A beautiful renovated typical summer Villa with beautiful views overlooking the Gulf of Policastro in one of the most beautiful spots along the rugged Tyrrenean coastline of Basilicata. The main body of the villa includes 2 bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, a kitchen, a large living room ( extra folding sofa double bed here), a beautiful shaded patio with the dining area overlooking the garden; additional laundry bathroom and a hot water shower outside at garden level. Extra folding bed and baby cot available. Air-conditioning and mosquito nets in all rooms. Private car park. Free 24 hr internet. Maratea and the region of Basilicata are one of Italy's last travel frontiers. Maratea, chosen by picky Italians as a less crowded and cheaper alternative to the overcrowded Amalfi Coastine, lies 2 hours south of Naples. The Gulf of Policastro between Campania in the north and Calabria in the south it is truly one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy.
Villa in Acquafredda near Maratea,Italy - Peaceful, Immersed In Vegetation, Just A 10 Min Drive To Maratea
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
About mirella Quattrocchi
Hi, I am Mirella; I live in Milano with my family. Milano is a12 hrs train or car journey from Maratea but a night train makes it easy for us to reach our summer haven! Since 2005 we have spent all of our summer holidays in Maratea with friends and family. We are completely in love with the surroundings, the nature and tranquility found here. We still have a lot to explore but what we have managed to see has been wonderful. We are not able to spend as much time as we would like to in Maratea which is why we have decided to rent out so that others can enjoy this remote and beautiful part of Italy, whilst helping us pay our expenses!
mirella Quattrocchi purchased this Villa in 2005
Why mirella Quattrocchi chose Province of Potenza
Despite being of Sicilian origin, another beautiful part of Italy, we fell in love with Maratea and "betrayed" our homeland because of the peace and tranquility in Acquafredda, a little hamlet of Maratea, offers in summer, the abundance of nature, the remoteness and of course the wonderful beaches. It is a little bit like going back in time! There are many interesting historical and natural sites to visit in Basilicata and surrounding regions (Campania, Calabria and Puglia) and we still have a lot to explore.
What makes this Villa unique
Holidays in Acquafredda are simple, cheap and mainly sea or beach oriented though small luxuries are accessible nearby. Acquafredda, about 15 min walk (or 2 min drive) from the house offers 2 larger beaches but just one little shop for food and essentials, a church, a post office and 2-3 restaurants. Wonderful sunsets and sea views at every turn! Maratea and Sapri offer shopping, restuarants and touristic ports . Cosy restaurants are easy to find along the coast, near the Port and old town Maratea, is a jewel to see. For those in need of pampering, a Thalasso Beauty Farm is walking distance from the house as is Romantic Villa Cheta with its beautiful restaurant. For the lazy, an almost private beach is just a 5 min walk down from the house! Perfect for lazy family holidays.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A wonderful villa with beautiful surroundings by the coast and mountains.
We have just returned home from a wonderful stay in the lovely villa, which is even even nicer than the photos. The house has a lovely feel to it, stylish, spacious and well equipped, with a great veranda and garden. The local beach is a 5 minute walk away and was very quiet. We often had to ourselves afer 4pm.
Mirella was available by phone and was very helpful.
The surrounding area is stunning with lovely little beaches, mountains and interesting hill top villages. We would be very tempted to return.
The Boyes/ Day family.
Thank you! So happy you enjoyed it! Come back soon! We are thrilled when our guest enjoy our home as much as we do. Arrivederci!
Perfect spot to relax and enjoy this beautiful part of Italy
The house was more than we hoped for. It’s equipped with everything you need to cook your meals and has a washing machine for laundry. There is a large selection of travel guides to help you explore the Maratea region . The house is clean and very comfortable. The veranda/patio has a beautiful view of the sea and its the perfect spot for morning coffee or meals. The little beach is just a short walk down the hill and perfect. The owner and the caretaker are so kind and helpful. I almost hate to share this review, since the area is so quiet and not overrun with tourists. Yet. You won’t regret spending your holiday here.
Very happy you enjoyed our home and the tranquillity. Safe travels. Mirella
Peaceful and Calm
Four of us long-time friends shared a fantastic week in May 2017 in Basilicata. Mirella was generous with her directions and logistical help before we went, Rafaelle was a great caretaker host and always available, and all the local citizens made us feel quite welcome. We even toured the Maratea grotto with Rafaelle's brother Pompeo at their invitation. The house was clean and well-furnished for sleeping and eating, and the covered porch overlooking the sea was about the most relaxing place in Italy. While reading one morning, I even spotted a grey fox walking through the underbrush. What a thrill! We walked to local restaurants and the alimentari for excellent dining opportunities and groceries, and toured the area with the maps and suggestions provided. This was our second stay in Aquafredda, and it was the best! Thank you so much, and we look forward to our next trip to paradise. Jim and Lynne
So happy you enjoyed your stay! Always happy when our geusts love the place as much as we do! come back soon. Best Mirella
A relaxing break in an amazing landscape
I had the pleasure of spending a week with my family in Acquafredda, few kilometers away from Maratea.
The house is very nice, fully equipped, with a wonderful sea-view, and immersed in an incredibly relaxing natural setting.
It’s the ideal choice for people looking for a relaxing break in the middle of an amazing landscape.
