Casa Siesta enjoys a breathtaking location on the cliffs of Riaci, a small bathing bay near Santa Domenica. The house is simply furnished but with many details, surrounded by a large garden with shady pine trees, a covered portico and a large terrace overlooking the sea and the coast.
Casa Siesta is hidden between pine and orange groves on a large area at the entrance to Santa Domenica in an exclusive location high above the sea. The small bathing bay Riaci, which also includes a part of the house’s private beach, which even in high season remains without the sun loungers usually found in the region, can be reached from the house on foot or also by car (as the “foot-lazy” Italians love it) via a steep path. Adjacent to the beach is a camping facility, which is open from July to September. The house is divided into two separate living areas. The lower house area of Casa Siestas is available for holiday guests. The owner, an architect originally from Tropea but who has lived in Turin for many years, spends three weeks of her holidays in August and September in the upper area; you are still welcome to rent the lower area during this period, but then you will not be completely alone in the house, which can also be nice.
Casa Siesta is rustically furnished, surrounded by a large garden with shady pine trees, a covered portico with seating and a large terrace. There is a spacious living room with French doors that open fully to flood the room with light. From the hallway you enter two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds, furnished with many lovers’ pieces such as lamps, mirrors and pictures. The kitchen has typical southern Italian flair with furniture painted in light blue, white and yellow tones; there is a fridge with ice compartment, a gas cooker and a washing machine. The bathroom was renovated in early 2009. The house looks like something out of a film set, with the view of the sea and coast always intoxicating the senses. Surrounded by nature, you can recharge your batteries here, far away from the stress of everyday life.
The prices are per week. Occupancy from Saturday to Saturday is desirable but not essential.
A flat rate of € 20.00 per week for water, electricity and gas, as well as a one-off payment of € 50.00 for the final cleaning are added to the rental price.
As initial equipment, you are welcome to obtain towels (dishes and bathroom) and bed linen for € 15.00 per person. If a change of linen is desired on site, € 15.00 per person will be charged.
A deposit of € 150,00 is required on arrival.
26.03. – 14.05.2022 € 600,00
14.05. – 25.06.2022 € 650,00
25.06. – 16.07.2022 € 800,00
16.07. – 03.09.2022 € 900,00
03.09. – 24.09.2022 € 650,00
24.09. – 05.11.2022 € 500,00
The large green area where Casa Siesta is hidden in pine and orange groves is on the outskirts of Santa Domenica, the nearest village 2 km south of Tropea on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. Santa Domenica is a quiet little village where you can easily do your shopping. Especially the small bakery, somewhat hidden on the Corso, offers delicious freshly baked bread, small mini pizzas and ciabatta with olives in the morning. Centrally located is the well-stocked supermarket and across from it you will find a good selection of wines in a small shop as well as the local specialities, `nduja (spicy sausage paste), cheese, etc. In the two pasticcerias you can drink your cappuccino in the morning or enjoy an aperitif in the evening or eat homemade ice cream. On Mondays there is a weekly market in Santa Domenica, where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese and sausage, but also clothes, household goods and flowers. There is also a small post office, a pharmacy, a bank and a petrol station in the village, as well as a selection of restaurants.
Only 2 km away is the old aristocratic town of Tropea, enthroned like an acropolis on the sandstone cliff that slopes steeply down to the sea. Wonderful beaches stretch along several bays. The old town of Tropea is criss-crossed by small, narrow alleyways where the noisy and typical southern Italian life takes place. Numerous shops invite you to stroll and shop and a large selection of restaurants offers you the specialities of the region. Of particular historical interest are Tropea’s Norman cathedral and also the numerous noble palaces in the old town with their beautiful entrance portals. Tropea’s landmark, the small rocky island “Isola Bella” (Beautiful Island) with its pretty chapel can be admired from one of Tropea’s panoramic terraces during an aperitif at sunset.