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Tortoli: A cozy vacation house at 280 mt from the Orri Beaches.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Domus Alessandra: an oasis set between sea and rocks ..

This is the best well known town of the Ogliastra area, thanks partly to the presence of the commercial and tourist port and thanks also to its rather intriguing name: it derives from an Arabic word meaning 'fourteenth tower', for the Saracen tower which overlooks the seafront. Arbatax was born as a village of fishermen, many of whom came from the nearby island of Ponza, and it is from fishing that it earned its biggest fortunes, thanks to the significant variety of fish and crustaceans in the area.

Arbatax is placed on the headland of Bellavista, and is surrounded by a natural scenery of bays and inlets which make it completely unique and fascinating.

Starting from the Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks), famous throughout the world for their particular colour of porphyry, then the splendid Cala Moresca, on the eastern side of the town, and continuing towards the Telis, the Bay of Portofrailis and San Gemiliano - now residential areas built up using some interesting architecture - it is possible to admire different colours and landscapes, all both striking and enchanting.

Forty kilometres of coast in the wildest part of Sardinia, sheer cliffs dotted with coves and beaches that are the real jewels of the Mediterranean. One of the last natural paradises, where faunistic species such as, the Corsican seagull, the peregrine falcon, and the crested cormorant nest and live in harmony with the environment, a land that is jealously guarded by the custodians of the territory, the local shepherds whose flocks of goats graze free amid the mountains. Excursions aboard small motor boats for groups of approx 12 people.

Discover the charm of the Orosei coast, explore the creeks and coves on your pleasant outing, pausing along the way to swim in the most beautiful crystal-clear sea of the Mediterranean. See the Ogliastra islets, Pedra Longa, the water springs of Baus, the cave of the doves, the inlets of Porto Pedrosu and Portu Cuau (on the bottom of the latter is the wreck of the cargo boat Levante, which sank in the 1960s). During our mini-cruise we can stop at the splendid beaches of Cala Goloritzé, the Sorgenti beach, the Gabbiano beach and the beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Biriola. In addition we can visit the spectacular “Fico” cave, where the monk seal was last seen.

Tortolì, the most populated village in Ogliastra stands near Arbatax, the sea entrance to the whole region. The port and the third category airport allow for direct connection with the mainland.

The mainly flat territory is situated in a vast plain facing the sea.. Tortolì is one of the most renowned villages on the eastern coast, rich in citrus groves, characterised by the unique beauty of its coasts with plenty of peculiar reefs of red porphyry and white beaches, such as Lido di Orrì and Porto Frailis which definitely stand out for the whiteness of their sand and the limpidity of their waters.

Several tourist resorts, hotels and camping sites located in some of the most beautiful coves on the coast, can welcome a great number of tourists. Tortolì – Arbatax offer many essential services for the perfect holiday. The construction of the tourist port in Arbatax, thanks to its services, has widened the range of offers available to tourists and made it an important stopover for pleasure-trippers who cruise along the eastern coast.

In the territory of Tortolì there are also quite a few archaeological areas of great interest. The major ones are near the country churches of S. Salvatore, a temple surrounded by menhirs, domus de janas, giants’ tombs and nuraghi, and S.Lussorio, which is next to the ruins of a village dating back to the Roman era.

Along the streets one can find Su logo de s’iscultura, an open air contemporary art museum which displays works by artists such as Mauro Staccioli, Antonio Levolella, Umberto Mariani, Maria Lai, Ascanio Renda, Pietro Colella and Hietotiski Nagasawa.

The term that best suits Sardinia is perhaps “environments”. What in fact strikes the visitor most is the coexistence of different territories, each with its own geological aspect.

You can choose among many experiences to discover the peculiarities of the Sardinian environment: pleasant outdoor excursions in the woods and pine forests in national parks or scattered on the island are only a few examples.

If you are passionate or curious about the secrets of the underground, Sardinia is rich in caves and mines in part recovered and turned into museums to be admired. This land has often suffered from drought but has many unexpected water resources: you will find beneficial hot springs as spas and waterfalls and fresh mountain springs.

Many traditional dishes of Campidano are made with fish and sea fruits, prepared in various ways: on the grill, in pickling brine, marinate, as a soup or filled. Even meats, since the territory is quite variegated.

