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Destination guide

Experience Sardinia in holiday lettings

Postcards of the Costa Smeralda – Sardinia's uber-famous north shore – depict bays of such aquamarine sea and cotton-white sand it would make any Photoshopper proud. Only they aren't Photoshopped. In fact, the vast coastline on this handsome jewel of the Med needs no airbrushing. It's all the stuff of gasps and sighs, glimmering with wide beaches and lagoons and caves and coves. Beyond that is primeval prehistory, fascinating Roman amphitheatres, mouthwatering Italo-French cuisine, beautiful Baroque churches and Sardinia holiday rentals with panoramic pools and perches above the coast.

Things to do

Sightseeing in Sardinia holiday lettings

There's no shortage of history in Sardinia. And it's not just your usual Italian rigmarole of Roman forums and mosaics, either – although you can find those at the preserved ruins of Nora and Tharros. The story of this island goes deeper, back to the Nuragic Age more than 2,000 years BC. Prepare to be wowed by the massive megalithic monuments like the Nuraghe Santu Antine and the Su Nuraxi. You can head to the excellent Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Cagliari to try and make sense of it all once you're done.

Activities

What to do near Sardinia holiday homes

No trip to Sardinia could possibly be complete without exploring its picture-perfect coastline. You can seek out Sardinia holiday rentals in the Costa Smeralda to be surrounded by some of the most gorgeous bays and beaches of the lot – think swimming A-listers and sublime sands of chalk white. On the opposite side of the island is the untrodden Costa Verde. The inlets there are secluded and wreathed in mountains and high dunes. Other seaside treats are for the divers and surfers, popping up with the reserves of Punta Coda Cavallo and the wind-blasted Isola dei Gabbiani.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Sardinia holiday homes

Sardinia's an island ripe for explorations in the months of the early summer. From May to June is the best of all. Temperatures then hover between 25 and 30, while there's usually nothing but sunny, dry days. What's more, the sea starts to warm at that time, making the beaches of the Costa Smeralda and Costa Verde all the more enticing. Late summer jaunts in July and August mean competing with more people for the top Sardinia holiday rentals, but you might feel the 30-plus heat and guaranteed rays will be worth it.

Natural features

Landscapes of all sorts in Sardinia

Carved through by mountains and cliffs and fringed by lagoons of crystal-clear Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean waters, Sardinia certainly deserves its reputation for natural beauty. The highest point on the island sits up on the Punta La Marmora at just over 1,800 metres. It gathers frequent snow coverings in winter, surrounded by pine woods and mountain lakes. Along the coast, caves and grottoes pierce the white-stone cliffs, while shimmering sands give way to swimming coves where corals and turtles and starfish reside.

Beaches

Beaches near Sardinia holiday rentals

Sardinia’s coastline boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Holiday homes are available near places like Cala Goloritzé, a remote sand and pebble beach with a natural stone arch and towering pinnacle, and Cala Luna, a secluded beach with rocky headlands and turquoise waters with sea caves. You could also visit Capo Testa, a scenic coastal area with rocky hiking trails and coves with sandy, sheltered beaches.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Sardinia

Couples can enjoy a tranquil, romantic escape in the natural spaces throughout Sardinia. Holiday homes can be found near places like Tiscali, an archaeological site with ruins of a Bronze Age village, and Capo Caccia, a picturesque cliff with scenic hiking routes, diving sites and caverns with archaeological remains. Another highlight is the Grotta del Bue Marino, a large sea cave with neolithic stone carvings and colourful formations that can be seen with boat tours.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sardinia?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 13,581 vacation rentals near Sardinia. From 2,581 villas to 6,891 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sardinia for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sardinia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sardinia. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Alghero: 838 vacation rentals
  • Ossi: 105 vacation rentals
  • Quartu Sant'Elena: 1,804 vacation rentals
  • Aglientu: 1,654 vacation rentals
  • Arzachena: 2,560 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sardinia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sardinia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sardinia:

  • Alghero: 838 rentals
  • Ossi: 105 rentals
  • Quartu Sant'Elena: 1,804 rentals
  • Aglientu: 1,654 rentals
  • Arzachena: 2,560 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Sardinia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Sardinia are:

  • Olbia (OLB-Costa Smeralda): 3,584 vacation rentals
  • Alghero (AHO-Fertilia): 971 vacation rentals
  • Cagliari (CAG-Elmas): 1,026 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sardinia?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Sardinia. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Museum of Sardinian Life and Folk Traditions: 428 rentals
  • Pevero Golf Club: 2,874 rentals
  • La Calletta Marina: 2,298 rentals
  • Alghero Walls: 889 rentals
  • Alghero City Hall: 889 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sardinia listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Sardinia

Alghero
838 holiday rentals
Ossi
105 holiday rentals
Quartu Sant'Elena
1,804 holiday rentals
Aglientu
1,654 holiday rentals
Arzachena
2,560 holiday rentals
San Teodoro
2,273 holiday rentals
Galtelli
734 holiday rentals
Budoni
1,836 holiday rentals
Olbia
3,335 holiday rentals
Olmedo
840 holiday rentals
Villasimius
1,629 holiday rentals
Lanusei
485 holiday rentals
Orosei
903 holiday rentals
Oliena
378 holiday rentals
Pula
781 holiday rentals
Orgosolo
218 holiday rentals
Sorso
679 holiday rentals
Maracalagonis
2,206 holiday rentals
San Vito
1,695 holiday rentals
Santa Teresa di Gallura
1,518 holiday rentals