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The villa is an easy 20 minute drive from the Costa Smeralda airport and Olbia ferry port. I normally greet guests at the Eurospin Supermarket Car Park just as you are exiting the airport and take you to the villa. The Villa sits above the treetops and has 360 degree commanding views over mountains, forests, vineyards and rolling pastures. It is situated within its own private grounds with no other properties in view. There is a 10m X 5m X 1.5m private swimming pool. The pool opens June through to the end of September. All utilities and final cleaning, with the exception of electricity is included in the price. A meter reading on the day of arrival and departure will be given to the named guest who booked the villa. Basically you pay for what you use.
On the first floor there is a large open planned area where the lounge,dining room, kitchen, two en-suite bedrooms one double and one twin are situated. The lower level has two en-suite twin bedrooms and one en-suite double bedroom. Modern conveniences include Air Conditioning, WiFi with Vpn, Jacuzzi bath, steam room, hydro massage, foot massage, linen, towels, fully fitted integrated kitchen, utility room, washing machine, fans, TV, music CD'S and DVD films, books and guides, even a play station for the kids big or small. There is a travel cot, high chair, and stair gate for young children. Safety features include Alarm system, hard wired smoke and carbon monoxide monitors and First aid kit.
For Al-fresco dining there is a veranda with seating and patio area where the barbecue is situated There is also parking space for several vehicles at the villa. San Teodoro itself is one of the most popular destinations on the Island it has many restaurants, bars and agriturismos. The local beach La Cinta is breathtakingly beautiful with fine white sand and crystal clear blue water. There are over 18 beaches and coves within a 10 to 20 minute drive from the villa. Should you decide to go to the many surrounding beaches parasols, beach towels and beach mats are provided free of charge.
You can of course just relax by the poolside. On a balmy summer evening one of our favourite pastimes is to sit on the balcony with a glass of wine, light some candles, listen to relaxing music and look at the night sky filled with twinkling stars. This is dolce vita at it's best.The area is also popular with cyclists, ornithologists and hill walkers. In the villa we have left informative leaflets and guide books.
The villa is situated within a "Blue Zone" this is classified where there is a large number of people who live to be over 100 years of age. Of all the blue zones throughout the World Sardinia has the most Centenarians. This is put down to the healthy food and in particular the Cannonau wine that the locals drink. There is a vineyard within a 15 minute drive where this delicious wine can be purchased.
For added security our e-mail address, land-line telephone number and home address will be supplied with the booking form. Genuine owners can be easily checked by telephone book, voters roll, etc. We are only to pleased to answer any queries or questions you may have.
Wonderful family-friendly house in a beautiful part of Sardinia
By Tanja C on 23-Aug-2019
We had a fantastic week's stay in Alan's spacious, family-friendly house. It was the perfect place for two families (each with three children under the age of 8 years old) to relax by the pool and enjoy the stunning local beaches. The layout was excellent with an open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room upstairs and each family had a separate floor so we could easily have some private time to chill out. The bedrooms & ensuite bathrooms were all of a generous size so there was no issue with feeling cramped. My favourite time was relaxing in the evening looking out from the balcony over the fabulous views and enjoying the peace and quiet. The local beaches were beautiful, especially Lu Impostu, but the children loved the swimming pool most of all, including the various toys. Alan was a brilliant host prior to our visit and during with super recommendations & always going the extra mile e.g. meeting us near the airport to guide us & giving us bottled water. There were so many extras like beach towels, sun umbrellas, games, etc that made our stay even better. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a tranquil, relaxing holiday home with amazing views close to San Teodoro.
Cadre très agréable
By Martine P on 15-Aug-2019
Cest une ancienne maison rénovée est très bien équipée pour y sejourner. Elle est isolée dans les montagnes le paysage et relaxant si vous recherchez un dépaysement. Dommage juste sur un point, pour les gros dormeurs la maison nest pas équipée de store, elle possède des volets en bois laissant traverser la lumière mais il ny a vraiment pas de quoi gacher le sejour. La piscine est entretenue par le propriétaire très régulièrement. Il y prête une grande attention. Elle nécessite néanmoins la surveillance d'adultes sil y a des enfants. Il faut obligatoirement etre véhiculé. Dans l'ensemble nous etions 10. 5 adultes 5 enfants et nous avons passés un SUPERBE sejour dans cette maison. Le propriétaire retraité est joignable a tout moment est très agréable, l'accueil est convivial. Je recommande cette demeure la vue est imprenable.
