Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Spacious, with lots of room and light - listed as an apartment, this is actually a villa/bungalow style property within its own private garden. It's a work in progress, but we have orange, lemon trees, passion fruit and a variety of Ghosimina (Jasmine) growing along the fences. It's a real sun-trap most of the day, so if you are looking for a suntan........but the terrace is always nice and shady.
Views from the terrace are spectacular, (great for dining al fresco).
On clear days you can see Stromboli (Volcano) and the Aeolian islands.
Your home from home faces both east and west. It's great to throw open the shutters first thing in the morning, letting in the sun and fresh breezes that drift up from the ocean.
Being just 5 minutes drive from the ocean makes it ideal. It's a fun and interesting drive down the hill route, with two choices, either the dirt road or the through Old Zambrone..
It is a great neighbourhood with good and friendly people. It is safe and secure. No one can enter the property without using the Enterphone for secure access. Parking is conveniently located in front of the property.
There is a post office, grocery stores, bank, pharmacy, restaurant, close-by in old Zambrone and many other amenities are within driving distance. A 10 minute drive to Tropea.
Region is full of natural parkland, agriculture and breathtaking coastlines.
Property is just 40 minutes drive from the airport at Lamezia Terme.
There are many beaches along the coastline between Zambrone and Capo Vaticano....all well worth discovering. Some offer snorkling and pedalos.
Our outdoor/unheated swimming pool is often exclusive to our guests and shared only with only a few others at the location.
Air Conditioned in Summer, heating in cooler months - included in the rental cost (unlike other regions of Italy).
THINGS TO DO:
This region offers everything for everyone. Biking inland/ along coastal roads, seashore activities and, of course, fine, fresh food.
Relaxing days at the beach. Water sports, including snorkelling.
Explore the countryside and surrounding villages.
Frogman Team Diving Centre is 3 km away.
Scuba diving at Groticelle and Tropea.
Pedalo rentals at Zambrone.
Boat trips to the Aeolian Islands - see "Stromboli by night" , enjoy the mud spa baths of the volcano. (Boats depart Tropea or Vibo Marina).
Drive the coast south to Reggio di Calabria (see the famous Riace Bronzes at the museum).
Day trips to Sicily just over one hour away - Ferry from Villa San Giovanni (departs every 18 to 20 minutes) crossing the famous Straits of Messina.
Scilla is another "must see", just half about a 40 minute drive to the south
Drive into the Sila Mountains region - enjoy skiing in winter. See the magnificent nature reserve year-round.
Places of interest in Calabria can be reached in under an hour, including the eastern coastline of the Ionian Sea. There is a wealth of things to see and do, places to go and all within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Zambrone Marina 1.2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme 47 km, Nearest railway: Zambrone 1 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|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 (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Living/dining room: Large corner chaise lounge sofa, arm chair, flat screen TV and DVD videos. Living room has an over-sized ottoman which converts to extra bed, comfortable, large, with adjustable headboard.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Bathroom: Bright and sunny with window.
Shower and bidet, lighted vanity and windows. Hair dryer provided.
Laundry room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board. .
Master Bedroom: Queen size bed and triple wardrobes and bedside cabinets.
Twin Bedroom : Two single beds, under-bed storage and triple wardrobe and drawers.
Utility Room with Washing machine.
NOTE: BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED. (They tend to want to stay at the beach!).
|Further details outdoors|
Parking spaces: Parking spot is directly in front of the property.
Security features include access by enterphone.
Private gated entry and lock.
Please Note: Calabria is new to and free from mass tourism (August being the busiest season).
Because of recent building/development, our road is not yet paved (Spring 2014). Southern Italy moves slower than the rest of the world, which adds to it's charm and your relaxation!
Priscopio (not to be confused with Piscopio, which is inland) is a marvelous agricultural region, a quiet spot with spectacular views of the ocean. Wonderful neighbourhood with kind and friendly people.
NOTE: STANDARD FINAL CLEAN FEE Euro 80:00 must be paid to our carekeeper, when you receive the key.
A Refundable Security/Damages Deposit - Euro 100 payable with final balance .
Our gardener comes in once or twice per week, to water the garden, usually in the early evening.
N.B.: Smoke detectors inside property - SMOKING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ANYWHERE INSIDE THE VILLA OR ON THE PROPERTY - Thank you for your cooperation.
Southern Italy region
Ruggedly beautiful, sandy white beaches and seaside grottos. A huge agricultural area, famous for the patented red onions of Tropea. (Known as the "Viagra of Calabria)
This part of Italy is a well-kept secret. Northern Italians, have been coming here for years, getting away from mass tourism in other regions. The climate and wide open spaces are unbelievable. Calabria boasts almost year round vacation climates. May through October is usually summer-like weather.
History buffs are in awe of diverse history of this particular region.
Zambone is situated in the hills overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast. Quiet and serene. Steeped in diverse history and culture. The diversified coastline features wide beaches of white sand or rocky shores overlooking the sea. Zambrone Marina is closeby, with two beaches, one named Paradiso del Sub, located in a lovely bay, accessed by a small path, an ideal place for privacy and some snorkeling! Closeby the main Zambrone Marina and Marinella. See the old towne of Zambrone and visit the "Chiesa di San Carlo", this historic building houses and preserves valuable works of art. See the Monument to the war dead and the beautiful poetoc tribute by Garcia Lorca!
This is the heart of the "costa degli dei" , a few steps away from the famous towns of Tropea and Pizzo. Distance only 5 minutes to Tropea, 15 minutes to Pizzo, 40 minutes to the airport. One hour away are the famous parks of the Sila Mountains with their opulent vegetation and some skiing in winter. The Tropea Blues Festival is not to be missed, in early September. Tropea comes alive after dark. After watching the sunset, over a glass of Proseco, stroll lovely cobbled streets, taking in the sights and sounds. Enjoying the fresh local food restaurants, that are "second to none" . Stores stay open late!
