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Santa Maria Navarrese, Domus Comida. – Home 6581687 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Santa Maria Navarrese, Domus Comida. – Home 6581687

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  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Quiet and sunny position, situated at 450 meters from the beaches and circa 300 mt from the small touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese. Overlooking the Marina of Santa Maria Navarrese and the small island Sa Isola de Ogliastra.

Villa Comida. With different terraces and all needed privacy. With a splendid view on sea. Sleeping accomodations: Two bedrooms, each for two people. A sleepingsofa for one or two persons in the livingroom. It is the ideal place for a family or a group of friends who do need an open space and wanna be in the immediate proximity to the beaches. With an easy access by feet to the sandy beaches.

Santa Maria Navarrese might be your starting place to discover Sardinia, keep in mind the 'Selvaggio Blu' defined as one of the most wildest trek in Italy, with Santa Maria as starting point. The Golgo tableland is a more or less level, vast extension located approximately 500 metres above sea level that is bordered by dolomitic ridges and crossed

Quiet and sunny position, situated at 450 meters from the beaches and circa 300 mt from the small touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese. Overlooking the Marina of Santa Maria Navarrese and the small island Sa Isola de Ogliastra.

Villa Comida. With different terraces and all needed privacy. With a splendid view on sea. Sleeping accomodations: Two bedrooms, each for two people. A sleepingsofa for one or two persons in the livingroom. It is the ideal place for a family or a group of friends who do need an open space and wanna be in the immediate proximity to the beaches. With an easy access by feet to the sandy beaches.

Santa Maria Navarrese might be your starting place to discover Sardinia, keep in mind the 'Selvaggio Blu' defined as one of the most wildest trek in Italy, with Santa Maria as starting point. The Golgo tableland is a more or less level, vast extension located approximately 500 metres above sea level that is bordered by dolomitic ridges and crossed by streams and waterways and narrow gorges (passes) that lead to the sea (an example is Codula di Sisine), which give rise to numerous small beaches of incomparable beauty and unique in the world.

Santa Maria Navarrese is part of the town council of Baunei, it is situated on the east coast of Sardinia. The port and airport of Arbatax are only a 10 minute drive away. Marvellous green trees form the principal characteristics of this town. Olive trees, hundreds and even thousands of years old, adorn and tinge the town square and slopes which rise up from the sea and are interrupted only by the white stones of the antique church. This church was built in 1050 by the Princess of Navarra (hence the name of the town).

The impressive grey Spanish Tower guards the bay with its sandy beaches. The town offers all kinds of amenities that tourists require. One of them is the modern tourist harbour set in marvellous surroundings. Thanks to different kinds of boat services one can visit the unique coastline of the Mediterranean; 45 km of wild cliffs interrupted here and there by the dazzling white coves which in turn look on to an uncontaminated blue-green sea.

Or choose from one of the many excursions which leave Santa Maria Navarrese to the mountain town of Baunei to visit a rich territory full of nature trails and history whilst admiring numerous traces left by man and his accordance with nature along the way. The modern Tourist Port of Baunei and Saint Maria Navarrese has been inaugurated in 1998, a sure and pleasant shelter in the oriental Coast of Sardinia that can entertain up to 340 boats with a maximum length up to 30 meters. The personnel is competent and cordial and the variety of the offered services are able to satisfy the different demands of the diportistis. From June 2005 the port has been endowed with the "Pequod", the lifter to otherwise allow the access on board of the skilled people, becoming so the "first accessible port" of Sardinia.

In 2006 for the second consecutive time the Tourist Port has gotten the prestigious recognition Blue Flag of the tourist landings, that is assigned for quality of the landing, services and safety measures, environmental education and information. The Tourist Port every year increases his presences thanks to the quality of the services that offers and to the magic scenery where the is drawn the port that from the sense of the nature thanks to the green that surrounds it.

Santa Maria Navarrese, a small tourist town on the coast, a hamlet of Baunei, a few kilometres from Tortolì-Arbatax. Renowned for its promenade along the beach La Centrale, characterized by the Saracen tower. Another natural attraction in the town centre is “Gli olivastri” (the olive groves), considered a natural monument.

Also worth visiting are the beautiful beaches of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna, which can be reached on foot or by boats that sail daily.Su Gologone spring Su Gologone is an extremely beautiful karstic river located in the territory of Oliena. Its waters flow from a deep natural cleft in the calcareous rock and supply the Cedrino dam throughout the entire year.

Very pure water low in mineral content flows from this spring (its capacity of 300 litres per second making it the biggest in Sardinia). Part of its waters flows in the territory of the Supramonte through unknown underground channels and surfaces through a deep cleft in the rock. There have been many attempts to explore this spring, the most famous of which is that carried out by Frenchman Olivier Isler who descended 108 meters without ever arriving at the bottom.

Ogliastra is one of the four 'new' Sardinian provinces. Since Sardinia is an autonomous region, the Regional Council can arrange this without interference of the Italian government. That's why the creation of the four newcomers took place much smoother than the creation of three new provinces on the mainland (Fermo, Monza and Barletta.) The whole region is changing. Ogliastra originated from the province of Nuoro and has 23 towns.

