Reviews of Villa Cindarella

House in Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy, with our best price guarantee!

Donna K.

Waterdown

Canada

VERIFIED

“Heaven on Earth”

October 2023 - Villa Cindarella was truly “Heaven on Earth”. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by Balda’s lovely daughter Francesca and his beautiful wife. Francesca gave us a tour of their villa and did a great job translating for her Mom.

When you walk in the doors, you feel the grandness immediately! Villa Cindarella was above and beyond our expectations. The pictures you see online are accurate but even better in person! Three very large bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and dining area, therapeutic jet tub over looking the terrace. The terrace was the crème de la crème with the most spectacular views and furnishings were top notch. We enjoyed many bottles of Balda’s red wine and dinners in the evening on the beautiful terrace, which was as spectacular at night as it was during the day. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance for Balda to cook for us as it did not work out with our schedules. I would highly recommend booking him in advance if you have the pleasure of staying in Villa Cindarella.

Balda and his family are extraordinary hosts and are quick to respond to any of your questions or requests. We did not want to leave their gorgeous, clean, comfortable villa. We will definitely be back some day and look forward to enjoying a gourmet dinner with Balda. Thank you for letting us into your incredible home! Everything was exceptional! Grazie 1 milione. Donna and Doug.

I highly recommend using Summer In Italy to book your stay in Italy. I would not have found Villa Cindarella if I had not requested reservation through Summer In Italy. Luca was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area. When we decided not to stay in Praiano, he sent me information for Positano within hours, hence finding Villa Cindarella. Luca and his colleague Klint at Summer In Italy made our trip to Positano effortless. Not only finding us Villa Cindarella but sending us contacts for transportation from Naples to Positano. Thank you for all your help in making our trip to Positano a dream come true. Grazie mille, Donna and Doug.

Travel tips

  • The location is perfect. You are within walking distance to town and loads are restaurant’s within minutes of the villa.
  • We walked everywhere and took a ferry over to Capri. Unfortunately the ferries / boats stopped the second day we got there so we were not able to do our private boat tour. We will save that for next time. We were there Oct. 23-27 so keep that in mind if traveling to Positano.
  • Positano is so beautiful and lots to see so we enjoyed the sights in the town.

Lu Ana B.

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

United States

VERIFIED

Perfect location in Positano!!

September 2023 - We had an amazing time! The house was gorgeous, beyond clean and well appointed. Perfect location in Positano!!

Our host was lovely and so accommodating.

Laurie J.

Andover, MA

United States

VERIFIED

AMAZING! Enjoyed every minute of our stay

July 2023 - Villa Cindarella was AMAZING, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Clean and spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi, separate bathrooms for each bedroom, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth stereo.

It's within walking distance of everything you would want to do in Positano as well as the ferry to Capri and Sorrento.

I wouldn't change a thing, we'd go back in a heartbeat, as it was far more than we even expected!

If these are the properties you have to offer folks who are traveling to Italy, you're all set. :)

Travel tips

  • Everything is within a half mile walk at the most. Restaurants, shops, markets. There is a but stop right across the street from the staircase to the villa.
  • We were able to see fireworks from our patio and walk just minutes in either direction to have late night cocktails or the markets nearby carried a varied selection of items needed for a week long stay.
  • The one tip/advice I would give people who have never been to this part of Italy, "be prepared to climb a lot of stairs and hilly roads". There is a reason why none of the locals are overweight and skinny, they got to climb stairs/hills all day long. It is 30-40 stairs from the road to the villa entrance or the same up the back to the road where there is a GREAT little market run by a sweet lady who makes the best meatballs you will ever have!
  • The owner of the villa is a chef and if available you can hire his services to cook you a meal in the villa to the menu of your liking. We did this and will tell you it was well worth the money as not only is he a talented chef but also a wine expert and makes his own wine and olive oil and took the time in between the different bottles to explain the differences of each of the wines.
  • We also chartered a private boat for a day to go to the grottoes and see the coast. Was money WELL spent as we could bring what we wanted, swim whenever we wanted and the captain was well educated in the area historically as well as little places to see and eat, and aside from the villa was the highlight of our week in Positano.
  • If you want a cab, its $30 Euros not matter where you go in Positano and drivers don't bargain.

Domenica B.

Brookeville, MD

United States

VERIFIED

Thank you for the best vacation of our lives!

June 2023 - Our family of 5 had the most incredible time here! The location is perfect. Just a few steps in either direction are some of the best restaurants that Positano has to offer, such as Restaurant Next2 and Restaurant Da Vincenzo. A short 15 minute walk brings you to all of the amazing shops and more restaurants.

The villa itself was also remarkable with beautiful views, comfortable beds with air conditioning in each and each had its own bathroom. We loved the kitchen and the amenities.

Our favorite thing about staying there was meeting the owner Balda, who went above and beyond to make our stay magical! Whatever you do, hire him to cook for you at the villa one evening. Not only was it only delicious, but Balda was so wonderful in sharing his passions. Our teenagers loved sitting at the island to watch him prepare everything and answer their questions. It will be a night we will never forget. Thank you for the best vacation of our lives!

We can’t think of anything! It was simply perfect for us!

Now that I know about Summer In Italy, we will check them out if we come back.

Travel tips

  • Go shopping, visit the amazing restaurants, take a boat to Capri for the day, and visit some nearby spots.

Teresa P.

Port Jefferson, NY

United States

VERIFIED

Outstanding property!

June 2023 - Villa Cindarella was an outstanding property! We spent most of our time on the outdoor terrace enjoying morning coffee as well as midday lunch and evening wine! It was clean, well equipped and Balda, the owner, couldn’t be more accommodating! We also had Balda cook for us with wine pairings - and with him being both a chef and sommelier, this was well worth the experience.

We have always had a great experience with Summer In Italy. This was our second villa that we rented in Positano and both were outstanding!

Travel tips

  • Nearby restaurants were very good such as Restaurant Mediterraneo and Restaurant Il Fornillo for pizza.
  • There’s free shuttle service to Restaurant Da Costantino and Restaurant La Tagliata which are located in the hills above. Both restaurants were very good!
  • Da Adolfo beach club was also a fun day at the beach with a great lunch and drinks. The free boat shuttle will pick you up at the ferry dock.

Michael K.

Carlsbad, CA

United States

VERIFIED

Absolutely amazing villa, perfect location

May 2023 - Absolutely amazing villa. Location was perfect for Positano. Close to everything but far enough away to have some additional tranquility from the main beach and port area. Views were stunning and the amenities were great. Villa was spacious, clean, comfortable and modern.

Balda [the owner] was great. The service and attention were great. Really there is nothing that is needed to be changes. Exceptional job.

Summer In Italy did a great job with the booking and timely information and feedback. Felt secure and professional through the whole process. All feedback and responses were timely.

Jane K.

Prescott, AZ

United States

VERIFIED

Absolutely breathtaking views

May 2023 - Clean, welcoming and very nice place to enjoy a week with family.

We appreciated our kind and welcoming hosts. This villa is a wonderful place at good value.

Travel tips

  • The nearby restaurants were all good.
  • We enjoyed being there at the very beginning of the season, as it was already getting busy.

Nicole B.

Virginia Beach, VA

United States

VERIFIED

We had an incredible stay!

April 2023 - We had an incredible stay at Villa Cindarella! It is very spacious and the terrace catches sun most of the day which makes it a lovely place to sit and relax! The villa is centrally located and you can walk down to the beach in about 10 mins. They are lots of cute shops and restaurants close by as well. We can't recommend enough!

Communication with the owner was great! He was very helpful and quick to respond whenever we had a question.

The communication was great - everyone at Summer In Italy was very fast and helpful! The ad was very representative of what we were getting. Really appreciate the detailed customer service!

Travel tips

  • Carve out time to relax on the terrace - it was one of the best parts of the trip!
  • We didn't have time to do the cooking class with our host but wished that we had, so would recommend booking that in advance.
  • Book trip to Capri was amazing! We went in late April which was just before "peak season" and would definitely recommend as a great time of year before it gets super crowded.

Carla E.

Rye, NY

United States

VERIFIED

Lovely home convenient to everything, we had the most perfect stay!

December 2022 - We spent the Christmas holiday (family of 5 with 3 teenage children) at Villa Cindarella and had the most perfect stay! Villa Cindarella, the owner, and Summer In Italy made the whole process very easy to book and provided a wealth of info about the villa itself and the surrounding area.

It is an absolutely lovely home on the hillside in Positano, convenient to everything. Our two favorite things about Villa Cindarella - there is a wall of sliding glass doors that fully open onto the oversize terrace that we sat on daily, plus a stunning jacuzzi tucked next to the living room that we used nightly. The villa was in perfect condition, the kitchen was large and well appointed and we felt right at home. Our only sadness is that, with so much to do, we never had an opportunity to have a glass of wine with the owner :)

You made the whole process very smooth and easy, thank you!

Travel tips

  • Make sure to set aside some time to just sit and enjoy Positano from the terrace of Villa Cindarella.

Michael L.

Auburn, WA

United States

VERIFIED

One of our favorites

November 2022 - Villa Cindarella is beautiful. The view was amazing, and we were envious of the kitchen. Of all the places we have stayed over the years this is one of our favorites.

Summer in Italy did a wonderful job on our vacation. Timely contacts made the trip easy and stress free. Booking with Summer In Italy was random based on the location we wanted but very pleased we did.

Coral S.

Austin, TX

United States

VERIFIED

Beautiful villa

October 2022 - This is a beautiful villa and we all enjoyed our stay there. It's well-furnished and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped. The view from the terrace is to die for.

Summer in Italy has been great to work with. We've booked with them several times and been happy using them.

Travel tips

  • Our favorite restaurant in Positano, Da Vincenzo, is just down the road. We also enjoyed the Mediterraneo, which is even closer.
  • For a day trip, I suggest that you take the SITA bus, or better yet, a ferry, to Amalfi and then a bus up to Ravello, where the views from the Villa Cimbrone are stunning. We like to take the ferry to Capri, too.

Diane K.

Livingston, NJ

United States

VERIFIED

Wonderful family vacation in the heart of Positano!

October 2022 - We had a wonderful family vacation at this beautiful villa in the heart of Positano!

Our family of 6 adults was extremely comfortable in the 3BR villa with nice size bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a big dining room/kitchen to hang and cook in. The balcony was huge with lounge chairs and a big table/chairs, and had an amazing view of the water. The place was well located near lots of good restaurants and shops, and you could either walk down the steps or on the road to the beach.

The owner is also a chef and sommelier, and he cooked an amazing meal for us one night with a wine tasting.

Overall a perfect visit to the Amalfi Coast! Thank you!!

