Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 4127: Owner, Villetta Mima Vittoria
2bed/2bath house in Gioa Tauro, Calabria
May 2009, 8 days
The Villetta was located in the city in a very centrally located neighborhood.
Everything we needed from groceries to coffee to the beach were nearby. We didn't dine out but cooked our meals in the fully equipped kitchen. There is a small grocery store just around the corner from the Villetta where we could pick up what ever we needed. Except for bread - we bought that fresh baked from a little shop near the soccer field. All within easy walking distance.
The building was in excellent shape. Very user friendly. The main floor had a half bath, kitchen and great room for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Upstairs is a full bath and two generously sized bedrooms.
There is a small balcony off the master bedroom for sitting.
The villetta was very clean and neat. Comfortable leather couches, plenty of seating around the dining room table. We felt able to make ourselves at home immediately.
The beds were very comfortable. The bedrooms generously sized. The bathroom was wonderful! So roomy with wonderful lighting in it. I loved the bathroom.
The kitchen was excellent. I love to cook and everything I needed was right there. From pots and pans to dishes and espresso cups. I enjoyed cooking in the kitchen.
Problems or Bonuses
The basket of locally produced goods was a wonderful touch. We got in very late due to airline stupidity and it was nice to have something to snack on when we got there.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Booking with the owner was very easy. Paula was a wonderful hostess. She was very helpful and her English was much better than my Italian! Every thing that Micheal promised was delivered. We paid $700 for the first week in May. The weather was perfect!
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We are already planning a return trip in 2011. I have referred many of my friends already to the Villetta Mima Vittoria. We took many of our own photos of the villetta, Gioia Tauro, and our excursions into the countryside so we could show family and friends how truly wonderful it was.
Things to do in this area
We spent a lot of time at the beach just relaxing. That was a big deal for us. My family immigrated from this area of Italy and so we were interested in visiting the village where my grandparents were born. It was an hour and a half drive from Gioia Tauro. We also spent a leisurely day just driving south along the coast and stopping when it looked interesting. Every evening we walked down to Giovanni XXIII Piazza for a gelato and to just stroll.
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