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We found Nicola and Rita’s house while searching for a nice, quiet corner of Sardinia to spend our 25th wedding anniversary. We arrived to a lovely warm welcome and a cake that said as much (for our special occasion) which really made us feel immediately welcome.
The top floor of the house is easily accessed from a locked gate into the garden and by a set of outside steps to the little lounge-diner/kitchen area and then you follow the hallway where the three other, well furnished rooms come off. The kitchen was new and had everything you’d need for a short stay. Could quite easily host a family of 3-4 comfortably or 2 couples. We we’re on our own and had loads of space. Also felt very private and secure.
The main bedroom had a lovely aspect looking out over the sea, beyond the road (which didn’t really spoil the peace) and was fabulous to wake up to. The second room didn’t have the view but was still large and comfortable. Shower room and loo had all the necessary, once we’d worked out the how to get the water temperature right! There’s air con and tiled floors throughout too, plus a ‘sun trap’ veranda with dining area, sun loungers and BBQ set where we chilled out with a book on those lazier mornings. The only minor negative thing we didn’t realise was the industrial area nearby but this was obscured by trees and was fairly dormant and easily ignored.
Portoscuso itself is a lovely little place with an active church, a square, marina, live fishing port and several pizza bars, restaurants and little places we stumbled across by accident - all within a pleasant 15-20min seaside walk from the house. Also 2 or 3 really nice beaches and one with a cool beach bar/restaurant CocoLoco. There’s private car parking at the house, in easy reach of 2 supermarkets and the area surrounding. We found everything we needed, even out of season, in the last week of Sept.
Worth checking out are the 1800bc archeological town Monte Sirai with its crypts, ruins and temple about 15mins drive and Nebida a bit further on with its little pizza bar overlooking a wonderful view at sunset (booking advised if eating). There’s some great little beaches to be found too all within about 30mins drive from the house and you’re never too far way from something that takes your interest or the urge to stop and admire the views.
The island has so much to offer and we will return and explore some more. It’s a real jewel in Med!
Thanks Rita and Nicola for welcoming us to your home.
This was our second time staying at Milva’s and we loved it this time round as well! We had three spacious bedrooms (with two bathrooms) and a separate kitchenette/living room area. Everything was clean and tidy on arrival, Milva and her husband greeted us themselves. The house has a terrace with a spectacular view and the garden is truly beautiful.
Porto Pino beach is about 10 minutes away by car. You can walk, but I wouldn’t recommend it in the heat.
The only drawback is that the wifi connection is very weak and you have to get the password from the town. But it’s the same everywhere that we have stayed in the area. Also, not a lot people speak English, only Italian. So that’s something to have in mind. But other than that, S’ant Anna Arresi and Porto Pino are heaven on earth. We will definitely come back.