Mark T.

New York

United States

VERIFIED

Spectacular!

October 2022 - Villa Cindarella was spectacular. The outdoor terrace was unbelievable. The rest of the home truly special.

Fantastic. Your communication and help was just amazing. We will use your service again in the future. Thank you to everyone at Summer In Italy.

Travel tips

  • We did almost daily day trips via ferry (instead of hiring a car service). It was the most efficient and fastest way to all of the places we visited (Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento).
  • If you have the opportunity, have Mr. Baldassare cook dinner for your party one evening. That was the absolute highlight of our trip.

John T.

Sterling, VA

United States

VERIFIED

Perfect place for what we needed

August 2022 - Baldasarre's villa has been in his family for 600 years. The 3 bedroom villa was the perfect place for what we needed and the location provided for a reasonably easy walk to town and the marina. Although the villa has three bedrooms, we only had 4 people, so our family had more than enough room. The best part about the property was the outdoor living space, which provided a large area with lounge seating, a large dinning table and amazing views of the sea and Positano.

On the last night, we decided to engage Baldassarre to cook us a fantastic dinner. He delivered several very tasty courses and a variety of food - and shared stories, great wine and we had an amazingly evening. Thank you to Baldassarre - he is amazing host.

Constance B.

Lancaster, PA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2022 - We had a wonderful stay at Villa Cindarella. Perfect location, beautiful villa. Would definitely return.

Penelope O.

Gulfport, MS

United States

VERIFIED

Would recommend

June 2022 - We loved our stay at Villa Cindarella and would recommend it to others. It’s in a great location. Baldassarre [the owner] was always available for any questions we had.

Travel tips

  • We walked almost everywhere including to the port to catch a ferry to Capri for the day.
  • We had a driver to explore the towns along the Amalfi coast as well as going to the ruins at Herculaneum.
  • A great family restaurant called La Tagliata will pick you up right by the villa. It’s a must!

Judith D.

Mountain Brook, AL

United States

VERIFIED

Spacious and well-appointed property with a breathtaking view

May 2022 - Our group, which consisted of 2 couples, loved Villa Cindarella. We stayed there in late May, 2022. It is a spacious and well-appointed property. The view is breathtaking. The house is about a 15 minute walk to the beach.

We hired the owner, who is a chef and sommelier, to cook for us one evening. He prepared fabulous food, accompanied with wine pairings.

We hope to return to Villa Cindarella.

Luca and his staff at Summer In Italy are first-rate. Very responsive to our questions. They provided helpful tips and promptly responded to several questions we had prior to arriving at the house.

Travel tips

  • There are several very good restaurants very close to the villa.
  • Restaurant Mediterraneo was our favorite. Reservations are a must.

Robert Z.

Williamsburg, VA

United States

VERIFIED

Exceeded our expectations, we would love to stay there again

May 2022 - My husband, daughter, son-in-law, and I just spent a wonderful week in Villa Cindarella. It exceeded our expectations.

We spent most of our time on the beautiful terrace. The views were spectacular, both during the day and at night. We found out how much we appreciated the location on the day we went down to the dock and walked back through the area of Positano closest to the beach and the dock. Our villa was in a much quieter, more peaceful location. The kitchen was modern and very well stocked, and the beds were comfortable. We would love to stay there again.

Summer In Italy was a joy to work with. We had initially booked a villa for September of 2020, and they worked with us through two cancellations and re-bookings. They were always responsive and helpful. I will always book with them for any future trips to Italy.

Travel tips

  • 1. As others have stated, it is worthwhile to have Mr. Baldasarre cook at the villa for you one night. That was a delightful evening.
  • 2. As with most villas in Positano, there were about 40-50 stone steps leading to it. That was a little daunting at first, but we got used to it quickly.
  • 3. There were a couple of little groceries, good restaurants, some lovely shops, and a great little pharmacy within easy walking distance. We usually ate at restaurants that were close to the villa because we put in full days and were too tired to go far for dinner. Restaurant Mediterraneo was a favorite, both for the friendly service and the singer who performed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. He was such fun. There were several other restaurants within easy walking distance, too, and all were good.
  • 4. We were very pleased with Amalfi Car Limousine Services and would highly recommend. They provided our transfers both to and from the airport and also took us on a day trip to Pompeii, which included lunch and a wine tasting. In every case they arrived ahead of time in comfortable, air conditioned vans.

Martha M.

Napa, CA

United States

VERIFIED

Clean, spacious, well equipped and the outdoor terrace and view were a plus!

March 2022 - This property was so perfect for our group of 3 couples, age 75, that other accommodations on our 3 week tour of Italy/Sicily didn't compete.

Villa Cindarella was clean, spacious, well equipped and the outdoor terrace and view were a plus. Although we ate at many of Positano's fabulous restaurants, it was so fun and delicious to have Mr. Baldassarre cook a Sicilian dinner at the villa. He is opening a restaurant in town and we would suggest trying it, based on the quality of our dinner.

The service from Luca and the staff at Summer In Italy was above and beyond our expectations. Because of Covid this trip was rescheduled 3 times and they were most helpful with reservations, communications, booking Mr. Baldassarre for our villa dinner and keeping us up to date with travel plans and check-in.

Travel tips

  • Pizza down the street at Saraceno D'Oro was delicious, Grottino Azzurro was good and fun, lunch at Il Fornillo was a highlight for both food and view and we enjoyed our meal at C'era Una Volta so much we ate there 2 nights.
  • Fabrizio Belleni was wonderful. He picked us up in Positano and took us to Pompeii and Herculean one day and another day we met him in Naples for a tour. Very knowledgeable and personable.

Kelye S.

Colleyville, Texas

United States

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Excellent location

August 2021 - Excellent location, not too high up, not too low and plenty of restaurants to walk to.

Owner assisted with getting us settled in and departing.

Very clean, we will definitely stay here again.

Always use Summer In Italy, they know the best villas and the best transportation companies.

Travel tips

  • Great restaurants, pharmacy and markets, walking distance.
  • Walked to beach every day and did a private boat tour.

Maggie S.

Pawleys Island, SC

United States

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Excellent

October 2019 - Amazing views and location. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked. We spent most of our time relaxing and dining on the terrace. There were other locations to get away as well. The hot tub was relaxing. 👍

Our host was amazing.

Highly recommend.

You were great and very responsive. 👍

Travel tips

  • Enjoyed the ferry to other small towns. You enjoy great views as well.
  • The visit to Ravello was well worth the bus trip and the gardens there beautiful.
  • There are nearby restaurants and a small grocery 10 minutes walk.

Catherine D.

Whitehorse

Canada

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Everything about this property was wonderful

October 2019 - Our group of 3 stayed at Villa Cindarella in October 2019. Everything about this property was wonderful, especially the owner Baldassarre, who was very welcoming and gracious.

The property is well appointed and comfortable with lots of space and privacy. The highlight of this property is definitely the indoor/outdoor terrace - when it gets too hot to be outside in the full sun, you can just retreat to the shaded indoor area and still feel as part of the outdoors.

The location was close to great restaurants and shopping for supplies and groceries were nearby and convenient. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed all of our meals on the fabulous terrace enjoying the view.

Of particular note was a meal prepared by the villa owner, Baldassarre - a wonderful evening with lovely paired wines and beautiful food and his charming personality. The property and Baldassare are perfect!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Cindarella and would definitely book into this property again if the opportunity arises.

I found Summer In Italy when I was looking for a villa for our trip to the Amalfi Coast. I found Summer In Italy's property descriptions to be the most helpful and easiest platform for researching different properties and their amenities. Two of our group have mild mobility issues and the very specific details of your reviews made it so easy to determine whether a property would be appropriate for our group. I can't say enough wonderful things about Luca and everyone at Summer In Italy. Everyone was so helpful, attentive and kind - I will definitely recommend the company to anyone looking to book a stay in Italy.

Travel tips

  • We used Giuseppe Astarita to travel around the coast and to Pompeii - I highly recommend him.

Michael M.

Delanco, NJ

United States

VERIFIED

Both the location and the owner were excellent

October 2019 - We could not have ask for a nicer place. Both the location and the owner were excellent.

The owner was there to meet us. He was very helpful with recommendations for local restaurants and places to see. Just keep the place as is!

We could not have been happier, Summer In Italy were there with us every step of the trip. This was our first time renting a villa and the staff was extremely helpful with any and all questions we had.

Travel tips

  • We all would highly recommend having the owner come in and cook for you. It was a great experiences and the dinner was amazing.
  • I would also like to recommend Umberto Limos Positano, he provided us a great tour and he knew all the right spots.
  • We would highly recommend spending time in Amalfi and Ravello, both town were beautiful and should not be missed.

Dino G.

Issaquah, WA

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

October 2019 - We had a fantastic stay!!! I highly recommend it to others!

Summer In Italy were recommended by a friend. We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much!!!

Helen C.

New York, NY

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent location and accommodations.

August 2019 - Excellent location and accommodations. The view from expansive patio was spectacular. It was a very memorable stay and Baldassarre, the owner, was very welcoming and hospitable.

W enjoyed booking with SummerInItaly.com. The site was seamless for booking, and agents were readily available to answer any questions. The photos of Villa Cindarella gave us a true picture of the home. There were no surprises.

Travel tips

  • Include Ravello and Pompeii on your list of of sites to see.
  • We used Amalfi Coast Transfers for our transport needs to and from Rome, and for our day excursions. I would highly recommend the service. We were very happy with the owner, Mena, and our drivers., Giovanni, Gianpiero, and Marco. All very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous.

Alex G.

Kennett Square, PA

United States

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It was amazing

August 2019 - It was amazing. Walking down to the beach was a short trip. The terrace was beautiful and it was very nice to be able to hop into the cold tub to cool off.

I would highly recommend to anyone staying in Positano!

Janet P.

Fallbrook, CA

United States

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The location is great and the view and terrace area are amazing

July 2019 - We had a wonderful stay at Villa Cindarella! The location is great and the view and terrace area are amazing.

The home is very clean and has all of the details needed for a great stay in Positano. The bedrooms are very large, the kitchen is also quite large and has most everything needed for dining in. We highly recommend this property.

Baldassare the owner is very accommodating and got back to us immediately with answers. Also helpful in setting up a photographer and hotel for our sons marriage proposal! Thanks to Baldassarre for all his help and use of Villa Cindarella!

The home was great. All was great and we would want to go there again. We would definitely return!!

Great experience with Luca. Always returned my emails promptly!

