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3 Room Apartment With Spectacular View Of Mare Tirreno. Sleeps 2 adults+2 kids

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Living Room With Kitchen, 2 Bedroom + 1 Bathroom, Terrace

Our fully furnished 40 sq.m. (approx. 420 sq ft.) apartment features a living room with kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom with bunk beds, bathroom with shower, and a covered terrace with an incredible, unobstructed 180 deg view of the southern Tirreno Sea, from Stromboli island to Capo Palinuro. Fully equipped kitchen, TV, washing machine, etc. Short 10 minutes walk to the beach (3 min drive).


Owner
Annamaria Genta
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Annamaria Genta

Annamaria, the owner, is the mom of an italian scientist working in Baltimore (who is managing this listing...). She lives in Turin and bought this nice apartment in southern Italy as a vacation place. The 800miles drive from Turin is now too much and she has finally been convinced to offer her apartment on VRBO.

Annamaria Genta purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Annamaria Genta chose Cosenza

Diamante is one of the nicest small cities on the western coast of Calabria. The characteristic historic center, made of white houses and narrow streets, is filled with 100+ large murales painted by contemporary artists. In July and August it gets crowded with vacationers, almost all southern italians: noisy, funny, tanned and... all looking too cool! If you want to enjoy a real italian-style vacation, make new friends, eat fantastic food and, last but not least, pay what italians really pay, this is your place. In the rest of the year Diamante is *very* quiet, and you will be nearly alone with miles of beach at your disposal. The apartment is about 1 kilometer from the center, just a bit uphill; 10 minutes of easy walk allow you to stay away from the noisy crowd downtown while enjoing a dominating, unobstructed 180deg view of the southern Tirreno see (sunset side!). In the winter, with clear skies you can see from Stromboli to Capo Palinuro!

What makes this apartment unique

The house is simply but fully furnished. The terrace alone is definitely worth the stay and your private sunset dinners will be unforgettable. You may want to spend all your time there but... this is Italy and there are a lot to see just within a few miles, not only on the coast but also inland, e.g. the Pollino National Park with its spectacular wild nature with miles of trails and even great rock climbing in nearby Buonvicino! If you like it hot, in September you should not miss the "Sagra del Peperoncino" (Red Hot Chilly Pepper Fair), a feast for your eyes and the ultimate challenge to your taste buds.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Diamante
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Napoli-Salerno-Reggio Calabria
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Diamante

Amenities

Diamante Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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3 Room Apartment With Spectacular View Of Mare Tirreno. Sleeps 2 adults+2 kids
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Great host, beautiful View, nice town.

  • 5 of 5

At first Annamaria is very friendly and a great host. The flat includes everything you need. Kitchen staff is ok. The view from the balcony is very nice. You dont need a car to get into diamante or to get to the beach. If you have, it is very good, because you can visit the beautiful Pollino national park. The only thing is, that there are many dogs in the neighbourhood and you can here the train. We didn´t feel disturbed. We can recommend it and would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for one week in august. Everything in the description corresponds to the reality. The neighbourhood is calm. Sea View from the terrace is perfect. To arrive to the beach you will need a car, good beaches are a little far down the hill. However to the city center you may arrive walking. Diamante is full of life at nights.We enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Molto bene

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati benissimo sicuramente ci torneremo

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie del feedback; e' stato un piacere avervi nostri ospiti!
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Calabria stupenda, appartamento non proprio

  • 1 of 5

Premesso che la Sig.ra Annamaria è una persona squisita e che la Riviera dei Cedri merita una vacanza, non sono soddisfatta dell'alloggio nè del servizio ricevuto. Il giorno prima del soggiorno avevo chiamato la custode per richiedere a che ora fosse consentito l'accesso all'appartamento; mi è stato detto che qualsiasi orario andava bene purchè preavvisassi mezz'ora prima del mio arrivo. Così ho fatto. Dopo più di 1000 km di macchina, arrivata alle 14, mi sono sentita rimproverare che la signora mi attendeva di prima mattina e aveva rinunciato ai propri impegni per me. Di fronte a questa accoglienza, rilevo anche che l'appartamento è sporco: briciole, polvere, ragnatele, muffa. Io e i miei amici andiamo a riposarci in spiaggia. Non senza difficoltà, la Signora Annamaria a distanza risolve il problema, per cui alle 20 della sera troviamo finalmente l'alloggio pulito. Annoto che l'addetta alle pulizie quel giorno era molto impegnata, ma ha trovato il tempo di bisticciare al telefono con me, offesa dalle mie rimostranze (è sabato, perdinci!). Risparmio la pubblicazione delle foto.

