The set up for the perfect vacation
Nested in a garden of secular olive and fruit trees, very privately, on a breezy Hill, Villarosa dominates mountains, valleys and seas. Breath taking sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from the various balconies and terraces of this idyllic villa.
The first floor of very large dining room sitting room with a wood burning fireplace, and kitchen. It is air conditioned . The bathroom with walk-in shower bidet and pantry. The marble stairs lead you to the second-floor where tree-bedrooms, large sitting area the French bathroom with shower and bidet washing machine are.
the villa is centrally heated and air conditioned
An outside marble staircase leads to to the third floor Terrace that commands 360° view of the Aspromonte Mountains, the valleys and the ionic sea. A private garage and private entrance surrounded by cast-iron gates. 3 kilometers distance is the town of Gerace 2500 year famous for its many churches site of many concerts, cobblestone roads and rich of shops, of local artifacts, restaurants enjoyed by international tourists.
Bathroom 1: toilet , shower , bidet , wahing machine nested nicely in one of the closets
Bathroom 2: toilet , shower , bidet , walk in shower
Bathroom one french sink, bidet marble floors, venetian stucco,gold has two closets:one houses the washing machine, the other one contains a sliding carousel that accomodates the toiletries. Bathroom two Large marble vanity off sided bowl sink walkin shower under the sink a rolling carousel to accomodate toiletries etc
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
Bedroom 3: 1 double. A splendid view can be enjoyed from this bedroom
Bedroom 1: 1 queen. This is the only room with air conditioning bedroom
Bedroom 1: Spacious room with a queen sized bed cast iron, armoir, chest . Night lights on the walls; has a balcony to the west ,view of the large valley and the magnificent Aspromonte National park. Another balcony to the south large enough have breakfast in am, have a sambuca in the evening, while absorbing the view of the distant tip of Italy, the sea, the mountains.
Bedroom 2: Has a built in large closet a chest and two night stands. Reading a book is divine in its peace. At night the villages scattered along the mountais gives the feeling of blanket of stars decorating the blue blanket covering the mountains.far away in the summer fireworks light the sky of the far away towns celebrating the summer events. the balcony eventually wraps around the house and leads to stairway to roof terrace,'The stairway to the stars'where you can spend the rest of the evening in owe of the magnificence nature has to offer. There is also a queen pull out bed in the living room downstair
Place to visit
Archeological interest 'the Magna Grecia': If interested I can arrange special tour of museum/actual archeological digs with professors, directors of museums. Special visits to surrounding islands archeological sightseeing can be arranged upon requests. Gerace has over 2000 years of history.It was the site of many occupation tru the centuries, and all those civilizations left an imprint,including the Norman invasion that left behind the Norman castle.
Locri has a Greek anphitheather and to date performances under the stars are been given in its 2000 year od anphyteather. The museum of Locri is well known and the center of interest of luminary personality. Nearby Roccella hosts international jazz festivals.
The Ionian sea...the surroundings: the ionian sea is clean, deepest blue and center of attraction for sea lovers of all ages...
Many 'Lidos' serve the clients with umbrellas, loungers. refreshments and lunch/ dinner on the water.
Some of the small restaurants have no set menus 'They serve the catch of the day'.
The atmosphere is quiet and the beaches are not loud ,one can spend the day sailing,paddling, motor boating reading a book on the lounger ,eating on the rotonda 'Makes one feel like Onassis' as someone told me.
The Eolian islands, Sicily, are some of the many destinations within easy reach even one day excursions, Palermo is really a jewel and is a must, along with Taormina,
Two days will take you to Erice tip of Sicily that overlooks Africa.
Scilla the site of Ulisse's boat wreck is near Reggio Calabria and is also rich of history and breathtaking beauty.
The food of the south: the local food is as good as it gets.
From the local gelato at Rinaldi's at the piazza del tocco in Gerace,to the fancy restaurant, the small trattoria, the pizza,the food is the delicacy and irresistible.
Do not eat too much of the appetizers, everything tastes so good you want to leave room for dessert;
Do not forget to sit out at night and have a granita,then sit by the 'Bombarde' the balcony to the world of Gerace
Perhaps it is the sun or the water or the ripeness of the fruit, but the granita it is incomparable.
