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Villa Vico del Porto – Home 87061 Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Villa Vico del Porto – Home 87061
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.2 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
*******TWO WEEK BOOKINGS INCLUDE A COMPLIMENTARY 7 COURSE SARDINIAN FEAST COOKED FOR GUESTS IN THE VILLA***************
This stylish detached villa with private pool and sea and mountain views offers the perfect location for a relaxing family getaway. Everything is close by; the sandy beach, marina with restaurant, cafe, gelateria, plus rib hire for exploring the unspoilt local coast and stunning sea and mountain views, are a 2 min walk. The villa is beautifully furnished and has 100% cotton sheets and towels, a superb kitchen well stocked kitchen including kettle and toaster as well as the dishwasher, microwave and XXL stainless steel fridge, hob and oven. You can stay in touch with the world using the wi-fi and MYSKY flatscreen TV. The house has air-conditioning upstairs and down plus mosquito blinds so you can safely enjoy the evening breezes. In cooler months there is a wood-burning log fire to remove the evening chill, which has outlet in the two double bedrooms. Everyone
*******TWO WEEK BOOKINGS INCLUDE A COMPLIMENTARY 7 COURSE SARDINIAN FEAST COOKED FOR GUESTS IN THE VILLA***************
This stylish detached villa with private pool and sea and mountain views offers the perfect location for a relaxing family getaway. Everything is close by; the sandy beach, marina with restaurant, cafe, gelateria, plus rib hire for exploring the unspoilt local coast and stunning sea and mountain views, are a 2 min walk. The villa is beautifully furnished and has 100% cotton sheets and towels, a superb kitchen well stocked kitchen including kettle and toaster as well as the dishwasher, microwave and XXL stainless steel fridge, hob and oven. You can stay in touch with the world using the wi-fi and MYSKY flatscreen TV. The house has air-conditioning upstairs and down plus mosquito blinds so you can safely enjoy the evening breezes. In cooler months there is a wood-burning log fire to remove the evening chill, which has outlet in the two double bedrooms. Everyone loves the spacious and private outside space with it's sea and mountain views and the lovely pool with Roman steps. The 'outside lounge' space is very popular with guests, who can watch their friends and children in the garden and pool whilst enjoying a cool drink in the shade. It also provides additional eating space when using the large BBQ. The villa has a games room in the cantina basement with a dartboard and board games as well as bats balls and pool toys (nb. As these get used by guests during the season we cannot guarantee what may be available). It also houses the comfortable sofabed and a spare single bed for larger groups. There are plenty of outside lights. The local marina is the perfect place to enjoy an Italian breakfast with its' stunning sea and mountain views. The lovely market town of Pula with its' nightly summer concerts in Piazza Popoli and numerous restaurants and gelateria is a 5 minute drive. Nora beach and the extensive Roman ruins can be found on the edge of the town. Is Molas International golf club is a 7 minute drive and Blu Fan aquaparc is 5 minutes by car. The whole SW coast is a gourmet beach lovers dream with Chia (20 mins) voted by Daily Telegraph readers 'Best Mediterranean Beach' and Lonely Planet have Sardinia's beaches listed in the top 5 of world beaches. Cagliari a 35 minute drive is a wonderful Baroque and Medieval city to explore with it's historic walled Castello District or just watch the world go by under the arches of the grand cafes on Via Roma.When you've had enough fun exploring you can return to your luxurious villa and relax on sun loungers around the pool, read a book from our library shelves, enjoy an alfresco meal courtesy of the kitchen or BBQ, listening to the cicadas chirp...
*Sardinian feasts including 6 courses and wine, cooked in the villa at €35 per person available by arrangement
*Rib hire to explore the stunning local coastline available at the marina office.
* We provide a booklet with information about the property and the local area including maps for your convenience.
* Our housekeeper is available to provide additional cleaning and cooking during your stay
* Owners are always available by email/phone and should be your first point of contact
* We can accept debit/credit card payments as well as bank transfers. (debit cards free-credit cards charged at 1.9% extra)
Further details outdoors
There are lovely gardens to front and rear, including a 400 year old olive tree, plus parking for a number of cars. The garden is watered via a timed irrigation system.The loggiatos to three sides are lit at night as are the driveway and the swimming pool. There is a large BBQ and table and chairs for alfresco dining.
