HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Apartment with large roof terrace (and outdoor kitchen) just seconds from beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on a 5 Star, family friendly resort

We loved the family friendly nature of this resort and bought it because we love the lifestyle in Italy. Set only 15 minutes from the airport in an undiscovered and very traditional area of Italy we fell in love with the area. The fact this property came with all the additional benefits of swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and even an on site shop meant it was perfect for our family. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

It is a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with large balcony and roof terrace (the same size as the internal area of the apartment and comes with an outdoor kitchen area so you don't have to leave it!).

We have furnished the apartment and the associated balcony and huge roof terrace to an exceptionally high standard and regularly use it as a family holiday home so it is a good apartment for any children whichever age they are.

How to get there? : Currently there are flights running from London Stanstead from March to October using Ryanair. They run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and are direct to Lamezia Airport. The flight is a touch under 3hrs long.

There are also flights from London Gatwick to Lamezia Airport using Monarch Airlines. These run from April until October every year. LaMezia airport is only 15 minutes drive from the apartment.

There are also indirect flights using a variety of airlines (most popular are BA, Easyjet and Ryanair) via Naples, Rome or Milan with a variety of different ways to continue the journey (I have always found Naples the best way and then the glorious train down the coast which pulls in a short journey from the apartment and drops you right outside the rental car offices).

Trains and Car Rentals: Website for the Italian train network (in English)


Website for the flights within Italy (i.e. if you need indirect flights – they are really cheap and efficient) – In English


There are a multitude of rental car companies just outside Lamezia Airport and Train Station (Lamezia Terme) or Naples if you choose to drive from there (a lovely drive) that are usually very helpful and not expensive. We generally use either Avis or EuropeCar as they seem the cheapest

More Details

James Dearsley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About James Dearsley

My name is James and my wife is Jo. We have two small children (Sebastian and Edward). Therefore our apartment is set up well for both adults and children. We live just outside of London

James Dearsley purchased this apartment in 2009

Why James Dearsley chose Vibo Valentia

I used to work in the Overseas property industry and it took me 7yrs to find an area quite like this. Pizzo Beach Club in particular offered everything I could have wanted from a holiday rental. I could have purchased in many countries and on many resorts but this one was perfect for us.

I have never regretted it for a second.

What makes this apartment unique

Apartment Specific:

* Outdoor kitchen

* Large roof terrace

* Large balcony

* Air Conditioning

Resort Specific:

* Two Swimming Pools

* Two Tennis Courts

* Gymnasium Area

* Table Tennis Table

* Table Football Table

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 3 nights and days I can really recommend this modern and stylish flat with all comfort you need of a modern holiday-home.

I also like the many benefits which include 2 swimming pools, nice garden areas and a modern gymnasium and it took me only a short pleasant stroll through the beautiful forest to reach the sandy beaches.

If you have a car there is also a lot of parking area just near the apartment.
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Pizzo in Province of Vibo Valentia

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
  • Both bathrooms are finished to a very high quality complete with glass shower screens (a suprisingly rare addition to holiday properties). Both bathrooms have fantastically powerful showers which never seem to run out of hot water. The main bathroom comes complete with a washing machine should you need it on your holiday.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ensuite facilities
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms are finished to a very high quality and the master room has a beautiful ensuite bathroom for a little bit more luxury. The beds in the second bedroom can be pushed together to make up a double bed. A TRAVEL COT is supplied in the apartment. Additional travel cots can be supplied at a small additional cost.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internal facilities: We have deliberately furnished this penthouse apartment to the highest standards so that you shouldn't have to worry about anything. The double bed in the second room can be separated into two single beds and it is a King Size bed in the main room. We have furnished it with Children in mind as well with plenty of toys available as well as a games console at your disposal. The games console is a Nintendo Wii complete with a range of games - ideal for keeping children occupied if they aren't outside playing sport External Facilities The apartment has both a private balcony and roof terrace (the same size as the entire flat!) which makes for a fantastic entertaining space and the views are spectacular. On site there are two swimming pools, tennis courts, a football pitch, a restaurant and bar and also a gymnasium open all year round. It is a five minute walk through a UNESCO protected pine and eucalyptus forest to the beac


