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Caratteristiche generali

  • Guests:  6
  • Dimensions: 280 sqm
  • Rooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Double bedrooms ensuite, 1 Twin/double bedroom ensuite, 1 livinig room, 1 big living of 150 sqm, 1 Kitchen
  • Essentials: Bed sheets, Towels, Hair-drier, Soaps, Dishes, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Air Conditioner (only in the bedrooms), TV sat, Wifi Internet, Espresso coffee machine with welcome pack
  • Outdoor: Panoramic view, Table with chairs, Private panoramic terrace, Panoramic Solarium with Hot Tub
  • Living: Sofas, Table with chairs
  • Wc: Bidet, Shower
  • General services: Self-service laundry, free private parking

Petrea, whose name comes from Greek mythology and means “source of the rocks”, is in the oldest part of the hermitage and is ideal for a family or group of friends.
The apartment can be accessed from the gate beside the church of San Francesco, through a large shared courtyard embellished by beautiful old palm trees, and also from the upper garden, with its terraces and various viewpoints, where there is an entrance from the street.
It consists of:

  • A spacious master bedroom, with old wooden beams, a fireplace and a complete bathroom, which was part of the original residential core of the eighteenth-century building. The bedroom, joined to the apartment, can also be accessed independently trough the glazed doors to the upper garden, onto which it looks;
  • A very scenic double bedroom with a queen size bed and a complete bathroom;
  • A third double bedroom, known as the “hermit’s cell”, also with a complete bathroom and a window that originally opened onto a portico when the hermitage was first built, more than two centuries ago; over the years, with the extension of the house, it has acquired a unique view over the bright, scenic entrance;
  • A fourth complete bathroom serving the living room;
  • A spacious internal kitchen;
  • An ample entrance and a large living room of about 150 m2 in size, with a splendid view over the Bay of San Francesco. It has an adjoining level covered terrace with arches, around 40 m2 in size, which can be used all the year round to enjoy the view of the sea, the beautiful sunsets and the outline of Ventotene Island on the horizon. The terrace, on the same level as the living room, serves as the roof of the overpass, a surprising but very effective architectural solution by the English previous owner, who designed it personally at the beginning of the last century. A small wrought iron balcony, also designed by the previous owner, stands above the entrance gate, giving harmony and proportion to the facade.

For total relaxation, Petrea also has a private sun terrace, accessed via the entrance staircase, which overlooks the beautiful Bay of San Francesco and is furnished with sun loungers and a mini spa.
Finally, the guests in the apartment can enjoy a large garden with old trees, scenic terraces and a courtyard, shared with the other apartments in the building.
Petrea is therefore a large apartment, with a floor area of about 290 m2, plus external spaces, just waiting to be discovered. It sleeps six persons, has four bathrooms and is ideal for your holiday with relatives or friends, or for hosting events.
The renovation work on the apartment just described was completed in the spring of 2015, with the help of interior designer Giuliano Andrea Dell’Uva, and features some “particular” choices regarding the use of the living space, as the owner had no desire to further modify the original structure of the house, even with regard to its new use as guest accommodation. For the work, wide use was made of modern materials such as resin, designer lighting and special paints, together with traditional materials such as simple hand forged wrought iron and common glass.
The final results of the renovation have been photographed and published in some international furnishing magazines.

Dan AvatarDan

This may be the best home I've ever stayed at via AirBnB, absolutely stunning with unforgettable views! Easy access and a great stay! - 12 Oct 2020 

Nicholas T. AvatarNicholas T.

Ischia Very spacious and comfortable. Excellent service from Guiseppe and Rita handled everything very well indeed. She was kind, cheerful and very efficient. - 17 Sep 2020 

Greg AvatarGreg

I do not believe this property is well equipped to hosts guests after COVID.

