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2 BR Penthouse, Tyrrhenian Sea Views, sleeps 4, Parking free, Pool, WiFI,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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“Susie’s Italian Apartment”, with roof top penthouse terrace, is a tastefully furnished and comfortable home, commanding a stunning view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is located at the Borgonovo Resort complex in the historic town of Pizzo, Calabria.

The apartment is a 20-minute drive from the International Airport at Lamezia Terme (SUF), a five-minute walk to the nearest café, a 10-minute walk to the historic Piazza town center, and 20- minute walk to the swimming beach at Pizzo Marina. You can walk, take your car or the local Tuk Tuk.

You will find the apartment with a large living and dining area, TV/DVD, Free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious bedrooms and bathroom, washer, air conditioning and FREE PARKING!

The balconies are accessed via the French doors of the living and kitchen area, where you will enjoy your espresso and Italian pastries, all while taking in those amazing sea views.

The rooftop Penthouse Terrace is completely private to the apartment, featuring panoramic views of the Calabrian countryside, the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Volcano Stromboli, and is a perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining.

Your apartment rental includes free access to the swimming pool open mid April-October.

APARTMENT DESCRIPTION: My Italian Apartment with deck and upper sun roof terrace, in total is 138 Meter Sq. (1,475 Sq. Feet) and is secure and private for your personal use. This includes the apartment, the lower deck that opens from the apartment, and the upper sun terrace accessed from the deck. They are all connected, private and easily accessible. The apartment has gated entry with 14 stairs from the ground. The upper sun roof terrace is accessed by spiral stairs.

Apartment :60 Meter Sq. (645 Sq.feet); Deck :18 Meter Sq. (185 Sq.feet) Sun Roof Terrace :60 Meter Sq.( 645 Sq.feet)

LIVING ROOM: Enter the second floor apartment via a marble and tile staircase, where the door will lead you to an open living, dining, kitchen area, with French doors leading to the deck and full view of the Tyrrenian Sea coastline and setting sun. The living room is tastefully decorated with Italian leather sofa and chair, tables, lighting, TV/ DVD/ INTERNET, air conditioning/heating. The floors are of white Italian tile, giving the rooms a cool, contemporary feeling. You will find interesting wall art as well as local ceramic works from the beautiful Calabrian artists.

KITCHEN: To the right of the open living room, you will have use of a full, stylish contemporary kitchen, dishes, utensils and many spices, with seating and service for 4-6. The kitchen is completed with gas burners, electric oven, refrigerator and freezer. Available coffee pot, tea pot, cutting board.

BEDROOMS: Off the main room, you will find the bedrooms, with windows that open and receive an eastern breeze from the mountains. You will find one room with queen bed, full length cheval mirror and wardrobe, air conditioning/heating; and the second room with twin beds and wardrobe. Both rooms have unique art, window coverings and comfortable lighting.

ROLL OUT BED or baby cot can be arranged.

BATHROOM: Entering the bathroom you will have use of sink, toilet, bidet and shower with sliding doors.( The shower has ample room to comfortably bend over and turn around!!!)

WASHING MACHINE :is located in the bathroom and you will hang your clothes to dry in the natural sun on drying rack.

DECKS, SUN ROOF TERRACE: Directly off the apartment living areas, you will find full length glass doors that open to the deck and to the sun roof terraces. On the main floor deck, you will find comfortable seating for enjoying your morning coffees, eating a meal or taking in the Sea views. The area is furnished with teak wood, bench settee, table with chairs, sun umbrella, terra-cotta pots with plantings, giving the area a feeling of charm and ambiance. Choosing to climb the iron spiral staircase, you will find the sun roof terrace which will afford you a panoramic view of the surroundings, and allow you use of sun loungers, table and chairs, swing and umbrella. You may find this area comfortable in Summer for sun bathing, and Spring and Fall to feel the warmth of the sun and cool sea breezes. From both decks, you will have a view of the pool, which is close, yet far enough away to afford you a restful environment.

POOL: The pool area, including umbrellas and loungers, is available for your use many months of the year. It is gated with hours of operation seasonal. No Life Guard.


