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Self Catering Villa With Stunning Sea Views.3 BED / 2 BATH

Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa With Sea Views,local Beach/restaurants 8-10min Walk.

10% discount for April, October, November

This semi detached Villa is located in the hills of Santa Maria and is finished to a very high standard - from floor to ceiling wardrobes to Orthopaedic mattresses - everything you need to make your stay comfortable has been looked after.

This beautiful 3 bedroomed villa has a double in the main rooms with 2 single beds - that can be pushed together in the 3rd bedroom. In the living/dining we also have 2 double sofa beds.

Powerful AC Unit 25000 BTU, 42 inch LCD TV, DVD - with a number of DVDs in English,High Fi System, 6 ring cooker, IPOD Dock. Remote control gated entrance. Outdoor dining tables and chairs

Internet Access also available.

The Villa in Santa Maria is just a 10min walk to the beach, walk back from the beach is up a steep hill with a short 5min drive to Groticelli Beach. Located in a tranquil and peaceful area, yet only a 10min drive to the beautiful town of Tropea. The villa has easy access to all amenities, including a local markets, with a butchers and bakery in Ricardi just 5 min drive away.

The Villa has a gated entrance to provide you with that additional security.

It also has a pool with a shallow end for children, and also a sandy volleyball area. Four pergolas also for shelter off the pool area.

The pool is open from 1st June - 30th September.

Grocery pack is available for 40 euro on request and includes basics such as bread, milk, juice, eggs, wine (or your preference). Payable on arrival.

Also supplied at the villa, we have provided a very helpful manual outlining details of scenic places to visit, local restaurants, plus important contact numbers in case of emergency.

English-speaking representative knowledgeable on the area and local activities on hand to answer any questions.

Local Taxi service available in the locality of the complex.

More Details

Jason Murphy ; Peter Kealey
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Jason Murphy ; Peter Kealey

We have owned this property for the past 7 years,we are from Ireland, North and South, when we came to Capo Vaticano felt that this area offered everything we were looking for. Close to the beach,shops restaurants etc.. but at the same time very peaceful and tranquil.

Jason Murphy ; Peter Kealey purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jason Murphy ; Peter Kealey chose Ricadi

We saw a number of properties in the Calabria region and for us this place was head and shoulders above the others. The scenery and natural beauty of Capo Vaticano are just a few of the reasons why we decided to go with this villa.

What makes this villa unique

Away from it all, great location; short walk to the beach; fabulous pool; sea views,great food a short stroll away,gated entrance for additional security

Perfect loaction for families / couples.

Friendly and heplful locals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Traveler rating:

"Spacious apartment with everything you need!"

Oct 20, 2014 A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed with our 4 young children 12 days in Ricadi in this apartment. There was everything you needed and was very clean. The owners made us even things as sand buckets and spades what the kids loved. Patricia Calabria Rentals was always very helpful and the delivery went well. There are perhaps 5 minutes to the beach. In the car. There are several beaches nearby that are easily reached by car. Since pos tseason was, the beaches were empty relative and it was very quiet in our house, which we like. For snorkeling and swimming, it was still warm enough and the temperatures were around 29 degrees in October. Tropea is about 20 min. By car. From here there are boat excursions to Stromboli and the other islands. It is worth it! You can go shopping at conad about 20 min. By car or in the local shops, but they are expensive and the food is not always fresh. It was all very straightforward and worked well. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Ricadi around the Province of Vibo Valentia

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Self Catering Villa With Stunning Sea Views.3 BED / 2 BATH
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great place and area. Excellent two weeks with perfect weather and beautiful coastline.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spacious house with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

We were a little early for the summer season but it's a great location with lots of great restaurants within easy driving. We travelled to Tropea and most of the local towns. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellissimo mare e bellissima casa!

  • 5 of 5

Sono stata a Capo Vaticano per alcuni giorni a maggio dell’anno scorso. Purtroppo io e il mio ragazzo eravamo solo di passaggio, dato che alcuni amici ci avevano invitato in Sicilia e purtroppo siamo dovuti ripartire! Siamo stati molto fortunati, soprattutto con la casa. Inizialmente volevamo prenotare un albergo ma poi abbiamo visto le foto di questa casa e ce ne siamo un po’ innamorati. E dal vivo e’ anche meglio, non delude assolutamente le aspettative! La posizione e’ comodissima, vicinissima alla spiaggia e ci sono anche molti ristoranti dove andare a mangiare, anche se la casa e’ comunque super fornita. Quando siamo arrivati la casa era pulita e ordinata e non abbiamo trovato sorprese inaspettate. C’e’ anche il wi-fi, che sinceramente mi fa la differenza quando devo scegliere un posto, dato che comunque usiamo internet per qualsiasi cosa ormai (il mio ragazzo, ad esempio, ha portato il PC per lavoro e l’ha trovato utilissimo). Se volete andare a fare un giro per non rimanere sempre nello stesso posto consiglio Tropea, a 15 minuti di macchina da li’ e molto bella.

