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Enchanting Sea Views Inside & Out - Luxurious Pool - Families & Couples Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa-Cittadella del Capo-Calabria-Italy-5 Mins Drive to Beach

An elegantly exclusive 3 bedroom villa - sleeping 8 adults comfortably with addition of a cot bed for a baby. Enchanting sea views, stunning location, all set within a tranquil hillside backdrop that boasts a luxury shared pool. Only 5 minutes drive to the beach and various classic Italian towns and villages.

A welcome pack will be provided upon your arrival, as you relax and put your feet up in the baking Italian sunshine. "Home from Home", every little item needed for a great holiday taken into consideration. Your first "Coffee/Tea" taken care of while you enjoy some down time in the peace and quiet of your "Holiday Home", planning where, and most importantly "when" you wish to avail yourself of that gorgeous surrounding pool (lifeguards provided In-Season), without a care in the world, except perhaps on deciding what you do next: travel and explore, or sit on the villa balcony with a nice chilled glass of wine, mountains and sea for miles around, an oh so special and simply spectacular view...

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Mrs April Tuckwell
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Mrs April Tuckwell

Owning a property in Italy has been a life long dream of mine. Having visited this beautiful country on several occasions I have come to love the unspoilt south and deliberately chose to buy a property on a hillside coastal location with views that cannot be rivalled anywhere in the world in my opinion - which I hope you will agree with should you choose to stay at Number 9.

My Home in Italy is a "Home from Home" with everything that is desired. "Al fresco" views for dining on the balcony or in the garden, sunsets or stars overlooking the mangnificence of the Tyrean Sea. I leave a little bit of my "Heart" behind when I leave, and know other people will love it just as much as me, always in "safe hands" my memories are yours too. Welcome to "Case Aprile" Outstanding Friends/Agent Yvonne/Vince Italian/English speaking to welcome/advise.

Mrs April Tuckwell purchased this villa in 2010

Why Mrs April Tuckwell chose Bonifati

This particular area really is beautiful, traditional Italy, Sun Sea and Scenery the 3 "s" all most important for a fulfilling holiday, whether relaxing or travelling. There is access to all coastal beaches as the villa is situated just off the main road 'SS18' which runs literally right along the entire South Western coastline. Towns and Villages within easy access too. Gorgeous, captivating views will live in your memory. Friendly people, beautiful areas of cultural and historical Interest, you may choose to drive straight down to Tropea, with its glorious beaches, or perhaps you will stay more local, where you are guaranteed of a "Welcome" near or far the people are the same, always delighted to help and enlighten you on the Italy which is their "secret", gradually becoming more popular with visitors and tourists alike, who realise what a "Jewel in the Crown" Calabria is. Far from the "hustle and bustle" of Central Italy, natural, idyllic and simply breathtaking...

What makes this villa unique

Although a little out of the way, but situated off a main road, the view, the scenery, the private area with marvellous swimming pool and very spacious villa is your "home from home". Peaceful or a bit more lively vacation, it's your choice... A safe and very peaceful mix of locals,always helpful, and unlimited supplies of Fresh Produce very close by. All the ingredients for a great time "young or old". There is always plenty to do, places to visit cultural and historical. Or relaxing by the beautiful pool, talking to the locals too, always an experience, always a cheery smiling word, the friendliness breaking down any language barrier. Finally your very own "Special" time enjoying the fantastic view over the Ionian Sea from your very own Balcony Starlit skies. I welcome you all to your little slice of heaven...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Moscow, Russia, Wonderful holidays in wonderful Villa!

5 out of 5

Review Submitted: 07 July 2011 Date of Stay: June 2011

John Davidson

Five Star Holiday!! 5 out of 5

Review Submitted: 28 July 2012 Date of Stay: July 2012

Barbara P.vacanze al top

5 out of 5

Review Submitted: 12 July 2012 Date of Stay: July 2011
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bonifati in Province of Cosenza

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are two bathrooms, one conveniently on the ground floor bathroom with shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin. 1st floor bathroom has a double shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin. Note - Unisex hairdryer is provided. Bath towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (3 Bedrooms+1doublesofabed+1baby cot) Notes on bedrooms: Air-conditioned bedroom with double bed and contemporary matching bedside cabinets,chest of drawers and wardrobe.Access onto large terrace which has designer lounge furniture and amazing sea views.No 1 comfortable sofa bed.No 1 baby cot.Bedlinensprovided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This contemporary villa would ideally suit families and couples alike. Furthermore, with its 3rd bedroom and extra bedding arrangements available on site, larger groups are also a strong possibility. The accommodation is comfortable and functional with the large first floor terrace giving the most amazing sea views. Note - Bug busters are provided in the villa. The Villa is as stated "Home from Home" and the added bonus of "Personal Service" Complimentary Welcome Pack provided for the No. in Party, inclusive of all immediate needs on arrival until Party settled and can visit the Local Supermarket, personal attention from "Yvonne" local English/Italian Agent who along with her Italian Husband lives locally and is there to "Meet and Greet" you are assured of the "Personal Attention" in all matters regarding your Holiday or Enquiries relating to Villa etc. Very helpful if like myself "April" you cannot speak the Language. Attention and support at the end of a telephone, few miles away. Outside: The villa has a lawned private garden surrounded by scented lemon and olive trees. With access from both the lounge and dining room, the tiled patio is partially covered offering welcome shade for 'alfresco' dining and is well lit at night. Upstairs there is a sun terrace, spanning the full width of the villa with the most stunning sea and mountain views. Off the main bedroom there is also a smaller balcony with views of the hill. We also provide a good size well equipped Barbeque to be used at your own leisure for additional outside dining. There is also an exclusive luxury shared swimming pool with separate children's pool and bar area with stunning sea views. Note - pool is open from 23rd April through to the end of September. Casa Rosse is one of 15 recently built unique villas on a simply beautiful private complex. Utility Room: The separate utility area is equipped with a washing machine, iron and ironing board, laundry basket and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are provided. The villa is thoroughly cleaned before every guest arrival - further cleaning during your stay is available at an additional cost. Other: Additionally, a larger, more contemporary dining table can be found just outside of the main living room on the tiled patio, for all your 'alfresco' dining needs along with a BBQ for those peaceful summer nights. Note -high chair and stairgate is provided