Ogliastra is the least populated province of Italy. The name from the province is normally the same as the name of its capital, but not in Ogliastra: this province even has two capitals: Tortolì and Lanusei. These are the two smallest provincial capitals of the country.

Ogliastra's coastline is spectacular with white sandy beaches and clear blue water interspersed with rugged cliffs. The area of the Gennargentu Mountains has the status of national park. In the south, around Bari Sardo many nuraghi (towers built in the bronze time) are found. Ogliastra is one of Sardinia's most popular place for tourists.

Gennargentu Mountains In general Sardinia is hilly and mountainous with two areas with really high mountains, the Monte Limbara in the North around Tempio Pausania and the Monti del Gennargentu south of Nuoro. The highest peak in the North is 1359 meters (Pta. Balistreri) while the highest peak of the Gennargentu Mountains is the Pta. la Marmora, with its 1834 meters. Further you have the Pta. Paulinu and Brunca Spina both around 1800 meters. This means a lot of snow in the winter, and so skiing is a possibility.

We visited the Gennargentu several times in the month of May, when all the hillsides looked gorgeous. There were young green leaves with typical reddish foliage of shrubs and trees and coloured flowers. The bare slopes were interspersed with forests. Here rock platforms or large rock formations make the view of the landscape impressive. Scala di Giorgio for instance, marks the end of the area in the south of the mountains. Here the country changes in a hilly area, not higher than 1000 meters.

Also in this area: the new roads are on high pillars, so the mileage consuming winding roads of the old SS125 can be avoided by the local working population. For the tourists though these old roads are a rustic outcome.

You can visit this southern part of the Gennargentu Mountains with the 'Il Trenino Verde della Sardegna'. This train runs across a narrow trail in the summer from Arbatax to Mandas. Although called 'the green train', you would not say that when you see the smoke from the locomotive's chimney…

In the south of the Gennargentu Mountains you find the "Scala di San Giorgio di Osini ', just north of the nearby Grotta su Marmuri Ulassai, where the mountains turn into a hilly area. Huge rocks are to be seen here. You can stop for climbing, walking around, taking pictures or just to enjoy the beautiful nature and views…

Just outside Tortolì-Arbatax, in the middle of nowhere, we had rented an apartment. Here in the beginning of May there were hardly any tourist and it was almost boring. Most of the tourists (Dutch people who have some holidays in May) go for an ice cream in Tortolì, like we did. It is not a very nice town, but we don't consider Arbatax a nice town either, and that is called a 'tourist hotspot'. We actually only saw people who were working or going to and from work.

Tourist? Of course there is the big Red Rock near a dilapidated parking area, but the huge crane in de background of the industrial harbour attracted far more attention. You can take a picture of Red Rock without its surroundings and then you have a beautiful picture, as you can see in the guide books.
It is believed that the name Baunei derives from the Greek Bainos, meaning furnace for smelting metals or baking calcareous rocks to make lime. The territory of Baunei, a splendid combination of sea and mountains, is very interesting from a coastal point of view, with its 40 km of limestone bastions and cliffs dotted with little coves, from Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Luna. Leaving from the south the most renowned spots are: The stone peak of Pedra Longa, Capo Montesanto, Portu Quau, Cala Biriala, Cala Goloritze, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna.

Baunei's territory is extremely interesting from many points of view: naturalistic and environmental (karstic valleys, a basalt plateau in Golgo with Su Sterru, Europe's deepest abyss, Margine, also a karstic plateau, and a coast with the highest cliffs of the Mediterranean Sea), faunistic(several first class species such as the golden eagle, Eleonora's falcon, Bonelli's eagle, the Corsican seagull, the moufflon, the hawk, the peregrine falcon, etc), speleological (numerous grottoes and chasms situated both above and below sea level in the hinterland just behind the coast).

Historical (vestiges of the past covering all major ages, anthropozoic deposits, villages, fortresses and giants' tombs from the pre-Nuragic and Nuragic periods, settlements and coins from the imperial and republican phases of Roman history, the medieval churches of Santa Maria Navarrese and Eltili, the tower and the church of Golgo, all built under the Spanish domination and part of the parish church of Baunei dating back to the times of the Savoy rule).

For free-climbing enthusiasts the numerous recently equipped cliffs offer various opportunities to climb in a unique and wild place among rocky peaks, sheer cliffs overhanging the sea and breathtaking scenery. Local gastronomy: spit roasts of goat meat and sucking pig; local sweets amaretti and su cunfettu and cheeses made of goat's milk.

The tableland can be reached by taking main road no. 125 to the small town of Baunei. Once in town – almost in front of the parish church – there is an intersection from which a road to the small church of St. Peter of Golgo leads to. Following along this road, which is quite sloped, you arrive at another intersection after about 5 kilometres.

