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Beautiful Villa in South Sardinia with large infinity pool & wonderful sea views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private villa ideal for a self-catering family holiday away from it all

Villa Franca is a charming and peaceful single storey villa with its own private entrance set on a hill above Torre Delle Stelle. It has spectacular panoramic views of the sea and the Gulf of Cagliari. The terraced garden has its own fruit trees and offers complete privacy. It also boasts a magnificent sized pool 13m x 6m designed with an infinity edge offering swimmers unobstructed views of the coastline. The pool is a private pool on the same level as the villa. There is also a built-in pizza oven and outdoor shower. The 3 bedrooms are all ensuite with their own separate entrances offering guests both independence and privacy. The villa is fully air conditioned with all mod-cons including washing machine and dishwasher. The front of the villa has a covered veranda where dining alfresco is a pleasure whatever the weather!

There is a lovely white sandy beach 10-15 minutes walk away or go by car (preferable for young children).

PLEASE NOTE we do have a cancellation policy as follows. Please contact us for further details. In summary:

For a cancellation over 3 months from the 1st day of the holiday we offer a full refund.

Less than 3 months we will retain the 25% deposit unless we are able to re-let the property. If we are able to do this we will refund the deposit as well subject to any minor expenses incurred.

The service fee is charged by the website and we have no control over the amount charged. We do not receive any part of it. In the event of a cancellation we will notify the website's payment holder immediately to request repayment. Any issue regarding the service fee will need to be pursued with the website.

Torre delle Stelle information: There are 2 entrances to the main area of Torre Delle Stelle. One is opposite the Aquarium restaurant (the main office and church is at this entrance) and the other has a restaurant/pizzeria at the top of the road (this is the nearest to the house and the beach). Both are found on the road heading back towards Cagliari and are a couple of minutes drive away. As you drive down into Torre there are tennis courts. Our nearest beach has a car park right by it. You will also find the Palmeira supermarket which has a butcher, fishmonger and small bar attached to it. The easiest way to find them is to follow the signs to the supermarket.

Surrounding area: Cagliari is approx. 40 minutes drive away. If you stay with the coast road as opposed to the motorway it takes you to the famous Poetta beach. There are lots of restaurants and bars situated along the beach and if you continue on the road past the beach you will come to the beautiful old part of the city.

If you turn left at the bottom of our hill you will be heading towards Villasimius approx 20 – 25 mins away. On this route you will see more breathtaking views and lots of little beaches. 4 mins drive away in Solanas is the well known Ristorante da Barbara. In Villasimius there are more excellent restaurants, bars and shops situated off the main street.

If you want to travel further beyond Villasimius is the Costa Rei where the beach runs for miles.

Villasimius marina: Boat hire is available in Villasimius, approx 20 minutes drive away going eastwards along coastal road:

(Villasimius is a seaside resort town, offering many leisure activities. A thriving marina provides boat hire facilities and boat outings to small islands off the coast. It has numerous facilities; 2 PADI 5 stars diving school, a sailing school,an 18 hole golf course, banks, a 24 hour medical centre, good shopping and restaurants.)

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sinnai in Province of Cagliari

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read our terms and conditions for our full cancellation policy. We will always try to re-let and make a full refund if possible.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For the health and comfort of all guests, smoking is not permitted inside the property. Cancellation policy - 3 months prior to the start of the holiday a full refund will be made. Less than 3 months we will retain the deposit but if we are able to re-let the property we will make a full refund subject to any minor expenses.


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Beautiful Villa in South Sardinia with large infinity pool & wonderful sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 2 week stay at Villa Franca. The villa is cool, spacious and well appointed & we loved the traditional style. The main attraction is the beautiful private garden with the stunning views. The pool is large & kept spotlessly clean - we loved watching the swifts dip in the pool in the afternoons. Everything contributing to the complete relaxation that this villa offers.

There are a couple of good supermarkets & a fishmonger in the village. We enjoyed the restaurant next to the supermarket - all very low key, which added to the charm - they do great pizzas & will do takeaway.

We also enjoyed visiting Villasimus, the nearest town, especially the artisan ice cream parlour Amore Mio!

The coastline is stunning and there are so many beautiful sandy beaches within a short driving distance of the villa.

This was a perfect holiday, Thanks to Kim & Francesco for everything.

Would love to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tenterden, England

A superb holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 5 adults enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing weeks holiday at Villa Franca. We have previously booked villa holidays with companies such as Simpson's and while you have to book your own flights and car, Villa Franca is just as good.

Positioned up a hillside track, the villa enjoys superb views of the near by bay and across to Cagliari. The infinity pool is large and beautifully clean, perfect for whiling away the time bobbing on a li-low in the sun.

The villa is private and not overlooked. It's quite rustic in design, but with all mod-cons including air conditioning (which we didn't use as the shutters kept the bedrooms cool), dishwasher etc. The bedrooms are all large and comfortable with their own high quality bathrooms.

WiFi can be a bit hit and miss but hey, you're on holiday! Francesco is the local contact who is very helpful and who speaks very good English.

There are many excellent restaurants pretty close by and also I believe nice sandy beaches, although we couldn't bring ourselves to leave the pool and its views. For added fun, try making your own pizza's in the villa's pizza oven. Everyone had a role from dough making to fire chief and the results were excellent.

