La Bruca

Calabria awaits you.
Easy to reach by exiting at Lagonegro Nord on the Salerno - Reggio Calabria Autoroute, the little town of Scalea sits like a jewel above the sea, terraced on the typical rocky slopes of the shoreline. Behind it, the fabulous greenery of Pollino with the magnificent woods of the Pollino National Park. Calabria is noted for its long coastline of sandy beaches, and for rugged inland mountain ranges dotted with historic villages.

This three-bedroom apartment is in a mature small development of exclusive holiday homes set in landscaped gardens, just 300 meters from the sea. All around it is the tranquility of a 2,000 hectare estate of pastureland where animals graze, and where Ricotta and Pecorino cheeses are made and sold. La Bruca has been lovingly restored for the owner's personal use, with high quality furnishings and decoration. Each of the three pretty bedrooms has a private bathroom, providing comfortable accommodation for three couples. From the fully-equipped kitchen, meals can be served in the secluded shady garden or in the living/dining room, whose French windows open to pastoral views. These cool rooms − light and airy − are all decorated in pretty floral cotton fabrics. There are bedside lights and built-in closets. The floors feature the famous local Vietri hand-made tiles. Two of the three bedrooms have tubs and showers; the third has a shower compartment: The surfaces are, again, Vietri tiles. For outside entertaining, there is a marble table that seats 20 people.

The beautiful crescent beach at Marina dei Pioppi, a short walk away, has restricted access in the high season, but is always open for residents of La Bruca. It provides loungers and beach umbrellas, and snack-bar amenities. The pretty seaside village of Santa Maria del Cedro, less than a kilometer away, has adequate shops, and restaurants specializing in fish and other local produce. The Baroni Fazio estate, on which La Bruca is sited, offers tennis courts and horse-riding. There is a 9-hole golf course at the hotel San Michele, Belvedere, within 10 kilometers.

A week's rental is from 16.00 hours on Saturday until 10.00 the following Saturday, at which point the house is cleaned and the bed linen and towels renewed. Stays of two weeks or more include an extra two- hour house cleaning on Tuesdays. This property is normally available for rent between April and October each year, including Easter Holidays.

How to get to Scalea, Località La Bruca (Residence Mercure)

By car
From Milan or Florence or Rome or Naples Take the A1 highway Milano-Napoli. Then take the A3 highway Napoli- Reggio Calabria. Exit in Lagonegro Nord and follow in the direction to Scalea (ss 18). When arrived in Scalea, drive along the coast road, direction south. Pass the Lao river and, at km 265, turn left toward Verbicaro-Marcellina-Orsomarso. After 300 mt turn left and you have arrived.

By plane
Flights from Stansted (Ryanair) for Lamezia Terme⁄Santa Eufemia airport. From the airport take the A3 highway Salerno-Reggio Calabria, direction Salerno. Exit in Falerna and take the coast road (SS 18) till Santa Maria del Cedro. Pass Santa Maria del Cedro and turn right for Verbicaro-Marcellina-Orsomarso. After 300 mt turn left and you have arrived.

All mentioned prices are per week. The minimum required stay is one week

Low Season

Middle Season

High Season

2 oct/29 oct

24 apr/28 may

29 may/17 sep

27 mar/23 apr

18 sep/1 oct

€ 650,00

€ 800,00

€ 1.100,00

Check-in: on Saturdays between 16:00 – 20:00. After 20:00 an extra fee of € 10.00 per hour will apply
Check-out: the following Saturday within 10:00

Pets are not allowed

Included in the Price:

  • for stays of one week: maid service, 2 hours on Wednesdays
  • for stays of more than a week: maid service for a further 2 hours with change of sheets and towels

Additional costs, payable on site:

  • final cleaning € 100,00
  • extra bed linen will be charged at € 10,00 per bed
  • extra set of towels at € 5,00 per set
  • extra cleaning will be charged at € 12,00 per hour
  • extra bed € 150.00; child's cot/crib € 50.00

Terms of Payment:

  • Deposit: 50% by bank transfer at the time of booking
  • Balance: 6 weeks prior to arrival
  • Security deposit: 40% of the rent for a weekly stay or the sum of € 1,000.00 for a two-week stay, to be paid on arrival, refundable after inspection of the house before departure

We look forward to give you our warmest welcome!

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