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Water Front Villa and Private Guest Cottage, beach just 50 meters away!

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Water Front villla and separate cottage - 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

This beautiful sea-front property is located just 15 minutes from the main airport (Olbia) in Sardinia's north eastern coast, the most spectacular and desirable location of the island. The property is located in one of the most beautiful and scenic spots of Sardina's North East Coast, right in front of the Islands of Tavolara and Molara - a wild life sanctuary and a vast protected marine national park, with your own private beach right downstairs.

The home itself has 2bedrooms and 1 bath with a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen comes equipped with all cooking necessities; dishwasher, pots, pans, plates, silverware, etc...

Separate from the home is a guest cottage/studio. Just a few steps away from the main home, the large studio has a queen sized bed and its own private bath.

The villa is one of the first built in the area and it has since been remodeled and renovated, still retaining its pristine charm and amazing open views.

The closest beach is directly below the house - only 2 minute walk which takes you to the unspoiled white sandy beaches and nature's phenomenal sculpted granite coves.

More Details

Pietro Russino e Ornella Pisano
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Pietro Russino e Ornella Pisano

My name is Pietro Russino, born and raised in Sardegna. My family and I live full time in New York City and keep this home as our precious Summer get-a-way. When we are unable to all be together in Sardegna, we want to share this treasure with all of you. We have caretakers very close by shall you need anything else. Cleaning services can be offered if our guests make the request.

Pietro Russino e Ornella Pisano purchased this villa in 2005

What makes this villa unique

Private beach just below the villa, remote and private location that is close by to town. Best of both worlds!


Cala Girgolu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is allowed only outdoor, but being very careful about fire. All guests have to follow the garbage and recycling pick up schedule.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , detached
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outdoor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , separate cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , detached
  • The 3rd bedroom is a separate cottage with his own bathroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Final cleaning 150 euros, including linen change, 100 euros per week for gas, electricity and water. A 300 EUR. security deposit is requested upon arrival and it will be refunded at the end of stay if no damages and additional cleaning is needed.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Water Front Villa and Private Guest Cottage, beach just 50 meters away!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Great Location and a very relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable character cottage in an enviable setting amongst the pines trees with exceptional views and not overlooked. Well maintained, clean and well equipped with new high-end appliances and recently refurbished bathrooms. The house has a very homely feel with books and pictures and is nothing like so many dull rental properties with the usual 6 cups, 6 plates etc scenario. Great communication with Pietro throughout the booking process and it was lovely to meet him and his family at the property at the start of our stay. The clean small beach below the property is accessed via a number of steps and across a quiet narrow 'no through' private road which services a few properties below the cottage. We were a party of 3 adults and 3 young children ages 8, 5 and 2. Even in high season the area is quiet, particularly at night which aided a very restful sleep. Perhaps one thing to consider is the number of steps / levels around the property if you are infirm or have young toddlers; having said that, we managed fine with our 2 year old. Overall a great 'No shoes / no news' relaxing holiday and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you have understood our hospitality philosophy ( our house is your house). Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon all the best Pietro
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Gorgeous views of the sunset

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I heard about how beautiful Sardinia was and decided to visit to see the pristine waters and beaches - we were not disappointed! Pietro was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed for the duration of our stay. The location of the house was amazing, which made for gorgeous views of the sunset over the Mediterranean and the village private beach was literally just steps away from the house. The house itself was well kept and clean, and all had necessary appliances in working order. We were so happy during our stay, but very sad to leave! We would love to come back here with our kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is heaven on earth! I loved every minute that I spent here. The elegant simplicity of the furnishings and beautiful terrace make for the perfect vacation. It is exactly the aesthetic you hope for in a house by the sea. Also, the kitchen and bathrooms seemed newly renovated which was great and it was very clean. I loved the accessories and personal touches around the house and outside. It made me feel very much at home. The view is amazing! We spent hours sitting and eating on the terrace, and never missed the sun set. The garden too is beautiful, we felt nestled and very private, and used the outdoor shower constantly. Just minutes from the house was a private beach, does not get better. The town nearby was also perfect and convenient for daily groceries. The owners were really accommodating and seemed to have a wealth of knowledge about the island. For me this was complete paradise and I cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A House in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I flew from New York directly to Sardinia to celebrate my birthday with my friends. The house is perfectly located next to the magical, crystal water. The view from the house is incredible. The hosts organized everything perfectly for our arrival. It was one of the best vacations I've had and I will surely be back. Viva la Sardegna!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big dissapointment