Ideal for biking tours, water sports. deep sea diving at Groticelle and Tropea. Boat trips to the Aeolian Islands daily from Tropea and Vibo Marina. Enjoy the mud baths at Stromboli Island. Reggio di Calabria and Sicily are only 1.5 hours drive. Enjoy a day in the mountains of the Sila. Skiing in season.
Most parts of Calabria, east or west coast can be reached within one hour.
Your vacation home is approximately 5 minutes drive to Tropea, 15 minutes to Pizzo , Vibo Valentia city, with it's spacious shopping mall is about 20 minutes. An hour to the Sila Parks and Mountains. Drive the magnificent "costa degli dei" costal road for breathtaking scenery, going all the way to Villa San Giovanni (ferry to Sicily) or onward to Reggio di Calabria, in just over an hour.
The Zambrone location has a wealth of unique attractions with the largest and whitest beach in the region. Close to Tropea and just 40 minutes from Lamezia Terme airport, 30 minutes to Vibo Valentia and 5 minutes to Tropea. Location: West coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea, just south of the famous Amalfi coastline. A newly discovered oasis of rugged landscape beauty and culture.
Zambrone Marina has a train station, which services the coastline trains travelling from Lamezia and points north all the way south to Reggio di Calabria. The station itself has a small bar/terrace close to a well-stocked supermarket complete with delicatessen.
Zambrone has several beaches, the main (and longest in the region) is easy to access and has plenty of parking. Yet another sandy beach named Cappo Cozza, large and secluded, behind Zambrone station.
Zambrone marina offers pedalo rentals. A variety of restaurants/bars, from pizzerias to local fine cuisine and, of course, local wines. The supermarket also sells fresh fruit and vegetables, wine, beer and liqeurs.
Old Zambrone is up in the hills, just north of the property. Here you will find even more restaurants/bars, local butcher, fishmonger, post office, pharmacy and bank/bank machine.
Priscopio has 2 restaurants, at La Collinella and Pirapora (organic farm) in season.
Visit Tropea, the medieval jewel of the Tyrrhenian sea. Cathedral on Via Roma, (oppositive Don Rocco Restaurant) boasts interesting WWII artifact. Many restaurants, stores, cyber cafe, jewellery and gift shops. Enjoy the famous gelato at Tonino's. Amble along quaint, narrow streets, which open onto small squares.
The historic town of Pizzo is a half hour's drive north, with it's Norman castle, outdoor cafes and tours. Vibo Valentia, the town, is just 30 minutes drive inland to the northeast of Zambrone. Visit the museum at the old castella, take the tour, or enjoy the bustle and charm of the largest metropolis in the region. You can find everything you need here.
See Vibo Marina, with it's lovely harbour, boats/ yachts. Stroll the promenade, stopping for a while at the pastry bar/cafes. Enjoy traditional family fare with lunch at a trattoria along the waterfront.
Drive south along the coast road, from Tropea to the lovely town or Santa Domenica; stop at the delightful beer garden of Il Giardino della Rose Cafe - featuring a magnificent array of Italian pastries and gelato. Complimentary snacks and pizza are served with evening drinks.
Beyond Santa Domenica, is Capo Vaticano and Ricadi, well worth a drive for some spectacular scenery en route to Nicotera and Nicotera Marina.
Golf course of Feudo Montalto Club, at Limadi, is 30 min. south of Tropea, with dining and club house. Calabria has 2 National Parks Aspromonte and the Sila - with lucious lakes and forests. Enjoy skiing at San Giovanni.
Taste reknowned Calabrian cuisine of freshly caught fish, fruit and vegetables. Enjoy Ndjua (spicy salami) produced in nearby Spilinga (between Zambrone and Tropea).
Train from Tropea to Rome - in under six hours. New express trains were added this year!
Check out this website for local maps and special dates: www.poro.it
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30 Sep 2014
"Comfortable & nice apartment with beautiful outlook"
Clean apartment with new equipment located in a neighbourhood of similar buildings. The apartment is located on hill with beautiful outlook to the sea from its terrace. The neighbourhood is quiet and … More
18 Sep 2013
"Nice and quiet appartment in the mountains"
Flat and interior in good condition.
Pro: quiet located in the mountains, but appartment in one group of buildings, close to another 7 appartments, so maybe in peak season not so quiet (regarding neighbours) any more.
Con: we were disappointed, not being able to see Stromboli from our appartment.
You need to have a car, because the appartment is almost on the highest point of the mountain, unable to walk easily by feed. Village and nearest beach is about 5-10 minutes away by car.
But in summary:
a good outfitted, clean appartment, located in a good neighbourhood. Location a little peripheral but when going by car (at any time) no problem.
Next time we would prefer a flat maybe little nearer to places of interest.
Thanks for the lovely stay in this appartment anyway.
We always advise potential guests to read the description of the location and property in our Holiday Lettings ad', though extensive, is explicit and truthful. The property is at the top of a hill (not classified a mountain). It is less than 5 minutes drive down to the beach and less to the closest village of old Zambrone (bank,machine, pharmacy, grocers, hardware, Restaurants). The SA3 main highway is directly connected via rural paved road (through Zambrone) or a fun-filled drive on the unpaved road - either way, views are spectacular. Stromboli can be seen when departing the property, going downhill. Mount Etna (Sicily) can be seen on clear days at the end of the street, and on leaving the property. The pool is shared, but generally it is private. Not all the properties are for rent, hence it is never noisy and homes never fully occupied. It is 10 minutes drive into Tropea and 20 to Pizzo. Once again, everything is as described on the website.
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