Continue straight ahead for approximately 2 kilometres until you catch sight of a deviation to the right; proceeding on, you immediately notice the small sixteenth-century church of St. Pete: a small construction that rises from a site once dedicated to pagan religions and fenced off and closed in by an outside stone wall. Continuing along the ancient “via majore" (main road) with its Roman paving remains, you arrive at the so-called “piscinas": natural hollows used to collect rain-water both for processing metal as well as for the cults of the souls of the original inhabitants.

Not far from here, we find the famous Su Sterru pothole formed in Jurassic limestone; its mouth is located in a hollow partially covered by basaltic lava from the Plio-Pleistocene period (giving rise to the name “old crater"). Its depth of 270 meters makes it the deepest pothole with a single opening in all of Europe. The horizontal section is more or less elliptical and has a diameter of 25 meters in the central section and 40 in the room at its base.

Inside it lives unique troglobia fauna (for example the Sardinian Geotritone, a amphibian that has progressively adapted itself to a cave environment, Trichoniscus-type terrestrial crustaceans and the Porrohomma spider). At one time in this site, a brutal ritual of killing elderly people took place.

Just before the church of St. Peter, we find an intersection to the right that leads to a limestone gorge called Codula di Sisine, surrounded by very old holm-oak forests and very high rocky sides. Continuing along the road, you arrive at the magnificent Cala di Sisine - one of the most beautiful and fascinating beaches on the Gulf of Orosei.

In the vicinity of Golgo, we find a fairly smooth path (whose entrance is located close to an attended car park) that can only be walked along on foot. After about four kilometres in descent (find out what the difference in level and kilometres are), you will have a breathtaking view over Cala di Goloritzè - a small beach, which is unmistakable for the presence of the homonymous stone arch as well as for its sea, which has been made crystal-clear by the extremely white, small limestone stones.

Location description from owner

The Sardinia region

he best way to discover the beauty and diversity of Ogliastra's interior is on foot. Keen ramblers will not be disappointed by the island's wide choice of hiking possibilities. What the mountains may lack in height, they make up for in the solitude that their untouched wilderness provides. There are few marked routes but many hiking outfits which offer guided excursions.

Most of the guides speak English or German as well as Italian and are not just experts on the route and region but also on the island's flora and fauna. One of the most beautiful hiking areas is without doubt along the Supramonte massif, which runs from Nuoro to Baunei on the east coast.

Today, this area remains one of the most unpopulated and rugged areas in Europe. The narrow gorges, imposing chalk rocks, wide plateaus and hidden canyons run in an uninterrupted stretch of natural beauty. In Supramonte di Oliena you can explore the final retreat of the Stone Age Nuraghi people, who fled to a secret cave in Monte Tiscali.

In Supramonte di Baunei you can marvel at the Su Gologo tableland, the deep chalk cavity of the Voragine di Golgo and at the Gola su Gorrupu, Europe's mightiest ravine. Only experienced hikers should attempt to take on the Supramonte without guidance. You should also double check that you have all the necessary equipment with you for your trip.

The green-peaked Gennargentu mountain range is a lot more timid in comparison to the Supramonte's chalked supremacy. The mixed foliage forests of hilly Barbagia are almost interchangeable with Germany's sub-alpine mountain range, except of course that they lack the hordes of tourists, efficiently marked routes and Bavarian watering holes.

At 1834 metres, the “Punta La Marmora" is the highest peak of the Gennargentu and in the whole of Sardinia. The view of the surrounding coastline from its pinnacle is breathtaking; only the island's northern shores remain obscured by the Limbara Mountains near Tempio. The Gola di Gorrpou, one of Europe's deepest canyons, is also to be found in the Gennargentu.

And if you are really lucky, you might even be able to snatch a peek at mufflons and golden eagles in the Gennargentu National Park. The Marmilla table-top mountain and the "Giare" offer some nice and easy walking possibilities, also suitable for children. The flat-as-a-pancake plateau is rife with numerous animals such as wild horses and with its untouched natural beauty is ideal for family walks. One of the most isolated and less mapped-out hiking areas is the Sarrabas mountain range in south-eastern Sardinia.

Santa Maria Navarrese

To spend a holiday in a rural retreat in Sardinia, is to immerse oneself in nature, enter in contact with the vibrant local culture and traditions of the island, enjoy the freshest, superlative quality local specialities and produce, and discover what life is like for those who work the land in the Sardinian countryside. Sardinia offers an unparalleled array of places to visit, from stunning natural landscapes and white sandy beaches, to globally important archaeological sites and beautiful medieval churches.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • High chair available
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
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Payment Terms: With our finally agreement and confirmation on your booking request you've to pay 50% of the total rent deposit on this websites account number. The balance due has to be paid to the website's account 15 days before your check in.

Cancellation 9 months to four weeks time before arriving, 50% of the total rent payable. If canceled less than the above mentioned term is 75% of the total rent payable.


About the owner

Gianni Franceschi (Property Manager Gianni)
Calendar updated:
22 Oct 2016

Languages spoken: English, Italian, Dutch

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 May 2015. Located in Province of Ogliastra, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £286 to £763.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Oct 2016.


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