Viel Platz, viel Ruhe und ein traumhaft schönes Panorama
By Frank H on 07-Jul-2019
Die einzeln gelegene Villa bietet reichlich Platz, viel Ruhe und einigen Komfort. Wohnzimmer und Küche befinden sich im ersten Stock, von wo aus man einen herrlichen Ausblick auf die umgebenden Korkeichenwälder und Berge sowie einen fantastischen Sonnenuntergang genießen kann. Zwei Schlafzimmer und Bäder sind im ersten Stock, drei im Erdgeschoss, wo man das Haus durch eine praktische Waschküche betritt. Die Einrichtung ist zweckdienlich und hat durchaus einen etwas britischen Charme, was dem schottischen Vermieter geschuldet ist, der jederzeit für uns erreichbar war und alle zwei Tage den Pool gereinigt hat. Das Haus hat einige Gebrauchsspuren, ist aber insgesamt wirklich gut in Schuss. Die Bäder sind größtenteils sehr gut ausgestattet und großzügig geschnitten. Kleinere Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Pizzerien sowie einen von den Bewohnern zu nutzenden Wertstoffhof für die Müllentsorgung (strenge Mülltrennung) gibt es im nahegelegenen Örtchen Padru. Das bunte Treiben und die herrlichen Strände von San Teodoro sind in rund 20-minütiger Autofahrt ebenso gut zu erreichen wie die tollen Strände im etwas beschaulicheren Budoni. Ganz in der Nähe gibt es großartige Agriturismo-Restaurants (das „Casteddu“ ist unbedingt zu empfehlen!). Im Gegensatz zu den Häusern in der Stadt und in Strandnähe kühlt es hier am Berg nachts wunderbar ab - noch nie in mehr als 25 Jahren Sardinien-Urlauben haben wir so gut geschlafen! Der Poolbereich ist mit einem Sichtschutz umgeben, hier wird man nicht gestört und stört auch selbst niemanden beim Toben und Spielen. Der Holzboden im Erdgeschoss bringt optische Wärme, verrät aber - vor allem nachts - fast jede Bewegung. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und geräumig, ein eigener Grillplatz ist vorhanden. Drei Fahrzeuge können bequem auf dem Anwesen geparkt werden, das allerdings nicht eingezäunt ist. Andererseits kommt hier niemand vorbei, denn das Grundstück wird über eine unscheinbare unbefestigte Straße erreicht, in die man auf freier Strecke von der Landstraße aus einbiegt. Wir haben hier mit zehn Erwachsenen und einem 3-jährigen Kind einen traumhaft schönen und wirklich erholsamen Mehrgenerationen-Familien-Urlaub verbracht und können das Haus all denen wärmstens empfehlen, die bereit sind für "Action" ein Stückchen zu fahren und die Ruhe und Natur der sardischen Hügellandschaft zu schätzen wissen. Alan Barton ist ein sehr freundlicher und absolut zuverlässiger Vermieter. Vielen Dank auch ihn für die schöne Zeit!
Thank you for your exceptional review particularly from someone who has been visiting Sardinia for over 25 years. It was a pleasure having you and your family here to stay. Kind Regards Alan
By Mark F on 22-Jun-2019
Peaceful, rural place. Lots of room for the family to gather. Pool was enjoyable especially after a day of sightseeing trips to beaches, shopping and restaurants that were all about 25 min away. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here. When you are visiting Scotland let me know, you will be made very welcome. Enjoy the rest of your time in Europe. Kind Regards Alan
Mountain view and tranquility
By Daina S on 16-Jun-2019
Thanks for our nice holidays! Host is very kind and welcoming. Great pool. Overlooking beautiful mountain. The house is large and comfortable.
