The legendary beauty of Italy’s Coastiera Amalfitana has drawn millions of visitors and inspired artists, writers and musicians for centuries.
This stretch of coastline in southern Italy overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Sorrento includes 30-plus miles of famously winding roads with narrow, S-shaped curves, tunnels and hairpin white-knuckled turns.
After living in Italy in the late 1990s and returning to this exceptional destination, I still believe the Amalfi Coast is Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline. This is also the mythical home of the sirens whose haunting songs were believed to have lured ancient mariners to their demise.
Though my family, friends and I have taken numerous day trips from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, it wasn’t until a cousin visiting from the U.S. rented a vacation home in Positano that I appreciated the difference between a day trip and an actual extended stay at one of these magnificent villas perched precariously atop cliffs offering unforgettably stunning views.
Here are top vacation rentals we’ve discovered in the town of Positano with a range of prices. Though the Amalfi Coast boasts 14 different municipalities. each with its own special magic, one of our favorites remains Positano.
All vacation rentals include full kitchens unless otherwise specified.
Romantic Villa Dolce
It’s all about the sun and the sea in this lovely one-bedroom, one-bath villa for two that also features a spacious private terrace overlooking the picturesque coast with views to take your breath away.
Villa Dolce is surrounded by the characteristic little white houses of Positano, each with its own small garden or flowered terraces and inhabited by local families and not crowds of tourists.
Enchanting Villa Mare
If you need a bit more space to share with family or friends, this classic Italian villa with two bedrooms and two baths is the ideal choice.
The villa can sleep up to five guests and also includes a seafront patio and terrace. Its location makes it easy to reach Positano’s pier, beaches, restaurants and shops from a descending walkway.
Breathtaking Positano Views
If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than this incredible two-bed, two-bath villa. It can accommodate four guests within its well-appointed property.
But word of warning here: you may never want to leave this lovely property that offers outdoor dining on an expansive balcony patio with vistas to die for.
Picturesque Villa Genny and Emily
Breakfast is included in this Montepertuso village vacation rental with a nearby bus stop or walking stairs leading to the heart of Positano just 15 minutes away by foot.
The villa consists of two large bedrooms with a balcony overlooking the sea and two bathrooms with a shower. A large living room includes a sofa that converts to a bed, thereby accommodating up to six guests.
Both the interior of the villa and the property grounds are splendid. And of course, views from the outdoor balcony are jaw-dropping.
Historic Villa Boleilli
History and luxury are perfectly partnered in this 17th-century villa perched high on a hillside offering panoramic sea views along with the serene Li Galli Islands.
The iconic Italian home is an ideal share for family and friends consisting of three full bedrooms and private baths that can sleep a total of six guests. It’s a postcard-perfect example of an Amalfi Coast property with splendid scenery, remarkable grounds and a beautifully appointed interior and exterior expansive patio which also boasts a fireplace.
Fornillo Terraced Apartment Home
Featuring a large outdoor terrace with magnificent views, this one-bedroom, 1.5-bath home can sleep three with one bedroom and a sofa bed. For the location along with its offerings, this vacation rental is a great value on the Amalfi Coast region.
Though unlike many other rentals, this home does not offer a full kitchen, it does come with a kitchenette along with dining seating for four.
Casa Ivi With Private Pool
The terrace with its private jetted pool and stunning views of the sea of Positano are definitely the highlights of this one-bedroom, one-bath vacation home.
The two-story casa can sleep four guests with one double bed and a double sofa bed in the living room. Property grounds are amazing and include lounge chairs near the pool and a separate patio seating area.
Stunning Villa Cipriana
This house is quintessential Positano with the perfect location, magnificent vistas and an elegant and well-appointed classic Italian home with a terrace overlooking the ancient Cathedral of Positano and the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea.
Guests are literally steps down to the town of Positano from their private home-away-from-home featuring two bedrooms, two baths, and a sofa bed that in total can accommodate up to five guests.
Casa Blù Dama
If you’re looking to stay in the heart of Positano, Casa Blù Dama is ideal for a party of two travelers. Breakfast is also included in the vacation rental cost.
The one-bedroom, one-bath vacation home is beautifully appointed (in colors of radiant blue, of course). It’s just a few minutes’ walk to the beach and town and views from the outdoor patio are amazing.
Ready to schedule your Amalfi Coast getaway? We certainly are!