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Palazzo Santa Croce

From € 2.500 to 5.203 per night
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Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Bedrooms: 5 max guest: 10 Bathrooms: 5 Air Conditioning Private Pool Sea View Hot Tub


Palazzo Santa Croce is an impressive property which stands majestically on the hillside above Positano.
This historic property which stands out with its unmistakable burgundy color, was formerly a monastery; it has an inner surface of 497 m2, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests.
During the centuries it has been visited by merchants, artists, and so on, who have left an heritage represented by precious objects, a mix of culture, works of art, which have enriched this unique property progressively over time up to the present day. All this is clearly visible in the decor and in every detail scattered around the whole villa.
Among the numerous artists who chose Positano as their favorite destination there was Edward Gillhausen, a Bauhaus member (the artistic and philosophic German movement), who established in this villa with his wife, and here they lived until 2000, leaving a further hint of culture, even considering that their usual visitors were mostly artists or writers.

Guests have the option of reaching Palazzo Santa Croce via a convenient public elevator directly from the Amalfi Drive.
Operating from 8:00am to 24:00, this elevator provides a swift means of transportation, allowing guests to reach the doors of the Palace from Amalfi Drive in a few minutes.
As the elevator is not managed by the villa management; any inconvenience cannot be related to them.
While the scenic 10-minute walk (including 190 steps) remains an option for those who prefer it, the availability of this new elevator offers a more expedient and efficient way of access.

From the main entrance you enter the terrace where you will be captivated by the spectacular panorama over Positano and the sea.
The terrace is embellished by ancient tiles featuring sacred scenes, with terracotta vases of different size and comfortable sofas. It is connected through three entrances to the kitchen, the dining room, the lounge room and the staircase.
The kitchen is characterized by a mix of technology and antiquity, with majolica and marbles, the bread and pizza oven and the big baroque pantry.
The dining and lounge areas consist of two rooms and it are equipped with an antique wooden table and monumental chairs, comfortable sofas, and a library with a collection of antique books and paintings.
The lower floor is home to an inside heated pool with Jacuzzi and a fountain for cervical massage, it is covered with local tiles.
There is also a sauna and a steam room, two showers and a space with a massage table. Additionally, from here you have access to a terrace with solarium and an outside Jacuzzi.
On the first floor are located the two main suites with frescoed ceilings, both with a typical XVIII century style. The first suite has a console with mirror, two columns on the sides of the bed and several antique paintings. It has two balconies and a wonderful terrace with view on Positano’s beach.
The other one features a strong spiritual furnishing with a privileged altar and paintings representing sacred scenes. The style of this room is in harmony with the rest of the
structure, with decorated ceilings and bathrooms with antique tiles. It has a terrace with sea view and on the main church. A corner with sofas and armchairs offers the guests relaxing moments enjoying the beauty of Positano.
On the second floor there we find the two junior suites, both with a sloped ceiling with wooden beams. In these rooms the furniture is sober and the colors are bright, enriched by some antique objects. Through the large window of one of these rooms you can enjoy a stunning view of the sea and of the village of Praiano. The room has also a small private terrace with view over the sea and the garden.
The second room features a wide window overlooking Positano and the garden of the villa with orange and lemon trees and bouganvillea.
On the same floor is also found a single room finely furnished, with en suite bathroom.

All the rooms are equipped with all comforts in order to satisfy the most demanding guests that will spend a relaxing and unforgettable stay, finding a complete assistance typical of a 5­star luxury hotel, such as: daily (8 hours) personal chef­ cooking service, maid service, concierge service, all included in the rental price.

CUSR Code:15065100EXT0336

All Facilities

Air Conditioning Hot Tub Private Pool Sea View
Air conditioning Balcony/terrace Beachfront Breakfast included in price Cable/satellite TV Catering Available Central heating Clothes Dryer Concierge Services Dinner booking Possible Dishwasher Dryer Fishing nearby Freezer Garage Grill Hair Dryer Heating Hiking trips House cleaning included Housekeeping included Indoor pool Internet Internet access Iron Iron & Board Jacuzzi/Hot-tub Kettle Linens Provided Living Room Lunch booking possible Marina Microwave Number of Bathrooms: 5 Number of Bedrooms: 5 Ocean views Parking Pool Private Private chef Private yard Refrigerator Safe Sauna Secure parking Stereo system Stove Telephone Toaster Towels Provided Towels provided TV Washing Machine Washing machine Water views Waterfront Watersports nearby Wi-Fi Winery Tours

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Location info

Neighborhood and transport:
Situated along steep slopes on the central Amalfi coast, Positano is today a sophisticated tourist destination. Characterized by its Moorish architecture and the steep steps that lead from the village to the beach, this picturesque town has long been a favorite destination for artists, musicians and famous writers. The two main beaches, Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo, are both within walking distance; the others are reached mainly by sea. Ferry boats do daily service if you want to take a day trip to Capri and Ischia.

Positano center: on site
Closest beach: 500 m
Amalfi: 16 km
Naples Airport: 62
Naples: 59 km
Salerno Airport: 85 km
Train Station (Piano di Sorrento): 15 km
Rome Airport, Fiumicino: 292 km
Rome: 276 km
Pompeii ruins: 36 km
Herculaneum ruins: 50 km



Important information Rental Rules:
A 50% non refundable deposit is required upon confirmation. The final balance is due within 90 days prior to the arrival date.
Check in: On Saturdays from 16:00 to 20:00 in high season; at 16:00 in low season (also on weekdays).
Check out: By 10:00 am in all seasons.

Damage refundable deposit: € 10.000, to be paid prior the check in (pre-authorisation on credit card), the entire amount will be returned at the end of the stay if no damage to the property occurs.
Upon arrival, an additional deposit of Euro 2.000 is required to be paid exclusively in cash to the manager / butler of the building for food, drink and other services not included in the contract.
If the final expense account is higher, the difference will be requested; if, conversely, it should be less than the deposit, the same will be promptly reimbursed.
City tax: from 1st April to 31st October € 2,50 per person (from 10 years onwards) per day.

Services included:
- Welcome dinner
- chef, butler and housekeeper (8 hours/day)* - continental breakfast
- heating, gas, air conditioning and electricity - daily change of bed linen and bath towels
- pool cleaning
- final cleaning
- Wi-Fi
- The porter service includes 2 pieces of luggage per person on the day of arrival (from 4 pm to 6 pm) and of departure (from 8 am to 10 am). The cost of additional
luggage and during other hours are charged to the guest. (euro 10 x piece of luggage and euro 20 from 22pm to 6 am).

Services NOT included
- telephone/fax
- food and drinks
- additional staff time: € 35/hour/person - laundry service, € 25/hour/load
- baby-sitter
- parking (not on site): charged, if available.

We are available on our emergency contact which will be provided at the check-in.
We can offer assistance and suggestions for any kind of interesting activities, such as excursions, boat tours, cooking experiences and much more.