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Luxury '5 Star' Villa with heated pool , garden with sea and mountain views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Porticcio, near Ajaccio, Corsica - On small private estate 5 mins walk to beach and shops the beach,shops and bars

This is a recently built luxury villa with beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool with spa jets and large garden overlooking the Bay of Ajaccio. The villa is on a single level and all rooms have French doors opening onto the fenced and hedged garden. The house is furnished to a very high standard for your enjoyment. All amenities are available in Porticcio which is within a short easy walk. The villa has uninterrupted sea and mountain views- usually snow-capped until May. Quiet, peaceful and secluded but accessible. A car is not necessary unless you wish to explore further afield. Meet and greet service and local support service is provided with the possibility of extra house keeping and shopping services. The master bedroom is very large with a sitting area and terrace. This room will easily accommodate an extra small single bed and cot. The Roman Spa style bathroom has a large walk in rain shower with massage jets, double ended bath and twin basins. All rooms have French doors which open onto the gardens. Each bedroom has its own bath or shower room with luxury toiletries and fine bed linen and towels. All rooms have TV/DVD players. The living room is huge with a dining table seating 8 and many comfortable sofas by the log fire or TV. You will find books, DVDs and MP3 docking ports. The kitchen is fully equiped with an American fridge/freezer and Range cooker. There is an outside barbecue.

jane shepherd
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About jane shepherd

I am a Hospital doctor working in London and living in Oxford. I have 2 teenage children and have spent many holidays in Corsica since 1981. The house was built for me to provide comfortable spacious accomodation for my family and friends. I believe holidays are important 'recharge' time and so everthing neds to be organised. My ideal holiday is family based with everyone having enough space to relax in their way. I bought my first house in Porticcio as I was unable to find high quality accomodation to rent. I love cooking and eating! A well planned kitchen and stocked kitchen is essential. The local food is so fresh and tasty that we usually eat in enjoying the view over the bay till late. I also enjoy reading, old films and TV and jigsaw puzzles. So you will find books, DVDs and games.

jane shepherd purchased this villa in 2008

Why jane shepherd chose Corse du Sud

I have visited all the island and chose Porticcio as it is on the outstandingly beautiful bay of Ajaccio and near the airport, which makes the journey so easy. There is a regular 3 times daily ferry service to Ajaccio town. Porticcio is a lively summer resort but also has a local community which prevents it being just about tourism. Outside high summer the restaurants serve the locals and the school children learn to sail on the bay. There are no high rise buildings or big hotels and no parking meters! There are many beautiful beaches within an easy drive. Walking and cycling are also popular. The house overlooks the bay and the twinkling lights at night-simply magical. All facilities are within a short stroll. The villa is your home from home. Check in and check out are flexible depending on your travel arrangements. A welcome food package is provided so when you arrive you can have coffee, tea, breakfast or lunch with wine as you wish. The area has been enjoyed by all age groups. The parents with small children enjoy the soft sand beaches, quite afternoon siestas for the little ones and long lazy suppers after bedtime, teens can stroll to the beach and enjoy the large array of water sports, and grown ups of all ages can do their own thing with great food, wine and scenery.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is new and has a large garden with a beautiful heated outdoor pool. The pool in the summer is usually 28ºC at a minimum. It has been well designed and built to modern standards with double glazing and shutters to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. The living and bedroom areas have both air conditioning and ceiling fans. Everything is within an easy walk which is great as no-one has to be the driver after a long beach side evening meal.

Please note that I do not agree rentals until we have has direct communication, so expect a phone call.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porticcio in Corsica

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Master bedroom with bath, shower with body jets, WC and 2 basins. En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower and jets, WC and basin. En-suite to bedroom 4 with shower and jets, WC and basin. Bathroom with shower bath, WC and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 +1 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master suite with king sized bed, pull out single bed, sitting area with sofa and 3 French doors opening onto garden Bedroom 2 with king sized bed French doors. Bedroom 3 with king sized bed. French doors. Bedroom 4 with twin single beds. French doors.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have air conditioning/heating units and ceiling fans. In winter there is a beautiful log burning fire. The house is fully double glazed and shuttered. This keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter. There are spectacular views over the bay. The house is furnished in a traditional provoncal style. The twin room can be made up as a super king bed if preferred. Outside: There is a large front garden with grassed area, shrubs and trees including citrus and olives. This is a perfect spot for breakfast, At the back of the house the is a large deck with beautiful metal work table and chairs, rattan sofa and 2 armchairs sun loungers and swing hammock. This terrace is usually in partial shade in the early afternoon. There are also 2 large stone terraces which are accessible from the 2 back bedrooms. the front bedrooms open onto a grassed area. There are beautiful views of the bay and the Isles Sanguinaires - The best place to watch the sunset. Steps go down to new pool in the lower garden with fixed stone barbecue . The private pool is 10 x4,5m with spa jets in the Roman stairs. The pool is surrounded by artificial grass and stone paving. There is plenty of seating and lounging space, and a large gazebo. The remaining land is in a natural state, with Olive trees, flowering shrubs and meadow flowers. There are magnificant views of the bay and mountains. Utility Room: Washing and drying machine in garage, drying racks and iron available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and end cleaning are included in the prices. Extra services are available on request to suit your requirements eg extra cleaning, shopping. A comprehensive welcome pack is provided enough for a simple meal after your journey.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Superb property for safe family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Superbly maintained property with beautiful views of coast and mountains. Easily accessed from airport and within walking distance of small coastal town with lively restaurants and bars and good food shopping facilities. Pool is a good size and well maintained with safety cover. Rooms are all attractive and spacious with air-con throughout. Lovely garden with BBQ and gazebos for shade. Thoroughly recommend for family holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful family home .

