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Crystal waters in Baunei

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Baunei, Sardinia, a hot spot for all turists to visit, Due to it's gorgeous coast,favrable climate, hospitality and

lets no forget the opportunity to enjoy there local wines and delicious food, all this makes

Santa Maria Navarrese the number one spot to spend your vacation....

The long beach that you will find in Santa Maria Navarrese is skirted by a pine-forest , A true

oasis of crystal clear waters and redish sand , all surrounded by one of a kind rocky peaks and cliffs.

forming an enchanting seascape....

Santa Maria Navarrese is characterized by its flora and fauna , you will find spectacular seculary olive trees,

and locusts....To visit our marvellous coves, and bays there is only two ways :

Excursions via sea , by yocht, motorboats

or via land , with a guide. If you like the adventure , you can also try on your own following the man

made trails . certainly an unforgettable way of getting to know its origins, and nature, at its most natural stage...

Indulge yourself in its rare beuty.......

A legend says: That in 1052 the princess of (Navarra) Spain and her crew sailed the rocky waters of

now known Santa Maria Navarrese, and to give thanks for there servival ,built a church dedicating it to

the Sant (Santa Maria) , This is how they say the village got its name ......

This Ancient church ascends to the XI century. It was restored in 1950 to keep its origanality.

A church rich of legendries......

The beuty that surrounds this ancient church, are advirse from the seculary and millearian olive trees. To the eye catch

Saraceno Tower, built in the XVII century, craddled by our beutiful beaches.

One of the most traditional feast Santa Maria Navarrese celebrates is in onore of the Beata Vergine Assunta

Held the 15th of August , It begins with a procession around the island of l'isolotto to pay there respects to the Madanna.

And of course no Sardinian feast is a feast with out the tasting of there roasted goat, from the upper mountains of Baunei

The feast goes threw in to ferragosto were you are able to enjoy and participate in the tasting of our mostitraditional foods

like: home made raviolis, sweets and tipical sardinian bread (Pistoccu) and much more..........

all surrounded in an evocative atmosphere of Sardinian music and dancing...

If you ask your self , places to see??? well you have come to the right place , all the areas surrounding Santa Maria Navarrese and Baunei are worth seeing. From the small pools of still water formed naturally called (Piscinas) ,located on the Golgo Plateau, to the remains of Nuraghic settlements, (Albu ) located in numerous aereas.Also located in the Golgo plateau is anotherancient church (San Pietro) The legend says: In the impressive 270 metre gorge ( Su Sterru) "once a live volvcano", lived a dragon. Which once a month demainded from the habitants of Baunei to sacrifice a young women to him .Scared and tierd

of the dragon , they rebeled and invoked the Sant ( San Pietro) to help them free of the dragon. Becouse of there strong beliefs and faith San Pietro gratified there reguest and had the dragon killed.

On his behalf the citizens of Baunei restored the church and every year celibrate with an unusual religios procession, including

dances, singing and of course feasting on traditional Sardinian food ........

Thanks to the, blend of crystal waters and rocky cliffs , makes Santa Maria Navarrese and Baunei the place to spend your

vacation, offering you a variety of appartments to rent , accommidating from 2 to 4 people . Next to the beach or in the mountain ,

"your home away from home, all you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible.... Santa Maria Navarrese an Oasis in the Mediterranian.

Activities in Baunei:

1-Freeclimb, more than 500 pitches around Baunei.

2- Trenino Supramonte for visit the Visit the Golgo plateau on board the train Supramonte means to live a unique experience in an environmental context, the inland Baunei, significant geomorphological features and natural, and fascinating from the point of view of history and archeology.

Admire stunning views, plunge into the Mediterranean, visit mysterious locations and engaging, while sitting in the car of the train Supramonte, is an opportunity not to be missed for all those who go in search of the most authentic Sardinia, where the age-old relationship between man and environment has produced a kind of pristine "natural park" opened three hundred sixty-five days a year.

A world where man has had the merit of respecting nature, where the animals are still bred in the wild, where modernity has not spoiled the authenticity of places and people.

A world which you can see from another point of view, getting on board the train

3- Trekking, Baunei are inwardly the ''Gennargentu National Park'', the right place for trekkers-natura lovers.

