Weekly Rate: min. € 14000 max. € 15400
La Baroque is a luxury villa rentals in Amalfi Coast.
Looking down upon the captivating town of Positano and its bay, this refined and interesting private palazzo of the 18th century is now a sumptuous luxury vacation villa.
Built as an Episcopal monastery in 1716, during the baroque era, Villa Baroque stands on a rock directly above the bay. Thanks to Positano’s location along the main trading route for spices, silk, and other eastern imports to the continent, many merchants stopped here. They left behind not only works of art but a mix of cultures and traditions, and the villa was enriched by many precious objects from these foreign lands. Its painted ceiling, lacquered doors, inlaid-wood furniture, and stucco work resembling lace were hand-made by the master craftsmen of that time.
Beginning in 1900, Positano became an enclave of artists and writers who were inspired by the charm of the place to come back again and again. Even when the 2nd world war brought privation and poverty to Positano, the Villa retained its magnificence. Edward Ghillausen, a Jewish member of the Bauhaus movement, found refuge in Rome from the growing Nazi menace.
In 1926 Mr. Ghillausen bought this villa, where he lived until he died in 2000 at nearly one hundred years old. He and his wife Eva Maria Vivaldi hosted many famous artists here, including Picasso, John Steibeck, and Alberto Moravia. From 1939 to 1945 they gave refuge to other exiled artists and authors, like the German writer Stefan Andres, whose name was given to the road that leads to the palace.
Armin Wegner, Martin Wolf and the Russian painter Ivan Zagaruiko were also their friends. Each of these guests left some part of their hearts and souls in this remarkable abode.
Today, VILLA BAROQUE weaves its same enchanting spell to create a very special holiday experience. Today’s owners, Giacomo, an artist, and Riccardo, an antique dealer, were themselves Ghillausen’s guests. Feeling the powerful magic of the place and its history, they wanted to preserve it.
Today they share its timeless beauty and extraordinary peace with a few privileged guests.
Gate from village opens to private terrace furnished as living/dining room
Upper terrace with expansive views of the village and sea
Private spa terrace, tiled pool for hydro massage, attractive fountain
Shaded private garden with trees and flower beds
Central entrance with double staircase
Double size living room and dining room
Professional kitchen with separate dining area
Two double bedroom suites (queen sized bed), each with private sitting area and en suite bath
Two double bedrooms (queen sized bed),each with en suite bath
Private exit to garden
Heated, jet stream pool with fountain
Three spa showers
Sitting room with plasma TV, Satellite
Among the outdoor areas is a garden paved with typical Vesuvian stone, with flower beds containing the old citrus, fig, and pomegranate trees, and a gazebo.
2018 Weekly rate
LOW SEASON (From October 15 2017 to May 13 2018 & from October 14 2018 to May 12 2019) Christmas, NYE and Easter excluded weekly rate Euro 14.000
HIGH SEASON (From May 13 to June 3rd 2018 & from September 30 to October 14 2018) weekly rate Euro 15.400
VERY HIGH SEASON (From June 3rd 2018 to September 30 2018) weekly rate Euro 15.400
Electricity, A/C, heat, water, and final cleaning included
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Along with the email response you’ll get a link to make payment of 30% for deposit by credit card, PayPal or wire
Once we receive your payment the property will be booked exclusively for you.
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A non-refundable deposit of thirty percent (30%) of the total rental cost has to be paid to us to secure the reservation, within 5 days of confirmation. Once we receive the deposit, your provisional reservation will be a definitive reservation. (For bookings of Chalets in Zermatt or Villas in Greece and Bali the deposit to pay is 50%).
The balance of the total rental cost must be paid not less than eight weeks prior to the arrival at the villa.
We are entitled to treat the booking as cancelled if the payment fails the balance on time and the cancellation policy set out below will apply.
Once we have received your deposit, we will confirm your booking by sending you a voucher. Please check this carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the voucher seems to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later.
A binding contract between you and the Owner will come into existence on receipt of your deposit.
Once the rental charge is fully settled and the Booking Form fully completed, we send you the Accommodation voucher along with the Directions how to reach the property and the useful contact telephone numbers.
