About the property
- Apartment441 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
STUNNING STUDIO FOR 2/3 ON 5* RESORT, TWO POOLS, 5 MINS BEACH, 15 MIN AIRPORT
Stunning, beautifully decorated fully air-conditioned ground floor self-catering one room studio apartment with free private Wifi and internet TV situated on the secure gated Pizzo Beach Club Resort.
To maintain the security of the resort and for the benefit of the resident guests, we have introduced the compulsory use of wrist bands for the year ahead. This will ensure that the facilities of the resort ie the two swimming pools, beach, restaurant and sun loungers by the pools and on the beach are used exclusively by owners and guests only. Guests will be given the wrist bands on arrival (the price of which is included in your rental) by the management company at the Meet and Greet and it is compulsory to wear the wrist bands during your stay to access the site facilities such as swimming pools, beach and restaurant.
The development is secure as it is gated and only accessed with swipe cards only provided to guests of the resort. It is a short 15 minute drive from Lamezia Terme airport in the Calabrian region of southern Italy, and a short five minute drive away from the historic town of Pizzo. The apartment is furnished with a modern and stylish flair, spacious in size with lots of storage.
The exterior of the studio apartment has a terrace and a private garden with outside dining facilities for alresco dining and BBQ. Secure free parking is available outside the front of the apartment.
From the apartment, a ten minute walk through an enchanting forest of pine and eucalyptus, brings you to a large sandy beach where free sun loungers are provided for your use. If you prefer to stay at the resort, there are great on-site facilities which include 2 magnificent outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, a football field, a restaurant that serves excellent food (open only during the peak season), children's playground with swings and slide, volley ball and free use of sunloungers and umbrella on the private beach.
Inside the apartment
This is a luxurious one room studio apartment that comprises a large air-conditioned room incorporating a living area with a contemporary table and 4 chairs and new comfortable double size sofa bed that converts into a confortable bed for two adults at night. Also provided is a single folding bed for occasional use by a third adult or child. The apartment is most suited to a couple and if required, a bed cot suitable for children up to 2 years of age can be provided at an additional fee.
The modern integrated kitchen has a large built-in fridge freezer, electric oven, gas hob and is fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery for a home from home experience.
Fast private Wifi is also included in the price of this apartment.
In the living area of the apartment there is a modern table and four chairs, a top of the range 32' Sony LCD TV with decoder with a choice of over 1000 channels in different languages. In addition there is a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station for music lovers. A selection of DVDs and CDs are also provided for your enjoyment.
In the modern separate fully tiled bathroom there is a walk in shower cubicle with sliding doors and power shower, a wash basin and mirror cabinet with a light, with wc and washing machine. Towels are also provided for your stay and are included in the price of the aparment.
The outside of the apartment
There is a private garden with outside dining facities equipped with a table, four chairs, and umbrella for outdoor dining. A BBQ is also provided for your use during your stay. Free, secure car parking is available outside the apartment
The apartment is located a short 10 minute walk from a large sandy beach where free sunloungers and umbrellas are provided for your use. The short walk is on a pathway through a beautiful pine and eucalyptus forest and is a delightful way to access the beach.
The apartment is near the historic towns of Pizzo & Tropea: The apartment is situated 10 minutes drive away from the historic town of Pizzo with its numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours. Pizzo is home to the world famous Tartufo ice cream.
Tropea which boasts one of the best beaches in Italy is a much visited tourist attraction and is a 20 minute drive away from the apartment.
Other places of interest include Morats castle, Piedigrotta which is a cave full of carved statues, and the recently renovated spectacular monastery in Tropea on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Food and wine in this part of Italy is excellent and inexpensive and includes fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally. Cuisine in the region tends to be spicy and flavourful, featuring pasta, cheeses and some typically Greek ingredients such as honey and figs, and the area produces sweet white wine.
Do not miss the experience of stopping off to taste the amazing famous Pizzo truffle, hazelnut and chocolate ice-cream (Tartufo) dusted with cocoa.
Places of interest and location information: The Calabria region of Italy is the country's best kept secret. Rugged and remote, Calabria is the region forming the ‘toe of the boot’ of Italy, neighbouring Basilicata to the east and Sicily to the west. There is an astonishing authenticity to Calabrian holidays, as tourists have only very recently discovered this fantastic forgotten corner of Italy.
A visit to Pizzo offers noteworthy panoramic views overlooking the coast and Tyrrhenian Sea as well as medieval glimpses of rare beauty. One can enjoy pleasant walks through the historical centre, that is, where it is possible to visit the San Giorgio Collegiate, which preserves important 16th century statues.
