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  • 4
  • 3
  • Stunning stone-built villa
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Private gated heated swimming pool
  • Guest cottage
  • Beach/restaurants/shops 10-minute drive

When we began working with beautiful A Sulana 22 years ago, villas with a private pool were almost unheard of on Corsica, and we had to operate a wait-list system up to a year or more in advance! Nowadays pools are more commonplace, but the appeal of our flagship property remains as strong as ever, and many guests return year after year.

With generous curves and fluid lines inspired by the almost-circular bay of Rondinara which it overlooks, A Sulana has magnificent views from virtually every room. The interiors are cool, inviting and absolutely immaculate, just like the superb gardens and terraces which surround the house. The private pool is gated for safety and heated for comfort in early and late season, which is a particular benefit for those with younger children. An added bonus is a small open-plan guest cottage suitable for grandparents, older children or a nanny.

Rondinara Beach, just 10 minutes’ drive away, is equally child-friendly, with calm waters and gently shelving sand ideal for that inaugural paddle. The glorious terrace is tailor-made for long lunches and lazy summer evenings, but for the times when even a barbecue seems like too much work, there are several restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive, depending on the season.

The vibrant harbour towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, plus many of the superlative beaches for which Corsica is so famous, are all within a 15-30 minute drive.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 4-8)
  • Living room with Satellite TV, smart TV with Bluetooth connect, safe
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin/double bedroom, twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with separate shower, WC
  • Small open-plan guest cottage with twin/double bed, en-suite shower room, sitting area, fridge

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Terraced garden
  • Gas barbecue
  • Jacuzzi swimming pool 3m diameter (depth 0.80m)
  • Private heated swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1m – 1.7m), gated, access via Roman steps
  • Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of £150/week)

Cleaning/linen

  • 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

WiFi

  • 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

Location

  • Beach 10min drive
  • Restaurants 5-10min drive
  • Minimarket 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 40min 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, Citroen C4 Picasso 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, Citroen C4 Picasso, or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group H, Citroen C4 Picasso 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 - Peugeot 3008 or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcase*

Group E – SUV Automatic Toyota CHR Hybrid or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group F – Ford Mondeo or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group G – VW Coccinelle CC Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group J – Peugeot 308 GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group L – Renault Captur Automatic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 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 X - Citroen Berlingo or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 1 small suitcase*

* 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

We loved our stay in A Sulana and could happily have stayed longer. We chose it for its beautiful view, peaceful, private location and rustic charm. We were not disappointed. It is approached along a bumpy, dusty track and the appearance of the attractive, old, low stone building was always a pleasure. Rondinara Bay is stunning and only 10 minutes’ drive away. It is so natural and unspoilt with one very good beach restaurant. We would love to return. Our family stayed in the main house and we stayed in the little cottage which was charming.
Mrs J Parker – September 2018

Simpson Travel is a civilised way to travel. A Sulana was a special place, so peaceful and serene, the owners delightful people. Their story of how they ended up in this spot is also a delight. The small details really make a difference from the immaculate accommodation, advice from Samantha, civilised flights and car hire – we could not fault any of it. Our first time in Corsica, a rugged and beautiful country, we hope to return.
Ms Trevelyan – August 2018

Thank you both so much for sharing your private home – amazingly peaceful, healing and energising all in one go! New meditations to write! Recharged and ready to return! See you next year – Happy Winter.
Catherine & John September 2017

We all had a wonderful time here – kind and considerate owners (thank you!), a fantastic villa with lovely views – we could very easily return!
The Looker Family July 2017

What a wonderful privilege it's been staying at A Sulana this week. We have loved the amazing view, the sense of peace and the complete feeling of relaxation. Loved the chats with Suzie and appreciated the loan of the yoga mats. Corsica is a beautiful and magical place. We can see why Suzie and Jacques decided to settle here 31 years ago. Thank you both for a fabulous stay in your charming house.
Sandra & Chris June 2017

The Manning party are all feeling quite lucky to have found A Sulana. Even if we'd gone nowhere it would have been wonderful. Yoga on the lawn, laps in the pool, espresso on the deck – always with a stunning view. Sitting around the dining room table at night for dinner was like being on a ship – again with an incredible view! Great day trips to Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, bigger trips to Ajaccio and Sartène. No time to eat all the gelato! Thanks Suzie and Jacques for making us welcome in your home. Magnificent!
Brian, Patricia, Lorna, Francis, Scott & Liz May 2017

 

Simpson Travel is a civilised way to travel. A Sulana was a special place, so peaceful and serene, the owners delightful people. Their story of how they ended up in this spot is also a delight. The small details really make a difference from the immaculate accommodation, advice from Samantha, civilised flights and car hire – we could not fault any of it. Our first time in Corsica, a rugged and beautiful country, we hope to return.
Mrs Buick – July 2016

No wonder Simpson Travel has worked with Suzie and Jacques for 22 years, it would be very difficult to find a more comfortable, homely villa than A Sulana with such spectacular views over Rondinara beach. This was our second Simpson experience, but we plan many more.
Mr Bolton – June 2016

Very enjoyable and well organised holiday. Thank you.
Mr Hassan – June 2016

Thank you very much for a fantastic week in your stunning villa. We've had a great time here and we managed to fit in a lot of relaxing, swimming and many a game of cards! We also really loved Bonifacio and the local beaches. Thank you both again, and hopefully we shall meet again soon!
Mr White – July 2015

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks at A Sulana. The villa is fantastic and the view is beautiful. The weather has been extremely hot and we've been to all the local beaches.
Ms Harris – July 2015

I can thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel and will most certainly be using them again. We have had a great week here with hot and sunny weather! The views at this lovely villa are fantastic and will take your breath away everyday. The beaches here are fantastic. Jacques and Suzie have been brilliant and very useful also. The villa is brilliant and quirky and we would love to come and stay here again soon! Thanks a lot!
Mr Hewett – June 2015

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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    Excellent

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    Very good

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    3/5

    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.

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.

To complement this elegant destination, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments in Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, near the beautiful south’s best attractions.

Read more on our Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio region page

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