Villa Phebe

Villa Phebe
From €17,000 per week

 

Resort:
Positano
Area:
Amalfi Coast
Country:
Italy
Surface:
497 sq. m
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5

Description

Divinely decadent and sensational seascape

A grand holiday along the timeless Amalfi coast remains one of the most classic and romantic of holiday dream for most people, yet it is a wish that becomes a reality at this captivating and baroque luxury villa, that stands atop a rock face high above beautiful Positano and its bay.  Here there is only the privilege of luxury and a real sense of history.  A most rewarding experience is guaranteed at this luxury property, originally an Episcopal monastery dating back to 1716: a time when the town was a major port on the Far East trade route and awash with precious objects, silk and spices.  Since then, this property has commanded a formidable position and very few others present such as a sublimely poetic and astonishing panorama of the cascading coastal hill town; famously described as “Heaven on Earth”.  The owners have lovingly restored this magnificent remnant of a rich past and an age synonymous with master craftsmanship.  Drawing on Pompeian inspiration and undertaking careful restoration and refurbishment, all original features are retained, including the red coral façade made from grounded shells, corals and lime.  The interior is replete with dazzling fresco ceilings, finely crafted lacquered doors, inlaid-wood furniture, stucco, exquisite antique pieces and lace, rich drapery and plush, elegant upholstered furniture and elaborate light fixtures.  Graced by a garden of vibrant colours and smell (bougainvillea, lemon, orange trees), the villa comprises 4 floors, with entrances on both ground floor and garden level (top floor).  One major nod to modernity is the notably luxurious spa, which is adapted to fit within the evocative ambience of the building yet boasts a remarkable range of options and spaces for private home spa.  These include: a heated indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi jets and oxygen therapy, a sauna, a hammam, wellness and massage areas.  From here you can step outside to the terrace where massive terracotta urns and a striking Pompeian fountain accompany your relaxation on loungers or in the bubbling outdoor Jacuzzi.  At the same time and all the time, your eyes can feast on the glorious sea view, whether in the sunshine or moonlight under the stars.

The luxury villa sleeps up to a total of 9 guests in 5 bedrooms.  All have an en suite shower room and, unusually, there are 2 master suites.  Both are on the second floor and arranged with a private lounge.  Two double or twin bedrooms and the single bedroom on the upper level are astutely adapted to and arranged under the eaves, but of slightly lesser size.   It is a luxury home, ideal for a family that can enjoy sitting together in the informal kitchen dining area and watch as the chef prepares local dishes in the traditional way.  Lavish entertainment will certainly be on the cards and you will not fail to impress friends and guests when you host cocktails in the beautiful dining room, the main lounge or on the rooftop garden lounge, or supper on the colonnade dining terrace.  Wherever and whatever you do, the view remains unchanged: a truly stunning panorama encompassing Positano, the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri.

This absolutely private and quiet luxury villa is only 10 minutes’ stroll from the centre of town.  It is a large family-oriented home that is also perfect for two couples visiting with friends or for a family who wish to share a truly five-star holiday experience.  Here, your every whim will be catered to by bespoke service.  The villa is not accessible by car (being located on one of the ancient stepped-streets).  A porter is available to assist with transfers.

LAYOUT

Ground floor: Entrance; spa area with indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi jets and oxygen therapy system, sauna, hammam, tepidarium, showers, massage area; terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi
First floor: Entrance hall; kitchen with dining area; open plan living and dining area with fireplace; library
Second floor: 2 suites with double bedroom, sitting area, shower room
Top floor: Entrance (from the garden); 2 double/twin bedrooms en suite (shower); single bedroom with shower room more suitable for teenager, visiting guest or staff
Outdoor: Outdoor Jacuzzi, garden

 

FEATURES

• In town • Heated indoor pool • Flatscreen TVs
• Near a beach • Hammam • Satellite/Cable TV
• Seaview • Sauna • DVD player
• Fireplace • Indoor Jacuzzi • Hi-Fi
• Parking (at extra cost with valet service) • Outdoor Jacuzzi • Wi-Fi
• Safe-deposit • Massage area • Telephone and fax (at extra cost)
• Air conditioning in all rooms • Solarium • iPod docking stations
• Central heating • Al fresco dining area • Board games (on request)
• Children accepted • Business corner • Toys and books
• Pets subject to approval • Outdoor chill out area • Outdoor integrated sound system
• No smoking • Garden • Indoor integrated sound system

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, utilities and firewood
» Linen and towel changes at regular intervals
» Daily cleaning
» Domestic staff
» Dedicated service from a professional team
» Private chef and host
» Daily continental breakfast
» Luxury bath products
» Flower bouquet on arrival
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Our unique concierge service

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff.  Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay.  Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Napoli Capodichino (NAP); Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
– Airport: 1 hour by car (NAP); 3 hours by car (FCO)
– Town: Central location (Positano)
– Beach: 15 minutes’ walk (Spiaggia Grande); 20 minutes’ walk (Fornillo); 15 minutes walk to Spiaggia Grande and 10 minutes by boat (Arienzo)
– Golf course: 1.5 hours by car (Circolo Golf Napoli)

 

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