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Charming Cottage In 'Smeraldino' Style in the country side at 1 km from beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa near Palau Ideal For People Looking For Comfort And Freedom. 3bedrooms 2bathrooms 1 Km From The Sea

If Sardinia is a beautiful island, nothing compares with La Maddalena Archipelago and its surroundings. Baobab Blu is less than 5km from Palau and La Maddalena Marine Park and is located in a perfect quiet position on a hillside just 1km from the sea. The house is carefully furnished and its 'old Spanish cotto floor' will contribute to give you a warm welcome. Baobab Blu has an old, genuine charm but it's also equipped with every modern fitting ( Satellite TV, Playstation, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, oven, air-con in 1 room and fans, etc). A nice and wide garden surrounds the house and wood gives shadow, gated access and parking, patio is equipped for alfresco dining, hammock and BBQ. In the garden you may easily meet some of the local fauna like as birds of prey, and jays. Ideal location for relaxing vacation seekers. Many archeological excursions and guided visits available close by. Sports for every taste. Local genuine cuisine restaurants and ethnic restaurants nearby.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

VALE
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

About VALE

The first time I visited North Sardinia a long time ago, I really felt comfortable and I realized that the area with this wild nature was a perfect place for me to stay.

I felt in love with all kinds of blues greens and turquoise mixed in a palette of colours sky, sea and countryside and the incredible granite rocks sculpted by the wind and the time .

I always liked to stay at open air the much more that I can and to have a simple style of life, close to the nature and her beauties , that's true. In fact I never had in my life an office work.

I has been sailing world around for few years, and spent several years later working in West Africa as a Vet, my profession.

VALE purchased this villa in 1995

Why VALE chose Olbia-Tempio

Baobab Blue is not far from beaches and Palau village, but his particular interest as a holiday place are, the peace and restful time you can spend in it, far from crowds.

So it will be easy for you to go swimming or sailing (the first beach is 5 minutes from the house ), and then come back to the house in a while to have a rest in the hammocks under the oaks!

All kinds of blues greens and turquoise mixed in a palette of colours sky, sea and countryside! Unforgettable are the views of the granite rocks sculpted by the wind and wonderful panoramas should be part of your unforgettable holidays.

What makes this villa unique

If you come with your children, they can play in a very safe place, the garden is very large and full of trees and shadow. You might have the opportunity to pick fruits from trees according to the period you come. (Medlars in May, Mulberries in June, Figs in July - August). If you like to take care of your fitness you can use the cyclette and the reversing table .

I live inside the property so we may meet if you want or not, it will depends on you.

If you need suggestions to explore local facilities, beaches, restaurants, sports, I will be happy to help you to find the best for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Valeria,

thank you for a quiet place within the spectacular nature of Sardegna but close to Palau, La Maddalena and the Costa Smeralda.

We enjoyed our breakfast under the shadow of the big trees while watching turtles passing by and birds spending their time in the big green garden.

Your house is very charming and we loved coming back to it´s warm and nice atmosphere after a great surfing day or trip to the near beaches.



Iris and Wolfgang ESSER and kids



Hi Vale,

Thank you for an absolutely fabulous week. Baobab Blu was in the perfect location- very quiet up in the hills but close to local amenities.The garden was great for the boys to play in, very safe and shady in the heat of the day. The accommodation itself was very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. We hope to be back ourselves and shall definitely recommend your villa to friends and family.

Best wishes and thank you again for a great holiday and your wonderful hospitality.

Duffy Family
Mar 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Valeria,

thank you for a quiet place within the spectacular nature of Sardegna but close to Palau, La Maddalena and the Costa Smeralda.

We enjoyed our breakfast under the shadow of the big trees while watching turtles passing by and birds spending their time in the big green garden.

Your house is very charming and we loved coming back to it´s warm and nice atmosphere after a great surfing day or trip to the near beaches.



Iris and Wolfgang ESSER and kids



Hi Vale,

Thank you for an absolutely fabulous week. Baobab Blu was in the perfect location- very quiet up in the hills but close to local amenities.The garden was great for the boys to play in, very safe and shady in the heat of the day. The accommodation itself was very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. We hope to be back ourselves and shall definitely recommend your villa to friends and family.

Best wishes and thank you again for a great holiday and your wonderful hospitality.

Duffy Family
Mar 2008
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Baobab Blu

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, nice welcome from owner. Figs growing in garden were delicious as were home made jams and honey. Hammocks a peaceful retreat to read and snooze. Villa very clean and well maintained. Plenty of local attractions nearby - car recommended.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ELERI thank you for your nice and kind review ! I hope this will increase requests from potential guests. Here the weather is still fair but the air has changed and I guess hot summer is gone....... I hope your return at home/at work has been smooth and soft. May we will meet again once, in the mean time all the best to your lovely family, it'has been a pleasure for me to know all of you cheers Valeria
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Location

From the Owner

Baobab Blue is not far from beaches and Palau village, but his particular interest as a holiday place are, the peace and restful time you can spend in it, far from crowds. So it will be easy for you to go swimming or sailing (the first beach is 5 minutes from the house ), and then come back to the house in a while to have a rest in the hammocks under the oaks! All kinds of blues greens and turquoise mixed in a palette of colours sky, sea and countryside! Unforgettable are the views of the granite rocks sculpted by the wind and wonderful panoramas should be part of your unforgettable holidays.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : olbia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : palau at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : palau at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : portocervo at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : olbia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : olbia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : palau at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : le saline at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Possibility to rent a sailing boat with skipper for full day cruise in the Archipelago and Bocche di Bonifacio islands.