Location description from owner
The Sardinia region
Sardinia has long been Italians favourite holiday destination... now with many cheaper connections from UK many British holidaymakers are discovering why the Italians love it so much. Sardinia has the cleanest sea in the Mediterranean, with crystal clear water up to 40 metres deep in places. With miles of pristine silky sandy beaches, and one of the most beautiful coastline in the Mediterranean... Sardinia is completely unspoilt. Its large size and the low numbers of coastal hotels means it is not overwhelmed with tourists so retains its local character.
The remains of past civilisations dot the landscape from Nouraghic towers to Roman ruins and the later Spanish towers which rise every few kilometres along the coast. Combine the natural and cultural beauty with the friendly laid back Sardinian people, wonderful Sardinian dishes such as roast suckling pig, maloreddus the local pasta, famous pecorino cheese, sweets such as padulas and torrone and wonderful sfuso (local wines) from €1 a litre... try the cannonau (red) and vermentino (white). It all makes Sardinia a relaxing holiday destination which is hard to beat..
But Sardinia is more than beaches and unspoilt mountain scenery. Cagliari is a sophisticated city with wonderful Baroque and Medieval architecture, pavement cafes, department stores, art exhibitions, museums, a Roman amphitheatre and a great place to do a walking tour or catch the open-top bus or tourist train. Ohh... and don't miss the flamingoes on the drive home!
The pretty town of Pula has a market every Tuesday and concerts most evenings through the summer from Jazz to Pop and the odd string quartet or piano recital. It also has lovely shops and street markets during the summer months.
On the outskirts of the town is the Roman city of Nora which is situated on a beautiful headland with a gorgeous beach to one side where you can snorkel over the remains of parts of the town now underwater. The villa is 5 mins from aquaparc and 7 minutes from Is Molas International golf course. There are a number of outstanding beaches within a 30 minute drive for you to explore.
Sardinia has a rich cultural heritage and there are many festivals starting with St Efisio in May and including Ferragosta in August where flower-laden carts pulled by oxen arrive on Nora beach carrying the Virgin Mary. There is a mass followed by a procession of fishing boats and a massive firework display. Museums and events displaying Sardinian culture including music and dance are available throughout the summer.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 24 Oct 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Apr 2009. Located in Pula, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from €1625 to €3305.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Oct 2016.
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– based on 25 reviews
- Very Good
“Super villa in a super location”
The villa was great, loved the location, especially being able to walk to the beach & marina. All facilities provided great – outside area, the downstairs bedroom, kitchen, lounge, aircon, washing machine, pool, books - and the mosquitoes were not bad. I would mention a few points that prospective renters might like to know. 1) No wearing of sunscreen in the pool. 2) All of the bedrooms did not have air cond and the fans did not work. 3) Although check out time was at 10am, 3 cleaners arrived at 8:30, saying they would work around us. Needless to say, we could not enjoy our last morning cup of coffee outside by the pool with cleaners racing about, so we left quick smart.
Dear Max, Thanks for your comments. The reason that we ask guests to shower off any recently applied sunscreen when entering the pool is that it can produce a chemicals reaction leaving yellow stains in the pool. Beds 1 & 2 currently have air con. We plan to add a 3rd unit for 2017 in Bed 3. We apologize for the fans being broken. They were all working when we last visited the villa, and we have spare fans in the basement which could have been used had we known. We always check all the villa equipment when we visit Sardinia 2/3 times per year but with up to 20 groups annually, inevitably some equipment gets broken during the season. Regarding cleaners arriving before 10.00am, this should not have happened. I am glad you have brought this to my attention so that I can ensure that this does not happen in future. The 5 hour changeover has clearly resulted in our Housekeeper being too enthusiastic on this occasion. We always seek to make improvements on our guests experience and we appreciate you taking the time to make some detailed points.
