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Villa Smeralda

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Capri  | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £11,704 per week

The island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and sought after locations in the Mediterranean Sea. A legendary idyll, the island's captivating mix of rough nature and hedonism has charmed everyone since Roman times.
Emperor Tiberius chose the island as its refuge and haven away from the troubles of Rome. Along the street that leads to the remains of his imposing villa find Villa Smeralda, one of the finest holiday homes of the island.

Walking distance from the famous piazzetta, meeting point of the jet-setting crowd during the summer, yet tugged away, Villa Smeralda offers enviable sea views, an ample terrace with sofas and dining table, a hot tub, sauna and private swimming pool. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Villa Smeralda, built in typical Caprese style with white-washed walls, hand-made majolica floors and arches, has some unique features that are rare on the island: a large private swimming pool, ample grounds including olive and fruit trees and generously sized rooms. Originally a 19th century residence, from the villa one can enjoy views all the way to Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the fisher village of Massa Lubrense on the mainland. The ample windows make sure that the light is a predominant feature of the house, allowing at the same time to take in the beautiful sights of the surrounding panorama. The spa, including a sauna and hot tub for 4, make sure that one can use the house also during the cooler months. The villa has several living areas allowing guests to gather together or disperse in more intimate settings. On Capri island location is a key element to consider when renting a property. Villa Smeralda has a unique setting: a 15-20min walk from the piazzetta, the place to be and be seen nonetheless immersed in Mediterranean vegetation. The villa sits on top of a hill with Villa Jovis on the opposite side of the valley; it offers sea views and enjoys the green scenery of Mount Tiberio, unusual for the otherwise more rough and rocky nature of the island. Capri is not only for the fashionistas. The island has been visited over the centuries primarily for its magical beauty: the Blue Grotto, named so after its electrifying hue, the island's highest peak Mount Solaro, easily reachable by chairlift, the Faraglioni rocks that stand sky-high amidst the sea, the fantastic photographic vistas from Augustus' gardens.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Entrance
  • Huge living / dining area with ample windows and access to the terrace and garden
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Master bedroom with balcony and bathroom (tub)
  • Double bedroom with bathroom (shower) and access to the terrace
  • Two bedrooms are accessed externally; each with own bathroom (shower)

Lower Ground Floor/
Pool Level

  • Living room with library and office
  • Double bedroom with bathroom (shower)
  • Laundry room
  • Double bedroom with bathroom (shower), ideal for a teenager or staff
  • NOTES:
  • Access to the property is only by foot. 1.1km from Capri’s main square.
  • The grounds have walls lower than 1m in height. Children should be supervised.
  • Procession for the Feast Day of San Costanzo (May)

Celebrate the Feast Day of San Costanzo, patron saint of Capri.

  • Capri Tango Festival (June)

Music, dancing, exhibitions and tango classes.

  • International Folklore Festival (August)

Visit the square of Anacapri for music and folkdance events.

  • Ferragosto Celebrations (August)

Celebrate the annual August bank holiday with music and food on the beach at Marina Grande.

  • Settembrata Anacaprese (September)

Annual celebration of the grape harvest with culinary events and markets.

  • Feast Day of the Madonna della Libera (September)

Celebrations and a traditional religious procession through Marina Grande, to honour Madonna della Libera.

  • The Capri Film Festival (December)

Visit the Piazzetta – the heart of Capri. It’s a tiny square but always has a bustling atmosphere.

The shopping scene in Capri is fantastic. The streets are lined with luxury designer boutiques –Armani, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton to name a few. For crafts, pottery and local delicacies visit the less touristy town of Anacapri.

Water sports are also very popular in Capri. You can dive and snorkel at Marina Grand, the centre of water activities in Capri. You can also hire canoes and take boat trips, which are the best ways to experience the beauty of Capri. A must-do is to visit the blue grotto - the iridescent blue waters are a sight not to be missed.

Another way to appreciate the landscape of Capri is to take a walk along a coastal path. We recommend the nature trails from both Capri and Anacapri. Many trails descend down to an inlet area where you can cool off with a relaxing swim.

For the best views, walk up to the highest point of the island, Monte Solaro. For those who aren’t afraid of heights, we recommend to take the chair lift up - the views are worth it.

TIME ZONE

GMT +1hr

LANGUAGE

Italian

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FORMALITIES

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

WEATHER

In general, the climate in Amalfi Coast is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.

HEALTH

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

DRIVING/PARKING INFORMATION

There are some important rules of the road:

  • Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked "biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%.There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

PARKING

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying "Zona a traffico limitato".
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
  • Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
  • In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

LOCATION:

  • In the town of Capri
  • Bar, restaurant and small grocery store 500meters
  • The Piazzetta (Piazza Umberto I) 1.1km, Anacapri 5km, Marina Piccola 5km, Blue Grotto 8km,
  • Harbor (Marina Grande): 4km

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioning.
  • Maid service 4 hours daily.
  • Wireless broadband internet.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for up to 3 hours for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
  • Porters to carry the luggage on check-in and check-out.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service - available on request.
  • Transfer from Naples airport to Capri town incl. transfer to the port of Naples, hydrofoil ticket and transfer from Capri harbor to the town: from EUR 750 for up to 8 people.
  • Cook service - available on request in advance.
  • Central heating as per consumption.
  • Telephone as per consumption.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Access to the property is only by foot. 1.1km from Capri's main square.
  • The grounds have walls lower than 1m in height. Children should be supervised.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Sea View
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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