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2 Seafront villas with garden in Calabria - Villa Marina Grande

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Villa Marina Grande

Independent first floor apartment in a beachfront villa within a garden of 2.5 hectares, with direct access to the beach. An external staircase leads to a spacious balcony-veranda, overlooking the sea and the beautiful garden. The balcony has a shaded area equipped for dining in a cool area. The front door opens into the living area which has a kitchen corner equipped with dishwasher, cooker and fridge freezer and also includes dining table with chairs and a sofa. The master’s bedroom has a double bed and in suite bathroom with shower and bidet. The other 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds. The 2nd bathroom has shower, bidet and washing machine. The estate is secluded and away from the crowds, just in front of the marvellous Ionian sea. The garden is rich in high pine trees, eucalyptus and bougainvillea, lemon, orange and olive trees, as well as a vine yard. It invites you to totally relax and enjoy superb siestas. The large sandy beach, is a perfect place to rest, and take long walk

About the property

Villa Marina

Villa Marina Grande and Villa Marina Piccola are two independent self-catering villas which are perfectly situated in front of the beautiful and romantic blue Ionian sea and a splendid sugar white sand beach. The villas are surrounded by a magnificent private garden, rich in high pine trees, eucalyptus, olive, orange and lemon trees, flowers and a vineyard.

Villa Marina Grande is the 1st-floor independent apartment of a large villa. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a living-room with kitchenette and a very spacious terrace with a shaded veranda overlooking the sea and the garden, ideal for eating outside.

Villa Marina Piccola is a lovely independent villa for 4 people. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living-room with kitchenette and a shaded veranda with sea view, perfect to eat “al fresco”.

Close to all the local amenities for shopping, eating out and sightseeing it is also an excellent place to rest and relax.

Local area information: In the local area there are many interesting places to visit, from Graeco-Roman archaeological sites and museums to picturesque villages, untouched forests and marvellous beaches.

Interesting places to visit are:

Scolacium, a Greek-Roman archaeological site in an olive tree estate. You can see the theatre, the forum, and a small but interesting museum with statues and local archaeological findings. On the top of the hill you can visit the necropolis and admire a breathtaking view of the gulf. At the entrance you’ll find the ruins of a Norman church “La Roccelletta. You can also visit a olive mill which dates back to the beginning of last century.

Squillace: nice village on the hills, famous for ceramics.

Stilo: visit the tiny but perfectly preserved basilian church “La Cattolica” that dates back to 12th century.

Bivongi: newly restored basilian church where the monks from Greece still live and pray.

Serra San Bruno: in the middle of Serre Calabre (Calabrian central mountains), driving through impressive forests, you’ll find the village of Serra San Bruno with it’s Chartreuse where the German monk San Bruno lived. The place is also very famous for mushrooms.

Locri Epizefiri: wide archaeological site with a beautiful ancient Greek theatre and a very interesting museum.

Cropani: picturesque village with an interesting church.

La Sila: impressive Calabrian highland with two lakes and Silano pine forests.

Tropea: beautiful tourist resort on the Tirrenian sea.

Scilla: picturesque fisherman’s village close to Reggio Calabria, on the superb “Messina Strait” Reggio Calabria: the museum where the Bronzi di Riace and the lungomare with its breathtaking view of Sicily and Etna are well worth a visit.

Eolian Islands: organized one day cruise trips to the Eolian Islands from Soverato.

Gerace: most beautiful and picturesque town, with a very interesting ancient cathedral, churches and nice streets. Beaches: The Ionian coast of Calabria is mainly sandy, but you can find a most beautiful rocky coast in Pietragrande, Caminia and Copanello.

You will surely like the region of Calabria, still unspoiled by tourism, and you will enjoy the delicious food and good local wine in the many restaurants by the sea.

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Savini
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Marina. The Villa’s orchard was divine! The outside shower was perfect We agree with all previous comments: total paradise! We will be back!! Try the fresh oranges and lemons off the trees, absolutely delicious and the cherry tomatoes from the supermarket where outstanding. We will we will definitely be recommending this place to all of our friends and family
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for Villa Marina Grande in San Sostene, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Villa Marina Grande
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun, beach and Italian cuisine!

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described, but the pictures do nog capture the beauty of the garden full with lemon, grapefruit and oranje trees, the sunset from the balcony and the quiet, sandy beach just across the street.

We stayed in the large villa with 4 adults and 2 children (6/8 years) who had A great time playing in the garden, picking fruits and swimming at the beach.

The housekeeper is very friendly and helpfull.

We had A very relaxed holidayweek and can recommand this house to anyone that wants to enjoy Italy with its great weather, food, friendly people and beuatifull countryside!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa Maria

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic two week holiday in this idyllic part of Italy. The villa was lovely - ample of space and a beautiful terrace. Having the beach at the end of the garden was just incredible, being able to pop down for a morning, or evening swim, was perfect. We met friends on the beach during the evening football match and made friends with the owners and their family. Half of me wants to tell all my friends about it and the other half wants to keep it a secret place! Meeting no British was a welcome relaxation. We will be back. Thank you Maria

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm really glad that you have enjoyed your holiday at Villa Marina Grande. I look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Great villa and garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Marina Grande with two small children for two weeks in June, and enjoyed it so much that we sometimes skipped the beach to lounge on the big terrace, reading and drinking cocktails or splashing in a mini pool we bought (depending on the age...). Clean, with everything that we needed, and help around the corner for any question. The only small bother was that the bar on the beach had entertainment every evening, and we heard their speakers instead of the sea (but not an issue to sleep). Otherwise everything was perfect. We also appreciated the mosquito nets in all the windows. This was by far one of the best rentals we ever had all across Europe's seaside.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I look forward to seeing you again at Villa Marina in Calabria!
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Second Stay and we will be back next year!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a family retreat! The compound is beautifully maintained, secured and fully gated, and right across from a fantastic beach. We have stayed in all three units and each is well equipped, extremely clean, spacious, and comfortable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an Italian getaway with all of the comforts.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holliday in Calabria

  • 5 of 5

For the third time, we go in vacation to the Villa Marina, we enjoy it still very much.

The two villas are just perfect for vacation. This time, we enjoyed the "villa grande" with our 3 children.

Children can play in the huge garden.

The beautiful beach is only at the other side of the street.

Everything is exactly as described on the site.

We are already waiting to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Desert, CA

Relaxing time on Italian beach

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a great time and recommend this place to anyone who wants to just relax, swim in clear, clean waters just accross the road....we had the beach mostly to ourselves in Sept.....beautiful grounds, wonderful help from Ladis, the caretaker, and very comfortable house with great, hot, outdoor shower......great half and one day trips with lots to see in Calabria.....anyone can contact me if they want more detail.....enjoy

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
La chiccheria
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Reggio Calabria
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
San Sostene
Car: recommended

Soverato, at a distance of 4 kilometers, is a well known holiday resort, with a beautiful sea promenade, a large pedestrian precinct overlooking the marvellous gulf of Squillace, elegant fashion shops and important jewellers, delicatessen shops, good restaurants where you can taste the superb Ionian fish, and bars where you can sample some of Italy's best ice cream. There are also pubs, discos and entertainment for adults and children. A large and inviting market takes place every Friday.


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