Malloreddus: gnochetti (dumplings) of semolina (hard seed corn), generally handmade. This is one of the typical Sardinian “primi piatti” (first dishes). Usually served with tomato sauce and grated cheese (Fiore Sardo, Pecorino Sardo o Pecorino Romano), in the Campidano it is also flavored with: roasted fresh sausage, chopped onion and basil.

Spaghetti alla bottarga (fish eggs): bring the spaghetti to the boil, then pass them into a pan where had been warmed some olive oil with bottarga (dried mullet eggs). Pan-fry them for a minute and now they are ready to eat.

Spaghetti ai ricci (sea-urchins): savory version of spaghetti in tomato sauce, use sea-urchin fresh pulp roasted with olive oil and basil. The spaghetti have to be drained “al dente” , then pan-fry them with the sea-urchin and basil sauce.

Fregola: thick semolina usually handmade (with water and salt) made into small balls: tried in the hot oven for few minutes. The fregola can be combined with meat 's stock or with clams and garlic or fresh tomatoes, garlic and chopped onion.

Minestra di pesce (fish soup): the “cassòla” is a typical dish of Cagliari. Fry in a pan olive oil, garlic, chopped onion and parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, after about then minutes add the gutted and scaled fishes from the Golfo: position them according to their cooking time (preferred are normally eel, red/rose fish, grey mullet, black-tail, mullet, cuttlefish, octopus, mackerel, red mullet, crabs, magnosa). Then add a couple of cookwares of water, a little bit of white wine, depending on the quantity. Serve hot with typical anchovies tarts, traditionally eaten by sailors and fishermen that could not preserve bread for long time.

Minestra con casu axedu (suer cheese soup): meat's stock and pastina (tiny type of pasta, for example “stelline”, little stars). After the boiling, add pieces of casu axedu (suer cheese) melting in tasty strings.

Minestra di ceci e finocchi (chickpeas & fennel soup): leave chickpeas in salted water for a whole day, then peel and cook them adding pieces of fennel (preferably wild varieties), salt and ac hopped onion fried in olive oil. Some people add pastina ( tiny type of pasta ) and fresh tomato pulp.

Culurgiones: the Sardinian ravioli, called culingionis in other zones of Sardegna, are prepared with a dough of seed corn or flour, eggs, salt and olive oil and a filling of soft cheese or ricotta, chard or spinach, eggs, butter and saffron. All dressed in tomato sauce and grated Sardinian cheese. Very tasty is also the variation filled with potatoes, lard, fresh mint, onion and garlic chops.

Panàda di anguille (eels panada): puff pastry of flour and lard filled with tiny slices of marinate ell, garlic, sundried tomatoes and parsley. The lamb version is also tasty. Assemini, a little town near Cagliari, host a “panada festivale” in July.

Ricci di mare (sea-urchins) : during fishing authorized time, the sea-urchins ( called 'boga marì'in Algherese dialect) are ready to eat, you just need a knife and a teaspoon. The pulp varies in color from orange to purple red, tastes sweet and can be used as a sauce, for example to flavor spaghetti (look at Spaghetti ai ricci). Serve with white dry wine.

Burrìda: little slices of sea black-mouthed, boiled in salted water and marinated for about four hours in a particular tasty sauce (chop the black-mouthed liver together with nuts, garlic and parsley, fry it and flavor it with vinegar, cook using a low flame). It is better to serve cold, as a starter.

Sardine arrosto (rosted): the most traditional way to prepare sardines. This blue fish, very appreciated by Cagliaritans, has to be cleaned, spread on olive oil and grilled.The salt and the unmistakable aroma from the coal flame make it really tasty. Here is a variation for those living in a flat and whose can not use the traditional barbecue: fillets of oven-cooked sardines, dressed in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, parsley, garlic and basil chops, olive oil and lemon juice.

Pesci a scabecciu: a typical dish of Cagliari zone. Consist of cleaning the fishes (like mullet adapted to be fried) bread them in thin seed corn, fry them in a pan full of olive oil and once gilded, leave to marinate for one day in a sauce of oil, chopped garlic, (roasted) tomato pulp, salt and vinegar. The taste is strong, and it is often exalted by adding black olive chops and capers.

Còrdula: lamb intestine, carefully washed in both internal and interior side, it is then left in water and vinegar. Once dried, it is tied with a string and it is put on a grill on the flame. It is one of the most appreciated dish of Campidano, and also in other zone of Sardinia.

