MEDITERRANEAN VILLA ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE HISTORICAL MARVEL GERACE

rosanna ranieri

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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MEDITERRANEAN VILLA ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE HISTORICAL MARVEL GERACE

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the set up for the perfect vacation

Nested in a garden of secular olive and fruit trees, very privately, on a breezy Hill ,Villarosa dominates mountains ,valleys and seas. Breath taking sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from the various balconies and terraces of this idyllic villa. The first floor of very large dining room sitting room with a wood burning fireplace, and kitchen.,bathroom with walk-in shower bidet and pantry. The marble stairs lead you to the second-floor where tree-bedrooms , large sitting area the French bathroom with shower and bidet washing machine are.An outside marble staircase leads to to the third floor Terrace that commands 360° view of the Aspromonte Mountains, the valleys and the ionic sea. A private garage and private entrance surrounded by cast-iron gates .3 kilometers distance is the town of Gerace 2500 year famous for its many churches site of many concerts ,cobblestone roads and rich of shops ,of local artifacts,restaurants enjoyed by international tourists.

Archeological interest'the Magna Grecia': If interested I can arrange special tour of museum/actual archeological digs with professors, directors of museums.

Special visits to surrounding islands archelogical sightseeing can be arranged upon requests.

Gerace has over 2000 years of history.It was the site of many occupation tru the centuries, and all thoose civilizations left an imprint,including the Norman invasion that left behind the Norman castle.

Locri has a Greek anphitheather and to date performances under the stars are been given in its 2000 year od anphyteather.

The museum of Locri is well known and the center of interest of luminary personality.

Nearby Roccella hosts international jazz festivals.

The Ionian sea...the surroundings: the ionian sea is clean ,deepest blue and center of attraction for sea lovers of all ages...

Many 'Lidos' serve the clients with umbrellas ,loungers. refresments and lunch/ dinner on the water.

Some of the small restaurants have no set menus'They serve the catch of the day'.

The athmosphere is quiet and the beaches are not loud ,one can spend the day sailing,paddling ,motor boating

reading a book on the lounger ,eating on the rotonda 'Makes one feel like Onassis' as someone told me.

The Eolian islands, Sicily, are some of the many destinations within easy reach even one day escursions,

Palermo is really a jewel and is a must,along with Taormina,

Two days will take you to Erice tip of Sicily that overlooks Africa.

Scilla the site of Ulisse's boat wreck is near Reggio Calabria and is also rich of hystory and breathtaking beauty.

The food of the south: the local food is as good as it gets.

From the local gelato at Rinaldi's at the piazza del tocco in Gerace,to the fancy restaurant, the small trattoria, the pizza,the food is the delicacy and irresistible.

Do not eat too much of the appetizers, everything tastes so good you want to leave room for dessert;

Do not forget to sit out at nigth and have a granita,then sit by the 'Bombarde' the balcony to the world of Gerace

Perhaps it is the sun or the water or the ripeness of the fruit,butthe granita it is incomparable.

Strolling through the cobblestone of Gerace, it's a pleasure to grace through the barriers shops the most exquisite ceramics, linen, lace. At Christmas time the churches have manger scene; they compete with each other and they are very artistic and unique. Famous composers performed concerts in the churches at Christmas creating an atmosphere that brings you back centuries after the concerts the most delicious hot chocolate takes away the chill.

Villarosa: gli interni

Sulla porta d’ingresso accoglie l’ospite l’arcaico sorriso di Persefone che, insieme con l’iscrizione incisa sul caminetto attiguo , ci ricorda che siamo immersi nell’ambiente della Magna Grecia, terra antica di grande ospitalità e cultura.

Si entra , quindi, sotto i buoni auspici della Dea che un tempo si credeva regolasse le stagioni, nell’ampio living room che presenta una grande e funzionale cucina, un lungo tavolo di cristallo per i pranzi e le cene in compagnia, una grande vetrina porta stoviglie, l’angolo per la lettura , due divani ( uno matrimoniale ed uno singolo) ed un lettino.

Accanto, in stile antica Roma , c’è un grande bagno con doccia e sanitari e, a fronte, un ambiente col lavatoio ed un lungo ripostiglio.

