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Villa in the Countryside



Updated: 19-Aug-2016
Villa in Arzachena, Sardinia, Italy - Peaceful Location, Beautiful View

The house sits high on a hill with wonderful views in seven hectares of land which it shares with another smaller house lower down the hill. With many windows, this 150m² house has a great sense of light and space.

It has two double bedrooms one of which has en-suite bathroom, the other with bathroom adjacent ,the third bedroom with twin beds is on a mezzanine reached by steep stairs. Large open plan kitchen/dining/living area fully equipped, comfortable sofas, big open fire and long dining table. The garden is beautiful and large with a green lawn leading off the furnished cover patio. The property is reachable by car and the last km of the road is unsurfaced. Not suitable for sports car.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are sailors who fell in love with Sardinia and built this house for their growing family. We are now introducing the children to the larger world sailing on our yacht 'Cocolo'. We are currently in South America.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Federica ,I want to thank you for the providing your fantastic house .We had wonderful holidays in your house and enjoyed it as well as the location. The facilities of the house were perfect for us. We loved your villa, spent much time at the house with relaxing, cooking, eating & playing etc. and had worthy family time. It was a great base to explore the many different beaches and to make excursions.Thank you and best regards .Arne Laugwitz

The views from the house are stunning. So much so that we were torn between staying put and exploring the beautiful coast. The house is comfortable and had everything we needed. It has a lovely atmosphere and we immediately felt at home. Very good liaison was provided by Federica the owner and Simona the key holder was very welcoming and helpful.

Steve and Sarah Drury .
Dec 2009
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Sardinian gem

  • 5 of 5

A week really was not long enough in this lovely villa. Well positioned in the beautiful Gallura hills just below the Costa Smeralda we were able to enjoy the silence and peace of the countryside while being close enough to arrive at all the tourist hot spots of the Costa Smeralda within a short drive when we wanted to. Can't fault the villa at all - clean, light, spacious, beautifully designed and built, well equipped for all the family and obviously well maintained. The views and sunset from the villa are spectacular. The list description was completely accurate and we immediately felt at home. Our six year old particularly liked the well stocked dressing-up box. She even managed to meet one of the local tortoises on the track! Marco, who helps manage the place, was extremely helpful and gave us lots of useful local information and tips for places of interest and restaurants upon arrival. Particular highlights of the holiday were the less well known beaches of Cala Ginepri, the sailing boat trip on Rumbera from Palau, exploring the Nuraghe ruins all around and the market at San Pantaleo, not to mention the amazing Costa Smeralda beaches and sea. Thank you James and Federica

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location and beautifully designed villa

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't recommend this villa more highly. It's exactly as it looks in the photos - in fact better. The views all around are stunning, the interior of the house is beautifully and tastefully designed - spacious, uncluttered and well equipped. We had a glorious week here with our 4 teenage children. Even in the height of peak season we found lovely, uncrowded beaches relatively nearby. Don't hesitate to book, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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''Villa in a stunning location"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 3 grownup children and grandparents in July at this beautiful villa. The setting is magical, high up in the hills, views of distant mountains all around, and inside is charming, built and furnished by the owners with much thought and care for detail. It is a perfect location from which to explore the mountains and coastline, returning each evening with food from the local town to cook on the barbecue as the sun set, and possibly catch sight of the tortoises crossing the lawn! The house is equipped with everything one could possibly need in abundance, both for young children and teenagers and is a wonderful calm retreat from hectic life.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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lovely family holiday !

  • 5 of 5

"Hidden in the hills, with hardly another house in sight, this lovely home was ideal for our three-family-generations holiday. The house itself is just as inviting as the photos suggest and provides everything one needs to be comfortable. From the house one can reach seemingly countless beautiful beaches, and the towns of Arzachena, Olbia, and Tempio Pausania among others. One week was not enough and we all agreed that we'll come back for another stay."

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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  • 4 of 5

Your home was ideally situated for us.Far enough away from the busy towns yet near enough to get to most places of interest with in 15-20 mins.The house its self was beautiful , set on the hill top over looking the valleys and mountains of sardinia.We had several days just staying at the house enjoying the silence and ambience of the surroundings and cooking for our families in the evening.The house is very nicely finished with every thing you need to enjoy your stay, even the very bumpy steep dirt track that led up to the house seemed apt. we will try and return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Olbia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Arzachena town at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Olbia at 24 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pevero Golf , Porto Cervo at 23 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Arzachena town at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cannigione , Arzachena Gulf at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sardinia is perfect for tours on racing bike,very good asphalted panoramic and hilly roads with beautiful surroundings.Local food is excellent (with typical home made gnocchi and roasted piglet) can be tasted in numerous agriturismo dotting the island. Sailing is one of the main attraction and it's possible to visit the enchanted Maddalena Arcipelago with day charter boats from Palau or Cannigione. Important Nuragic sites very close to the house.


Situated in the North East of Sardinia. 13 km from Cannigione in the Arzachena Gulf with beautiful beaches only 15/20 mins drive away,25km from Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda,20km from Palau and the spectacular Maddalena Arcipelago and Porto pollo windsurfer paradise. 35Km form Santa Teresa di Gallura and the west coast with more secluded beaches and surfable waves.


Olbia Airport is 25km away, the ferry port is either Olbia or Golfo Aranci 35km away. Car essential. Last 900 mt of road to access the house is unsurfaced and not suitable for sports car.


The nearest town is Arzachena 8km away and has all the facilities of a small town with shops, supermarkets, fresh produces and craft market once a week (Wednesday), medical services, pharmacy, bank, etc. 15km form the charming San Pantaleo village with its famous craft market, art galleries and boutiques.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term October
23 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27
Refundable Damage Deposit £313

Booking Notes:
50% of the rent is required to complete the booking . A refundable security/damage deposit of 350 euros is required. Deposits are refundable of 50% if period cancelled is re-rented.

10% discount on second and consecutive weeks .

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival at 1600hrs, departure at 1000hrs.

Notes on prices:
Additional fee of 30€ for pet per week.

Additional fee of 30€ for baby cot or child bed per week.

Final cleaning fee 80€.

If the central heating is used, after prior arrangement,the gas is metered.
7€ per cubic mt of gas.

Firewood is charged by wheel barrow per 7€.

House towels available if required for a fee of 30€ .

We normally rent for a minimum of two weeks on high season (Christmas, July,August and mid September)however we accept bookings for extra 150€ for single week.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, basin and wc. Bathroom to share for bedroom 2 and 3 adjacent to bedroom 2 with shower, basin, wc and bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds in the mezzanine floor, accessed by steep staircase, from the living area. Possibility of baby cot and child bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: In colder weather there is central heating fueled by gas or the wood burning stove in the kitchen, the gas is metered and wood is sold by quantity. Ideal for families. Gas 7€ per cubic meter, logs 7€ per wheel barrow. Outside: Large garden surrounding the house with children toys, paddling pools, swings on the patio. Cover verandas on the front of the house with table and chairs, sofa, deck chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included. Bathroom towels available on request for a fee of 30€ . Other: The bedrooms are spacious and light with French doors leading to the outside patios, mezzanine is very large with two single beds and bookshelf with big selection of English and Italian books for adult and children.

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