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“Very Nice villa in a Wonderful location.”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santa Domenica Talao, Province of Cosenza, Calabria

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stevieB66
Conwy, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Nice villa in a Wonderful location.”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed as a family of 4, (2 adults & 2 children 13 & 11) The last two weeks of July at Casa Panoramica and have to say we loved it. The villa provides excellent accommodation with three generous double bedrooms, (with ample wardrobe space etc), two of which have en-suite shower rooms. There is of course also a family bathroom with both a bath and shower. The kitchen is of ample size and is fully equipped with everything you should need. There is a high level & shaded terrace off the living accommodation, with a further open low level terrace leading to the pool area. There is also a first floor viewing terrace accessed via external steps from the kitchen, or the rear of the property. The pool is great and we recorded temperatures of 29 degrees at 7am in the morning, peaking at 31 degrees one afternoon, so no worries about a cold pool. It was a fantastic way to escape the very hot weather we had during our stay.

As indicated on the holiday lettings page the Villa is located on the periphery of the Pollino National Park which provides wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and to the south, views of the Tyrrhenian coast. The villa is very private but with good road links to Scalea, (less than 10 mins away) where there are a full range of shops and restaurants. The property is also well-positioned for visiting the various sights within Calabria. Highlights for us were visits to Maratea, Diamante Sud, Praia A Mare, and white water rafting at Papisidero, (10 minutes up the road). At the end of a busy day sightseeing or snorkeling and jumping off rocks on the nearby beaches it was wonderful to come back and relax by the pool and open a chilled Birra Moreti before cranking up the great Gas BBQ, (we found Interspar in Scalea very good for all provisions and ate and drank very well). Note the villa location does mean you really need to drive to eat out/shop etc. but the benefits of the location and views, more than outweighed this need for us. This was our first visit to Italy and we loved the privacy and views from Casa Panoramica and all that the villa offers! We would hope to return one day as it really was a memorable holiday. Finally hats off to the owner, (Mike) who was incredibly helpful and a great source of useful information on places to visit and who was of course also on hand to ensure the pool and everything else was all fine during our stay, thanks Mike!

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Liked best: The views, privacy, location and the pool
Traveling group: Young Children
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Karenb001
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“homely villa in the mountains with sea view”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Mike's villa is in a glorious position. It is in the foothills of the mountains with wonderful mountain views and the Tyrrhenian sea is15 to 20 mins away. The villa is really comfortable. We stayed in the middle of August. The days were, as expected quite hot but the nights were comfortably cool. The seating on the sea facing terrace was brilliant. The chairs were so comfy we could sit, read and relax all day ( which we quite like to do). The bedrooms were great. It was lovely to have a proper bathroom with a bath as well as 2 other shower rooms! Casa Panoramica was a peaceful place to stay in high season, which is perfect for us.
We loved our stay here

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your review and I am very pleased you were very happy with the Villa and it's comforts, I am also pleased you enjoyed the views and surrounding countryside. It would be lovely to see you again,
Mike
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Idun H
Kiel, Germany
2 reviews
“A perfect place for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Mike, you have a wonderful place! We enjoyed every minute of our stay. We really appreciated the clean and tidy house.
It was so nice to get up in the morning, have a swim in the pool, go for a run, have brunch with a most magnificent view of the mountains, chill, read, get ready for a barbecue and a cool white wine. Pity it was only for one week.
Thank you for being very helpful, Mike and for the use of your kayak, which we also enjoyed.

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Liked best: the location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your review and I am very happy you were appreciative of the Villa and it's comforts, I am also pleased you enjoyed the views and surrounding area, the Kayak has now been included in the let for all to enjow. It would be lovely to see you all again.
Mike
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abatyka
1 review
“Nice house with swimming pool”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We appreciated the swimming pool, the xiew to the mountains, the sunsets and the quiet place. This was all as we expected.

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Sally M
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Breathtaking views great to chill and unwind”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Dear mike
I would like to thank you for a lovely stay in your villa.
The views ie the mountains and the sea were out of this world. It was so lovely an peaceful, especially after having a stressful time in the uk.
It's great for a lovely walk/ hike but I felt too lazy to do this.
The swimming pool is fab, an even in October wasn't cold ( as we had really good weather)
It's great that you are putting in showers and a seating area.
The information that you gave me re " getting around" was useful ( maybe you should make up a booklet for other visitors!)
Scalea was so nice and the beach was beautiful, actually had a swim in the sea which was so clear and sparkling.
Lovely restaurant s there as well.
I could have cooked at the villa as your kitchen was well equipped an the expressive BBQ looked very inviting., but took the easy way out, an dined out.
Very relaxing at night to sit and watch the stars( an a few bats) the patio was very nicely lit up.
The villa was very spacious, lovely showers an homely.
Look forward to coming again
Kind regards
Sally

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Liked best: Beautiful surroundings and privacy
Traveling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and I am very pleased you were satisfied with the Villa and it's comforts, I am also pleased you enjoyed the views and surrounding area. It would be lovely to see you again.
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hervelec2...
Rennes, France
1 review
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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