New addition for 2020.
Portolaconia Residence is part of the Tanca Manna complex and is situated 30 kilometres north of Olbia on the north east coast of Sardinia between Cannigione and Palau. The whole complex, built in the 80s, is on a hillside facing the sea, with Portolaconia Residence on one of the lower terraces, close to the Piazzetta where, from June to mid September you will find a bar, restaurant, launderette, and also a supermarket (April to October) that sells gluten free products.
The residence is surrounded by green Mediterranean vegetation that in spring becomes one mass of bright yellow mimosa and broom. There are 106 apartments laid out in terraced blocks, each with its own independent entrance, ground floor with a covered patio and garden, or steps up to mezzanine and first floor apartments each with a covered terrace and tables and chairs to be able to enjoy the views to the sea while eating outside. There are several different apartment types ranging from studio apartments for 2 up to larger apartments for 4,5 or 6 persons with a double bedroom and second bedroom with 2 or 3 beds and if needed a sofa bed available in the living room. There are a few steps in all the apartments except the studio. The small kitchens have 4 gas rings, sink, large fridge with small freezer, and on request you can rent a microwave oven for your stay. I have also requested that there be a toaster available to be used for toasting gluten free bread only and should be requested on arrival at reception and returned (without crumbs) before departure. The bathrooms are all with shower/wc and there is free Wifi throughout the units. Due to flight arrival times it may be possible to check in earlier/later than the standard times shown above.
From Portolaconia Residence you can reach the beach in front of the complex on foot in a few minutes. However if you don't want to walk during the hotter summer months you can book the 3 wheeler Ape taxi service and even be picked up/dropped back at your apartment for €1,50 per person each way! For lovers of watersports there is windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, scuba diving and snorkelling. If you prefer other kinds of sports then there’s also tennis, horse riding and golf nearby.
In nearby CANNIGIONE you will find several restaurants that advertise as having gluten free options: The nearest, La Vecchia Lampara is just 1.5 kms, and the others, Da Serafino e Giovanni (pizzas), La Sciumara e La Zattera between 2.5 to 3km. Further away you will find several restaurants in OLBIA, the latest addition being an entirely gluten and dairy free restaurant BE FREE which also has vegetarian and vegan options.
For those who are looking for a relaxing holiday Sardinia is the perfect place. You can't help but enjoy the crystal clear water, the beautiful sandy beaches or small rocky coves along the coast just waiting to be discovered. There are also daily boat trips to the small islands that make up the Archipelago of La Maddalena or you can go inland and discover ancient traditions and visit small hamlets that seem to belong to another era. However, if you prefer 'the high life' you will find that too! Just a few kilometres drive is Porto Cervo the centre of the famous 'Costa Smeralda' with its shops bars and famous night clubs and also Baia Sardinia. To the north is the town of Palau, Capo D'Orso and the island of La Maddalena.
The centre of Cannigione is just 2.5kms from the residence and has plenty of bars, shops, restaurants, and chemist and in the evenings throughout the summer a local handicraft market along the road by the harbour and sea front. There is a local bus service several times per day which will take you from Tanca Manna into Cannigione and return. What is even better several of those times are late afternoon and evening so that you could easily bus into the town, enjoy an aperitivo, dinner, a stroll and still get a bus back to the residence. You will find local morning markets in Cannigione on Monday, Arzachena on Wednesday, San Pantaleo on Thursday and Palau on Friday.
In the resort
Reception (8.30 - 13.00 and 15.30 - 19.00) - in Piazzetta supermarket - launderette - bar and restaurant (open 01.06 - 15.09) - ATM machine - booking office for tour to the islands
In the apartments
106 apartments ranging from 2 - 6 persons: double bedroom - 2nd bedroom with 2 - 3 beds - living area - kitchen with 4 gas rings, sink, large fridge with freezer - covered patio or terrace - wifi - TV - telephone - mid week change of towels - special containers for rubbish recycling - microwave on request (€10,00 per week)
Beach (300mt)- Ape 3 wheeler taxi service to beach - windsurf - sailing - scuba diving - tennis - horse riding - golf - service bus to Cannigione for ATM cash machine, chemist, shopping area, restaurants
Prices are per week per apartment self catering. There are 5 different apartment types - studio for 2 persons and the others with slightly different layouts but all with double bedroom and a second small room with 2 - 3 beds or bunks for 4, 5 or even 6 people.
Studio 2 persons
April, May, end Sept, October €210,00
June, Middle September €294,00 - €399,00
1st week July, 1st wk Sept €497,00
July, begin + end August €574,00 - €665,00
Apartment types A, B, C, D, for 4,5 or 6 persons (Prices vary according to apartment type)
April, May, end Sept, October €336,00 - €462,00
June, Middle September €413,00 - €560,00 / €532,00 - €686,00
1st week July, 1st wk Sept €665,00 - €861,00
July, begin + end August €770,00 - €994,00 / €889,00 - €1.148,00
August €1.120,00 - €1,428,00
Price includes sheets, towels plus mid week change of towels and final cleaning of the apartment except for kitchen and cooking equipment that MUST be left clean.
Tourist tax between mid June to mid September of €1,50 per person per day (from 12 yrs )
Security deposit of €150,00 (credit card imprint)
Payment conditions: 50% of apartment total at the time of booking and the remainder on arrival at the residence.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added.