What was once the lighthouse keeper’s lodge is now a luxurious cliffside escape? Casa Malfatano is Italy’s only military structure to be converted into guest accommodation, nestled amongst a wealth of unspoiled nature on the cliffside of Chia. Perfectly located to maintain the lighthouse with the added bonus of awe inspiring views from the mountains to the bluey hues of the ocean.
The large building stands in a U-shape, providing ample space for all guests and activities. Set across two floors, the Casa boasts five suites, comfortably sleeping up to ten people. Four of the suites have their own lounge areas as well as luxe sleeping areas and bathrooms. The fifth room might be a tad cosier but still has the same opulent antique minimalist decor featuring a double bed and a bathroom.
Outside is a large, crystal clear infinity pool, presented on a rustic yet modern decking. This pool offers great views of the surrounding area and sea-vista, so detailed you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were actually by the ocean! Next to the pool is an outdoor lounge area, a great place to soak up the Italian sun, without the splashing. A little bit beyond the pool is a charming outdoor bar area which is also home to a wood oven, the perfect place to enjoy a bottle from the Casa’s very own wine cellar.
In the southern most tip of Sardinia, lies the beautiful coastal region of Chia. This idyllic stretch of coast is home to many a picturesque beach, stunning nature and of course, is steeped in history.
Chia is a rare beauty, with hillsides overflowing with Juniper, Mastic and Myrtle and a consistently warm temperature which barely ever drops to below 15 degrees centigrade.
Around the beaches of Chia there are plenty of things to do including boat trips, snorkelling, sun bathing and of course, lovely coastal walks, all with fantastic views of the ocean. The nearby beaches of Sa Colonia and Arveskida are also home to a night scene with bars and a small number of clubs, perfect for a night cap before a moonlight stroll on the beach.
Nearby sights include Chia Tower which offers fantastic views of the ocean and is itself an interesting place to visit due to it’s history as a lookout against pirate raids. There is also a golf course in the area along with several opportunities for shopping.
Further up the Chia coast is the historical town of Nora which is a must visit. Nora is home to the archaeological ruins of an Ancient Roman city, containing beautiful temples, mosaics and even Roman Baths. There is also the famed Nora Lagoon which is as gorgeous as it sounds.
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extra Services available
- Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Jeep excursions, InflatableBoat, Sailboat
- Massage and beauty treatments
- Additional Single bed or Baby Cot
- Transfer service to distant bays
- Transfer from/to the Cagliari Elmas airport
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!