Porto Rafael, Sardinia
From £1,395 per week
Super independent villa with fabulous sea-view located in charming Porto Rafael – just 200 metres from the nearest beach and centre of the village.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Giardino is an independent, original villa sitting in charming, grassy gardens with a fantastic view across the bright blue sea across to the beautiful islands of the Archipelago of La Maddalena. The villa is located just 100 metres from the main piazza in the village, home to a great grocery shop and Harry’s Bar, and there are two beaches just 150 metres away. Should you wish for a little more life, the seaside town of Palau is just a 4 kilometre drive.
The comfortable villa belongs to the same family that built it back in the 70s – rounded walls, beautifully tiled floors and whitewashed interiors give it a super summer feel and there is plenty of space both inside and out for guests to relax and enjoy the panorama.
The gates open into the pretty garden and lead to the covered parking space. A pathway takes you up to the covered veranda that runs around the villa allowing for you to sit, snooze or dine in the shade whilst enjoying the view. Glass doors lead in to the airy sitting room where there are typical Sardinian built-in benches and sofas with lots of cushions dotted around and there is a small bar area ready for those wishing to try their hand at an aperitivo or cocktail.
Leading from the lounge is a dining room with glass doors leading out onto the furnished veranda. The separate kitchen is well equipped and a good size for one to two cooks wishing to prepare some tasty meals with the local produce. A door from the kitchen leads out to a private covered dining terrace with large barbecue that will be home to many breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, glasses of wine and games of cards!
To the left of the lounge, there are 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and one twin with 2 sets of built-in bunk beds. All the bedrooms have glass doors that lead out to the veranda and they share 2 recently refurbished bathrooms that are very chic.
Villa Giardino offers comfort and space making it a perfect base for friends and family in the pretty village of Porto Rafael.
01/05 — 22/05
11/09 — 25/09
22/05 — 19/06
04/09 — 11/09
19/06 — 03/07
28/08 — 04/09
03/07 — 31/07
31/07 — 28/08
Security deposit: €400 or £350
Tourist tax payable on arrival of €50 per week in cash
Gigi Szucs, London
This must be the best weekend ever!! We were a group of 6 girls who went to Port Rafael for 4 days. If you had to ask me to describe the overall experience in 2 words, I would say NOTHING COMPARES!! A special thank you to Francesca + Sarah who locally looked after us like Royalty, they were super friendly, we did not want to leave them behind. Thanks to Ian who had to answer all my questions and help us secure a magnificent Villa.