Villa l'Alta

The Valinco, Corsica

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  • Spacious contemporary villa
  • Stunning sea views
  • Private saltwater plunge pool
  • Restaurants/shops 10-minute drive
  • Beach 10-minute drive

On a hillside estate, Villa l’Alta (‘The High One’) forms part of a cluster of five villas, along with Villa Doniche, Villa Vigna Maggiore, Villa Vista and Villa A Murta near the ancient village of Olmeto. This spacious one-bedroom, contemporary property enjoys stunning sea views with French windows opening out onto a delightful private terrace. From the sumptuous double bed you can gaze out over woodland and the glorious views across the Valinco Gulf.

Outside, there’s a private plunge pool built into the rocks, as well as a barbecue. The large, lawned areas of the estate help create a lovely sense of space and the villas, although neighbouring, are well spaced out giving you your privacy wherever you stay.

The tranquil, terracotta-roofed Olmeto with its shops and restaurants is a 10-minute drive away and beyond that, the unspoilt beaches of the Valinco. The area is a walker’s paradise and the perfect base for exploring the area and the traditional village of Sartène nearby.



  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen with Satellite TV
  • Kitchen includes full oven, kettle, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite Italian shower room, access to terrace and pool area
  • Separate WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Integrated air-conditioning throughout
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Private saltwater plunge pool with integrated rocks 4m x 5.5m (depth 0.20m – 1.70m) security alarm, access via steps.
  • Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of £120/week and must be pre-booked in the UK)
  • Please note that access to the villa is up a steep tarmac driveway


  • 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


  • 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 – 3.00pm
  • Check-out time – 9.00am


  • Restaurants/shops 10min drive
  • Beach 10min drive
  • Ajaccio 1hr 15min drive
  • Figari airport 1hr 20min 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*

* 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*

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 suitcases*

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 – Audi A3 Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group H – Citroen C4 Picasso or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

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

Group K – Renault Grand Scenic or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

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

Our third visit to Corsica with Simpson Travel and our second at the Villa L'Alta. What a fantastic villa in such a beautiful location.
Brian Eno – June 2019

This is the best view from a bed we’ve had in a long time! We did a lot of walks, hired a boat, Cupabia beach is wonderful. Had a lovely time.
Mark & Nicole – September 2018

Incredible week, very chilled, never got tired of the view. Barbecue six nights out of the seven! Definitely check out La Source in Olmetto. Great food, incredible views, not too pricey. Enjoy!
Neil & Kat – August 2018

Villa l'Alta is a lovely modern villa with breath-taking views over The Valinco. To wake up in the morning and see those views from your bed is quite something.
Paul Murfin – July 2018

We went to Corsica with high expectations and were not disappointed. The villa was as stunning as the photos led us to believe and Zena, our Simpson Travel rep, was excellent. All information was spot-on and we will certainly investigate other destinations that Simpson Travel has on offer.
Mr Nelson – August 2017

This was our second visit to this lovely villa. We have certainly made the most of the view, barbeque and lovely pool. The highlight of our holiday was seeing a baby hawk on the rocks at the top of the swimming pool. I hope that we will be back here for a third visit soon!
Lucida & Ray – July 2017

This was our second visit to Corsica with Simpson Travel and we had a wonderful time in the stunning Villa l'Alta. Waking up to the breathtaking views across the bay, followed by breakfasts on the terrace, watching eagles and kites flying overhead – all heralded days of visiting the many sights and experiences that Corsica has to offer; or simply lazing by the beautiful plunge pool in the sun.
Mr Peters – June 2017

What can we say about this beautiful villa and its surroundings that hasn’t already been said? We ate breakfast every morning sitting on the terrace, watching eagles and kites soaring overhead. The plunge pool has been a joy – cooling our sun-baked feet. We have loved going out to explore the area – but have loved coming back to relax by and in the pool just as much. Thank you Simpson Travel – another fabulous villa in Corsica.
Sarah & Colin – June 2017