  • 1 of 5

We booked the house for 16 days in May and were very much looking forward to spend a romantic time there with the two of us. As it turned out the overall experience was very disappointing and we left half-way through our trip.

What is good about the house is the location. Absolutely stunning view and the wider area is gorgeous too.

What was very disturbing is that right next door a house is being constructed. The hammering started at 7.30! and went on till 16.30. The owners knew about this as they had just been there themselves but did not notify us of the construction noise. Very misleading.

The house itself is very basic and simple which is fine with us. the furnishing is old and especially the bed needs to be replaced. What is not fine is that the owners must be heavy smokers as they house smells very intensely. The smoke smell is very strong in the bedding, quite disgusting really. Again there was no warning on the website or in the direct communication with the owners beforehand that this is a smokers house. We would never have considered renting it.

Other that that the house was reasonably clean except there was no toiletpaper. Not great if you arrive in the late evening with no amenities nearby!

These sort of unwelcoming signs were everywhere. No diswasher detergent, no washing powder. one set of towels for 16 days! etc. Overall not very welcoming hosts and as it turned out quite rude as well. .

The local caretaker does not speak any English. She is lovely but with all the issues we had we had no way to communicate our concerns other than emailing the owners in New York. Until this day they never replied to our emails. Interesting way of treating your customers.

Our overall recommendation is DO go to Sardinia. It is paradise. After we left this property we found a great place to stay and had a wonderful time. But DO NOT go to this place. Don't be tempted by the pictures, you will be disappointed,

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ernst, I am very sorry you had such an unpleasant experience. Firstly, let me make clear that the house, is 100% smoke free. If you smelled smoke in the bedroom, it could be that the people staying before you smoked inside the house, which they shouldn't have, and I was not aware of that. The bed is totally fine, is a top of the line Pirelli mattress, only a few years old. The construction situation is unfortunately out of our control, when we were there in April, we met with the contractor, he guaranteed us they where doing work inside the house, nothing major like it turned out, we had no idea there was going to be that kind of noise and I am sorry about that. I also want to apologize for not finding any toilet paper, that was an oversight of the caretaker, and yes, she does not speak english, not many housekeepers in the area speak english. I also want to point out that you stayed in the house for a week without paying the remaining balance that was due at arrival, and then you left the house without notifying us and you left the keys in a bar. The house has being enjoyed by many people before you, is not fancy but has character and like you said, it is in a great location, I think is just not right for you and your family. Pietro
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Little Paradise with a georgeous view from the terrace

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. It is a little paradise and also for kids very exciting due to the hidden corners on the ground and little beach (snorkeling, climbing on the rocks). Most impressive is the large terrace with the wonderful view over the sea. The house (including guest house) and rooms are small but ok. We were 4 adults and 4 kids.

Only the heat without any climate control and the moskitos were a bit anoying. The communication with Pietro was very good and his tips excellent. We recommend the restaurants "Marco" or "12.1" at the beach of Porto Taverna and the boat trip with Marco. It is really worth it. Also a walk to the next spiaggia Sassi Piatti is nice. One thing to mention: The private road to the house is a bit bumpy.

We will come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $184.43
Refundable damage deposit $614.78
water, gas ,electricity $184.43

The house can accomodate up to eight persons, there is an extra charge for each additional person above five guests of 35 euros per night.
Final cleaning 150 EUROS, + 150 for electricity, water and gas

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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