Salendo su per le scale fatte in pietra serena troviamo un largo spazio con tre camere da letto: una, con pareti a vetro satinato ed istoriato, contiene una grande scrivania insieme ad un letto in ottone ad una piazza e mezza. Accanto si trova la stanza padronale con letto matrimoniale in ferro battuto e romantico terrazzo che si affaccia sulla vallata di Antonimina e le prime propaggini dell’Aspomonte. C’è, infine, la camera degli ospiti con letto matrimoniale , sempre in ferro battuto, ed un lettino a sponde regolabili per i bambini.

Nel luminoso disimpegno, ancora un letto ( ad una piazza) e , a servizio di tutte la zona notte, un bagno con sanitari in stile vecchia Inghilterra , ampia doccia e, nascosti da due artistiche grate, i vani per la lavatrice e quanto possa occorrere per il bucato.

Dalla zona notte si sale poi sul magnifico terrazzo superiore dove, soprattutto nelle notti più luminose, sembra di potere toccare con mano l’ampia volta del firmamento che si stende solenne su tutto l’ambiente circostante comprendendo la verde collina , l’azzurro mare e la montagna viola.

Anche davanti al living room in basso c’è un ampio terrazzo munito di dondolo, sedie e tavolino in legno e ferro battuto per i pomeriggi e le mattinate dedicate alla tintarella o le serate in famiglia o con gli amici.

Non a torto un ospite canadese ha lasciato scritto nel libro dedicato ai pensieri dei “Guests” della villa che è inutile cercare altrove il Paradiso: esso si trova a portata di mano nella tranquilla, bella e confortevole dimora chiamata “Villarosa”.

Luisa Ranieri

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

rosanna ranieri

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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Years ago I went back to Italy the land I was born in and grew up.I have lived my adult life in the USA ,my home of nearly forty years . The visit tho the land i was born in, where I went to school created a feeling of yearning , an ache,that would linger and augment thru the years.I fell in love with the little house on the hill ,recognized its potential so I,convinced my cousin to sell it to me and by miracle her mother agreed to have me purchase it;she had been reluctant to sell to others so many times before...My dream came thru and with enthusiasm I proceeded to transform the Little house into Villarosa the jewel it is now.

The results exceeded any expectation:the peace of a countryside and the nearness of the attractions and activities is enough to delight the needs for tranquillity and action at the same time

Every time I visit Villarosa I feel restored ,at peace with myself, close to my roots and to the people I love and love me back.

I have some regrets in my life ,Villarosa is the culmination of my dream to reconnect,to belong.

Several guests have visited Villarosa in their quest of finding their roots,the launching pad their families left for other shores.Helping them find their roots gives me much joy.

Others come to enjoy the 'National Park of the Aspromonte',trekking,escursions tours,offer the visitors the opportunity to reconnect with nature.Cyclers come to the area from all over Europe, some have contacted us from Australia,others come for the nearby beaches, the Ionic sea all enjoy the rich medieval heritage of Gerace,and the archeological treasures of Locri.

rosanna ranieri purchased this villa in 2001

Villarosa is ideal vacation home for many :it is a very comfortable home for family with children as well as for young couples. and senior citizens.The young tourist will find a miriad of activities from trekking to cycling to swimming ,sailing ,fishing ,wind surfing,while the older visitors may seek a quiet stay in a comfortable atmosphere,where to enjoy sunsets with a good book,a glass of great wine,local Greco is renowned,Villarosa offers all the amenities of modern living: tv and wi-fi;the rooms are spacious ,with plenty of light and great views. A third bedroom is a recent addition with damask curtains and a wall of Crystal ,custom made by local artisans ,with large sliding doors and a balcony that commands a breathtaking view of the sea and the valleys. The driveway is accessible bycar up to the front door,although a small car is recommended and the lower floor is handicapped accessible.The kitchen is open,spacious and the hutch lodges the appliances,needed for the chef at heart.The villa was recently painted and the wall decor is that of the marmorino veneziano;the two bathrooms are spacious,pristine .the garden is tiered,very private ,gated by cast iron,custom made fence: many fruit trees ,olive trees, a palm provide shade in the summer and oranges tangerines persimmons ,pomegranes and bergamot in season.olive trees provide the oil that is produced locally.

Gerace is a great town part of the 'world heritage' with many excellent restaurants,trattorias,pizzerias all few miles distance from Villarosa.

