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- Stylish and contemporary villa
- Exclusive residential area
- Private heated swimming pool
- Beach and restaurant 10-minute walk
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This smart new villa sits in a private résidence in an excellent location just five minutes' drive from the sophisticated resort town of Ile Rousse. The house has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, including a roof terrace and a sandy beach and restaurant within easy walking distance, perfect if you feel like a bottle of the rather fine Cap Corse wine with dinner. Its other great advantage is the private heated swimming pool, a comparative rarity which makes the water much more appealing in early or late season.
The interiors are both stylish and practical; with four en-suite bedrooms it would be ideal for couples holidaying together or a family with older children (no shower squabbles!). The impressive variety of beaches, mountains and historic towns to explore within the local area means there is something to appeal to all ages and interests.
The famous narrow-gauge train known as the U Trinichellu runs close to the villa and can take you all the way to Calvi along the stunning Balagne coastline. You're nearest stop – Marine de Davia – is only a couple of minutes’ drive or a 25-minute walk from the villa.
- 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
- Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher
- Satellite TV (no English-speaking channels), DVD player
- Double bedroom (180 x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room and WC
- Twin bedroom (90 x 180cm beds) with en-suite bathroom and WC
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Two double bedrooms (180 x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room and WC (one shower room has bath)
- Access to balcony
- Terrace with sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Iron, ironing board, pool and bath towels provided
- Gas plancha
- Private swimming pool 7m x 4m (depth 1.35m – 1.4m), pool barrier with child security gate, access via steps.
- Pool is heated until 14 June and from 13 September (pool may be heated outside of these dates but must be pre-booked and charges may apply)
- Exclusive residential area
- 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.
- Check-in time – 3pm
- Check-out time – 9am
- Beach 10min walk
- Restaurant (high season only) 10min walk
- Île Rousse 5min drive
- Calvi airport 25min drive
- Bastia airport 1hr 15min 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, 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.
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.
Fantastic week at Villa Mare. Jenny has been really caring and nothing has been too much trouble for her. We loved the villa and local beach and can recommend the beach at Algajola for family swimming. Jenny provided great advice for visiting towns, villages and beaches. We also loved the climb up to the little chapel at Corbara – stunning views. We will return to Corsica and Simpson soon.
The Powell, Bemment & Baskerville families – August 2019
Thank you Jenny for being such a fantastic rep – always contactable and full of so much knowledge.
The C-B family – August 2019
We have thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Corsica. We loved walking in Bonifatu, Fango swimming, Pigna diving, Ile Rousse mooching and daily ocean snorkelling. The villa has been perfect – excellent use of the space, well equipped and comfortable.
The Good family – July 2019
Absolutely loved our holiday at Villa Mare! Thank you to Simpson Travel for making it effortless to enjoy all that Corsica has to offer. We love using Simpson Travel to book our holidays to this part of the world. I feel a confidence in my booking knowing that the whole team is assisting me the whole way. It is our third timing using Simpson and I know we will use them again.
Jennifer Shanahan – June 2019
Another fantastic week in Corsica, we will hopefully be back again next year. Simpson Travel take away any stress from a holiday, especially with toddlers. The reassurance of travelling to an Island and knowing you’ll be looked after is well worth it.
Mrs C – June 2019
Corsica has had a special place in my heart since my first visit in 1987, I have returned many times over the years, I’m never disappointed. Villa Mare was the perfect place for my grown-up family and 9-month-old grandson to stay and help me celebrate my special birthday. We had a wonderful relaxing week exploring the area, including mountain rock pools, walking to the beautiful beach, taking the train to Calvi and watching the sunrise and sunset from the balcony.
Rachel – June 2019
Super villa in a beautiful location. We had fantastic week! North Corsica is fantastic and unspoilt with everything required to keep three generations occupied and happy. Thanks again.
The Suttons, Cowans and Holroyds – June 2019
The villa was good and we liked the restaurants on the beach. The location was amazing. It was a great first trip to Corsica.
The Healy-Buckleys – May 2019
Great villa in a perfect location for the train and beach. Local restaurants were excellent. We have loved our first visit to Corsica and hope to return to explore some more. Thanks for a great stay.
Claire, Graham, Ginnie, Clive, Maureen & Jim – May 2019
Lovely place – good location. The beach is fantastic and the restaurant (Junquidou) is great, as is the Vielle Gare at the other end of the beach. Loved the port and recommend swimming in the Fango Valley, Calvi (the Resto restaurant has fab views over the Marina), Ile Rousse just for sitting and watching the world go by, morning market is great and the open-air market on the roundabout into Ile Rousse is great for fruit and veg. Thanks Jenny for your top tips – very sorry to be leaving!
Simon, Ruth, Robbie, Jess & Dave – June 2018
We had a great two weeks in beautiful Corsica – many thanks Jenny! Recommendations include – both the Junquidou and La Vielle Gare – both within walking distance, and further afield: Cantina A Moresca, Pigna; Padula on Algajola beach; Cala di Sole in Costa (D71) – where you can see kites feed and enjoy a traditional Corsican song from the proprietor! We will be back!
