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Traditional Villa on the beach in Sardinia, Porto Istana

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa in Porta Istana, Nr. Olbia, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia - Very Private, Big Garden Literally Opens on to the Beach

This is your chance to rent this exclusive Sardinian family villa, located in a quiet bay on the edge of the sought-after Costa Smeralda region of this beautiful Mediterranean island. Set in a sleepy bay beside Porto Istana, a 15 minute drive from the port town of Olbia in Sardinia's Costa Smeralda region, this traditional family villa sits in approximately two thirds of an acre of grounds and is the perfect, private getaway for a nice, long and relaxing break. The garden stretches right down to the beach from where you get stunning views of the bay, or if you wish you can simply climb the rocks behind the house and watch the sun set over the islands. The location and character of this villa make it truly unique and a special way to spend a week with your family or friends. See our website for more photos and details.


Porto Istana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Two: One en-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, wc and shower attachment. Another separate bathroom next to bedrooms 2 & 3 with bath, wc and shower attachment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed plus pull out second single bed to make a twin.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • caves
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is an air-conditioning/heating unit in each bedroom, should you require them. The property is ideal for families, as the beach is at the bottom of the garden so there is no need to travel to get there! There is also little (e.g. practically no) traffic! Outside: This property is very private, in approximately two thirds of an acre of private gardens at front and behind. Mature shrubs and trees mask the house from people on the beach and it is set well away from the nearest public road and other houses. There are stunning views from the rocks within the gardens to the rear of the house, and the garden path takes you directly on to a quiet sandy bay. There are garden chairs and a table provided, as well as an outdoor shower and utility room with spare fridge and washing machine. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the main bathroom, behind the door. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided and the property will be cleaned just before you arrive. Other: There is a large outside terrace with it's own sofas and dining table, as well as an outside shower and storage for firewood.


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Traditional Villa on the beach in Sardinia, Porto Istana
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Had most amazing week in a stunning location. The villa was exactly as described - so beautiful. Loved easy access to beach and spacious shady verandah. Approach road a bit bumpy but had no problems with it. Would love to return one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Alessandra Sturani
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Alessandra Sturani

This house belongs to my mum, my brother and I we have had it since I was born!

Alessandra Sturani purchased this villa in 1970

Why Alessandra Sturani chose Porto Istana

We are emotionally very attached to this house and we try and cover it's costs in order to be able to keep it!!

The villa is remote, quiet, has a beautiful safe beach for children and was perfect for us when our two children were young. These days it is our retreat in the summer months from the bustle and heat of Milan.


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Murta Maria
Nearest Beach
our beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Diving is very popular and there is an excellent diving centre at Porto San Paulo, across the bay (about a 15 minute drive).

Tennis courts and football pitches are available at the nearby Park Hotel. The whole east coast of Sardinia offers some excellent spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing. We also have Le Saline, 5-10 minutes by car.

Even away from the coast, the scenery is stunning with plunging valleys, forested slopes and mountain ranges. An extraordinary history; across the landscape are scattered 7000 nuraghi, curious temples Domus de Janas, tombe dei giganti and remains of entire bronze age village. Phoenicians, Carthaginians and finally Romans landed here, leaving their mark in Nora and Tharros. The northwest is strewn with Pisan-Romanesque chruches, and Cagliari and Alghero retain a palpable Spanish feel.


Pieds dans l'eau. The villa is literally on the beach!


Two arrival Airports are suitable: Olbia is a 15 minute drive away and has multiple car hire options. Alghero about an hour and a half away, and also has multiple car hire options. There also is Cagliari, but that is a 3 hours drive, and it's on the other side of the island...Ryanair: Stansted - Alghero: all year.

Easyjet: Bristol - Olbia : summer. London GTW - Olbia: summer. Stansted - Cagliari: all year. Jet2: Leeds bradfore - Olbia: summer. BMI: East Midlands - Alghero: summer.


Olbia, 8 kms

Porto San Paulo, 7 kms

San Teodoro, 20 kms

Porto Rotondo, 27 kms

Golfo Aranci, 30 kms

Porto Cervo, 45 kms

Further Details:

See our website for more detailed local information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact us by telephone or by email to book. We only rent entire weeks.
An initial deposit of 50% of the total rental charge is payable in order to secure the booking. The remaining 50% is payable 10 working days before the start of the rental period. The remaining balance is to be paid before final property details can be sent out.
Unfortunately we are only able to accept couples and families.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Guests should arrive on Saturday evening (after 5:30pm) and leave by midday the following Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros. Discounts are sometimes negotiable for stays over 2 weeks in length. During winter months, we would welcome seasonal rental, just contact us for prices as they are negociable, 1-6 months rental are welcome. Cleaning fees are excluded from the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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