Travel tips

  • Every day is beautiful in Positano.
  • All the restaurants we tried great. One of our favorites is Restaurant Mediterraneo which is right next to the house. The staff is so fun and entertaining!
  • Beware of the hundreds of stairs in Positano. We are an active family so it was not a problem, but visitors should be ready to walk LOTS of stairs or the one way road to all restaurants and beaches.
  • We went to Capri and took a 4 hours private island tour through Capri Boat Service. This was our best day and most memorable excursion!
  • Cooking with Francesca was wonderful. So fun making pizza and the food and wine came for hours after! Plan your car service though to the get there. We took a bus, then walked very far to the place. A shuttle service runs 250 euro. Worth the walk from Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi town center.

Stefan M.

Newport Beach, CA

United States

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We had a wonderful stay

June 2019 - We had a wonderful stay at Villa Cindarella. Overall my family and I were extremely happy with our choice and would most certainly welcome the chance to stay at the property during our visit in Positano.

The owner couldn’t have been more helpful in assisting with several of our dinner reservations. I can’t recall one restaurant owner that did not personally know Baldassarre and speak glowingly of him as a person.

Summer In Italy was a great resource and I would utilize their services again without hesitation. Luca, thank you so much for making the arrangements and communicating with me leading up to our stay in Positano.

Christopher R.

Austin, TX

United States

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Perfect option for couples

June 2019 - The layout of the villa was perfect for us, as each couple had their room on opposite sides. Both had beautiful terraces overlooking the sea. The outdoor space is excellent for relaxing or entertaining. We really loved our time in Positano.

Daniel K.

Milton, GA

United States

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Had a wonderful time

June 2019 - Absolutely beautiful property in a great location with a very accommodating and responsive host. We had a family of 6 at the property and had a wonderful time.

Summer In Italy was very responsive. Very clear instructions. Very much appreciated.

Travel tips

  • Pompeii is about 1.5 hrs away so plan on the day.
  • We visited Ravello and Amalfi. Nice seaside towns.
  • Great walk to beach.

Joyce G.

San Diego, CA

United States

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Villa Cindarella is breathtaking!!

May 2019 - My family and I (six adults/three couples) stayed at the elegant Villa Cindarella for 6 days/5nights. The exquisite decor was strikingly beautiful and the accommodations were extremely comfortable.

The ocean view from the large terrace captivated our attention from the moment we arrived. We actually spent the majority of our time on the terrace sharing meals, wine and cheese etc. It was the perfect place to relax, share quality time with family and soak in the sun and fabulous ocean views.

The owner was the perfect host! He met us when we arrived and helped with our luggage. He made sure we were comfortable during the check in and gave us great tips on nearby shopping and restaurants. He is also a Chef and Sommelier. He prepared a delicious seafood and Italian dinner for us with each course paired with the perfect wine. Throughout our stay, he was always reachable and sincere in his efforts to ensure we enjoyed our stay.

We LOVED our vacation in Positano and stay at Villa Cindarella. We are planning to return to Villa Cindarella again soon!!

Terry M.

Chicago

United States

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If you like outdoor space and a great view, with full kitchen and washing machine this place has it all plus some

April 2019 - Villa Cindarella was a great vacation spot for my wife and I and 3 sons (ages 24, 22, 20). Great location only steps to the beach, restaurants and shopping and transportation. When I say steps, I mean you will get a work out but that is what it is like all over Positano and Amalfi Coast.

The owner Baldassarre met us at the property and showed us around. He is a very talented individual as a chef, wine maker and craftsman and was a text away at all times.

If you like outdoor space and a great view, with full kitchen and washing machine this place has it all plus some.

Travel tips

  • Our highlight was Gianni's boat trip around Capri after taking a ferry ride to/from Positano-Capri.
  • The restaurants down by the Positano beach were excellent.
  • Avoid public bus or driving yourself to Amalfi Coast and Ravello because one road leads to and from Positano and it is narrow and numerous traffic blocks. Hire a private driver and go early or take the ferry to the other towns/villages of the Amalfi Coast.

Bonnie F.

Pinckney, MI

United States

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Modern conveniences in old world charm

October 2018 - Villa Cindarella is a total treat. Modern conveniences in old world charm. Our week spent there was perfect and awesome in every way.

Baldassarre, the owner, is so gracious with his beautiful home and a great chef.

Everyone I dealt with at Summer In Italy was extremely helpful. Thanks!

Travel tips

  • We had chef Baldassarre cook for us twice. The evening we arrived and the evening we did the Path of the Gods. They were both wonderful experiences and highly recommend. Awesome, relaxing way to end the days.
  • Our favorite restaurant... Restaurant Max.

Elaine P.

Long Beach, New York

United States

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Wonderful home, spectacular views

September 2018 - This is our second time in Positano and Villa Cindarella made it a wonderful experience. The home is beautiful and views spectacular.

I highly recommend. In fact, we’re already planning a return visit!

Summer in Italy made booking so easy and provided so many extra details like car service. We had a wonderful time.

Travel tips

  • Villa Cindarella is perfectly situated so you walk everywhere you’d like to go in town.

Wayne Rebecca C.

Auckland

New Zealand

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Exceeded our expectations in almost every way

June 2018 - Villa Cindarella exceeded our expectations in almost every way. The apartment is lovely and the outlook spectacular. We were delighted by the close proximity of numerous quality restaurants, excellent deli etc. We enjoyed evenings on the terrace nibbling fresh-bought salami, olives or cheese while admiring the view and sunset.

We were met and welcomed by Baldassarre who is a charming and gracious host. We appreciated the thought and effort that he makes to ensure that his guests have the most enjoyable and relaxing experience possible. I would be surprised if every owner is as considerate and committed to his guests as Baldassarre.

Our whole experience with Summer In Italy was extremely positive and we would have no hesitation in booking through you again, or recommending you to others. I chose Summer In Italy largely because the extremely detailed descriptions and photography of the properties provided a great level of confidence.

Travel tips

  • Just go - you'll work it out!

Mary D.

Alpharetta, GA

United States

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Gorgeous villa

June 2018 - Gorgeous villa overlooking the Sea and Positano! Fantastic location - steps to shops, restaurants, small market and the steps down to the Main Beach.

We highly recommend staying at Villa Cindarella. Our whole family enjoyed every minute of our time there.

I loved my experience booking with Summer in Italy. I just happened to find your website when googling places to rent in Positano. I will definitely use your site on our next trip to Italy,

Kris W.

Jacksonville, FL

United States

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It was exactly what we were hoping for!

April 2018 - It was exactly what we were hoping for! It's the perfect property for 3 couples, and the location is excellent.

It was a beautiful home. It was a great floor-plan for our group, and a prime location.

Travel tips

  • We did day trips to Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri.
  • Coffee at Caffé Positano and dinner at Restaurant Da Vincenzo was fantastic and it's 250 yards down the street.
  • Rent scooters for a day and use them to go as far as you feel comfortable. We took them to Amalfi!

Joan S.

Bronxville, NY

United States

VERIFIED

Fabulous, fantastic experience

October 2017 - Fabulous, fantastic experience. We could not have asked for anything more. It’s perfect as is. We hope to return someday and would not consider staying anywhere else.

Don’t miss out on a private dinner catered by Baldasarre [the owner] — it was the best we had in our two weeks in Italy.

Very impressive and attentive operation. Instructions and directions were great. Melanie and Luca were very helpful as was everyone else. Would book again with Summer In Italy.

Travel tips

  • Must do: “Walk of the Gods” — take a taxi to Bomerano to start.
  • Take a private boat to Capri for a day trip.
  • Eat at Restaurant Saraceno d’Oro.
  • Restaurant La Tagliata is too touristy.

Anne Marie G.

Sacramento, California

United States

VERIFIED

A view that allows full appreciation of the beautiful scene

September 2017 - Deluxe accommodation in Positano positioned with a view that allows full appreciation of the beautiful scene. Two of the three bedrooms have balconies and the terrace off the living room is a wonderful space. Lots of living space, large kitchen.

Close to good restaurants. Far enough from the crowded lower level of town but not too far to walk (but it is a good workout uphill to get home). Very close to a bus stop (the intra-town bus runs every 30 minutes). Keep in mind that its door is 45 steps up from the street, so it's not appropriate for everyone.

Would recommend Villa Cindarella highly.

Travel tips

  • Take an excursion to Ravello, walk the Path of the Gods, cruise along the coast, enjoy the unbelievably gorgeous scenery.

Sheryl N.

Toronto

Canada

VERIFIED

Absolutely beautiful

August 2017 - Villa Cindarella is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful view from the huge terrace. We were 3 couples and there was ample space.

The owner is so nice and a wonderful chef as well. He made us a very yummy dinner in the villa.

Summer In Italy was fantastic. Made everything easy and very responsive. Perfect!

Travel tips

  • Walk of the Gods hike.
  • Restaurant Max, Restaurant La Tagliata and dinner at Villa Cindarella cooked by the owner.
  • Hire a boat just for yourselves.
  • Food tour and sunset in Sorrento. Shopping in Capri.
  • Small beach in Positano.

Oscar Leonel Tejeda G.

Guatemala

Guatemala

VERIFIED

The view from the terrace is amazing!

July 2017 - We stayed for 3 weeks with family and friends and everything worked perfectly for us. The view from the terrace is amazing!

Carol S.

Longmeadow, MA

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic place to stay in Positano!

June 2017 - Fantastic place to stay in Positano!

Meghann M.

Eden Prairie, MN

United States

VERIFIED

We loved our week... Wish it would have been 2 or 3 weeks!

June 2017 - We loved our week at Villa Cindarella... Wish it would have been 2 or 3 weeks! This was our second time renting a villa in Positano (thru Summer In Italy) and we were impressed with Villa Cindarella's modern finishes. We unexpectedly loved the sectional couch just off the terrace. And the views were more amazing than we expected. More than enough space/privacy for two couples, easily could have accommodated 3 couples or some children. The location was superb! In the midst of some of the best restaurants in Positano and not too far from the pedestrian area of the town or the beach (the steps to Fornillo Beach were easier than expected).

Baldassarre, the owner, made our vacation unforgettable... We took his offer to cook us a meal + wine and not only enjoyed plenty of wine and farm/boat to table cooking, we learned a ton about technique and culture. It was one of the most memorable nights of our trip. As it was Thursday, we asked for a recommendation for Friday's dinner - our last night. Surprisingly he recommended a hotel rooftop in Praiano... This ended up as another most memorable night. He contacted the restaurant on our behalf and we had an excellent table, excellent view, excellent food and drink and an unforgettable sunset over Positano and Capri for our final night.

This being our second trip to Positano via Summer In Italy, we can assure you it will be an amazing vacation no matter where you stay, but have to say Villa Cindarella will make it phenomenal. We loved our stay and can't wait to return!!!