The Laws & Tumas – June 2018
Villa Mare was an excellent choice for our 3-generation holiday. Lovely villa and surroundings and everything ran smoothly. Thank you Simpson Travel and Jenny, the local representative. This was our third time in Corsica and I think our children and grandchild will want to come again. Thoroughly recommended.
Sarah, Dave, Liz, Joe, Kate, James & Nina – June 2018
The whole holiday experience at Villa Mare was excellent; certainly and without doubt, Simpson Travel is the best holiday company we have ever used. From information provided by the office team to the staff on Corsica, we could not have asked for more.
Mr W Ferrand – May 2018
First time to north Corsica after previous visits to the south. Great villa and the heated pool just made it the best we have ever stayed in. Simpson Travel as a whole has been fantastic also extra thanks to Jenny.
Walter & Maureen – May 2018
Beautiful villa, location and weather. Love Corsica – can't wait to come back! Thank you Jenny – you went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect holiday!
The Lawrence Family – August 2017
Great villa – perfect location. Jenny was the best concierge, great recommendations, local knowledge. Thank you so much – a wonderful, much needed holiday.
The Hayes & Guimaras Families – August 2017
Fantastic villa, pool and location. A short walk from two local restaurants to enjoy after watching the sunset on the beach. Thank you to Jenny who looked after us with neverending tips and advice. Can't wait to return!
Mrs Lawrence – August 2017
A very successful week at Villa Mare. The villages of Pique and Sant Antonina were amazing – very Tuscan feel with beautiful views of the sea and mountains.
The Bull & Hatton Families – July 2017
Our second holiday booked with Simpson in two years, and this holiday was as good as the first. We know that we can rely on Simpson Travel to have quality villas, in beautiful unspoilt areas, and with the advantage of a friendly knowledgeable rep or concierge in the background should you need it. Villa Mare, between Ile Rousse and Calvi, was quite simply superb for our holiday with older teens – nobody wanted to come home, which says it all!
Miss Bridgewater – June 2017
We have had just the best, best of times at Villa Mare. Great location for the beach and so close to all the amenities but for us the swimming pool here is the biggest draw. Absolutely loved it! Also I can't praise Simpson Travel enough for looking after us so beautifully. Thank you Jenny and David for all your help and tips.
The Mills Family – June 2017
We loved Balagne region of Corsica and will surely be back (through Simpson Travel) to explore more of this wonderful island.
Mr Balon – September 2016
Excellent service from start to finish, took all the stress out of going it alone!
Mrs Scobie – July 2015
Very pleasant and easy experience from booking right through to departing from destination. Villa was simply beautiful and extremely clean. Truly lovely family holiday made easier by the attentive reps and attention to detail. I have no hesitation in recommending Simpson Travel to anyone looking for a superior holiday experience.
Mrs Perry – May 2015
Villa Mare – a superb new find for Simpson Travel – top quality for comfort and location. Walking distance to an idyllic beach, clean and safe for bathing, and close enough to the historic and chic town of Ile Rousse and the other villages of the Balagne. Sitting in the centre of the plot, this property gives shade or sun on four sides – important in the shoulder months when the sun drops earlier behind the mountain. I am sure this will be a very popular property.
Mrs Raikes – September 2014
We've had a wonderful 10 days at Villa Mare – superb house with all the luxuries everyone needs! We've enjoyed the surrounding area very much. Corsica is like no other place that we've visited! Spectacular scenery, breathtaking clear blue sea. Thanks for an amazing stay in Corsica!
Mr Brown – September 2014
Have all had a great holiday in Villa Mare. Boat trip, villages, restaurants, beach, pool and champagne to celebrate a 70th birthday and three lots of wedding anniversaries. Thanks Debbie for your advice and helpfulness. Simpson Travel really look after you.
The Abbott Family – August 2014
Simpson Travel has never let us down on administration or on the quality of the properties provided. Villa Mare in Corsica was the perfect holiday property for a group of adults, secluded but with access to a lovely beach and clear turquoise sea. Plenty of local restaurants and other recreational facilities are within a short drive. You can rely on having a wonderful holiday with no nasty surprises, and always the Simpson Travel personal touch.
Mrs Abbott – August 2014
Return visit – lovely villa, very comfortable with the ultimate luxury of being able to walk to the beach. Thank you Simpson Travel for a super week.
The Abbit Family – July 2014
Another fantastic week in Corsica. Thank you and see you next year.
The Gisborne Family – July 2014
We've had a really lovely week in Corsica. Great weather, beautiful beaches, excellent villa – had lots of fun.
Mr Warren – June 2014
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location for our honeymoon. The scenery, the villa, the coastline, the sunsets, the food, the wine, all truly wonderful.
Mr Wood – June 2014
We have had a fabulous holiday. Lovely weather, an amazing coastline, the local beach is a must – clean, clear water and a very good beach bar. Lovely villa, we have all enjoyed our stay and would come again.
The Birche Family – May 2014
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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