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Stunning Studio Apartment, near beach, two pools, Wifi, parking, 5* resort

Bedrooms Studio
Space 441 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio Holiday Apartment, near beach, 2 pools, free Wifi, parking, on 5* resort

Stunning, beautifully decorated fully air-conditioned ground floor self-catering one room studio apartment with use of free separate Wifi and internet TV situated on the Pizzo Beach Club Resort. This is a secure gated development accessed only with swipe cards, 15 minutes drive from Lamezia Terme airport in the Calabrian region of southern Italy, and a short five minute drive away from the historic town of Pizzo. The apartment is furnished with a modern and stylish flair, spacious in size with lots of storage. The exterior of the studio apartment has a terrace and a small private garden with outside dining facilities for alresco dining and BBQ. Secure free parking is available outside the front of the apartment.

From the apartment, a ten minute walk through an enchanting forest of pine and eucalyptus, brings you to a large sandy beach where free sun loungers are provided for your use. If you prefer to stay at the resort, there are great on-site facilities which include 2 magnificent outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, a football field, a restaurant that serves excellent food (open only during the peak season), children's playground with swings and slide, volley ball and free use of sunloungers and umbrella on the private beach.

Property description

Inside the apartment

The inside of this luxurious new one room studio apartment comprises a large air-conditioned room incorporating a living area with a contemporary table and 4 chairs and new comfortable double size sofa bed that converts into a bed for two adults at night. Also provided is a single folding bed for occasional use of a third adult or child. The apartment is most suited to a couple and if required, a bed cot suitable for children up to 2 years of age can be provided at an additional fee.

The modern integrated kitchen has a large built-in fridge freezer, electric oven, gas hob and is fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery for a home from home experience.

Fast Wifi has recently been added to this apartment.

In the living area of the apartment there is a modern table and four chairs, a top of the range 32' Sony LCD TV with decoder with a choice of over 1000 channels in different languages. In addition there is a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station for music lovers. A selection of DVDs and CDs are also provided for your enjoyment.

In the modern fully tiled bathroom there is a walk in shower cubicle with sliding doors and power shower, a wash basin and mirror cabinet, with wc and washing machine. Towels are also provided for your stay and are included in the price of the aparment.

The outside of the apartment

There is a private garden with outside dining facities equipped with a table, four chairs, and umbrella for outdoor dining. A BBQ is also provided for your use during your stay. Secure car parking is available outside the apartment


The property is located a short 10 minute walk from a large sandy beach where free sunloungers are provided for your use. The short walk is via a pathway through a beautiful pine and eucalyptus trees and is a delightful way to access the beach.

Tourist attractions

The apartment is near the historic towns of Pizzo & Tropea: The apartment is situated 10 minutes drive away from the historic town of Pizzo with its numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours. Pizzo is home to the world famous Tartufo ice cream.

Tropea which boasts one of the best beaches in Italy is a much visited tourist attraction and is a 20 minute drive away from the apartment.

Other places of interest include Morats castle, Piedigrotta which is a cave full of carved statues, and the recently renovated spectacular monastery in Tropea on a cliff overlooking the sea.

Food and wine in this part of Italy is excellent and inexpensive and includes fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally. Cuisine in the region tends to be spicy and flavourful, featuring pasta, cheeses and some typically Greek ingredients such as honey and figs, and the area produces sweet white wine.

Do not miss the experience of stopping off to taste the amazing famous Pizzo truffle, hazelnut and chocolate ice-cream (Tartufo) dusted with cocoa.

Places of interest and location information: The Calabria region of Italy is the country's best kept secret. Rugged and remote, Calabria is the region forming the ‘toe of the boot’ of Italy, neighbouring Basilicata to the east and Sicily to the west. There is an astonishing authenticity to Calabrian holidays, as tourists have only very recently discovered this fantastic forgotten corner of Italy.

A visit to Pizzo offers noteworthy panoramic views overlooking the coast and Tyrrhenian Sea as well as medieval glimpses of rare beauty. One can enjoy pleasant walks through the historical centre, that is, where it is possible to visit the San Giorgio Collegiate, which preserves important 16th century statues.

