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LARGE SECLUDED APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE POOL IN BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN ITALY

Mrs L K Wright

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LARGE SECLUDED APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE POOL IN BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN ITALY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Catanzaro City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious modern apartment, private pool in hillside setting. Sleeps 2-6

This self-contained private apartment which comfortably sleeps 2-6 plus infant has been newly refurbished in modern style. Located only 20 mins from Calabria's Lamezia airport, this large (100 sq m) modern furnished apartment with private pool rests in a typical rural Italian village at Italy's narrowest point, equidistant from the Tyrrehenian and Ionian seas with both being visible from the property.

The village of Amato is located close to the principal towns of Catanzaro and Lamezia and within a short drive of beautiful Tropea, walking or skiing in the Sila Mountains and nearly 800kms of striking Calabrian coastline.

Experience the peaceful, secluded village life, which is also within a 15min drive of one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in the region, offering both the traditional and modern ways of life in an unspoilt part of Italy.

See more information and book online at our main website: www.italianhaven.com

Accommodation & Facilities: APARTMENT FACILITIES

Bedroom:

Double bed

Duvet

Hairdryer

Large Wardrobe storage

Chest of drawers w/mirror

Bedside tables & lamps

Ceiling fan/light

Lounge:

Sofas w/cushions

Satellite TV & DVD player

Coffee table and side table

Table lamp / up-lighter

Ceiling Fan/light

Fireplace

2nd Sleeping Area:

Travel cot

Medium sized sofa bed

Single bed/sofa seating

Pull out single bed.

Duvets

All bed linen

Wardrobe/cupboard storage

Kitchen:

Gas Oven

4 ring gas hob with extractor fan

Large fridge/small freezer

Microwave

Indoor crockery, plus Pool area safety glasses/mugs etc

Cutlery

Cooking Utensils

Saucepans etc

Kettle

Tea Towels

Fire Blanket

Storage units

Extending table & 6 chairs

Folding table & 4 chairs

Radio/CD player

Bathroom:

Bath/ Shower & shower door

Toilet

Bidet

Sink

Towel Rail

Large bathroom cabinet with lights

Shaver point

Non-slip bath mat

Utility Room:

Washing machine

Iron & ironing board

Airer/pegs

Locality: General Amato & Location Notes

Amato notes

What’s available locally in the village:

Fruit & Vegetable shop

Bakery

Butchers

Small grocery store

Small gift shop

Bar (a few Panini/brioche)

Pharmacy

Post Office

Petrol station (sells unleaded and diesel) with café / bar

Mechanic and tyre depot

A number of small shops

Piazza with fountain

16th century church of Immacolata Concezione

Museo Del Borgo

Ruins of Palazzo Mottola an ancient feudal mansion

Vallee Amato - (between Amato & Marcellinara)

Dairy selling local mozzarella cheese & other local items

Various free festivals & events during the month of August in the Piazza.

Eating Out: Number of excellent restaurants serving Calabrian and popular italian cuisine.

'Il Casale' is set in an ancient fortified Olive Pressing House, near Marcellinara, approx 12 mins drive from the property.

'Brace D'Oro' in Marcellinara is a traditional trattoria serving speciality meats, pasta and Calabrian local platters. Approx 7 mins drive away.

'Arcobelena' pizzeria, approx 8 mins away, in Marcellinara.

Bar Guzzi in Milglierina (approx 3 mins drive - can be walked) serves pizza on various nights. Run by local English-speaking Italian friends, who will deliver upon request.

Numerous other restaurants, bars, cafes and tabacchi within short waliking and driving distances of the property. Maps and details upon request.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs L K Wright (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
Derbyshire,UK
5

