Appartamento Bella Vista
About the home
Appartamento Bella Vista is located just a short walk from the many superb restaurants and bars of the quaint little fishing village , Porto San Paolo. With stunning views of the majestic Tavolara island , wake up each morning to the sight of foam crested waves, then take a stroll down to the pretty horse shoe shaped bay, with powdery white sand and translucent waters reminiscent of the caribbean. Despite the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this popular seaside village, it still appears to have been completely bypassed by the world of mass tourism.
For the golf enthusiasts amongst you the nearest golf course is less than a ten minute drive away, set next to the coast with panoramic views of the Costa Smeralda and surrounding islands. Porto San Paolo also boasts a large diving centre which is a ten minute walk from the apartment. If none of this appeals, why not take yourself off to the equestrian centre in the neighbouring town of San Teodoro, where pony trekking takes place daily next to world famous " La Cinta" beach . Here flamingoes,herons and wild ducks thrive.Alternatively, explore the glittering coastline and islands by hiring a speed boat from the local beach ... a day that will live in the memory for a long time to come !
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porto San Paolo, 750m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Air conditioning in all rooms, except bathroom. This is partcularly useful during high season and allow guests to sleep more comfortably.
Wooden shutters, essential for allowing long lie ins.
Vaulted ceilings throughout the property, giving a spacious airy feel.
Large high spec sofa bed, suitable for daily use. Sofa bed springs out with one movement.
High chair and travel cot to allow those with small children to travel more freely
X Box with numerous games to keep kids amused.
Large dining table for those who prefer to dine inside.
Further details outdoors:
Beautiful apartment completed in Tuscan stone and granite.
Large spacious balcony for alfresco dining, with settee and 6 seater table and chairs. Breathtaking sea views can be enjoyed from here and guests can dine in privacy.
Private garden complete with BBQ and space for sunbathing/playing.Lovely mountain views can be enjoyed from the BBQ area.
Outdoor storage box complete with sun mats, parasol,cooler box and bat and ball games.
Outside shower, in addition to interior shower.
In the town of Porto San Paolo there is a lovely outdoor communal swimming pool set in a landscape garden with palm trees and sun loungers. Entrance costs E 7.
English speaking representative available for questions/queries/any possible problems.
Information pack provided to guide you round the local area, including some reviews of local restaurants.
Refundable breakages deposit of £300 must be paid locally. This will be refunded prior to leaving the apartment, pending satisfactory inspection.
To ensure that the apartment can be thoroughly cleaned between rentals, guests may arrive at the apartment from 16:00hrs on the first day of their booking, and must vacate by 10:00hrs on their last day.
In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of your rental, we will endeavour to re book the apartment, if we are unable to do so then the full booking price will be charged. In the event of cancellation up to 16 weeks prior to the commencement of the rental, we will endeavour to re book the apartment. If we are unable to do so then 2/3 of the booking price will be charged.
The initial reservation deposit of 25 % of the rental cost is non refundable.
We cannot refund money to renters who have not been able to get to the apartment due to an airline strike/act of nature or other circumstances completely beyond our control. For this reason we strongly advise all renters to take out their own personal travel insurance.
We reserve the right to cancel a booking if full payment is not received 8 weeks prior to arrival.
In booking our apartment you are accepting our terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to change or adapt our terms and conditions at any given time.
No smoking allowed, except on the balcony.
The Sardinia region
It is almost impossible to illustrate with words just how beautiful and captivating this island is.Translucent blue waters fringed by powder white sand form a striking contrast to the luxuriant green vegetation everywhere. Despite being Italian, Sardinia has come under the control of every meditteranean power at one time including Romans, Phoenicians and Spaniards and this diverse history has given it a unique identity which is reflected in the local Sardinian cuisine. Sardinia is a culinary delight for almost every palate, with local wines to tempt even the most distinguished wine taster.
With a superb climate and range of attractions Sardinia really does hold something for everyone. Wild horses,flamingoes and seals are all resident. For the historian in you, the Island does not disappoint - Roman ruins and grottos can be found in various places over the island set against dramatic mountainous backdrops.Once visited, Sardinia is never forgotten.
The Costa Smeralda / Porto San Paolo area
A delightful harbour resort with quaint winding roads, bars and a number of excellent restaurants to suit every budget ranging from your basic pizzeria and spaghetti house, to the more sophisticated and adventurous fish restaurants that border the waters edge of this pretty little resort.
Porto San Paolo comes alive at night with artisan shops opening to sell their locally crafted produce,whilst the nightly street market ( in high season) sells anything from handbags to paintings.
By day play tennis, relax at the beach,go pony trekking,pay a visit to the local diving centre, try wine tasting at some of the local wine producing outlets, play golf on one of Europe's most breathtaking courses, hire a boat to explore the islands that are peppered along the sardinian coastline, or alternatively sit back and sip a glass of wine on one of the many guided tours. The possibilities are endless, although with scenery this beautiful it is sometimes quite satisfying to simply sit and watch the world go by.
How to get there
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Airlines that fly to Olbia include British Airways,Easyjet,Jet2,Ryan air,TUI, Thompson. Additionally Ryanair flys to Alghero some two hours away by car.
Activities near Costa Smeralda
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
30 Sep 2012
We spent 2 weeks in the Appartamento Bella Vista and we loved it! The apartment has a fantastic balcony where we spent many an hour eating breakfast in the mornings and drinking wine in the evenings looking out towards the sea and amazing Tavolara Island.
