Villa Monacone is located in via Pizzolungo, the scenic walkway that leads from the nearby viewpoint of Tragara to the Natural Arch.
It is a fifteen minutes walk from the “Piazzetta”.
In its characteristic simplicity, it is one of the historic houses in Capri. Built in 1880 by the Spadaro family, it is recorded in various publications.
The 1922 book “La casa nel paesaggio di Capri” by Edwin Cerio includes a powerful drawing of the house by the Venetian painter Gennaro Favai.
Over the years, Villa Monacone hosted artists, writers, exiles, people more and less extraordinary.
Among the others, the Austrian painter Oscar Kokoschka, who covered its walls with portraits of his beloved Alma Mahler – later scratched out by the landowner – and Monika Mann, Thomas Mann’s daughter, who spent there thirty years of her romance with the younger son of the builder of the house.
At present, the upper apartments of the oldest part of the house have been unified by the new owners into a comfortable holiday home, available for rent for short periods throughout the year.
The house is rented as a whole, with a total of four rooms, three bathrooms and two kitchens.
The smallest apartment includes a room with a double bed, a bathroom with outdoor shower, a room with two single sofa-beds, table and chairs, a small kitchen and a bathroom with shower.
The largest apartment includes a spacious living room with two sofas, fireplace, table and chairs, a smaller room with a single sofa-bed, a bathroom with a bath and a kitchen.
The house includes a balcony overlooking the Faraglioni rocks and a shaded terrace, plus a laundry room and garden spaces (see the page "Galleria").
The most enjoyable arrangement is up to five occupants.
Pets not admitted.
A cleaning service and watering of plants can be supplied during the week.
The famous Faraglioni bathing establishments can be reached in ten minutes walking down on a pathway through pines and the Mediterranean scrub. If you want to avoid climbing back, you can take a boat to Marina Piccola and continue by bus or taxi to the Piazzetta.
The first restaurants and bars are at a five minutes walk; ten minutes are needed to reach the first shops. The house is accessible only by foot, since the streets in Capri are almost entirely pedestrian, but there is a luggage transport service to and from the funicular stop.