Situated in a rural area 700 metres from Santa Maria beach and it's restaurants, supermarket and church. This 1st floor apartment in a block of 4 is located in the Delta Club Residences in a gated resort of only 14 apartments. The property is air-conditioned/heating and has a large covered balcony/veranda ideal for alfresco dining. The large pool with jacuzzi and children's section, sun loungers and a covered gazebo is within a landscaped garden with banana plants, olive, lemon, orange and palm trees. There is a beach volley ball court on the resort. The resort is 3 km. from the popular beaches of Grotticelle and 12 km. from the medieval picturesque town of Tropea which is the favourite tourist destination in Calabria. Within a 30 minutes drive you will find the modern shopping mall of the Vibo Center which starkly contrasts with the centuries old mountain villages, some of which you will find just a few kilometres from the coast.
- Apartment592 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Apartment in Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Calabria, Italy - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From The Beach & Restaurants
- english, danish
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Sep 2018
About David Nam
My wife and I are retired having worked in the health sector for all our careers and live in south west Wales. We always had a dream of having a holiday home in rather sunnier climes than we experience in Wales. We first visited Calabria in 2007 and fell in love with it's stunning coastline, beautiful mountains, hills and old villages. The people are friendly and welcoming and the rural area on the west coast where we finally purchased, peaceful and tranquil with Tropea the picturesque medieval town only fifteen minutes drive away. We travelled all over Calabria on several visits and finally found this property that ticked all the boxes for us. The property was built in 2007 and we purchased in October 2008. The apartment is in a gated resort of only 14 apartments. There's a large swimming pool that has a jacuzzi and children's pool, a beach volley ball court and a large landscaped garden and orchard.
David Nam purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why David Nam chose Ricadi
Apart from the wonderful view, the design and quality of the build of the property, the location of the resort in a rural setting on a small complex with a swimming pool was exactly what we were looking for. It has given us the choice of a private, tranquil and peaceful resort yet close enough to the busy beaches of Grotticelle and popular Tropea if more company is preferred. The apartment is only 700 metres from the beach with it's restaurants and shop. The mountain villages of Ricadi, San Nicola and Spilinga are only a short drive away and within a 25 minute drive you can be shopping in a modern shopping mall in the Vibo Center on the outskirts of Vibo Valentia. It is only an hours drive from Lamezia Terme airport and a train can take you to Ricadi train station 3 Km from the resort.
What makes this Apartment unique
The stunning 270 degree view from the balcony is breathtaking. The view transverses from Monte Poro from behind and side of the property to it descending into the sea with the south west coast of Calabria sweeping around to the Messina Straits and Sicily. The Aeolian islands are scattered along the horizon of the sea and the view finally comes around to the headlands of Santa Maria and Capo Vaticano. The apartment is well appointed with modern appliances eg air-con/heating, flat screen TV, DVD player, mini hi fi, free wifi, kitchen appliances eg toaster, kettle and microwave. A washing machine, vacuum cleaner, electric fan, steam iron and hairdryer are also available. There are many nearby restaurants and pizzerias open in the season and always some open out of season within a short drive.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great apartment with prime position within the block
Great apartment with prime position within the block. Good facilities. Very attentive manager who fixed a few items for us. Everything you could want available. Only negative points - hard bed for our preference, and small sofa.
Great Summmer holiday in Santa Maria southern Italy
Hi we are a family of 2 adults and two teenagers (The WiFi was a must!) and we stayed in the apartment for a 12 night quiet summer holiday in July 2017. David the owner was very professional and great to deal with, he was honest, trustworthy and everything he said about the apartment was spot on.
The apartment was very well equipped with a fantastic covered balcony with stunning views over the village, the sea and out to the island of Sicily, breakfast each morning on the balcony was stunning (this really made our holiday).
Within the complex there are a small number of apartments sharing a large and spotless private pool with loungers to relax on, the pool was never crowded and was a relaxing place to spend lazy mornings and late afternoons.
A car is essential as the walk to the village and beach is down a fairly steep hill, however the car was great to explore the local area, we found a good local bakery and visited Tropea (I would recommend this as a must see) and took a boat ride to the volcanic island of Stromboli.
Within the local village there are a small number of restaurants and a small supermarket.
The location of the villa is very quiet and if you are looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday away from the crowds this apartment is ideal.
The reason for a 4 star rating compared to a 5 is that it would have been nice to walk to local shops, bakery etc. rather than taking the car, but in the end this was not really a problem.
Thanks to David for a great family holiday.
Being above the village at an elevation of 90m above sea level gives the apartment its stunning views. The walk of 700m downhill to Santa Maria where the restaurants and supermarket are found is not too bad. Going back uphill can be difficult with a lot of shopping and when it's hot. I use the car myself when going down to the village and I have never had a problem to park near the supermarket or beach.
Spectacular views from the apartment balcony and well maintained pool and grounds.
Well appointed apartment that has everything you required from a fully kitted out kitchen to laptop, board and outdoor games to beach umbrella and sand mats.
Patrica who greeted us was so helpful giving us information on the locality, restaurants other activities etc.
Rent price very reasonable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to families.
Ein wunderbarer Urlaub in Süd Italien
Eine sehr schöne, sehr saubere Ferienwohnung mit Blick von Balkon auf das Mittelmeer. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt, das W-LAN (eher die Internetverbindung) ist manchmal nicht ganz so flott, aber man soll ja auch Urlaub machen. Zum Stand ist es ca. ein Kilometer Fußmarsch, zurück geht es allerdings bergauf. Ein kleiner Supermarkt (in dem man alles bekommt, was man benötigt) eine prima Eisdiele und einige Restaurants sind im Ort. Es ist ratsam für 3 - 4 Tage ein Auto zu mieten, um sich z.B. Tropea oder Scilla an zu sehen, das lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Auch um mal einen anderen Strand zu besuchen.
