Casa dels Misteris in Palau de Valencia, charming building in Catalan style by the sea, is a spacious apartment on third floor with scenic terrace, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lunch room and leavingroom. Two minutes walking from the beach and ten minutes from the Historical center.
You are in the "House of the Mysteries", in Catalan “Casa dels Misteris”, which is part of the "Palau de Valencia", charming complex of buildings designed and realized as a Catalan court by the sea in the 60s by Antonio Simon Mossa, renown architect from Alghero.
From the terrace on the third floor, your eyes can wander around in the transparent bay between the Calabona hill and the crenellated headland of the hotel Las Tronas until loosing on the Capo Caccia rock. Inside you can meet the ironic glance of Corto Maltese, the melancholy of Bogart, the enigmatic smile of Garbo together with the many expressions of many other stars of the cinema and adventure.
You’ll meet also the suggestions and the light flashes of Kandinsky blended with the bizarre geometry of Escher and the signs of Klee and Miro. But also stand out pictures and names that recall the rough talking stones of the island of Sardinia and the millennial history of its civilizations. All this it’s presented with no apparent order, but remember that the dough that gives substance to this corner of the world is such stuff as dreams are often made on.
The house has a terrace with a wonderful sea view, a barbecue and a wide space for sunbathing, eating and enjoying the sea; it consists of a living room with fireplace, a dining room, two double bedrooms with 5 beds in total, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a service terrace with washing machine. One of the bedrooms opens onto the terrace with sea view, the second bedroom instead overlooks the tree-lined courtyard. The bathrooms are both with window, one with shower and the other with a small bathtub. The furnishings are essential, practical and colorful, the house also offers board games, books, magazines, TV. The kitchen is very well equipped. Available kettle, toaster, gas oven, refrigerator with freezer, iron, ironing board, hair dryer.
Free access to a little beach just in front of the house, next to the best hotels of Alghero (4 and 5 stars). A 10 minutes walk from downtown.
The name of this house has been given by the architect and you can find it at the entrance in Perpignan street. However this name fits very well to my house because I like mysteries and, as author of simulation and role games, in the Summer 1983 I invented a game for the summer nights in Rome called “Le ottanta e una notte”, the Mystery of “The Roman Summer” . You can find the poster of this event in the house!
Mysteries aside, in the “Casa dels Misteris” you can really relax, enjoying unforgettable sunsets on Capocaccia, so as the mistral breeze or the heavenly serenity of the sea in the morning.
All the house and the terrace too.
Interaction with guests
I come often here to Alghero to read, work, rest and watch the sea, but I have come many times with my family and our friends to spend eventful holidays. This house is accustomed to welcome people, from all over the world. It reflects the wandering soul of Corto Maltese. This is why it’s also open to all of you.
At your arrival you will be welcomed by my friend Gigi, who runs a nice and appreciated B & B in Alghero ; Gigi will take care of you and will give you all the necessary information to enable you to enjoy an unforgettable stay in this corner of Mediterranean paradise.
A surcharge of EUR 10 applies for arrivals outside check-in hours.
Other things to note
We don’t have a FLAT internet offer but we have at disposal a WI - FI Mobile Router with limited use up to 250MB daily : DO NOT DOWNLOAD PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ! The service fee is 3 Euros per day payable in cash on arrival .
Parking is available just below the house and is free. It's a free un-attended parking on the street. Only during the months of July and August you can have few problems in finding a free parking just in front of the house, but having a look on the Lungomare Valencia or in the rear via Kennedy you’ll always find somewhere to park.
The house is not accessible for those with physical disabilities and not recommended for the elderly because of the three flights of stairs to do without a lift.
Having a car is recommended for those who choose this neighborhood and wants to shoot a little the surroundings and the beaches, but if you are without a car, the public transport are located in the public gardens in front of the harbor, 15 minute walk from home.
In the old town or near by the port you can rent bicycles with which you can easily get around town and go to the beaches. Pay attention by car because the entrance to the old town is governed by ztl and you can not park inside even in the hours of transit.
THE HOUSE HAS AN ELECTRICAL CAPACITY OF 3.5 KWH. You can use together only two devices. In case of overcharge switch off one of the device, wait few minutes and then switch on the central counter and the circuit breaker on the left at the entrance.
close always the gas after use.
never leave outside in the balcony benches or chairs in wood of the house (they can be damaged by pigeons or rain).
Do not bring our towels outside the apartment
Respect the rest and sleep of the neighbours from 2pm to 4pm and from 10 pm to 8am.
Respect the rules for waste recycling (see the panel in the kitchen)
do not leave dirty dishes or too many bags of waste before your leaving, otherwise you must pay €10 for the extra cleaning at your check-out.
The check out is not later than 10.00am. Please tell Gigi what time you have to leave the house.
Barbecue be careful to clean up everything, otherwise pigeons will come. Remember to restore in the barbecue the net against the birds.
You will be given the house rules more in detail at your arrival.
From Sep 15 - Nov 5, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Massimo, appassionato di cinema e arte, archeologia e fumetti, autore di giochi di simulazione e di ruolo.