Everything we could possibly need was available in the apartment and Kate provided an excellent information pack before we left the UK giving us details of numerous places to visit and beaches & restaurants to try - as well as offering advice about hiring a boat for my fiances birthday - which was a fantastic day!!
Whilst I agree a car is not necessary, we did have a car for the full two weeks and are glad that we did as it meant we got to explore a gorgeous, different beach everyday which I would definitely recommend. Our two favourite places were Tavolara Island and the "Caffe del Rose" at Capo Coda Cavallo the latter of which has the most amazing view I have ever seen.
We didn't use our car during the evenings at all as there are more than enough restaurants within walking distance to last you a fortnight. Seafood is very prominent on all of the menus which my fiance absolutely loved.....I'm not keen on seafood so lived on the wonderful pizzas!
The island is beautiful with the contrast of the bright blue sea, pale sand and greenery on the mountaints - very picture postcard like!
I would recommend both this apartment and Sardinia to everyone, it is a lovely lovely place and we'll hopefully be back again at some point in the future.
And just to say, many thanks for everything once again Kate.
We are really pleased that you had a lovely time at our apartment, and would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a super review.
We are very partial ourselves, to sitting with a glass of wine on the balcony gazing at the sea. Tavolara is also one of my favourite places -it's really quite enchanting. I'm so glad that you had a fantastic day on the boat - it truly is a memory that lives with you for a very long time.
We also love exploring the area around Porto San Paolo and like yourselves, fell in love with the views at Capo Coda Cavallo.
It's been an absolute pleasure conversing with you and we would love to hear from you again. Thank you once again for all your kind words.
25 Sep 2012
I don't often get round to leaving reviews but I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Sardinia. You were so friendly and helpful from the point of booking up to when we set off for the airport! The information you provided was fantastic (I drove everyone mad all holiday reading it constantly!) and the apartment was lovely.
For people reading the review, I travelled with my husband and another couple and there was plenty of room in the apartment for all of us. The kitchen and living area is communal and is a decent size but to be honest, we spent the whole time on the balcony. We had dinner in two nights (cooked one night and got take-away pizzas the other) and tried the restaurants you suggested on the other nights. We went to the restaurant by the sea in Porto one night and it was amazing! We also tried Le Cana (I think that's right) one night and the owner was very friendly and the food delicious.
As it was the end of the season, we spent most nights in Tortuga and the locals was very friendly - even gave us the remote so we could put MTV on and listen to the music with a few drinks.
We spent most of the time with a cool box on La Cinta beach relaxing. I have been to the Maldives and can honestly say the sand on this beach is beautiful - not quite as good but as close as I have seen it anywhere for a while!
We hired a car and would definitely recommend it as La Cinta was a 5/10 minutes drive away and it's nice to see some of the other areas.
I would recommend your apartment to anyone and we would love to come back at some point.
Thanks again for all the information - we had a great stay!
We are exceedingly pleased that you had such a lovely break at our apartment and that you were kind enough to take the time to leave such a great review. I'm really glad also, that you found the information useful; I always welcome tips and suggestions when I'm travelling, so have tried to provide as much information as possible, in order to provide the best holiday experience that we can. We also love La Cinta beach and find,like yourself, that many of the beaches resemble those of the caribbean.
It's been a pleasure both renting to you and conversing via email over the months. We wish you all the best for the future.
09 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful week staying at this apartment and wish we could have stayed longer. The apartment itself was everything we had hoped for being well equipped and convenient for restaurants, beach, supermarket etc. We spent many hours on the balcony enjoying a glass or two of wine while taking in the amazing view.
We didn't hire a car as the details had said a car was not necessary and strictly speaking this is true. However the local beach is a good 10 to 15 minute walk from the apartment and is not one of Sardinia's best. To visit many of the locations depicted in the photos you will need a car as we saw no evidence of any sort of bus service locally.
Kate provided an excellent information pack on restaurants, beaches, places to visit etc. The local representative was extremely helpful and speaks perfect English which is a bonus.
We would like to stay here again someday and would have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We also love the view from the balcony, and tend to spend many an hour gazing out onto Tavolara island, with a glass or two of wine.
I would also agree with your comments regarding hiring a car; whilst all amenities such as supermarkets,restaurants,bars and the beach are within walking distance of the apartment, hence not making a car a necessity,in order to explore the beautiful coast line to the north and south of Porto San Paolo, and the surrounding area, a car is most definately advantageous.
Thank you also for your kind words regarding our agency in Sardinia. They work very hard throughout the season to ensure that our guests are happy, and they have greatly appreciated your comments.
We are glad to hear that you would like to return at some point and look forward to hearing from you in the future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||3 Nov 12||2 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||1 Night|
|Low Season||2 Mar 13||28 Apr 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||1 Night|
|Low Season||28 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||£ 550||£ 80||£ 80||1 Night|
|Mid Season||2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 750||£ 100||£ 100||1 Night|
|High Season||30 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||1 Night|
|Mid Season||27 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||1 Night|
|Low Season||3 Nov 13||2 Mar 14||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Fully refundable damage deposit of £300 payable locally to agency upon entry to property and refunded on last day of your stay pending satisfactory inspection.
Prices are for the apartment per week in GBP and are fully inclusive.
Prices include one set of bedlinen and towels for up to 4 people,air conditioning ,electricity and information pack.These are sometimes charged as extras on other rentals.
Final cleaning bill of 40 Euros to be paid locally.
Short breaks considered, please contact us for a quote.
Discounts for repeat bookings. Please enquire when booking.
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