OVERVIEW Villa dell’Orso
Villa dell’Orso is situated on the northern tip of Sardinia on a white sandy beach overlooking a large bay with the islands of the national Park La Maddalena in the background.
It lies whithin the famous headland of Capo d’Orso, an unspoiled and protected stretch of coast known for its crystal clear water and perfectly smooth granite rocks in the most extraordinary shapes. The surrounding countryside has no equal in Sardinia or even in the Mediterranean area as a whole. To be seen from the house is the huge rock sculpted by the wind into a shape which resembles the silhouette of a bear (orso). The scenery is so dramatic that Homer had Odysseus lay his ship at anchor in the bay in front of Villa dell’Orso.
The villa was designed in the ‘70ies by the architect Alberto Ponis, a man who has left his mark on the island of Sardinia by building low-lying, earthern-coloured houses which hug the hills. His understated and informal style has strongly influenced modern Sardinian architecture.
Villa dell’Orso is made up of the main house which faces the sea and an annex. The house is surrounded by rocks and a variety of meditteranen shrubs, such as myrtle, juniper, ilex and strawberry trees.
A spacious covered terrace in front of the living room as well as a second terrace built into the rocks invite to outdoor living.
The sea is only a few steps from the house. A path leads to the (practically) private beaches in light beige sand. From rocks, sculpted by the sea and the wind, you can dive into the sea, which is instantly deep and is clean and limpid, thanks to the current and the maestro wind blowing dry and fresh from the west. Long swims and walks can be enjoyed all along the coast.
From the front of the house, you can gaze at the islands of Maddalena, Caprera, Spargi, and Santo Stefano, and, in the distance, the mountain peaks of Corsica.
The access to Villa dell’Orso is an unsurfaced gravel road so careful driving is recommended.
Amenities and services
Villa is equiped with:
- Pool: Length about 10m and depth between 1,50m and 1,60m.
- Internet access
- Dogs welcome
- Bed & bath linens
- Final cleaning
- Pool towels
Service on request:
- First shopping
- Maid service
- Central heating
Floorplan of the villa
Living room with fireplace
Dining area with french windows onto terrace
Double with en suite bathroom (tub)
Double with en suite bathroom (shower)
Twin with en suite bathroom (shower)
Living with fireplace & terrace
White sandy beach
Table and chairs under a portico
Terrace in the rocks