I cannot find the words to express how wonderful this place is. I would give this 5 more stars if I could. It was by far our favorite part of Italy and we visited Rome before coming to Positano. Everything was fantastic - the views, the welcome, the experience, the food, the house, cleaniless, everything. Massimo and his brother Marco made this the best trip we have taken so far. Marco’s impeccable attention to detail made our stay absolutely fabulous, and the tours around the area were once in a lifetime experiences. We felt so peaceful and relaxed, yet we did some awesome tours! If you are thinking of the perfect place and experience, you do not need to look any further. We hope to come back soon to visit this little piece of heaven.
Ana, USA, Don Giovanni. November 2017
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Casa San Matteo. We were two families for 4 staying in the Don Giovanni apt. We had an amazing time. The house is rustic with lots of character, but had everything we needed. We cooked at home and ate out - both ably assisted by the wonderful Marco. He was able to make recommendations for activities, beaches and restaurants and then set it all up for us. We enjoyed Marco's fabulous fried pizza dough that the children devoured, an excellent private boat trip along the Amalfi coast with a skipper, watching fireworks in the bay and sampling many of the wonderful restaurants in and around the town. The location of the house was excellent, lots of steps - but this is Positano and you need them to burn off the calories!
A.G, USA, Don Giovanni. June 2017
Wonderful accommodations. Our host, Marco, made our trip spectacular. His guided tours took our visit to the next level. We loved the private boat ride with Massimo to Capri, the guided tour around Salerno, Francesco's very thorough guidance through Pompeii and the amazing path of the Gods. Thanks so much for sharing your house with us. Giovanni was amazing too - cleaning and straightening without being obtrusive and setting us up with fresh food and coffee when we arrived. A+!!!
L.D, USA, Don Giovanni. May 2017
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in May. Casa San Matteo-Carmen Villa was absolutely stunning. It was easy to get in and out of town by foot. The architecture of the villa is stunning. The view from the private patio was the most spectacular part of our 8 day Italian vacation. We could not have been happier here. Giovanni was so helpful and accommodating during our trip. At the end of the day, coming back to the patio to watch the sun set on the mountain was just fabulous. There are close shops nearby to grab some wine, limoncello and appetizers. Enjoying those on the patio was just fantastic and will forever be how we remembered Positano! I would highly recommend staying here!
L.H, UK, Carmen May 2017
Thank you for lending your Villa to us for a most memorable trip. It was all we were looking for, and more! We loved the character of the Villa. No Five star hotel could compare to the charm and beauty of the Villa. Marco and Giovanni were wonderful! Thank you! As a travel agent, I will certainly recommend your property to those who I think would love it! Again, thank you and hope to return again some day!
SMC, USA, Don Giovanni April 2017
We had a fantastic stay at Massimo's studio in Positano. The location is amazing (although there are a lot of stairs but great exercise) and the views from the balcony are unreal. We would highly recommend this studio to anyone considering a stay in Positano. In terms of navigating around Positano and the Amalfi coast, eating out, where to go for the best views ("path of the gods walk") Massimo's brother Marco is always on hand for advice and is extremely hospitable. His advice was invaluable during our trip. This is a great value for money option when compared against hotels in the area, and the kitchen within the studio is very handy. The space on the terrace is much larger than you expect and includes a breakfast table area and 2 deckchairs to absorb the views which are breath-taking. 5 stars out 5.
A. & N. UK, Carmen April 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Positano. From the beginning communication was great. The transaction was flawless. Giovanni met us to give us the key and show us around. The apartment was warm and cozy when we arrived. The apartment size is perfect for 2. Good size kitchen and bathroom and both fully equipped. The terrace off of the living room had beautiful views of the town below and the location was perfect. We parked our car in a lot not far from the apartment. Once in Positano, a car is not necessary or recommended. We had some "hair raising" drives in the car along the Amalfi coast.
Marco was very cordial and a great source of information/help for us. He gave us some wonderful recommendations for not only places to go but places to eat too. He set us up with an amazing tour guide for Pompeii. We also visited a lemon farm in Amalfi and brought home some Limoncello.
We would love to return again someday.
