Spacious self catering apartment which sleeps up to 6 people. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and has a washing machine, hair dryer and a selection of games and books. Leading from the very bright and airy living room is a balcony with related outdoor furniture for alfresco dining with stunning views of the north western coastline of Sardinia with its white sandy beaches. The apartment benefits from a stunning elevated communal pool, which is ideal for families with children of all ages. The pool has a built in shallow end for child safety. The apartment is located on a small secure complex with electronic security gates and comes with reserved parking. In order to reach the elevated pool with suntrap terrace there are a number of steps and this property may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm..
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Apartment in Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy - Tranquil and Peaceful Location, Close to a Number of Beautiful Beaches
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- 13 Jun 2018
About Andrea Wall
Travelled extensively in India, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand. Favourite destination: Andaman Islands.
Andrea Wall purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Andrea Wall chose Castelsardo
My husband and I were drawn to Italy and the Italian food and culture but after having a child who loved playing on the beach we felt compelled to investigate the Sardinian beaches. We fell in love with the North Coast of Sardinia which remains largely untouched by mass tourism and has therefore maintained its character and unique sardinian ambience. Away from the glitz of the Costa Smeralda, the coastal beaches remain uncrowded, relaxed and family orientated. Excellent Sardinian fare is served with fresh meat and fish in abundance. Pizzas in the local seafront pizzeria range from 4 euros upwards so eating out does not have to break the bank. When you approach Castelsardo from Alghero via the Coast Road the view is quite spectacular.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is very tranquil and relaxing with excellent sea views. There are an abundance of restaurants and bars in both Castelsardo and Valledoria and a choice of white sandy beaches a short drive away. The apartment has a stunning elevated pool with a separate children's section of the pool. The property is located only a couple of 100 metres from a national landmark so if you do get lost the apartment is easy to find!
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Spectacular views, quiet location and central to lots of attractions.
Lovely property with spectacular views. 10 minute drive into Castlesardo. 3 minute from the Rocca de elefante. The pool was quiet, it almost felt like we had our own private pool. A great restaurant, Su nurague, just outside Castlesardo. Amazing view with a high standard of food. Great facilities and the owner of the apartment was very, very helpful, before and after holiday. Lovely lady! A very lovely stay.
Thank you very much for your nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed San Giovanni and your holiday in Sardinia. Thank you once again. Andrea
The perfect relaxing break
I stayed at this apartment for a week in September with my 19 year old daughter and 14 year old son. The small complex was a great 'get away from it all' break from our hectic city lives. The apartment was clean and comfortable and very relaxing. The weather was still very warm in September and we found plenty to do, visiting lots of local beaches and the nearby waterpark in Isola Rossa proved a big hit. The local shops were mainly souvenir shops but there is a good choice of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. The apartment and pool is set on a hilly terrace, there is a steep drive up to the main complex gates but you just need to drop into first gear as it mentions in the guide. Great base to explore Northern Sardinia and we enjoyed day trips to Alghero and Santa Teresa. The old town in Castelsardo is very picturesque and you can enjoy a glass of prosecco and potato chips on the old castle ramparts for as little as 2.50 euros - the end of a perfect day...
Dear Ms Roberts
Thank you very much for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your trip.
Stunning Views but very steep access.
The apartment has stunning views overlooking Badesi & Villadoria. I stayed with my wife & two boys aged 8 & 13. The first problem we had was actually getting to the apartment, the car we hired nearly burned the clutch out attempting to get up the drive, my wife and boys had to get out of the car and I had to take a massive run up in 1st gear and only just made it up the drive. There is no internet even though it is being advertised as having it. The air conditioning heat exchanger is on the balcony and the water pipe flows into a bucket which has to be emptied regularly. Cooking meals in the apartment is a challenge as the oven is not really an oven and is barely big enough for 2 x slices of pizza. Everything has to be fried and there aren't that many utensils, not even a microwave.