The shops are plenty and the craftsmanship is very fine ,weather you are looking for damask,linens,ceramic ,wood work, objects of art,culinary delicacies,souvenirs,home made soaps and beauty products are manufactured locally with almond oils,bergamot,olive oils.Rinaldi is a great place where the granitas are incomparable,the pastry locally made fresh every morning,the ice cream memorable , the hot chocolate to die for.

Dip in the past,visit the medieval Gerace the town with100 Churches thru the century,the Norman castle,the great restaurants the nature walks,the sea of Locri the museums the Greek- Roman amphitheater the beaches, the nearby island, Sicily Salina(site of the great film 'il Postino'),Vulcano( site of the omonimus movie ,discover Calabria and its people,known for their legendary hospitality ,their food,make friendship that last forever...

The area will fill all your senses :the coast is known as the jasmine coast,the scent is of bergamot,jasmine, zagara, the sky is forever changing,the sea is so blue and clean.the food is never not great,the music and the folk fiestas will bring you back to the

Coppola movies ,the wine is great ,the people most hospital.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.9
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Gerace Reggio Calabria
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Italy's Garden of Eden

Italy's Garden of Eden
  • 5 of 5
This incredibly beautiful Villa in an extraordinary location that has it all. From majestic mountains to awesome seaside vistas it would be impossible to find a better refuge from this hectic world. The villa has three different outside areas to relax, sunbathe or picnic and then interior is a five star palace of beauty. Any couple or family would be comfortable relaxing in these spacious surroundings. The town of Gerace is charming and the seaside towns all within a short drive are fun and offer great beaches and entertainment. Our family all hopes to return before long!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Hank you for your kind words.
Of course you must come back,you have left many friends at VILLAROSA
Rosanna
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Villarosa : un posto per rigenerarsi

  • 5 of 5
Tra la collina ed il mare Villarosa offre ai suoi ospiti la possibiltà di rigenerarsi nel corpo e nello spirito.Fornita di ogni moderna comodità,introduce nello stesso tempo nella dimensione antica di una vita lontana da ogni fonte di stress e logoramento.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Marvelous house with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5
Very beautiful very comfortable villa overlooking the Ionic Sea. Two well equipped and clean bathrooms. The descripion is correct. We found the house and the beds clean and comfortable.
We didn't manage to operate the TV and also, there was no operational CD-player.
The managing landlady is a delightful and most adequate woman, but does not speak english.
We would certainly recommend this property to all our friends.
Most restaurants were still closed due to the early season. There is a lot of archaeology around, e.g. in Locri Epizephiri (6 km) and, of course the Riace Bronzes in the museum in Reggio di Calabria, which is a must to visit. Scilla is a delightful town, not far from Reggio. There is a beautiful nature park along the ss 111 beyond Gerace. Gerace is a very beautiful historic monument.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear doctor
I cannot express how much your review of Villarosa means to us...
Please know that your suggestions will be definetly help us maintain the highest standard ,so we will continue to earn the impeccable reputation we have strived for thru the years.
Hopefully you will find the opportunity to come back and visit us in the future...
Till then i remain respectfully yours
Rosanna Ranieri
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Marvelous house with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5
Very beautiful very comfortable villa overlooking the Ionic Sea. Two well equipped and clean bathrooms. The descripion is correct. We found the house and the beds clean and comfortable. The kitchenware and the cutlery were not clean, unfortunately. We didn't manage to operate the TV and also, there was no operational CD-player.
The managing landlady is a delightful and most adequate woman, but does not speak english.
We would certainly recommend this property to all our friends.
Most restaurants were still closed due to the early season. There is a lot of archaeology around, e.g. in Locri Epizephiri (6 km) and, of course the Riace Bronzes in the museum in Reggio di Calabria, which is a must. Scilla is a delightful town, not far from Reggio. There is a beautiful nature park along the ss 111 beyond Gerace. Gerace is a historic monument.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nice incredibly beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful house instantly begins to feel like home. It is nestled on a mountainside location just below Gerace Calabria with a magnificent view of the Ionean Sea. The house is spacious with all modern conveniences. Santina who takes care of the house is close by and instantly handles any concerns. If you want rest and relaxation in an almost paradise surrounding then Villarosa is definitely the place!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
It means so much to me to have my guests leave with memories of great vacation.
Good memories is what life is all about.
Please come back and visit ,Calabria,Gerace and villarosa have a lot more to offer
Rosanna Ranieri MD
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The property is spectacular with amazing views fro

