spellbinding uphill town of Ravello, with its incomparable belvedere. Any of these popular resort towns along the coast are good bases for exploring the surrounding areas. Buses and ferries run frequently and are the most convenient way to reach other towns while avoiding what could be a challenging drive in the bustling summer traffic. Other excursion possibilities include a boat trip to the islands of Capri and Ischia, a visit to the vibrant cities of Napoli, Salerno, or the gracious Sorrento, or an exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum - the fascinating ruins of ancient cities destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1st century A.D.
The Amalfi Coast offers an abundance of cafes, shops, art galleries and restaurants on its vertical terrain. Most beaches are small pebble inlets of land thus the best way to enjoy the sand and the turquoise water is to tour the area by boat (ask our concierge about it!) and let an expert local captain take you to his favorite spots or suggest the best seaside restaurants. A memorable experience!

WHERE TO EAT
Rossellinis - One of the finest Italian restaurants, Michelin-awarded and boasting very high ratings. In high season, the restaurant is open only for dinner. If you want to treat yourself to an unforgettable meal, dine here at night on one of the terraces looking down on the fishing boats 1,000 feet below! Via San Giovanni del Toro, Ravello - +39 089 818 181
Next 2 - Fine dining restaurant serving regional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Via Pasitea 242, Positano – +39 089 812 3516
Il Pirata - Panoramic restaurant built on a rock next to the water. Fresh local food served in a casual atmosphere. Very romantic place to enjoy at night. Whether you decide to spend a day sunbathing on its solarium, sip a cocktail in the lounge bar carved in the rocks, or sit for dinner at the restaurant, make sure to check out this place to experience a slice of the Mediterranean lifestyle! Via Terramare, Praiano - +39 089 874 377
Da Gemma - Just a 2-minute walk from the main square of Amalfi, on the right hand side. Pick a table on the terrace, overlooking the main street, and be delighted with modern version of coastal traditional dishes. Staples on the menu include the Genoese (with meat sauce) and the sumptuous fish soup. Via Fra' Gerardo Sasso 11, Amalfi - +39 089 871 345
L'Abside - Family-run restaurant serving great local food in a casual atmosphere. Outdoor seating on the piazza, perfect for children! Piazza dei Dogi, 31, Amalfi - +39 089 873 586

WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing - Antica Sartoria - Locally designed chic summer clothes, wallet friendly and perfect to wear in any beach resort, from Positano to Ibiza, from St. Tropez to Miami or St. Barts. Anywhere you go, you will bring some Italy with you! Piazza Mulini 1/3, Positano - +39 089 812 2712
Handmade Paper – Amalfi artisans carry on the legacy of local papermakers of the past, maintaining the quality and peculiar characteristics that have made this paper famous around the world – buy your handmade cards at La Scuderia del Duca. Largo Cesareo Console 8, Amalfi - +39 089 872 976
Local Artwork – Paolo Sandulli’s “Queens of the Sea” and “the Signorine” (the Misses), original terra-cotta busts of women with wild tufts of hair made from dyed sea sponges, are delightful art pieces to bring home. Torre a Mare, Praiano - +39 339 440 1008 (direct)
Perfumes - Fabbrica Profumi di Positano, we love Incanto, with its refreshing lemon scent that reminds us of the sunny Coast also during winter! Via C. Colombo 175, Positano - +39 089 875 057
Limoncello - as a souvenir of your trip, Limoncello is a must. Buy it at Pasticceria Pansa: dating back to 1830, this shop has long been famous for its excellent products. Piazza Duomo 40, Amalfi - +39 089 871 065

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