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

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
villa
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Fiaiano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Full Bathrooms (Sleeps 11)

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Daniel Gerard
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Private Villa, Stupendous View, Pool. Serenity and Privacy.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
New York City
5

Villa Beatrice is fabulous. Ischia is a dream.

  • 5 of 5

In July 2016, our extended family stayed at Villa Beatrice for the fifth time since 2002. The villa’s beauty and pleasures, and the island of Ischia itself, have never disappointed!

I agree with all the positive comments of other reviewers and the description on the Villa’s website. None of it is overstated. Villa Beatrice is fabulous. Ischia is a dream.

The villa is spacious and well tended, and was very comfortable for our group of 10. It is dramatically nestled into the mountain on four levels, with spectacular views of the nearby islands and the mainland from the rooms, patio, terrace, and pool. The stunning view from my bedroom and bathroom would almost overwhelm me. We all found that the building architecture, its period furnishings, authentic artwork and fascinating library allowed us to step back and relax and enjoy the riches of Italy in an earlier era - but with all the modern conveniences!

The beautiful infinity pool is perfectly set in a private, serene spot on an upper level surrounded by lush trees, foliage and flowers. From the pool and its area, you have gorgeous views of the castle nearby, the sea, and islands of Capri and Procida, and Naples beyond. We picked the fragrant lemons on the property and made lemon mousse. Our little one learned how to forage for pine nuts and pick the ripe figs.

Pietro, the caretaker, is warm and welcoming – he’s a gem. Never obtrusive, yet he’s always available to help. He provided excellent wine that he made and he often left us fresh eggs, fruit and baked goodies from nearby. He helped us with travel arrangements and saw that we got to Borghetta, a superb restaurant nearby.

We went to different spas on the island (our favorite is Poseidon) as well as the public beach (Maronti), and it was all fantastic. The food everywhere was wonderful, including at the spas and right off the sand of the public beach.

Through the years we have been to Villa Beatrice with teens, young children and seniors and all of us had a great time at this villa and on the gorgeous island of Ischia.

If you go, I know you will enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeds expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Stephen and I have only been back in the notably cooler Uk for a week after our amazing wedding and honeymoon in Italy. We have been reflecting on the amazing time we have had and in particular at Villa Beatrice.

The villa is exquisite and exceeds the expectations in every way. We had the most wonderful time there, and one that we will all remember for a very long time indeed! The wedding was perfect at sunset by thr floodlit pool, Tina and the young lady that came with her to do the makeup were fantastic and all of us had a wonderful experience having them make us all “beautiful” for the event.

The dinner at restaurant Borghetta was too amazing to describe!! it could not have been better, we got to dine in the private Chapel, , service perfect, food was superb, delicious and so beautifully presented. We could not have had a better wedding meal!

We cannot talk about Villa Beatrice without recognising the incredible Pietro, what a gem. There are not enough wonderful words to describe this man. He was like a guardian angel, and we know that he in the background was making sure that everything was perfect for us, including the transport to the restaurant Borghetta, which we will never forget. It seems that Pietro was like some magician who just appeared at the perfect moment, and he just knew what was needed and when.

Daniel, thanks again so much for the opportunity to enjoy what will be one of the most special and memorable times of our lives at your villa. Thank you also for all your help and guidance with the contacts for the hairdressing, restaurant etc, so appreciated.

We absolutely loved Ischia, what a beautiful slice of heaven it was. We very much hope to return to Ischia and we would love to come back to villa Beatrice.

Thanks again for everything Daniel

regards,

Kim and Stephen

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeds expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Stephen and I have only been back in the notably cooler Uk for a week after our amazing wedding and honeymoon in Italy. We have been reflecting on the amazing time we have had and in particular at Villa Beatrice.

The villa is exquisite and exceeds the expectations in every way. We had the most wonderful time there, and one that we will all remember for a very long time indeed! The wedding was perfect at sunset by the floodlit pool, Tina and the young lady that came with her to do the makeup were fantastic and all of us had a wonderful experience having them make us all “beautiful” for the event.

The dinner at restaurant Borghetta was too amazing to describe!! it could not have been better, we got to dine in the private Chapel, service perfect, food was superb,delicious and so beautifully presented. We could not have had a better wedding meal!

We cannot talk about Villa Beatrice without recognising the incredible Pietro, what a gem. There are not enough wonderful words to describe this man. He was like a guardian angel, and we know that he in the background was making sure that everything was perfect for us, including the transport to the restaurant Borghetta, which we will never forget. It seems that Pietro was like some magician who just appeared at the perfect moment, and he just knew what was needed and when.

