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Caratteristiche generali

  • Guests:  4
  • Dimensions: 70 sqm
  • Rooms: 2 Double bedrooms ensuite, 1 livinig room, 1 Kitchen
  • Essentials: Bed sheets, Towels, Hair-drier, Soaps, Dishes, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Air conditioner in all rooms, TV sat, Wifi Internet, Espresso coffee machine with welcome pack
  • Outdoor: Panoramic view, Table with chairs, Private panoramic terrace
  • Living: Sofas, Table with chairs
  • Wc: Bidet, Shower
  • General services: Self-service laundry, free private parking


Galatea, which means “with milk-white skin”, is named after the sea nymph described in Greek mythology. The apartment is accessed from the upper garden, which has terraces and various viewpoints and is shared with some of the other apartments.

A small entrance door beside the dome of the adjacent church of San Francesco leads into the apartment, which consists of:

  • a very spacious scenic bedroom with a king size bed and a free-standing bath tub at the foot of the bed in an exceptional panoramic vantage point;
  • a bathroom with a shower;
  • a second double bedroom, the “alcove”, with a special king size bed and a view of the upper garden;
  • a second bathroom with a large shower;
  • a spacious living area with a fireplace and large windows looking onto the front terrace;
  • a separate kitchen area.

All the rooms are air conditioned.
The first double bedroom and the living room both face west onto a large furnished level terrace, from where you could almost touch the sea that bathes the beautiful beach of San Francesco, framed by palm trees. The terrace has a pergola and is perfectly usable all the year round, to admire the beautiful sunsets and the outline of Ventotene Island on the horizon.
The apartment was completely renovated in the autumn of 2015 under the supervision of interior designer Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva. The renovation was aimed at restoring the original structure of the residence from the turn of the last century; where there was a single large room used as a bedroom by the previous English owner, subsequently modified during the restructuring in the 1980s, a single visual space has now been recreated, including the living room and bedroom area, which are separated by a large glazed partition.For the work, wide use was made of modern materials such as resin and special paints, together with traditional materials such as simple hand forged wrought iron and common glass, all used in harmony with items of design furniture.

laurent s. Avatarlaurent s.

Very nice apartment with an incredible view Apartment located in one of the best part of Ischia in front of the beach in a great house/building - 11 Aug 2020 

GabrieleM AvatarGabrieleM

5 star rating “Tramonto da mozzare il fiato!” Incantevole a dir poco. L'Eremo è uno dei luoghi più romantici e suggestivi che abbia mai visitato. Il salone col pianoforte è da bocca aperta, appartamenti e camere di classe, il tramonto da mozzare il fiato! - 27 Jan 2020 

Andreas AvatarAndreas

Tolle Unterkunft mit einem fantastischem Ausblick auf die untergehende Sonne. Sehr ruhig gelegen mit zentraler Lage zu den örtlichen Restaurants. Wirklich schön. - 26 Oct 2019 

Mia AvatarMia

What an amazingly beautiful restored apartment! Such a special place. Quiet and tranquil. Minutes to San Francisco beach, restaurants, and a short walk to Forio. My husband and I loved the stylish space and felt very fortunate to stay here. Rita made our stay even more incredible with her warm welcome and tons of helpful tips for us. She’s a star! We would absolutely return here. - 29 Sep 2019 

Ronald AvatarRonald

Views, views, views!!! Stay where a countess once slept and see why she choose this Villa as her holiday home. - 15 Sep 2019 

Frankie AvatarFrankie

This place is heaven on earth! Close to the beach away from all the tourists but still close to restaurants. I cant wait to come back. Rita helped us out with all our questions and helped us out with reservations and tips on where and what to do! - 26 Jul 2019 

Giulia N AvatarGiulia N

4 star rating “Galatea” Casa in una bellissima zona di Ischia. Molto silenziosa sia di giorno che di notte. Una bellissima terrazza con vista sul mare. - 15 Jul 2019 

Barbara AvatarBarbara

Traumhafter Ausblick von einer großen Terrasse. Die Wohnung hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen. Vielen Dank für alles! - 15 Jun 2019 

Susan AvatarSusan

this part of the island is Wonderful and less crowded. walking distance to the beautiful gardens and the amazing spa that is a MUST see. The airbnb is amazing! The view is stunning! We stayed in one night just to take advantage of the balcony and the sunset. I miss this place already. Ischia is a must visit place!! Forget Capri, Ischia does not disappoint! - 06 Jun 2019 

Therese D. AvatarTherese D.