Strolling through the cobblestone of Gerace, it's a pleasure to grace through the barriers shops the most exquisite ceramics, linen, lace. At Christmas time the churches have manger scene; they compete with each other and they are very artistic and unique. Famous composers performed concerts in the churches at Christmas creating an atmosphere that brings you back centuries after the concerts the most delicious hot chocolate takes away the chill.
Villarosa: the interiors
The archaic smile of Persephone welcomes the guest at the entrance door which, together with the inscription engraved on the adjacent fireplace, reminds us that we are immersed in the environment of Magna Graecia, an ancient land of great hospitality and culture.
You then enter, under the good auspices of the Goddess who was once believed to regulate the seasons, into the large living room that has a large and functional kitchen, a long glass table for lunches and dinners with friends, a large showcase crockery holder, reading corner, two sofas (one double and one single) and a cot.
Next to it, in ancient Roman style, there is a large bathroom with shower and bathroom fixtures and, opposite, an area with a sink and a long closet.
Going up the stairs made of pietra serena we find a large space with three bedrooms: one, with frosted and stained glass walls, contains a large desk together with a single and a half brass bed. Next to it is the master bedroom with a double bed in wrought iron and a romantic terrace overlooking the Antonimina valley and the first offshoots of the Aspomonte. Finally, there is the guest bedroom with a double bed, also in wrought iron, and a cot with adjustable sides for children.
In the bright hallway, there is still a single bed and, at the service of all the sleeping area, a bathroom with old-English style fixtures, a large shower and, hidden by two artistic gratings, the compartments for the washing machine and what may be needed. for the laundry.
From the sleeping area you then go up to the magnificent upper terrace where, especially in the brightest nights, it seems to be able to touch the large vault of the firmament that extends solemnly over the whole surrounding environment including the green hill, the blue sea and the purple mountain.
Also in front of the lower living room there is a large terrace equipped with a rocking chair, chairs and a table in wood and wrought iron for afternoons and mornings dedicated to sunbathing or evenings with family or friends.
It is not without reason that a Canadian guest wrote in the book dedicated to the thoughts of the "Guests" of the villa that it is useless to look elsewhere for Paradise: it is close at hand in the quiet, beautiful and comfortable residence called "Villarosa".
The house is 100% central heated in winters.
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100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
50% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Pet Fee $5
Tax Rate 6.25%
Check in: 12:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Owner Accepts payments in Dollars and euros Prefers payment in euros via PayPal. Accepts payments via bank transfer also, if more than 6 people, owner will charge extra $15 for each person. There would be a discount for extended stay.( After 2 months its half the price).
The house is 100% central heated in winters.
From beginning to end, our stay at Villarosa was very enjoyable. We were greeted warmly by Santina at her office and graciously shown to the villa. As promised, the villa was well appointed and had everything we needed. A minor Wi-Fi glitch was quickly taken care of. The grounds were populated with a variety of beautiful trees, plants and flowers. The views to the sea and the surrounding countryside were spectacular. As the property is situated near the top of a small mountain, the road up was a little challenging — narrow and winding. But, with reasonable speed and driving care, you will find that the trip up is worth it. We were fortunate to meet warm and friendly neighbors, Tony and Rosanna, who were on vacation there from Turino. Thank you, Rosanna, for a wonderful visit.
I am not sure that I can put into words the amazing experience of staying at the Villarosa. The beauty of the villa and grounds, not to mention the view, is breath-taking. The villa was clean and stocked with basics ready to move in. Santina was outstandingly helpful and accommodating. It was like going home away from home including friendly neighbors and walking distance not only to Gerace, but so many walking paths, each with their own romantic beauty. Rosanne was always accessible for any issues and quick to respond to any need or question we had. The beauty and history in the area was too vast to absorb in the short time we were there. I hated to leave and felt like I left family behind. I plan on returning as soon as possible. I would recommend Villarosa to anyone and everyone!!
Amazing view! Amazing house! Amazing people!!! Best place to do as much or as little as you want.
Lovely house with stunning views of mountains and the sea! Plenty of space for four of us to relax and enjoy. Gerace is a fascinating town and the sea was beautifully clear and refreshing.
