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We hired this villa for two weeks at the end of May. It's HUGE and the terrace is just stunning. We were four adult friends so we all had our own bedroom.. however it will easily cater for 11. I have never seen so much crockery and so many cooking pots. A well equiped kitchen (but no microwave and the kettle arrived the day we left ) The villa is obviously a well loved home and as such is not luxurious but homely. All doors and windows have fly screens . Lashings of hot water . Spotlessly clean. The verandah goes on for ever and has just the most spectacular views . The garden is beautifully tended .The villa sits in a gated community away from the crowds and just a short drive to the beautifull village of Scopello. Its incredibly quiet and peacefull. You definately need a car . The beach that serves the community is a good walk down a steep hill.. not really very convenient for that quick dip !. We were a little dissapointed with the location of the beach as we had hoped we could pop down for a quick swim ..but it is such a steep hill you have to drive down .. but once you get there its lovely .. however no shade at all and a bit rocky underfoot. The walk back up to the villa is a trek so much easier to drive down and park in the private parking area. I suppose that is the price you pay for being at the top of the hill and getting the better views ! You are given a key to the gate onto the beach.
There is a very upmarket supermarket about a 7 minute drive ( expensive ) but we stocked up in Castelmare del Golfo about 20 mins away and its also a good place to eat on the harbour front.. not expensive . Sonia is delighfull and we fell in love with " Camilla and Castro " the two turtles in the pond in the garden .
I would definately reccomend this place if you want peace and quiet. It's a shame the beach is not on the doorstep and that there is no pool.. but then you'd be paying a lot more. We would definately go back