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Villa, sea views, pool, FREE cable WI-FI, AC & heating, all inc.

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Santa Maria del Mare Villa Rental Photos and Description

A 4 bedroom property, near Bosa in a tranquil cliff side coastal position

The villa is located less than 10 minutes drive form the fishing town of Bosa on the NW coastline of Sardinia. It is a tranquil area within a hamlet of small houses, a church and piazza. Restaurants and bars are within 15 minutes walk during the tourist season.

It offers superb panoramic sea views lying less than 70 metres from the sea with access to a rocky beach.

Sandy beaches are walking distance and a short drive will take you to secluded and tranquil coves as well as beaches with night clubs and discos in the town of Bosa.

The villa itself has modern amenities including 7.5m above ground pool, DSL internet, air conditioning (in 3 bedrooms), heating, and entertainment systems. The villa has mosquito protection on all windows in all bedrooms and the front room for those rare occasions before sunset when some mosquitos find their way to the villa.

Evenings are fantastic with sun sets over the sea directly in front of you from the veranda. It is great for romantic holidays as well as family get together. It is child friendly and can accommodate 6 to 8 persons (master bedroom and three double rooms, the second double room can be made as a double bed or two singles).

Great Winter Let : Reasons to stay in the villa out of season

A wood burner with plenty of fuel

Wi fi, playstation 3, IPOD/IPHONE entertainment system, DVDs, mosquito nets, games, toys for young children

Heating in the bedrooms

High-Tog Duvets and electric blankets

Welcome hamper

Fantastic views

Great walks

Close to a busy town with good restaurants

One Price no add on's

Golf Course: The closest major golf course is situated 40 minutes South in Oristano and is called the Arenas golf and country club. It was designed by the world renowned architect Van Hagge and is a linx course

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul & Una Mannu
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Paul & Una Mannu

I am A Sardinian from birth and dreamt of buying my own property close to my relatives and parents. It is wonderful to be able to share this family home with others and for them to see it as their family home when they are here.

Paul & Una Mannu purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul & Una Mannu chose Oristano

It has to be because of the views and sunsets and the tranquil setting. It lies in a small hamlet of beautifully set houses. that has an accompanying church and piazza. The kids loved playing in the piazza when they were younger. There is a real sense freedom and rural environment about the place.

What makes this villa unique

Our maxim is transparency and knowing exactly what you get. The prices are all inclusive and you get free offerings like fast wi-fi and AC. We also provide you with towels for the beach, cool box, umbrellas and a comprehensive house that is more a home than a rental villa. We have a vast array of in house entertainment, playstation 3 games and huge collection of DVDs just in case you get a bad day. All we ask is you treat it with the respect you would treat your own home

In the autumn and winter (our favourite time) you have a wonderful wood stove and heating to keep you warm.

The area is truly outstanding with a main town not to far away and surrounding villages on the hillside. You can go for long coastal walks and come back to a private area and take a dip in the pool when you come to relax.

The reviews reflect just how many families have enjoyed our property and our website on also has more information for you. You will not be disappointed.


based on 51 traveler reviews

Villa, sea views, pool, FREE cable WI-FI, AC & heating, all inc.
average rating of 4.72549 based on 51 reviews

Tranquility and privacy home from home x

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could need and want for! Kids loved the pool and the outdoor shower!! Parents loved the peace and the views!

Do need a car tho! Great arrival pack - loved the prosecco!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Brief and so relevant. Thanks.
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a great holiday at Villa Mannu. Firstly dealing with the Paul the owner was very easy. He clearly is a man of his word and replied promptly to all our messages. The property isn't the most polished of the ones we've stayed in but it is clearly a family home (as described) and was clean. In fact the facilities there like numerous DVDs, books, wifi etc were used by all. The table tennis and basketball kept us all amused with parents vs kids games. The pool is a bit small but was clean and fine for us all to splash around and relax. We actually spent a lot of time at the villa because we needed a relaxing break and because it was so comfortable, like a home away from home.