The San Sebastiano Church is located nearby. To complete the visit to religious buildings in Pizzo, one can visit the Purgatorio (Purgatory) Church, the Grazie Church and Pizzo Castle. From here one can reach Pizzo Marina, which is a much visited seaside tourist attraction.

The old, picturesque village of Pizzo is a short 15 minute drive away with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars as well as some breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside.

Tropea is only a 30 minute drive away and is worth visiting to explore the many restaurants, bars and wonderful beach voted one of the best in Italy.

Pizzo has two main tourist attractions: the Chiesetta di Piedigrotta, cave-chapel on the shore, and the renowned tartufo di Pizzo, a chocolate truffle ice cream. It also has a historic castle and a pleasant town centre where there is a tourist information office in Piazza della Repubblica, the main square.

The Chiesetta di Piedigrotta is just outside Pizzo; a fifteen-minute walk along the road leading out of town along the coast to the north-east. The church is down a flight of steps; tickets are for sale at a bar over the road. The church dates back to the seventeenth century and is a cave dug out of a soft rock in a bank facing right out to sea, and was originally created in gratitude by shipwrecked sailors who'd been saved from a storm. The interior is ornamented with statues carved enthusiastically from the rock by a local family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is definitely worth seeing if you are in Pizzo. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Calabria, rivalling the Riace Bronzes in Reggio di Calabria's archaeological museum.

The tartufo di Pizzo is a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream (gelato) shaped as a rough sphere, containing chocolate fudge sauce and coated in cocoa powder and sugar. The cafes around the main square in Pizzo all serve this speciality, and variations on it, with waiters producing a non-stop selection of of ice creams.

The centre of Pizzo is a picturesque network of narrow lanes, historic but bustling with everyday Calabrian life. The heart of town is Piazza della Repubblica, where travellers can relax at an outdoor table and enjoy a gelato. Close to the square is Pizzo's castle, known as the Castello Murat. It was built in the fifteenth century but is most celebrated for being the place where Napoleon's brother-in-law, Joachim Murat, was executed. The castle is open to the public, and also hosts special events.Downhill in the shadow of the castle is Pizzo's small harbour, with a pleasant seaside promenade.The railway station is along the coast in this direction. There is a stretch of beach here, and more beaches on the other side of town, a short drive away. In the summer tourist season a little tourist 'train' called the Pizzo Express takes visitors on a tour of Pizzo and to the Chiesa di Piedigrotta. Pizzo is conveniently placed on the coastal road and railway for visiting Tropea and the rest of the Costa degli Dei. If you have hired a car, you can tour the whole Tropea promontory visiting little coastal resorts and villages such as Briatico, Parghelia, Tropea, Capo Vaticano and Nicotera. The provincial capital, Vibo Valentia, is a short distance inland from Pizzo and is worth a visit for its mighty castle which has superb views. There are a number of interesting inland destinations for travellers with their own transport, such as Filadelfia, where there is a weekly market.

Further north up the Calabrian coast is the historic town of Amantea. Scilla, a very attractive fishing village and beach resort is around two hours away by train, and Reggio di Calabria is half an hour further - a long journey but worth it if you are interested in seeing the famous Greek statues, the Riace Bronzes, in the museum. From this stretch of coast there are summer boat trips to the Aeolian Islands, with departures from Pizzo as well as nearby Vibo Marina. These day trips are a good way to visit several of the beautiful islands including Stromboli, which is an active volcano.

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Candy Limbuvala
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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21 April, 2017

About Candy Limbuvala

My name is Candy, I live in London and it has always been my dream to own a holiday home in Italy. I have holidayed in different parts of Italy over many years but when I visited Calabria in 2008 for the first time I immediately knew that this was somewhere special and where I would purchase my holiday home. I fell in love with the unspoilt area, the wonderful weather, the food, the welcoming people and the gentle pace of life. I bought my apartment that year and furnished it to a high standard with all modern amenities so that it is now a fully equipped second home. I have enjoyed some great holidays at my apartment and hope to welcome you to my place in the sun.

Candy Limbuvala purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Candy Limbuvala chose Vibo Valentia

I chose this property because it is situated on a secure gated modern resort with two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, restaurant, bar, shop and other on site facilities. It is also within 20 minutes drive from Lamezia Terme airport so is easily accessible for travellers who dont want a long drive from the airport. In addition, the property is a short 10 minute walk through a pine and eucalyptus forest to a lovely sandy beach.

