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Renovated Villa With Breathtaking Sea Views Walking Distance From The Beach



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Villa in Acquafredda near Maratea,Italy - Peaceful, Immersed In Vegetation, Just A 10 Min Drive To Maratea

A beautiful renovated typical summer Villa with beautiful views overlooking the Gulf of Policastro in one of the most beautiful spots along the rugged Tyrrenean coastline of Basilicata. The main body of the villa includes 2 bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, a kitchen, a large living room ( extra folding sofa double bed here), a beautiful shaded patio with the dining area overlooking the garden; additional laundry bathroom and a hot water shower outside at garden level. Extra folding bed and baby cot available. Air-conditioning and mosquito nets in all rooms. Private car park. Free 24 hr internet. Maratea and the region of Basilicata are one of Italy's last travel frontiers. Maratea, chosen by picky Italians as a less crowded and cheaper alternative to the overcrowded Amalfi Coastine, lies 2 hours south of Naples. The Gulf of Policastro between Campania in the north and Calabria in the south it is truly one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, I am Mirella; I live in Milano with my family. Milano is a12 hrs train or car journey from Maratea but a night train makes it easy for us to reach our summer haven! Since 2005 we have spent all of our summer holidays in Maratea with friends and family. We are completely in love with the surroundings, the nature and tranquility found here. We still have a lot to explore but what we have managed to see has been wonderful. We are not able to spend as much time as we would like to in Maratea which is why we have decided to rent out so that others can enjoy this remote and beautiful part of Italy, whilst helping us pay our expenses!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was larger than I expected and nicer! The little walk to the beach by the side of cliff was really pretty and we loved the little beach. We went on the boat trip with Giovanni, which was great fun. We loved experiencing the quieter/pretty side of Italy. We felt like we really escaped. Pandora 2013

We had a wonderful week at your beautiful house .The landscape is just amazing - Helga june 2013

Your house, view and the area are quite simply beautiful; we are so very happy we found this place! Philip Oct 2012

we had a perfect week in your house... we really enjoy to discover the marvelous coast;Dimitri 2012

absolutely beautiful. Tania 2012

Just a house surrounded by stunning natural surroundings,


As last year everything was perfect. Helma june 2012

We had a lovely week in your beautiful house...and we may be back! -Patricia Sept 2011

We had a really wonderful week,.... it was marvellous. Kate Sept2011
Jun 2010
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A relaxing break in an amazing landscape

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending a week with my family in Acquafredda, few kilometers away from Maratea.

The house is very nice, fully equipped, with a wonderful sea-view, and immersed in an incredibly relaxing natural setting.

It’s the ideal choice for people looking for a relaxing break in the middle of an amazing landscape.

We enjoyed a lot having breakfast and a few dinners on the patio, and my son loved playing ping-pong on the grass.

I recommend you rent a car, so as to be able to visit the marvelous beaches all around.

Ho trascorso insieme alla mia famiglia una settimana ad Acquafredda, a pochi chilometri da Maratea.

La casa è molto bella, attrezzata di tutto, con una vista meravigliosa sul mare, immersa in un paesaggio naturale veramente rilassante.

È la scelta ideale per chiunque sia alla ricerca di una vacanza di puro relax in un paesaggio spettacolare.

Ci siamo goduti delle gradevoli colazioni e qualche cena sul patio, e mio figlio si è divertito da matti a giocare a ping-pong.

Suggerisco di noleggiare un’auto per poter visitare le meravigliose spiagge sparse nei dintorni.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! so happy you enjoyed your holiday at our home.
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great holiday home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The holiday house was brilliant - it was clean and had everything we needed. The air con was very useful. The terrace was great with a really large table for all our games and meals. There were quite a few ants and wasps, but I would presume that you would get these anywhere hot - and there was plenty of stuff around to combat them. The location was excellent with just a 5 minute walk through the trees to the little pebbly beach which we loved. It was generally not very crowded and the water was so warm and perfect for swimming and snorkling. It was also useful having the café there for an ice lolly to cool off. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your holiday as much as we do. The insects can be annoying but luckily they are only there some times of the year and also...immersed it all that nature...we are probably intruding on their little world! thank you for choosing our home. Mirella
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Just What We Wanted

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple with a dog who like to travel off season. We wanted peace, a sea view and local seafood and we got all three in abundance. The house is of a very high standard, clean and well kept (the caretaker is a lovely man) and well provisioned. The Internet was reliable too.

We don't do activities so can't comment on local facilities but there are plenty of local restaurants and beautiful coastal scenery. A trip up the mountain in Maratea is splendid.

Mirella was very approachable and easy to deal with, so all in all we highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in our home. We are always happy when our geusts enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful part of Italy as much as we do. best , Mirella
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

A very clean,neat and tidy home with stunning views. There is a beautiful balcony to sit out on to enjoy the views and a small, private beach only 5 minutes walk away. Our children enjoyed playing in the garden and there is a barbeque and table tennis table also on the property. A suberb house in a stunning location and even though Rafaella who looks after the property does not speak good english we could phone Mirella who would communicate to him. All in all a very comfortable house in a great location near many good beaches and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanksssss ! come back soon! best Mirella
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A beautiful house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday exploring this area of Italy. We found it unspoilt and full of Italians rather than tourists. The beaches were quiet and beautifully clean. The house was absolutely lovely, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. We were met by Rafaelle who was charming and helpful. The house added to our experience and we hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you! happy you enjoyed your holiday ! mirella
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From the Owner

Despite being of Sicilian origin, another beautiful part of Italy, we fell in love with Maratea and "betrayed" our homeland because of the peace and tranquility in Acquafredda, a little hamlet of Maratea, offers in summer, the abundance of nature, the remoteness and of course the wonderful beaches. It is a little bit like going back in time! There are many interesting historical and natural sites to visit in Basilicata and surrounding regions (Campania, Calabria and Puglia) and we still have a lot to explore.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : SPIAGGIA DI PORTICELLO at 250 Metres Car: necessary


The house is on a promontory, a few minutes walk down a path to a beautiful small beach. Many other beaches are 3 to 20 min away by car along the coastline in both directions; beaches are pebbly, sandy and/or rocky. Some have trees right down to the waterline. The 2 larger beaches of Acquafredda are a few min drive away and easy to access by car. Many beaches are accessible only by foot (though parking nearby). Touristic Harbours of Maratea is 9 km away for boat rentals and tours.