We enjoyed a lot having breakfast and a few dinners on the patio, and my son loved playing ping-pong on the grass.
I recommend you rent a car, so as to be able to visit the marvelous beaches all around.
Ho trascorso insieme alla mia famiglia una settimana ad Acquafredda, a pochi chilometri da Maratea.
La casa è molto bella, attrezzata di tutto, con una vista meravigliosa sul mare, immersa in un paesaggio naturale veramente rilassante.
È la scelta ideale per chiunque sia alla ricerca di una vacanza di puro relax in un paesaggio spettacolare.
Ci siamo goduti delle gradevoli colazioni e qualche cena sul patio, e mio figlio si è divertito da matti a giocare a ping-pong.
Suggerisco di noleggiare un’auto per poter visitare le meravigliose spiagge sparse nei dintorni.
Thank you! so happy you enjoyed your holiday at our home.
A beautiful house in a fantastic location
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday exploring this area of Italy. We found it unspoilt and full of Italians rather than tourists. The beaches were quiet and beautifully clean. The house was absolutely lovely, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. We were met by Rafaelle who was charming and helpful. The house added to our experience and we hope to return one day.
thank you! happy you enjoyed your holiday ! mirella
great holiday home in an excellent location
The holiday house was brilliant - it was clean and had everything we needed. The air con was very useful. The terrace was great with a really large table for all our games and meals. There were quite a few ants and wasps, but I would presume that you would get these anywhere hot - and there was plenty of stuff around to combat them. The location was excellent with just a 5 minute walk through the trees to the little pebbly beach which we loved. It was generally not very crowded and the water was so warm and perfect for swimming and snorkling. It was also useful having the café there for an ice lolly to cool off. I would highly recommend this property.
So happy you enjoyed your holiday as much as we do. The insects can be annoying but luckily they are only there some times of the year and also...immersed it all that nature...we are probably intruding on their little world! thank you for choosing our home. Mirella
The house is on a promontory, a few minutes walk down a path to a beautiful small beach. Many other beaches are 3 to 20 min away by car along the coastline in both directions; beaches are pebbly, sandy and/or rocky. Some have trees right down to the waterline. The 2 larger beaches of Acquafredda are a few min drive away and easy to access by car. Many beaches are accessible only by foot (though parking nearby). Touristic Harbours of Maratea is 9 km away for boat rentals and tours.
A car is essential for maximum enjoyment of this remote part of Italy. Closest airport is Naples. By train: closest stations are Sapri and Maratea- only 1,40 min to 3 hrs from Naples. By car : Autostrada A3 exit at Padula/Buonabitacolo or Lagonegro Nord/Maratea and follow for Sapri then Acquafredda. Another option is to exit A3 at Battipaglia, which is about 90 km from Sapri, this connects with the Variante s.s. 18. This shorter route crosses the Cilento and has more speed limits.
Naples at approx 180 km-200 km. Lamezia Terme in Calabria is also another option (a region south of Basilicata).
Train station- Sapri approx 8 km from the house. Highway exits from North to Sapri: Lagonegro Nord- 30km -connects with S.S.585 “Fondo valle del Noce”. Padula/Buonabitacolo approx 45 km-connects with "superstrada " Variante S.S.517 “Bussentina” to Policastro Bussentino and into the S.S.18 towards Sapri - Maratea. Touristic harbours: Sapri and Maratea.
The small village of Acquafredda is about 1 km from the house: it offers only one lsmall ocal shop for food and other essentials ( Mimma is the lady in charge). Maratea town is approx 8 km to the south and Sapri is 8 km to the North for banks, a wider selection of shops, markets and restaurants and other services.A small shopping mall called La Ginestra can be found about 3 miles north of Sapri near Vibonati. Shopping also available at the harbours ( expensive) and in Fiumicello ( lower Maratea). Lots of restaurants in the area.
The house is walking distance to Hotel Villa del Mare and to the boutique Hotel Villa Cheta offering spa facilities and a beauty center for external guests also.
Swimming, boating, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, tennis, water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, rafting , snorkelling and diving are just a few of the activities for tourists in Maratea and the area close by. Ask the local tourist office for more information ( near Fiumicello) . Palinuro and Marina di Camerota are relatively close by.
Brochures and guidebooks are available at the house. More info will be sent after confirmation.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 30% of the value of the total rent is requested as a booking deposit, to be sent on confirmation of the property. Balance to be paid by bank transfer 8 weeks before arrival. Alterrnatively 50% advance by bank transfer + 50% on arrival in cash. 100% bank transfer for booking within 10 days of holiday date ( or full payment in cash on arrival if this is not possible) . Changeover Day: Saturday usually, but flexible whenever possible. Arrival should preferably be after 3pm and Departure before 11am on the last day to allow for cleaning in time for the next guests but here again we are flexible wherever possible. Notes on prices: Prices quoted are generally per week for 4 people and include utilities and bed/bath/beach linen. Prices are negotiable for longer lets (over 2 weeks). Stays for less than 7 days are also possible (but difficult in peak season). Euro 30 per person for cleaning charges; Free wi fi internet access 24hrs. Cancellations: 50% refund of confirmation deposit for cancellations before 10 weeks from booked date. Travel documents of all the guests should be sent to me before or on arrival at the latest for registration with the authorities. Mandatory by law. By email or whatsapp