More Details

Property Manager
Gianni Franceschi
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tortolì in NU

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    slaapkamer 2 - 2 Single Bed
    slaapkamer 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Due to the air conditioning and the high energy costs, for the Kitchen-Bath and Bed linen, we are forced to ask an additional charge of €50 per week. Payment Terms: Within 7 days after receiving our confirmation on your booking request you've to pay 25% of the total rent deposit. On arrival at your vacation home, the balance due has to be paid to the owner. Cancellation: Cancellation 9 months to one week time before arriving 50% of the total rent payable. If canceled less than the above term is 75% of the total rent payable. Regarding a withdrawal of your booking in case of serious illness, we can make an agreement that only 25% of the total amount will be paid from your side. Although when demonstrable with an authentic and signed medical certificate (no copies), which can be sent to us for further verification.

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Tortoli: A cozy vacation house at 280 mt from the Orri Beaches.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Tolle Lage

  • 5 of 5

Uns hat die sehr ruhig gelegene Wohnung mit toller Meerblick Terrasse sehr gefallen.

Zweckmäßige Ausstattung und sauber.

Nur die Matratze im Schlafzimmer war recht hart. Ansonsten alles OK.

Sehr nette Vermieter.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katharina, on behalf of Alessandra and Roberto many thanks for your review, hence, we'll consider the mattress with our thanks for your warning.
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4

heerlijke ligging

  • 4 of 5

de woning ligt op een fantastische locatie en is voldoende ruim voor 4 mensen.

De inrichting is sober maar OK. Het terras is zeer aangenaam en geeft een fantastisch uitzicht op de omgeving. Alleen het keukengerief en servies is zeer matig tot onvoldoende. Teveel zaken zijn versleten en nog maar net bruikbaar. Het zou wenselijk dat hierin een beetje geïnvesteerd werd. Ook de matrassen zijn oud en zeer hard waardoor een pijnlijke rug en nek een beetje een domper zetten op het geheel.

Maar wij komen zeker terug

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sehr schöne und gepflegte Anlage.

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne und gepflegte Anlage. Ausstattung der Wohnungen völlig unterschiedlich aber vollkommen in Ordnung. Anlage liegt steil am Hang, daher sollte man gut zu Fuß sein. Wunderschöner Pool, nette kleine Strände in der Nähe.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of Alessandra, thanks for your kind review.
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5

Eine Eigenschaft, in einer atemberaubenden Kulisse

  • 5 of 5

Prachtige vakantie gehad in het mooie Lido di Orri !! adembenemend plaats !!!

Het appartement voldeed aan al onze verwachtingen. Heel romantische plek....

En met zo'n tuin en terrassen een feest om te verblijven. Wij komen zeker terug !!!

Bedankt Alessandra en Gianni !!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Vacanze con una sola parola .. Fantastiche !!!

  • 5 of 5

Da questa villa in una passegiata di 4 a 5 minuti siamo direttamente su una delle incantevoli spiaggie del Lido di Orri. Un giardino ampio con vista al mare, veranda, terrazze, parcheggio privato. Siamo realmente stati soddisfati e raccondiamo questa casa a chiunque voglia stare nella diretta vicinanza delle bellissime spiaggie della Sardegna. Famiglia Pistis, Cuneo.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Elmas Cagliari Airport.
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tortoli
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Arbatax
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Tortoli
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
SS125
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Tortoli
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Lido di Orri
Car: recommended

Domus Alessandra seems just an oases set between sea and rocks. Your apartment is on the ground floor and connected to a freestanding house which overlooks the fine white sand beaches and the crystal clear waters. Lain at ca.300 meters from the beach. A large Mediterranean garden, an outdoor barbecue, outdoor shower, different terraces.

Classification of the apartment: Two bedrooms, a small kitchen adjacent to the living room, bathroom. The living room is equipped with a satellite TV receiver. The veranda overlooking the sea has a tent cover with a motorized remote there where a table and chairs are for outdoor dining. The house is also equipped with a heating pump and an air conditioner.

BEACH OF TORTOLI'-LIDO DI ORRI'

Position 3 km south of Tortolì How to get there

A road will lead you from the outskirts of Tortolì to the Lido di Orri after 2,7 km. Description

The sand is snow-white and very thin at Orrì; the water is very low for hundreds of metres and the depth is sandy and without cliffs. This beach is very popular.

