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  • Splendid spacious villa
  • Exclusive residential area
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Île Rousse 5-minute drive
  • Beach 5-minute walk

Five minutes from Villa Davia, the nimble-footed can descend the rocky path to the bay below with its lovely beach. Yet this splendid, spacious villa in this area of exclusive residences at Marine de Davia on the beautiful Balagne coast, has plenty to tempt guests to stay at home. The villa has an individual swimming pool plus superb sea views; a drink on the terrace watching the sunset is a magical end to each day.

An endless string of beaches is accessible from Marine de Davia and the delightful narrow-gauge U Trinichellu train runs below the villa all the way to Calvi with the station just a couple of minutes away.

Villa Davia and Maison Fornello are both located in Marine de Davia and whilst maintaining independence and privacy, they can be rented together to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.



  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area includes hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, TV, DVD and CD players, Bluetooth speaker, telephone (incoming and local calls)
  • Double bedroom (160 x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom (160 x 200cm bed)
  • Twin bedrooms (90 x 190cm beds)
  • Shower room with hairdryer and washing machine
  • Separate WC
  • Independent twin bedroom (90 x 190cm beds) with en-suite shower room on lower floor (accessed from outside)


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, pool and bath towels provided
  • Sea view terrace
  • Gas barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 6m x 4m (depth 0.67m – 1.35m), security gate, access via ladder

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747


  • 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.

Access times

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


  • Beach 5min walk (partly steep/rocky) or 3min drive
  • Restaurant 5min drive
  • Île Rousse 5min drive
  • Calvi airport 25min drive
  • Bastia airport 1hr 15min 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, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group H, Renault Scenic or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 Group K, Renault Grand Scenic or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 2008, and 1 Group H, Renault Scenic, or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group H, Renault Scenic 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, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

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

Group K – 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

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

Group D - VW Tiguan or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – Peugeot 508 or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group G – Audi A3 Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group J – VW Golf GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group N – 9-seater Toyota Proace or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group O – 9-seater minibus Ford Galaxy or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Please note we can request automatic cars in all car groups except Group N. Please specify at time of booking if you require an automatic car

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Had a wonderful two weeks. Villa has lovely sunset views and the little shingle bay below is peaceful and pretty. Villa well equipped, modern and maintained. Enjoyed getting the train to Calvi and Ile Rousse. Spent quite a few evenings eating in with the barbecue and a few glasses of wine watching the sunset. Plenty of lovely restaurants in nearby towns. We had a car and explored a good part of the island with some stunning scenery. Jenny, our rep, very informative and helpful with a god knowledge of the island. The owner, who popped in now and again discreetly to clean the pool, was very friendly. We had a lovely time, Corsica is a beautiful place.
Betty, Ian & Heather – September 2019

We’ve enjoyed a wonderful week in Villa Davia. The house has been extremely comfortable and well equipped with stunning views and we have loved the sunsets each evening. We loved visiting Calvi on the train and visiting the beach below the villa each day. Our rep, Jenny, has been fabulous and all our highlights were recommendations as she has in-depth knowledge of the area. We’ve packed so much into a week and still had time to relax and enjoy the beauty of this very special place.
Richard & Cora – July 2019

Well equipped spacious villa in a stunning location – beautiful sunsets every night, walking distance to four beaches and a short drive to restaurants and bars. It even kept four teenagers happy! The whole area reflects its unpretentious natural beauty. Will definitely be returning.
Mrs T – July 2019

Had a barbecue and perfect sunset at the villa. Drove over 1,200km during the week – some roads not for the faint-hearted. Alga Beach well worth the effort but save some energy for the climb back.
Peter, Kathie, Ben & Ashleigh – May 2019

Fantastic holiday! First ever visit to Corsica but it won’t be the last! Beautiful villa, so well-equipped and a fabulous location. The daily spectacle of the sunset was something to behold and became an evening ritual – glass of wine and cameras at the ready. Very impressed with the level of service provided by Simpson Travel and by Jenny – could not have asked for anything more. Sad to leave this beautiful island. Until next time… a bientôt!
Carolyn, Sheila & Pat – September 2018

The villa has amazing views, lovely pool and is very comfortable. The location is great and I recommend everyone takes the train both to Calvi and Ile Rousse – beware, trains don’t stick to the assigned times and often turn up going in the wrong direction to which you thought – see train times online. In Ile Rousse L’Escale does a lovely range of food. In Calvi we went to A Candella in the citadel (much less busy than the roads outside) but I recommend booking. On one morning we went canyoning at the Fargo rock pools and river. Altogether a wonderful trip, thanks Simpson Travel.
Saoirse & Jack – August 2018

We had a very relaxing in two weeks in Villa Davia, set in such a lovely part of Corsica, it’s our third trip with Simpson Travel and we have been well looked after, so I’m sure it won’t be our last! If you are interested in scuba diving, we spent the last couple of weeks diving with E.P.I.C. Plongée in Calvi. Both my son and I are experienced divers but I was very impressed with the equipment, approach and professionalism. I would recommend for Try-Dives combined with snorkelling. For those who can dive, the Friday night dive is brilliant!
The Sutherlands – July 2018

