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- Exclusive hilltop villa
- Stunning sea views
- Private heated swimming pool
- Simpson family extras available
- Beach/shops/restaurants 10-minute drive
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This exclusive hilltop villa is in a truly breathtaking location overlooking Corsica’s south east coast, perfectly placed between the upmarket harbour towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio. Nestled in a beautiful natural landscape with stunning views of the lovely Rondinara Bay below, it is a blissfully elegant base from which to explore the exceptional beaches and charming villages of this most sought-after part of the island.
Traditional design, an abundance of charm and stylish contemporary touches create a harmonious atmosphere which exudes comfort and quality. Outside, a lovely shaded pergola is the venue for leisurely alfresco dining overlooking the stunning seascape and steps lead up through the terraced gardens to the pool, another wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the mesmerising views.
Rondinara beach is just a 10-minute drive away, promising fine white sand, crystal clear waters and an appealing beachfront restaurant while the sophisticated shops, restaurants and bars of Porto Vecchio are easily accessed in around 20 minutes. Equidistant to the south you’ll find Bonifacio with its extraordinary citadel perched high above the fashionable harbour. Here exclusive yachts jostle for prime position along the waterfront and a cool crowd sip cocktails as they watch the well-heeled clientele disembark. It’s worth taking a boat trip to marvel at the town from the water and explore the caves along this magnificent stretch of coastline. When you return, a climb to the historic centre will help you work up an appetite for dinner in one of the excellent restaurants, or the ‘little train’ will run you up there if you’re in the mood to take it easy.
- 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
- Living room with Satellite TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker and safe
- Open-plan kitchen/dining room
- Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
- Double bedroom (160cm bed, can be converted into twin beds on request)
- Double bedroom (180cm bed) accessed via steps, with en-suite shower-room (open-plan)
- Twin bedroom (90cm beds) accessed via steps, with en-suite shower-room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioning throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Terraced grounds
- Gas barbecue
- Swimming pool accessed via steps on terraced area with pergola
- Private heated swimming pool (freeform) 6m x 4m (depth 1.2m – 1.5m), security alarm, ladder access
- Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of €150/week)
- 1 week holidays – does not include a mid-stay clean or bed linen/towel change
- 2 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean and bed linen/towel change
Simpson family extras
- Complimentary infant pack – only core items provided in 2020 due to Covid-19 (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of the above please call 020 8392 5747
- Family favourite range of toys and games, suitable for ages 5-11 – not provided in 2020 due to Covid-19
- 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 – 4.00pm
- Check-out time – 9.00am
- Local pizzeria 15min walk (open mid-June to mid-September, path not lit at night) – not opening in 2020 due to Covid-19
- Beach 10min drive
- Restaurants 5-10min drive
- Mini-market at Rondinara campsite 10min drive (open from 8am)
- Rondinara beach restaurant 10min drive (May, early June, late September open from 9am to 7pm, mid-June to mid-September open from 9am to 10pm)
- Porto Vecchio 20min drive
- Bonifacio 20min drive
- Figari airport 45min drive
- Bastia airport 2hr 30min 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*
* 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.
Thank you again for providing us with such an exquisite base for our second holiday to Corsica. This time we spend a lot more time simply enjoying A Stellina – the views, the architecture of the building, the setting amidst the rocky landscape. All perfect conditions to calming the souls and unwinding. It’s been the perfect location to spend time as a family together.
Nancy, Bob, Olive & Thomas – September 2019
Cher Jacques – merci infiniment pour votre hospitalité et generosité pendant ces deux semaines innoubliables. Nous sommes été gaté par la Corse du Sud et par vous. La maison est très confortable et conviviale avec beaucoup d’attention pour les détails. Notre séjour à A Stellina nous a plu tellement que nous allons revenir sûrement. Deux semaines ne suffisant pas pour voir toutes les beautés du Sud de Corse – alors à la prochaine.
Natalie & Lucas – September 2019
Thank you for an idyllic stay in your beautiful house. After a 5-hour plane delay you kindly greeted us and brought us Mario’s pizzas (from Chez Lili) which were ‘magnifique’. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week, however we took Jacques’ suggestion and do a mountain drive which was breathtaking and provided four hours of spectacular views! [Route D368 to Zonza then D59 back through various villages to Sotta]. Hopefully we will return to this beautiful country in this stunning property.
Chris, Fiona, Millie – September 2019
Many thanks for a wonderful stay and spectacular views from A Stellina. Perfect peace and quiet and a fantastic barbecue to cook on! We couldn’t have asked for anything more Corsica is so beautiful. We’ve enjoyed the beaches, the mountain drives and of course the fabulous food and Corsican wine! We hope to return soon.
