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Recent World reviews
Comfortable house with nice view
"This was our 2nd stay at this home. We like the house and it has most of the items you need to enjoy your stay. The home was clean and furniture was comfortable. We were staying during a quiet time and did not have many neighbors so it was very peaceful. It is located behind the Cabana pool so you do here the pool noise and water treatment system running. I believe it woould be a much noisier location at the peak of the season. This home hase 3 screened porches which was nice, since the mosqitoes were bad. We used citronella candles on a couple of occasions due to the midges (no see ums) that found their way through the screens. The house had rechargeable flash lights last year, but this year there wasn't a flashlight to be found. It would have been nice to have had a flashlight or two in the house and a beach umbrella would be a nice addition to the items provided.
The one big issue we have had both times we stayed here were with the management company. Last year we arrived to find the dish washer inoperable with dirty water in the bottom of the machine. It took over a week to get the issue addressed. This year we had problems with the golf cart lights. We called on our 3rd day there and never hear from the management company. I called again at the end of the 1st week but was never contacted by the management company. We were out at the beach with the golf cart when a repir person showed up at the door. One of our party had stayed behind to read. He informed the repair person we were at the beach and he could contact us to let us know a repair person was there. The repair person said this was his last stop and he was leaving for the day. So, the golf cart never had the lights fixed. This did limit how late we could be out in the cart since you need lights to drive the cart. Sunset is a very popular time to be riding in the cart and if you spent to much time taking pictures you had to drive the cart back using a flash light (if you remmebered to bring one with you).
I would stay at this home again only as a second option. I like to be able to contact the owner or the management company in the event of problems that may arise. The only thing I can say about the management company is they are not very responsive to the renter."
Guest: Donna L.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
"Came to the arrive because of a family emergency needing a convenient place to stay. What I found was not just a clean, beautiful, friendly place to stay, but a retreat like setting that melted the stress away after long days of tending to my aging folks in a local nursing home. Breathtaking sunrises over the water each morning energized me for the day ahead. In my monthly trips back and forth to the area, I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Fred and Shane always offered the kind of hospitality that made me feel like family. Trust me you won't be disappointed!"
Guest: Michael M.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
"If you are looking for tranquility, beauty and peace, you will find it at Idle Hours. The setting is spectacular, completely modern and functional, with good taste. You can waste away your days in a book on the private beach. The staff are welcoming, flexible and open to suggestions, whilst unobtrusive. A few days at Idle Hours will leave you refreshed and reenergized."
Guest: susanjcDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
"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