There are kiosks, and you can hire rubber dinghies, jet-skis, pedal boats, canoes and play beach volley. There are many bars along the seafront. There are large open spaces where you can park your car. A beautiful pine forest borders the beach. Tortolì, the most populated village in Ogliastra stands near Arbatax, the sea entrance to the whole region. The port and the third category airport allow for direct connection with the mainland.The mainly flat territory is situated in a vast plain facing the sea.

Tortolì is one of the most renowned villages on the eastern coast, rich in citrus groves, characterised by the unique beauty of its coasts with plenty of peculiar reefs of red porphyry and white beaches, such as Lido di Orrì and Porto Frailis which definitely stand out for the whiteness of their sand and the limpidity of their waters.Several tourist resorts, hotels and camping sites located in some of the most beautiful coves on the coast, can welcome a great number of tourists.

Tortolì – Arbatax offer many essential services for the perfect holiday. The construction of the tourist port in Arbatax, thanks to its services, has widened the range of offers available to tourists and made it an important stopover for pleasure-trippers who cruise along the eastern coast.In the territory of Tortolì there are also quite a few archaeological areas of great interest.

The major ones are near the country churches of S. Salvatore, a temple surrounded by menhirs, domus de janas, giants’ tombs and nuraghi, and S.Lussorio, which is next to the ruins of a village dating back to the Roman era.Along the streets one can find Su logo de s’iscultura, an open air contemporary art museum which displays works by artists such as Mauro Staccioli, Antonio Levolella, Umberto Mariani, Maria Lai, Ascanio Renda, Pietro Colella and Hietotiski Nagasawa.

The whole area of Ogliastra includes fine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, cliffs which fall sheer to the sea, age-old woods and dry desert plains. Sailing along the wonderful coast it possible to admire some of the most beautiful bays of the Mediterranean: Cala Gonone, Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè are nowadays very well-know destinations for tourism.

As a matter of fact the whole Orosei gulf has been appointed by the EU as SIC (Site of Communitarian Importance), awards given to sites characterised by the presence of important species of flora and fauna.

One of the most famous and popular site is the Grotta del Bue Marino (Sea cow's cave), once shelter for the seals, today in danger of extinction.

The species of animals are numerous and include vultures, predatory birds, moufflons and wild boars, mostly in the internal area.

Arbatax is a small village quite close to the sea, with a nice port. Its name reminds to the Sarancens raids, quite frequent in the past. Today Arbatax is an important tourist destination thanks to its beaches and its typical seafood.

Tortoli and Arbatax: These are the best well known towns of the Ogliastra area, thanks partly to the presence of the commercial and tourist port and thanks also to its rather intriguing name: it derives from an Arabic word meaning 'fourteenth tower', for the Saracen tower which overlooks the seafront. Arbatax was born as a village of fishermen, many of whom came from the nearby island of Ponza, and it is from fishing that it earned its biggest fortunes, thanks to the significant variety of fish and crustaceans in the area.

Arbatax is placed on the headland of Bellavista, and is surrounded by a natural scenery of bays and inlets which make it completely unique and fascinating. Starting from the Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks), famous throughout the world for their particular colour of porphyry, then the splendid Cala Moresca.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tortolì, Sardinia

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£793
for 7 nights
£793
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£433
for 7 nights
£433
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£372
for 7 nights
£372
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£478
for 7 nights
£478
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£793
for 7 nights
£793
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£478
for 7 nights
£478
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Final cleaning fee of €50. Due to the air conditioning and the high energy costs, for the Kitchen-Bath and Bed linen, we are forced to ask an additional charge of €50 per week.

Payment Terms: Within 7 days after receiving our confirmation on your booking request you've to pay 25% of the total rent deposit. On arrival at your vacation home, the balance due has to be paid to the owner.

Cancellation: Cancellation 9 months to one week time before arriving 50% of the total rent payable. If canceled less than the above term is 75% of the total rent payable.

Regarding a withdrawal of your booking in case of serious illness, we can make an agreement that only 25% of the total amount will be paid from your side. Although when demonstrable with an authentic and signed medical certificate (no copies), which can be sent to us for further verification.

Manager'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.
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