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, as well as 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, the villa boasts a modern, eco-friendly swimming pool, linked to the villa by a stone path surrounded by verdant vegetation. There is also a pool house, which provides a spacious changing room, bathroom facilities and storage. On the surrounding terrace is a dining table where guests can enjoy meals together whilst watching the sun set behind the island of Ischia.
The villa has an ample interior space, aesthetically designed and enhanced by its many important owners throughout the centuries. Each room in the property overlooks the garden and the sea. There is a central maze-like set of staircases leading towards different rooms.
The living room is ample and boasts a large custom-made sofa alongside the overlooking the garden. Following on from here is the dining room with 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.
Up to 11 guests can be accommodated in the beautifully-appointed bedrooms, three of which feature en-suite facilities. Upon request, a dependence with an additional bedroom with en-suite can host an extra 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.
NB: 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 conditioning Bedroom 2 – 1 x double bed, plus 1 single bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning Bedroom 3 – 1 x double bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning Bedroom 4 – 2 x single beds that can form a double bed (shared bathroom with bedroom 5) Bedroom 5 – 2 x single beds (shared bathroom with bedroom 4)
DEPENDENCE (ON REQUEST) Bedroom 6 – 1 x double bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning
Villa Douglas is located on the beautiful island of Capri, which lies off the coast of Sorrento. The island is of an outstanding beauty and boasts a dramatic landscape against the vast expanse of azure waters.
Visitors can reach Capri via a scenic ferry ride from Sorrento, docking amongst a sea of super-yachts in the impressive Marina Grande.
Whilst on the island, visitors can freely explore the natural environment by hiking or walking. The Blue Grotto is a must-see.
The Piazzetta is around 15-20 minutes’ walk from the villa walking, htough there is a pizzeria just 7 minutes’ away and a supermarket within 5 minutes’ walk.
The closest pizzeria is Lo Sfizio, which is 7 minutes’ walk from the villa and there is a supermarket just 5 minutes away.
The distance to the beaches varies depending on where and how guests want to reach them. Some are accessible via a 10-minute taxi ride from the Piazzetta, though the Faraglioni beaches can only be reached on foot and are around half an hour’s walk away.
Distances (approx.): Nearest restaurant – 7 minutes’ walk Capri Piazzetta – 20 minutes’ walk Faraglioni beaches – 30 minutes’ walk
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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