If you are looking for truly unique, beautiful Airbnbs in Sardinia for the perfect holiday, you have come to the right place.
Blessed with gorgeous beaches, pristine nature, mountain trails, unique archeological sites, beautiful cities and quaint villages, a rich history and culture and offering delicious food and wine to its visitors, Sardinia is a fantastic holiday destination year round.
If you are considering a trip to Sardinia, you surely need to find a suitable place to stay. Apartments or – even better – villas are a great option for either short stay or prolonged vacations, and there really are some great ones all over the island for a truly unique experience.
Airbnb in Sardinia works pretty much like hotels. In most cases you will get an entire apartment to yourself – and on some rare occasions and if you are looking for more budget friendly options, you may rent a room in the same place where the host lives. The host will have to register your stay with the local authorities and you may have to pay a separate tourist tax (usually just a euro or two per night).
If you are looking for the best apartments or villas in Sardinia you have come to the right place. Continue reading this post for the most unique, charming, plush, quirky and fun places to stay – either alone, with your better half, or your family. And if you have budget constraints, worry not. I have something for you as well.
Continue reading for the best apartment and villa rentals in Sardinia, divided by area. All the properties I mention are listed on Airbnb, some are listed on Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com. In that case, I have included a link to VRBO and Booking.com as they are my choice for accommodation bookings.
The Best Airbnbs In Sardinia – By Area
THE SOUTH – CLOSEST AIRPORT: CAGLIARI ELMAS
The capital of Sardinia is jam-packed with great museums, churches, archeological sites and breathtaking vistas. Add to this an incredible number of fantastic restaurants, local craft breweries, shopping opportunities, beautiful urban beaches and a pristine nature reserve and you will want to visit. And great news! Some of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia are indeed in Cagliari.
SPLURGE – KARALIS RELAIS
This wonderful Airbnb in the Castello district of Cagliari is the best place to stay in town if you have enough budget to splurge. It’s steps away from all the main attractions, restaurants and bars. With two rooms and two bathrooms, it is perfect for a small group of friends or a family. The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, and there even is a jacuzzi. It costs €211 per night.
BUDGET – APARTMENT IN VIA FIRENZE
If you are looking for a more budget friendly, yet comfortable option, this apartment in Via Firenze comes at just €85 per night. It is near the gorgeous Basilica di Bonaria and Monte Urpinu Park and at 15 minutes walking distance from the historic center of Cagliari. It is one of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia. With two rooms for guest use, two bathrooms, a separate kitchen and a massive living room, there is plenty of space for a family. There even is free parking on the premises.
BUDGET – SAILBOAT IN CAGLIARI
Not far from the center of town, this really is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Sardinia. It’s located on a sailboat, so you can imagine it’s not so spacious. But the experience is truly unique – and you will see that you will find anything you need for your stay. It sleeps up to 8 guests and costs €24 per person per night.
One of the most popular vacation spots in southern Sardinia, Villasimius has some of the best beaches on the island and with its Protected Marine Area of Capo Carbonara it’s a prime location for diving and other water sports. Home to some of the best resorts in Sardinia, there you will also find a few fabulous Airbnbs.
SPLURGE – BEACHFRONT VILLA
Right outside of town, this modern small villa is located in a gorgeous setting, with a beautiful garden and access to a pool, and moments away from the beach. It has two bedrooms, one full bathroom and a smaller one, and a large kitchen and living room. There is parking on the premises. I am surprised it doesn’t cost more than the requested €162 per night!
BUDGET – FABULOUS APARTMENT WITH AMAZING VIEW
When it comes to Airbnbs in Sardinia, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort if you wish to save some. At only €90 a day, this beautiful, stylish apartment has everything you need for a fabulous stay. With two rooms and suitable for up to four guests, it’ll come at a real steal. Centrally located in Villasimius, there’s parking on the premises too.
If you are looking for the perfect summer holiday destination for your entire family, look no further. With beautiful, easily accessible sandy beaches at your doorstep, Costa Rei is the ultimate place to stay in Sardinia. Home to a few luxury resorts, it’s also where some of the most unique Airbnbs in Sardinia are located!
