Doubles 4 Bathrooms 4
Set on a hillside overlooking the sea, not far from the famed Emerald Coast, this exclusive Porto Rafael vacation rental can accommodate up to 8 friends or family members travelling together. Walking distance from the closest sandy beach, only 500 meters away from the villa, this luxury 4-bedroom coastal home is wonderfully inserted in its natural context, characterized by large granite boulders sinuously shaped by the wind. The district Leopardo is located in overlooks the north coast of Sardinia. Porto Rafael is a residential village and touristic centre with large rocks that sprout between the Mediterranean greenery and villas scattered along the promontory.
The style of the villa, sober and elegant, offers natural colours in bright and panoramic environments, and a direct connection with the external spaces through glass doors that face the sea. The wooden floors used also for the exteriors, give the desired feeling of comfort, of a direct link with nature. The modern, bright and spacious kitchen offers a suggestive view of the sea.
The apparently spontaneous vegetation surrounds the property and appears among the rocks to enhance the almost wild environment.
The entrance floor has three double bedrooms, all with private bathrooms with shower, a living area, dining room and kitchen with a beautiful verandah with breathtaking sea view. The fourth bedroom with bathroom is located on the lower ground floor, in front of the outdoor area where the barbecue and the second dining area are located. The villa is furnished with excellent equipment such as TV, Wi-Fi, sound system, air conditioning and computer.
The nearest beach (500 meters/0,3 miles) can be reached by car or on foot through a path which is accessible to vehicles too. For those who look for an equipped sandy beach, the closest one is called Nelson's Beach (800mt/0,5 miles from the villa).
The square of Porto Rafael, five minutes walking from the villa, represents the main spot where to find the supermarket, restaurant, bars for pleasant aperitifs in front of the sea, some shops and a small beach. From Porto Rafael and its surroundings, you can admire the enchanting Maddalena Archipelago, reachable from the Port of Palau, by ferry or private excursions. The Maddalena Archipelago is a park consisting of more than 60 granite and schist nature’s islands and islets and is considered one of the most suggestive landscapes in the world for morphologies, botanic landscapes, sea and marine biocoenosis.
Porto Cervo, along the Smeralda coast, is more or less a thirty-minute drive away and it is a famous tourist destination that attracts hundreds of VIPs and celebrities every year.
lower ground floor
outdoor kitchen with BBQ and uncovered dining area with table for 8 guests, no view.
access from the outdoor area:
bedroom 1 double bed (queen size bed, not convertible into a twin) with walk in closet, en suite bathroom with shower cabin (plus extra hand held shower) and big French windows.
18 steps up
entrance through big French windows, living room with big flat screen TV and sea view, dining area with table for 8 guests with direct access to outdoor lounge area on the other side. Fully equipped kitchen with sea view, cooking island and counter top seating 3 guests with French doors opening to outdoor area.
bedroom 2 master bedroom (queen size bed, not convertible into a twin) with sea view, flat screen Smart TV, French windows with access to private terrace with lounge area, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower (extra hand held shower) and double basin and direct access to the pool area.
bedroom 3 double bed (queen size bed, not convertible into a twin) with en suite bathroom with shower cabin (plus extra hand held shower) and direct access to outdoor area through French windows.
bedroom 4 double bed (queen size bed, not convertible into a twin) with en suite bathroom with walk-in shower (plus extra hand held shower) and French windows opening to terrace of the pool area.
heated swimming pool with sun loungers, alfresco dining area with table for 8 guests, spacious lounge areas with stunning sea view, uncovered dining area with outdoor kitchen and BBQ located on the lower ground floor.
non smoking villa, pets not allowed.
- air conditioning A/C
- floor heating system
- wi-fi internet connection
- satellite TV
- stereo system
- sound system
- security system
- alarm system
- fully equipped kitchen
- ice maker
- espresso coffee machine
- wine cellar
- washing machine
- iron w/ironing board
- baby cot
- private swimming pool
- heated pool
- private patio
- outdoor furniture
- lounge area
- outdoor kitchen
- parking area
- electric gate
- heated swimming pool (4x10m)
- A/C throughout
- smart television
- Sonos sound system
- safe in every bedroom
- 3 uncovered parking spots
5 minute walk to Marina Porto Rafael, 5 minute walk to Piazzetta Porto Rafael/Chiesetta di Santa Rita, Porto Cervo 34km/21miles, historic town Olbia 43km/26miles, Porto Rotondo 45km/28miles.
airports and trains
airports: Olbia airport 40km/25miles, Alghero 150km/94miles.
trains: Palau 5km/3miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: August 2020
Name: Jacob Bernstein
"We had a wonderful stay. The villa was absolutely stunning, nestled in the granite landscape with a sea view and great accommodation. The host was lovely - she even bought us tennis balls! And our meals out in Porto Rafael were great as well.
Two minor irritations were the lack of air conditioning (though there were temporary units put in) and the wasps which disturbed our first evening with the chef - important to tell guests not to eat before around 9pm at this time of year because of that:
But overall a wonderful stay, 5/5, thank you for organising it for us."