Personalized, friendly and prompt service from Summer In Italy!

Travel tips

  • Take a boat trip around Capri (recommend Gianni's boats, they will pick you up in Positano for a full day trip).
  • Take a walking tour your first day to acclimate (Walk Positano by Gabriella).
  • Eat dinner at Restaurant Saraceno D'Oro and Restaurant Next2.
  • Personal opinion, don't bother taking a shuttle to Montepertuso for dinner... Compared to Villa Cindarella the view was disappointing, and food/experience was so-so compared to so many great options within steps of the villa.

Marie H.

Falmouth, Maine

United States

VERIFIED

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Cindarella!

May 2017 - We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Cindarella! Not only is the villa itself (particularly the terrace and view) stunningly beautiful, the location is perfect! With three equally appointed crisp and clean en-suite bedrooms, it was easy to travel with another couple and not feel as though one is getting a palatial master suite and the other getting the kids' room. With the glass wall of sliding doors that open from the living room onto the terrace, even if the weather is not perfect, you still can enjoy the amazing view. The kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils and appliances you need.

Baldassarre, the owner, is extremely friendly and kind. We did not have any issues whatsoever during our stay, but he was a quick text away if we needed anything.

Booking through Summer In Italy was a breeze. They, too, are extremely efficient and friendly. If we return to the Amalfi Coast, we will definitely stay at Villa Cindarella again! We have already recommended it to family and friends!

Travel tips

  • Most mornings we walked a very short distance to a sweet market to get freshly baked items and all the groceries we needed.
  • There are adorable shops along the way with friendly shopkeepers as well as some delicious restaurants.
  • It was an easy, beautiful stroll downtown to the hustle and bustle of a much loved vacation spot.

Rosemary K.

Brisbane

Australia

VERIFIED

Villa Cindarella was a delight

September 2016 - Villa Cindarella was a delight. We all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The rooms were airconditioned. The view was outstanding and the kitchen well equipped. I highly recommend this accommodation.

Everything was perfect.

Once again, perfect organisation and communication.

Travel tips

  • There are quite a few steps up to the house and also from the house to the beach. It did not bother us but if you are not fit or physically challenged it might not suit you.

Paula W.

Nottingham

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Stunning

September 2016 - Villa Cindarella was stunning and the perfect place for a family or friends. Everything was spotless and spacious enough for everone. We would definitely stay here again. Many thanks.

Baldassarre [the owner] was very helpful. Perfect stay. Thank you.

Perfect communication throughout.

Travel tips

  • Everything nearby.
  • The supermarket down the hill is great, and sells homemade food to take away.

Phil W.

Jacksonville, Florida

United States

VERIFIED

Outstanding villa!

July 2016 - Outstanding villa plus the owner cooked us an outstanding meal and arranged excursions.

Excellent service provided by Summer In Italy in selecting the villa and following up with travel tips, sight seeing trips, places to eat.

Travel tips

  • Talk to owner, he is full of knowledge and willing to help you. Ask him for dining and sight seeing trip suggestions.

Sally F.

Annapolis, MD

United States

VERIFIED

Call it "home"

May 2016 - An absolutely beautiful, perfectly maintained, vacation villa. We couldn't wait to come "home" after our daily adventures.

Summer in Italy could not have been more helpful!

Travel tips

  • Grab this villa if you can. We are so glad we did.

Lynn G.

Philadelphia

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2015 - Great place!

The terrace is enormous and the view is breathtaking. Villa Cindarella is large enough to comfortably accommodate 6 people as it has 3 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom.

I highly recommend Villa Cindarella to anyone wishing to enjoy their time in Positano. Everything was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank you!

Judy M.

Columbia

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2015 - We loved Villa Cindarella.

It has a spectacular view of the harbor. It is beautifully decorated, with some wonderful works of art. Very stylish. It is very well appointed.

It is generally well located, although the walk down to and up from the beach was hard for older folks, as we were. But the bus stops is almost in front of the property and the neighborhood has good restaurants.

Travel tips

  • Do take advantage of the opportunity to have Baldassarre cook for you. The price was reasonable for a multi-course delicious meal with wine and Baldassarre is charming and very helpful with travel advice.
  • You must make the drive from Positano to Amalfi and then up to Ravello. It can be done by bus but we used a driver suggested by Baldassarre and that day was the highlight of our trip.
  • Be aware that the entrance to the villa is up flight and a half of steep rock steps.

Tony Z.

Schwenksville, PA

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

July 2015 - Villa Cindarella was the perfect place for our family vacation. It was comfortable, clean and well kept. We traveled with our three children ages 12, 8 and 7. We had the best time and will be going back soon.

Alfano and Luca - our trip would not have been possible without you. Your service is great and we will be calling you again next year if we come back. Thank you.

Travel tips

  • The view is magnificent, but it is a hike up and down the mountain every day. We loved it but I could see it may not be for everyone. Make sure you are in good shape when you go there.
  • Make sure that you eat at least once at Restaurant Mediterraneo just up the street. Leonardo and his family do a fantastic job running that place and the service and food are incredible.
  • Call the local car service for day trips and ask for the driver Ciro. What a great young man who could not do enough for my family during our afternoon trip to Pompeii. Ciro is a semi-pro soccer player and Sorrento native, he knows everything about the area and is a great guide.
  • Boat tours right on the beach in Positano. Incredible service and value.
  • The ladies at Ceramica Assunta just down the steps from the Duomo have amazing ceramics.
  • Don't miss the lemon shop Sapori e Profumi di Positano.

Julie S.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2015 - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Cindarella and in Positano.

Villa Cindarella is spectacular with a view that is breathtaking. It is very modern, clean and complete with everything you may need. The location is perfect. We stayed in the property with our 2 daughters, it would be great for 3 couples as well.

We took other reviewer's advice and had Baldassarre cook for us one evening. He was most gracious in accommodating last minute additions. The food was so simply delicious and the wine was outstanding. The muscles he made were the best we have ever had... This coming from a native Bostonian! He is an amazing host and took time to give us suggestions and we really enjoyed visiting with him.

Keep on doing what you are doing! We had an amazing time and really enjoyed and appreciated you and your beautiful villa. Thank you!

Summer In Italy has wonderful customer service and follow up. Thank you for your detailed information and quick responses.

Travel tips

  • Take a boat ride around Capri... The island itself was disappointing, very crowded with hard sell restaurants and vendors but the boat ride on the Princess Boats was a lot of fun!
  • Make a reservation for lunch and boat ride to Da Adolfo, a beach and restaurant only accessible by boat. It is very small and an experience. Gwyneth Paltrow was just there.
  • Take a guided hike at Walk of The Gods. It was breathtaking and great exercise.
  • Visit the beach and you will be amazed by all of the incredible sea glass and tile.
  • We took all of Baldassarre's restaurant recommendations and were not disappointed!
  • Get a reservation for dinner at sunset at Restaurant La Tagliata... There is no menu and the food an wine just flow so go with an appetite! Overall, the food, people and environment were amazing!

Mike W.

Herndon, VA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2015 - Villa Cindarella was outstanding in every way. We enjoyed it very much and are planning to return in the future.

The booking process went very smoothly. Great job!

Keith B.

Windermere, Florida

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2015 - Villa Cindarella was perfect for our family of five -- we were traveling with our three adult age children -- and the bedroom and bathroom arrangement worked great for all of us.

The outdoor patio/terrace has a spectacular view of the water as well as the town. There were many days that we were all content to stay at the house sunning and reading books on the terrace.

Villa Cindarella is in a great location and easy to get to the center of the town as well as the beach. If you are not up for taking all of the steps up and down to the beach, the road is an easy and enjoyable walk.

The owner, Baldassarre, is very accommodating and will offer guidance on places to go in Positano as well as other towns on the coast.

Travel tips

  • The highlight of our week at Villa Cindarella was having Baldassarre come to the villa and do a cooking and wine tasting evening for our family. Everyone enjoyed being in the kitchen helping with the preparations of all the different dishes for the evening. The food and wine pairings were perfect and were all served out on the terrace. This was a great experience into the true cooking style of Italy all while sipping on local Italian wines.
  • We would also recommend a sunset cruise arranged by Baldassarre with dinner prepared and served while out on the water. We spent the entire day on a private boat and ended the day watching the gorgeous sunset and feasting on amazing dishes prepared by Baldassarre once again.

Michele D.

Peppermint Grove

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

November 2014 - Fabulous! Vila Balda is a delightful property.

Beautifully decorated, stunning view, perfect location easy walking to restaurants and shops.

Highly recommend.

The owner, Baldassarre, was very welcoming and most helpful. Thank you.

Summer In Italy is easy to communicate with, you always responded promptly. Friendly as well!

Linda M.

Dallas, Texas

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2014 - Beautiful place Villa Cindarella.

Terrace and outside view was wonderful. It is only a short walk to downtown area.

The owner, Baldassarre, was very helpful and accommodating.

Booking process went fine.

Travel tips

  • Enjoy!!

Sheri A.

Greenwood Village

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2014 - We spent nearly two weeks at Villa Cindarella in October and it was wonderful.

In addition to the accommodation being perfect (exactly as represented in the photos) the owner/host was delightful. A local resident and chef, he offered great suggestions for activities and we hired him to cook a couple meals for us - fabulous!

Lauren I.

Hoboken, NJ

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2014 - Villa Cindarella is amazing!

3 large bedrooms and 3 large bathrooms makes traveling with a group spacious and gives you privacy. The terrace is out of this world with an amazing view. We spent every night out there. The kitchen is state of the art, modern and very American.

Be prepared to get in tip top shape. The house is about 40 steps up from the street and a bit of a (scenic) walk up and down the mountain to get to the beach.

The owner of the villa, Baldassarre is also a chef and just lovely. Have him cook for you one night - you are on vacation, go for it! You will not be sorry!

You are amazing! Best travel agency and you made planning the trip to Italy seamless, easy and fun. You are a very organized bunch. Keep up the good work!

Travel tips

  • Get in shape before you go!

Lola Z.

The Imperial

Singapore

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2014 - We had the best family holiday at Villa Cindarella, we left only with fabulous memories.

Location is great, views are spectacular and property is very nice with eclectic decor.

It was great dealing with Summer In Italy, thank you for being so helpful with all my queries along the way.

Travel tips

  • There are lots of steps to Positano beach. Alternatively you can take the road which is easier and just takes 10 minutes longer.
  • If possible, buy food items etc. just before arriving, this will minimize you carrying bags up to the apartment.
  • There are so many beaches/restaurants to go to: One Fire Beach, Restaurant Da Adolfo, etc. each place will provide a pick up service and a wonderful lunch in their restaurant, a wonderful way to spend your days.

