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Delightful two bedroom house with spectacular country views and free Internet.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious house in a lovely traditional village but only 10 minutes to the sea

This holiday property Casa Ciki, is situated in a delightful traditional village of Magomadas, near the charming little holiday resort of Bosa on the west coast of Sardinia. The house has two high quality air conditioning units in both bedrooms and ceiling fans. Magomadas is a little village with three bars, 1 small supermarket, a pharmacy, a vinery, an excellent local restaurant, and a Pizzeria. There is very, very little English or German spoken either in Magomadas, Bosa or generally in this part of the island. The property has two good sized bedrooms with air conditioning, and ceiling fans. It has a large living room, a spacious kitchen diner, and has free WIFI Internet. There is a terrace on the third floor with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and furniture for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Bosa is only 7 kilometre's away, and this has numerous bars, shops and restaurants that are open all year. Nearby Bosa Marina has three very good supermarkets, plenty of cafes, bars, and restaurants although some many are only open from May/June to October/November. There are numerous beaches within a ten minute drive and plenty of other holiday activities.


Owner
Bryn Davies
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian, Only very basic Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Bryn Davies

I am originally from the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales. My home town was the historic market town of Ruthin where I lived for 25 years. I lived a further 7 years in nearby Denbigh before relocating to the wonderful City of Norwich in Norfolk, East Anglia. England. Since 2008 we have lived in the equally beautiful city of Lincoln in Lincolnshire.

Bryn Davies purchased this house in 2005

Why Bryn Davies chose Magomadas

This property is in a small village which retains many characteristics of Sardinian life. We fell in love with the view. It is absolutely wonderful - I never tire of it.

What makes this house unique

The thing we love about the house is the stunning view of the countryside. That is also what many of our guests have said. The other beauty is the sky at night, particularly in the summer, the view from the top terrace is breathtaking.

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Chelo
"This is a first class restaurant and one of our favourite without a doubt."
Magomadas
"We have been visting this lovely little village for over 10 years. It is quiet but quite liv..."
Trattoria da Riccardo Enrico - di Cadoni Riccardo
"This is a first class Sardinian Restaurant especially if you like fish. A really great eatin..."
Bosa
"Absolutely beautiful little Sardinian town. It has everything a visitor would require in sum..."
Tresnuraghes
Il Castello Malaspina
"A nice little walk from the town of Bosa up a steep hill but you can drive a little closer. ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Alghero
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Magomadas
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Porto Torres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Near Oristano
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Macomer
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Macomer
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ricardo's in Magomadas. It is very popular
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Porto Alabe/Magomadas
Car: necessary

This is the perfect relaxing holiday in a working Sardinian village. There is a little sign of the tourist other than during the height of the season in late July and August. With delightful beaches only a 10 minute drive away it is a sun seekers paradise. There are delightful walks, charming little villages and the nearby town of Bosa for some shops, restaurants and cultural delights.

The nearest beach is a 10 minute drive away at Porto Alabe, which is fairly quiet outside mid July to the end of August when traditionally mainland Italy flocks to Sardinia. Porto Alabe is quite self contained and has two bars and a mini market open all year. Bosa beach

The largest beach is in Bosa Marina which is a comfortable 15 minutes drive away from Magomadas. This is our favourite as it has some good facilities nearby, such as the beachside cafes, equipment to hire for the very large beach and watersports. It also has a good number of shops, bars and restaurants in the streets away from the beach. From the 2 marinas it is possible to hire boats, take fishing and diving trips and make the journey up river to get a different view of Bosa, from the water, to the Romanesque Church of St Peter. There is also a small train station from which a tourist train runs trips into the countryside and back in the high season.

Welcome to our Private Rental Villa in Sardinia. The beautiful island of Sardinia is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The villa is located in a little village with a quaint little friendly local bar, a very small supermarket, pharmacy, vinery and an excellent local restaurant. Our Villa in Sardinia is available for rent all year round.

Bosa Marina, like Porto Alabe, is only particularly busy in the high season. In May, June and September when temperatures will still be in the high 20s at least, one can normally park within a hundred yards or so of the sea at any time of the day. July and August are busier but parking is usually achievable and free.

In addition to the restaurant in Magomadas there is a very good pizza take away/restaurant in nearby Tresnuraghes (a 10 min walk). Bosa and Bosa Marina have a number of good eating places, and you pass a number of good roadside restaurants on the drive from Magomadas to Bosa. The village of Modolo, that you will be able to see from the terrace, also has an excellent restaurant by the unmissable church spire.

Casa Ciki, in the traditional village of Magomadas, is situated in the North West of Sardinia, about 20 miles/40 km South of Alghero, the nearest airport. It is close to the coastal town of Bosa.

The drive from Alghero to Bosa and Magomadas and Casa Ciki is worth the trip alone. The only way of describing it, is like having Snowdonia on the left hand side and the beautiful blue Mediterranean on the right. It is 45 minutes of breathtaking scenery.

