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September 2015

Hi Lori and James,
I am sorry for the delayed response however after being away for a month it has taken this long to get things somewhat back in order.  We would like to thank you both for helping us achieve what has turned out to be a dream vacation. Both villas were wonderful and the people we met connected with both were not only accommodating in whatever needed to be loved after , but personally delightful . We would never for an instant hesitate to return. We have already recommended both villas and you might have already heard from one party.  I am sure we will return and will definitely contact Via Villas of Italy first .
Again many thanks for your advise , and information to all questions it is and was greatly appreciated.

Ann B. Chatham N.J.
October 2014

We loved the Villa and the location of the Villa. It was close to everything. The only negative comment I could make was that no one told us about the ants. On our first night we left out a lot of the groceries we ordered on the counter and in the morning the kitchen was swarming with ants. After we realized about the ants we were able to control it. The information sheet and the instructions we received before we arrived were fabulous. It included everything and was most helpful. We used it throughout our trip. James was the best, always professional, helpful and responded to my emails immediately. We loved Daisy, she was fabulous and really took care of us. I will be sure to use VIA VILLAS of ITALY again and will recommend it to all my friends. Our trip was fabulous and we thank you for everything.

Juliana P. Mechanicsburg PA
June 2013

Spectacular! The best!!! Paola was fantastic - this was a first class experience the entire time! 

Douglas W. Beverly Hills, CA
May 2013

James and Lori The stay was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the place [except the distance to the swimming pool, but what can you do when you build on a cliff?] Weather was great. Full moon over the Tyrr Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday. Got some superb pictures. Genarro the driver was super. Paula was great and the maid service excellent. Learned the history of the 7 villas. Next time we may try just the 2 of us and a smaller venue, but return we shall. Thanks again for your constant attention and assistance. I am putting together a little portfolio for a friend who is planning to visit, so perhaps you will hear from them. 

Art and Jan E. Canton, GA
July 2012

We had a great time and it was definitely the most enjoyable part of our three weeks in Italy. Although we had been to Positano before we had a list of things we wanted to do; but once there we loved the property so much that we spent most of the week just enjoying being there. We will definitely use you all again. 

Maggie V. Coral Gables, FL
April 2012

I couldn't imagine a nicer property or a better location in Positano. The terrace was AMAZING and provided us with spectacular views of the town and the coast. The property itself was gorgeous, and it was very nice having all of that space after being in hotels during the rest of our vacation in Italy. It was certainly a great way to end the trip. Everything was first class from beginning to the end, from the help James and Lori provided in reserving the property to the way we were able to select a list of groceries that were at the villa upon our arrival. Soon after we arrived, we enjoyed wine, cheese, and bread out on the terrace. Paola was wonderful as well. She helped me keep the villa a secret from my wife (it was a surprise for her birthday) right up until the time we arrived, and made sure that we had everything that we needed. I would go back to Acquabuona in a heartbeat.

Kevin T Wexford, PA
June 2011

It fit our needs perfectly. A great view with a very comfortable setting. The security of the community was a very pleasant surprise. We appreciated your comments and advise. Paola is a great gal and took very good care of us. It was an fantastic experience that will remain with us forever! 

Alan L. Brookfield, WI
October 2010

We had a great time, loved the house and so enjoyed the terrace from which we viewed the world. Positano is as beautiful today as it was when I first saw it 54 years ago. Thank you for your excellent organization and all the information making this a hazzle free holiday.

Susan P. Kingston ON
July 2010

I wanted to write to you to tell you how so very much we loved Acquabona and our week at the Villa. We started our trip off with our first visit to Capri and thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days there, it is beautiful but quite busy when the day trippers come over. We did get to eat at La Fontellina for lunch and that was well worth it, thanks for the tip.

Our trip over to Positano from Capri went over without a hitch too. I called Paola and arranged for our meeting early the next morning and she had the baggage porters waiting for us as our ferry arrived. We had lunch and then met her to go to the Villa. She is quite pleasant and professional and quickly gave us the details on the villa's equipment workings, keys, etc.

Our weather was beautiful except for a few days they blamed on an "African heatwave" which pushed the temperature to the high nineties coupled with humidity and little air movement, but we are used to that. We also got up to Montepertuso and had a lovely lunch at Il Ritrovo. Theresa said to say hi to you and they were kind to treat us to a prosecco and bruschetta. We purchased many supplies at the small Delikatessen right down the steps in Positano and came to enjoy the owners and workers there who were also quite nice and helpful. The villa is perfectly located with beautiful views, a lovely pool and excellent facilities.

So we left Positano for some time in Sorrento, then Naples and visits to the palace of Casserta and the abbey at Montecasino on our way home. We will always remember this as one of our most beautiful trips anchorerd of course with the week we spent at Acquabuona. Thanks for all of your professional assistance and precision with the details, web site, lease and telephone help too. I know we will want to return again to one of your villas. I hope you have a good year and thanks again so very much. 

Dennis W. J. Lancaster, Pa.
May 2009

We loved the location and property. We had a terrific time. Thanks again for all of your help. Paola and the housekeeper were terrific and we look forward to returning within the next couple of years. 

