LOVELY HOUSE IN A CHARMING CONTEST, NEXT TO CRYSTAL WATER BEACHES

Paola Marinelli

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOVELY HOUSE IN A CHARMING CONTEST, NEXT TO CRYSTAL WATER BEACHES

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My charming house is just a few steps above the famous Porto Rafael ‘piazzetta’ (little plaza). Porto Rafael was founded by the Spanish Count Rafael Neville in the 60s after having sailed in the crystal clear water of the Maddalena’s archipelago. He found the perfect place: a beautiful granite coastline full of self sown vegetation and many little beaches where the admiral Nelson dropped anchor in the 1800. My property has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a small living room as the main living area is the terrace where you find a large table and a singular nice kitchen. 30 steps far from the main house, I also have a studio, perfect for 2 person with kitchen and bathroom and a little terrace, where the guests can eat. The studio has an extra budget. Besides the ‘piazzetta’ and its beach, you can also walk to a couple of different beaches, perfect for families and children. Walking distance there is also a little lovely harbour where you can rent a rubber dinghy or organize tours to the archipelago’s beauties (Budelli Island and its ‘pink’ beach, Spargi Is., La Maddalena Is.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Paola,



Sorry for not replying earlier but it has been an intense week coming back from holiday. Porto Rafael was wonderful! It was all we hoped for and more. A big thank you also to Michela for helping out when our son got sick and we needed to see a doctor!



On the, very short list, of possible improvements: new pillows (the existing ones are hard and have lost their shape) and fixing the shower doors (difficult to open and close).



All the best to you and thank you for letting us rent your wondful place!



/Malin
Jul 2013
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Paola Marinelli

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.6
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Lovely house in a charming contest, next to crystal water beaches
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Porto Rafael Palau
5

A PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
What a great location! Our family (us and 3 kids) had a wonderful time there: we enjoyed cooking, eating, reading, playing games on the beautiful terrace with this great view. The beach just a few steps down was perfect for us to swim, sunbath, snorkeling and even windsurf. And we had 14 days of blue sky!
Only one small advise for the owner: we have missed a few more glasses and larger cups in the kitchen.
However we will for sure come back.....
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful words. First of all, I'm very happy you could find what you were looking for, after an entire year of job. I agree with you: Porto Rafael is a fantastic place. I've been going there since I was a kid and everythime It surprise me.
Thanks also for the info about what was lacking and I really hope to have you again in my house.
Paola
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Porto Rafael Palau
5

PERFECT VACATION ON SARDEGNA!

  • 5 of 5
Me, my husband and our three sons (11,9 and 2) spent ten wonderful days in Porto Rafael earlier this summer. We have travelled a lot, both with and without the kids, but have actually never before been to such a beautiful place as Porto Rafael and its surroundings. During our stay, we discovered a number of perfect beaches, both by car nearby Porto Rafael and by boat in the archipelago of La Maddalena, where we went both by car ferry and by renting a small boat of our own. The latter was definitely one of the highlights of the stay: I’ve never before seen such crystal clear and turquoise water as we found here. However, the water was almost as perfect in and outside Porto Rafael as it was in the archipelago.

The apartment/house was perfect for our needs: A huge deck, partly with roof to provide the possibility to avoid the sun. The deck was spacious with a large sitting area which delivered a fantastic view of the Mediterranean and the surroundings of the village. In connection with the deck the kitchen was. The apartment/house also contained two nice and fresh bathrooms and two bedrooms (and an area between the bedrooms where one of our kids slept). Even if it was hot outside, it was easy to keep the heat away indoors, even with the AC turned off.

All mornings and most evenings we spent on the deck. A perfect place to cook, have dinner or just hang out. In the evenings we often just went down the stairs from the deck to the piazzetta and the beach of Porto Rafael to have a drink, an ice cream or just to take a swim, play beach tennis or beach football.

Porto Rafael was such a cute village: Two beautiful beaches, very clean, interesting architecture, flowers everywhere, small local grocery store and a couple of cafés/restaurants. And Palau nearby if we needed to go to a larger grocery story.

I can truly recommend a visit to Sardegna, Porto Rafael and this property! We had one of our best trips ever!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice world...I've going in Porto Rafael since 40 years and every time I'm surprised
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Porto Rafael Palau
5

GREAT STAYING IN LA FONDA MARINELLI

  • 5 of 5
We spent a worderful week , last October in this fantastic house. We could benefit of this wonderful terrace that gave us the impression of still being in a late summer.
We really enjoyed both the place, Porto Rafael and the house: whatelse? :-)
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderfull review. I'm very happy that you could have my same feelings about Porto Rafael
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5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We agree with the owner Paola, Porto Rafael is a very special place. My family and I (2 adults and 2 children aged 3.5 years and 2 months) have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in La Fonda Marinelli. Both the location and the house were perfect for our young family. We found it hard to drag ourselves away from the terrace with its fabulous views and the beach, which was so peaceful and calm. We visited late in the season, mid September, and the weather was perfect, hot and sunny for two full weeks with just one stormy day and one cloudy day. The supermarket in Palau had everything we needed including a fresh fish counter although there are also a number of fishmongers in the village. The local supermarket in Porto Rafael was perfect for our morning supply of bread and croissants, it is expensive but it stocks good quality produce and is very convenient.

