Maison Rivage

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Step out of your beautiful villa and you’re on the beach, gazing at the distant mountains and sea in this stunning part of north-west Corsica. Marvel at the wonderful views, swim in crystal-clear water or discover some of the walking trails; Maison Rivage is ideal for those looking for beauty in incredible natural surroundings.

Maison Rivage is a charming holiday home with a bright and airy living and dining space, an elegant and well-equipped open-plan kitchen and three pretty ensuite bedrooms. There’s a homely feeling across this welcoming villa with modern style and features together with warm touches adding a sense of character. Air-conditioning is featured for hot summer days or just open the pretty blue shutters and doors to bring the outside in as you step out to the delightful terrace where you can dine al-fresco admiring the sea views. The glorious balcony upstairs, accessed from two of the bedrooms, offers more incredible views of the Mediterranean and majestic coastline.

You are just 10m from the beach in Galéria where you can cool off in the inviting sea or snorkel from the rocks. There is a handful of restaurants, as well as a bakery and small supermarket; this is a relaxed village where residents appreciate the natural surroundings and beautiful views.

In the summer, take a boat to the extraordinary Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can look out for protected osprey, sea-birds and dolphins as well as some of the most incredible scenery in Corsica. There are also some wonderful walks for all ages where you can follow nearby rivers and discover exciting rock pools where you can swim. Keen hikers can follow part of the ‘Mare e Monti’ trail, one of the most picturesque hikes on the island with stunning sea and mountain vistas.

For a scenic day out, drive up the spectacular mountain road to Calvi where you’ll find pretty shops and restaurants, a historic citadel and long sandy beaches with a great range of watersports. Follow the coastal road and head a little inland from Calvi to discover some of the idyllic Balagne villages such as Monticello, Lumio and Sant’Antonino, one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

The Île de Beauté is known for it’s amazing views of sea and mountains and this rings true in the seaside village of Galéria in this beautiful and remote setting in north-west Corsica.

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What you should know…

  • There is a grocery store, bakery and a handful of summer restaurants in Galéria but it may also be worth stocking up in a larger supermarket near Calvi when you first arrive, before heading south through the mountains
  • If you are wanting to drive further south towards Porto and Piana, bear in mind the mountain roads are winding so take your time (and enjoy the amazing views!)
  • 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.

Property Features

Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating Beachfront Waterfront

Villa Interior (175m2, two levels)

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living-dining room with doors opening out to terrace
- Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob and electric coffee machine
- Bedroom with double bed (160cm), dressing room and shower room with WC

Upper Floor

- Bedroom with double bed (140cm), dressing room and shower room with WC. Doors to a balcony
- Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each) and shower room with WC. Doors to a balcony

Outside Grounds

- First floor balcony (20m2)
- Terrace (65m2) with al-fresco dining area and outdoor furnishings
- BBQ
- Outdoor shower
- Fenced grounds
- On-site parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Electric heating
- Air-conditioning
- TV and DVD player
- Hi-Fi system
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Cot

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Rivage
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Step down a couple of steps into the garden, through the little gate and you’re on the beach with the most amazing vistas of the Golfe de Galéria. The seaside village of Galéria is in the remote, rugged and beautiful north-west Corsica near the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve, around half an hour south of Calvi Airport via a beautiful mountain road.

Galéria is a relaxed seaside village with a handful of summer restaurants, including a beachside cafe serving freshly caught fish as well as a small supermarket and bakery. There are magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and sea from the pretty shingle beach. As this is quite a remote setting, the beach isn’t always as crowded as others on the island. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters or snorkelling from the rocks.

Walk all the way up to the Genovese tower where you can enjoy incredible views where the river Fango flows into the Mediterranean, relax on the peaceful beach here, hire a canoe and be surrounded by wonderful nature all around you. There are some lovely walking routes along the river heading inland where you can discover natural pools where you can swim in beautiful clear water. 