Villa Rosa is absolutely STUNNING. It was even better than what we could have imagined ! It was perfect for our family stay in Calabria to see our family roots! Rosanna was so nice and incredible to communicate with from start to finish. She answered any questions we had and gave amazing recommendations for the stay. The villa itself is breathtaking. Each terrace gives you a difference view of beautiful Calabria, from the sea, to the mountains, to the olive groves and beyond, Villa Rosa is the perfect getaway to feel like you are living an Italian Dream. The rooms and beautiful and spacious, the kitchen is great for making family meals to eat on the terrace. It is the perfect location close to Gerace center and great for making trips to Locri, Tropea, Scilla, Stilo ect. It is very specious and beautifully set up. We didn't want to leave! Our family had such a special trip we will remember forever thanks to Villa Rosa! We Will definitely be back and always stay at Villa Rosa!
Tranquility, Serenity, pictorrest views all that one can imagine , privacy , trustful and very caring owner Rosanna and her sister Santina that made sure we have all the needs that we wanted , VillaRosa have a great potential for its location a place to fall in love with and one will start to imagine what will you add to it if it was yours not as for the building and warm decoration itself but for the stretch of private land with olive trees that surround it, I will come back
We spent seven days in this beautiful tree-bedroom house and we felt great, with a marvelous living room and a fully equipped kitchen! But above all this, we will never forget the amazing view from the roof top, perfect for our morning coffee time. The garden was very beautiful and offered us a delicious variety of fruits. The nearest restaurant called "la Terassa" delighted us with their local italian cousine. The atmosphere of the town, Gerace, was joyful and relaxing at the same time. Also, the beach which was ten minutes from the house with the car, spred alongside the coast on several kilometers. Words cannot describe what a lovely time we had !We felt like on the top of the world! We can only recommend to see it for yourself ! Thank you Rosanna and Santiana for all the help and for making our holiday so much more beautiful !
This is a wonderful house with beautiful views of the sea and countryside. The owner is very responsive and the whole process of arriving and departing was very easy. The villa has everything you need and was very clean. In a word, perfect!
Beautiful, serene surroundings both inside and out! The wonderfully appointed interior was completely furnished, very comfortable and met all of out needs. The views from the top floor of the villa were magnificent. On the grounds of Villarosa, we found olive trees, pomegranate trees, lime trees and persimmon bushes. We found the people of Gerace and Locri to be very friendly and helpful especially since we had minimal command of the Italian language. The food and wine were thoroughly enjoyed. One of our favorite restaurants was San Souci in Locri. Another restaurant that was easy to find with great food was La Terrazza. It was just up the road from Villarosa. Found and enjoyed a local red wine called Terre Di Gerace. My husband and I ventured out on our own to find the many museums, archeological sites, and churches in Southern Italy and ,again, found people willing and able to help us find our way. We rented a small diesel, manual shift car that worked great on the very curvy roads. We found so much to do that we will need to return to this wonderful place called Villarosa!
We had a wonderful time during our visit at this outstanding villa. The villa was extremely clean and well stocked with all your needs. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations in peaceful quiet surroundings this is the place for you. If driving, make sure to rent a small car - narrow roads.
Loved the stunning views of the Sea and rugged mountains! Beautifully kept villa. I would recommend this to anyone staying in Calabria.
Villa Rosa was a haven of scenic views. With three balconies and a separate terrace that overlooked picturesque rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves ending at the Iona Sea, there was little need to leave this marvelously equipped, comfortable, and clean villa. Everything one could think of was on hand and at the ready at this lovely vacation home. Nearby Gerace is a gem, as well. We were four adults traveling together and there was plenty of room to find a space of one's own, but lots of areas that were perfect for sharing a glass of wine or a meal together. The four of us are unanimous in recommending that others go experience this great space and lovely house. You won't be disappointed!
WE LOVED IT: CENTRAL LOCATION, WELL KEPT AND WELL EQUIPPED HOUSE, HELPFUL MANAGER
Beautiful villa nestled on a mountainside with ocean views. Villa was as represented: clean, spacious, strong wifi, every amenity you need for a stress free stay. Comfortable beds, gorgeous stone modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen for family style cooking. Beautiful beach very nearby, amazing restaurants and Gerace is a jewel of a city within a 5 minute drive. Definitely will return to this villa and highly recommend to family and friends! Owner has prompt response time. Fast, easy, friendly check in and check out.