A car is essential for maximum enjoyment of this remote part of Italy. Closest airport is Naples. By train: closest stations are Sapri and Maratea- only 1,40 min to 3 hrs from Naples. By car : Autostrada A3 exit at Padula/Buonabitacolo or Lagonegro Nord/Maratea and follow for Sapri then Acquafredda. Another option is to exit A3 at Battipaglia, which is about 90 km from Sapri, this connects with the Variante s.s. 18. This shorter route crosses the Cilento and has more speed limits.


Closest airport-

Naples at approx 180 km-200 km. Lamezia Terme in Calabria is also another option (a region south of Basilicata).

Train station- Sapri approx 8 km from the house. Highway exits from North to Sapri: Lagonegro Nord- 30km -connects with S.S.585 “Fondo valle del Noce”. Padula/Buonabitacolo approx 45 km-connects with "superstrada " Variante S.S.517 “Bussentina” to Policastro Bussentino and into the S.S.18 towards Sapri - Maratea. Touristic harbours: Sapri and Maratea.

Further Details:

The small village of Acquafredda is about 1 km from the house: it offers only one lsmall ocal shop for food and other essentials ( Mimma is the lady in charge). Maratea town is approx 8 km to the south and Sapri is 8 km to the North for banks, a wider selection of shops, markets and restaurants and other services.A small shopping mall called La Ginestra can be found about 3 miles north of Sapri near Vibonati. Shopping also available at the harbours ( expensive) and in Fiumicello ( lower Maratea). Lots of restaurants in the area.

The house is walking distance to Hotel Villa del Mare and to the boutique Hotel Villa Cheta offering spa facilities and a beauty center for external guests also.

Swimming, boating, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, tennis, water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, rafting , snorkelling and diving are just a few of the activities for tourists in Maratea and the area close by. Ask the local tourist office for more information ( near Fiumicello) . Palinuro and Marina di Camerota are relatively close by.

Brochures and guidebooks are available at the house. More info will be sent after confirmation.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
End Summer
4 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
31 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Summer2017
4 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning upto 4 persons £107
extra person>4 per wk £89

Booking Notes:
30% of the value of the total rent is requested as a booking deposit, to be sent on confirmation of the property. Balance to be paid by bank transfer 8 weeks before arrival. Alterrnatively 50% advance by bank transfer + 50% on arrival in cash. 100% bank transfer for booking within 10 days of holiday date ( or full payment in cash on arrival if this is not possible) .

Changeover Day:
Saturday usually, but flexible whenever possible.

Arrival should preferably be after 3pm and Departure before 11am on the last day to allow for cleaning in time for the next guests but here again we are flexible wherever possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are generally per week for 4 people and include utilities and bed/bath/beach linen. Prices are negotiable for longer lets (over 2 weeks). Stays for less than 7 days are also possible (but difficult in peak season). Euro 30 per person for cleaning charges; Free wi fi internet access 24hrs.
Cancellations: 50% refund of confirmation deposit for cancellations before 10 weeks from booked date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Holidays in Acquafredda are simple, cheap and mainly sea or beach oriented though small luxuries are accessible nearby. Acquafredda, about 15 min walk (or 2 min drive) from the house offers 2 larger beaches but just one little shop for food and essentials, a church, a post office and 2-3 restaurants. Wonderful sunsets and sea views at every turn! Maratea and Sapri offer shopping, restuarants and touristic ports . Cosy restaurants are easy to find along the coast, near the Port and old town Maratea, is a jewel to see. For those in need of pampering, a Thalasso Beauty Farm is walking distance from the house as is Romantic Villa Cheta with its beautiful restaurant. For the lazy, an almost private beach is just a 5 min walk down from the house! Perfect for lazy family holidays.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 newly renovated bathrooms with large shower, wc, bidet and basin. A third laundry bathroom is at garden level with wc and basin only. An additional Hot water shower can be found in the garden. Sun chairs for drying and relaxing in the sun!


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 to 7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and gardenview. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (joinable). Additional folding bed available. Folding Sofa bed for 2 in living room. Folding Baby cot available. Mosquito nets and Air-conditioning/heating in all rooms


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: 24 hr free internet wi fi and DVD player also available. Air conditioning and mosquito nets in all rooms Outside: Front private garden with larger open garden beyond with outdoor ping pong table. The lower part of the outer garden is ours. The dining and relaxing area on the patio are equipped with outdoor furniture. A smaller folding dining table is available inside as well in case of cool weather or rain. Laundry washing facilities in separate bathroom at garden level. Hot water shower in the garden. Private free parking on the property for atleast 2 cars Utility Room: Washing machine in seperate bathroom at garden level with extra wc. Open air hot water shower in the garden. Sun chairs and sunbeds for patio and garden. Equipped Ping pong table and swings in the garden for the children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly change of linen and towels. Beach towels are provided. Daily local Maid service can be arranged on request only and has to be paid separately and locally. Cleaning and linen charges to be added to the rent : euro 30 per person. Other: Brick built in BBQ next to patio. Private parking and garden. Ping pong table in outer garden swings and hammock . Great for children!

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