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Apartment with Private Pool and Sea Views over Sicily

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Calabria, Italy - Peaceful Location 700 metres to Beach

Situated in a rural area only 700 metres from Santa Maria beach and it's restaurants, bars and supermarkets, this first floor apartment is in a secluded gated resort and is one of 14 apartments. Set amongst landscaped gardens which include olive groves, lemon and orange trees, banana plants and palm trees there is a large private pool which incorporates a jacuzzi and a child's paddling pool. There is also volleyball and boules on site. The property has a large covered balcony ideal for al fresco living and gives stunning views of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. The resort is only 3km from the popular beaches of Grotticelle and 12 km from the medieval town of Tropea which is the favourite tourist destination in Calabria.

Glenn Pearson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Glenn Pearson

I live in a village in the north of England with my partner and a daft Labrador called Kelly. We first visited Calabria in 2008 and instantly fell in love with the stunning coastline, beautiful sunsets, mountains, hills and old villages. This is a very unspoilt part of the world. The people are welcoming and very friendly. The food is excellent, as is the wine and oh so cheap. On our first visit we discovered the apartment at Delta Club and decided that this was the property for us and so we bought it later in the year.

Why Glenn Pearson chose Ricadi

The views from the balcony are spectacular. The design and quality of the build is to a high standard. The location of the resort is rural but only 700m to the beach and the complex is small. The gardens are landscaped and maintained to a high standard. The coastline is spectacular with sandy beaches, rocky alcoves and sea ranging in colour from a deep blue to turquoise. The nearby town is medieval with an array of narrow streets, cobbled courtyards and verandas where we spend many hours perusing the local shops, restaurants and bars. For those that are looking for an area that is unique in that it has kept it's nationality, this is for you. The locals are very friendly. The food and wine are amazing and very cheap.

What makes this apartment unique

There is also a volleyball and boules area. It is a short walk to Santa Maria's beach-side restaurants and the sea. The apartment is on the is on the first floor and has spectacular views of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. There are shops within walking distance together with restaurants and bars. There is a 9 hole golf course a 30 minute drive away. The apartment is well appointed with modern appliances.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your apartment is very nice and comfortable. It was clean and well equipped. Wonderful view on the sea! We enjoyed it very much at Delta Club. "

" It is a really nice place. The garden and the swimming pool are very pleasant. The children liked it most."

"Peter and Wendy 'meet and greet' hosts were really kind to us. A nice welcome and a very good help for our stay".
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ricadi in Province of Vibo Valentia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Family bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, wash hand basin and washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed with full fitted wardrobes, dressing table and bedside cabinets. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and bedside cabinets.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Heating. Secure for children as this is a gated complex of only 14 apartments. Caretaker is permanently on site. Outside: The apartment has a large covered balcony ideal for al fresco living with patio furniture comprising of 6 chairs and a table.The apartments are situated amongst an olive grove and lemon trees. Outdoor furniture is provided and sited around the shared pool area. The pool is approx 25 metres long 10 metres wide and incorporates a jacuzzi and a child's paddling pool. The pool is open from the end of May until the end of September.There is a Gazebo near to the pool offering shade in the heat of the day. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Changed weekly. Apartment is cleaned prior to arrival. A mandatory administration/after cleaning supplement of 40 euros is charged. Other: Large covered veranda for alfresco living with table and 6 chairs. Hall cupboard with hair dryer iron, ironing board, cleaning materials,sun parasols, bedding and towels.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Lamezia Term
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Villa San Giovanni
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Da Mercurio
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Santa Maria
Car: necessary


700 metres to nearest beach of Santa Maria. This is a sandy beach with safe bathing for children. Only 3km away are the sandy beaches of Groticelli with their water sports and eateries, the spectacular 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 Groticelle. Hiking, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving beach and boat fishing are other activities are available in the area.


Budget airlines such as Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Blu Express fly into Lamezia Terme is approx 70km (one hours drive) to the resort. The ferry to Sicily is a 90 minute drive. To fully enjoy the holiday car hire is recommended.


Village of Ricadi is 2km away. San Nicola 3km, Santa Dominca 9km, Spilinga famous for its Nduja 8km.

Medieval town of Tropea with its banks hospital, numerous restaurants shops and cafes is a 12km drive.

Vibo Valentia the main town of the province with its large shopping mall, the Vibo Centre, is a 20 minute drive away.

Lighthouse and viewing points at Capo Vaticano is 5 minutes by car.

Pizzo, another Medieval town is 40 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

Supermarkets are within walking distance. There are also roadside stalls selling local fruit and vegetables a 5 minute drive away. Ricadi, San Nicola and San Dominica have shops, bars and weekly markets. The nearest ATM is 4km away and can be found on the left hand side of the road near the junction to the SP22 road and the Bussola Hotel coming from the direction of Capo Vaticano. The Sunshine Club Hotel is just a kilometre up the hill where hair dressing, massage, fitness gym, restaurant and other facilities are available for non residents.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owner. A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance is to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is generally Saturday to Saturday during the peak period however, this can vary out of season. Flexible change over days outside peak perios (July - August). Check out time before 10.00hrs. Check in time after 14.00 hrs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.