Isula Rossa

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Overview

Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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It’s not only the location of Isula Rossa that will impress you. In the heart of the incredibly charming seaside town of L'Île-Rousse in northern Corsica, this contemporary air-conditioned apartment has been beautifully styled to create a smart abode with a terrace looking out towards the mountains and glistening sea.

You’ll find Isula Rossa in an old building down a lovely pedestrianised lane, just a few seconds from little restaurants and pretty shops. Wander up the narrow stairs and through the door on the second floor and a striking glass spiral staircase will take you up to your home. A king-size bedroom sits alongside a sumptuous bathroom with a huge walk-in shower and an elegant freestanding bath. On the next floor an open living-dining space and perfectly equipped kitchen await you. Step out on to your very own terrace for a glass of Corsican rosé and gaze over the colourful rooftops towards the Mediterranean.

Pick up freshly baked croissants at a local boulangerie each morning or wander to the owner’s hotel for their award-winning buffet breakfast, perhaps on their terrace overlooking the sea. Pick up some delicious local delights from the daily covered market in L'Île-Rousse, watch locals play boules on the village square with a coffee under the plane trees and enjoy some freshly caught seafood in one of the beachside restaurants for lunch. In the evening L'Île-Rousse is a delight to explore as you come across charming restaurants serving all sorts of island specialities from wild boar and chestnuts to brocciu with Corsican mint.

Catch the delightful little train, U Trinichellu, which winds around the coast as far as Calvi, stopping off at glorious beaches with white sand and crystal-clear seas, some with a wealth of watersports, others simply backed by pine trees and maquis.

Hire a car and head inland to the enchanting Balagne villages where the vistas of mare e monti are incredible. Places not to miss include Pigna, Speloncato and Sant'Antonino, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. The landscapes of the Balagne are especially wonderful for keen walkers with many beautiful trails to follow.

As the sun sets on L'Île-Rousse at the end of the day, turning the town’s rocky islets an especially deep shade of red, you’ll realise what a magical place this is in one of Corsica’s most lovable and authentic towns.

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What you should know…

  • The apartment’s entrance is on the second floor of a characterful old building, via stairs. Once inside, a stunning glass spiral staircase takes you to two other levels in the apartment; see the Features tab for full details of the layout
  • Whilst a cot and highchair can be requested, bear in mind that you may not be able to bring a buggy into the apartment with the spiral staircase
  • It’s worth hiring a car for at least some of your stay; you can park at the hotel’s car park, around 5-10 minutes away or you can try and find a public parking space in the town elsewhere
  • The owner also owns a studio apartment on the second floor for a further two guests; please enquire for prices and availability if required



Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating

Apartment Interior (three levels, 80m2)

2nd Floor

-    Entrance to apartment

3rd Floor (via a glass, spiral, open-tread staircase)

-    Bedroom with large double bed (200cm)
-    Large bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower and double sink
-    Separate WC with Japanese style bidet seat

4th Floor (via glass, spiral, open-tread staircase)

-    Open-plan living-dining room and well-equipped kitchen. Doors out to a sea view
terrace

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    TV
-    Access to shared pool at owner's hotel (500m away)

Location

About the surrounding area of Isula Rossa
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips
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Isula Rossa is in the very heart of L'Île-Rousse in a characterful building down a lovely pedestrianised lane. It’s about a 5 to 10-minute walk to the owner’s hotel where you can pay extra to enjoy their award-winning buffet breakfast if you wish or swim in the hotel's swimming pool. There’s also space to park your car at the hotel or you may prefer to try and find a public space nearer to the apartment.

There’s a little supermarket within a minute’s walk as well as a choice of charming restaurants, pretty shops and cafes. There’s a small covered market every morning in L'Île-Rousse selling lots of lovely local produce such as honey, cheeses, seafood and charcuterie and there’s also a large supermarket on the edge of town, just a five-minute walk away.

Within 200m you are in the main square, watching old men play boules, perhaps drinking a coffee or chestnut beer in the shade of the plane trees. The town beach is also great, backed by a handful of good restaurants with wonderful sea views. Walk a little further around the town to another small beach with summer watersports such as yachting, stand-up paddle boards, jet-ski and pedalos plus a diving school a little further.