  • 5 of 5

The villa we stayed in was very clean and spacious ,each bedroom was very comfortable and had a lovely bathroom and shower with masses of hot water. The villa had lots of equipment we could use from bikes and table tennis table to docking stations for i phones. The great thing about the kitchen was that it had lots of utensils we could use and was stocked with basic things such as salt and pepper, herbs and cooking oil that we could use and replace . Brigitte was very helpful when we arrived and also when we had a minor problem after the thunder storm . The village had some good shops and a big supermarket , a lovely clean beach that had lots of activities for water sports. We also took the ferry over to Ajaccio and had a wander around the town and visited the Cathedral and Nelsons house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Two families with young children had a thoroughly enjoyable time at this villa. A truly enchanting place with stunning views of the sea and mountain. Lots of outside space and a swimming pool which has a handy safety cover and alarm. Fantastic to be able to walk to the lovely beaches and restaurants as well. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious villa, a real home from home. Highly recommend for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Stunningly beautiful villa with amazing views of the sea and mountains, equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had a lovely relaxing time with our three teenage boys as there was plenty for them to do - table tennis, pool, water sports and swimming at the beach. The villa is very clean and all the beds were super comfortable with plenty of areas to relax in either the sun or shade.

The owner goes to great lengths to make sure you enjoy your stay and answer any questions. I can't recommend this villa highly enough if you want a relaxing villa/beach based holiday with guaranteed gorgeous weather!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. It's good to know that your teen boys had a good time- it's not an easy age group to provide for on a family holiday. Glad to hear that you managed to relax. I aim to provide a home from home holiday villa experience and do hope you will return again.
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Excellent villa with wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was ideal for our three-generation party of eight, including two children aged six and nine. We were immediately impressed by the size of the house and gardens and by the view of Ajaccio bay, Porticcio beach and the surrounding mountains, which is spectacular both at day and night. Although all is clearly described in Jane’s notes, the villa and furnishing was even better than we expected. We appreciated the security of being in a gated community of similar properties. The main living room is huge with a large dining table and two comfortable seating areas, glazed doors along its length leading onto the very large boarded deck outside where we had our evening meals. The adjacent kitchen is extremely well equipped and we appreciated being able to use certain items stored in the adjoining garage, including bicycles and beach equipment. There are several locations around the garden with seating, including two elegant gazebos, one at the villa level and one by the pool. There is comfortable seating in these and elsewhere in the garden including plenty of loungers. Indoor games and DVDs were well received, particularly by the children, and it was a real bonus that they could also watch them in their bedroom. Although we were there for the first two weeks of August in hot weather, the interior of the villa stayed cool and we hardly used the air conditioning. All the living and sleeping areas have ceiling fans as well as air conditioning. The resort was busy and when on the terrace there was some noise from the beach area on festival evenings - as well as an excellent view of the firework display - but noise was not intrusive when inside the villa.

The small, sandy beach about 5 minutes walk away is fine for confident swimmers and rocky in parts, suitable for snorkelling. The main Porticcio beach, about 10 minutes walk from the villa, is well equipped with watersports, a designated swimming area, and at one end a row of sheltered open-air restaurants. The large supermarket and other shops are close to the main beach, so there is really no need for a car, but car hire is available in the town and was used by four of our party for a day out to Bonifacio.

We had an excellent family holiday here. The villa had everything we needed. The layout and interior design has been brilliantly thought out by Jane and her communication with us was clear and welcoming. We recommend the villa without reservation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. The villa has been designed with the needs of multi generational families in mind, trying to strike a balance between relaxation and activities. I am so pleased to hear that you all had a successful holiday
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The propert was beautifully maintained and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The proximity of the town, beaches and shops meant we only used the car to stock up on heavier items. A brilliant time had by six teenagers and two now very relaxed adults! I'd highly recommend stating here. Jane was so helpful in sending out lots of information before our stay which made things really easy once we were there. A brilliant time which I wish could've been longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High June
18 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid summer
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner directly by email. Please include a contact phone number. A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and £150 refundable caution to cover damage and additional cleaning which is payable locally. Final payment is 8 weeks before departure.
For security reasons, I do not accept bookings unless we have been in telephone contact. The villa is similar to villa FR1874 which is nearby. If booked together there is a 10% discount.

Changeover Day:
Sunday in June, July and August. Outside high season flexible. Check out by 10am. Check in normally16.00. Please leave the house clean and tidy. Strip beds and fold linen, empty dishwasher, washing up dry and put away and empty all bins.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Please contact the owner to discuss lets longer than 2 weeks. Flexibility is possible outside the summer season ( July and August ) Change over day is Sunday to coordinate with Eastjet direct flights. Part weeks are charged as full weeks in high season. Bedlinen is included, as is end cleaning and a comprehensive welcome pack of food and drinks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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