|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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).
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$128|
Local Tax, water, gas, electricity included.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.