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Renovated Villa With Breathtaking Sea Views Walking Distance From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Mirella Quattrocchi
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Mirella Quattrocchi

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!

Mirella Quattrocchi purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mirella Quattrocchi chose Potenza

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Maratea in Basilicata

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 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
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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(5 traveller 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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 £101.63
extra person>4 per wk £84.69

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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