- 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.
“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!!!
“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.
“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.
“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.
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!
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.
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!
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 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!