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Holiday Villa With Extensive Seaviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Porticcio, Ajaccio, Corsica, France - 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Privately owned holiday home on the Bay of Ajaccio. 20 minutes from Ajaccio airport and 5 minutes from Porticcio village. South facing terraces offer spectacular 180° sea views. Walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Wide choice of gently sloping beaches and coves around the Bay. Walking trails just minutes from the villa with extensive network across the island easily accessible by car. The villa is set in small private hillside residential development. Well maintained home from home supported by local agency welcome service.

Diana Lumsdaine
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Diana Lumsdaine

We have enjoyed family holidays in Corsica for over 30 years and appreciate the unique character of the island.

Diana Lumsdaine purchased this villa in 1987

Why Diana Lumsdaine chose Porticcio

Corsica charms visitors with its glorious countryside and coastline and has avoided being spoilt by mass tourism. Ideal for "off-season" holidays, it offers relaxation and sunshine in abundance. Ideal for independent travellers who may enjoy walking and exploring or for sun worshippers who want to lie out on the nearby beaches or just relax on the terrace. Corsica is a hikers and cyclists paradise with plenty of trails and climbs to challenge and reward!

What makes this villa unique

Walking distance to local restaurants with a variety of dining options from pizzas to Corsican and international cuisine including two nearby luxury hotels with 'fine dining' restaurants. Local shops and supermarket offer a wide selection of food for self catering. Two local butchers offer daily 'takeaway' prepared meals or BBQ meats and accompaniments. Speciality shops cater for all tastes and include artisan bakers, a fishmonger and greengrocer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tinarella, it was perfect for our needs. Corsica is a very pretty island and certainly lives up to its name. The villa was very well equipped and comfortable, it was a treat to return there after a busy day, to sit and enjoy a drink on the terrace and look out over the bay. I am missing it already. There are many other places that we would love to have visited but a week was just not long enough!

We thank you again for the use of the villa and look forward to returning again soon.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porticcio in Corse-du-Sud

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 08:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 5
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Suitable for children with door to side terrace & garden
    Large ensuite bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Wardrobe, chest of drawers & doors to terrace NEW beds 2016
    Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Wardrobe,chest of drawers, door to terrace, NEW mattress '16
  • Bed linen and towels provided Bedside tables and lamps provided Fans and hair-dryers provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We regret that this villa is not suitable for families with very young children owing to the open nature of the terraces, steep garden and unprotected stairs. Outside: The villa is situated on a private residential hillside with 3 terraces facing the sea. Typical Mediterranean planting with some shade on third/side terrace. Private parking area for guests. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and bath towels supplied. Villa will be cleaned at end of tenancy. Additional services available at extra cost. Other: Dining terrace off sitting room with sun loungers, patio table, chairs and gas barbecue.


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average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful week in Tinarella

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the villa was incredible. Tinarella is a wonderful location with a very nice beach nearby (accross from the church) and many others close by. The villa is perfect: a lot of space, nice rooms, a very functional and modern kitchen, and a huge terrace with the best view ever over the bay (actually even two terraces!) - we loved eating all our meals there, and watching the stars from the deckchairs. And thank you Diana for the very warm welcome!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located and well presented Villa Tinarella

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Tinarella was most enjoyable. Prior to our holiday we were sent a well prepared and informative guide by the owner giving clear travel and arrival instructions with local recommendations for restaurants, shopping and beaches. The Villa was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with appliances and essential goods. The Villa is in an ideal location for exploring the SE corner of the Island which has superb beaches and restaurants some of which are within walking distance. There are views over the bay from the two bedroom balconies and from the larger terrace outside the lounge, a lovely place to dine in the evenings. The use of a car is more or less essential however you can visit the central spine of mountains by train where there are some wonderful walks. Altogether, a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really well equipped villa with an outstanding view over the bay. Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Corsica and we loved it! Diana was so helpful during he booking and planning stages, giving us really useful information prior to our departure. We were greeted by a very friendly concierge at 11.00 am as arranged - the flights from UK to Ajaccio arrive early in the morning. The villa is very well furnished and equipped with everything you could want - right down to a plentiful supply of toileteries. The large spacious terrace with its big table and sun loungers was where we spent most of our time while at the villa. It was great to see the changing light across the bay and mountains behind - especially at night when the distant lights began twinkling. The bedrooms too have french windows opening onto a balcony with stunning views.

There are beaches,shops and restaurants within easy walking distance and a bigger shopping area in Porticcio nearby. Local food and wines are very good and locals very friendly. It is the custom in Corsica to be offered a complimentary digestif after a meal - do take advantage of the offer! Thank you Diana for introducing us to Corsica - I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous in every way

  • 5 of 5

Corsica more than lived up to our expectations and the house was a large contributor to that fact. It is extremely well equipped and comfortable with the most magnificent views that you never tire of. To wake up with the view across the bay every morning is amazing!. Porticcio is an excellent base for a holiday on Corsica - close to the airport without being bothered by aircraft noise, easy access to Ajaccio without being in a bigger town, all the facilities you need for a holiday are on hand with some great beaches and a massive range of fantastic restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, stunning views, good places to eat.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyable stay. Lovely walks in the area. Wide open view of the bay from the terrace, with incredible sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A top week in Corsica

  • 5 of 5

This was a magical week away. The villa was exactly as described and has clearly been well maintained for guests' benefit

It is a fabulous base to explore all the different local beaches as well as the mountains that provide such a grand backdrop.We followed the advice of a previous reviewer and went to Chez Paul, a restaurant up in the mountains serving real Corsican fare. Well recommended.

I don't know about the rest, but this part of Corsica is unspoilt, and the villa made for a great week.

Thank you Diana.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback; so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tinarella and visit to nearby Bastelica.
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The villa is perfectly located for cycling and walking enthusiasts with easy access to the whole island.


Local sandy beaches and hidden coves within 10 minute walk. Many other uncrowded beaches 5-10 minutes by car along the coast. The beaches and water are clean, ideal for snorkelling; some with restaurant or snack bar. Corsica is a sailing mecca with dinghies, catamarans and other water sports at Porticcio and Molini beaches. Horse riding stables, cycle hire and boat excursions are also available nearby.


Car hire recommended. Ajaccio airport approx 14km or 20 minutes by car. Ajaccio town approx 18km or 30 minutes by car where there are ferry services from mainland France.

Ajaccio is served by easyjet from Gatwick, Paris, Lyon and Geneva. NEW in 2018: direct flight to Ajaccio from London Stansted with Air Corsica. Also to Ajaccio from other European cities with Air Corsica and with Flybe from Birmingham & Southampton to Bastia ( approx. 2.5 hours from Porticcio ).

Further Details:

There are excellent local footpaths through the sweet smelling Maquis. Corsica has a network of official walking trails from coast to coast including the famous GR20 to entice walkers to explore the countryside. Further afield Corsica offers remote villages high up in the mountains to explore by car and cycling terrain to suit all abilities with flat coastal roads and challenging mountains.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porticcio, Corsica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Special rate
22 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
12 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeover Day:
Sunday changeover day to coincide with Easyjet flights from the UK. Recommended airport is Ajaccio. Direct return flights from UK until early October 2017. Other dates can be agreed subject to season and availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discount offered for 2 week rentals and for 2 guests in May, June and October. Winter rentals November 2016 to April 2017 exclusive of water and electricity which will be charged on actual consumption from meter readings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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