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Silence, beauty, peace in Suite for 2 with fabulous seaview and 700 olivetrees

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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2 people, silence, beauty, nature, sea, on the hills of Tropea and Capo Vaticano

If you need a relaxing holiday in nature, you find a jewel here. It is a peaceful and quite place. If you are looking for this, this is your place. We are on the hills between Tropea (4 km) and Capo Vaticano. What is extraordinary in the suite for 2 people in Casa Meraviglia is the beauty of nature, the wide horizon, the fantastic view on the ocean with sunset in front of the house, (you see Sicily, two volcanos, Etna and Stromboli, Eolian Islands), the silence and the peaceful atmosphere. The house is new built (2010) in the characteristic shape of the old farmhouses of Calabria, but with all the comforts you need. Internet and heating.

The big bedroom (20 sq.meters) has a direct door into the gorgeous garden and 1 comfortable private bathroom with shower. Kitchen. The suite is a part of the villa where the owner lives. There are four big white dogs very friendly.

6 ha land with 700 Olive trees, palms and pine trees. There is a own oil press, we make organic oil in october.


Italian conversation and language lessons.

Italian cooking lessons

Personal development counselling, meditation


Come and help us in the picking of our organic olives and making oil in our oil press. Usually in the second half of october.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Elena Franzini (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)
Silence, beauty, peace in Suite for 2 with fabulous seaview and 700 olivetrees
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

Incredible Stay In Calabria for American Couple

  • 5 of 5

I had the most fantastic time staying at this property. The room is located on an amazing, rustic, Italian olive orchard location that overlooks the blue seas of Calabria. The view from the house was absolutely stunning and there was plenty of area outside to relax and enjoy nature. The property is incredibly designed and very new (built in last ten years). Elena was a most gracious guest. Everything was clean, organized, and available. Elena allowed us full access to her kitchen and common room, although we spent most of our time in our room and wonderful, sleek bathroom. This was an amazing, high-end, romantic trip for my girlfriend and I. I could not more enthusiastically endorse this location. I have stayed in Italy and in Calabria multiple times, and this is by far the best experience I have had.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review! I do really hope to see you again next year and again and again. For me it is important that my guests can have a wonderful experience in their holiday. Calabria is wonderful in the landscape and the sea side, but it is also very important to me to give them the best experience that is possible for their staying in the house. I really do love the place and the house and I am committed to show the best we have. I really appreciate what you have written. Thank you again. Elena
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best view you'll find

  • 5 of 5

Elena's "suite" in her home is an amazing place to spend a vacation! I have been coming every summer since I discovered this treasure. It is absolutely beautiful, with a kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, and large bedroom. The place is cleaned for each visitor, and there are plenty of cooking supplies, sheets, towels, etc.

Elena also has no problems with renters using her terrace, which is undoubtedly the best view of the sunset available. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, and it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy some wine and a good book.

The beaches are eventful and only a five minute drive away - my favorite is Riaci, which has stone formations that you can swim through, but Formicoli's islands are a close second! There are also many good restaurants in Tropea, which is a 10-15 min drive, and even closer in Brattiro (the Ritrovo is only 1-2 min away).

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you again next year! It is very beautiful that you appreciate my place so much that you are coming back every year
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Quiet countryside smallholding with 600+ olive tre

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the suite for 4 whole weeks in May and quickly became immersed into the rural tranquility and peace this property offers. In planning our month's stay there, the owner was helpful and communicative regarding all our inquiries and preparations.

We drove from North Wales, to this peaceful haven to be greeted by the friendly dogs and much warmer Calabrian spring weather. The town of Tropea was close by, as was the village of Brattira, just up the hill. Plenty of options for eating out as well as stores to supply our catering needs. The size of the property allowed us to fully relax and savor the surrounding countryside, whilst Santa Domenica beach, which we quite often had to our solitary selves was just 10 mins drive down the hill.

The owner was away for some periods, but we were fully informed of her plans and were left with plenty of information and directions as such we needed. Whilst she was away, the dogs presence gave a sense of belonging and security and it was wonderful to be greeted by 4 gamboling dogs every time we returned from our journeys. The property allows plenty of scope for exploring the region, and also with the ferry being about 1.5 hrs away, it allowed us a short 5 day excursion to Sicily.

To sum up, the property is neat, tidy and clean, and with the small kitchen and 2 bathrooms, large grounds, we were able to completely relax and enjoy all that the area offers for visitors.

