Villa Contessa With 9 Bedrooms
- SQM 20,000
Ischia, once a part of Campi Flegrei in the province of Naples, is, today, an island known for its natural beauty, agriculture, and volcanic origins. Ischia is a popular destination for tourists who come year round to use its world-renown thermal baths, and the welcoming locals. Possibilities to enjoy one of islands many thermal bath centres like I Giardini di Poseidon, spending a day in complete relaxation and wellness or organize island tours. Hydrofoil connections to Ischia run from Naples every hour throughout the day, year round.
Location & History:
This prestigious and luxurious villa belonged to a well-known Contessa, who was in a romantic relationship with the brother of the King of England and lived here until the end of the 70’ties. The property grounds, which have are designed like a ring, cover the entire promontory descending directly down to the sea, with a semi-private access from the villa.
Villa Contessa, lying below Mount Montaione, is set in a totally, hidden position, surrounded by high trees and greenery and is therefore able to guaranty total privacy. Thanks to its position, it offers utmost incredible views over the sea extending from Capri to the northern part of the Bay of Naples and the charming island of Procida, overlooking the islands’ most exclusive areas and nearby private properties. It is an unusual property with a very interesting history – due to its prior owner; the villa has hosted VIP’s and people from all over the world for decades. The place is full of natural mysteries and wonders as the promontory is actually part of the gate to the islands oldest volcano – Monte Tuorone – and below the entrance of the villa, you can still find the “fumaroles” appearing from the earth! The interiors and the gardens are full of surprises too, like the golden door, the historical remaining from a church in Assisi, and its many rare plants.
Villa Contessa is divided into 4 different Units: 2 main villas (Villa Contessa and Villa Marilena), 1 beautiful and comfortable suite (O’Padrone) and one dependence (Capri).
All units are built and laid with beautiful natural stone, as well as some of the terraces and the walking paths. Other terraces and floors are terracotta or marble tiled.
The villa is immersed in a lush garden and greenery with compositions of century old maritime pine trees, palm trees, olive trees, and other pants from the Mediterranean vegetation – bringing shade and cool air to the outdoor areas. Different sorts of cactus plants, potted flowers, and potted lemon trees make the garden and outdoor dining areas a pleasure for the eye! The terraces are furnished with iron furniture and volcanic topped tables as well as lounge chairs. The pool area and walking paths and terraces are light up at night.
Garden area, terraces & pool:
Accessible from Villa Contessa by 6 steps: The pool (2.5 mt/4.5 mt x 6 mt) is set on a terrace, offering stunning sea views, paved with natural stone and ornamented by decorative potted flowers, small potted lemon trees, palms, and cactus. The terrace is furnished with a table and chairs as well as chaise lounges. The garden corner on same level comes with a patio with Bougainvillea, small tables, lounge chairs and sofas. 7 steps lead to a lower lying terrace level, with 2 white, built-in stone benches. The entire area enjoys fantastic views overlooking the entire promontory and the busy port at the nearby Ischia Porto.
Dining area and patio:
Outdoor dining area accessible from the villa, equipped with large table. A large terrace area, at the back of the villa gives access to Villa Marilena (the second main villa) and is lined by a built-in stone bench and by high maritime pine trees with large crowns, ensuring privacy while enjoying the views towards the coastline. A large patio covered by cane sticks comes with tables and chairs. A part of antique terracotta pavement as well as a ceramic Madonna bas-relief derives from the Basilica San Francesco di Assisi and was bought for the villa by the Countess.
23 steps lead up to a terracotta-paved terrace. 14 steps leads further up to a terrace area covered by bamboo sticks and lined by lush Bougainvillea. 7 steps lead up to the roof top terraces, overlooking the castle d’Aragona and Procida Island, and offers built-in benches for comfortable seating.
13 steps lead from the roof terrace down to a covered outdoor kitchen with many facilities: Large grill (wooden), pizza oven, 2 small sinks, barbeque, refrigerator, 2 freezers. The outdoor kitchen is also reachable by walking up 20 steps from Villa Contessa and 33 steps from the parking area.
The villa enjoys a semi-private sea access, reachable on foot or by car. The descent is rapid extends about 1.5 km from the villa. There is a parking space near the coastline from which 52 steps and 100 meters of walking path takes you down to the sea. Two bathing establishments equipped with sun lounge chairs and umbrellas, a restaurant, bars and pool can be used payable locally at an extra fee. It is also possible to swim in the Med directly from the rocks or the small inlet.
VILLA CONTESSA (Main villa – Unit 1):
Reachable by 13 steps from the parking area. The villa boasts a very elegant living room about 180 square meters (1.900 feet) with sophisticated furniture. Many pieces and art objects date back to the ‘700 century.
