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Villa Gaia

Villa Gaia

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 4 reviews
75% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.5
Comfort
3.8
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.0


  • Charming Surroundings
  • Internet
  • Sun Deck
  • Television
  • Terrace Balcony
  • Sea View
  • Valley View
  • Washing Machine
  • Winter Heating
  • Background music
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Self-catering
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Elder Access: No
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Smoking Allowed

Two weeks at Villa Gaia

Review submitted on Sun, 10 Apr 2016
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
2.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Maria Delores was fantastic in orienting us to the house and teaching us how to cook and prepare a traditional italian dinner. Marco was awesome and oriented uS to Positano and organized our trips, dinners, and transportation. The villa was comfortable and we played hours of cards while enjoying local wines. Suggest that the villa have better cleaning service and update the sofa in the middle room and some other pieces of furniture.



Villa Gaia- Review

Review submitted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015
2.7
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
2.0
Comfort
2.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
1.0
This was a beautiful villa. However, there were a number of issues while we were there.

1. It was very hot. I understand that AC is not provided, but we did not even have enough fans. We requested more fans because one of the provided fans was broken, and we were not provided another fan. We ended up carrying fans around the house where we were sitting to provide relief.

2. We had an infestation of ants, we had to clean it and spray with insecticide that we bought ourselves. The villa was cleaner upon us leaving than when we arrived, and we still had to pay the cleaning fee (not that I was suprised).

3. The description said it was "a short walk from the beach" and it may be a "short walk" to those who live in Positano, the land of many steps. But, for us Americans it was a long walk, 255 steps to be exact. I am a runner who has completed half marathons, so when I tell you this was a difficult walk, I mean it.

4. The 4th bedroom is the size of a closet. It must have been part of "the maid's quarters." It was not really a guests' bedroom at all.

5. The bathroom in the master bedroom was a death trap. The shower sprayed too wide for the tub, the shower curtain was just ridiculous, and water got all over the tile floor, then you would slip and slide all over the place when you got out of the shower. Yes, we did put towels down, this was just and unavoidable issue.

Positano is gorgeous, and I plan to return again, but I would not return to this villa. If you rent this villa, make sure that you have a group of people who are young, extremely athletic, are always cold and very small in stature.




villa Gaia

Review submitted on Sun, 24 May 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My friends and I had a wonderful and relaxing time at the Villa. The views were just as advertized. The only other comment I would have is that there are a lot of steps! We were glad that we picked Positano as the town to stay in!



Great Location in Beautiful Positano!

Review submitted on Sun, 05 Apr 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Positano is absolutely beautiful. Lemon trees grace the terraced hillsides leading to the sea. The villa is in an excellent location to walk to where ever desired in Positano Restaurants, a small market and great shopping are all near by as well as just a short walk to the center of town and the sea. With Marco's help we also took some excursions to the ruins, a buffalo mozzarella factory, and the quaint town of Cetara where we had an excellent dining experience. Being seasoned travelers we usually aren't interested in guides but, we are glad we made the exception for Marco. He blended in with our family quite easily and gave us a more authentic Italian experience. We also thoroughly enjoyed the meal that Maria prepared for us one evening in the villa. I would describe it as Italian comfort food, simple and very flavorful. It was a nice change after eating in restaurants the previous nights. From appetizers to dessert, it was very good.

The villa has three separate floors; each with it's own veranda with a spectacular view which allowed our family to spread out when we wanted to. Yet, each veranda was large enough for all of us to share our meals or an evening glass of wine together. The only slightly negative thing about the Villa was that only the master bed had a mattress topper on it making it more comfortable. I was told the other beds were quite firm. Positano was perfect for my husband and I. Our four children in their 20's may have preferred more night life. But, since everyone eats later, we were rarely home before 11:00. There was plenty of wine flowing and laughs all around late into the evening everywhere that we ate.

We stayed five days but feel that we could have stayed a few more days to do everything that we wanted to do because Positano is so well centrally located allowing for daytrips along the Amalfi coast as well as to Capri. We traveled in March and had one rainy day out of five. Many restaurants, shops and hotels were closed during our visit as it is off season until Easter. However, there were enough businesses open that it wasn't a problem at all. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Villa Gaia (AKA Villa Laura) and absolutely loved Positano. Highly Recommend.