James D. Palos Verdes, CA
June 2008

Acquabuona is a fab property, can't beat the views! It offers a lot of privacy and is an authentic Positano home. Walking the stairs to the pool and beach allowed us to enjoy unlimited guilt free gelato! A terrific holiday. We would definitely stay there again. Via Travel is one of the best in the industry--expanding your properties in other areas is my only suggestion. I know I can count on accurate property descriptions, quality and cleanliness with Via. We will continue to recommend Via to friends. Thanks again for a great holiday. 

Bobbie and Steve M. UK
May 2007

Thanks so much for all of your help. Our vacation could not have been any better. The villa was everything we needed and the location was superb. We had breakfast at the hotel each morning and spent the last night there before leaving for Naples, so our last day was spent on their veranda. Your suggestion for our driver was the best. Umberto 85 was wonderful. We all wanted to take him home with us. He was so knowledgeable about the area, and willing to put up with four women. Our trip to Pompeii was wonderful. He took us to Amalfi twice (the second time was to pick up handbags we had made). That really wasn't our favorite place, however, but we did see other places in the area on that trip. We liked all of your suggestions for places to eat, and I think we went to every restaurant in town. Thanks again for making our vacation so special. 

D. Tate Dallas, TX
June 2005

The property was perfect for us. It was a great balance of self-service and provided service. The people in Positano--Paola et al--were extremely helpful and kind. The town was exactly as we remembered it--wonderful. It was, in short, a perfect vacation and, as you probably know, not all vacations are. Thanks. 

S. Owen Louisville, NY
April 2005

The location and view were wonderful! I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for everything. We had a wonderful time. 

Cara Elkins Austin, TX
October 2004

Dear James and Lori The location, the ambiance, the conveniences exceeded our expectations. We appreciated having a washing machine, dish washer and other things that we didn't necessarily expect. I'm sure Missy has already told you this, but we were delighted with the service we received from your agency. We tried most of the restaurant recommendations you made and were never disappointed, having the cultural information made for an excellent trip and you delivered far beyond the quality we expected. 

P. Benatar Manassas, VA


  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • iPod Dock
  • Iron
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Terrace
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Pool
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Located in the village of Positano, this comfortable cottage is very near public transportation and just a few minutes walk to the center of town.

Acquabuona is a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a huge private garden terrace and a stunning view. It is located next to Il Saraceno a 12th-century Saracen tower that has a commanding view over the bay and town of Positano. Acquabuona was once a cistern, which can be seen in the half-meter-thick walls. These provide the added benefit of cooling the house even on hot days, aided by the use of traditional wooden shutters. Acquabuona is furnished with a comfortable sofa, TV with satellite, VCR, CD/tape player/radio, electric heat and air-conditioning, along with an antique dining table that will accommodate four to four guests. The upper floor, Casamare (also seen on our web site), provides separate accommodations for an additional two to 3 guests. Our Villa Nora is the combination of both of these properties. 

Conveniently located, Acquabuona is part of a private, gated enclave, a short walk down a gentle flight of steps and a path. This property boasts a shared cliff-side pool, a rare amenity in the town of Positano!

Included in price

  • Air-conditioning
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Bed and bath linens
  • Beach towels
  • Cleaning two hours per day, two times a week
  • Shared pool opens May 13th and closes October 14th, 2017.
  • Acquabuona is located within Positano just minutes from shops, restaurants and the beaches
  • Praiano is 6 kilometers (10 minutes)
  • Sorrento is 16 kilometers (30 minutes)
  • Capri is 18 kilometers by boat (30 minutes)
  • Atrani and Amalfi are 19 kilometers (30 minutes)
  • Ravello is 26 kilometers (45 minutes)
  • Pompeii is 37 kilometers (1 hour)
  • Naples is 60 kilometers (1.5 hours)
  • Rome is 275 kilometers (3.5 hours)


The simple kitchen has a four-burner gas stove, oven, microwave, double sinks, and a dishwasher. It opens directly to the terrace. The master bedroom, located at one end of this floor, has a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower and french doors leading to the terrace. The second bedroom, located at the opposite end of this floor, also has French doors to the terrace and two twin beds (which can be joined to make a queen-sized bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a small room with a washing machine located off the terrace. 


The huge terrace spans the entire length of the structure and is flanked by a flower garden on one end and a covered dining area and open sun area on the other. From the terrace there is a private staircase of a few hundred steps to a semi-private beach accessible only by the houses on the property or by boat. This beach offers no services.

  • Telephone: according to consumption
  • Electric heating: Euro 50 per week
  • Additional cleaning and personal laundry at Euro 15 per hour (minimum of two hours)
  • An advanced food shopping is available, upon request, with a delivery fee of Euro 25.00 + grocery receipt to be settled in cash upon arrival.
  • Babysitting Euro 20 per hour; please inquire upon booking.
  • Luggage carrying service, please inquire upon booking
  • Tourism tax of Euro 1,50 per person per day to be paid in cash at arrival, along with security deposit
  • Refundable security deposit: Euro 200 to be paid upon arrival and refunded upon departure less any unpaid expenses

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"Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone". John Steinbeck. Built around a small curving bay on a steep hill overlooking the Li Galli islands, Positano is located in the heart of the Costiera Amalfitana. Once a sleepy fishing village, Positano is one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi coast. The typical Moorish style houses are lined up along the slopes facing the sea. Steep steps, narrow lanes, courtyards and gardens create this magical village.
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