Do yourself a favour and book into Villa Franca. You really won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had an idyllic, relaxing stay at this beautiful villa.

The fabulous large infinity pool kept calling to us, but we did venture out to a couple of lovely beaches just down the coast.

Francesco was very attentive and helpful throughout our 2 week stay and even the resident cats were well behaved, but by the end of our holiday over-fed!

I would love to return to this place in paradise at some time in the future and thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views! It is not surprising an earlier guest had decided to paint the view and to include a copy in the guest book at the villa.

An absolutely unbeatable location, a really wonderful week - just one is really not enough. We were so enchanted with the pool and vista that we have to admit we did not explore the island as much as we intended. We were so happy to stay put as the setting of Villa Franca is so peaceful and relaxing. We all unwound by the pool looking out at views across the Bay toward Pula and beyond. We had lunch in the shade of the olive trees and in the evening we would watch the sun melt into the most breath-taking sunsets.

The children loved the pool and we also spent time on the beautiful beach below with it's crystal clear water that was very safe for them to play in.

We appreciated the tasteful interiors of Villa Franca, a holiday hideaway where care has been taken to provide everything to make for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Francesco, the agent, was really friendly and helpful. He made sure we felt at home from the start.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning pool with a view you can't tire of.

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from 10 days in Sardinia, a week of which was spent at Villa Franca. Having booked private villas most years for holidays we always carefully read the descriptions and hope that everything meets our expectations. Villa Franca did exactly that. From the flexibility of our arrival, where we were met by Francesco, we knew this was the right choice. Its always great to know there is someone local to call on if you really need them. (In fact the only thing we needed was a cork screw - which had gone missing!) Each bedroom has it's own bathroom which is unexpected but useful. Despite the very hot weather we only turned on the aircon once as the villa stays beautifully cool. The huge kitchens (yes plural) are very well equipped, with useful plastic glasses etc for outdoors. Everything was spotless. The photos on here do not do the outside area justice. It is huge and the pool is much larger than most - and then there's the view to the sea and the little white boats. There is a completely covered area to the side of the house, lit up with little fairy lights at night, which is sheltered and cool in the day and cosy at night. To be honest we were rarely inside.

Its an easy distance to get to from the airport, although we chose to spend a few days in Cagliari first. Villa Franca was a cool and peaceful retreat afterwards. In the vicinty of the villa there are so many stunning beaches. We chose Solanas (turn left out of the little lane) as it had umbrellas and sunbeds to hire, and the locals were really friendly. Also make a trip to Villasimius and further up the east coast where the coast road is stunning and the beaches just amazing. We recommend Da Barbara (so does everyone else) but also La Vela in the marina at Villasimius - Tuna and smoked swordfish carpaccio. And if you are in Cagliari try Antica in Rue Sardegna - great food. The supermarket that is recommended in Torre was fab, when they realised we were English we were given more wine to try, local salsicche etc. In fact there were few Brits there which was also really quite nice.

On top of this Kim was so helpful beforehand that I was confident all would be well. And with Francesco there to help locally, it was far better organised than some of the high end luxury villa package companies out there. All very reassuring. Would I recommend the Villa - yes but not too loudly in case it's not available for us again when we want it!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midlands, England

Spectacular setting for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Franca in mid-June 2010. The setting for the villa is tremendous as it is set on a hillside with spectacular views across Torre Delle Stelle to the sea.

Dealing with Kim the owner is a pleasure as she tries to ensure that everything is done in a professional yet friendly manner.

The rooms are airy and they have been furnished in a simple yet delightful way.

The weather was a little mixed at times and as the World Cup was on we were grateful for the fantastic satellite tv system which had hundreds of channels available.

The approach to the villa is made via a steep and twisting track which may not be to the liking of nervous drivers but the views are well worth the extra care when driving and caused us no problems whatsoever. A car is an absolute must as apart from the nearby villas you will need to drive to the beaches, bars and restaurants of the area. We particularly enjoyed the fantastic beaches to be found around the nearby Villasimius area.

As it was early in the summer the pool was quite cool but was greatly appreciated when the weather was hot and sunny.

We had a small problem with one of the toilets which was fixed promptly by Francesco.

We would have no hesitation in suggesting that you stay at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
At the bottom of our hill
Car: necessary

Situated along the stunning coastal road on the south coast of Sardinia with sea views, mountain scenery and close access to many beautiful sandy beaches. The community of Torre Delle Stelle is conveniently located less than one hours drive from the airport. Torre has 2 beautiful beaches and there are many more sandy white beaches to explore within a few minutes drive from the villa together with the many restaurants, pizzeria's and bars. Torre has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A well stocked supermarket and fishmonger offering catch of the day. There are a number of bars and restaurants and sports facilities including tennis courts. At the beach there is a relaxed bar and they can arrange boat hire if you want to explore the scenery from the sea. Torre is ideally situated for a family 'getaway from it all' holiday.

The coastal town of Villasimius is 20 minutes drive along the spectacular coast. As well as shops, bars and restaurants it has a lovely beach, a marina and a golf course.

In the opposite direction is the ancient capital of the island. Cagliari is about 40 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

The owner of this property accepts payment in either pounds sterling or euros. Exchange rates determined by the websites payment provider.
The rental price includes all bedding, towels and the final cleaning fee.
Deposit of 25% secures booking. Balance due 50 days before arrival. Security deposit 500 euros payable on arrival to agent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.