Jon, Rachel, Milly, Bo & George – August 2019
We all loved our stay at the villa, the amazing pool, views and beautiful surrounding beaches. St Cyprien was our favourite beach, we had a fun time paddle boarding along the coastline. Bonifacio’s old town is lovely and we had a boat trip exploring caves and looking at the houses at the top of the rock. Suzi was an extremely kind and welcoming host – thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
Lottie, Joss & Tom – August 2019
For us, as grandparents, with the families of our two grown-up children the properties of A Stellina and A Sulana together provided fantastic accommodation in a superb location. The warm sea and local sandy beaches together with the pools of the villas provided everything for our week’s stay and the family evening barbecues at A Sulana, overlooking Rondinara Bay, made each day perfect.
Carol & Colin Partner – August 2019
We had an incredible week at A Stellina. Our first time in Corsica was a wonderful experience thanks to this beautiful Villa and its incredible views. Simpson Travel’s arrangements and reps made the airport experience and car hire efficient at Corsica airport. Joelle, our representatives at the villa, was so helpful and lastly, but by no means least, the hospitality of Jacques and Suzi was amazing! Thank you Jacques for all your recommendations and for helping when our son hurt himself! You are both awesome and we will definitely be back.
Manaktala – August 2019
Another truly wonderful stay! It was great to be ack. Loved quad biking and lazy days by the pool and at the beach were great. Pinarello and St Cyprien were our favourites. We will be back.
The Kahn family – July 2019
What a wonderful place! A stay at A Stellina has been such an amazing experience, a relaxing peaceful haven, with a mesmerising view that one would never tire of. The pizzeria in the village, Chez Lili, makes delicious pizzas and good value; however, you will need to practice your Italian! Thank you to our hosts, Suzi and Jacques, for making us so welcome and sharing this little piece of paradise – it’s so hard to tear ourselves away! We will be back.
Debbie, Hannah, Claire, Roberto & Greg – June 2019
Corsica 2018! What a fantastic two weeks spent in the peace and quiet of this wonderful villa. Everything that happened was made ten times better thanks to the gorgeous views. We can highly recommend the quiet solace of Balistra beach – a bumpy road to get there but well worth it for a less crowded beach. One of the best places we visited was the Riviere la Solenzara – specifically the gorges for all your cliff jumping needs and completely transparent the water! The gorges are also among the mountains, so keep on driving up for some incredible mountain views! We had two weeks filled with exploring, laughing, taking in the views and eating at the campsite restaurant (surprisingly good). Thank you Jacques and Suzie!
Alan, Julie, Lily, Tristan & Amy – September 2018
Dear Jacques and Suzie, Many thanks for sharing A Stellina – it is truly amazing and we’ve had a fabulous week enjoying it and exploring the Southern region of Corsica! Your recommendations have been brilliant. We hope to visit you again and enjoy your beautiful country.
Nancy, Bob & Olive – September 2018
A Stellina is a fantastic villa and the surroundings so peaceful and quiet – a real getaway from the hustle bustle of everyday life. If you want complete relaxation we can highly recommend it.
Mrs D Garland – September 2018
Thank you for a wonderful week in A Stellina! The villa is beautiful and the view is the best we’ve ever had, breath-taking. And what an efficient BBQ! We enjoyed some delicious meals out on the terrace and were very lucky to have the backdrop of a lunar eclipse on Friday. We recommend eating at Chez Lili on a Thursday – the Plat du Jour was lovely.
The Potts Family – July 2018
Dear Suzie and Jacques, Thank you so much for a wonderful two weeks in A Stellina! You are fantastic hosts. The villa is superb with the most amazing views and great meals on the terrace! We have had a brilliant time in Corsica – great food, sublime beaches, the stunning mountains, quad biking, amazing Bonifacio, the list goes on. One thing is for sure, we will be back!
Samir, Sarah, Max, Josh, Lily & Freddie – July 2018
Arriving early we drove down to Rondinara Beach – it was then that we knew it was going to be a terrific week as we sipped drinks at the beach bar and looked out over the turquoise water. Later, rounding the bend in the driveway and spotting A Stellina, our thoughts were confirmed! Perfect location, a view that will remain with us forever and complete silence. A terrific tonic after the hustle and bustle of life. The perfection of this wonderful spot make it difficult to venture far, but we felt we must, but always returned feeling we had hit the 'jackpot'. It was certainly worth the hour's drive up to see the Piscia di Gallo waterfall – the 45-minute walk was stunning. The reservoir before it – also an amazing sight. The views from the mountains were spectacular. A Stellina is a wonderful tribute to the amazing vision that Suzie and Jacques had all those years ago when they bought the land – a lovely story, a beautiful retirement! Thank you both of you.