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Lovely views and pool. Recommended

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing week in Casa Rossa, April was most helpful and easy to communicate with prior to commencing our holiday. When we arrived, it's a little difficult to find, but, Yvonne was on hand to assist and the welcome pack meant a well stocked fridge. The villa is large with high ceilings. The views from the villa are spectacular and the weather was mixed during our stay, but always hot (the A/C was very welcome at night). The pool was large and very clean. The pool attendant was in attendance throughout the mornings of our stay and was very entertaining. Great fun. There are several very nice beaches locally, just a short drive from the villa. Good local facilities, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and quaint Italian villages in the hills.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely week in this airy well located villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Casa Rossa, April and Scott could not have been more helpful before we arrived and everything was as we'd expected. The villa is spacious with nice high ceilings giving an airy feel and there was plenty of room for our family of six. The views from the balcony along the coast were spectacular and it was baking hot throughout our stay apart from during one very dramatic storm. The shared pool was large and never busy (it turned green one day but that was quickly sorted). We found lots of lovely beaches within a short - and some great restaurants, especially along the coast to the north and up in the hills behind the house. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, in this wonderful big house. The view and surrounding area is beautiful, and there are several good beaches close by, which are easy to access by car. We were greeted with a very nice welcome basket containing lots of great food, so we had a lovely dinner our first night. For the rest of the trip a nearby Lidl was very handy. We were seven persons staying in the villa two of us were small children so it was fantastic to come home every afternoon for a swim in the pool and then make dinner that we had on the terass with a beautiful view over the sea.

April (owner) and Yvonne (our contact in Italy) helped us a lot with all our questions and we felt very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing stay in a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure dealing with April in the lead up to our holiday. She was very helpful and ensured that we had all the information we needed. We'd never visited this region before, so we were more than pleasantly surprised by the villa and its location. We thought the villa was lovely and represented very good value for money. It's homely rather than 'swanky', but if you have children, it's a perfect place to relax and unwind. Most important of all, it was clean and spacious - and provided everything we needed. Yvonne, who greeted us, was very helpful, too. We loved the area and plan to visit again in the next few years. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beverley, so glad you liked my little "jewel" in Southern Italy, it was a pleasure to have your input and great review, appreciate that very much, I will be monitoring ALL the "Reviews" in 2014 & 2015 and look to further improve to make the "home from home" Villa " even more satisfying for a complete and restful break for all who visit."Yvonne " and myself send our thanks to you in your busy lives finding time to compile this lovely response and welcome you, Family, Friends back any time in the future.April
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Lovely quiet spacious villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely (HOT!) week in Calabria - the air con was bliss at the end of a scorching day. Overall, a very comfortable stay - everything was in order on our arrival. We arrived early and the local agent (Yvonne) was able to accomodate us which was really helpful (with tired children!). We didn't spend alot of time at the villa - spent our days exploring all the beaches/villages along the coast - spoilt for choice. We ate out most days as the restaurants are reasonably priced compared to other areas in Italy - fantastic seafood, pasta, pizza - as you would expect!

We hope to return to Calabria next year and explore further south towards Sicily - this whole region is really off the beaten track for tourists (not overdone like Tuscany!) - which we really liked. The owner (April) was also really helpful and very efficient on the communications front.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments/review on my Villa, very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your time there, hopefully it reached your expectations as did the input of "Yvonne" and also myself, I try to help Clients/Friends with all their enquiries and problems, you have all like me discovered the most beautiful part of Southern Italy traditional unspoilt with fantastic food, villages, beaches and scenery, Everyone is welcome and I do have many returners, so your opinion was veryn valuable to myself my Family and of course "Yvonne" too. Grazie. Thank-you.
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Spacious villa, gorgeous pool, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a really restful two weeks at Casa Aprile. The villa is large, airy and well equipped. There were only three of us staying, but more people could easily and comfortably have been accommodated.

The pool is lovely; it's even bigger than the photo suggests. There's plenty of space to sunbathe, but also shady areas. We had some lovely lazy poolside days.