You'll need a car to get around but one of the best things was that you could walk to a lovely beach nearby and not worry about crazy parking. In fact we would often go for a few hours in the evening and the kids would snorkel (fish and octopus seen) or play in the sea / sand so we didn't have to commit to a full day sweltering on the beach if we isn't want to.

Bosa itself is small but has some good restaurants so dining out not a problem. Alghero is less than an hour away and there is plenty to do there. Boat trip to Neptune's Grotto highly recommended.

Both my wife and I work pretty hard and we needed to unplug and recharge and Villa Mannu was perfect for that.

In summary plus points were Paul and Una the owners and great customer service, comfortable clean villa with great facilities, stunning views, access to beach, good eateries in Bosa. Would happily recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim It was a pleasure accommodating your family and thank you for how well menained the villa was on departure. Come again Paul
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We would highly recommend this Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Villa for a week in June 2016 and it was everything that we were hoping for and more. Our party included four adults and two children and there was something for everyone. We ate out on the terrace almost every evening and enjoyed the stunning sunsets. The Villa has everything we were looking for - the pool was perfect for cooling off on hot days, there were plenty of outdoor games to keep our four year old twins occupied, the kitchen was well equipped and we cooked in it almost every day. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and cool and the property had clearly been well looked after.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the selection of DVDs is vast and mostly all current (with the odd classic thrown in) and there were many recent films that we hadn't even seen yet. We used the wi-fi to plan our day trips and the speed/connection was very good also.

Other reviewers have also mentioned how helpful the owner Paul is to deal with and we would definitely agree. We had regular communication prior to our trip and during our stay he was always just a phone call away to help with any issues we encountered.

The location is great - close enough to Bosa to make the most of the beautiful town but also far enough away to feel like you are out in the countryside.

We would certainly consider coming back and staying at the Villa again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I have to say how appreciative we were of how well you maintained the villa. Again we love hearing how families enjoyed their stay and it reminds both Una and I of great memories when the children were younger. And, how much he we long to be there more in the future. Thanks again Paul
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Terrific views and great location near Bosa

  • 4 of 5

We had a marvellous stay, enjoying eating al fresco, watching the stunning sunsets. After dark, we took advantage of the immense dvd collection at the villa.

The villa is comfortable, clean and well appointed, with everything you need. The above ground pool is perfect for cooling off, and there's sun and shade on the patio/terrace. Bosa (10 minutes drive) has lots of cafes and restaurants, and a well stocked supermarket. Although we didn't use the local beaches, they looked great.

Paul, the owner was really helpful during the booking and arrival process and I certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. It's always a delight to hear that other families enjoy it as much as we do and can share it's memories. I only wish we could go out more often ourselves!
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Ideale Bleibe für Ferien in der Nähe von Bosa

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Villa Mannu für zwei Familien (8 Personen) gebucht und konnten uns vom ersten Tag an sehr gut erholen. Obwohl diese Ferien schon bald ein Jahr zurück liegen, denken wir gerne an die herrlichen Sonnenuntergänge zurück, welche man von der Terrasse des Hauses aus bestens beobachten konnte. Trotz ca. 30 Grad Celsius haben wir dank den rund ums Haus verteilten Sitzplätzen immer ein Schattenplätzchen gefunden. Der Pool war vor allem für unsere Kinder ein Highlight. Bosa und diverse wunderbare Strände (im Herbst waren diese vor allem von wenigen Einheimischen besucht) sind vom Haus aus mit kurzen Autofahrten gut zu erreichen. Die Vermieter sind sehr zuvorkommend, antworten innert Kürze auf Mails und der Kontakt zu Ihnen war von Anfang bis Ende sehr freundschaftlich. Herzlichen Dank!

