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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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CLIFF HOUSE

Capo Vaticano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Eagle's nest on the Med: Villa with pool and private stair to the beach

Perched on a high cliff at the tip of Capo Vaticano, in Calabria, 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. Within the compound, three owners share a private path of 400 steps to the beach below. The volcano of Stromboli, directly West on the horizon, is the protagonist of some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.

Completely secluded from view, the house offers complete privacy, while at the same time being only 10km away from the picturesque town of Tropea, with its magnificent Baroque palaces, elegant boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and quiet piazzas bordered by orange trees.

GOLF: 1. Feudo Montalto Golf Club- Limbadi, Vibo Valentia. Distance from the house: 20km, approx. 30-min drive

2. Montechiarello Golf Club, Orti, Reggio Calabria: 100km, approx. 1hr-45min drive

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Alessandra

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Speaks english, spanish, italian
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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CLIFF HOUSE
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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CLIFF HOUSE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99868
+1 2122060642
Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
5

dream house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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CLIFF HOUSE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99868
+1 2122060642
Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Superbly relaxing in a divine environment.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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CLIFF HOUSE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99868
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Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
Paris
5

Un goût de paradis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Nous avions pourtant vu les photos du site...mais le choc a l'arrivee 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 simplement 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, magnifique. Très vite nous allons revenir voir les citrons pousser, surprendre les lézards verts, et nous émerveiller chaque soir devant le coucher de soleil sur le stromboli...a ce moment la, même le vin Calabrais est bon !
Helpful votes: 1/1
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CLIFF HOUSE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99868
+1 2122060642
Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
5

Not just an amazing sea views..

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Finding the green front gate to the compound is a small adventure when coming in for the first time but this is the only complication. Passing down the little road to the house offers incredible views on both the sea and blooming flowers just everywhere. Once you arrive and step on the terrace for the first time, the sea view with the volcanoues is breathtaking.

The main house offers enough space and is generally very comfortable. You have to remember this is not a design house so do not expect furniture and equipment to meet the latest design trends. It's actually more a rural house than a villa but that's part of the great atmosphere. What we would appreciate are bigger and more modern bathrooms. But the truth is we mostly took the shower under the open sky which is just such a great idea!

Bedrooms are spacious and beds comfortable. What really surprised us was how the nights were dark. And quiet. Such a balsam on your nerves. The only thing disturbing the nights sometimes were the mosquitoes, beds having mosquito nets would really help.

The pool is lovely and you can really swim in there! And again, the sea views are outstanding.

If everything else went wrong, having dinners at the terrace at sunset will save it all.

Last but not least, you feel like welcomed guest. Alessandra was very helpful and we really got the feeling she is there in case we need her.

We will definitely recommend Eagles's nest to everybody searching for a peaceful place where you can leave all the stress from city life behind..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The review is correct in that the house is not a decorator's house: it is simple, minimal, even spartan, perhaps. But I beg to differ about it not being a "designed" house. I am an architect, and took care of every single detail about the house: a discerning eye would be able to see that everything is custom made: the tables, the lighting fixtures, the bookcases, the mantlepiece, even the design of the kitchen backsplash, based on plans of Renaissance churches and hand painted on my design by an artist in Rome. The idea of the house has always been to allow for mental space, and for that it had to be uncluttered. The sea just outside the windows is the real protagonist of the space: nothing can compete with that. In my vision, an over-decorated ambiance would have trivialized the power of that infinite horizon. I agree that it would be nicer to have bigger bathrooms, but I had to work within a pre-existing footprint, and I gave priority to the fact that each bedroom should have its own bathroom. And as the reviewer says, in the end everybody wants to use the roofless bathroom. It's even wonderful to use it in the winter, and enjoy the hot water in contrast to the chilly air.

About mosquitoes, I have a chapter in the instruction book devoted to that issue. Mosquitoes are a fact of life everywhere in Italy (in most of the world, actually), and in our case they are also the other side of the coin to having a very lush and green garden. The flowers that the reviewer enjoyed must be watered at least twice a day, for instance. However, if you take care to follow my instructions on how to neutralize them, in the end they become very manageable. This is from one who is a mosquito magnet: if I am at a dinner table, everybody else will have no mosquitoes at all, because they just feast on me. But using some repellent, as well as the appropriate incense will discourage them very effectively.
Helpful votes: 3/5
business
CLIFF HOUSE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99868
+1 2122060642
Capo Vaticano Vibo Valentia
5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We absolutely loved spending a week at the Cliff House. The view from the terrace is spectacular, and there is a beautiful semi-private beach down below with clean, clear water that's very nice for swimming. The house itself was spacious and comfortable. The main house has 2 bedrooms and then there are 2 guest houses each with a bedroom and a bathroom. Even though our friends had an 8-month old baby in the main house, my husband and I still had total quiet and privacy in one of the guest houses. We cooked on the built-in barbecue almost every day and there was plenty of firewood already cut and dried for us to use. The indoor kitchen was very comfortable to cook in as well. There is a large, beautiful private pool with a hammock and lounge chairs that are great for napping. And the view from the balcony of the house is truly amazing, with plenty of space for dining and lounging, and really great views of Stromboli. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Tropea
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Ricadi
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Vibo Pizzo
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Capo Vaticano is centrally located too reach some beautiful parts of Southern Italy. A ferry service provides day trips to the Aeolian Islands that you can see from our terrace. You can also decide to island-hop to Sicily if you plan a longer excursion, or you can reach Sicily in a two-hour drive passing through Reggio Calabria. If you like hiking, the Sila mountains with their natural parks are only an hour and half away. In day trips, you can also reach the Ionian coast or explore the inland villages where much of the ancient culture is still alive, and where you can buy fabrics woven on household looms and beautiful pottery made locally.

Other Activities: Snorkelling

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Availability & Rates

Capo Vaticano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 25 2014
€2,500
7 nights
 
 
MId Season
Apr 26 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€3,600
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
€4,000
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€3,600
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€2,500
7 nights
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
€4,000
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Apr 24 2015
€2,500
7 nights
 

Notes

  • A 300 Euros cash security deposit will be due upon arrival

Amenities

Capo Vaticano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Firewood
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Roofless bathroom in main house
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom, but the main house has an extra quirky bathroom with no roof, and two shower heads. Everyone ends up wanting to use the roofless bathroom and take a shower under the stars.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cast iron fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be made as two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Can be made as two single beds. SEPARATE FROM MAIN HOUSE
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Can be made as two single beds. SEPARATE FROM MAIN HOUSE
  • The main house has the master bedroom and a small second bedroom. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are in individual, separate cottages in the garden, about 40m away from the main house. All beds can be made as large double beds, or as 2 single beds. A folding infant crib is available upon request. Air conditioning is provided for all bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is on a cliff. Although we have barriers everywhere, we ask our guests with children to sign a statement to the effect that they are aware of the fact that the children will have to be supervised at all times. Housekeeping services are 3 times/week plus Saturday for linen change. These services are included and they are not optional. Towels are included, but this is not a hotel. and towels and bed sheets are changed only once a week, even if they are thrown to the floor. The housekeepers principal duty is to clean and keep the house in order. Extra hours you might need, for instance for cooking, can be arranged for an extra fee. The telephone can be used for local or incoming calls only. You will find one roll of toilet paper per bathroom. Although some supplies like dish washing soap and laundry detergent may have been left by previous guests, you are responsible for buying any supplies you need for personal use, including toilet paper.

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