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Ground floor apartment in a secure gated community with garden and sea views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms sleeps 4 (+ 2 children) in Calabria, Italy, near sea & national park

2016 - update now with WiFi and SKY TV.

Newly built 2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4 (+ 2 children) in Calabria Southern Italy between Belvedere Marattimo and Diamante. 88 sq.m. of private garden and patio/BBQ area and shared pool during the summer months. Secure location with private electronic access on the edge of the Pollino National Park combing a rural setting with stunning sea views of the Tyrrhenian Sea coast and Diamante. With private parking the apartment is located off of the SS18 coastal highway and within easy access of the A3 motorway. Belvedere is living testament to the numerous cultures and civilisations who have traversed the Calabrian coast line for centuries. Embracing Greek, Roman, Arab, Medieval and Baroque architectural styles, the streets of Belvedere are a legacy of the wealthy patrons who controlled this town from its earliest days as a Sybarite colony, to Norman, and Roman times.

Pollino National Park: The Pollino National Park is the place for a walking holiday. Serra Dolcedorme itself, at 2000m, is the prime destination for many, although there are many mountain ranges which are just as beautiful and challenging. Amongst them are the Pollino, Serra delle Ciavole, Serra di Crispo, where the Palebark Pine still climbs the rocky highest tops of this mountain of breathtaking beauty.

The Park is also the ideal location for historical, cultural and gastronomic holidays, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, visiting archaeological, religious and historical sites and discovering local traditions and typical food. Healthy and natural food grown from our farmers in an oasis of water and green land that helps to give the Pollino National Park some of the very best places to eat in South Italy.

The apartment: A modern apartment in a rural setting with stunning sea views, and on the edge of the Pollino National Park.

2 Bedrooms, sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, air-conditioning/heater, private garden, in Calabria Southern Italy.

Located just 20 minutes walk from the centre of Belvedere Marittimo and Diamante (City of Murals), and just 200 m. from the beach.

There is a small but well stocked supermarket at the bottom of the access road, and the Bar Kiss Kiss and the Tribal Bar. Access to the beach is across the road and under the railway through one of the access tunnels. A bigger supermarket is 5 minutes away by car towards Belvedere pass the right-hand turn off for the town the road curves to the left and the supermarket complex (good butchery, bakery, take-away lasagne/pizza/chicken/etc. & 5 litre bottle of local wine 9 Euros) with other (clothes and shoe) shops is approx 200 yards on the left.

Restaurants: The restaurant la Botte dei Sapori is 5 minutes walk away towards Belvedere on the same side of the main road (SS18) as the apartment above a cheese shop (black & white cow next to the road). If you pass the Botte dei Sapori, 5 more minutes walk is the Hotel Belvedere with a good restaurant, just before the Esso garage, and just after the Esso garage turn left up the hill and on the right is the La Pergola restaurant.

The excellent restaurant Sabia D’Oro is 10 to 15 minutes walk away on the opposite side of the main road towards Diamante, take the first road exit down towards the beach.

On the sea front in Belvedere is the D’Aprile D’Aprile a very good restaurant and there are a number of smaller places to eat along the sea front and in the town.

The restaurant Bar Tavola is 5 minutes walk away towards Diamante on the same side of the main road as the apartment next to a small garage, good pizzas!

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Mr Mrs Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, All using Google Translate
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jayne & Barry,

Just a note to thank you both very much for the holiday rental of your apartment in Belvedere. Your holiday home is the best we have ever stayed in. We couldn't believe how well equipped and comfortable you have made the apartment.

We had a fantastic holiday. The coast line in the area is beautiful, the food was amazing, the people are lovely and the weather was fab. The two weeks that we stayed happened to be quite mild for that time of year, which suited us perfectly with the kids.

Our children had a blast. We met up of course with our Italian/ Irish friends from home so the kids had great company. They loved the pool and the complex was quiet so we felt quite relaxed in giving them a bit of freedom. We met some other really nice families in the complex, a German family and an English family, who own a first floor apartment. The was also a number of Italian families staying.

It really is a little piece of paradise and we really appreciated staying somewhere so comfortable with the children. Thank you so much.

I will write and post a review for you on the Home Away website.

Hopefully we will get to stay in your apartment again soon. We have certainly recommended it to our friends.


Helen Sleator
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Belvedere Marittimo in CS

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Washing basin and automatic washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lounge
  • 2 large bedrooms with ample space in bedroom 1 for a cot which is provided. Sofa bed sleeps 2 with plenty of room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Apartment has full central heating so can be used all year around. Air-conditioning also fitted. Outdoor living space runs the full length of the apartment on ground level so great for the long Summer days! Beautiful large BBQ if you want to eat at home! There are also lilos, and beach umbrellas which you are welcome to use. You are welcome to use anything here that makes your holiday special, we just ask that you treat everything as if it were your own, and leave as you would wish to find yourself. Enjoy. Duvets, covers and pillows are included for all beds. Sheets and towels are available with a laundry charge. £20 charge for contribution to full clean prior to arrival added to final invoice payable 10 weeks prior to arrival. Towels also provided. Private parking. Large terrace accessible from lounge via full length patio doors. Furnished with table, 6 chairs, sun loungers, sofa, chairs and occasional table.Built in BBQ available for use.


