This property, situated waterfront on the Island of Capri, stands out for its unique history, location, and internal decor. Villa Camelia lays directly seaside, right above the shore line, immersed in a vast area of gardens and terraces. The property is built above the former villa Palatium or The Palace by the Sea, of Roman Emperor Caesar Augusts. Some of the original villa’s remains can still be seen in parts of the property. From the terrace of the property, one’s eyes are captured by a superb view out on to the Peninsula of Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, and the Bay of Naples. The entire plane of Capri, with the port of Marina Grande, Villa Lysis, and the townhouses of this infamous village can be seen from the gardens. On the opposite side of the property, the view expands towards the hillside of Monte Solaro and the bright white Fenicia stairs of Villa San Michele, just where Anacapri village begins.
The Villa Camelia complex consists of two connecting buildings, extending over two floors. The first area, referred to as The Landlords Residence blends naturally into the Saloni al Mare or Lounges on the Sea, consisting of large, common areas where all the villas guests can unite. Wide lounges with marble floors, vaulted ceilings, antique crystal lamps, important pieces of antique furniture, and renowned works of art reflect the owner's sophisticated taste as a true art lover and expert.
The elegant entrance door welcomes guests into the main hall. A warm welcome is given by the elegant and majestic hall lined with a black and white marble floor and lined with decorative mirrors. A modern art sculpture reflects the mixture of antique and modern, which characterize the setting of the entire villa. Antique mirrors with crystal wall lamps create a lovely contrast between modern and antique, as seen throughout the entire property. Upon walking through the hall, one enters into the living area furnished with marble tables. Sofas and various pockets for reading and relaxation, all arranged around the large fireplace, allows you to enjoy important pieces of history and art such as the one-of-a-kind mosaics hanging on the walls depicting the era of Roman Pompei. A corridor with a glass-door opening on to the left side, towards a terrace area behind the villa, takes you to the lemon trees from where you can enjoy a view out onto the hillside. The left side of the corridor leads to the bedroom and kitchen areas.
One of the most pleasant areas of the villa is the large, circular shaped, elegant library. Here, you truly feel like you are immersed in a special atmosphere which characterizes the villa's history. The warm colours of the entire area is a contrast against the black marble floor. The library boasts a relaxation area comfortably furnished with sofas, benches with cushions, couches, and as marble topped table. A great selection of books are at guest's disposal and the oriental carpet collects the colours which characterize the library. The ambient is furnished with built-in marble columns, 2 large antique terracotta vases, antique mirrors, and a large marble fireplace that completes its aristocratic style and creates a space dedicated to reading. The room also boasts several balcony areas which opens out to the back of the villa. Five steps down from the main level is a corridor which leads to five of the nine double bedrooms. These five, double bedrooms all enjoy important antiques and accent pieces, such as large, Chinese porcelain vases, fragments of antique Roman statues, and mosaic decor set into the marble floor and antique mirrors. Some of the bedrooms boast wrought-iron, baldachin beds and important paintings of modern art and all enjoy the comfort of en-suite, hand tiled bathrooms with, towel dryers, hairdryers, and either a shower box or bathtub.
Rose - First bedroom: Located four steps up from the main corridor, the first bedroom is a double with baldachin bed and terracotta tile floor. The room is furnished with two wood benches, a wardrobe, and a writing desk with chair; en-suite bathroom with white tiles and shower box. Flora - Second bedroom: French bed with hand painted wall décor by a well known Italian Artist, tiled floor , and built-in wardrobe; en-suite bathroom with white tiles and bathtub.Bianca - Third bedroom: Baldachin wrought-iron double bed, terracotta tile floors, and a wardrobe. Access from the bedroom through a set of French doors out to a small courtyard. En-suite bathroom with an open shower. Alexandre - Fourth bedroom: Iron double bed, tile floors and wardrobe. Access from the bedroom through French doors out to a small courtyard. En-suite bathroom with shower box. Marie - Fifth bedroom: Baldachin wrought-iron double bed and wardrobe. Access from the bedroom through a French door out to a small courtyard. Small en-suite bathroom with shower.
The end of the corridor brings you, to the left, to a natural, stone wall, once part of an authentic Anglo-French fort. On the left side lays a sliding glass door leading out to a courtyard with potted greenery and six white columns. Three steps up lies the service area with the laundry. The end of the corridor, to the right, leads to the main dining room. To enter the dining room means to enter one of the most elegant common areas in the entire villa. The bright and full of natural light dining room encompasses the villas indoor dining area. As soon as you enter, your sight is captured by a Lapis Lazuli octagonal table, seating 8. Marble columns, beautiful paintings, crystal lamps, one working fireplace, and a large glass door with an enchanting sea view fill this elegant space. Two French doors open onto a terrace facing directly above the sea, while a door leads to the living room which does not lack style and atmosphere. Newly redecorated in minimalist-decor the living room boasts vaulted ceilings with stucco decor, black and white marble floors, beautiful candelabra and a crystal lamp. Sofas and armchairs and glass tables make for comfortable seating in front of the fireplace, while two large windows with great sea views and two French doors open out onto the terrace. Beautiful paintings, pieces of modern art and a large, grand piano complete the decor of this prestigious living area.To the right hand lies a traditional, industrial kitchen, laid out over two areas. The first area enjoys a sink, a six range stove top, large oven, microwave oven, work table, refrigerator and freezer, and an electrical coffee machine. The second area enjoys a double-sink and a dishwasher. The garden lays right out side the kitchen.
The first floor and its four luxurious suites can be reached from either the hall, the main corridor, or from the garden. 15 steps lead from the hall along a marble staircase up to the first two suites. Violetta - The master Suite: The large, contemporary suite boasts two wide, panoramic windows overlooking the garden, offering its guests an amazing sea view. A Baldachin double bed, chaise lounge, small table, writing desk with chair, and working fireplace add to the vaulted ceiling, large mirror, antique furniture, and crystal lamp which complete the elegance of the master suite. The suite boasts a large, en-suite bathroom with walls in mother of pearl, marble floors, and a bathtub adorned by red marble. Alfredo - Second Suite: Reachable up 19 steps from the garden, lies the second suite with a double bed. Two French doors facing the garden offer unique sea views and the suite boasts dark red, marble floors, vaulted ceilings, crystal lamps, and a writing desk. There is a private, external bathroom with access from the wardrobe area of the suite. The bath enjoys white hand-made tile floors and a large shower. Margherita - Third Suite: Accessible up 19 steps from the courtyard, the third suite enjoys a small living area with terracotta tile floors, 2 sofas, and several couches. There is a window facing the courtyard and vaulted ceilings abound, while a crystal lamp, ample closet and en-suite bathroom with white tile floors and shower box finish the decor. Duval - Fourth Suite: Accessible up 25 steps from the ground floor lies the fourth suite featuring a small living area with sofa and writing desk. There is a bedroom with a Baldachin double bed, an authentic, antique stove with ceramic tiles, imported from Germany. A window in the suite faces the lovely lemon grove behind of the house. There is a built-in wardrobe and a black and white marble bathroom four steps up and boasting a bathtub and a large mirror.