Ground floor, Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms
About Sarah Chavasse
I have a great passion for Italy, and after many holidays in different parts of Italy, I eventually came to Calabria and fell in love with the area, with its amazingly beautiful landscapes, and old fashioned qualities of the people, I felt quite at home, so purchased my holiday homes here. I live half the year here in one apartment, and rent out the other. I offer massage & reflexology treatments. And I also run Holistic Life Coaching Retreats from May - October.
Sarah Chavasse purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Sarah Chavasse chose Spilinga
This property is still very new. Not only does it have amazing all round views , but also you can sit on the terrace, in the shade and keep an eye on the children, as the property directly faces the swimming pool. There is an English speaking Manager on site to assist with information and advice.
What makes this Apartment unique
This property is just 1 hours drive from Lamezia airport. As well as plenty of beaches around, there is a horse riding stable within a few minutes walk (very reasonable rates).. This is a very safe place for children, as it is off the main road in a secure gated area, with lots of space. It is also a great place for couples, friends and family's wanting to escape from it all, as it is very rural & tranquil. The swimming pool is cleaned with ultra violet rather than chlorine, so is far more gentle on the skin and eyes - great for anyone suffering with skin allergies. There are some wonderful boat trips, and boat owners' have been known to offer their boats out for hire to experienced sailors. The people are very friendly, and always seem ready to help. There is an abundance of local food products, including chillies, red onions, and an assortment of chutneys. There are also cooking classes in Tropea (would need to be pre-booked). All amenities are within easy reach, and there is plenty to see and explore.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Sarah was a true sweetheart and very accommodating
Stayed here with friends, the property was excellent, it had everything you could think of. The pool looked great we just didn’t get time to use it on this short trip.
Sarah, the owner, was extremely helpful and friendly. She had a little welcome pack waiting for us on arrival. A lovely bottle of wine, some milk and a selection of delightful cakes.
I would not hesitate to stay here again when in the area.
Lovely setting for a relaxing visit in Calabria
We spent 4 nights at this location and had a wonderful time. Sarah has thought of everything to make a stay relaxing and comfortable. The unit is clean, really well equipped and she has prepared a book with valuable and useful information on the surrounding area. The pool was a welcome respite everyday (and sometimes in the morning too!) and there's a farm next door to pick up some really great fresh vegetables, eggs & fruits! You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful view - Stromboli Isle/volcano is in the nightly show and it did not disappoint at sunset. While we were on the outskirts of two little villages everything was easily accessible and we enjoyed the quiet at night. And as it was our first visit to Calabria, Sarah was a valuable reference for all things Calabrese.....
Beautiful house in the nature!
We really enjoy our staying at II Casale: The house was clean as well as the commun area: the swimming pool. It was nice and quiet there.
The house is located only 20 min drive from the beautiful Tropea.
The owner, Sarah, was really lovely. The communication was super easy as well.
I would recommand this place!
Holidays in southern Italy charming nature.
A beautiful place for a relaxing stay. The accommodation is very nice and very well equipped, charming hospitality. View of the sea and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Insulated, 3 km to the nearest shops. A small building that combines tranquility and friendliness of your choice around a lovely pool. The apartment is located near the beaches with warm clear water and you can snorkel. An authentic area.
Located in Ricadi in the Capo Vaticano area known as the prestigious 'Coast of the Gods'
Nearest Airport : Lamezia Terme at 48 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Reggio di Calabria for Sicily at 112 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Ricadi at 3 Kilometres (1 hour coastal train journey from Lamezia Terme)
Nearest Beach : Santa Maria/Grotticelle at 6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : Spilinga at 2 Kilometres
Il Casale is a small tranquil private development, set amongst acres of organic farmland, which has stunning panoramic views of the Tyrhanean sea, Stromboli volcanic island, and the other Aeolian islands. It is the perfect place to kick back and unwind, or enjoy exploring. This is an amazing mountainous region located around the Tyranean sea. It is only 15 minutes’ drive to the famous 17th century coastal town of Tropea (voted in the Sunday times as having the most beautiful beaches in Europe) with its turquoise coloured waters and long stretches of sandy beach.
Tropea features stunning costal views containing the old monastery (projected out in the sea) which was featured in the Il Divo music video. Enjoy wondering through the quaint cobbled streets and taking in the wonderful feel that is rustic southern Italy. Enjoy sitting at one of the many restaurants and cafes, perhaps sipping a glass of cool prosecco or eating the delicious gelato. There are many interesting shops selling local Italian products, a museum, a few pretty churches and stunning view to be enjoyed by all.
From Tropea or Capo Vaticano you can take boat trips across to the Live volcanic island Stromboli and to the Aeolian Islands, if you go at night you will see the island all lit up by the volcanic eruptions.
There are many small villages in the surrounding area with local shops and cafes, mini supermarkets and also each village has a market day. You will enjoy fresh organic produce from the restaurants much of which is locally grown, and will have miles of beautiful coastline to explore.
There are many interesting sites to explore e.g.
-The shrine at the La Maddona della fontana in the village of Spilinga.
-The old lighthouse( which is still working), looking out to the sea at Capo Vaticano,
-The ski resort of Sila is is only 1 hour and 40 minutes from the apartment
-The medieval town of Pizzo, famous for it ice cream, with its medieval 15th century castle and baroque church of St George.
The main town of Vibo Valentia with its many interesting shops and an old castle.
-Or you can take a ferry across from Reggio Calabria to Sicily.
Within 15 minutes drive there is the recently built shopping centre with over 60 shops.