No smoking apartment, not allowed in rooms, deck or sun terrace

Bath towels, kitchen towels, bed linens, beach towels included in price

Final cleaning is included in price

Mid stay cleaning or maid service additional fee upon request

Air conditioning in living area and large bedroom

Portable fan for use as needed

Lost Keys will require call to property manager and added fees

Pets are NOT allowed and will occur additional fee and removal of pet


Plan to check in after 2pm and before 7pm or by arrangement with property manager

Plan to check out by 11:00am or arrangement with property manager

IN AND AROUND PIZZO: The apartment is situated just south of the town and is a short, 10 minute walk, or (5 minute by car) to the main 'Piazza', or city square. Pizzo has a classic southern Mediterranean climate with sunshine and warm weather April through October, where you will find the water and sky are clear and brilliant blue. There are many seasonal festivals, local artists, produce vendors and weekly markets, where you can purchase anything from chestnuts to canaries! The locals are very friendly and will help those of you who are practicing your language skills. Pizzo and the surrounding towns have much to offer for all tastes. You may choose to wander the many winding streets of Pizzo, mingle with the locals where they gather in the Piazza for a refreshment, to people watch, and socialize. You may also choose to go sunbathing, or swimming in one of the local beaches, boating, touring to view the active volcano Stromboli, or take a day trip to one of the multitude of historic sites in the surrounding Hill-Top towns.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Susan

I especially love Pizzo because of the sea view, mountains, and its small town atmosphere, which reminds me a little bit of where I was born and raised. I work as a Registered Nurse and always dreamed of living in Italy, and now I am able to do this part time. I believe you can do what ever you really want to do if you set your mind to it.

Susan purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Susan chose Pizzo

My Italian apartment is in Calabria and is nestled between a mountain to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. Both very important to me. The property is in southern Italy, still very traditional in it's old Italian ways. Italian spoken here, little English. There is a local farmers market, bakery, butchers and small grocers. The people believe in family and tell me even a pizza is made for you with love.

What makes this apartment unique

I rent a car and take frequent day trips. I have especially enjoyed the mountains of Serra San Brunno. I have been to the Sila Mountains to a mushroom festival, to Paola to a chocolate festival, to Sicily several times, to Semanara where I viewed a famous Black Madonna, to Reggio Calabria to view the Riacci Bronzes. And many more... Learning Italian, Mediterranean Diet, Sunshine.......Sunshine............

Cappuccinos............ Local Fish for dinner,.........Gelato

in many flavors. Beautiful people, dinner invitations that start at 8pm and get over at midnight. Olive groves, and swimming at the sea.


Pizzo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower with sliding doors is a bigger 80x80cm allowing you room and comfort. Big enough to bend over and turn around easily. Good water pressure. Room is white with blue tile. Towels provided in total cost.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , sleeps two
  • Master bedroom with extra comfortable mattress, large wardrobe, elegant full length cheval mirror, lovely wall decorator prints, windows open to the eastern mountains. Air conditioning unit in bedroom and living room. Extra large stand up fan for second bedroom available. Second bedroom with comfortable longer twin beds, (easily accommodate adults) windows open to the eastern mountains and is tastefully decorated. Could sleep one more on couch/sofa. Linens provided in total cost.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Pool is open April to early November, provided with sun loungers, umbrellas. Beach towels in apartment. Restaurant on site is not open yet, nearest coffee shop and beverages are on Via Nazionale . Pizzo Marina (swimming in the sea) is a 15-20 minute walk through Pizzo town center or 5 minute by car. Thursday market is a 5 minute walk from apartment, behind the Police Station. Grocery store, bread, tabbacci is on Via Nazionale , a 10 minute walk from apartment There are many charming village towns within driving distance of Pizzo for daily excursions. There are excursions to Stromboli (active volcano) Pizzo is 90 minutes from the ferry to Sicily


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2 BR Penthouse, Tyrrhenian Sea Views, sleeps 4, Parking free, Pool, WiFI,
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best vacation in this nice apartment. It is fully equipped, with TWO nice terraces and a big pool. It was really nice it was located in a walking distance to the piazza, where they have several good restaurants which we enjoyed. Over all, our experience has been over all expectations! We fully recommend to stay in Sue's wonderful apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything you need for a lovely family holiday. It is clean and tastefully decorated. The pool is very clean and there are plenty of sunbed.