You won’t find many reviews on my airbnb profile as my wife is the planner of all of our trips. However, for her 30th birthday I decided to plan her a few relaxing days away to celebrate. We have lived in Italy for 3 years now and have stayed at many airbnb’s and airbnb plus throughout Italy and Europe over this time.

This property is as every review has stated architecturally stunning. However, there were a few issues during our stay that need to be addressed. I would also like to note our stay occurred after COVID restrictions have been eased. We can not confirm, but it is possible we were one of the first few guests this property has seen since COVID began in Italy.

- First day: the AC unit in guest bedroom #1 had an error message and cold air was no longer exiting the AC unit. We contacted the property manager and she suggested that we restart the breaker a few times, which solved the problem for the most part. However, throughout our stay we had to restart the breaker multiple times to fix the AC.
- Second day: From what we could see the property has separate apartments for guests. When we arrived at the property there were already guests in one of the apartments. We were then checked in. Then on the second day another family was checked in to another apartment on the property. On this same day the electricity for the entire property is lost (Owner claims electricity was lost due to overload from electricity national provider). We are left wondering if this overload occurred because the property did not increase the allowance of electricity for the property and thus, when more guests are checked in— electricity was overloaded. Again this is our conclusion of why the overload occurred. We did not speak to the electrician who came to fix the problem. Yet again, during our vacation we were left contacting the property manager. The electricity was back up after a few hours.
- Third day: In the morning, guest bedroom #2 AC stopped working completely. Property manager was contacted and AC repairman was sent to property. AC repairman said “AC unit is dead”. Guests in bedroom #2 were left without AC for the remainder of our stay (24 hours).

The above are the main concerns for this property. The next concerns are important to mention, but we definitely could have overlooked them if the issues with the AC and electricity had not occurred.

There are certain amenities we expect during an airbnb PLUS experience. A few of those are — hand soap/shampoo/conditioner/shower gel in every bathroom, at least one extra roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, and liners for all trash cans. I would consider all of these to be basic amenities.

When we arrived the following amenities were missing from the property.
-No garbage bag in kitchen (After communication with property manager a roll of garbage bags was provided the following day)
-No hand soap in 2 out of 4 bathrooms.
-No body soap or conditioner in all bathrooms.
-4 bathrooms with a roll of toilet paper remaining in each bathroom for 3 nights and 6 guests. An extra 2 rolls of TP was provided the following day after communication with the property manager.
-No paper towels in the kitchen

To conclude, this property did not appear to be fully prepared to host guests again after COVID based on the concerns listed above. During a vacation I would prefer to not have to contact the owner/property manager at all. However, during our stay the property manager was at the airbnb every day due to a raised concern. I had to constantly be available through my cell (instead of just unplugging from it) whether it was for the property manager to come by or the AC repairman.
After our stay these concerns were messaged to the owner of the airbnb plus property. Unfortunately, his response lacked understanding or ownership of the events that had occurred. Every response from him was an excuse. - 06 Jul 2020 

Johnny AvatarJohnny

We have a wonderful stay, house is clean, incredible ocean views, the landlords is very kindly helpful. Thank you very much! Summer we should come again! - 25 Feb 2020 

411debrap Avatar411debrap

5 star rating “Bellissima esperienza” Bellissima residenza con un design contemporaneo e raffinato, ed inoltre, con un panorama mozzafiato grazie a una terrazza imponente.
La stanza dove alloggiavamo era assolutamente pulita con tutto il necessario.
doccia funzionale e letto comodissimo. Tutto ineccepibile!!! - 01 Feb 2020 

