Isula Rossa

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Modern
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

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
  • Short stays midweek possible at a discounted rate, please enquire



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 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.

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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

Children will love L'Île-Rousse and the Balagne region. There’s a relaxed ambience in the town and a little playground near the port from where you can occasionally watch the train go by. L'Île-Rousse’s town beach is backed by restaurants where you will find local families, especially at the weekend.

Watersport lovers will be pleased to know that the nearest beach has a yachting centre which also offers paddle-boards and pedalos as well as a jet-ski centre. There’s a diving school a couple of minutes away plus more opportunities to try out watersports in Algajola, Calvi and Sant Ambroggio further along the coast.

The beaches are wonderful – a short drive or train ride away is Plage de Bodri with perfect white sand and clear water, ideal for snorkeling. Indeed, dotted along the Balagne coastline you’ll find similar coves or stretches of beach, some with summer beachside restaurants – if you are travelling with a buggy or youngsters, do check how accessible your chosen beach is from the car park.

Children will also delight in the little train that goes back and forth between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi, stopping off near beaches and little resorts on the way. It can get very crowded in the summer months, so time your trips carefully, but it’s otherwise a really wonderful experience.

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
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • 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 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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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 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.
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.
Changeover day Sunday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 2 nights from January to end-June. 7 nights during all other periods.
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 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £489 £733 £977 £1,222 £1,710
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - £1,881
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - - £1,641
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - - £1,505
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - - £1,368
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 - - - - £1,231
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £352 £528 £704 £879 £1,231
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £372 £557 £743 £928 £1,299
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £391 £587 £782 £977 £1,368
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £430 £645 £860 £1,075 £1,505
May 24th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £450 £674 £899 £1,124 £1,573
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £489 £733 £977 £1,222 £1,710
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - £1,881
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - - £1,641
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - £1,505
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - - £1,368
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 - - - - £1,231

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €538 €807 €1,076 €1,344 €1,882
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - €2,070
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - - €1,806
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - - €1,656
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - - €1,505
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 - - - - €1,355
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €387 €581 €774 €968 €1,355
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €409 €613 €817 €1,022 €1,430
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €430 €646 €861 €1,076 €1,505
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €473 €710 €947 €1,183 €1,656
May 24th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €495 €742 €990 €1,237 €1,731
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €538 €807 €1,076 €1,344 €1,882
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - €2,070
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - - €1,806
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - €1,656
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - - €1,505
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 - - - - €1,355

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $575 $863 $1,150 $1,438 $2,012
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - $2,213
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - - $1,931
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - - $1,771
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - - $1,610
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 - - - - $1,449
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $414 $621 $828 $1,035 $1,449
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $437 $656 $874 $1,092 $1,529
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $460 $690 $920 $1,150 $1,610
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $506 $759 $1,012 $1,265 $1,771
May 24th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $529 $794 $1,058 $1,322 $1,851
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $575 $863 $1,150 $1,438 $2,012
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - $2,213
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - - $1,931
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - $1,771
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - - $1,610
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 - - - - $1,449

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.

Reviews

  • Brilliant Holiday

    on 06/10/2022

    Loved the town and location of our Duplex.

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