The San Sebastiano Church is located nearby. To complete the visit to religious buildings in Pizzo, one can visit the Purgatorio (Purgatory) Church, the Grazie Church and Pizzo Castle. From here one can reach Pizzo Marina, which is a much visited seaside tourist attraction.
The old, picturesque village of Pizzo is a short 15 minute drive away with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars as well as some breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
Tropea is only a 30 minute drive away and is worth visiting to explore the many restaurants, bars and wonderful beach voted one of the best in Italy.
Pizzo has two main tourist attractions: the Chiesetta di Piedigrotta, cave-chapel on the shore, and the renowned tartufo di Pizzo, a chocolate truffle ice cream. It also has a historic castle and a pleasant town centre where there is a tourist information office in Piazza della Repubblica, the main square.
The Chiesetta di Piedigrotta is just outside Pizzo; a fifteen-minute walk along the road leading out of town along the coast to the north-east. The church is down a flight of steps; tickets are for sale at a bar over the road. The church dates back to the seventeenth century and is a cave dug out of a soft rock in a bank facing right out to sea, and was originally created in gratitude by shipwrecked sailors who'd been saved from a storm. The interior is ornamented with statues carved enthusiastically from the rock by a local family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is definitely worth seeing if you are in Pizzo. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Calabria, rivalling the Riace Bronzes in Reggio di Calabria's archaeological museum.
The tartufo di Pizzo is a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream (gelato) shaped as a rough sphere, containing chocolate fudge sauce and coated in cocoa powder and sugar. The cafes around the main square in Pizzo all serve this speciality, and variations on it, with waiters producing a non-stop selection of of ice creams.
The centre of Pizzo is a picturesque network of narrow lanes, historic but bustling with everyday Calabrian life. The heart of town is Piazza della Repubblica, where travellers can relax at an outdoor table and enjoy a gelato. Close to the square is Pizzo's castle, known as the Castello Murat. It was built in the fifteenth century but is most celebrated for being the place where Napoleon's brother-in-law, Joachim Murat, was executed. The castle is open to the public, and also hosts special events.Downhill in the shadow of the castle is Pizzo's small harbour, with a pleasant seaside promenade.The railway station is along the coast in this direction. There is a stretch of beach here, and more beaches on the other side of town, a short drive away. In the summer tourist season a little tourist 'train' called the Pizzo Express takes visitors on a tour of Pizzo and to the Chiesa di Piedigrotta. Pizzo is conveniently placed on the coastal road and railway for visiting Tropea and the rest of the Costa degli Dei. If you have hired a car, you can tour the whole Tropea promontory visiting little coastal resorts and villages such as Briatico, Parghelia, Tropea, Capo Vaticano and Nicotera. The provincial capital, Vibo Valentia, is a short distance inland from Pizzo and is worth a visit for its mighty castle which has superb views. There are a number of interesting inland destinations for travellers with their own transport, such as Filadelfia, where there is a weekly market.
Further north up the Calabrian coast is the historic town of Amantea. Scilla, a very attractive fishing village and beach resort is around two hours away by train, and Reggio di Calabria is half an hour further - a long journey but worth it if you are interested in seeing the famous Greek statues, the Riace Bronzes, in the museum. From this stretch of coast there are summer boat trips to the Aeolian Islands, with departures from Pizzo as well as nearby Vibo Marina. These day trips are a good way to visit several of the beautiful islands including Stromboli, which is an active volcano.
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About Candy Limbuvala
My name is Candy, I live in London and it has always been my dream to own a holiday home in Italy. I have holidayed in different parts of Italy over many years but when I visited Calabria in 2008 for the first time I immediately knew that this was somewhere special and where I would purchase my holiday home. I fell in love with the unspoilt area, the wonderful weather, the food, the welcoming people and the gentle pace of life. I bought my apartment that year and furnished it to a high standard with all modern amenities so that it is now a fully equipped second home. I have enjoyed some great holidays at my apartment and hope to welcome you to my place in the sun to experience la dolce vita.
Candy Limbuvala purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Candy Limbuvala chose Pizzo
I chose this property because it is situated on a secure gated modern resort with two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurant, and other on site facilities. It is also within a short 20 minutes drive from Lamezia Terme airport so is easily accessible for travellers who do not want a long drive from the airport. In addition, the property is a short 10 minute walk through a pine and eucalyptus forest to a lovely sandy beach and is situated in an unspoilt area of natural beauty, in a largely undiscovered part of Southern Italy waiting to be explored.
