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"Cliff House is spectacularly located in the Calabrian region of SW Italy. We fell in love with the view of Stromboli, the islands, and Sicily, and we loved the grounds - even in winter, we enjoyed the fresh rosemary, lemons and limes that had dropped from the trees and a huge sea view that is gorgeous in any weather. Sunsets are to die for! We were 7 adults and the house was perfect for us. Private, safe (electronic gates to the driveway), room to park and all the amenities we needed. Having the two separate guest cottages made it for us. Each couple had their own en-suite bath and private quiet bedroom. No noise to upset anyone and all the private space we needed and all the communal space we needed. Alessandra went above and beyond to help us when we had a hot water problems and once the power went out but that was fixed by Nino (the kind and clever caretaker) right away. Of course it would have helped us communicate even better if we spoke Italian, but we managed! And Anna came three times a week to clean and offer any help we needed - just a gem of a person! Everyone is incredibly responsive! Alessandra's info package was fantastic and made a huge difference in keeping us from getting lost in our drive from Lemezia airport. The walk to the beach IS really 400 stairs and we made the trip several times and it was worth it - private cove, so much to discover. If you want quiet, comfy outside spaces, no tourists, don't care if much is open, and don't mind the 50-60 degree F January weather, this is a great place to hang your hat - we did for nearly 3 weeks.
In the winter, be prepared to to wrap up as the house doesn't have central heat. The main house bedrooms and the two cottages warmed up well at night with the AC/Heat units in the rooms. And we loved the fireplace and having all the wood provided for the living room where we hung out a lot on cloudy or windy days. The only problem there was sometimes it got smoky with downdrafts.
Truly a beautiful setting - great for a large family!"
Guest: Roxana H.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 9, 2015