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- 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 it 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)
- 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
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, Peugeot 2008 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.
Group C – 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase
Group H – 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group E – SUV Automatic VW Tiguan or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases
Group F – Peugeot 508 or similar, 1.4-2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases
Group G – VW Coccinelle CC Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase
Group J – Peugeot 2008 GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase
Group K – Renault Grand Scenic or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases
Group L – Renault Captur Automatic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase
Group N – 9-seater Ford Transit or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase
Group O – 7-seater Ford Tourneo or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase
Le Maria Venezia was just as described: characterful and unusual, in a fantastic location with amazing views. On arrival at the airport the Simpson Travel representative was friendly and helpful and the ability to jump the car hire queue and go straight to the front as a Simpson Travel customer was great. The welcome pack was lovely with local products. The travel information about the area was helpful as was our local Simpson Travel representative who visited the day of arrival and gave us information across a range of different things according to interest. We had an amazing holiday!
Anne-Marie and Kelvyn – July 2018
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 Travel does deliver on 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, 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 apartment and its rustic beauty.
The Andersons – 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 – 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 location near to the beach and all the 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!
The 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, e-mail 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.
Mrs 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.
Mrs 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.
Mr 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 – five 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 Ile Rousse – complete with, we hope, blanks – noisy but exciting. Always a surprise.
Mr and Mrs Carter – September 2012
Ile 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 breathtaking. 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 Le 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, read, painted and fully indulged ourselves for the last two 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.
* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.
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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