Le Maria Venezia

Calvi & The Balagne, Corsica

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Stylish Ile Rousse apartment
  • Sea views
  • Sun terrace
  • Walking distance to town and beaches

Lying on one of the small cobbled streets just off the handsome main square, in a building with a patina of history, this apartment is three storeys up, but the climb is rewarded with beautiful sea views and the apartment itself is full of character and charm. Guests staying at Le Maria Venezia have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the colour and diversity of local life because Le Maria Venezia enjoys an enviable position at the heart of the Old Town with its shops, restaurants and cafés.



  • 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 2-4)
  • Top floor apartment (62 steps from street level, no lift)

Apartment ground floor

  • Living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD and CD players, Bluetooth speaker
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (160 x 200cm bed)
  • Bathroom
  • Terrace with sea view

Apartment first floor mezzanine

  • Accessed via narrow, open, spiral staircase
  • Double bedroom (140 x 195cm bed)
  • Small wash closet (shower and wash basin only)
  • Small adjoining sitting room with sofa-bed
  • Sun terrace


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, bath and beach towels provided
  • Due to open staircase, the nature of the mezzanine and sun terrace, small children should be supervised at all times
  • Parking not possible outside apartment
  • Parking garage available nearby


  • 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.

Apartment access times

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


  • Beach, restaurants/shops 1-2min walk
  • Calvi airport 30min drive
  • Bastia airport 1hr 10min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, VW Golf or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group H, Citroen C4 Picasso or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group C – 1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Group H – 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group K – Peugeot 5008 or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases

Group L – Renault Captur Automatic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Group E – SUV Renault Kadjar or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 1 large suitcase

Group G – VW Coccinelle CC Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase

Group N – 9-seater Ford Transit or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Group O – 7-seater Ford Tourneo or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase

Customer feedback

Although we went in mid August (usually very crowded and busy in resorts) we were so pleased that our apartment offered peace, style and comfort in an excellent location. We were thrilled to be so close to the beach, restaurants, market and shops but with the opportunity to quickly escape back to the sanctity of our very tasteful apartment.
Ms Almond – August 2017

Simpson do deliver their promises. Excellent accommodation and friendly island representatives. I'm booking with them again next year.
Mr Betts – August 2017

We are here again and once again have loved the apartment, L'lle Rousse and the surroundings. Slightly more energetic this time so did the walk from Lumio into the hills and round to Occi and a trip to St. Florent and then onto Nonza. A week is not quite long enough - would like to have explored a little more but the sea and swimming are strong competition.
Shelley & Lizzie – June 2017

Just spent a wonderful week here, the best seat in town! It has been 33 degrees all week and too hot to do our normal long walks, so we swam every day. Loved the house and its rustic beauty. 
The Anderson's – June 2017

First time travelling with Simpson Travel and we were impressed with their professional and friendly approach throughout the booking process and the holiday. We will definitely use them again in the future. Mr & Mrs Hurst
Mr Hurst – September 2016

We would thoroughly recommend Simpson travel. The service they provided from booking to reps in the resort was outstanding. The apartment we stayed at in Corsica was unique, comfortable and in a great situation near to the beach and all amenities. We were delighted. Thank you.
Ms Macalister – June 2016

Fabulous experience from my original enquiry right through to our return to Bristol airport yesterday. Our apartment was simply stunning throughout with quirkiness and style - perfectly equipped. Lovely town and we look forward to returning to see other parts of Corsica.
Mrs Spencer – June 2016

We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - the lovely ocean views, sounds and smells. Thank you for letting us share your home.
Mrs Wilson – April 2015

Thank you so much for the Maria Venezia experience. We had the most amazing time. There is much more to see and do but impossible in one go so we will come back. The island is beautiful, fin!
Brady Family – July 2014

Le Maria Venezia is a beautiful, well-equipped apartment. We particularly enjoyed the sun terraces with great views of the town and sea: saw a couple of lovely sunrises. The very central location meant only a very short walk to a variety of tasty restaurants.
Mrs Oldfield – April 2014

From the first phone call to saying goodbye to the rep Simpson Travel made the holiday stress-free. Dealings by phone, email and in person were professional and friendly and I would have no hesitation in using them again and recommending them to anyone who wants to take the hair-tearing out of holidays
Mr Cook – October 2013

At the middle of the world, between earth, sea and sky, a point where all three regions join, there is a place, a red island. Where there is no clamour, only the sound of the sea's waves heard from afar, the vague tremors of chairs being unstacked in the morning and the polite salutations from the stallholders. Such has been our too brief a visit to the idyllic Le Maria Venezia as part of our honeymoon. It has been a wonderful place to pause, observe from on high and reflect on life.
Anonymous – August 2013



Lovely apartment with beautiful terraces, and magnificent views of the bay. Very well equipped and great location for restaurants and shops. The drive to the villages was a little scary but well worth it for the breathtaking views. Thanks Debbie for all your help.
Bowman – July 2013 

We're back again to recover, and to relax in the early summer sun. It's been a glorious two weeks... in a slow to start season. Everyone has had time to help with our halting French and we've braved the sea (a little cold but refreshing.) We love it here and will be back again.
Carter – June 2013

La Maria Venezia was a great surprise- exceeding our expectations. Ile Rousse at this time of year is very quiet- just how we like it. Perfect place for walking in the hills around Monticello, and the other Balagne villages. Great choice of restaurants just around the corner.
Raikes – March 2013

Please continue to do your bit towards keeping Corsica as it is - unspoiled.
Mr Carter – September 2012

We’ve returned again to our favourite spot in Corsica – 5 times here I think. Wonderful island. Welcoming people. Too much food and wine – and stunning scenery. The apartment is perfect – as I said on our first stay – a real hideaway – with wonderful views. Love French bread and Corsican marmalade in the morning sun, the swims in the warm blue water, and the antics of the birds when they gather and fly past. This year – a new experience – the ‘Legion’ on exercise in île Rousse – complete with, we hope, blanks – noisy but exciting. Always a surprise.
Mr and Mrs Carter – September 2012

L’île Rousse is truly delightful. The beach is beautiful. Excellent selection of restaurants. Lots of character. Lots to do from here – the train to Calvi, trips into the mountains, etc. Top Tip – Wine by the Pichet! Great value, good quality!
Mrs Blackburn – August 2012

Mrs Parrington – August 2012

The apartment was exceptional, hardly any excuses to leave the roof terrace and balcony. The setting up of the market was our early morning alarm giving us notice of the fresh fish, fruit and vegetables ready to purchase. So many beautiful beaches to explore and the local mountains and gorges were breath taking. Catching a glimpse of the wild boar, mountain goats and cows certainly made the journey memorable. The roof terrace at midnight is the coolest place to sit.
Mr Proctor – August 2012

We have loved living in “Maria Venezia”. We spent most evenings eating on the terrace as it is, without a doubt, the best seat in town. Train to Calvi was great. We have relaxed and read and painted and fully indulged ourselves for the last 2 weeks. Most produce available from the covered market – swordfish steaks very tasty. Thanks for a most rewarding holiday.
Mr and Mrs Severn – July 2012

Our choice of Corsican properties is as diverse as the island itself, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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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.

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