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La Belle Etoile

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Cagliari | Bedrooms: 8 | Sleeps: 16

Rates: from £14,529 per week

La Belle Etoile is a unique villa under many aspects: right in front of a golden sandy beach, with private infinity edge swimming pool overlooking the crystal blue and turquoise sea, surrounded by a lush and verdant garden and walking distance to the village of Torre delle Stelle. The villa, with its suites, alcoves, maritime and Asian influenced and themed bed and bathrooms, is welcoming and perfectly suited for families or groups of friends travelling together. Daily cook and maid service are provided and included to enhance the experience - your only worry while staying at La Belle Etoile is finding the right spot to sunbath, what cocktail to slurp on one of the five terraces and decide if you want to swim in the sea or pool.

Villa La Belle Etoile boasts a rare, outstanding beach front location. The villa is fit with a large infinity pool overlooking the beach and the clear turquoise Mediterranean Sea. The style of the villa is unmistakable. It consists of a main house with five annexes in the garden and an independent bungalow within steps from the beach. Each and every room has an en suite bathroom. There are special features such as a pizza oven, ballroom with grand piano, five sea view terraces, al fresco dining, a children's pool, and much more. La Belle Etoile offers everything one could want from a unique, indulgent, sunny beach holiday with family and friends. "My grandmother chose this stretch of land after travelling the world" says the current owner. "She fell in love with the sea view and colour of the water and decided to create Torre delle Stelle as an exclusive enclave". La Belle Etoile was built at the beginning of the 60's as a private summer residence in southern Sardinia. It was the first villa thus setting the tone for the character of the town. A quaint village halfway between Cagliari and Villasimius, the villas in Torre delle Stelle now welcome distinguished and famed people looking for a relaxed beach holiday, away from the flashlights of the over-exposed Costa Smeralda. Surrounded by two fantastic, white sandy beaches, a few local restaurants and a mini market, the villa is within an easy drive from Cagliari, where many cultural and historical sights can be enjoyed, including an open air Roman amphitheatre. A thirty minute drive along the coast in the other direction will bring you to the beautiful protected marine area of Capo Carbonara. Numerous leisure time and sports activities guarantee entertainment.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

MAIN VILLA – GROUND FLOOR

  • Entrance with fireplace, TV area with sofas
  • Bar overlooking the sea
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Blue Moon Bedroom with sea views, king sized bed, bathroom Jacuzzi tub and shower
  • Bali Hai Bedroom with sea views, bathroom with tub and shower
  • Kids room with twin beds, bathroom with shower
  • Pasha Bedroom with Double bedroom suite with king size bed, terrace and sea views, fireplace, bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • Guest bathroom

MAIN VILLA – LOWER GROUND FLOOR

  • Entertainment room with grand piano, sofas and access to the terrace with built-in BBQ and pizza oven

BEACH APARTMENT

  • Kitchenette
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom with king size bed, bathroom (shower)
  • Single bedroom
  • Small sitting area
  • Terrace with sea views and table

FLINTSTONE ANNEX

  • Bedroom with king size bed, a huge bathtub in the room and separate WC and shower

STARRY NIGHT UNIT

  • Double bedroom with fireplace, sea themed bathroom with tub and shower, terrace

HAPPY SAILORS RETURN UNIT

  • Bedroom with king size bed, terrace and sea views, bathroom with tub and shower attachment and sea views, roof top terrace overlooking the sea and pool

THE KING STORK UNIT

  • Bedroom with king size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower attachment. The ceiling of the bathroom is made of glass and looks out to an aquarium with fish
May

  • Sant’ Efisio

This is the most important celebration in Cagliari and commemorates the end of the plague in 1656. It features a four-day long religious procession and many festivities.

  • Monumenti Aperti Cagliari

This event allows the general public to visit monuments and museums that are traditionally inaccessible to them.

July

  • Rosso Tango Art Festival Cagliari

Tango dancing couples compete on the Bastione di San Remy stage. There are also classes available.

  • Sagra delle Pesche "The Peach Festival" San Sperate

Festival commemorating the village’s patron saint and agricultural roots.

September

  • Round Sardinia Race

A sailing competition which starts at the Port of Cagliari and goes around the entire island.

Cagliari in southern Sardinia is less commercialised than the north of the island but still boasts picture-perfect beaches, startlingly clear blue seas and rugged mountains. For those looking for more than the classic beach holiday however, Cagliari is also home to some exciting prehistoric sites. Start off in the old town, which has an impressive hilltop location, and meander through the alleys to discover the ancient delights and rich history that the capital has to offer. Must-sees are Il Castello (Cagliari’s medieval citadel), the grand Pisan Towers and battlements, the Cathedral di Santa Maria, the roman amphitheatre and the Citadelle dei Musei. Make sure to stop at Bastione di San Remy for stunning panoramic views of the city.

Head to the beautiful mountains and public forest of Sette Fratelli where more action awaits. There are numerous tracks and paths for trekking, horse-riding and off-road vehicles, allowing you to enjoy the lush woodland and rich wildlife – try to spot the majestic Sardinian deer! Check out the Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius Saline to spot over 180 different species of birds, including pink flamingos.

For those seeking the sun-and-sea mix, Poetto Beach is a great spot to while away the day sunbathing. Water sports are also popular and you can hire canoes on the beach. As the sun goes down, enjoy the nightlife this beach has to offer and make sure to grab a cocktail at hilltop Caffè Librarium Nostrum.

Visit the Mercato Di San Benedetto for a glance into local life. It is the largest indoor civil market in Italy, boasting an impressive variety of seafood, fresh local meats, cheeses, fruit and vegetables.

You can also shop along Via Roma next to the harbour and make sure to try the region’s wines by booking a wine tasting and cookery class at Cantine Argiolas in Serdiana.

A must-do is also to dive into the stunning blue waters off the Capo Carbonara, which is the extreme south eastern point of Sardinia. The dazzling salt-white beaches here are often uncrowded – a rare find along the coastline of Sardinia!

Time Zone

GMT + 1hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather

In general, the climate on Sardinia is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild, however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.

Click here for Temperature & Rainfall Charts.

Driving/Parking Info

There are some important rules of the road:

  • Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked "biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0, 05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking -

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying "Zona a traffico limitato".
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
  • Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
  • In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

LOCATION:

  • in Torre delle Stelle with 3 restaurants and bars, two markets and a gelateria
  • Cagliari and its airport 34km, Villasimius 19km

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information


  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Maid service daily.
  • Breakfast daily. 
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels. Towels are also changed mid-week.
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (10 x 4m / 32.8 x 13.1ft).
  • Pool heating in low season.
  • Central heating.
  • Air-conditioning (available in all bedrooms).
  • Sun umbrellas and beach chairs.

Extra Services

  • Lunches and dinners are available at EUR 30 per person per meal.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Part of the road to the villa is unpaved but in fair condition.
  • The beach in front of the house is public which becomes very busy especially in the summer time.
  • There are some unprotected drops and/or slopes around the property; young children need to be supervised all the time.
  • The use of the laundry room is reserved to the staff who is at disposal to help you (on request).
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Central Heating
  • Cook Service
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Lounge
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Safe
  • Sea Facing
  • Sea View
  • Swimming Pool (Children's)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Terrace (Rooftop)
  • TV
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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