There’s a lovely walk all the way up L'Île-Rousse’s lighthouse with mesmerising views all around you. Keen hikers could also walk from L'Île-Rousse up towards the Balagne countryside inland, following a path up the hill to Santa Reperata and Monticello where you can enjoy stunning views down towards the coast. Hire a car and explore some of the other magical villages of this region such as Speloncato, Feliceto, Pigna and Sant'Antonino, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. The perched villages of this region are full of history, charm and spectacular scenery of sea, forests and rugged mountains.

You can also catch the U Trinichellu, Corsica’s characterful little train, which runs between Calvi and L'Île-Rousse (with one or two daily trains continuing onwards to Bastia or Corte and Ajaccio). It stops at various points along the coast including Bodri where you can walk down to the beautiful sandy bay or the beaches of Sant Ambroggio and Algajola, both with a great choice of watersports. The small train can get very busy in the summer months but it’s a charming way to travel.

There are a number of beaches along this coastline, accessible by car then foot, where you will find little beachside shacks serving the freshest sea-food, white sandy shores and crystal clear seas that shelve gently and are wonderful for swimming. Wander through the maquis, seek shade under the pine trees or find a rocky shore; you are sure to discover your own piece of paradise along the Balagne coast. Heading east, the rather remote Plage de l'Ostriconi is also spectacular at the start of the incredible Desert des Agriates.

Calvi is also a lovely place to visit for the day, either by train or it’s half an hour by car. Enjoy lunch on one of the terraces in the old-town, explore the narrow lanes in the historic citadel with amazing views out to sea or laze on the town’s beach, also home to a variety of watersports. You can also pick up a boat trip which will take you on a tour of the Scandola Nature Reserve on the west coast, now a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to awe-inspiring scenery as well as rare and protected wildlife.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi Airport

(23km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia Airport

(72km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port de L'Île-Rousse

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant L'Île-Rousse

(2-min walk )

Nearest Shop L'Île-Rousse

(2-min walk)

Nearest Supermarket Casino Supermarché

(400m)

Nearest Town/City Calvi/Bastia

(24km/72km)

Nearest Beach Plage de L'Île-Rousse

(300m)

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(12km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

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

Extras included at this property:

- Daily maid service (bedrooms and bathrooms only) except Sunday

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Buffet breakfast at nearby hotel
- Extra maid service
- Babysitting
- Delivery of meals prepared by a chef
- Transfers
- Car hire
- Restaurant reservations
- Other travel services

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit TBA.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including beach towels. Towels changed daily.
End of stay cleaning included? Yesand daily maid service (except Sundays) is also included for the bedrooms. 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.
Changeover day Sunday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €15 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally to the hotel reception on arrival or departure (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 12th 2020 £969
Apr 12th 2020 - May 17th 2020 £1,110
May 17th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 £1,291
Jun 28th 2020 - Jul 26th 2020 £1,695
Jul 26th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 £1,987
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 £1,362
Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 4th 2020 £1,130
Oct 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2021 £969
Apr 11th 2021 - May 16th 2021 £1,110
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 £1,291
Jun 27th 2021 - Jul 25th 2021 £1,695
Jul 25th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 £1,987
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 £1,362
Sep 12th 2021 - Oct 3rd 2021 £1,130
Oct 3rd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 £969

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 12th 2020 €1,032
Apr 12th 2020 - May 17th 2020 €1,183
May 17th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 €1,376
Jun 28th 2020 - Jul 26th 2020 €1,806
Jul 26th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 €2,118
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 €1,452
Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 4th 2020 €1,204
Oct 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2021 €1,032
Apr 11th 2021 - May 16th 2021 €1,183
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 €1,376
Jun 27th 2021 - Jul 25th 2021 €1,806
Jul 25th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 €2,118
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 €1,452
Sep 12th 2021 - Oct 3rd 2021 €1,204
Oct 3rd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 €1,032

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 12th 2020 $1,116
Apr 12th 2020 - May 17th 2020 $1,278
May 17th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 $1,487
Jun 28th 2020 - Jul 26th 2020 $1,952
Jul 26th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 $2,289
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 $1,569
Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 4th 2020 $1,301
Oct 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2021 $1,116
Apr 11th 2021 - May 16th 2021 $1,278
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 $1,487
Jun 27th 2021 - Jul 25th 2021 $1,952
Jul 25th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 $2,289
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 $1,569
Sep 12th 2021 - Oct 3rd 2021 $1,301
Oct 3rd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 $1,116

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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