In the summer there are boat trips from the marina in Galéria for either diving excursions or to the nearby Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Scandola Nature Reserve is an incredibly unspoilt area of beautiful rock formations with restricted access only by boat (or foot via high mountains). You may be fortunate enough to see protected osprey, sea-birds and dolphins. This is one of the most spectacular coastlines in Corsica.

Keen hikers adore this part of north-west Corsica; Galéria passes through the famous "Mare e Monti" walk with a magnificent trail between Galéria and Girolata, a village only accessed by boat or foot. You can see amazing views towards the Scandola Nature Reserve from this part of the walk. Paths also head towards Calenzana (30km), the starting point of the GR20 and a stunning village to visit with its incredible mountain backdrop. The nearby Bonifato forests and Figarella river also offer great walks where you can discover rock pools to swim in.

For a lovely day out, head north via the amazing mountain road up to Calvi with its lovely citadel, narrow lanes filled with charming restaurants and shops, a pretty marina and sandy beaches with watersports. The setting of Calvi is particularly spectacular with the rugged mountains in the background.
From Calvi, follow the road towards L'Île-Rousse and visit idyllic villages in the Balagne countryside such as Monticello, Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna and Sant’Antonino (13km), the latter being one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with spectacular views towards the coast. Picturesque Lumio (11km) is also beautiful with its baroque church, olive trees and lively Wednesday morning market. Keen walkers can hike up to the abandoned village of Occi for more panoramic views.

Confident drivers can also follow the winding roads south to the incredible village of Porto with its amazing mountain backdrop and pretty river valley leading to the marina where you can pick up boat trips to see the breathtaking coastline. Further south is also the wonderful village of Piana, dating back to the 18th century and now classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. The amazing rock formations dropping into the sea, Calanches de Piana, can be admired via wonderful walking trails or boat trips from Porto.  

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi

(26km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia

(120km)

Nearest Airport 3 Ajaccio

(131km/3hrs)

Nearest Village Galéria

(Walking distance )

Nearest Restaurant Galéria

(Within 100m)

Nearest Shop Small supermarket

(Walking distance )

Nearest Beach

(10m)

Nearest Town/City Calvi/L'Île-Rousse

(33km/50km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children can enjoy playing on the shingle beach at Galéria, splashing around and swimming in the lovely clear waters or snorkelling and gazing at colourful fish that pass by.

This is a relaxed setting for lovers of nature – take walks with the family over to the Genovese tower where you can enjoy some magnificent views and take a picnic onto the vast beach near where the Fango river meets the Mediterranean; you can often hire canoes along here as well.

There is also lots of exploring to be done – head inland and follow the gentle river paths, finding rock pools on the way for more swimming. Boats leave from the marina either offering diving excursions or trips to the magnificent Scandola Nature Reserve coastline, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can quietly look out for sea-birds and dolphins.

For a great family day out, head north up the mountain road and spend some time in Calvi, a lovely town with a historic citadel, delightful open-air restaurants and a great sandy beach with plenty of watersports. Pick up the little narrow-gauge train, U Trinichellu, and stop off on an idyllic sandy beach somewhere between Calvi, Algajola and L'Île-Rousse.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Extras

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

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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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

Event information

Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €800 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Other arrival times are on request only. Please enquire.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
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 Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 £2,592
Nov 30th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 £2,261
Apr 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,419
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £2,721
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,816
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,974
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,160
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £3,562
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £4,067
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £4,171
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,256
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £2,974
Sep 12th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 £2,592

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 €2,804
Nov 30th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 €2,446
Apr 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,617
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €2,944
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,047
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,218
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €3,419
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €3,854
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €4,400
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €4,514
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,523
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €3,218
Sep 12th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 €2,804

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 $3,092
Nov 30th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 $2,697
Apr 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,885
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $3,246
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,359
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $3,548
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $3,769
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $4,249
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $4,851
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $4,976
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $3,884
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $3,548
Sep 12th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 $3,092

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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