What makes this apartment unique

My studio apartment is situated on the Pizzo Beach Club Resort with a wide range of on-site facilities free for use by the residents. The resort is gated and secure with entry only available via swipe cards. Free parking is available right in front of the apartment. The apartment itself is decorated to a high standard with everything you would need for an enjoyable inexpensive self-catering holiday.

This is an area of natural unspoilt beauty, which lies on the southern most tip of the Italian peninsula. The lovely historic towns of Pizzo and Tropea are nearby waiting to be explored. The area is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and lovely white sandy beaches, lovely warm climate and excellent inexpensive cuisine which will bring you back to this region year after year. You can find something to suit everyone, whether it is lazing on a sun kissed beach, swimming in the sea, walking along the mountain foot hills, shopping, snorkeling, diving, or exploring the many historic towns along the Calabrian coast, this area is just waiting to be explored.

Tours can be arranged via my local management company which include booking local cooking clases, airport and railway station pick ups, shopping trips, fishing tours, and unique amazing night and day tours to the volcanic island of stromboli. For more details, please contact the owner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Candy

Just to let you know we are back home. We had a lovely week at your place. We were met by Emilio's friend Flavia, she was very friendly and helpful on the day of our arrival. All were fine, super weather even though we had a downpour when we first visited Pizzo but it did not last long and we managed to visit the castle and grotto. As we had the car we were able to visit surrounding areas and come back to chill out on the beach for rest of day.

Many thanks for the let and definitely will recommend to others and also keep for us when we want to have a short break as we know the area now.

All the best

Anick and Berty.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Pizzo in Calabria

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 441 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large modern luxurious bathroom in the apartment is fully tiled and consists of a low level WC, wash basin with vanity mirror, shower enclosure with power shower, a selection of bath and hand towels and the use of a washing machine.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , An extra fold up bed is available for a third adult or child
  • The apartment has its own private fast internet installed and comprises a spacious air-conditioned living area which includes a large three seater sofa which converts into a double-size bed at night, ideally suited to two adults. Also available is an extra folding bed. Around and above the sofa bed there is storage for linen and clothing in full length wardrobes with integrated draws. All bed linen, pillows, duvet, and towels are included in the rental cost. An entertainment system includes a top of the range internet LCD TV with access to over 1000 satellite channels, a Sony Blu-ray DVD player, and a music system including an ipod/iPhone dock. A selection of DVDs are provided for your enjoyment. In the dining area there are four stylish contemporary chairs and table. The apartment is equipped with a fully fitted stylish new kitchen with integrated fridge freezer, hob, oven, a selection of kitchen utensils and cutlery to provide a home from home experience during your holiday.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is managed by a local English/Italian speaking management company who can arrange airport pick-ups and trips to the supermarket. An English/Italian-speaking reception, restaurant and shop (open peak season only), are also on site. Tours including day trips to local places of interest can also be arranged through the management company, not to be missed is a wonderful day trip to view the volcanic eruptions of Stromboli one of the few active volcanoes in the world. During peak season there is a daily shuttle bus service (Euro 8.00, bookable in advance) available to all holidaymakers, which leaves from outside the front of the resort to the local tourist attractions, markets and the historic centre of Pizzo. Please note that the two outdoor swimming pools, with free use of recliner loungers and umbrellas, are open from 15 April to 15 October each year. Other activities in the area include watersports, horseriding, fishing, walking holidays and beach relaxation.


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Perfect for a couple or with 1 child

  • 5 of 5

This property is adequate for your every needs.. has all mod cons cooker oven ironing board washing machine cutlery saucepans bbq air con etc etc...

It is located in a culture de sac so no passing traffic so children can play outside in a safe environment. Easy parking in a designated area very close to the studio.

On site there are 2 swimming pools tennis courts 5 a side football pitches and a restaurant... a private beach is also here.

This studio is perfect for a couple or a couple with a small child as there is a z bed available....

The site is only about 7 or 8 years old and is very good... only thing missing is a small shop to get milk etc.