Methods of payment:
Payments are received in Euros, by Bank transfer and credit cards through Paypal with Visa, Mastercard & Amex. Please be aware if you pay with credit card you will be subject to a surcharge of 3%.
Alterations/Cancellations by the Owner
In the unlikely event of a significant change or cancellation of the booking by the Owner, we will inform the client as soon as possible. If requested and if available we will try to arrange alternative accommodation of a similar type, price, standard and location. Alternatively, the client will receive a full refund, but we will not be liable to pay cancellation charges on the travel arrangements or for any other loss.
Luxury Villa Rentals Italy acts only as agents for accommodations and assumes no responsibility for property loss or damage, nor liability for injury, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect in any vehicle or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying the passengers to or from their accommodations. If for any reason beyond its control including force majeure, or the sale of the house, Luxury Villa Rentals Italy is forced to cancel the booking made by the client or his agent, best efforts will be made to offer another property of equivalent standard with which the client will be in agreement. If the price of the alternative property is less, the difference will be refunded to the client, but if the price is higher the client must pay the difference. If however, no agreement can be reached, both parties are entitled to cancel. Luxury Villa Rentals Italy will refund to the client only the rental price paid; no other amounts will become due.
Cancellations by You
Any cancellation by the client (for whatever reason) must be in writing (Including email or fax). The effective date of cancellation is the date we receive written notification. If the client cancels after the deposit has been paid, it will lose the deposit.
If the client cancels after the balance has been paid, it will lose both deposit and the balance.
We strongly recommend that the client takes out insurance to cover any cancellation.
All clients must be insured against holidays risks. Their signature on the booking form is a declaration that the client has a travel insurance and cancellation cover. On the Booking Form the client have to include the name and address of the insurance company and the policy number.
Security and Valuables
Any valuables left at the villa are left at own risk. Neither we nor the Owner are responsible for any loss. When provided, burglar alarms must be activated, safes used and proper care be taken against theft and burglary. It is essential and your responsibility to ensure all doors, shutters, windows are closed and locked when leaving the villa, or when by the poolside/in the grounds. No refund can be given should the client decide to vacate the property as a consequence of a burglary; unless it can be proven that the Owner has failed to inform the client of anti-burglary systems in the villa.
A security deposit is required to cover the cost of any damages or breakages to, or at the property, any additional cleaning, the cost of telephone and/or other services/utilities that are not included in the rental price. This amount will be payable by the client direct to the Owner in cash in Euros at the arrival.
The cost of utilities and/or other services used by the client or any damage caused by the client will be deducted from the security deposit and the remaining balance will be returned to the client by the Owner at the departure from the villa. If the security deposit paid by the client is not sufficient to cover the cost of such utilities and/or services or damage, the Owner is entitled to recover any additional costs from the client.
It is a client's responsibility to make sure the client deals with the arrangements for the security deposit. We can take no responsibility for any loss in relation to the security deposit.
The Owner reserves the right to make deductions from the security deposit for any extra cleaning, over the number of hours committed to departure cleaning, and to claim against the client for damage or loss, the cost of which exceeds the security deposit.
Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday (unless otherwise agreed):
- arrival times: between 3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.. For late arrivals after 7:30pm hours there could be foreseen an extra charge of 50 Euros. After 22:00 hours it will be not possible to arrange a check in.
- departure times: before 10.00 a.m. (unless otherwise agreed):
- any delays or variations must be communicated at least 48 hours before arrival. No refund will be given if the guest is unable to take up residence of the property on the expected day or at the scheduled time owing to travel problems. The same rule applies to early departure
Cleaning and order
The houses must be delivered and left clean and in order. Crockery and other equipment of the house (chairs, blankets, etc.) must not be used or transported out of the house. Candles and oil burners are not permitted inside the house and must be used with great care on paved terraces. After delivery, repairs of breakdowns caused by the Clients and those of ordinary maintenance (plugging of toilets. and basins, damages to equipment and furniture and to the property, stains on mattresses and bed covers, broken crockery) will be charged to the Clients and the amounts will be deducted directly from the security deposit. In uncertain circumstances the person in charge will keep the whole of the security deposit and will return any balance together with receipts for the expenses met for repairs carried out after the departure of the Client.