X9550QIgi AvatarX9550QIgi

5 star rating “Un weekend speciale” Bellissimo fine settimana trascorso all’Eremo di Montevergine, situato a pochi km dal centro di Forio.
L’Eremo oltre che regalare una vista spettacolare in quanto affaccia sulla spiaggia che è raggiungibile a piedi, ed è poco distante,
è dotato di qualsiasi confort, offre camere spaziose, ben curate ed è arredato in modo veramente unico.
È di sicuro una buona location anche per organizzare feste con un cospicuo numero di invitati. Relax assicurato. - 27 Jan 2020 

bagnolina Avatarbagnolina

5 star rating “L’eremo di inverno” Eccezionale vista, spiaggia vicina, abbiamo soggiornato in appartamento grazioso dotato di tutti i confort! Gli arredamenti e la cura dei dettagli fanno dell’eremo un posto incantevole da visitare anche d’inverno - 27 Jan 2020 

Daniela A AvatarDaniela A

5 star rating “Magico weekend di compleanno” Come posso riassumere in poche righe quello che è stato per me il weekend del 24-26 gennaio all'eremo di Montevergine? In una sola parola: perfetto. Location spettacolare. Pulizia delle stanze da 10. Giuseppe è un proprietario super disponibile, gentile e comprensivo... mi ha dato carta bianca (insieme ai suoi collaboratori, come la signora Rita) per organizzare un piccolo evento per il mio compleanno a Ischia (oltre a suggerirmi dove pranzare o cenare nei dintorni). Ho preso tutta la dimora (gli appartamenti nesea teti dome galatea Calipso petrea actea) e invitato i miei amici da ogni posto di Italia (qualcuno è venuto persino dalla Germania) e abbiamo passato in questo posto da sogno un weekend magnifico. Vi consiglio di godervi il panorama al tramonto dai balconi oppure approfittarne per fare un bel giro in spiaggia, come abbiamo fatto noi. Chi dice che non si può godere di Ischia anche d'inverno? Noi abbiamo passato un fine settimana splendido grazie ai 15 gradi di temperatura... Il resto poi l'ha fatto l'eremo, un posto magico dove trascorrere due giorni o perché no passarci qualche settimana d'estate. Eremo ti giuro che torno. Giuro. Tu aspettami. - 27 Jan 2020 

843claudi Avatar843claudi

5 star rating “Semplicemente il paradiso!” Abbiamo trascorso nell'eremo due giorni bellissimi, insieme ad una comitiva di amici. Arredato con gran gusto, dotato di ampi spazi comuni, con camere e bagni privati: tutto molto funzionale.
Panorama mozzafiato! - 27 Jan 2020 

Sara S AvatarSara S

5 star rating “Meraviglioso” Un luogo meraviglioso e accogliente, in cui poter godere della luce e del rumore del mare. Bellissimo all'interno e anche all'esterno, con piante e arbusti in ottimo stato che lasciano immaginare tutta la cura di cui l'eremo ha goduto. Tradizione e design, grandi spazi che sanno essere intimi. - 27 Jan 2020 

cristianr Avatarcristianr

5 star rating “Pace e relax a Ischia ” Siamo stati benissimo in questa struttura, elegante, pulita, arredata in modo fantastico e con un panorama mozzafiato. Consiglio assoluto di andarci se decidete di visitare Ischia! - 27 Jan 2020 

Guy AvatarGuy

This place is a gem. Beautiful design and architectural features (an old monastery) and plenty of space for families. The location is perfect, walking distance to general store, a beach and restaurants. We had a wonderful time watching the sunsets and would love to return. Thanks for the great stay! - 26 Oct 2019 

Beth AvatarBeth

Best Sunset View EVER! Such an amazing space! Enjoy our stay so much wish we had stayed longer - 03 Oct 2019 

David AvatarDavid

I've stayed in hundreds of Airbnb homes around the world, and this was by far a top five experience. The space is so unique, with views that are absolutely stunning at all times of the day. Perched above Baia San Francisco, it's a short 3 minute walk down to the beach and a 10-15 minute stroll over to the town of Fario.

