One of the most sophisticated places to stay in Venice: a private island with a swimming pool, full staff, a private boat and driver.
A private island of unsurpassed beauty, Lagoon Island is a natural haven that embodies the tranquility and sophistication of the Venetian lagoon.
The property is home to families of wild peacocks and a vast range of wildlife, its lovingly tended grounds cradling organic gardens and orchards, eco-friendly fish farms, and an ancient chapel. And it has just been opened for a limited number of private bookings per year.
Situated in the heart of a lagoon that has inspired some of the most celebrated authors and artists, Lagoon Island is more than just an island retreat; it is a place to gather with friends or family in an exclusive environment, to experience the luxury of space in a well-appointed villa overlooking sweeping natural vistas, and to tap into an inner creativity through a close connection with an unspoiled natural setting.
The island was originally settled in the fifth century as part of a group of garden islands known as Ammiana. Churches, monasteries, and convents were built and thrived on the islands before falling into abandonment by the fifteenth century. Today, it is the only island of the original Ammiana archipelago to survive. It is in the process of becoming fully self-sustainable with its own fresh water source, organic fish, and produce farming; an oasis nestled between the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Dolomites mountain range to the northwest, and the cosmopolitan city of Venice to the south.
The island of Venice can be reached in about twenty minutes by private boat – a luxurious ride past Torcello, Burano, and Murano, across open lagoon waters and wild marshland, straight into the arms of one of Europe’s most cultured and international cities. Exclusive and connected, the island offers the luxury of unadulterated space and urban refinement combined. Its fully bespoke offerings range from complete privacy and autonomy to all-inclusive five-star superior service.
The Villa offers luxurious accommodation and stylish décor that complement the naturally lush environment of the island. This grand estate features an open floor plan with a spacious, light-filled living room, Venetian-style chef’s kitchen, an expansive dining room that accommodates up to sixteen guests, two master bedrooms, five double, and two single bedrooms with private baths.
Outside, a spacious terrace is perfect for entertaining, with a large fireplace to set the mood or cook in the open air. A second patio provides a quiet, secluded nook with natural teak dining set, while a typical Venetian rooftop altana offers dramatic views of the lagoon. The villa’s large swimming pool comes complete with stunning teak deck area, gazebo, and lounge chairs.
Blond wood, lots of whites, Eastern rugs, and decorative elements, inspiring artworks, and natural muted colours and fabrics make the island a perfect place to hang out.
Whether for an inconspicuous weekend among family and friends, an exquisite wedding celebration, or a well-heeled occasion, the property is an elegant backdrop for unforgettable moments. L’e Marquis can arrange your stay according to your requirements. Guests can enjoy the gardens, orchards, and fresh fish supply, or shop on a neighbouring island to prepare their own meals. Alternatively, the villa can be fully staffed to meet the needs of the most exacting guest. Arrangements can be made for a concierge, butler, personal chef, exquisite local catering, on call massage therapist and yoga services, or full private boat service. At all times the island is equipped with a private boat and driver.
Yoga retreats fit into the organic philosophy of the island, which emphasises an inner balance of the body, mind, and spirit. Prominence is given to Satyananda and Sivanada yoga philosophies but Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga training can also be arranged. The island has two certified instructors on-site, and guest instructors can book the island for private retreats. Vegetarian or bespoke meals available on request.
Discover some of the one hundred and eighteen Venetian islands and five hundred and fifty square kilometres of wild lagoon beyond the City of Venice. Nearest to the island is the famed Burano island with its colourful buildings and hand-made lace, Mazzorbo with the Venissa vineyards and lauded restaurant, and Torcello with its first-century Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, which boasts stunning Byzantine mosaics.
Special private visits can be arranged by L’e Marquis.
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