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Modern villa with private swimming pool and seaview. Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Solenzara, Corsica, France - Peaceful Location. 5 Minute Drive To The Beach

The villa Christal is a recently constructed property. (2010) with a private swimming pool, carpark and well-kept garden. Situated in a calm estate only 5 minutes from the village of Solenzara and it's shops,boutiques, restaurants and marina.

A short drive will take you to the Solenzara river where you can enjoy fresh water swimming and hikings. The villa has 4 bedrooms and a private swimming pool.

Alain Figarola
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Alain Figarola

Christiane and I arrived in Corsica in 2008. I was then a bank manager and was transferred to an office in the vicinity. We immediately loved the island. The incredible beauty of the nature, the sea, the sun and of course the people made Corsica the ideal place for us to live in.

I was proposed several times to run more important offices on the continent but I declined.

We are now both retired which allows us the opportunity to enjoy what we like the most, THE SEA. I have always been a keen fisherman and this has allowed me to set up a business involving day trips of fishing for visitors on my own boat.

In all....we are very happy in Corsica.

Alain Figarola purchased this villa in 2010

Why Alain Figarola chose Solenzara

We were looking for the ideal location to build a home. Solenzara, set between the sea and the mountains, charmed us immediately.

What attracted us was the closeness to several beautiful beaches and the marina where we could moor our boat.

Alain, being a keen fisherman, found the place ideal for exploring the coast-line's many coves and sandbanks.

The village is far from the hustle and bustle of large towns but still provides all necessary services and amenities.

The quaint atmosphere and the friendliness of the local people makes this the perfect place to live.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Christal is situated in a small and quiet estate overlooking the harbour and the sea at a height of 80 metres. The road leading to the villa also takes you to the original old village of Solenzara. (Sari)

The property enjoys it's own private entrance with parking for 2 cars, private swimming pool with sun terrace and patio.

The villa is completely air-conditioned and also provides free WIFI.

Tastefully decorated it contains all modern amenities and comfort to make your stay a memorable one.

Christiane and I will make our outmost to help you to enjoy your holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Solenzara in Sari-Solenzara

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with Italian-style shower and toilet. Shared bathroom to bedroom 2 and 3 with Italian-style shower. Separate wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed 140cm en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. 140cm Bedroom 3 with double bed 140cm
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa is constructed on the ground floor. Separate sleeping area. All rooms have plenty of wardrobe space. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. Each room has a 140x90 double bed. Two rooms have a view on the swimming pool. Electric shutters in each room. One bedroom is en-suite and the two others have shared facilities. Outside: The swimming pool area is equipped with sun decks. Guests can enjoy outside dining furniture and a gas barbecue. Swimming pool and terrace is south facing and private from neighbouring views. The patio is equipped with an electric sun store. There is an outside shower. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment and products. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels ( except for beach towels) and bed linen is provided free of charge.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Modern, spacious villa in a quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the middle of September and wished we could stay longer. The villa is spacious, modern and very well equipped; there was nothing that wasn't provided and it was beautifully clean. Although it is big and open plan, it didn't feel too big for just the two of us, but it would comfortably suit a larger family. The pool is perfect and the large patio and garden areas mean that the villa is very private. The owners are lovely, as is Anette, who dealt with the booking and came to see us on arrival.

The villa is in a very quiet area, just up the hill from the town and gave us the perfect opportunity to relax after driving from the UK. It is also well positioned for exploring, if you wish to see more of Corsica, which is beautiful. Solenzara is a busy small town that has lots of restaurants to choose from and small shops, as well as a small supermarket.

We had a wonderful week, would certainly recommend this villa and look forward to returning one day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

About us: we are a family, 2 teenage children and a 10 year old.

This villa is quite new, it is well laid out all on one level. It is a good size, easily big enough for us.

The villa is really well equipped, there was absolutely nothing missing, they had everything including 2 coffee makers!

It was superbly clean, right throughout.

The pool seems brand new, something that was great for us is that the pool doesn't seem to have chlorine which, my youngest suffers with soreness if he is in and out of a chlorine pool, but on this holiday he was fine.

The owners are really nice. Their friend Anette speaks very good English (I'm afraid that my French is not good) and handles the booking and any questions you might have at the villa. We didn't have any questions, as I said everything is there that you need and everything works.

Location wise you are up a hill above Solenzara, it is a lovely quiet residential area so you have peace and quiet yet Solenzara is just at the bottom of the winding road. Solenzara itself has everything you need, the boulangerie and also the fishmongers are at the bottom of your road, supermarket 5 mins away. There is a nice little harbour (we had ice cream on the harbour front several times). We also hired a boat for the day from here, you can get right down the coast visiting beaches all day.

