With private sea access, this nine-bedroomed property enjoys amazing terraces and gardens
Villa Camelia is a unique property with a swimming pool and expansive views of the sea, is situated on the island of Capri. It stands out for its unique location (the only villa with private sea access from Capri), history and outstanding interior. According to legend, the composer Bizet, while vacationing here was so inspired by the sounds of the sea that he composed one of his most famous pieces, Carmen. On the same grounds, Caesar Augustus built his palace by the sea. Some of its remains can still be seen in parts of the property.
The luxury property enjoys an incomparable view of the Peninsula of Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, and the Bay of Naples. Capri, with the port of Marina Grande, Villa Lysis, and the townhouses of this village can be seen from the gardens. On the opposite side of the property, the view opens up towards the hillside of Monte Solaro and the bright white Fenicia stairs of Villa San Michele, just where the village of Anacapri starts.
Immersed in a beautiful garden with amazing terraces, Villa Camelia is a treasure waiting to be explored. The garden’s appearance changes according to the season, but no matter the period, you can wander through the English garden with stone sculptures, and the pines, oaks and palm trees will always enchant you. Guests will be delighted to taste the freshly picked tomatoes, vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
The terrace offers amazing views and is furnished with cast-iron tables, lounge chairs, and benches where guests can enjoy the sounds of the sea and listen with pleasure to the boats passing by. A panoramic path of about 150 steps leads from the garden down to the sea, passing through a pleasant, wooded area of olive trees and Mediterranean herbs. The path leads to a private sundeck, a spacious Jacuzzi, and private boat dock. The area is furnished with sun loungers, umbrellas, while beach towels and cold drinks and snacks can be stocked in the refrigerator and kitchenette located at sea level.
Indoors, there are several great common areas all exuding elegance and sophistication, from the marble floors, vaulted ceilings, stylish crystal lamps to amazing works of art and antique furniture. On the ground floor, the main hall introduces guests to the ambience with its decorative mosaics and white marble floor. The living room with its fireplace has cosy places for reading and relaxation and features important works of art, such as the mosaic illustrating the era of Roman Pompeii.
One of the most pleasant areas of the villa is the large, circular, elegant library where guests can be immersed in the villa's history. The library boasts a comfortably-furnished relaxation area and a great selection of books is at guests’ disposal.
The main dining room offers breath-taking views over the sea and its crystal lamps and marble columns blend perfectly with the other décor. The living room boasts vaulted ceilings with stucco décor, black and white marble floors, and beautiful candelabra. Sofas and armchairs make for comfortable seating in front of the fireplace, while two large windows afford great sea views and two French doors open out onto the terrace. Beautiful paintings and a large, grand piano complete the décor of this stunning living area.
The nine well-appointed bedrooms feature exquisite furnishings and decorations, such as Chinese porcelain vases, fragments of antique Roman statues, paintings and baldachin beds.
With its beach access, stunning views and elegant interiors, Villa Camelia is the ideal luxury property for a relaxing holiday with family and friends.
FIRST FLOOR:Violetta (Master) Suite – Double canopy bed, fireplace, sitting area with chaise lounge, table & writing desk, large en-suite bathroom with bathtub & shower, and panoramic windows with sea viewsAlfredo Suite – Double canopy bed, living area with sofa writing desk & fireplace, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & showerDuval Suite – Double bed, small sitting area, private bathroom with large shower, and garden accessMargherita Suite – Double bed, living area with sofas & writing desk, en-suite bathroom with shower, and courtyard views
GROUND FLOOR:Rose Bedroom – Double bed, small sitting area, en-suite bathroom with showerFlora Bedroom – French double bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & handheld showerBianca Bedroom – Double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and small courtyardAlexandre Bedroom – Double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and small courtyardMarie Bedroom – Double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and small courtyard
Villa Camelia is located on the island of Capri and is easily reached by a walking path of around 150 metres.
The island of Capri is situated five kilometres from the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. The island has been a celebrated beauty spot since Roman times and continues to be a popular tourist spot due its natural coastal beauty, attractive towns and great restaurants and shops.
Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the historic centre of Capri, enjoy a boat ride to explore the island's unique coastline, punctuated with hidden caves and secluded beaches, tour the ruins of Emperor Tiberius' imposing Villa Jovis, ride the chairlift to the summit of Mount Solaro, and walk along the lanes of Anacapri as far as the Migliera viewpoint.
The island of Capri's incredibly varied and breath-taking town, sea and landscapes never fail to captivate the visitor.
Distances (approx.):Sea – 150 stepsCapri Piazzetta - 7 minutes’ driveAnacapri – 15 minutes’ driveBlue Grotto – 20 minutes’ boat ride
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