We we’re surprised based on our other VRBO experiences. Very minimal supplies. Two rolls of toilet paper and 4 coffee capsules. Communication wasn’t good and when I expressed surprise was told “it wasn’t a hotel” by Rita. The gardens were beautiful and the one bedroom was lovely. The view was spectacular.This was this first time I booked a place that wasn’t a super host and didn’t have any reviews so my own fault we were disappointed. - 05 Jun 2019 

Alexa AvatarAlexa

Deux très beaux appartements décorés avec beaucoup de goût, très agréables à vivre. celui d'Ischia a une vue absolument magnifique face à la mer et une terrasse très agréable pour prendre le petit déjeuner ou l'apéro, il est situé dans la partie nord et plus sauvage de l'île proche de Forio d'où arrive le Ferry depuis Naples. L'appartement de Naples est parfait pour un court séjour car moins d'intimité mais avec une véritable atmosphère italienne et une parfaite touche de modernité. Giuseppe et Rita sont très réactifs aux demandes, les échanges se font facilement par (Hidden by Airbnb) ce qui est très pratique. - 18 May 2019 

Brenda AvatarBrenda

We had the pleasure of staying at the Galatea apartment for four nights in May. The apartment is stunning and exceeded our expectations. We made a couple of dinners at the apartment and loved using the patio. We used the local bus system which worked out well and toured most of the island. The apartment is a five minute walk to the beach and approximately 20 minutes into the town of Forio. It was a pleasure dealing with Giuseppe who promptly answered any questions ahead of our trip and Rita who checked us in and was there for help during our stay. - 09 May 2019 

Paradise4 AvatarParadise4

5 star rating “Favoloso” Non ci sono parole per descrivere sia l'appartamento che il posto dove si trova.UN sogno tornerò presto - 06 Nov 2018 

Flavio G AvatarFlavio G

5 star rating “Settimana indimenticabile” Terrazzo incantevole con vista straordinaria sul mare e sui tramonti,ogni giorno diversi.Alloggio spazioso, arredato con gusto e fantasia, ideale per 4 persone. Piacevole alla sera cenare in balcone con stupenda vista sulla sottostante spiaggia.
l'appartamento non è vicinissimo a Forio ma il paese è raggiungibile con una comoda passeggiata lungo mare che in circa 20 minuti porta al centro, localini e ristoranti sono comunque nelle vicinanze. Il bellissimo parco botanico di Mortella è invece vicinissimo e sicuramente da visitare. - 30 Oct 2018 

Beate AvatarBeate

Super Lage und Aussicht auf das Meer, sehr stylische Wohnung direkt neben der Kirche.
Schöne Atmosphere. Gute Kommunikation mit sehr freundlicher Rita. - 13 Oct 2018 

Jodie AvatarJodie

Dreamy apartment - the pics don’t so it justice! The sunset views are unreal and the decor is v stylish. We had a great stay and would highly recommend staying here. - 07 Oct 2018 

Jon AvatarJon

Giuseppe's place was great! Perfect location in Ischia to enjoy the island and in close proximity to anything you could want. Rita was super attentive and extremely helpful, from the check in to the advice she lent on the island. Absolutely a great stay! - 06 Sep 2018 

Massimo AvatarMassimo

The Eremo is an amazing historical building just outside Forio. The apartment is full of design details and has a wonderful terrace with a great view on the sea. During our stay everything worked fine, communication with was quick, check-in and check-out with Rita was nice and very friendly. Ideal for 3 persons but also for 4 is fine.
You can reach the beach 10 minutes walking downhill. (uphill to go back 🙂 There are good restaurants bars around: Nicola is a really good easy going place from breakfast to dinner. I would also recommend La Sciavica restaurant. - 17 Aug 2018 

Tiffani AvatarTiffani

Giuseppe’s place was great! good walking up and down the neighborhood. like a 5 minute walk down to the beach and some restaurants. super market about 10 minute walk. steep hill to walk back to the apt. washer worked well. view was great while hang drying our clothes in the private deck area. manager on duty was very helpful. - 21 Jul 2018 

jodo21 Avatarjodo21

5 star rating “Meraviglioso ” Elegante, affascinante, confortevole, curatissimo in ogni dettaglio, tutto studiato e pensato per coccolare gli ospiti in una location da sogno...
Abbiamo soggiornato nell’appartamento Galatea e tutto è stato fantastico, Rita ci ha accolti e subito si è prodigata perché il nostro soggiorno fosse il più comodo e rilassante possibile, abbiamo potuto noleggiare uno scooter a ottimi prezzi, ci ha consigliato ristoranti in zona davvero ottimi e ha fatto sì che potessimo restare all’Eremo oltre l’orario di check out e fino al nostro transfer per il porto anch’ esso organizzato da lei! Inoltre, avendole detto che eravamo lì per il compleanno di mia moglie ci ha omaggiati da parte di Giuseppe di una bottiglia di limoncello di Ischia. Non sapremmo cosa altro dire per esaltare tutte le qualità di questo indimenticabile soggiorno, possiamo solo ringraziare il sig. Giuseppe e Rita e iniziare a pensare quando ritornare... grazie ancora - 26 Jun 2018 

Wanderer5 AvatarWanderer5

5 star rating “FANTASTICO” posto eccellente da 10 e lode .e' un residence superiore alla media vista mozzafiato in particolar modo al tramonto consigliatissimo - 03 May 2018 

