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Old 02.05.2014, 14:36
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

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I take your point... at the same time, if you have family members who are extremely picky eaters or have food allergies of some sort, self-catering can be a sensible way to guarantee they won't go hungry or worse. Also makes it easier to cut up apples for toddler snacks etc. in the morning, so you can head out for the whole day and not worry about finding a restaurant or grocery store open when you want one.

Nothing says you have to use the kitchen if you don't want to - you're completely free to eat out morning noon and night if that's what you prefer - the point is that it's there if you do want it.
It is amazing what you can fix in a standard hotel room, particularly if there is a water kettle. I have traveled a lot with 2 youngsters in tow (they are older now and remember worst holiday ever as a self-catering chalet...) and have never thought "wish there was a kitchen". I have friends who only go on self-catering holidays, so definitely to each there own
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

Agreed MathNut- we always self catered when holidaying with our family- the only way it was affordable. We still had many meals out, but it was great to have facilities to cook simple meals and cut cost, and also to be able to make drinks, packed lunches (a fridge is essential) and our own breakfast.
We could have never afforded to go skiing with our kids if it was not self-catering, and making packed lunches to take to the mountain, for instance.

Some of our UK friends thought we were nuts to go self-catering- getting up eraly to get bread and stuff for packed-lunches, schlepping them with us all over the mountain, then at the end of a long day skiing, going back to supermarket to get food to prepare the evening meal- but that meant we could go skiing for 2 weeks instead of one- and for us it was well worth it. Also plenty of space for kids to play, etc, not available with hôtel rooms. The OP can charge what he wants- but for me- charging the same for 2 kids in what is a dormitory, than for 4, including a nice double room, is not a fair pricing policy. I used to run a business (language school) from our home- and I would always appreciate comments from outsiders about possible improvements.

And also, as our grand-son has severe allergies to egg and nuts- self-catering is the only way.
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Old 02.05.2014, 14:41
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Agreed MathNut- we always self catered when holidaying with our family- the only way it was affordable. We still had many meals out, but it was great to have facilities to cook simple meals and cut cost, and also to be able to make drinks, packed lunches (a fridge is essential) and our own breakfast.
We could have never afforded to go skiing with our kids if it was not self-catering, and making packed lunches to take to the mountain, for instance.

And also, as our grand-son has severe allergies to egg and nuts- self-catering is the only way.
I agree. I like the flexibility you get with self catering, it's much more relaxed than staying in a hotel especially with young kids.
We still go self catering for our main holiday but go to hotels for shorter breaks but we don't have youngsters any more and never had a problem with allergies.
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Very true, the wife would divorce me if I booked this type of holiday.
We self-catered for our honeymoon so maybe I have a subconscious resentment. OTOH, nothing beats self-catering from a rucksack with a tent in the mountains
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Old 02.05.2014, 14:47
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Basically you are charging the price for a 4 star hotel for a shed from the last century.
...and > These days there are some constructing works in the front yard so I did not post pictures.

God, now that was a funny reply

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I agree. I like the flexibility you get with self catering, it's much more relaxed than staying in a hotel especially with young kids.
We still go self catering for our main holiday but go to hotels for shorter breaks but we don't have youngsters any more and never had a problem with allergies.
Self catering isn't necessarily more flexible.

In a hotel you can, within limits, come when you want and leave when you want and if something's not right, you can complain there are then and it will normally get fixed there and then.

I've had enough breaks in self-catering villas in which the landlord didn't turn up at the agreed meeting point to give us the keys and we had to phone three times and then finally come to a different place. Then when he had let us in and gone away it turned out half the appliances weren't fit for purpose, the roof was leaking, there were cockroaches in the kitchen and the landlord was suddenly unable to understand a word I said (if he answered the phone at all) and when the holidays were over the same landlord got an attitude and claimed we had to pay extra for all the things we had supposedly broken.

Na. No more pretending to save money for me.
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Self catering isn't necessarily more flexible.

In a hotel you can, within limits, come when you want and leave when you want and if something's not right, you can complain there are then and it will normally get fixed there and then.


Na. No more pretending to save money for me.
It depends on what you mean by flexibility. In a hotel you're still constrained by the times they serve breakfast and it wouldn't be very well viewed if you went down to breakfast in your PJs for example. You're also pretty much forced to eat all your meals either in the hotel restaurant or elsewhere. There are not normally the facilities to store the stuff you need to make a picnic ( or indeed the equipment to do it) to take out with you on an excursion.

Self catering is not necessarily money saving either. You can probably stay in a basic hotel for less than a luxury villa but we would prefer the villa option.

It all comes down to personal preference.
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

Wow, am I the only one working today??