Chiusa questa parentesi, dell'alloggio posso dire che è piuttosto datato, necessiterebbe di manutenzione e soprattutto di una pitturata (i muri sono sporchissimi); è sufficiente per dormirci, ma senza troppe pretese. Il posto macchina (quasi sempre occupato da altri) è in realtà un tratto di strada di fronte all'ingresso, in una via privata molto scomoda e stretta. Non abbiamo mai lasciato l'auto lì perchè sarebbero servite manovre ogni volta per muoverla; se poi si viaggia con una vettura bassa, il rischio danni è elevato perchè la strada è in cemento irregolare e ci sono dossi da passare in retromarcia.

L'appartamento si trova su una collinetta (vista strepitosa!!!), ma lo si raggiunge scalando-letteralmente- una strada in salita molto ripida,con illuminazione zero. Io ho un'utilitaria 1.4 non particolarmente aggressiva e salivo solo in prima marcia. Per fortuna noi siamo sportivi, eppure a piedi facevamo la nostra bella fatica. Sconsiglierei questa sistemazione a famiglie con bambini piccoli, carrozzine, o donne che volessero usare i tacchi; altrimenti bisogna muoversi appunto in auto. Il centro a piedi dista cinque minuti, ma oltre a questa pendenza, bisogna attraversare una superstrada spesso trafficata; i marciapiedi praticamente non esistono.

In chiusura: meravigliosa la vista dalla terrazza, adorabile la signora Annamaria. Tornerò sicuramente, ma non credo qui.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: gentile Signora Pontoni, grazie per la dettagliata review, che sicuramente ci aiuta a migliorare. Siamo stati sorpresi anche noi dai disguidi iniziali, sia per la pulizia che per la consegna delle chiavi non ci sono mai stati problemi; evidentemente l'alloggio non era pronto e ci sono stati errori di comunicazione. Daremo sicuramente una rinfrescata ai muri. Per il resto, e' importante per noi non dare informazioni scorrette quando descriviamo l'appartamento: ha una superficie di soli 40mq, non ha posto macchina riservato e gode davvero di una terrazza strepitosa. Combinare a) posizione panoramica con b) breve distanza dal centro e c) agevole accesso con modesta pendenza e' un'equazione difficile da risolvere anche sulla Costa Azzurra. Qui siamo in Calabria... e la manutenzione delle strade di accesso secondarie o la realizzazione di marciapiedi trovano priorità relativa. Il modesto costo degli affitti in zona tiene conto di questa sfortunata situazione e noi restiamo allineati ai valori di mercato. Un'ultima nota per chi ci legge: l'attraversamento della superstrada e' proibito, bisogna usare il sottopassaggio.
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5

Nice Place for Relaxt Holidays!

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment is just like in the description, everything a little Old but you have really everything you need there!

FOR US IT WAS PERFECT!

Very Good is that you Have a brand new and big Fridge, so you can have your Ice Cream and drinks nice cold.

Also the Host, Miss Catia is just an lovely person... Almost like Family to us... it was hard to leave this Place.

From 2.30-5.00 in the afternoon there is a "siesta".

So this is the time you have to be quit, for us it was ok!

YES THERE ARE DOGS AND CATS OUTSIDE, we loved all the animals there... for us this was a big plus!

Diamante is just Amazing!

The Beach is just Beautiful, The Water is very Nice and clean. All over the south of Italia Diamante is well known for that!

The old-town of diamante is full of murales (pictures on the walls) and for me the whole old-town is an pice of art by itself.

Just the walk by night is an experience that you will not forget.

You can get nice food everywhere, at night the bars and restaurants close at 2 or 3... every little Bar offers some specialties like one for fried fish another one nice Croissants stuffed with different creams.

You really can gain a lot of wight there in a few days... Because the food is Just AMAZING!!!

So you see... i can write a whole book of our experience, you have to go and see Your self!

Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot for your nice review. Glad you liked the new big fridge. We want to keep the apartment pleasant and functional for us and our guests. Hope to have you again! cheers Massimo
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.91
Refundable damage deposit $141.39
Tax Rate 22.0%

Local Tax, water, gas, electricity included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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