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

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 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 - and then added to it (the outdoor kitchen is a godsend!).

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:
22 November, 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 Pizzo

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
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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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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Apartment with large roof terrace (and outdoor kitchen) just seconds from beach
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews

Very close to pool and great roof terrace!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, good space and facilities. We really valued the air conditioning in the lounge/kitchen area and good fans in the bedrooms. The roof terrace doubles the living space, with half sunny and half shaded all day. 2 minute walk to a nice pool with sunbeds and parasols and 10 minute walk to the very quiet beach with loads of sunbeds and parasols. We drove up into the hills to a High Ropes centre, hired sea pedalos just 5 mins away, and drove along the coast to Pizzo and Tropea, which are both full of character. We felt we saw 'Italy' rather than a touristy resort area, which was nice. We watched some amazing sunsets over the sea :-) The owner, James, was very helpful with my questions in the lead-up to going.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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LOVED the roof terrace kitchen........

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and really enjoyed ourselves. The weather was beautiful and the apartment excellent.

The roof terrace kitchen was a god send and evenings spent up there cooking on the barbecue (and cooker) a joy.

Really enjoyed travelling out to local towns and markets as well - a really great base to set your travels from....

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment for our stay in Pizzo.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this apartment. Just the right amount of space for 2 couples. Loved the rooftop and location; close to Pizzo and Tropea. Great welcome and no issues. Too cold

for the beach and pool but both looked amazing. Thank you James. Hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thats great to hear Gina - glad you had a great time. As you say April is a little chilly in the sea and the pools! Fond memories of being ordered to jump in to the pools in April when our children were young as they didn't seem affected at all by the cold! Lovely time for driving around and taking in the beautiful scenery when it isn't so busy though. Thanks once again.
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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: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 20-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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.
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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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Nov - Mar 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
6 night minimum stay
for 6 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

  • 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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