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