Casa Santa Maria

Calvi & The Balagne, Corsica

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  • Striking hilltop house
  • Stylish and spacious
  • Set in charming Corsican village
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Restaurant 3-minute walk
  • Beach and Île Rousse 10-minute drive

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With its privileged location and distant sea views, Casa Santa Maria enjoys the best of both worlds – a village setting amongst the Balagne hills yet a location just five kilometres from the town centre and sandy beaches of Ile Rousse and three kilometres from Monticello, another traditional Corsican village.

Within the village of Santa Reparata you have a choice of three restaurants, five bars and a number of shops including the self-proclaimed ‘smallest grocery in the world’. Follow your curiosity and take a stroll up into the more remote corners where time has eroded some of the ancient buildings and swifts swoop and chatter overhead. You can pick up the walking trails to Pigna from here or wend your way upwards to hilltop Sant’Antonino, which dates back to the 9th century. Both sit on the Route des Artisans with its arts and crafts workshops and array of local produce for tasting and taking home. For wine buffs, there are also two vineyards within eight miles of the villa, plus the popular Route des Vins, which passes through fashionable Lumio, a picturesque village with sandy beaches nearby and impressive views across the Golfe de Calvi. The nearest gourmet restaurant is in Salti in Regino, about a 20-minute drive away and next to a nine-hole golf course.

Stay in July and you’ll also have the pleasure of the annual Festivoce, Pigna’s international music festival, which offers a full programme of events, including concerts and performances in the streets, baroque churches, chapels and squares, all just a 15-minute drive away.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom house (sleeps 3-6)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen/dining area with hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Living room with DVD and CD players, iPod dock, Bluetooth speakers, Satellite TV, telephone (incoming and local calls

First floor (via stairs or lift)

  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom

Second floor (via spiral staircase or lift)

  • Twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds and can be configured as a double if required) with en-suite bathroom (separate WC)
  • Sitting area with sofa-bed
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Single bed on landing between 2nd and 3rd floors (90cm bed)

Third floor (via spiral staircase or lift)

  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom

General

  • All bedrooms have terraces, Satellite TV, telephone and en-suite bathrooms with full or half bath, separate shower and hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, pool and bath towels provided
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Private swimming pool 9m x 3.5m (depth 0.74m – 1.10m), security alarm, Roman steps
  • Due to the nature of the staircase children under 8 are not permitted

Cleaning/linen

  • 1 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean on Wednesday (no bed linen or towel change)
  • 2 week holidays – includes a light clean mid-week on Wednesday and bed linen/towel change at the end of the week

WiFi

  • 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 – 3.00pm
  • Check-out time – 9.00am

Location

  • Beach 10min drive
  • Restaurant 3min walk (in season) or 10min drive
  • Île Rousse 10min drive
  • Calvi airport 40min drive
  • Bastia airport 1hr 20min drive

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With fishermen mending their nets by the harbour, Calvi’s maritime heritage remains intact. However, the town has gained a new lease of life in the cafés and bars along Quai Landry, linking the marina and the port, with stretches of beach beyond.

Inland, the unspoilt beauty of The Balagne tells a different story of mountain wildernesses and the island's unspoilt and uniquely fragrant maquis. Follow the Route des Artisans through terracotta-tiled hilltop villages, overlooking a landscape of forests and mountains, and you’ll also find that an excellent glass of local wine is never far away.

Choose a holiday in Calvi & The Balagne and one of our handpicked luxury villas or apartments will put you in the heart of this diversely beautiful destination.

Read more on our Calvi & The Balagne region page

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