4-Excursions by boat in the Baunei Coast, 40 kilometers of coast in Sardinia wildest of cliffs, punctuated by deep incisions that interrupt the impressive wall with coves and beaches that are the real jewels of the Mediterranean. By definition, one of the last natural paradises, where wildlife species as, the gull, the hawk of the queen and the shag nests and live in harmony with the natural environment rich in endemic species, jealously guarded by the guardians of the land, the shepherds who still today graze flocks of goats.

On board comfortable boats the charm of the Gulf of Orosei can be found in every small creek, the coast will appear in a series of images and colors that will make navigation fast and pleasant, only interrupted by pauses that allow you to dive into the the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. As a series of slides will appear, the islets of Ogliastra Pedra Longa, sources Baus, the Grotta dei Colombi, the creeks of Portu Pedrosu and Portu Cuau (lying at the bottom of that last bay you can see the wreck of the freighter Levante , sunk in the 60s). Continuing our movement, we can stay in the beautiful beaches of Cala Goloritzè, the sources of beach, the beach of the Gulls, the beach of Cala Cala Mariolu and Biriola. In addition, we visit the spectacular Grotta del Fico, the last home of the Monk Seal. Still, the beaches of Cala Luna and Cala Sisine touching the extreme border of the North Ogliastra.

5- Grotta del Fico: This proposal will bring in the mysterious tunnels of an ancient land of millions of years, underwater cavities that open along the beautiful cliffs of the coast of Baunei to discover a unique and fascinating. There inoltrerete in underground rooms of exquisite beauty, enhanced by delicate concretions, stalactites and stalagmites shaped very special. Experienced guides will take you from underwater traps and underground streams, current residences of rare species such as the newt and last kingdom of the monk seal.

La Grotta del Fico, was explored and surveyed for the first time in the late 50s by speleological group PIUS XI, and later by the Speleological Bolognese. The development of the cave known until now has reached 750 m., But some tunnels are still in the exploration stage. The cavity has an important significance both in terms of conceptional, both in terms of wildlife, in fact just inside Forreddu Father, one of the founders of caving island, studied for the first 'foca monaca'' (The Monk Seal), living for days and nights in close contact with the mammal. The cave opens to 7 m. above sea level, along the stunning limestone wall of the Baunei coast. Easy walkways, in absolute safety, to walk along the fossil bed of an ancient river.

6- Food, all the Sardinian food are excellent, around Baunei there are a lot of restaurant for your best luch/dinner, 100% guaranteed.

7- Relaxing place...nothing to add, Baunei is a relaxing place.

8- Eight mmh.. and now?? ahh...becouse Baunei is the eighth wonder of the world! ;)

ahaha Ciaoo...keep in touch! :)

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Santa Maria Navarrese 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cagliari or Olbia airport 150 km, Nearest railway: Tortolì 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Sardinia region


is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia and the Balearic Islands.

The name Sardinia is from the pre-Roman noun *sard[], romanised as sardus (feminine sarda); that the name had a religious connotation is suggested from its use also as the adjective for the ancient Sardinian mythological hero-god Sardus Pater "Sardinian Father" (misunderstood by many modern Sardinians/Italians as being "Father Sardus"), as well as being the stem of the adjective "sardonic". Sardinia was called Ichnusa (the Latinised form of the Greek Hyknousa), Sandalion in Greek, meaning sandal), Sardinia and Sardo by the ancient Greeks and the Romans.

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 23,821 km². It is situated between 38° 51' and 41° 15' latitude north and 8° 8' and 9° 50' east longitude. To the west of Sardinia is the Sea of Sardinia, a unit of the Mediterranean Sea; to Sardinia's east is the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is also an element of the Mediterranean Sea.[5]

The coasts of Sardinia (1,849 km long) are generally high and rocky, with long, relatively straight stretches of coastline, many outstanding headlands, a few wide, deep bays, rias, many inlets and with various smaller islands off the coast.