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you here. Kind Regards Alan
Beautiful and peaceful well equipped villa
By Karen. S on 07-Jun-2019
In quiet rural area about 20 mins drive from San terodoro. Alan the owner was so helpful and nothing too much trouble.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here. You all had a great sense of humour. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Alan
Fantastic villa, highly recommend!
By Sarah Lee on 04-Jul-2018
We recently enjoyed a lovely week at the Villa, we were a mixed group of 10 adults and children, ranging from under one to over 70 and the villa provided everything we needed and more, very spacious, very well kept and furnished, including baby high chair and cot. Gorgeous pool with outdoor dining areas, BBQ and fully equipped kitchen. Alan, the host was brilliant, providing us with great local information and recommendations for beaches, restaurants, local wine and vineyards, he was just a text away if we ever needed anything, and would respond or appear within minutes. He showed great concern and kindness when one of our group became unwell and directed us to the medical centre. He even met us at the airport, which was a quick 20 minute drive.
The location of the villa is a little bit out of town so you would definitely need a car, but the quiet location is the perfect getaway. And only a short 10 minute drive in to the town and various beautiful beaches on your doorstep it's not really an issue. we would highly recommend Capo coda cavallo for the breathtaking views and Cala brandinchi beach- absolutely stunning!
We cannot praise the villa or it's owner enough, and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending Smeralda Villa to anyone - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day!
Submitted 4 Jul 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you here. My job is made so much easier when we have such a nice family as guests.
idyllisch gelegene Unterkunft
By Bodo Kosch on 17-Jun-2018
Das Haus mit den zum Teil sehr großzügig geschnittenen Zimmern befindet sich nur ca. 15 Minuten Fahrzeit von San Teodoro entfernt und wir wurden sogar von dem sehr netten und immer hiflsbereiten Vermieter dort abgeholt da das Haus auf Anhieb nicht leicht zu finden ist. Pool und Haus haben für sardische Verhältnisse eine gehobene Ausstattung und wir als Motorradgruppe konnten dort einen sehr erholsamen Urlaub
verbringen. Leider gibt es in den Bädern keine Steckdosen und zum Teil keine Spiegel, daher nur 4 Sterne.
Dear Bodo Thank you for your lovely review and are glad you enjoyed your stay. May i explain the reason why there are no electrical sockets in the bathrooms. According to current legislation sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units) and they must be be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower. Due to safety concerns we decided not to have any electrical appliances wired into any of the bathrooms. I don't want to bore people with electrical jargon but obtaining a good earth system is difficult in a hot and dry country. I have a good earth system fitted but many houses here have no earth at all. Water and electricity don't mix, particularly in a bathroom. If there is a fault, the person becomes the earth "in a house with a poor earth system" and may be electrocuted, electricity will always look for the easiest earth point. Again it really is just down to safety. Thanks again for your lovely review. Kind Regards Alan
“A truly fantastic holiday”
By Ashley Vowles on 03-Jun-2018
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Smeralda and we have had such a lovely stay. The villa met all our needs and with 6 adults and 5 children it was very spacious-never did we feel like we were on top of each other! The pool was great touch, perfect for a late afternoon swim. Alan was extremely helpful with ideas and recommendations for places to go and was always at the end of a phone/message if we ever needed him. I am sure we will be visiting Sardinia again in the near future and will definitely be back to the villa.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. I am delighted your family enjoyed their stay, it was a pleasure to help in any way i could. Kind Regards Alan
“Heaven On Earth”
By Ramsay on 22-Oct-2017
Beautiful unspoiled countryside. Beaches to die for. The locals are welcoming and the cuisine is excellent. The villa is the perfect retreat. Light and airy with a wonderful swimming pool. It's a great base for a Sardinian holiday. Sitting on the balcony at night, relaxing with a glass of wine and watching the twinkling lights of Padru in the distance it is so peaceful. Perfect spot for the "great escape"
By Jacqueline Ward on 26-Jun-2017
Great Villa, no frills, but everything you need. Short drive to village of Padru for a good supermarket and butchers. Longer drive to San Teodora with large choice of eateries and La Cinta beach. All within easy reach including good choice of beaches along the coast north of San Teodoro. Do try the day trip over to La Maddelena and its satellite islands, breathtaking! Alan the villa owner is literally just a text away, he appears as if by magic, always on hand to help with queries or problems. Thanks Alan, for a great weeks holiday!