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was absolutely delightful. The property is amazing with panoramic views out of every window and from every terrace and balcony. January and February are Winter months in Calabria, but the sun shone almost every day and the temperature was moderate. The three bedrooms are well appointed and the kitchen is quite functional. The fireplace helps to brighten the evenings. We found the people of Gerace and Locri to be very welcoming and friendly. We lacked for nothing. We would highly recommend Villa Rosa to anyone and with its spaciousness, we would recommend it for families and groups. This experience will certainly be a repeat for us
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Owner's Response: I usually do not like to say this...but in this case i will say it"I TOLD YOU SO".
when i attempted to describe the legendary hospitality of Gerace ,and Villarosa.
You fit so beautifully with the area ,the climate,the people,it warms my heart to hear you rave about it.
In one of your E-mail you told me you turned back from one of your excursions,running back towards Calabria "welcoming and honest" ...
thank you for thoose words,they fit to perfection
Certainly you must come back, to Villarosa and Gerace: you have stolen the hearts of so many , they were so eager to please you and turn your sojourn as pleasant and memorable as possible.
Like you said they consider you part of the extended family and will never forget you.
Remember , you have just begun to discover the many treasures the area has to offer :its patrimony is so grand,it's heritage is so varied,extends in culture,archaeology ,history,natural beauty,climate,food,but ,above all its people and their legenday hospitality.
So come back to Villarosa friends will welcome back with open arms
With warm affection
Rosanna Ranieri
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Map

Map

Mount Etna
Taormina
Isola Bella
Locri
Scilla
Museum
Teatro Greco
Moschetta
Prestarona
Mondello
Duomo di Monreale
Castello di Venere
Antico Borgo Erice
Monreale
Erice
Palazzo dei Normanni
Palermo Cathedral
Teatro Massimo
panarea
Archaeological Area of Agrigento
Rocca Di Tropea
Antonimina
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
SUF-(lamezia terme)
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
reggio calabria
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
locri
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Locri
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Archeological museum amphitheater,shopping for linens ceramic wood carving statues

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Availability & Rates

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Gerace Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high
Jul 1 - Aug 29
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,015
$4,200
 
 
medium
Sep 1 - Dec 6
2 night minimum stay
$140
$910
$3,750
 
 
christmas
Dec 8 - Jan 5
2 night minimum stay
$140
$910
$3,750
 
 
low
Jan 7 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay
$125
$840
$3,300
 
 
medium
Apr 1 - Jun 29
2 night minimum stay
$140
$910
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$980
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 6.25%
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PAYPAL ACCEPTED

PLEASE NOTE CHECK IN TIME 2 PM

PLEASE NOTE CHECK OUT TIME 11am

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gerace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , wahing machine nested nicely in one of the closets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , walk in shower
  • Bathroom one french sink, bidet marble floors, venetian stucco,gold has two closets:one houses the washing machine, the other one contains a sliding carousel that accomodates the toiletries. Bathroom two Large marble vanity off sided bowl sink walkin shower under the sink a rolling carousel to accomodate toiletries etc
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , A splendid view can be enjoyed from this bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the only room with air conditioning
  • bedroom 1)spacious room with a queen sized bed cast iron ,armoir,chest . night lights on the walls ;has a balcony to the west ,view of the large valley and the magnificent Aspromonte National park .another balcony to the south large enough have breakfast in am, have a sambuca in the evening, while absorbing the view of the distant tip of Italy, the sea ,the mountains. bedroom 2)has a built in large closet a chest and two night stands .Reading a book is divine in its peace.At night the villages scattered along the mountais gives the feeling of blanket of stars decorating the blue blanket covering the mountains.far away in the summer fireworks light the sky of the far away towns celebrating the summer events. the balcony eventually wraps around the house and leads to stairway to roof terrace,'The stairway to the stars'where you can spend the rest of the evening in owe of the magnificence nature has to offer. There is also a queen pull out bed in the living room downstair
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • festivals
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
maid services can be arranged for upon request.
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