A Sulana Corsica, Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio

When we began working with beautiful A Sulana 22 years ago, villas with a private pool were almost unheard of on Corsica, and we had to operate a wait-list system up to a year or more in advance!  Nowadays pools are more commonplace, but the appeal of our flagship property remains as strong as ever, and many guests return year after year.

With generous curves and fluid lines inspired by the almost-circular bay of Rondinara which it overlooks, A Sulana has magnificent views from virtually every room.  The interiors are cool, inviting and absolutely immaculate, just like the superb gardens and terraces which surround the house. The private pool is gated for safety and heated for comfort in early and late season, which is a particular benefit for those with younger children.  An added bonus is a small open-plan guest cottage suitable for grandparents, older children or a nanny.

Rondinara Beach, just 10 minutes’ drive away, is equally child-friendly, with calm waters and gently shelving sand ideal for that inaugural paddle. The glorious terrace is tailor-made for long lunches and lazy summer evenings, but for the times when even a barbecue seems like too much work, there are several restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive, depending on the season.

The vibrant harbour towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, plus many of the superlative beaches for which Corsica is so famous, are all within a 15-30 minute drive.

See what the papers say:

"Where Life's a Beach" - The Bristol Post, January 2015

Accommodation:
  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 4-8)
  • Living room with satellite TV, CD-player, safe, wifi, iPod docking station
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining area with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin/double bedroom, twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with separate shower, WC
  • Small open-plan guest cottage with twin/double bed, en-suite shower room, sitting area, fridge

General:

  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Terraced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi swimming pool 3m diameter (depth 0.80m)
  • Private heated swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.0m – 1.7m), gated and access via Roman steps.
  • Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of £150/week)

Cleaning/linen:

  • 1 week holidays – does not include a mid-stay clean or bed linen/towel change
  • 2 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean and bed linen/towel change
Complimentary w​ifi:
  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails
  • We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected

Villa access times:

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 09.00am

Location:

