Two bedroomed, air-conditioned hillside apartment situated in the unpolluted little village of Joppolo on the Tyrrhenian Coast of Calabria, which has been preserved from tourist exploitation. The sea is rich with activity and is a perfect oasis for diving and snorkelling. An ideal spot for a quiet and relaxing holiday, Joppolo View has unforgettable sunsets across the Golfe di Gioia with breathtaking views of Etna and Stromboli. Situated only 10 km from the sandy beaches of Capo Vaticano and Santa Maria and 12 km from the Feudo Montalto golf course, this brand new apartment is finished to a high standard and is currently available at a considerable discount until the landscaping (including a swimming pool) has been completed.
Beautiful, tranquil location with stunning views of the Golfe di Gioia, Etna and the Aeolian Islands.
Lucy and David Leigh
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- Oct 27, 2018
Excellent for the price and great, quiet location
Lucy and David were always very prompt with replies and helpful with information. Their friends and neighbours at Joppolo were also very friendly and helpful - in fact we wouldn't have found the place without them😊�. I'm going to mention a few disappointments only to manage people's expectations and not because I think they should discourage anybody because this apartment is truly very good value in a location that is quiet and a perfect base for enjoying the superb beaches of Tropea and Capo Vaticano. The apartment itself is everything it looks to be in the photos - clean, modern, well equipped, and nicely presented. I was a bit disappointed when we first arrived though because, although I knew the block has not been landscaped, I didn't expect it to be as completely overgrown with weeds and neglected as it first presented. I also found the view a bit disappointing - apart from the haze, there is also a great big power pole and thick electricity wire cutting across the view. But in fact I very quickly got over these - and a neighbour got stuck into the weeds when they arrived midway through our stay. The terrace got the afternoon sun and was not really useable until early evening but again it turned out not to be a problem as we were often out until then anyway. And we had many lovely evenings eating and drinking out on the terrace after days spent at whichever fabulous beach was our choice for the day. We could have done a day trip to see at least a little bit of Sicily so that's also an option, but we chose to go down there for three nights during our Joppolo stay and saw a little bit more of it. Overall I strongly recommend Jopolo view to anyone looking for better accommodation than you normally get at a budget price, within easy reach of fantastic beaches (you probably need a car but there is a train station nearby with trains to take you up or down the coast, and there's a little shop and bars and restaurants within walking distance). Thanks David and Lucy for a wonderful week and a bit.
Very silent place and peaceful people
In apartment at Joppolo we stayed two weeks from 27'th August and we spent there very exciting time. We visited towns like Tropea, Pizzo, Nicotera and also we took a ship trip to Eolie, Volcano, Lipari and Stromboli islands. We wanted to visit Sicilly island and volcano Etna but we got only to port Villa San Giovanni and there was some troubles with our car. Then we had to found car repair and tried to solve this problem.
This way I would like to thank neighbors Steve and Alex for help with communication to Italian servicemen and women from Germany (I forgot her name) who drove me to repair shop in Ricadi. It finished at the end happy and we luckily arrived home to Czech Republic, it was 2000km.
We are family with four children and I think that apartment is fully-equipped for this kind of family, so we spent very lovely time and maybe we come back to visit Etna yet.
Beautiful tranquil setting with well equipped apartment
This is a beautiful tranquil part of Italy with stunning views of the coastline and sea from the apartment.
The apartment itself is extremely well equipped and clean with plenty of towels, linen and cooking utensils for an extremely comfortable stay.
There are a few good local restaurants within walking distance of the apartment and if you have a car this widens the options to visit elsewhere.
Tropea is within half an hours car journey (or a quick train journey from the bottom of the hillside) where there is a bustling town, the marina and a great lido called lido el nonno (I think). This is perfect for the children as it boasts shallow water and a safe beach.
The apartment is due a swimming pool on site in the near future and this will make the apartment even better. An idyllic holiday location for anyone wanting to escape the busy day to day life for a real break.
