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Rural Retreat: Silence, nature, beauty, spectacular sea views, olive trees - Casa Meraviglia Suite for 2 people in 6 hectare park

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Casa Meraviglia Suite for 2 people in 6 hectare park

A large bedroom (30 m2) with direct exit to the garden. Seating under oak and pine trees with beautiful views of the sea, Sicily and Stromboli. Fully equipped bathroom (toilet, shower); Kitchen with seating. Private deck with dining area. Private entrance and private garden. 6 hectare park with 700 olive trees, palm and pine trees. Internet. 2 big dogs (outside).

2 km to the beach and Santa Domenica,, 1km the nearest village Brattiro', 4 km Tropea, 6km Capo Vaticano.

About the property

Magic place 4 km from Tropea

PEACE, PEACE, PEACE: Rest, relax, quiet and beauty. Casa Meraviglia, 4 km from Tropea, is a magical place. It is not just the sea! There is peace, nature, and beauty in the 6 hectares park with over 700 olive trees, palms and pines. Enjoy the views and the peace here in the villa with stunning views of the sea, the sunsets, and amazing views of Sicily and Stromboli (the smoke can be seen almost daily). The wonder of the beauty of nature, the spectacular sea views, the peace and quiet. There is always a pleasant cool breeze, also in the summer months. We are on the hills between Tropea (4 km) and Capo Vaticano (6 km) at 250 m above sea level. 2 km to the nearest beach and the nearest village. A car is necessary.

Casa Meraviglia is a luxury house, with the typical tiles of Vietri (Amalfi Coast), and very large rooms. The house, built in 2010 in the old farm Mediterranean style, is a low energy house, very well insulated and always cool.

Wireless internet access (complimentary), but no TV. Smoking is not allowed in the house (but you can smoke outside).

The olive harvest is in October and there is an oil press for organic olive oil.

There are two big friendly dogs (outside).

We rent two completely independent units: the suite for 2-3 persons and the luxury house for 4-5 persons. Each unit has a private entrance, a private patio / deck with outdoor dining area and a private garden with seating under the trees.

The landlords who live on the property speak German, French, English, Italian and Spanish. They live with their two friendly dogs, which are free in the property.

*** ON DEMAND: Italian language course, Italian cooking class

More Details

Elena, Guido, Luisa
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Elena, Guido, Luisa

We are siblings who rent Casa Meraviglia, which was built by our sister Elena in 2010. The Casa Meraviglia is located on our ancestral 6 hectare property, which also houses an old house where we live with our two friendly dogs.

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Der Preis beinhaltet: Strom, Gas, Internet und alle Ausstattung - The price includes: electricity, gas, internet and all facilities - Le prix comprend: électricité, gaz, internet et tous les equipements - Il prezzo include: elettricità, gas, internet e tutti i servizi


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

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Geeignet nur für Kinder ab 12 Jahren - Only for children over 12 years - Seulement pour enfants de plus de 12 ans - Solo per bambini sopra ai 12 anni
  • Rauchen ist nicht gestattet, kann aber draußen rauchen - Smoking is allowed only outside - Fumer seulement à l'extérieur - Fumare solo all'esterno
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The bedroom has a direct door to the garden and a big window with seaview.
  • Books
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Quiet, rural surroundings, silence. If you need a relaxing holiday in nature, you find a jewel here. It is a peaceful and quite place. Casa Meraviglia is a luxurious villa in typical Mediterranean style with stunning views of the sea, Stromboli, the Aeolian Islands and Sicily, set in a 6-hectare park with an olive grove and pines, oaks and palm trees. ON REQUEST: Italian conversation and language course.


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Casa Meraviglia Suite for 2 people in 6 hectare park
average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 reviews

Incredible Stay In Calabria for American Couple

  • 5 of 5

I had the most fantastic time staying at this property. The room is located on an amazing, rustic, Italian olive orchard location that overlooks the blue seas of Calabria. The view from the house was absolutely stunning and there was plenty of area outside to relax and enjoy nature. The property is incredibly designed and very new (built in last ten years). Elena was a most gracious guest. Everything was clean, organized, and available. Elena allowed us full access to her kitchen and common room, although we spent most of our time in our room and wonderful, sleek bathroom. This was an amazing, high-end, romantic trip for my girlfriend and I. I could not more enthusiastically endorse this location. I have stayed in Italy and in Calabria multiple times, and this is by far the best experience I have had.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review! I do really hope to see you again next year and again and again. For me it is important that my guests can have a wonderful experience in their holiday. Calabria is wonderful in the landscape and the sea side, but it is also very important to me to give them the best experience that is possible for their staying in the house. I really do love the place and the house and I am committed to show the best we have. I really appreciate what you have written. Thank you again. Elena
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best view you'll find

  • 5 of 5

Elena's "suite" in her home is an amazing place to spend a vacation! I have been coming every summer since I discovered this treasure. It is absolutely beautiful, with a kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, and large bedroom. The place is cleaned for each visitor, and there are plenty of cooking supplies, sheets, towels, etc.

