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Private Villa, Stupendous View, Pool. Serenity and Privacy.

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Villa Beatrice was constructed in the traditional Mediterranean style: thick stone walls and red terracotta tiled roof. It was designed, built and furnished by a career diplomat whose various posts and extensive travels enabled him to gather a delightfully eclectic collection of statues, tapestries, rugs, furniture, and ornamentals. The paintings are largely European, with a well-rounded collection of Mediterranean gouaches forming the nucleus. Many are of the mountain Vesuvius, destroyer and preserver of Pompeii and Herculeum. The villa combines the beauty of antiquity with modern convenience.

The villa is uniquely built into the side of a hill, so that all three floors have access to sun drenched terraces, shaded areas, and the surrounding land. The 4,500-square-meter gardens afford privacy, freedom of movement and views of the Mediterranean, including the island of Procida, (setting of the beautiful film Il Postino) the ancient island castle Argonese guarding the port of Ischia (as seen in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley), and the great volcano Vesuvius, dominating the bay of Naples.

The library of approximately 2800 volumes is on the third floor, and has an extensive assortment of books on art, history, exploration, literature, religion, and philosophy, as well as guides to Ischia, the sister islands of Capri and Procida, and such nearby mainland attractions as Pompeii, Herculeum, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Paestum. The library at Villa Beatrice is an excellent center from which to study Italian culture from north to south, in all its variety. Most volumes are in English, with many in Italian, German, and French. There is a study area at one end with a view of islands in the ever present Mediterranean.

The living room is the largest room, with antique tiles, two circles of chairs and couches, a desk at one end, other antiques dispersed throughout, and an open marble fireplace. There is also a CD stereo and a television. The living room exits onto the central terrace and outdoor dining area by way of a jasmine-covered loggia. The adjoining dining room also exits onto the central terrace where the temperate climate and garden enhance the pleasure of outdoor dining.

The kitchen, separated from the dining room by a service alcove, has been completely renovated, refurbished and enlarged in 2007. It is equipped with 2 modern refrigerator-freezers, five-burner grill, oven and broiler stove, microwave, dishwasher, and two sinks, all recessed in or arranged around a black granite counter top with wall tiles and cherry wood cabinets. Everything needed to prepare and serve sumptuous Italian repasts is provided in an efficient and pleasant environment.

The third floor bedroom, with adjoining bathroom and study has a private loggia with views of the garden below. There is also another small terrace outside an independent exterior door that leads directly to the gardens and then to the pool. The bed is queen-size. The en-suite bathroom has separate shower and two person tub. One of the second floor bedrooms has a queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, and its own outdoor garden loggia. The other second floor bedroom has a queen bed, private arched porch overlooking gardens, and an en-suite bathroom with combined tub and shower.

The three ground floor bedrooms are configured as follows: one with two single joinable beds which has an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower, one with two single joinable beds that shares a shower bathroom with another smaller bedroom that has a single bed. All six bedrooms are elegantly decorated with tapestries, paintings, and furniture. All have bedside reading lights, ample closet space, and new orthopedic mattresses. The five bathrooms were all completely renovated and refurbished from 1998-2001.

In the gardens, a stone walkway meanders amidst secluded stone benches, flower beds, a shaded hammock area, four terraces conveniently dispersed at different altitudes, with sit-down and lie-down chairs, tables, and a large wood and canvas umbrella on the pool terrace. The swimming pool is one of the most beautiful ever made and has a fountain of Poseidon and three hydro-massage jets and is open from mid-May to mid-October. There is a large stone barbecue and countless plantings of beauty and variety - the pride of the villa. The sea, a five-minute car or short bus drive away, is visible from most parts of the property.

The rental fee includes all utilities except heating. DSL line, computer and sat TV is included in the price. There is a washing machine, and weekly change of linen is provided. Guests have full use of the library. Garden and pool maintenance and immaculate daily housekeeping are also provided at no additional charge. A cook, babysitter, and driver with or without car are made available for an additional charge on an as-needed basis. The villa is available year-round as it is equipped with central heating and three woodburning terracotta heaters along with the open central fireplace. The minimum stay is one week.

Some Additional Information:
-- The custodian has been affiliated with the place since 1970. He is a delightful and completely responsible man, non intrusive yet maintaining the place in top notch condition. He also is the latest in many generations of wine makers responsible for the family vineyards. His delicious, light, dry, earthy wine is available for a song. He lives right down the road from the villa. Give him a call on his cellular and he will pick you up on the docks.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Hair Driers, Electrical Adapter, Baby Cribs, Baby Monitors, Beach Umbrella, Garden's Produce, Additional Charge: Chef, Car Service, Car Rental, Babysitting...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen


  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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Rental periods are Saturday to Saturday.   Please 
29 December - 16 February, 19 October - 14 December................. $2,250
16 February - 30 March, 5 October - 19 October...................... $3,250
30 March - 25 May, 14 September - 5 October..........................$4,500
14 December - 4 January 2014, 24 August - 14 September...............$5,000 
25 May - 15 June.....................................................$6,250
15 June - 24 August..................................................$7,500

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ischia Porto
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Naples Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rosa De Venti
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

With its many beautiful beaches, Ischia provides swimming, scuba diving, and tours of the island, It is famous for its natural hot spring spas, soccer, health club facilities, and excellent walks are also available, Despite its tranquility, the island also has many excellent cafes, bars, and a few nightclubs, Famous Gardens, Pompeii, Herreculeum, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Paestum, Sorrento, Procida


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  • Dawn View from Central Terrace

    Dawn View from Central Terrace

  • Pool


  • Pool


  • Central Terrace and Partial Views of Mid and Upper Floors of Villa

    Central Terrace and Partial Views of Mid and Upper Floors of Villa

  • Top Level Bedroom

    Top Level Bedroom

  • Mid Level Bedroom with Private Porch

    Mid Level Bedroom with Private Porch

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Front (Entrance) of Villa Beatrice

    Front (Entrance) of Villa Beatrice

  • Pool With Partial View of Sea (Stupendous Sea View when in Pool)

    Pool With Partial View of Sea (Stupendous Sea View when in Pool)

  • Mid Level Terrace, Dining Room Door

    Mid Level Terrace, Dining Room Door

  • View from Library Mid Level Terrace

    View from Library Mid Level Terrace

  • Top Level Bedroom (Private Porch and Study en suite)

    Top Level Bedroom (Private Porch and Study en suite)

  • Mid Level Bedroom with Private Outdoor Standing Area (View)

    Mid Level Bedroom with Private Outdoor Standing Area (View)

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

VRBO #68846

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Date last modified - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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