The house here in Belmonte Calabro:
Our house is a beautiful, whimsical and very different house from the mass of rentals that can be found here in Calabria. It is unique as is the village and the other beautiful rentals in Belmonte Calabro. EcoBelmonte !
The house is in Belmonte Calabro, Calabria, Italy. Calabria is yet to be discovered and enjoyed by mass tourism. It is a place of charm, working historical mountain villages, church's with lush mountains and deep blue seas. The major towns and small cities that dot Calabria are all majestic ancient cities dating back to ancient Greece. Museums full of antiquities and ancient history. Ulysses was here. A land of olives and oranges.
The house was build in the medieval era and renovated in 1733, enlarged and made into 1 of 5 safe house's in Belmonte Calabro. It has large rooms, decorated with French furniture and a modern kitchen. It has all the needs of a family who want to spend time on the beach, board games, sky (cable) TV with international programs and news channels.
If you are looking for a place which has the church bells as your morning alarm wake up and swallows flying just out side the terrace and only the sound of the river down below to reach you...Then look no further.
You will be amazed to find such beauty, such peace and quite. The village was described by one of my guest's as a "movie set" . The village was build by donkeys and its charm is in the whimsical paths that meander around as the main streets.
The house was originally build in the 14th c. The furniture is found in HOMES not rentals. 19th century chairs, mirrors, sideboards, commodes and tapestries. The antique day bed is a French 19th century. Chandeliers in 4 of the main rooms with sconce's. Large rooms.(entrance hall alone is 5mx5m)
It's a place which will be part of the memories of children.
It's excellent value for a family or couple!
The dinning table is mahogany and sits 6 people comfortably, the kitchen is equipped for easy cooking. (no dish washing machine) with the sink placed under the window for a good view as you wash.
We have a TV in the second bedroom which is only for playing DVDs (bring your children's favourite DVD's) as well as a sky dish with 32' TV and DVD/video.
There is a large and new bathroom which is clean, modern and stylish, tiled with Italian marble, having a large separate shower cubicle, hand basin and bidet.
Two large double bedrooms, a living room and a single antique day bed. Plus a single sofa bed and a single mattress. Sleeping 6 adults and 2 children.
A modern kitchen with all the facilities that any Italian cook would enjoy!
Our management company will be at hand to check you in and to be there if you require any assistance while you are at the house. (Lost keys etc will included cost of keys and 25 euro call out)
Please also note that any check in's after 20:00 has a supplement of 25 euros payable to Yvonne on arrival in cash.
There are two restaurants. Doctor. Butcher . Late fee of 25 euros after 20:00.
No linens provided for crib. Minimal toiletries provided.
To enjoy the house and the village as their home. To have dinner parties for extended family and friends. Cocktail parties and good family dinners on the terrace on warm nights. All our guest's who have stayed have done all the above and enjoyed their precious holiday time in a world far from the urban life that we all have to be part of.
I registered in April 2013 with Airbnb. I do hope that the experience will bring me positive and cool meets with people from around the world (which it has) as well as making some extra cash for the tax man :( and for me too :)
A traveller in life and on this planet. I have lived in many places in the last 15 years and now have returned to London after being absent for so long. I like the normal stuff. Food, restaurants, films, theatre, long walks, clubs,etc. I also have a home on the island of Cyprus and in Italy. Enjoy meeting people and having fun. Life is for living and sharing too.