Deborah F.

Pepperell, MA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2014 - We loved Villa Cindarella and hope to visit again soon!

The apartment was very clean, bright and airy with an amazing terrace and an incredible view!

The location is absolutely perfect - far from the crowds, but close to everything. There are at least 6 restaurants that are a short walk from Villa Cindarella.

Baldassarre [the owner] was a wonderful host. He even arranged a boat trip to Capri for us, that ended up being one of the highlights of our trip.

I loved Summer In Italy! Great web site and communication! Thank you for taking the stress out of renting a property in another country. I would definitely book with you again, and have already recommended you! Thanks again.

Travel tips

  • Visit Latteria for groceries. We loved their fresh croissants and mozzarella.
  • Be sure to visit the Restaurant Mediterraneo, next door, when Pietro is performing. We had great fun - the whole restaurant was singing along. The food and service were great as well.
  • We used Positano Drivers for a couple of day trips and they were wonderful. Highly recommend their Amalfi Coast wine tour.
  • The cooking class at the Restaurant Buca di Bacco was another highlight for us.
  • Nanà near the villa has the best prices on sandals, and great quality.

Erika W.

Chelsea

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2014 - Amazing place, perfect location, awesome terrace and views.

The owner even cooked for us one night!!

Love this place.Thanks for everything!! Good work!

Travel tips

  • Restaurant Mediterraneo next door is great especially for entertainment.
  • The road down to the beach was easier with a baby and buggy.
  • Loved La Bottega, half way down the road for coffee, juice and cake!

Elizabeth R.

Wing

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Fantastic

June 2014 - We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Cindarella.

The apartment itself was fabulous and was very clean and well presented. The terrace was huge, with absolutely amazing views over the sea and the town. It is in a terrific position, with easy access to lots of restaurants, beaches, shops.

The owner (Baldassarre) was a delight to deal with and organized for our car to be collected on arrival and parked securely in a garage close by. He spent time explaining the facilities of the property and even gave us a tour of his "wine cellar", with some useful information about Italian wines!

We had a wonderful holiday and hopefully will return someday!

Summer In Italy have been an absolute pleasure to deal with, right from my first enquiry and many, many questions - thank you for your patience!! I would certainly use Summer In Italy again for future trips to Italy.

Travel tips

  • A few great restaurants are very close to the villa - Next2, Mediterraneo, Da Vincenzo and just around the corner Caffe Positano.
  • For breakfast Casa e Bottega was wonderful!
  • A day trip to Capri by private boat, stopping at coves for a swim.
  • Walking the Walk of the Gods.
  • Ferry to Amalfi and a taxi up to Ravello (stunning!).

Michael D.

Dedham, Massachusetts

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

May 2014 - We loved Villa Cindarella and will most definitely be returning again.

Baldassarre [the owner] was the most gracious host and couldn't do enough for us. The highlight of our trip was when Baldassarre came to the villa to prepare dinner for us along with a wonderful wine tasting and private tour of his wine cellar! The best dinner we had all week!

We totally enjoyed his company and learned quite a bit about local cuisine as well as the simple but delicious preparation of fresh and local ingredients!

Plan is to spend 2 weeks next time.

Travel tips

  • First stop should be to the local grocery store about a 10 minute walk down the hill. Lucia was very helpful and always had a smile. Bring your own bags and you will get a grazie and a big smile! She has everything you need and we recommend the Tramonti Bianco wine, local and delicious.
  • Restaurant Caffe Positano and Restaurant Da Vincenzo were both within a 5 to 7 minute walk down the hill with awesome views and fantastic food.
  • Our favorite restaurant was Lo Guarracino which is on the walkway over to the beach! Well worth the walk.
  • Don't forget to visit Pietro and hear his beautiful voice at Restaurant Mediterraneo just a few steps away from the villa! Don't worry, if you can hear him you will find him! He and Lorenzo will make your evening with their fun songs and humor...
  • We also like the Restaurant Saraceno just up the street.

Anwa H.

Wayland, MA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2013 - We were a group of three couples. We all enjoyed the staying at Villa Cindarella.

The owner, Baldassarre, welcomed us at the address when we arrived. He helped us carrying the luggage to the door. He is very nice showing us the place in details.

The place is gorgeous. All accommodations are either above average or excellent.

The location is really good. Easy to get to the beach, to the inter-town bus stop, or actually everywhere.

Travel tips

  • Hot water may run out for the next person taking the shower. Give it some time before taking the next shower.

Cathie R.

Cave Creek

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2013 - BEST location, WONDERFUL villa, GREAT owner. He has a restaurant in the next town and sent a car for us. DO THAT! You will love the food and Balda is a wonderful host both at the villa and at his restaurant.

The villa is beautiful and views to die for. There is another apartment above that has renters also. We had twin 4 year olds who really wanted to come down by us. No big deal, though. Don't let the 46 stairs scare you off, unless you cannot walk hills... but then, do not stay in Positano. it is so beautiful... RENT Villa Cindarella!!!!

Summer In Italy are efficient, friendly and MOST helpful in any way possible. You are our future Villa Company! Tthanks for a wonderful experience!! Already had friends book with you after hearing us rave.

Travel tips

  • We went to Capri for a day and a night. Unless you are into shopping every high-end designer... skip it.

Lauren R.

Sydney

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2013 - Villa Cindarella was beautifully decorated with many lovely little features we were still picking up on after being there a few days.

Our host was helpful and the villa was clean and well set up with everything we needed for our stay.

The location was terrific and the view from the balcony was to die for!

We would love to come back another time as we had such as great stay. Many thanks :))

Travel tips

  • There are a lot of steps in Positano but then it means you can work off the lovely meals you will have there.
  • Don't bring a car - you don't need one and parking is obviously difficult to get.
  • From our experience Positano is the most expensive town on the Amalfi coast (or same as Capri).
  • Tourist tip about Capri - don't waste your money on Blue Grotto.

Nigel J.

Nashotah

United States Minor Outlying Islands

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2013 - Our time at Villa Cindarella was absolutely wonderful! The villa is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the ocean and mountain sides!

The villa is spacious, light and airy and quite comfortable. The terrace was our favorite place to spend time. We had our coffee out there in the mornings, wine in the afternoons and cocktails in the evenings.

The beds, by American standards are not very comfortable, however after traveling all over Italy we realized this is the way they are. The views from the two master bedrooms made up for it.

We would highly recommend Villa Cindarella and would stay there again! Your web site was the best one we found!

Travel tips

  • The owner will give you directions to the market which is a less than ten minute walk down the street. My advice is to bring a few cloth shopping bags with you to carry your groceries back.
  • The restaurants all around the villa are great! Ask about the cost for the table before you sit though. We were charged 10 euro a seat one evening for the seats with a view.
  • Bring good walking shoes and sandals as you will be walking a lot!
  • The ferry to Capri is great!
  • We drove the coast and stopped in Amalfi, Ravello and Sorrento. All the towns are wonderful and truly worth the trip.

Jane W.

Katonah, New York

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2013 - Loved Villa Cindarella! Would definitely recommend it (and already have).

The villa is clean, light, airy and well situated, with an amazing deck and view of the Mediterranean.

Balda [the owner] could not have been more helpful and accommodating. He arranged for a boat for us to Capri and an afternoon at Da Adolfo (not to be missed!). He made our dinner reservations and made great suggestions. We ate at his restaurant one night and it was wonderful!

All in all, our visit to Positano was a 10, due in large part to Villa Cindarella and Balda. Thank you for the team at Summer In Italy as well!

Travel tips

  • Spend an afternoon at Da Adolfo.
  • Visit Capri.
  • Generally enjoy the feel and ambiance of Positano.
  • You can not go wrong choosing Villa Cindarella for your accommodations. The villa is beautiful and Balda himself [the owner] was terrific. He recently updated the bathrooms at the villa which was an added bonus.
  • Had a blast at dinner one night at Mediterraneo right next door to the villa.
  • Had a great dinner at Balda's restaurant and great pizza at the main beach (if you're facing the water it's the restaurant on your far left).
  • There's a wonderful (albeit expensive) market a few meters down the hill from the villa where we got great cheeses and breakfast provisions.
  • Explore and enjoy!

Romano A.

Falls Church, VA

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

July 2013 - Villa Cindarella is a wonderful place, with over the top view.

Sue C.

Tolmie. 3723

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2013 - We had a wonderful time here. The villa was magnificent, beautifully clean and the views were fantastic.

Balda [the owner] met us on arrival and showed us around which was very helpful. He didn't even take our deposit just told us to spend it and enjoy! We must have looked like very honest people to him which was nice.

The only problem was that one of the showers drainage was very slow and on the second last day it blocked up altogether. We just used another shower but did leave Balda a note when we left to point that out. I'm sure he would have seen to it straight away.

My experience with Summer in Italy has been top class. Nothing has been too much trouble for them and their prompt reply to my emails was very much appreciated. Their newsletters were a great help to us. I rate them 10 out of 10! To all the people that I have dealt with a BIG THANK YOU.

Travel tips

  • For great dining experiences go to da Vincenzo and to Balda's restaurant in Praiano. Fantastic!

Sean J.

The Woodlands, TX

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2013 - We will be back in 2015!! Beautiful Villa and amazing location! Baldassare [the owner] is the finest Italian host!

You guys at Summer In Italy were amazing!

Travel tips

  • Enjoy every second!

Suzanne J.

Old Lyme, CT

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

April 2013 - Villa Cindarella was the perfect place for us. We loved having lots of space inside and out.

We lived mostly out on the terrace since the weather was beautiful. The views were spectacular and we began each morning out there with a two hour breakfast. The kitchen was well equipped and was great for our group of 6. Bathrooms were all recently renovated and mattresses were all very comfortable.

Location of villa also made it perfect. Minimal steps to the street and then not a far walk to shops, restaurants and markets.

Luca and crew from Summer in Italy responded very quickly with every request we had in the planning stages. They made it very easy and would definitely use them again.

Travel tips

  • Comfortable shoes are a must.
  • Our favorite market for daily breakfast food, wine, cheese and fruit was Latteria just down the street on the right. Owner Lucia and daughter Isabella were also very helpful in providing tips for travel to nearby towns.
  • Favorite restaurant was Saraceno D'oro just up the hill from the villa. Daniele and his family took good care of all week!
  • Restaurant da Vincenzo was also great food just a few steps down the hill.
  • We had a fun night up on top of the mountain at the La Tagliata restaurant. They pick up and drop off. 35 euros per person with endless supply of food and drink.
  • Capri and Ravello definitely worth the trip out. Ferry ride to Amalfi much more enjoyable than the bus ride.
  • Highlight was hiking "the footpaths to the gods"(Sentiero degli dei).
  • Public transportation we used (buses trains or ferries) all were very reliable and on time.

