Unfortunately for us, it was obvious that we were the first guests of the season, and the villa had not been aired or prepared for us - although it was clean. We arrived late Sat eve to discover that we couldn't get into the villa, as the gate had been locked by accident. It was suggested that we climbed over a 6ft wall, with an 8ft drop on the other side - to concrete. Otherwise, we had to wait an hour for someone to let us in - which we did. There was no welcome pack and the villa was dark and obviously hadn't been used for some time or aired. We were directed the wrong way (by the agent) to a restaurant, thus all ended up going to bed with no food or drink.
No useful information in the villa about immediate local facilities, just general Sardinian information.
The bathroom had a leak and there was no Wifi - although all these were all fixed in the first few days.
The villa was large with bathrooms to most rooms. Plenty of outdoor space and outdoor chairs and loungers. Pool was great for small children as had a shelf most of the way around the outside, Outdoor shower to wash off any sand from the beach. Big fridge, plenty of kitchen utensils.
As it was May, it was chilly in the night, with only old duvets in some of the rooms, Bathrooms were basic - showers terrible, although one bathroom does have a bath.
Next to a natural, sand and stone beach, but does have banks of seaweed, so limited places to sit, Further down, walking to the right is much better - about 400 metres.
Amenities within easy Walking distance: Out of the villa, turn left along the sea front / beach path to the supermarket, coffee bar (excellent value for coffee and pastries at breakfast), and the very nice Piano restaurant. All great, and child friendly too. Further along the path you will reach the marina, where there is a Pizzeria/Cafe/Bar open in the day and evening. Really nice, right on the marina edge.
We didn't hire a car, but I think it is essential if you want to see anything else. Taxis are expensive and hard to get hold of (fine from the airport) and the "blue bus" stop - to different towns is no where near.
Disappointingly, although next to the beach, due to the design of the villa, the views f to the sea are limited. There is a high hedge all around the property so you can't see the sea from the ground floor / outside. It is very private though.
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