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Well furnished villa in tranquil setting with glorious panoramic views

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Bonifati - Well furnished villa

3 double bedroom villa to sleep 6 on Calabrian hillside 5 minutes from the sea

This semi-detached air conditioned villa, is on an exclusive small development on a hillside above Cittadella del Capo, Calabria. The site has its own infinity swimming pool and is five minutes from the nearest beach and town by car. A car is essential.

Well furnished rooms with stunning views. Bedroom 1, kingsize bed and balcony. Bedroom 2, kingsize bed with no balcony. Bedroom 3, small balcony, with sofa converting into either a double or 2 singles beds. All linen, bath and beach towels provided. Cot available.

Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A bathroom upstairs and a bathroom downstairs. Comfortable lounge and dining area, veranda with easy chairs for sitting. Large patio area for outside dining and BBQ.

If you are looking to relax in some peace and quiet in an unspoilt part of Italy, this is for you.

Not suitable for very young children or those with mobility problems due to steps to villa.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Beryl Carr or Ian Carr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've has a loverly time at the Red House no 15. It's equipped with everything you'd need for a prefect holiday. We enjoyed the views of the bay, the swimming pool, the beaches and the little towns around Telegrafo. Thank you."
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 5


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Well furnished villa in tranquil setting with glorious panoramic views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 reviews

Lovely holiday in Calabria

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and views out to sea for sunset beauty shots, quiet, comfortable beds, nice linen, attractive and well equipped kitchen. The owners had taken a lot of care to ensure that we were well guided in every respect and the restaurants recommended certainly lived up to their reviews. It was specially nice to have a large range of beach equipment to use. The pool was well managed and refreshing after a long hot day on the beach.

We've stayed in Italy many times in nice apartments but this house is special.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Calabria and at our villa and we hope that you returned home well relaxed. Ian and Beryl Carr
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Superbe villa

  • 5 of 5

La villa est vraiment superbe, trés propre et trés bien équipée,

Nous avons surtout apprécié la vue sublime de la terrasse sur laquelle nous avons pris tous nos repas.

la piscine est trés agréable et nous y étions souvent seuls

toutes les pièces sont équipées de moustiquaires, ce qui est trés appréciable car beaucoup de moustiques le soir.

Nous vous recommandons le restaurant le Calypso à Belvédére: tout est excellent , pas cher et le personnel est trés sympathique

le D'april and D' April , et le Pietrabianca sont aussi trés bien

Ne pas manquer la spécialité de PIzzo, le Tartuffo, délicieuse glace au coeur coulant

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Calabria and in our villa at Telegrafo. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes Ian & Beryl Carr
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No 15 Case Rosse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely holiday in Telagrafo. The villa was spacious and well equipped with great views. It has a home from home feel with lots of personal touches from cook books to board games. The pool is close by and the pool and surrounding gardens are clean and well kept. There are nice (slightly shingley) beaches within a few minutes drive and for kids there are a couple of aqua parks within driving distance at Rossano and Praia a Mare. We liked the beach at Diamante Sud best.

There are many restaurants a few minutes away by car, generally of a a good standard, particularly if you are a fan of seafood. It is useful to have a few words of Italian, as many of the Calabrians don't speak English.

The owners have been very helpful, friendly and efficient in providing us with all information needed to plan our trip and outings. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind review we as so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the most of this beautiful area. Regards Ian & Beryl Carr
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Fantastic family accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This is a villa that offers fantastic family accomodation. We and our three kids spent a wonderful ten days at the house. With easy access to the pool (which, for the most of the time, we had to ourselves) and nearby beaches, vacation this time meant relaxation. Calabria, which we had not been to before, is worth a visit, especially if you are looking for a vacation that includes a beautiful landscape and a relaxed life-style.

Contact with the owers was quick and professional, yet always with a friendly tone. The drive down from Naples airport was not too bad, but Lamenza Terme would definately be better option. Situated on a hill-side the villa definately offers a view to die for, but is not to be recommended for families with infants and for disabled people.