Finally Elena, thank you for the warm welcome you gave to us, together with interesting facts and stories about your property and the surrounding areas.

David and Maggie

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Place of peace

  • 5 of 5

It was a wondertime spent at the beginnin of March at Elena's farm.

The building, the sight is beautiful, peaceful, a great place to relax or think over your problems. Beautiful yellow flowers all around in the grass or at the mimosa-trees...

The season was great too: we could have nice sunbath, not too cold, not too warm.

The dogs were indeed friendly and avoiding contact with guests.

Tropea is close by car, the seashore is just fabulous.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It was great indeed having you here. You can find these yellow flowers (oxalis pes-caprae is the latin name, or acetosella in italian or Sauerklee in german) during winter and spring. Yellow and green are the color of february, march, and april. In these months, if it is not raining and the sun is shining, you think you are in a different world while in Central and Northern Europe it is really cold and often with snow. Here in Calabria there are flowers...
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Just a wonderfull place te be!

  • 5 of 5

Nice private appartment, part of the owner's house, with lots of space outside to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. The property is 8 hectares, with olivetrees, flowers all around and shadow under the oaktree in front. The appartment has everything you need, with a spacious bedroom and a little kitchen. Elenais a warm and easygoing person, she made us feel very welcome. Her three friendly dogs walk around the place and accept everybody who is accepted by Elena. Elena gave us good advice about the beaches ( very nice in the neighbourhood) and what to see and where to go and, very important, she knows the best restaurants. Tropea is tiuristic, but very nice and parking the car is no problem.

Elena, thank you for everything. We will remember the nice conversations we had, we had a really good time!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderful review! I hope to see again maybe next year!!!
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Natur, Ruhe, Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Im Februar 2016 verbrachten wir unsere Winterferien in Kalabrien bei Elena Franzini.

Die Region ist im Februar ein tolles Urlaubsziel, um dem schlechten Wetter in Deutschland zu dieser Jahreszeit zu entfliehen und sich in einer absolut ruhig gelegen Ferienwohnung mitten in der Natur zu erholen. Strände, Wochenmärkte, Wanderungen, historische Orte und vieles mehr gibt es hier zu entdecken.

Die Ferienwohnung ist von Deutschland aus sehr gut und preiswert mit der Ryanair über den Flughafen Lamezia und einem Mietwagen erreichbar. Die Wohnung liegt auf einem großen Grundstück, ist sehr geräumig, ebenerdig, liebevoll eingerichtet, hat einen ganz tollen Blick auf die Küste der Götter und verfügt über eine Zentralheizung.

Elena, unsere Vermieterin, stand immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Sie spricht fließend deutsch und ist eine äußerst nette und hilfsbereite Person. Auf ihrem Anwesen leben drei total liebe Hunde, die uns nie angebellt, nie angesprungen oder abgeleckt haben, dafür aber haben sie uns stets behütet und das ganze Areal bewacht.

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohlgefühlt und gut erholt. Wir können diese Ferienwohnung nur weiterempfehlen und vergeben deshalb auch gerne fünf Sterne.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für eure Bewertung! Es war eine Freude für mich euch als Gäste zu haben und ich hoffe sehr, dass ihr wieder mal zu uns kommen werdet! Für mich ist es schön, dass das schöne Kalabrien auch im Winter entdeckt wird. Vorausserzung ist natürlich eine gute Heizung in Haus (wir haben eine autonome Zentralheizung) und ein angehnemes Zuhause. (Weil das Wetter auch wenn es viel besser als in Deutschland ist, nicht immer wunderschön und sonnig ist...)
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Villa San Giovanni
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Pizzo Calabro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sila mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Ricadi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oktober 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% bei Buchung mit Banküberweisung oder Kreditkarte. Rest mit Banküberweisung oder Kreditkarte 4 Wochen vor Ankunft.
150 Euro (bar) als Sicherheitsdepot. Wird nach genauer Überprüfung des Mietobjektes am Abfahrttag zurückgegeben.

Nach Anfrage, vermieten wir auch die ganze Villa für 4 Personen (2 Schlafzimmer, 3 Badezimmer, grosses Wohnzimmer mit Küche).
Price includes: electricity, gas, internet

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Ricadi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • The bedroom has a direct door to the garden and a big window with seaview.
  • Books
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
If you need a relaxing holiday in nature, you find a jewel here. It is a peaceful and quite place. If you are looking for this, this is your place. ON REQUEST: *** Italian conversation and language course *** Italian cooking course *** Coaching and Counselling, Mindfullness sessions

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