SPLURGE – VILLA DELLE ROSE
For €200 per night you get an entire villa that sleeps up to 6 guests (in three different bedrooms). It is stylish, comfortable, completely equipped with anything you may need for a wonderful stay, and literally 20 meters away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (trust me, I walk by this villa on my way to the beach every summer!). Shops, restaurants and all other services are within easy walking distance too. At that price, I call it a steal.
BUDGET – PANORAMIC APARTMENT
For incredible views of Costa Rei, look no further. This small apartment is perfect for a couple. It’s at 15 minutes walk from the beach, and though it is not the closest, the views will pay you back for your efforts. Besides, it only costs €60 per night.
Make sure to read my post The Inside Scoop & Best Kept Secrets: Costa Rei In Sardinia.
Wonderfully understated, Pula is one of the best holiday destinations in Sardinia. From there, you can easily access the marvelous beaches of Santa Margherita di Pula, Chia, Tuerredda, as well as Nora, one of the most famous archeological sites in Sardinia. Big luxury resorts are scattered on the coast, but if you are looking for something with a more personal touch, you will find that Pula offers some of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia.
SPLURGE – LOCANDA DELLA MERIDIANA
Located in a larger building with its own pool, this small apartment is very modern, comfortable and has everything a couple may need. It’s located in Santa Margherita di Pula, at very easy walking distance from a glorious beach. It comes at €211 per night.
SPLURGE – BEACON OF HOPE
At more than €5000 per night, this villa is not exactly cheap. Is it worth it though? Well, consider you can share the price among 12 guests. The villa is actually located in a lighthouse (yes, that’s right). You will find it in the stunning location of Capo Spartivento, which will allow you to easily access both Chia Su Giudeu Beach and Cala Cipolla, two of the best beaches in Southern Sardinia. Now, go ahead and imagine sipping a cocktail while taking in the sunset from the infinity pool
The only town on San Pietro Island, Carloforte is one of Sardinia’s best kept secrets. Visit the island, and you’ll find beautiful small coves, easy hiking trails, marvelous panoramic views and some of the best diving spots in Sardinia. The town is as colorful as it gets, and has a remarkable food scene. Along with hotels, you will find some fantastic holiday homes right on Airbnb.
SPLURGE: ROMANTICA MANSARDA CON VISTA
If you want the most incredible sunset views, this is the place for you. It’s a small apartment on the top floor, full of personality and perfect for a couple. You will find everything you may possibly need for a wonderful stay – though I am sure you’ll spend your evenings on the balcony, in awe of the view. It’s close to the center of town, so parking won’t be an issue.
BUDGET: CASA TIPICA CARLOFORTINA
At €98 per night for 6 guests, two bedrooms and three bathrooms, this has to be one of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia. Minimalistic yet full of personality, incredibly stylish although budget friendly, there even is a bathtub and – check this out – a fireplace in case you venture to the island during the winter months.
Make sure to read my post A Complete Guide To Carloforte And Isola Di San Pietro, Sardinia.
THE WEST – CLOSEST AIRPORT: CAGLIARI ELMAS
Significantly less touristy, Oristano is a charming small town in central-western Sardinia that becomes the center of attention during Carnival season, when it hosts Sardinia’s most famous celebrations: Sa Sartiglia. Not far from Oristano, you will find some of the best beaches on the island. And there and in its surroundings, there are plenty of good Airbnbs.
SPLURGE – EXCLUSIVE FARM
Located in S’Anea Scoada, one of the most beautiful beaches on the western coast of Sardinia, this villa sleeps four persons, in two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is surrounded by a gorgeous garden, with a lovely porch perfect for enjoying a summer evening. The interiors are modern and stylish. It comes at €124 per night.
BUDGET – LOVELY FLAT IN ORISTANO
You can’t go wrong with this €30 per night apartment in Oristano – it’s one of the most budget friendly Airbnbs in Sardinia. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, and it is very stylish. It’s a quick walk from the city center and a perfect spot to stay if you fancy attending Sa Sartiglia.