Matthias Kuoni und Familie

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this reviw and we are delighted that you can look back on the holiday with fond memories. We hope you holiday at the Villa again and enjoy our new pool that is being instalted this winter. English Translation Deale stay for a vacation near Bosa ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We booked the Villa Mannu for two families ( 8 people ) and were able to enjoy it very well from day one . Although this holiday a year back soon , we like to think back to the beautiful sunsets , which you could watch from the terrace of the house very well. Despite about 30 degrees Celsius , we have thanks to the seats around the house distributed always found a shady areas . The pool was a highlight especially for our children . Bosa and several wonderful beaches ( in the fall these were mainly visited by few locals ) can be reached from the house well with short car trips . The owners are very accommodating , respond within a short time on emails and contact with them was very friendly from start to finish . Thank you very much! Matthias Kuoni and family
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A Beautiful Villa in a Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Mannu as a family of six, four adults and two children, and it proved to be an ideal base for us. The villa was clean, well maintained and had all the facilities we needed. Had the weather been bad (which fortunately for us it wasn't) the villa has a wide range of dvds, books and games to keep guests entertained. Given the beautifully sunny weather we spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool, and on a number of occasions enjoyed having supper outside under the veranda. The location of the villa is stunning and from it there are superb views of the sea and coastline. The towns of Bosa and Bosa Marina are only 10 minutes drive away and offer a wide range of bars and restaurants. Highlights for us were a walk up through the old part of Bosa to visit the castle, an excursion on the Trenino Verde (little green train), and a day out on a boat offering opportunities for swimming in quiet coves and snorkelling.

A special word of thanks to owner Paul who, on our behalf, booked a table at a local restaurant for the day of our arrival including arrangements for a birthday cake for the youngest member of our party.

All in all, an excellent villa, lovely location, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends / family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words David. I'm glad you guys were able to share some of the joys of that area of Sardinia Paul
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Alghero 56Km
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Local bar
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Porto Toras 60KM
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Pizza and general
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Sandy beach
Car: necessary

The historic Roman town of Bosa is 40 Km from Alghero airport and the house is a 5 minute drive from Bosa. Within walking distance you will find shops and bars. A short drive to Bosa and you will find typical tourist attractions with large beaches, discos, night clubs and larger hypermarkets, banks and all amenities. So you have both worlds and can return to a more tranquil setting. The area is rated 5 stars in the Italian blue guide of beaches. And is often ranked as having some of the cleanest beaches in Europe. Santa Maria is a central spot for religious festivals during the month of August and you get a real feel for local life and celebrations. An internationally renowned golf course if 30 minutes drive designed by Van Hagge.

The countryside is spectacular. You can walk from the villa and start a Southerly coastal walk that takes you miles either via the coastline or into the country which is wild and mountainous. You'll experience the breadth of sea weather, heavy and calm.

Other Activities: Sub-aqua diving, wind surfing, sea fishing, golfing within 40 minutes drive


Rates & Availability

Santa Maria del Mare Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
182 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $92 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $612

Please note Linen, towels, beach towels (when pool is in use) end of stay cleaning, and internet usage are included in the rental cost .

Prices for 6 guests. each extra guest £75 each.

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required in order to make a confirmed booking. The outstanding amount is required within Six weeks of departure

A further £500.00 refundable deposit is also required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Maria del Mare Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • An outdoor shower is also provided to remove sand from beaches. All the bathrooms have been recently refurbished
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On upper floor accessed by internal helical stair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Two singles can be joined to form double bed for couples
  • The master bedroom has an en suite shower room There is heating and air conditioning units in bed rooms one and two For the winter there are High Tog Duvets and electric blankets on the beds Cot and highchair available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The villa has its own garden area and is away from other villas so you feel you have a place of your own whilst not feeling completely isolated with nearby houses in the area and the piazza and church to sit, talk to the locals and read. 7.5 x 4.2 x 1.32 pool is available for use between (Mid April - Oct) it is set in a landscaped garden with additional patio and eating area, plus BBQ.

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