You won't regret staying at this beautiful apartment in Atrani, complete with vaulted ceilings and a huge roof terrace with views over the rooftops to the sea. It has antique furnishings, a huge bedroom and lounge (bigger than they look in the photos) and is just 5 mins walk to the beach. Even though there is no sun on the beach after 4-5pm, the water is still really warm (even in mid June) so we popped down for a swim every evening on our way back from our daily excursions.
Communicating with Paola was easy - she was very friendly and helpful and met us at the other end of the Amalfi foot tunnel to take us to the apartment. Note there are 144 steps up from the piazza, so large or heavy luggage is a struggle. The neighbours are equally friendly, with daily Buongiorno's and waves from the couple downstairs.
Though this is one of the nicest apartments we have stayed in, it does have some downsides that may become frustrating if you were staying more than a few days: the kitchen is very well equipped, however, it is tiny, with no preparation space as the hob and sink are right next to each other and there is no other worktop. We found it really tricky preparing meals and juggling the washing up, especially as you can only fit one person in there at a time! If you eat out most of the time, this probably won't be an issue for you.
The apartment also has a tiny bathroom, but we found it do-able for 2 people. Wifi was only available on roof terrace or balcony as it is via a 3g dongle (which barely registers a signal in the apartment), so it's not very fast and pages load slowly.
If you are still deciding which town to stay in along the Amalfi coast I would say Atrani is the best location: it's easy to access by boat or bus from Sorrento or Salerno and it's very easy to get to Amalfi (walk 10 mins), Positano (boat or bus), Capri etc. The village is tucked away from the crowds of tourists you get in Amalfi with a lovely, if small, selection of restaurants and bars. You'll find a greengrocer at the top of the main street, a fishmonger half way down and a minimarket in the piazza. It's Amalfi for everything else.
Tips on using the local buses - buy tickets from the newsagent in Atrani piazza; get to Amalfi 15m before your bus is due to leave or you may not get on it due to huge queues; if you want to take the bus up to Ravello, walk to Amalfi rather than wait at the Atrani stop, as the bus will drive straight past if full. Ravello tourist office has a very handy summary sheet of bus and boat times along the coast, and it's up to date (unlike much of the information to be found online!).