“Superb villa & location”
We, four adults and 2 young children had a wonderful week at Porto Vico. The villa is equipped to a very high standard and is most comfortable ,with large bedrooms and bathrooms. Kitchen is very well equipped and there is a large cosy living room which we rarely used as the outside space was amazing. The pool was beautiful and such fun for our young grandchildren and floodlit at night. Terrace area is large and ideal for outdoor dining . We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday here with a delicious Sandra ,Sardinian feast. She is a real treasure and made us a super birthday cake. There is also a shady lounging area on the terrace if you want to escape the high temperatures. We made good use of the marina cafe as they sold delicious croissants and coffees. Nora is a superb archaeological site with precious mosaics. Also enjoyed dinner in Cagliari and Pula and beach at Chia. Dealing with the owners during the booking was a real pleasure, nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you We only wish our stay had been longer and would highly recommend Porto Fico
“Lovely Villa but Poor Infra Structure and location in economic decline”
Firstly the positives communication with the owner was prompt and largely positive. The Villa itself is very good and matters in the sole control of the owners would command a better rating. However there are a number of issues which detract from the quality of the proposition. The water pressure is insufficient to pump hot water to the en suite shower a plumber came out and made no difference. We were told this was due to it been a peak week with strong demand. To us it appeared that many properties were empty and the beach and nearby marina had a deserted feel to them. So it is a one shower property. The property is not connected to the main drains so you cannot put toilet paper down the toilet - if known I would not have booked. Twice we had power failure the second time on the last night mid way through preparing a meal again the infra structure cannot cope. We were a party of 5 I think the infra structure cannot cope with this number. The nearby marina was clearly built on early century cheap money and in its day would have been pleasant. Now broken fountains and railings will probably never be prepared. The bar and pizza restaurant are soleless. There is a complex rubbish system with insufficient bags left in the property - resorting to shopping bags leaves you with a 50 euro fine to your deposit - a nice little earner for the local manager! The beach are is very nice. Overall the property location and weak infra structure detracts from the quality of the villa - if you like isolation and don't need much in the way of shower or electric services then it could be for you. The owner has previously been made aware of all comments in respect of the property.
It is always disappointing when a guest is not totally satisfied with elements of their stay. We work hard to ensure that everything is in place for a perfect holiday at a reasonable cost and we have many 5 star reviews this season which reflect other guests experience. Rubbish is collected 3 times a week, which is important in a hot climate. Information on the recycling system is sent to guests ahead of arrival in the Villa Tip sheet as well as being available in the villa itself. There are plastic bins for plastic, glass and tin, cardboard and organic waste clearly labelled in the utility room.. We leave many organic bags and general waste bags at the start of the season, but these are used up in time and most guests buy a roll when they do their shopping if there are no more available in the kitchen. Our Housekeeper found large amounts of undifferentiated rubbish when she came to clean the house, so it appears that the bins in the utility had not been used during the week for the 3 collections. She risks a €600 fine for disposing of undifferentiated waste at the recycling centre, which films registration of all cars entering. She has charged me an additional €50 for the extra time it took to clean the house and dispose of this rubbish. I only charged the customer €25, taking the extra €25 euro cost myself. We have been running the villa for 7 years and have only once before had a break in electricity supply which wasn't due to the system being overloaded with hairdryers/air/con etc all being used together. I contacted the guest with advice when he had the first outage and he replied immediately saying the supply was back on. My Housekeeper found the supply working when she arrived in the morning. I am unsure if the system tripped, but it has been working without problem since the guests left, as it has all season. We do have pumped water to the house via our water tank to ensure good pressure during high season when demand is high. I sent our plumber when the guests reported a problem. Again everything appears to be working normally now. The marina is lovely and I am very surprised by this guests comments. The cafe and restaurant are simple. It's a great place for a morning coffee with amazing views along the unspoilt beach. For dinner I would recommend one o the many excellent restaurants in Pula or the services of our Housekeeper.
“Do it, you wont regret it!”
We rented the Vico del Porto for 2 people but theres ample space for a couple of families. It had everything needed for a comfortable stay and the inventory exceeded our expectation for a rented villa. The location is great and we visited every beach South from the villa over the first four days by car and followed it up by renting a RIB down at the local port from Flamar Vacance and went down the coast to Chia then spent the day cruising back stopping at all the beaches & coves. Rental €100 full day / €80 half day and budget €60 for fuel - its well worth it. Archaelogical site at Nora is well worth a look along with an evening canoe around the nature reserve next door and a walk around their Sea Turtle sanctuary. Theyve also got a great restraunt there but need to book - 5 mins from the villa. Sandra the house keeper is great and we embarked on her Sardinian feast which was amazing. Villa is sited at the end of a road that has 3 other houses so its secluded and quiet. Perfect is you just want to stay in the garden and use the pool all day or venture out and explore. Very friendly owners who made the whole experience easy to book and obtain information on the surrounding area.