Car is a must as it is remote with the nearest supermarket about 5km away.

The restaurant is the most expensive in the area ( 6 euro for a G& T .. 5 euro for a beer)

However other places are a lot cheaper.. we paid 2.5 euro for a G & T....

Tropea and Pizzo are nice towns with fab restaurants fab views and awesome beaches.

We never revisit the same place but this is a real tempter.... as it's perfect for us mature couple.... and the climate is brilliant without the humidity. .. unless we were lucky !!

Travelled end July beginning Aug 2016 for 2 weeks.

Thankyou so much Candy for the use of your apartment and to your management team Narissa, who met us on arrival and checked all was ok... perfect holiday for us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, I am really glad that you both enjoyed your recent holiday at my apartment. Secondly, I would like to thank you for your most thorough and kind review of my apartment, the resort and the surrounding areas. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Dolce Calabria, appartamento delizioso!

  • 5 of 5

Ho passato vacanze molto gradevoli in questo delizioso appartamento accogliente, pulito, ben fornito e comodo. Il resort in cui è collocato è bello, sicuro, pieno di verde e di fiori. Le piscine lì vicino sono belle e comode (un paio di minuti a piedi); anche la spiaggia su cui si affaccia il resort è fornita di lettini e ombrelloni e si raggiunge a piedi in circa 10 minuti di gradevole passeggiata tra gli alberi. La descrizione dell'appartamento è accurata e veritiera: c'è tutto! Sembra di essere a casa propria! Anche il cortiletto è piccino ma grazioso, ideale per leggere e rilassarsi. Il posto si presta sia a una vacanza di relax (è tutto molto vicino) che a una più avventurosa: vere perle locali sono raggiungibili in auto, io ho visitato (e amato) Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Amantea, Paola, Scalea e le isole eolie. Una menzione speciale merita il personale di accoglienza (Emilio nel mio caso) per gentilezza, prontezza e disponibilità nonché simpatia. Consiglio caldamente una vacanza qui! Vi sentirete a casa con la differenza di essere a pochi passi da un mare bellissimo e incontaminato!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my apartment and the Pizzo Beach Club Resort. I am very pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back on another occasion. It was a pleasure having you to stay at my apartment.
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Nice vaction in Italy.

  • 5 of 5

I was in Italy many times and in Calabria second time. This stay was one of the best. Very nice resort and apartment. Generally south of Italy and especially Calabria is very good choice for the vcation. The apartment is very good equiped and also resort gives possibilities to have a good time. For active person two pools and fitnes, if you want to take a rest is also nice pleace. The pity is that pool-bar was not open during my stay, but there is restaurant at the pool and this is only bad think I remenber ( not so much bad).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pawel for taking the time to give a positive review of my apartment and also the Pizzo Beach Club resort during your two week stay. The pool bar was open earlier in the season but it was unfortunately closed while you were there to allow for work to be carried out to install a slide in the larger pool at the resort. However, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying at my apartment and were able to take advantage of the many facilities that the resort offered during your stay. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Calabria and look forward to welcoming you to my apartment again in the future. Submitted by owner Candy Limbuvala on 19 Setpember 2012
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Lovely time / Un délicieux moment

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in your apartment at Pizzo. The apartment has everything one needs. Very clean and new. We used the terrasse for breakfasts, lunchs and diners, as it was not too hot (the sun hit the terrasse only the afternoon, which is great ! ).

The kitchen is very well furnished. It is a very nice touch to have DVD’s at hands and the Ipod base.

As for the Pizzo beach club, the smaller pool is nice and quiet compare to the bigger pool (next to the restaurant). The walk way to the beach goes through a lovely forest of pine trees (it’s about 10 min walk from the apartment). To the wonderful beach were long chairs and « parasols » await you.

Paul & Tom were very helpful in everything we needed.

Pity that there is the wifi only at the restaurant.

The air conditioning works very well.

We really enjoyed our time there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

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Non refundable 25% deposit payable to reserve apartment. The balance is payable 30 days before arrival. Prices are shown in pound sterling but payment can be made in Pound sterling and Euros by direct bank transfer or by using credit cards to book directed on the Homeaway website. If there are any questions please contact the owner when making the reservation.

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