L’Etoile is luxury villa for rent in Capri Island, a fairy tale villa with pool and breathtaking views of the sea. A luxurious, south facing home, surrounded by luxuriant gardens and sun-kissed terraces.
An exclusive vacation retreat in which to experience the charm of Capri in total privacy, amidst spectacular scenery and beautiful works of art. The villa has five double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and is available for exclusive weekly rental and special events.
L’Etoile sits on the slopes of Monte San Michele, on the summit of which Emperor Augustus built one of his most magnificent and mysterious residences. Whilst in perfect harmony with its surroundings, the villa has an oddly military appearance, quite unlike any other historic house on the island of Capri.
The singularity of the building is not by chance: the entire area, in fact, after the French occupation in 1806 was the subject of fortification works that affected not only the remains of Emperor Tiberius’ hilltop villa, but also the Church of the Cross, a house of worship which was transformed in to a gun powder deposit.
It is therefore probable, that the current form of L’Etoile is derived from a military fort, particularly as the property runs along one of the old roads leading to the top of Monte San Michele.The villa was built on the site of a water cistern, thought to have been built in the period of the Ancient Greeks.
L’Etoile is a two storey edifice.
On the ground floor there is a large lounge with cross vaulted ceilings and 17th century stone fireplace; a dining area with table for 12; a fully equipped kitchen; a guest bathroom; laundry and store room.
Five double bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, are located on the first floor of the building. Two bedrooms have an ornamental fireplace. An additional guest bathroom, a second kitchen and the villa’s large terrace are also located on the first floor.
Home to the world’s biggest private collection of artworks by Karl Wilheim Diefenbach (painter to whom a museum is dedicated in Capri) as well as numerous original prints and landscapes of the island, the interiors of L’Etoile have been decorated with a careful selection of furniture and antiques.
Floors are paved in hand-crafted terracotta and decorated with original 18th century majolica tiles. Bedrooms are upholstered in “toile de Youy”. Bathrooms are fitted with luxury suites and decorated with English wallpaper or marble.
Individually controlled air conditioning and heating, telephone sockets and LCD televisions are provided in all bedrooms and communal areas. Kitchens are equipped with hob, oven, fridge-freezer and microwave. Wi-Fi connectivity is available throughout the villa.
The villa is set in a 3250 sq m garden: a lovingly maintained, tiered garden with pine wood, swimming pool and solarium.
The white entrance colonnade, covered in wisteria, is one of the most charming outdoor features and characteristic of Capri’s elegant homes. From here, a flight of steps (circa 80) lead up to the villa. A stair lift, capable of transporting up to 250 kilos, runs from the main gate to the entrance of the house.
In a sunny corner of the garden, there is a panoramic ozone pool, a solarium with loungers, changing room and hot water shower. On the villa’s large terrace, beneath an exquisite jasmine covered pergola, there are chairs, sofas and two cast iron tables, each of which large enough to seat 14 people. The antique majolica table tops date back to the 18th century.
Positioned under the pine trees, there are hammocks and sofas where you can relax in the shade…
L’Etoile has 5 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.
Spacious and filled with light, with graceful arches and high vaulted ceilings, rooms have all the features of Capri’s most elegant patrician homes.
Oozing with old world charm, all rooms have been carefully restored and furnished with the highest quality bed linen, antiques and original works of art… Taking pride of place in the master bedroom: a four poster bed, ornamental fireplaces and enchanting trefoil windows.
Floors are paved in hand-made terracotta tiles. Beautiful “toile de Youy” has been used to make the drapes and bed covers. The villa’s luxurious bathrooms feature the finest Italian marble and exclusive English wallcoverings. All rooms are fitted with individually-controlled air conditioning, television and telephone sockets. Rooms can be double or twin bedded, according to guests’ preference.
The freedom of a holiday in a private villa with all the services and comforts of a 5 star hotel: L’Etoile, Capri. Each morning, on the villa’s sea view terraces, a delicious continental breakfast is served. A personal chef and house keeping staff are available on request.
• 5 bedrooms
• 7 bathrooms (private bathroom in each room and 2 bathrooms for guests)
• Lounge with 17th century fireplace
• Dining room with table for 12 people
• Laundry and store room
• WiFi throughout the Villa
• Air conditioning
• Private bathroom with tub or shower
• Daily housekeeping
• Telephone and tv socket
• Bed and bath linen