Coast/Beach:

Several and all different beaches (rocky, sandy, isolated or full of services) are spread around. I can give you a short list with distances. Bocche di Bonifacio with La Maddalena, Budelli Pink Beach, Razzoli, and other minor Islands are 20 minutes by boat and Corsica too, is very easy to reach. Marine Park of La Madd. will give you the chance to discover unique naturalistic sites even by trekking or horse riding in Caprera, either making a dive under these transparent and deep blu waters.

Travel:

EasyJet, TUIfly, SAS, Sterling and Meridiana have direct flights to Costa Smeralda Olbia Airport (40' by car).

RyanAir lands in Alghero airport (2 hours by car).

If you are flying car hire is essential.

Maritime connection from Genova, Leghorn, Piombino and Civitavecchia to Olbia harbour.

Santa Teresa (23km) is connected with Corsica all year around.

Distances:

Palau is 5 km from the house.

Olbia with airport and harbour 40km.

La Maddalena Archipelago 15 ' by ferry from Palau.

Porto Cervo and Costa Smeralda 20' by car.

Santa Teresa di Gallura is 25' by car.

Alghero airport 150km.

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket is 2' drive, but in Palau (5') you will find also large supermarkets, gasoline station, local shops, cinema, chemistry, physician, library (with English texts too), pastry-shop, etc.

Weekly market on Friday morning in Palau. Craft market every evening at 9 p.m.

Sports: diving school "Oyster Sub" in Golfo LeSaline (2' by car); horse riding in Cala Lepre (5' by car);

kite-surfing, wind surfing, kayak and water-sking in Porto Pollo (10' by car); rock-hiking in San Pantaleo and Valle della Luna (30' by car each),

tennis-courts in Palau, trekking every where.

Quad rides in Tempio mountains (1 hour by car) will let you know incredible and mysterious part of Gallura.

Trips: from Santa Teresa di Gallura (20' by car) you can easly reach by ferry Bonifacio (Corsica) with its white cliffs. La Maddalena and Caprera are 15' ferry from Palau.

One-day cruises in the Archipelago not to be missed.

Excursions: "Tombe dei Giganti" and Nuraghe are the archeological sites of major interest (10'-20' by car). There are several excursion and guided visit available close by.

Several summer village feasts and fairs in close by villages will give you the chance to taste local cuisine and dance. Weekly markets in La Maddalena, Palau and Arzachena, nice to visit for folk arts.

Museums: ethnological museum in Arzachena, archeological museum in Olbia (close to the harbour).

Restaurants: typical Sardinian food can be easly tasted in "Agriturismi" nearby. International cuisine and pizzerias in Palau, Cannigione (10' drive) etc.

We usually prepare for guests a short list (not exhaustive) with telephone numbers or driving indications for suggested beaches, sports, trips etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
june
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£791
for 7 nights
£791 **
 
 
mid june-mid july
17 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920 **
 
 
end july-mid august
29 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350 **
 
 
september
3 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£834
for 7 nights
£834 **
 

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £59.41
Gas/Electricity/Water 0.8% of rental total, per person per night
Pet Fee £0
recycling service 0.5% of rental total, per person per night

There aren't any particular house rules unless to respect the space and good within the property. For example, since Sardinia in summer is a droughty-risk region, the use of water shouldn't be wasteful. Smokers are allowed. Animals are accepted but under request. The house is suitable for children and people with partial physical disability, but should be kept in consideration that the house has different level with a few steps.
Towels, bed linen and household linen are included.
The washing machine is available for a maximum of 3 washings per week.
The costs of Electricity/Gas/Water, Recycling service, and final cleaning are additional; please refer to the fees.
The house should be left completely empty; the fridge emptied of all food; waste should be placed in the right containers.
Check - in is from 4.00 p.m till 10.30 p.m .
Check - out is by 11.00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

If you come with your children, they can play in a very safe place, the garden is very large and full of trees and shadow. You might have the opportunity to pick fruits from trees according to the period you come. (Medlars in May, Mulberries in June, Figs in July - August). If you like to take care of your fitness you can use the cyclette and the reversing table . I live inside the property so we may meet if you want or not, it will depends on you. If you need suggestions to explore local facilities, beaches, restaurants, sports, I will be happy to help you to find the best for you.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En suite large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, WC and bidet separated. Second bathroom with shower, WC and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 plus 1 cot / 3 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, en suite large bathroom. 2nd bedroom (by the way to the third) with 2 single beds. 3rd bedroom with 1 and half place bed (130cm x 195cm) and 1 single bed (air conditioning in this room). Wardrobe in every bedroom.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: 1 large patio with long table for 8 chairs for alfresco dining. Outdoor furniture on the gazon including hammock, lazy chairs, outdoor beds and BBQ area under trees with a new gazebo. You can even play a bowling game while you're roasting steaks at the BBQ! According to the period you could eat figs, blackberries and medlars directly from the tree! In the wide garden there's also another small property, where I live. Utility Room: Washing machine is downstairs in the utility room, 3 washings per week included. Final cleaning € 70 Linen/towels : included

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