The island has an ancient geoformation and, unlike Sicily and the mainland of Italy, is not earthquake-prone. Its rocks date from the Palaeozoic Era (up to 500 million years old). Due to long erosion processes the island's highlands, formed of granite, schist, trachyte, basalt (called "jaras" or "gollei"), sandstone and dolomite limestone (called tonneri or "heels"), average at between 300 to 1,000 metres. The highest peak is Punta La Marmora (1,834 m), part of the Gennargentu Ranges in the centre of the island. Other mountain chains are Monte Limbara (1,362 m) in the northeast, the Chain of Marghine and Goceano (1,259 m) running crosswise for 40 km (25 mi) towards the north, the Monte Albo (1057 metres), the Sette Fratelli Range in the southeast, and the Sulcis Mountains and the Monte Linas (1236 metres). The island's ranges and plateaux are separated by wide alluvial valleys and flatlands, the main ones being the Campidano in the southwest between Oristano and Cagliari and the Nurra in the northwest.


Ogliastra is a province in eastern Sardinia, Italy. Ogliastra is the most mountainous province in Sardinia. With only some 58,000 inhabitants, it is also the least populous province of Italy. It corresponds roughly to the medieval Giudicato of Agugliastra.

The populations of the most isolated villages in Ogliastra are supplying pedigree, medical and genetic data to research in inherited diseases and the study about the extremely high longevity of local population. This research is coordinated by the company SharDNA.

This province of Sardinia has long suffered from a certain isolation: in fact, until the eighties of the nineteenth century this area was not reached either by road or by rail lines. Today the insulation is instead passed by the presence of a number of roads that provide links to the main towns of the region of Cagliari and Olbia.

Of great importance, such as to break the age-old isolation Ogliastra, is now completed New SS125 Cagliari Tortolì

Also important is the port of Arbatax, which set sail vessels bound for Genoa and, above all, Civitavecchia. A Tortolì there is also one airport in the 3rd level.

However, at least in terms of rail, this part of Sardinia is disconnected from the rest of the region: the line Mandas-Arbatax was closed to passenger traffic in 1997 and has since been used as a tourist line of the Green Train ARST. It is a tourist service, carried out with vintage trains and active during the summer months, which leads visitors through the most unspoilt areas of Sardinia. Today, this line was built between 1893 and 1894, with its 159 km is the longest tourist railway 's Italy.

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Review 1-8 of 8

4 Aug 2014


"Wohnen am Berg"

Wir sind das erste Mal nach Sardinien gereist und waren von dem kleinen Ort Baunai angenehm überrascht. Er ist noch nicht überlaufen und ist angenehm zu wohnen. Unsere angemietete Wohnung war weit o… More

25 Jul 2014


"Great guest house"

I am a girl travelling alone around Sardegna and i stayed one week in the host guest house. It is a really beautiful place surrounded by wonderful beaches and places to discover. Since the first conta… More

19 Jun 2014


"Caution to anyone wanting to rent this apartment!"

To women travelling alone, avoid this apartment.The host refused to tell me how much the transfer to the apartment costs and pressed for me to make the reservation. After offering a discounted he offe… More

Dear Anna,

1 - About transfer:

You ask me how much cost a taxi from Alghero to Baunei you remember right? Your flight landing in Alghero at 23:50 right? Check in internet how much you can pay for taxi from Alghero to Baunei, 3 hours and 30 minutes to go and 3 and 30 minutes hours to go back, 470 Km in total, medium price is 400 euros and I say you have to pay Gas and tips right? C'mon Anna you lose the memory?? tries to be sincere, I pay 60euros for just gasoline, and for 9 hours entirely devoted to you? How much would you have wanted to give me? I ask 200euros, and I think is a good price. (all the people who will read this reference, look at how much a taxi transfer cost)After she landing I wait her becouse she have to change money etc. etc. and I wait about 30 minutes.

2 - About "have fun together instead"

The next day she was in Baunei, she asked me if I could help her to find a bike to be able to move, I said yes, as all my guests I would be grateful to help. It was not an athletic girl, I have suggested is to rent an electric bike, but she did not listen and has hired a regular bike in Santa Maria Navarrese, from Santa MAria Baunei are 9 km uphill, of course, she was not able to complete the way because exhausted, a friend of mine helped by the middle of the street crying, and free, he gave her a ride at the flat.
Abandoned the idea of ​​the bike, we had lunch together at a restaurant to celebrate his birthday and mine, we are both born in the first week of June. Am I wrong or did you tell me that I was beautiful, nice and interesting guy? I remember well and I have the email where you wrote me this!