Antoniett AvatarAntoniett

5 star rating “Meraviglioso residence a pochi passi dal mare” L'appartamento è bellissimo, ha una vista mozzafiato dove si possono ammirare dei tramonti meravigliosi.
Il Proprietario Giuseppe e la sua famiglia sono stati molto ospitali e attenti alle ns esigenze. Molto cortese anche il personale.
A pochi metri dal mare ideale per famiglie con bambini. I miei piccoli lo adoravano. Terrazzo molto spazioso dove abbiamo cenato ammirando il bellissimo panorama.
Ho soggiornato in vari comuni di quest'isola molto spesso, ma questo Residence con la sua storia e Sant'Angelo sono uno dei più bei posti da visitare.
Ci ritorneremo senz'altro anche in altri periodi dell'anno. - 16 Oct 2017 

Charles AvatarCharles

Everything was perfect! Good location, amazing view, great service from Rita & Giuseppe. - 24 Jun 2017 

Clotilde AvatarClotilde

La casa è davvero stupenda e comoda. La suggerirei a chi cerca una vacanza di riposo e confort - 21 Jun 2017 

Trevor AvatarTrevor

The location and view are the strongest points for the property. We stayed here for 4 nights with outer two little kids and found that it was ideally situated for beach access - a 5 minute walk. The pictures were pretty accurate in showing most of the property. Note that the kitchen is very small. We did not use it much at all. Luckily there are many good restaurants around. We had a bit of sporadic connectivity issues with the wifi which were remedied relatively quickly by the host. The host was very responsive. Very quiet place, overall clean inside - we were quite happy with our stay. - 26 May 2017 

Gilles AvatarGilles

Nous avons été accueillis par Rita qui était toujours disponible et souriante. Elle nous a trouvé une voiture dans la journée, le week-end du 15/08, un exploit. Elle nous a donné de bons conseils, nous a même imprimé nos billets de bateau. L'appartement est magnifique et très bien placé, une vue sur la mer extraordinaire. La voiture s'avère être bien utile pour visiter l'île pour ceux qui préfèrent éviter les plages bondées. Nous avons adoré Ischia et ses termes, ses sources d'eau chaude et sa simplicité. Nous y retournerons - 19 Aug 2016 

Lee AvatarLee

We had a lovely stay at Eremo di Montevergine. The location is brilliant if you want to be near a beach - San Francesco beach is only a 10 minute walk & is unspoilt & not too touristy. There are some lovely little cafes and restaurants including da Nicola along the sea front.
There's a stunning view from Galatea of the sea, which you can see as soon as you open the door. The apartment is in a building that you reach through a private Gate & lovely gardens with cactus and pretty flowers.
The apartment is nice with good size bedrooms. And a freestanding bath in the bedroom which is unusual & luxurious.
There's a lovely terrace where you can look at the sea & watch the sun go down.

The only drawback is the kitchen which is tiny. It's difficult to cook in as its so small, and it needs to be a bit better equipped - we cooked on the 2nd night & we couldn't find a few things such as cheese grater, Chopping board, colander, wooden spoon & cafetière. The lady that managed the property was super helpful & helped us book a hire car. We asked for the kitchen equipment that was missing & she bought it the next day.
However the dishwasher was broken so we had to wash up.
There were no recycle bins which was a shame.
The apartment was a good size and the bedroom our daughter slept in was great for a child or a couple - the bed was actually more comfy than our bed which was pretty hard & could do with a mattress topper to make it a bit softer.
we didn't meet the owner but he was helpful before our stay when he Offered to organise a taxi to meet us from our boat.
It was a perfect location, close to beautiful gardens & thermal spas as well as the beach.
There were no pictures or decoration in the flat which made it feel quite monastic, so personally I feel like it could do with a few pictures on the walls, but we enjoyed our stay there apart from the hard bed! It was very clean and a quiet spot, with a stunning view and pretty gardens. - 06 May 2016 

Mathias AvatarMathias

Everything worked very well. The Place, especially the garden is rather an estate than just a garden...
Would like to come back soon... - 02 Nov 2015 

Astrid AvatarAstrid

We arrived at about 13.00 at Ischia and we got immediatly the key. Rita was waiting for us. It was very well organized. The view from the appartment ist fantastic, it is quite and we could relax. - 18 Oct 2015 

Burcu AvatarBurcu

The place is very nice. Rita, our host could not be sweeter or kinder. Very easy to meet her at the Forio Port. - 31 Jul 2015 

Scott AvatarScott

Absolute heaven!
The place, the verandas, the view, the location, the hosts...all perfect. We stayed with our two girls (10 & 14) and had relaxing few days enjoying the very close San Francesco beach and restaurants. We only left the area once to try the world famous Poseidon mineral pools. The hosts were fantastic, helpful and accommodating. - 23 Jun 2015 

Etienne AvatarEtienne

We loved the place. We spent 3 days there with our 3-years old child and everything has been perfect. The apartment is nice and very quiet. 2 real bedrooms. Amazing view from the terrace (if you like to watch the sea and sunsets). Just a 3 minutes walk to the beach (on a little road used by the cars, that has to be mentioned even if we never felt unsafe walking there), there is a Mini-market a little further (5-10 minutes).
Francesca is responsive and helpful. Someone (Rita) picked us at the port when we arrived and really helped us throughout our stay (for example to rent a car) we could really contact her whenever we wanted.
As Forio is about 25 minutes away by walking, it may be useful to rent a car (it is possible to park it next to the apartment). - 12 Jul 2014