Villa Vista

The Valinco, Corsica

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

On a hillside estate, Villa Vista forms part of a cluster of five villas, along with Doniche, Villa A Murta, Villa Vigna Maggiore and Villa l'Alta 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. Outside, there’s a private pool, 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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen with Satellite TV
  • Kitchen includes full oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (1.60m bed) with en-suite shower room, access to terrace and pool area

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Integrated air-conditioning throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Private plunge pool 3.20m x 2.60m, security alarm, access via ladder
  • Please note that villa access is via 60 steps from the parking level
  • Assistance will be available at the villa for transporting luggage on arrival and departure

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 – 3.00pm
  • Check-out time – 9.00am

Location

  • 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 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 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

Beautiful villa with an amazing view. A new property with a few teething issues, but they did not spoil our week. Corsica is stunningly beautiful. We drove up the hills one day to Zonza which is very pretty. Another spectacular drive is towards Ajaccio on the D302 and back down the coast – simply amazing! James recommended some great restaurants – the best one for us was Terra Cotta in Propriano and lunch at U Spuntinu in Campomoro was memorable. Chez Antoine in Olmeto is also good. Enjoy!
Mr & Mrs L – September 2018

Lovely villa with stunning views, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed – what more could you want? Had some lovely ice cream in Bonifacio, busy place, but worth the visit. We visited Sartène, Porto Vecchio, Santa Giullia, Palombaggia – these last two had sandy beaches. Olmeto is a lovely, little village. We swam every day down at Olmeto Beach, it goes down deep quite quickly but we mastered the art of getting out of the sea eventually. Propriano and Porto Pollo are lovely little towns too! The supermarket just up the road out of Propriano was very good and supplied us with everything we needed so we never ate out (apart from ice cream!). Thank you James for sorting out the hob for us (it worked, we just didn’t know how to take the lock off!) and thank you for the little treats you brought us and all the information you provided! A lovely relaxing two week holiday with a bit of sightseeing – perfect!
Mr Lunn – September 2018

This was our first visit to the island of Corsica, beautiful and unspoilt, Villa Vista was in the perfect location for the area we had chosen. We are now planning a return to the island and with Simpson Travel but to a different part of the island. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Mrs L – September 2018

First time in Corsica, fourth time with Simpson Travel and as always – they deliver! Fantastic villa, fantastic view and despite a few teething problems with power cuts – new villa – we definitely would come back. James – very friendly and very helpful, thank you for recommending Bonifacio, we had a great day out!
Else & Neil – August 2018

 

Enjoyed a great week beach combing our way along Corsica’s coastline. Highlight of the week was driving down to Bonifaccio – not to be missed! We enjoyed ‘ gawping’ at the mega yachts before climbing up to the old town for dinner which was truly magical! We also took a trip to Sartène and loved discovering the windy streets of the old town just off the main plaza. We perched ourselves on a couple of stools at a tiny bar called La Cantina and ordered a couple of glasses of rosé to wash down our bruschetta and charcuterie board. Our favourite beaches were Roccapina, Tonnara (on the way down to Bonifaccio) and the next beach post Cupabia – has a couple of lively restaurants. We hired a boat for the day (€120 including fuel) from Porto Pollo. Our favourite restaurant close to the villa was Copa Capena, adjoined to a hotel and on a lovely stretch of beach. Enjoy!
Mr & Mrs W – July 2018

We have visited Corsica many times and stayed in some magical places. This is one of them. Beaches – take the Belvedere turn, park after 4 km - a long sandy beach with plenty of room for everyone. Mountains – spectacular walks and views. Often cloudy and thundery in late afternoon. Most of all, enjoy, relax, unwind, drink, eat, sleep, recharge, return.
Oliver – July 2018

We felt privileged to be the first guests at Villa Vista. You will not tire of the beautiful views, including lying in bed at 3am looking out as the moon casts its light over the centre of the bay, the thunderstorms that took out all the lights as far as the eye could see and watching the sun fade away, enjoy Villa Vista! But just as importantly get out and about this island! The highlight for us was a drive up to Zonza. Authentic Corsican villages, hardly any English spoken but amazing landscape, culminating in the profile of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Breath taking! We also visited Ajaccio mid-week, which was crowded as the cruise ship spewed out its visitors! A busy city and a contrast to the peace of the Valinco area. It’s claimed to be the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte but we were ready to the return to the peace of Villa Vista. We tried the coastal route out of Propriano and although there were several beaches, it was impossible to park early afternoon, so the advice would be to go early. A pleasant alternative was to go towards Porto Pollo. Some lovely beaches with roadside car parking and a few restaurants. All very uncommercial. Porto Pollo however did have scuba diving and paddle boards for hire. Restaurant La Source in Olmeto was very Corsican but be aware the entrecôte steak is huge! Can’t fault the ambience of Propriano for an apéritif and an evening meal, but look before you leap – don’t go down if the cruise ship is in! To be honest we had a few teething problems when we arrived at the villa, but James has been very patient and supportive and always responds to calls or texts, and has sorted things out for us. Enjoy! Relax! Barbecue! Drink wine!
Mrs M – June 2018

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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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.

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