My Italian vacation would not have been complete without a stay at Villa Rosa. It was a lovely and relaxing contrast to the bustle of Rome. The highlight of the property is the incredible views that pictures can't fully do justice. The bedrooms exit out to large balconies that greet you with mountain views to your right and ocean views to your left. There also are two large outdoor entertaining areas (the rooftop deck and the patio) to take in the breathtaking scenery. The downstairs living and kitchen areas are spacious and open. There is a large dining table to sit enjoy a meal with several family or friends while overlooking the countryside. Both bathrooms are large, clean, and complete with modern amenities. A short drive will take you to take you to lovely beaches or the charming ancient downtown of Gerace.
Equipped with all comforts Tastefully decorated and equipped from a to z The landscape is fantastic and the immense garden where you can enjoy a unique silence and peace. Calabria the beat hospitality and excellent food, an uncontaminated sea, immense beaches and pine forests on the sea relax the view. I'll be back for sure !!! A huge thank you to the owner for her availability and attention to us. Anyone can only be fascinated by this enchanted place ....... GERACE a place of history and endless charm.
My wife and I came to Locri/Gerace to visit my son and his gf family. We had come before. But this time we rented Villarosa. What a tremendous pleasure this property is. Five star amenities at a three star price. Panoramic views that will take your breath away. Nestled amongst the olives and figs. I will be back next year. Ten minutes from Locris beautiful beaches and five minutes from the ancient history of Gerace. I can vouch for every word in the home away description as being fully accurate.
We spent absolutely fantastic vacations in Villarosa. It is a beautiful region with very good beaches, clean water and picturesque mountains. We explored both the Ionic and Tyrrhenian coasts, the water and beaches on Ionic are better. So are the people ))) Villarosa itself is a little wonder - very good designed, spacious, clean, well-equipped with a beautiful garden in front of it. Usually we do not spend too much time at home, but this time it was different - we wanted to stay just to relax, sit on balconies or terrasa with a glass of wine and enjoy the splendid view. The villa itself is very well situated, just few minutes drive from a little town Gerace, which I think is the best among all the towns in Calabria. It was a real pleasure to walk on its cobbled streets or taste local pizza and gelato. I want to express my special thanks to Rosanna, the host, and her sister Marisa for their help and kindness. I can strongly recommend the place for everybody who wants to spend his vacation in Calabria and I hope to come back again. Sergey and Olga.
Villarosa is located in a beautiful setting. There were 5 of us that stayed in this Villa and it was very comfortable and well equipped. We needed to call Marco as the water in the washer was not draining and he came within 5 minutes to attend to the washer and fixed it.He was very friendly and told us to call anytime if we needed anything.We enjoyed nightly drinks on the patio balcony.The town of Gerace is gorgeous and the people are very friendly. The restaurant "A SEQUELLA" is a must when visiting Gerace. Our only regret is that we wish that we would have had more time to enjoy the Villa as we would leave each morning to explore the different towns in Calabria. We will be back!
Between the hills and the sea Villarosa offers its guests the possibility of regenerating themselves in body and spirit. Equipped with every modern convenience, it introduces at the same time into the ancient dimension of a life far from any source of stress and wear.
This incredibly beautiful Villa in an extraordinary location that has it all. From majestic mountains to awesome seaside vistas it would be impossible to find a better refuge from this hectic world. The villa has three different outside areas to relax, sunbathe or picnic and then interior is a five star palace of beauty. Any couple or family would be comfortable relaxing in these spacious surroundings. The town of Gerace is charming and the seaside towns all within a short drive are fun and offer great beaches and entertainment. Our family all hopes to return before long!
Very beautiful very comfortable villa overlooking the Ionic Sea. Two well equipped and clean bathrooms. The descripion is correct. We found the house and the beds clean and comfortable. We didn't manage to operate the TV and also, there was no operational CD-player. The managing landlady is a delightful and most adequate woman, but does not speak english. We would certainly recommend this property to all our friends. Most restaurants were still closed due to the early season. There is a lot of archaeology around, e.g. in Locri Epizephiri (6 km) and, of course the Riace Bronzes in the museum in Reggio di Calabria, which is a must to visit. Scilla is a delightful town, not far from Reggio. There is a beautiful nature park along the ss 111 beyond Gerace. Gerace is a very beautiful historic monument.