Lovely large apartment in Calabrian village

  • 5 of 5
This is a really lovely large apartment in the quiet village of Amato, It has beautiful views and you can see both coasts.
The village is really lovely, you can walk there in 5 minutes and it has a pharmacy, 2 small bars,one of them Mister Pizza a small supermarket which actually has most things you will need, and a bakery. The people here are really friendly and enjoy practising their English. Just 10 minutes down the hill is an agrotourismo, we sometimes find agrotourismos a little basic and sometimes only open at the weekend, not this one though, it is more like a restaurant, open daily except Monday for lunch and dinner. The owner and his wife serve a great menu of local dishes and are so friendly. We had great fun with the language differences and it was very reasonably priced too.
The pool at the apartment is one of the best we have had, kept beautifully clean by Emilio, and a great size. We have rented many apartments in this price range and I would say this is definitely one of the very best. The family Guzzo, Francesco, Maria and Emilio are treasures, my husband was unwell on our first day and they came straight round, happy to take us to the pharmacy and translate for us .It is very reassuring that they are on hand if needed and their bar in the next village sells the best pizza I have ever tasted.
The apartment is not far from lovely beaches and beautiful Tropea, which is an historic town ,nice for lunch,then an hour or two on the beach.We also drove on for 10 minutes to Capo Vaticano, a lovely peaceful beach. another beach is Pietragrande on the Catanzaro coast.
If you are looking for a very touristy place with masses of shops and restaurants then this is not the right place for you, but if you want to live amongst lovely Italian people in a quiet village but within striking distance of tourism then you will like it.The apartment is up a hillside which is a bit of a windy road, but it is not scary cliffhanger type roads, just gentle bends and very easy to get from the airport and to other places on the motorway.
The thing I will remember the most is the village and the friendly people.Yes we stuck out as we were the only English people there but it was great fun chatting to everyone, they know Lindsay, the owner and they know that you are renting what is probably the only holiday let in the village.
Finally, Lindsay is lovely , it was easy to book, she even kept the date for me whilst I waited for the flight to come down in price,
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't know how I can respond to such an informative & complimentary review except to say a very big Thank you !
It has been great to hear of your experience of the new agrotourismos restaurant in the area which sounds as though it will be very beneficial to our guests. It will be on my list to try on my next visit as it hadn't opened when I was last there.
I know you would like to re-visit in the future so hopefully you will get an opportunity to explore much more of the beautiful coastline & also many of the typically Calabrian villages which are often stumbled across by surprise.
Many thanks again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
5

Fantastic TIME AT AMATO

  • 5 of 5
This Villa is truly outstanding, when we arrived the views literally took my breath away to see both sides of Italy from the vista at the pool was amazing.

The accommodation is terrific the rooms are well furnished and clean and the amenities are second to none.

The pool area is maintained on a daily basis and is warmed not that you need it with the temperatures in Calabria in July.

The access has locked gates so it is extremely child friendly and my 7 year old had the time of his life.

This really is first class accommodation

Will I be back..................... you bet this place is truly awesome.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for your lovely comments. I must admit I spend many an hour just looking at the view. When the weather is a little cooler you can also see the magnificent view of Stromboli Volano.

I'm glad geing able to lock the gates gave you peace of mind for the safety of your son. I must confess that as my son is now older I was sometimes leaving the gates open, especially if I needed to go back out again. The problem with this was that I was sometimes being greeted by the odd goat that had got distracted as it was being herded past the house.
I'd then panic about it not being able to find it's way home & also that it might be hungry, forgetting of course goats eat everything including the contents of the flowerbeds !

I am so pleased that you have already chosen to stay with us again next summer, your booking is in place. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
5

Family week in the sun with great pool

  • 5 of 5
I’d rather keep this place a secret – as other reviews have mentioned, the apartment is well appointed, has fantastic views, and a wonderful swimming pool. All well appointed and maintained apartment. A week was not enough…

The week (and particularly the pool) was loved by my girls, 7 and 10, and wife. The real delight to the holiday was any interaction with the locals – despite my not being able to speak any Italian as this was a first trip to Italy. The village is friendly through and through – with morning trips to the bakery; evening trips to mister pizza; and occasional chats with Saturno, one of the local characters.

I hope to go back – even if with road bike rather than with family, as it would be a great place for a training week in the mountains off season. Thanks Adrian and Lyndsay, you have a wonderful place – I just hope it doesn’t get tooooo popular!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sparing the time to write such an informative review, I really do appreciate it.

I love to hear how our guests have enjoyed their time in Amato. As you discovered the language is not a barrier as the locals are such warm, welcoming, generous people. I have been trying to learn Italian for a little while & one day my husband remarked about whether or not I was actually learning Italian ? It turns out in Amato they speak in dialect, so that's my excuse & I'm sticking to it !

I'm glad you met Saturno one of the locals. We have a great arrangement, whenever he is passing on his tractor he collects the bag of leftover peelings,food etc which I tie to the gate for his pig. Whenever he next sees us he drops off whatever he has just taken from his land that day e.g.eggs, figs, tomatoes etc and everything tastes so good.

I think you are very brave considering the training week with road bike. We do see quite a lot of people enjoying the sport in the area, going down looks ok but I am not so sure about coming back up!

Many thanks again for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon.
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Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
5

Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay here in southern Italy. The apartment is lovely and clean and fully equiped!

The pool is lovely and clean surrounded by a large terrace which is great for relaxing on during the day and drinking and eating on in the evening. We had a couple of lovely sunsets whilst drinking lots of prosecco.

The apartment is particularly secure and so ideally suited to young families. It is completley surrounded by a fence and so there are no dangers of escapees! It would also be ideal for couples and small groups. The terrace is great!

The local Italian helpers are also lovely, very kind and they do a good pizza also (very cheap it is too!)

