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SAN GIOVANNI APARTMENT COMPLEX

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Good 3/5 Score from 4 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A One bed room self-catering apartment available to rent .

Fully air conditioned and furnished with balcony and outdoor hardwood furniture with breathtaking sea views of coastline.

Short distance from a wide selection of high quality beaches and towns.

Lifeguard attended pool in the high season.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach VALLEDORIA 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: ALGHERO 70 km, Nearest railway: NOT RELEVANT
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property has full air conditioning and heating services in all internal rooms

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is located above the apartment sculptured into the side of the hill with magnificent vistas of the surrounding hills and sprawling coastline with beautiful golden beaches layed-out ahead of the property: :The complex has also extensive safety railings and security lighting on all pathways and exterior of property as well as safety railing surrounding the swimming pool locality.

Further details

The property is ideally suited for families with children of all ages as the swimming pool is staffed with lifeguard and general pool cleaning personnel for the months May to September. The apartment is fully landscaped and maintained all year around by personnel.The apartment complex is ideally suited for families with children of all ages as there is extensive secure railing and fencing all around the property and well illuminated foot pathways and driveways.A cleaning and laundery service is provided on the changeover of each rental which is included in the overall rental charge.

SHORT TERM LETTING DETAILS:

Short term letting is available on a three day minimum basis only, please consult the owner.

The Sardinia region

Sardinia is a highly sophisticated Mediterranean island located about 120 miles west of mainland Italy and south of Corsica and is highly accclaimed for having the best high quality beaches in Europe with around 1,800 kms of white golden sands, azur -blue seas and fantastic rock formations. .

The beaches in Sardinia are incredibly clean and the quality of the water is very high.

Watersports and diving facilities are widely available in most resorts along the coastline'

Further afield from the apartment you can experience the bays,beaches and coves of Arzachema,Costa Smeralda and Alghero.

If you are staying in Sardinia for a longer period why not visit the island of Corsica which can be seen from the apartment on a clear day.

Corsica is north of Sardinia and is separated by 11 kilometres of water and has regular ferry service that takes less than an hour. Corsica has a long historical past and is famous for being the birthplace of Napolean Bonaparte. Corsica is French island but has both French and Sardinian influences but with its fiercely independent Corsican culture and customs.

There are about 200 beaches on the island but due to the nature of the landscape many of its beaches are secluded coves and can only be accessed on foot or by boat. and serviceservices

The island is ideal for holidays all year round due to  temperatures being consistently warm delivering a very high number of days of sunshine with very low rainfall levels. Sardinia has a comfortable and pleasant six month summer durationfrom May to October often tempered with a cooling sea breeze. The winter months are

generally mild with a good degree of sunshine particularly in the months of March and April.

The apartment is set in a rolling hill landscape with beautiful vistas of the outlying northwestern coastline of the island with views of the nearest biggest town of Valledoria and Badesi which offers a wide selection of very high quality beaches. The local area offers a broad range of general sporting and general interest activities as follows:SPORTS ACTIVITIES:   All watersports,fishing,boat chartering,water themed park:GENERAL ACTIVITIES:   walking and treking,beach relaxation, nightlife:

Castelsardo

Castelsardo,the nearest town which is a 6 minute drive from the apartment was founded in the X11 century by the Genovese family of Doria. It is situated on the summit of a rocky promontory which dominates the harbour surrounded by azur blue seas.The castle/citadel of the historic old town contains charming old cobbled narrow streets and is considered a very stategic commercial centre for the weaving of vegetal fibre baskets and has a working museum in the art of weaving on display.The old town has a very extensive range of excellent restauarants, some with outdoor sea roof terracing which afford magnificent panomaric surrounding coastline vistas. The castle also has a large number of art and crafts gifts shops. The modern part of the town also has an abundant choice of high standard restaurants with breathtaking sea views and also supermarket  and general retail shopping.The nearby marina/harbour in Castelsardo offers fishing,deep sea diving and a variety of boat hire and chartering.

ROCCIA DELL' ELEFANTE AREA:

La Roccia dell'Elefante located only two minutes from the apartment is one of the most spectacular manifestations of limestone rock erosion in the shape of an elephant is a national landmark and a highly visited tourist attraction.

