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5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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 space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $34 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $75 NZD
Security Deposit $151 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - tre rampe


Safety features
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 15 - Nov 5, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

7 Reviews

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Oksana User Profile
September 2017
Large stylish retro flat. Location - by the sea front and away from the noise of historic town centre. Great view and the terrace. Preparation required because a very comprehensive email is sent out beforehand and the host wasn't too keen to explain again.

Sebastien User Profile
August 2017
Nice place, good location to visit Alghero !

Alice User Profile
June 2017
Gigi was very accommodating of our last minute booking. We didn't meet him in person but he was always very responsive to our messages. They provide a very useful leaflet with all the best things to do and places to eat in Alghero. The balcony looking over the sea was wonderful and it's only a short walk to the Old Town. The bed linen was uncomfortable, but overall I find this Airbnb to be good value for money.

Marina User Profile
June 2017
We had a really great time in Alghero and in Massimo´s apartment. When we arrived, Gigi gave us a full introduction of the apartment and good advices for our holiday (where to eat, what to see etc.). He even sent us these informations before our arrival. The apartment was really nice with a beautiful traditional tiled floor. It had a large balcony with a beautiful seascape. The sea was only a few meters to walk. To arrive the nice old town of Alghero we only had to walk ten minutes. We would come back every time again.

Csaba User Profile
September 2016
Massimo's place is simply amazing. Unique flat, nice furniture, pictures and posters. Balcony is spacious, breathtaking view to the sea and Las Tronas hotel(it's a castle). Very close to the town centre, everything is avalible within short distance. Hosting was super, we got a lot of info about everything in a folder as well. We'll be back, that's for sure.

Giulio User Profile
July 2016
I've been in Alghero recently and I fell in love with this city, I wanted to know it better and explore the surroundings: Casa dels Misteris was simply perfect for this. The house has a perfect location to go to every single beautiful place close to this city but even the sea just in front of the house is great. The view from the terrace is lovely and the building itself has something special. We loved the house which has plenty of room and is very comfortable: is clear that is not just a house to rent but an house to live in (the walls full of prints, ...). There is also a lovely collection of board games from the most popular ones to some quite hard to find: the owner must be a real connoisseur! When we booked we got every information we needed and Gigi that welcomed us at the house was very kind and made us feel like arriving at home. I'll surely go back there again!

Thomas User Profile
September 2016
Superbe accueil de Gigi, l'ami de Massimo, dans un appartement très confortable, très propre, très bien décoré. La terrasse est notre pièce préférée... spacieuse, ensoleillée avec vue sur la mer!!

Rome, ItalyJoined in April 2016
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Massimo, appassionato di cinema e arte, archeologia e fumetti, autore di giochi di simulazione e di ruolo.

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