One bedroom remodel with a brand new kitchen dining area, sofa bed, canopied roof terrace, WIFI and air conditioning. 1 minute walk from main shopping , bars and restaurants while in the center of a quiet and characteristic old quarter.
Our house is in the city center in the old part of Cagliari, Villanova. It is a one bedroom apartment on the second floor with a spacious living room-kitchen and a terrace the size of the entire home. There is a lot of light in the entire apartment. 4 people can sleep comfortably as there is 1 bedroom but the living room has a new sofa bed that folds out to a queen size bed.
We completely remodeled and refurnished the house in March, 2013. The house has all you need to live as if you were at your own house (see below).
The house is 100 meters from a beautiful square called San Giacomo and 300 meters from the center of town. Our neighborhood has undergone a transformation for the better in the past 5 years, House owners and shopkeepers have remodeled their homes and while they have maintained the old feel to it, due to strict building codes, it is clean and polished up. The neighborhood is full of cafe's, restaurants and bars. It is only a 2 minute walk from the shopping center but our house is extremely quiet.
I am American and have lived in Sardinia for 20 years and my wife is Italian. My friends and family call me vacation master and I love helping people plan their time on the island. We have a house in Pula as well- and that house is fun as well if you want to do 5 days here and 5 days there, for example.
Our roof terrace is one of the strong attractions of the house. It is a place in the middle of the city where you can talk, eat, rest and really feel like a local. No great views of the sea but just a feeling of living like a local, enjoying a lot of space on top of your house and taking in some sun or staying in the shade and taking it all in.
We keep the house very clean as we are clean freaks:0).
What is included?
2 sets of sheets and 2 sets of towels.
Air conditioning and heating.
Hair dryer, dishwasher, clothes washing machine.
High Speed Wifi throughout the house and on the roof terrace.
Roof Terrace is equipped with tables and chairs to have meals and to stay out even when it is sunny and hot (we have a sort of canopy-gazebo on the rooftop).
We have a cleaning lady who can come midweek for €10 per hour.
Please note: my stairs are steep so if you have any problems with walking, maybe not for you.
If you have a car, there is a parking lot 200 meters from my house and it costs €5 per day. You can also find parking near my house on the street for €1 per hour.
PLEASE remember my house is in a no driving zone so while you can risk it and drive and drop off your bags in front of the house (ONLY if the sign to get into the old quarter says, "Varco Aperto), you can only stay there in time to drop off the bags and make sure you park in a place where you leave space for the city bus to get by.
You have access to the entire house. it is a comfortable home with everything you need to cook, go to the beach, etc. If you get in at a strange hour, I have a way to leave a key in a secret hiding place so you can arrive when you want and pick up the key without me coming at 2 am to open the door:0).
Interaction with Guests
A lot. I am social and love helping you. This can go from a simple coffee or beer upon your arrival where I give you suggestions to a planned dinner, outing...I find no great satisfaction than helping visitors enjoy the Italian/Sardinian culture to the max and doing what I can to help you get that local insight which often gets lost in translation.
My neighborhood is a mixture of a historic quarter with a lot of the Cagliaritani who still live there to anything from tourists to foreigners who have bought a house here. It is central but tranquil. I sometimes just come to my roof terrace to take it all in.
you can take the train from the airport for 1 euro to the center of town and walk to my house from there. it is a 15 minute walk, uphill. a taxi to my house from the airport is around €15-20.
Other Things to Note
I have a number of friends that do cool things and can make your vacation richer. This goes from going to the market with a local chef and cooking with him to talking a guided walking tour of the city with my son or with a more speficic guide if you are looking for art history. I am a golfer and am happy to spend a day on the golf course with you or hook you up with my golf pro. I have friends who have boats, I can organize all sorts of food or nature activities.
Please treat my house as if it where yours. Garbage is recycled, so you need to separate plastic, cans, glass and the rest. If you break something please let me know and please use the beach towels for the beach and please try to use towels sparingly.
The host, Cristina, was very friendly and welcoming and explained everything that was necessary for one to have an enjoyable stay.
Had a great time at Jons Apartement. Perfekt location. The apartement itself is very clean and comfortable.
Had an amazing time in Cagliari. Jon's apartment made our stay extremely comfortable. The location was perfect, the apartment modern and clean and above all, Jon was a fantastic host. We will definitely be coming back to Cagliari and hopefully we'll be able to replicate our trip by staying in this wonderful apartment again.
Jon was amazing with his list of recommendations on food, things to do, and must see places. We fell in love with one of the beaches he suggested and would have never seen it if it weren't for his directions.
The flat is in a great location with lots of restaurants nearby and easy walk to the front. It was perfectly clean and comfortable for us. We spent a lot of time enjoying the sun on the roof terrace. I would definitely go back.
Jon and his apartment were great. We had everything we needed. Especially the roof terrace was beautiful. The apartment was very central but not noisy. Everything was located in walking distance. Thank you for everything! We will be glad to stay again at one of your places.
We had a wonderful stay at Jon's apartment. It is spacious, and decorated with a lot of taste. Very well located, it also very quiet. Moreover, Jon is very friendly and helpful, he indicated a lot of great place to eat and must-see. We would love to come back !
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this great apartment. The apartment is very clean, modern and tastefully decorated. It is well equipped and has a high speed internet. It also has a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can relax and enjoy your morning coffee or gaze at the stars in the night sky. The apartment is conveniently located in the old town of Cagliari and is within a short walking distance to restaurants and shops and approximately 5-10 min by car to Poetto beach. Jon is a terrific guy and a wonderful host – he provided us with a detailed guide to Cagliari and answered all our questions. All in all, it is a perfect place to stay in Cagliari.
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I am an entrepreneur, have worked up to now in the digital-media space. I live in Sardinia , Italy and am from Newton , Ma. I am an ex ice hockey player, turned golfer, food fanatic and cook.
I am married with 2 sons and a daughter.
I moved to Sardinia in 1992 for my love of the culture and island and am still in love with it. I take great joy in showing people the hidden secrets of this earthly paradise and that goes from a local pizzeria where you can get the best asparagus and gorgonzola pizza to showing you how to get to the right beaches, how to rent a sail boat for a day or how to see and experience one of the best fresh fish markets in the world.