Villa Orsola

Sardinia, Capo d'Orso

    • Sleeps 10+2 Guests
    • Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 200 m2
    • WiFi
    • Daily maid
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Olbia 40 km
      Alghero 155 km

    € 4700 - 12860 per week

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    Overview

    Villa Orsola is situated on the northern tip of Sardinia on a white sandy beach overlooking a large bay with the islands of the national Park La Maddalena in the background. It lies whithin the famous headland of Capo d’Orso, an unspoiled and protected stretch of coast known for its crystal clear water and perfectly smooth granite rocks in the most extraordinary shapes. The surrounding countryside has no equal in Sardinia or even in the Mediterranean area as a whole. To be seen from the house is the huge rock sculpted by the wind into a shape which resembles the silhouette of a bear (orso). The scenery is so dramatic that Homer had Odysseus lay his ship at anchor in the bay in front of Villa Orsola.

    The villa was designed in the ‘70ies by the architect Alberto Ponis, a man who has left his mark on the island of Sardinia by building low-lying, earthern-coloured houses which hug the hills. His understated and informal style has strongly influenced modern Sardinian architecture.

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    Villa Orsola is made up of the main house which faces the sea. The house is surrounded by rocks and a variety of meditteranen shrubs, such as myrtle, juniper, ilex and strawberry trees. A spacious covered terrace in front of the living room as well as a second terrace built into the rocks invite to outdoor living.

    The sea is only a few steps from the house. A path leads to the (practically) private beaches in light beige sand. From rocks, sculpted by the sea and the wind, you can dive into the sea, which is instantly deep and is clean and limpid, thanks to the current and the maestro wind blowing dry and fresh from the west. Long swims and walks can be enjoyed all along the coast. From the front of the house, you can gaze at the islands of Maddalena, Caprera, Spargi, and Santo Stefano, and, in the distance, the mountain peaks of Corsica. The access to Villa Orsola is an unsurfaced gravel road so careful driving is recommended (not suitable for sport cars).

    In July and August you may hear some music and, coming from the other side of the bay (depending of the wind direction). The music usually stops before midnight.  

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    Activities & Places of Interest

    Villa Orsola is situated on the northern tip of Sardinia, whithin the famous promontory of Capo d’Orso, an unspoiled and protected stretch of coast known for its crystal clear sea water and perfectly smooth granite rocks in the most extraordinary shapes. The surrounding countryside that has no equal in Sardinia or even in the Mediterranean area as a whole.

    Only a few km away lies the fishing harbour Palau, just in front of the National Park of the Arcipelago della Maddalena. Here you will find a good choice of shops and restaurants as well as a post office, bank and newsagent. At Palau, it is simple to hire small boats; the smooth waters of the sea at Palau are considered to be a yachtsman’s paradise.

    A short sea journey aboard the town’s ferry deposits visitors on the stunning island of La Maddalena, where Italian freedom fighter Garibaldi lived. The group of islands (Caprera, Spargi, Budelli, La Vezzi and Cavallo) around la Maddalena is renowned for its beauty and was turned into a National Park not long ago.

    Only 5 kilometres from Palau are Punta Sardegna and Porto Rafael, elegant resorts for understated people in the know.

    The millionaires' playground Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo are thirty to forty kilometres away, here you can while away hours gazing at hundreds of yachts or browsing exclusive boutiques.

    Just a quarter of an hour’s drive from the house are magnificent beaches, such as the Isola dei Gabbiani, a much sought-after destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

    Ferries link Palau to La Maddalena, Genoa and Naples.

    Sports

    In the charming harbour of Porto Rafael you will find the Yacht Club Punta Sardegna. Once a year in August together with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda they organise the famous Formenton regatta.The Yacht Club de Porto Rafael rents out dinghys (rubber boats) of different sizes. Sailing boats can be chartered at the harbour of Palau. The clear waters of the bay are considered a paradise for amateur sailors.