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Ground floor apartment in a secure gated community with garden and sea views
average rating of 2.0 based on 5 reviews

Great expectations, inefficient collaboration!

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Grandi aspettative, collaborazione inefficiente!

Analizzando in completezza la mia permanenza in Belvedere ammetto che questa e' stata una bella vacanza. Il problema vero e' che a causa della poca collaborazione con la segretaria si sono create delle incomprensioni che hanno rovinato dei momenti di relax. Partiamo dal fatto che troverete molti servizi che, stranamente, nessuno vi segnalerà. Vi diranno che avrete per forza bisogno di una macchina: cosa non vera. Troverete degli buoni servizi, basta informarsi. V'e' un servizio navetta che vi condurrà dalla stazione di Belvedere ad una stra vicino casa; ci tengo a precisare che questo servizio e' totalmente gratuito. In alternativa vi sono servizi privati (PREITE etc.).

Vi consiglio vivamente un negozietto alimentare a pochi passi da casa gestito da due amabili sorelle Teresa e Monica, che hanno reso la mia vacanza ancor più piacevole.

Consiglio la spiaggia vicino casa.

In ultimo dico di precisare bene l'appartamento di cui siete interessati quando inviate la e:mail di richiesta, perché se avete particolari esigenze di stare al pianoterra rischiate di avere sorprese e ritrovarvi al primo piano o al secondo.

Non consiglio l'appartamento per chi non ha grandi capacita' motorie. La salita che conduce verso la casa e' davvero una delle più ripide che io abbia mai visto.

P.S: La piscina che si propone nell'annuncio si paga alla, per niente modica, cifra di 8€ al giorno, questo andrebbe precisato nell'annuncio!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Made in Sud & Bar Kiss Kiss
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club San Michele, Cetraro
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Bevedere Marritimo
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
SS18 to A3
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sabbia d'Oro
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sila National Park
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Sabbia d'Oro Beach
Car: recommended

The apartment is situated in Calabria between the two cities of Belvedere Marittimo and Diamante with lovely beaches and local shops, supermarket, markets, mountains, and national parks all within easy reach. The apartment has a lovely private and secluded garden, with herbs, chillies, lemons, etc. which you are welcome to use, not far from the shared pool that is open in peak season. We also have Italian SKY and WiFi.

The four National parks of Calabria are within easy reach and include Pollino, Sila, Serre and Aspromonte.

The Pollino National Park is the biggest natural park in Italy, over more than 200.000 square kilometres in areas of absolute wilderness and cultural landscapes in southern Italy.

Unlike other holiday destinations where tourism dominates, this is the ideal location for a break, whether you’re looking for a brisk walk on the highest tops of South Italy, where the view extends to two seas (Ionian and Tyrrhenian), demanding trekking, daredevil rafting rides in canyons and down mountain rivers, or just a relaxing break in a natural unspoilt countryside.

Golf: Grand Hotel San Michele

Loc Bosco 8-9 Cetraro, CS 87022 Italy 6046651

Cetraro hotel with a golf course. A private beach, a golf course, and a marina are featured at the hotel. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Boat launch

Motor boating


Surfing/boogie boarding



Water skiing



Hiking/biking trails

Bicycle rentals

Mountain biking

Scooter/moped rentals

Horse riding/rental

Personal watercraft


Golf - driving range on site

Golf lessons on site

Rowing or canoeing on site

Swimming on site

Ski: Experience a piece of paradise in Italy through a ski adventure in Calabria. This popular destination for ski lovers everywhere bustles with activity during wintertime. Many villages within Sila, one of Calabria’s mountainous plateaus, transform into ski resorts. One of them is Camigliatello, one of the major tourist centers in Sila known for the wide array of winter sports.

Among the other ski resorts in Calabria people flock to is Gambarie, a small but wonderful place located in Aspromonte. Around 2,198 feet of wonderful vertical descent is enough to lure those showing a newfound interest in skiing, or have intermediate skills already.

A more sophisticated ski resort is Courmayeur, which offers plenty of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, cable cars, chairlifts and helicopters – the perks! The place is frequented for summer and winter skiing.

Beginning ski enthusiasts may be better off trying baby slopes first, though.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Provisional booking taken as availability is confirmed. £100 non-refundable deposit at time of booking when contract is returned. £100 key and damage deposit. Key deposit refundable upon safe return of keys and satisfactory inspection of the apartment. The apartment is strictly no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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