Lovely spacious self-contained home on 3 floors right in the heart of the Village. With sweeping views of the sea from the balcony and roof terrace you will be part of the local life when you want to and yet able to enjoy your own privacy.
Tastefully renovated historic holiday home in authentic Calabrian hillside town, 9 km from the beautiful Western coast of Calabria. Spread over 3 floors; 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, each with shower and bidet, equipped kitchen & dining area.
A balcony runs the length of the middle floor with an upper roof terrace with views of the coast and setting sun.
The master bedroom and living room have french windows opening onto the balcony and your first view from your bed will be the of the sea and sky. Suitable al fresco dining, yoga or sunbathing. Bedding and towels provided. Bring your swimsuit. We keep EM radiation to a minimum so no wifi, phone etc. Some local cafes and restaurants have wifi so do ask.
There is a TV with a range of DVDs to watch, books to read and maps of the area to facilitate your sightseeing. Small iphone/ipad music system that plays and charges your phone.
Santa Domenica Talao is a picturesque village. The home is a short walk from the Piazza, shops, cafes and Post Office. However as with many Italian paese homes built in the Centro Storico are often accessible via steep steps and pathways so suitable for the more able-bodied. This would not be suitable for somebody requiring wheelchair access. There is a short walk to one of several free car park areas.
If you do not wish to hire a care there are several buses/Pullman than go either through or just below the town to the neighbouring towns and the seaside town of Scalea. The service is thrice daily during the school term and may be less so during holiday time.
We may accept bookings from a small number of people but there is a minimum 4 days stay. Rental fee varies with the season; ie high season commands Eur 1000 per week, less out of season.
This is a holiday location that suits young and old, singles and families. There are so many local attractions to see, from the National Park to the local beaches, go kart racing to canoeing, fishing or simply lazing in the sun, there is something for all. The food is local and great, fresh figs, bread, cheeses and wine from the local shops and there are many supermarkets in Scalea, 9 km away, for a big shop.
There is a local agent to welcome you, hand over the keys and show you round the house. This home has large and very light rooms which is unusual for a period home of this type. Is is private and welcoming and you will feel that you can really get away from it all, if that is what you need.
Truly a vacation with a difference.
Guests have access to all areas as they will be the sole occupiers. However if there are only 2 guests then to avoid a large cleaning bill you are politely asked to confine your living to one floor.
Interaction with guests
Only to reply to enquiries; hand over the keys and should guests the house. Collect and check the house at the end of the rental period.
Other things to note
Love sitting in the square with a cappuccino or wine watching the world pass by.
If less than full occupancy; ie a family of 2 or 4, then please restrict yourself to using one floor or set of bed/bathrooms only to avoid a high cleaning fee at the end of the rental period.
Smoking is allowed on balcony and roof terrace but check before bringing animals. Sound carries in the quiet of the evening and night time so please do consider close neighbours who may also be sitting out having their meals and keep music on a low setting.
Security: Ensure all water heaters, lights etc are turned off when not in use. This is a very safe environment with almost zero crime but care needs to be taken during high holiday season so please lock up doors and close low level windows when not at home. Our local cats are plentiful and hungry. Please do not feed them outside or inside the house as this sets up a precedent that cannot be maintained. They may also try and enter the house whilst you are away with often dire consequences! so again keep all windows and doors shut when not in the house.
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Live with my husband in a semi-detached house in N London, near the tube. We have a pleasant, light, harmonious home, 6 minutes from the Northern line tube station (40 minutes into Central London). We have travelled in our younger years and enjoy meeting people, but also value our privacy. May not always want to be sociable so preference given to independently minded travellers.
You will have exclusive access to our home with views of trees and sky at the back and the city of London from the front. Please enjoy the garden space where you can sit in the garden/wendy house/swings and there is off-street parking for your car. Smoking is permitted outdoors.