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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Marina di Nocera Terinese, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria

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GGWLondon...
London UK
1 review
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“Rekaxing, beautiful and fun”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The accommodation is in two very elegant villas, with ample parking, just off the main coastal road.

It is owned and run by the Grandinetti family, who could not have done more to make our holiday so relaxing and memorable. Francisco, Mariella, Giuseppe and Maria are friendly, relaxed and helpful – nothing is too much trouble for them: from booking a hire car, loaning us a Tom-Tom, sound advice regarding fun day-trips to appease teenagers, retrieving a forgotten mobile phone from returned hire car (!) etc.

We travelled as Mum, Dad, two teenagers (15 yrs) and a 5-year-old.

Our apartment had three bedrooms: one small kids’ room with bunk-bed, one large room with double bed or twin, and one huge en-suite room; the two larger bedrooms have shuttered double-doors out onto the enormous rear “outdoor room” terrace over-looking the grounds and the sea, with enough space for a table and seating for at least ten people, AND a separate “lounge” area.

The décor of the apartment is quite charming. The kitchen accommodates a table and seating for six (although we always ate on the terrace), and has its own front-facing balcony. There is a separate bathroom with bath and shower.

The grounds are beautiful: soft lawns throughout, with tall mature palms, bananas, olives, cactuses etc. One large pool and one smaller pool, separated by tennis court, games house (table-tennis table, American pool table) and bar area.

Exit out of the rear ornamental gate by the large pool and you have a minute’s walk to the beach (sand) and Casa Grandinetti-assigned tables, chairs and parasols. We were here July/August and it was hot but not at all busy. The sea and beach is clean, no rubbish. There is a small café/bar/restaurant here run by a Sicilian family, Valeria and her aunt: the food is excellent and inexpensive.

Five minutes walk from Casa Grandinetti along the beach or road to the local town, Nocera. Here there are the usual shops (supermarket, pharmacy, electronic goods, post office etc.) and several good restaurants/pizzerias. There are also nice beach-side bars, market stalls and a good-sized children’s mini-funfair. Pedalos can be hired, and a little further down the coast there is a windsurfing school and hire.

Nocera retains an unspoilt charm in that while it caters for tourists, these are mostly Italian holiday-makers; we met very few English people. Giuseppe spoke English fluently, as did one of the waiters at Mari’s Restaurant, but no-one else (this is a good thing!). If you visit the famously picturesque coastal town and beach of Tropea (definitely recommended), an hour’s drive south, everyone speaks English, and menus are in four different languages!

Any downsides? Casa Grandinetti would benefit from a coin-operated laundry facility: currently the staff (or you) take your laundry to a local laundromat. Most guests use Casa Grandinetti as a base to explore the region/villages/mountains/beaches etc., so don’t expect a thriving club scene or a “resort” in the English tourist sense. Teenagers needing more activities can be driven (1 hour through beautiful scenery) to the amazing Aqua Park at Rossano (great fun for young children too). So a car is essential, since there is no public transport or taxis in this part of Calabria; unless you wish to simply spend your time enjoying the beach, the town, the apartment and the pools in the lovely gardens. We were there for ten days, and went on two day trips (Rossano and Tropea), and the teenagers were very happy and occupied in Casa Grandinetti and Nocera the rest of the time.

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Liked best: Apartment, pools and grounds, close to beach
Liked least: No laundromat
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Piero R
Ancona, Italy
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Sep 7, 2017
Gentilissimo Piero,
è stato un piacere grandissimo ospitarvi! La tua famiglia è davvero speciale e sono contentissimo vi siate trovati bene!
Un saluto e un caro abbraccio da noi tutti!
Ciao,
Giuseppe.
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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innochief
Varese, Italy
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: Giardino e piscine
Liked least: Il paese
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed July 26, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: le piscine e il giardino
Liked least: il mare e l'assenza di climatizzatori nell'appartamento
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Vera S
2 reviews
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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