BUDGET – AGRITURISMO CUADDUS E TELLAS
Located in Genoni, at about one hour drive from Oristano, this Agriturismo may be far from the most traditional tourist attractions in Sardinia but it is worth the trip in and of itself. You will have easy access to Giara Natural Park – a place of unique beauty where you will be in awe of local wildlife – and Su Nuraxi Archeological Site of Barumini. The farm itself is perfect to experience a bit of traditional local life, and to taste local food. At €30 per night, it can’t get better than that.
THE NORTHEAST – CLOSEST AIRPORT: ALGHERO FERTILIA
In northwest Sardinia, Alghero is one of the most popular tourist spots. This medium size city features a beautifully kept historical center, where the main attraction is the bastion facing the sea and from where visitors can enjoy magnificent sunset views overlooking Capo Caccia. Not far from the Alghero, you will find gorgeous coves, natural and archeological sites, and plenty of hiking opportunities. And since it is a popular tourist destination, in Alghero you will find some of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia.
SPLURGE – CHARMING VINTAGE VILLA
If you have a knack for vintage, this is the place for you. At just five minutes walking distance from the historical center of Alghero, this villa has enough space for a whopping 12 guests, and it can end up being incredibly budget friendly if there’s a few of you traveling. Beds are comfortable, there is a large garden with a patio perfect for al fresco dining. All this, for just €130 per night. Call that a steal.
BUDGET – HILLARY’S LOFT
Hillary’s Loft is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom rustic loft that located in an old historic building, dating back to 1700. The apartment has been recently refurbished and it’s incredibly stylish: think exposed stone, tuff, and raw iron finishes. At €79 a night for a couple, it’s also quite budget friendly.
Home to Sardinia’s most acclaimed beach, La Pelosa, Stintino is a lovely fishing village at about 50 km from Alghero. While La Pelosa gets most of the attention, if you plan to stay in the area you will find plenty of other beautiful beaches where you can relax too. And if you are looking for a good place to stay, Airbnb will be there for you.
SPLURGE – APPARTAMENTO A LA PELOSA
With two small rooms, this apartment is perfect for a couple or a family with just one child. It is equipped with anything you may need for a relaxing holiday. What makes it fabulous is the vicinity to La Pelosa – it’s just at your doorstep. The sea views from the porch are out of this world. It costs €159 per night.
BUDGET – APPARTAMENTO VISTA MARE
This Sea View Apartment in Stintino is equipped with two bedrooms and one bathroom, but its winning point is the rooftop terrace from where you can enjoy incredible views of the beach. It’s quite the perfect sunset spot! You can park your car safely on the premises and pick up one of the bikes for guests. It comes at €88 per night.
BUDGET – BOAT AND BREAKFAST STINTINO
This sailboat is located in the tourist harbor of Stintino and comes with all comforts, albeit a bit small. It only costs €30 per night, so if you like the idea of sleeping somewhere truly unique, you won’t even break the bank.
Castelsardo is one of the most beautiful small towns in northern Sardinia. With a beautiful historical center, a castle perched on a hill, a beautiful cathedral and easy access to many beautiful beaches, this is a fantastic place to base yourself while in Sardinia. Good to know that there are some great accommodation opportunities.
MID RANGE – APARTMENT IN THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
This apartment in the historical heart and close to Doria Castle in Castelsardo has a wonderful rustic feel. It sleeps up to four guests, but keep in mind there is only one bedroom and one bathroom. The living room is spacious and the kitchen fully equipped in case you want to eat in. It costs €99 per night.
THE NORTHWEST – CLOSEST AIRPORT: OLBIA COSTA SMERALDA
The name – Costa Paradiso, or Paradise Coast – is a clear indication of the beauty you will find in this part of Sardinia. With gorgeous beaches, hidden coves, hiking trails and excellent surfing spots, this is a wonder holiday destination. And it only helps that you will find some of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia here, right?
