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Villa with ocean view and peaceful setting, minutes by car to the beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Pick oranges/lemons and bake pizza in a traditional wood-fired oven, 2 bedrooms

Casa Fiori is a wonderfully situated villa with panoramic views of the Calabrian coast, Tyrrhenian Sea and, on a clear day, the volcano Stromboli. Enjoy the peace and quiet sitting on the large terrace with a good book, away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and towns. Fall asleep at night listening to the sound of breaking waves far below. If you need some variety, there are many interesting medieval villages to explore in the area. A boat trip to the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli is also recommended. Or just spend a lazy day at one of the many beaches. The water is beautifully clear, and for those who love the water, there are excellent snorkeling opportunities to observe marine life. The nearest major town is Amantea (about 10 minutes away by car), where a daily market offers a wonderful choice of fresh fish and farm produce. But what you will never forget is the openness and friendliness of the locals - whether you speak Italian or not!

Please note that the pictures in this site are the latest - unlike the Google street view pictures which were taken before the houses were totally renovated.

Bake pizza in a wood fired oven outside.: If you enjoy cooking, there is a well-equipped kitchen that will allow you to try your hand at preparing some of the local Calabrian dishes. For particularly enthusiastic cooks / bakers, there is also a traditional stone wood-fired oven in the courtyard where you can bake your own bread and pizzas.

Calabria is an excellent winter retreat for those fleeing the cold weather. With over 300 sunny days per year, even in mid-winter there are lovely sunny day. It also boasts the fewest rainy days in all of Italy.

Should you be interested in booking for an extended stay, please ask for our special rates.

More Details

Owner
Pia and Tom
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, A little Italian (Beginner)
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Pia and Tom

Your hosts, Pia and Tom have been in Belmonte since 2011, and have made this part of Italy their new home. Originally from Germany and Canada respectively, they have worked and lived in Vancouver, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and Bonn. But they have fallen in love with the Calabrian people and the lifestyle, and have immersed themselves in the local community.

Despite being retired, they continue to be adventurous, and love to tour with their Piaggio scooter. Last year they travelled by scooter to a wedding in Bosnia/Herzegovina and this year they have toured extensively in Calabria. Sicily is on the agenda for the fall.

Pia and Tom love to be outside tending the garden and pruning the many fruit, nut, berry and olive trees. They understand the importance of sustainability and make every effort to minimize their impact on nature.

Reading, cycling, hiking, music and lazy days on the beach fill the rest of the program. And, oh yes, baking bread and pizzas in their wood-fired oven is also a passion. They are always ready to teach guests how to use the oven which, given its immense size, is quite an operation!

While Pia and Tom understand and respect the fact that some guests want privacy, they are also very open to sharing a bottle of wine with guests while enjoying the view over the Tyrrhenian.

Amenities

Belmonte Calabro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds can be converted to a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Villa with ocean view and peaceful setting, minutes by car to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
London
5

Exceptional holiday home

  • 5 of 5

After 3 weeks of sight seeing in wonderful Southern Italy we wanted a relaxing location for the last few days of our holiday. When I spoke to Pia to make the booking, she was so helpful and warm that I knew we would enjoy our time at Casa Fiori.

Pia and Tom kindly met us at Belmonte Calabro train station so we didn't have to rely on sat-nav/GPS to find our way to the house. They gave us a tour of the house and gardens, and made sure we had everything we needed before leaving us to relax for the evening.

Casa Fiori is spacious, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It's tastefully furnished and has everything needed to be a real home from home. The living room and bedrooms are well appointed and have a/c and heating should you need it. The bathrooms are modern and fitted with excellent showers. The kitchen is very well equipped and enabled us to buy food locally and cook at home, which was very welcome after 3 weeks of eating out. The outside spaces are great for unwinding and enjoying the stunning views and peaceful surroundings.

The local beaches and towns were quiet (in May), but nice to explore. The steps up to the Centro Storico of Amantea are worth the trek, especially for the excellent Gelateria on Corso Umberto I. The towns of Pizzo and Tropea are only an hour/1.5 hours or so away by car, so make good day trips.

Pia and Tom have worked very hard to create such a wonderful place and are such natural hosts. We wholeheartedly recommend Casa Fiori and would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jason! Thank you for the glowing review. Pia and I are blushing! It was great having you and your parents and we would love to have the opportunity to chat again - maybe next time with a glass of wine in hand. Or maybe we could do something more adventurous, like making a pizza in the stone oven. Best Wishes, Pia & Tom
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5

Fantastic Mountain Top Aerie

  • 5 of 5

I was hoping to find a beautiful view of the Med for my wife and daughter as we visited with family in nearby Lago. Casa Fiori and its gracious owners, Pia and Tom, provided a glorious setting and restful experience during our last four days in Italy. I could not have asked for better accommodations than what we had in Casa Fiori. Pia and Tom met us at the Belmonte-Calabro train station and led us to their mountain top location. The winding road, while daunting at first, became second nature over the next several days. Our reward was breathtaking views of the Calabrian coastline and the Med's crystal blue waters. Glorious sunsets and even imposing views of the active volcano Stromboli and the Aeolian islands behind left us speechless. The home was well appointed and comfortable. Pia and Tom made our stay truly carefree. We would recommend their properties wholeheartedly!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun following your adventures as you reconnected/dined with all your relatives in the area. Hope to see you again some day, Pia and Tom
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Crisfield, MD
5

Beautiful house in a beautiful region.

