Sergei, Pizzo Beach Club
Thank you very much for helping out our guests! Your prompt actions are really appreciated ....
Dave & Julie, Rental client in Tropea
“A taste of true Italian life, living amongst the locals”
This apartment is ideal for those who want to be within walking distance of the centre of Tropea (2mins) and it's many historic points of interest, restaurants, shops and bars, The main Piazza of Tropea with it’s many cafes/bars is 1min away, and it also a short walk from the various beaches and lido’s (5mins). Because of it's central location, you have to expect some noise.
The apartment is situated in an apartment block occupied mainly by Italian locals, so it really is a taste of how the locals live. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and furnished, with a sea view from every window. There is also a balcony which looks over the sea to Stromboli volcano.
We rented this apartment in January and it was ideal for our needs, being equipped with washing machine, TV/DVD, ipod docking station, central heating/aircon fully fitted kitchen and bathroom incl large bath. There is a supermarket, a snack and coffee bar just across the street/round the corner.
The English speaking management company, Tom & Paul from Calabria Management Services are also extremely friendly and helpful.
“Great accommodation”, Amalfi, Zambrone
Tastefully furnished apartment with balcony and stunning sea views. Great place for a perfect holiday.
Stevenson's, Pizzo Beach Club
Hi Paul, Thanks for keeping us posted about everything and thanks for photos, looks good.George
Martin's - Amalfi Resort
Thank you so much what a great job you have done, all the best
Montgomery's, Pizzo Beach Club
Thanks very much for setting place up again.
Hope you guys are well and delighted to have a few bookings already.
Hope to catch up again in Sept
I think there have already been post about Calabria Management Services but Just a reminder that they provide many services including property management, airport pickups, furniture etc. It's run by Paul and Tom both from Ireland who have moved to Calabria. Check out their website
I used their airport pickup service a couple of weeks ago and will definitely do so again.
Jeni, Rental client in Zambrone
Dearest Tom, The family would like to say a huge thank you for your kindness, consideration and helpfulness during our stay in Calabria. Our very very best wishes to you and Paul.
Charlie Howitt, Rental client in the Marasusa
Thank you again for your great service. Our holiday was prefect. I will be in touch again when I return next year with my husband. Many thanks.
Sait family, Delta Club Residence
Just a quick line to say thank you to both you and Tom for all your hard work. We hope all goes well for you in the coming busy summer season.
Alex, Il Casale
Paul and Tom who run Calabria Management Service, having met them seem like really nice guys.I think they will do very well; they are very on the ball and very personable.
Michelle, Pizzo Beach Club
I think you are working very hard for us and am delighted about the potential booking. If you could sort it out to get WIFI installed can you arrange it for us.
That’s mighty on the booking front. It’s the best news I’ve had today. I’m both delighted for you as well as us.
Let me know if I need to do anything.
Eddie & Vanessa Lynam, Borgonovo
We were recently in Pizzo checking on our apartment in Borgo Novo and we caught up with Paul and Tom on a few occasions and they really looked after us, they accommodated us in a beautiful apartment in Zambrone and they gave us some very useful tips and some great advice. Thanks again guys, Eddie and Vanessa
Uli, Germany - Repeat Rental Client
Hope you and Tom are doing well.Only a few months have been ago since we have left our beautiful apartment at Il Casale.
We are now planning our coming summer holiday in 2011 in Calabria and have found also a very nice location on your internet page called Pizzo Beach Club Resort. We are just wondering if there will be apartments with 3 bedrooms available, too. Would you please let us know if this could also be interesting for us.
Thank you so much in advance.
Greetings from cold and rainy Germany!
Craig Adair, Pizzo Beach Club
Hope things are going well for you both in your new venture.If you continue to provide the level of service you are currently providing I am sure you will have a very successful business.Craig
Claire Kennett, San Lucido
Dear Tom and Paul, we both just wanted say thank you again for all your help, I don\'t think we would have known where to start in relation to completing on our apartment. We are so happy with the kitchen and all the rest of the furniture, if you need to use our apartment to show other potential clients, the quality of your work, then that won\'t be a problem. We wish you both continued success in your business in Calabria. All the best.
Peter, Trish, DJ amd Amy - Rental client in Marasusa
“the perfect apartment for a relaxing holiday in a wonderful location”
This was our second stay in this wonderful apartment which is clean, well equipped and sufficiently spacious, even with two teenagers.
Bedrooms are more than adequate, and bathroom and lounge have everything you'd need, right down to medicine kit, a selection of books, cds, dvds and local handbooks.
