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Mediterranean relaxation: luxury setting in spectacular landscape """

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom house+garden, flowered terrace, sea and beach minutes away

The house has a terrace surrounded by bouganvillea, a small private garden and beyond a view of the turquoise water of the Mediterranean. The sea is a 3 minute walk from the house and a 10 minute walk takes one to a sandy beach nearby. It is located in a private condominium with no cars or roads near the houses. There is a private parking space in the parking areas behind. Low lying houses are surrounded by bouganvillea, olive trees and gardens. Tennis courts and swimming pools are on the property and reserved for residents and their guests.

Living and kitchen areas are connected, 2 bedrooms each with a double bed and 2 bathrooms. TV, washing machine, microwave.

The area is 800 meters from Porto Rotondo with shopping, restaurants, theatre, the famous port plus exclusive homes and hotels. Archeological sites, spectacular landscape and rock formations are within a 30 - 40 minute drive and in a very short time one can travel from the old traditional villages of the interior to the luxurious harbours, hotels and restaurants and boutiques along the coast.

I will send those people who are planning to stay an elaborate description of surrounding areas and places to visit. For more information now, read the reviews from previous guests.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Sheila

I live in Rome, Italy. I am a professional photographer and my recent photography exhibition at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere was called BORN INVISIBLE. You can see these and other images online.

Sheila purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Sheila chose Porto Rotondo

The property is and has been used as a summer home by the owner and friends for more than 20 years.

What makes this apartment unique

location! 50 steps and you are ready to swim! See all the variety of excursions plus cultural and pleasurable activities close at hand.


Porto Rotondo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Arrival and departure hours to be settled with owner if a variation from the standard times is requested.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Mediterranean relaxation: luxury setting in spectacular landscape
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lost and Found in Sardinia

  • 5 of 5

What a surprise! Who would think that October would be the perfect month for a holiday in Sardinia? But is was. Our stay in Sheila's beautiful, artistic apartment was a dream come true. Not only did it include everything two couples would need while on vacation (even down to a cooler for the beach), but it far-exceeded our expectations. The apartment is situated on a hillside where it catches the cool breezes but is also on a sunny aspect. The scenic view of the ocean and far hills is breathtaking. You are just a short walk down the hill to the seaside terraces where you can lounge as much as you like or take a dip in the water which was a perfect temperature this time of year. The complex and it's vegetation look as if they were landscaped by Mother Nature herself. The apartment also has the conveniences of a washing machine and WiFi if you can't bring yourself to completely unplug. The couple of times we needed help during our stay Sheila was a short phone call away and her maintenance help arrived within 15 minutes to solve our problem. Punta Volpe is an upscale neighborhood and is an easy walk or short drive from the resort town of Porto Rotondo. Porto Rotondo has all of the amenities you could need including wonderful restaurants (we highly recommend La Rosa dei Venti), shops, banks, and a small market. For serious grocery shopping we recommend driving to Arzachena to a supermercato or to Auchan near the Olbia airport. During our stay in Sardinia we traveled extensively over the island and were never disappointed in our discoveries. We highly recommend visiting the Nuraghi sites near Arzachena; taking the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena islands; going wine tasting at Vigne Surrau; or really going off the grid to have lunch at Su Gologone in the Supramonte region of Sardinia. But most importantly, you really don't have to leave Sheila's beautiful apartment to enjoy a perfect Sardinian vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For the past few years, October has been a beautiful dry sunny month in Sardinia. Climate change makes predictions difficult, but again this year the weather was good and I am so happy my wonderful guests could swim in the sea almost every day that they were not driving all around the island to discover some of its well-known and/or secret and totally surprising locations. Choosing whether to do nothing or do lots, my guests did both - one day for discovery and the next day in total relaxation in the garden, at the house and around town.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks in July at Sheila's apartment. The accommodation was exactly as described with a nice view of the sea from the garden and a great outdoor patio space where we spent most of our time when not out and about exploring beautiful Sardinia. The complex is lovely, well maintianed and has a touch of class about it. The swimming pool is great with a fansastic view of the bay. The beach within walking distance was lovely and despite we had a car we spent 6 days on this beach. The beach cafe was good value and we had lunch a couple of times overlooking the water with fresh fish of the day. Cooking facilities were fine with a hob with 3 gas burners and one electric. If you do have a car we can thoroughly reccomend a drive to La Cinta and Brandinchi beach - just amazing. We are already planning to go back and stay in the apartment next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am always so happy when I know my guests have enjoyed themselves, which is what I am doing right now right here in Sardinia. Every year I stay for a few weeks and at that time I always find little things that can be made just a bit better! Sheila
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Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say. Perfect. Where do I begin? First of all the view, the garden, the beautiful patio surrounded by an amazing blooming bouganvillea. The fully equipped two bedroom apartment with everything you could possibly need to relax (but we didn't spend much time indoors anyway). We were lucky because the italian high season only lasts till the end of august, we were told, so we had the pool almost to ourselves, as well as the lovely platforms in front of the sea. The weather was also perfect. There is a little bus that takes you into Porto Rotondo for free (a 5 minute ride), where you can find everything you need: groceries, restaurants and wonderful gelati. We spent a week swimming and sunbathing and relaxing and have decided to repeat next year. This is exactly what you need if you are stressed out: a week in paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Seal Beach


  • 5 of 5

My niece, an American, is taking the International Baccalaureate Program in Sweden (Dad is Swedish) and wanted us to visit. Sardinia was decided upon. So, while searching VRBO this property surfaced. I'm glad it did.