The house is well equipped, well maintained and offers much privacy. You can tell that the proprietors have paid great attention to detail to ensure that your stay would be as rewarding as possible.

We would definately recommend this house to anyone looking for a get-away a little bit beyond the most common tourist routes.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Calabria and your stay in our villa. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. Regards Ian and Beryl
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Ash, Surrey

Stunning views and a great swimming pool!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous place to stay! The views from the terrace were wonderful - you could sit for hours just looking out to sea.

Bedrooms were large and very comfortable, with the added bonus of air conditioning.

Swimming pool was gorgeous.

You will have a fab holiday at this villa

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Ian & Beryl
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Hampshire, UK

Spacious luxurious villa with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5


We spent two glorious weeks at the villa during July 2010. The villa easily accommodated our party of five adults and two children under 5. On our arrival we were all hugely surprised at how spacious the villa was; the photos on the website do not do it justice.

The views of the bay and nearby hills are fantastic, especially from the shaded veranda in front of the lounge. The spacious paved terraced area to the side of the house was an excellent al fresco dining area, with plenty of room for a large party like ours.

The communal pool, just a short walk away, was appreciated by children and adults alike. There were plenty of loungers and sun shades and we frequently had the pool to ourselves.

The villa is equipped with many extras that you would not usually find in a rental property and the owners were very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. The villa was immaculately clean and we especially appreciated the good quality towels and linen. Having two shower-rooms was also a bonus. The air conditioning in every room was efficient, and having the use of a washing machine enabled us to reduce the amount of luggage we needed to take with us.

The villa is serviced by a local agent who was able to answer a few questions we had during our stay.

A car is essential to access the nearby beaches, supermarkets and restaurants. The journey from Naples Airport to the villa was straightforward and on the return journey we stopped off to see the sites of Pompeii, a small detour we would highly recommend.

We will most definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best Wishes Ian & Beryl
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Ferry
210 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Grand Hotel San Michel
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cittadella del Capo (Bonifati Station)
Nearest Motorway
52 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Cittadella del Capo
Car: necessary

The villa is just over an hour away from the airport of Lamezia, with direct and indirect flights from many international Airports. The drive to the villa is mainly along the coast road and is an easy drive. Naples Airport is approximately 3½ hours drive away via the toll route through picturesque countryside and is also an easy drive and great when off the motorway and going through the mountains to the coast.

If you are looking to relax in some peace and quiet in an unspoilt part of Italy, this is for you. The area has fantastic beaches, towns and markets and is steeped in history.

There are many bars and restaurants in the surrounding towns along with some outstanding beaches. Inland there is the Regional Capital Colenza and the Ski Resort of Sila and surrounding National Parks. The nearby 4 star Grand San Michele Hotel offers a 9 hole Golf course and tennis courts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bonifati, Cosenza

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Notes on Prices
Prices are per week and paid in pounds sterling. Payment by Euros can be accepted by arrangment.
All prices are for minimum stay of one week
Changeover Day
Normally Friday or Saturday but can be flexible to meet your needs where possible.
Booking Notes
A 25% deposit is required on booking with balance eight weeks before start of holiday. A refundable deposit of £200 is p

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bonifati in Calabria

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Both the upstairs and the downstairs bathrooms have bathroom cabinet and shaver/hair-drier points. The downstairs bathroom houses the washing machine in separate area. While both bathrooms are fully equipped and have shower cubicles neither has a bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa converts into double or 2 singles beds
  • All bedrooms also have insect screens on balcony doors and windows, air-conditioning/heater units, wardrobes, bedside tables, lamps and hair-driers. Bedroom 1 has a Balcony and stunning panoramic views across the mountains and coast and sea. Bedroom 2 has window with fantastic views across the coast and sea. Bedroom 3 has a small balcony and views to the sea. The Sofa can be used either as a double bed or as 1 or 2 singles beds. A cot is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Villa is built into the hillside and has a number of steps both front and back, it is, therefore, not suitable for toddlers or for those with mobility problems or the infirm. As well as patio and veranda the villa has garden front and back with ample parking. Wireless broadband can be provided free of charge if required.

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