Idyllic Rural Retreat
By Gill H on 13-Jun-2017
Alan, the owner of the villa met us at the airport and we followed in our hire car on a 20 minute journey to the villa, calling at a winery en route where we bought some excellent wine at only €2 per litre!!
The villa is very spacious and occupies a site on a hillside overlooking woodland with views of the village of Padru and the mountains beyond. The lounge and kitchen are on the first floor, to taken advantage of the superb views from the balcony, where we enjoyed watching the sun set while having our evening meal.
Alan kindly accompanied us to the nearby town of San Teodoro and gave us the benefit of his local knowledge on cafes, supermarkets and bakeries there. He also took us to the beautiful beach of La Sinta.
The Agritorisimo Casteddu is a 20 minute walk from the villa where we enjoyed an excellent lunch, definitely to be recommended !!
If you are looking for a chilled relaxing week away from it all, but within a short drive from the airport and the beautiful beaches at San Teodoro, this is the place for you.
Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017 Date of Stay: Jun 2017 Source: HomeAway
By Hilary G on 11-Jun-2017
Just returned from a magic week in this spacious, well appointed villa. If you want 'away from it all ' you can have it here and, conversely, if you want a little more going on you can visit San Teodoro or the small town of Padru only 5 minutes away by car.
Alan, the villa owner, could not have been more helpful. He advised us and helped us in many ways but was never intrusive.
We were very comfortable here and the views, oh the views are spectacular especially from the balcony where you can sit and have your meals or just sit after a swim or an outing and enjoy the beauty surrounding you.
Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017 Date of Stay: Jun 2017 Source: HomeAway
By Merle D on 11-Jun-2017
Met at airport by Alan who drove with us to the Villa taking us enroute to supermarket and introducing us to the local vineyard where we bought some excellent wine to get us through the week. Villa beautiful, as a swimmer the pool was a great size to do lengths in the morning before laying around it for the rest of the day. View from the balcony is outstanding and we had most of our meals there taking in the view. We did eat indoors one night and on another used the barbecue in the garden ate at the dining areas outside. All the bedrooms were a good size with great en suite bathrooms and good power showers. Great size kitchen, well appointed with lots of cutlery, plates etc. Alan was on hand when needed and gave us the benefit of his local knowledge, including free parking areas in town and best ice cream shops! He also brought us yo one of the local beaches... which was gorgeous.
There are a couple of local Agriturisimo restaurants within walking distance .... they are fantastic! Padro is 5 mins down the road by car and there are local restaurants and a supermarket there. However, San Teodoro is only 15 mins (15km) away by car and there are a range of great shops and restaurants there.
We all agreed we wanted to return to the Villa in future as it was so peaceful and set in such a beautiful location
Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017 Date of Stay: Jun 2017 Source: HomeAway
Perfect getaway for a large family group
By Diane R on 22-Sep-2016
The villa was ideal for a large family group, each of the five bedrooms were spacious with en-suite facilities and the sizeable open plan kitchen-diner-lounge was excellent; perfect for dinner and evenings in together. We enjoyed sundowners on the balcony each evening watching the sunset behind the mountain opposite. The pool is good size too with lots of sun loungers. We had lunch alfresco and barbeques in the evening as there is a nice outdoor dining area too.
The villa is only half an hour or so from various beautiful beaches. We can highly recommend the Agritourismo that is only a 15 minute walk away, it's called "L'Olivastro" after the ancient olive trees on their land. The food was excellent. There's nothing going on in the next village, Biasi, which is within walking distance but a five minute drive will take you into Padru where there are a couple of good bars and a pizza place.
