We stayed in this apartment last year (2015) and we liked the apartment and Pierpaolo and Chiara so much that we came back again this year.
They are WONDERFUL hosts, always available to solve any problems (there were only small ones) and made us feel so welcome!
They even remembered that we really liked a particular restaurant and made reservations for us before we arrived! There was a bottle of lovely wine and Sardinian pastries for us when we arrived.
The apartment is loaded with character! Handmade rugs and curtains and interesting artwork on the walls.
The kitchen is great and well supplied with utensils and good ventilation so you could really cook.
When we expressed a desire to buy rugs similar to the ones in the apartment, Pierpaolo and Chiara found 2 amazing sisters who made them an hour away from the city. Pierpaolo picked us up and took us there and supplied interpretation as we picked the design and the wool for custom made rugs. It was one of our favorite experiences this year!!!!!.
The apartment is about a 20 minute walk from the older part of the city and has parking for your car which is a big plus. You can eat, shop and walk in the old city and then drive to the beach! The neighborhood is comfortable and safe and is just 2 blocks from the San Benedetto Market. This market is amazing and open 6 days per week until 1 pm ( closed Sunday I think).
Abbiamo soggiornato a Casa di Pi nelle due settimane precedenti e il nostro giudizio è più che positivo: accogliente, attrezzata di tutto punto (inclusa lavatrice/asciugatrice e pentola a pressione), posizionata in un bel quartiere a due passi dal mercato di San Benedetto e vicino all'autobus per il Poetto, di fianco a grandi viali alberati.
Avendo una bambina di un anno e la necessità di utilizzare la cucina, per noi è stato un rifugio perfetto.
L'accoglienza di Pierpaolo e Chiara è stata molto calorosa: al nostro arrivo abbiamo trovato una bottiglia di moscato e un vassoio di dolci sardi, ci siamo sentiti davvero i benvenuti.
Casa di Pi was a wonderful place to stay in Cagliari. We stayed 6 nights starting on August 28, 2015. The Owner, Pierpaolo and his partner Chiara, could not have been better hosts. They were waiting out in the street for us ( tired from a long flight), and had wine and Sardininian sweets for us in the kitchen. They provided a beach umbrella and beach towels for our stay and made great recommendations for places to eat and shop for food.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and well appointed. It was the owner's previous personal apartment and was full of lovely art, woven rugs and lace curtains. The full kitchen was great and had an exterior ventilation system so you could REALLY cook.
The bathroom was large and very nice and had a washing machine that also dried the clothes. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well which was important as it was hot when we stayed.
A super-plus was that we were able to park our car in a gated courtyard outside of the apartment building. This was more than convenient as parking in Italy is often a problem.
There are several flights of stairs to get to the apartment which is on the top floor of the building, this was no problem for us as stairs are a fact of life in Italy. It was also very quiet being on the top floor.
Another plus is that you are only 2 blocks from the San Benedetto Market, which is actually listed as a thing to do in Cagliari, but is a MARVELOUS place to shop for any kind of food. The fish were so fresh, many were still flopping in the boxes. The apartment is in a more modern part of the city, but you can walk to the old city center in about 20 minutes. Marvelous beaches are easy to drive to ( 30 minutes drive or so) and the drives are also lovely with views out over the sea on the way there.
Tidy and clean, fully equipped (air-conditioning in every room), elegant yet cozy, very central, Pierpaolo's apartment was a treat.
Easy to talk to, always ready to help, Pierpaolo was the perfect landlord.
I strongly recommand this apartment for a stay in the city especially if you have a car (a parking spot is available in the court-yard).
It was a briliant experience, one of the best experiences on AirBnB so far.
Absolutely recommend! Me and my girlfriend were staying in this apartment for a month.
The hosts - Pierpaolo and Chiara - are very nice and hospitable people.
When we arrived, they met us in front of the entrance to the building, introduced the apartment in all details and also presented us a bottle of wine and a pack of fresh local sweets - it was so nice and tasty!
They speak English good enough, especially Chiara.
All in all, we felt so much welcome upon our arrival, like we would come home of our old friends.
The apartment is exactly as described in the listing - it's tastfuly decorated, everything is in a good/perfect condition, very clean. The apartment is very well organized and has everything what you would need during a short or long stay.