G & J – September 2017
The end of a wonderful week, everything we could have hoped for...we never tired of the view or the silence. It was always a delight to return to the villa after a day on the beach or exploring this beautiful island. We really appreciated the creativity that went into making this beautiful property.
Neill & Lisa Werner – September 2017
Thank you so much for an amazing week at the wonderful A Stellina! We had the most wonderful time with wonderful weather to boot, at least manageable for us Englishmen! Though the stunning view hardly needs the additional bonus of the shining sun and still seas! Once more thank you for a most relaxing week at your extremely comfortable and delightful villa! Can hardly recommend more!
The Bellamy Family – August 2017
We had a fantastic experience with Simpson Travel and would use you again without a doubt (we are already planning next year's trip!). Sam, our rep in Corsica, was excellent – sensible and appropriate suggestions when she came to visit for days out, places to eat, etc. She was also excellent in the airport suggesting what we should do before check-in and where to get food (it was a Sunday so a lot of places were closed). Suzie, whose villa we rented was excellent – around when you needed but not when we didn't need her. Beautiful house, even better view! The children loved the pool but also having the space to run around on the lawn. Brilliantly equipped kitchen, lovely little touches such as buckets and spades, mats for the beach. Boules court also excellent and we enjoyed nightly games with our children!
Mrs Coleman – August 2017
This was our first visit to Corsica and we had a wonderful time. We will cherish the memories the rest of our lives. Thanks Jacques and Suzie for your help and hospitality.
The Katsis Family – July 2017
It's been nine years since we were here last and it is just as beautiful as we had remembered. We hope it's not another nine years until we come again! Thanks for your kind hospitality Jacques and Suzie. Hope to see you again soon.
Neil, Zoe, Ruby & Flossie Furniss, John & Bridget Reece – July 2017
We have returned again for another lovely holiday. The new sun shelter by the pool has been a joy!. Thank you as always Jacques and Suzie for your hospitality.
Richard & Penny Cartwright – June 2017
First time to Corsica, and very much enjoyed it. Such an amazing house with the most spectacular views. We have felt very well looked after and wouldn't hesitate coming back again. Thank you so much for the most amazing week.
Christopher, Fi, Harry & Rosey – May 2017
Our 17th Simpson Travel holiday and another gem revealed. A Stellina was simply wonderful, fabulous location and close to good food, mountain walks, wonderful beaches and the amazing town of Bonifacio. We could not have asked for more. Our 18th is only two weeks away!
Mr Woodhead – September 2016
Overall, really good service from Simpson Travel and a great holiday. A Stellina was stunning.
Mr Sargent – September 2016
Thank you for another fabulous stay at your stunning home. The view is simply breathtaking every day. We had a wonderful, relaxing week. Lots of thanks.
Mr Clapp – September 2015
What a stunning property with views to match! We thoroughly enjoyed our week at A Stellina and will be recommending it to our friends back home. We will take home very fond memories of our week.
Mrs Olehnovica – August 2015
We had a really fantastic holiday, and would recommend Simpson Travel to others.
Mr Gentchev – August 2015
We have returned once more for another wonderful holiday in this idyllic location. Two weeks is never enough! Our thanks to Jacques and Suzie for making it available to us again.
Mrs Cartwright – June 2015
A fine week at A Stellina! A warm characterful home that set the scene for another wonderful week in Corsica.
Mrs Haynes – May 2015
Thank you Jacques and Suzie for a wonderful stay. One can never tire of that wonderful view of the bay. The children had a great time – there is so much to do; going to beaches, canyoning and bungee jumping. The villa was superb, very comfortable with all you need. The pool is great and of course the views...
The Elliott Family – August 2014
We have had a wonderful two weeks at your villa. The view from the terrace is amazing and the weather has been beautiful. A Stellina is perfect and has everything you need.
The Turner Family – July 2014
Our holiday really starts when we step onto the terrace and return again to 'the view.'
Richard & Penny – June 2014
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Just across the water from Sardinia, history takes a cosmopolitan turn in the winding streets, imposing citadels and elegant marinas of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. A luxury holiday here comes with no shortage of style, and plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and museums. Not far away, you'll also find the family-friendly beaches of Pinarello and pine-shaded Palombaggia, as well as the white sands of Santa Giulia and chic St Cyprien.
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