Very good family Villa with a fantastic pool
By Lindsay H on 14-Sep-2016
Secluded within a oak forest the Villa Esmeralda provided the perfect retreat for our two families. Spacious accommodation and the large pool was a welcome sight after spending the day at one of the many local beaches. 15 minutes away is San Theodoro, a delightful local town with a great evening market and a good choice of restaurants. The local Agriturismo was a real treat and made for a memorable evening in a lovely setting. Even the kids at 13 and 16 enjoyed the food and atmosphere although they equally enjoyed the BBQ’s by the pool watching the stars. A enjoyable family trip and a place we will visit again.
pacious comfortable accommodation in glorious Sardinia
By Amanda P on 05-Sep-2016
This is a perfect villa for a large family or a big group of friends. The big living room is comfortable and cool and the large table great for family meals and kitchen well equipped. We alternated days by the lovely pool with visits to t he magnificent beaches and local excursions. Alan the owner is always on hand but not intrusive and a mine of local knowledge that beats any holiday rep I have ever hencountered. Book a boat trip but do it early as they get booked up. Sardinia exceeded my expectations and the villa was a perfect quiet location to enjoy all the delights on offer.
Great Villa for large group or family
By Jane P on 24-Jul-2016
What can I say except that all the reviews people have posted are true. I am from Australia so we booked by what other had said in the reviews and we where not disappointed. We had peace and quite and a great pool to relax around and plenty of space for 7 friend and 2 kids from Australia and England. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. We all had a great time catching up with old friends and exploring Sardinia. The owner was very helpful from when we booked and during our stay.
Great place to stay
By Joanne J on 10-Jul-2016
This was our first trip to Sardinia and we loved it - we recommend the area and the villa if you like to be away from it all but not to far to have company if you want it! The booking was smooth and Alan was great - always responded very promptly to any enquires. It was a pleasure to meet Alan at an 'easy to find' rendezvous spot just outside of the airport, whereby he guided us to the villa, which was greatly appreciated. The villa is spacious, with very large bedrooms, good en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a fabulous size pool - great for big kids! We enjoyed a couple of bbq's at the villa and Alan was on-hand to help with restaurant recommendations and bookings. The view from the balcony over the valley is fabulous (don't forget to pack some binoculars)!
We all enjoyed the local beaches with beautiful water, both colour and temperature. We enjoyed a great boat trip from La Cinta beach which is about 15 mins from the Villa by car on good roads and has good parking facilities. San Teodoro came alive in the evening with many resturants and shops also street entertaninment (not sure if this was just a festival or every night event - we went on a Sunday).
A fantastic, thoroughly enjoyable weeks break and we would love to return one day!
By J High on 03-Nov-2015
We spent a very pleasant 10 days here. The villa is large and well appointed in a secluded part of the island but within easy reach of the airport,a number of excellent beaches,shops and other attractions.
The fact that Alan is on hand when needed to help with directions, tourist advice, shopping,property maintenance made our stay extremely easy.
I would thoroughly recommend it.
Large and secluded
By Steve G on 17-Aug-2015
A very relaxing stay for all the family. Alan contacted us as our flight arrived and we followed him to the villa which is easy to get to once you know where it is. Very clean and spacious with the swimming pool constantly bathed in sun. The children were very happy between the pool, BBQ, playstation, WiFi and music player. The kitchen and living area were large and relaxing with wonderful panoramic views.
Alan was available if we had any concerns but only made occasional fleeting visits to ensure our stay was going well and maintain the pool.
An easy drive to the beaches but we enjoyed lazy days around the pool and hope to return soon.
Wonderful and relaxing.
By Jean S on 24-Jun-2015
A lovely house in a beautiful location - so peaceful and private. The property is large and has all the facilities required from the fully fitted kitchen to the swimming pool/barbecue area and is kept in an immaculate condition. Alan certainly tries to ensure your stay is very enjoyable and provides information on places to visit and things to do - he even meets you at the airport to ensure you don't get lost en route to the villa! Although the location is very tranquil you are only 10 minutes by car to the small town of San Teodoro with its shops and cafes and several beautiful beaches. It was a truly relaxing holiday in a lovely part of the country and I hope to return to Sardinia and Smeralda Villa again.