The village of Tresnuraghes is a two minute drive from Magomadas, and is a similarly traditional Sardinian village where time also seems to have stood still! Strangers are looked on with curiosity by the very friendly locals who will always respond to a 'Buongiorno' or ‘Buonasera’. There is everything you need here, minimarkets, butchers, bakers and bars but not with the selection of the supermarkets in Bosa or Macomer.

In a different direction is the delightful village of Flussio. This small village is famous for its basket weaving and on warm summer nights you will see many of the inhabitants sat outside working at their craft. Baskets are hung outside by the doorways and it is possible to buy them directly from here. In May you can see the raw material, the stems of the local Asphedol plant, laid out on the pavements to dry.

Almost adjoining the village on the same road is Tinnura. This village is well worth a visit. It has some wonderful murals, sometimes taking up the whole walls of houses – these are incredible. There are a couple of small piazza's that are decorated with colourful tiles, murals and delightful fountains.

Bosa

The nearest town of any size to Magomadas is the historical city of Bosa. Set on the banks of the River Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia, its origins go back to Phoenician times. The old historical centre of Bosa spreads up the side of the hill away from the river and is overlooked by the magnificent Malaspina Castle.

The houses here are multi coloured and are built in a traditional tall, thin design. The walk up through the cobbled street leading up to the castle is well worth the effort and the views take in the town, and Bosa Marina with its beach and the sea. The promenade beside the river is palm tree lined and from here you can look at the many fishing and pleasure boats moored on the river banks. Bosa has many pavement bars and cafes, as well as shops, museums, churches and a cathedral.

The village of Tresnuraghes is a two minute drive and is a typical Sardinian village where time also seems to stand still

Amenities

Magomadas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is an outside utility room not suitable in Winter
  • The bathroom inside the house is reasonably spacious but has no bath - only a shower enclosure. Downstairs, just outside the back door is a utility room, that contains a washing machine, toilet, shower and hand basin. It is excellent when returning from the beach. It is fine in spring, autumn and summer as an additional bathroom but a little cold from November/December - March/April. When we are at the property the downstairs bathroom is mine and the upstairs bathroom is for my wife.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have high quality air-condtioning units in and ceiling fans. Sleeping will therefore not be a problem even in the heat of June, July, August and early September. There is a large wardrobe in each bedroom with ample space for hanging clothes. By each bed there is also a small two drawer furniture item with a table light.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a bit of a step over the front door so it is not ideal for wheelchairs. The stairs are also fairly narrow so wheelchair access to the terrace is virtually impossible. There is an open staircase to the first floor so families with very young children should be aware of this. They would also need to be very well supervised on the balcony from the main bedroom and the third floor terrace which is quite high - hence the stunning views. There is no off street parking but more often than not you can park outside the house, or within a few metres of it anyway, even in the height of the season.

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Delightful two bedroom house with spectacular country views and free Internet.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Ferienhaus mit traumhaftem Blick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Woche in der Casa Ciki sehr genossen, auf der schönen Dachterasse gefrühstückt, den Ausblick bewundert und abends die Sterne beobachtet. Die Wohnung ist super ausgestattet, wir haben nichts vermisst. In der Umgebung gibt es viele Strände zu entdecken und wenn man ein wenig wandert, findet man auch in der Hochsaison Strände wo man die Sonne und das Meer fast für sich alleine hat.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bin froh, dass Sie die Woche genossen haben. Es war uns eine Freude, Sie zurück zu Casa Ciki zu begrüßen. Ich hoffe du wirst eines Tages wiederkommen. Bryn
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Lovely traditional Sardinian House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed August 2017.

Bryn was very helpful from the outset and was approachable for local info and advice. The Casa had everything we needed. Ground floor was sitting room/ Kitchen diner leading out to a patio area with views for miles over Sardinia for alfresco eating. The second floor had a double and twin room with air con, and family bathroom with shower. The upper floor was a roof terrace with benches and loungers and the odd owl visiting!

We were next to the village shop with the lovely Pierina serving us for basics, bread milk cheese lovely hams, but for fresh food need to go out of the village,

Our favorite places. Sardineri restaurant Modolo for excellent food, fish pizza, friendly cheap.

Beaches, Poto Alabe (Sandy) and Santa Maria del Mare( Rocky) ( good small shop) and spiaggia di turas( rocky), we tried the tourist beaches but they were wall to wall people and was not our bag. Beaches are generally rough and almost surfy.

Sundown drinks LeMore4 Bosa Marina

Bosa, favourate food- two restaurants south of the river on Lungo Temo Emilio Scherer.

Alghero, lovely harbourside city.

Oristano quiet quaint.

Boat trip with Bosa Diving, great day out, snorkeling, swimming, nature, history, crystal blue waters, worth the money.

Sardinia is what you make it. Seek out the coves, delicious foods, friendly locals and siesta.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you so much. You've packed quite a bit into the 10 days. I do agree with you that it is a special island. Regards Bryn
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Very pleasant

  • 4 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Casa Ciki and appreciated fresh rooms, terraces and calm of the village.