Alain owns a fishing boat and takes people on trips, I took my boys out with Alain and Christianne for a half day fishing, great fun and they are such great hosts - the trip included breakfast and lunch!

This is a good villa, in a nice location with helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best French property encountered

  • 5 of 5

The property certainly lived up and more to it's description, and I concur with everything stated in other review of the property. The villa wa the best equipped we have stayed in, since using Owner's Direct over the last 10 years.Good location, beatutiful view and oozed class.We travelled in a party of 4 and all agreed that it was simply a lovely Villa .Alain made us extremely welcome and has spared no expense in making it a holiday to remember.The only very slight disappointment, was the fact that the En Suite did not have a Toilet, but as the Property has 2 Toilets, it did not prove a problem.Corsica is a splendid Island and staying in Alain's house made it even better.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant stay at fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa is very clean, spacious and extremely well equipped. The pool is a good size and lovely to swim in; our son was in it all the time when we were at the property. There are sea views from the pool terrace and great beaches within a very short drive plus a river with bathing areas and lots of friendly locals. The villa is situated in a very nice and quiet residential area surrounded by lots of flowering bushes, very pretty. Solenzara is a nice village with great local shops- recommend the friut and vegetable shop at the bottom of the hill and the boulangerie/patisserie across the road from it. Lovely restaurants, particulary scenic at the harbour. There is also good road access and we went on trips South to Porto Vecchio and Bonofacio and North to St Florent and Murato. Everyone we met was very friendly and we felt very welcome . Our hosts were excellent and had gone to a lot of effort to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. There was a fishing trip included which was excellent and again considerable effort was made to make sure that everyone really enjoyed the trip. We will undoubtedly return again and highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patricia and Robert, We really enjoyed meeting you and we are glad that you enjoyed your holiday. You were the perfect guests!! We hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon.
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Perfekter Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Juli 2017 in diesem Haus und können es nur weiterempfehlen. Das Haus ist sehr gross und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Vermieter und Anette (Verwaltung) waren sehr freundlich und bei Fragen jederzeit erreichbar. Gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Caravelle
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Caravelle
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Scaffa Rossa
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Alain and Christiane offers a complimentary fishing trip to all guests which includes breakfast and light lunch. All drinks are free.


Scaffa Rossa - 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk.

Marina beach - 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk.

Canella beach - 10 minute drive.

Favona beach - 12 minute drive. ( All watersport activities)

Fautea genovese tower and beach - 15 minute drive.

Our favourite is Canella. Small private beach with white sand and snorkelling coves.

All beaches have café's and restaurants.


Bastia Harbour; 2 hour drive. ( This harbour is recommended if you arrive by ferry.)

Bastia Airport; 1 1/2 hours. ( Recommended airport )

Porto Vecchio harbour; 30 minutes. Very few ferries.

Figari Airport; 1 hour. (Recommended airport)

Flights to Ajaccio is possible but remember that you would have to cross the mountains to get to Solenzara. It looks closer but is longer in driving distance.

2 1/2 to 3 hours drive.


Solenzara village; 3 minute drive.

Solenzara river; 10 minute drive.

Beach; 5 minute drive.

Sari village; 10 minute drive.

Bavella needles; 1 hour drive.

Porto Vecchio; 30 minutes drive.

Bonifacio; 1 hour drive.

Further Details:

Solenzara has numerous shops, boutiques and restaurants .A large supermarket is situated at the south exit of the village. Bakers, butchers and fishmongers are also present.

You will also find doctors, chemists, bank, post office, cash-machines and a tourist information office.

In the summer there is an open air cinema and every Wednesday and Saturday there are musical evenings on the main road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Solenzara, Corse du Sud

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
week 25
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 26
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 27
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 28
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 29
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 30
22 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 31
29 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 32
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 33
12 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 34
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 35
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 36
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
week 37
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 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 £1,318.19

Booking Notes:
A rental contract is provided and a 25% deposit will be asked for to confirm your booking. This will be asked for online by Owner's direct.
The remaining sum due is to be paid upon arrival at the property.
A 1500€ damage deposit will be asked for but not debited. This deposit will be returned to you upon departure after inventory.

Changeover Day:
Minimum of 7 days rental.
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time; 5pm or earlier if the villa is ready. We will in this case contact you by phone.
Departure time; 10am

Notes on prices:
All payments to be made in Euros.
Payment can be made by PayPal or bank transfer. Details will be provided.

Should you not wish to clean the house upon departure, we can provide the cleaning at a charge of 150€.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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