CLIFF HOUSE - CAPO VATICANO

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLIFF HOUSE - CAPO VATICANO

Capo Vaticano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Perched on a high cliff at the tip of Capo Vaticano, this unique property is located in a gated compound where nature has been preserved from the over-construction that plagues much of the Italian coast. Years of care and meticulous landscape design have transformed this cliff into a green haven, from which to enjoy breath-taking views of the Mediterranean, and the Aeolian Islands. The volcano of Stromboli, directly west on the horizon, is the protagonist of some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.

The compound enjoys a private access to the beach below, but the addition of a nine-foot/ten-inch by 50-foot/ten-inch (three metres by 15.5 metres) pool has greatly enhanced the enjoyability of this very exclusive villa.

The property consists of a main house with kichen and living areas, master bedroom and second bedroom, each with en-suite bathroom, and two guest houses, separate from the main house, each with a bedroom and a bathroom.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Speaks italian, spanish, english

My husband started vacationing in this area in the early 1970's and grew attached to its breath-taking beauty, rich history, and unspoiled nature. Much has changed in the area since then, but within our enclave we were able to maintain the original character of the landscape, making this spot a truly special place on the Italian coast. Being so far South, the house is very enjoyable throughout the year. We don't consider this just a beach house- it's a wonderful getaway where in mid-January you can already enjoy seeing blooming almond trees and wild flowers.

The most unique aspect of this house is certainly its dramatic siting. On the Mediterranean, usually when you see buildings sited like ours, they are either lighthouses, Moorish towers, or religious buildings. A private residence perched on a cliff, and in a place that still offers it complete privacy and seclusion is not easy to find. Our closest neighbors are two families of hawks, and they are extremely discerning creatures...

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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CLIFF HOUSE - Capo Vaticano
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Austin, TX
4

Southern Italy Adventure, "THE CLIFF HOUSE", Capo Vaticano, Calabria, Italy

Southern Italy Adventure, "THE CLIFF HOUSE", Capo Vaticano, Calabria, Italy
  • 4 of 5
The property owner, Alessandra is an absentee owner, lives in NY, but keeps on top of things and has an excellent back-up staff near the property....We were met at pre-arranged location in front of Villa by Nino Paganini, a neighbor and the Owner's Supervisor for THE CLIFF HOUSE....He proved to be most helpful and genuinely cared about making our stay very pleasant and comfortable....The Villa is on a 20 acre compound with a total of 4 residences enclosed by fencing, shrubs and a sheer cliff....The other residences are not visible from The Cliff House...A beautiful view of the volcano Stromboli is straight ahead as you sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sea just below you....The small, isolated beach is just beneath the back patio, just a little over 400 steps down on a private stairway, shared with the other 3 residences....We were a group of 8, 4 couples on the wrong side of 65 on a 3 week adventure.....We began in Sicily and drove, 2 rental cars, to THE CLIFF HOUSE with excellent directions provided by the owner....We were met on our arrival and given the grand tour by Nino, who answered our questions and made suggestions, in a mixture of Italian and English, but was understood....2 couples in Main Residence, 1 couple each in Pool House and Guest House...The photos of the Villa give a good representation of the property, which was very clean and well maintained for an older property....The views are spectacular!..We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives.....Some of our day trips: These are a must....SCILLA, just a little south of the Villa, on the coast...TROPEA, A jewel just north on the coast....Best Gelato!.......PIZZO, north of Tropea, Birthplace of the Tartufa....SORIANO, inland. Tour St. Dominic's Cathedral and monastery ruins, built in the 1500's, damaged by the massive earthquake of 1908....Half of the adventure of this little town is getting there!....All in all, a good property that is quiet, peaceful, and breathtaking scenery.....A jewel on the coast of Calabria, THE CLIFF HOUSE
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As owner, I really enjoyed these guests, I spoke with several of them over the course of their stay and they were all wonderful. The main reason for my calls was to help them locate a piece of luggage that their airline had lost on the trip over, which required many calls to the airline, to the airport, to the courier and to my local manager. But I was happy to help them even though it had nothing to do with the rental, and was especially happy when the luggage was finally delivered.

I suppose the score of 4 instead of 5 is due to an electrical problem we had in one of the guest houses. Over the winter some water had got into the wiring and it kept tripping. I had electricians go and check on it even on Sunday, and the problem was largely contained, even though a more permanent solution required work that could not be done while the house was occupied. This problem has now been fixed.

Hopefully we'll be able to restore our perfect score within this season!