SPLURGE – PARADISE HILL
If you are looking for incredible views, check into this beautiful villa in Trinità d’Agultu e Vignola. Decorated in traditional style, it’s perfect for up to 4 guests – so two couples, a group of friends or a small family. You will have anything you need for a comfortable stay.
BUDGET – AGRITURISMO CAMPESI
Immersed in the countryside of Vignola, at less than 20 minutes drive from Li Cossi, this small apartment is perfect for a couple. It’s set in the middle of vineyards and the on-site shop is the perfect place to taste local products. You get a comfortable room with a kitchenette, a patio with stunning views over the vineyards. An added bonus is that it’s very close to the beach. It costs a mere €48 per night. Minimum stay is one week.
Santa Teresa di Gallura
At the northeastern tip of Sardinia, on the Bonifacio Strait and at a short distance from Corsica, Santa Teresa di Gallura is a wonderful place to visit. Its coast is home to some of the most scenic beaches in Sardinia – Rena Majore and Cala Spinosa to name just two. But there’s more! At a short distance from Santa Teresa di Gallura, Valle della Luna and Capo Testa are great hiking and sunset spots, and the entire area is known for its excellent vermentino wines. In other words, you ought to visit. And when you do so, you will find no shortage of good Airbnbs.
MID RANGE – APARTMENT CLOSE TO THE SEA
Perfect for a couple, this small Airbnb is close to the center of Santa Teresa di Gallura, while at the same time providing easy access to the beach. It is fully equipped for a nice holiday and has nice vintage touches here and there. It costs €79 per night – keep in mind that the minimum stay is one week.
Make sure to read my post A Complete Guide To Santa Teresa Di Gallura, Sardinia.
In the north of Sardinia, La Maddalena Archipelago comprises a multitude of islands and is a national park since 1994. The beaches in this archipelago are absolutely heavenly, and La Maddalena town it’s the perfect starting point for beach hopping and boat tours. Good thing that there are some excellent airbnbs there.
SPLURGE – ROCK OF AGES
At €770 per night, this villa is less expensive than you’d imagine given what you actually get. It comfortably sleeps 6 guests so you can easily share the price if you are traveling with friends. It was designed by architect Cini Boeri to offer guests stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the beach below. It’s a cozy, comfortable place to relax at the end of a day at the beach.
SPLURGE – VILLA IN PUNTA SARDEGNA
If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, this entire villa in Punta Sardegna, on the mainland in front of La Maddalena, is just the perfect place to stay. It is completely immersed in nature, and comes with a massive garden and pool. There are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, so it is perfect for a large family with children. The views from the room, the garden and the pool are absolutely fabulous. It costs €710 per night – but trust me, it’s worth the price. This is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia.
BUDGET – B&B MADDALENA ISLAND ROOM MARSALA
The Marsala Room is a nice private apartment on top of a bed and breakfast. It features one bedroom, one bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. It is tastefully decorated and spacious – quite the perfect stay in La Maddalena town. It only costs €65 per night.
Literally the most famous area of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, with beaches of breathtaking beauty, fantastic luxury hotels, glamorous restaurants and bars, is a place for the rich and famous. But move away from Porto Cervo, and you’ll find the lovely Arzachena, home of a few well kept archeological sites, and a land of scenic vineyards. And if you are worried you’ll spend an arm and a leg if you dare to visit, rest assured that some Airbnbs in Costa Smeralda are actually truly affordable.
SPLURGE – PORTO CERVO GARDEN VILLA
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this villa comfortably sleeps up to six persons. It features a massive garden perfect for relaxing, a large veranda where you can enjoy your summer evening and take in the lovely ocean breeze, and stylish interiors with a touch of Sardinian tradition. It’s located in Porto Cervo, the most happening, glamorous place in Costa Smeralda. It costs €426 per night.