Peaceful casa with picturesque view
The house is exactly as you can see in the pictures, the view is even better than the photos suggest. Super clean, all comforts presents and if you are looking for a relaxing and quite place, this is the place.
Thank you for your kind words. David and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Joppoo.
Uncommercialised scenic apartment
Really friendly local people & reasonable prices at all eateries compared to other parts of Italy. Accomodation very well stocked & clean & tidy. Air con was a blessing as extremely hot during our stay! A week was definitely not long enough to explore everywhere. Would recommend a visit to local bar top of the hill in village centre next to church, only frequented by locals. Excellent food, we hardly cooked in at all. Never tired of the view across to Sicily & watching the little coastal train wind it's way around the foothills. Very peaceful surroundings. Icing on the cake would be the pool which is being planned. Totally relaxing, enjoyable stay. Teresa & Chris :-)
We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Joppolo and admiring the wonderful view as much as we do! Thank you for the recommendation; is that the bar tabacchi on Via Vittorio Veneto? With best wishes, David and Lucy Leigh
We stayed in the apartment for two weeks in early September and had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard with everything we could need to make us feel at home. Joppolo is a lovely little town and a great location for exploring Calabria. The views from our terrace across to Sicily were stunning. Highlights included sampling the huge range of lovely restaurants in Tropea, visiting the local beaches and national park and a day trip by ferry over to Sicily to take in Mount Etna. Many thanks David and Lucy for the warm welcome and excellent local information.
Joppolo is located about 8km from Santa Maria and 10km from Capo Vaticano beaches respectively. It is frustrating not to have the pool but we have permission to use a pool in nearby Coccorino and there is a magnificent pool at the Feudo Montalto golf course which is free for golfers and/or diners or a mere €6 per person per day. There is also a wonderful infinity pool and restaurant at Agriturismo Cally Cally in nearby Nicotera.
The nearest airport to Joppolo is Lamezia Terme, less than 70 km due north north east. Car hire is recommended and we tend to use comparison website www.rentalcars.com with collection at the airport. Locauto have proved to be very good to date but it's always worth checking any special offers.
Joppolo is located 70 km southwest of Lamezia Airport, 40 km south west of Pizzo 20 km south of Tropea, and just over 6 km north of Nicotera.
There is a super little grocery and delicatessen by the entrance to Joppolo View. The owners are charming and sell excellent local produce as well as the habitual necessitities.
Recommended attractions in Calabria are the abandoned village of Pentedattilo which lies at the foot of a rocky outcrop south of Reggio, whose shape looks like a hand with five fingers ("penta" meaning five and "daktilos" meaning fingers). Residents were forced to evacuate in 1960 following a series of earthquakes; Chianalea di Scilla near Reggio is well worth exploring; if you like licorice, why not visit the Museo della Liquiriza in Rossano; historic site Angoli near Catanzaro; Lungomare near Reggio, coastline named "the most beautiful kilometer of Italy"; Orme nel Parco, park of outstanding beauty near Catanzaro; Capo Colonna, ancient ruins in Crotone; Sila Mountain; il Ponte del Diavolo, the Devil's Bridge near Civita; the Laghi di Sibari, a sailor's paradise, not a day without wind; everything about Tropea - the Piazza Ercole, Santa Maria dell'Isola, the beach and the many bars and restaurants and gelatarias. It's well worth a visit - or two!
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner for booking details. Note that we also have a one-bedroomed beachfront appartment near Brancaleone in Calabria which sleeps two very comfortably and also has a two-seater sofa bed in the living room with separate bathroom. The Owners Direct reference is IT6610. Changeover Day: Please contact the owner for changeover day details; although Saturday is our preferred changeover day, we are very happy to consider alternative dates so please do not hesitate to ask! Notes on prices: We would be very happy to rent for longer periods than indicated. Price on application. A refundable deposit of EUR 150 or sterling equivalent will also be requested.