This is the perfect relaxing holiday in a working Sardinian village. There is a little sign of the tourist other than during the height of the season in late July and August. With delightful beaches only a 10 minute drive away it is a sun seekers paradise. There are delightful walks, charming little villages and the nearby town of Bosa for some shops, restaurants and cultural delights.
The nearest beach is a 10 minute drive away at Porto Alabe, which is fairly quiet outside mid July to the end of August when traditionally mainland Italy flocks to Sardinia. Porto Alabe is quite self contained and has two bars and a mini market open all year. Bosa beach
The largest beach is in Bosa Marina which is a comfortable 15 minutes drive away from Magomadas. This is our favourite as it has some good facilities nearby, such as the beachside cafes, equipment to hire for the very large beach and watersports. It also has a good number of shops, bars and restaurants in the streets away from the beach. From the 2 marinas it is possible to hire boats, take fishing and diving trips and make the journey up river to get a different view of Bosa, from the water, to the Romanesque Church of St Peter. There is also a small train station from which a tourist train runs trips into the countryside and back in the high season.
Welcome to our Private Rental Villa in Sardinia. The beautiful island of Sardinia is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The villa is located in a little village with a quaint little friendly local bar, a very small supermarket, pharmacy, vinery and an excellent local restaurant. Our Villa in Sardinia is available for rent all year round.
Bosa Marina, like Porto Alabe, is only particularly busy in the high season. In May, June and September when temperatures will still be in the high 20s at least, one can normally park within a hundred yards or so of the sea at any time of the day. July and August are busier but parking is usually achievable and free.
In addition to the restaurant in Magomadas there is a very good pizza take away/restaurant in nearby Tresnuraghes (a 10 min walk). Bosa and Bosa Marina have a number of good eating places, and you pass a number of good roadside restaurants on the drive from Magomadas to Bosa. The village of Modolo, that you will be able to see from the terrace, also has an excellent restaurant by the unmissable church spire.
Casa Ciki, in the traditional village of Magomadas, is situated in the North West of Sardinia, about 20 miles/40 km South of Alghero, the nearest airport. It is close to the coastal town of Bosa.
The drive from Alghero to Bosa and Magomadas and Casa Ciki is worth the trip alone. The only way of describing it, is like having Snowdonia on the left hand side and the beautiful blue Mediterranean on the right. It is 45 minutes of breathtaking scenery.
The village of Tresnuraghes is a two minute drive from Magomadas, and is a similarly traditional Sardinian village where time also seems to have stood still! Strangers are looked on with curiosity by the very friendly locals who will always respond to a 'Buongiorno' or ‘Buonasera’. There is everything you need here, minimarkets, butchers, bakers and bars but not with the selection of the supermarkets in Bosa or Macomer.
In a different direction is the delightful village of Flussio. This small village is famous for its basket weaving and on warm summer nights you will see many of the inhabitants sat outside working at their craft. Baskets are hung outside by the doorways and it is possible to buy them directly from here. In May you can see the raw material, the stems of the local Asphedol plant, laid out on the pavements to dry.
Almost adjoining the village on the same road is Tinnura. This village is well worth a visit. It has some wonderful murals, sometimes taking up the whole walls of houses – these are incredible. There are a couple of small piazza's that are decorated with colourful tiles, murals and delightful fountains.
The nearest town of any size to Magomadas is the historical city of Bosa. Set on the banks of the River Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia, its origins go back to Phoenician times. The old historical centre of Bosa spreads up the side of the hill away from the river and is overlooked by the magnificent Malaspina Castle.
The houses here are multi coloured and are built in a traditional tall, thin design. The walk up through the cobbled street leading up to the castle is well worth the effort and the views take in the town, and Bosa Marina with its beach and the sea. The promenade beside the river is palm tree lined and from here you can look at the many fishing and pleasure boats moored on the river banks. Bosa has many pavement bars and cafes, as well as shops, museums, churches and a cathedral.
The village of Tresnuraghes is a two minute drive and is a typical Sardinian village where time also seems to stand still