James D.

Redwood City, California

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

October 2012 - Really enjoyed Villa Cindarella. Perfect location, perfect terrace. Close to everything in Positano.

Travel tips

  • Be ready to climb stairs.

Heidi W.

Lausanne

Switzerland

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2012 - We LOVED Villa Cindarella! When you walk in, you can't help but be impressed by the gorgeous space. It is beautifully decorated with artistic touches.

The terrace is spectacular. Having two sitting areas indoors was very nice for us so that our groups could have some privacy. Eating lunch outside on the terrace was great, but we did not have warm enough October weather to eat dinner outside and we found the dining table indoors to be a bit cramped. The bedrooms were perfect for our group (we were there with our young children and their grandparents). The adults each got a nicer room with a balcony and the kids got the room having no balcony (no window either) -- this room was still lovely with the option of opening big windows on the doors to see across the hall to the terrace and views outside.

I don't think that the location of the villa could be any better, but being in Positano, there were 400+ stairs to climb from the water to get to it. The location is great because it provides stunning views (being high up) and also because it is steps away from what seem to be the best restaurants in Positano.

Thank you, Balda, for making your villa so wonderful. We had a fantastic week.

Travel tips

  • Saraceno d'Oro had a great family feel and provided amazing take-out (anything from the menu): we wanted to go back every night. We loved their pizza and 'Saracena' pasta.
  • Restaurant da Vincenzo had a wonderful ambiance and great food. The pasta and grilled vegetables were delicious.
  • We did the 'Discover Positano' walking tour with Christine and LOVED it. It helped us to find shops and enjoy being in Positano more.
  • Balda [the owner] gave the great advice to drive to Sorrento and park there, then take the train to Pompeii (rather than drive to Pompeii). This worked out perfectly for us.
  • We went with Cassiopea to Capri and this was a favourite day for everyone. Stunning!

Danielle M.

Dover, NJ

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2012 - We enjoyed our vacation very much. Positano was breathtaking (the views and the steps!)

I found Summer in Italy by chance. I am very happy with the service provided. Thank you, Luca!

Travel tips

  • The restaurant Saraceno d'Oro was fabulous. It was close to the villa, the food was WONDERFUL at a fair price and the owners and staff were terrific!
  • Public transport was easy and inexpensive.

Gary Z.

Palm Harbor, Florida

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2012 - Villa Cindarella was exceptional. Great location and a view to die for.

The owner was very hospitable and helpful.

Would highly recommend it to friends planning to visit Positano.

Travel tips

  • Take the boat to visit Amalfi rather than the bus.
  • Definitely visit Capri for a day.

Nicholas W.

Derby

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2012 - We absolutely loved Villa Cindarella and would highly recommend it to others. The property was very artistic and individual, clean, had a brilliant kitchen, but most of all the views were outstanding.

The owner, Balda, was very welcoming and responded quickly to any questions or slight problems e.g. needing a new gas canister.

In addition the villa has a good position in Positano although there are many steps in all directions.

Your communication and support was absolutely excellent.

Travel tips

  • Take the cookery course recommended by the owner - great fun and good wine to go with it.
  • Be prepared to carry your suitcases up a fairly steep flight of steps on arrival. By the end of the holiday you will be quite used to it, but it can be a bit daunting when you first arrive. But there again it is Positano!

Donatello B.

Chesterbrook, PA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2012 - Gorgeous modern villa with remarkable views from the large terrace.

Travel tips

  • Not suitable for wheel chairs.

Georgette R.

The Villages, Florida

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2012 - The view at Villa Cindarella was amazing. It was our home away from home for one week in Positano. I would recommend it to anyone.

Travel tips

  • Pack a light suitcase... there are fifty steps to get up to the villa. But it was worth it.

Ole O.

Virum

Denmark

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2012 - We had a really pleasant stay at Villa Cindarella.

We think it was a very good service.

Travel tips

  • It is posible to book parking in the next door hotel Punta Regina.

Michael W.

San Francisco, California

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2012 - Wonderful stay! Mr. Balda welcomed us and provided helpful advice on the neighborhood.

Everything went very smoothly. Thank you!

Britta P.

Kingston upon Thames

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2012 - We'll definitely go back! Villa Cindarella was spectacular!

You were great!

Travel tips

  • Positano is full of steps! We had a buggy so this was a challenge but we got used to it.

Jennifer S.

Casuarina

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2012 - We loved our stay at Villa Cindarella. Location was very central and nearby delicatessens and restaurants were excellent. The terrace is amazing and wonderful place for meals. Stairs are steep but we managed.

Travel tips

  • We ate at Saraceno d'Oro three times in a week and had take away another night. Wonderful service and great food at good prices.
  • The deli up the stairs and round the bend is excellent. Also the deli up by Bar Internazionale if you can face the stairs.

Anna J.

Cortaro, AZ

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2011 - Villa Cindarella was just as pictured in the listing. It is centrally located and the accommodations were clean and spacious. We spent much of our time on the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Villa Cindarella was perfect and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Positano.

Daniele R.

Montreal

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2011 - We loved it... all 6 of us. Entering the villa took my breath away ... is even nicer that on internet.

The owner greeted us very well, and was very helpful, in carrying our heavy luggage up the 45 steps.

One of the 3 bedrooms does not have a window... but it was very quiet. Each of the other 2 have a balcony window, on the only "car" street in town... if we left the balcony door open (with a screen) we could also hear the ocean waves during the night.

Positano is a very touristic area, including cruise tours. Villa Cindarella is situated high enough, that few tourists are around.

The kitchen is especially comfortable for all 6 to prepare meals, and we enjoyed eating outside, on the incredible terrace with the most beautiful view. We did try 3 of the close by restaurants; they are all excellent.

Excellent service, I will recommend your site and services to anyone who asks me.

Travel tips

  • Be ready to walk up and down in Positano, to the markets and to the beach.
  • Do get around on foot in the city, use to boats to go to Capri and other coastal towns - it is the same time by car or by boat.
  • Do take day trips to Benevento (wine region), Paestum, Vesuvio and Ercolano ruins.
  • Most beaches are made of stone, but the beaches south of Salerno are beautiful sand. Do spend time on that beach (near Paestum).
  • The main "super" market is Delikatessen (as mentioned in the site). It also sells wine. The butcher shop is very close by this market (closed from 1 to 4 PM). The fish market (in morning only) is near the church. Much closer to Villa Cindarella, on the same street (no steps) is a smaller market called Latteria, that we found very convenient for fresh produce, the best olives, deli, cheeses and other groceries.

Paola G.

Richmond

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2011 - We loved it. Wished we could have stayed longer!

Summer In Italy was fantastic. Luca was great and always responded to my emails very quickly and extremely helpful. We will definitely use Summer in Italy again to book accommodation for our next trip!

Travel tips

  • Shop up the steps from Villa Cindarella is cheaper than the Latteria.
  • Restaurant Saraceno D'oro is a great restaurant - close by and overall good service/food etc.

Paul M.

London

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2011 - Really enjoyed our stay at Villa Cindarella. The terrace makes the apartment and allows you to relax and do everything you need to do outside.

Fantastic service from Summer In Italy. Everyone was so helpful and attentive to all our questions and requests for further information.

Angela S.

Princeton Junction, NJ

United States

VERIFIED

Fantastic

July 2011 - We enjoyed Villa Cindarella very much. I would stay here again.

Mr. Balda [the owner] was very nice. He tried to make our stay pleasant. The air conditioner in one of the bedrooms was leaking water after a very bad rain, so we could not use it right away, but I have to say that the weather was not too hot.

The house was located in a great area. The view was the best. Beautiful terrace. Could not ask for anything more. I went with 20 year olds and they found plenty to do and it was not to far from beach.

Travel tips

  • Down the block from where we lived was a food market that had the best panini and the family that owned it became our friends.
  • We went to a pension next to the villa to have our cappuccino and croissants every morning with the owner Julia. She was wonderful and full of information. They made our trip great.

Timo K.

Tuusula

Finland

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2011 - We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Cindarella. The apartment was even better than it looked in Internet. Even the kitchen equipment/utilities were excellent (which according to our experience this is not always the case).

The owner Mr. Baldassarre was friendly and helpful and speaks sufficient English.

Your service was appropriate and the material accurate and of good quality (including your homepage).

Travel tips

  • If you want to cook own meals, it is advisable to use the opportunity (if you arrive by car) to stop at Castellammare. The shops in Positano are few and small.

Kaye N.

Gold Coast

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2011 - We had a fabulous time. I just think the bedrooms & bathrooms could be modernized .

Villa Cindarella is in a great position. It's a very roomy villa and would recommend staying there.

Happy with Summer in Italy

William J.

Verona, WI

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

June 2011 - We had a great experience at Villa Cindarella. I would highly recommend it. The view was outstanding. Beds in one of the bedrooms needs to be improved. Great location.

Meredith H.

Sydney

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2011 - First impressions were even more than we expected. The villa was fantastic and really made out stay in Positano such a success.

I would highly recommend this property.

Travel tips

  • Be prepared for to climb a lot of stairs.

Wendy W.

Austin, TX

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2011 - Our family LOVED the villa and the town of Positano. There was plenty of space to spread out and relax while enjoying the beautiful views and watching the ocean change colors with the weather and time of day.

We felt very much at home and even did laundry and tripped the circuit breaker, but a phone call to the owner quickly and easily fixed it.

The description on the website was very accurate and the directions and instructions that were sent to us prior to our arrival (including train and bus information) were spot on.

Summer in Italy was very professional. We have already recommended the website to friends and family and will definitely use them again.

Travel tips

  • It is a bit difficult to get to (we took trains and buses and lugged our bags from the bus stop to the villa, which you don't HAVE to do) but it is worth the effort.
  • Knowing we would need basics like toilet paper, soap, etc. made it easy to prepare for our first night without having to shop beforehand -- we just brought those things with us...
  • The restaurant Mediterraneo right up the street was delicious and so much fun.
  • The little market down the street was very helpful and provided ingredients for some delicious home-made meals.

Rosario F.

Bedford

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

April 2011 - This was an amazing villa. Very clean well maintained and in a perfect location.

The owner was extremely helpful and very friendly. The few little extras we asked for, he was quick to make happen. He made our stay in Italy very memorable.

I hope to return next year and will not hesitate to rent the Villa Cindarella again.

Your company is wonderful, you made the rental process very easy. Thank you as well for the needed communication with the owners. I will definitely use your company in the future.

Travel tips

  • Rent a boat and explore the coast.

Thomas B.