Communication with the host was easy and the house had everything we needed. It's incredibly spacious, would be great for families or groups of friends traveling together. We would absolutely stay here again. - 24 Sep 2019 

Jaime And Rich AvatarJaime And Rich

This place was incredible! The pictures don’t do it justice- it’s absolutely massive and has the most amazing views. A short walk down to the beach and a few great restaurants. There’s no reason to leave this little slice of paradise. This was the perfect place for us- two couples and two babies. Thank you thank you, we can’t wait to come back! - 29 Aug 2019 

Delphine AvatarDelphine

Whaouh !!
The appartment is a huge one, with a lot of character.
Really spacious and luminous.
And what a great location, just a few steps to the beach where you can have complimentary beds for the day.
The jacuzzi is just amazing, with a direct view on sunset. It was magical.
And you will get a place to park, not that common in Ischia 😉 - 23 Aug 2019 

Del Tedesco AvatarDel Tedesco

Bellissima casa ✨✨✨✨ - 20 Aug 2019 

Charles AvatarCharles

Amazing space, amazing views, great location. Highly recommended. - 29 Jul 2019 

Monica AvatarMonica

We had an amazing stay at Giuseppe’s apartment. The location was beautiful, and the apartment was incredible - a slice of history in such a pretty setting. Thank you again! - 26 Jul 2019 

Anoushka AvatarAnoushka

Wonderful relaxing interior, brilliant location and lovely host. - 01 Jun 2019 

Chiara AvatarChiara

L'appartamento Petrea è semplicemente meraviglioso.
Pulizia impeccabile, gentilezza e disponibilità.
Siamo uscite con la voglia di prenotare subito un' altra vacanza!
Consigliatissimo! - 26 May 2019 

Marilena AvatarMarilena

L’appartamento è esattamente come nelle foto, con dettagli raffinati e di buon gusto. Il check in é stato facile, l’appartamento è pulito e in un ottima posizione. - 05 May 2019 

Jobim AvatarJobim

Absolutely great. Beautifully decorated apartment with very amazing artefacts displayed. Superb position overlooking the beach. Our kids loved the hot tub, and view from it across to Forio.

Easy parking, quick to reach the port and Forio - but you can quite happily stay where you are and walk down to great places to eat at the edge of the beach. No real need to drive anywhere if you just want to relax. Very helpful check in, and Ruts was very quick to respond to our questions. Very flexible too with check in and out.

For us, the only issue was the big bonfire burning on the beach, but I think this was just a pre-season clear up of driftwood- I’m sure it wouldn’t happen very often, but things did get quite smoky for us! That certainly wouldn’t put me off, we’ll be very keen to come back here, if it’s ever available. If you get the chance, book it. - 13 Apr 2019 

Malin AvatarMalin

Nice appartement with huge Livingroom and a marvellous veranda with a view of the sunset - 15 Oct 2018 

Sharon N. AvatarSharon N.

Spectacular We loved everything about our stay. Spacious, convenient and comfortable. We will be back!! - 12 Oct 2018 

Françoise AvatarFrançoise

Magnifique logement, original et très bien situé. Proche de la plage et de commodités (restaurants, agences de location de véhicules, supérettes, etc.). Mais néanmoins calme, en dehors des centres plus animés.
La gestionnaire du logement était très sympathique et disponible. - 02 Aug 2018 

Mikhail AvatarMikhail

Very well - 23 Jun 2018 

Viola AvatarViola

This place is amazing - very spacious with beautiful views, short walk to the beach and restaurants. The place is very stylish and could accommodate three couples. It has a very nice garden and beautiful terrace. I highly recommended it. The pictures don’t do it justice. - 30 May 2018 

Sam AvatarSam

We loved staying at Eremo di Montevergine - the apartment was beautiful and had great views over the beach in Forio. It was a short walk from the beach and some restaurants. One thing to be aware of - the property is on a one way street which loops through Forio, so make sure you leave enough time if you are getting around by taxi. - 28 May 2018 

