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Charming Apt 10 Metres From The Sea

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Charming apartment directly on the beach/sea (10 metres), amazing view marine park La Maddalena. Can accommodate up to 6 people. Dining-sitting room with kitchen, three double rooms, one single room, two bathrooms, dishwasher, washing machine. Private and quiet residence, coffee-bar, restaurants, guardian, mooring. Self catering. Possibility of service (cleaning, linen).

The house is situated in the small and exclusive Residence of Portofaro (“Light House Harbour”), built in 1980.

Portofaro is set directly on the sea, on one of the most amazing hot spots of the Sardinian coast, just in the middle of the La Maddalena archipel, which is one of the major Italian national marine parks.

From the apartment's living room you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the islands and of the sea. There is a beach just in front of you that can be reached in 30 seconds...! Forget the hussle and bustle, and allow yourself the pleasure of a house that looks very much more like a beach bungalow!

You will have the choice between many different beaches, all reachable by foot within a short walk (one minute up to 10 minutes).

The climate is quite good and sunny and it is normally possible to bathe from May until the end of October.

The house is near a small pine wood and it offers a small private mooring that can host any kind of boat.

Portofaro Residence is one of the most exclusive Real estate Properties in North Sardinia, providing its hosts with a safe and quiet environment (a Guardian is in place day and night), a gym, a coffee-bar, a spaghetti-bar, and a private mooring. Many different restaurants are located nearby.

The apartment is composed by: one large dining and sitting room, with open kitchen;

three double rooms, one single room, two bathrooms with shower, and a second floor with two rooms. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven.

The apartment is situated in the small town of Palau, that can be reached by foot in 10 minutes from the house. In Palau you can find laundry, medical aid, kemistry, restaurants, coffee bars....

The renowned Porto Cervo and Costa Smeralda can be reached by car in 15 minutes.

Palau is in the centre of the Gallura region, situated in the northern part of the island of Sardinia.

Gallura has an original landscape with big rocks shaped by the wind in magic figures, and a Mediterranean bush. There are many agri-tourisms to be discovered: the tasty local food and wine (pork, fish, local breads, wine...) shall not be missed!

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, russian, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Being so close to the sea allows guests to forget their car and relax. Young guests of any age will find friends and a safe environment.

Amenities

Palau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Breezy, perfectly-located, quiet apartment directly on a stunning beach, 5-minute walk into Palau!

  • 4 of 5

OVERVIEW

Jasmine-scented breezes, tranquil aquamarine sea, absolute peace & quiet--this little apt is a gem, w/lovely, helpful owners & management. My husband, 17yo daughter & I enjoyed a week here in June 2016, and would happily visit again!

HIGH POINTS

-Never closed windows the entire trip--it was just too perfect (temperature & noise). At night we never heard a thing except a gentle splash along the shore and the very rare murmur of someone walking by.

-Short walk through lovely pine grove to the town beach and onward to the center with restaurants, etc. Note: if you're in a hurry, fastest route is to walk directly along train tracks and sidewalk on main road.

-Front door of apt to beach is about 45 seconds, and you can see and talk to people on the beach from your front window.

-Hooks on the walls--nice way to be able to easily store clothes.

-Washing machine upstairs, and access to clothesline from the master bedroom window (you'll need to bring laundry detergent).

-Massimo & Elena could not have been sweeter and more helpful--Massimo even helped me find a boat to rent.

CAVEATS

-Owner speaks English; Massimo & Elena, who take care of the apartment (check-in, etc.) speak Italian, French and Russian between them--if you need questions answered in English, get that sorted w/owner before your trip.

-On your way to check in, plan to stop and pick up these items: toilet paper, bottled water*, hand soap, shampoo--none in the apartment when we arrived! Saw comments about that in notes from previous guests in the apartment, so seems to be a standing policy and not an oversight. Plan accordingly; there are a couple of grocery stores very close . *According to Massimo, you cannot drink/brush your teeth with tap water. No big deal--just use bottled water.

-Directions to the apt are a little thin. It will help if, as you approach Palau, you follow signs for "Restaurant Gritti" and "Restaurant Faro." Those will get you to the exactly right community, and then you can follow the specific directions to the apartment.

-Sardinians take very good care of their island/nature; the result is the beautiful clear water and trash-free beaches. The price you pay is the serious trash recycling--you have to sort all your trash in the apt and take it to trash enclosure and further sort into glass, plastic, tin, etc. We did not know ahead of time, and I think it's worth mentioning. If we went back, we'd take extra trash bags to make it easier.

-No WiFi!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great appartment

  • 5 of 5

wonderful view, clean, nice bathrooms, perfect beach just in front of house, upper level is open to the livingroom but ok for close friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Olbia Costa Smeralda
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Portofaro's coffe bar and restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palau - La Maddalena ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pevero Golf club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Gritta
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Portofaro Beaches

Beachfront in the very heart of the marine park of La Maddalena, great location, stylish and comfortable 95m2 apartment. Just 10 meters from the beach and the sea, among some of the clearest waters spots in Sardinia.

For six people: three double bedrooms, 1 single bed, two bathrooms, a dining room with fully equipped kitchen in sight. Two floors, two bathrooms, two separate parts of the house - ideal for groups of friends or families. First floor: large living room with sea view, kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, one bedroom with sofa - bed (160 cm ) and a bathroom. From the lounge, stairs lead to the first floor: an open space composed of two bedrooms, one with a single bed and the other one with a double sofa bed, plus a second bathroom. Each floor has its own entrance from the living room and kitchen. Fresh and inviting, the house is equipped with everything you need for a perfect stay.

Forgetting your car is easy. Just get out of the house barefoot, and choose among the many beaches and coves hidden among the rocks. Next to the house you can also rent a boat. The natural reserve of La Maddalena, a marine park with more than 60 islands, awaits you. A unique landscape of granite rocks shaped by the wind and beaches of fine white sand.

Portofaro Residence is guarded and benefits from its position ans its mediterranean gardens. You will find there a coffee-bar, a restaurant and a gym. And in the evening people meets at Portofaro's ' Piazzetta ', a small square overlooking the sea, the ideal setting to relax.

The town of Palau, with all the services, is just a 10 minutes walk through a pine wood. Small and intimate, Portofaro is perfect for families as well as for couples that would like to take advantage of a fantastic sea in front of the house, but also of the world renowned Costa Smeralda, with its night life, clubs, shopping and restaurants. Not to mention the charming countryside: villages, archeological sites, churches, farms, festivals throughout the year.

A destination for the sportsmen, with popular locations for surfing (windsurf / kitesurf) such as Porto Pollo - the Coluccia – Isola dei Gabbiani (just 10 minutes drive away) and sailing. The marine park offers also numerous sites for scuba diving enthusiasts. Not to mention golf, tennis, trekking and horse riding.

Take your car and in 10 minutes you reach the Isola dei Gabbiani - Isuledda - Porto Pollo: a natural paradise of wind and waves for windsurfing and kite-surf lovers, a sport destination throughout the year and venue of international competitions, but also perfect for beginners.

In the evening, the restaurants, shops and clubs of Costa Smeralda, famous all over the world, are ideal for an aperitif, dinner and an after-dinner drink.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

linen per person $21.3
Pet Fee $59.18
final cleaning fee $29.59

important note: for damage protection tenants are required to give to the rental manager 350 euro cash at their arrival. this deposit will be returned after the final check out. Please allow one hour before you leave the apartment for the final check. If the manager will not have enough time to check or the house will not be in condition to let him verify (i.e. luggage unpacked) the manager reserves himself the right to keep the deposit and return it via bank transfer within 3 days from the end of the rental.

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.