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



Updated: 27-Feb-2016
Villa near Palau / Archipelago La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy - Ideal For People Looking For Comfort And Freedom, 1 Km From The Sea

If Sardinia is a beautiful island, nothing compares with La Maddalena Archipelago and its surrounds. 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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

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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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

Special interest holidays:

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

If you love :

Taking care of your body condition, a cyclette and an overturnable board for back exercise are available.

Stars-watching, we have stars glass available under request.


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.


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.


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.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Baobab Blue is normally rent for 2 weeks at least, however bookings for a single week are accepted in low season. Deposit 30% at booking. Balance by cash at your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Check in day on Saturday at 16.00, check out on Saturday within 11.00am.

Notes on prices:
Local service charges (electricity, gas, water ): £ 16 (20 €)/ person/ week/ , depending on occupancy. Minimum charge for 4 persons.
Final cleaning £ 70 (100 €)
Linen/towels : included

If needed, maid available at 15 pounds (18 €) for hour.If needed , the use of heating will be counted by the counter.

Pets :
£ 40 (50 €) per stay (please advise prior the arrival)

Toddler bed and clip on chair :
£ 25 (30€) per stay (please order)

the booking is done and confirmed when the guest pay a deposit of 30% of the rate through a bank transfer .
the rest of the money at the arrival, in cash.
the 70€ for final cleaning is not included and have to be paid before departure.

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Updated: 27-Feb-2016
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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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm


  • 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8/ 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: English speaking baby sitter available under request. 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 Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Local service charges (electricity, gas, water ): £ 16 (20 €)/ person/ week/ , depending on occupancy. Minimum charge for 4 persons. Final cleaning £ 70 (100 €) Linen/towels : included If needed, maid available at 15 pounds (18 €) for hour.

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