Thursday 15 March 2012

Villa of the Month - Villa Orchidea

Although most of Sardinia is very laid back and relaxed holiday destination, the Costa Smeralda and especially Porto Cervo are famous the world over for being attracting the rich and famous. Gwyneth Paltrow, Steven Spielberg, Richard Gere, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Paris Hilton and just about every footballer you care to think are just a few of those who spent their summer holidays here last year.

So if you're really looking for a taste of the Sardinian high life, Villa Orchidea is the property for you. We do try not to have favorites, but this villa has it all; breathtaking views, opulent furnishings, gorgeous gardens and total privacy, all within a stones-throw of the boutiques and nightlife of Porto Cervo.

Set between Cala di Volpe and the famous Pevero golf course, the location just doesn't get any better than this; you're right in the heart of one of the Mediterranean's most exclusive spots. Chill out by the pool and enjoy the views over the countryside to the blue, blue Mediterranean sea. The gorgeous Hotel Cala di Volpe (one of the most expensive in the world), designed by the godfather of Sardinian architecture, Couelle, is far below you and completes the unique views.

Inside, the décor is divine; quirky ornaments, colorful coffee-table books and world globes adorn every corner of the villa and the overall feel is of effortless elegance. Each of the four bedroom suites are individually and tastefully decorated, whilst the living and dining areas are the essence of taste and charm.

The interiors and exteriors of the property blend seamlessly into each other thanks to the full-length glass doors in almost every room. The mature gardens are immaculately maintained and full of exotic plants such as bougainvillea, bamboo, Bird of Paradise, banana trees and olives. Due to the privileged hillside location, Villa Orchidea is a secluded property and guests will find the tranquil location totally relaxing.

As well as the private swimming pool, guests can relax on the rooftop solarium; the perfect place to enjoy sunset aperitivi whilst lounging in the jacuzzi. The covered outdoor living and dining area is furnished with comfy white sofas so you can chill out while dinner sizzles away on the huge barbeque.

To find out more about Villa Orchidea, click here

Or to contact us and start making your holiday dreams a reality, just click on this link; we're looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday 12 March 2012

Win a One Week Holiday in Sardinia

We're so excited about summer 2012 being just around the corner that we want to share the love... so we're offering all of our Facebook fans the chance to win a one week self-catering holiday in our Villa of the Month, Villa dei Pini this summer for up to eight guests; a prize worth up to €4,600!

Entering the competition couldn't be easier! Just "like" our Facebook page and leave a post on our wall telling us why you would like the chance to spend a week in Sardinia this summer.

That's all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime holiday.

Click here to view our Facebook page and enter the competition

Click here to view more information and photos of Villa dei Pini

And here to view more details about this fabulous Sardinia giveaway

So get your thinking caps on and let us know why you would like to spend a holiday in this stunning corner of the Mediterranean. Be quick though; the competition closes on the 31st of March!

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Villa of the Month - Villa dei Pini

The perfect family holiday villa, Villa dei Pini is an architect-designed villa located just 15km from Cagliari, Sardinia's capital city.

Walking up the pathway from the electronic entrance gate, guests are sure to be impressed by the villa's facade; the three storey high glass frontage ensures the whole house in light, bright and airy and makes the most of the beautiful mountain views.

The villa is surrounded on all four sides by immaculate mature gardens and there's a selection of covered and alfresco dining and lounging areas. The private swimming pool measures 12x6m and is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and check out those lovely mountain views and there's even an alfresco shower.

It's only once you step through the front door however that you really appreciate the spaciousness of this villa. The large living room is tastefully decorated in a modern style with a large central fireplace. On the other side of the house, the large dining room also benefits from those floor to ceiling windows and is perfect for stylish dinners.

The kitchen is modern and equipped with enough equipment to delight even the most enthusiastic chef and has glass doors leading to an outside patio with a barbeque and wood-burning pizza oven as well as a covered gazebo for alfresco dining.

On the ground floor, the master double bedroom has glass doors leading to the swimming pool area on one side and to the back garden on the other. It also boasts a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with an impressive shower with a sauna function.

If anything, the two bedroom suites on the first floor are even more impressive; both can be set up as either doubles or twins to make sure you and your party are as comfortable as possible. Both bedrooms have the luxury not only of private ensuite bathrooms but also have their own living areas, meaning that guests at Villa dei Pini can either enjoy a little peace and quiet or choose to socialise with the rest of the group in the generous communal areas.

Families traveling with children or teenagers will love the third floor of Villa dei Pini. Whether you bring your own toys and games or prefer to hire one of our X-boxes or selection of DVD's and board games for the week, the kids can claim the whole third floor for themselves leaving the adults of the group to relax in peace and quiet in the rest of the house.

The lower ground floor hosts a separate guest apartment with double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining space and a log fire.

Every bedroom boasts a flat screen TV with SKY available on request, and the villa also offers free wifi for those who just can't bear to be too out of touch with the rest of the world.

Just 300m from your front gate you'll find a bar and pizzeria with a children's playground and Poggio dei Pini's beautiful lake is just a short walk away.

