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Key Facts:

  • Sleeps14

    Sleeps
  • Bedrooms7

    Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms5

    Bathrooms

Sleeps: 14

Villa Douglas is surrounded by terraces and gardens, and can comfortably sleep up to 11 guests (another 4 guests can stay in 2 nearby dependences).

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Description

<h3>Details</h3>

​The overall feel of Villa Douglas can be described as that of an unconstrained flow, where light and air move freely through the large white arches and the tall french windows. Every room overlooks the garden and sea, and is decorated with lightly coloured furniture and artwork that compliment the natural hues that pour in through the vast windows.

<h3>Inside</h3>

​The heart of the Villa is an intricate set of Ebony staircases that meet right at the centre of the property. Each staircase leads towards a different floor of the Villa, meaning the whole house is easily explored through this Ebony crossroads.

The living room’s most unique piece is a large, custom made sofa found opposite the windows overlooking the garden. Larger than a King sized bed, it is a phenomenal option for lounging and relaxing, or taking a break after a long walk.

Bedrooms

Three out of the five bedrooms boast en-suite bathrooms, and all bathrooms are decorated with the traditional ‘maiolica’ flooring.

<h3>Outside</h3>

Two large wooden and marble dining tables are also available on the terraces, seating between 8 and 10 people each.  The swimming pool’s construction began in the late 1980s and spanned over a period of four years. Completely constructed by hand, it involved a team of ambitious landscape architects, skilled gardeners and dedicated workers. The process of construction was a massive and lengthy undertaking due to the swimming pool’s location, nestled right next to the cliff’s edge found at the far-most end of the property’s garden. However, the views of Marina Grande, the Gulf of Naples, and the vertical rocky drop are exactly what make its location so unique and breathtaking. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a pool house equipped with a fridge, a large bathroom, a spacious changing room, a shower room and storage room. The swimming pool is hollowed in natural rocks and is surrounded by deck chairs with padded cushions, two large marble tables for dining, and hammocks, hidden at the far end of the pool.

The swimming pool’s construction began in the late 1980s and spanned over a period of four years. Completely constructed by hand, it involved a team of ambitious landscape architects, skilled gardeners and dedicated workers. The process of construction was a massive and lengthy undertaking due to the swimming pool’s location, nestled right next to the cliff’s edge found at the far-most end of the property’s garden. However, the views of Marina Grande, the Gulf of Naples, and the vertical rocky drop are exactly what make its location so unique and breathtaking.

The swimming pool is accessed via a stone path that is immersed in the overflowing greenery of the garden. The many pine trees and palms were first planted by English writer Norman Douglas,  whom dedicated his time in shaping the land as a tribute to nature, rather than a clearly man-made scenery. Walking towards the swimming pool is in fact much like walking through a forest, one that opens up only to expose a swimming pool that seemingly drifts a top the rocky island. It’s true charm can be seen at dusk, when the reddened sun sinks and disappears behind the visible island of Ischia.

Adjacent to the swimming pool is a pool house equipped with a fridge, a large bathroom, a spacious changing room, a shower room and storage room. The swimming pool is hollowed in natural rocks and is surrounded by deck chairs with padded cushions, two large marble tables for dining, and hammocks, hidden at the far end of the pool.

The pool was completely renovated in 2016 with new state of the art and eco-friendly systems.

Location

The property is a 15-20minutes walk from the “Piazzetta,” on the way to the famous Villa Jovis.

Staff & Dining

The villa provides daily house keeping, laundry facilities and one fully equipped staff bedroom.