Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8). Free wifi
- English, Spanish, Italian
Why Alessandra chose Ricadi
My husband started vacationing in this area in the early 1970's and grew attached to its breath-taking beauty, rich history, and unspoiled nature. Much has changed in the area since then, but within our enclave we were able to maintain the original character of the landscape, making this spot a truly special place on the Italian coast. Being so far South, the house is very enjoyable throughout the year. We don't consider this just a beach house- it's a wonderful getaway where in mid-January you can already enjoy seeing blooming almond trees and wild flowers.
What makes this Villa unique
The most unique aspect of this house is certainly its dramatic siting. On the Mediterranean, usually when you see buildings sited like ours, they are either lighthouses, Moorish towers, or religious buildings. A private residence perched on a cliff, and in a place that still offers it complete privacy and seclusion is not easy to find. Our closest neighbors are two families of hawks, and they are extremely discerning creatures...
Quiet enjoyment of the premises for all neighbors
If smoking outside, must dispose of butts SAFELY!
It's really on a cliff- kids must be supervised!
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Children are not allowed in the pool area without adult supervision
One linen change per week
No sublet is allowed at any time and under any circumstances
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Excellent stay in a wonderful property!
A fabulous setting that can’t be beaten - the wonderful beach, incredible sunsets, gorgeous pool and the rare combination of a secluded setting but with shops and amenities in easy walking distance. Alessandra helped us every step of the way and made the holiday really easy and therefore enjoyable.
We were two families staying at this property for a week. It was simply fantastic. The location and the view is the most stunning you can imagine. We made some tours around the area and had a private chef preparing dinner a few times. In all it was a terrific week. Many thanks Alessandra for everything!
Just spent some unforgettable days in this beautiful property.....if you need to recharge your batteries and forget the world, the Cliff House is where you want to be!
We had a wonderful stay at Cliff House. Alessandra was fantastic, helping to guide us from the airport to house and checking in with us after our arrival. The property was absolutely perfect. We were a group of 8 ranging in ages from 20's to 80's and everybody was comfortable and happy. The design of the house and landscape (beautiful flowers and trees) is perfect with little places to get away and relax in sun or shade and with ample space for large indoor or outdoor meals. Speaking of meals, we hired a couple that Alessandra recommended and they prepared two excellent dinners for us. I am still dreaming about the local tuna that we were served. The pool was very nice for those of us that are pool people but the beach was the showstopper - the water was warm and amazingly clear and the steps to and from the beach were much easier than we expected (though the older folks among us sat the beach excursions out). Tropea is an easy short drive away and there were some charming places within walking distance for provisions and pretty pottery. All in all the property and the region exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Alessandra!
Our family (8 persons) travelled the first time to Calabria this August 2018 for two weeks and we fully enjoyed our stay at the Cliff House. Except one short thunderstorm on Sunday after our arrival we had nearly perfect weather conditions so that we could use the terrace for almost every breakfast, supper and dinner. The sight on the sea until Stromboli is overwhelming. The stairs to the beach first were a challenge, especially upstairs, but it was getting better day by day. On the second Sunday we did a day-trip to the Lipari Islands. Over all it was worth it although the sea was a bit wavy and so several passengers (including me) became a little seasick. But we saw dolphins and especially the stops at Volcano and Stromboli were quite impressive. We bought our foods only once in a big supermarket and then mainly by local producers and in local stores. That's how we got to know the surroundings. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Anna. We can imagine to come back to the Cliff House for a second stay, perhaps already in 2019. It's a phantastic location to leave the daily routine behind.
ARRIVAL POLICY: Since this house is not a hotel, we unfortunately do not have flexibility for your arrival time. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE BETWEEN 4PM AND 7PM. You cannot arrive earlier, because we need time to prepare the house for you. You cannot arrive later, because a person who does not live on the premises will be sent specifically to meet you, and this person is not available after hours. If there is a chance that you might arrive late, you should make plans to stay at a hotel and arrive the following day. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of the hotel. This applies also in case of a delay that is beyond your control, such as a flight cancellation, or a train strike. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accommodate late arrival under any circumstances.