Casa Castera

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Beach Nearby

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

This comfortable and elegantly designed modern air-conditioned villa offers accommodation for up to ten guests and has stunning rural views. It is situated close to the attractive seaside village of Cargèse on the west coast of the magnificent island of Corsica, north of Ajaccio.

Downstairs, a well-equipped kitchen stands adjacent to the large dining table from which you glide gracefully round into the smart living area and onwards towards a games area. The sense of space in this light-filled open plan area is beautifully enhanced by the high white vaulted ceiling.

The characterful mezzanine level above is cleverly designed to hold four single beds - this would be a fun place for a group of older children or teenagers to sleep. There are three lovely and more conventional en suite double bedrooms downstairs, one with views of the pool.

There is a beautiful garden and a large terrace with superb far stretching rural views, just perfect for an al fresco evening meal around the barbecue as you watch the sun set on the horizon. The swimming pool, artistically designed to look as natural as possible, blends beautifully into the grounds towards the landscape of olive trees and wooded hills beyond.

Cargèse, a short drive away, is an attractive town of blue shuttered white houses in a picturesque setting overlooking the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Sagone. It has a fascinating history and was founded by Greek immigrants in the 17th century with two beautiful Latin and Greek churches facing each other high up above the sea.

Cargèse has an easily accessible sandy main beach, a huge range of summer water sports and there are other beaches to explore locally around the bay. You may be tempted to navigate the winding route towards Piana and beyond to see the amazing rock formations of the Calanches or more simply view it from one of the great boat trips which will also whisk you away to the wonderful Scandola Nature Reserve, sometimes with a swimming stop along the way.

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What you should know…

  • As you can see from the photographs, the fourth bedroom is on an open mezzanine level above the open plan living and dining space, best suited to older kids/teens or adults.
  • The grounds are beautiful with the most wonderful views – youngsters will need to be supervised.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Table Tennis

Villa Interiors (320m2)

Main Floor (split-level)

-    Open plan living and dining area
-    Open plan kitchen, well-equipped  
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed, TV, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed, TV, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed, TV and air-conditioning 
-    Bathroom with shower 

Upstairs (open mezzanine level above living space)

-    Bedroom with four single beds

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool with safety alarm
-    Outdoor shower
-    Large terrace (130m2) with al-fresco dining and lounge area
-    Gas barbecue
-    Pétanque
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Music speaker
-    Ping-pong
-    Safe
-    TVs

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Castera
Beach Nearby Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Casa Castera is situated 2.5km inland from Cargèse, a popular seaside resort on the west coast of Corsica between Ajaccio and Porto. The villa is surrounded by a small handful of neighbours and has stunning rural views, located just off the road heading north and within 250m of a local supermarket.

Cargèse is an attractive town of white houses with blue shutters in a picturesque setting overlooking the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Sagone. Founded by Greek immigrants in the 17th century, it is best known for its two Greek and Latin churches, the Church of St. Spyridon and the Church of the Assumption, dramatically facing each other with their bell towers against the sky.

Roads are often narrow and winding, especially north of Piana, so car travel might take longer than expected. Start your holiday locally in Cargèse enjoying its restaurants and sandy beaches - the Plage de Peru just north of the town is one of the best and most accessible. There are plenty of opportunities here for summer watersports and activities such as paddle boarding, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and speed boat trips.

Walkers will enjoy the scenic circular walk to Cargèse Hafen or the slightly more challenging 7 mile hike to the ruins of the Genoese Tower of Omigna. An easy way to view the landscape is to take a boat trip from Cargèse around the gulf of Sagone and along the coast. There is a semi rigid inflatable boat which visits the wonderful Scandola Nature Reserve, the old fishing village of Girolata and the dramatic Piana creeks, with a welcome swimming break along the way.

The Scandola Nature Marine and Terrestrial Reserve has regulated access, only possible by sea. It is part of the regional natural park of Corsica and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along the cliffs with their small caves and amazing rock formations, you may spot an osprey or peregrine falcon.

The Calanches di Piana, around 19kms northwards, is an unusual rocky landscape south of Porto where the coastal red granite rocks rise dramatically 400m above sea level next to the blue sea and green pines. There are several amazing trails here for experienced hikers and a mountain biking section between Piana and Porto.

Intrepid drivers only may now be tempted to take the car further afield. Heading northwards along the D81, the Calanques de Piana is a very narrow, winding and often busy scenic balcony road (road cyclists go off season), said to be one of the greatest and most challenging drives in Europe.

Alternatively, drive the 53km southwards to the very pleasant port city of Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon with its many statues, restaurants, bars, museum and airport to remind you of this famous French leader. It has great shops, a lively daily market, picturesque boulevards and tree lined squares.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Ajaccio Airport

(53km)

Nearest Ferry Port Ajaccio

(52km)

Nearest Village Cargèse

(2.5km)

Nearest Beach

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant By the beach with seasonal opening hours

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Small supermarket

(Within 250m)

Nearest City Ajaccio

(53km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Cargèse is a great spot for children with its sandy beach, restaurants, shops, boat trips and a huge range of summer water sports. There are bike and speed boat tours, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling trips and paddle boarding.

The main beach, Plage Peru, is easily accessible and has fine sand and clear blue waters, shelving quite quickly so good for confident swimmers. There are other local less accessible beaches such as Menasina which is smaller and quieter.

Families may love the exciting trip on a 12-seater semi rigid boat up the coast to see the amazing rock formations of the Calanches or visit the wonderful Scandola Nature Reserve, sometimes with a swimming stop along the way.

The celebration of Easter in Cargèse is supposed to be very special as it follows the historic Greek Orthodox ceremonies and the town. The village has a three day Children’s Festival in mid-July.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Concierge service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Beach towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 6 nights in July and August. 4 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £2,972 £3,715 £5,201
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 - - £10,401
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - £12,481
Sep 1st 2023 - Aug 7th 2024 £2,972 £3,715 £5,201

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €3,112 €3,889 €5,445
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 - - €10,889
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - €13,067
Sep 1st 2023 - Aug 7th 2024 €3,112 €3,889 €5,445

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $3,362 $4,203 $5,884
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 - - $11,767
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - $14,120
Sep 1st 2023 - Aug 7th 2024 $3,362 $4,203 $5,884

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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