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Review submitted by Robert from London (Submitted: 9 Nov 2008)
we had a fantastic holiday,the village.locations and property were esact what we wanted.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 31 Aug 2007)
We stayed a week with Brezza Marina in a lovely small three-bedroom detached house to spend a week of Sardinian summer, set in beautiful, unspoiled scenery in a small village. It's ideal for a couple who might have children or maybe two couples (there are two double beds and two singles, and two bathrooms) No air-con, but that wasn't a problem for us. There are mosquito nets on the windows but I recommend those plug-in anti-mosquito (zanzare) things that you can get from the supermarkets. Our house it was very traditional and comfortable, dark and cool inside with shutters, and is very spacious for two, with a rear patio and garden to dry your clothes, barbecue, sunbathe and eat al fresco. There's also an outside staircase from a little balcony with sea views where you can enjoy a sundowner. It was very clean, even the garden paths were washed down for us. There's an outside cold shower that is wonderful after the beach. And the fig tree was covered in fresh figs to eat for breakfast! There are all the pots and plates you could need. it was our honeymoon!
Roberto and Brigida are very friendly and helpful and speak English well. The house is lovely, right next to the macchia out of the back garden gate onto the cliffs (the resinous scented rough scrub that grows everywhere) with wonderful views of the sea and rocky cliffs and coves. You can take scenic walks and finish with a swim.
There are a few restaurants in the town, which you can easily walk to (5-10 minutes at most). The quality of food, wine and service is very high everywhere in Sardinia, and mostly a lot cheaper than in the UK. But you might want to barbecue at home some nights with sea bass from the fish-shop in town! There are several little shops to buy bread every day, fresh pasta, fruit etc, and there are two supermarkets. For your morning cafe latte and cornetti, there are several options, all very nice.
Torre dei Corsari's beach is enormous and truly beautiful, undeveloped, backed by dunes, and with soft yellow sand. I'd really recommend getting a snorkel and a mask as there are loads of fish to check out, and once we even saw a huge yellow jellyfish-type thing about 20 m away underwater, that's how clear it is. My prescription goggles made all the difference if you wear glasses. Also a beach umbrella, as it can be incredibly hot! Most supermarkets sell them cheaply. The sea was warm in September.
Inland you should see some of the many nuraghic ruins – weird and atmospheric – and the mining ghost towns. You could eat at an agriturismo or just buy some pecorino or honey. And there are other lovely beaches further down the coast. But on the whole there is not a lot to do in the way of museums and such - this is a beach holiday with fabulous food and scenery.
A little holiday italiano would be very helpful, as most of your fellow holidaymakers are mainland Italians and the Sards speak very little English. We really spoke English only to each other the whole week. The handiest phrases you'll need are 'Posso avere...?' (may I have) and 'Avete...?' (do you have), besides normal greetings and words for food/days and times/open and closed etc. Also remember to keep your headlights on and dipped during the day. Enjoy!
John and Mary
Review submitted by Caroline from York England (Submitted: 17 May 2007)
This property was pretty and functional. We are a family of 5 and there was plenty of space. Brigida from Brezzamarina looked after us really well and when we had a minor problem with the shower came to us within 5 minutes of us phoning and sorted it all out.
We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend this property to anyone - in fact we already have!!
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 19 Sep 2005)
Easy to find with good directions.
Clean, well equipped and spacious.
Close to shops and other amenities.
Very friendly and helpful management.
A beautiful developing area with unspoilt coastline and big sandy beaches.
Review submitted by Andy from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Submitted: 6 Jun 2005)
The villa was incredible, the management was amazing. The management of this proeperty was great with helping make our stay as god as possible. Very friendly, very knowledgable about the area and surrounding areas, his suggestions for local establishments were fantastic. He even translated for us via cell phone when we ran into a bit of an emergency.
The directions provided were perfect for finding the villa. The villa was clean, spacious, and well looked after. Management provided a laundy service for a few Euro extra, which was nice to take advantage of. Management was even friendly when being woken up late at night to help fix a blown breaker.
The town is lovely, albeit quiet in April. The people are friendly. We really felt looked after by people who liked doing their job.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 22 Nov 2004)
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