The balcony (which gets the sun from mid-morning to evening) has spectacular views over Tropea, the coastline and on to Stromboli.
From meeting us at Lamezia to having some initial "necessary" supplies (including cold white wine) ready for us, Tom and the team at Calabria Management couldnt have been more helpful.
The gardens and pool area are kept in perfect condition, with gardens tended every day and Francesco making sure that the pool and surrounding areas are pristine. Jacuzzi was perfect for relaxing and the kids pool very safe and well maintained. Never had a problem getting a few sunbeds, despite the fact that we were there when the annual dance school takes place, and definitely no none of the typical continental nonsense of people reserving sunbeds. The poolside snackbar was open when we were there, but seemed to be closing in mid-August.
When the dance school is on, there's also a shuttle bus that runs between Marasusa and Tropea every other hour for 2 euro per head, and they'll even do a midnight pick up from Tropea centre. It is possible to walk down to Parghelia (small supermarket and a great bakery for very reasonable luxurious patisserie) or on toTropea, but a car really is necessary, especially to sample some of the nearby towns, like Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, Vibo Marina etc al of which are worth a visit, as is the weekly market in Vibo Valentia.
Tropea itself is a lovely town with a square which is lively at night and many narrow winding streets where you will find a wide range of restaurants, from the most basic to quite sophisticated. Personal favourites would have been Tre Fontane, La Lamia and Pinturicchio, but all offer good value and good food, although for some it helps if you can speak a little Italian.
In all, the perfect apartment for a relaxing holiday in a wonderful location.
Peter, Trish, DJ amd Amy
TESTIMONIAL FROM A GUEST WHO STAYED IN OUR CLIENTS VILLA IN ZAMBRONE
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday staying at Lily Rosa. Calabria isn't an area we've visited before and were a bit apprehensive but it lived up to all expectations.Lily Rosa is on the outskirts of Zambrone which is a village without many facilities or restaurants but we had an excellent welcome pack so it gave us time to find our way around.The villa is well equiped and the bed really comfortable, it's very quiet, so we slept really well. Car hire is required but if you want to get away from it all and are happy to sit out at night on the balcony and admire the fantastic sunsets, this is the place for you. Both Tropea and Pizzo are about 15mins away and we also got the ferry across to Sicily.Other days were spent on fantastic beaches in Capo Vaticano,Briatico, Tropea or Zambrone Mare.
Guests who stayed in the Amalfi, Zambrone
Just wanted to say thanks for a fab holiday - exactly what we needed. Fabulous apartment eveything you need and more. Great pool and surroundings totally relaxing. Thanks for your help while in the resort and hope to see you again next year.
Caroline, Darrell and girls xx
The Mc'Daid's, Pizzo Beach Club
The pizzo beach website looks great, you and Tom are fantastic with all things www. and social media.
On a further note I would also like to add your standard of service has been excellent and very consistent over the last 2 years which most companies struggle to achieve.
The Osborne's, Pizzo Beach Club
Hi Paul & Tom
We know your very busy, but had to tell you we think the new websites fantastic 10/10.
Mike & Ros 73G
The Laggar's, Marasusa Resort
Thanks for taking care of our property for the past few years. It was great having people we could rely on.
Audrey & Colum, Pizzo Beach Club
“Colum and I have used the services of Paul & Tom’s company Calabria Management Services on many occasions and throughout the process of getting set up in Pizzo Beach Club which was made a lot less stressful with their help. We used the Airport Collection Service, the arrival food package and the Shopping Trip all of which were invaluable and very competitively priced – Paul and Tom have though of everything from basic food right down to hiring tennis rackets, internet and if that’s not enough they have a wealth of knowledge about the area, best restaurants and the fabulous Hotel Popilla (Paul arranged spa treatments for us while we were there in April). We also had dinner and yet again it was fantastic.
If you need reliability then these two guys are the best in the business and I would be happy to recommend you look at their website www.pizzobeach.com to get a full overview.”
Vincent & Libby, Collina Marina
Thank you Paul & Tom for completing the snag of our apartment in Collina Marina and for ensuring the problems were rectified before we completed in January.Best of luck with your future business,Vincent
Hans Selderslaghs, Borgonovo
First of all we cannot thank both of you enough for all the work you are putting in and for all the useful information you provide us with! It is very much appreciated! Hans
Janis Galbraith, Fioribello
Good luck with all your future correspondence with new Fioribello owners, feel free to refer them to me for a reference, I will be happy to refer them recommend you and Tom.