The TV did not work while we there despite a repair man having a look at it. The swimming pool has no lifeguard so children can not be left on their own as it is quite a way from the apartment itself I counted over 50 steps to get to it so if you physically impaired this will be a challenge. On the plus side it is very peaceful and having breakfast overlooking the coast is great.
Nice Peaceful apartment with fantastic pool
Had a fantastic week here with my wife and two 13 year olds.
The apartment is part of a small complex which during our visit was nearly empty so we had the pool to ourselves every day.
The complex is in a rural remote location overlooking beautiful countryside so a car is needed. There is a very steep access road to the complex so be prepared.! Air conditioning is provided in both bedrooms but the heat exchanger is located on the small balcony area so you cant sit out and have the AC going at the same time. Overall the apartment was clean and well equipped (with the exception of a breadknife which we had to buy!)
I can recommend the apartment to anyone who wants a peaceful location close to a choice of beaches with some good value restaurants.
Wi Fi would be a great addition but we were able to get a reasonable service from the Three 3G network.
I stayed here last August with some friends and my daughter
The apartment was excellent , everything that the owners said it would be. Extremely comfortable and facilities wonderful . The apartment was tastefully decorated and spacious. The views were stunning and pool was excellent . The local town and resturants were beautiful and food was fabulous . There are many places to see and lots to do in the area at the same time as being tranquil and relaxing . The would definitely return to Sardinia and recommend this apartment to anyone. The owners were extremely helpful and gave us so much information about the area . Fabulous
Heerlijk appartement met prachtig uitzicht vanaf het balkon.
Toen wij boekten waren er een paar recensies die ons heel goed voorbereid hadden op deze accommodatie. Super aardige eigenaresse, heel behulpzaam en goed bereikbaar. Prachtig uitzicht vanaf het balkon. Heerlijk zwembad. Op de negatieve punten waren we dus ook goed voorbereid: steile oprit, veel trappen omhoog naar het zwembad en een heel klein oventje.
Wij hadden echt 3 zalige weken in het huis. Prettig dat er airco in de slaapkamers was. We hadden heel fijne buren. En het was nooit druk bij het zwembad. We moesten wel wennen aan de drukte in Castelsardo en dat de strandjes in de buurt geen naaldbomen ter beschutting hadden of de mooie gladde rotsen zoals we vorig jaar aan de oostkust troffen.
Onze kinderen (10 en 7) zouden zo weer terug willen, zo leuk was het.
Veel leuke restaurants in de buurt en midden in het Sardijnse landschap. Een heerlijke plek!
We hadden echt nog wel langer willen blijven.
Special interest holidays:
There are an abundance of water sports and diving facilities located along the North Western coast. In addition, the property backs on to protected forest area where walks can be enjoyed. A number of wineries in the locality also offer wine tasting tours.
10 minute drive to an array of white sandy beaches. When exploring the Island only 1 hour to Stintino and La Pelosa Beach.
Alghero airport is within one hour drive. Olbia airport is just over one hour away. Italian ferries sail in and out of Porto Torres which can be reached within 30 minutes. Car hire is essential.
8 minutes drive to beautiful Castelsardo which boasts an abundance of restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours.
10 minutes drive to Valledoria which has a large supermarket, a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.
There are two water parks within a twenty minute drive - one in Isola Rossa and one near Lu Bagnu.
1 hour drive to Alghero.
Half an hour drive to Sassari.
Just over an hour to Costa Smeralda.
40 minutes drive to Tempio Pausania.
Range of supermarkets, patisseries and shops to be found in Castelsardo and Valledoria.
Booking Notes We can also process credit card payments at no extra charge. Once deposit is accepted the booking is non refundable and the booking is secured. Security deposit covers keys... once keys are returned to property owner, the deposit is refunded The security deposit is required for the keys to the apartment - once returned to us the deposit will be refunded Changeover Day: Preferred change over day would be Saturday but we can be flexible.