Many thanks to Bryn who is always attentive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pascale. We do our utmost to make the holiday as comfortable as possible for our guests. I agree with you that Magomadas is a lovely quiet village and from the Casa Ciki terraces that there are some wonderful views.
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5

Casi Ciki traumhafte Ausblicke, immer wieder gern

  • 5 of 5

Mitten im italienischen Alltag, haben wir im Juli 2014 2 Wochen Urlaub in der sehr nett eingerichteten und super ausgestatteten Casa Ciki gemacht. Die 2 Terrassen sind wirklich traumhaft.... Von der Dachterrasse genießt man den herrlichen Blick über das Tal, mit Weinbergen, dem kleinen Örtchen Modolo (hier wachsen die Trauben für den berühmten Malvasia Wein) und sieht in der Ferne das bunte Städtchen Bosa. Abends bzw. nachts lagen wir auf den Liegestühlen und haben Sternschnuppen gesehen.

Die Nachbarn sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit und im kleinen Laden nebenan gibt es alles, was man so braucht, Brot und Brötchen, leckeren Käse und Wurst und so dies und das. Man fühlt sich unter Freunden und auch Bryn hat sich ständig vergewissert, ob alles in Ordnung ist und uns mit der Infomappe viele Tipps gegeben.

Unser Lieblingsstrand war in Porto Alabe, wo wir immer ein schönes Plätzchen gefunden haben. Gelblicher Sandstrand und Felsen zum Schnorcheln, aber davon gibt es in der Nähe reichlich. Richtig Betrieb war eigentlich nur am Wochenende. Auch das Wetter war sehr angenehm, durch das Lüftchen hatten wir nur Temperaturen um 27° C, aber das soll wohl im Juli auch mal anders sein. In der Umgebung hat uns besonders die Natur fasziniert, tolle Ausblicke auf die Küste, Berge und viele Wanderwege, auf denen man am Meer entlang über die Klippen klettern kann.

Das Essen bei Ricardo und die Pizza bei Gigi vermissen wir jetzt schon. Es war bestimmt nicht unser letzter Urlaub in der Casa Ciki in Magomadas. Empfehlenswert für alle, die Urlaub fern vom Massentourismus suchen und das wirkliche Leben kennenlernen möchten.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke. Ich bin froh, dass Sie genossen Casa CIKI. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed Casa Ciki
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5

Village house with a delightful view

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in a Sardinia to 39 degrees. It was hot and stayed like that for 5 days.The wind changed direction and it dropped to 35 degrees. The property being not far from the coast there was always a pleasant breeze. The owner has fitted the bedrooms with overhead fans and A/C for use during the night so sleeping was never a problem. The property was very clean and on the whole well maintained although we did have a problem with one of the showers being slow to drain away. The description of the property was accurate with the layout etc. We were 4 adults staying at the property, the open stairs might have been an issue if it had been two adults with small children. The owner was contactable prior to arrival etc and provided a wealth of information by e-mail about the house and surrounding area, as well as there being a copy at the house as well. The property is set in a little viilage, very rural and rustic, and great for a quiet life, that said the local Sardinians were always approachable and very friendly and will to help. There were a number of local festivals taking place which were enjoyable to view and watch some of the horse manship. There was a local supermarket for basics, however we did the main shopping at supermarkets in the nearby town of Bosa,one of which was very good. The local restaurants on the whole are very good, didn't eat meat the whole fortnight we were there, there was always a good selection of local fresh fish etc. There are 2 restaurants in the village, a mainly fish one and a pizzeria called Gino's, which were the best pizza's I have tasted. The rest of the restaurants someone has to drive to, or eat in. The property is ideally suited for the local beaches of which there are several the one we used the most was about 6 km away called Porto Albre ??. Aleghero to the North was worth a visit, we hired a boat there for the day. The property was a useful place for heading North and South along this part of the coast line which is not very tourist developed until you get to the top of the Island. When you had to travel it was twisty roads which can be a problem for some, there was no volume of traffic, until we visited the developed part top of the Island. All in all it was a good place to visit , quiet, and a good place to recharge our batteries. We spent one evening laid out on the roof terrace loungers watching the shooting stars which take place mid August every year, it was quite a sight. Worth the rental. Car hire expensive !!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks and glad you enjoyed the holiday.
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5

Wunderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful!

We were vom21.10 bryn to 30.1012 in the magnificent house of Bryn.

The house meets the descriptions do not really, because in real life it is a thousand times more beautiful!

The little village _ _ Magomadas from the picture book and all the people there are friendly and helpful!

We will definitely come back but not the end of october.

The first days it was really warm and we were able to visit the great beaches like Porto Alabe and a beautiful quartz sand beach in Oristano.

The last days were a bit inconsistent, but we could do it ourselves in the evening relax by the fireplace great =)

All in all a perfect holiday and giant thanks to Bryn that we could live in his lovingly renovated house!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $117.91

TO SECURE THE PROPERTY WE WILL NORMALLY REQUIRE A DEPOSIT OF BETWEEN £125 PER WEEK OR £200 PER FORTNIGHT.

PLEASE NOT THAT THE FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF A €60 CLEANING FEE PAID ON ARRIVAL. THERE ARE NO OTHER HIDDEN CHARGES

We are happy to negotiate the long term let from October to March

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.