Villa Ischia, lying below Mt Montaione, is totally hidden, surrounded by high trees and greenery and therefore guarantees total privacy. Because of its elevated position, it offers incredible views over the sea extending from Capri to the northern part of the Bay of Naples and the charming island of Procida.
This villa belonged to Countless Barkley, who was in a romantic relationship with the brother of the King of England and lived here until the end of the 70s. Thus, it has a very interesting history – do to its prior owner, the villa hosted VIPs and people from all over the world for decades.
It is also full of natural wonders and mysteries – the promontory on which it is situated 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 lush gardens are full of surprises too, like the golden door, a historical remain from a church in Assisi, and its many rare plants.
The villa is part of a complex composed of 4 units which can accommodate 17 persons in total. Units can be rented separately or together.
Master bedroom (double bed) with terracotta-tiled floor, marble bedside tables, lounge chair, fireplace and 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 skylights.
Second double bedroom has a terracotta tiled floor and a window facing the terrace.
The single bedroom has a French door that leads on the terrace. Shared bath with double shower and double sink.
The villa boasts a very elegant living room (180 sqm). Many pieces and art objects date back to the 17th century.
The lounge has a beautiful antique terracotta and marble tiled floor, plenty of potted flowers and plants, 2 stone fireplaces and an inviting relaxation area with 2 large sofas and a beautiful glass topped table and chairs. A piano, antique paintings in a Venetian style, and the small antique lamps adorn and complete the room. 2 French doors open onto the terrace.
The living room has access to 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.
Garden area, terraces & pool:
Accessible from the villa by 6 steps: The pool (2.5 mt/4.5 mt x 6 mt) is paved with natural stone and ornamented by decorative potted flowers, small potted lemon trees, palms, and cactus and offers breathtaking sea views.
The terrace is furnished with a table and chairs as well as chaise lounges. There is also a small garden area/patio with Bougainvillea, small tables, lounge chairs and sofas. 7 steps lead to a lower terrace level, with 2 white, built-in stone benches.
Dining area and patio:
Outdoor dining area accessible from the villa, equipped with a large table. A large terrace area at the back of the villa gives access to the second main villa in the complx and is lined by a built-in stone bench and by high maritime pine trees, ensuring privacy whilst allowing views towards the coastline. A large patio covered by cane sticks comes with tables and chairs. There is a section of antique terracotta pavement as well as a ceramic Madonna bas relief derived from the Basilica San Francesco di Assisi which 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, with 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 the villa and 33 steps from the parking area.
The villa has semi-private sea access, reachable on foot or by car. (Private road, 1.5 km leading to the sea)
There is a parking space near the coastline.
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 sea directly from the rocks or the small inlet.
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.
Nearest town: Ischia Porto 2 km
The villa is just 3 stops from the main port by the efficient public bus. The bus stop is on the main road, close to the villa.
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-renowned thermal baths.
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
Organised island tours.
Enjoy one of islands many thermal bath centres like I Giardini di Poseidon, spending a day in complete relaxation and wellness.
Boat connections from Ischia to Naples run every hour throughout the day, all year round.