What makes this Apartment unique
My studio apartment is situated on the Pizzo Beach Club Resort with a wide range of on-site facilities which are free for use by the guests. The resort is gated and secure with entry only available via swipe cards. Free parking is available right in front of the apartment. The apartment itself is decorated to a high standard with everything you would need for an enjoyable inexpensive self-catering holiday. This is an area of natural unspoilt beauty, which lies on the southern most tip of the Italian peninsula. The lovely historic towns of Pizzo and Tropea are nearby waiting to be explored. The area is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and lovely white sandy beaches, lovely warm climate and excellent inexpensive cuisine which will bring you back to this region year after year. You can find something to suit everyone, whether it is lazing on a sun kissed beach, swimming in the sea, walking along the mountain foot hills, shopping, snorkeling, diving, or exploring the many historic towns along the Calabrian coast, this area is just waiting to be explored. Tours can be arranged via my local management company which include booking local cooking clases, airport and railway station pick ups, shopping trips, fishing tours, and unique amazing night and day tours to the volcanic island of stromboli. For more details, please contact the owner.
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Clean, cosy, nicely presented, good facilities and well equipped kitchen/washing machine.
Close to the lovely beach and pools in a quiet relaxing setting. Secure setting and lovely helpful staff (specifically Salvador). Close to beautiful towns if hire a car - lots of places to explore nearby. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you would need. It's set in a beautiful untouched part of Italy.
Thank you Kelly for your wonderful review
of my apartment. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Perfect for a couple or with 1 child
This property is adequate for your every needs.. has all mod cons cooker oven ironing board washing machine cutlery saucepans bbq air con etc etc...
It is located in a culture de sac so no passing traffic so children can play outside in a safe environment. Easy parking in a designated area very close to the studio.
On site there are 2 swimming pools tennis courts 5 a side football pitches and a restaurant... a private beach is also here.
This studio is perfect for a couple or a couple with a small child as there is a z bed available....
The site is only about 7 or 8 years old and is very good... only thing missing is a small shop to get milk etc.
Car is a must as it is remote with the nearest supermarket about 5km away.
The restaurant is the most expensive in the area ( 6 euro for a G& T .. 5 euro for a beer)
However other places are a lot cheaper.. we paid 2.5 euro for a G & T....
Tropea and Pizzo are nice towns with fab restaurants fab views and awesome beaches.
We never revisit the same place but this is a real tempter.... as it's perfect for us mature couple.... and the climate is brilliant without the humidity. .. unless we were lucky !!
Travelled end July beginning Aug 2016 for 2 weeks.
Thankyou so much Candy for the use of your apartment and to your management team Narissa, who met us on arrival and checked all was ok... perfect holiday for us.
Firstly, I am really glad that you both enjoyed your recent holiday at my apartment. Secondly, I would like to thank you for your most thorough and kind review of my apartment, the resort and the surrounding areas.
I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Dolce Calabria, appartamento delizioso!
Ho passato vacanze molto gradevoli in questo delizioso appartamento accogliente, pulito, ben fornito e comodo. Il resort in cui è collocato è bello, sicuro, pieno di verde e di fiori. Le piscine lì vicino sono belle e comode (un paio di minuti a piedi); anche la spiaggia su cui si affaccia il resort è fornita di lettini e ombrelloni e si raggiunge a piedi in circa 10 minuti di gradevole passeggiata tra gli alberi. La descrizione dell'appartamento è accurata e veritiera: c'è tutto! Sembra di essere a casa propria! Anche il cortiletto è piccino ma grazioso, ideale per leggere e rilassarsi. Il posto si presta sia a una vacanza di relax (è tutto molto vicino) che a una più avventurosa: vere perle locali sono raggiungibili in auto, io ho visitato (e amato) Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Amantea, Paola, Scalea e le isole eolie. Una menzione speciale merita il personale di accoglienza (Emilio nel mio caso) per gentilezza, prontezza e disponibilità nonché simpatia. Consiglio caldamente una vacanza qui! Vi sentirete a casa con la differenza di essere a pochi passi da un mare bellissimo e incontaminato!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my apartment and the Pizzo Beach Club Resort. I am very pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back on another occasion. It was a pleasure having you to stay at my apartment.
Nice vaction in Italy.
I was in Italy many times and in Calabria second time. This stay was one of the best. Very nice resort and apartment. Generally south of Italy and especially Calabria is very good choice for the vcation. The apartment is very good equiped and also resort gives possibilities to have a good time. For active person two pools and fitnes, if you want to take a rest is also nice pleace. The pity is that pool-bar was not open during my stay, but there is restaurant at the pool and this is only bad think I remenber ( not so much bad).
Thank you Pawel for taking the time to give a positive review of my apartment and also the Pizzo Beach Club resort during your two week stay. The pool bar was open earlier in the season but it was unfortunately closed while you were there to allow for work to be carried out to install a slide in the larger pool at the resort. However, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying at my apartment and were able to take advantage of the many facilities that the resort offered during your stay.