Margaret AvatarMargaret

This place was absolutely amazing, easily the nicest place I have ever stayed in. It is huge and clean and stylish. There are so many different porches to be and relax. We went with a group of close friends and everyone had plenty of space. We liked the space so much we mostly just went back and forth to the beach. We can't wait to return. - 27 Apr 2018 

Paul AvatarPaul

Amazing place. A must stay! Loved it. Location incredible and place so stylish - 03 Apr 2018 

Gaston AvatarGaston

Extraordinary place - wonderful location in an historic ensemble. - 30 Mar 2018 

Camilla AvatarCamilla

Abbiamo preso questo appartamento per le vacanze di Natale, casa meravigliosa, Giuseppe è un ospite cortese e molto attento. Torneremo sicuramente - 04 Jan 2018 

Adriano AvatarAdriano

Thank you very much for hosting us in this unique place full of history and with an astonishing view. Everything was completely clean and fully working. Hope to have the possibility to come back soon to your accommodation. Looking forward for that. - 10 Oct 2017 


modern and stylish Beautiful apartment with fantastic views and terraces. Property manager, Rita, was very helpful and made us feel welcome. A very relaxed feel. We loved it and would have stayed more if it had been possible. And September is a great month to visit. Still warm enough to swim and fewer tourists. - 02 Oct 2017 

Erika AvatarErika

Everything was perfect. The apartment is very beautiful and spacious, private terrace and sunbeds, 4 separate bathrooms and jacuzzi under the sky, free washing machine coins (washing machine on the ground floor). It is close to the beach (free beach umbrella and 2 sunbeds provided), close to beautiful Giardini la Mortella botanical garden and Negombo thermal water park, good connection to Forio on foot or by bus, also to other places in Ischia. Nice restaurants around, delicious food! Highly recommend. - 28 Sep 2017 

Valeria AvatarValeria

La posizione della casa è fantastica. Vicina a tutto, ma nonostante questo silenziosa e riservata. Il panorama è mozzafiato. La casa è freschissima e molto bella, curata nei minimi dettagli - 03 Jun 2017 

Ray P. AvatarRay P.

Amazing home & lovely location This incredibly spacious home with mezmerizing ocean views was the perfect place to wake up everyday and set out to explore the beautiful island. The mostly white interiors are perfect and it's conveniently just steps away from a wonderful beach, great restaurants and delicious cappuccinos. - 16 Sep 2016 

Bjørn AvatarBjørn

The incredibly helpful hospitality manager Rita greeted us and showed us around in this spectacular appt. very clean, very sophisticated and perfectly located for some relaxes days. From start to beginning perfect. Thanks for your hospitality. Would love to return - 16 Jul 2016 

Luca AvatarLuca

The stay in Giuseppe's Villa was very nice. ischia is a very beautiful island and the villa was in a very good spot to explore the island and enjoy our stay. Everything went very smooth and Rita was very helpful. Thank you for your hospitality. - 24 Jun 2016 

Brian AvatarBrian

Very friendly and helpful from the start, both Giuesppe and Rita were great hosts. They kindly organised all our travel from the airport to the island and back with no fuss.

The house itself is extraordinary, with the hi-tech lighting and antiques, the terraces and the hot tub it will take your breath away.

A short walk down a steep, narrow cobbled road brings you to the beach and several excellent restaurants serving the most amazing seafood. There are several mini markets nearby plus small shops from which you can purchase stamps and postcards etc.

I would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone who wants a peaceful break. - 26 Apr 2016 

Abigail AvatarAbigail

Such a gorgeous apartment with great attention to detail in every way. An interior enthusiast's dream come true! My three friends and I really enjoyed our stay here relaxing on one of the several terraces or on the near by beach. The host was fantastic, very friendly and helpful with advice on ferries from Naples and getting us a taxi on our last day. The beach and the nearby restaurants are just down a winding hill from the apartment so just be aware there is a few minute up hill walk back to the apartment you have walking difficulties. Fantastic, beautiful place, exactly like the photos. Not to be missed! - 05 Sep 2015