Se avessi occasione di tornare in Calabria, tornerei assolutamente in questo posto e in questa casa, per questo la consiglio vivamente. Che nostalgia!!!

Beautiful sea and beautiful house

I have been in Capo Vaticano for some days last May. Unfortunately I and my boyfriend spent there just a few days as we were travelling to some friends of ours to Sicily. We were very lucky to find this place and especially this house. At the beginning we wanted to book an hotel but then we saw the pictures of this house and we completely felt in love with it. The pictures are exactly like this house really is, I think that it is also better in person! The location is ideal, very close to the beach and there are also many restaurants where you can eat, even if you can find everything you need in the house. When we arrived the house was tidy and clean. The wi-fi is also available and I personally consider it very important as we do everything with the internet connection (for example my boyfriend had to work and he just connected his laptop through the wi-fi). I also suggest to visit Tropea, if you want to have a trip around, as it is just 15min by car away, and it is beautiful.

If I had the opportunity to come back to Calabria I would certainly come back to that place and I would chose again this house, for this reason I definitely recommend it. I’d like to come back there right now!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Clean and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot on the hills with 5 individual houses.

Appartement building along the pool side.

Beaches are close. Families were around and welcome.

House had everything needed. Patricia was looking after us in a very nice way.

See you again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What you see is what you get

  • 4 of 5

Overall we're very pleased with our stay in Santa Maria di Ricadi with our children (aged 3 to 7). The description and pictures of the house match well with real life: The interior is recently refurbished and in very good condition. Things we appreciated:

- The spaceous common pool area, which includes a section for toddlers. During our stay there was rarely more than 2-3 families at the pool simultaneously.

- The helpfullness of the local manager (who handles key hand-over e.t.c.)

- The small lawn in front of the house where the kids could play

- The quiet location

- The dish washer

- The two sun umbrellas we could bring to the beach

Good to know things:

- The pool area is located across the street (still within "swim-suit walking" distance)

- The hill down to the beach is steep, don't count on being able to walk uphill in the summer heat.

So, anything negative? Only minor details: low water pressure in the taps and shower, poor garbage handling (not specific for this house but a general problem for the region) and a vitroceramic stove with very un-intuitive touch buttons that took a while to understand.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice flat, great pool

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay in this place. The kids loved the pool and the garden and it was quiet and everything we needed was there.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Car: necessary

Calabria is the most southern point of the boot, to a large extent still unaffected by the mass tourism. Miles-long coasts alternating with white sandy beaches, lonely rocky bays, steep cliffs which dive into a sea of many shades of blue and turquoise colours, constantly changing landscapes and millennium-old history make this region of Italy very special.

Capo Vaticano, the last strip of land before the Straits of Messina, thrusts dramatically from the sea, its white rocks battered and eroded by centuries of breakers that have taught sailors to respect and fear this fascinating, almost mysterious place. Capo Vaticano its majestically enthroned in a turquoise sea, as it dominates the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands to the north-west, the Gulf of to the north-east, to the south-west the Gulf of Gioia Tauro and, beyond, the Straits of Messina culminating in Mount Etna. This part of Calabria, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, contains the ancient fascination of a thousand years of history. The sea that caresses the snow-white beaches and the wildness of the rocks make visitors lose their sense of time, as it conceals beneath its waves the secrets of ancient shipwrecks, the relics of which have frequently been discovered. Life in the area is dominated by fishing; its waters are visited by the great swordfish, tuna, blue sharks etc. as they cross the Capo Vaticano every spring. Choose your holiday accommodation in Capo Vaticano Ricadi and Tropea area, a magical place for your holiday dream's.

The Capo Vaticano area

Ricadi is the home of the chipola (red onion) and many locals sell their produce at the side of roads. There is a pharmacy in Ricadi and post office in the villages. The Vibo Shopping Centre is 15 minutes from the apartment in Vibo Valencia where there is a large Spar supermarket and department stores.

DAYS OUT: Tropea - 'The Pearl of Southern Italy';

Take a boat trip from Capo Vaticano or Tropea to Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands. The trip to see Stromboli erupt at night is awe inspiring;

Pizzo - a beautiful medieval seaside town with its 15th century castle, Baroque church of St. George (1632) and the cave church of Piedigrotta. Pizza is also famous for its Tartufo ice cream;

Scilla - a beautiful fishing village on the Tyrrhenian coast with its 13th century castle;

Reggio Di Calabria - see the bronze statues at Riace in the Archaeological Museum;

Gerace for the splendid 12 century castle, cathedral and the Church of St Francis;

Stilo - visit the Cattolica, a Byzantine church;

Sicily - catch the ferry at Reggio Di Calabria


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Ricadi,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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1 Jan 2019 - 1 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
01 July - 31 July 2017
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
01 Aug - 31 Aug
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning + Meet Greet £80.62
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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