That's how we'd describe our holiday at Villa Vico del Porto in Pula! We spent a week there at the end of May to mark a very special anniversary - the day the 6 of us met 20 years ago. 3 couples meeting up for a celebratory yet relaxing time away from home is quite something – we were expecting a lot, and we weren’t disappointed!! The villa was lovely and the service was great – our memorable breakfasts outside in the loggiato facing the pool were just what was needed to start each day. We would spend our days luxuriously and lazily enjoying the pool. You didn’t need to leave the villa at all really, but we were adventurous and on several occasions we’d stroll off to the nearby Marina for pre-dinner drinks – sipping wine and enjoying the gorgeous views there; we’d also go off and explore the surroundings even as far as Cagliari to visit the famous Castello district, which was a great adventure and, after soaking up the stunning rooftop views across the city, we found a great café that served the most fantastic aperitivi; and then of course we’d go sunbathing at the nearby beaches at Perd’e Sali and Nora or visit the pretty town of Pula to shop for souvenirs. The service at the villa was great …. and whenever we had a request it was seen to promptly and professionally. We felt looked after yet independent. The 6 of us would enjoy cooking meals together in the kitchen but the highlight was a superb, special celebratory meal that was organized by the owners for us at the villa to mark our anniversary ! It was unforgettable – check out the delicious menu !! : “porcini mushrooms in oil, carciofi in oil, prosciuto and carasau, cheeses and salami, tempura vegetables, small spiced meat pies, homemade ravioli stuffed with pecorino in tomato sauce, trofie pasta with a cinghale sauce, maialetto and lamb marinaded in vernaccia, followed by homemade sebadas...complete with wine and mirto.” We couldn’t have had a lovelier week!! Highly recommended for anyone celebrating like us ! but ideal for a relaxing, trouble-free, fun holiday anytime.
“Great Villa in a great location”
Really nice villa with pool. Can't fault it really. Great location with a couple of pizzeria's/bars in walking distance and Pula a short drive offering a wide variety of restaurants plus lots going on in the evenings. had a great meal in the Villa recommended by the owner. This was really good - just don't eat the day before it's was an absolute feast cooked by a very nice lady and fantastic value for money. Would absolutely recommend it. Because of the location this can be as relaxed or active as you want the holiday to be.with a variety of beaches nearby.
“Fabulous Italian villa in great location”
This is a well-equipped villa in a very scenic location close to the the bustling little town of Pula. It's in easy driving distance of local beaches (Chia is particularly beautiful), some interesting historical sites and delightful old Sardinian villages. The villa is comfortable and has an individual style and charm which made us feel much more at home. We found it had pretty much everything we needed including clean bedding and towels and a well-equipped kitchen. The outdoor areas are very comfortable - some evenings it was hard to decide whether to stay in the pool or relax on a lounger with a glass of local vino. Highly recommended.
“Stunning villa in beautiful location”
The villa has everything you could need for a family holiday - a beautiful pool and every comfort provided. It is as well equipped as a permanent home
“Beautiful villa in beautiful location - loved it!”
Exceptionally comfortable, with a beautiful garden and pool, this was a wonderful villa to stay in. Walkable to the local beach and an easy drive to the many other stunning beaches in the south of the island. Friendly and good-value local restaurant a few steps away.....our only regret was that we would have liked to stay longer!
What a great place to relax with family and friends. Great pool. The villa was well appointed and had everything you required. Great pool. Superb views with a fab kitchen. Within a nice stroll from the marina and beach it really was perfect. Great pool. I just wished we'd booked for two weeks. Maybe next year? Regards, Simon, Gill and family with the Brister family
It's always lovely to hear that people enjoy the villa and area as much as we do. We would love to see you again for two weeks, next year or in the future. Many thanks for taking the time to offer your views to other prospective holiday makers.
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