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Beautiful apartments in traditional moresque villa with sea view in Positano - Carmen

Bedrooms Studio
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning




Carmen is a spacious suite (50 square meters, 500 square feet) on the first floor of the Villa, consisting of a double vaulted room divided by an arch, a fine example of classical Mediterranean architecture. Two ample arched windows overlook the garden. It is elegantly furnished with a double bed, sleep couch, chairs, table, carpet and screen partition. The private terrace (12 square meters, 129 square feet) offers a beautiful view over Positano, the beach and the gulf and is equipped with a round table, two garden chairs and two deck chairs.

The price quoted for the apartment is all inclusive, there are no'add ons' such as final cleaning,electricty etc, everything is included in the price.

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About the property

Casa San Matteo - Positano

Our three holiday apartments are set in a magnificent, historical, privately-owned villa build in the 18th Century and carefully renovated. It is situated in the heart of Positano, in 10 minutes walking distance to the pedestrian village centre. The terraces offer one of the most beautiful views over the sea and the village. The site, surrounded by orchards and gardens, assures a quiet and relaxing stay. The extraordinarily thick walls keep the interior pleasantly cool during the summertime. We offer arrangements from 2 to 18 persons with all required comforts and facilities, including daily guest assistance and housekeeping service. Our personnel speaks English, French, German and Italian.

The use of a car in Positano is not recommended. On the inner road parking places are limited and reserved for residents. Private parking lots are available at approximately 20 Euro per day. You can park for free on certain areas on the National Road (Strada Nazionale). For the unloading of luggage you can stop the car at the top of Via Monte, the little stairway that leads to Casa San Matteo. Porter service can be requested. A regular bus service is available every 20 minutes. The bus stops at the top of Via Monte. It is possible to reach most places in Positano, including the beach, in a ten to fifteen minutes walk. We provide contact information for taxi booking.

The price quoted for the apartment is 'all inclusive' there are no extras such as final cleaning, electricity etc to pay for.

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Property Manager
Massimo Predieri
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Massimo Predieri

I was brought up in Positano, studied in Switzerland and now live in Rome, from where I manage the booking activity of the villa in Positano and run a company advising business.

Massimo Predieri purchased this apartment in 1964

Why Massimo Predieri chose Positano

This fascinating historical villa with its airy high vaulted ceilings, arches and niches, was bought by my family back in 1964 with the intention to move in after furbishing. We used to live in Positano in another villa located higher in the village. Eventually we decided that it was too big for us and divided it into three holiday apartments.

What makes this apartment unique

The villa is an impressive example of the classical Mediterranean architecture, with a perfect setting half way between the upper Positano and the beach, surrounded by quiet gardens, lemon, fig and many other trees.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a wonderful house you have there...we truly love it, and hope that circumstances will allow us to stay there again in the future. (B.S., New York, NY, USA, July 2002) - Everything was wonderful when we stayed at Tosca in May. The view was spectacular from the terrace. We spent most evenings with a bottle of wine sitting on the terrace watching the lights go on around Positano. Having rented other places in Italy, as well as, England, we appreciated how clean our 'home' was. (Cathy Lusk, Austin, Texas, May 2002)
Nov 2007
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20% Last Minute Discount for bookings submitted in the 14 days prior to arrival date. The Last Minute Discount applies to a minimum rental period of one week (7 nights) only.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at the Positano at the Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Printer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower, decorated with elegant marble mosaic tiles.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 160 cm, 63 inches large double bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Perfect studio apartmen for 2 in Casa San Matteo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Positano. From the beginning communication was great. The transaction was flawless. Giovanni met us to give us the key and show us around. The apartment was warm and cozy when we arrived. The apartment size is perfect for 2. Good size kitchen and bathroom and both fully equipped. The terrace off of the living room had beautiful views of the town below and the location was perfect. We parked our car in a lot not far from the apartment. Once in Positano, a car is not necessary or recommended. We had some "hair raising" drives in the car along the Amalfi coast.

Marco was very cordial and a great source of information/help for us. He gave us some wonderful recommendations for not only places to go but places to eat too. He set us up with an amazing tour guide for Pompeii. We also visited a lemon farm in Amalfi and brought home some Limoncello.

We would love to return again someday.

Thank you Massimo, Marco and Giovanni

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy Young and her husband were very kind guests - really friendly and communicative - and have taken great care of the accommodation, leaving it in perfect conditions after their stay. We have appreciated their comments about special taste of our villa and the preparation we have taken before their arrival. We enjoyed meeting and hosting them and would be pleased to host them again in the future. Massimo Predieri
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  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect home for our one week trip to Positano. The rooms were spacious. The Bathrooms and showers excellent. The views from Balcony spectacular. It was clean. Kitchen had all the amenities we needed. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. Internet worked well.

Marco the owner was there daily to make sure all well. He was very helpful with restaurants and excursions.

Giovanni took good care of the house every day.

Its a gem this property.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesmerizing View

  • 4 of 5

We loved Casa San Matteo. Quiet location about midway up with fantastic view.Studio Carmen had everything we needed for a comfortable stay for 6 nights

in Positano. Giovanni was very helpful he meet us at the top and carried our bags down many steps to the villa! he answered any questions we had about the area, where to get staples for our stay, where to get lunch etc..

