|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
La Pergola is a studio/villa; it has spectacular sea views from every window(you can see the sea while sitting in bed).There is a double bed, table and chairs for inside eating or reading, a fully equipped kitchen corner, satellite TV, DVD player-radio, WI-FI internet and bathroom with shower. There is a big shaded terrace with a spectacular view equipped with table, chairs and loungers, a garden and it has its own private entrance from the road.
The studio is totally independant and private.
The swimming pool is open from 1st June-10-October.
La Terrazza and La Pergola are two completely independant holiday villas set in the grounds of a very stunning extensive Capri property. They are in Anacapri on the western side of the island. Either house is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet and also spectacular sea views, a place to relax after sight seeing or your own private corner where you can unwind and sit by the pool.
La Terrazza is completely independant and private and is surrounded by an extensive Mediterranean garden. This charming holiday villa enjoys magnificent sea views and has a romantic atmosphere. It has recently been refurbished in a cool mediterranean style with light blue tiles and white walls. .The bedroom has a double bed and spacious wardrobe and you can see the sea from the window. The living room has a table and chairs for inside dining, a single sofa bed, loungers, a fully equipped kitchen corner.The bathroom has a shower unit. There is a shaded terrace overlooking the garden and sea with table and chairs for outside dining and also a sun roof with sun beds and loungers so you can enjoy the incredible sea views and sunsets.
La Pergola is the other holiday villa set in the grounds of this beautiful property. It is an independant studio villa with its own private access from the road. It has a large spacious terrace with incredible sea views equippedwith dining table and chairs and loungers so you can enjoy the spectacular sea views and romantic sunsets.It is surrounded by a well cared for extensive garden.
There is a double bed(you can see the sea from the bed), dining table and chairs for inside dining, a fully eqipped kitchen corner and bathroom with shower unit.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the herbs, vegetables and fruits grown by the owners whose villa is built on a lower part of the grounds and does not disturb the privacy of the guests. You can be assured of a very warm welcome and every effort is made to make your stay pleasant and memorable.
The swimming pool is situated in another part of the extensive grounds and is reached by a meandering path and steps through the well kept garden.There are loungers, sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool not to mention the incredible sea view that can be enjoyed also while swimming in the cool acquamarine water of this swimming pool which is one of the biggest private pools on the island.
I can't rave about this property, or its owners, enough. I contacted them at the last minute, literally, and they made it so easy to put this trip together. I have been yearning to come to La Chimera for years and truly, it was everything I had hoped. I was traveling by myself and yet they made me feel as welcome as if I had brought a whole family with me! The pool is gorgeous and no fighting hordes of tourists for a chair. The view is stunning and peaceful. It is truly difficult to pry yourself away to go to dinner! Taking the little bus is easy and more affordable than the taxis, and Candace explains the process really well. I really enjoyed Anacapri more than the more crowded Capri town, but that is just my opinion- the whole island is superb and it would be hard to go wrong. But if you want peace, splendor, elegance and a taste of the villa life, La Chimera is for you.
We had a wonderfully relaxing break staying in the pool-side apartment at La Pergola. It's a fantastic location on the west side of Capri where you get sunset views across the Mediterranean Sea. The pool is perfect and in a sunshiney spot. There are sun-loungers by the pool, but the apartment also has its own terrace where you can relax with a glass of vino after taking a dip. The apartment is small but perfectly formed - it's a studio flat with a little kitchen that has all the cooking and dining equipment you might need. The shower room has a door straight onto the terrace (as well as into the studio) and this is very handy for going to or from the pool.
We found Candace and Peppino very welcoming and they gave us all the information we needed for getting round the island, as well as a range of restaurant recommendations. The apartment is located about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Anacapri, on the road that leads down to the Blue Grotto. The bus service is very good on Capri and we found it easy to get to all the places we wanted to visit.
All in all we had a fantastic time out on the island and just wish we'd been able to stay longer!
Catriona & Chris
We had a wonderful week in Anacapri on the end of October 2012. The weather was still warm and sunny, sunsets so gorgeous viewing from the terrace. There are many natural paths to walk and wander very near and the landscape is charming. La Pergola is like a paradise! It isn’t big but there is everything you need and even better it was a still and a quiet place surrounded by the green well cared garden. Candace and Peppino were very kind and their hospitality was excellent. Thank you both and we hope to come back some day!
