For JULY and AUGUST 2012:
I have an adorable house in Sardegna, on a hill in Porto San Paolo, a small town on the sea in front of Tavolara island (south of Olbia, north east). It’s a two floors house: downstairs a bedroom with two separate beds and a bathroom with shower; the dining room with kitchenette. Upstairs, a loft with a double bed and another bathroom with no shower. Beds are new. The roof is wooden.
Outside: a patio with wooden table and chairs; a garden – olive trees and local rocks – that surrounds the house for 3 sides, on the 4th the house borders with another house. Walking distance to shops, bars and restaurant but need a car from and to airport, to best beaches and to go to Olbia (not reliable local transportation).
We stayed at Sara's place from the 11th till 18th June and cannot recommend it highly enough!
Upon arrival we were greeted by Sara's cousin who showed us around the apartment. Unfortunately for us we were also greeted by a young royal seagull who would not leave the balcony area! However Sara was great and phoned the bird hotline and all was then dealt with. It was an unusual start to the holiday but was all dealt with quickly and easily. When Sara arrived back in the city she popped over for a small visit and was lovely and easy to speak to and provided us with some great places to visit.
The apartment itself is in a wonderful location, literally a 2 minute walk to the Vatican and St Peters. We utilised this and took some great night time photos of St Peters which I highly recommend. The apartment is also right next to a road filled with plenty of restaurants and small shops so everything you need is close by. Although it was ok for us it will take about 10/15 minutes to walk into the centre of Rome.
Within the apartment it is a small and simple design with everything you need. Another big plus for us is that we always felt safe in the building and trusted leaving our belongings around. Although this place does have a balcony it does not have a view to speak of, we however enjoyed using it in the morning whilst eating breakfast.
Overall this place provided fantastic value for money and we have already recommended this place to our friends and family back home.
5* out of 5*
Sara wa a perfect host ! She gave us good adresses : place to visit, restaurants...was very responsive and try to find some solution when needed !
The place is nice, cosy, and clean which is very important. But the best thing is the location : 3 minutes walk from St peter's Basilic !!!! Which is amazing !
it was a perfect trip and when we'll come back we will definitely stay at Sara's.
We stayed at Sara's apartment for a long weekend recently. The place is great, the apartment is cozy and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Location is perfect, less than 5 minutes walk from the Vatican and the other famous places are in walking distance as well.
On top of this, Sara is a great host. She's very open and was happy to share the local knowledge about restaurants, wine etc. We felt that whatever problem we might have she would be there to help. Thanks Sara!
I would definitely recommend Sara's apartment for anyone visiting the eternal city!
I spent four nights between December 2012 and January 2013 in Sara's apartment with my eight years old son. And I can definitely tell, that we had a great time there. The location is just great. Only five minutes walk from the Vatican, you can just go outside to have a coffee and find yourself in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. And if you walk in the opposite direction, you are in five minutes in front of Castel Sant' Angelo, Hadryan's Tomb... So it is difficult to imagine a better place to live in Rome...
Sara is a great host. She is nice, well organized and very generous. She had done some research for us about where to go with kids in Rome. And she even called the Vatican to ask for the mass timetable!
The apartment itself is charmful and clean, and has everything you need to spend some nice days in Rome. We even cooked some pasta and did our breakfast with an incredible good italian coffee that Sara left for us...
I would definitely go back to Sara's, if I am again in Rome.
Sara was the perfect host, very kind and always prepared to help with great suggestions where to get good coffee or have a nice dinner. She even took time to take us shopping for gifts and souvenirs. Her apartment is very nice, near the city centre and metro station. Although there are some bars and restaurants in the neighborhood it's still a quiet one. My boyfriend and I stayed in Sara's apartment for five days and we loved it. We recommend it.
I booked this place for my parents first trip to Italy. Sara seemed like a gracious host during booking and offered a discount when I had other competing offers from other hosts. I booked at the discounted rate for 8 nights. My parents had some flight problems and needed to arrive a day later than expected and Sara decided to charge them more even though my parents are now staying only 7 nights. I didn't want to make too much of a fuss and told my parents to pay her a certain amount. My parents did not have enough Euros on them and paid a portion of that in USD. My mom told me that the departure was not very pleasant. Also, there was very little of one toilet paper roll left and my parents had to run around all afternoon to look for a grocery store that sold toilet paper. Not the best way to spend your first day in Rome after flying all that way from Hawaii and having flight cancellation along the way.
I am an experienced airbnb host and would never change my pricing on people after booking. Besides having a clean apartment and fresh sheets and towels which Sara did have, I also always make sure there is plenty of toilet paper and toiletries. I know it's not a hotel but still the last thing I guest should be spending time on is running around to buy these necessities.
Sara was a wonderful host; very helpful, always positive, and fun to be with. Her home was a beautiful condo near the Vatican. It was small, just right for two, furnished in a style of antique comfort and very clean. My husband and I were there for 2 weeks and really came to call it home! The view is of a typical narrow Rome street yet just around the corner is lively Borgo Pio. It has sidewalk cafes, small shops for cheese, meat, bread, wine, fresh fruits and vegetables, souvenirs and of course Gelato! We would hear accordian and violin music floating up to the condo during the lunch and dinner hours.
There were buses and metro easily accessible so we roamed the city at ease. The shopping ranged from outdoor stalls to small fashionable shops to large department stores - all within easy walking range.
Sara was a terrific resouce for restaurants, her favorite places to visit, and for giving us perfect weather for the end of April and early May - sunshine and 70s. :-) We would love to go back. Alonna and Gordon
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