The lounge has a beautiful antique terracotta and marble tiled floor, plenty of potted flowers and plants, 2 stone fireplaces and a very invitable area for relaxing with 2 large sofas, a beautiful glass topped table and chairs. A piano, antique paintings in a Venetian style and the small antique lamps adorn and refinish the style. 2 French doors open onto the terrace. The living room also accesses the dining room with 2 large windows and a French door, which leads onto the terrace, furnished with a large round table seating 8 and pieces of charming antique furniture. To the left of the entrance is the kitchen and dining area with table and chairs and built-in bench with cushions. The kitchen facilities include a grill, 5-range stovetop, double sink, refrigerator/freezer, and double oven.
Villa Contessa has 3 bedrooms (two double and a single bedroom). One of the double bedrooms has a terracotta tiled floor and window facing the terrace. The single bedroom with external wardrobe enjoys a French door that leads on the terrace. Shared bath with double shower, double sink and characteristic glass niche with greenery and plants. A second hall leads into the master bedroom (double bed) with terracotta-tiled floor, marble bedside tables, lounge chair, fireplace and pieces of antique wooden furniture. The room has a window and French doors facing the terrace behind the house. One-step up; an en-suite tiled bathroom with shower box, separate bathtub, large mirror and roof opens for daylight.
VILLA MARILENA (MAIN VILLA – UNIT 2):
Villa Marilena lies on same level as Villa Contessa and is accessible 2 steps up from the patio-terrace. It is more simple and modern than Villa Contessa, but boasts whitewashed walls and white tiled floors.
Double bedroom with large wardrobe and en-suite bath with shower. Direct patio access.
Second double bedroom with a fireplace with external wardrobe and a bathroom with a shower. Direct patio access.
Twin bedroom with a large window and external bathroom with shower box.
Located in a nice shaded area of the promontory, right above the coastline, lies the Suite O’ Padrone. It’s reachable 16 steps from the pool area and 22 steps form the main villa. 1 step down leads to the spacious bedroom with terracotta tiled floor, double bed, dresser, and wardrobe. Window facing the garden and coastline. Bath with open shower box.
CAPRI – DEPENDENCE:
6 steps down from pool area and 12 steps from the main villa.
Twin bedroom with ceiling fan and panoramic window facing the sea. External bath with shower box. Double room with double bed. 2 steps lead up to the en-suite bath with shower box. The shaded terrace offers enchanting views out over the Med.
Dependence with double room for 2 staff living separately on the property area
Villa Complex Summary:
Outdoor area: Garden, terraces & pool, pool area, dining area and patio, 3 roof terraces and outdoor kitchen.
Semi-private sea access and parking.
Villa Contessa (Main villa – 1.Unit), Lounge/dining area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 doubles & 1 single), 2 baths.
Villa Marilena (Main villa – 2. Unit): Living area, 3 bedrooms (2 double & 1 twin) 3 baths
Suite O’Padrone: 1 bedroom with bath
Capri - Dependence room: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and terrace.
Access:The villa is reachable through a gate leading onto a private road of approx. 150/200 meters and can be reached on foot or by car.
Parking: The villa has plenty of parking spaces in two areas each with room for 2 – 4 cars. 13 steps lead from the parking area up to the main floor.
The property facilities include:
The facilities of the units vary (see each description for details). Pool (2.5 mt/4.5 mt x 6 mt), 5 terraces outdoor kitchen, large grill (wooden), pizza oven, 2 small sinks, barbeque, refrigerator, freezer, outdoor lighting, air conditioning in the bedrooms, Sat TV in the living room of the main villa, 1 fully equipped internal kitchen, Internet Wi-Fi in the main villa only, semi private sea access.
Included in the rental rate:
Daily maid service
Daily gardener and pool caretaker
Towels changed twice a week
Bed linen upon arrival included; for extra change to be paid cash at the villa directly
Pool towels changed upon request
Villa Contessa is a superb property. Villa Contessa and Villa Marilena are the two villas rented when the property is rented as a base of 6 bedrooms. Otherwise, the villa can be rented as an entire complex including O’Padrone and Capri annex. The villa, thanks to its great outdoor spaces and its kitchen facilities, is great for events, cocktail parties, and weddings. A rental car is suggested to get around the island. The property is also reachable by the public bus, which is very efficient on the island – just 3 stops from the main port, the nearest village. Bus stop is on the main road, close to the villa. The property has direct sea access down a private road.
Note: the main kitchen only can be used for cooking while staying at the property.
8 Bathroom, 9 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 7 Double bed, 15 Single bed
CookingChild's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
SanitaryBidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryIron & Board, Washing machine
Spa & GymUnheated Outdoor swimming pool
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden