Villa San Francesco Casa Ponente – Forio – Ischia
2 Bedrooms – 2 Terraces
A charming new branded property with a spectacular terraced private garden (5000 sq. m.) and a panoramic private swimming pool overlooking the bay of San Francesco beach and the small town of Forio d’Ischia. The property face on the San Francesco bay so it is close to a town and at only 800 m to the beach, and a shopping area. the bus services are at 300 m. The nearest town (2 km) is Forio, an unspoilt, medium sized port town with tasteful shops and a wide choice of typical restaurant and bars. Facilities, including many delightful fully-equipped beaches (“Citara”, “La Chiaia”, San Francesco” and “Cava dell’ Isola”), a bay with its famous hot springs (“baia di Sorgeto”), thermal resort (Poseidon).
Villa San Francesco consists of 2 independent units (Ponente and Maestrale), they are neighbouring, but they share only the main access to the property and a private parking area fit for a maximum of 3 cars. This property has been just fully renovated and refurbished. It is well located to explore and live the island, as it is at only 7/8 minutes by walking to the beach of san Francesco and 2 km to Forio d’Ischia, that is well connected to the mainland through a good net of hydrofoil and ferries. The other 2 towns of Casamicciola and Porto with their centre towns and harbours are at 4 km and 7 km.
Villa San Francesco spreads on several terraces and is surrounded by a lush and shady vegetation with pine trees and holm oaks. The terraces and the gardens are decorated with Mediterranean plants and flowers, that makes all the property a really precious gem on the island.
From the parking area a first iron wrought gate on the left will introduce you in the Ponente House (2 bedrooms) and on the right a staircase (40 steps) will lead you to the main villa: Casa Maestrale (3 bedrooms and a private use of the pool).
Casa Ponente and Casa Maestrale can be rented altogether or they can be rented separately. If they will be rented separately Casa Maestrale will have the use of the pool in exclusivity.
All the property enjoy terrific views of the island and incredible sunset as it is exposed on west and north west side of the Island, so you’ll have the chance to see all the run of the Sun during the summertime.
The 2 houses
Casa Ponente and Casa Maestrale spread both on two floors, with high-quality furnishings, set in a splendid unique location fully surrounded by the incredible scenario of the bay and immersed in pine and fruit trees. The property offers to its guests very comfortable and relaxing accommodations with all the comforts at their disposal: air conditioning in all the bedrooms and heating in all the rooms, internet Wi-Fi, several relaxing reading corners, areas equipped for al fresco dinners. The property has been completely restored in 2014 and 2015 it is soughtly furnished in a comfortable and charming style according to the island style and a Mediterranean style.
Casa Ponente – 120 sq. m. – 2 bedrooms – 2 terraces. The access to Casa Ponente is from the upper part. you’ll be introduced into a large living room with a sitting area and a sofa area. the living room has access to a large panoramic terraces through 3 large French windows that makes very bright all the room. the living room is adjoining to the large and well equipped kitchen. A staircase leads to the night area with two bedrooms (a double and a twin) each with its own bathroom with shower. From the bedrooms you can have access to a second solarium equipped with sun decks and chairs.
Casa Maestrale – 170 sq. m. – 4000 sq. m. garden and terraces – private pool – 3 bedrooms
From the parking area a 40steps staircase will lead you to the upper ground floor. you’ll be introduced into a well-lit and wide living room with a sitting area and a sofa area. the living room has access to a large panoramic terrace through 4 large French windows that makes very bright all the room. the living room is adjoining to the large and well equipped kitchen. This floor is surrounded by a large terraces equipped with table and chairs for al fresco dinner. From the living room a staircase leads to the sleeping area with three bedrooms (2 double and a twin). A master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, the other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. From the bedrooms you can have access to another terrace equipped with sun decks and chairs. from the upper ground floor and the lower ground floor start a staircase for the pool area, where is a swimming pool with elliptical shape with an infinity view.
All the property can accommodate up to 10 people. All the rooms overlooks the sea and the bay.
Ischia well known as the green island is famous all over the world for many singular aspects as the therapeutic thermals, the food, the cleanest waters, the landscapes and its incredible spots.
The thermalism is due to the origins of the island: surrounded by a lots of small volcanos that warm the waters in the underground. The “Poseidon thermal garden”, located in Forio, and Bagni del Castiglione, between Casamicciola and Porto are the most important thermal complexes with a lots of hot water swimming pools, in which you could spend relaxing days, enjoying its therapeutic proprieties. However, a direct access to the hot water springs in the sea is also possible in “Sorgeto” and “Nitrodi” localities, where you could also experiment the famous Ischia mud, excellent for all dermatological problems. the “Epomeo” mountain (800 m.) surrounded by a wonderful pines wood gives the opportunity of interesting excursions and panoramic walking.
Moreover, Ischia, the so called Green Island, is also renowned for its ancient history witnessed by the “Aragonese” castle and by the “Pithecusae” archaeological museum with geek and roman devices, giving evidence of Ischia’s past. In few words, each village of this marvellous island worths than a visit.
The area of Forio and San Francesco Beach. Forio has a wide choice of activities, services and shops as: car, boat, bike and motorbike renting and sport activities as scuba-diving, mountain bike, trekking and mountain walking. there you’ll find also a wide selection of beautiful restaurants with unparalleled sea views. However in Forio each year also some cultural events are planned as cinema review (this year “Luchino Visconti” festival), exposition and book presentation in the main square. Close to the property at 2minutes walking you may have a visit at I Giaridni della Mortella once owned by Lady Walcott and now under protection of the Royal British Family. Going on on the same road you’ll find la Colombara the villa that inspired many films directed by Luchino Visconti.
Well-known are also the Forio’s beaches as “Cava della Isola”, “la Chiaia”, “San Francesco”, provided with all the comforts (shower, cabin, beach-front restaurants and small bars). Particularly suggestive is the Citara’s bay, where is located also the most important thermal complex of the island “Giardini Poseidon”.
Daily excursions directed to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi and Pontine Islands (Ventotene and Ponza) have daily departures from Forio’s harbour.
Amenities Casa Ponente 120 sq. m.:
2 bedrooms (one with twin beds)
2 Bathrooms with shower
All bedrooms are equipped with the most modern amenities, air conditioning / heating
2 large terraces with breathtaking views equipped with sundecks, tables and chairs
Equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave oven, dish washer
Laundry with washing machine
Parking for 1 car