  • Beach 10min drive
  • Restaurants 5-10min drive
  • Minimarket at Rondinara campsite 10min drive (open from 8am)
  • Rondinara beach restaurant 10min drive (May, early June, late September open from 9am to 7pm, mid-June to mid-September open from 9am to 10pm)
  • Porto Vecchio 20min drive
  • Bonifacio 20min drive
  • Figari airport 45min drive
  • Simpsons are a civilised way to travel. Villa A Sulana was a special place, so peaceful and serene, the owners delightful people. Their story of how they ended up in this spot is also a delight. The small details really make a difference - from the immaculate accommodation, advice from Samantha, civilised flights and car hire - we could not fault any of it. Our first time in Corsica, a rugged and beautiful country, we hope to return. The McDougall & Buick clans Mrs Buick - July 2016
  • Thank you very much for a fantastic week in your stunning villa. We've had a great time here and we managed to fit in a lot of relaxing, swimming and many a game of cards! We also really loved Bonifacio and the local beaches. Thank you both again, and hopefully we shall meet again soon! Mr White - July 2015
  • Thank you for a wonderful two weeks at A Sulana. The villa is fantastic and the view is beautiful. The weather has been extremely hot and we've been to all the local beaches. Ms Harris - July 2015
  • I can thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel and will most certainly be using them again. Mr Hewett - June 2015
  • We have had a great week here with hot and sunny weather! The views at this lovely villa are fantastic and will take your breathe away everyday. The beaches here are fantastic. Jacques and co. have been brilliant and very useful also. The villa is brilliant and quirky and we would love to come and stay here again soon! Thanks a lot! Mr Hewett - June 2015
  • This is our third Simpson holiday and we have loved every one. Your service and quality is second to none. Mrs Hughes - June 2015
  • An amazing week in a stunning location. Jacques and Suzy - you have created a truly beautiful house! Thanks again! Mr Milan - May 2015
  • A lovely, relaxing week for five friends (and one happy baby) in this beautiful villa. Perfect weather for relaxing and a bit of exploring. Loved the characterful curves of this home and of course the view, always different, always mesmerising. Steven and Bronwen - September 2014
  • We stayed here for one week in August which wasn’t nearly enough. We went to many beaches, some busy, some quiet but all of them beautiful. Susan and Thomas - August 2014
  • We had a fantastic week at A Sulana. The villa and views are stunning and Jacques and Suzie were warm and welcoming. Louise and Christopher - August 2014
  • A Sulana is one of Corsica's hidden treasures; only a very fortunate few find themselves here absorbing its gentle beauty. Lottie and Mike - June 2014
  • A Sulana exceeded our expectations. A home from home. The views are breathtaking, the beaches superb and the Corsican people very hospitable and friendly. We will return! Mrs Pearce - June 2014
  • We all really feel that we have had a wonderful break. Thank you Ian and Cherie - May 2014
  • A wonderful week at A Sulana. We have all enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this little touch of heaven. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the beautiful view was a great start to the day. Swimming in the warm pool was divine, lunches out at local beaches, a wander around Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio plus lots of wine and champagne made for a very happy week. Carrie and Patrick - May 2014
  • Lovely villa meeting all expectations we had... The view was stunning. Mr Feaver - August 2013
  • We had a wonderful holiday with Simpson Travel it was effortless. The villa we stayed in A Sulana is beautiful, the owner is lovely, as are the Simpson Reps. The island of Corsica is a must see. Mrs Berryman - May 2013
  • Dear Jacques & Suzy, Thank you for a lovely stay in A Sulana. The view is amazing, we saw the most breathtaking sunset. We visited Aiguilles de Bavella, we walked for a couple of hours, the scenery was fantastic, and we swam in the rock pools. A visit to Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio is certainly worth the visit. Many Thanks Mrs Williams - September 2012
  • Dear Suzy & Jacques, What a beautiful home – we fell instantly in love with the warmth of the house – so much life here! And the views....goes without saying. We felt so comfy here. The kids safely swam for hours in the pool, even giving Mama some R&R poolside. We especially enjoyed a trip to the rock pools near Tagliu Rossu where we wallowed away a good morning splashing, climbing, hiking and exploring. Showed us again how magically diverse Corsica is. Thank you for sharing this with us. Mr MacDonald - August 2012
  • Dear Suzy & Jacques, Thank you for a magical holiday, your home is the most wonderful place to relax. Normally when you get sun and sea, you don’t get wonderful scenery. Corsica is truly astonishing and found the prehistoric sites really wowing. You have a little piece of paradise here. Mrs Costello - August 2012
  • Dear Suzy & Jacques, We had a fantastic holiday at your wonderful home. Many thanks for making us feel so welcome... Corsica is everything we hoped it would be and more. We will all miss the wonderful view and of course the sun!! Thank you again you gave us all the holiday we needed in the most beautiful setting. Mrs Tyrrell - July 2012
  • Dear Jacques (Jacqu-o-coco-loco!) and Suzy. Loved the house, the view was amazing.....we will remember drinking rosé on the terrace and looking at the moon. We loved Corsica....a different beach every day – San Ciprianu and Santa Giulia were our favourites. Wishing you all the best and thank you for a lovely relaxing family holiday. Mrs O'Connor - July 2012
  • Claire - excellent Mr Guest - June 2012
  • Dear Jacques & Suzy, Thank you for a lovely stay in your villa ‘A Sulana’. The view is breathtaking and the villa is full of beautiful slopes – a lovely design – all credit to Jacques! We’ve had a lovely week here – highlights include some wild swimming at Tagliu Rossu, well worth a visit. We’d love to come again sometime. Mr Guest - June 2012
  • A lovely week had by all, enjoyed everything about the house and setting. Loved Bonifacio. Still awed by the view at the end of the week and we sit and enjoy breakfast on the terrace. Mrs Field - May 2012

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