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Lovely hillside apartment with magnificent sea views and excellent facilities.



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Beautiful, tranquil location with stunning views of the Golfe di Gioia, Etna and the Aeolian Islands.

Two bedroomed, air-conditioned hillside apartment situated in the unpolluted little village of Joppolo on the Tyrrhenian Coast of Calabria, which has been preserved from tourist exploitation. The sea is rich with activity and is a perfect oasis for diving and snorkelling. An ideal spot for a quiet and relaxing holiday, Joppolo View has unforgettable sunsets across the Golfe di Gioia with breathtaking views of Etna and Stromboli. Situated only 10 km from the sandy beaches of Capo Vaticano and Santa Maria and 12 km from the Feudo Montalto golf course, this brand new apartment is finished to a high standard and is currently available at a considerable discount until the landscaping (including a swimming pool) has been completed.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful tranquil setting with well equipped apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful tranquil part of Italy with stunning views of the coastline and sea from the apartment.

The apartment itself is extremely well equipped and clean with plenty of towels, linen and cooking utensils for an extremely comfortable stay.

There are a few good local restaurants within walking distance of the apartment and if you have a car this widens the options to visit elsewhere.

Tropea is within half an hours car journey (or a quick train journey from the bottom of the hillside) where there is a bustling town, the marina and a great lido called lido el nonno (I think). This is perfect for the children as it boasts shallow water and a safe beach.

The apartment is due a swimming pool on site in the near future and this will make the apartment even better. An idyllic holiday location for anyone wanting to escape the busy day to day life for a real break.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Uncommercialised scenic apartment

  • 4 of 5

Really friendly local people & reasonable prices at all eateries compared to other parts of Italy. Accomodation very well stocked & clean & tidy. Air con was a blessing as extremely hot during our stay! A week was definitely not long enough to explore everywhere. Would recommend a visit to local bar top of the hill in village centre next to church, only frequented by locals. Excellent food, we hardly cooked in at all. Never tired of the view across to Sicily & watching the little coastal train wind it's way around the foothills. Very peaceful surroundings. Icing on the cake would be the pool which is being planned. Totally relaxing, enjoyable stay. Teresa & Chris :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Joppolo and admiring the wonderful view as much as we do! Thank you for the recommendation; is that the bar tabacchi on Via Vittorio Veneto? With best wishes, David and Lucy Leigh
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Peaceful casa with picturesque view

  • 4 of 5

The house is exactly as you can see in the pictures, the view is even better than the photos suggest. Super clean, all comforts presents and if you are looking for a relaxing and quite place, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. David and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Joppoo.
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for two weeks in early September and had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard with everything we could need to make us feel at home. Joppolo is a lovely little town and a great location for exploring Calabria. The views from our terrace across to Sicily were stunning. Highlights included sampling the huge range of lovely restaurants in Tropea, visiting the local beaches and national park and a day trip by ferry over to Sicily to take in Mount Etna. Many thanks David and Lucy for the warm welcome and excellent local information.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lamezia Terme at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Il Ritrovo at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Villa San Giovanni - Messina, Sicily at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tenuta Feudo Montalto, Limbadi at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Joppolo at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A3 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : l'Aragosta at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Gambarie at 76.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Joppolo at 1.9 Kilometres Car: recommended


Joppolo is located about 8km from Santa Maria and 10km from Capo Vaticano beaches respectively. It is frustrating not to have the pool but we have permission to use a pool in nearby Coccorino and there is a magnificent pool at the Feudo Montalto golf course which is free for golfers and/or diners or a mere €6 per person per day. There is also a wonderful infinity pool and restaurant at Agriturismo Cally Cally in nearby Nicotera.


The nearest airport to Joppolo is Lamezia Terme, less than 70 km due north north east. Car hire is recommended and we tend to use comparison website www.rentalcars.com with collection at the airport. Locauto have proved to be very good to date but it's always worth checking any special offers.


Joppolo is located 70 km southwest of Lamezia Airport, 40 km south west of Pizzo 20 km south of Tropea, and just over 6 km north of Nicotera.

Further Details:

There is a super little grocery and delicatessen by the entrance to Joppolo View. The owners are charming and sell excellent local produce as well as the habitual necessitities.

Recommended attractions in Calabria are the abandoned village of Pentedattilo which lies at the foot of a rocky outcrop south of Reggio, whose shape looks like a hand with five fingers ("penta" meaning five and "daktilos" meaning fingers). Residents were forced to evacuate in 1960 following a series of earthquakes; Chianalea di Scilla near Reggio is well worth exploring; if you like licorice, why not visit the Museo della Liquiriza in Rossano; historic site Angoli near Catanzaro; Lungomare near Reggio, coastline named "the most beautiful kilometer of Italy"; Orme nel Parco, park of outstanding beauty near Catanzaro; Capo Colonna, ancient ruins in Crotone; Sila Mountain; il Ponte del Diavolo, the Devil's Bridge near Civita; the Laghi di Sibari, a sailor's paradise, not a day without wind; everything about Tropea - the Piazza Ercole, Santa Maria dell'Isola, the beach and the many bars and restaurants and gelatarias. It's well worth a visit - or two!


Rental rates

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details. Note that we also have a one-bedroomed beachfront appartment near Brancaleone in Calabria which sleeps two very comfortably and also has a two-seater sofa bed in the living room with separate bathroom. The Owners Direct reference is IT6610.

Changeover Day:
Please contact the owner for changeover day details; although Saturday is our preferred changeover day, we are very happy to consider alternative dates so please do not hesitate to ask!

Notes on prices:
We would be very happy to rent for longer periods than indicated. Price on application. A refundable deposit of EUR 150 or sterling equivalent will also be requested.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with large shower, sink, lavatory, bidet and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed; second bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning units. There is also a two-seater sofa bed in the living room.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Tiled throughout. The apartment comprises an open space living area. Outside: Private west-facing terrace to enjoy the panoramic view. This brand new apartment is finished to a high standard and is currently available at a considerable discount until the landscaping (including a swimming pool) has been completed. A vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board and airer are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beach towels, bathroom towels and bedlinen are all provided. Freshly laundered bedlinen and sheets can be supplied each week on request for a small supplement.

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