We did not want to leave.... Thanks Gio for taking such good care of us!!!

Linda and Tony

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Into the real Positano atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

I have spent the New Year’s holidays in the apartment Don Giovanni – Casa San Matteo from December 30 to January 4th. I was with my husband, our three teenage daughters and a two friends, a party of 7. We had plenty of room and could easily have another two people with us because of the generous layout of the villa. Everything was perfectly clean and well maintained, we greatly enjoyed the beautiful and huge terrace, from where we assisted to the unbelievable new year’s fireworks. In the large kitchen we prepared our new year’s dinner for 11 people, which was served in the large dining area, all comfortably seated. It was my second time in Casa San Matteo, the first was in July during the summer season, and we will certainly come back again in this splendid and comfortable villa.

I sincerely appreciate Giovanni and Marco for their professional and warm assistance any time in giving us advise for restaurants, shopping, and telling charming and interesting stories about the Amalfi coast.Great experience.Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in Positano and our home, both in Summer and in Winter. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, The Casa San Matteo Team
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As Giovanni said "Positano, a little heaven" Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Matteo, on Via Monte in Positano for our 30th anniversary. It could not have been more lovely. The views from our terrace and every window were breath taking. The furnishings, appointments and gardens were inviting and comfortable, especially after a long day of exploring the town and surrounding area. We enjoyed Amalfi by boat as well as Capri.

The little kitchen was well used, as just above us, on Via Pasitea, we patronized the small grocery with a helpful proprietor, Franco, who offered good wines, cheeses and produce.. We will also always remember, the kindness of the owner, who stopped in and helped us sort out the TV, for English, and the house manager, Giovanni, who was always available and answered our many questions with a smile. We enjoyed our last Positano very special meal, at L'Incanto on the beach, I would recommend this charming apartment whole heartedly!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With great pleasure we acknowledge that once more Positano and Casa San Matteo have enchanted our guests with the beauty of the view and the special atmosphere of this ancient villa and its special setting. Our efforts to make our guest’s stay the most pleasing one have been crowned with success. Helpfulness, friendliness, prompt availability and attention to quality and detail have always been and will continue to be our focus, aiming to make the stay in this beautiful place a unique experience.
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Exceptional space, exceptional view, exceptional experience!

  • 5 of 5

Even prior to our arrival at this beautiful apartment, we were taken care of by Massimo, the owner. His quick and thoughtful response to emails was very helpful in planning our trip to Positano. Upon arrival, we were met by Giovanni, the manager, who effortlessly and with a smile, carried our luggage to our apartment. The apartment itself is truly lovely. The linens fresh, and clean; the bed very comfortable; the bathroom is generous and gorgeous; the kitchen is well equipped; the walls have beautiful paintings by "Dado", an artist and Uncle to Massimo and his brother, Marco; it is quiet and serene; and the terrace, with its view of Positano and the Sea - superb! What really makes this place exceptional and stand out from the rest, is the great care taken by the owners and by their manager, Giovanni, to ensure a wonderful experience. Giovanni helped us plan our hike on the "Path of the Gods", he provided us with a map, bus time tables, where to go, when to get off, gave us his cell number, just in case, etc.. (We did the hike - and highly recommend it - it was one of the highlights of our trip!) The night before we left (for a reasonable price) Giovanni prepared a delicious 4 course dinner, made with fresh produce from his garden, homemade pasta and two wonderful wines. He prepared the table on the terrace, flowers, music....it was beyond our expectation and the perfect ending to a perfect vacation in Positano. We definitely recommend staying at this beautiful villa - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The main attraction is obviously Positano, the beauty of the village and the surrounding nature: the sea, the coastline, the breathtaking mountains that surround this little jewel of the Amalfi Coast. Casa San Matteo adds to that the inspiring atmosphere of the architecture, the decoration and the comfort of an old traditional villa. We are glad to have the confirmation that the service and responsiveness of our team provides an added value to the stay in such an enchanting location. Thank you for choosing Casa San Matteo, hope to see you soon in Positano!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Internazionale
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A3 Napoli-Castellammare
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Saraceno D'Oro
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Positano, the jewel of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, clings by a miracle to a mountainside down to the still Mediterranean Sea – a resort that attracts Europe’s beautiful people but retains its small-town charm. (Diana Georgeff, The Age 02/08/03). Positano is build like pyramids of colourful Mediterranean houses around the main beach and overlooks one of the worlds most beautiful bay. The small pedestrian streets around the main church build, with many shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, the actual centre of the village. The regional food of the coastline uses mainly pasta, zucchini, fish, fresh buffalo mozzarella, lemons and olive oil. Local restaurants represent the excellence Italian cuisine and take care to hang on to the traditions of cooking. The food will be presented with flair and without formality.

Fascinating activities include boat touring along the beautiful coast to the Capri island, to Sorrento or to Amalfi, food and wine tasting, excursions to the wold famous archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Greek temples of Paestum. From Amalfi it is a short drive up to the magical town of Ravello, with Villa Cimbrone and its gardens, surely one of the highlights of any visit to the Amalfi Coast.

A tracking tour on the Path of Gods overlooking Positano, the cliffed coast and the deep blue sea is an unforgettable experience.