The town of Valledoria , 10 minutes from the apartment offers a very wide choice of large well stocked supermarkets and general retail shopping. The town has a high quality beach with watersports available.

The nearby town of Badesi and La Bagnu also offers very high quality beaches and watersports.

The property backs onto a forest and national park so is ideal for walkers and treckers.

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Review 1-4 of 4

2 Jul 2013

4/5

"Relax, Relax!"

We spent a week in San Giovanni. We were looking for a relaxing time away from the rush. The location of the appartments is wonderful with great views to the sea from the balcony - a perfect place for your breakfast! The accomodation was fine and suited all of our needs. We spent a lot of time touring the local area and discovering new beaches and places to stop, stroll around and enjoy the local cuisine. There were very good suggestions on the local beaches, places to eat etc in the visitor pack.
We would be happy to return.
A & l Dublin

22 Mar 2013

5/5

"Very nice place to stay."

My wife and I stayed for a week and had a very nice holiday. The apartment was very clean and well furnished. The views are breath-taking, especially around the pool area. Easy to get around and the C… More

30 Dec 2012

1/5

"Swimming pool green with algae and dreadful management...avoid"

My wife and I booked this apartment at the last minute only a day or so prior to travelling and our options were limited but it looked reasonable with a view over the hills toward the coast in the distance and, most importantly for our two children (aged 8 and 10), a swimming pool.

The accommodation itself was fine - clean and reasonably well-equipped. However, to our considerable disappointment the pool turned out to be unusable – cloudy and bright green with algae (see pics attached) and this marred the holiday somewhat as it was still in the same state a wk later when we left.

I had a number of exchanges regarding the matter with the owner (Brendan) who was initially apologetic, but subsequently refused to offer any refund claiming the rate we'd been offered was 'discounted' in the first place. The experience really left a bad taste in the mouth and as such I strongly recommend you look elsewhere.. Tony C

The Clients in question did in fact book the apartment literally the day before i.e. booked on Saturday arrived on Sunday. They had in fact enquired about letting the apartment some time previously but came back to us at the last moment as they had not in fact found anywhere at an economical price for the most high season month of the year for lettings. As it was I gave them a discount and then it was a Saturday and banks were all closed I was requested to accept a Paypal payment. I had to incurr Paypals charges off their payment something I had not experienced before.

On the day after the Clients arrival on the Monday I received an S.O.S. from them to say that the swimming pool was unusuable. This was news to me as no other clients staying at the same time had reported that there was such a problem. I immediately, contacted the Administrator for San Giovanni who informed me that a problem had arisen due to a faulty part in the filter system.

The administrator was in fact endeavouring to get the replacement part but due to it being the holiday season in Sardinia all swimming pool businesses on the island were closed for 2 weeks. She confirmed that she was seeking the part from msinland Italy.

I did, in fact report back to the clients as to what was the problem and that all efforts were being made to get the replacement part.

I personally checked with Administrator each day that week as to the status of the availability and despatch of the spare part which did arrive on the Friday from Milan.

It was immediately fitted that evening but of course it took 24 hours for the water to become totally clear and the clients were of course leaving early on the Sunday morning.

I did continue to update the clients on a daily basis and was profusely apologetic to them for the probem that had occured.

I did in fact have other clients staying at San Giovanni and none of them came on to complain as they fully understood the situation due to me keeping them informed. Some of them did indeed continue to use the pool despite the water being cloudy, other clients of other owners at San Giovanni did not complain either.

It is important to note that most clients at San Giovanni tend to go to one of the many beaches nearby as well as use the swimming pool.

Had I known in advance of accepting the clients booking on the Saturday of the problem with faulty filter system, I would of course not have accepted their booking without fully explaining the situation with the pool.

4 Aug 2012

1/5

"Lovely Views, Owner On Site & Needs a Serious Attitude Adjustment"

The location of San Giovanni and the views from our apartment were really lovely. We also loved the pool area which was not too busy and a welcome retreat from the beach.

Our problem however was with the Owner who holidays in the Complex as well.

1. We were not met upon our arrival, instead told that the keys were in the door. Both outer and inner doors were tricky to open and we should have been shown how.