Toronto

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

November 2010 - We really loved our stay. The actual villa is much larger and nicer than what the pictures show. The deck was amazing and the bedrooms and baths were large and comfortable.

We cooked several nights in the kitchen and found it to be well stocked with everything we needed.

All in all this was a great place to stay for a week.

Summer in Italy did a great job getting things arranged and were there when I needed them upon arriving in Naples.

Travel tips

  • There is no place to do laundry. There is only a dry cleaner nearby ($$$)
  • If you plan on coming during off season (we can in early November) note that virtually everything is closed including hotels, scooter rentals, restaurants and all Internet cafes. That being said, it's a nice time for a quiet get away without the traffic and crowds of the high season.

Lucita T.

New York, NY

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2010 - Villa Cindarella has an excellent location with an excellent view of the ocean.

The villa is spacious, clean and comfortable. The villa offered 2 bedrooms for us to stay as we were two couples, however only 1 bedroom has a window, the other bedroom has no window which my husband and I stayed and make us feel enclosed.

Overall, we enjoyed the villa.

I am happy with the service of Summer In Italy as I was provided a lot of information and assistance to make our travel to Positano pleasant. I decided to book with your company after browsing the internet and received good input about your service.

Travel tips

  • My advice for future guests is that they do not rent a car while in Positano as the road is very treacherous for driving. Public transportation is very convenient.
  • All the restaurants near Villa Cindarella have great food. Shops are walking distance.
  • We enjoyed the day trip by boat to Capri and Amalfi.
  • We enjoyed listening and dancing to the live music at Bar La Zagara which they have every Friday and Saturday evening.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes especially you have to climb 45 steps to the villa from the main road.

Colleen S.

N/A

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2010 - Villa Cindarella was even better than the pictures on the website. We were floored by the size of the terrace! The view is magnificent and it is in a terrific position - near local restaurants on the same road and a 10 minute walk into the main town centre. It has supermarkets nearby and Balda was a great host - very relaxed and did everything possible to ensure our stay was trouble free.

I would definitely recommend this Villa to anybody wanting a great outdoor area, with a fantastic view. It has many steps to the entrance, so suitable only for the fit (or those who would like to get fit!).

It made our trip to Positano very special. Thanks to Balda.

It was a pleasure doing business with you. No problems at all and I will recommend you to anybody I know who is planning a trip to Italy. You were fabulous!

Travel tips

  • Bring mosquito zappers to plug into the bedrooms at night.
  • Do the day trip to Capri.
  • Catch a ferry to Amalfi.

Richard Michael E.

Sydney

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2010 - Wonderful.

Great service. Thank you.

Travel tips

  • Restaurant Mediterraneo about 20 metres along the road is brilliant.

Lisa M.

Yorktown Heights

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2010 - I LOVED Villa Cindarella. The location was ideal. The view spectacular and Balda, the owner was very nice, courteous and attentive.

The only problem was the upstairs vacationers. They were very loud and played loud music every night from 6:00 in the evening until 2:00 in the morning. So we were unable to enjoy our spectacular view because of the annoyance above our heads. It would have been nice to be able to sit on our beautiful terrace without the noise. Unfortunate experience but in defense of Balda, we never told him about it as we were afraid of any repercussions from the upstairs tenants. In hindsight, we should have said something. As it turns out, his brother owns that apartment and this problem could have easily been resolved.

Other than that, we loved it, we loved Positano and would definitely stay at that location again.

Summer in Italy was a pleasure to deal with. We dealt with a different agency for our apartment in Rome and the experience was night and day. I am planning a return visit to Italy in 2 years and will only deal with Summer in Italy. They are professional, courteous, and offered great advice in a timely manner. A pleasure to deal with.

By all means do tell owners about anything that is spoiling your stay! Or, if you think that the situation requires a bit of diplomacy, do tell us! Remember that we are always available and our priority is to make your stay in Italy perfect. It's a pity that you had to endure when it could have been avoided. Thank you so much for your kind attitude, it was very nice of you to put your concern for Balda above your own wishes, and he truly appreciated this. Thank you!!

Travel tips

  • Balda is a great guy. He also owns a restaurant in nearby Praiano that we were not able to try and wished we had. Balda makes himself available at all times. If you have any issues he's right on it.

Denise G.

Finchampstead

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2010 - Fabulous villa, excellent location, we loved it!!

Summer in Italy are fantastic, friendly and professional. Very quick to respond too. Thank you.

Travel tips

  • Great way to travel to/from Naples airport is by ferry, via Sorrento.

Angela D.

Marietta, GA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2010 - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! The patio is wonderful... and this is where we spent our time. Great views!!

The villa is in a great location also.

Travel tips

  • Bring beach towels and snorkels with you.
  • Do Capri in a 12 person boat... $50 per person.
  • We loved "Path of the Gods" hike!!

Caroline J.

Melbourne

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2010 - Villa Cindarella was great! A wonderful location with a wonderful terrace and fantastic views. It was just what we had hoped it would be.

Your website and service is excellent. I will certainly use it again.

Pamela F.

Rosanna

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2010 - Fantastic location and great accommodation.

Excellent service

Klara C.

San Mateo, CA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2010 - Positano was our best stop in our 3 weeks sojourn of Italy. Villa Cindarella was one of the reasons. Spacious terrace with an unsurpassed sea view wooed us immediately.

We felt very at home once we adjusted to the floor plan, which is a little quirky.

Best thing was the location. Being away from the noisy part of the town was a plus and one can walk easily or take the orange bus, which stops practically right at the door step.

Only thing we found uncomforting was that one of the bedroom had no outside window and only "outside" opening was to the living area and therefore providing little privacy for that room. Also, no English TV channel... well, that was a small matter.

Travel tips

  • Day trip to Capri via boat was a blast. The tourist information office down from the Chiesa was the best. Very nice and helpful people. Get a schedule of the orange bus, which can help some of the tired legs or take it up to Nocelle and Monteperturso. Then come back down 1700 steps - it's all worth it!

Jane R.

Swinford

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2010 - We very much enjoyed our stay, we thought that the villa was beautiful and perfectly placed.

Everything worked very well. Keep it up!!

Travel tips

  • Forget the hire car, the public transport service is brilliant.
  • Go to Pompeii via train from Meta di Sorrento (bus to Sorrento)
  • Go to Amalfi and Salerno on the boat.

Sue H.

Iron Mountain , Michigan

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2010 - Villa Cindarella was absolutely wonderful. The view from the patio was amazing.

It was very clean and we appreciated having a washing machine. The only 2 things that were not connected were the tv's and the oven. We really didn't miss having tv and ate all our meals except breakfast in area restaurants.

We would love to come back and have already recommended Villa Cindarella to our daughter and son-in-law.

You did a great job and I have already recommended you to others.

Travel tips

  • Wear good walking shoes, because there are a ton of steps in Positano.
  • Save time to sit out on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view. We had a bottle of wine every evening on the patio with appetizers.

Petter N.

Asker

Norway

VERIFIED

Excellent

April 2010 - Beautiful, spacey, great location. We really enjoyed Villa Cindarella!

You have the best booking site we have come across. Keep up the good work! As we are a couple who like to travel alone, we are always looking for smaller places, so we don't have to pay for 4-6 beds. Still we love privacy, terraces, view and a touch of luxury. More places like that, please!

Travel tips

  • Be sure you are fit for walking in steps!

Janet B.

Ottawa

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

March 2010 - We enjoyed the location and view of Villa Cindarella, especially the outstanding terrace, facing the sea, where we had our breakfast and lunch (before the sun went down). The terrace and "living area" of Villa Cindarella have recently been expanded and much improved over what we saw on the website. Bedrooms are nicely appointed, kitchen work area is small but functional, everything very clean.

Our main concern is that we were cold here in mid-late March, despite mostly sunny weather. As the heating is only in the bedrooms, we could not use the indoor living areas in the afternoon/ evening. We tried to let the heat from one bedroom into the kitchen to eat there, but were still cold. Would not recommend this villa for use at cooler times of year without improvements to heating arrangements.

The owner was very nice too, we should have asked him for extra bedding as we were cold at night, but we knew he was very busy opening a new restaurant.

Our experience with Summer in Italy has been outstanding.

Travel tips

  • Our favourite restaurants (not all are open in March) were the nearby Mediterraneo and Saraceno d'Oro, both owned by the same friendly family! The Saraceno is traditional but very good, while the Mediterraneo (owned by the sons) is more contemporary, with excellent fish dishes and even gluten-free pasta! On the beach, we went to La Cambusa (overpriced and a bit snooty) and Chez Black's (nice).
  • In Amalfi, we enjoyed touring the Paper Museum and the cathedral.
  • In Sorrento, the cathedral has amazing wood inlay work, and the partly medieval cloister of St. Francis next to his church is charming. The Foreigner's Club (behind the Tourist Info office) serves good food on its terrace with an outstanding view of the sea and Mount Vesuvius - but service can be slow.

Frank F.

Lemont, IL

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2009 - Villa Cindarella met all of our expectations for view, comfort and convenience. We thought the location was perfect and we made the place our home in Positano. The number of stairs from the villa to the main section of town was much longer than estimated but we made the best of it.

I could have lived on the terrace and we spent as much time as possible out there - it was breathtaking!

The apartment was beautiful and comfortable. We cooked in the kitchen and had everything we needed to feel like we were at home.

We were very pleased with the service we received from Summer in Italy. The reservation process was easy and convenient. On the day we arrived we had trouble finding the villa and the owner spoke no English so he had someone from Summer in Italy call my cell phone and give us directions. The pictures on their website were exactly as the apartment looked so there were no surprises.

Travel tips

  • We rented a car in Rome and drove through a few other cities before going to Positano. I would not recommend bringing a car - there is no parking, narrow one-way streets and scooters make driving very difficult. We ended up paying to park our car for most of the week and took the bus or walked everywhere we wanted to go.
  • We tried most of the restaurants on the street near Villa Cindarella and they were all very good. Ristorante Mediterraneo was probably our favorite. We would also recommend Spiaggia Fornillo for sunbathing/swimming over Spiaggia Grande and there were a few beach cafes there that were also very good lunch spots.

Maria M.

Croydon

United Kingdom

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2009 - My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Villa Cindarella so much so that we're probably going to go again next year. The place was well equipped and Mr. Baldassare went out of his way to make sure our stay was indeed comfortable like a home away from home - but with the most breathtaking views!

The terrace was just amazing. The furnishings were stylish and contemporary and you just cannot fault the location.

Positano now ranks as our most favourite place and Villa Cindarella has a lot to do with it. It is just a slice of heaven!

I think you guys are incredibly professional and your website is excellent and user-friendly. The description of the property is exactly what we had encountered. We will most definitely book with you again!