There's also plenty to do in the local area. We visited some typically Italian beaches, with lidos, and rented canoes, but there are lots of public beaches too. The old hill towns are worth a visit. We went up to Belvedere for breakfast and enjoyed exploring the maze of old buildings and streets. Generally, the restaurants were very good value and we had some lovely meals at 'Calypso' in Belvedere Marittimo.

Booking the villa was straightforward; April was attentive and helpful.

We had a great holiday and all want to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your really wonderful "Review" these warm welcoming comments makes a great deal of a difference to myself and my very helpful Agent "Yvonne", and makes everything worthwhile. To be recommended such as in this statement "Review" is something myself and my Family strive for, as we like the personal touch, "Home from Home Villa" in a really beautiful and friendly unspoilt traditional part of Southern Italy, this has been achieved with these words, returners to the Villa are always welcome and assured of my best attention at all times. "Grazie"
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The beautiful village of Cittadella Del Capo has the nearest beaches, 'La Torre and Sunbeach' - only 5 min's drive. As the villa is located right on the coast there are other endless accessible beaches and marinas, all within easy driving distance with pretty villages, towns along the way including; Cetraro, Belvedere, Scalea, Diamante, Amantea, Cosenza, (both of which are small cities) Falerna Marina, Praia a Mare (Outdoor Aquapark is located nearby).


There are a range of travel options to you when booking your dream holiday at number 9 Cassa Rosse: Lamezia Terme is located 50 miles away or just over a 1 hour drive. Family friendly Direct UK flights with Ryanair/ available from April to October from STN/. Note - This coincides with change over days. Indirect flights to Lamezia via Rome, Milan and Pisa with Alitalia, BA, Easyjet, Air One or Meridiana. Flights to Naples with Easyjet or BA and then a 3hr drive South to the villa.


The nearest village and beach, Cittadella Del Capo is located only five minutes drive or 15 minutes walk down a relatively steep hill.

Other popular resorts include: Belvedere Marittimo 5 miles. Diamante 11 miles. Paola 17 miles, Scalea 18 miles.

The beautiful Praia a Mare has an Aquapark and is 25 miles whilst Cosenza, fabulous for shopping, is 35 miles or 1 hours drive away. Alternatively, Naples is 160 miles away or Rome 280 miles.

Further Details:

The villa lies just off the main coastal road (SS18). This relatively straight picturesque road will take you as far North as Maratea or South to Tropea and onwards to Reggio di Calabria. Once you are accustomed to driving in Italy, you will find it fairly easy to find your way around, especially when using the SS18.

The nearest supermarket (Vivo) can be found just a 5 min drive from the villa heading North towards Belvedere on the left hand side of the road. Here you will find a wide variety of goods at very reasonable prices. The nearest cashpoint and Cafe Bar is also located just before Vivo on the right along with Hotel and Restaurant. There are also larger hypermarkets (Il Tirenno, IperSpa) found along the SS18 just outside of Belvedere (15 min drive).

You can choose to head South into Cetraro, (10 min drive) or North to Belvedere and Diamante, (15 - 20 min drive). Both of which offer great choice in shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and coastal promenades. Belvedere and Diamante are the largest but we do give you a very informative guide on what to do in and around Calabria upon arrival at the villa.

There is a fantastic market in Belvedere on Wed, Cetraro on Thurs and Diamante on Fri. These generally start early morning and finish around 1 in the afternoon (Calabrians like to take a Siesta from 1pm - 4pm and you will find most places will be closed during these times, except in August at peak season).Cetraro Port/Marina/Harbour 3km. Luigiane Spa Wellness Center 8km. Le 5 mins drive.2km. Calabrian Northern Coast Surfing & Water Sports.Popular along the Coast. "Acquaviva Hot Pools Park and of historical interest 19km. Religious History Convento di-San Francesco de Paulo.

Belvedere is not too far away promenades beaches ice cream Parlours lazy walks in the sunshine, various other Beaches Promenades all along the Coast, you may do as little or as much as you wish to do, "time stands still" soaking up beautiful rays while you explore or relax, choices?


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bonifati, Calabria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.43

Booking Notes:
To secure a booking a non refundable deposit of 250.00 Euro is payable by bank transfer. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure on arrival Euros 250. Damages Deposit together with Standard 80 Euros Cleaning Charge payable to Agent Yvonne. Damages Deposit Refundable on Departure again Standard. by Yvonne. Longer Bookings of 16 days onwards will be considered for discount to be discussed. Also Bank Holidays etc.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Where ever possible we will try to accommodate your requirements, to help you enjoy your stay. Note to enable the cleaning and preparation of the villa Checkout time will be no later than 11.00am on day of departure. Other arrangements discusse

Notes on prices:
Special offer! Discounts are available for longer periods of rental on request please do not hesitate to ask when enquiring. alternatively discussions on "Special Prices" will be considered always. Particularly on longer bookings if required. Bank Holidays Festival Times "Easter" etc. and UK and Overseas Bank or School Holidays too.There is a generous 10 per cent Discount available for all Clients who confirm a definate Booking before 31st. December 2017 deducted on payment for Season.

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.
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