SPLURGE – A PEAR IN PARADISE
At €2277 per night, this villa isn’t exactly cheap. However, it sleeps up to 6 guests, and all in the glamorous setting of Porto Cervo, the heart of Costa Smeralda. The wood ceilings, beautiful views, the patio for al fresco dining and the communal pool are only some of the features that will make your stay a memorable one.
BUDGET – AGRITURISMO PRENDAS DE SOLE
At about 30 minutes drive from Porto Cervo, close to Olbia, this Agriturismo is a great option if you want to immerse yourself in the Sardinian countryside and experience local culture and food a bit more closely. Double rooms cost €80 per night and all have a small kitchenette. The farm is run in an ecofriendly way, and you can enjoy meals there too.
If you want to learn more about Costa Smeralda, check out my extensive post by clicking here.
At a short distance from Olbia, San Teodoro has an incredible array of beaches – La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi are the most famous ones, but there are many many more. This small town is famous for its fabulous nightlife scene during the summer months – so if you are looking for a classic break made of beaches, good food and a drink or two, this is the place for you. And you won’t have trouble finding a good Airbnb here.
SPLURGE – ART VILLA
This spacious villa near San Teodoro is the ultimate holiday getaway and easily one of the best Airbnbs in Sardinia. With four beautiful bedrooms and four bathrooms, it can accommodate up to 10 guests. There is a large and fully equipped kitchen, two different living rooms (in case you get bored of one) and it has a massive garden and a heated swimming pool perfect for pool parties. It costs €546 per night.
MID-RANGE: AGRITURISMO DESOLE
With a classic Sardinian feel, rustic rooms, a nice pool for guest use and completely immersed in the gorgeous countryside, this Agriturismo is one of the nicest Airbnbs in Sardinia if you wish to have a more local experience. Guests can enjoy traditional meals on the premises – but keep in mind that’s only available in July and August. Double rooms cost €100 per night.
At just €60 per night it can’t get better than that, considering how popular a destination San Teodoro is. This small apartment on the ground floor is close to the center of town and at just 500 meters from the main beach. It has a garden and a veranda too – perfect to hang out in the evening.
THE EAST – CLOSEST AIRPORTS: EITHER CAGLIARI OR OLBIA
Tortolì & Santa Maria Navarrese
Right next to one another on the eastern coast of Sardinia, Santa Marina Navarrese and Tortolì are small coastal towns from where you can access the isolated, stunning beaches of the Gulf of Orosei such as Cala Goloritzé and Cala Mariolu, and more. They get crowded during the summer months – which is why you need to book your holiday rental well in advance. Needless to say, you will find some great Airbnbs in this part of Sardinia.
SPLURGE – VILLA SARA
Located in Lotzorai, between Santa Maria Navarrese and Tortolì, this massive villa is blissfully isolated in the countryside. It has a massive garden and heated pool. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen and living room, and plenty of outdoor space, it’s the perfect place to stay for a family traveling with children, who are guaranteed to have a good time. It even welcomes pets – it really is one of the nicest airbnbs in Sardinia.
MID-RANGE – BOAT AND BED II
Located in Arbatax harbor, minutes from Tortolì, this boat features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can comfortably fit up to four guests. The Marina location is ideal – quiet, and there are restaurants and bars nearby. The starting price is €113 per night for one guest, but the full boat will cost €158 for a group of four, so that’s quite reasonable.
BUDGET – GUEST HOUSE OLEANDRO
The Guest House Oleandro is located in Santa Maria Navarrese and features two bedrooms and one bathroom. Close to the beach and the main square, with its nice veranda and comfortable couches, it’s a great place to relax after a day at the beach. It costs €74 per night.
For more information on accommodation in Sardinia, check out these posts:
- The Best Airbnbs In Cagliari
- The Most Beautiful Beach Resorts In Sardinia
- Where To Stay In Sardinia: The Best Areas And Hotels
- The Nicest Hotels In Cagliari
- The Best Airbnbs In Villasimius
- The Best Hotels In Santa Maria Navarrese
- The Best Boutique Hotels In Sardinia
- The Best Agriturismo In Sardinia
- The Best Villas In Sardinia