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Gabriella and Andrea were waiting to greet us when we arrived slightly earlier than expected, and made us feel very welcome. They were available by phone during the week and were punctual and flexible about our departure time. The villa is as described - basic but creatively decorated, nice new bathrooms (good showers), and plenty of different spaces to relax in around inside and outside - including two hammocks in the garden. It got quite hot at midday and at times during the night but was never unbearable.
They had provided a welcome basket of fruit, wine, olives and bread so we didn't need to shop the first day and there were basic ingredients such as spices already available in the house. The supermarket is 7 km away so a car is necessary although there are two mountain bikes available. There are good possibilities for cycling. There are some signposted trails with maps that are worth looking up on the internet beforehand. Otherwise tracks and paths are not well marked and there are places where there were gates and no access, even along the coast.
It was a 10 minute walk to the beach down a sandy track. The beach is several kilometres long and mostly deserted apart from tourists at the two far ends. The beach is clean and the sand is fine although it gets very hot to walk on during the day apart from the strip nearest the sea. The sea in July was a very pleasant temperature for swimming and shallow for a long distance so suitable for beginner swimmers. Two days were calm, one day there were small waves and two days there was a strong wind. We used our own paddle boards.
We enjoyed walking 45 minutes along the beach to the restaurant Marina Gio (or 25 minutes along the road - probably only a few minutes by car) although it is advisable to reserve a table if you want a table outside as it is very popular. A torch is recommended for walking back along the beach except during full moon.
We recommend this location if you want peace and quiet and enjoy running on the beach, swimming, cycling and paddle boarding (when there is not too much wind and bring your own). It is also a good place to come if you have a dog as the garden is fenced and the beach is dog-friendly.
Tip: Don't forget to bring plenty of insect repellent for around the house and a sturdy parasol for the beach!
Villa in Porto Corallo was a very good choice for stay in Sardnia - the rooms were clean and nice and the view was breathtaking. The owners were so nice that they waited for us at the airport just to escort us to Porto Corallo. I would recommend Villa in Porto Corallo to everybody who wants to visit beautiful Sardinia.