The well appointed apartment and balcony equipped for al fresco dining is suitable for family & friends of all ages. There will always be something of interest with the 270 degree panoramic vista of Monte Poro, the south western coastline of Calabria, the Messina straits, Sicily, the Aeolian islands, the headlands of Santa Maria & Capo Vaticano. The amazing sunsets will keep you enthralled with their ever changing spectacular colours & beauty.
Santa Maria with its beachside restaurants, pizzerias, bars & supermarket are only 10 minutes walk down the hill. The freshly caught sea food is the speciality of the local restaurants, the vegetables & fruit are mainly locally grown. The vino locale is very reasonably priced with wines from the other regions of Italy freely available.
The resort is 3 km. from the popular beaches of Grotticelle with their water sports & eateries.
The apartment is 20 minute drive to the medieval picturesque town of Tropea which is the favourite tourist destination in Calabria In its atmospheric narrow alleys and piazzas you will find numerous shops and an amazing choice of restaurants.
Within a 30 minutes drive you will find the modern shopping mall of the Vibo Center which contrasts with the centuries old mountain villages, some of which you will find just a few kilometres from the apartment.
Hiking, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, beach and boat fishing are some of the other activities available in the locality. A 30 minute drive to the golf course at Limbadi and a 2 hour drive to skiing in the Aspromonte in the winter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Santa Maria di Ricadi 700 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme 68 km, Nearest railway: Ricadi 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan lounge dining room with dining table, 4 dining chairs, sideboard and a 2 seat settee and floor rug.
Flat screen TV, Digital TV Receiver, DVD player, mini hi fi, computer speakers for laptop & MP3 / ipod, laptop computer only suitable for e-radio & email.
Fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, electric cooker, gas hob with extractor fan, microwave, electric kettle and toaster. Single drainer and sink.
Full set of pots, pans cutlery, crockery and glasses.
Bedrooms have ample wardrobe space, drawers & bed side cabinets.
Inner hall with cupboard storing a hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, steam iron, ironing board, mops, buckets, clothes dryer and washing / cleaning materials, kitchen and toilet rolls.
|Further details outdoors|
The large covered balcony has patio furniture consisting of a table and 6 chairs, a gas barbecue with barbecue utensils, apron, gloves and fish grill holders.
The large pool has a Jacuzzi and a separate children's pool, a number of poolside sun beds are available for use. A covered gazebo with tables and chairs and a beach volleyball court are available.
There is secure parking at the rear of the properties and there is another car park near the volleyball court all within a gated complex.
The swimming pool is open from 1 June - 30 September and is closed to swimming before 0800 for cleaning.
During siesta time 1330 - 1630.hours you are requested to keep noise to a minimum..
Beach/pool towels available for an extra charge of €5 / week to be booked in advance by contacting the owner.
If an extra set of bed linen and towels are required they can be requested in advance by contacting the owner for a charge of €5 pp.
There is a washing machine available and laundry does dry quickly.
All utilities (gas, water, electricity), bed linen & bath towels are included in the rent.
Some details on the apartment will be sent after the confirmation deposit has been paid. Further detailed information eg the local area, directions and on the apartment will be sent to you after the final balance has been paid.
Calabria is an area of outstanding natural beauty that possesses the quality of being popular whilst still being unspoilt. This area has been aptly described as ‘astonishingly beautiful’ and was, until now, undiscovered by international tourism. It is not a typical package tour destination and it is all about a real Italian experience and living La Dolce Vita.
Calabria is one of the best kept secrets of Italy. with its many beaches, hill top villages, mountains and the Aspromonte & Sila National Parks. On the west coast in the Capo Vaticano area, beautiful beaches and small coves abound, some only accessed by sea.
The region of Calabria is mountainous and away from the coast you will find remote villages steeped in a rich history. Calabria is popular with Italian holiday makers due to its beautiful beaches, low prices and wonderful climate, making it the ideal holiday place for everyone.
In the past, Calabria has been visited by many civilizations such as the Greeks, the Byzantines, the Saracens, and the Normans. They have all left their mark in architecture, Castles and on the cuisine of the Region. A drive of under 2 hours and you'll find yourself in the mountains of the Sila & Aspromonte National Parks where walking and skiing in the winter are popular attractions.
The region of Calabria has managed to remain relatively untouched and has escaped mass-tourism, with many of the small hilltop villages and hamlets still enjoying age-old traditions and customs. Cuisine in the region of Calabria tends to be spicy and flavourful, featuring pasta, cheeses and some typically Greek ingredients such as honey and figs, and the area produces sweet white wine. Whilst enjoying a holiday in the region of Calabria, activities include walking, hiking and bird-watching in the National Parks, horse-riding, rock-climbing and skiing in the mountains, and various water sports such as sailing and scuba- diving along the coast.
A short walk from the Resort are the seaside restaurants & Bars at Santa Maria beach. Capo Vaticano with its beaches & eateries are only a few Kilometres away as are the villages of Ricadi & San Nicola with their shops, weekly market & restaurants.
Tropea is a 15 minute drive from Delta Club & is well known for its miles of white sandy beaches and turquoise coloured water and of course it is nicknamed the home of the 'Red Onion'. There is also an annual Blues festival in the centre of Tropea towards the beginning of September, live bands playing in an open air atmosphere most nights during the festival.
Tropea dates back to the 17th century with cobbled narrow streets, charming cafes, restaurants, souvenir and fashion shops speckled along the winding and meandering laneways. It’s relaxing to just sit outside one of the cafes of an evening, have a frothy cappuccino and watch all of the Italians enjoying their evening stroll through the streets of Tropea.
Pizzo is another beautiful town is just a 35 minutes’ drive from the apartment, famous for its Chiesa di Piedigrotta, a church completely carved out of the tufo rock near the beach. This Calabrian town is also famous for its tartufo, a special delicious kind of ice cream celebrated with a festival in Pizzo every August.
Mini cruises to the Aeolian Isles depart from the port of Tropea/Capo Vaticano around 7:00am on a 350 seater air conditioned motor ship. On this daily trip you get to visit Stromboli, the famous active volcano plus Lipari. Arrive back at Tropea around 19:15pm, a day well spent, don't forget to bring your camera and savour those magic moments.
Activities in the locality of Delta Club include water sports, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, horse riding, cycling & motor boat hire.