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Villa in the Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Arzachena, Sardinia, Italy - Peaceful Location, Beautiful View

The house sits high on a hill with wonderful views in seven hectares of land which it shares with another smaller house lower down the hill. With many windows, this 150m² house has a great sense of light and space.

It has two double bedrooms one of which has en-suite bathroom, the other with bathroom adjacent ,the third bedroom with twin beds is on a mezzanine reached by steep stairs. Large open plan kitchen/dining/living area fully equipped, comfortable sofas, big open fire and long dining table. The garden is beautiful and large with a green lawn leading off the furnished cover patio. The property is reachable by car and the last km of the road is unsurfaced. Not suitable for sports car.

James Sanders
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About James Sanders

We are sailors who fell in love with Sardinia and built this house for their growing family. We are now introducing the children to the larger world sailing on our yacht 'Cocolo'. We are currently in South America.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Federica ,I want to thank you for the providing your fantastic house .We had wonderful holidays in your house and enjoyed it as well as the location. The facilities of the house were perfect for us. We loved your villa, spent much time at the house with relaxing, cooking, eating & playing etc. and had worthy family time. It was a great base to explore the many different beaches and to make excursions.Thank you and best regards .Arne Laugwitz

The views from the house are stunning. So much so that we were torn between staying put and exploring the beautiful coast. The house is comfortable and had everything we needed. It has a lovely atmosphere and we immediately felt at home. Very good liaison was provided by Federica the owner and Simona the key holder was very welcoming and helpful.

Steve and Sarah Drury .
Dec 2009
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Arzachena town
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Pevero Golf , Porto Cervo
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Arzachena town
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Cannigione , Arzachena Gulf
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sardinia is perfect for tours on racing bike,very good asphalted panoramic and hilly roads with beautiful surroundings.Local food is excellent (with typical home made gnocchi and roasted piglet) can be tasted in numerous agriturismo dotting the island. Sailing is one of the main attraction and it's possible to visit the enchanted Maddalena Arcipelago with day charter boats from Palau or Cannigione. Important Nuragic sites very close to the house.


Situated in the North East of Sardinia. 13 km from Cannigione in the Arzachena Gulf with beautiful beaches only 15/20 mins drive away,25km from Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda,20km from Palau and the spectacular Maddalena Arcipelago and Porto pollo windsurfer paradise. 35Km form Santa Teresa di Gallura and the west coast with more secluded beaches and surfable waves.


Olbia Airport is 25km away, the ferry port is either Olbia or Golfo Aranci 35km away. Car essential. Last 900 mt of road to access the house is unsurfaced and not suitable for sports car.


The nearest town is Arzachena 8km away and has all the facilities of a small town with shops, supermarkets, fresh produces and craft market once a week (Wednesday), medical services, pharmacy, bank, etc. 15km form the charming San Pantaleo village with its famous craft market, art galleries and boutiques.


Olbia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, basin and wc. Bathroom to share for bedroom 2 and 3 adjacent to bedroom 2 with shower, basin, wc and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds in the mezzanine floor, accessed by steep staircase, from the living area. Possibility of baby cot and child bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: In colder weather there is central heating fueled by gas or the wood burning stove in the kitchen, the gas is metered and wood is sold by quantity. Ideal for families. Gas 7€ per cubic meter, logs 7€ per wheel barrow. Outside: Large garden surrounding the house with children toys, paddling pools, swings on the patio. Cover verandas on the front of the house with table and chairs, sofa, deck chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included. Bathroom towels available on request for a fee of 30€ . Other: The bedrooms are spacious and light with French doors leading to the outside patios, mezzanine is very large with two single beds and bookshelf with big selection of English and Italian books for adult and children.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Villa in the Countryside
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous location for a relaxing holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday at James's property. The house is in a fabulous setting with such amazing views of the Sardinian countryside. It is full of character and has been carefully designed and crafted, just as the photos show. It was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Many thanks also to Marco who gave us a warm and friendly welcome as well as lots of tips about where to go. Our boys enjoyed the swings and hammock and the toys, books and dvds, spotting tortoises and lizards. We enjoyed spending a lot of time eating outside and relaxing on the veranda. We went to a different beach everyday - each one was stunning and all within short travelling distances. The last 2km drive up and down from the house has to be taken very carefully but it was worth it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Utterly wonderful, we loved this property

  • 5 of 5

This property is very special and we loved staying here. If you like houses where you can really relax, with a genuine feel that you're in Sardinia, and staying in a house that oozes charm and is clearly loved by its owners, then this is very much the place for you.

