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Hillside Villa, Panoramic Sea Views, Beaches, Marine Reserve

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 11 nights


About the property

Fully Equipped, Terrace, Courtyard, Garden, Water Sports, Restaurants, Cafes

Ideal Sardinia villa overlooking scenic Porto San Paolo PSP) village and the Tavolara Marine Reserve and Mountain National Park. Within walking distance of PSP cafes and restaurants as well as PSP beach and marina, where ferry departs regularly for Tavolara island.

Due to the jagged, scenic coastline there are numerous nearby sandy beaches, including several secluded that can be reached only on foot (we provide directions!). Many of the beaches feature wide swaths of sand with shallow water that are great for families and children.

Water sports, including scuba diving, wind- and kite- surfing, fishing, seaside and mountain walking paths, golf, horse back riding are all activities on offer in the PSP area.

Olbia International airport nearby and port is only 15 kilometers away while Alghero is 1 hour 20 minutes by car.

For experienced scuba divers or those wishing to learn PSP has a diving school and shop with trips in the protected marine reserve. As no fishing is allowed in the reserve it is one of the few places in Sardinia where fish life is plentiful and coral reefs protected. There are also various nearby ship wrecks, including several from WW II. The ship wrecks offer shallow water diving experiences for beginners and deep water for veterans.

There are also dive ships in nearby Punta Aldia and Capo Cavallo.

Boats depart regularly for the Isola de Tavolara from the PSP marina. On the Tavolara island there are various beaches and restaurants. It is possible to hire a guide and trek to the top of the 550 meters (1,750 feet) peak.

Numerous exciting day-long excursions are possible from PSP, including a visit the Isola della Maddalena National Park or the spectacular cliffside village of Bonafacio on the southern tip of Corsica. Another day trips include a visit to the Cala Luna caves and coves or the Gola Su Gorropu, which is considered the ``Grand Canyon'' of Europe.

Inland from PSP there are numerous agriturismo dining experiences that include sumptuous meals featuring locally grown food and wine are served.

For those who rent the Vista Tavolara villa we provide detailed tips about our favorite restaurants, cafes, beaches and other info that includes contact details for water sports, golf and day trips.

More Details

Joe Kirwin
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Joe Kirwin

Joe Kirwin and Marisa Ostolani

Joe Kirwin purchased this villa in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

All has gone exceedingly well. The house is great, the beaches are great. Everything is fine with the house. We loved Murta Maria Marina beach--a great beach you directed us to - as well as all of the others. All of the tips about restaurants, beaches, places to buy food, walking opportunities and day tours were really helpful. Nothing like local knowledge! We are happy to provide a reference if you need one for future renters.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porto San Paolo in Loiri Porto San Paolo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Two bathrooms are in the bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) while the third is in the hallway around the corner from the kitchen and next to the third bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom includes full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom includes bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Smaller bedroom, possible double bed
  • Master bedroom with bathroom, guest bedroom with bathroom, smaller, third bedroom with bunk beds or possible double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Hillside Villa, Panoramic Sea Views, Beaches, Marine Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Bruxelles, Belgium

A nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time in this pleasant villa, a splendid place to spend some time in an enchanted atmosphere. Easily accessible from the airport of Olbia, it's the ideal place for a couple ( with a lot of space! ), a family or even two couples of friends who want to have a quiet and relaxing time. The rooms are comfortable, the whole house has plenty of space and is furnished with good taste. The view on the valley and on the Tavolara island that you can enjoy from the two terraces is particularly striking. And, in the front, you can enjoy also a cute patio, ideal for sun-bathing. You can easily reach with a short drive, or a 10 minutes walk, the charming town of Porto S. Paolo, where you can find all you need: shops, restaurants and a supermarket. The sea in the area is fantastic, you have a wide selection of gorgeous beaches in the area of just few kilometers, and, for those who like to walk, there are also some very scenic paths for trekking. A place to remember!