Candace and Pepino are charming and welcoming hosts who genuinely want to make your holiday memorable. Their two apartments are located in the grounds of their lovely home situated in a peaceful spot close to the delightful village of Anacapri. Only a 25 minute walk along an off road path with panoramic views over the Golfo Di Napoli towards Ischia is Anacapri (il Cucciolo restaurant along the way) or for the less energetic a ten minute and 1.8€ bus ride away - the stop being 50m from the apartment. After a pleasant walk around Anacapri or another short bus ride down to the bustling Capri town to people watch the rich, chic and often famous people who visit Capri, to return to the quieter haven of La Pergola apartment followed by a dip and relaxation by the quiet and beautifully positioned pool, spotlessly maintained by Pepino and located just a few steps away, was sheer bliss. Later in the evening to prepare a simple Italian meal using fresh ingredients from the market in Anacapri or picked from Candace's garden (she is delighted for you to do this) and then watch the sun set behind Ischia whilst sipping ice-cold limoncello on the lovely terrace in front of the apartment was a highlight of our holiday. Most visitors first come to Capri on day trips (us included) and venture no further than Capril Town (which is great to experience) and then wonder what this beautifull island would be like after the day trippers have returned to Naples or Sorrento. Do yourselves a big favour and find out with a holiday based in Anacapri, which is on another planet and far less expensive than you think but also base yourself at these apartments, where you will receive a warm welcome and a holiday you will not forget. Julie and I will certainly return!
My husband, our small dog and I spent a beautiful week on this property. The terrace, pool and hosts made this a wonderful choice.The inside accomodation was small, which we knew, but the terrace with it's unobstructed incredible view is where we spent our time, when we were not at the pool or walking & sightseeing.Frequently we were the only guests at the pool. At times the lovely couple, renting the other cottage,"shared"it with us.The neighborhood is residential with convenient nearby bus service.Our hosts could not have been nicer. They recommended & reserved restaurants, supplied info on walks, sights, etc.Our 1st evening's dinner at Il Faro was our most memorable, recommended by Candace, who reserved for us. It was outstanding, especially for my husband's birthday.We drove to the property, where our hosts kindly let us leave the car for the week.You don't want to drive much on Capri.Each morning we walked into Anacapri and took buses for outings.Excellent bus service, except outside of July & August,they stop running before 11 pm, which can be a problem returning from dinner.Taxis are very expensive. We hope to return in the near future.
La Terrazza is set on the hillside with views over the sea, amongst the immaculate gardens of the owners. The property is located away from Anacapri, which is a 25 minute walk away or 5 minutes by bus. It has a well maintained pool, which again offers a sea view. The property owner was there to welcome us and offer her advice on the do's and don'ts on staying on the island as well as her recommendations of where to eat.
The accommodation is clean with a small kitchen area and comfortable beds but you spend most of your time outside either sitting at either of the terraces or by the pool. It is an ideal place to relax after a days sight seeing or just enjoying a drink before or after dinner.
The nearest restuarant, Il Cucciolo, is a 5 minute walk away and apart from the wonderful food offers the best place to watch the sunset over the island of Ischia. Two other restaurants situated at either side of the island are Lido de Faro and Le Grottelle, both again have excellent views to go with the food.
There are plenty of interesting things to see if you are prepared to walk rather than using the buses and, expensive, taxis. There is the Old Forts walk on the west of the island and the Pizzolungo in the south, which offers views of the Faraglioni rocks. Both of these are free from the vast numbers of day trippers. You can also walk from Anacapri to Capri down the old footpath consisting of 800 steps, which offers wonderful views of the island.
However, the islands main attraction, the Blue Grotto, is over rated and over priced. Fully expecting the grotto to be filled with a blue light, you are in fact in complete darkness with the blue water only visible around the entrance. The 3 or 4 minutes you spend in there are not worth the entrance fee. In fact you can take a 2 hour around-the-island boat trip and swim through the green grotto for a better experience.
I was surprised as to how much there was to see on the island if you were prepared to venture out on your own and not get lured into any of the organised excursions.
Anacapri is the quieter town of the island of Capri, there are many small cafès and bars, restaurants, designer boutiques and local shops. There are many interesting sites to visit: a short walk from the property there is one of the Imperial villas of the Roman emperor Tiberius, it's a small archeological site set amongst pine trees and overlooks the bay of Naples, Axel Munthe museum and prize winning gardens, a spectacular chair lift to the top of the island, the Blue Grotto, Gracie Fields' restaurant. Day trips can be made to the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Sorrento, the Capodimonte museum, the Archaeological museum, the city of Naples with the Spanish Royal Palace and many churches. Boat tours around the island stopping to swim and visit the many caves and grottoes. Walks along cliff paths with historical and botanical landmarks.