From the moment we arrived having driven up the track to the house we fell in love with it and loved every second staying there. The house has been carefully converted and decorated by the owners James and Fede and they have done it very, very well.

It all looks wonderful, and is also extremely comfortable. Inside is a big open space decorated in a uniquely Sardinian way that makes the whole place, somewhere you'd be quite happy to stay in throughout your whole holiday.

Some days we enjoyed being there so much that it was difficult to leave and venture out to the beaches, towns and restaurants. There are dozens of lovely beaches nearby and you're spoilt for choice. If you venture away from the beach then there are wonderful walks in the hills around the property and some famous ruins and friendly towns and villages nearby.

A special mention for and thanks to Marco who lives next door and made sure we were looked after on arrival. Marco was also happy to help us if we had any questions and gave us loads of advice and tips. He's also an all round good guy and we quickly made friends with him.

To summarise we cannot recommend this property enough. It was an amazing and wonderful holiday and we loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sardinian gem

  • 5 of 5

A week really was not long enough in this lovely villa. Well positioned in the beautiful Gallura hills just below the Costa Smeralda we were able to enjoy the silence and peace of the countryside while being close enough to arrive at all the tourist hot spots of the Costa Smeralda within a short drive when we wanted to. Can't fault the villa at all - clean, light, spacious, beautifully designed and built, well equipped for all the family and obviously well maintained. The views and sunset from the villa are spectacular. The list description was completely accurate and we immediately felt at home. Our six year old particularly liked the well stocked dressing-up box. She even managed to meet one of the local tortoises on the track! Marco, who helps manage the place, was extremely helpful and gave us lots of useful local information and tips for places of interest and restaurants upon arrival. Particular highlights of the holiday were the less well known beaches of Cala Ginepri, the sailing boat trip on Rumbera from Palau, exploring the Nuraghe ruins all around and the market at San Pantaleo, not to mention the amazing Costa Smeralda beaches and sea. Thank you James and Federica

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location and beautifully designed villa

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't recommend this villa more highly. It's exactly as it looks in the photos - in fact better. The views all around are stunning, the interior of the house is beautifully and tastefully designed - spacious, uncluttered and well equipped. We had a glorious week here with our 4 teenage children. Even in the height of peak season we found lovely, uncrowded beaches relatively nearby. Don't hesitate to book, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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''Villa in a stunning location"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 3 grownup children and grandparents in July at this beautiful villa. The setting is magical, high up in the hills, views of distant mountains all around, and inside is charming, built and furnished by the owners with much thought and care for detail. It is a perfect location from which to explore the mountains and coastline, returning each evening with food from the local town to cook on the barbecue as the sun set, and possibly catch sight of the tortoises crossing the lawn! The house is equipped with everything one could possibly need in abundance, both for young children and teenagers and is a wonderful calm retreat from hectic life.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely family holiday !

  • 5 of 5

"Hidden in the hills, with hardly another house in sight, this lovely home was ideal for our three-family-generations holiday. The house itself is just as inviting as the photos suggest and provides everything one needs to be comfortable. From the house one can reach seemingly countless beautiful beaches, and the towns of Arzachena, Olbia, and Tempio Pausania among others. One week was not enough and we all agreed that we'll come back for another stay."

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning fee $117.83
Pet Fee $35.35
Refundable damage deposit $412.4

Booking Notes:
50% of the rent is required to complete the booking . A refundable security/damage deposit of 350 euros is required. Deposits are refundable of 50% if period cancelled is re-rented.

10% discount on second and consecutive weeks .

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival at 1600hrs, departure at 1000hrs.

Notes on prices:
Additional fee of 30€ for pet per week.

Additional fee of 30€ for baby cot or child bed per week.

Final cleaning fee 80€.

If the central heating is used, after prior arrangement,the gas is metered.
7€ per cubic mt of gas.

Firewood is charged by wheel barrow per 7€.

House towels available if required for a fee of 30€ .

We normally rent for a minimum of two weeks on high season (Christmas, July,August and mid September)however we accept bookings for extra 150€ for single week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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