3 - About your taxi transfer from Baunei to Nùoro not Alghero.

C'mon Anna, The taxi that you took, to go to Nùoro and not in Alghero, you paid 150 Euros. A Nùoro then, you asked to bring in Alghero. How much did you pay? The taxi driver is a great friend of mine, I know what you asked and paid for the transfer. Ah..sorry day taxi transfer not night taxi transfer.

4 - About my pardon

You must give me 200 euro, I helped you in any way, she offered me a lunch in a restaurant, I offered a dinner.
I'm sorry just for the the shower cover, If you told me, I fixed in 5 seconds.

5- About the flat

Everything that is described in the ad, is my apartment.

I suggest: If you do not have money to travel, use couchsurfing.
Listen carefully to the people who give you advice.
Plan your vacation before if you are not able to make do by itself.

26 Aug 2013


"Great value holiday house in the heart of the real Sardinia"

My girlfriend and I are both 28 and we decided to go to Sardinia because (1) the flights were cheap in mid-to-late-July (£160 return each), (2) we knew there was guaranteed sunshine and (3) beca… More

19 Jun 2013


"The place you want to come back to..."

Hey... There are no words to describe how faboulous you can feel in Baunei. It wad first time for me, that while travelling I felt that I want to come back one day! It's georgous not only becouse… More

19 Jun 2013


"perfect, peaceful place in beautiful surroundings"

Baunei is great place for people who love nature and beautiful sceneries. The appartment was better than we expected, very comfortable, renowated, with all the facilities needed, in the center of Baun… More

11 Jun 2013


"One of the best experiences I ever had!!"

Needless to say, Sardinia is the best place to be right now, but I never actually thought I could have so much fun and enjoy so much of it. I'm not only talking about the sea side, which was easily accessible from our apartment, and we had a lot of beaches we could choose from, but I'm also talking about the landscapes the Sardinian Island has to offer when you just need a day to cool off and relax, even away from the beautiful beaches. The mountains, the colors and the old architecture are something worth seeing.

The place we chose was great too!! In the heart of Baunei, a cosy, cool and comfy apartment. If I had to choose again, I'd definitely choose Antonello's apartment. He made sure we had everything we needed, gave us tips about where to eat, where to go out for drinks, the most beautiful beaches that were a-must-see!! Talk about hospitality! We had the best host ever!! We still keep in touch. This year me and my friends are definitely going back there!!

6 Jun 2013


"Hidden Gem - perfetly located in sleepy mountain village with direct access to Sardinia's best beaches"

We were recommended Appartamento Albus by a friend who met the owner while travelling through Sardinia. Staying in Baunei was the best part of our trip. We were rented a car and were hitting all the beaches along the east coast. While the apartment is not a 5 star hotel, it has everything you need. In fact we preferred the authenticity of staying in a sleeping little mountain village and using it as a base camp for the many incredible outdoor activities -- it's right on a beautiful national park that attracts hikers, climbers and nature lovers from all around the world. To be honest one should stop in Baunei anyway if passing through as the views were the best we found in the whole country! Last but certainly not least are the beaches on the east coast of the national park... just google pictures of them and you'll see what I mean...!

Although Baunei is a hidden gem off the beaten track it's close to civilisation only a short drive away from Santa Maria Navarrese which is a great town for evening drinks, restaurants and people watching. Getting taxis back and forth is easy (Although the road has a long drop on one side which was a bit scary!)

The owner, Antonello Cannas, is a fantastic guy, and can help arrange anything for you during your stay. His tips on where to go when and how to get about were invaluable -- we felt like locals not tourists, getting great deals and always 'being in the right place at the right time' which is gold when you;re travelling somewhere for the first time!

I really cannot recommend Appartamento Albus and Antonello enough -- if your'e going to Sardinia you'd be foolish not to stop by Baunei.

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