    A 15 minute drive from the house you will find Porto Pollo–Isola dei Gabbiani, the Sardinian "surf and kite paradise", 7 km of beaches in two large bays. There is allways enough wind and windsurfers and kitesurfers meet to challenge eachother at impressive speed. There are sailing schools, schools for windsurfing and kitesurfing, equipment can be hired on the spot.

    Furthermore, this part of the Sardinian coast offers possibilities for scuba diving, snorkeling, open-ocean-kayak, tennis, mountain biking and beach volley. Scuba diving schools will give lessons at all levels and organise fascinating excursions.

    Mountain bikers will find several routes along the coast and inland. Bikes can be rented in Palau.

    The opportunities for walks or proper hikes are rich and varied in this part of Sardinia.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Direct access to the sea
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • TV (basic Italian Satellite TV with cinema)
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • 2 large fridges and large freezer
    • Microwave
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryers
    • Plug-in device against mosquitos in each bedroom
    • Window screens in one bedroom
    • Mosquito nets over the bed of the other bedrooms 
    • Portable fans in all bedrooms
    Touring ideas

    Palau 5 km - 10 min
    Porto Cervo 30 km - 40 min
    Porto Rotondo 40 km - 50 min
    Olbia (airport) 40 km - 50 min
    Bonifacio (in Corsica) - 1 hr 15 min
    Sassari 120 km - 2 hr
    Alghero 155 km - 2 hr 20 min

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Private access to the sea, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, sightseeing, walks along the coast.

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    If rented for 10 people

    Main house:

    • Living room with fireplace
    • Dining area with French windows onto terrace
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub)
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)
    • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)
    • 2 twin bedrooms
    • Bathroom (shower)

    Garden:

    • White sandy beach
    • Table and chairs under a portico
    • Terrace in the rocks
    Request BookingIf rented for 10 people Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    4700 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    6700 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    8250 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    11250 EUR

    If rented for 12 people

    As above plus an annex building which will be opened additionally (occupancy more than 10 people has to be requested upon booking).

    Annex:

    • Living with fireplace and terrace
    • Dining
    • Kitchenette
    • Twin bedroom
    • Dressing
    Request BookingIf rented for 12 people Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    5450 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    8050 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    10500 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    12860 EUR

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    Villa Orsola 01 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    20 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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    12 PAX 12
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    For groups more than 10 people please ask upon booking.

    Reservations from Saturday to Saturday.
    Baby bed with linen available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday.

    Extra services available only on request (domestic help, cook, first shopping), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing) to be booked in advance: EUR 15 per hour.
    • Cook service: EUR 15 per hour, plus time for shopping and costs of ingredients. To be booked well in advance. This service is not available on Sunday and public holidays.
    • First shopping: EUR 30 for the service plus the cost of the ingredients (with receipt). The following items are included: bread, butter, jam, eggs, 2 litre milk, 1 packet Earl Grey Tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurts, 2 bottles of orange juice, 2 kg fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), 2 jars tomato sauce, 1large piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, 4 litres mineral water, 3 bottles of beer, 3 bottles of wine. The shopping list can be adapted to your own wishes.
    • Extra set of towels during the week: EUR 8 per set.
    • Extra set of bedlinen EUR 15 double / EUR 10 single.
    • Babysitting: upon request on early reservation.

    Security deposit, heating, baby bed to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • Security deposit: Prior to arrival guests are asked to make a security deposit of EUR 800 (credit card pre-authorisation held by our agency). At the end of the stay the credit card pre-autorisation will be cancelled, unless it has to be used partly or fully for any damage or unpaid local expenses.
    • Heating: EUR 60 per day.
    • Baby bed: EUR 20 per week.
    • Pet allowed only on request when booking: please check price upon booking.

    Bed, bath (3 towels per person, beach towels) and kitchen linens, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, maid service (two maids for 1.5 hours each per day from Monday to Friday), final cleaning, garden maintenance all included in the price.

    WELCOME The housekeeper will have prepared typically Sardinian refreshments (bread, raw ham, tomatoes) for you on arrival plus 2 bottles of red wine and 2 bottles of mineral water.

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