Villa Oleandro dates back to 1741, when wealthy merchants constructed the luxurious residence on the hill overlooking the harbor of Positano, from where they would be able to see their ships sailing in from sea. They enlisted the services of the most famous artists of the time to fresco the ceilings and fill each room with precious furniture and artworks.
Like the Villa’s first owners, today’s guests sleep in sumptuous suites decorated with exquisite antiques and period paintings; the only difference between then and now being the addition of the latest in contemporary technology and comfort. The Villa was completely restored in 2013.
Set in the heart of Li Parlati, the oldest neighborhood of Positano, Villa Oleandro benefits from a privileged view from its many lush terraces and looked after gardens from which you can enjoy the most unique panorama of the Amalfi Coast. Not only will you admire the landscape but you will be pampered by the attentive and discreet staff who will satisfy your every need day to day. The Villa concierge will be at your complete disposal for any extra services such as tours, reservations, private classes, boat rides etc. The local cook, Consiglia, will spoil you with authentic Italian delicacies or delicious pizzas cooked in a wood oven and she will be more than happy to show you how it’s all done.
The main entrance of Villa Oleandro is reachable by 65 characteristics steps followed by a path which will lead you to the main level and the garden. The main door opens onto a wonderful pergola terrace which runs the length of the Villa and is equipped with tables and sofas seating up to 16 – perfect for enjoying your meals while looking at the panorama. Antiques doors open onto the tiled kitchen, professionally equipped and with wood oven, the dining area decorated with wood tables, sideboards and antiques and stucco ceiling and the living room equipped with 3 seating areas and library, plasma TV with pay-per view, PC station, Ipad, Ipod dock and portable Bose stereo.
Adjacent to the pergola terrace is the exclusive infinity pool (7 x 3.5 meters, 1.70 meters deep, ladder only) with sunbeds, outdoor hot/cold shower nestled into the upper garden, filled with almond, olive, orange and lemon trees and bursts of color from the many bougainvillea. It is equipped with an independent access through a gate and only 100 meter walk from Villa Peonia. (Possibility of renting both properties for a larger party)*.
The main stairwell leads you to the upper level composed of a communal terrace which runs the length of the Villa and gives access to the 4 bedrooms through antique wood French doors. All bedrooms are equipped with queen bed and en-suite bathrooms with shower and antique handmade mosaic tiles.
From the main stairwell you can reach the lower level which opens onto a communal terrace running the length of the house with 2 sitting areas and gives direct access to the 4 bedrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with queen bed and en-suite bathrooms with shower and antique handmade mosaic tiles.
The Villa can accommodate up to 16 plus an additional 4 children (20 in total).
* The villa can be rented weekly and/or monthly.