Apartment in Porto Rotondo, Costa Smeralda, North Coast, Sardinia, Italy - Peaceful Setting On The Beautiful Costa Smeralda
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About Neil Wood
Neil and Sarah Wood, the owners, fell in love with Sardinia over 10 years ago when holidaying on the Costa Smeralda and staying in an apartment in the same residence. They jumped at the opportunity to purchase an apartment and build their own bit of home in Sardinia. Neil, an engineer, has designed many of the units in the department, whilst Sarah, a designer, is responsible for the welcoming interior. They continue to enjoy the apartment with their family and friends, visiting regularly for some warmth and relaxation.
Neil Wood purchased this Apartment in 2004
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Clean apartment with lovely pool
The apartment was well furnished and clean. There is no air con, and in early August we found it extremely hot at night - could do with some more fans!
The pool is lovely, but is shut from 1pm -4pm. It is very quiet as there is no jumping/inflatables etc allowed. The beach is a very short walk from the apartments and is small but all you need.
It would be nice to have been able to walk to restaurants. There is one at the top of the road which is fine to walk to, but the rest are on a busy/fast road without a pavement - so not ideal for walking at all!
A perfect late-summer break
I was lucky enough to stay in this fantastic apartment in Porto Rotundo at the end of last summer. It's spacious, well equipped, airy and has a large balcony, plus it's only a short walk from the beautiful pool. Sardinia is a traditional Mediterranean island with gorgeous beaches, hidden coves, bustling villages and superb restaurants, all of which are within easy reach from the apartment complex (which is suitable for all ages, budgets and tastes). We have already booked another holiday in the same accommodation for 2015.
Appartement au calme et bien placé pour visiter les plages
Appartement propre et spacieux. Belle terrasse abritée du soleil. Copropriété calme, belle piscine de 25 mètres.
Pas de clim dans les chambres mais possibilité de dormir fenêtres ouvertes avec ventilateur au plafond alors qu'il fait 26-28°C la nuit.
Voiture indispensable pour les courses et pour visites des nombreuses et belles plages aux alentours.
The beach is 100 metres from the apartment and is accessed through the pool and gardens.
The Airport Costa Smeralda, Olbia, is 18km from the apartment. EasyJet fly from London Gatwick, Luton and Bristol to Olbia. Jet2 fly from Leeds and Edinburgh to Olbia. There are several car rental companies at the airport.
Olbia is 12km, Porto Cervo 22km, Palau 32km (from where you can take a short ferry crossing to La Maddelena Archipelago).
Porto Rotondo is situated on a peninsular at the southern end of the Costa Smeralda. Porto Rotondo itself is cosy with shops and restaurants spread around the port area and in the streets which radiate back toward the main road which runs along each branch of the headlands. From higher points around Porto Rotondo the amazing white Isola di Tavolara is visible - a giant flat-topped island 16km away rising 600m out of the sea and dominating the view. The climate is typically Mediterranean. The flowers and trees within our apartment complex are typical to the area but they flourish with the automated watering system. There are expert local seamen available to give advice or to take visitors on trips sightseeing or fishing. Larger tour boats run daily trips around the La Maddelena Archipelago and cruise boats also anchor in the bays to enjoy the amazing scenery. Within this Archipelago is the beautiful island of Caprera, famous as the place to which Giuseppe Garibaldi retired in the 19th Century and littered with secluded coves and beaches.