Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Stignano Mare is a small exclusive yet friendly gated community situated 10 minutes outside the historic town of Caulonia and only 1hr 15min from the Airport of Lamezia. This two bedroom ground floor, air conditioned apartment with dinning balcony and private garden with BBQ, seating area and small paddling pool, is luxuriously furnished to the highest standard and only a short walk/drive to the beach.
Situated in a quiet village, surrounded by olive, pomegranate and orange trees, close to the beach-0.5m with a traditional Italian Bakery on the corner plot, open fruit and veg stall 25m along the road and other shops close at hand. Pizzeria restaurant 100m away. Supermarket less than 1km.
Activities:- Cooking course/Sailing Trips/Beginners Italian course with picnic in the mountains
View away from the coast, looks up into the beautiful mountains which nestles many quaint traditional Italian hill towns, packed with history and warmth.
The fragrance of orange and the tangerine blossom, the intense aroma of southern Italy, the shade of centuries-old olive trees, the silence of the country interrupted only by the chirping of crickets.
A wonderful contrast that reflects all the austerity and the gentleness of Calabria and its people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Stignano Mare 500 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme 110 km, Nearest railway: Gioiosa/Gerace 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
We have furnished the apartment to the highest standard providing a TV and DVD player and fully integrated hot/cold air conditioning unit.
The master bedroom has a King Size bed, the second bedroom has a bunk bed and a single bed, both offer plenty of storage. For families with young children their is a travel cot and high chair.
The fully furnished American kitchen and lounge has fitted cupboards and worktops, gas hob and electric cooker, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster. Coffee lovers will find an expresso maker. There is a washing machine, clothes maiden ironing board and iron.
The dining balcony sits 6 and looks onto the garden (BBQ & table & chairs).
The apartment can comfortably sleep 5 but could squeeze to 7 with the sofa bed.
Bathroom has shower, toilet, sink, bidet and washing machine.
|Further details outdoors|
Local Italian bakers- first house on complex great for bread/pizzas and cakes, with Fresh produce 20-30m down the road. A lovely Italian pizzeria /restaurant is located at the end of the road.
Miles of beautiful sandy beaches and interesting historic villages, ruins and Monasteries
Children's blow up paddling pool(small)
Private secure parking.
You can order a welcome pack before your arrival so don't worry about any of the little things if you arrive late.
We will supply a meet and greet service free of charge at the apartment so you will know what to do when you arrive.
Southern Italy region
Calabria is the beautiful and unspoilt Southern region of Italy - one of Italy's best kept secrets. The wonderfully clear turquoise Thyrrenian sea is calm and warm, with numerous quiet beaches presenting plentiful opportunities for sunbathing and swimming.
The local residents are friendly and welcoming, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday in the sun.
Plentiful bars, restaurants, pizzerias and ice cream parlours offer wonderfully fresh local cuisine at fantastic prices.Summer evenings- Open markets line the streets, with fun rides for the children.
It’s a vacation of discovery from culinary delights of the local cuisine to water sports (scuba diving, dinghy) to cultural excursions which Calabria is full of, such as
…Cathedral of Gerace, the Byzantine”Cattolica” of Stilo,excavations at the Greek site of Epizephyrian Locris, the world class National Museum of Reggio Calabria… but also the life of the region itself with its ancient traditions.
The beach nearest to the apartment is a 15 minute walk(2 min by car) and is both sand and pebble, the use of this beach is free. There is a small cafe and pedlo hire.
Caulonia is the next largest beach at the lido, sunbeds, parasols and pedalos are offered for hire, other water sports are also available here.
The piazza in the centre of Marina di Caulonia has welcoming restaurants, trendy bars and shops. Here you can enjoy gourmet food, pizzas, freshly caught seafood, local wines and cheeses, delicious gelato and patisseries.
A trip to the beautiful medieval town of Caulonia Superiore is well recommended, to visit the many churches especially the splendid church of St Zaccaria and experience the spectacular panoramic views. Whilst there you can relax with a cool drink in one of the several piazzas and appreciate the local culture.
Roccella Jonica's (7km) hillside 15th century Carafa Castle, lively souvenir market, lively Marina (restaurant here sells pizza by the metre!!).
Monastarace (16km) - ruins of a medieval castle.
Stilo (30km) - Monte Consolino (700m) is a mountain in the Serre Calebresi Range. At the top of the mountain you will find the ruins of a Norman Castle.
Bivongi (29kn) - a must is the 'Casata del Marmarico' the famous waterfall.
Aspromonte (106km) - the nearest ski resort is Gambarie The resort has 5 pistes which are suitable for beginners, intermediate and snowboarders.
Reggio di Calabria (122km) - the gateway to Sicily. A ferry ride to another amazing Italian experience where you can visit the Duomo di Messina with it's 60m bell tower containing one of the most famous astronomical clocks, at midday the figures are set in motion and show scenes from the history of Messina.
MARCH/APRIL - Easter Festival in Roccella Jonica and most local towns.
MAY - Jazz Festival in Reggio Di Calabria.
JUNE - Giro d'Italia, Italy's answer to the Tour De France passes through Calabria.
JULY - Beer Festival in Marina di Gioisa; Marie SS delle Grazie in Roccella Jonica.
AUGUST - Classical Theatre Season and Ethnic Music Festival in Locri; Arts Festival in Gerace; International Jazz and National Puppet Theatre Festivals in Roccella Jonica.
SEPTEMBER - Tarantella Festival in Caulonia Superiore (world famous dance originated in Calabria).
Calabria is the unspoilt, undiscovered region of Italy where your holiday euro will go far.
EATING OUT. While Marina di Caulonia is a traditional Italian town with many places to eat and drink, I have listed a few which are well worth a visit for quality of food and price.
BLUE TANGO, beach front restaurant (excellent seafood)
LA CHACARITA, Restaurant at end of promenade, (shown in picture gallery) great pizzas, seafood and steaks.
AURILIO'S - Restaurant in main Piazza along from Planet Bar, very popular with locals and tourists, pizzas,seafood and great steaks (try the peppered one).
RANCH SOUND STEAKHOUSE - On the main road leaving Caulonia (excellent steaks).
LE COLONNE - Restaurant in Caulonia Superiore very reasonable.
LA TRATTORIA DEL PESCE - Excellent fish restaurant near Ranch Sound.
PIZZERIA ELIA - Opposite supermarket - nice outdoor area, nearest one to apartments.
Restaurant opposite Moonlight Bar - very good pizzas.
KURU PAY - Beach front, restaurant/nightclub.
IGUANA - Beach front restaurant/nightclub