Porto Rafael, Sardinia
Super Sardinian villa with a contemporary twist set in pretty enclosed gardens just a 2 minute walk from the bar, shop and beach in charming Porto Rafael.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
This beautiful independent villa is surrounded by lush gardens and high hedges ensuring privacy at all times. There are lovely shady terraces to enjoy alfresco dining away from the midday sun and this traditional villa, with its contemporary twist, offers spacious and stylish accommodation.
The weathered, wooden antique gate leads you through the pretty gardens and up to the main entrance of Villa Olivia. A covered veranda runs around 2 sides for the property and is furnished with both lounging and dining furniture allowing you to enjoy the fantastic setting and a strip of inviting vibrant blue sea. The light and airy lounge and dining area have two large french doors, letting you enjoy the comfort inside whilst still admiring the wonderful gardens and over the hedge tops to the glittering sea (great should you be in the villa during the cooler months of the summer). Pale marble floors and white-washed walls constantly remind you that you are in the Mediterranean and the stylish, modern furnishings and fittings give the villa an upbeat air. The large and separate kitchen is a chefs paradise – stainless steel units gleam and invite the most hesitant of cooks to have a go! Here there is a full-size oven, gas hob, dishwasher and large fridge plus a glass door that leads out to a side terrace with a big glass table - perfect for some food preparation in the warm air.
Leading from one side of the lounge area is the master double bedroom with ensuite shower room, and on the other side of the lounge, there is a staircase taking you down to a further double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom with a separate shower room.
The fourth bedroom is located externally at the back of the main villa – a delightful and rustic double room with exposed granite walls and natural wood ceiling make it perhaps the most ‘Sardinian’ bedroom in the house, it has an en-suite shower room in the same style.
Leading from the terrace at the front of the villa is a staircase taking you up to the private roof terrace where there are spectacular sea views. Here there are a couple of wooden sunbeds for the dedicated sun-worshipper or stargazer.
We know our guests will enjoy Villa Olivia and with the necessary amenities of the beach, grocery shop and Harry’s Bar just a couple of minutes away on foot, we are sure you will not stray far from this oasis of calm found at Porto Rafael.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €300
Tourist tax: €3,50 per person per night (14 - 70 years old)
Richard Williams, Hereford
Lovely villa conveniently located for the wonderful bathing cove. A few charming eccentricities. Very comfortable. Fantastic!! We didn't expect anything of the sort. We just thought we'd pick up the keys and that would be it. But we received every care and attention to detail. Very friendly and helpful.