Sat inside Tovolara’s marine park, Capo Coda Cavallo, Villa Maratua lies on an elevated piece of land boasting glistening, panoramic blue views of the marine area, bays and surrounding leafy islands.
Tastefully fitting into the local landscape, this gated villa is somewhat of a masterpiece, tying modern and traditional elements together to create a stunning vision. Intricate tiling crawls up the driveway leading to a set of steps and a flowerbed that guides you towards the entrance.
Spreading over two floors, with inside and outside interconnecting staircases, the lower level houses three bedrooms, each with their own en-suites, plus a generous living and dining area with a kitchenette, a cosy open granite fireplace that was carved by a stonemason on site and a veranda.
Upstairs, you’ll be met with a large living area that’s connected to a second dining room and kitchen, each leading out to a terrace, ideal for entertaining small and large groups inside a homely yet quintessentially Italian setting.
There are further two bedrooms with en-suites upstairs, with one leading onto covered veranda area, offering gorgeous far-flung views and a lovely private setting to enjoy the weather and unwind in. Air conditioning keeps the entirety of the top floor cool throughout the summer months.
With refined fixtures and fittings throughout, each floor boasts Sardinian marble sourced from Orosei, a material loved by the famous local architects of Costa Smeralda, while the ceilings each feature detailed carvings and arches, each of them different, adding to the individualistic character of the villa. The stone walls have been finished in natural local Sardinian stone for an authentic feel.
An outside staircase will take you up to the most stand-out feature of this property – a 40m2 roof terrace that gives 360-degree views of the surrounding plant life, architecture, land and shining blue waters, making you feel you’re on top of the whole of Sardinia.
Surrounding the entire villa, a beautifully kept garden of rocks and macchia plants brings this slice of Sardinia to life, while the covered barbecue area sits in between two giant rocks, complete with a pizza oven, steel and cast iron grills and a striking sink that has been sunk into a rock as a design feature.
There’s even an outdoor shower that’s been built into a rock, allowing you to take warm showers in the sun in the midst of foliage and plant life. This villa was built with indoor and outdoor group entertaining at its core and has left nothing to be desired, the 13m kidney-shaped swimming pool with a springboard being the cherry on top of the cake!
Villa Maratua, divided in two levels connected with inner and outer stairways, can accommodate up to 10 people with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
Upper ground floor
– Sitting room with 2 sofas, an armchair and working fireplace
– Dining area with 10 chairs
– Kitchen with 4 gas hobs, oven, kettle and dishwasher
– Two double bedrooms
– Two bathrooms
Lower ground floor
– Three double bedrooms
– Three bathrooms
– Sitting room with working fireplace
– Dining area
– Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board
– Private pool (12m x 6m)
– Poolside terrace
– Barbecue area with oven, grill and a sink
– Gate and fencing surrounding property
– Bose sound system
– Board games
– Private parking