A beautiful villa immersed in Mediterranean vegetation, overlooking the sea
Villa Douglas is one of the best-positioned luxury villas in Capri, affording endless views of the sea and the Gulf of Naples. The property was built in the 1700s, and therefore spans a long historical period during which time it played host to several writers, including British author Norman Douglas, Scottish writer Sir Compton Mackenzie, as well as to a noble Italian family.
This beautiful property is surrounded by ancient oak trees, olive trees, cypresses and Mediterranean pines, creating a veritable haven of peace and intimacy. Much of the look of the garden is to the merit of Norman Douglas, who spent time landscaping the domain as a tribute to nature, rather than as a man-made décor.
Along with the ample terraces and gardens, Villa Douglas boasts a modern, eco-friendly swimming pool, linked to the villa by a stone path surrounded by verdant vegetation (a three-four minutes’ walk from the villa). Close to the swimming pool is the pool house, which provides a spacious changing room, bathroom facilities and storage. On the pools surrounding terrace there is a dining table, where guests can enjoy meals together with friends and family, and admire the beautiful sunsets when the reddened sun drops into the sea, disappearing behind the island of Ischia.
Villa Douglas has an ample interior space, aesthetically designed and enhanced by its many important owners throughout the centuries. Once within the luxury villa, guests will experience a feeling of unconstrained flow, with light and air moving freely through the French windows and white arches. Each room in the property overlooks the garden and the sea.
Central to this villa is the black maze-light stair system, which converges in the heart of the property. From this point, there are staircases leading towards different rooms, which are all decorated with lightly coloured furnishings and artworks that complement the natural tones that come in from the outdoors. The living room is ample and boasts a large custom-made sofa alongside the windows and thus overlooks the garden. Following on from here is the dining room featuring a large floor-to-ceiling window, filling the room with natural light and comprising a round marble table surrounded by wooden chairs, ideal for hosting a traditional Italian dinner party with friends and family.
Luxury Villa Douglas can sleep eleven guests in its beautifully appointed bedrooms, three of which feature en suite facilities. Upon request, an additional bedroom (Dependence) with en-suite can host another two people. Thanks to its ample space and multiple bedrooms, Villa Douglas is suitable for guests who wish to travel with a big group of friends or family.
Please note: The villa is located in a pedestrian-only area of Capri. Luggage and shopping can be delivered via special electric vehicles.
Main villa:Bedroom 1: 1 x double bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioningBedroom 2: 3 x single beds, two of which can make up a double bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioningBedroom 3: 1 x double bed, en suite bathroom and air conditioningBedroom 4: 2 x single beds that can form a double bed, shared bathroom with bedroom 5Bedroom 5: 2 x single beds, shared bathroom with bedroom 4
Bedroom 6 – (Dependence - Extra) 1 x double bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning
Capri is an Italian island situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Sorrento. The island is of an outstanding beauty and boasts a dramatic landscape against the vast expanse of azure waters.
Reaching Capri is as easy as it gets. Guests can embark on a ferry journey from Sorrento. The journey is bound to make everlasting positive impressions on everyone, thanks to the stupendous beauty of the landscape and sea. Disembarking would obviously take place in the Marina Grande, a ridiculously good-looking harbour due to the many superyachts.
While nowadays many tourists from around the world, including jet setters and celebrities, set foot on the island to celebrate their holidays, it is worth remembering that among the very first visitors to the island were the Romans, who loved its striking scenery and feeling of refinement. From Augustus, to more recent writers and philosophers, all were drawn to Capri to indulge in otium, which is a Latin word for an educated form of leisure comprising exercising, dining and discussing philosophy.
While on the island, guests should freely explore the natural environment by hiking or walking. There is also the Blue Grotto to be discovered, which is a small opening at the base of a rocky cliff where the water glows like a blue flame, as described by German writer August Kopisch.
The Piazzetta (main square) is about 15/20 minutes walking (only walking - goods/luggage/shopping is delivered to the property with special mini electric vehicles).
The closest restaurant/pizzeria is at 7 minutes walking from the villa (Lo Sfizio) and the closest supermarket (Il Barbone) is at 5 minutes walking from the property. Other restaurants are at 10/15 minutes walking (i.e. Aurora, villa Verde, da Tonino and other places in the Piazzetta area).
The distance to the beaches varies depending on where and how the guests want to reach them. Some are reachable via a taxi ride from the Piazzetta (walking to the piazzetta + another 10 minutes taxi/bus ride). The walk to the Faraglioni beaches (can be reached only by walking) is about 30 minutes from the villa.
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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