Thank you Massimo, Marco and Giovanni
C.Y. USA, Carmen March 2017
Grande! It was a perfect home for our one week trip to Positano. The rooms were spacious. The Bathrooms and showers excellent. The views from Balcony spectacular. It was clean. Kitchen had all the amenities we needed. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. Internet worked well. Marco the owner was there daily to make sure all well. He was very helpful with restaurants and excursions. Giovanni took good care of the house every day. Its a gem this property.
A.F. & M.B. USA, Don Giovanni June 2016
Stayed here for a week, we were met by Marco as Giovanni was away. There are many stairs from the main road, so be prepared when you gave suitcases to carry. The apartment was spacious with a beautiful bowl of fruit on arrival. Marco gave us a few tips for places to eat & mentioned a couple of tours he could book if interested. He was always in a rush when we wanted some information & we didn't seem to experience the personalised attention mentioned in other reviews or as the people staying in the larger appartment received. We managed to find plenty to do, and regularly visited the local restaurant suggested. the stairs are about 450 down to beach but we actually enjoyed the workout! If you walk up the steps from the main road you can catch the bus to amalphi or Sorrento. We had a car & Marco arranged discount parking for us at the garage. On our last day we met Giovanni, he gave us a tour of the other villas Incase we stayed again, he was very pleasant & helpful. Would recommend this place, no matter what, the views from the balcony are stunning, a great place to enjoy breakfast or stay in, rest the legs, cook your own dinner, enjoy a wine or some limoncello from the amalphi region. Would definitely stay here again if ever returned & woul recommend to others. The only downside was the wifi it was intermittent or non existent. When we mentioned it, Marco said you can't get good wifi in Positano but we seemed to get it everywhere else we went with no problems.
dsfant, AUS, Tosca July 2016
"Traumhaft!". Traum Lage. Sehr grosszuegig. Reizende Gastgeber. ("Perfect!". Dream location. Very spacious. Lovely hosts)
AP, Germany, Apt. Don Giovanni, Sep. 2015
Thanks for everithing! We had an amazing week. Will be back with more people on our next trip
K&N, USA, Apt. Carmen, Sep 2015 on honeymoon
Casa San Mateo is extremely good value for money in a town like Positano. The arrangements were fantastic. We were met by Giovanni and helped for planning all activities by Marco. Both of them were very helpful and Giovanni used to clean up our rooms daily which was a pleasant surprise. All in all.. A great experience and would definitely recommend this
RV, India, Apt. Tosca , September 2015
Second year back at Casa San Matteo and still just as amazing! Best location and views and the apartment has everything you would need and beautifully decorated. Giovanni, Marco and Massimo are great and so helpful. Perfect place in Positano!
NC, UK, Apt Carmen, September 2015
Our stay at Casa SanMatteo was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. Our's was a celebration of a birthday, a coming together of our family (including four children in their 20's), and a creating of a memory that we would always remember. Casa SanMatteo gave us exactly what we were looking for! Every day and night when we arrived at the villa, we were immediately drawn to the balcony of the terrace with it's breathtaking views. It provided the perfect backdrop for casual lunches, sunbathing, morning awakenings, elegant 5 course dinners, impromptu dancing, and the peace and relaxation that we all loved. The villa is well equipped with ample room for our family of six having two bedrooms on the main floor and two on the lower floor, a large, charming kitchen, four bathrooms, and wonderful light throughout. Giovanni, who was always pleasant and helpful, provided clean towels and linens on all beds upon arrival, beach towels upon request, and the stocking of the basic necessities, i.e.: soap, paper goods, cleaners, condiments, oil/vinegar, and necessary household instructions for running the home. The most unexpected and truly invaluable perk of Casa SanMatteo is Massimo Predieri's brother, Marco Predieri. He is not merely a tour guide but rather an incredibly knowledgeable, honest, and congenial concierge, who spent so much time with and helping our family that our daughter affectionately referred to him as Zio Marco!! Since he is so well liked and known in and around Positano, we not only had an insider's perspective but were treated like friends wherever we traveled with him or whenever we mentioned him as our referral. He is a gem! Our visit ended much too soon, but our memories with last forever. We hope the same will be true for you. Ciao!!!
BS, USA, Apt. Don Giovanni, August 2015