Daniel, thanks again so much for the opportunity to enjoy what will be one of the most special and memorable times of our lives at your villa. Thank you also for all your help and guidance with the contacts for the hairdressing, restaurant etc, so appreciated.

We absolutely loved Ischia, what a beautiful slice of heaven it was. We very much hope to return to Ischia and we would love to come back to Villa Beatrice.

Thanks again for everything Daniel

regards,

Kim and Stephen

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

VILLA BEATRICE--HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5

Our group of close friends, "The Ischia 8" as we nicknamed ourselves just returned from a week on Ischia nestled in the warmth, the charm, the unparalleled beauty of the island AND Villa Beatrice itself! Warning: Stop reading now if you just want a villa to sleep in and nothing more. Because Villa Beatrice is a memorable Holiday all its own. The pictures on the website are just a "tease" a precursor as to the what Beatrice is in person. You will fall in love at first sight with the architecture of its exterior, the Neapolitan style and grandeur of its interior, the almost angelic glow that surrounds the whole villa at every turn. You'll want to unpack and just stay forever. Especially when Villa Beatrice's caretaker for 40 years gently knocks on your door with his warm smile and graciousness and some "home made" vino in one hand and fresh figs and oranges in the other right off Beatrice's trees. With eight people spread over six roomy and oh so comfortable bedrooms we had time to all be together in the oversized living room and adjacent outdoor area or to "get lost" on any number of verandas, terraces or loggias. And that pool...that POOL. An infinity pool nestled amongst magnolias, palms and bougainvillea with an infinite view to match. Take a dip and take a panoramic look at neighboring islands Procida and Capri in the Bay of Naples as well as the mainland itself. On a clear day--every day--you could see forever. Oh yeah, turn on the jacuzzi jets in the glorious forty foot pool and treat yourself to aquatic massage therapy. It's all "on the house". I could go on and on but you know what--just "GO"! And one more thing--since you WILL want to explore this piece of Paradise called Ischia, do contact a great English speaking gent named Dion. Check him out at Ischia Review--he's got great suggestions for boat excursions car and drivers and the BEST massage therapist (Pierrre Angelo) I have ever had in the privacy of my room at Villa Beatrice. I have to stop now--the urge to return is too strong. But the Ischia 8 will return sooner than later, that's a promise. Ciao for now!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwich, CT USA
5

Villa Beatrice

  • 5 of 5

We had a spectacular time and the weather could not have cooperated better. We thoroughly enjoyed the villa and everything that it had to offer. Pietro was a dear and the pool and lemons right off the trees were a real treat. We loved the restaurant up the hill as well as cooking in and dining al fresco. We rented two cars and explored the island in great detail throughout the week. We also explored by foot with many hikes. We spent a day in Capri meeting up with friends who were there for the week with a beautiful lunch and boat ride. We all agreed through that Ischia is the far better island! I love how it has not been ruined by development and over run by tourists. A day spent on the water boating around the island with swimming at perfect locations and stopping for a delicious lunch on our last day was divine, especially as it turned out to be the hottest day reaching 94 degrees. We were all sad to leave. We are all still talking about it and look forward to one day returning to a truly special island with truly special people.

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY
5

Privacy and beauty on the Island of Ischia!

  • 5 of 5

"I recently returned from my third visit to Villa Beatrice with family and friends. The first trip was over ten years ago and over the years the experience has only gotten better. We've rented several villas in different parts of Italy but we are always drawn back to Ischia and the special hospitality at Villa Beatrice provided by its housekeeper, Pietro. He has a wonderful disposition, is extremely attentive to our needs, and he provides us with his own wine, which is very good and very inexpensive! The home is private, the view of the bay of Naples mesmerizing and the experience, unforgettable!"

Don DeVitto,, Rochester, NY

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Naples
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fiaiano
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ischia Porto
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Naples Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rosa De Venti
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Maronti

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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Rates & Availability

Fiaiano Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2,250 - $7,500
  • US Dollars
  • Rental periods are Saturday to Saturday. Please www.villa-beatrice.com.
  • 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

Amenities

Fiaiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Hair Driers, Electrical Adapter, Baby Cribs, Baby Monitors, Beach Umbrella, Garden's Produce, Additional Charge: Chef, Car Service, Car Rental, Babysitting

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