The excellent seafood restaurant "Sa Cardiga e su Schironi" is just 4km away, as is the local beach, La Maddalena Spiaggia, a popular hangout for local kite surfers.

Although Poggio dei Pini is a quiet, upmarket residential area, in just ten minutes drive you get to Cagliari, Sardinia's capital city where you can find everything from buzzing nightlife and restaurants to boutiques, museums, botanical gardens, cinemas and art galleries.

Fifteen minutes drive in the other direction will get you to the charming town of Pula where Nora beach and the Roman ruins are especially popular with holidaymakers. A little further down the road and you come to Chia, famous for having some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

If that's not enough for you, why not make use of our concierge service to arrange one of our excellent local chefs to cook up a feast with the freshest local ingredients for you in the comfort of your private villa? We can even arrange for a masseur to pamper you, babysitters to take care of the little ones or for somebody to stock your fridge for you so you really can kick back and relax all week.

Villa dei Pini can comfortably sleep up to ten guests and prices run from just 2,500€ to 4,600€ per week and best of all, check-ins are not restricted to Saturdays so you can take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights, even in peak season!

Just contact us for more information or to make a reservation

Sunday 15 January 2012

Traveling to Sardinia with Children?

Here at The Sardinia Villa Collection, we know that parents traveling with children of any age can often need a little helping hand to really be able to relax and unwind whilst on holiday. We aim to be the most family-friendly villa company on the island so we're on hand to help in any way we can.

We have a full range of equipment available to hire for your Sardinia villa holiday including:
  • Cots
  • Highchairs
  • Bumbos
  • Bottle sterilisers
  • Baby monitors
  • Child gates
  • Bed rails
  • Toys
  • Baby baths
  • Prams and buggies
  • Children's DVD's
  • An X-box with a selection of games
We can also stock your villa with baby food and diapers before your arrival to help avoid those pesky baggage allowances on some airlines and if your baby is used to a certain brand or product we'll do our best to locate it on island for you or help you to arrange to have supplies couriered over and ready in your villa on your arrival.
In most locations we also have trusted English speaking babysitters on hand to give you a little time to enjoy a long, leisurely dinner or aperitivo.
We know all of our villas intimately and are more than happy to answer all your questions on each property to ensure you book the right Sardinia holiday for you and your family.
Want to find out more about what we can do for you? Just ask us to find out how we can help!

Monday 9 January 2012

Villa La Roccia, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

For most people, Sardinia means the Costa Smeralda, the luxurious resort beloved by the world's glitterati.

Located on the North East coast of the island, the Costa Smeralda (or Emerald Coast) owes it's current status as one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations to the Aga Khan who founded the resort in the 1960's.

As it's so fiercely popular with holiday makers the world over, most areas can get pretty busy in the summer months but the divine villa La Roccia, located just 9km from Porto Cervo is nestled in the rolling hills of Arzachena. The villa offers total privacy and tranquility, but just hop in the car and you can be right in the centre of all the action in minutes.

Offering seven double bedrooms (each one with a private ensuite bathroom), La Roccia is a luxurious private residence for up to fourteen guests, crammed with every possible creature comfort.

Take the decadent private spa area for example, located on-site underneath the main house where you can relax in the jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Why not book one of our professional masseurs or beauticians to come in and pamper you and ensure you relax and unwind completely.

Guests who want to be able to enjoy that extra helping of pasta or glass of red wine totally guilt-free can make the most of the selection of gym equipment also available for use at the villa. Especially useful as we have some great chefs in the area who will be more than happy to pop in and rustle up a Sardinian feast fit for the Aga Khan himself for you to enjoy poolside as the sun sets over the neighboring hills.

The private swimming pool boast a water feature and divine countryside views and there's a fabulous covered alfresco lounge area poolside complete with sofas and double beds as well as plenty of sun loungers for all.

Lovers of Italian cuisine will adore the outdoor kitchen which is equipped with a barbeque, traditional wood-burning pizza oven, fridge, sink and ice maker and the adjoining covered dining area for candle-lit dinners using the very best Italian ingredients.

Inside the villa offers a wide screen TV with SKY and DVD and of course there's a wifi connection for those who just can't bear to be too cut off from the outside world.

The villa is decorated throughout in the style of Couelle, the godfather of Sardinian architecture and the fragrance from the traditional juniper branches incorporated into the structure gently perfumes the air.

The friendly caretaker and his wife live in a private house on-site and our full complimentary concierge service is just a phone call away so we're always on hand if you need anything at all from restaurant recommendations to boat tours, fridge stocking or just handy tips on the local area.

So why not treat yourself to a week of total relaxation at Villa La Roccia this summer and enjoy the very best Sardinia's Costa Smeralda has to offer.

Prices start from just 6,150€ per week

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Keep Up to Date

For those of you who missed it, here's a link to the January 2012 version of our newsletter.

Escape to Sardinia This Summer

Saturday 7 January 2012

20% Off Flights to Sardinia

Easy Jet is holding a sale and offering 20% off flights to Sardinia between February and the 11th of July.

If you want to grab a bargain, you're going to have to hurry though, the sale ends this Tuesday at midnight!