Villa Monte Ortu

Calvi & The Balagne, Corsica

  • 13
  • 6
  • 6
  • Delightful contemporary villa
  • Spacious and elegant
  • Stunning sea and mountain views
  • Private swimming pool
  • Beach and restaurant 10-minute drive

Our 2022 holidays are now available to reserve online. For more information, visit our Advance Registration page.

Perched on a hillside with far-reaching views over maquis-clad slopes to the infinite blue of Calvi bay, this impressive new villa is one of the largest in our programme, ideal for a group or two families. The generous open-plan layout, with contemporary and comfortable interiors, gives a great sense of space, further enhanced by giant picture windows and a wraparound sun terrace off the main living area. There’s a second terrace by the pool, where you can find a sunny spot to stretch out and enjoy this fine vantage point all day.

The five main bedrooms are en-suite; two on the upper floor with one bedroom enjoying stunning views, while those downstairs benefit from direct access to the terrace and gardens. A sixth studio bedroom with a separate entrance works well for a nanny or anyone seeking a little extra privacy. Villa Monte Ortu is accessed via an unmade track but it’s just 15 minutes by car to Calvi and only 20 minutes to Ile Rousse.



  • 5 bedroom villa with studio (sleeps 13)

Ground floor

  • Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV, DVD player
  • Kitchen includes hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (180 x 200cm bed) with TV and en-suite shower room with WC
  • Double bedroom (140 x 190cm bed) with en-suite shower room with WC
  • WC

Lower level

  • 2 double bedrooms (160 x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room with WC; access to terrace
  • Children’s triple bedroom (90 x 185cm beds) with en-suite shower room with WC; access to terrace
  • Double studio bedroom (140 x 190cm bed) with en-suite shower room and WC; separate entrance on lower level terrace


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Terrace with dining area and gas barbecue, leads round to living room balcony
  • Private swimming pool on lower level 10m x 5m (depth 0.9m – 1.6m) security alarm, Roman steps, pool can be heated at a charge of £200/week (must be pre-booked in advance)
  • Young children to be supervised due to steep slopes around the garden
  • Access to villa is via an unmade track


  • 1 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean on Wednesday (no bed linen or towel change)
  • 2 week holidays – includes a light clean mid-week on Wednesday and bed linen/towel change at the end of the week


  • 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.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 6pm
  • Check-out time – 1pm


  • Beach (Arinella/St Ambroggio) 10min drive
  • Restaurant 10min drive
  • Calvi 15min drive
  • Ile Rousse 20min drive
  • Bastia airport 1hr 30min drive


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Corsica; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Customer feedback

Our family returned to Corsica after a 16-year gap. We will be back again soon as we were reminded how much we love it there. We celebrated two family birthdays with friends and family, and our last family holiday with our children before our empty nest begins. Thank you Jenny for your help! All the best and until next time.
The Leavenworth Bakali family – August 2019

Some minor issues that we had at the villa were quickly and efficiently rectified by our excellent rep, Jenny, she was outstanding, available, knowledgeable and all round brilliant. Corsica is a beautiful island, we’ll be back.
The Ryan Family – August 2019

We had the most amazing holiday at Villa Monte Ortu. The villa is everything the video and photos suggest. Wonderful facilities, stunning views and all within easy driving distance of Calvi. I would particularly like to mention how wonderful Jenny was as our representative. We had late notice of a flight change and a further 2-hour delay on the day, meaning that we would not arrive in our villa until after dark on Sunday evening. We were delighted that Jenny offered to do a shop for us and sorted out everything we needed for a meal on our arrival. This was our second holiday with Simpson Travel, it will not be our last.
The Keirle Family – June 2019

Our first visit to Corsica and the first time we have used Simpson. Corsica is a beautiful island and we had a wonderful time. Simpson Travel was excellent in every respect and we will definitely check out their offers when looking at future villa holidays.
Nick Barrett – June 2019

A wonderful half-term break with three generations – a beautiful villa with a beautiful view(s)! We have enjoyed lots of al fresco dining and watching the sun go down. Not our first trip to this beautiful island, and it certainly will not be our last. Thank you Simpson and Jenny!
The Moore & Perry families – May 2019

We stayed as three generations at Villa Monte Ortu. We loved the villa, it was really good for all the family. The pool was great, and the villa was well-equipped. The views are spectacular and with all the glass windows and doors, we were really able to appreciate them. Air conditioning was welcome. We were a short drive away from many lovely beaches along the coast and enjoyed exploring. A really lovely holiday – would recommend.
Katy – September 2018

We had an excellent week in Villa Monte Ortu near Calvi! The villa and pool are well appointed, it’s spacious and has the most incredible views. We loved Calvi and Ile Rousse and all the various beaches in-between. We went on a fabulous to trip to swim in the rock pools in the valley nearby. Nothing is too far but you will need a car. Simpson Travel were excellent to deal with, helpful and all the information was accurate and useful.
L Morgan – August 2018

We had a wonderful family holiday in beautiful Villa Monte Ortu. We thoroughly enjoyed all our excursions, meals out and meals in. We were sad to leave, but sure to be back.
The Jackson Family – May 2018

Beautiful villa – works perfectly for two families with teens, incredible views, fantastic pool and good location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
The Ruppel Family – July 2017


Plenty of space for a group of nine to be together or spend time apart. We all enjoyed wonderful sunsets from the terrace and the views were just stunning.
Mrs Akin – July 2017

Our stay at Villa Monte Ortu was amazing. From the second we walked in to the minute we started packing up to leave we were always smiling and having fun. One of our favourite activities was the kayak on Algajola beach. Jenny and Debbie have been amazing for organising places for us to go. The pool was lovely and with beautiful views over the stunning mountains. We hope that you enjoy your stay at Villa Monte Ortu.
The Bull & Thompson Families – July 2017

We have enjoyed the most amazing week in Corsica – first visit and hoping it won't be our last! The villa was great, fabulous location, and kept all three generations entertained. Calvi beach was a firm favourite, especially with the children who enjoyed the beach activities. Lots of restaurants to choose from in Calvi. The best restaurant was simply enjoying our meals at this villa beautiful sunsets. Debbie had fantastic advice on places to go. All in all, a fab week!
The Atcheson Family – June 2017

We've had a wonderful time in a wonderful villa and loved the pool and sunsets from the balcony especially. Fabulous week, going home well rested.
Mary & Novak – May 2017

Fabulous, spacious villa with amazing views. Suited the 10 of us perfectly. We enjoyed walking down the coast and driving through the local villages. Calvi is a must, especially in the evenings. Thank you, a great holiday. 
The Fox Family – July 2016

It was truly wonderful to come back again this year and we loved revisiting our favourite beaches. Bodri especially. It has been lovely watching the sunrises and sunsets from such a beautiful spot – can't wait to come back again next year – thank you Debbie too. 
The Gisborne Family – July 2016

Lovely spacious villa with a wonderful pool. Really enjoyed our welcome hamper and Debbie's advice was invaluable. The countryside is amazing and we feel we have seen and experienced the real Corsica. Thank you Debbie.
Mr Packham – August 2015

Villa was great. Couldn't have been better. Amazing views. Very rested and sad to be leaving.
Mrs Gresham – August 2015

Excellent choice of holidays with wonderful accommodation. When you work hard for your holidays, it's good to know that you'll be staying somewhere clean and comfortable in a great location.
Mrs Clements – May 2015

Villa Monte Ortu was absolutely lovely, the pool beautiful and views amazing!
Mrs Gisborne – July 2015

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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.

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.

Read more on our Calvi & The Balagne region page

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