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Porto Rafael - Large Family Villa of great beauty

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,543 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 ensuite double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom

This magnificent villa is surrounded by private land with a beach at the bottom of the garden. A true beachfront villa, built in 1969 around a large courtyard where an olive tree grows, there is a huge table for al-fresco dining, an inbuilt pizza oven and large barbecue grill. The courtyard also houses a sheltered pingpong table for tournaments long into the night. The front terrace is perfect for lunch under the pergola, gazing out across the lawn and across the glittering bay toward Liscia di Vacca. Roof terraces offer breathtaking views.

Property Manager
Jenny Hall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Jenny Hall

I am the agent.

Why Jenny Hall chose Porto Rafael

This house was built in 1969 and is still owned by the family who built it. It is one of the largest and most beautiful houses built by the famous architect Michele Busiri Vici on the Costa Smeralda.

What makes this villa unique

Access to a private beach. This is almost unheard of in the Mediterranean. Extremely beautiful architecture, gardens, and decor. A house for happiness. A large house for the whole family and all the friends too.


Porto Rafael Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4543 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Five bathrooms en suite, with showers and bidets one guest toilet by the entrance. New bathrooms were inserted in 2012
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • master - 1 king , the master bedroom suite has a sofa and desk & roof terrace
    Double Guest Room 1 - 1 king , Also has a large sofa, desk & opens onto the olive grove
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Courtyard bedroom suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , The only small bedroom in the house
  • The master bedroom suite is on it's own floor above the rest of the house. Four further bedroom suites are on the ground floor, and there is one single bedroom which shares a bathroom.
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a much loved family villa that has been beautifully designed and renovated for 45 years. It is a place to restore and recharge, get fit swimming in the sea and dance all night in the piazetta, surrounded by Sardinia's legendary beauty.


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Porto Rafael - Large Family Villa of great beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Idyllic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Olivastri was wonderful. 11 of us stayed for a week and were looked after by an attentive gardener who arranged for a maid to come and clean each day so that beds were made and kitchen kept clean. The villa boasts wonderful views of the ocean and islands and the sunrise is unparalleled from the master bedroom and well worth staying up for ;) There are even expansive roof-terraces that are lovely to sit on in the evening.

The villa has large areas for entertaining and relaxing including a wood-fire pizza oven, large barbeque and ping-pong table and it felt very spacious so that even with so many people we did feel on top of one another. There is no pool but a short walk down the mountain takes you to a very sweet, tiny beach that catches the sun until about 5pm in August. The beach tended to get very crowded at times but all the visitors were local to the area and friendly and were invaluable for ideas for restaurants and activities of which there were a number of very good ones a short drive away.

The villa is situated in Porto Rafael where it was easy to rent a boat from the yacht club (or even swim to the yacht club from the beach for a morning coffee and pastry) and there is a lovely piazza on the shore where you can eat excellent spaghetti vongoli and stop for some sundowners and live music in the evenings.

All in all a blissful stay and will definitely return. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Porto Rafael
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Porto Cervo Golf, Cala di Volpe Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Porto Rafael
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
private beach
Car: recommended

The emerald cost on the north east of Sardinia is known for crystal clear waters and superb summer weather. Developed in the 1960s, Porto Rafael is an unspoilt, charming and very elegant summer resort, much loved by Europeans and Americans. The yacht club is small and much adored by boats big and small.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $615.31

There's an additional cleaning fee of €300
There is a path down to the beach with steps - strengthens the legs and good for the sporty but not so good for the old or infirm.

Deposit of 20% secures a booking. Full payment by one month before arrival. Payment is made by internet transfer or IBAN transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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