I was a little nervous travelling alone with my daughter and son for the first time, but I couldn’t have wished for a better experience. Simpson Travel representatives were there as we stepped off the aeroplane with lots of information on places to visit and for eating out. Plage de Ghjunchitu was brilliant, with soft white sand and beautiful clear water which was nice and shallow. Ideal if you have small children. Villa Davia was perfect. Comfortable, clean and, in my opinion, with the best sea view ever!
Emma, Izzy & Harry – May 2018

If you love sea views and the convenience of your own private pool then look no further than Villa Davia. It’s a beautiful villa set on a hill overlooking the sea. Its position makes it ideal for anyone wishing to get away from it all, yet be within a short car drive of fabulous beaches, pretty little towns and wonderful mountain landscapes.
Mrs Heyes – May 2018

Villa Davia was perfect! A glorious view, excellent accommodation, lovely little pool and stunning location. We were a large party of various ages from 1-year-old upwards, and we had a brilliant holiday. The local rep was really helpful and knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we felt welcome and relaxed. We're already planning our return visit...
Mrs Blumenau – July 2017

Another excellent holiday with Simpson Travel, fantastic location and lovely villa. We are looking forward to our next trip. Thank you.
Mr North – June 2017

Had a fantastic time in Villa Davia. What a location! Loads to do if you can tear yourself from the veranda and pool. Superb beaches and restaurants. We hope to back very soon. 
Angela & Tony – June 2017

Villa Davia is lovely and very comfortable, we were so impressed with the thought that had gone into making sure our arrival was stress free, lovely thoughtful welcome pack was here on arrival, the instructions to the villa were great as well. Very impressed with Simpson Travel. The owner of Villa Davia was also so kind and helpful. We love Corsica, the sunsets from the terrace were beautiful, the beach and cove were amazing. Thank you for a wonderful holiday at Villa Davia.
The Stephens Family – June 2017


Simpson Travel takes all the hassle out of arranging a holiday and that is why we would definitely use them again. Northern Corsica was a delight and our lovely rep, Zena, was helpful and informative about the local area. She mentioned she might be transferring to the south of the island and we might just follow her there for our next trip!
Mrs Donald – September 2016

Villa Davia is in a superb location for walking down to a beautiful beach, fantastic for swimming and snorkelling, as well as being an easy walk to the train. We travelled with teenagers and this gave them some freedom to go into Calvi or Ile Rousse independently. The pool is small as described, but great to dip in and cool down. The sunsets at this villa are superb, spectacular every night and followed by the beautiful stars. Lovely owners, great rep and welcome package. We also really appreciated plenty of dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, etc. – it just made everything easy.
Mrs Jones – July 2016

We had a very enjoyable holiday in Corsica with Simpson Travel and will definitely return to this beautiful island. The reason Simpson is different to other companies is the excellent airport service and flight (chartered) and the concierge in Corsica.
Mrs Peacock – August 2015

A very enjoyable and good quality holiday – arrangements were straightforward and everyone involved was very helpful.
Mrs Badham – May 2015

A very relaxing week in this beautifully sited villa, with fantastic sunsets. We have been to Corsica many times, but this villa has the best view, we hope to return again to this lovely island.
Mr Percival – September 2014

A fantastic week in Corsica, all have loved staying in the villa, with the children always in the pool! A different beach to enjoy every day. The view from the terrace is one to be captured. Everyone has been so very friendly.
Mr Preston – June 2014

Our first trip to Corsica and we're all in agreement that we would come back again, and to Villa Davia. The villa has been lovely, wonderful sea views and the secluded beach is very nice for snorkelling and sunbathing.
Mr Marsden – May 2014

We have loved staying in this very comfortable villa and exploring the stunningly beautiful coastline and mountains. Corsica is a walker's paradise. We hope to come back soon, thanks Simpson Travel.
Ms Chandler – September 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at Villa Davia – found the villa to be very comfortable and spacious. Lots to see and do. The coast and beaches are irresistible – how fantastic to have your own right on your doorstep! Lovely relaxing holiday – thank you!
The Abbit Family – August 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Davia, the view has been spectacular. The highlights of our visit to Corsica have been the rock pools and evening sunset walk up to the lighthouse in Ile Rousse. Overall a fantastic holiday in this beautiful country.
Mr & Mrs Knowles – August 2013

Great two weeks with a spectacular view over an ever-changing seascape. Walk to the beach was very convenient and enjoyed before the crowds descended. Overall Corsica does not disappoint with astounding natural beauty and variety.
The Munden Family – August 2013

We had a splendid week – thank you.
Mr & Mrs Spraggs – July 2013

We have had a wonderful week in Villa Davia. Beautiful location and perfect views. Very comfortable and well equipped.
The Shapland Family – July 2013

Many thanks for an excellent holiday. All the arrangements were very good and the villa was outstanding. Even the weather behaved!
Mr Whiteman – September 2012

We were delighted with everything about the holiday. The attention to detail in the personal service given was a credit to you and when a bottle was left with birthday greetings on the doorstep mid-week – that just summed up the unique service. Thank you all so much!
Mrs Cooper – May 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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