Thanks everyone for the feedbacks, also to the not polite people.

  1. I am sure that if you want to have the room changed every day and you do not want to cook....you should not look for an house!
  2. If you want to look for a cheaper price then I can suggest you to get a tent and go camping...I can suggest you really nice camping to go.
  3. If you are looking for a stylish house or a super hotel, you again might have chose the wrong website: http://cluberia.com/en/hotels/search...0000a2/4136688 that's your website.

Now for the price, the idea of paying per day is because if you want to stay 9 days, you want to know how much you pay.

The price for people was intended to rent the house also to less people then 7, so to make the price a bit more affordable for smaller groups.

Have a nice evening and PM if interested, I will let you know availability.
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

I could not open the link but suspect the hotel prices quoted are for 2 adults and 2 kids sleeping in the same room.

This has always been a no go for me on holidays and continues to be. As soon as you look for family room or adjoining rooms - you get a steep increase.

We went until now to hotels but I personally find that the "luxury" of the restaurant experience is for me offset by my 2 lively kids who cannot sit still for long enough to let me enjoy the experience. So we chose as of this year to go self catering and enjoy meals out as a couple during the year, or cook something special when the kids are in bed

I find the price is fine, especially as it could be for a whole family with 4 kids - rare to find such accomodations.

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It depends on what you mean by flexibility. In a hotel you're still constrained by the times they serve breakfast and it wouldn't be very well viewed if you went down to breakfast in your PJs for example. You're also pretty much forced to eat all your meals either in the hotel restaurant or elsewhere. There are not normally the facilities to store the stuff you need to make a picnic ( or indeed the equipment to do it) to take out with you on an excursion.
Au contraire. I've manytimes asked hotels to stick stuff in the fridge for me and I've never heard "no" as an answer. Ditto with heating up milk for the children or anything like that. We once came home late at night and our bicycles were completely caked in mud. The next morning they had magically been cleaned (of course leaving appropriate tips can sometimes help). Smaller family hotels will also offer to prepare lunch packets for you so you can picnic and don't even have to prepare anything yourself. When I'm on holidays I want to spend as much time as possible doing the stuff I really want to do. I can do housework when I'm at home so I don't see the point of going somewhere else to continue doing the same. My time is more valuable than my money.

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Self catering is not necessarily money saving either. You can probably stay in a basic hotel for less than a luxury villa but we would prefer the villa option.

It all comes down to personal preference.
The real point is that self-catering is not an alternative to a hotel but is a different product altogether, just like camping is no alternative to a hotel. For many people camping is a purpose until itself - as in relishing the experience of lighting a butane stove in the pouring rain and telling everybody in the office about it when they get back to work. Often to seasoned campers it doesn't really matter where they are but it matters that they are camping. I think self-catering villas are a bit like that too to a certain extent. Some people are attracted to the experience of living in somebody else's house for a week and take it as it comes, warts and all. And nothing wrong with that, but it really doesn't measure with a decent hotel - and once you get outside Switzerland, 100CHF a night can get you quite a few stars. 150 to 200CHF can get you into some very exclusive places.
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

The price for the rent of the house is CHF 100 per night up to 4 people and 120 in July and August (high season).
For each additional person up to 7 the price is CHF 50 per head.

The minimum stay is one week.

At the time of booking you pay half, the rest upon delivery of the keys in Sardinia.
200CHF deposit that will be returned at check out if everything is fine.
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The price for the rent of the house is CHF 100 per night up to 4 people and 120 in July and August (high season).
For each additional person up to 7 the price is CHF 50 per head.
Why is it 25/pp for the first four, and double that thereafter?

Normally, it's the other way around.

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Why is it 25/pp for the first four, and double that thereafter?

Normally, it's the other way around.

Tom
So, turn it the around, you get the higher numbers and it's also fair then(?) => the first 3 people sleep at 50CHF/night, the others 4 for 25CHF/night.
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

Here a quick view of the closest beaches!
I am pretty sure that during this beautiful swiss summer days you would like to be there.
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

The price for the rent of the house is CHF 120 per night up to 4 people in august.
For each additional person up to 6 the price is CHF 35 per head.
We also have a baby travel bed.
The minimum stay is one week.

Good price for direct flights to Cagliari with AirBerlin, Swiss Air and Easyjet
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

Sardinia is not only see and sun but also history and culture

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/01/tr...nt-stones.html
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Re: House for summer holidays in Sardinia 250m far from sea

So here are the prizes:
Base prize for night 100CHF for four guests minimum 4 nights.
For each guest after four is 25 CHF.
120 CHF of cleaning fee.
Deposit of 30% of the rent.
For more information and reservation calendar contact me with PM.
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