Very beautiful very comfortable villa overlooking the Ionic Sea. Two well equipped and clean bathrooms. The descripion is correct. We found the house and the beds clean and comfortable. The kitchenware and the cutlery were not clean, unfortunately. We didn't manage to operate the TV and also, there was no operational CD-player. The managing landlady is a delightful and most adequate woman, but does not speak english. We would certainly recommend this property to all our friends. Most restaurants were still closed due to the early season. There is a lot of archaeology around, e.g. in Locri Epizephiri (6 km) and, of course the Riace Bronzes in the museum in Reggio di Calabria, which is a must. Scilla is a delightful town, not far from Reggio. There is a beautiful nature park along the ss 111 beyond Gerace. Gerace is a historic monument.
This beautiful house instantly begins to feel like home. It is nestled on a mountainside location just below Gerace Calabria with a magnificent view of the Ionean Sea. The house is spacious with all modern conveniences. Santina who takes care of the house is close by and instantly handles any concerns. If you want rest and relaxation in an almost paradise surrounding then Villarosa is definitely the place!
Our stay was absolutely delightful. The property is amazing with panoramic views out of every window and from every terrace and balcony. January and February are Winter months in Calabria, but the sun shone almost every day and the temperature was moderate. The three bedrooms are well appointed and the kitchen is quite functional. The fireplace helps to brighten the evenings. We found the people of Gerace and Locri to be very welcoming and friendly. We lacked for nothing. We would highly recommend Villa Rosa to anyone and with its spaciousness, we would recommend it for families and groups. This experience will certainly be a repeat for us
well managed and well cleaned by a woman living nearby, we plan to come again next year
It was great in Calabria and we had a big time there. Gerace is a tiny little historical town and we enjoyed the visitation very much. The Villa Rosa was huge, clean, comfortable and well equipped, and we could relax and rest. Santina was a great and warm-hearted help and we thank her very much for all she did for us. We would love to come again and stay some more time as we had this year.
We spent a week in Villa Rosa with 3 kids. Generally I would say that the house has top quality as it was prevously described. If you would like to be in a very peaceful house where you can enjoy the beutiful sunset then this is the right place for you. You definitely need a car to reach the house and you should drive couple of minutes to the sea cost but it's worth to do that because you have a much lower (4-5 Celsius) temperature in this region and if you return from the beach it could be very beneficial. I was more then satisfied with Rosanne behaviour during the booking process. She was very helpful and tried to give us all of the information we needed during our stay. I would recommend the house for everyone who likes the nature and would like to have rest during their vacation.
Villarosa is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful, breathtaking views. It is comfortable and has every amenity to make your stay absolutely perfect! It is spacious and comfortable and very well maintained! It is clean and airy and we would love to stay there again and again! There is a wonderful restaurant in Gerace just up the hill in the cutest, quaint city called La Terrazza that has the most wonderful food and the Gelati they serve is amazing. We particularly enjoyed the Tartufo de Pizzo (hazel truffle). Rianaldi's Ristorante and Bakery in Gerace is also worth noting. The cookies were delicious!!! We also loved all of the history of Locri and Gerace. Such a beautiful spot on the planet and Villarosa is the place to enjoy both cities! There is a wonderful museum and ruins to visit nearby in Locri; and Gerace houses the most beautiful church and museum as well. We hope to go back someday soon and we will definitely stay at Villarosa!!! We would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful home to our friends and family and we have enjoyed showing our pictures over and over again! Thank you Rosanna, Santina and Marisa for such loving care.
Big house, clear and clean, magnificent view on the sea. This part of Italy is very nice and cheap. We recommand this place for the holidays. Everybody issympathic.
Villa Rosa exceeded all of our expectations in every way, everyday. The pictures show a beauty, but the real villa cannot be captured for it's panorama, aroma, hospitality, location, size, and on. We were picked up at the train by the owner's sweet, loving & helpful cousin. The owner's sister, who was in town, helped find our italian family in a nearby city & took us to Greek sites. My mother & I hiked everyday all around the villa& when we weren't resting in this peaceful spot, we were shown the markets, beaches, ancient town' homemade candle shop, pottery studio, anything etc. Its paradise! Thank you My new dear friends for everything. Sorry it took so long to write this!! We will be back!
Very very positive