Thanks Lindsay, we had a great break.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely & thoughtful review. We really do appreciate it when our guests go to so much trouble to write after their holiday, especially as we all lead such busy lives. I'm so glad you made use of the terrace & pool. We tend to spend many an hour there never tiring of the views, relaxing with the gentle sounds of the goat's bells. We especially love it when we get to see the amazing view of Stromboli Volcano !
We do hope you return again soon. Many thanks again.
business
Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
5

October half term break

  • 5 of 5
Just had a wonderful holiday in this beautifully appointed apartment. The views down past the olive groves to the hills and coasts have to be seen to be believed.
Within half an hour you can drive to the beaches on either side of Italy, or be high in the mountains behind Amato.
Car hire and journey from the airport very straightforward thanks to excellent instructions from the owners, who couldn't have been more helpful.
The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, furnished and clean. The pool lights up at night - it's really cool! - and was warm enough to swim in, even in the last week of October.
Locals in the village shop, bakery and bar v friendly even though we speak zero Italian. It's a gorgeous little place which is completely charming, and ideally situated for sightseeing.
We'd love to go again, hopefully for a little bit longer!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you very kind words, I really do apprecaite the time that you have taken to write such a thoughtful review. We do hope you return again soon & yes a little bit longer would give you an opportunity to explore so much more that Calabria has to offer. Many thanks indeed.
business
Large secluded apartment with private pool in beautiful Southern Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424446
+44 -(0)1634 244913
Catanzaro City Catanzaro
London, United Kingdom
5

Calabria Italy

  • 5 of 5
I am from London. I travelled to stay here as a single mum with my two sons. The apartment is spacious beautifully decorated throughout. I found it a very safe and friendly place to stay on our own. It is a very peaceful location to relax by the secluded pool. We travelled to the nearby beach. There are local shops including a bakers where we purchased fresh bread and croissants for breakfast. A short walk to the square where there is a pizzeria and shops to buy gifts and provisions. The weather was fantastic. We will be booking to go again next year. A truly beautiful location offering a taste of real Italy.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I do really appreciate the time that our guests take to do this especially after the holiday has been & gone.
I was delighted that you felt able to enjoy a relaxed family holiday with your boys in our apartment & the village of Amato. I frequently have to stay there by myself & I must say I feel completely safe. I know that any of the local people would be only too happy to help if I had a problem of any kind & I know that they would be glad to do the same for our guests.
We look forward to seeing you next year. Many thanks again.

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Lamezia (SUF)
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Vibo Valentia
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Marcellinara
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This self-contained private apartment which comfortably sleeps 2-6 plus infant has been newly refurbished for 2009. Located only 20 mins from Calabria's Lamezia airport, this large (100 sq m) modern furnished apartment with private pool rests in a typical rural Italian village at Italy's narrowest point, equidistant from the Tyrrehenian and Ionian seas with both being visible from the property.

The village of Amato is located close to the principal towns of Catanzaro and Lamezia and within a short drive of beautiful Tropea, walking or skiing in the Sila Mountains and nearly 800kms of striking Calabrian coastline.

Experience the peaceful, secluded village life, which is also within a 15min drive of one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in the region, offering both the traditional and modern ways of life in an unspoilt part of Italy.

Find out more and book online at our main website: www.italianhaven.com

Golf: Golf Club PORTO D'ORRA

Casella Postale 102 - 88063 Catanzaro Lido (CZ)

Tel : (0961) 791045 Fax : (0961) 791444

Directions

On S.S. 106, km 194 @ Simeri Mare, 9km north of Catanzaro Lido on the coast. (Approx 25 mins drive from the property).

Course Details:

Golf Course: 9 holes, mt.5.686, Par 72 / 74

Equipment: Driving range, Puttingreen, Lighted Bunkers, Bar, Restaurant, Trolleys-hire, Golf-bags, Carts

Season: All year round

Closing Day: Tuesday (from October to May), except holiday

Ski: The fabulous Sila Mountains are accessible just a short drive from Catanzaro town. Forests and nature trails are accessible all year round, with excellent Skiing and snowboarding facilities in winter.

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Rates & Availability

From £45 Per night

Catanzaro City Apartment Rental Rates

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Winter Season
Nov 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Linen/Towels for 7 days £28
Notes Use of Swimming Pool:
The pool is normally open between 31st May and 30th September, however this can vary according to the weather or due to essential maintenance. You are advised to check with us that the pool is going to be open during your proposed stay.
The £100 deposit will be refunded at the end of the stay unless furniture needs to be replaced or repairs are required due to damage.
25% paid when booking made & the balance of 75% paid 8 weeks prior to stay. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to stay full payment is required. Please see T&C's for further booking information.
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Amenities

Catanzaro City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large bathroom cabinet with spotlights / shaver point
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large triple wardrobe and dresser incl
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed double may be moved into another area if reqd
  • Infant cot movable to any room as required. Studio area features a 2x single bed and wardrobe/store system, plus a double pull-out sofa bed in alcove. The latter may be moved to another area for privacy as required.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Property is self contained, fenced and gated and parking area within. Selection of games, DVDs, CDs etc in apartment. Gas barbeque available. Table tennis available on request. Outside table, chairs, umbrella Beach umbrella & picnic cooler

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