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VILLA FRANCA - MARATEA Villa Franca is an immaculate and well-maintained property situated in a beautiful location. It sits on 10.000sqm of land that comprises large gardens with Mediterranean vegetation, a tennis court and a private child-friendly swimming pool (15m x 6m, shallow areas along the sides and a deeper lane down the middle). You will enjoy walking down to the private beach through a rough track, while admiring the stunning views over the bay.
The main floor consists of spacious lounge opening to the terrace, dining room and well-equipped kitchen. The sleeping area offers one double bedroom with en-suite tub and shower; one double bedroom with extra bed available; two further double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. There are also three bathrooms with shower.
From the main floor, you will go downstairs, where there are a large living room (which can accommodate twenty people), a bar area and a bathroom with WC only. From this floor, you will access directly the beautiful garden.
Villa Franca benefits from a fantastic partly sheltered terrace, which is comfortably furnished with table and chairs to enjoy dining 'al fresco' and to make the most of the Italian summer time.
Facilities: Fireplace, Sat TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, central heating, private pool, tennis court, BBQ, parking space for 3 cars. Daily cleaning (except Sundays) included in the price.
Please NOTE that the villa was originally designed to allow maximum natural air circulation, so that no artificial cooling system would be required. This, together with the large rooms having high ceilings, ensures the villa is always cool in the summer, while in the winter months the central heating and the fireplace make it cozy and welcoming.
Distances: - Nearest airports: Naples (212km), Lamezia Terme (about 2:40 hours drive) - Nearest sandy beach: 4km - Nearest rocky beach: below the villa - Nearest shops/restaurants: Maratea Marina and Maratea Porto (3km), Maratea old town (7km)
Payable locally: refundable security deposit €600
Call or email for availability. Once a booking is made by paying a non refundable deposit of 30% of the total cost. The balance is due 60 days before departure.
Cancellation Charges: Days before departure: (shown as a % of the holiday price).
50 days or more deposit only.
49 - 31 days 50% of holiday cost.
30 days or less 100% of holiday cost.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Basilicata is an undiscovered and unspoilt region situated between Campania, Calabria and Puglia. Stunning coastlines, fishing villages, rugged mountains and green valleys are only a few of the attractions on offer. The tourist season runs from June to September.
The town of Maratea sits on the best of the coastline and benefits from sandy coves and crystal clear water. The town consists of two distinct parts. A small fishing village and harbour nestle below a collection of colourful houses, restaurants and bars. Overlooking all this is Belvedere point on which stands a huge marble statue of Christ. The old town makes up the second area, perched on the hillside, with narrow streets, charming squares and a mix of shops to suit all tastes.