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Apartment With Pool And Panoramic Sea, Coastline And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Calabria, Italy - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From The Beach & Restaurants

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.

David Nam
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Danish
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I had a fantastic time at Delta Club Residences. The accommodation was clean and well kitted out and gave us everything we needed. Peter and Wendy were excellent ‘meet & greet’ hosts and very helpful.

Absolutely stunning views from the balcony! The 275° panorama was truly breathtaking and we witnessed some fantastic sunsets over Capo Vaticano. Having never been to Calabria before, the area was a real find. We liked the slow pace and the feeling of going back in time a bit. We went to some great coves and beaches and were amazed how blue and clear the water was – it was like the Caribbean or the Maldives, not the Mediterranean.

We would certainly consider going back to the area and it is good news that flights from London Gatwick to Lamezia are opening up on Saturday’s. We may well be in touch again! I have also passed on the details to several friends.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ricadi in Province of Vibo Valentia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large wash hand basin, Bathroom cabinet
  • Bathroom with shower, wash hand basin, bidet, wc 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 large double bed, double and single wardrobes, dressing table with mirror and drawers and 2 bedside cabinets with drawers and a valet. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, double wardrobe with 2 drawers and bedside cabinet with drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: An air-conditioning/heating system has been installed. The apartment is suitable for children and a cot is available. Electricity, gas and water charges are included in the rental. Free wifi internet access available and a laptop is available for guests to use for e-radio, email, Skype, word processing etc. Outside: The large covered balcony has patio furniture comprising of a table and 6 chairs, a cushioned sun lounger & chair lounger, a gas barbecue with BBQ utensils, apron, gloves and fish holders. The shared swimming pool with jacuzzi and children's section is approximately 25 x 10 metres, 2 - 1.5 metres in depth. Sun loungers are available. The pool is open from June - September and can be closed to swimming before 0800 for cleaning. A covered gazebo is situated adjacent to the pool for shade and on the other side of the pool a beach volley ball court. The main car park is at the rear of the properties and there is an overspill car park next to the volley ball court. The extensive landscaped garden and orchard completes what is available outside the apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are supplied and are included in the rental. A second set is available on request for a fee of €10 pp. The apartment is cleaned prior to arrival. An after cleaning supplement of €40 is charged and paid on arrival. Other: Inner hall with cupboard storing a hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, steam iron, ironing board, UV fly catcher, mops, buckets, clothes dryer and washing / cleaning materials, kitchen and toilet rolls.


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Apartment With Pool And Panoramic Sea, Coastline And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Great Summmer holiday in Santa Maria southern Italy

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Spectacular views from the apartment balcony and well maintained pool and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ein wunderbarer Urlaub in Süd Italien

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Appartement très agréable

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Gezellige locatie met geweldig zwembad

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Tres bel endroit,residence confortable,à decouvrir

  • 4 of 5

Appartement avec belle terrasse conforme en tous points à la description,tres bien équipé,joliment situé à proximité de la mer dans propriété comportant une superbe piscine,un grand jardin avec palmiers et figuiers,un environnement"mediterranéen"au calme ;commerces à proximité;accueil tres convivial et discret;echanges tres complets avec le proprietaire en vue location

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme (SUF)
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Da Barbonne
Nearest Ferry
84 Kilometres
Villa San Giovanni
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Feudo Montalto Golf Course, Limbadi
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
SP22/A3 Autostrada
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Da Barbonne
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Santa Maria
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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..


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

After cleaning fee £35.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.77

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.