A fantastic getaway
By Callum B on 05-Oct-2014
As someone who lives and works in a city, to stay in a villa that was spacious, peaceful and tranquil was heaven. The vast open views were simply breath-taking. The villa itself met all our needs it was clean, comfortable and its locality was only a short drive away to all amenities. It was so nice to have the option of going to the beach or if we wanted to chill out by the pool.
A taste of Paradise.
By Jane S on 08-Sep-2014
At first, Smeralda Villa seems a little out of the way but we soon realised that the reality is you have complete privacy to enjoy a perfect holiday.
The villa is spacious and spotless. The swimming pool is immaculate. The view from the balcony is breath taking. You sit there at night watching the twinkling lights, faraway in the village of Padru. The village sits at the foot of a mountain range which become silhouettes as darkness falls. The only noise comes from the sheep who have bells tied around their necks and the bells ring softly as the sheep move through the mountain range.
The best and nearest airport is Olbia (Costa Smeralda). It's only 25 minutes away so you don't have far to travel on arrival. Padru is the nearest village and if you want to find a great beach and somewhere with some bars, restaurants and tourist shops then San Teodoro is 10 minutes from the villa by car. The villa provides a great retreat for those looking for the perfect 'chill' factor.
I even saw a red kite and an eagle from the balcony one day.
Alan, who hands over the keys, is extremely helpful and nothing is a problem. He will also cook, for an additional cost, which we arranged on a couple of occasions. He uses fresh, local ingredients and impressed us with his delicious chicken lasagne. He also was able to source some wonderful red wine!
You definitely need a car if you're considering Sardinia for a holiday. It allows you to sample many of the sandy, nearby beaches with azure blue sea. The Sardinians are very friendly and enjoy showing their island off to it's full potential.
I am seriously considering returning to this fabulous location and the villa in the future.
Amazing villa, amazing holiday
By Peter A on 06-Aug-2014
We recently stayed in Sardinia for a long weekend. Deciding to make the most of our relaxation time, we stayed at Smerelda Villa.
Tucked away in the hills between Padru and San Teodoro, we never would have found the place had Alan not been standing of the main road. Make sure you have a car and probably a sat nav.
The villa was immaculate and the pool is huge - Easily enough for 10 people. Fortunately/unfortunately, it was just me and my fiancée but we made the most of it. Alan who was staying nearby was almost like a concierge/groundsman, and recommended places nearby which was helpful and really added to our holiday.
The outside barbeque was a touch, right under the trees so you could have lunch without having to worry too much about the sun.
Upstairs is open plan and has great views of the surrounding hills - I think we even saw eagles flying over the trees. The master bedroom and en suite was more than enough for the two of us. All of the rooms have loads of space and like before wouldn't struggle to sleep 10.
Highly recommend both the villa and Sardinia... had an amazing time
You can't beat the view from your breakfast table
By Monika S on 26-Jun-2014
I had a great time at Smeralda Villa.
We spent there a week in June with a group of friends. The villa is surrounded by cork oaks and you have lots of privacy. Nearest beaches are approximately 12km away (10 min by car) and every day you can actually go to a different place. It’s well worth it. Villa owners provided some guide books with info about local attractions which comes very useful if you are into sightseeing. If you decide to stay in the villa for the day you will enjoy the pool.
The villa itself met our needs. Most of the rooms are large and airy, each with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms. You will also appreciate large kitchen and big lounge with a terrace overlooking the surrounding area. Stunning view!
We had some issues with running hot water, but you can expect that when most of people are deciding to have shower at the same time. Also, cold(er) showers are good for your skin ;)
I am definitely missing the view from the lounge and dining area. There is no obstruction to it so enjoy Sardinia mountains whatever the weather.
Big thanks to Alan, the owner, who proved to be very helpful. Thanks for arranging local meat, vine and cheese delivery. It was special! You can’t say no to it :)