Modern Villa in Terra Mala, Nr. Cagliari, Sardinia - Easily Accessible All Year Round. Short Distance To Beaches
About Steve Jones
British professional couple resident in UK with two school age children.
Steve Jones purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Steve Jones chose Quartu Sant'Elena
The villa has unbeatable views over the sea. It is easily accessible from the airport all year round. The local beaches are incredible and easy to access even at high season. The countryside is just as impressive and is great to explore. The villa is not isolated and is in easy access of major towns with the obvious benefit of shopping and access to emergency medical facilities etc. The villa is built to a modern standard in a traditional style so has the 'best of both worlds'. It is extremely well insulated keeping it cool in Summer and warm in Winter.
What makes this Villa unique
Most properties close to the sea are at low level so the sea may be close but you can't see it - not the case here! Also, in our experience, most developments close to the sea are accessed via dirt roads which can be difficult, particularly in Winter. Our villa is accessed via a 'normal' drained tarmac road.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely location but Villa getting a bit tired.
We had a good holiday exploring Cagliari and the southern region of Sardinia.
Villa Pros :
- Great location with lovely views.
- Nice pool.
- Short drive to Cagliari/Airport.
- Close to several beaches.
- Short drive to many good restaurants and supermarkets.
Villa Cons :
- 60 steps from access road to villa door may not suit everyone.
- Villa getting a bit tired - flaking paint and plaster, cracked window, broken shower cabinet and cracked shower tray.
- The advertised welcome pack wasn't supplied - no toilet paper in the villa on arrival.
- No sun loungers were provided - Francesco advised that holiday makers normally provided their own. After a few days he delivered 2 (for our party of 4).
- Not obvious from the advertisement that the villa is semi-detached.
We had a comfortable stay in this spacious villa with such stunning views out to sea and loved the different sunsets each evening. The house was clean, the beds were very comfortable (although the pillows were smelly and dirty so I washed them and the bedding and also bought a nicer new pillow). Traffic noise from the coast road well below the private estate was surprisingly intrusive in the day but barely noticeable in the evenings, and the estate is so well designed with lots of greenery that you're hardly aware of your neighbours. There are 62 steps up to the house - good exercise! The promised "welcome pack" would have been welcome and pool towels are not provided. We visited Cagliari four times as there's plenty to do there and some nice restaurants and it's not far to drive. A really lovely holiday and we'll definitely be back to Sardinia.
Excellent villa, great views and beaches
The villa was very clean and comfortable and the views from the balcony are superb, especially the sunsets. The pool was great for cooling dips, We were well looked after locally by Francesco who provided us with an excellent wi fi connection. Several excellent beaches are within 20 minutes drive and the location was ideal for the airport, private and secure.
Many thanks for your positive review and we're very pleased you had a good holiday at our villa
A wonderful week
This very spacious, clean and comfortable villa was exactly as described. The views over the sea were wonderful - especially the sunsets, and we all took advantage of the pool to cool off. We would definitely recommend it to anyone considering visiting the southern part of the island.
Jolie maison dans l’ Ensemble
Avons passé un bon séjours vue magnifique et plage à proximité
Sehr schöne Lage und klasse Service
Die Lage ist wirklich einmalig, die Kommunikation mit Steve im Vorfeld hat super geklappt und auch der vor Ort Service durch Francesco war klasse.
In der Villa war schön und wie im Vorfeld beschrieben. Bis auf die schon in anderen Bewertungen angesprochenen Liegemöglichkeiten am Pool war alles vorhanden und in gutem Zustand.
Allerdings hat der Aussenbereich tatsächlich z.T. wohl unter den Einfuss des Klimas gelitten und benötigt an einigen Stellen die besagte Renovierung.
Insgesamt aber eine schöne Villa mit einer super Lage und ein toller Urlaub.
Closest beach (pebble) at Terra Mala 2 minutes drive. Fine sandy beaches at Torre Delle Stella, Poetto and many others within 15 mins drive.
Cagliari (Elmas) 25 mins. Easyjet fly from Stansted daily in high season and 3 times per week (incl. Saturdays for rest of year). BA fly from Gatwick. Other airports (Olbia, Alghero) serviced by Ryanair and are approx. 2.5 hours by car. Villa is extremely easy to find and is situated close to the SP17 Cagliari / Villasimius coast road. Cagliari sea port approx 20-25 mins. Public transport available, but car hire from airport strongly recommended to make the most of the holiday.
Good choice of supermarkets, restaurants etc within 10-15 mins drive. Most open all year. Cagliari is 20-25 minutes drive and has all the facilities of a major town, including a Serie A football team.