Travel tips

  • We decided to stay away from all the tourists and simply do what the locals do (ride a scooter, explore the markets, etc). This decision was well rewarded as we had a blast.
  • The best way to see the coast is by hiring a scooter but as it's quite expensive to do so in Positano (specially if you plan to use it for a couple of days like we have), we suggest you take a 20 minute bus ride to Sorrento where you can hire a really good one at a fraction of the price. Then just enjoy...
  • The best views are on the way from Positano to Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello. This is also the best way to spot your favourite beach (spiaggia).
  • Hire a boat for the day to see the coast from the water (we found Amalfi to have more choices and competitive prices when it comes to boats). The experience is well worth it!

Sylvain T.

Dallas, Texas

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2009 - We loved it.

Travel tips

  • Bring good shoes and be ready to walk to stairs of Positano!

Pim S.

Maastricht

Netherlands

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2009 - We enjoyed staying in Villa Cindarella: nice view, nice place to be and nice ambiance!!

Travel tips

  • Restaurant Next2 is OK and we liked the Hosteria Il Pino in Praiano!!

Stephen W.

Toronto

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

August 2009 - Great location! Very close to the centre of Positano, but located sufficiently away from the main tourist areas to be less frantic.

The hotel downstairs has Wi-Fi Internet which you can use in the Villa Cindarella (for a fee).

The view from the terrace is enchanting.

We had no problems whatsoever and got great service from you. We booked with you as you had the best selection of reasonably-priced properties, and your website was clear and gave good information without the need for us to call and enquire further.

Isn't it cool to discover that you can use Wi-Fi from the hotel down below? However, future guests please note, we are not able to advertise this as a feature of the villa, and as such we can not give guarantees nor confirm that you will be able to use Wi-Fi as Stephen did! We are sure you will appreciate the honesty :-)

Travel tips

  • There is a good supermarket within 200 metres with reasonable prices.
  • There are several restaurants within 2 minutes walk - one of which is very inexpensive with great staff.
  • The local bus stops directly outside the Villa Cindarella.
  • There is a limoncello store on the street right beneath the villa - you have to try it!

Adam S.

Singapore

Singapore

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2009 - Villa Cindarella was an absolute dream come true!!

It was perfect and everything we hoped for!!

With only two of us staying there, there was plenty of space but it would also suit two couples. We ate breakfast on the amazing terrace watching the sunrise, and strolled the gorgeous local streets during the evening. The views from every room are breathtaking!!

The owner was extremely helpful as were all the locals! We will definitely be visiting again and I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Cindarella to anyone!

You guys were extremely helpful! Thank you!

Travel tips

  • When you get off the bus at the top of Positano, grab a cab to the Villa. It is only 5 Euro and it saves dragging your bags down the hill.
  • Eat in every now and then because the fresh produce available is mind blowing!

Carol G.

Harleysville, PA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2009 - We loved Villa Cindarella.

The location was perfect and the views from the terrace were breathtaking. We spent most of our time outside on it. We had breakfast there every day and enjoyed glasses of wine on it every evening after long days of sightseeing.

Summer in Italy's website is great. Pictures of the villa truly are what we found when we arrived. Luca and staff were very helpful and responded to all of my questions right away. Would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.

Travel tips

  • The location of the villa is close to many good restaurants. We particularly like Restaurant Next2 where the food was excellent and our waiter, Davide, was so friendly. He even gave us a tour of the restaurant and introduced us to the owner.
  • The local bus stops a few yards away from the bottom of the steps so it's very easy to get around.
  • We took the bus to Amalfi and Ravello - be sure to tour Villa Cimbrone - beautiful.

Johanne P.

Nahant, MA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2008 - It was a great location perfect set up for two couples each bedroom with it's own bath, terrace and privacy.

The kitchen was good, no view but efficient. There was a love seat couch (small couch) in the kitchen, no real living room but for our purposes we sat out on the terrace or enjoyed the local nearby restaurants and shops. Was a perfect set up for two couples. I wouldn't recommend for a family.

The location was GREAT can't wait to go back. Last spring we stayed at another of your villas (Villa Lauretta) with the family and that was the perfect fit for that trip, near the beach also had a living room. Your site is great allows you to search for the right fit.

Next trip we plan to Italy may be Lake Como. I have already started searching for a villa. Thank you for everything your website is the best!!!

Travel tips

  • Great location perfect for two couples traveling together. Separate bedrooms and baths with common kitchen and terrace.
  • Close to great restaurants, 300 steps to the beach, walking distance to nice restaurants and many shops.

Jo Ann E.

Thornhill

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2008 - It is a great location. Easy walk to places and restaurants, shops, etc. A wonderful view.

The restaurants closer to the apartment are better value. The apartment has a wonderful view. There is a "right of way" for the other tenants to walk through the terrace to reach their apartment... I thought this could be a problem... but it was not. The terrace is wonderful. A great place to enjoy a glass of wine, coffee, etc.

A little difficult to cook in the apartment... but why would you? The restaurants are so reasonable... we brought things from the restaurant back to the room as well.

Summer in Italy is a very very easy organization to work with. Making reservations, concerns, instructions, etc are all very very easy with Summer in Italy. I would use them again!

Travel tips

  • Enjoy! We spent a day with Giovanni from Tour of Italy... one of our best days!
  • Lo Guarracino Restaurant was fantastic... we went twice it was so good.
  • Take the local orange bus and go to Montepertuso, and eat at Restaurant Scirocco. Everyone eats at La Tagliata... but Scirocco... is great as well.
  • Took day trip to Capri... well worth it.

Andrea I.

Watsonia North

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

September 2008 - Me and my family loved Villa Cindarella. I would stay there again for sure. Be prepared for the 46 step climb to the front door.

It was not the Ritz, but the Ritz is not what you want when staying in Positano. You want to be able to experience it, and the only way to do that is to stay in a place like Villa Cindarella.

Your site is fantastic, and I would use it again. We went through another company to rent an apartment in Rome. They were horrible to communicate with, and the description of the apartment was not accurate. There were no surprises with this site. It was great, and Luca always replied to my emails. 10/10

Donna S.

Phoenix, Aeizona

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2008 - We enjoyed our stay there very much. Some might find the steps a bit much but we knew what to expect.

The separation of the bedrooms worked well for us. We were not bothered by the people next door who had to cross our balcony to get to there house (some people might be). They have a dog and being dog people we enjoyed her. Again some might not.

The air co worked well which was a blessing.

The location was great, not too many steps to go down to the beach.

The restaurants on the street near the villa were great and less expensive than down in town.

We had a great time!

Douglas W.

San Gabriel, CA

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

May 2008 - Very Nice. Superb Views. Extremely Helpful Owner.

I enjoyed emailing Andrea and Luca. It was fun. Would love to meet you sometime.

Travel tips

  • Great kitchen.
  • Stock up with groceries at Castellammare Supermarket on the way through.

Colleen F.

Bronxville, New York

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

April 2008 - Lovely.;

Would not hesitate to rent again or to recommend.

Travel tips

  • Don't miss La Zagara (Bar/Pasticceria)in town.

Dennis N.

Denver, Colorado

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

April 2008 - We loved our stay at Villa Cindarella. The views from the balcony and terrace were incredible and the location was ideal. After spending a week there and seeing the whole city I would pick the same villa again. It was the perfect place.

There are plenty of good restaurants and markets very close. The bedrooms were quiet and very comfortable. I never slept better (maybe it also had something to do with the wine).

The kitchen was equipped with enough cooking supplies and condiments to cook every night if you so choose, and having the bedrooms and baths separate afforded plenty of privacy for each couple. Fantastic!

Travel tips

  • You do not need a car. Parking is a nightmare. Travel by bus and ferry is easy and cheep.

Michael M.

Las Cruces, NM

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

March 2008 - Villa Cindarella had a perfect layout for us. One bedroom was separated from the rest of the place by a wide open protected terrace.

By far the best advantage was the owner, Mr. Baldasarre himself. He helped us considerably with the airlines when our luggage was severely delayed. I mean really helped us. He was also kind enough to give us an invitation to a very special local event that was a classic environment.

You guys were helpful in getting an authentic feel for the area. Everything worked smoothly (except for the luggage which was British Air's fault, and which Mr. Baldasarre helped us with). The choice of owners seems crucial to the comfort of the guests. Ours was truly wonderful.

Travel tips

  • Learn where all the secret stairways are in town and it will save traveling time, and strengthen your legs. The Best Western has a map with the stairs indicated very faintly. Stairs can be discovered where the white lines run across the street rather than along it.
  • Try the Blue Grotto Restaurant(Il Grottino Azurro) just past where the one way street into Positano breaks from the two-way. It was the least touristy.

Terri L.

Bowmanville

Canada

VERIFIED

Excellent

November 2007 - Fabulous spot - great location.

Enjoyed our stay very much.

Thank you to the owner for his hospitality!

Travel tips

  • Great little market close by - very friendly and helpful.
  • Three great restaurants close by - D'oro, Il Forno and Mediterraneo.

Linda R.

Cary, Illinois

United States

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2007 - This was perfect for us. Two huge bedrooms with views and a terrace with lots of room and looking out at a fantastic hillside community and the sea. This was simply beautiful.

The weather was great for us. If it was cold and rainy the lack of a great living room might pose a problem for some. The living room and kitchen are one in the same.

The property manager was very helpful with some great eating suggestions and sights to see. Very short walking distance to 5 good eating establishments and local groceries.

When we arrived by bus to Positano we were told that it was a fairly easy walk to the villa. With luggage not so. Except for the very rugged, I would strongly suggest a porter or taxi service to meet you at the bus stop. This is a hillside community with steep steps and streets. This all adds to the wonderful quaintness, but it must be navigated in the proper way.

Great service. Thanks.

Phillip L.

Frankston

Australia

VERIFIED

Excellent

October 2007 - Villa Cindarella was ideally located and suited our purposes very well. There was nothing fancy or luxurious about the place but it was very practical and had every convenience that was needed to make this a perfect holiday on the Amalfi Coast.

Summer In Italy a very useful booking facility and information provided was accurate and useful.

Amanda B.

Prague

Czech Republic

VERIFIED

Excellent

July 2007 - It was perfect for a summer apartment...

A great space to come home to to relax in at the end of the day. The terrace was perfect either day or night.

I initially came across your website doing general Internet searches for accommodation. I chose your site because you had all the information needed to make a decision. Also the personal and instant feedback for an online service was fantastic - thank you!!

Travel tips

  • Good hairdresser and pedicure at the top of the stairs, Mediterranean restaurant 20 m away is excellent and the restaurant 100 m further up does great take away meals.
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