Villa costanzo beach front 10 yards free wi… – vrbo electricity off peak hours

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Pros: This is literally the best location in all of Positano. This is not hyperbole. Everything you need will be right outside your door, including fantastic restaurants, charming shops, and a wonderful cafe where you can start your day with delicious cappuccino and fresh squeezed blood orange juice. You will realize that this convenience is a rare commodity in Positano, as it can be very difficult to get around, given the steep steps.

You will have oceanfront views from every room. John Steinbeck apparently lived there and wrote his famous essay about Positano from the living room ("Positano bites deep…"). The apartment itself is extremely clean and tidy. It’s clear that the owner cares very deeply about the place.

Cons: The shower is in serious need of updating. It’s basically a vertical plastic coffin, but smaller. And you will have enough hot water for one shower; then will need to wait 20 minutes for the water to heat up again. A larger boiler and a decent-sized shower stall would seem to be easy fixes. The beds are the hardest beds I’ve ever slept in. Again, an easy fix for the owner.

Also, I think the orientation can be shortened. Ours literally took 45 minutes, where the owner painstakingly showed us how every window opened and locked, how the washer and dryer worked, how each kitchen appliance worked, etc. We tried to explain that we are not going to cook or use the washer/dryer, but he insisted on the tutorial. After the long drive from Naples, the length of the orientation could drive you mad. The worst part is that he left out information that we actually needed — including that there are no toiletries. We spent another 45 minutes trying to find a pharmacy that was open.

The downside of being close to everything is that you will hear some outside noise. The windows aren’t really soundproof, and on one of the nights, the cafe turned into a dance club. This really didn’t bother us, since we’re from NYC, but light sleepers should be aware.

Some tips: Try and pack light. Your driver will drop you off and you will need to negotiate some steep steps going down to the apartment with your bags. When leaving, I highly recommend hiring porters (the owner will call them for you), as going up the steps with even small bags will be a huge challenge. They charge 10 euros per bag, which will be money well spent.

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Villa Costanzo with our two daughters (ages 11 & 14). We’ve rented several HomeAway properties over the years and this apartment was by far the cleanest we’ve ever stayed in. You can tell Edmondo takes pride in his property– his check in process can take about 45+ minutes but it’s all very helpful information about the apartment and the area. The apartment is in the middle of all the action but once you close the soundproof windows, it’s very quiet and we had no trouble sleeping. He also gives you a laminated card you can present at several of the local restaurants for a 10% discount.

If arriving by rental car like we did, you will also get a discount from the Di Gennaro Parking Garage (20 euro/day; this is the very last garage before you come to the pedestrian-only area). You can hire a porter to take your bags down to/up from the apartment. Our daughters really enjoyed hanging out and swimming at the little beach club located just outside the apartment. Get there early to reserve your chairs and umbrellas but you can come and go all day. Positano was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Italy!