Very big and comfortable king size bed in bedroom, very nice red leather couch/chair as well as good work place (a table and office chair) in living room, fully equipped kitchen with everything clean and in a perfect condition, including dish washer and coffe machine.
There is penty of space for your clothes and other belongings in bedroom and walk-in closet.
WiFi works very well, Internet connection was good enough for us, even for two computers at a time, even for video calls and streaming video. Air conditioning with separate control in all rooms (bedroom, living room and kitchen)!
Living in this apartment is a joy. Plus hosts provide cleaning service that is included in the price, which is very convenient.
NOTE: as it is described in the listing, the apartment is on 3d floor, NO elevator/lift in the building, so it might be an issue for people with disabilities.
The neighborhood is very quiet at night.
Location of this apartment is just beautiful. It is in city center, but far enough from turistic part of the city - historical center, which is about 20 mins away by walk.
There are several supermarkets close by, a small shop with beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
Many small cafes, bars, restaurants, backeries, ice cream shops are nearby as well.
The city itself is worth to visit - there are several parks, nice historic center, and a big Poetto beach with clean and transparent water (you can rent a kayak or SUP there)!
Also do not forget to visit small villages in the area (like Chia and Villasimius).
To sum it up, it was a great stay.
We got so much pleasnt amotions and big part of it are the apartment and the hosts.
Thank you Pierpaolo and Chiara!
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A marvelous experience at Casa di Pi!
The hosts welcomed us warmly at the unit upon my arrival and were very friendly.
The owner, Pi made sure that I stayed there comfortably by coming by to show us how to open and close the blind.
The unit is very spacious, impeccably clean (extremely important to me!) and modern. I loved the fact that I hardly saw any tourists in the neighborhood, yet you can walk to Castello and Marina neighborhood. You can find a number of nice cafes, restaurants and shops around this unit.
I highly recommend this unit to anybody who appreciates local atmosphere and tranquility. Thank you again to Pi and Chiara and I would definitely consider coming back.
It is always a pleasure to stay at Pi's. Chiara and Pierpaolo are welcoming, honest, trustworthy and always ready to help. I consider their place as my pied-à-terre in Cagliari. Highly recommended.
This is my second stay at Casa di Pi. This time I stayed nearly three weeks.
I do feel at home there. Clean, elegant, comfy, fully equipped (very performing iron!) and centrally located.
On top, this apartment comes with a parking spot, which makes it very easy to come and go since parking in the city can be quite complicated at times.
Chiara and Pierpaolo are easily available for anything and always willing to help. They are easy-going, efficient and charming.
I strongly recommand Casa di Pi.
Dicembre 2015 - Gennaio 2016
Appartamento super accessoriato, pulito e spazioso, con aria condizionata in ogni stanza, insomma non manca nulla!
Sembra di essere a casa propria.
La zona in cui è ubicato l'abitazionr è servita di tutto (autobus, supermercato, farmacia, bar, edicola, pizzeria ad asporto, ristoranti..) e si trova a meno di due km dai quartieri storici di Cagliari nonché dalla stazione dei treni e degli autobus.
La posizione é strategica sia per raggiungere le spiagge verso est che verso ovest, per chi non avesse voglia di far mezz'oretta di strada la spiaggia del Poetto si trova nelle strette vicinanze.
Pierpaolo e Chiara sono stati gentilissimi e disponibili, domenica in orario di pranzo ci sono anche venuti a prendere in areoporto facendoci fare un veloce giro della città dandoci delle delucidazioni.
Una casa splendida come le stesse persone che la fittano. Pierpaolo e Chiara infatti sono infatti due persone fantastiche.
Hanno fatto di tutto per farmi sentire a mio agio: dal venirmi a prendere non appena arrivato a Cagliari, al l'accompagnarmi all'aeroporto per la partenza.
Pulizie settimanali e orari flessibili, cambio biancheria settimanale e disponibili a qualsiasi ora anche su whatsapp.
La casa è bellissima, spaziosissima e luminosa, divisa perfettamente in due tra zona giorno/cucina e zona notte.
Unico neo: la mancanza dell'ascensore, la casa è infatti al quarto piano.
Che dire?! Grazie di vero cuore a Pierpaolo e la sua dolce metà! Arrivederci a presto.