Das Wifi-Problem wurde nun vom Anbieter aussortiert.
Der Strand ist 700m von der apartmennt und es ist hart wieder in der Hitze.
Autovermietung ist immer empfehlenswert für Gäste, um den nächsten Strand von Santa Maria und anderen Stränden wie Grotticelle zu bekommen. Es ist auch wichtig, so können Sie andere Orte in der Gegend und die zahlreichen Restaurants, die verfügbar sind zu besuchen. Tropea ist ein Muss, um zu besuchen, die auch mit dem Busservice im Sommer besucht werden kann.
The wifi problem has now been sorted out by the provider.
The beach is 700m from the apartmennt and it is tough going back up in the heat.
Car hire is always recommended to guests to get to he nearest beach at Santa Maria and other beaches like Grotticelle. It is also essential so you can visit other places in the area and the numerous restaurants that are available. Tropea is a must to visit which can also be visited using the bus service in the Summer.
Appartement très agréable
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette résidence qui a un grand parc et une piscine a débordement magnifique !!!brL'appartement est spacieux et très bien équipé ... Le propriétaire est très réactif aux mails et très complet pour toutes les informations du séjour ... a recommander chaudement
Gezellige locatie met geweldig zwembad
We hadden een geweldig tijd, het apartement is eenvoudig, netjes, schoon en met een erg fijn groot terras balcon. De residentie is erg netjes en goed onderhouden, dit geldt ook voor het zwembad want het zwembad is werkelijk geweldig. Het minpuntje van de locatie is de ligging, je moet overal met de auto naar toe omdat de weg naar het strand erg (te) stijl is om te lopen. Maar daarentegen is het er wel lekker rustig in de avond en nacht. David is een fijne eigenaar en prima man die prettig communiceert. Kortom een aanrader voor een leuke vakantie.
The apartment is 700 m. uphill from the beach at Santa Maria at an elevation of about 90m. above sea level and that is what gives you the panoramic view. It does take about 10 minutes walking down and 15 minutes walking back up. Using a car to take all your beach items is more convenient and parking near Santa Maria piazzetta is possible. Alternatively driving to the far southern end of the beach you will find a car park and the beach which is deeper in depth. To visit Tropea and the locality and try out all the various restaurants in the area a vehicle is necessary althoiugh taxis are readily available.
The sandy beach of Santa Maria is 700 metres away, a 10 minute down hill walk. Only 3km. away are the sandy beaches of Grotticelle with their water sports and eateries, the glorious beach and coastal views from Belvedere near the lighthouse at Capo Vaticano. Boat trips to the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli are available from Tropea harbour and from the beach at Grotticelle. Hiking, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, beach and boat fishing are some of the other activities available in the area.
Ryanair flies direct from Stansted into Lamezia Terme (SUF) Airport a one hour drive to the resort. Alitalia & others fly to SUF. Use the trains from Ricadi Station to visit towns like Reggio, Scilla, Tropea, Pizzo and Lamezia is an interesting way of visiting the area and seeing the coastline and countryside of Calabria.
The Ferry to Sicily at V. San Giovanni is a 90 mins drive, the Aspromonte Nat Park 2 hours and Scilla a 75 mins drive. To fully enjoy your holiday car hire is strongly recommended.
Lamezia Terme Airport: 65km. Ricadi Train Station: 3km. Ricadi Village: 2km. San Nicola: 3km. Santa Domenica: 9km. Spilinga famous for it's nduja: 8km. The historical medieval town of Tropea has all the facilities with banks, hospital, numerous restaurants, shops and cafes and is a 12km drive.
Vibo Valentia the main town of the province with its large shopping mall, the Vibo Center a 25 minute drive away.
The town centre of Vibo Valentia is a further 10 minutes drive from the Vibo Center.
The nearest supermarket and restaurants are at Santa Maria 700 metres down the hill. Many restaurants and pizzerias can be found in the area in the season, less so in the winter but a number are open all year. Ricadi, San Nicola and San Dominica have shops, bars, post Office, weekly markets. The nearest ATM is 4 km away and can be found on the left hand side of the road, (downhill from Ricadi} in the Shaker Bar in San Nicola. The Sunshine Club Hotel is just a kilometre up hill from the apartment where hair dressing, beauty care, massage, fitness gymnasium, restaurant and other facilities are available to non-residents to use for a fee.
Other activities in the locality include bike hire, horse riding, Scuba diving and sea fishing. Power boat, canoe & pedalo boats are available for hire from various beaches nearby.
Boat trips to Stromboli and the Aeolian islands available from Tropea harbour and in the peak months from Grotticelle beach.
A trip to Sicily and fabulous Taormina is feasible, the ferry being a 90 minute drive away and half an hour from Messina to Taormina..
Additional pricing information
Swimming pool open 1st June to 30th September. A second set of bed linen & towels for a fee of €10 pp can be booked in advance. Changeover Day: Change over day Saturday to Saturday during the peak period. This can vary out of season. Check in time is 1500 and check out time 1000 hours but this may be varied subject to agreement . Flexible change over days outside peak periods (July - August). Notes on prices: Minimum of 3 days rental for periods less than a week price on application. 10% discount for 2 week rental. 15% discount for 3 week rental. 20% discount for 4 week rental. 10% discounts available for 'last minute bookings' (within 4 weeks of arrival) and for 'Early bird' bookings ie if deposit is paid 6 months before start of holiday.