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| Amanda Tabberer

 Mary Burns – May 2013 


Thanks for all your help for our trip, is there anywhere we can leave a good review? I know Jo will love it all when she arrives next week.

Also last time I was in positano I came across the lovely man near le serenuse selling bric-a-brac and antiques and loved his shop. So this time I wanted to show my husband, he loves him!!! Needless to say we need to squash a few more things into the luggage! He mentioned that u are a neighbour of his!!


Thanks again

Love Mary


Tim & Joanne Auld –  May 2013
Bongiorno from Positano Amanda!
We are having an absolute ball and couldn’t have wanted to stay anywhere other than HPM!
You have done an amazing job selecting this hotel for us!
Weather has been great…not too hot but sun out. Big storm last night…but sun shining again this morning.
Have seen Amalfi, Ravello, hired a scooter around Capri, Sorrento and the mountains of Positano.
We have eaten at some incredible places.
Favourites for dinner have been….
Murat, , taverna del leone, Donna Rosa, carusos in sorrento, La sponda, 
Favourite lunch spot is cafe bottega! 
It’s been the trip of a lifetime and one we will never forget. 
Off to Paris tomorrow. One more night of bliss in Positano. 
Wanted to express our thanks for your help in making this a memorable trip for us.
Forever grateful.
Tim & Joanne Auld
The Walker family – March 2013

Dear Amanda,

Our time in Positano will never be forgotten, Matao and hIs mum were delightful and really did spoil us. The villa superb, the views extraordinary, the stairs memorable. Our cooking class with Rosaria was so much fun and we are continuing to use her techniques impressing our friends and bringing back fabulous memories. My birthday was spent cruising the Amalfie coastline with local boat operator Roberto, we really did feel like we were a part of the rich and famous and for one perfect day we were!! The day was topped off with an exquisite dinner at La Terraza followed by dancing at Music On The Rocks, yet another amazing evening in a most incredible place.

Rome was our next stop, our host was your gorgeous friend Mata, whose apartment was superb and perfectly located, the choice of local restaurants and cafes was ideal for the family and the Trasavere region a wonderful place to end the days of sightseeing.

Leaving Italy was certainly full of mixed feelings, we were grateful for the experience and hopeful of the possibility of returning one day.

I can understand your love for this extraordinary country and it’s people, our lives are richer for the experience and our new found friends.

Again I must thank you so very much for being a part of our fantastic holiday, one day we may have the opportunity to get together and share some photos.

I hope all goes well with your most recent book, of course we have a copy and refer to it often.

kind regards

Carolin, Michael, India, Spencer, Angus and Millie


Steve Vizard – July 2012

Thanks again for organizing such a memorable holiday for our family in Positano. If we never have another family holiday, and the way the kids are going that’s entirely possible, if not desirable, then this is the one we will forever remember. Sarah said it was our best holiday ever: the perfect combination of a fantastic Australian beach holiday – our own villa, deep, perfect blue skies, kids heading to the beach or lounging by a pool , friends dropping by for long lunches, massive bowls of freshly prepared pasta, fresh tomatoes and basil picked from our own vegetable garden, sipping wine from the local deli on our balcony absorbing the distant isles, the ever changing waters and stunning beaches far below; and of a great European trip – our day trips to Capri, local restaurants, fishing, Ravello, Naples, touring, snorkeling, shopping, buying, eating, relaxing, laughing.
Highlights for me were lounging by the pool of our beautiful Villa; sitting, memorized, in the audience at the amphitheatre at Ravello, perched high in the mountains, watching one of the world’s great jazz musicians perform in front of a symphony orchestra as the sun set and the waters far glimmered red blue and yellow; surprising Sarah with a special family birthday lunch at the stunning San Pietro, in what she describes as her most beautiful and enjoyable birthday ever.
The Amalfi is a jewel and your friendly assistance and guidance made it so, so easy and so, so perfect.
Grazie mille

Joanne Vanderstok – June 2012

Hi Amanda

Just to let you know we had a fabulous week in Positano – the villa was amazing! The ornaments and statues just made the place feel very special and the location and views couldn’t have been better.

Thanks again and I am sure we will all be making it back to that part of the world again sometime in the future as it was just fab!


Conor McGuire – April 2012.

I have been meaning to drop you a note for a while – apologies for the delay.

