TORRE PRINCIPESSA – POSITANO
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Seasons & Tariffs for 2015:
Weekly rents are preferable from Fridays or Saturdays, but alternative dates are negotiable.
Generally the villa is available only during the summer months from June to end September
A discount will apply to bookings (second, third & forth weeks) that are more than one week.
1st week: 19.200€
2 weeks: 38.400€
3 weeks: 56.400€
4 weeks: 73.200 €
Security Deposit: is 1000 € a week to be paid with final villa payment. This will be reimbursed at the conclusion of your stay minus any extra expenses or damages incurred.
Town : Positano
Beds : sleeps 11 pers.
Distance: 16 kms from Amalfi & apx 60 kms from Naples airport
This is the postcard of Positano – and for me always was. When I moved to Positano in the 80’s I learnt that the owner was a real live Princess! Hence the name Torre Principessa!…and like many princesses she lived to almost 100! This magnificent Tower hugs the shore line of the Amalfi Coast just outside Positano on the beach of Fornillo and its 13th century origins are typical of this area and its Saracen history. Its original pentagonal shape makes it one of the truly outstanding properties on the Amalfi Coast.
In the 1920’s Gilbert Clavel a renowned Swiss contemporary architect and writer embraced this largely destroyed historic tower and nurtured it back to life with his innovative and artistic flair, filling it with his signature wooden furniture and colourful well known celebrities like Pablo Picasso, Cocteau, Depero and many others. It became a well known haven for the creative elite!
At the far side of the property lies a small private beach directly linked to the tower with a hot/cold running shower and toilet right at beach level. It also has its own private docking area for boat transport in and out of town.
It’s thick sturdy walls act as a natural insulation again the summer heat. Due to the structure of this ancient property, there are many low walls, narrow staircases and in some place quite high drops; hence children and elderly people are not encouraged and must be discussed with me on booking.
The property is divided into three sections. The main tower CLAVEL sleeps 5 pers. and two annex houses PORTICATO sleeps 3 pers and SIRENE sleeps 3 pers. In total there are 4 double bedrooms and 3 single bedrooms. There are 5 bathrooms and 2 service toilets. The two annex houses are not available as separate rental properties and must be rented with the main tower. Tower rentable separately on request only.
Property Features are divided as:
CLAVEL- Main Tower – sleeps 5
Ground floor: modern kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven & cook top.
First floor: The BLUE double bedroom and bathroom with tub & shower.
Second floor: Main living area with fireplace and toward the sea a single bedroom with bathroom which give access to a totally unique balcony overlooking the coast with a hand painted tile floor by the famous ceramicist Ernestine.
Third floor: The YELLOW double bedroom, bathroom with shower, tub & double basin.
Air-conditioning in both bedrooms and living area .
*From this bedroom you have the sole access to the wonderful star gazing rooftop terrace.
PORTICATO – Annex
Ground floor: Delightfully attached to the main Torre CLAVEL by means of a pink subterranean corridor, you will find the main terraced dining area (covered), long generous communal dining table and built in wall banquettes with cushions. Also the principle working kitchen of the villa where the staff prepare meals is found on this floor and a full working laundry run exclusively by the staff is attached.
First floor: The GREEN double bedroom (beds can be separated) & bathroom with tub, shower & two basins. A single “library” bedroom can also share this bathroom or use a small service toilet. Both bedrooms lead onto the generous dining terrace.
SIRENE – Annex –the only section of the villa that is fully airconditioned.
A staircase will lead you to the SIRENE annex from PORTICATO.
First floor: the SIREN double bedroom and small corridor to bathroom with tub and shower.
Second floor: single DIAMOND bedroom with own bathroom.
Third floor: Cosy sitting room with working kitchenette and fridge. A staircase leads to a furnished terrace with table, chairs and a cane “pergola” for shade.
A small beach below the property with cold/hot shower and toilet is the perfect private sea access. This property due to its original low walls and position on the coast is not ideal for elderly people or small children.
Included in the Rental:
Linen changes twice a week (Saturday and Wednesday)
Water, electricity, gas, and final cleaning.
WIFI Internet access
House cleaning 6 hours @ day (9 am – 3 pm/6 days per week).
Chef 6 hours @ day (10 am – 4 pm/6 days per week).
Custodian during day time for general service.
Luggage transfer from Positano to the property on arrival & departure
Room fans and hairdryers available
*A simple but delicious welcome dinner or lunch at the chefs choice and naturally considering vegetarian guests and/or allergies. this is to be established on booking
Extras not included in Rental:
Telephone –fax – personal laundry @ 15 € /hr. Chef ( extra hours) – 20 €/hr
Clients are request to arrive between 4pm and 6 pm.
Owner must be notified if children are in the travel party.
No pets allowed.