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples in our party and we absolutely loved Casa Fiori. Tom and Pia were terrific and extremely helpful. The property is absolutely beautiful and has all you could need. We cooked a couple of dinners at the house and felt right at home. The views are fantastic. The house sits high on a mountain side facing the Mediterranean Sea. We could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having such wonderful guests and we really enjoyed the fantastic seafood dinner you prepared. Pia and Tom
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5

Casa fiori- ein Ort der Idylle

  • 5 of 5

Casa fiori hat alle unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. In unvergleichlich schöner Lage -hoch über dem Meer- strahlt das Haus ein Ambiente aus, das einlädt zum Verweilen, zum Geniessen und zum Erholen. Die Ausstattung lässt keine Wünsche offen. Die Zimmer sind geschmackvoll eingerichtet und die vorhandene Klimaanlage sorgt zudem für einen erholsamen Aufenthalt, selbst bei hohen Temperaturen. Von der Terrasse aus öffnet sich der Blick auf Küste und Meer und bei guten Witterungsbedingungen bis hin zum Stromboli. Ein besonderer Dank geht an die Vermieter, Pia und Tom, für die herzliche Aufnahme und Zuwendung.

Hans-Ulrich und Silvina

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es Ihnen bei uns gefallen hat und hoffen, dass wir Sie bei Ihrem nächsten Besuch in Kalabrien nochmals bei uns begrüssen dürfen. Es war uns ein Vergnügen Sie kennenzulernen. Pia und Tom
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5

Spectaculaire lieu

  • 5 of 5

Superbe et spectaculaire lieu, villa très confortable, propriétaires charmants, avons passé un excellent séjour. Nous recommandons cette adresse sans restriction. Martine, Alain, Jean-Francis et Catherine

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer. Vous étiez des invités très gentils et nous serions heureux de vous revoire a Belmonte. Pia et Tom
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5

Wunderschönes Anwesen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die ersten beiden Septemberwochen bei Pia und Tom im Haus Fiori verbracht und waren begeistert von der schönen Lage der Unterkunft. Hoch über dem Meer gelegen hat man einen tollen Blick auf das Meer mit fantastischen Sonnenuntergängen und Blick auf den Stromboli bei guter Sicht.

Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr zuvorkommend und gastfreundlich, das Haus ist stilvoll eingerichtet und sauber und von einem schönen Garten umgeben. Wer Ruhe und Erholung sucht, ist hier genau richtig. Der Strand in Belmonte Marina ist sehr lang, das Wasser glasklar und es waren kaum Leute da. Unsere Kinder liebten die großen Wellen. In der näheren Umgebung gibt es urige mittelalterliche Dörfer zu besichtigen, in Amantea gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und eine leckere Eisdiele (Sicoli). Ausflüge nach Tropea und Pizzo sind ebenfalls lohnenswert. In der näheren Umgebung findet man zahlreiche gute Restaurants, aber auch selber kochen ist in der gut ausgestatteten Küche kein Problem. Ein Auto bzw. Mietwagen ist jedoch erforderlich. Wir haben die Zeit bei Pia und Tom sehr genossen und können diese Unterkunft auf jeden Fall nur weiterempfehlen !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es war ein Vergnuegen Bettina und Familie bei uns zu haben. Es hat Spass gemacht uns mit ihnen zu unterhalten und mit den Kindern zusammen die Mandeln zu ernten.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Lamezia Therme
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Belmonte Marina
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Cetraro
Nearest Train
4.5 Kilometres
Belmonte Marina
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Belmonte Marina
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sila National Park
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Belmonte Marina
Car: necessary

The villa is located on a hillside halfway between the marina and the medieval village of Belmonte Calabro, and offers stunning views over the Tyrrhenian sea, the beaches, and the island of Stromboli. Being only minutes away from all amenities, Casa Regastili is close enough to provide easy access, but far enough away to escape the very lively beach life when the need arises. Moreover, the light breezes on the hillside provide welcome relief during the hot summer months.

The nearest larger town is Amantea, with a beautiful old town and ample shopping opportunities.

The airport of Lamezia Terme (SUF) is a 40 minute drive from the house.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $231.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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