Elena also has no problems with renters using her terrace, which is undoubtedly the best view of the sunset available. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, and it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy some wine and a good book.

The beaches are eventful and only a five minute drive away - my favorite is Riaci, which has stone formations that you can swim through, but Formicoli's islands are a close second! There are also many good restaurants in Tropea, which is a 10-15 min drive, and even closer in Brattiro (the Ritrovo is only 1-2 min away).

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you again next year! It is very beautiful that you appreciate my place so much that you are coming back every year
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Quiet countryside smallholding with 600+ olive tre

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the suite for 4 whole weeks in May and quickly became immersed into the rural tranquility and peace this property offers. In planning our month's stay there, the owner was helpful and communicative regarding all our inquiries and preparations.

We drove from North Wales, to this peaceful haven to be greeted by the friendly dogs and much warmer Calabrian spring weather. The town of Tropea was close by, as was the village of Brattira, just up the hill. Plenty of options for eating out as well as stores to supply our catering needs. The size of the property allowed us to fully relax and savor the surrounding countryside, whilst Santa Domenica beach, which we quite often had to our solitary selves was just 10 mins drive down the hill.

The owner was away for some periods, but we were fully informed of her plans and were left with plenty of information and directions as such we needed. Whilst she was away, the dogs presence gave a sense of belonging and security and it was wonderful to be greeted by 4 gamboling dogs every time we returned from our journeys. The property allows plenty of scope for exploring the region, and also with the ferry being about 1.5 hrs away, it allowed us a short 5 day excursion to Sicily.

To sum up, the property is neat, tidy and clean, and with the small kitchen and 2 bathrooms, large grounds, we were able to completely relax and enjoy all that the area offers for visitors.

Finally Elena, thank you for the warm welcome you gave to us, together with interesting facts and stories about your property and the surrounding areas.

David and Maggie

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Place of peace

  • 5 of 5

It was a wondertime spent at the beginnin of March at Elena's farm.

The building, the sight is beautiful, peaceful, a great place to relax or think over your problems. Beautiful yellow flowers all around in the grass or at the mimosa-trees...

The season was great too: we could have nice sunbath, not too cold, not too warm.

The dogs were indeed friendly and avoiding contact with guests.

Tropea is close by car, the seashore is just fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It was great indeed having you here. You can find these yellow flowers (oxalis pes-caprae is the latin name, or acetosella in italian or Sauerklee in german) during winter and spring. Yellow and green are the color of february, march, and april. In these months, if it is not raining and the sun is shining, you think you are in a different world while in Central and Northern Europe it is really cold and often with snow. Here in Calabria there are flowers...
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Wonderful place to be connected with soul & nature

  • 5 of 5

I spent a couple of days in this wonderful location. Elena gave me the opportunity to organize my holistic seminar in her garden, just in front of the apartment facing on the sea. The apartment is fully equipped, very clean and we enjoyed 3 special and social dogs (Gigona, Bobbi and Olli)!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, i hope to see you very soon again!
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Fantastisch! Ruhe in gepflegter Natur

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften 2 Wochen im April Gast sein bei Guido, Giantana und Bobby, den 2 Hunden. Da wir nachts ankamen, wurden wir am nächsten Morgen von diesem wunderbaren Blick auf das Meer und das blühende Anwesen überrascht. Traumhaft. Guido ist uns mit seiner lieben und in allen Anbelangen sehr hilfreichen Art ein neuer Freund geworden. Die Ferienwohnung bot in ihrer Einfachheit mit den besonderen Fliesen alles, was man für die Ferien benötigt. Wir haben jeden Tag gekocht und die frischen Waren sehr genossen, wobei uns Guido die besten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gezeigt hatte. Wir freuen uns schon auf unseren nächsten Aufenthalt. Vielen und herzlichen Dank, lieber Guido.

Thomas und Monika aus Solothurn

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Villa San Giovanni
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Pizzo Calabro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sila mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The 'Costa degli Dei' (Coast of the Gods) of Tropea and Capo Vaticano (it begins at Pizzo in the North and ends at Nicotera in the South) is the richest part of Calabria! You have the choice between long sandy beaches and the smallest of bays, some of them can only be reached from the sea by swimming. Or you can find rocks from which to dive into the transparent blue sea. There are 'Lidi', (organized beaches) as well as many free public beaches. From Casa Meraviglia the nearest beach is Formicoli, 2 km away. It is scenic 30 minute walk downhill and 45 minute walk back uphill (not for everyone!). You can swim from May to the end of October. However, the sea is not the only attraction. You can take many walks in the hinterland or go on more strenuous organized hikes. In Tropea (4 km) you can also rent bikes or mopeds (however, the path is relatively steep). Discover Calabria, the country and the coast!