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

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Minimum Stay 5 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
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016


based on 52 traveler reviews

Silence, beauty, peace in Suite for 2 with fabulous seaview and 700 olivetrees
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 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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Ons paradijs in Italië

  • 5 of 5

Voor de vierde keer zijn we hier bij Elena in Calabria. Door haar fijne huis (zie andere recensies, het klopt, het is echt een heerlijke plek), de relaxte sfeer in de dorpjes en op de heerlijke strandjes in de buurt, en genoeg keuze uit heerlijk eten (zowel heel puur als behoorlijk culinair is mogelijk) blijft dit een plek om terug te komen.

Voor onze dochter heeft Elena een mooi campingbedje (met matrasje). Wat ook super is: er zijn strandhanddoeken die je kunt gebruiken en een parasol voor op het strand.

Bij het huis is het ook heerlijk vertoeven, er zijn twee ligbedden, een hangmat, een overdekt terras. Zon en schaduw (met de geur van de pijnbomen), uitzicht op de zee en de Stromboli. Wat wil je nog meer?

De keuken is (zeker voor een vakantieappartement) goed ingericht, alles is er eigenlijk wel. Er zijn drie lieve honden, en ze komen je zeker opzoeken :-)

In tien minuten ben je bij de prachtige zee en mooie stranden, en heerlijke koffie en zoetigheden (neem de aragostini met crema) vind je bij de Giardino delle Rose.

Als je houdt van het authentieke Italië, hier zul je het vinden!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your staying here (for the 4th time)! I am happy that you could use the baby bed! I hope to see you also next year!
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Aufregender Urlaub mit Hindernissen ( Autopanne )

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöner Urlaub in Kalabrien, Ferienhaus mit Blick auf das Meer und Vulkan Stromboli. Wir sind Elena sehr dankbar, weil sie uns viel geholfen hat als unser Auto gestreikt hat. An einer Tankstelle habe ich leider verunreinigten Diesel getankt und nach zirka 30 Kilometer auf der Autobahn fing das Auto zu rauchen an. Das Auto wurde über den ADAC abgeschleppt, wir standen dann an der Straße auf verlorenem Posten. Nach einem Telefongespräch mit Elena hat sie uns dann abgeholt. Elena hat uns auch ihr Auto ausgeliehen bis wir ein Mietauto bekommen haben. Wir hatten dann doch noch einen schönen Urlaub bei Elena und ihrer Mutter, dazu kommen die drei Hunde ( Maremmano-Hirtenhunde ) vorallem Olli hat uns sehr begeistert, die Hunde waren alle sehr lieb zu uns, und man brauchte keine Angst trotz der enormen Größe der Rasse vor ihnen haben.

Übrigens mein Auto ist nach 4 Wochen bei uns angekommen, leider ist es nun ein Totalschaden und kann nicht mehr repariert werden, ein Zylinder ist ausgebrannt, Reparaturkosten wären viel zu hoch.

Das Ferienhaus ist sehr schön, ruhig und abgelegen in einer Olivenbaumanlage, absolut geeignet für Menschen die Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit lieben und vom Alltagsstress abschalten wollen.

Danke Elena wir können Deine Ferienwohnung nur weiterempfehlen und vielleicht kommen wir wieder, allerdings dann nur mit dem Flugzeug oder Zug

Rosi und Horst aus Geisingen

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die schöne Bewertung. Es hat mir so Leid getan wegen eurer Autopanne. Schrecklich! Ich hoffe ihr kommt bald wieder, auch im Winter (da ich eine sehr angenehme Zentralheizung habe)!
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
  • Housekeeper Optional
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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