Our Villa Calicanto is something special. It is our secret little paradise on the beautiful island we live in, Sardinia: we would like it to be a special place for you, too. Welcome to a kind home with a green heart, a few steps from the bluest sea!
Villa Calicanto is the first and only ecologically and sustainably built holiday residence rented in Sardinia, which we designed and lived in with so much love and care. As family we shared some of our happiest memories there; with this spirit we open our beautiful home with an eco-conscious heart to like-minded (and like-hearted ;-) ) guests! You will rest in the magical light, calm and comfort of a luxurious house which respects you and the amazing Mediterranean environment around you: the nearby Cannesisa beach with its crystalline, turquoise water, the different greens of the scrub in the coast, the clean breeze coming from southern Sardinia.
Our villa, which is one of the four villas located in the residential complex Villa Calicanto, offers all the comforts of home in a intimate, fully furnished accommodation on the coast. On the ground floor, the open living room/kitchen is fully equipped with a small fridge with mini-freezer, a microwave, a dishwasher, 4 gas stoves and all the necessary utensils to cook (including our special veggie knife which prevents oxidation!). Your own barbecue is available in the garden, to dine en plein air under the stars of Torre: I promise that it will convert you into a seriously serial griller. On the upper floor you will find the two bedrooms: the first one with a double bed and a balcony overlooking the pool; and the second, smaller one with two twin beds and a view on the surrounding green areas and hills. Each bedroom is for two people maximum, and we can prepare a baby cot in the larger bedroom whenever it is needed. Each floor has its own full bathroom with a comfortable shower (and a washing machine, on the ground floor): a third shower is next to the pool, to get ready to jump into the water!
Our Villa is perfect for couples, groups of friends and families. We accommodate up to 4 adults (or two adults and two children) but it is possible to accommodate a 5th guest if s/he is a child under the age of 3: for them we have a dedicated baby cot and a high chair.
Villa Calicanto is located in Torre delle Stelle, at about 35 minutes from Cagliari. Being on the coast gives you also the possibility to swim, surf, fish or simply read a book and get golden in some of the most beautiful shores in Sardinia (and in the world!) within a 15-30 minute drive; to explore the different facets of the urban life in Cagliari; to hike in the near Settefratelli Reserve; or indulge in the simple luxury of relaxing at home, in a place that nurturs your spirit and your body.
Our gentle, peaceful place is part of a unique, charming private 4-villas eco-residence, Villa Calicanto, built in the utmost respect and beauty. Our Villa, Villa Est, is one of our 4 villas in the complex: it is one of the two villas which are in front of the pool. The 4 of them are rented separately, but since they all belong to my family they can be also rented together (from two villas at the time to the whole complex) upon request. The residence has in fact a shared pool and is nested in a shared green lawn with olive trees. There is maximum flexibility with the use of the shared common space with the other villas and their guests, while at the same time each villa has its own independence and privacy. The residence is 350 m far from Cannesisa beach; you can enjoy walking everyday to the seaside, and breath the fresh, deep salty air of the mediterranean sea within 5 minutes.
We have welcomed guests from all over the world since 2011, as you can see from a quick research online, and we are excited to be part of the Airbnb community in Sardinia! Throughout our experience we have always made a point of being always available for our guests. We enjoy taking care of the house, the garden and the pool - either personally or with the help of our trusted gardeners and technicians -, and we keep in touch with our guests throughout the holiday to ensure that each moment of their stay is spent with joy. We love hosting and any queries and recommendations on what to do are more than welcome! At the same time, we will not live in the residence during their holiday and will come by only for some checks: your privacy is totally guaranteed and respected.
At Villa Calicanto we are committed to living in a truly sustainable and beautiful way. Sustainability at Villa Calicanto means a kinder way of life which makes your holiday exceptionally comfortable as well as light on the island that welcomes you, Sardinia. It also means to be respectful of other guests, their peace and Holiday, and of the nature we live in. We do our best to continually improve our practices and encourage our guests to do the same.
•Regularly recycle garbage and if possible buy goods with minimum and/or recyclable packaging.
•Reduce car traffic: enjoy the local coast and its amenities, walk whenever possible (sun and distances permitting!) and drive preferably off peak time.
•Stay Local, Eat Local, Buy Local, See Local: explore Southern Sardinia's possibilities - we will be happy to give you advice!
•Relax & switch off – enjoy living lightly: turn off any electric units when you are not home; use the advantages of the passive house - for instance, close the curtains to keep the temperature inside, and open them to let the natural warmth and light in; try reducing the use of heating and air conditioning, as the quality of walls and insulation will naturally form an efficient barrier which cools down or warms up all interiors quickly and releases very slowly; turn off some lights and the TV and make yourself cozy with a book - or sit in the balcony or in the veranda, just looking at the stars (from which Torre delle Stelle takes its name!); use the washing machine and the dishwasher when fully loaded, and prefer the ecological settings and programs on both devices; enjoy showers and use fresh water sensibly and responsibly; use appropriately the double flush button; opt for ecological mono-doses of detergents whenever possible.
ตั้งแต่วันที่ 01 กันยายน 2017 - 04 พฤศจิกายน 2017 จำนวนคืนขั้นต่ำคือ 5 คืน
Ciao! Born in Sardinia and raised on a steady diet of pecorino cheese, poems and curiosity, I left my island to study and live on other islands and cities of water - always to come back at some point. Such is the enchantement of this land... worry not, it will put a spell on you too!
Villa Calicanto is my family summer house, home to wonderful moments of peace and happiness: it is a place I cherish in my heart and which I would like you too to call home.