Tanaunella Villa Giulia - 399
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Tanaunella Pool Villa Giulia, Tanaunella, Sardinia ****NEW FOR 2013****
This private villa, nicely positioned on the edge of a small select 'residence' between the village of Tanaunella and the pine trees which border the pure white sands down on its beach, Villa Giulia has a location which would feature highly on a tick list of desirables for a holiday of relaxation and discovery on the East coast of Sardinia.
A stone faced Villa, adorned with spacious terraces and set in lawned gardens The well kept garden enclosed by local stone walls has lawns, impressive second "outside kitchen" with bbq, shaded second dining area and a further covered patio to the front with dining area and further cosy area with bamboo sofas and coffee table .
French doors open wide from the covered terrace so that, in summer it becomes one with the open plan kitchen/living area, finished in cool lime washed wood with a comfy sofa bed, should you wish to accommodate an extra guest. The kitchen area is equipped with a gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and a table with seating for 4 and sufficient work surface to rustle up, maybe, locally made fresh ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach, a Sardinian speciality, or an antipasti assembled from the variety of tempting cold meats and cheeses from the local supermarket delicatessen counter. Try either accompanied by Pane Carasau, the Sardinian crisp flat bread (made even more delicious with a light stroke of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt).
The bright and fresh twin bedroom (which has a third tower bed if required) and spacious double bedroom share a tiled shower room to one side of the living area.
An outside shower is well placed for removing sand on returning from the beach. Just a 2 mins drive or brisk 30 min stroll away through the pine trees and blessed with soft white sand and shallow crystal clear water, the beach continues in one sweep round to Budoni, with little coves in amongst the rocks at the far reaches of the crescent, excellent for snorkeling.
For dining out, one popular choice is the restaurant under the pine trees down on the beach, whose tables overflow onto wooden decking over the sand. Or just 500m away is the village where the excellent restaurant La Volpe comes highly recommend. After your meal it's very pleasant to stop for a coffee or ice cream at the café/gelatoria on the return stroll to your villa. There is also an excellent take away pizzeria if you really can't drag yourself or your children away from the pool.
The local supermarket is 500m away, which is well stocked with fruit and vegetables meat, fish, meat counter and a deli counter serving takeaway freshly cooked local dishes.
For those who crave some more lively entertainment in the evening or with teenagers who do so, the small resort of Budoni is only 2 kms away and a pleasant strollalong the sandy beach, offering a relaxed style of evening entertainment, with a colourful street market in high season evenings, set in the grounds of the residence is a tennis court and
Air-conditioning is included in the price and located in the living area and both bedrooms, ideal for when things get hot.
Housekeeping, towels & bed linen (Included in price)
On arrival your accommodation will have be cleaned and prepared for you Including bath/face towels and bed linen, our price also includes a final clean on your departure.
Extra maid service can be arranged and paid for locally, if required.
Guests staying for 7 nights or more will find on arrival, a linen pack with a change of bed linen and towels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Budoni 950 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Olbia 39 km|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Sardinia region
Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, a name familiar to many but hitherto relatively unknown as a holiday destination, Sardinia has over 1,800km of coastline, much of it utterly unspoilt and fringed by white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear waters.
The Gulf of Orosei on the Sardinian east coast and just over an hours drive south from Olbia Airport covers an area of some 80 square kilometres from Cape Comino in the north to Cape Di Monte Santo further south. Noted for its craggy white cliffs and powder white coves backed by wild and uninhabited mountainous regions, it's wonderful country for hikers and nature lovers. Here too, the coastal waters of Sardinia are so clean and clear that colonies of beautiful coral grow on the seabed and the myriadas of fish and other marine fauna attract Scuba divers from around the world, as well as the local fisherman of course.
The medieval market town of Orosei, from which the area takes its name, stands on the banks of the River Cedrino and boasts a number of lovely old churches and a warren of narrow cobbled streets leading to numerous small piazzas. The town is surrounded by lush green farmland bursting with orange and olive plantations and edged with a spectacular stretch of coastline and many, many kilometres of powder white sand beaches fringed by fragrant pinewoods.
Matching the beauty of its coastline, the hinterland of Sardinia is a magnificent and uncompromising landscape of high rugged mountains, deep gorges and rolling wooded countryside, still in some places inhabited by wild boar, a Sardinian delicacy and quite commonly featured on the menus of restaurants throughout the island.
Although wild boar might not be to everyone's taste, the local seafood, cheeses and various pasta dishes are extremely good. Olbia, in the north of Sardinia is particularly renowned for its mussel beds and cozze alla marinara (aka moules marine ) is a favourite starter. However for something unique, try the local seafood risotto, flamboyantly flavoured by hard little crustaceans and absolutely delicious!
Finally, its worth mentioning that the East Coast of Sardinia including the area of Orosei and many parts of Sardinia for that matter remain refreshingly Non-Anglicised and a phrase book can be useful for interpreting menus and general communication.
Tanaunella & Budoni, Sardinia
Squeezed between the mountains to the west and a coast of turquoise sea and white sand beaches to the east, sleepy Tanaunella village sits just 2 kms south of the better known and somewhat larger resort of Budoni. If you like to stay off the beaten track but with the opportunity of a simple occasional foray into a fully fledged holiday resort then a stay at Tanaunella may just fit the bill.
It's said that the original folk of Tanaunella had an unusually close liaison between the sea farers and the mountain dwellers and there was once a nuragic village on this site. The present day village still runs along similar lines with narrow streets leading up hill to the Church. Amongst the shady streets are a couple of supermarkets, a bank, gelatoria/café, Pizzeria and a couple of restaurants, one of which La Volpe (Sardinian for Fox) has acquired an excellent reputation in this area. Below the village, pine trees border the natural white sand beaches of the lovely bay. Picnic tables spaced out amongst the trees offer shady retreats at lunch time or if you fancy something more substantial then there is a convenient beach restaurant (also open in the evening). A number of simple beach bars along the bay serve cool drinks and simple snacks.
20 mins walk along the beach brings you into the sunbed furnished stretches of Budoni beach. A justifiably popular small resort Budoni is a buzzing little town, not overgrown but with all the facilities that one would expect of an Italian beach resort. With shops, restaurants, and banks, wind surfing and rocky coves for snorkeling, Budoni also has its own scuba diving school and during the months of July and August its streets close to traffic at night and stallholders set out their trinkets in multicoloured dispalys and their is occasional street entertainment with music or dancing. It makes for a very pleasant excursion to walk along the sandy bay to sample its delights, maybe enjoying a meal of the freshest fish at one of the trattorias on the beach front and an ice cream before retreating to the calm of your chosen surroundings.
Drive south of Tanaunella for 15 mins and the ruined castle at Posada makes for a pleasant local excursion. Or head off into the natural beauty of the mountains. Go north to visit the exclusive Costa Smeralda, shop where the rich and famous shop (you'll need a deep purse!) and marvel at the sleek array of sailing yachts moored off shore. Southbound, at Cala Gonone, visit the Blue Marino Grotto or take the taxi boat to the lovely beach of Cala Lune.
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17 Sep 2013
"Lovely villa in convenient location"
We have just returned from the lovely Villa Giulia in Tanaunella after a two week stay. The villa is in a gated "residence" just five minutes walk to the local supermarket and not much furt… More
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