2. Upon showering we found that there was no hot water. When we eventually spoke to the Owner later in the day, he indicated that he did not think it was necessary to use the boiler. We insisted and he eventually agreed to help us turn it on but then stipulated that we could only put it on half an hour before showering.

3. On the first night, we tried to use the aircon. Batteries were flat, so we replaced them and the next night used it. The very next morning the Owner pounced on us, saying that he and his family did not find it necessary to use the aircon in summer and due to the cost of electricity on the island, would we mind not using the aircon all night (i.e. wake up in the middle of the night to turn it off).

4. Upon arriving at the pool on more than one occasion Brendan deliberately ignored us, instead greeting owners of the apartment below us who we were in mid conversation with. He is a seriously awkward character without an hospitable bone in his body.

This is not the kind of nonsense that I want to deal with on holiday, especially when an apartment is advertised as all bills being included. The Owner's stinginess and bad attitude could cast a serious shadow over anyone's holiday and I would not recommend renting from him at all.

We also did not find the property overly clean - dishes in the cupboards needed to be washed before you felt you could use them and things like the grater etc were badly rusted. The freezer was also in bad need of a defrost as it was holding something akin to a glacier on the back wall. Overall it felt like the bare minimum was done to keep the apartment liveable.

Clear instructions were given in advance in the Information Pack as to how to access the apartment - this has been the way we have arranged for our clients to gain entrance since we first started letting the apartments in 2007. NO-ONE has complained that they were not personally met before and in fact other owners letting apartments at San Giovanni have a similiar arrangement for collection of keys.

NO-ONE has complained over the last 6 years of lettings that the inner and outer doors are difficult to open.

The reason that there was no hot water to shower with was due to the fact that it was the first letting of the season and the switch for the boiler had not been turned on.

It is absolute nonsense to say that I did not think it was necessary to use the boiler - how else could one have hot water to shower with. Do you think all previous clients would have tolerated the non-use of the boiler... Neither may I point out did I ever stipulate that they could only put the boiler on a half an hour before showering. It was in fact , previous happy clients passed on to me that it was not necessary to put on the boiler for long as the water can get far too hot, they found it was appropriate only to leave the boiler on for a half hour before they showered. This was the information I passed on.

With regard to the Aircon , there were in fact two remote controls in the apartment , it was unfortunate that one of these had batteries which were flat.

In our Information Pack given out in advance of travelling we clearly request that clients do not use the Aircon on a continuous basis due to the high cost of electricity on the island... we certainly, do not state that we do not wish our clients to use the Aircon and we strongly object to this complaint.

On the night referred to the clients in question put the Aircon continually for 12 hours from 11 pm to 11 am the next morning. I strongly refute that I pounced on these clients the next day as claimed. I in fact, met them when I was going out of our Apartment to our car and politely asked them, could they just put the Aircon on in advance of going to bed for an hour or two as all visitors and owners at San Giovanni do.

Maybe our mistake is not to include all utilities usuage in the rental price and to charge separately for electricity, so that all clients can use the Aircon at their own discretion.

The clients in question did not in fact leave the Aircon on all night that day I asked them politely not to leave it on indefinetly but the night following they reverted to leaving it on for 12 hours continuously and for the remaining nights of their stay. I did not in fact feel there was any point in discussing the matter further with them.

I certainly do not feel it is necessary to and to endeavour to socialise with clients at the swimming pool unless they clearly wish to ascertain some interesting information on the area or the island itself.

I do not accept that the property was not overly clean as we have a meticulous cleaner, who has received praise over the years on how clean the apartments are kept. We have also received comments from previous clients on how lovely it was to arrive to not only to a spotless apartment, all ready for use, beds made up but the added bonus of toys for children should they be in the party arriving, water in the fridge and essential items to make their stay more enjoyable.

The fridge /freezer doors are left open for all apartments prior to the arrival of our clients in the season as we do each year with the electricity turned off. Therefore we do not accept that there could have been something akin to a glacier on the back wall of the fridge.

I seriously have not received a review before over the last 6 years of lettings stating that I am an awkward character without a hospitable bone in my body actually quite the opposite.

I have received many complementary reviews over the years that I have gone out of my way to be hospitable, helpful and generous with my time.

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Calendar last updated:19 Jul 2013

Based in Ireland

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