There are a number of steps, both to access the house from the road above and down to the beech so families with young toddlers might be anxious about safety but our daughter was very good and sensible. Within a few days she was insisting on carrying her own little inflatable boat down the steps to the beach!

Thank you to Paola, Michela and to the owners/staff at Gatto Volpa, the café bar by the beach, for helping to make our holiday so special.

We will definitely consider returning to Porto Rafael and to La Fonda Marinelli in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice words. I really love to share the good feeling of Porto Rafael
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GORGEUS HOLIDAYS

  • 4 of 5
My family and I have just spent a fantastic vacation in Porto Rafael!
A very nice place e a confortable home nearby beaches and yacht club where you can also rent boats.
The house is small but a perfect base for 2-4 people. The location is unbeatable; the setting excellent. We enjoyed the location, close to the coast, Palau and "arcipelago" islands of La Maddalena. Many thanks to Paola and Michela.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY/ROMANTIC HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
This house is in a very idyllic spot. Porto Rafael is a little group of houses built around a beautiful bay with a small beach and a square with 2 cafes and some shops. There are flowers/plants everywhere. The houses are built in between the many strangely shaped large stone boulders/rocks that are strewn everywhere. All the houses are individually shaped, often using rounded shapes or featuring chimneys or wooden details/terraces. And importantly, the houses all respect and fit into the very nice landscape very well. Even though there are neighboring houses there is a very private atmosphere, it is tempting to spend the whole day outside on the terrace.

The public areas are well maintained, and the beach is clean.
In between are little stairs/pathways between the houses and the beach, but also to the local bar + the grocery store/parking.
The local grocery store has a good selection, including a nice vegetable section, but is a bit pricey. Internet is a USB 'key' you plug into PC, uses the phone network

The pictures of the house are very representative, you get what you see. The view is slightly cut off on the left by the next building, but if you sit on the right side of the terrace you can see almost a full panorama horizon, much more than what is visible on the picture. The terrace is very sunny in the morning/day, but in the evening the sun comes in from the rear, so you need to go to the beach/the roof to catch the last rays.

We were there early in the season (may), and in the evening/night it got a bit cold/damp. Fortunately the air condition heats things up well and will help fix that.

Nearby, the city and natural park of the Maddalena archipelago is absolutely worth a ferry ride. Spectacular views of Corsica and other islands if you drive around the northwest coast. The ferries leave from nearby Palau (3,5km) where there is a huge childrens playground and many nice restaurants/shops/supermarkets/nightlife. Bring/buy a football for the kids!

To the east there are many fantastic, clean and white 'dream beaches' with white sand, use the car to explore. To the west the beaches are more bigger and wilder, about windsurfing/kiting, etc.

Hosts Paola and Michaela very both extremely nice and helpful. Michaela waited 1 hour extra because we arrived late but refused payment. Instead we were greeted by water/soap/toilet paper + a bottle of local sparkling wine, no charge. There were maps/guides and a long list of useful phone numbers.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Olbia Costa Smeralda
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Palau
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres

Porto Rafael is located at the extreme north-east of Sardinia, just in front of the very famous Archipelago’s Maddalena beauties (Budelli Island and its ‘pink’ beach, Spargi Island, La Maddalena Island, Caprera Island, so on). Palau, the nearest village, is at 3 km and there you can find information point, shops, bikes renter, get the ferry boat for La Maddalena, for Genoa (mainland) and organize tours for islands. At 20 minutes by car you can choose to be in very famous places of Costa Smeralda, like Porto Cervo or Porto Rotondo with their wonderful beaches, or in Porto Pollo (5 km of white beach) famous all over the world to lovers of wind and sports related (wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing) and where you can rent all the equipment; you can also riding horses on the beach. A large selection of farms where you can have local food in a charming contest is available very next to Porto Rafaell.

Other Activities: kite surf

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Availability & Rates

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Porto Rafael House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Jun 15 2014 - Aug 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Rate 5
Aug 3 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Rate 6
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
Rate 7
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
Rate 8
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Rate 1
Apr 4 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
rata 2
May 31 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
€800
 
 
rate 3
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
rate 4
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Extra charge for final cleaning depending on number of person (average of 70 euro
Linen and towel included
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Amenities

Porto Rafael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
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Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sofa bed in living room. In the main house maximum 5 people In the studio 2 people
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The house was designed by one of the most famous designer of the area. It is simple, elegant and very comfortable.
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