|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Independent first floor apartment in a beachfront villa within a garden of 2.5 hectares, with direct access to the beach. An external staircase leads to a spacious balcony-veranda, overlooking the sea and the beautiful garden. The balcony has a shaded area equipped for dining in a cool area. The front door opens into the living area which has a kitchen corner equipped with dishwasher, cooker and fridge freezer and also includes dining table with chairs and a sofa. The master’s bedroom has a double bed and in suite bathroom with shower and bidet. The other 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds. The 2nd bathroom has shower, bidet and washing machine. The estate is secluded and away from the crowds, just in front of the marvellous Ionian sea. The garden is rich in high pine trees, eucalyptus and bougainvillea, lemon, orange and olive trees, as well as a vine yard. It invites you to totally relax and enjoy superb siestas. The large sandy beach, is a perfect place to rest, and take long walk
Two summer holiday rentals. Perfectly situated in front of the beautiful and romantic blue Ionian sea and a splendid sugar white sand beach, our property has two independent self catering villas which are surrounded by a magnificent private garden, rich in high pine trees, eucalyptus, olive, orange and lemon trees as well as various type of flowers and a vineyard.
In the Villa Marina Grande the unit we rent is a 1st floor apartment for 6 persons, with spacious veranda and terrace that has a breathtaking view of the garden and the sea, ideal for eating outside in the summer. At a distance of about 50 meters, there is the Villa Marina Piccola, a lovely independent smaller villa for 4 persons, with a shaded veranda, perfect to eat “al fresco”. Close to all the local amenities for shopping, eating out and sight seeing it is also an excellent place to rest and relax.
Local area information: In the local area there are many interesting places to visit, from Graeco-Roman archaeological sites and museums to picturesque villages, untouched forests and marvellous beaches.
Interesting places to visit are:
Scolacium, a Greek-Roman archaeological site in an olive tree estate. You can see the theatre, the forum, and a small but interesting museum with statues and local archaeological findings. On the top of the hill you can visit the necropolis and admire a breathtaking view of the gulf. At the entrance you’ll find the ruins of a Norman church “La Roccelletta. You can also visit a olive mill which dates back to the beginning of last century.
Squillace: nice village on the hills, famous for ceramics.
Stilo: visit the tiny but perfectly preserved basilian church “La Cattolica” that dates back to 12th century.
Bivongi: newly restored basilian church where the monks from Greece still live and pray.
Serra San Bruno: in the middle of Serre Calabre (Calabrian central mountains), driving through impressive forests, you’ll find the village of Serra San Bruno with it’s Chartreuse where the German monk San Bruno lived. The place is also very famous for mushrooms.
Locri Epizefiri: wide archaeological site with a beautiful ancient Greek theatre and a very interesting museum.
Cropani: picturesque village with an interesting church.
La Sila: impressive Calabrian highland with two lakes and Silano pine forests.
Tropea: beautiful tourist resort on the Tirrenian sea.
Scilla: picturesque fisherman’s village close to Reggio Calabria, on the superb “Messina Strait” Reggio Calabria: the museum where the Bronzi di Riace and the lungomare with its breathtaking view of Sicily and Etna are well worth a visit.
Eolian Islands: organized one day cruise trips to the Eolian Islands from Soverato.
Gerace: most beautiful and picturesque town, with a very interesting ancient cathedral, churches and nice streets. Beaches: The Ionian coast of Calabria is mainly sandy, but you can find a most beautiful rocky coast in Pietragrande, Caminia and Copanello.
You will surely like the region of Calabria, still unspoiled by tourism, and you will enjoy the delicious food and good local wine in the many restaurants by the sea.
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Marina. The Villa’s orchard was divine! The outside shower was perfect We agree with all previous comments: total paradise! We will be back!! Try the fresh oranges and lemons off the trees, absolutely delicious and the cherry tomatoes from the supermarket where outstanding. We will we will definitely be recommending this place to all of our friends and family
We took our family to this beautiful place the entire month of June/2006.
What a place. The grounds are impeccable- the beach unbelievable and the people the best you could ever find.
The beach right across the street was almost completely deserted and as clean and as white as could be.
Friendly family restaurants are within walking distance and the food and service are terrific. Again the people are just fantastic.
We look forward to going back and we shall.
The grounds are gated and safe for children. Little playground for them.
The main house has a spacious veranda and opens to panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. Paradise!!!
We have just returned from a fantastic two week holiday in this idyllic part of Italy. The villa was lovely - ample of space and a beautiful terrace. Having the beach at the end of the garden was just incredible, being able to pop down for a morning, or evening swim, was perfect. We met friends on the beach during the evening football match and made friends with the owners and their family. Half of me wants to tell all my friends about it and the other half wants to keep it a secret place! Meeting no British was a welcome relaxation. We will be back. Thank you Maria
We stayed at the Villa Marina Grande with two small children for two weeks in June, and enjoyed it so much that we sometimes skipped the beach to lounge on the big terrace, reading and drinking cocktails or splashing in a mini pool we bought (depending on the age...). Clean, with everything that we needed, and help around the corner for any question. The only small bother was that the bar on the beach had entertainment every evening, and we heard their speakers instead of the sea (but not an issue to sleep). Otherwise everything was perfect. We also appreciated the mosquito nets in all the windows. This was by far one of the best rentals we ever had all across Europe's seaside.
This property is perfect for a family retreat! The compound is beautifully maintained, secured and fully gated, and right across from a fantastic beach. We have stayed in all three units and each is well equipped, extremely clean, spacious, and comfortable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an Italian getaway with all of the comforts.
For the third time, we go in vacation to the Villa Marina, we enjoy it still very much.
The two villas are just perfect for vacation. This time, we enjoyed the "villa grande" with our 3 children.
Children can play in the huge garden.
The beautiful beach is only at the other side of the street.
Everything is exactly as described on the site.
We are already waiting to go back.
My wife and I had a great time and recommend this place to anyone who wants to just relax, swim in clear, clean waters just accross the road....we had the beach mostly to ourselves in Sept.....beautiful grounds, wonderful help from Ladis, the caretaker, and very comfortable house with great, hot, outdoor shower......great half and one day trips with lots to see in Calabria.....anyone can contact me if they want more detail.....enjoy
Soverato, at a distance of 4 kilometers, is a well known holiday resort, with a beautiful sea promenade, a large pedestrian precinct overlooking the marvellous gulf of Squillace, elegant fashion shops and important jewellers, delicatessen shops, good restaurants where you can taste the superb Ionian fish, and bars where you can sample some of Italy's best ice cream. There are also pubs, discos and entertainment for adults and children. A large and inviting market takes place every Friday.