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This house was perfect for us (two couples) with two ensuite bedrooms, modern bathrooms and a nice kitchen/living room opening onto good outdoor spaces. The kitchen was well equipped (especially liked the bean to cup coffee machine). Unlike other villas we've had where the kitchen was stripped bare of 'essentials' left by other guests, this one was generous, with salt, oil, balsamic vinegar etc all there and the hosts gave us a bottle of wine, and there were plenty of cooking knives, tea towels, and all sorts of useful cooking equipment. There were a stack of beach towels, bags and umbrellas too. All in all it was the most generously equipped villa we've ever had. The views were stunning. Outdoor pool nice for a cool off. The only thing we'd have liked better was closer access to the beach - you could cut through the Blue Bay Hotel access road but it was still a 15 minute walk with a stiff climb on the way home. Do-able for a day on the beach but not so practical for a quick morning sea swim. Trattoria di Mimmo just a 10 minute walk away serves excellent pizza at great value, with amazing views of Stromboli.
We stayed at Capo Vaticano for 2 weeks (end of August - beginning of September). The apartment was fantastic with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed watching the sun set over Stromboli from the balcony.
The kids enjoyed the garden immensely and Vincenzo's parents looked after us as if we were part of the family (even cooking home made pizza and chiacchiere). We couldn't have been happier!
There is a good selection of beaches in the vicinity and the water is crystal clear.