Coastal Italian Villa Located in a National Park with Views - Villa San Felice
Description from the manager
A very spacious and modern luxury villa property rental awaits the family or group of friends that is seeking a truly relaxing vacation with stunning views and private tranquility. It is for vacationers who want to relax, read, paint and explore the wonders of nature. It is located in a national park that has a diverse eco-system of dunes, beaches, forests and mountain trails. Caves of ancient man are minutes’ walk away.
The two main floors of the property are bathed in sea and mountain breezes and keep cool during the summer. There is heating for the winter but it isn’t necessary due to the temperate climate.
The three-story modern villa is on 5,000 m2 of land and has a garden of cactus and native and cultivated plants and trees. It has a magnificent garden of agave, cactus, cypress, palm, aloe, lemon, apricot, myrtle and a forest of olive trees. It has plenty of room for sunbathing on the large terraces surrounding the house and on the rooftop. It has a BBQ and an outdoor shower. The villa has stunning views of the Pontine Islands and immediate mountainside and coastal area. In the distance are Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and Ischia. The villa is surrounded by a high bamboo-covered fence on all sides. It is accessible only by an unpaved road for the last km and there is no public transportation. There is a secure double parking area.
The villa is immaculate on the inside and very spacious and private. It was designed by modernist architect Michele Busiri-Vici and is considered one of his masterpieces. It is filled with Mediterranean light and features décor from North Africa to Gaudi to Italy’s arts-and-crafts tradition. Every room is like a handmade, spacious shell. The doorways are rounded archways as are many of the windows. It has a very fluid and organic feel and is very private.
Lower Level: The lower level, which opens directly on the garden, features an independent apartment with a spacious double bedroom (180 cm). The bedroom has a large desk and walk-in closet and a bathroom with a tub/shower. The lower level also has a living room with sofa and armchair seating, a dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen with large sink and cook top with oven. There are plenty of books in English, a CD/Cassette player with several hundred CD’s and the apartment is air-conditioned.
Main Level: The main level has a large living room with sofa, armchairs, chaise, desk, sideboard, and CD player/radio. It leads out to a large terrace that has an outdoor dining table that seats six. The indoor dining room table seats ten. The main level has the master bedroom (180 cm) with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with bidet and shower/tub. There is a large kitchen with professional grade appliances including a modern stove, dishwasher, large sinks, tea kettle, large modern fridge, and freezer. The kitchen has a breakfast table for 3. The main level also has a single bedroom (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with shower/tub.
Upper Level: The upper level also has a large bedroom with double bed (180 cm), walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a large terrace off of the bedroom that has a garden dining table seating four. It overlooks the mountains, sea and south coast. There is a den/library with TV and DVD player. There is a small “Romeo & Juliet” terrace/balcony over the garden. The top floor has a very large study with CD player/radio and high speed Internet access. It also has an intimate front terrace looking southwest to the sea, a large side terrace overlooking the sea and garden and mountains. The upper level provides access to the enormous roof terrace.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook: Upon request
* Laundry service: Upon request
* No children under 10 years old.
* Air Conditioning: Only the Lower Level has air conditioning.
* The owners are able to offer a special discount for guests that wish to use the facilities of a well-known hotel for their swimming pool, beach chairs and umbrellas, cocktail bar, massage services, and restaurant. The hotel is a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive from the property.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, air conditioning - partial house, cd, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, outside dining, electric tea kettle....Read more
Left on 10/31/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2009Stayed Oct 2009
It was beautiful. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. It takes at least 30 minutes to get down the hill and out of town if you want to travel anywhere, but you just allow for that.
The view. It is situated so that you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset over the water.
It was rather starkly furnished and the lighting in the living room, dining room, and upstairs study was poor.
The town is very quaint and the people are so friendly. It was hard to figure out when the stores were open and when they were closed. Even though they would tell you their hours, or post their hours on the door, you couldn't rely on it. They may post they're open at 4:30 pm, but at 5:00 pm, they were still closed, or say they closed for the afternoon at 12:30, but at 11:30 am they were already closed. You just have to take your best guess.
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