Our Villa Calicanto is something special. It is our little corner of paradise in the wonderful island we live in, Sardinia: we would like it to be a special place for you too. As you may see in the video linked at the very bottom of this page, it is a beautiful complex of four homes with an eco-conscious heart. This means that you will rest in the magical light, calm and exceptional comfort of a luxurious house which respects you and the amazing Mediterranean environment around you: the nearby Cannesisa beach with its crystalline, turquoise water, the different greens of the scrub in the coast, the clean breeze coming from southern Sardinia.
Our gentle, peaceful place is a unique, charming private 4-villas eco-residence, Villa Calicanto, built in the utmost respect and beauty. The villas in front of the pool are Villa Est and Villa Sud: the villas that opens on the garden at the back at the residence and have a partial side view of the pool are Villa Ovest and Villa Nord. The villas are all identical: only their position changes, as shown in the map, and each has a dedicated page and calendar.
Villa Calicanto is located in Torre delle Stelle, at about 35 minutes from Cagliari. The residence has a shared pool and is immersed in a shared green lawn with olive trees. It is 300 m far from Cannesisa beach; you can enjoy walking everyday to the seaside, and breath the fresh, deep salty air of the mediterranean sea within 5 minutes. Being on the coast gives you also the possibility to swim in some of the most beautiful shores in Sardinia (and in the world!) within a 15-30 minute drive; to explore the different facets of the main city of Cagliari; or indulge in the simple luxury of relaxing at home, in a place that nurturs your spirit and your body.
We believe that the most beautiful holidays are places of the heart, and we would love to welcome you in our Villa Calicanto, the place where our heart is.
As a family of five, we personally take care of our home, to give you the maximum of comfort and of ecologic consciousness on the Mediterranean environment in Torre delle Stelle. The bedroom area on the second floor (with two bedrooms: one master, one twin) offers panoramic views of the hill surrounding Torre delle Stelle. The lightfilled ground floor opens on a patio, from where to enjoy Mediterranean-scented dinners al fresco. The two bathrooms, the laundry facilities, the functional, and well equipped kitchen, and the bright open-space living room are extremely efficient energy wise (30 kWh/m²). They have been built with ecologic and natural materials (i.e. natural paintings) and decorated wherever possible with traditional Sardinian colours and crafts, such as the gorgeous handmade embroidered curtains. The large garden with secular olive trees, the shared pool with its gazebo, the Cannesisa beach nearby and all the amenities of the coast of Torre delle Stelle make our Villa a place of peace. A space where the bluest of Mediterranean Sea and the greenest of consciousness meet, in harmony.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OUR NOTES AND ADVICE:
Two towels per guest (a large one and a medium-small one) are provided, together with one pool towel per guests: we also provide bedsheets and bedcover, and the kitchen is fully equipped and furnished. We will hand in our villa ready to live in at your arrival! We offer free Wi-Fi all over the complex.
SUSTAINABILITY AND HOSPITALITY:
Villa Calicanto is our home: it is a place we love so much and we expect our guests to respect it and the labour of love that is behind it.
At Villa Calicanto we are committed to living in a truly sustainable and beautiful way. Sustainability at Villa Calicanto means a kinder way of life which makes your holiday exceptionally comfortable as well as light on the island that welcomes you, Sardinia. It also means to be respectful of other guests, their peace and Holiday, and of the nature we live in. We do our best to continually improve our practices and encourage our guests to do the same.
•Regularly recycle garbage and if possible buy goods with minimum and/or recyclable packaging.
•Reduce car traffic: enjoy the local coast and its amenities, walk whenever possible (sun and distances permitting!) and drive preferably off peak time.
•Stay Local, Eat Local, Buy Local, See Local: explore Southern Sardinia's possibilities - we will be happy to give you advice!
•Relax & switch off – enjoy living lightly: turn off any electric units when you are not home; use the advantages of the passive house - for instance, close the curtains to keep the temperature inside, and open them to let the natural warmth and light in; try reducing the use of heating and air conditioning, as the quality of walls and insulation will naturally form an efficient barrier which cools down or warms up all interiors quickly and releases very slowly; turn off some lights and the TV and make yourself cozy with a book - or sit in the balcony or in the veranda, just looking at the stars (from which Torre delle Stelle takes its name!); use the washing machine and the dishwasher when fully loaded, and prefer the ecological settings and programs on both devices; enjoy showers and use fresh water sensibly and responsibly; use appropriately the double flush button; opt for ecological mono-doses of detergents whenever possible.
ABOUT THE CAUTIONARY DEPOSIT
We think that a sustainable life passes through leaving the place as we found it: in our home this implies among other things doing a correct garbage recycling and leaving the house clean, tidy and in good conditions. We ask upon arrival 300 euro in cash as cautionary deposit: this sum will be entirely returned to the guests after the satisfactory final check of the Villa, provided the following provisions are met:
•No damage is done to property or its contents.
•The property and the furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses, barbecue, stoves, bedding and towels and all textiles are kept and left clean and in good condition: nothing is lost, left dirty, damaged.
•No damage is done to the walls, doors or windows of the Property
•Nothing is done that may be reasonably considered to cause a nuisance or annoyance to the owners, to the other guests in the residence, and/or to any other occupier of adjoining or neighboring properties.
•No illegal activity, pets or collection of rents or services is done during the stay.
•No extra people are staying in the Property than the ones expressly authorised and confirmed by the owners and other residents.
•No significant change happens in the makeup of the group during the stay in the Property.
•All debris, rubbish and discards are placed and regularly recycled for collection during the stay in the dedicated rubbish bins and bags outdoors and separated according to their categories following the given explanations upon arrival.
•All dishes and kitchen tools used are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned: the dishwasher and its filters are kept clean.
•All keys are left on the kitchen table and unit is left locked.
•All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to arrival.
•No belated arrival and/or departure happen and the agreed check-in and check-out times are respected. If the arrival is belated, notice of such delay is immediately communicated to the owner.
•Nothing other than reasonable amounts of ecological/biodegradable toilet paper is flushed. The water recycling system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. No improper products should be flushed at anytime: dedicated bags are provided.
If such provisions are not met, the damage(s) and losses will be estimated and the cautionary deposit will not be returned in part or fully. For instance, for leaving garbage in the house and/or in the bin area incorrectly recycled and/or in large quantity the fine is of 50 euro. Samely, for leaving the kitchen and/or dishes and/or the barbecue dirty and unclean the fine is of 50 euro.
We recommend our guests to take travel insurance for the trip to ensure that each member of the group is covered by comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, flight delays, loss, theft and damage to baggage and other property) and health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage).
Our guests take all necessary steps to safeguard their personal property and safety. No liability to our guests is accepted in respect of damage to, disappearance, theft or loss of such property and of your own person (as well as minors).