Ho passato dei bei giorni in questa piacevole villa, un posto splendido per una vacanza in un'atmosfera incantevole. Facilmente accessibile dall'aeroporto di Olbia, è il posto ideale per una coppia (con tanto spazio!), una famiglia o anche due coppie di amici che vogliano passare un po' di tempo di quiete e relax. Le stanze sono comode, la casa è spaziosa e arredata con buon gusto. La veduta della vallata e dell'isola di Tavolara dalle due terrazze è particolarmente suggestiva. E, nella parte anteriore, si può anche utilizzare un delizioso patio, ideale per prendere il sole. Si può raggiungere, brevemente con l'auto o una passeggiata di 10 minuti, la bella cittadina di Porto S. Paolo, dove si può trovare tutto ciò di cui si può aver bisogno: negozi, ristorante, un supermercato. Il mare nella zona è fantastico, nell'area di pochi chilometri c'ė un'ampia scelta di splendide spiagge e, per chi ama camminare, anche di suggestivi sentieri per fare trekking. Un posto che non si dimentica!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised to find such a charming villa, located atop a hill looking out to the marvelous Sardinian sea! The views from either of the two spacious terraces ,with Mount Tavolara and its micro cloud hanging over it like something out of the Island of Dr. No, are nothing less than spectacular! Not to mention that this villa has all the comforts of home-plenty of space and areas to relax. It has a cute patio in front where the sun accompanies you with your morning breakfast and fantastic terraces on the other side where you can relax with your evening apertif whilst gazing out to the beautiful scenery before your eyes. The area is full of gorgeous coved beaches, nature activities and trekking trails. I found the town center to be very quaint and it has all that one would need. I would also like to note that the area is easily accessible from the airport. I totally loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation house

  • 5 of 5

For the third summer in a row we have rented the Villa Vista Tavolara, Each time we have thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The villa is spacious and perfect for our family of five. We really enjoy being able to go to a different beach every day. The village is small and not over run by tourism. We also love to walk and there are great coastal walks as well as beautiful trails in the mountains. Olbia is not far and well worth a visit. All in all a great place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week. The views from the terrace and balcony are very special. We visited a different beach almost every day. Porto San Paolo and the various nearby villages are so refreshing as the people are friendly and they are not crowded. Isola de Tavolara is a great place to spend a day as there are secluded beaches and a nice restaurant.

The house is very comfortable, tastefully decorated and fully equipped. Every morning we sat outside in the courtyard and had breakfast in the sunshine and amongst the flowers and cactus plants. Nice.

Owners were very helpful and answered any question we had about the local area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

Private paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week as this beautiful villa that has stunning views of the sea and mountains. We have vacationed throughout the Mediterranean and Porto San Paolo and the Isola de Tavolara offer one of the most spectacular, varied holidays we have ever had. The beaches, the diving, the walking, the dining were exceptional. The owners provided information about the area that was accurate, detailed and extremely useful. We will definitely book another week next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a beautiful, relaxing holiday at the Villa Vista Tavolara in Porto San Paolo. The panoramic views from the villa are stunning and it has all the comforts of home. Kitchen excellently equipped. Great terrace and barbecue. Every morning we had breakfast in the beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Porto San Paolo is a charming village. While it is purpose built for the most part it has been done with a style that suits the area and climate. Isola de Tavolara and marine reserve around it are very special.

The owner provided a wide range of information before arrived that included tips about restaurants, directions to beaches and various day trip options that were extremely helpful. This information eliminated much of the time-consuming confusion that often occurs for first-time visitors like ourselves.

Looking forward to a future visit later this year or next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Olbia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
London Cafe
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Punta Aldia
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
S.S. 125
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Porto San Paolo
Car: necessary

Porto San Paolo is a small seaside village with a beach, marina and small port where there is regular ferry service to Isolo de Tavolara. There are also numerous nearby beaches along the jagged coastline and hidden coves and we provide directions to them.

There are also numerous great day trips, including to the Isola della Madallena National Reserve as well as to the Corsican town of Bonifacio. Both can be reached by ferry.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porto San Paolo, Olbia-Tempio

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
august summer
1 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
11 night minimum stay
for 11 nights
High summer
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £84.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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