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Apartment with large roof terrace (and outdoor kitchen) just seconds from beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had great holidays in this wonderful apartment. We missed nothing and enjoyed the roof terrace with the second kitchen. Many thanks for all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

October break

  • 4 of 5

We spent 8 days in This apartment....four of us..two middle aged couples. The apartment was clean and well appointed with everything we needed. The roof terrace with outdoor kitchen was very handy and a great space to relax in the October sunshine. James had informed us that the facilities On site would be very limited but that suited us as we enjoy the peace and quiet and enjoy sourcing and cooking the local produce and visiting the local towns. We had never visited this part of Italy before so we explored with our hire car all the villages and towns around. We had a relaxing holiday. James and his local agents were only an email away if we needed assistance. Enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

The Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We can only recommend this modern, comfortable apartment with beautiful roof terrase that is ideal for glass of wine in the evening and where is the strongest wifi signal if you have a teenager....

We spent there two lovely weeks. The resort is suitable whether you prefer not to travel too much - there are two nice swimming pools and easily reachable sandy beach, or a good base for your trips. We loved the most Tropea, Scilla and the beach Grotticelly.

We also appreciated that the contact with James, the landlord, was always fast and helpful.

We really enjoyed our holiday!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind of you Jitka to say those kind words. We love the roof terrace too especially now we have the kitchen up there - makes all the difference doesn't it. We weren't able to check out Grotticelly while we were here this year but will do so next year, always good to discover new beaches and yes, Scilla is a little treat isn't it. Eating your lunch or dinner only a metre of so above the sea because of terraces built on stilts is quite the experience. Thank you once again. A pleasure to have you with us.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Grande appartemento

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two weeks in this apartment with two couples of middle aged and it was beautiful. A very nice apartment, located in a beautifully landscaped park with two fine swimming pools. The beach is only 500 meters from the apartment and achieve this by running a brilliant beautiful path through a UNESCO protected forest, great! On the roof terras was a new outdoor kitchen with oven and barbecue! Super cozy evenings to sit and enjoy a drink and a snack. The contact with James, the landlord, was perfect. Fast and accurate. We really enjoyed it here! Only One small niggle ..... the entertainer of the adjacent park, can not sing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really kind of you to say such nice words Cas - that new kitchen on the roof is such a treat isn't it! Very soon it will include a fridge up there as well and lots of storage for all the crockery and cutlery meaning you will never have to leave the roof terrace! Maybe we need to invite that entertainer over for a glass of wine and singing lessons!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

very nice apartment in quiet area

  • 4 of 5

Apartment very nice and comfortable with all necessery equipment. Also toys for children - so nothing sholud you bring with.

Resort and surroundings very pleasent.

Beach - 10 minutes walk with small childeren - sand and gravel, almoust without people .

Car really recomended - nearest shop with some bread, ham, cheese and fruits within 1 km

We have there really nice, family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Well equipped spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this beautiful apartment located in the Pizzo Beach Club complex. The apartment is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable holiday. We were particularly impressed with two swimming pools - the smaller pool being only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. Both pools were kept in immaculate condition and both had life guards in attendance. The whole complex feels safe - especially for young children. We enjoyed many dinners at the on site restaurant all dishes were reasonably priced as was the wine list!!!! We would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
On site
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
On site
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Calabria area of Italy is unique in its history and culture of which it has plenty of each and ultimately this is one of the major attractions if you want to get away from the property.

All around the property are fantastically unique towns steeped in history with wonderful markets on almost every day of the week with the locals very keen to share with you their heritage and passion for the region.

The area surrounding the property is truly magnificent and would suit the beach goer, the walking enthusiast, the cycling fanatics or anyone interested in Italian culture or history

Within 10 minutes of the apartment you have a multitude of different activities. There is anything from historical caves dug into the sea cliffs by sailors through to castles and other historical monuments.

Other Activities: Pizzo


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Pizzo, Calabria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov 17 - Mar 18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov 18 - Mar 19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

There is FREE wifi in the apartment for you to use - I use it while I am there for work purposes and it seems to work well and is of a decent speed.

Beach towels are also supplied free of charge.

Hope you enjoy our apartment as much as we do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals