Sardinia is a popular destination for Italians. It also attracts visitors from all over the world. Situated on the north east of the island, the Costa Smeralda boasts some of the finest beaches in Europe and is recognised as being a favourite home or holiday destination of numerous celebrities, royalty and the rich and famous.
Inevitably, this has had its effect on property prices on and around the Costa Smeralda region. An analysis by a leading European estate agency has concluded that property prices are amongst the highest in Europe. As a consequence, one can expect an attractive rental income from properties in this area.
The villa is an easy 20 minutes drive or 21.2 km from the Costa Smeralda airport at Olbia and the Olbia ferry port. The villaâ€™s wonderful position above the treetops ensures breathtaking and commanding views of 360 degrees over the entire area. It is situated within its own grounds and is not overlooked by any other properties.
The villa has an exceptional reputation for its rental programme, resulting in numerous five star reviews from its visitors (see below). It is deceptively spacious, being much larger than it appears, with a huge internal floor area of 400 square metres or 4305 square feet.
The rental programme generates a very substantial income just from the months of June, July and August. The income could be increased significantly by adding April, May, September and October, for which there have been serious enquiries from potential renters.
The property has an unusually large site area of 4,400 square metres or just under 1.1 acres. It is situated just 2500 metres from the nearest bar and restaurant and 3 km from the village with all amenities. Originally marketed with a guide price 950,000â‚¬, the advertised price of 495,000â‚¬ represents astonishingly good value for this outstanding property.
The bright and spacious living accommodation is situated on the first floor of the villa. There is a large open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Patio doors lead from the sitting area to the balcony where a stainless steel and glass balustrade surrounds the balcony, ensuring young children are safe. This also provides a wonderful extension to the living area for breakfasting or al-fresco dining in the evening.
On the same floor are two of the five bedrooms, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. All bedrooms have spacious built-in wardrobes and fully appointed en suite facilities. The fully fitted integrated kitchen includes an excellent range of built-in floor and wall cupboards, extensive work surfaces, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and microwave oven.
The ground floor houses three bedrooms, all being double in size, two of which are furnished with twin beds and one with a double bed. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes and en suite facilities. These have recently been upgraded to a high standard, as the photographs testify. The double bedded room has patio doors leading out to the terrace. The ground floor is completed by a spacious utility room, with built-in washing machine and units. There is also a store room adjacent to the utility room which houses the ownerâ€™s personal items plus linen, towels etc.
Particular features of the five bathrooms and shower rooms are the Jacuzzi bath/steam room in the main bathroom, shower cabins with monsoon, hydro massage and foot massage in all other bathrooms. Other features include WiFi with Vpn and fans in all rooms. Safety features include an alarm system which can be upgraded to include WiFi monitoring from your own home. There are also hard wired smoke alarms and gas carbon monoxide monitors. The villa has the benefit of air conditioning units and central heating. All plumbing is in copper, not plastic. All external and internal walls are insulated.
The private garden/patio includes the swimming pool, being 10m x 5m x 1.5m. For al-fresco dining, there is a veranda with seating and patio area. All the handsome new outdoor furniture is included. The adjacent barbecue is situated under some trees to provide shelter from the sun. Outside lighting enhances the evening atmosphere. There is also parking space for several vehicles at the villa. The owner keeps the outside areas as natural as possible to ensure that maintenance is kept to a minimum.
THE SURROUNDING AREA & FACILITIES
There are numerous wonderful beaches within easy reach and perhaps the one to single out is La Cinta beach in San Teodoro, which is a 10 minute drive from the villa and is quite safe for children.
Water sports and facilities are an important feature of this beautiful coastline and these include boat hire, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing and wind surfing. In addition to a Sports Centre, there are facilities for tennis, horse riding and golf nearby. The area is also popular with cyclists, hill walkers and ornithologists â€“ red kites and eagles being regular visitors soaring above the villa. Should you decide to eat out, there are many restaurants within the locality and the local bar and pizzeria is 500m from the villa.
THE VILLAâ€™S FACILITIES FOR INVESTORS
This is a property for the fortunate next owner to occupy and enjoy the year round, should this be your reason for buying. However, owner occupation can be combined with the wonderful investment opportunities which the property provides throughout the holiday season.
Being sold fully furnished and equipped, not only is the villa ready to move into, it can be used for holiday rentals immediately. All household goods are included. A schedule of the contents to be included will be provided at the appropriate time. Information regarding recent rental income may be supplied to interested parties.
RECENT REVIEWS FROM SOME HAPPY HOLIDAYMAKERS
The villa is very spacious and occupies a site on a hillside overlooking woodland with views of the village of Padru and the mountains beyond. The lounge and kitchen are on the first floor, to take advantage of the superb views from the balcony, where we enjoyed watching the sun set while having our evening meal.
If you are looking for a chilled relaxing week away from it all, but within a short drive from the airport and the beautiful beaches at San Teodoro, this is the place for you. (June 2017).
Just returned from a magic week in this spacious, well appointed villa. If you want 'away from it allâ€™, you can have it here and, conversely, if you want a little more going on you can visit San Teodoro or the small town of Padru only 5 minutes away by car.
We were very comfortable here and the views, oh the views are spectacular especially from the balcony where you can sit and have your meals or just sit after a swim or an outing and enjoy the beauty surrounding you. (June 2017).
Villa beautiful, as a swimmer, the pool was a great size to do lengths in the morning before laying around it for the rest of the day. View from the balcony is outstanding and we had most of our meals there taking in the view. We did eat indoors one night and on another used the barbecue in the garden and ate at the dining areas outside. All the bedrooms were a good size with great en suite bathrooms and good power showers. Great size kitchen, well appointed with lots of cutlery, plates etc.
There are a couple of local Agriturisimo restaurants within walking distance .... they are fantastic! Padro is 5 mins down the road by car and there are local restaurants and a supermarket there. However, San Teodoro is only 15 mins (15km) away by car and there are a range of great shops and restaurants there. We all agreed we wanted to return to the Villa in future as it was so peaceful and set in such a beautiful location. (June 2017).
At the end of the photo slideshow, there are four photographs illustrating just some of the stunning scenery to be found not far from the property.
These details are provided and intended as a general guide only and do not form a contract or any part of a contract. Intending buyers must make their own investigations and are advised to take appropriate independent legal advice. The final sale price may vary due to currency exchange fluctuations.