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no mosquitos cos property was high up from sea lev.good local shops.great beaches.fantastic holiday!four kids(all teenagers)and two parents struggled a bit with the sleeping arrangements(sofa bed for two of 'em in main living room),as property kept tripping out the electric if exceeded the max. 3.3kW power(box outside).So,don't put on the washer and two air con units at once,for example.with three rooms used for sleeping and a heatwave the 3 aircon units had to be shared/swapped around.we managed better,once Lorraine and Paul explained the intricae of air con.Agents were fantastically helpful,as was having a washing machine,too!Lovely views,lovely pool(nb:do not use the loungers by the pool;they are private & left by other apartment/condo owners/renters).Quiet time(SHUT)in pool 'tween 2-4.30pm & after 8pm.RULES=NO lilos/balls/splashing/diving etc.allowed at ANY time = made for a civilised relaxed atmosphere,albeit a bit restrictive for teenagers,there is after all the beaches for these sorts of activities.Local pizzeria accessible on foot and both hospitable and cheap with great choice of tasty fresh food (coperti included@1euro per head-so tip only if impressed like we did/were).Locally the sandy beach at Zambrone train station was accessible 'cross the track;rear of gelato/cafe concession,was bang-on!Down the earth track/trod starting at the RHS as you look toward the sea.Lots of jumping/diving & cliff scrambling to LHS of free public spiaggio paradiso del sub beach;from the lion rock and beyond(LHS)toward zambrone main(marina)beach.to the RHS exists a 'camping village' chalet-park and dive centre which has a private dusty road with restaurant (which accesses main road up steep&narrow-watch out for camper vans/mobile homes-'private' road).From the bottom of Paulo Borsellini?road(condo/apartments community)virtually directly opposite & slightly right(20 yards)is a skinny cliff trod which winds down to a stony beach under the train tracks(check out google maps-earth views).very private & there are various slabs of rock in sea left & right to dive/jump off.great nature/sea life to be seen!we saw hawks/mantis(insect)/rays/wrasse/mullet/lizards & there are a pair of eagles locally which have had offspring(last 5 years-repopulating the coast).a magnificent landscape marred by the litter EVERYWHERE people travel to/fro.Tropea is like st.ives:trad archit. but tacky&shite due to tourism.good beach tho.saint irene rock=ace!Yr sunsets fro patio&pool tops!