I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Calabria and look forward to welcoming you to my apartment again in the future.
Submitted by owner Candy Limbuvala on 19 Setpember 2012
Appartement für max. 2 Personen
Das Appartement hat alles was man im Urlaub braucht.Die Anlage wo sich das Appartement befindet ist sauber und gut gepflegt.Beim Frühstücken auf der kleinen Terrasse kann man die grüne Pflanzen der Anlage bewundern. Es ist sehr ruhig dort.Der Pool (sehr sauber) in der Nähe und der Strand den man sehr gut innerhalb von 5 Minuten Fußmarsch erreicht. Der weg dorthin ist traumhaft durch den Pinienwald.Wir waren da Mitte bis Ende September. Es waren kaum Touristen da.Ein Auto ist ein Muss.Keine Einkaufsmöglichkeiten vor Ort oder sonst was.
Thank you for taking the time to send me your review of your recent holiday at my apartment. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. To enjoy the stunning scenery and visit the many towns in the area It is strongly recommended that you hire a car for the duration of your holiday.
Confortevole e tranquillo
Pratico con i servizi di piscina e ombrelloni sulla spiaggia. Ben collegato.
This is an area of natural unspoilt beauty, which lies on the southern most tip of the Italian peninsula. There are many historic towns nearby to explore, stunning scenery and white sandy beaches. This part of Italy is well known for its fabulous beaches and landscape which will leave you in awe and attract you in coming back year after year. You can find something to suit everyone whether it is lazing on a sun kissed beach, walking along the mountain foot hills, shopping, sailing, taking day trips to the volcanic island of Stromboli, enjoying the many restaurants and bars in the nearby towns of Pizzo and Tropea, and visiting the many historical sites that this area has to offer.
The town of Pizzo nearby is famous for its world renowned Tartufo ice cream, markets and many historic places of interest. These include the UNESCO world heritage sites, national parks, local caves (Chiesetta de Piedigrotta) and sandy beaches.
Tropea, a family friendly holiday destination is famous for its beautiful beaches and excellent shopping facilities and inexpensive restaurants situated in maze of streets. The famous Church of Santa Maria dell'Isola cut into the rock overlooking the sea is not to be missed.
Sicily is also a short ferry ride away.
With both the Ionian and Tyrrhenian beaches to choose from, the opportunities are endless for relaxation on the many pristine beaches where you can enjoy an idyllic beach all to yourself or you can choose to explore the fantastic rugged and scenic landscape of this undiscovered beautiful part of Italy. To appreciate this area fully a car is recommended during your stay.
The area is wildly picturesque with white sand beaches tucked in between jagged cliffs and fertile plains, a real delight to explore. There are numerous sandy beaches hidden along the coast to choose from, many of which you rarely have to share, even during the height of summer. Those who love idyllic beaches all to themselves or those taking a romantic break in the sun will be absolutely at home in this part of Calabria.
Tropea, is a great tourist destination where the clean, clear and, gently sloping beach is a favourite with families. Snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and deep sea fishing trips are all activities available close by.
The cuisine in the area is simply irresistible, and no Calabrian holiday would be complete without visiting one of the small family owned restaurants serving fabulous pizzas, seafood and tartufo, the fantastic local ice cream. The food you will experience in this part of the world is famed as being the spiciest in the whole of Italy, as well as being the most natural and healthiest. Most people returning from a self catering Calabria property return laden with chillies, olives, artichoke and many bottles of the sweet local wines grown in the area. Once you have tasted the sun-soaked quality, you too will be tempted into stocking your shelves with nothing but the best of local produce.
When you visit this part of Italy you will experience one of Italy’s sunniest regions. Even during December and January, temperatures hover between 10 and 15°C during daylight hours. The period between May and October sees average temperatures soaring past the 20°C mark, almost reaching 30°C in August. The evenings are wonderfully warm, so that eating outside on your own private patio outside the apartment is a delight.
The national parks of Serre, Aspromonte, Sila and Pollino all fall within the borders of Calabria, providing visitors with some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in which to walk and ride. There are many fantastic trails to follow.
Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF) with direct flights to London Stansted is a 15 minutes drive from the apartment.
Car hire is strongly advised for the duration of your stay and numerous car hire companies are available at Lamezia Terme airport. It is recommended that you pre-book your car before arrival to avoid disappointment and to obtain the car of your choice.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Non refundable 25% deposit payable to reserve apartment at time of reservation and the balance is payable 30 days before arrival. Prices are shown in pound sterling. Instant Booking is available on the Homeaway website and payment should be made directly through the Homeaway platform to ensure safety of funds. If there are any questions please contact the owner when making the reservation.