There are a couple of beautiful beaches close by but the walk is steep so for those of you who do not like walking or are unable to walk, I would suggest hiring a car or using tuk tuks which there are plenty of in the town.

I would definately recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly and Family- I am happy you enjoyed the apartment and beautiful Pizzo. Sue
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Great accommodation, wonderfull sunsets.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is great, everything needed is supplied with the rental. We were there March 26 to April 16th, before pool opened, so keep that in mind if the pool is important to you. Initial reaction to Pizzo was a little disappointment, as it is not "touristy". But as days passed, I loved it more each day - visits to Piazza della Republica, the beach area, markets. A car is almost a must. The lack of "touristy development" is actually a big plus as Pizzo and Calabria are very "authentic" to me. Loved the visit, met many locals, very friendly people.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed Pizzo and the apartment. Sue
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Amazing view, central location, great size

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a couple or family. Two bedrooms that can comfortably fit 2 adults and 3 kids. The view is absolutely spectacular: 180 degree view of the ocean. The balcony extends the entire length of the unit and there is a rooftop terrace that's perfect for sunbathing or relaxing. The complex felt very safe and secure and was a short walk from pretty much anything. Definitely would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I'm so happy you enjoyed beautiful Pizzo and the apartment. Sue
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Beautiful apartment with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Sue's apartment in Pizzo was perfect for our needs. It was very clean and as described with a beautiful view of the sea and Italian coastline, on clear days we could see Stromboli in the distance which was amazing! Nerissa (one of the property managers) was very helpful when we needed any advice and even bought us a few essentials (bread, butter etc) as we had a late night arrival. The apartment was very well equipped and having beach and pool towels provided meant we didn't have extra weight in our luggage, the hairdryer was a great addition too. It was spacious with a well equipped kitchen. I really liked the balcony, and the roof terrace was huge and great to relax on with interesting panoramic views. The apartment was air conditioned which was very much appreciated on the hotter days! We all loved the big pool and it was never overcrowded at any time, we always managed to get sun loungers and the other residents were friendly. I liked that an attendant cleaned the pool every morning and prepared the parasols and sun loungers, it was very well looked after. The apartment and surrounding area was very quiet. There is a railway line in front of the apartment block with trains running fairly frequently but It was not noisy and we found that they didn't disturb us at all.

It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk down into the Piazza. We really enjoyed the walk and found a very interesting route down through and in between the houses to the Piazza/square. One restaurant we visited (sorry cant remember the name) on several occasions as the food was delicious and the staff and service was excellent. They listened to our requirements and provided exactly what we had asked for. The restaurant is located as you look onto the square from the viewing platform on the left, the middle restaurant. All of the ice cream restaurants are very good and its definitely worth trying the tartufo.

We had many Tuc Tuc rides, the drivers are very friendly and made the journeys fun and exciting for the children. We also called on a lovely gentleman named Chicco who was our taxi driver. He was so happy, friendly and always made us laugh. He made every journey amazing and really made our boys holiday. I would definitely recommend Sue's apartment for a chilled and relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the apartment and pool. Pizzo is a lovely little town. I hope to hear from you again some day.
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Great appartment a bit off the city center

  • 4 of 5

Our family (children 14 & 10) spent a lovely week in Pizzo in July 2016. The flat is really nice and well equipped, as is the entire Borgonovo complex.

The biggest downside was distance from Pizzo center/services/beach. Although it's only maybe 2 kms, the road is poorly lit, part of it has no pavement and the altitude difference was quite high.

Fortunately our kids are quite good walkers, otherwise a car would have been a must.

And once we got used to the steep walk, life was sweet indeed :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Pizzo. The Marina or main swimming beach at sea level is actually 1 km from the apartment. I hope you were able to enjoy the many pastry cafes, coffee shops, gelato shops, and pizzerias along the way.
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Picidilly on Via Nazionale (walk) Favorite
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
(Messina) Reggio Calabria to Sicily
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Vibo Marina/Pizzo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Pizzo town center
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Sila Mountains
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Pizzo Marina
Car: recommended

1/2 km south of SS18 on Strada Provinciale Pizzo-Maierato Rd. 10 km from Italy Hwy A3.

Other Activities: Market day, festivals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payment is through HomeAway at booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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