The units had wireless and TVs with Sky boxes (the latter not necessary as the surroundings are far better to look at and absorb than anything on TV). They were wonderfully located just below the church and close to the restaurants and grocers of the town. We got used to the hundreds of steps down to the beach and the trip was worth it. The water was wonderful and for a stone beach, we just rented the chairs and enjoyed the Gavitella beach on several days of our stay. The water is in a protected bay so there are no waves but I would recommend brnging your water shoes if you plan on visiting other beaches in the area as they are not sandy but rocky or pebbled.
We were so happy we did not end up in either Positano or amalfi. Both of these towns were crowded with cruise ship day trippers and large groups following guides holding up signs or umbrellas to follow. They were also very commercial with boutiques everywhere--some nice but many selling the typical tourist magnets, t-shirts and aprons with lemons on them. We found the same to be true of Capri but the boat ride there--with some grotto viewing and a swim off the boat in a private cove was the highlight. Capri the town is overrated in my opinion but the natural beauty of the island is very nice if you stay out of the center and avoid the cruise ship crowds. Seeing the coast by sailboat or a small chartered motor boat would be well worth the cost. If I go back, Praiano would be a good place to kayak from as well and if you are a swimmer--bring your goggles! Great water and coves to swim in.
Praiano was a gem of a town with a beach that is the only one the coast we were told that gets the longest sunshine and where you get to see the sun set in the west into the sea. It was a 15 minute bus ride or a short car or scooter ride from Praiano to amalfi (8 km) or Positano (10 km) and we went to see both but were super happy to return to Praiano where we dined with locals mixed equally with tourists. It is a tiny town but with a fun beach that Picoletto--the owner and host that makes everyone feel like they are part of his special beach cafe community--makes the setting. The water is clear and was warm in September when we went. There was also a boat from the beach that would take people over to Positano for free if they ate at the restaurant which was excellent. Praiano had several very good restaurants. La Strada had outstanding pizza and a waiter- Lorenzo who knows his wines and loves to introduce you to some of the local regions finest. It also served wonderful fresh fish and I loved the "crazy water" sauce spiced up with chiles (red cherry tomatoes, parsley, garlic, white wine, olive oil and chiles). The fresh fish in all the places was excellent as were the cozze or mussel soup (which isn't soup as you may know it but a mussels marinara).
Overall it was a beautiful vacation and I was very happy to have had a rental over a hotel for the week--especially in Praiano where the locals still outnumber the tourists!