Villa Cassandra / Porto Rafael
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 10
Living Area: 300 m2 / Plot Size: 1 m2
Situated on the summit of a promontory which forms part of Porto Rafael, a small piece of paradise and an exclusive resort, luxury holiday Villa Cassandra faces the splendid sea of Sardinia dominating it from a distance. The luxury villa Cassandra is immersed in greenery, interrupted by rocks of granite in extravagant forms reminiscent of the moon. The sea is visible from many parts of the villa and particularly enchanting is the glimpse offered from the area of the garden used the least, the area used to access the villa. Designed in the early 1960’s by a Spanish nobleman, the Count Rafael Neville from which it takes its name, Porto Raphael rises at 45 km from the airport of Olbia, facing the Archipelago Della Maddalena.
A small district set in between the rocks, there are no hotels or large complexes in Porto Raphael, but exclusively private villas and houses immersed in 150 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation, camouflaged between the rocks. Surrounded by one hectare of land, the villa offers the possibility to enjoy large external spaces of a total of 300 m2 of terraced areas, including the patio furnished with a large table for 12 people, sofas, wooden sun beds and stone seating areas. The patio connects to an external kitchen with sink, cooker and stone barbecue.
This exceptional villa is equipped with a pleasant living room designed with rounded forms and large picture windows that illuminate the interior and create a continuation to the exterior. There are five bedrooms, three of which have French windows leading to the garden. One of the bedrooms is only accessible from the exterior and is situated next to the swimming pool which is positioned in front of the house, just 3 metres away. The living areas are enriched with objects on a seaside theme of evocative memories, making the rooms more like a villa lived in all year round rather than a holiday home.
The ground floor of this charming villa has a small entrance area leading to a very large living room divided into TV area, sitting area with fireplace and dining room with table for 8 people. There is a small corridor leading to the kitchen with stone barbecue and French windows opening to the outdoors, a single bedroom for a nanny and one shower room. All the rooms on the ground floor have wooden floors (except the nanny’s bedroom and shower room).
Three steps below, along the corridor you’ll find one double bedroom with sea views and direct access to the terrace connected to the garden and pool area, one bathroom with bath tub and hand held shower and one small twin bedroom and shower room. There is another double bedroom with sea views and direct access to the terrace connected to the garden, en-suite very small shower room plus one twin bedroom (convertible into a double on request).
Also on the ground floor from the pool side with an entrance by a separate external door is a further double bedroom with large en-suite shower room with double basin. The exterior boasts a large patio with sea views, sofa and sun loungers and a large table, leading to the dining room and sitting area. The location - Porto Rafael is discreet but not isolated, where peace is guaranteed, relaxing in front of the sea, sitting at a coffee bar in one of the two small squares of Porto Rafael.
The first square, with a tobacconist, small supermarket stocked with local delicacies, a shop selling books and Italian and foreign newspapers is the first stop for a mid morning coffee. The second small square on the sea front is only open to pedestrians, with lots of open air bars for snacks and aperitifs, with the possibility to stay and listen to music in the evenings; various exclusive boutiques and two prestigious jewellers.
For lovers of good food there are some restaurants and for sport lovers, a tennis and yachting club with a diving and sailing centre. Security, with a doctor on call and permanent private security guards is guaranteed by the efficient consortium, which also organises an interesting calendar of social and cultural events in the town squares. The geographical position of Porto Rafael allows access by a short trip, also possible by simple dinghy, to all the islands of the Archipelago Della Maddalena, a strictly protected marine park.
Corsica and its islands are just a few miles away and can also be reached by car and ferry departing from Palau and S. Teresa di Gallura. The ‘Costa Smeralda’ with its famous Pevero Golf Club, Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo are just 25 minutes by car from Porto Rafael. The archaeological sites and areas of natural interest are close by as well as the town of Palau which is a lively place with shops, restaurants and a colourful weekly market.
Within 8 minutes walk from Villa Cassandra you will find a sandy beach, as well as coffee shops and restaurant just 2 minutes drive at the harbour of Porto Rafael, grocery shops at 800 metres, supermarket 3 km, horse riding 7 km, tennis court 5 minutes walk, Pevero golf course at approx. 35 km, archaeological sites at Arzachena 15km and 8km, bike rentals, internet point and train station at Palau 5 km.
Additional notes - Due to the dangerous area around the pool, the villa is not suitable for children under 5 years of age. Small pets are permitted.
External kitchen with sink
Pleasant living room
Sitting area with fireplace
Garden and pool area
Sofa and sun loungers
Included: maid service 3 hours 5 days a week, weekly rental, all taxes, electricity up to 330kwh, water & hot water, weekly change of linen, change of towels twice a week, final cleaning on Saturday.
internet connection not included, heating 50 Euro per day, telephone, cooking service 18 Euro per hour, extra maid service 15 Euro per hour, baby sitter 15 Euro per hour
All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of the booking.
45 km from the airport of Olbia
8 min walk to a sandy beach
2 min drive to the coffee shops
Restaurant just 2 min drive
Grocery shops at 800 metres
Supermarket 3 km
Horse riding 7 km
Tennis court 5 minutes walk
Pevero golf course at approx. 35 km
Archaeological sites at Arzachena 15km
8km to bike rentals, internet point
Train station at Palau 5 km
Porto Cervo is 34 km
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