Alessandra
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Milan, Italy
5

Sublime

  • 5 of 5
I rented the Eagle's Nest for my wife, myself, my sister's family (two teenager girls and a 4 year old) and my parents. Regardless of age, we all loved it! My nieces and mother raved about the swimming pool. The pictures fall a bit short of capturing the view and the overall sense of calm created by the olive trees and various plants and flowers that surround the area. On several afternoons, my wife got swallowed up by the hammock situated in the ideal post-lunch shady area by the pool. It is a bit of a walk down to the beach but your reward is a stunning cove offering the best of what the Tyrrhenian sea has to offer - swimming, snorkeling, exploring sea caves and rock formations, reading a good book with cool sea water lapping at your legs. The cooking area and terrace are perfectly set up for preparing and socializing while taking in the spectacular view. A couple of nights, we grilled fresh fish that we had bought in the morning at the fish market down the road. Tropea is a lovely beach-side town only a twenty minute drive away where you can shop, people watch, dine at any number of restaurants and, of course, eat gelato. The only drawback is that I want to go back too much.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Dream place

  • 5 of 5
Italy is full of beautiful places and everywhere you find great food. Still, it was for us not so easy to find a rental house which we had a good feeling. It was for us important that the surrounding is private and connected with the natural landscape. The interior of the house should be done with good taste and with respect for the local culture and history. When we found Cliff house on the internet, we felt that this house meets our expectation and indeed, it was more than what we hoped for.

Everything was perfectly thought of. The kitchen and living room is comfortable and cozy, perfectly equipped with kitchen utensils which is for us important as we love cooking. A lot of books and DVD. We enjoyed the good selection. Three different places to sit outside, a place to dine under shadow, under sun, relaxing sitting area under thatched roof. From the terrace you see the Sun setting towards Stromboli. Beautiful swimming pool where I swam everyday. Garden is nicely organized and perfectly maintained. We were impressed with the level of the care. People who daily take care of the house are also very kind and helpful. It is pleasure to spend time in such a house.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Solihull
5

A marvellous place to relax...

  • 5 of 5
Summer 2012. The Cliff House - Capo Vaticano.

The house design is very well thought out. It benefits from two en-suite bedrooms in the main house and it also has two further seperate en-suite rooms in the garden. The bedrooms have air-con which is a plus.The gardens are thoughtfully planted and well maintained and the variety of planting is very good. The long pool is perfectly placed on the rising land above the house. It has an "invisible" lip along the downhill side so that the fantastic view of Stomboli on the horizon isn't obscured while you swim. A well equiped kitchen indoors provides a fun place to cook and there is a great outdoor fire pit (and plenty of kindling) so that you can cook the excellent locally sourced steaks. If it isn't your turn to cook there's a very comfy lounge to sit in around the open fireplace.

A fantastic, comfortable and spacious terrace at the seaward side of the property is the place to read that novel with your apperitf before dining al fresco and watching the sun go down between Mt Etna and Stromboli.

A path with 434 steps (that's the exercise taken care of) takes you down to one of the best beaches I've ever seen. Clear sea, quartz sand, naturally sheltered and an aquarium of colourful sea life to watch through your goggles.

The housekeeper and caretaker are very friendly and helpful. The electrics are a bit Italian and mosquitos are ubiquitos around the Med and always unwelcome but that's the price you pay for the almost incessant good weather.

A beautiful house in a beautiful place. Peaceful, everything on hand and a fantastic library (I almost forgot), in a gated and secure area.

I never go back - but on this one occasion... I just might.

Truly excellent.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Superbly relaxing in a divine environment.

  • 5 of 5
There were no surprises except some nice ones. The house was exactly as described.
We were hoping that the place was has nice as the pictures we had seen. We were delighted to get there and realize it was even nicer ! The owner is very well organized and it was very reassuring to deal with her.
We have now a few friends who would like to go!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Paris
5

Un goût de paradis

  • 5 of 5
Nous avions pourtant vu les photos du site...mais le choc a l arrivée était bien réel...une vue a couper le souffle, la mer incroyablement bleue, Cliff House baignée de soleil, dominant calmement ce paysage incomparable, un silence total. La magie du site a joue et nous avons passe un long moment, contemplatifs, émus par une telle beauté, une telle harmonie. Le site est remarquable, chaque vue est enchanteresse, la maison est belle, spacieuse, la piscine est divine, et la plage privée est vaste , entretenue et magnifique.très vite nous reviendrons voir les citrons pousser, surprendre les lézards verts, et nous émerveiller devant le soleil se couchant sur le stromboli.A ce moment la, même le vin Calabrais est bon.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme (SUF)
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Tropea Ferry to the Aeolian Islands
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Ricadi Station
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A3/E45
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Praia o'Foco
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Chalet del Capo
Nearest Restaurant
550 Metres
Trattoria Campagnola
Car: recommended

ARRIVAL POLICY: Since this house is not a hotel, we unfortunately do not have flexibility for your arrival time. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE BETWEEN 4PM AND 7PM. You cannot arrive earlier, because we need time to prepare the house for you. You cannot arrive later, because a person who does not live on the premises will be sent specifically to meet you, and this person is not available after hours. If there is a chance that you might arrive late, you should make plans to stay at a hotel and arrive the following day. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of the hotel. This applies also in case of a delay that is beyond your control, such as a flight cancellation, or a train strike. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accommodate late arrival under any circumstances.

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Availability & Rates

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Capo Vaticano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,600
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,200
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Capo Vaticano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Bathroom 5 has no roof: it's of of the joys of this house to take a hot shower under the stars
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
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