We had a really great holiday and Positano was the highlight. The apartment was fantastic, everything worked well with Gennaro and the transport and generally it was pretty relaxing time. Many thanks once again for all your efforts and pursuing me in marathon email chains. Hopefully we can get back again someday!
Many thanks

Tracey Leeson – May 2012

Hi Amanda

Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with organising our stay in Positano. It truly was the most wonderful week and the accommodation was perfect!!! I have recommended you through our design blog as a thank you. A number of people spoke fondly of you when they found out I was Australian – you are obviously well liked in this gorgeous little town.

All the best.


Wendy Makin – Dec 2011

Congratulations on your website it looks fantastic and you have some fabulous properties listed. Unfortunately we haven’t been to Positano for a few years but are looking to go in 2013 for my 50th celebrations ,so in the meantime I can ponder over your lovely listings….Wendy

Jodie Young – October 2011.

Hi Amanda,

Just wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for all your help and guidance with our recent holiday in Positano. We had an amazing time in Italy and I now I am working hard at losing those 3kg I seem to have acquired over there. Can’t understand why with only having pastries for breakfast, copious amounts of wine and heaps of pasta, risotto and amazing cheeses and meats. Thank god for all those steps in Positano or I’m sure I would be trying to lose an extra 3 kgs!!

We ran into some old friends from Ballarat in Cinque Terre who were also travelling to Positano and on talking further with them we discovered that they also love your book and had booked an apartment (The Belvedere) through you. Talk about a small world. They were travelling with their 3 older kids. They also happened to be in Positano the same week we were there and we ran into them 3 times in Positano again.

My husband took your book with us and would pull it out at cafes and restaurants and all the shop owners would comment and talk about the beautiful Amanda!!

Our apartment in Positano was absolutely beautiful, the views were amazing and even though I cursed the steps after 2 to 3 trips up each day I loved every minute of it. Paolo was a pleasure to deal with and the drivers to and from Naples were great and stress free.

So I just wanted to thank you again Amanda for helping make this amazing holiday even more memorable for us. My husband and I would now love to take our 4 kids over in the next 2 to 3 years when we can save up so I hope to be in touch with you again in the future.

With warmest regards and best wishes,

Jodie xxxx

Ian Dunlop – Oct 2011

We had a terrific time in Positano and the accommodation was just perfect. In fact the week we spent in Positano was my favourite part as time spent with the family. We simply soaked up the village atmosphere and enjoyed the vista from our lofty position. Just beautiful. In fact we had a beautiful photo which was taken from the garden overlooking the beach put onto a large canvas hanging in our study. I am looking at it now!!

It has been a great pleasure making our holiday arrangements with you. We are very much looking forward to our visit.

Malcolm Edwards – October 2011

Hi Amanda,

I just wanted to drop you a note, having returned from Europe over the weekend, to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Positano.

The apartment was everything that you described it as being, and we had a lovely, restful time there, with lingering lunches, endless siestas, and wonderful food in the evenings! For your information, we went to Bar Bruno, which was terrific. Il Grottino Azzuro was sensational, and the Bar Internazionale was alluring, to say the least! We particularly liked Next 2, and thought it outstanding, and enjoyed Buco di Baco, but thought Da Vincenzos was somewhat overpriced and overstated. Needless to say, we had a wonderful lunch at Da Adolfo’s.

Your choice of drivers was terrific, and we enjoyed their company, and they were always prompt.

. It was very much appreciated, and may I wish you the very best for the new edition of your book.

All best wishes,


Ines Dunn- Sept 2011

‘My sister Linda rented a stunning apartment through Amanda in September 2011, Amanda’s doesn’t just rent you an apartment, she makes everything effortless! A must for every overseas holiday.’

‘Amanda was fantastic to deal with in every way! I emailed Amanda from Sydney to help organise a surprise Champagne for my sister’s birthday whilst she was in Positano. Amanda organised everything, just fabulous!’

‘I will definitely book an apartment through Amanda for our next trip to the Amalfi Coast, she knows everything there is to know about the Amalfi, apartments, restaurants, shops, transport……just fantastic.’

Greg Banks August 2011

Hi Amanda

Thank you for your suggestions. Angie couldn’t refuse my proposal on the Terrace of Infinity last evening at the Villa Cimbrone! If you are anywhere near Ravello tonight there is champagne with your name on it!

Thanks again, Greg.