Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Cosy enough for 2 or 4 people, yet big enough to accommodate 8 on two floors with 2 bathrooms, Vista Poltrona has everything you need for a wonderful holiday including barbecue area for the summer, and open fires and TV for those late autumn and winter evenings.
With weekly prices from as little as £75 per person, and cheap flights from Ryanair and Easyjet, holidays on this fantastic island are within everyone's reach.
The climate is warm, dry and sunny, the local walking in the Gennargentu is superb, and there are fabulous unspoilt beaches, where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy every type of all water sport in a crystal clear aquamarine sea. With views of the massive limestone bowl of La Poltrona, THE perfect base for sport climbing in Sardinia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cala Gonone 700 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Olbia 115 km, Nearest railway: Nuro 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is a brand new apartment situated on 2 floors, ground floor and basement.
On the ground floor there is a lovely open plan social area with lounge, dining area and kitchen. Leading off are 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 bunk, also a bathroom with shower and washing machine. Double doors lead out from both bedrooms onto the back patio/garden area.
Downstairs in the basement there is another twin room and further bathroom with shower. A lounge area with double bed settee which can also be used as the 4th bedroom if required. This still leaves the upstairs lounge area free of beds for lounging.
|Further details outdoors|
There are gardens to the front and rear, with a car standing area, patio, barbecue and fabulous views of the sea and surrounding mountains. There are beautiful beaches within a ten minute walk, and a pleaant stroll takes you to the harbour and the centre of Cala Gonone. There are sea cliffs, mountain crags and gorge climbing all within easy reach, (many within walking distance). The local people are extremely friendly, the cost of living is relatively cheap, and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in the season, serving a wide variety of good local food at reasonable prices.
The Sardinia region
The beautiful isalnd of Sardinia set in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and north Africa. DH Lawrence visited in the early 1920s and found it 'lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere' he compared it to Jerusalem, 'strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy'. Sardinia is for adventurers, for those who want to lose the crowds, who are intrigued, not frightened, by civilizations that initially may seem inexplicable.
Now within easy reach from the UK with a 2.30 mins flight. Sardinia is growing in popularity but still manages to retain its charm and exclusivity, as a holiday destination for all. Famous not only for its history but also for its natural beauty, its coastline is probably Europe's most spectacular. Its rugged mountains, pocked with caves, superb white sandy beaches; crystal clearaquamarine sea; huge limestone cliffs, walks through fantastic gorges, mountains and coastal paths. The Weather is generally good all the year round with highs of 39°C in August.
The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times evident in the shape of nuraghi, conical stone buildings.constructed as defensive structures as well as homes. There are more than 700 of them remaining, with the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi one of the largest and most impressive. Sardinia became targets for invasion and the Sard people were all but wiped out in 176BC, when 25,000 islanders were slaughtered. The Sards fled to “The Barbagia” mountainous inland region where they took shelter, a marvellous mix of forested hillsides and meadows dotted with isolated hamlets. This explains the numerous beautiful, sandy and accessible beaches, good natural ports, with very little in the way of coastal villages and towns.
The many invasions created an interesting influence in Sardinian food, wine, culture, architecture and archeology. Sardinian food is hearty rustic, wild boar, lamb and kid, suckling pig complemented with aubergines, artichokes, couscous and nougat and its excellent bread and salty percorino sardo cheese. Seafood is often excellent.
Cala Gonone is easily reached from Olbia in 1 hour and from Alghero and Cagliari in 2½. It is small idyllic, unspoilt coastal village and with it’s beautiful beaches and aquamarine sea is well worth the trip.
There are enough bars, hotels and apartments along the sea to have a good meal and evening out, but not enough to spoil the perfect setting. There are plenty of sports facilities tennis, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, climbing, walking, horseriding, fishing or may be you just want to relax on 1 of it's many beaches.
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5 May 2014
"Just the job, comfortable, quiet, lovely garden and close to town"
Exactly as described and spotless with good communication and directions - drove straight to it. Everything you need including heating if required. Two lovely garden terraces in a quiet residential ar… More
27 Feb 2013
"Excellent cosy place close to the sea"
The house has everything you could need for a great stay. Since we needed sleeping space for 7 people, the living room was converted into an extra bedroom through the use of the sofa bed, but the garden became our living room. With up to six people, you have a nice living room too. With two bathrooms, there were no queues for showers, and the washing machine in one of them was useful.
The walk down to the sea really is as short as they say and the beach you come to has plenty of space. The owner describes a number of outings, many of which we took up (though the walk south along the coast to a beach only accessible by boat or on foot we thought was longer and more strenuous than described). One outing that was not mentioned but that we enjoyed was to Orosei, a lovely town a little north.
The owner was very pleasant to deal with!
24 Feb 2013
"Excellent accommodation - well looked after, clean and very comfortable"
This was our first visit to Sardinia and we really loved the island. The apartment was well positioned to access all the local facilities, as well as experiencing the beautiful scenery. There was plenty to do, even for 2 teenage boys. Whether it be lounging on the beach, swimming in the sea, walking or going out to try the local cuisine and drinking. Our top tip is to rent a car and get out and about to see more of the island, we found delightful beaches, really spoilt for choice. Will definitely be going back.
22 Feb 2013
"A great apartment and perfect base for climbing in the Cala Gonone area"
I have stayed at Vista Poltrona 3 times, with friends, to climb on the fabulous Cala Gonone crags. It,one of my favourite places to stay.
The apartment is well appointed and always serviced to a high standard. Although its in a quiet area it's only a short way to the excellent local restaurants, shops and of course the beach.
I'd recommend Vista Poltrona without any hesitation
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