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Private Room, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Maratea, Province of Potenza, Basilicata

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Marie D
New York
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4 reviews
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“Ideal and Idyllic”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Its a lovely villa with its back to the majestic mountains and its face to a sea with a blue so intense its only competition is the celestial sky above. The accommodations are spacious , bright, with generous storage space and immaculately clean. Each guest is afforded peace, tranquility and freedom. Each room has its own individual keyed entrance and a patio with table and chairs.
It is close to many enchanting places to explore, all of which are never too far from he sea and mountains. This little nest in paradise is overseen by two angels, Nadia and Lydia. To say they are generous, warm, and charming is a dreat understatement. The welcome one receives is equal to what one finds in the homes of close friends and family. Their eagerness to help and to meet every request is remarkable. They do everything with a grace rarely encountered.
Breakfast, served on the front porch bathed in the light of sky and sea is wonderfully fresh, delicious and varied, with most of it made with ingredients grown on their property. A freshly baked scrumptious cake made with olive oil, served each morning is baked by Tiziana, the other angel who is rarely seen but much appreciated.
The week spent at La Casa still lives vividly in my mind. I cannot wait to return to it and the lovely family within it.
I highly recommend La Casa del Gelso to anyone who treasures beauty, peace, kindness, and all the bounties of nature both human and pastoral.

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Noosh21
Sydney, Australia
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“Fabulous find and fabulous people”
Reviewed 1 November 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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My husband and I stumbled across this little gem while trying to find an affordable place to stay on route to Sicily.

It is right next to a 4 star hotel so the location is excellent and the price is too. The restaurant in the hotel is great for a nice romantic dinner.

La casa del Gelso is right next to (200 steps from) a crystal clear pebble beach, which we had all to ourselves.

The hosts are lovely and we enjoyed chatting to them. Our only regret was not having more time to stay and enjoy the beautiful location.

We would highly recommend this place. This region seems somewhat untouched by tourists - let's hope it remains that way! It's like being on the Amalfi coast (windy coastal road and similar scenery) without the price tag or crowds.

Grazie for a wonderful stay.

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aglowe
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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“Peace and Tranquility”
Reviewed 23 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Initially having a slight problem finding La Casa Del Gelso (mainly our fault), Nadia saved us by meeting us in the village of Aquafredda. Del Gelso is a beautiful B&B set in the heart of the village. The accommodation was very clean, well appointed, with it’s own little terrace and parking in a private area in front of the house. As the owner and family lived on the premises there was always someone there to answer any questions on the local restaurants and places to visit but the family were in no way intrusive. As with all of our stay in B&B’s in Italy and Sicily, breakfast was very good. Depending on the length of your stay a visit to the mountain top with “The Redeemer” is a must - for the views to the sea and to the mountains and as the son in law of the owner designed the local tourist map he has excellent knowledge of places to visit in the immediate area and further a field including Paestum (another must visit)
One of the “jewels in the crown” for our visit to this part of Italy and one we would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 22 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Reviewed 12 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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