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Relaxing apartment with sea and garden view, big pool, 15 min walk to beaches - Apartment A sleeps 2

Bedrooms 1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



Apartment A sleeps 2

The studio apartment comprises a large room with twin beds or double, as required.

The kitchenette is compact but adequately equipped with cupboards, refrigerator and gas hob.

A table and chairs are provided for eating either inside or on the balcony with its magnificent views. The bathroom has a shower and the apartment has ceramic tiled floors throughout.

A large wardrobe provides plenty of hanging and storage space and is equipped with extra blankets for cooler nights.

About the property

Villa Olivia apartment

Villa Olivia is an attractive, family-run property, situated about 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of the little town of Forio, Ischia's most western resort.

The Villa stands back from the road in a large garden of vines, cacti, olives, citrus fruits, roses and palms. Throughout the summer geraniums and bougainvillea cascade colour everywhere. The large gardens feature relaxing corners and two pools, a large outdoor swimming pool Mt 12 x 5,5 and a covered heated pool with natural spring water of 34°C.

The villa is divided up into self-catering one-room en-suite studio apartments, which sleep 2 people, and two-bedrooms en-suite apartments which sleep 5 people. Each apartment has a kitchenette, shower room, and a balcony or terrace with sea or mountain view, perfect for 'al fresco' dining on the warm Mediterranean evenings. Many free beaches including 'La Chiaia', 'Spinesante' are located within an easy walk off our Villa. Bus stop at the gate. Supermarket at mt 50.

The island of Ischia:: Known as the Green Island because of its abundant flora, Ischia is also renowned for its exceptionally mild climate and therapeutic springs. Formed almost exclusively of volcanic rock, Ischia is the largest island in the Bay of Naples, offering sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, wooded mountainsides and much more. Walkers can explore coastal paths or the rugged terrain of Monte Epomeo -789 m. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Aragonese Castle at Ischia Ponte, the Archaeological Museum at Lacco Ameno and other interesting historical sites. The island bus service is good, with frequent buses to all the main points of interest. Car-hire is reasonably priced and the characteristic little Microtaxis are plentiful. Although the British have frequented the Isle of Capri and the Sorrentine peninsular for many years, they seem to have only recently re-discovered Ischia and its delights. One particular local attraction is the spectacular garden 'La Mortella' (see below).

Forio:: The largest town on the island, Forio is full of interesting shops, excellent restaurants and numerous pavement cafés where you can sit and watch the world pass by over a coffee, aperitif or ice cream. There is a daily market and several good bookshops - WH Auden spent much of his time here, as did Henrik Ibsen and others. The town has a picturesque harbour full of fishing and sailing boats from where you can catch the hydrofoil to Naples or round-the-island pleasure trips. Adjacent to the harbour are the beautiful beaches of Chiaia and San Francesco with pale sand and crystal clear water. Just beyond is the exotic garden 'La Mortella' created by Lady Susana Walton, widow of the English composer Sir William Walton, with the help of the celebrated landscape architect Russell Page. This year is the centenary of Sir William who died in 1983, so his music and the garden have been much-featured recently in the media. Summer visitors to the garden from can enjoy free classical concerts.

Beyond Ischia:: Although there is plenty to keep visitors happily occupied on the island, it is also very easy to visit the islands of Capri and Procida, or to spend a day on the mainland; Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius and Sorrento are all possible. There are regular ferries and hydrofoils to most places from Ischia Porto, a limited service of both from Casamicciola, and several hydrofoils daily from Forio to Naples.

More Details

Property Manager
Giuseppe Patalano
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Available Rentals

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Gas, electricity, water, bed linen and bath towels (changed weekly), use of pools are all included in the price.
Not included : the end of term cleaning, Euro 30; .
The studio/apartment can accommodate a third bed if required at an extra charge ( from Euro 40 per week).
You will not see many periods as fully booked because we have several studio/apartments to let.
To confirm a booking a non-refundable deposit of 25% is required.


Forio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cot, towels for the bath are available for hire. Barbecue available on request. A third bed is also available on request at an extra charge ( from Euro 40 per week).


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Apartment A sleeps 2
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Lewes, East Sussex, UK

The most friendly host in Ischia

  • 5 of 5

Villa Olivia is a lovely property - beautiful garden which the owner, Giuseppe, tends lovingly - two very pleasant pools and the apartments themselves, although basic, are clean and functional.

It's a great base for Forio, about a 20 minute work to the main beach, a little longer to the picturesque historic centre; and there are a couple of very nice restaurants close by. It's also really easy and quite cheap to get around the island on the circular bus routes.

We loved Forio itself, the walk to La Mortella gardens was also worthwhile and one morning we managed to ascend the extinct volcano, Mount Epomeo, which was spectacular. Ischia is a beautiful and friendly island and somewhere we would certainly come back to again at some point.

I can't finish this review without a special mention of Giuseppe, the owner. He went out of his way to be helpful to us, was always kind and considerate and is an impressively gifted linguist. He was the perfect host for a perfect holiday in a simply wonderful island setting.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oberhausen, NRW, Deutschland

Wunderbarer Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Villa Olivia bzw. Villa Roberto, was zu Villa Oliva gehört, hat eine tolle Lage, so dass man wundervolle Sonnenuntergänge beobachten kann und man hat einen herrlichen Blick auf Forio.

Forio erreicht man zu Fuß in ca 20 Minuten, es fährt aber auch regelmäßig ein Bus zum Stadtzentrum und auch zu den Stränden.

Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr sauber und zweckmäßig eingerichet. Besonders gut hat mir der Balkon mit dem angrenzenden kleinen Garten gefallen.Schön war auch der Pool mit den kostenfreien Liegen. Das Wasser war sehr sauber und wurde auch vom Vermieter regelmäßig gewartet.

Die Vermieter waren sehr hilfsbereit. Man kann sich mit allen Problemen an sie wenden und man wird immer freundlich geholfen.

Schön war auch, dass es ganz in der Nähe eine Einkaufsmöglichkeit gibt und es auch einige sehr nette Lokale vorhanden sind.

Ich möchte mich an dieser Stelle noch einmal bei den Vermietern für diesen gelungenen Urlaub bedanken.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir sind zufrieden fuer diese Bewertung und dass hilft uns immer das beste zu bieten.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Napoli Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Thomas, Limoneto, Al vecchio Capannaccio
Nearest Ferry
1000 Metres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Napoli Centrale
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Pozzuoli Tangenziale
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Limoneto, Al vecchio Capannaccio
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
La Chiaia, Spinesante,
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: geological excursions with a guide


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