Really enjoyed our week at Villa l’Alta! Fantastic weather, fantastic view and a fantastic island. We enjoyed the local beaches, all gorgeous! We also enjoyed a trip into the mountains and a day trip to Bonifacio. We haven’t eaten out much, we preferred to eat in with the magnificent views and brilliant local rosé. Enjoy your stay here!
Anne & Chris – May 2017

This is our fifth visit to Corsica and have loved our time here again – thank you Simpson Travel for finding many wonderful villas! 
Mrs Johnson – September 2016





We started visiting Corsica with Simpson Travel 10 years ago and have loved every minute of our holidays. This was an exceptional villa with view, pool and beautiful song birds first thing in the morning. They say that once you come to this island you will never stop. Long may our holidays continue here.
Linda & Ray – July 2016

Views and cascading waterfall plunge pool – all out of this world. Well done Simpson Travel. Stephen has been most helpful. The thing is – once you've travelled with Simpson Travel to Corsica you can't wait to return. Just enjoy!
John & Margaret – May 2016

This was our ninth visit to Corsica and have to say how impressed we are with Villa l'Alta. It was a very special place to celebrate my 60th birthday. The villa was amazing and the view took my breath away as we arrived. With having such a wonderful villa we had a really relaxing holiday and spent the afternoons in the lovely pool. The special effect of the water cascading down twice a day was very nice. It was lovely to hear song birds in the trees and it's the first time in Corsica this has happened. The photos on the website were very detailed of the property.
Mrs Hinkins – July 2016

A really relaxing week, much needed! A lovely villa with a fantastic view.
Mr & Mrs Burn – May 2016

We booked Villa l'Alta to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. It was a very special place to stay, very peaceful, quiet and relaxing and we loved the rock pool! We felt on top of the world looking out over the views each day. Thank you.
Mr Lawton – September 2015

Fantastic holiday at Villa l'Alta – the villa was amazing with breathtaking views. Corsica was a real delight. Would love to go back. Wouldn't hesitate to travel with Simpson Travel again.
Mrs Johnson – September 2015

Villa l'Alta was everything we expected and more. Superb location and a little luxury to spoil yourself. The beaches were ideal, managed to find a quiet secluded one that was just right for us, ideal for snorkelling, sunbathing and watching the world of yachts and boats go by. We had barbecues at the villa every night enjoying the views, watching the sunset and sampling glasses of the local wines (delicious). We ventured inland to find wonderful mineral baths (Bains de Caldane). Yet another opportunity to unwind and relax in natural heated pools, just wonderful. All in all a fantastic week and would thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel and Corsica.
Mr Brown – August 2015

Villa l'Alta, near Olmeto is simply stunning, incredible location and situation and the perfect amount of space for two. The views over the bay of Valinco and Propriano were mesmerising and we could quite happily sit and watch the coming and going of boats all day. The pool was bigger than we thought it would be, much bigger than a plunge pool! The booking process was really easy and the Simpson Travel staff were so helpful and very friendly. Our representative, Roberto, was really helpful and knowledgeable and gave us some great places to visit, particularly Viggianello. Overall a fantastic trip and I would recommend Simpson Travel to all my friends and colleagues.
Mrs Gould – August 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.

Grading Help

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.

The Gulf of Valinco makes for an inspiring holiday destination – and not just for the wonderful beaches. Propriano is one of the oldest island resorts, its marina lined with cafés and restaurants. South lies Campomoro and, to the north, in the folds of the Taravo Valley, stand the menhirs of Filitosa. Inland, you’ll find the mountain villages of the Alta Rocca, below the Bavella Peaks. And don’t miss the ancient capital of the south, Sartène, a favourite with wine buffs.

Complete the picture with one of our handpicked luxury villas and enjoy your holiday in The Valinco to the full.

Read more on our The Valinco region page

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