Rented a car at the Olbia Airport and followed the signs to Costa Smeralda and then drove through town to find Punta Volpe and the Condominiums. They are lovely. Grounds are well maintained with bougainvillea and hibiscus. With Sheila's instructions we found the unit (treasure hunt!) in the middle of B complex. Although compact, we found the unit to have everything we needed. If you are looking for a gourmet kitchen (why, for God's sake, in Italy?) this may not be the place for you as there is no oven just a toaster oven. We were thrilled to prepare great breakfasts and even more delighted to eat at the outside table watching the incredible view the space offers. So special! Azure blue sea, big hills across the bay and all focused through the living lens of the bougainvillea trellis. Most of our time was spent on this porch.

Routine went like this: Drive around looking at the sights, come back and go to the water's edge, read on the chaise lounges, swim, then take the fresh water shower. Back to the condo to get an adult beverage and walk down the hill to the nearest (and most beautiful) beach to watch Porto Rotondo shimmer into the early evening. Return, bathe and go out for dinner. I want that pattern back!

Favorite restaurants were Locando Santi Andrea in San Panateo. Wonderful food and service in a special open-air room with a view of the hills. Great fish, pasta and the best of the suckling pig dinners I had. Lu Stazzu was very good food in a dramatic setting; it's fun to watch the pig cooking in the fireplace. And if you are going to the Tombe dei Giganti La Prisgiona in Arzachena I would definitely stop by Jaddhu Resort and eat Mr. Tonino Dettori's excellent lunch. You can then walk down to the sight.

Property is as described, pictures are accurate. Sheila is easy to work with. Don't use the toaster oven and hair dryer at the same time it will trip the fuse.

Porto Rotondo is within walking distance (I'm 61) and is truly the lifestyle of the rich and famous. A beautiful harbor where you can watch people strolling and enormous pleasure boats coming and going whilst you sit at a cafe (my favorite was Paramore at the end by the Harbormaster bldg.) and sip wine. A great base for exploring the Emerald Coast!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing more to add to this thoughtful review - many thanks! Sheila
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een klein paradijsje in porto rotondo

  • 5 of 5

De woonst ligt ingebed in een verzorgd resort met vooral veel groen en bloemen; alles wat er nodig is ,is aanwezig (eigen zwembad en beach-side). Het was zalig om 's ochtends wakker te worden en de zon op het water te zien en dan ook in de baai nog te kunnen gaan zwemmen; nadien een lekker ontbijt te nemen onder de bougainvillea's en te genieten van de rust en het uitzicht. De natuur en de baaien in de hele Costa Smeralda zijn wonderbaarlijk en elke dag was er een nieuwe ontdekking die een echt wauw-effect teweeg bracht. Porto Rotondo is in de maand september een rustig dorpje waar nog genoeg toeristen zijn, maar geen grote drukte, en ook mogelijkheden om lekker te gaan eten. 'S avonds was het echt gezellig op het terras van de woning waar enkele lampjes, onder het dak van de bougainvillea's, een sfeerrijk plaatje boden. Onze gastvrouw was heel gemakkelijk te bereiken en in haar communicatie zo aangenaam; we kregen zoveel duidelijke info dat we zelf niet veel meer moesten uitzoeken. Wanneer je iets boekt is het altijd afwachten hoe het gaat zijn ter plaatse: in dit geval als je wil boeken, maak je geen zorgen , het is tip top in orde.

Hilde en Jan

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Herrliche Sicht, blumige Umgebung - Perfekt!

  • 4 of 5

Wir verbrachten unendlich schöne, perfekte Ferien in Punta Volpe. Sheila war von Beginn weg sehr zuverlässig, prompt und zuvorkommend, überbrachte uns schon im Vorfeld viele gute Informationen. Ein guter Gastgeber!

Die Feriensiedlung ist wunderschön gestaltet. Die Steingebäude, die bunte Blumenwelt und die Sicht auf das Meer ist atemberaubend. Man ist gut aufgehoben und geborgen, hat aber trotzdem seine Ruhe und Zurückgezogenheit in dieser Wohnung.

Der Garten und die Laube ist einfach der Hammer. Wir genossen die vielen Stunden welche wir bei der Siesta (schön kühl) oder am Abend dort verbrachten.

Die Wohnung war für uns tip-top. Sie ist schon etwas älter und einfach ausgebaut, aber vor allem sauber und aufgeräumt. Die Küche ist eher schmal ausgestattet, reicht aber um einfach zu kochen. Hier mussten wir jedoch vom Vorgänger noch etwas nachspülen.

Vermisst haben wir hier überhaupt nichts! Es war perfekt... vielen vielen DANK!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Porto Rotondo
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Tartaruga 3 min. walk +Porto Rotondo-10 min walk

The house has a large terrace surrounded and covered by bouganvillea, a small private garden and beyond a view of the turquoise water of the Mediterranean. The sea is a 3-minute walk from the house and a 10-minute walk takes one to a sandy beach nearby. Many more beaches are a short drive or bus ride away.

It is located in a private condominium with no cars or roads near the houses. There is a private parking space in the parking areas behind. Low-lying houses are surrounded by bouganvillea, olive trees, hibiscus, and green gardens. Tennis courts and swimming pools are on the property and reserved for owners and their guests. The area is 800 meters from Porto Rotondo with shopping, restaurants, theatre, the world-famous port plus exclusive homes and hotels. Porto Cervo, San Pantaleo, Cala di Volpe, and other spectacular locations of the 'Costa Smeralda' are within a few miles of the house. Inland excursions of less than an hour lead to the sites of the prehistoric 'nuraghe' and the 'Giants' tombs' as well as the dramatic rock formations of Capo Testa and Capo d'Orso. There are numerous unique hiking excursions in the area.

The prices vary according to the period. When the house is booked I will send extensive detailed descriptions of the house itself, the surroundings and other useful and interesting information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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