Villa San Giacomo Review


We just arrived back home late last night from our fantastic stay in Positano and the Villa San Giacomo. Before I start telling you about the Villa, let me address your question about the ease of walking in town and in accessing the Villa.

I don’t know if you have ever visited Positano (this was our first visit); but the entire town is built into the side of a mountain. Everywhere you go in town is reached by climbing up and down steps (some are fairly steep) or inclined sidewalks. I’m not sure if there are any accommodations that would minimize the amount of walking and climbing needed to explore, shop and enjoy this beautiful town.

The Villa San Giacomo is situated fairly high on the mountain and can only be reached by walking and climbing steps. The Villa has luggage porters to handle your arrival and departure.

The villa was built in the middle 1700’s and the owner has done a beautiful job with its preservation, restoration and modernization. I’ve attached a link to a video tour that my nephew Neil made during our visit that gives a very good overview of the accommodations. Since Carol and I hosted this gathering, she was given first choice of bedrooms. It was a very tough decision on which bedroom was ‘the best’ and, ultimately, it was the view from the windows that helped her to decide.

The staff consisted of Chiara (Villa Manager, Concierge and language assistant), Consiglia (Chef extraordinaire!) and Enza (housekeeping, grounds and pool maintenance). These three wonderful ladies made sure that all of our needs were accommodated and all three went above and beyond in helping us our 6 month old great nephew (although Enza became the Italian grandmother he never knew that he had!)

Video tour:

Kent & Carol
01 – 08 October, 2013


All is well. The villa is fabulous. Dominica is even better. What a delight to have it all.

Everything is being taken care of. All we have to do is express an interest in something and it is done.

Thanks for checking in.

Sue Ann
10 – 17 August, 2013


I just wanted to give you feedback on my two weeks at Villa San Giacomo.


Franco, Consi, and Ansa were amazing. Truly the best, and I’ve stayed at some amazing places.

I truly appreciate the help on your end as well, and look forward to selecting dates for next year!

25 April – 09 May, 2015

 It was a fantastic experience! Wonderful villa with fantastic staff

25 July – 01 August, 2015
We just returned for our amazing trip and cannot thank you enough for steering us in the right direction. Every detail was perfect and the staff was extremely accommodating, professional and fun! The beauty of the villa was a perfect backdrop for our morning and evening yoga and allowed the girls to fully relax and take in the sights of Positano.

We are having our guest do reviews on Trip Advisor but please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help promote the villa and your service!

We look forward to working with you again and appreciate all the work, patience and guidance along the way!

Mindy & Melissa
31 March- 07 April, 2017