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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Lovely, bright and airy apartment to rent in Scalea. The apartment is located on a modern secure and private holiday complex on a modern secure and private holiday complex The development has electronic gates, a large communal swimming pool with children’s section and Jacuzzi, located in a nice and quiet part of the town. The apartment is located on the top floor of a 2 storey building and has the added benefit of being located close to the swimming pool. It has open plan living room with sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen corner, master bedroom, shower room and a terrace. The apartment sleeps up to four people and comes fully furnished, television, washing machine, oven, fridge and small freezer etc... It also has its own private parking space. During the summer months, you will find a water park, supermarket, hotel, restaurant and bar a short walk from the apartment. The apartment is available to rent for a couple of days or longer. Book early to avoid disappointment

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scalea 1.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme 120 km, Nearest railway: Scalea 2 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

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking

The Calabria region

Scalea is a picturesque town situated in Calabria in southern Italy, on the sunny Tyrrhenian coast. Surrounded by sea and mountains.

The old town is placed on the heights and preserves the remains of an ancient wall, while towards the beach, the Scalea Marina centre has recently been developed, with modern, comfortable hotels splendid villas and numerous, fully-equipped bathing areas on the beach. These enchanting beaches look out onto a sea of incomparable beauty.

The name of Scalea is also synonymous of culture, history and folklore. During the Swabian, Angevin, Aragonese and Spanish era, Scalea became an important fief and a centre of study, which was gradually enriched with monuments and works of art, most of which can still be admired today. Well north a visit are the Norman Castle, the Palazzo Palamolla, of Renaissance inspiration and the Torre Cimalonga, Aragonese style building, now the seat of the "Antiquarium".

Scalea is on the Cedar Riviera , which is in the Cosenza Provence in the Calabria region of Italy Scalea up until now , has been untouched by foreign visitors. Italians have been having great holidays here for decades , but has remained unknown to the rest of the world.. Yet this town has everything going for it. The people here are very helpful and down to earth, the population in Scalea grows fivefold in the summer months as the Italian holiday season begins, so between July and the start of September it is very busy here , with parties, disco's, markets, local festivals etc.. Outside of these months the town still stays relatively busy and most of the shops and restaurants stay open, which allows for some relaxing holidays as well.

The climate here is amongst the best in the Mediterranean with long hot summers and very short mild winters. which means that for 9 months of the year Scalea stays well over 20 degrees C.

Scalea is well serviced by many restaurants, supermarkets, clothes shops and has entertainment during its summer feria from July to September.


Things to do

A few suggestions of things to do in and around Scalea',

Scuba Diving at DinoSub - Praia a mare ,The Isle of Dino -a marine sanctuary. Bay of Polycastro.

The dive centre is on the beach at Praia a mare (2 miles from Scalea) between the 15th of June and the 15 of September. However they also operate from their office between the 15th of may and the 30th of September. The office is inside the holiday village "LA MANTINERA" at Praia a mare.

Snorkelling - lots of interesting sites in Scalea and up the coast.

Skiing in the Sila Mountains - About 1 and a half hours drive from Scalea are Calabria's main Ski resorts. These are in the Sila Grande which is near Cosenza (travel south on the SS18 from Scalea and follow signs for Cosenza. Then take the road into the mountains. The 3 resorts are:Camigliatello Silano 1400m , Lorica 1350-1920m , Ciricilla 1400-1500m.

Other outdoor activities

Canoeing and Water Rafting are very popular activities on the famous white waters of Fiume lao.

Canoeing and Rafting Corner office located on Via Lauro and Via Sauro, 0985.21476 / 0985.91033.

Pollino National Park

Pollino national Park nature mountains lakes etc... located 25min drive from Scalea- Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Bird Watching etc

For more information on the park take a look at the web site

Paragliding In Praia a Mare (a few miles away)

Have a look at the website at

Aquapark In praia a Mare on the beach near Isola Dino. . Aquafan is the biggest water park. in Italy.

Isola Dino you can take a boat trip out to the caves and grotto.

Horse Riding centre is located 2 miles south of Scalea on the Strada for Verbicaro and Marcelluna. La Bruca Riding Centre. Information at the Hotel Talao. Also horse trekking in San Dominica Taloa.

Places of Interest nearby (Km distance from apartment)

Orsomarso National park entrance , waterfall and hiking, 15km

San Nicola Arcella- Caves, picturesque seaside village,4km

Maratea – marina and nice port ,old world charm, lovely secluded beachs,Knownas "Jewel of Basilicata",20km

Praia a mare- Aqua park , Isola Dino,shopping, treelined promenade ,long sandy beach, fishing,10km.

Diamante- promenade ,beach and pretty old town famous for chillis and wall murals,20km

Cirella- very quiet beach while other beachs are busy,15km

San Domenica Taloa- hill town, fab views over coast,7km

Rivello ,Aieta, Tortora -hill towns with windy cobblestone roads and a giant step into the past, 30km,20km,18km

La Sila Mountains- National park ,Lakes,Pine trees, Mountains and all the breath taking scenery that goes with those,2hr drive

Papasidero-hilltown ,cave paintings from bronze age, white water rafting, canoeing, 35km

Cosenza, local city 1hr 15min drive, pretty old town

Sicily is a 3hr drive south with a short 25min ferry crossing.

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:15 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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