Michael, Borgonovo (Renewal of Property Management)
It's nice to do business again for another year.
Beverley Aston, Brace, Briatico
Thanks for your e-mail and the weblink. Just to say, I'm absolutely delighted with the timely way in which you have input the information regarding the apartment, and uploaded it all including the photos etc!! You must be working all hours, as I know how long it can end up taking once you sit yourself down in front of one of these bleep screens! The rates look good to us too ... so now we just sit back and wait for the bookings to come rolling in:)) I will be pointing family and friends to the website, so will ask them for any feedback as well, and let you know. I would hope and presume it will all be positive! So just to say again, a very big thank you for getting this all up and running so quickly, and with such a professional look. Not to mention the write up, sounds like we have a budding travel writer in our midst!.
Speak again real soon.
Ciao ciao, Bev
Michelle Legget, Pizzo Beach Club
Thanks that is brilliant.
I appreciate your help and support.
Helen & Donal, Borgonovo
I am really delighted with the way you have finished the apartment you did a fantastic job and I can see from the photos that yourself and Tom put in a lot of hard work. I am so glad Louise introduced us as I would never have got it finished without your help. It was a pity we weren't introduced sooner as we would both have been saved some of the hard work!
Thanks a million Paul and I will leave everything in your very capable hands.
Brid & Kevin, Borgo Novo
Sincerest thank you for your snag list report and your attention to details is excellent.
We really appreciate it.Looking forward to seeing you both soon.
David & Judith, Amalfi
Once again, thanks again for all your help over the past couple of weeks. Best wishes, David and Judith, Amalfi
Gareth Chambers, Fioribello
Now thats a service, you guys will do fantastically well in Calabria. Gareth Fioribello
May Johnson, Pizzo Beach Club
Thank you for the email and photos, you are doing a brilliant job out there we would be completely lost without you. Being a decent and efficient in business as you are I have no doubt will ensure you both have long term prospects.
Sarah Chavasse, Il Casale
Tom, thank you so very much for sorting out my Enel bills while I was away, Regards, Sarah
“One of the best apartments I've been to for 100 euro per person/week!!”
Excellent apartment in southern Calabria (Tropea) with balcony with sea view, shared 'private' pool (when we wanted to jump in to the pool during the evenings we were the only ones in there always!!),parking...everything exactly how it was described in advert..
It's a bit outside from the town (nearest shop,restaurants 1km Marina di Zambrone, Tropea 7km) but that was exactly what we were looking for..silence,sea and relax..therefore car is must also if you want to discover Capo Vaticano and other secrets which are a must!!
“Fantastic views and amazing pool” - Delta Club
We stayed at the Delta Club Residence in August 2011 with our two boys (8 & 4). The apartment was comfortable and clean with a large balcony and spectacular views out to sea. The pool area was brilliant and the kids had a fantastic week. The local beaches were busy but nice with beautfully clear, calm water. A car was absolutely essential but everything we needed was accessible relatively close by - restaurants, supermarket etc.
The complex was small and secure and everyone was very friendly. The only downside to the apartment was that the kitchen was not very well equipped, no knives other than general cuttlery, and no kettle, and there was some noise at night in between apartments, scraping chairs, music etc.
Overall it was a great location and was almost perfect for a week's relaxing holiday in the sun.
“Just Perfect” - Amalfi
We stayed in this spacious apartment the last 2 weeks of August. The reception and key handover by Tom was perfect. The apartment was clean and well equipped. The kitchen could use some additional pans but you can manage, and who wants to cook with all the nice restaurants around? Magnificent views from the big terrace, very nice and clean pool. Perfect holiday in nice surroundings.
Sabbia Di Marinella - Paul Denvier
Thanks very much for the update on rentals. It is a much better year this year.
Keep up the good work.
Diana - 31G Pizzo Beach Club
Dear Paul and Tom
Well, Completion on my apartment went well, with no 'hitches', but you will know that now too.
I was happy to learn that the new owners are continuing to use your Management Services.
Hopefully they will be delighted with their new home, and when they are not in Residence, it will be safe in your capable hands.
Thank you both very much for all of your help over the past year. You have both been marvellous, and it was not easy for you, picking up the pieces when things were not in order, I know that.
You will, I am sure,have a good working relationship with the new owners,who no doubt will be out of the country at times.
I hope that you have a good Summer season, with far fewer hassles that you have experienced so far this year!!
With my very Best Wishes,
And kind regards