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  • Stylish and contemporary villa
  • Exclusive residential area
  • Private heated swimming pool
  • Beach and restaurant 10-minute walk

This smart 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)     

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall with desk
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso
  • Living room includes Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • Double bedroom (180 x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room and seperate WC, leads to terrace
  • Twin bedroom (90 x 180cm beds) with en-suite bathroom and WC, leads to pool terrace
  • Guest WC
  • Laundry room with washing machine

First floor

  • Double bedroom (180 x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Double bedroom (180 x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room with WC and balcony
  • Large terrace with seating and sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs


  • Access to the front door is via moderately steep steps
  • Shared driveway with 1 other property
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, pool and bath towels provided
  • Gas plancha  
  • Outside seating area in addition to outside dining area
  • Private swimming pool 7m x 4m (depth 1.35m – 1.4m), pool barrier with child security gate, access via steps.
  • Pool is heated until 16 June and from 7 September (pool may be heated outside of these dates for £200 per week, which must be pre-booked)
  • 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.

Access times

  • 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

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 guests – 1 Group B, Ford Fiesta or similar*
  • 3 guests – 1 Group C, Seat Leon or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group E, Automatic Peugeot 3008 or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Seat Leon or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C, Seat Leon, and 1 Group E, Automatic Peugeot 3008 or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group E, Automatic Peugeot 3008 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 4 seats, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group C – 5 seats, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group E – 5 seats, 3 large suitcases*

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

Group D - Seat Arona or similar, 5 seats, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – Ford Mondeo or similar, 5 seats, 3 large suitcases*

Group H – Jeep Compass or similar, 5 seats, 3 large suitcase*

Group N – Toyota Proace – 9 seats, 1 large and 1 small suitcases*

Group O – Peugeot 5008 or similar, 5+2 seats, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

* 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.

If you book a Group D, F and H please note Avis can give you any car within these groups subject to availability, no specific car can be guaranteed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Corsica – we loved the mountain scenery, the beautiful beaches (one round every corner and what a treat being able to walk to one of the best), the villages, towns and the excellent meals out. The villa was a great base for a family holiday with six adults.

Alan, Lizzy, Ross, Tuara, Grace & Charlie, July 2023

We have all fallen in love with Corsica, such a beautiful island. Very comfortable villa and pool with a perfect beach and restaurant just down the road. Thank you, Debbie, for all your brilliant recommendations. Very sad to leave, 10 days would have been perfect.

Sara & Patrick, June 2023

Very nicely appointed villa, largely light and airy. Enjoyed the trains and the herding of the goats. The proximity to the little beach is a great plus.

The Galvin family, June 2023

We arrived in the pitch black, late night from Bastia (don't try it!) and wondered if the villa was right. Was there a view? Would it feel homely? What about the pool? Debbie left us a welcome late night picnic and we fell into bed exhausted. The next morning we raised all the shutters, and immediately fell in love with it all - the space, the pool, the sea views, big skies. It's such an easy, comfortable place - maybe an outside light or two for night time would help - but it's mainly just right. Corsica is fab.

Paul and Sarah, June 2023

Corsica is a great destination and enhanced by very attentive concierge Debbie, who was so helpful and should receive special praise for being there for us in any request or imparting her considerable knowledge of the surrounding area.We would always use Simpsons if we can as they are outstanding in their service to their clients.

Adrian Hope, June 2023

What a perfect villa for our family holiday - thank you for all the memories made. Amazing times exploring beautiful Corsica and playing on the beach/in the pool. Thank you Debbie for all of your support and recommendations and for showing us how to erect a travel cot!

3 Generations of Hartgills, May 2023

All in all Simpson have provided us with a stunning holiday. Our villa being next to the beach while still providing the amenities one might need. This has been a trip to remember.

Patel Family, September 2022

The house and pool worked well for our 3 generations.

Palmer & Graves families, September 2022

A glorious, relaxing and life-affirming visit to a very beautiful island. The silence, the warmth and the food made for the finest companions. Thank you.

A & C, August 2022

At last the family could get together for a much needed post Covid break, and what a fabulous treat to spend it at Villa Mare. Beautiful views and utter relaxation with the people I love the most.

Jan & Paul plus children & grandchildren, July 2022

Beautiful villa in a superb location . Fabulous sea views, easy walk to a stunning beach. Villa is spacious and well appointed. A lovely holiday in a great area of Corsica.

Amy Blackburn, July 2022

Our first holiday with our baby daughter, 17 months old. Villa Mare was the perfect place for us, thank you. We loved waking up to the stunning views each day, having breakfast outside and spending time together by the pool. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring Balagne and north Corsica. We loved taking our daughter to the beautiful beaches along the coast and she loved paddling in the warm shallow water. There is so much more we would have loved to do, hopefully we will be back.

Rachel, Andrew and Flora, July 2022

A wonderful week in a lovely villa. We had an excellent time and confirmed our impression from last year that Corsica is just glorious. Great days at Aregno, Jonquidou, Fango Valley, Pigna, St Antonino and Calvi. And a delicious dinner at Le Matahari at Arinella Beach. A great stay. Thank you to Debbie for being so helpful especially with the ever-changing Covid travel restrictions and requirements.

The Cazenove family, July 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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've had a really lovely week in Corsica. Great weather, beautiful beaches, excellent villa – had lots of fun.

Mr Warren, 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.


Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* 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.

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.

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